Call for pax: TC People beyond Borders

Training Course |17-26 February 2018 | Belgrade, Serbia

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WHAT?

„people beyONd borders“ is a 10 days TC with the the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge about current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more nderstanding and inclusive one.

WHY?

From April 2015 until today over two million refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families. Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe is devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and  unfortunately even violence. At the same time, media are either not reporting about it or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates atmosphere of not understanding, discrimination and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make first steps towards change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

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People queue for food at an abandoned warehouse used for shelter by refugees in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 Photo: msf.ca

HOW?

Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to share their knowledge in their own community.

WHO?

19 participants (age 18+) from 6 countries – Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

HOW TO APPLY?

By filling out the application form available HERE. Application deadline is November 27, 2017. Candidates will be informed about selection results on December 4, 2017.

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Call for pax: Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities

Project “Youth work and youth trainings for inclusion and acceptance of diversity” puts accent on organising quality non-formal education activities for intercultural acceptance and inclusion of excluded/marginalised groups, and especially of immigrants and asylum seekers.

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities”. The training course will be organised in Mali Iđoš, Serbia in December 2017.

We are hereby recruiting participants that will be able to participate at the training course, give back (to their sending organisations) their knowledge and skills in the topics of the training course and contribute to the follow-up activities within the overall project.

The training course will take place in Serbia (Mali Iđoš) from 1st December (arrival in the afternoon) to 10th December (departure in the morning after the breakfast) 2017. The deadline for applications is 18th of October!

More information about the training course, application process and program are available here: NFEref2_CSZK_call4pax

BREfest – Sharr is more than snow…

11th until 13th of August, Brezovica

Welcome to the BREfest – a small-scale, sustainable, educational and creative festivity in Brezovica ski resort (map here) organized for the first time. It is about celebrating and appreciating the richness of Sharr mountain, building connections among people and reconnecting to nature.

The gathering will provide space and inspiration for exchange, discussions, music, challenges and joy. The program includes diverse activities for children, youngsters, elders and families. Gathered around the topics of sustainable living, transitive migration and wilderness:

  • Workshops on Capoeira Angola, cooking vegan, recycleArt, photography, Do It Yourself etc;
  • Guided educational tours about medical herbs, wildlife and reconnection;
  • Theoretical discussions on sustainable living, sustainable communities, nature preservation and human migrations;
  • Space for Exchange for sharing of home made products, skills and stuff you do not need anymore;
  • Presentations of local traditions, from dances and food to crafts and arts;
  • Evening program will be filled in with screenings of documentary movies and nature friendly music program.

GENERAL TIMETABLE

8:00 – 10:00 – Greetings to the mornings – sports & spiritual activities

10:00 – 17:00 – Workshops, guided tours, children activities,

17:00 – 19:00 – Exhibition & discussions

20:00 – 21:30 – Movies about environment & nature

21:30 – 00:00 – Music

MUSIC PROGRAM

Friday evening >>> Jimmy Mustafa band – Young Roma band from Plemetina

Saturday evening >>> Trio Bibera Jazz from Prishtina

Sunday evening >>> World volunteers music session – surprise!

MORE INFORMATION about the daily program here 😀

MORE INFORMATION about accommodation, food & transport here

Volunteers force for BREfest co-funded by ERASMUS+ program


Call for pax: Future myths from the past YE, Trstenik (Serbia) 1st – 10th of September

Future Myths From The Past – Youth Exchange in Trstenik, Serbia

Balkan Myth Busters

1st – 10th of September 2017

This youth exchange will gather 30 young people from Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Germany. After the YE in Kosovo in March, where the participants deconstructed of some of the national myths that influence our present, in Trstenik, we are moving towards the future! The participant will be creating future myths from present stories and will be encouraged to use music, drawing, comics, video, photography and storytelling, so their creations can be spread among our networks and future youth activities.

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During this youth exchange the participants will:

  • Reflect on their personal identities and the outcomes of the previous exchange
  • Go deeper into the role and influence of the myths onto their identities- through culture, art, media
  • Participants will use backcasting as a method
  • Creating future myths from the past (stories, comics, photography, videos)
  • Uploading the created contents to the blog of the project- Mything point https://mythingpoint.wordpress.com/
  • Visiting religious monuments and medieval sites near Trstenik and exploring the tradition of the place
  • Visiting natural and cultural heritage near Trstenik
  • Taking part in adventures organized in the local adrenalin park
  • Enjoy local food, products, customs and tradition

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Call for pax: Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)discrimination!

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Youth Encyclopedia of (Anti)discrimination with focus on discrimination of LBGTI persons and movements which resisted such discriminatory practices.

GAIA is looking for 2 more participants who are:

  • aged between 16 and 22
  • interested in addressing the topic of discrimination of LGBTI persons
  • have solid knowledge of English language, so they can activelly take part in program
  • residents of Kosovo

The project is composed of 2 trilateral youth exchange:

  1. Youth Exchange between 30.07 – 06.08. 2017 in Weimar, Germany
  2. Youth Exchange between 04.10 – 11.10.2017 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

More information about the project can be found here: Call for participants_CGE

Application form can be found here: Form

Please send your application before 1st of September 2017 to gaia.kosovo@gmail.com