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:

Intercultural Cooperation through Environmental Exploration – ICE part

By Julia Smielewicz

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.

30. January 2015 to 7. February 2015.

More than 30 participants from five different countries took part, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Macedonia, Germany and Poland.
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!


Kompetenzteam visiting Nîmes

By Filip Kudzia

In November Kompetenzteam was invited by Nîmes to talk about sommercamp in the future.

13.11-16.11. 2014
Representatives of Frankfurt (Oder) relative youth affairs Sören and Heike and Kompetenzteam: Manuela, Pauline, Marlene, Marcela, Filip, Kuba, Julia, Monika, Wioletta.

From which countries did the people come?
Germany, Poland, France.
We went there to improve the relations with our partner town Nîmes, to talk about new actions and get to know the community.

What happened?
14.11.2014 some participants of Sommercamp 2014 and representatives of both cities met in Youth Centre in Nîmes.
What did we talk about?
Representatives of Nîmes and Frankfurt (Oder) were talking about Sommercamp in the future and youth actions.

What will stay in our memories?
Everything will stay in our memerioes because it was the best trip we’ve ever been and we will never forget it. But for sure the flight was a big experience for us. We will never forget also thousands of pictures before Eiffel Tower and driving by very fast TGV. We were all impressed about Nîmes. This is a city with beautiful history and architecture.

In the media?