Report from the ToT “Global Responsibility Education”

Between 22nd and 28th November 2017 a Training of Trainers “Global Responsibility Education” was held at the hotel complex “Berkut”, village of Brestnik, Plovdiv Region, Bulgaria and CEUD as the partner organisation participated with 3 representatives. It is the first activity from the project “Global Responsibility Education”, funded by KA1 of the Erasmus + program and implemented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association.

36 trainers from 11 countries took part in the activity – Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia, Poland, Lithuania, Georgia, Italy and Egypt. The second activity from the project is due to happen in March 2018 and it will be a youth exchange with 6 of the fore-mentioned countries as the participants will be chosen amongst youngsters who will have already been part of local Global Responsibility activities by the time.

The training was lead by two trainers – Mrs. Lena Karnalova – Executive Director of the Association and Mr. Talmud Bah – London-based international consultant, trainer and facilitator. During the first day the participants got to know each other and shared their expectation and fears from the project. They also took part in team-building activities. For the first intercultural night the participants were given the task to present their own countries as a TV advertisement, not being allowed to use music, Internet or presentations during the performance.

The second day was dedicated to the history of human rights, an introduction of the notion for Global Responsibility, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and what they stand for. Later, the organizations presented themselves as they shared more about their activities and projects. The second intercultural night was held and all the countries presented their foods, drinks, traditional dances and music.

The next two days and a half were lead by Mr. Talmud Bah. The third day was about the so called Peer Pressure and the participants discussed in the group what it means. Later, they were separated into teams and they had the task to perform in a speechless way an example of Peer Pressure and to find a solution for the problems caused by it.

On the fourth day methods related to Global Goal 4 – Quality Education were tested. The participants debated about the importance of the education compared to the experience, and also shared information about the quality of the education in the countries they come from. Later in the afternoon they had a trip to Plovdiv and got to know more about the cultural and historical specifics of the city.

Methods related to the Global Goal 10 –Reduce Inequalities were tested among the participants on the last full day of the training. They had to work in groups and create their own “Equality land”. They figured out what the reality is and what obstacles to achieving equality are. Their next task was to come up with an action plan on how to disseminate and test tools related to the Global Goals among youngsters when they come back to their counties. The youngsters who take part in the local Global Responsibility activities, organized by the participants in the training, will be prioritized when choosing the participants for the youth exchange.

 

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.

Impressions from TC “T.O.Y.S. and Healthy Relationships”

On behalf of CEUD 4 persons took part in the TC “”T.O.Y.S. and Healthy Relationships” (Project number 2016-2-EL02-KA105-002345), which was hosted by the informal group “CHANCE” from 23 November till 3 December, 2016, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Here are the impressions of our participants.

Miljan, law-student, participated for the first time in an Erasmus+ funded mobility activity: As I already expected, the whole program was very interesting, but our big group of nice people from different countries and cultures, together with our two trainers Natassa and Nataliya, sexologist Georgia and our peers Greek hosts led by Nikos, made it really unforgettable for me. In a friendly atmosphere, we were discussing different topics and pretty much expanded our knowledge about sexual health and ways of promoting it in our more or less different communities. Playing educational games, representing our countries at intercultural nights, visiting NGO “Women’s Shelter” and fulfilling group tasks related to the topics while sightseeing the city are only a few examples of the great time we had there. Also, I have to notice the beauty of Thessaloniki, the city with the rich history visible in every street of it, which are enriched with famous Greek hospitality that we experienced during our stay. I acquired new knowledge and stroke new friendships and hope that in the future the positive energy stored in all of us will meet again in a similar setting.

Bojan, volunteer in a youth association, board-games lover: During the training course, we talked in general about sex and sexual health. Through workshops on various topics, and with the guidance by excellent trainers we dealt in detail with topics of sexual myths and prejudices, sexual function and dysfunction, sexual behavior, sexual education and all of its aspects, relationships, expectations, empathy, verbal and nonverbal communication between partners. We also visited the women’s shelter and got to know the work of an organization that takes care of people who have HIV, which has enabled a better understanding of the whole topic and all actors in the sex life of a person as well as partnership relations. All of this, for me as a participant who comes from a country where sex is a taboo but on the other side who also comes from the family where we talk openly about everything, was helpful for expanding the current knowledge, breaking certain biases and opening up to the possibility that through projects with similar programs I can raise community awareness about this very important and omnipresent part of our lives. The most important thing is that the workshops were designed so that they allowed open discussion and exchange of opinions of all participants with good coordination and advice from the trainers. Most of the work was carried out in various groups, which I really liked because it allowed all of us to express openly ourselves, get to know each other better and exchange our experiences. Through group work we were also able to express our creativity and improve communication skills which meant a lot for me and helped me very much. Aside from this we had lectures about the types of education and writing KA2 Erasmus+ projects, with which we have covered the formal and organizational aspects of training that will later help us in designing and creating our own projects. Through intercultural evenings, informal gatherings or workshop, where we interviewed local couples on the streets of the host city we were able to learn more about different cultures with the aim of better understanding the differences and similarities among the participants and their lifestyles. Because of all this I have to praise outstanding lecturers and home team who were always available for us with their knowledge, patience, openness, suggestions, great spirit, good mood and cheerful humor. This contributed to making this event one extraordinary experience. All in all, this was a very good, high quality and useful training that gave me new knowledge, broadened my horizons,  new skills and enabled me to meet wonderful and intelligent young people whom now I consider my friends and future partners in some new projects. With these people and their work world has a bright future.

Kristina, psychologist, participated for the first time in an Erasmus+ funded mobility activity: In November 2016 I was involved in a training course about youth sexuality and healthy relationships in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was a great experience with a positive influence on my personal and professional life. Workshops within the training course were based on non formal learning, very interactive with lots of discussions. There were many people from different countries, so I had a chance to get to know more about their cultures and customs. Intercultural nights were held, which help a lot in getting to know more about each others cultures. I learnt things about Egypt, Jordan, Moldavia, Latvia, Greece, Portugal, FYR of Macedonia and Croatia. I tasted specialties from these countries and learnt their traditional dances. My friend from Jordan gave me her Hijab to try, and it was very interesting to be in her shoes for a moment. On the workshops there were a lot of discussions about relationships, which I personally find interesting, and all of us shared our opinions and experiences. I learnt new things related to sexuality – we talked about myths that surround this subject. I improved my teamwork skills and public speaking skills. I also learnt new Greek words and improved my knowledge of English and Russian. Through the activities that we had outside the conference room I got a chance to see Thessaloniki and its sights. People I met through this course were nice and friendly and we had a great time together. In our free time we hang out together and played different games that helped us to get to know each other even better. This training course was an educational and overall very positive experience, so I’m looking forward to share my experience with people in my country. I would gladly partake in more activities of this kind.

 Tatjana, youth worker: The topic of the training course was a challenge in its self for me. First of all, I had never dealt with this topic. After the distance of several days after it finished, I’m pleased that I took the challenge and participated. I returned personally and professionally more competent.  On the personal level, I increased my knowledge about sexual health and overcome personal reservations when talking about the topics related to sex, which is a taboo topic in Serbian society. Through the well-guided workshops, step by step I felt encouraged to speak up and surpassed the ‘shame’ of talking about sex. Even though I’m a reserved person, I felt several times very easy stepping out of my comfort zone and expressing opinions even if they contradict that of the majority. I am satisfied with my level of participation and especially with the fact that it was noticed and appreciated by the fellow-participants. This acknowledgement brings to raising my own self-confidence.  I specially found interesting getting to know more about Moldova and Egypt. On the professional level, this training course was refreshing for me because it allowed me to learn some new techniques (e.g. Papiertheater) that I can re-use for the activities that I do when working with young people. I got to know about new methods for recognition of knowledge gained through non-formal educational activities. The venue of the TC – Thessaloniki – was historically and culturally important for the identity of the Serbian nation. I’m also pleased that I could reconnect with the ancestors who fought against fascism at the moment when the world is faced with many crises.

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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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.

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