martedì 12 febbraio 2013

Ecco qui il link per vedere l'Infopack del progetto "Gender Equality" , che si terrà in Finlandia dal 2 all'8 Marzo.
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mercoledì 28 novembre 2012

Weronika Zaborek
I would like to report one of the most extraordinary projects have ever participated named Youth versus racism: checkmate! Organized via Youth in Action program. All participants from 7 countries was gathered in the picturesque scenery of Nurri in Sardinia where were supposed to participate in different activities connected with topic of racism, xenophobia, exclusion etc. The aim of the project was to make people become aware of these issues and to fight against them. Since we had workshops in mixed groups consisted of people from different countries we had also great possibility to integrate each other and to develop our language skills. The intercultural evening was crucial point of project because we learn a lot about other countries, cultures, traditional dishes. On the project we also aimed to structure the production of a toolkit of games promoting human rights and fight against racism, xenophobes, religious bigotry and violence, which will be finally gathered in one book. I think all goals became achieved and everybody came back home with great memories.

Mateusz Gładecki

The week spent on the Project In Nurri I remember very well. Those days were full of new experiences and friends. Personally, it was the first time when I flew the plane and then at the beginning of the whole adventure I knew that it would be something special, something I had never experienced. Now when I’m sitting on a comfortable seat in Lublin I can say that I was right, it was AMAZING! The whole project took place in the vicinity of the above-mentioned town, in the hotel Istellas. We were surrounded by the amazing lake, mountain, unusual ecosystem of this part of Italy. The place was almost perfect for the order in which we arrived here from various parts of Europe. To deepen our knowledge about fighting against racism, xenophobia and social segregation. Also, a large part of the day we spent together in class, at the beginning to integrate, then concretely related to the topic of the project. It seems boring? But it wasn’t! Classes were performed in the form of play, so the time passed very quickly. At lunch break, not so short, lasting for the entire 3 hours we had free time and we could do anything we want, oh sorry almost everything... unfortunately the lake wasn’t available for us. When I’m looking at it all it was probably the only drawback in the location, because looking at the beautiful lake at least 5 degrees Celsius warmer than the pool and couldn’t swim in it? Terrible! But the pool and the atmosphere around it gave advice, the terrible can only be exchanged for the "inconvenience". Every evening we had party and I think it was the funniest part of the project. Nearby teenagers came to have fun with us and even the mayor of the region! The trip was very successful, I learnt a lot and met really interesting people from all over Europe!

Mateusz Winczura

Project Youth versus racism: checkmate! aimed to fight with xenophobia, exclusion and other forms of negative discrimination. Youngsters from Poland, Latvia, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland and Sweden met up in hotel close to little, sardinian town of Nurri. Together, we learned a lot about different cultures and together find reasons and solutions for burning problem of racism in modern societies. We also had a meeting with local community, and with the major of Nurri: Antonello Atzeni. We have also prepared a lot of (more than we firstly planned) educational games on the topic.
This project helped us also to make new international friendships.Apart from workshops we had also free time to socialise and get to know each other better.

venerdì 28 settembre 2012

Anastazja Niedzielska

From 10thSep till 17th this month, the polish team took part in the international project, Youth vs. Racism- Checkmate!
During this week, young people from 7 countries: Sweden, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Latvia, Ireland and Italy were gathered in Nurri, Sardegna.
We stayed in a precious hotel nearby the famous yachting center. Surrounded by mediterranean greenery, we had a great possibility to develop our creativity and cooperative skills. Everything was perfectly planned due to achieve our goal, that was a game manual for European Commission Education and Culture Department. Divided into small groups, we made several puzzle prospects, tought them the rest, while learning a lot of new things. Not only had we stayed in a confrence rooms, improving our communication, concerning international issues, but also we had incredible opportunity to integrate with other participants during the evenings. There was a plenty of activities to take part in and have fun as well. We tasted swedish marshmallows, danced slovinian dances with bananas, drank irish guiness and more.
I highly recommend this kind of project to anyone. We were glad to participate in it, coming back home with unforgettable experiences and discoveries.

giovedì 20 settembre 2012

Davor's impressions

I've chosen this photo which is showing the positive mood during the workshops.
I've got a very positive experience in my pocket after the exchange in Nurri. I've met a lot of good, interesting, beautiful people.  It is interesting how a game can make you think of and learn a lot of new things. I liked the way of making working groups and the processes of presenting topics.
Most important, I'm impressed how the exchange made me think about the topics we were discussing. Not just during workshops but also in free time.
The only thing I didn't appreciate that much was creating 10 games per country. I think 5 games would've been enough.  However, the exchange was amazing & well organized. The place was really beautiful, I liked the silence all around, we were there all the time all together so we could know each other quite good.  Congratulations for the organization and many thanks for the invitation
! I hope we can cooperate in similar projects again!
 Greets from Slovenia!
 Davor Jerman

venerdì 14 settembre 2012

Non-formal education: learning how to learn!

What does "non formal education" mean? "Any organized and sustained educational activities that do not correspond exactly to the definition of formal education; non formal education may therefore take place both within and outside educational institutions, and cater to persons of all ages, it may cover educational programmes to impart adult literacy, life-skills, work-skills and general culture (UNESCO: 1997, 41). Each project we  organize and develop should lead to the acquisition/improvement of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) leading to the personal, socio-educational and professional development of all participants and promoters involved. This will be achieved through non-formal and informal learning. A variety of non-formal learning methods and techniques may be applied (workshops, role plays, outdoor activities, ice-breakers, roundtables, etc.) in order to address the different needs of participants and desired outcomes. The project should be based on a learning process stimulating creativity,  active participation and initiative (entrepreneurial spirit). Such learning process should be planned and analysed throughout the Youth Exchange: participants should be provided with a place for reflection on learning experiences and outcomes. The project should enable the participants to acquire self-confidence when they are confronted with new experiences, attitudes and behaviours; to acquire or cultivate skills, competences and knowledge contributing to social or personal development.
In this view, plays a fundamental role the intercultural dimension of the project itself: youth exchanges always increase young people's  positive awareness of other cultures and support dialogue and intercultural encounters with other young people comin' from different cultural backgrounds. Tolerance, understanding and respect for diversity, these are the key-words to understand how a project of this kind is made, and what it's made of: people who have in common the same objective, that is to say  the same will to know each other; they're infact suyrely involved with their active participation in preparation and evaluation part of the project itself. Not so far from the principal aim of a project is another important feature. A Youth exchange also gives you the possibility to learn a new language: we all know that linguistical differences are the first obstacle to the mutual comprehension; trying to overcome this wall of unknown is the first step each one of us could make to understand something in a better way. Staying in contact with people coming from different realities, being them of a social, cultural or linguistical nature is probably the best opportuinity we have in learning how to learn.