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EVS la castel, în Slovenia

luni, 24 iulie 2017

PLANT A TREE – GROW A LIFE este un proiect SEV (Serviciul European de Voluntariat), finanţat prin programul Erasmus Plus, găzduit de Centrul de Cercetare și Educație Dvorec Rakičan, din Slovenia. În acest moment, organizaţia găzduieşte doi voluntari SUPER TINERI.

Organizaţia gazdă, RIS Dvorec Rakican, este o instituţie publică, care administrează castelul Rakican, o clădire de patrimoniu cultural, ce deţine un hotel de 3 stele, o cafenea, un centru de echitaţie şi un parc. RIS găzduieşte conferinţe ştiinţifice, o filială a Universităţii din Maribor şi diverse asociaţii studenţeşti. 

Regiunea Pomurje, unde e situat castelul, este faimoasă pentru centrele SPA şi bogăţia culinară, iar cel mai apropiat oraş, Murska Sobota, oferă o varietate de opţiuni de petrecere a timpului liber şi numeroase evenimente culturale. 

Stagiul de voluntariat va dura 7 luni şi se va desfăşura în perioada 1 septembrie 2017 - 31 martie 2018. Toate costurile sunt acoperite de organizaţia gazdă: mese, cazare, transport (în limita a 275 euro), bani de buzunar (85 euro/lună). Cazarea va fi în cameră single, într-una din camerele castelului. 

Proiectul are ca temă centrală natura şi protecţia mediului, însă organizaţia oferă numeroase oportunităţi de dezvoltare personală şi profesională, implementând numeroase proiecte de educaţie, turism, cultură şi incluziune socială.

Mai jos, puteţi consulta rezumatul proiectului. Pentru a aplica, vă rugăm să ne trimiteţi un CV şi o scrisoare de intenţie pe adresa: voluntarasirys(at)gmail.com sau pe www.facebook.com/ASIRYS. Deadline: 31 iulie 2017.

Environmental protection and conservation represents one of the main priorities of the European Union. An important dimension of environmental conservation and protection is raising awareness and social responsibility especially among young people. Although the European Union has one of the strictest environmental standards in the world, activities relating to education and awareness of environmental protection and preservation found in formal as well as in informal learning processes have derogated from those standards. Even media campaigns in this field are not sufficiently targeting individual local environments and are therefore less efficient. To achieve a greater awareness, efforts must be made to raise the perception of values among young people and one of these fundamental values represents nature.


The project’s goal is to raise awareness and social responsibility regarding environmental protection and conservation of local environment and consequently the EU through the usage of informal learning tools and methods. Moreover, we wish to encourage young people to think about the ways their behaviour and their level of responsibility influences or even improves the relation to nature, thus in some way protecting it. The other aspect of the project relates to the two volunteers (aged from 18 to 30 years) who are interested in the field of environmental protection and conservation. Here the goal is to enable active participation in the project implementation as well as all planned activities that will be applied during the project. Through active participation the volunteers will acquire new knowledge and practical experience as well as develop skills related to the area covered by the project, which will significantly contribute to their personal growth, social involvement, higher adaptability, and development of innovative thinking. All this newly gained skills will ultimately represent an advantage in the labour market and will further their employability opportunities.

Within the project’s framework we plan to implement the following activities that will follow the objectives set by the project, thus prompting young people as well as others who are interested by this topic to assume the role of active citizens: a round table, thematic evenings, local discussion with NGOs, a photo competition and exhibition, workshops, participation at the international scientific conference titled "Ecology better tomorrow ", organisation of a campaign titled " Plant a tree – grow a life”. The campaign will involve the local public, thus everyone who is interested in this topic will donate and plant a tree (in accordance with their capabilities).


For the two volunteers living and working abroad represents an invaluable experience. Project’s main goals are: the promotion of active (European) citizenship of young people, furthering new knowledge, skills, and competencies, promote intercultural awareness, mobility, and social participation among young people as well as between organizations and dissemination of good practices throughout the EU. In the long term, we wish to create relevant content and conditions that will enable the strengthening the international dimension of youth activities, promotion of youth work and raising its quality as well as strengthening the cooperation between partnering countries.

#BeInclusive: Premiul EU Sport

joi, 29 iunie 2017

Concursul, lansat de DGEAC, urmărește o mai bună recunoaștere a organizațiilor care susțin incluziunea socială a grupurilor dezavantajate prin intermediul sportului.
Pot participa organizații înființate în UE, publice sau private, comerciale sau nonprofit, care au derulat cu succes proiecte sportive destinate incluziunii sociale a minorităților etnice, a refugiaților, a persoanelor cu dizabilități, a grupurilor de tineri care se confruntă cu circumstanțe sociale dificile.
Organizațiile participante trebuie să prezinte proiectele în scris (maximum 3 pagini) și să adauge fotografii și videoclipuri de maximum 5 minute.


Vor fi acordate trei premii, iar câștigătorii vor fi anunțați la ceremonia care va fi organizată la Bruxelles, în 22 noiembrie 2017. Fiecare organizație câștigătoare va primi un premiu în valoare de 10.000 de euro.


DL: 15 septembrie 2017, ora 17:00 CET


Detalii: Be Inclusive

Schimb de tineri: NASA - Natural and Sustainable Alternatives - Lituania

joi, 15 iunie 2017

A doua propunere pentru vara anului 2017 este o mobilitate de învăţare nonformală Erasmus Plus, în Skautų slenis, Ukmergė, Lituania. În perioada 20 august - 31 august 2017 aveţi şansa de a participa la un schimb de tineri cu participanţi din Cehia, Croaţia şi Ucraina. Pentru a participa trebuie să realizaţi activităţi de voluntariat în cadrul Asociaţiei SUPER TINERI. Pentru inscriere, completati acest formular: https://goo.gl/forms/4Y9QkAwbNv6bValX2. Mai multe detalii despre proiect, puteţi citi mai jos. 

Aims of the project:

- Discover alternative and environmentally friendly options for living;
- Discover alternative building similarities and differences between different cultures;
- Gain practical skills using different methods (straw bale building, cob construction, permaculture and natural farming);
- Get to know how people live in eco communities in Lithuania;
- Promote village life style among young people.


Number of participants
7 participants (18-30 years old) + 1 leader (no age limit) per country.
40 participants in total.
 

Organisations involved:
Skautų slėnis - Lithuania
SUPER TINERI (ASIRYS) - Romania
KAPRALUV MLYN - Czech Republic
Turbina promjena - Croatia
Union Forum - Ukraine


Accomodation
The youth exchange will be held in Scout valley Campsite in Lithuania
http://www.skautuslenis.lt/en/.
Tents will be provided, yurt will be available for a day programme.
Scout valley is located in surrounding of a beautiful wild nature, forests and a stream. Near by (14 km away) is an old Town Ukmergė. Its 70 km away from the main biggest cities Vilnius and Kaunas.

Solar showers, compostable toilets and pond for swimming on site.

What to bring with you: 
+ Sleeping bag; 
+ Clothes and shoes for hot/cold/rainy weather (no boring weather here:); 
+ Comfortable shoes and clothes for muddy work; 
+ Swimming suit; 
+ Personal hygiene things; 
+ Medication if you need some; 
+ Identity card; 
+ European insurance card (the blue one); 
+ Health insurance; 
+ Adventurous spirit.

Travel

- Travel expenses will be covered according to Erasmus+ guidelines. 
- Participants have to arrive on 20th AUGUST 
- Depart on 31st AUGUST. 
- Any other options are on participants own expense. 
- Consult and get the approval from us before you buy the tickets. 
- The whole group from the same country preferably should travel together with the same plane/bus. 
- The pick up will be organised from the airport/bus station in the evening of 20th August from VILNIUS and/or KAUNAS 
- The drop off in the morning of 31st August. 

Travel reimbursment: 
In order to reimburse the money you have to bring with you: 
1. The original invoice of the flight/bus ticket (with a clear mark how much you have paid). This invoice should be addressed to yourself or your organisation. 
2. If you pay by cash - save the receipt, by bank - print the bank statement. We strongly advice to buy the tickets at once from one account. 
3. Save all boarding passes - even if it is a simple printed A4 paper - we need the original. No boarding pass = no reimbursement.

Reimbursement for travel costs will be made after all boarding passes (both ways) are collected from all of the participants, Invoice from sending organisation issued and all leaders rapports submitted to the mobility tool system. The travelling refunds will be given via bank transfer directly to your leaders or organisations bank account and will be distributed accordingly to the 8 participants from that Country.  

Travel budget 
Romania - 170 Eur* 
Czech Republic - 170 Eur* 
Croatia - 170 Eur* 
Ukraine - 170 Eur* 
* Both ways. Should the flight chosen by the participants be more than the travel grant, then participants have to bear the extra cost.

Before your arrival 
Every group should make a presentation on different alternative building materials used in your country (straw bale houses, traditional building materials, eco solutions, eco villages and communities etc.) 

Youth Exchange "E.U.RO.P.E.+CY” - Cipru

miercuri, 15 martie 2017

Pentru vara anului 2017 vă propunem o mobilitate de învăţare nonformală Erasmus Plus, în Cipru. În perioada 1-9 iulie 2017 aveţi şansa de a participa la un schimb de tineri cu participanţi din Estonia, Anglia, Polonia, Grecia şi Cipru. Pentru a participa trebuie să realizaţi activităţi de voluntariat în cadrul Asociaţiei SUPER TINERI. Pentru inscriere, completati acest formular: https://goo.gl/forms/4Y9QkAwbNv6bValX2. Mai multe detalii despre proiect, puteţi citi mai jos. 

Main Details About Project
Hosting organization: Youth Dynamics Group
Venue: Agros, Cyprus
APV Dates: 12th – 14th May 2017
Youth Exchange Dates: 1st – 9 th July 2017
Youth Exchange Participants for each group: 9 participants + 1 group leader
Age: Between 16-30 years old. No age limit for group leader
Participant countries: Estonia, United Kingdom, Romania, Poland, Greece and Cyprus
Language: Project will run in English.
Venue of the project: Agros village in Cyprus 


"E.U.RO.P.E.+CY” is a multicultural youth exchange within the framework of Key Action 1. The exchange will take place over 9 days in Agros, Cyprus between 1-9/7/2017. The 60 participants will come from Estonia, UK, Romania, Poland, Ellada + Cyprus (=E.U.RO.P.E.+CY). The theme will explore history, culture, traditions and politics of the participants from their respective countries. These topics will be explored through a range of non-formal learning methods through arts, sports, drama, a cultural visit and a community project. The objectives of the exchange are to provide a forum for diverse cultures to come together and have a recognition for similarities and appreciation of differences, foster and encourage personal and social development through interaction on an inter-cultural level, empower young people to be active citizens and have an increased sense of belonging to Europe.

The project is aimed to bring together project leaders, youth workers and youngsters from 6 programme countries to discuss working experiences and strategies of NGOs in their work with youth within the field of European Citizenship Education and Youth participation in order to give new impulses, to share possible ways to break the issue down and to come up with creative ideas and support for practitioners in the international youth field. The YE will provide the occasion to share experiences, to foster sustainable and equivalent partnerships, to support capacity building, to contribute towards inventive projects by exploring new working methods and strategies, to improve the quality of future projects and to develop further activities. The methods used will be based on the principles and practice of nonformal education taking into account the needs, motivations and previous experiences of the participants. In addition, the project will provide space for debate, for individual and group reflection, and encourage the exchange of best practices. The debriefings of the common work and the achieved results will be accompanied by theoretical inputs and presentations that will complement the outcomes of the common work, helping to create the theoretical and practical framework in which participants will reflect upon existing examples of own European Citizenship Education projects and those of the other project promoters.


The main topic of our exchange is discovering cultures. During the project we will try to build bridges between the European Youth and we will promote Cultural Diversity.
The participants will deepen their knowledge on the subject of intercultural and non-formal learning, draw a map of existing attitudes towards non-formal intercultural learning as achieved through cross-border volunteering. They will also explore the values and impact of intercultural non formal learning and volunteering and share best practices of promoting and increasing visibility of intercultural learning and volunteering as well as develop new practices. The opportunities of using the Youthpass in ERASMUS+ activities as a tool for self-reflection and evaluation will also be discussed. By working, creating and cooperating together our participants will become more aware of cultural diversity in Europe.


The working programme uses informal learning in form of discussing, games, group activities. Through this, they will experience a new way of discovering their own history. In turn, these young people will act as multipliers among their cohorts who in the long run will become better citizens. 



In this project we will include 9 participants and 1 team leader from each partner organization. Participants can be aged 16 to 30 and there’s no age limit for the group leader.
Team leaders will be responsible for their group and their needs, and help facilitate the whole project by giving advice, coordinating the communication as well as the project organization.


Before departure to the venue the team leader will be responsible to ensure proper thematic and cultural preparation of participants.

Why do we do this? Because youth active participation and engagement into the leading of the project is the best way for exploring new competencies, taking responsibilities, for learning and gaining leadership skills.
We hope to see you in the project well-prepared, positive and motivated to learn and inspire each other to start making positive transformation around the world.

No se sabe por qué se ama.

luni, 27 februarie 2017

El amor es un don que nos sobreviene sin poder explicar qué lo produjo. Así me sucedió con Rumanía y si ahora trato de explicármelo sé que una parte de ese misterio imprevisto quedará inalterado y desconocido. Pero quiero hacerlo aunque solo sea por el placer de dejar tras de mí unas huellas para el que venga detrás mío pueda reconocer algo que yo he visto y querido.

Cuando uno cruza la frontera rumana tiene la impresión verdadera del significado de este tránsito, tal vez, por primera vez en su vida. Muchos indicios nos señales que nos adentramos en otro mundo con otras reglas y con otra mirada.

Un dominio de ciudades fantasmágoricas postindustriales a veces (Copsa Mica, Arad, etc) o de villas maravillosas a las que un hechizo ha conservado como eran en el siglo XV (Sibiu, Sighisoara,etc.). El contraste será siempre sobrecogedor, en un mismo suelo conviven las brumas más densas de un pasado mágico, con su tradición de seres fantásticos: vârcolaci, iele, Moroï y sus lugares extraidos de una época que parece remota, con el ambiente postsoviético de intrigas, contrabandos, bloques socialistas desvencijados y la sombra de la antigua Securitate, la policia de la que hasta la KGB desconfiaba.

Y es que Rumanía es un microcosmos, una reproducción a escala de la totalidad del mundo: sus playas melancólicas en el mar Negro, el inenarrablemente hermoso Delta del Danubio, la majestad imponente de los Carpatos, ese enloquecido carnaval donde se mezclan lo verdadero y lo falso bajo todas sus máscaras que es Bucuresti o las afiladas agujas que rematan tantas torres encantadas en Sighisoara, la Praga de los Cárpatos; y sin duda unos nombres de tierras que aun estremecen por su fuerza: Transilvania, la tierra de allende los bosques o Valahia.

Conviene, no obstante, en Rumanía ser despierto y agudo. El caracter europeo y a la vez oriental de los rumanos, su equidistancia de París e Istambul, provocan que muchos rumanos procuren sentirse con los turistas como jugadores de ventaja, siempre dispuestos a sacar algún partido. Pero rápidamente, si ven que tu disposición es franca y cálida, y reconocen en tí a un hermano del SUR de Europa, se tornarán extremadamente dóciles y generosos, dispuesto a charlar contigo durante un buen rato todo y no conocer otra lengua que el rumana. Sólo la prepotencia de turista de pais rico será penada como merece: con expolios y timos completados siguiendo todas las reglas del arte.

Viajad a Rumanía, en coche si podeis, en Calea Ferata (tren) si no hay más remedio, o a pie incluso. Impregnaos de esa tierra pristina y aun llena de arcanos, leed si podeis a sus muchos y excelentes poetas y escritores (Eliade, Cioran, Culianu, Iorga, Zamfirescu...son algunos de los más conocidos) y bebed sus cervezas.

Pero os advierto de un peligro: tal vez vuestra alma quede atrapada entre las redes de esa Madre Incógnita que es Rumania y esteis, como yo, deseando...

8 ani de SUPER TINERI

duminică, 26 februarie 2017

Pe 26 februarie, am împlinit 8 ani de activitate. Anul acesta am organizat două întâlniri diferite, dar unite prin învăţare nonformală. La primul eveniment, fiecare voluntar a aplicat o metodă nonformală, astfel că am testat improvizaţie, storytelling, am creat poezii, am ascultat activ o recenzie a cărţii "Secretele Succesului", am vorbit de Dragobete şi ne-am bucurat de energizere cu dans. Al doilea eveniment a inclus pe lângă prezentările unor noi proiecte, precum o teză de doctorat despre impactul asociaţiei noastre la nivel local, şi o nouă ediţie a emisiunii "La poveşti... cu Ioana". Pe scurt, a fost un weekend frumos. Mulţumim, dragi voluntari, parteneri, prieteni, susţinători! Împreună suntem ca un rinocer care dansează!

Festivalul "Din Vatra Satului" - ediţia a III-a

joi, 1 decembrie 2016

În luna decembrie, ne vom implica în organizarea unui nou festival de tradiţii, datini şi obiceiuri: Festivalul Regional de Folclor, Tradiții şi Obiceiuri ”Din vatra satului”, ediţia a-III-a, 2016. Coordonatorul evenimentului este Maria Ludmila RĂCHIERU, iar pe lângă Asociaţia SUPER TINERI (ASIRYS) sunt implicate şi următoarele instituţii: Primăria Ţibăneşti şi Liceul Tehnic P.P. Carp. Partener media este Radio Iaşi.

Artiştii care au confirmat participarea până la acest moment, sunt:

Ion şi Veaceslav Bînzari
George Forcos Palade
Florentina Albu Neculai      
Ana-Maria Ignat         
Profu' de Râs (Daniel Budeanu)
Corul "Sfântul Nicolae" Ipatele
Orchestra Ţibăneşti

Festivalul are ca obiectiv susţinerea manifestărilor folclorice de iarnă în regiunea Moldovei şi se adresează: cadrelor didactice, elevilor, ONG-urilor şi grupurilor folclorice de amatori din regiunea nord-est.

Perioadă înscriere: 10 noiembrie - 15 decembrie 2016
Perioadă desfăşurare: 17 decembrie 2016
Locaţie: Căminul Cultural din satul Ţibăneşti

Secţiuni:
1. Cântece populare de iarnă
2. Dansuri populare
3. Datini, obiceiuri şi tradiţii de iarnă

Pentru înscrieri, trimiteţi un email la adresa: fya_f@yahoo.com sau comunicaţi prin telefon la numărul (0751) 065 821, următoarele informaţii:

      Secţiunea şi descrierea momentului artistic:
      Numele şi prenumele artiştilor implicaţi:
      Vârsta:
      Școala/Instituţia/Grupul:
      Numele îndrumătorului:
      Localitatea:
      Județul:


Este important să menţionăm următoarele:

NU SE SOLICITĂ TAXĂ DE PARTICIPARE.
Se vor acorda premiile I, II, III şi menţiuni.
Fiecare artist va primi diplomă de participare şi/sau adeverinţă de activitate extra-şcolară, semnată de toţi partenerii.
Vor fi realizate gratuit sesiuni fotografice cu grupurile şi un film documentar al evenimentului.

"Tradiţia adevarată e singura merinde sufletească."
Liviu Rebreanu

TOTAL project or how to become a trainer?

duminică, 30 octombrie 2016

Non formal education has got rising impact on young people all across Europe. European Union is supporting different forms of non-formal education, and includes it in its policies and structures. At the same time, this sector is not fully regulated, and formal approaches to professionalization of education and development of non-formal education staff are uncommon and limited. 

How to become a trainer? Who issues the certificates? What is the difference between junior and senior trainer? How to ensure quality of delivered trainer’s work? There are any questions and issues for a debate so that it why we have started with Training of Trainers and Active Leaders - the project which is complex and includes 3 mobility activities: TOTAL Basic, TOTAL Advance and TOTAL Lab. 


Training of Trainers and Active Leaders – TOTAL Basic was organised by TDM2000 Polska and took place from 12th to 19th of September 2016 in Krzyżowa, Poland and equipped 35 young leaders, youth workers and junior trainers coming from partner organisations from Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Spain, Greece, United Kingdom and Italy with new experience and provided them with an opportunity to professional development and space to contribute to quality of youth work in Europe.  Victor Cozma and Constantin Boca represented SUPER TINERI organisation.

Main aims and objectives which were achieved during the Training are:
• to empower involved organisations to implement non-formal education activities in their local communities and on national and European level;
•  professional development of trainers and youth workers, starting from basic skills, through development of training modules, training strategies, to improvement of youth work and training.
•  to prepare participants for individual work as junior trainers and together with other trainers  within their organisation, and prepare follow up activities.

Participants of TOTAL Basic developed innovative training methods; used creative tools, available resources, and new skills necessary in youth work. They are in process of local follow up activities after the Training Course as a part of results’ dissemination. New generation of European trainers and TOTAL Pool of trainers has been created and established in order to plan future project ideas which will be developed and implemented locally and internationally with collaboration of all partner organisations.
The Project is funded by Polish National Agency within Erasmus+ Programme, organised by TDM2000 Polska.

Partner organisations of the project Training of Trainers and Active Leaders:

Centar za mejdunarodna mladejka deinost – IYAC – Bulgaria
ASHA Foundation – United Kingdom
Fingerprints – Malta
Network for European Citizenship and Identity – NECI – Cyprus
CET Platform – Croatia
Mlada Sered – Slovakia
Associação Recreativa e Cultural Universitária do Minho – Portugal
TDM 2000 – Italy
IHNILATES TOU FOTOS – Greece
Urbano Opshtestvo – FYROM
Go Europe – Spain
VsI Inovaciju biuras – Lithuania
Asociatia SUPER TINERI (ASIRYS) – Romania
Development Initiatives for a Common Europe – DICE – Czech Republic
TDM 2000 Polska - Poland


Schimb de tineri în Grecia: The Green Way

luni, 24 octombrie 2016

În perioada 17-25 noiembrie, 6 tineri cu vârsta cuprinsă între 18-25 de ani, vor beneficia de o mobilitate în Grecia, în zona Ioannina. Toate costurile sunt suportate de Uniunea Europeană prin Programul Erasmus Plus. Mai multe detalii despre proiect, mai jos. 


What the project The Green Way is about?

Our organisation is concerned about the natural environment in general and its’ problems, trying to promote care for the natural environment among young people. As we are actively involved within “Let’s Do It!” worldwide environmental activities, we are well aware of the environmental problems the Earth is facing and we believe that there are easy ways how individuals can help to change the environmental situation. We want to carry out this project in order to promote the value of individual and local environmental activities, “green” lifestyle and new ideas for solutions of environmental problems.

What are the main aims of The Green Way project?

To promote care of the natural environment among many young individuals from EU countries;

To create and    popularize a web site which would mainly contain information about natural

Environment care, “green” lifestyle and small scale environmental project ideas for local communities and other environment promotional materials;

To empower for young people from EU (participants of the project) to exchange their ideas, culture, traditions and to motivate and support each other for environmental ideas;

To let young people of EU (participants of the project) to acquire skills that might be very useful in their professional and private lives after participating in this project.

How do we plan to reach the aims of project?

During the implementation of this project, we plan to discuss the environmental problem the Earth faces and the environmental attitudes in our daily lives that can improve the situation. We will learn about the ways to improve the environment around us and we will do activities that will promote a green way of living.

Who will take part in YOUth for RefuGeneration project?

In the implementation of the project will participate 30 young people, aged 16-30 (youth leaders can exceed the age of 30) from Greece, Romania, Latvia, Estonia and Croatia.

Planned activities of the implementation project

Planned activities after the implementation of the project

- Creation of a website for sharing the practical results of the project

- A social media campaign for sharing the website and project’s practical outcomes

- Photo exhibition

Preparation for the project

Steps for preparation:

- Formation of national teams –5 young participants (15-25 years old, in exceptional cases until 30

Years old) and 1 team leader (experienced in youth work and Erasmus+ projects, aged 25+)

- Participants should be informed about the background and aims of this project

- Getting to know information about the environmental    situation in their country

- Preparation of the activities of your national night (presentation of your country/culture,

National/cultural games, videos, dances, costumes, snacks – whatever    represents your country

And the place you come from the best in interactive ways)

- Prepare for your travel

Your travel to Kouklioi village

You can already start planning and booking your travel. You can choose between flying to Athens or Thessaloniki, our suggestion is to fly to Thessaloniki because you will save money & many hours on

The bus since Athens is very far. Your arrival in Kouklioi should be on 17th of November and departure from the venue on 25th of November.

If you chose to fly to THESSALONIKI, you then have to take the public bus 78 that goes to the Thessaloniki bus station (KTEL Makedonias). The bus departs every 30 minutes on the arrival floor right outside the airport. You should buy the 2 Euro ticket at the ticket machine inside the bus, therefore you need to have coins with you. The drive will take around 1 hour.

At the bus station, you should find a ticket counter that sells tickets to IOANNINA (another name of the city is GIANNENA) and ask for reserved tickets on name THOMAS TSIKOS. The t icket will cost around 32 Euros and the drive will take around 3 hours.

You should inform us in advance your preferred departure time from Thessaloniki, so that we can reserve tickets for you, otherwise there is a big chance you will have no seats on the bus. The possible departure times from Thessaloniki are: 8:00, 11:30, 14:00 and 15:45.

If you chose to fly to ATHENS, you then have to take the public bus X93 that goes to the intercity bus station of Athens (KTEL Athinon). The bus departs every 40 minutes outside the airport, on the arrival level between exits 4 and 5. You should buy a 6 Euros ticket at a ticket counter next to the bus stop. The drive will be slightly more than 1 hour.

At the bus station, you should find a ticket counter that sells tickets to IOANNINA (another name of the city is GIANNENA) and ask for a reserved tickets on name THOMAS TSIKOS. The tickets will cost 49 euros and the drive will take 7 hours.

You should inform us in advance your preferred departure time from Athens, so that we can reserve tickets for you, otherwise there is a big chance you will have no seats on the bus. The possible departure times from Athens are at 6:30, 8:30 and 11:00 (in the morning).

When you will arrive in Ioannina bus station, there will be a local volunteer to guide you to a bus that goes to Kouklioi village. There will be only one bus reserved for us and we will choose the departure time when we will know your travel details (especially, arrival time in Ioannina). You will need to wait for all participants to arrive and then depart together (latest around 8pm). As the bus will be reserved and prepaid by our organization, the ticket price will be split on all participants and then reduced from the travel cost reimbursement (its around 8-10 euros per person). The drive to Kouklioi village will take around 1 hour and our local volunteers will meet you at the bus stop and guide to the venue of the project.

Remember to plan also your departure the right way! The bus from Kouklioi will depart as early as you will need on 25th of November and the buses from Ioannina to Thessaloniki depart at 7:00, 11:30, 14:15, 16:00, 20:30, the buses from Ioannina to Athens will depart at 8:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:15 and 17:30.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: In case all groups will travel through Thessaloniki, we will be able to reserve a private bus from Thessaloniki airport (or city center for those who plan to arrive earlier) to Kouklioi. The bus would pick you up, have no stops/changes of bus, would be able to depart from Thessaloniki as late as 17:00 and depart from Kouklioi anytime needed by the ones that have the earliest flight and bus would cost slightly cheaper than public transportation.

AN EVEN MORE IMPOTANT NOTE: Before booking your flights, you must first get a confirmation of our organization that your arrival and departure times are right and possible to combine with the bus schedules in case of public transportation.

Covered travel costs

Travel costs up to a certain limit are covered by the Erasmus+ programme. The covered amount will be reimbursed to the participants after the project, when participants will send all the travel documents to our organization. The travel documents must include: your plane tickets + your plane boarding passes, Greek bus tickets and any train or bus tickets that you will use in your country, therefore we suggest you take good care of all your tickets and don’t lose them.

The travel reimbursements will be possible only if the most economic ways of travel were used (economy class, no taxi), only if the original tickets were send to our organization and if the participant attended the whole project from 17th to 25th of November and takes part in all activities during and after the implementation of the project.

The max amounts of reimbursement were defined by the Erasmus+ programme. Max amounts for each participant depends on their departure country:

Estonia: 270 Euros

Latvia: 170 Euros

Croatia: 80 Euros

Romania: 170 Euros

Things you should know about the venue of the project

Kouklioi is a very small mountain village in a rural area; apart from the beautiful nature and locals, there are very few local cafeterias and a mini market. There is free wifi in the village, which doesn’t work very well inside the accommodation place and is very slow in general. For a good wifi, you will have to visit the local cafeteria.

During the project, we expect the weather to be very cool, around 10-20 degrees. It might feel warm during sunny moments and very cool during rain and the nights so take warm clothes and umbrellas with you.

We will have activities and stay in a house, where we have hosted many youth projects. Participants will stay in mixed national groups by 5-6 people in each room which will have a private bathroom with a shower, single beds and a balcony. There will be all necessary but participants should bring their own toiletries (shampoos etc) and towels.

During the free time, participants will have a chance to play various table games we have in the house, sports games in the nearby sports fields, visit cafeterias and if the weather is very nice, we can organize a mountain hiking. Any games, musical instruments and free time activity suggestions will be very welcome!

Until 25th of October the latest, we expect the organisations to send us a list of their team members, including their names and surnames, food preferences (vegetarian, allergies, etc). We need this information to prepare logistic aspects of the project (their accommodation, and wellbeing) and for being sure that the groups are completed and the preparation process is going on.

If you face any problems ensuring a complete group of participants or there are any questions and/or problems with the preparation of the participants, please let us know as soon as possible so we can avoid/fix the problems.

In case you have any questions, contact our group via e-mail address - youthcenterofepirus@yahoo.gr

Or phone number – 00306975200586.

A Facebook group for this project will be created very soon, we will invite all the organizations to join through e-mail and all participants should join the group too. It will be a quick way how to exchange information and to be in touch.

You can get information and read about experience of our organisation in our web site – http://www.youthcenterofepirus.org, you are also welcome to visit and like our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/Youth.Center.Epirus    .

Our team is very excited about this project, hoping to have a good time

And lots of fun! See you soon in Greece!!!

Online tools for organizations

joi, 20 octombrie 2016

One of the best outputs from  the Erasmus + training "Media Retreat" organized in Birmingham, UK, is a list with free media tools that we can use in order to improve our work in our organization. You can find the list bellow and we advice you to play a bit with them, for sure you'll discover something that fits you. 


Analytical tools

www.klout.com – a website linking your social media profiles & giving you a social media impact score, with additional topics that you are leading on the web 2.0.

www.buffer.com - Buffer enables social media managers to schedule posts on social networks throughout the day and evening. It’s analytics tools will also evaluate your posts to deduce the best possible times to share your content.

Periscope: iTunes/GooglePlay - Periscope is a mobile app connected to Twitter that enables nonprofits to easily broadcast live from special events or while on location.

www.ritetag.com - RiteTag allows you to track in real-time the performance of your campaign hashtags. Their dashboard shows you how many people are using your hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and enables you to track trending hashtags.

Graphic tools

www.canva.com - Canva’s drag-and-drop features and professional layouts enable users to easily design stunning graphics and documents.

https://pablo.buffer.com/ - Pablo by Buffer enables social media managers to easily create inspirational quote and powerful stat images perfectly sized for social media.

www.piktochart.com - Piktochart is an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop infographic design tool that allows hi-res image and PDF exports.

www.creativeswithoutborders.org/ - Creatives Without Borders connects nonprofits in need of graphic and web design skills with creatives that are willing to do the work pro bono for a good cause and increased exposure.

www.relaythat.com - Relay is a web-based graphic design tool for beginners that enables one-click redesign for multiple image sizes as well as scheduling to social media and analytics.

www.issuu.com – Issuu is an online platform for turning your pdf files into e-magazines, which pages that can be turned over.

www.giphy.com/gifmaker - Giphy GIF Maker enables users to easily create animated video GIFs and GIF slideshows with captions.

http://viralsweep.com/blog/free-stock-images-for-commercial-use/ - 100% free photos of high quality

www.picmonkey.com - PicMonkey is an easy-to-use photo editing platform that enables nonprofits to embed text upon photos, apply watermarks, and create photo collages through a simple drag-and-drop process.

Video tools

www.wevideo.com - WeVideo is an easy-to-use, cloud-based video editing platform with an advanced suite of creative tools such as animation, color keying, voice over, and clip transformation.

Content tools

www.brainyquote.com - BrainyQuote is a directory of inspirational quotes which can be useful for web, email, and social media content.

www.thesarus.com - When writing web and email content, Thesaurus.com allows you to quickly search for synonyms for words that you use too often. It’s an essential tool for web and email content writers.

Coding tools


www.w3schools.com - Knowing basic HTML is a must-have skill for online marketers. Tools like WordPress (website and blog content) and MailChimp (email marketing) are much easier to work with if users understand the premise of HTML and can make simple edits to WordPress or MailChimp generated HTML code.

http://www.html.am/html-editors/online-html-editor.cfm - Once you know the basics of HTML, you can either write the code from scratch or use a HTML editor to easily generate HTML for tables, images, and formatted text.

Email marketing tools

www.mailchimp.com – Allows you to create and send newsletters for free. The easy drag & drop menu gives you all the possiblity to create catchy and visually attractive emails & schedule them.


Some more tools can be found here:
 https://padlet.com/kadikerner/436f490nu8rd 

Examples:


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