Call for Participants: Meet-Up!

Youth Exchange: Meet Up Eco-Logical: Educated, Competent, Open-minded

With this project, we would like to stress that the responsibility for the ecological situation concerns every individual person, but only acting together we can save our planet. We are going to talk about the everyday lives of people from Ukraine and Germany and how it influences on the environmental situation. In this part, we will fabricate upcycling products. Through the project, participants will experience how to use creativity for a change.

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Our next youth exchanges and projects:

[ ] YE Recycling -> 04.-13.04.2018, EuroCamp
[ ] Sustainable Foundations for Sustainable Partnerships -> 03.-10.05.2018, EuroCamp
[ ] Sommercamp der Partnerstädte -> 04.-17.08.2018, Eurocamp

Write us a message and join our skills developing Projects and Youth Exchanges!
It’s a great possibility to meet new people and improve your language skills!

 

Mit uns zum Weltbürger werden

Lust dich mit jungen Aktivisten aus Malaysia, Großbritannien, Indonesien, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabien, Malawi, Indien, Ghana, Deutschland und Polen zu vernetzen? Bist du neugierig darauf dich mit Interkulturalität, Menschenrechten, Kommunikation und nachhaltiger Entwicklung praktisch auseinanderzusetzen? Arbeitest du gern in Gruppen und kreativ? Dann nutz deine Chance und werde Teilnehmer oder Teilnehmerin unseres Projektes „Living in One World“, welches vom 16.09.-29.09.2017 im EuroCamp am Helenesee stattfindet. Verpflegung und Unterkunft sind inkl. Du brauchst also nur gute Laune und dein Interesse. Wenn du interessiert bist teilzunehmen, dann melde dich bei uns. Gemeinsam werden wir Weltbürger.

Call for Participants: Youth Exchange in Ukraine!

Dear youngsters,

we invite you to an interesting youth exchange in Sumy, Ukraine. Young people from Germany, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine will discuss from 28.07.2017 -06.08.2017 about the ecological situation and how we can act together.

If you are interested to join us, please fill in and submit the following form:

https://kompetenzteam.wufoo.com/forms/m1kxzvvm187ud1a/

More information here:

https://www.smore.com/9dq1p-eco-logical

Info about YE in Ukraine

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Apply now: “4-Elements”-Project in Tunesia

Dear all,

from 18th to 25th of July a cool project in Tunesia will take place. Join us and take part! We are still searching for polish participants. You can apply easily by filling out the application form here:

https://kompetenzteam.wufoo.com/forms/project-4elements-in-tunesia-1825072017/

Background:

The project will take place in Tunis in a certified and safe location. Participants from Germany, Poland, Israel and Tunesia will explore together the links between environment and society and its impact on each other.

We will travel together. The project is funded by the European Union. This means that 70% of the travel costs will be refunded. Housing and food will be provided by the local organization.

If you have questions feel free to contact us!

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Suche nach Hoffnung: Geschichten von jungen Migranten

Jugendliche beschäftigen sich in deutsch-ukrainischem Austauschprojekt mit Flüchtlingsproblematik

Sumy/Frankfurt (Oder). Die Begegnung „Seeking Hope: Stories of Young Migrants“ bringt Jugendliche des Kompetenzteams Frankfurt (Oder)-Slubice mit ukrainischen Jugendlichen zusammen. Seit vergangenem Freitag beschäftigen sie sich in der ukrainischen Stadt Sumy mit dem Thema Binnenflüchtlinge, dazu werden Interviews mit Jugendlichen aus Donezk geführt. Die aus Donezk Geflüchteten leben aktuell mit ihren Familien in Sumy und erzählen in sehr persönlichen und hoch emotionalen Gesprächen ihre Geschichten. Die Ergebnisse der einwöchigen Begegnung werden im Rahmen einer Fotoausstellung demnächst auch in Frankfurt (Oder) zu sehen sein.

Beim Austausch: Jugendliche aus Frankfurt (Oder) und Slubice sowie Sumy und Donezk

Beim Austausch: Jugendliche aus Frankfurt (Oder) und Slubice sowie Sumy und Donezk

Das Begegnungsprojekt, konzipiert vom „Center for European Initiatives“ und der pewobe gGmbH in Frankfurt (Oder), wird im Rahmen des Programms „Meet up! Deutsch-Ukrainische Jugendbegegnungen“ von der Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft“ durch das Auswärtige Amt und die Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.

Im Oktober kommen die Ukrainer nach Frankfurt (Oder), um sich mit der Flüchtlingsproblematik in Deutschland zu beschäftigen. Interessierte junge Menschen zwischen 16 und 26 aus Frankfurt (Oder) können sich für diese Begegnung im Herbst bei der pewobe gGmbH bewerben.

Three months in Germany: EVS experience 2016

I am Hasmik Hakobyan from Armenia and I began my EVS in February 2016. It will last until January 2017. So far, EVS has been three months of service with lots of new experiences, challenges, and of course happy moments.

My first contact with German people took place at the airport TXL and I was positively surprised about the kind and welcoming behavior of German people. The first lesson I learned from the trip to Germany was to ‘’Pack light’’. I like my room in Frankfurt and the flatmates who are welcoming and English speaking. I work in the office of pewobe with very kind and welcoming people. I like the office environment, people, and the view from the windows. The city of Frankfurt is very close to Slubice, a small Polish city. I can experience totally different cultures in a 10 minute-walk from the office.

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The first few days I was trying to integrate in the social life and there were many challenges which I still try to overcome. The first challenging experience was the communication with German people. Almost nobody speaks English and I felt helpless for the first time in my life. Thus, I learned that the most important thing I is to learn the language. Also I experienced some other social behaviors that are new for me but I am getting used to them.

I went to an ‘’On arrival training’’. There, I met other volunteers and learned more about the rules of EVS. It was a very good experience; we could share our experiences with other volunteers and helped each other. I also took part in the JULEICA leadership project and learned a lot regarding the role of a leader in projects. That was a very useful experience. We met other participants from other locations and exchanged experiences and thoughts as well.

Lately we hosted 4 interns from Poland who helped us prepare projects for our “Europatag” and “Kindertag” . It was very nice to work in an international team and develop common projects. Also I leaned a lot regarding project proposal development and I think soon we will submit several project proposals which I would like to develop. In addition, we had a meeting for Sommercamp preparation and I got an idea on how to prepare a project and I would like to work on it.

Months full of creative work lie ahead and I hope to be productive in learning the language and preparing project proposals for further accomplishment.

Intercultural Cooperation through Environmental Exploration – DESERT part

by Filip Kudzia, Marcela Masina and Pauline Grahl

What?
A youth exchange of the project “Intercultural cooperation through Environmental Exploration”. The first part “ICE” was taking place in the EuroCamp. We talk about culture and its influence on our nature and environment.

When?
30.03. to 07.04.2015
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Who?
More than 25 participants from five different countries took part, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Germany and Poland. Our partner from Macedonia unfortunately couldn’t join us.

Why?
It was the second part of our culture-environmental project, which will be furthermore followed up by an exchange in Bosnia and Herzegovina in June.

What happened?
The main topic was environment again, focusing on the desert, and what influence it has on our culture. We were discussing the terms discrimination, culture, stereotypes and prejudices to understand those better. Our Tunisian friends taught us a lot about their surrounding and the desert. Furthermore we have been on two trips, one to Metline (our hosting city), where we saw important places and visited the center for handicapped children. The second one was to El Jem. The beautiful amphitheater, shopping and the place itself were the main attractions. We had a lot amazing evenings together, like the Traditional Tunisian evening and the intercultural evening.

What will stay in our memories?
Easter in Tunisia is a very unforgettable experience. Also riding on camels, conduct a polish Easter tradition – pour water all over others – and always dancing and singing to Tunisian music was a lot of fun. Actually, we experienced so many great things that we cannot write down and even remember them all anymore 😀
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In the media?
On SLYNCS’ (our partner from the UK) Facebook-page you can find some posts about our exchange in Tunisia!
www.facebook.com/SLYNCS?fref=ts
We have been to the local radio station and did interviews!
http://bizerte.radiomjs.tn/channel/1-Wikiradio#podcast
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Youth Leadership – Academy for Active Youth Participation

By Marcela Masina

The Youth Exchange “Youth Leadership – Academy for Active Youth Participation“ supported the skills of us – young people that are needed to active youth participation and can be used in our local and international activities.This youth exchange took place in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany in October 2014. The aim was to develop a project together that will start a transnational youth initiative. We did it! We made an international project “T.A.D. Together Against Discrimination”.The way to archive this goal wasn’t easy and led through many activities and workshops in which we had the change to get to know better the different Leadership Styles, Processes of Decision Making, Public Speaking and Project Management. This intercultural cooperation was possible throughout the exchange of 30 young people from organizations from Great Britain, Macedonia, Poland, Germany, Tunisia and Turkey. Thank to this project we can put “T.A.D. – Together Against Discrimination” into practice.
During the project, we – young people, have also a lot of fun and now we have a lot of good memories. In our free time, we were able to organize a Halloween party, Farewell party, visit Frankfurt (Oder) and just to speak with people from another culture and get to know them better.

More about the idea of the project “Together Against Discrimination” you can find by following the links below:
http://www.icaadglobal.org/
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/fight-against-discrimination/
http://www.oregonunitedagainstdiscrimination.org/lgbt/b
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/234784-bill-prevents-discrimination-against-religious-organizations
http://www.equalitynow.org/

Intercultural Cooperation through Environmental Exploration – ICE part

By Julia Smielewicz

What?
A youth exchange, first part of the project “Intercultural cooperation through Environmental Exploration”, taking place in the EuroCamp. We were talking about culture and its influence on our nature and environment.

When?
30. January 2015 to 7. February 2015.

Who?
More than 30 participants from five different countries took part, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Macedonia, Germany and Poland.
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What happened?
The topic of the workshop was “Ice”, we discussed the dangers and what are the advantages of ice. Everyone actively worked in the groups of their nationalities, as well as in mixed groups. In the groups everyone tried to speak slowly and understandable for all. Together we have been doing a lot. Furthermore we discussed and created the plan for the next part (“Desert part”), which will be held in early April in Tunisia. In addition to the workshops, we also had time for fun and relaxing. Every evening participants had attractive activities, we watched movies, we were dancing, doing sports, playing cards, bowling, and playing hide and seek. We also had two evenings, during which each country could present their culture. We also visited Frankfurt and Slubice twice. We were at the zoo, we were ice skating as well and of course we had free time. Everyone had a great experience and lots of fun in the whole week. We had a wonderful time and everyone was very nice towards each other.

What will stay in our memories?
Daddyyyy… UK’s role play on cultural discovery evening was epic and will cause a lot of jokes. Also Ice Skating was really funny, for both talented and not-so-talented participants. After that first part we are all really looking forward to the follow-ups in April and June. Tunisia and Bosnia – here we come!

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