Izveštaj sa treće edukativne radionice “Pletenje – veze prošlosti i budućnosti”

Treća edukativna radionica je održana 25 i 26. decembra 2016.g. Novim učesnicama je predstavljen projekat i njegovi ciljevi. Na drugoj sesiji su učesnice imale za cilj da istraže simboliku ručnog rada i njegov značaj kao sredstva kreativnog izražavanja. Treća sesija je sadržala upoznavanje sa osnovnim pojmovima, kao što je to bio slučaj i na drugoj edukativnoj radionici. Sastavljen je rečnik osnovnih pojmova koji su uključeni u onlajn brošuru. Na poslednjoj sesiji učesnice su vežbale tehniku izrade prvih petlji. Na evaluaciji, učesnice su bile zadovoljne konceptom radionice i mogućnošću da se kreativno iskažu ali su se složile da je kratko trajalo i da se ovo može smatrati samo uvodom u temu. Radionica je zatvorena izložbom odabranih fotografija ručnih radova pristiglih na onlajn konkursu.

 

Participants’ impressions – I’m not for Sale

On behalf of CEUD 5 persons took part in the YE “I’m not for Sale” (Project number 2016-2-EL02-KA105-002480), which was hosted by the organisation “Future Minds” from 13-21 December, 2016, in Larissa, Greece. Here are the impressions of our participants.

Stefana, professor of language and literature, participated for the first time in an Erasmus+ funded mobility activity : For me, this youth exchange represents amazing journey and great experience. Since this was the first time for me to do something like this, I have to admit that I learnt a lot and gained more than I expected. I learnt how to be more independent and rely more on myself, started learning how to be a leader and this was extraordinary opportunity for me to use mostly English language. I can freely say that this happened to the most of us. In our program there were people from different parts of Europe. I saw our cultural differences and realized that, even though we live in different areas, we all share common points of view and similar attitudes. There are some differences in traditions, but basically we are all the same. What impressed me the most was that every one of us was introduced to this specific topic and that everyone was trying to give oneself to help. Such a motivation and inspiration especially in young people is not easy to find these days. But the fact that we were helping each other and trying to find solutions for this issue gives me hope that one day things will change. We just need to raise awareness of the other people, which we already started by creating Facebook page that we will share and promote. Maybe one person cannot change things, but can be part of creating new ones. I hope that I will have more opportunities to go and see other projects and to give my contribution to them.

Marko, law student: This was very interesting, educative and positive experience for me. We had a lot of fun learning about different stereotypes about participating countries, visiting Meteora monasteries and spending time informally together as a family in the evenings. In the meanwhile, we had many workshops to do. I tried to be as creative and active as I could be because that’s how I learn things. My favourite way of working is through brainstorming, round table discussions and then presentations. However, I find separating participants from different countries in groups very useful because that makes you connect and bond with other young people faster and you get to praise your English skills. I have no doubt I improved my analysing skills. I also upgraded my knowledge law and EU policies wise, but the best thing wasn’t about that. It was about making friends and about spreading love and peace among European youth and at the same time raising awareness about some very important challenges EU is facing now.

Jelena, political sciences student, participated for the first time in an Erasmus+ funded mobility activity : European Union is facing really important challenges. One of the biggest problems right now is the refugee crisis and problems connected to human trafficking and human rights. This youth exchange helped me to understand how serious this problem was in the past, especially during the 90’s, and how serious still is. Especially because we had opportunity to hear first-hand story from a women who was a victim of human trafficking and who fought for her life, pride and dignity. This extraordinary woman, originally from Bosnia, said to her aggressors: ‚‚ I’m not for sale!‚‚ , and in my eyes she is a real hero!We had a lot of interesting workshops and games to do as well. The best part of that was that we were mixed with participants from other countries and we learned a lot trough brainstorming, analysis, compering etc. and after that we would present our work to other groups. I tried to be very creative, active and useful to the group, because this is a very serious topic, and we need to do something to change the society. After workshops we had international evenings, where we had time and space to tell something about our countries, culture, habits, and our national specialites. Overall I was a bit shocked with the fact that we all live pretty much the same, and differences between young people are minimal. This experience was really interesting , educative, and positive for us. I’m grateful for this experience. I made new friends and opened my horizons, and for sure I’ll try to raise awareness of this topic in my community.

Milica, professor of language and literature: I found the topic of the exchange extremely important and felt highly enthusiastic when given chance to participate. The project was exceptional in terms of pointing out  the importance of raising the awareness about the problem of human trafficking among the young and that was one of the greatest motifs of my applying. Besides, I wanted to learn, meet new people and cultures, share my own thoughts regrading the topic and improve my knowledge of English. I learned a lot about the topic, about the importance of being engaged in it and got familiar with the situation in other countries. The greatest impact on me left the story of a woman victim of human trafficking. It was beyond touching and it opened my eyes in many senses; the exchange was a wonderful experience because I had privilege of meeting this extraordinary woman. Trip to Meteora was also one of the highlights of the project and of course wonderful bonds I made with people I met.

Vojin, IT student, participated for the first time in an Erasmus+ funded mobility activity: This youth exchange was one incredible experience. I met many diverse people from 7 countries from the EU and ex USSR. We got informed about Human Trafficking, what caused it and how we can deal with it. All the time we were divided into groups where we all together found out answers. The best part of the exchange was making performance on the main square in Larisa. We danced, then we did the Mannequin challenge and after that, we spoke with people about Human Trafficking.

Participants’ impressions – Better Together

CEUD partnered the project “Better Together” which took place in November 2016 near Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We had 4 representatives at the activity and here is the experience of some of them.

Mina – Discussion about tolerance, especially with young people from Balkans made me think – how do relations between people of different nationalities look like if we ignore political relation between our countries? I have enjoyed very productive debates on stereotypes and prejudices we all resort to sometimes and also learned how to fight them off. Although the team gathered on the training programme in Bulgaria functioned idyllic, the fact is that our region is still confronted with numerous problems and animosity that young trainers and youth workers need to resolve and help both young and elder citizens to overcome them. Bulgarian tradition and authentic environment completed my positive impression on training and motivated me to recommend other young people to participate in similar activities that include non-formal education methods and learning through personal experience.

Maja – Participation in the project” Better together ” in Brestnik was a very nice experience for me. Although I was previously familiar with the topic of human rights and Erasmus + program, I had the opportunity to improve and update my knowledge on an interesting and interactive way. The program was interactive and well organized. We had the opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in Europe – Plovdiv, a lot of dynamic workshops, fun at intercultural evenings, excellent accommodation and organizers. I felt  very productive and at same time relaxed. Meeting with young people from other Balkan countries has helped me to get to know different cultures and found out new information. In addition to our wonderful socializing, together we were able to detect problems of youngsters, how we are surrounded by stereotypes, prejudices, manipulated by the media, etc. Sharing our personal experience has helped us to try together to find a solution that will help us to deal with current problems and get to know each other even more. When I got back home personal reflections happened, desire for spreading knowledge, participating on more projects and application of knowledge I got in Bulgaria.

Report from the Info Day on Entrepreneurship within GEW 2017

Marking the Global Entrepreneurship Week, CEUD with our partners organized Info-Session Days from 14-20 November 2016 as part of the project “Entrepreneurial Knowledgebase” which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The specific goal of the Info sessions is to raise general awareness of the importance of the entrepreneurship and its potential for youth employment and achieving economic, political, social or environmental goals, as well as develop sense of belonging to global community and to ignite mobilization of young people for fight for their future. This was achieved through presentations, open discussions and real-life stories of social entrepreneurs.

On November 16, which is also International Tolerance Day, CEUD organized the Info Session Day in Belgrade, Serbia. The event included the presentation of the so-far implemented mobility activities with the testimony of the youth exchange participant about the learning process that she has experienced during the youth exchange. Special focus of the first part session was on the competences that young people gain or improve during the Erasmus+ mobility activities so we had also participants who took part in our partnership activities. All of them reflected very positively on their participation in the Erasmus+ activities, citing improving communication skills, gaining intercultural awareness and broadening their understanding of European values as the most important achievement.

During both mobility activities, especially youth exchange, it was noticed that young people have many financial questions when thinking about starting their own business. During the workshops this was often raised as a concern and set-back. Acknowledging this concern and the need to learn more about it, we invited the guest speakers from the National Bank of Serbia, our Central Bank, who introduced the basics of the finance world to the attendees and talked about the Centre for Financial Consumer Protection and Education, as a reference department to which they can turn to when having doubts about finances. It was very interactive and addressed some of the questions that are raised in young entrepreneurs.

The presentation of the programme Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs was followed by a discussion with the young entrepreneurs from Belgrade. We exchanged about the challenges of starting and running a business in Serbia getting relevant information from the representatives about social enterprise Bagel Bejgl, which produces bagels and does catering and invests profit into helping victims of human trafficking, and I Scream Rolls, the unique store which prepares and sells Thai ice-creams, which is established by two young men. At the end of the session, it was concluded that the business environment is never ideal for entrepreneurs but hard-work, persistence, risk-taking and networking are crucial for success.  The aim of this session was to empower young people with information about sources where they can find info for setting up business in Serbia but also to see “real” young entrepreneurs who started their entrepreneurial endeavor, faced problems and dealt with them sometimes with more, sometimes with less success but didn’t get discouraged.

The final round was informal socializing.

In the realization of this activity we thank for the contribution to National Bank of SerbiaCentre for Financial Consumer Protection and Education, Bagel Bejgl, I scream rolls, Trampa Znanja.

Izveštaj sa radionice pletenja – novembar 2016

U okviru projekta “Pletenje – veza prošlosti i budućnosti” koji sufinansira Uprava za saradnju sa dijasporom i Srbima u regionu Ministarstva spoljnih poslova R. Srbije održana je radionica pletenja u Beogradu. 12. i 13. novembra 2016.g.  Radionica se nastavlja na posetu BiH, kojom su se ispitivale mogućnosti povezivanja Srba iz matice i regiona kroz ručne radove. Na prvoj sesiji je predstavljen projekat „Pletenje – veze prošlosti i budućnosti“ i ciljevi. Na drugoj sesiji se razgovaralo o tome šta se smatra nematerijalnom kulturnom baštinom, da li ručni rad može da se smatra baštinom i koji koraci bi mogli da se preduzmu da se ručni rad promoviše. Sledeća sesija se odnosila na upoznavanje osnovnih pojmova vezanih za pletenje. Učesnicama su predstavljene razne vrste igala i kako da odaberu odgovarajuću vrstu pletiva za željeni proizvod. Na sledećoj sesiji su učesnice vežbale tehnike i stvarale prve petlje, uz mentorstvo iskusnijih učesnica. Završnom sesijom je evaluiran koncept i zaključeno da je ovo bio zanimljiv uvod u svet pletiva ali da je neophodno organizovati seriju radionica na kojima bi zainteresovane učesnice mogle konktinuirano da vežbaju dok ne steknu rutinu. U cilju povezivanja, Srba iz matice i regiona predloženo je i organizovanje razmenskih poseta i obilazak muzeja u kojima je predstavljena istorija ručnog rada.

Call for participants in YE I’m not for sale, Greece DL: 23.11

Centre for Education and Society Advancement (CEUD) is issuing call for 5 participants in the youth exchange “I’m not for sale” which deals with the topic of human trafficking. The youth exchange will bring young people from Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Serbia, Ukraine and Germany.

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: The organisers are covering accommodation and meals for the whole duration of the activity, as well necessary materials. In mixed nationalities, participants will share triple or four-bed rooms. Travels costs will be reimbursed up to 170 Euro. Reimbursement will be done after the youth exchange to one bank account for the whole group. Therefore, the organisers will need all travel documents – including an invoice / receipt as proof of payment. Selected participants from Serbia are paying annual membership fee of 20 Euro to the Serbian organization if they haven’t done it in 2016. The annual membership fee allows participants to take part in all the activities provided by CEUD.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

– 18 – 29 years old

– Good knowledge in English

– Interest in the topic

– Availability to participate during the whole duration of the event

– Prepared to organise a workshop with fellow participants in Serbia about what was learnt

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: “Human trafficking is one of the world’s most shameful ills-a heartless violation of human rights in which lives are traded, sold, exploited, abused and ruined. No country is immune, and millions of lives are at stake. We must take a united stand, shine a spotlight on the issue, put traffickers behind bars and give protection and support to victims and vulnerable people.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The trafficking of human beings has existed for centuries. It is a ruthless crime which mercilessly exploits millions of vulnerable women, children and men worldwide. Even today it is very difficult to assess the scale of the problem because of its clandestine nature. Almost every country in the world is affected either as a country of origin, transit, or destination. It has become a global criminal enterprise generating enormous illicit profits, worth billions of dollars per year. This global crime moves where the profits are higher and detection risks lower and which constantly mutates and evolves, adapting to local circumstances and opportunities. Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation “. (Trafficking in Persons Protocol)Trafficking can occur nationally or regionally, or from continent to continent. No country is left untouched by human trafficking: Europe is a destination for victims from the widest range of destinations; many people from Asia are trafficked to the widest range of destinations, and the Americas are prominent, both as the origin and destination of victims of human trafficking. Trafficking within the same region seems to be the most common trafficking flow. People are trafficked to be exploited in a range of different sectors: of the detected victims in 2014, 53 per cent were involved in sexual exploitation and 40 per cent in forced labor which includes exploitation in agriculture, horticulture, construction, textile production in sweatshop conditions, catering and restaurants, entertainment services and domestic servitude. Other forms of exploitation have been found such as forced marriage, organ removal, illegal adoption and the exploitation of children for begging and as child soldiers. Most countries have now incriminated trafficking with a specific offence in line with the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol. But impunity remains a serious problem; only four in 10 countries reported having 10 or more yearly convictions nearly 15 per cent having no convictions at all in the same period. The trafficking issue is an international topic which is especially concerning youth people as if more young people were aware of those tremendous facts, more people would be motivated to act against it.

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Report from YE Entrepreneurial Knowledgebase

CEUD hosted Entrepreneurial Knowledgebase youth exchange, a second mobility activity in the Erasmus+ project, from 19-27 October 2016 in Mali Idjos, Serbia. It brought together youth from 8 countries.

First working day started light with ice-breaking and getting-to-know each other games. We discussed about the agenda and the expectations from the week. This was very important because for many youth that came here, this was the first mobility experience. They didn’t know what exactly to expect and how they will get along and communicate with the peers from other countries. The afternoon session was dedicated to getting to know the surroundings. We were in the village Mali Idjos (hung. Kishegyes) with the majority of population Hungarian, yet we were in Serbia. The place was specially selected for this because it was an example of peaceful life of people with different nationality. We worked divided in nationally mixed groups and had to solve tasks which exercised our creativity, initiative, communication and social skills. Then each group presented their findings. Already after this activity, youth felt more at ease and first friendships started to grow.  Then we had first reflection group time. This became our routine till the end of the exchange. Evening was dedicated to team building game and further development of the group dynamics.

On the second working day we share about our countries realities in terms of youth (un)employment and entrepreneurship. Each national group gave a presentation which was rounded by the discussion and final conclusions on similarity or differences of challenges that young people face in each of our countries when they want to start own business. In the afternoon we engaged into imagining our future. Our goal was to imagine what we would like to do and what competences we’d need to have in order to achieve it. Then we learnt about the Youthpass and 8 Key competences. This concept became our basis for the reflection groups and keeping our diaries of learning accomplishments. In the evening, Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin delegation had the task to share a bit of their culture, history and traditions. We tasted specialties from each country.

Third day was dedicated to different entrepreneurial ideas. We had the chance to attend Bread Workshop, led by Wovenchef. Vojislav, our entrepreneur, shared with us how he started his realizing his passion toward bread to a small entrepreneurial endeavor.  We got our hands busy, mixed flour, salt, yeast and water, followed the instructions and created magic. Each of us made a bread. The sense of achievement and the fact that it was result of our work made us exhilarating. We also had the task to come up with recipes of national dishes for a food blog. The goal behind these activities was to show young people that entrepreneurship is not just a buzz word and something intangible. It’s not just a IT-start up but any idea, such as bread making, food blog to present national dishes or a sports skills, could be a basis for starting own business. We explored the EU opportunities that can help young people gain skills and competences to develop own business, such as Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs. The intercultural part of the day consisted of visiting the Bread Museum and tour through how once people lived and earned a living.  After the reflection time, we enjoyed the cultural presentations and food of Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

On the fourth day we went further with exploring the topic of entrepreneurship. We were supposed to map skills that someone should possess to be a successful entrepreneur. It built on the activity imaging our future from the second day. Then we discussed about entrepreneurship as a concept. We came up with our own definitions. It requested from us to use the knowledge we already have, to question, confront our opinions with others in the team, to summarize and express concisely. We connected it with the 8 Key competences. In the afternoon we had the crafts workshop. We worked in different themes, depending on what interested us. One team worked on creating objects from faux leather, the other did decoupage of flower pots, the third turned old jars into fashionable candle holders, the fourth made objects of old paper and cardboard, the fifth painted. This was true creativity exercising activity. The usual reflection followed and then we tried Italian pasta and listened about Puglia region and tasted Turkish sweets and culture and history brought to us by the Turkish delegation.

On the fifth day we left the village and went to visit Youth Office Novi Sad. At the time of our stay Novi Sad, the capital of the region, was declared the European Youth Capital 2019 and European Culture Capital 2021. We had the reception at the Youth Office where in a friendly atmosphere we heard about youth policy, opportunities for youth in Novi Sad, the university city and compared to how youth policy is organised in our countries. In the afternoon we were given the tasks to explore Novi Sad through different prism: entrepreneurial, music, culture and youth. It resulted in the videos: Music cityCulture city, Entrepreneurial city and Culture city. The activity improved our intercultural, communication and digital skills. We spent some free time enjoying the view to the river Danube from the Petrovaradin Fortress.

On the sixth working day we were visited by the representatives of the Municipality Mali Idjos and the Local economic development office. They talked about the life of youth in the village,economy of the village, what kind of support they offer to young people who would like to stay there, subsidies to starting new business etc. We also gave them proposals for improvement of life there and ideas how to attract more entrepreneurs. In the afternoon session we exchange on the topic of business plan making and we chose business model canvas as a means to develop our group project ideas. We started working on it. In the evening we organised Karaoke night.

The last day before our departure we continued developing our business ideas and presented them to the other groups. This was the opportunity to exchange ideas, suggest and help other teams as well as to receive suggestions from the others. Apart from economic logic, this activity fostered solidarity. Even tough the competition on the market is strong, helping others thrive enriches us personally and professionally. Teams are always stronger than an individual. We had the last evaluation and worked on finishing our Youthpass certificates. After that each had a mutual dialogue with the group leader and the project coordinator. The farewell party was organised in the Pre-Halloween spirit. So participants disguised so well that they could consider make-up art for an entrepreneurial idea.

This was an enriching experience that helped us gain new skills, knowledge, work in  international teams, explore cultural diversity and exercise creativity, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Radioničarski dan Entrepeneurial Knowledgebase u Beogradu!

Centar za edukaciju i unapređenje društva poziva sve mlade koji su zainteresovani da saznaju kako da unaprede postojeće i steknu nove veštine koje im mogu pomoći da započnu sopstveni posao, da se prijave za učešće u radioničarskom danu kojim se pridružujemo i manifestaciji Globalna nedelja preduzetništva.

Tokom ovog dana mladi će se upoznati sa prilikama koje im stoje na raspolaganju da steknu nova znanja i veštine kroz učešće u aktivnostima mobilnosti, upoznaju se sa osnovnim finansijskim pojmovima i čuju o izazovima pokretanja posla.

Projekat je podržan od strane Erazmus+ programa a partneri su Kancelarija za mlade i saradnju sa udruženjima Beograd, Narodna banka Srbije i Trampa znanja.

Prisustvo radionici je besplatno!

datum: sreda 16. novembar
vreme: od 10h do 16h
mesto:
Kancelarija za mlade Beograd – KZM GNEZDO, Masarikova 5

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Agenda

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TC “Better together” starts today!

4 participants on behalf of Centar za edukaciju i unapređenje društva have left today, 7 November, to Brestnik, Bulgaria to participate in the training course “Better Together”.  The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme and coordinated by the Bulgarian association “Big brothers big sisters of Bulgaria”.

It is bringing together youth workers and experts, coming from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Albania, Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia and to pilot “Better together” training program, promoting inter-cultural tolerance, combating discrimination and fighting against the stereotype of confrontation, extremism and hate speech among young people, living on the Balkans territory. The training course will also emphasize the influence of media as a tool for promoting human rights, cultural latitude and No Hate speech movement in the local context. As a result of their collaborative work at the time of the training, the participants should design a sample of an interactive campaign /both on-line and off line/ and create tools/printed and media products/ for its implementation among schools around all participating countries as a follow-up activity.

Full account of the activity will be published after Serbian participants return from the training course.

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Call for application TC about Healthy Lifestyles, Greece DL: 6.11

Centre for Education and Society Advancement is issuing a call for 4 participants from Serbia in the training course which will be hosted from 23 November till 3 December in Thessaloniki, Greece.

“T.O.Y.S. and Healthy Relationships” is a ten-day Youth Mobility Project based on learning by participation methodology, and aims to promote sexual health through assertiveness and good communication with others. The participants are coming from Latvia, Croatia, Macedonia, Portugal, Egypt, Moldova, Jordan, Romania, Greece and Serbia from different economic, social and cultural backgrounds. The project is expected to assist individuals to raise awareness on healthy behaviors, by experiencing activities in a safe and friendly atmosphere during the training course.
The participants will be able to transfer the new skills in their life and act as multipliers in the broad community.

What should you positivegraphicexpect during the Youth Mobility?

  • Meeting and connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Expressing expectations regarding the content and the process of the programme
  • Becoming familiar with the methods and principles of non-formal education
  • Developing a deeper understanding of a healthy relationship along with the importance of self-confidence
  • Gaining knowledge on what is sexual health
  • Elaborating on principles of communication
  • Making suggestions
  • Educational visit.

After the selection process, the selected participants will have to fulfill following tasks:

1.Before you arrive there is small homework project for every national group to prepare, so you should collect as many interesting information regarding the following task (duration: 10-15 minutes):
How would you describe a stereotypical family/couple in your country?
What are the roles of each member of the family/couple?
What is expected from your society regarding these members of the family/couple?
The presentation of the tasks could be in the form of presentation, poster, video, role play or an artistic creation.
2. All groups will present their organizations (duration 5 minutes) during the 2nd day of the project.
3. All participants and NGO/informal group leaders are required to participate in the follow-up activities after the completion of the Youth Mobility. These activities will be discussed at the end of the project.
4. All participants are required to fill in a report in the Mobility Tool platform. Further details will be given at the end of the project.
5. Four intercultural nights will be held at the hotel during the Youth Mobility. Therefore, all participants are requested to bring representative food from their countries (nothing fancy, just 2-3 finger foods. Since this is the TC about healthy lifestyles use or promotion of alcohol is not allowed). Also, you can bring anything that is related to your country (i.e. music, posters, etc.)

Candidate profile:

  • over 18 years old
  • good working knowledge of English
  • interested in the topic and ready to participate in the preparation phase
  • can attend the whole training
  • commits to participate in the follow-up activity in Serbia after returning

Logistical information:

The organisers are covering accommodation and meals for 10 days, as well necessary materials.  Travels costs will be reimbursed as well. Reimbursement will be done after the Youth Mobility to one bank account for the whole group. Therefore, the organisers will need all travel documents – including an invoice / receipt as proof of payment. Only the most economical means of transport will be accepted.

Selected participants from Serbia are paying annual membership fee of 20 Euro to the Serbian organization if they haven’t done it in 2016. The annual membership fee allows participants to take part in all the activities provided by CEUD.

Application form _Healthy Relationships

 

Call for participants in Seminar about Bullying, DL: 15.10

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Centre for Education and Society Advancement is issuing the call for participants from Serbia in the Erasmus+ seminar Young professionals! Say no to bullies!!!”.

Type of activity: Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility of youth workers: seminar

Date:10 -17 November 2016 (arrival day: November 10, departure day: November 17)

Place:Lublin City, Poland

Participating countries:UK, Greece, Ukraine, Latvia, Egypt, Macedonia, Serbia, Armenia, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland.

Financial aspects:The accommodation and meals are fully covered by the project. The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants upon providing all the original documentation (tickets, invoices etc) in Polish zloty up to the equivalent of 275 Euro.

Selected participants from Serbia are paying annual membership fee of 20 Euro to the Serbian organization if they haven’t done it in 2016. The annual membership fee allows participants to take part in all the activities provided by CEUD.

The project

The project  “Young professionals! Say ‘no’ to bullies!!!” is a multiactivity project aimed at people who work with the youth,managers, young people who are entering job market, people connected with organisations, who support the victims of mobbing, bullying, discrimination or sexual harassment.

The idea of the project reflects the needs of young people entering the job market and encounter difficult situations in the work environment and don’t have enough knowledge about  their rights that labour legislation guarantees them. In regions with relatively high rate of unemployment the problem of mobbing, sexual harassment and discrimination is worrying. Lack of information and knowledge among young people about how to manage difficult work environment might have serious consequences on a psychological and health level.

The main project objectives are to:

– increase the knowledge on harassment, discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment,

– increase the knowledge on the consequences of the above-mentioned,

– increase the knowledge on causes of the problem,

– increase the knowledge on personality of the bullies and people, who harass and bully others in the workplace,

– increase the knowledge on the methods of working against these phenomena,

– increase the knowledge on the process of victimization and abuse

– increase the knowledge on the situations at workplace in different countries,

– increase the knowledge on the rights and civic freedom

– increase the knowledge on good practices in mobbing and discrimination prevention,

– increase the knowledge on the cultures and traditions of partnership countries,

– develop the communication skills of the seminar participants,

– increase the social conscience,

– change the attitude towards the leading topics of the seminar,

– becoming more open to cultural differences.

The participants profile

  • At least 18 years old;
  • Occupation: youth workers, NGO leaders and staff members, university students, teachers, volunteers working in youth field;
  • Some experience in the field of youth work (volunteering, participation in youth national or international activities) will be an advantage;
  • Strongly motivated to participate;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Able to attend the whole seminar.

The Venue

The seminar will be hosted in Lublin city, Poland. You can get to Lublin by plane ( see webpage of the Lublin Airport) or you can travel to Warsaw Chopin Airport or Modlin Airport (about 40km from Warsaw city centre).

From Warsaw to Lublin you can take the train – tickets can be bought on-line 30 days before the travel, or you can take the bus (PolskiBus).

 The Programme

During the seminar we will use the methods of non-formal education and will combine theoretical and practical workshops, individual and group tasks, open spaces, reflections. It will include the following topics and sessions:

  1. World cafe – Presenting yourself and your sending organisation
    2. Problem areas – the exchange of experience and information on the actual situation in each participating country
  2. Harassment and Discrimination
  3. Exchange of good practices in combating harassment and discrimination
    5. Developing debating skills
  4. Panel discussion on an agreed topic
  5. Multicultural market (presentation of your country and culture)
  6. Lectures open to broad public on one of the proposed topics:
  • “Bullying and harassment at work”
  • “Discrimination, when is when is not.”
  • ” Sexual harassment examples in working places”
  • “Positive communication and intelligent management of staff as a key to healthy working atmospfare”
  • “Health consequences of harassment”
  • “About victimization process”
  • “Unemployment as a reason of Labour market pathology”
  • “Methods of counteract” and „ Successful cases”.
  1. Daily reflection sessions and final evaluation

What to prepare in advance

Presentation of the sending organization: each national groupwill present the history and working areas of the sending organization. The presentation shall be prepared with the national coordinator.

Presentation of the discrimination/harassment situation in own country

Multicultural market: The program foresees multicultural market so be prepared to creatively present your country.

Application Form No Bullies

Call for participants in TC “Better together” DL: 15.10

Centre for Education and Society Advancement is issuing call for participants from Serbia in the Erasmus+ training course “Better Together”.

Date: 7 -13 November 2016

Place:Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Participating countries:Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Albania, Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia

Number of participants per country: 4

Financial aspects:Six days accommodation and mealsare fully covered by the project. The travel costswill be reimbursed to the participants upon providing all the original documentation (tickets, invoices etc) up to 275 Euro.

Annual membership fee is to be paid to the Serbian partner organization for those participants who haven’t done it in 2016: 20 Euro prior to the activity.

The project

The main idea of the “Better Together” project is to get together youth workers and experts, coming from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Albania, Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia and to pilot “Better together” training program, promoting inter-cultural tolerance, combating discrimination and fighting against the stereotype of confrontation, extremism and hate speech among young people, living on the Balkans territory. The training course will also emphasize on the influence of media as a tool for promoting human rights, cultural latitude and No Hate speech movement in the local context. As a result of their collaborative work at the time of the training, the participants should design a sample of an interactive campaign /both on-line and off line/ and create tools/printed and media products/ for its implementation among schools around all participating countries as a follow-up activity.

The main project objectives are:

  • To establish, train and develop a team of youth workers – multipliers of the “Better Together” training program;
  • To support and encourage the development of various products and tools (i.e e-tools) for learning as part of an interactive campaign “Better Together” to promote human rights and tolerance at the Balkans;
  • To establish a network of schools and institutions around 9 Balkan countries, where to test these tools and to disseminate the results of the campaign among at least 1000 young people;
  • The project’s implementation will pass through 3 stages: Preparation, Training course (7-13 November, 2016) and Follow-up campaign in local school and institutions (for at least 4 months after the end of the training course).

The participants profile

  • Age over 20;
  • Occupation: youth workers, NGO leaders and staff members, university students, teachers, volunteers working in youth field;
  • Some experience in the field of youth work (volunteering, participation in youth national or international activities) will be an advantage;
  • Strongly motivated to participate;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Able to present at the whole time of the event

The Venue

The event will take place in the village of Brestnik. Situated at the foot of Rhodope Mountains, in the beginning of the hill “Chernatica” it is only 8 kilometers away from city of Plovdiv.

TheProgramme

The training program will be based on the methods of non-formal education and will combine theoretical and practical workshops, individual and group tasks, open spaces, reflections as well as outdoor activities and a trip to the city of Plovdiv. You will receive the draft program by the beginning of November, 2016.

What to prepare in advance

Intercultural evening: The program foresees an intercultural evening. It is up to each delegation to decide how its country and culture should be presented. You can bring samples of food and drinks, make presentations, dances, games etc… Should you want to prepare a power point presentation, please make sure that it does not exceed 3 min.

Follow-up activities:

The project foresees the development of materials (both printed and electronic) for promoting intercultural tolerance in local schools around the participating countries. Taking this in mind, think of some story, example or suggestion you could share with the group in order to support the follow-up local campaigns. Participant with special skills in design and/or marketing and media will be strongly encouraged to lead the sessions for campaigns preparation.

Application form Better Together

Izveštaj sa posete BiH u okviru radionice pletenja

У оквиру испитивања могућности за реализацију пројеката између Срба из матице и Срба у региону у циљу чувања српске нематеријалне културне баштине, ЦЕУД представница је отпутовала у Доње Вардиште, БиХ, где је са мештанима одржана радионица ручног рада и разговарано о могућностима одржавања оваквих радионица преко лета. Радионица је одржана 6. и 7. августа 2016 г. На радионици је присуствовало 6 особа (2 особе од 18-30 година и 4 особе старије од 60 година). На првој сесији првог дана радионице је представљен рад организације ЦЕУД. Представљени су пројекти за младе, пројекат Предузетничка база знања који повезује младе из Србије и Босне и Херцеговине са нагласком на могућностима започињања сопственог посла где је израда ручних радова прилагођених савременим потребама представљена као једна од могућих бизнис идеја и истакнут значај интергенерацијске сарадње, где би млађе генерације училе од старијих. Потом је представљена идеја развијања платформе и стварања простора на Интернету где би се представио овај део српске културне баштине. Учеснице су донеле своје ручне радове које су представиле, износећи уз њих и историју и причу која је повезана. Организована је и посета Мокрој Гори, Манастиру Добрун и Вишеграду. На Мокрој Гори је сагледана и могућност предузетничког коришћења потенцијала ручних радова. Постоје бројни одевни предмети који туристима могу бити занимљиви (нпр. златиборски плетени производи представљају већ сада бренд за себе), али то могу бити и разни украси који могу служити само као сувенир или имати и употребну вредност. На крају је обављена усмена евалуација, на којој је закључено да је идеја повезивања младих путем ручних радова има вишеструки значај. Омогућава да се повежу млада и старија генерација Срба из матице и региона, да се сачува нематеријална културна баштина, али се млади учесници уче конкретној вештини која им може омогућити да започну сопствени посао и у малим срединама. Договорено је организовање нових сусрета и радионица за лето 2017. године.