- Name of the project: Youth Exchange ‘’Art Included’’
- Date of Project: 30.10.2023. – 08.11.2023.
- Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”
- Hosting organization: ‘’Youth Progress’’
- Place: Jizbice pod Blaníkem, Czech Republic
- Participants age: 16+
- The number of participants: 6
- Working language: English
- Deadline for applying: 05.08.2023.
This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project Art Included supports the objectives and needs of the Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and those of the Youth Strategy with its main aim to provide a quality learning opportunity for youngsters with fewer opportunities to develop skills to improve their personal and professional lives and enhance their chances in the labor market. The project will help the youngsters learn to adapt to a fast-changing world and become more independent, develop better cooperation skills, easily adapt to multicultural environments and become active young citizens aware of common European values.
ART Included is a 9-day youth exchange in the Czech Republic, where the main tool for learning will be theatrical improvisation and some other methods related to art (for example music sessions). Theatrical improvisation is a great, innovative and inclusive tool that helps youngsters improve creativity, self-expression, communication, foreign language skills, cooperation, improvisation, confidence and pro-active attitude, mutual understanding, presentation skills, and much more. There will be sessions to discuss the current issues that youngsters face all over Europe as well as to raise awareness of the great benefits of a highly inclusive society and how each individual can contribute to achieving it.
The project aims to break down prejudices and stereotypes through a set of theatrical improvisation exercises that eliminate intercultural barriers and help the youngsters step into anyone else’s shoes to easily understand different perspectives and learn how to communicate their own points of view. Intercultural dialogue and learning along with the feeling of being European will be tackled through intercultural activities, such as games and sessions to promote the countries and cultures of the participants, but also sessions specifically dedicated to the Erasmus+ programme and other European opportunities for young Europeans to pursue their professional and personal goals.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- Helping young people acquire and develop competencies, skills, and attitudes for their personal and professional life through innovative tools inspired by art-
- Promoting art as a highly efficient tool to empower young people and enhance a more inclusive society
- Encouraging international and intercultural cooperation, fostering tolerance and intercultural awareness as well as active citizenship in young Europeans
It is created for young people who are eager to extend their knowledge, upgrade their skills and broaden their horizons.
Participants must be able to communicate in English. Participants must attend all training sessions and actively participate in them.
We are looking for participants with fewer opportunities, who have little or no previous experience with the Erasmus+ program, who are concerned about the topic of diversity and inclusion and interested in self-improvement, international cooperation, and discussion, and who want to explore artistic expressions as an innovative method of self-development.
ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION
‘’Youth Progress’’ has a mission to provide opportunities for young people to develop and fulfill their potential. We develop and mediate youth participation in non-formal education activities, thus supporting personal and professional development and a more active and quality life of individuals and the community. Youth Progress aims to build a platform under which quality and innovative informal educational projects will be created and developed, and which will support young people’s active interest in developing and improving the lives of themselves and their environment. We believe that one’s learning process should always go hand in hand with humility and respect for the skills and knowledge of others, as well as respect for different practices and points of view. At the same time, this approach allows us to be more open to new things and use the potential of learning to the fullest.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRAVELLING
Participants will stay in a nature area of the Czech Republic near a village called Čechtice (a bit over 1 hour from Prague) in a facility called Rekreační středisko Jizbice.
The facility works as a recreation venue mainly for school trips and outdoor retreats, camping or company events. It provides full sports and recreational use from swimming to tennis, ball games to hiking. The hotel complex offers one natural swimming pool, football, handball, basketball, and volleyball courts.
During the stay, food will be prepared by experienced cooks, provided at the venue. Three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided.
TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered
How to apply?
- Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
- Deadline for applying: 05.08.2023.
- Selection results: 07.08.2023.
- PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
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