Published on February 16, 2014
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» presents the European Youth Exchange 1.1, Youth in Action program FROM THE BIN TO THE GALLERY 30th April – 7th May 2014 Who we are: Youthfully Yours is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from Greece, on European Activity Level, interested in Arts, Environment, Democracy, Volunteering, European and Balkan culture as well as urban and regional activities. YYGR promotes friendship, peace, respect for human rights, anti-racism actions and movements. Voluntary mutual help on the above matters is the subject to our meetings and therefore activities. YYGR wants to encourage young people to participate in European/International training and exchange programs, in order to build a stronger future for our country, acquaint the versatile colorful world we are living ,free of xenophobic attitudes, with hope for friendships that will last for a lifetime. 1|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» INFOPACK Introduction: Action 1.1 projects are designed to allow young people to discover and become aware of different social and cultural realities, to learn from each other, to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and reinforce their feeling of being European citizens. Youth Exchanges enable young people to go abroad, to meet peers from different countries with different social and cultural backgrounds and to learn from each other through an active participation in joint activities of common interest. FROM THE BIN TO THE GALLERY Project description: "From the Bin to the Gallery" project is a multilateral youth exchange between Greece, Spain, Latvia, Romania & Italy with 4 youths ages 18-25 and one youth leader participating for each country, focusing in Artistic Up cycling as a mean for Youth to enable themselves and their communities to fulfill their need for emotional release through creative expression. The project will take place in the beautiful rural area of north Macedonia (Lefkonas village, suburban region of Serres, Greece). In the midst of the actual worldwide crisis, where art supplies tend to be rather expensive, artistic up cycling provides a viable alternative to reduce the costs of artistic workshops. During this project youths will discover the range of materials or objects with the possibility of up cycling. Learn through hands on experimentation the different possibilities of the objects to be up cycled, discover how recyclable / up cyclable materials are handled in the 5 participating countries leading the discussion to create consciousness on the importance of recycling / up cycling for the environment, foment and encourage a "take what you need" conscience, using role playing games to gain insight on guiding teens through the creative process. Thru a workshop for the youngsters of the venue, under the supervision of the project facilitators , the participants will guide the teens in an artistic up cycling experience, applying the skills and knowledge learned throughout the program. Gain reassurance and confidence on their capabilities, given by the completion of a learning--->applying-->sharing knowhow cycle. The results of the experiences of both youth and teens will be mounted on a exhibition hosted locally. Fostering an acknowledgement and appreciation for each other's cultural identities similarities and differences, creating consciousness on, and providing an environment free of any form of exclusion, are points that are taken in action and emphasized by means of non formal education embedded thru out the activities of the program. DATES: Arrival Day: Wednesday, 30/04/2014 Departure Day: Wednesday, 07/05/2014 DATES of APV: 28 – 30/03/2014 WHERE: Lefkonas village, suburban region of Serres, Greece 2|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» Participant countries and associations: Greece YOUTHFULLY YOURS GR www.youthfullyyours.gr Italy ASSOCIAZIONE ARTISTICA CULTURALE A ROCCA www.e-projectconsult.it Latvia Language and Cultural Centre “World at Our Home” www.worldatourhome.com Romania Group of the European Youth for Change www.geyc.ro/ Spain LIBERTAS INTERNATIONAL www.libertasinternational.com Number of participants: 4 participants (18-25 years old) and 1 group leader (25-35 years old) from each country. 3|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» *Please read carefully *Participants profile: Participants need to be aged over 18 years old. We will not be able to invite anyone under the age of 18. please note to participants to be prepared for manual work, thus the activities revolve around transforming dry waste by the means of different tools for cutting, splicing, pasting, nailing, stapling, painting, etc. etc. to create art pieces. Manual dexterity is not a must as long as participants are willing to get their hands on the go and dirty We suggest you to take into consideration gender balance during the process of selection of candidates for this YE.. All participants need to complete the Application Form (attached) with their motivation to participate in the rd project, and e-mail it back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 of March 2014. The participants will have to sign an individual Preliminary agreement/solemn statement (attached) that they are aware they have to cover their own insurance and to fully attend the project. Please fill and send along with the Application Form to email@example.com *Health Insurance: Health insurance will NOT be provided or reimbursed by the organizers .All participants are required to purchase health insurance individually, or get the free of charge formulary E-111 from your national social security that covers medical costs around EU member states. *Working Language: Working language of this Youth Exchange is English. Participants will be able to communicate in their own languages as well, yet we encourage the use of English during the informal time as well, as to build the group spirit and ensure inclusion of all participants in the process. *TRAVELLING in GREECE The project is located in Northern Greece in the village of Lefkonas, 78km far from Thessaloniki. Closest main city to the venue is Serres (5km away), and we will spend some hours there on our free day! The nearest airport is the one in Thessaloniki. The International Makedonia Airport (SKG) has a lot of connections to many European cities, so it shall be easy for you to find a flight from your country. Also, you have the option to arrive in Athens airport ,and then by train (about 6-7 hours) to Thessaloniki. Please, check www.trainose.gr for schedules and prices. We advise you buy the tickets beforehand in the internet. Those of you who are planning to stay in Greece outside project dates longer you need Youthfully Yours’s approval first (please contact Apostolis Vagenas -> firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets for travel outside the official travel dates purchased without Youthfully Yours’s approval may not be reimbursed. 4|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» *TRAVEL COSTS Organizers will provide accommodation and food (3 meals) during the whole period of the project. The organizers will reimburse 70% of your travel costs from your home city to the venue and back. For APV 100% of transport costs, the accommodation and food supply will be covered – one person per country is needed to take part. According to the rules of YiA program, and in order to comply with environmental standards, we kindly ask all participants to take the most environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative available. * Bear in mind that "Youth in Action", is not going to cover 1st class tickets. Taxi costs or personal transportation will not be covered. Try not to exceed your travel cost limitations(below), as we will be able to reimburse only the 70% of the travel costs indicated in the travel cost limitations, and no more. You will have to pay the extra amount to the full. All participants must consult with the organizers on prices & routes (please contact Apostolis Vagenas -> email@example.com), before buying any tickets. A Youthfully Yours volunteer will pick you up from the main bus station of Thessaloniki (name in greek, KTEL) to help you arrive together at the Venue of the project. Once you’ll arrive at Thessaloniki’s international airport, and after picking up your luggage at the arrival sector, head to the exit of the airport. Twenty meters in front of the arrivals gate you will find the Bus- line stop. Get aboard at Bus- line Number 78 with direction KTEL. It takes about 40 minutes to reach KTEL (main bus station), and the bus runs all day long & every 30 minutes. Price of the bus-ticket is 0,90 cents. There is an automated ticket vendor (machine) in every bus. Please remember to have some coins in your wallet As soon as you’ll arrive & meet our volunteer at the main bus station, you will catch together the bus with direction the city of Serres. It’s about an hour trip, bus runs every half an hour (till 9pm) and single ticket costs 8,20 euro (in case you have a student’s card, try to use it!) We will contact you with details of pick-up arrangements once all arrival times and dates will be confirmed. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance of the program and presentation of all (including return tickets) original tickets, receipt/invoices boarding passes and necessary trip documents that were purchased. Please remember to bring the original invoices – there will be no reimbursement without the original invoices and tickets with indicated names of travelers, description of the journey, indication of cost, currency and date of travel. Please make copies (or even better, scan or take photographs) of all tickets and invoices and email at: firstname.lastname@example.org before attending the Youth Exchange. This will be very helpful for the organizers to begin processing the financial and reimbursement data to make sure that all the payments are made as efficiently as possible. If participants pay for their ticket with a credit card, they are requested to bring along the confirmation of payment (i.e. credit card slip and/or bank statement). 5|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice. Please note if you bought your ticket in your local currency which might be different than EUR, we will calculate your travel costs according to the exchange rates from official European Commission web-site, on the day of the purchase http://ec.europa.eu/budget/inforeuro/index.cfm?Language=en The travel reimbursement will not be done on the spot, but after the return of the participants to their homes and after they send the original tickets and boarding passes to the organizers. Reimbursements will be sent with bank transfer to the group leader’s accounts. S/he will share the money to the members of the group. travel cost limitations We can reimburse maximum amount up to: country total cost (100%) per participant 70% of cost per participant GREECE 5 60 42 ITALY 5 450 315 LATVIA 5 500 350 ROMANIA 5 350 245 SPAIN 6|Page Number of participants 5 450 315
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» *The VENUE Our YE will be hosted at Siris Hotel (http://www.sirishotel.gr/), where we will have our indoor and outdoor activities. The village of Lefkonas is only a few minutes by foot and you can find there mini-markets, cafeterias, tobacco shops etc. Don’t forget to bring your swimming suits. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and in case of good weather, we’ll enjoy the water Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge, you are welcome to bring your own laptop or another wireless device. *ACCOMODATION You will be sharing room(s) with another 2-3 person(s) of the same sex & preferably from different nationality. All rooms have either baths or showers. Towels and bed linen will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your personal hygienic! The check-out time on the departure day is at 11 AM. Those of you willing to arrive few days earlier or depart few days later should inform us and we will assist you in booking a hotel or hostel in Greece. *The FOOD There are three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & 2 coffee breaks that will be served in the hotel. If there is any special nutrition need, like preparation of vegetarian dishes for your participants, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to provide you all the tastes. Be prepared for typical Greek dishes, as the Mediterranean diet is one of the most famous and tasty one. *PREPARATION Please be prepared to briefly present your organization & its activities during the exchange. You can also bring any additional material such as leaflets, stickers, newspaper or souvenirs from your organization. Please, do NOT forget to bring some national drinks, food, snacks, music, other traditional materials for the intercultural evening :) Promotional material (games/cards/books/videos) & creative presentations of your countries will make us get the most from our intercultural experience. Participants are requested to prepare on how dry recyclable waste gets managed in their countries, and if possible bringing pictures of the process. 7|Page
«Το σχέδιο αυτό χρηματοδοτήθηκε με την υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η παρούσα δημοσίευση [ανακοίνωση] δεσμεύει μόνο τον συντάκτη της και η Επιτροπή δεν ευθύνεται για τυχόν χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.» *The WEATHER Our Youth Exchange will be hosted at the beginning of May. A predicted temperature shall vary between 15 – 25 Celcious. Please make sure that you will bring some sport clothes, trainers, comfortable trousers and T-shirts with you. Of course don’t neglect to bring your swimming suite, sunglasses and hats are also needed. But just to be prepared for any occasion, bring with you any light jacket and some warm clothes for the night. *About GREECE If you want to know more about our country here are some useful links: http://www.visitgreece.gr/ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece And for Thessaloniki http://www.thessaloniki.travel/index.php/en/ http://www.greecetravel.com/thessaloniki/ For any question or more information don’t hesitate to contact us! We are looking forward to meeting you Youthfully Yours, The organizational Team Project’s Coordinators & Contacts: Apostolos Vagenas email@example.com – tel. +30 6934590475 Agatha Mingou firstname.lastname@example.org – tel. +30 6949311879 Oso Loustaunau email@example.com – tel. +30 6986304645 youthfullyyoursgr.wordpress.com firstname.lastname@example.org 8|Page
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