Ξεκίνησε η υλοποίηση του προγράμματος “Refugees Light”, που υποστηρίζεται από το πρόγραμμα Erasmus+.
Η ΕΛΙΞ είναι εταίρος του προγράμματος που συντονίζεται από την γαλλική οργάνωση Concordia και περιλαμβάνει μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα σειρά δραστηριοτήτων με στόχο την προώθηση της κατανόησης και τη συνειδητοποίησης της νεολαίας και των πληθυσμών στο θέμα των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων και των προσφύγων, με την μοναδική ευκαιρία να συμμετάσχουν οι νέοι σε μια ανταλλαγή νέων στη Γαλλία τον Νοέμβριο και στην Παλαιστίνη τον Μάρτιο 2020.
Η Γαλλική οργάνωση Concordia συντονίζει το παρόν πρόγραμμα σε συνεργασία με άλλους 4 εταίρους από την Ελλάδα, Παλαιστίνη, Ιταλία και Βέλγιο.
Για την πρώτη φάση του προγράμματος, το εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο “Refugees Light”, Η ΕΛΙΞ αναζητά 4 συμμετέχοντες ηλικίας 18+. Tο πρόγραμμα θα πραγματοποιηθεί από τις 10 (ημέρα άφιξης) έως τις 17 Νοεμβρίου (ημέρα αναχώρησης) 2019 στην πόλη Le Mans της Γαλλίας.
Ένας/μία από τους συμμετέχοντες/συμμετέχουσες στο εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο θα είναι αρχηγός της ελληνικής ομάδας στην ανταλλαγή νέων στην Παλαιστίνη.
Since 7 years, our organisation is collaborating with Palestinian organisations on different projects relative to human rights and human rights education. We hosted several groups of youth and youth workers coming from different cities in Palestine, and we would like now to experiment a great project, in which we will be able to train youth workers to lead a group in Palestine. We want to come from the experiences lived by the refugees in Palestine.
With our colleagues from Palestine, we would like to raise the awareness on people on the refugee topic in general. We believe that there is a need to speak about the political, economic and social situation of the refugees now in our societies. Raising awareness towards the youth of our different countries, and exchanging on how refugees are perceived by the youth and the population in general, and how youth want to change it.
We also have the need to train our youth organisations to the hosting of a new public in our projects. Concordia for example made the choice to host refugees civic service volunteers in our different delegations. However, we first need to make sure that we are ready for that, and we will be able to support the youth as best as we can.
This project is designed for two different kind of partner organisations: those, like the Palestinian partners, who are situated inside refugee camp, and those who host refugees in their countries and feel a need to invite people to work on the topic. In France, like in more and more countries in Europe, we are facing nationalism and the development of extreme right political parties, racism and discriminations in general towards vulnerable populations.
We will work with one refugee camp in Palestine: Dheisheh in Bethlehem, with Laylac organisation, and will certainly work with a refugee camp in Jenin. Those refugee camps are made from Palestinian people, who had to leave their homeland because of the Israeli occupation. They fight for the right of return, which means they will keep on fighting for their rights until they can come back home.
Every year, Guillemette Champ, the regional delegate of Concordia Normandie-Maine is travelling from France to Palestine, in order to meet different organisations in the country, different people and activists, but also to learn how to prepare the youth who we are working with. Sending youth in a country under occupation is not trivial. So for this project, and especially for the youth exchange, Concordia will support a lot the sending organisations in order to prepare the participants before going. It is also the reason why we first want to train the leaders, through the first training action
The main objective of this project is to create understanding and awareness of the Youth and the populations in general on the Human Rights and Refugees topic, through training youth workers on the setting of activities on the Refugees situations and gathering young people coming from very diverse backgrounds.
Specific objectives for this Training Course are:
- Developing youth worker’s knowledge, tools and competences in key concepts on Human Rights Education and working with refugees
- Raising awareness of Youth workers on the need of implementing Human Rights Education, focussing of the refugees
- Giving the space for youth workers to exchange on their working context, experiences and challenges on the topic
- Reviewing the evaluation of Human Rights education in Europe, and the present challenges that it faces.
Specific objectives of the youth exchange are:
- Creating an exchange space for young people coming from different background, cultures, countries and migration experiences.
- Giving the possibility to the Youth to experiment real actions and discovering and to reflect on it
- Supporting young people to understand that they actually have an acting power in the world they live in
- Developing materials which can be used by the participants back home in their organizations/communities
This Training Course will be organized following 3 main phases: Reflecting (What?), Creating (How?) and Experimenting (Let’s try it!).
The idea is work on skills and values, to use exchanges on concepts, debates, personal reflecting and non-formal methodology as technics to go from personal thoughts to group volunteering actions.
During the Reflecting phase, participants will be involved in practical workshops on the history and actual contexts of Refugees situation. They will have get some tools on how to implement an activity on the topic with youth.
The Creating phase will be the moment when people will have the opportunity to reflect on the HOW: How can we be active? How can we do? How can it be working? Which means will we use?
3- LET’S TRY IT!
The Experimenting phase will be the space for them to experiment actions and to create their own projects based on the non-formal education methods and concepts. They will have two days to experiment, by group, creating an entire action on the topic.
For the training course:
18+ Youth workers, youth leaders, staff or active members from youth organizations. This training course is shaped for people working with youth we already have, or not experience with a public of refugees. Some participants from the training will lead the youth exchange in Palestine.
There is a participation fee for participants for the training course: 50 € for each. The implementation of this fee should not prevent any motivate participant to join. We are ready to exchange with the participants individually in case it is needed.
Group size: 20 participants (+2 trainers) from ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME COUNTRIES AND PARTNER COUNTRIES
For the youth exchange:
Youth from 18 to 30 years old, with or without migration experience, and who wish to discover the situation and the background of Palestinian refugee camps. Youth and leaders of the youth exchange should be ready to experience life in a refugee camp in Palestine.
The methodology, based on the reinforcement of non-formal education values, training sessions, workshops, debates, and the structure of this European training will serve to further encourage an active involvement of each participant. This will allow participants to be able to develop competencies and new tools for the strengthening of a gender equality sensitive approach in their organization.
The accommodation will be in a Group Accomodation Center, in the city of Le Mans. It is situated not far from our office, a large forest and a lake.
From here, you can reach the city center in 25 minutes by tramway.
You will be in dormitory, 4 per room with bunk bed. Bed sheets and blankets are provided, but bring your own towel and toiletries.
Breakfast and dinner will be taken in the accommodation place, in a collective restauration centre.
Lunch will be taken in a different restauration centre, where there will be possibility to have vegetarian meals. The Training sessions will take place in a training room in the same center.
There is no website for the accommodation place, but you can have a look at some picture to this link.
Le Mans (143.000 inhabitants) is located in the West of France. It is the administrative center of the Sarthe department, in the Pays de La Loire region (50 min from Paris)
You will have time to discover the city. Le Mans is a beautiful art and historical city; it is the third one of the Pays de la Loire region when it comes to culture and tourism. The old city center is surrounded by Roman walls and the most recent renovation works organized to preserve the oldest parts of Le Mans have helped to enhance its local heritage. Two rivers cross the city which has been named one of France greenest cities. There we can find various parks and gardens, in addition to the two big forests bordering the city.
Η διαμονή και η διατροφή καλύπτονται πλήρως από τους διοργανωτές.
Το κόστος μετακινήσεων επιστρέφεται στους συμμετέχοντες μετά από την ολοκλήρωση του προγράμματος και αφού έχουν καταθέσει τα απαραίτητα δικαιολογητικά (αποδείξεις, εισιτήρια, boarding pass, κλπ.…). Σύμφωνα με τους όρους του προγράμματος Erasmus+, το μέγιστο ποσό που καλύπτεται για τα μεταφορικά είναι μέχρι 360€(*) για κάθε συμμετέχοντα.
*(It means that if you have a budget of 360€ and you spend 300€, you will receive all 300€, and in this case will be the 100% of the travel. Otherwise for example, if you spend 400€ with a budget of 360€, we will reimburse you up to 360€.)
Το ποσό συμμετοχής προς την ΕΛΙΞ είναι 50€.
Το ποσό συμμετοχής προς την Concordia είναι 50.€.
Για να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή συμπληρώστε στα αγγλικά την παρακάτω φόρμα συμμετοχής μέχρι την 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019!