Youth exchange Green ConNEXTion-CALL FOR FACILITATORS
Dear facilitators are you ready for the “greenest” event of the year? Ride a bike and learn how to be sustainable? Let’s see together the information of the youth exchange that YEU has in programme for this September:
Dates: 5th – 15th September 2015 (TRAVEL DATES ARE EXCLUDED)
Location: Three locations in Belgium
The concept of Sustainable Development has been recognized as a crosscut principle in previous decades. Significant efforts are being put by governments, organizations, researchers, scientists and scholars around the world in this direction, aiming to develop a society which ensures harmony between environment, society and economic growth. After the UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972, “environmental education” gained considerable level of recognition. Environmental education focuses on raising awareness about the environment and its associated changes. Yet, in the next years the need for a more holistic approach emerged. In this context, the idea of Education for Sustainable Development has been born.
The objectives of the project are:
to raise awareness of sustainable development and necessity of environmental project
to raise awareness and learn the ways to ensure active participation of young people related to personal responsibility and everyday contribution to sustainable development
to promote cycling as a part of healthy and green lifestyle
to encourage young people to do more sports and outdoor activities
to motivate and support participants in using newly gained knowledge and skills to follow up on the project by organizing different events in their countries.
Result of the Project
The youth exchange will lead to various results, among others knowledge, skills and attitudes gained by the participants, which will help them to be more active towards sustainable development and adopt useful habits. In addition to that, the youth exchange will develop a video. The video will thoroughly provide vital information about the concept of sustainable development and tips about what young people can do for it. The idea is that this video is disseminated through the local/national/European networks of the partners with an aim to influence more young people.
Together with the video, participants will develop a draft follow-up plan with local activities that can be done to raise awareness about sustainable development in the partner countries. We believe that these results of the project will have a positive impact on the participating organizations, on the young people, on other youth organizations as well as youth work on European level.
The objectives set will be achieved through unique outdoor education, non-formal education and sustainable development education methodologies offered by the facilitators and the group leaders of each partner.
This project addresses the issue of sustainable development and the need to educate young people to work towards a better world. It intends to improve their level of the key competences and skills of young people in order to empower them to be the drivers of change. Apart from developing competences related to the topic, the participants will also discover new cultures, make friends, become aware of different realities all over Europe and strengthen values like respect and participation.
The working language of the youth exchange will be English.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FACILITATOR
Methodology to be prepared with all materials (facilitators handbook and recommended literature) before the event
Programme to carry over all program of village groups together with one’s pair to help core team in implementing programme of the all event
Daily reports to motivate one’s village group to write daily report to stimulate participants to take active role in activities to collect and present all relevant information about daily activities
Daily programme Make sure that all participants are informed in advance about the following daily activities
Materials To take care about given materials: (flip charts, pens, pencils, markers, paper, adhesive tapes, etc.)
Outcomes to collect the results of one’s group work for the final report
Image feedback to take care about visual documentation of your groups work (photos and videos of all activities)
Time keepers and cleaning team to take care about duties of one’s village group duties for waking up, cleaning, etc. according to agreed daily division of the tasks.
Other to be good example for participants to take responsibilities and initiative to play as a team member and support core team as well other facilitators to be resource of positive energy
PROFILE OF FACILITATORS
- Willing to learn and develop her/his skills
- Motivated to share experience with others
- Experienced in YEU or other organizations on local/international youth projects
- Have an ambition to continue being involved in youth work
- Creative and positive
- Ready for challenge & adventure
- Physical readiness to ride a bicycle for different distances in a group
The countries included in this youth exchange are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Ukraine, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia and Romania.
Call is open also for other YEU Member Organizations within certain travel costs limits! Feel free to apply! If you want to know your travel costs limits, contact YEU Administrative office.
Interested to be a facilitator? Apply here!