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Youth Exchange United Kingdom

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Youth Exchange: I am Responsible #2

Location: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

 

Apply here: Application form

 

Dates: 10-19 March 2020

Number of participants: 36 participants

Participating countries: UK, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Norway

Organizer: Abroadship.org

 

Deadline to apply: 29 January 2020

Inquiries about this project: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

Costs: Youth Exchange is co-funded by Erasmus+:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for United Kingdom
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Norway
      €360/participant for Turkey
  • 80% of VISA costs are covered for participants from Turkey
  • There is no fee for the youth exchange.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent 1 December 2020, once (and if) participants take part in full duration of the programme fill the evaluation forms present all the traveling documents

Download infopack here: I am Responsible #2 – Erasmus plus – youth exchange – United Kingdom – Erasmus plus – UK – abroadship.org

 

Project vision is to empower you to become ambassador of freedom, boosting your tolerance level up: towards another, who is considered as “not normal” in specific community/society, being a critical thinker, who do not take the information as the only truth and do not take it for granted. Can we make a positive influence by being able to question? To be keen to make hundreds of questions and, if needed, unlearn many things believed all life – homophobic attitudes, discrimination, ignorance. We believe that well adapted non-formal education methods and deep work during activities will plant a seed for a continuous change in you and your friends, families, societies, cities and one day – all the world. Lets plant a small seed, which will grow to the big world tree – full of fruits of compassion, empathy, knowledge, humanity. We believe that starting point is from “myself” – we will invite to take personal responsibility and start making a change and commit to be full part of this project which will not finish with the project ending date.

Project focus

The aim of this project is to bring people closer together different cultures and religions through each individual’s critical thinking (emphasis on information coming from internet) and outdoor education

  • Enhance the attitude of young people towards positive change and solidarity with minorities and people from different backgrounds
  • Encourage discussions about cultures, values, norms, taboos, language and local issues related to social stigma/prejudices
  • Enhance media literacy putting emphasis on information spread on social media and internet in general regarding migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and socially excluded groups in general
  • Learn how to take personal responsibility and have the courage to become an active citizen through coaching methods
  • Support participants to be active in their local communities towards causes and social issues
  • Increase critical thinking through methods related to experiential cooking and science, coaching and outdoor education.

Who should attend

You are motivated and open minded to explore sensitive topics, face stereotypes, step out of comfort zone.

You are are willing to challenge and (re)discover yourself and at the same time to incorporate the views of others (developing intercultural empathy) and acknowledge responsibility.

Ready to participate in an intercultural environment and eager to test yourself in working on an high speed youth exchange full of practical assignments

Resident of UK, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Norway

Able to work and communicate in English

You are 18-30 years old (except leaders, who can be of any age),

Programme

Day 0: Arrival to United Kingdom, traveling to the magic training place Isle of Wight.

Day 1-8

Structure*:
10:00 1st session
12:00 2nd session
15:30 3rd session
17:00 4th session
18:30 Reflection groups
Evening programme will be organised all together.

Sessions* are subject to change: Getting to know each other, Team building, Contemporary contact improvisation, Taking responsibility and responsible citizen, Taking initiative, Cultural competence, Intercultural diversity, Stereotypes, Improvisation & Forum theater, Open space, Different but equal, Going viral, Critical thinking, Video making, Evaluation, Erasmus+, Youthpass, Open Badges

Day 9: Departure

* please note that the programme is a guidance and is subject to changes

Methods used

Experiential learning through hiking

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching approach

Group dynamic processes, simulations and teamwork activities

Inputs from experts through non-formal education lectures and facilitated processes

Dynamic workshops and presentations

Kolb’s cycle (learning cycle)

Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections

Learning by doing in a group setting or individual processes.

Delivery Style

“Learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice;

“Learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment;

“Learning through outdoor sports” – learning about sensitive topics while being outdoors, hiking and doing sports

“Learning with nature” – being aware of the environment and its stimulus to brains, mental and physical condition

Financial costs

  • Costs: Youth Exchange is co-funded by Erasmus+:
  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for United Kingdom
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Norway
    • €360/participant for Turkey
  • There is no fee for the youth exchange.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent 1 December 2020, once (and if) participants take part in full duration of the programme fill the evaluation forms present all the traveling documents

Space

Youth Exchange will happen in YHA Isle of Wight Totland hostel, a large, Edwardian house with a seaside location close to downland cliffs and beaches, ideal for quiet country walks. Hostel is 50 minutes away from famous Needles, where Italian inventor established the world’s first radio in 1896. You will stay in rooms of 2-6 persons, sharing with others toilets and showers.

During your stay you will be asked to support with household duties.

How to Get Here?

Place of arrival: Hurst Hill, Totland Bay PO39 0HD, UK

Arrival instructions: Detailed instructions of arrival will be provided after confirmation of participation.

Use azair.com to find flights to United Kingdom.

It will take 6-7 hours to arrive with buses and ferries from London airports.

Travel will be reimbursed 80%, up to the limits (see Financial costs slide)

Traveling options must be confirmed at hello@abroadship.org prior to the purchase of tickets.

 

 

When to Get Here?

Arrival Day: 10th March 2020 any time

Programme: 11-18 March, in total 8 full days

Departure Day: 19th March, early morning

Days allowed to stay in UK: This is a great time to explore Isle of Wight and England (London?). You will not have free time during the programme, thus if you want to discover country, please arrange extra days. You are allowed to come max 6 days before the Youth Exchange or leave max 6 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 6 days. If you decide to stay more than 6 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself. During all extra days off the programme, you have to find your own accommodation and no other expenses are covered (we just cover flights on different days).

Weather

In March temperature is pretty low, ranging from +6 to +10 degrees and it rains on average 15 days per month. There is 120 hours of sunshine per month

Check the weather forecast here.

Food, Medicine & Allergies

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us.

If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply:

Fill in the application form available:

https://forms.gle/W4wgeVeo41kLwtXx7

In order to apply for I am Responsible project, you must be over 18 – 30 years old (unless you are a leader) and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

Abroadship.orgUKhello@abroadship.org
Inovatyvi KartaLithuaniainovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Associazione OttolovanteItalyb.dvd122@gmail.com
Creativity RocksNorwayCreativity-rocks@getmail.no
AC Amics de la Biblioteca de la FontetaSpainbiblioteca@lafonteta.net
Organisation TimeTurkeyorganisationtime@hotmail.com

Further information

For information about practical matters, accommodation or how to get to the place, please contact
Abroadship.org at hello@abroadship.org


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