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Which Countries and Organizations are participating in this Youth Exchange?

These are all the organizations thansk to which you will be able to spend wonderfull two weeks in Italy!

France

EUeurocirclesROCIRCLES

WWW: www.eurocircle.info

Founded in Berlin in 1993, the Eurocircle network is a European grouping of project managers actively involved in the social sectors of education and employment. In 1995, the network became a non-profit-making organization under French law, and settled in Marseille. Eurocircle is a European NGO that develops, carries out and promotes transnational projects in the field of international mobility and non-formal education for youth. The objective is to give the youth of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region access to European mobility and non-formal education in order to facilitate their socio-professional integration. Moreover, Eurocircle has been endeavoring to support project managers in their implementation of a European approach by initiating European partnerships in order to set up transnational projects.

One of Eurocircle’s priorities is young people with fewer opportunities, such as people who are unemployed, live in rural areas, left school early, have an immigrant background, etc. Eurocircle is divided in the following departments: EVS (sending, coordinating and hosting organization), youth exchange, professional internship and cultural project. In addition, the Eurocircle team includes multiple trainers and we regularly develop formation courses for youth and social workers.

Eurocircle operates as an applicant or partner in different projects such as European programs like: Youth in Action, Life Long Learning (Grundtvig, Leonardo), Life, Prince, Equal, Daphné, Progress. We develop and collaborate as well in innovative and experimental programs corresponding to the: Social European Fund and the Fund for Experimental Youth Projects.

 

Germany

JaKPJugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.

WWW: http://www.jkpev.de/

Provides a platform for the planning, realization and implementation of international projects in the area of youth, education and culture. The association was founded in 2004 with the aim to support the cultural exchange among European countries and to take part in the social integration of young people and adults. Thereby their competences regarding culture, the knowledge of European history, politics and society should be supported. With manifold projects the association is also dedicated to the coaching of volunteers, youth workers as well as professionals, in the fields of youth and culture all over Europe.

An essential part of the association’s exchange projects is to familiarize the participants with the city of Dresden and its very particular history. The results of the projects are presented to an audience in form of an exhibition, a show or a performance and are contributing to the cultural life in the city.

With its projects and work, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V., wants to support a common Europe and active participation. The association sees itself as a melting pot for the exchange of culture and experiences within the European Union.

 

 

Poland

ECCPECCPEuropean Center of Citizens’ Partnership

WWW: http://eccp.pl/en

European Center of Citizens’ Partnership is a new association that has been established from the internal need of putting a broader and more efficient impact on the world around us as well as feeling the sense of belonging and responsibility for Europe and particularly for Poland and Wielkopolska Region. Members of the ECCP are open minded people, full of the energy and willingness to act.

Many of us already have an experience in the field of active work in the NGOs and carrying out

international and national projects. European Center of Citizens’ Partnership pursue the idea of building the civic community of people who know their laws but are also aware of their

responsibilities. We believe that this can be achieved effectively interacting and activating people of all ages showing them the advantage of living in such a community of citizens.

 

 

Romania

DGTD.G.T. – Do Great Things Association

WWW: www.dgtassociation.blogspot.com

D.G.T. Association is a non-governmental organization that was born from the passion of a few youngsters who wanted to take action and make a change in the society they were living into. D.G.T.’s founding members have also the desire to give back all the things they have learned and experienced during previous years of volunteering.

D.G.T.’s mission focuses on national and international networking among young people, students, trainers and teachers of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. It tackles topics such as inter-cultural exchange, non-formal education, ecology, climate change, sustainable development, European citizenship and international politics (geopolitics). All these are added to facilitate the accumulation of experience by young people, through voluntary activities, allowing them to put into practice the theory learned in school.

Regarding international activities like youth exchanges, trainings, conferences and other events of this sort, our members have very good experience, as we have worked with many foreign NGOs in elaborating and implementing such projects (YiA and CoE financing schemes). Activities have been performed in both EU (Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Greece, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain) and non-EU (Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania) countries.

Themes of our past projects were related to social problems (migration, integration, fighting poverty, active citizenship), cultural aspects (respect for diversity, peaceful co-existence), political issues (democracy, freedom of speech), ecology, sports and arts (painting, photography, singing, dancing). Therefore, we have quite enough experience in a high variety of topics.

 

Italy

logoNet in Action

WWW: http://englishnetinaction.wordpress.com

Net in Action is a non-profit social organization(NGO) based in Bologna (Italy).

NIA carries out its activity especially towards disadvantaged young people. People who do not enjoy the same opportunities as their peers due to economic, social, physical, educational, cultural and geographical obstacles.
In particular the organization focuses on young Italians, foreigners and immigrants (first and second generation), who are at risk of going in situations and experiences of marginalization, delinquency, social exclusion.

NIA works at local, regional, national and International level. Its activities concerns volunteering and social inclusion, targeted at disadvantaged young people; information, guidance and counseling; cultural and social activities; sports and recreational activities addressed to disadvantaged young people, for inclusion and social cohesion in collaboration with stakeholders and government assets in the territory; planning, management and realization of International experiences; planning, implementation and management of training and education aimed at qualifying the human, cultural and professional potential; awareness campaign.

Which organization will host you?

logoThe organization hosting this youth exchange is Net in Action, a non-profit social organization(NGO) based in Bologna (Italy).

NIA carries out its activity especially towards disadvantaged young people. People who do not enjoy the same opportunities as their peers due to economic, social, physical, educational, cultural and geographical obstacles.
In particular the organization focuses on young Italians, foreigners and immigrants (first and second generation), who are at risk of going in situations and experiences of marginalization, delinquency, social exclusion.

NIA works at local, regional, national and International level. Its activities concerns volunteering and social inclusion, targeted at disadvantaged young people; information, guidance and counseling; cultural and social activities; sports and recreational activities addressed to disadvantaged young people, for inclusion and social cohesion in collaboration with stakeholders and government assets in the territory; planning, management and realization of International experiences; planning, implementation and management of training and education aimed at qualifying the human, cultural and professional potential; awareness campaign.

InfoPack

“No Hate, Just Skate

Youth Exchange

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 Dates: 4 – 14/8/ 2014

Venue: Barbarolo, close to Bologna, Italy

 

What is it about?

The project “N8, just Sk8” is a youth exchange within the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 1. It will be running at the beginning of August for 11 days (travel days included) in Barbarolo close to Bologna, Italy. It will involve young people in sport activities, in particular with the tools: roller skate, skateboard, push scooter; for skating and parkour. Skaters say that this sport is a life style, a philosophy. It is a very attractive sport for young people and it can be combined with many other sports or activities (music, art, street-sports/art…). The project wants to reflect the skating culture, lifestyle and obstacles and joy connected with these sports. Skating is a challenging physical and mental activity where the barriers to improvement are almost entirely internal. Skating empowers youth through constant, self-adopted challenges which can be overcome through practice, dedication, and commitment. At the same time, this activity helps young people to fight against marginalisation, racism, xenophobia and promotes tolerance, mutual understanding and brotherhood among the group of people dedicated to this life-style. These traits, learned through skating, last a lifetime and are relevant to many environments and life situations. Normally skating is an underground sport and, in many countries, people are not allowed to skate on streets. Skating youths participate in this activity with or without dedicated skate spaces. As a result, in many communities without skate parks or with inadequate skate parks, skating youths recreate in the streets and other inappropriate areas. That can be a risk for the skaters but also for the others who can be injured.In areas where skate parks and skateboarding areas are plentiful and designed properly, skaters recreate in an appropriate space and are significantly less exposed to the risk. Skateboarding activity and culture struggles to be recognized by public agencies and the broader community, and thus the skaters may become marginalized members of the community. That’s why this project can have a big impact not only for participants directly involved but also at local level in the participants’ communities. During these intensive 11 days participants will have a chance to skate and rollerblade, improve their style, learn from the others or teach the others, learn about different skating cultures in other countries, the importance of sport, meet some skate experts and local organizations! And this all in a lovely atmoshpere of small italian village Barbarolo!

What is waiting for you there?

Sport activity, preparation and realization of sport exercises connected with skating and rollerblading, group sessions and discussions about skating culture and lifestyle, visits of local organizations, presentations, cultural visits.

 Who can participate?

All young people up till 25 years old (30 for group leaders) that love to do skating in all its forms and that want to spend 10 days with similarly crazy people from Italy, France, Germany, Poland, and Romania.

How much will it cost you?

Food, accommodation and activities costs are 100 % covered by the project; the travel cost will be reimbursed up to 170 € for the international groups and up to 20 € for the Italian group after receiving all the travel documents.

Practical Information

Please, remember to keep all your travel tickets and invoices for the reimbursement of travel cost. It is strongly recommended to make copies of all your tickets and invoices in case some document gets lost. InlineSkaterGirl-420x240

Travel direction

As the activities will start on 4th August in the afternoon we kindly ask you to find a plane so you will arrive to Bologna in the morning. On 14th, the activities will end in the morning so we ask you will stay in Bologna until midday!!!!

From Bologna Airport to Bologna train station

The Airport is about 6 Km far from Bologna city centre. A shuttle bus links G.Marconi airport to Bologna railway station (Aerobus – BLQ Shuttle service). A one way ticket costs 6,00€ and can be bought directly into the bus or in the red machine near the bus stop. You should plan the exact sum in change. Departures from the airport are scheduled every 20 minutes. There are buses from 05.30 am until 00.15 from the airport to Bologna train station. There are buses from 05.00 am until 11.35 pm from the train station to the airport. The bus stop that you have to exit is the last stop: Bologna train station “stazione centrale”.You can consult the timetable here: http://www.tper.it/sites/tper.it/files/VARIAZIONI/tper_Bo040_1.pdf

The Meeting Point:

The meeting point will be in front of the main Bus station “autostazione” in Bologna at 13:15 PM. You can find the way from the Train Station to Bus station here http://goo.gl/XiFKRT . We will take a bus number 906 from the bus station to the village Barbarolo.

Here you can find the timetable of the bus 906.

 

 

 Callum-Bowran2-200x300Living conditions

Accommodation

Participants will be accommodated in a Scout House. It is a really small town, in the middle of hills, without a lot of entertainments. We have chosen this kind of accommodation in order to make participants focus more on the themes and the group, in order to have less external distractions. You can find pictures of the accommodation in the project’s blog: https://no8justsk8.wordpress.com/ Please keep in mind that there are no blankets or pillows – Bring your own sleeping bags or bed sets!!

First floor: bedrooms (common bedrooms. Divsion: male/female) + WC + Showers

Ground floor: 2 activities rooms + 1 dinning room + 1 big kitchen

Outside: football field + 1 street and 1 square for skating

NO INTERNET CONNECTION! Keep in mind to upload all the material you need in an USB key.

 

Meals

All meals are covered by the project from 4th evening until 14th morning. Please it is strongly recommended that if you have any particular need about food you shall inform us before the beginning of the youth exchange. We will use as self-management so the participants will be divided in groups to cook and to clean. These groups (in rotation) will be responsible to cook and clean the spaces EVERY DAY. Please note that Net in Action will not provide any additional accommodation for your stay in Italy outside the dates of the youth exchange.

What should you bring

Skateboards, rollers, and other boardsport materials in particular security equipment, cameras, laptop, typical food from your country for international evenings, good mood, sleeping bags, bed sets, games for playing in the free time, … Don´t forget to prepare materials, pictures, videos, documents about skating and skating culture in your country or city.

 

Language

The language of the exchange will be English.

Here you can find some expressions in Italian:

Yes/ No – Si/No     Thank you  – Grazie    You´re welcome – prego

excuse me – mi scusi    please – per favore    good morning – buon giorno

good afternoon – buon pomeriggio   good night – buona notte   hi –  ciao

How much is it? – Quanto costa?   Where? – Dove?      When- Quando?

yesterday – ieri   today – oggi   tomorrow -domani    left/right – destra/sinistra

street – via/strada      ticket – biglietto     I don´t understand -non capisco

I don´t speak Italian – Non parlo Italiano    Hot/cold – caldo/freddo  no problem – nessun problema

In Italian every written letter is pronounced. You should remember this useful rule and, without thinking, in a while you’ll be speaking Italian 😉

Useful contacts

For more info please contact us on netinaction@gmail.com ; +39 380 869 8725

FACEBOOK group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/298200537021444/
BLOG: https://no8justsk8.wordpress.com/

 Emergency numbers

European emergency number : 112

Police Department : 113

Fire Department : 115

Medical Emergencies : 118

 

We are looking forward for meeting each of you … Have a safe trip …

Net in Action Team

About..

The project “N8, just Sk8” is a youth exchange within the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 1. It will be running  at the beginning of August for 11 days (travel days included) in Barbarolo close to Bologna, Italy.

It will involve young people in sport activities, in particular with the tools: roller skate, skateboard, push scooter; for skating and parkour.

Skaters say that this sport is a life style, a philosophy. It is a very attractive sport for young people and it can be combined with many other sports or activities (music, art, street-sports/art…).

The project wants to reflect the skating culture, lifestyle and obstacles and joy connected with these sports. Skating is a challenging physical and mental activity where the barriers to improvement are almost entirely internal. Skating empowers youth through constant, self-adopted challenges which can be overcome through practice, dedication, and commitment. At the same time, this activity helps young people to fight against marginalisation, racism, xenophobia and promotes tolerance, mutual understanding and brotherhood among the group of people dedicated to this life-style.

These traits, learned through skating, last a lifetime and are relevant to many environments and life situations.

Normally skating is an underground sport and, in many countries, people are not allowed to skate on streets. Skating youths participate in this activity with or without dedicated skate spaces. As a result, in many communities without skate parks or with inadequate skate parks, skating youths recreate in the streets and other inappropriate areas. That can be a risk for the skaters but also for the others who can be injured.

In areas where skate parks and skateboarding areas are plentiful and designed properly, skaters recreate in an appropriate space and are significantly less exposed to the risk.

Skateboarding activity and culture struggles to be recognized by public agencies and the broader community, and thus the skaters may become marginalized members of the community. That’s why this project can have a big impact not only for participants directly involved but also at local level in the participants’ communities.

During these intensive 11 days participants will have a chance to skate and rollerblade, improve their style, learn from the others or teach the others, learn about different skating cultures in other countries, the importance of sport, meet some skate experts and local organizations! And this all in a lovely atmoshpere of small italian village Barbarolo!