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Training în Moldova - 7-14 octombrie 2013

sâmbătă, 28 septembrie 2013

Căutăm 2 voluntari activi, care să participe la acest trainingul "Europe is us" organizat în Republica Moldova. Suntem deja la a şaselea proiect de cooperare cu Republica Moldova, primul proiect la care am participat fiind în septembrie 2012. 

Cum poţi aplica? 

Înainte de a trimite un email pe adresa: voluntarasirys@gmail.com am vrea să ne asigurăm că ştii care sunt condiţiile de participare într-un proiect internaţional SUPER TINERI, astfel că te invităm să consulţi acest ghid: http://asirys.blogspot.ro/2013/07/ghidul-voluntarului-care-participa.html!

Apoi te invităm să te înscrii în baza de date a organizaţiei: http://asirys.blogspot.ro/2013/01/campanie-de-recrutare-voluntari-2013.html

ASIRYS nu percepe niciun fel de taxă de participare sau pregătire, în schimb solicită implicarea activă a celor ce doresc să participe în proiectele organizaţiei. Vom aprecia dacă ne trimiţi CVul, dar nu e suficient, pentru că pentru noi sunt importante faptele! 

În general, pentru a accepta participanţi în proiectele noastre, le propunem să realizeze câteva activităţi. Activităţile pot fi: scrierea unui articol, realizarea unei prezentări a organizaţiei sau a unui domeniu de interes pentru proiect, a unui foto-reportaj, promovarea paginii noastre de facebook (www.facebook.com/ASIRYS) sau orice altă activitate de voluntariat ce s-ar potrivi contextului şi/sau nevoilor organizaţiei. Foarte important: apreciem iniţiativa şi atunci când potenţialii candidaţi propun activităţile pe care ar dori să le realizeze în ASIRYS!

Acestea fiind spuse, dacă vrei să participi în acest email, scrie-ne pe voluntarasirys@gmail.com.

Mai multe detalii despre eveniment găsiţi mai jos! 

INFO about the PROJECT

The TC " Europe is US" aims at supporting the professional development of 30 youth workers and leaders from 10 countries by extending their competencies on European Citizenship and encourage them to integrate elements of European citizenship into their daily work with young people as well as within the framework of Youth in Action program activities. The training team seeks to achieve this aim through critical exploration of European Citizenship and its relevance in youth work as well as an active democratic society and by providing information about the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings, geographical and historical background and expressions). By exemplifying the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights and Democracy as well as the underlying values the training will highlight the specific characteristic of European Citizenship as a complementary rather than an exclusive identity, disassociated from belonging to a particular territory. Furthermore the training will promote Youth in Action program as a tool supporting youth work on European Citizenship. Representing the EU and EECA region participants will be able to discuss the Europe from different perspectives.

The project is looking to achieve the following objectives:

- to explore the diversity of understanding of European Union, Europe and European Citizenship
- to explore the European Citizenship concept, values and dimensions
- to discuss the European Citizenship in Youth work and put it in action.
- to introduce Youth in Action Programme and the possibilities of cooperation with Neighbouring Countries.
- to design new innovative youth projects on European Citizenship theme and strengthen their quality by providing support and information.

Profile of participants:

 Young people/ youth workers from youth organizations
 Motivated to learn about European citizenship and European Dimension
 The official language of the TC is English, please get sure your participants do speak this language.
 The age limit is +18. Please do not select participants under 18 year-old.

Dates: 07 October – 14 October 2013 (07 October – arrival, 14 October - departure). If you decide to come earlier to leave later, you will be responsible for your stay. The check in starts from 16 PM.

Place: Costeşti, Chişinău, Republic of Moldova

Accommodation
Participants will be hosted in the recreation complex ,,Satul de Vacanta” in Costeşti, Chişinău, Republic of Moldova.

For more information about hotel check: www.lacostesti.md. You will share a double or triple room with all the facilities inside (bath, TV, air-condition).

You will be responsible to reach the hotel by your own. A detailed guide map will be provided.

Regarding the Travel Reimbursement – 70% of your travel expenses will be reimbursed based on the Youth in Action rules and in the limits of the indicated travel budget. It will be made on spot based on the original travel documents such us: ticket, invoice and boarding passes.

No reimburcement wihtout veridic documents.
The insurance will be on your own responsibility, without being reimbursed but we advise to have it.
What to bring ….mmmmmm

For Intercultural Night – you are requested to bring things (buckets, music, food, drinks) that represent your country and your own identity. We do believe that you have a lot of thinks to say, show and share – so don’t be lazy to take them in Moldova.

For Organizations’ presentation – it will be nice if you can bring something touchable but the most important is to get sure you have enough information to present your organization. (P.S. Get sure you know what your organization is all about)

For Yourself – if you have special needs please be sure you are taking them with you.

For All of Us – take your good mood, energy, motivation and be ready for a great project !!!

Erasmus +

Anul 2014 anunţă un nou program dedicat tinerilor: Erasmus +. Având în acest moment un reprezentant la trainingul Mentor 2B organizat de Tineret în Acţiune, am avut ocazia să aflăm câteva noutăţi despre noul program. 

Mai întâi ar trebui să menţionăm faptul că în luna octombrie vor avea loc mai multe cursuri pilot, în câteva regiuni din ţară, printre care şi în Iaşi. Aceste cursuri sunt destinate dezvoltării abilităţilor de scriere de proiecte Erasmus +, dar mai multe informaţii puteţi găsi AICI

În legătură cu noutăţile menţionate de formatorii TiA, menţionăm: 

- proiectele se vor trimite doar online, la fel se va face şi raportarea, fiind simplificate procedurile de raportare financiară;
- vor exista sume forfetare şi pentru transport; 
- se simplifică bugetul în ansamblu;
- se va pune mai mult accent pe modalităţile în care au fost îndeplinite activităţile, pe impactul şi transferabilitatea rezultatelor obţinute în cadrul unui proiect; 
- acţiunea 1.2. nu va mai fi disponibilă, decât în formatul trans-naţional;
- structurarea se face pe tipuri de proiecte şi nu pe categorii de beneficiari, cum era până acum... Leonardo, Comenius, Grundvig etc. vor fi sub aceeaşi umbrelă: Erasmus +. O exemplificare de structurare este:
1. Mobilităţi de învăţare (grup ţintă: tinerii, cadrele didactice, tot ceea ce înseamnă personal didactic şi nedidactic) 
2. Proiecte strategice (proiecte mai mari, de anvergură, unde accentul se pune pe impact, tranferabilitate, proiecte adresate tinerilor, educaţiei adulţilor)
- în luna noiembrie cel târziu, vor fi publicate documente suport pentru noul program. 

Erasmus + nu va fi total diferit, ci va fi mult mai bine structurat, cu accent pe cooperare internaţională... pentru noi, ca organizaţie e bine! În ultimul an am văzut cât este de importantă cooperarea internaţională şi care sunt beneficiile, iar cu noul program, mai multe ONGuri vor fi motivate să desfăşoare proiecte internaţionale. 

Proiectele internaționale ASIRYS în 2013

vineri, 27 septembrie 2013

Din luna ianuarie 2013 până în prezent am participat la 40 de proiecte internaţionale, în care am trimis peste 150 de tineri. Lista de proiecte se "împrospătează" mereu, astfel că vă invităm să o consultaţi din când în când pentru a descoperi cele mai noi oportunităţi!

*Mai multe despre cum poţi deveni voluntar activ al asociaţiei noastre, poţi citi aici: VOLUNTAR ASIRYS.

9-16 iulie 2013 - Italy, Catania, Oliveri, Made in Europe, 5 participanți

13-20 iulie 2013,Vadul lui Vodă, Republica Moldova, training course Youth participation as a way of change, 3 participanți 


30 Iulie - 9 August, Grecia, Koukli, region Epirus; youth exchange: Active lifestyle towards health and development of EU,  25 participanţi din Greece, Romania, Latvia, Hungary şi Lithuania, 5 participanţi 

5-12 August, Slovenia, Sentjur, youth exchange: Sweat, you will not regret, parteneri din Bulgaria, Croația, Romania, Spain şi Sweeden, 6 participanţi.

12- 19 August 2013, Puke, Albania, TC ReACT against violence, 3 participanţi  


19-26 august, Turkey, Kırşehir (Cappodocia), youth exchange: “It's not over till it's over”, 5+1 particianţi


23-27 August 2013, Polonia, Contact Seminar Euro - Sportsmatic, 3 participanți.


22-29 august, UK, TC: “Aim Higher: Promoting Safety and Quality in Youth Projects”, 4 participanţi.

23 – 30 August 2013, OlandaInternational Training Course: Underground Voices: Creative expression as a form of Community Development, Eindhoven,  1 participant

20 august - 2 septembrie
ARTCOM, Benevento (BN), Campania, Italy, 6 participanți (28 - 30 Iunie - APV)

August 23-25 2013, APV

21-29 septembrie 2013, Armenia, Dilijan, youth Exchange Rural Youth Entrepreneurship: Tradition Crafts, 5 participanți  

16-24 septembrie 2013, Spania, Murcia, youth exchange: "Be aware, nature needs you", 5 participanţi


23- 30 septembrie 2013 în Costeşti, Chişinău, Republic of Moldova, PBA “Women Entrepreneurship in Rural Area”, 2 participanţi

APV: 29 august - 1 septembrie 2013, Turkey, Bursa
05 octombrie 2013-13 octombrie 2013, Social Media: Truth and Lies 3.1.a, 5 participanți

5-7  octombrie - APV in Greece


07-14 octombrie 2013 în Costeşti, Chişinău, Republica Moldova, Training Course “Europe is US”, 2 participanţi


10-18 octombrie 2013, Cagliari, Italia, training fotografie Creative Learning through Images and Camera Knowledge - CLICK1 participant.

24-31 octombrie 2013, Georgia, YE “Health in Everyday Living”, 6 participanți

10-17 noiembrie 2013, Gaziantep, Turcia, Grundtvig Workshop on literacy, 3 participanţi

12-19 noiembrie 2013, Insulele Canare, Spania, 3 participanți

16-26 noiembrie 2013, Grecia, Ioannina, YE Equilizer, 6 participanţi

18-25 noiembrie 2013, Turcia, Koycegiz, youth exchange, 6 participanţi


20 - 26 noiembrie 2013, Ostrava, Cehia, seminar Volunteering to combat the unemployability, 3 persoane


26 noiembrie – 2 decembrie 2013, Oviedo, Spania, Study Visit on Citizenship, 3 participanţi

Grundtvig Workshop în Gaziantep, Turcia

Vă prezentăm mai jos o oportunitate de a participa la un atelier Grundtvig în Gaziantep, Turcia. Toate costurile sunt acoperite. Pentru a participa, vă rugăm să ne trimiteţi un email la adresa: voluntarasirys@gmail.com, nu înainte de a citi descrierea proiectului de mai jos şi acest GHID

Our project Grundtvig Workshop on literacy has been approved by Turkish National Agency and It will be held in Gaziantep - Turkey between the dates of 10-17 November 2013.

All the expences (travel, food, accommodation and transport) will be covered by Turkish National Agency. The participants will buy their flight tickets and we will pay their flight costs when they come to Gaziantep during the workshop.

The language of the workshop is English. We have 20 participants from different European countries. 

Literacy is not only the ability to read and write, but also an individual capacity to put this skills to work in own life. Literacy is capacity to be active and motivated in learning, to put available knowledge into practice, to have skills to communicate and exchange own ideas, to defense own statements, to be confident with yourself, so to be skillful to understand the world around and to act.

Aims: 

a) To promote the trainers in literacy learning for adults and provide a platform for cooperation;

b) To motivate a wide range of adult people at all levels to engage in awareness-raising activities on literacy understanding and to encourage them for learning to learn and life long learning 

c) To implement exchange results into practice based on sharing the best experiences

d) To develop new and creative activities in life long learning and literacy

e) To make adult people/ citizens aware of uneducated people and their difficulties and needs.

Target Groups: 

Our target group is all adult learners in rural areas and neglected young people, Literacy Trainers, multipliers, volunteer adults, students, teachers, youth workers, working or dealing with adult education who are:

• motivated to teach or learn literacy 
• ready to build new partnerships and cooperation’s in this field
• able to communicate in English;
• resident in EU and EFTA Countries

Schimb de tineri în Armenia: MYTH and/or/but REALITY

joi, 26 septembrie 2013

Căutăm 5 tineri pentru a participa în schimbul de tineri  MYTH and/or/but REALITY, în Armenia, în perioada 4-14 octombrie 2013. Mai jos găsiţi mai multe informaţii despre proiect. Dacă sunteţi interesaţi vă rugăm să ne scrieţi un email la adresa: voluntarasirys@gmail.com, nu înainte de a citi acest GHID

Target group:

There are 4 participants + 1 group leader from each organisation. In total we will be 30 people. The participants have to be between 18-25 years old. For the group leaders, there is no age limitation (18+).

The groups have to be gender balanced (2 male + 2 female).
The profile of the participant is:

 active young people and youth from deprived urban and rural areas who are interested in intercultural learning through discovering myths and legends of different countries
 speaking basic English
 interested in setting further co-operation with their friends from different countries

Resume:
“Reality is not that solid how it seems on the first sight”. In the world like this where we live in this rule can be very useful as the world of 21th century is the world of fast and sometimes dramatic changes which requires form its inhabitants serious level of flexibility and understanding of changing rules of the game. A lot of philosophers, psychologists and politicians have reflected upon the issue of relations of Myth and Reality, trying to explain the rule governing our lives, to cure the souls or to rule people to a better world. And all of them were solid in one thing: For those who can see, there is a mythical skeleton under the solid body of reality, and it is easy to find flashes and bones of another (past? present? future?) reality in under the fairy-tale palaces of myths and legends. The initiative group of this project have decided to organize a youth exchange project which will gather youth from different parts of Europe (both active young people and youth with fewer opportunities) and to arrange a space for reflection upon the issues of Myth and Reality, on the stereotypes, relation models, communication styles and other aspects of underwater part of Cultural Iceberg that can be found in myths, epics, fairy tales and legends of different nations and any other interesting topics that can come out during the exchange itself.

The concrete objectives of the youth exchange are: 

- To organize a dialogue between active young people and youth from excluded distant areas (as folk in more preserved in rural and deprived urban areas) through exchange of folklore, fairy tales, traditional songs and dance.
- To share stories and to explore their meaning and to compare the meaning for the youth from different countries - To explore attitudes, problem solving models etc. through the patterns described in different types of stories from myths (exploring underwater part of cultural iceberg) 
- To use work in different locations (forest, ancient monastery, etc.) to create a friendly atmosphere, where participants will not only work, but also organize their own informal communication, singing, dancing, organizing their presentations with different formats 
- To investigate participants' own cultural heritage, to share it with youth from other countries and to reflect upon the similarities and differences in perception of the same issues, increasing the understanding of cultural diversity in Europe and common European values 
- To create a space for participants to reflect upon the theme of intercultural Europe, different visions on Europe/Europes, communication and behavioral models through non-formal learning techniques and methods with participatory and learner-based approaches.

Hosting and applicant organisation is: “International Center for Intercultural Research, Learning and Dialogue” (ICIRLD)

The Youth Exchange will take place near a small village Aghavnadzor which is located in Kotayk region, Republic of Armenia and has about 1200 inhabitants. The distance from Yerevan, the capital of the Republic is 60km. Aghavnadzor is considered is a nice mountainous area. The comfortable conditions and the appeal of nature hand perfect opportunity to organize international activities all year through. The area is surrounded by mountains and woods. The climate is mild and salubrious; the average temperature in October is 10 - 20°C. The weather is changeable as it might be sunny, raining or snowy.

The organisers will reimburse 70% of your travel costs from your home city to Aghavnadzor, Armenia and back. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the project programme and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and receipt/invoices. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice which will be calculated according to the exchange rates from official European Commission website for the month of ticket purchase http://ec.europa.eu/budget/inforeuro/index.cfm?Language=en.

!! Note: The above mentioned travel costs are per person and for the costs from your home town to Yerevan. Minibuses from Yerevan Airport to Aghavnadzor and back will be arranged by the organizers which will costs 40 EUR per person.
!!! Note: Please make the copies of your tickets and invoices before you come to the project.
!!!! Note: It is allowed to stay in Armenia 1,2 days before and 1,2 days after the event ONLY if there are no flights or the flights are considerably expensive on arrival/departure dates. Here is a comment made by the Commission 3.1 project officer on this issue: ”In case of non availability of a flight ticket the expenses might be accepted conditionally. We would need a proof of non availability of flights for the two consecutive days after the end of the Activity (prints from booking sites) and a declaration signed by the participant. The non respect of the rules will lead to the refusal of reimbursement of ineligible part of travel costs”.

Therefore, we kindly ask you first to send us your flight details before buying the tickets.

!!!!! Note: The participants will be reimbursed 100% for the APV and 70% for the Youth Exchange in cash during the APV and youth exchange.
!!!!!! Note: if you buy flight tickets from a travel agency, we will need a SIGNED and STAMPED (if the agency has a stamp) invoice issued by the travel agency proving the purchase of the ticket.
!!!!!! Note: In case of purchasing the tickets on-line by credit/debit cards, the proof of the payment will be requested together with an on-line invoice by the air-company. Please, bring with you banking transfer statement or the proof/ invoice directly given by the bank confirming the purchase of the travel ticket.

We kindly ask you to follow these notes in order to ensure smooth reimbursement of your flight tickets and reporting to the EACEA during the final report stage.

Take a flight to Yerevan to Zvartnots International Airport from all the countries except Georgia; from Georgia you can either take a train or a minibus. It is also possible to arrive to Tbilisi International airport and travel to Yerevan from there.

For those coming by plane the best flight connections to Yerevan are flights via Prague (Czech Airlines) and Vienna (Austrian Airlines). It might be also convenient for you to check out the flights via Moscow (Aeroflot), Poland (LOT) and Ukraine (UIA).

All the participants will be picked up from the Airport, Train or Bus Station as well as we will arrange you with transportation to the Airport, Train or Bus Station after the project. You will receive more detailed information regarding picking you up and transporting to the project venue once we get your flight/minibus/train tickets information.

Please look at the Airport, Train/Bus Station for the volunteer with a paper with the name of our project. In emergency cases contact our project coordinator, Artur - +374 93 735691

You will be sharing a double or triple room with another person(s) of the same sex, each room has one bathroom. There are towels and bed linen in the hotel.

Note: The hosting organizations and their members can support you in arranging accommodation of those participants who arrive earlier to Armenia or decide to stay longer due to their flight non-availability or the flights are considerably cheaper.

Note: It is allowed to stay in Armenia ONLY 1,2 day before and 1,2 day after the event in case of flight non-availability or the flights are expensive on arrival/departure dates. Please, respect this rule, otherwise we won’t be able to reimburse your travel expenses!!! In case of flight non-availability for the project event dates, you have to prove it. Please, let us know in case you cannot find flights.

Please, prepare to present the myths and legends of your country. Each national team will have a session (1.5 hour) to present the myths and legends of your country. The format of presentation can be various – theater  dances, drawings, power points, etc. Be creative!

Please, be prepared to present your organisation during the youth exchange. Furthermore, bring some information materials about your organisation, photos and report from former projects and other things which will help you to present your organisation.

And do not forget to bring some national drinks and snacks for the cultural evenings ☺ there will be national evenings where you will have all the evening to present national peculiarities of your countries. Try to use interactive presentation methods (teaching to dance, quiz, etc).

Please, bring with you books about myths and legends of your countries. We want to organize a library at the youth exchange, where participants can read during free time.

We can discuss the details of the project and preparation during the APV (Advanced Planning Visit) which will be held during 19-22 August 2013. Officially the project starts on the 1st of August. Therefore you can buy your tickets ONLY after the 1st of August. Please, send us your flight details before buying the ticket!

National currency in Armenia is DRAM (AMD) and its value in euro is about 530 drams for 1 euro but it would be good for you to check the exact rate before you depart on the website of Central Bank of Armenia (just to have a better idea). Payments everywhere in Armenia (except Airport) are accepted only in national currency. If you want to know more about our country here are some web pages: 

http://www.armeniainfo.am
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/armenia

Urgent: Schimb tineri în Cipru!

Căutăm 2 participanţi pentru  proiectul Space for Dialogue, organizat în Cipru. Dacă sunteţi interesaţi aşteptăm un email la adresa: voluntarasirys@gmail.com. Vă rugăm să citiţi informaţiile de mai jos şi de asemenea, acest GHID

Summary of the project:
“SPACE FOR DIALOGUE” is a multilateral youth exchange on cultural diversity whose aim is to get together young people from various social, cultural and ethno-racial background and provide them with social tools and skills by that helping them to raise the awareness for their cultural diverse surroundings, to find out and understand the differences as well as to be proud to except their cultural and personal identity that will lead to achieving personal, social and professional development.

In this project we will discuss about the culture, gender equality, the ethics, the education system, the music, the traditional dances of all the partner groups. We will have lectures, team games, workshops and discussion about all the unique cultures that are included under Europe . We are going to make activities with the aim of knowing Europe : quiz, building maps, sport games, round table, open discussions, presenting traditional histories, workshops and outdoor activities. We will have a special day about mixing cultures and combine people from different background.  The main topic of our exchange is discovering cultures and learn new ethics, arts and traditions. During the project we will try to build bridges between the European Youth and we will promote the volunteering and the values of our common future in Europe. Also during the project we will organize intercultural nights where all the partner groups will present their country, their culture, traditional foods, drinks, music and dances. 

With this project we want to mix different cultures and cross borders to other traditions, languages and mentalities by involving actively with groups from other countries.

The main objectives of this project are to raise awareness of one’s own identity and culture and to cross borders to other traditions, languages and mentalities by involving actively with groups from other countries. One important part will furthermore be the addressing of prejudice in all kinds of situations and how to fight it.

 Through activities including group work, outdoor activities, interactive lectures, quizzes, games and workshops, the participants will find out more about the factors that may separate us (like nationality, mentality, sexual orientation, background, etc.) and learn how to benefit from this diversity instead of seeing them as obstacles. By getting in touch with the other participants, they will broaden their horizons and improve mutual understanding within Europe.  
Given the importance of making people realize that we are all members of a large family called Europe, we intend to contribute to making young people aware of their European citizenship. Basic purpose of our project is to promote cultural diversity by developing the intercultural learning. We aim to understand the lifestyle and social background of each country by looking into the problems and the way of life of youngsters in the Mediterranean EU Countries. The project seeks the diversity of ideas, opinions, ethical awareness, and cultural differences of the participants in a unique framework of experience and activities. We shall look for similarities and differences between us. We also aim to familiarize ourselves with each other’s culture, to learn about the educational system in these countries and acquire new experiences and cultural knowledge. We are very interested to get to know how young people spend their leisure time. Our activities shall include seminars and working groups related to art, culture and education. Those activities involve discussions, workshops, lectures and evaluation in order to create a strong interaction between the youngsters of the participant countries.

Aim: 
The working methods and non formal education techniques that will be used for the success of the goals include workshops, PowerPoint presentations, movie and documentary projections, knowledge tests, research from the actual participants, opinion exchange, a range of games which will provide better understanding of the subject, role games, debates and reverse lecture practices.

The exchange will take place in Agros village (www.agros.org.cy) and will last 9 days in total, including the arrival and departure days. The number of participants comes up to 45 European youngsters, including group leaders from 9 different groups. In addition, the activities include lectures of the respective theme by experts while in the same time visits to various authorities and organizations like Cyprus Youth-board.

Main  Aims of the project:

to valorise the intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue concepts by transferring them into practical activities;
to valorise the creativity and the innovation potential of the participants;
to promote the cultural diversity of the European space using the traditional customs as a tool;
to facilitate the integration of young people into society and encouraging their spirit of initiative, their participation;
to raise the intercultural competences;
to support the development of youth organisations from participating countries or and to frame them in partnerships and projects within the “Youth in Action” Programme;
to give young people with fewer opportunities or isolated access to the mobility and non-formal education
to promote a better understanding of the diversity of our common European culture and shared heritage as well as of our common basic values;
To present intercultural learning by working, creating and cooperating    together

Main objectives:

• Improve intercultural relations by understanding cultural differences
• Promotion of intercultural dialogue
• Foster young people to respect the cultural miscellaneous 
• Learn to use literature as a source of useful data considering the cultural issue
• Intercultural Dialogue
• Volunteering
• Youth participation
• Youth Information

TIME: 

YOUTH EXCHANGE
Arrival: September 27, 2013
Departure: October 5, 2013

THE VENUE: 
VENUE OF THE YOUTH EXCHANGE: 
The youth exchange will take place in Agros village its 45 kilometers away from Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. 

The accommodation will be at Vlachos hotel in the center of the village in 2 beds rooms.

Agros village
Agros is a village of Limassol district, built amphitheatrically among high mountains. Its population is 800 people and is one of the most interesting villages of Cyprus and the Pitsillia area. Historical and cultural sites are kept in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty with the village maintaining the customs and its traditional character. The love for work and the progressiveness characterize its citizens. The village's modern highways make it a connection point between the cities of Nicosia and Limassol and the mountain of Troodos.

While wandering in the picturesque roads of Agros one can meet the tradition, history and culture of the island. But let’s now begin our tour in one of the most beautiful villages of Cyprus. 

One of the most remarkable aspects of Agros is the amphitheatrical way it is built. The traveler will be amazed by the beautiful buildings of folklore art which decorate the centrer of the village. All the houses are built with local materials and more specifically big and rough stones. The roofs of the houses are either pitched or flat. Skopa notes that the village was developed in a linear way along the street which unites the two churches of the village. 

TRAVELLING TO CYPRUS: 
In Larnaca, it is the international airport of Cyprus. As Cyprus is an island, all the participants have to take the airplane. Please try to find the cheapest flight to Larnaca. Attachment you will find the maximum price per country. For sure we will have volunteers to guide you, so please sent us as soon as possible your travel details. When you arrive in Cyprus, we will pick you up from Larnaca airport and bring you to Agros


Entry to the island
• There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaka and Pafos.
• The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaka.
• Cyprus Airways is the islands national carrier.
• Around 37 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most Europeans and Middle East countries, which provide on-going services to anywhere in the world.
• Visa: No visa is required for entry into Cyprus by nationals of most European countries. Nationals of other countries should contact the nearest Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus or if there is none, the nearest British Consulate.

Coming to the venue of the project  (Agros village):
We will arrange a bus to come and pick up all the participants from airport and bring them to the venue of the project. In other case when you arrive in Larnaca or Pafos airport please take the Kapnos shuttle bus and come to Nicosia. When you take the bus please send us an sms in order to pick u up from the bus station in Nicosia.

Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance of the exchange programme and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and all receipt/invoices. 

Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice. 

! Note: Please note if you bought your ticket in your local currency which might be different than EUR, we will calculate your travel costs according to the exchange rates from official European Commission web-site for the month of ticket purchase 
http://ec.europa.eu/budget/inforeuro/index.cfm?Language=enPage 

HEALTH INSURANCE: 
Health insurance is not provided by the organizers. All participants are required to purchase health insurance individually. 

European health insurance card. The European Health Card is accepted in every country of the European Union. If you don’t have it, you can get it easily. You should go to the office recharged with health affairs, and ask for your European Health Card. It's a little blue plastic card, and you can get it for free. It's valid in every EU country for 1 year. Or any other insurance is welcome (organizers are not covering insurance costs).  

PREPARATION: 
IMPORTANT! 
According to the programme we will have several activities in one of them your teams should present your organization and your country, also every night we will have an intercultural night, so bring with you traditional music, food, drinks CD with music typical for your country, quiz about your country, pictures, maps, and brochures about your country. We will reimburse 100€ to each partner group for preparation costs

WEATHER: 
It is given that coming to Cyprus in October means you should bring warm and light clothes with you because we don’t how the weather will be. Usually this period the weather is hot!! Also brink comfortable shoes and cloths, it will be helpful for our outdoor activities and during the workshops. Before come take a look on www.weather.com   

Very important!!!

We need all the originals receipts and invoices in order to give you the money for your travel cost.

The official language of the project is English and participants must have basic language skills. 
In order to cover the costs of the project we need the contribution of the participants. So the participation fee is 30€ per person.

When you buy the tickets please inform us about your arrival time in Cyprus in order to pick you up from there. 


Please inform us also if any of your participants needs a special diet or any special care.

Call for partners: START-Up for ART Entrepreneurs

duminică, 22 septembrie 2013

Type of Project: PBA 4.3.
Title: START-Up for ART Entrepreneurs
Date: May 2014 – 8 days of activity
Location:  Iaşi, Tîrgu Frumos
Groups: 2 participants/country
Number of countries: all EU countries 
Target: 20 people (minimum 10 organizations) from 10 countries

  • Youth workers
  • Volunteers, young artists unemployed 
  • All participants have to be over 18 years old
  • Good communication skills - working language is English
  • Participants should be passionate about arts

The aim of the project is to: 
Develop entrepreneurship skills for the art sectors among youth with high risk of unemployment.

Objectives: 
  1. Prepare the youth to become art-entrepreneurs (opportunities for funding, for training) 
  2. Design the own art company - write a business plan and implement it on local level.
  3. Develop skills in marketing, management and public speaking. 
  4. Improve the skills of the youth in using photography and film as tools for promotion (how to do a good picture, how to do an impact movie, how to organize an event) 
  5. Facilitate the cooperation between youth from different countries and from different sectors 

Methodology:

The project will use nonformal education methods (e.g.: theather play about the situation of unemployment in every country involved, public café tables, open space, business plans and art expression, etc.)

Are you interested? Please send us an email expressing your interest to superyouthprojects@hotmail.com or contact us via www.facebook.com/ASIRYS 

Call for partners - "Media PR for Youth NGOs"

vineri, 20 septembrie 2013

Type of Project: Training course Action 3.1.b
Title: Media PR for Youth NGOs
Date: August 2014 – 8 days of activity
Location:  Sibiu
Groups: 2 -3 participants
Age Limits: 18-25
Number of countries: all EU + partners countries 

Short description:
The project "Media PR for Youth NGOs" is a training course that will involve more than 9 partners, from EU countries and partners countries. The training will take place in Romania and will involve at least 20 youth workers. The themes of "Media PR for Youth NGOs" are “art and culture” and „media” and the main objectives are to share and achieve knowledge and skills about PR instruments, in order to increase the visibility of youth workers projects, to achieve knowledge about other European cultures, to develop the creativity and entrepreneurship skills, to promote the socialization among young people regardless of language, color, ethnicity, to develop the team work and the communication skills in a foreign language, but also to achieve some general culture about European countries. The main result of the training will be that the youth workers will organize a PR campaign that will help them to learn to promote better the youth projects.

Are you interested? Please send us an email expressing your interest to superyouthprojects@hotmail.com or contact us via www.facebook.com/ASIRYS 

Call for partners: "Tradition and contemporary arts"

Type of Project: Youth Exchange A1.1

TitleTradition and contemporary arts
Date: May 2014 – 7 days of activity
Location:  Sibiu, Romania
Groups: 4 young people + 1 leader
Age Limits: 18-25
Number of countries: all EU countries (except Spain & Turkey – we already have partners from these countries)

Short description:

The project “Tradition and contemporary arts" it will be a multilateral youth exchange, which has the main theme: art and popular culture through contemporary and nonformal tools. The main objectives are to develop entrepreneurship and creativity, to facilitate the socialization among young people of different cultures and to promote the cultural identity of each European participant. 

We are looking for partners from at least 6 countries (4 participants + 1 leader). The youth exchange will take place in Romania, in Sibiu, in a mountainous area for a period of 7 days and will involve at least 25 young people. The main activities consist in making a flash mob to promote multiculturalism and cultural identity, in organizing an international parade and in developing a cultural event. The event will be disseminated by making an unconventional short film.

Are you interested? Please send us an email expressing your interest to superyouthprojects@hotmail.com or contact us via www.facebook.com/ASIRYS 

Testimonial about ARTCOM

sâmbătă, 14 septembrie 2013

ARTCOM... for me this project meant an escape from daily life, from routine, a chance to communicate with other persons through arts, a chance to learn new things not by writing them on a paper, but doing them.

The most beautiful thing was the fact that, although there we were four nations, we found a way to collaborate and to communicate very well, using only one language: ART. Through music, dance, theater or graphics we could educate ourselves and to educate in a non-verbal way. In the same time, we were able to be a unity and to create a final product which was good not only for us, but for our personality and for the others who watched us.

Also, ARTCOM was a opportunity for each participant to learn how is to express their feelings in front of foreign persons without stage fright. Because is very easy to express our feelings by body language, by singing, by dancing, by painting; maybe in this way we could express more and better what we felt in those moments.

It is very important to specify that in these 12 days we were like a big family, doing a lot of stuffs together like: eating, playing music, dancing, doing our tasks during the day, having fun, doing pranks during the night :).

Also, it was amazing that everybody shared a little bit about their culture, about their country or people, about their habits, about their traditional food. Regarding the last point, I have to thank the hosts for the good Italian food of every day.

Finally, I can say that it was a FULL experience, in which everybody had something to learn, because I can bet that every participant leaved San Giorgio del Sannio being richer.
So, if you have the opportunity “to test” the “Art for Communicating” don’t hesitate, JUST DO IT! (even if you don’t have any talent, you will discover it).

by Cojocaru Anisia-Raluca 

Anisia participated to the youth exchange "ARTCOM - Art for communication" organized in Italy. 

“ARTCOM: Art for Communicating” was a project of cultural exchange promoted by the cultural association Quinto Elemento. The chosen place and dates for the experience was a countryside in San Giorgio del Sannio, a small town close to the city of Benevento, in the south of Italy, from the 20th of August to the 2nd of September 2013. 


ARTCOM was a multilateral exchange about art, culture and European awareness in which the countries involved were Italy, Portugal, Romania and Greece. Five people and a group leader from each country were invited to participate in order to share a unique experience towards the research and, consequently, discovery of a new way to communicate in the world throughout their differences and their belonging to the European Community. This kind of route was done thanks to the help of team building, input requirement and becoming aware activities, thanks to the interaction with the community where people were hosted, thanks to challenging and self development activities. Everything was done with a peer-to-peer approach and using both indoor and outdoor activities. One of the tools used to go along this way was a final performance - that took place in the center of the close city of Benevento - totally realized by the participants thanks to the help of some young expert people from Italy. This performance was at the same time the occasion to share with the community of Benevento the results of the whole project and, for the participants, to understand the place in which they're hosted and where they're acting.

Efectul Fluture

Vrem o lume mai bună, în care sărăcia, violenţa, corupţia, războaiele şi ura să nu existe. Orice om a fost nemulţumit, măcar o dată în viaţă, de lumea în care trăieşte. Am vrea să schimbăm multe însă nu e aşa simplu, e ca şi cum am ar trebui să mutăm un munte dintr-un loc în altul.

În această viaţă nu putem face lucruri mari. Putem face doar lucruri mici cu o dragoste mare, cu perseverenţă şi pasiune.

Pasiunea este sentimentul pe care îl ai atunci când faci ceva ce îţi place şi deşi de multe ori poate eşti judecat, neînţeles. Pasiunea nu face lucruri pentru că trebuie; ea dă naştere lucrurilor pentru care nu trebuie şi nu vrei să dai o explicaţie.

De exemplu îmi place să fac şi să ofer mărtişoare, mici lucruri împletite de mână, să cos goblen. E o muncă minuţioasă să faci acele obiecte mici care strălucesc o zi, care nu mai sunt purtate. Mulţi întreabă: de ce te mai chinui atât? Poţi cumpăra cu câţiva lei... poţi cumpăra un astfel de lucru... hmmm, dar nu e acelaşi lucru!

Pentru mine e o pasiune să le creez... mărţişoarele, căciuliţele, goblenurile; îmi place să le fac, iar prietenii care le primesc se bucură că sunt făcute de mine, îi sensibilizează acest lucru; se opresc din viaţa tumultoasă şi admiră, analizează un lucru "handmade" şi îi văd că se simt onoraţi că l-au primit.

Într-adevăr sunt lucruri prea mici pentru a face lumea mai bună... De Efectul Fluture aţi auzit? "Oamenii de ştiinţă" au descoperit că mica turbulenţă creată de un fluture care bate din aripi în Tokyo se poate transforma într-o tornadă în Arkansas. Iar o persoană care trânteşte portiera automobilului în Iowa poate influenţa vremea în Brazilia.

Îmi place să cred că dacă sensibilizez cu un dar făcut de mine, acel om va face la rândul lui un alt om să zâmbească şi tot aşa zâmbetul va face încojurul lumii şi încet încet lumea va fi mai bună.

De aici vine cumva şi pasinea mea pentru frumos, pentru mici lucruri care aduc bucurie, care îi fac pe ceilalţi să zâmbească.

Scris de Georgeta Andronache unul dintre reprezentanţii SUPER TINERI în proiectul Rural Youth Entrepreneurship din Armenia. 

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