Are you interested in an international cultural exchange? Do you want to explore more about your cultural heritage and how it influences you and your society?Are you eager to experience innovative and interactive group work with media of theater audio and video involved? Do you want to spend an amazing time in multicultural environment sharing cultures? Then this project is for you!
Venue: 31 October – 7 November 2015, Osnabrück, Menslage (Germany)
Eligibility criteria: Participants aged 18 to 25 (if you want to apply as a volunteer this criteria does not apply); be from Germany or Ukraine; good English communication skills required; motivated to work on the topic of culture and active citizenship;
Deadline: 30 September (for participants from Ukraine); 15 October (for participants from Germany)
Costs: Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizers for the whole duration of the exchange. 100% of travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 270 EUR for Ukrainian participants and 25 EUR for German participants.
What are my cultural roots? How does my cultural heritage influence me within society? What are similarities and differences between our cultures and how can we value them? And in what way do I take position in a global context? The main objective of the project is to share cultural concepts and discuss their benefits and limitations for European dialogue and thus foster intercultural understanding. We want to encourage young adults to gain more confidence in their cultural heritage and at the same time to develop creative competences for their daily lives.
Participants will be invited to take part in the project even before the start of main activity through online platform.
A gradual transition will be made from interactive workshops towards creative ones. During those workshops we are going to focus on such topics as stereotypes and prejudices, traditions, communication of differences, and relations between individual, their culture and communities. Introducing the media of theater, video and audio record during creative workshops we continue and deepen the dialogue of cultures through artistic group process to express ideas, finding new ways of approaching a topic and to explore how everyone can be more active and motivated in their environment through the value of own culture.
In total 24 participants, equally represented from Germany and Ukraine will be selected to participate in an exchange.
In order to apply submit an online application form: https://goo.gl/lZFuwk
Additionally we are looking for 2 German volunteers who are interested in project management and youth work to join the organizer’s team. To apply as a volunteer, send your CV and your letter of motivation to email@example.com with the following subject [Volunteering_Surname].
Selection: applicants will be selected on the basis of their applications. All applicants will be notified about selection results during 2 days after deadline.
Should you have any questions regarding the project, address them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check for updates and follow the project through the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/383787755154382/
We’re looking forward to your application
Oksana & Miriam
** The project is implemented by Natur Kultur (Germany) and ITTA(Ukraine) within the “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters” programme with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ), the Auswärtiges Amt and Robert Bosch Foundation.