We know what you did this summer! ‘’Eyes on Transilvania ‘’ Youth exchange, Erasmus+ program, 29th of July – 7th of August 2019

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An exciting new project, a youth exchange funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program unfolded in Sighisoara between 29th of July -7th of August 2019. Dutch and Romanian youths met and organized together a series of workshops designed at finding more about Romanian and Dutch cultures by using photography, graphic design, drawing and lyrics.

The participants focused on Transilvania, as one of the largest regions of Romania, and on making a difference between the myth of Dracula and the real history of the place. Youths engaged in research on the main UNESCO heritage of both countries involved, made pictures and videos, presentations that will be used to show in each of their communities what they found out, what they learned and how they changed their perspectives on other cultures after this experience. In order to find out more about other opportunities provided through the Erasmus+ program, Alexandra Negrei and two EVS volunteers from Wild Carpathia NGO from Sighisoara were our guests and presented their activity to the youth engaged in the youth exchange. Although the main activities unfolded in the medieval town of Sighisoara, youths also visited Bucharest and Cluj Napoca, and got in touch with locals, finding out more about Romania and its cultural aspects.

Avedan Welzjin & Studio 15 as coordinators and Imago Mundi as partner, worked together for making this project a success story and a first Erasmus+ experience for the majority of the participants, one that they will for sure want to repeat. Local activities implemented by Dutch youths in Almelo and by Romanian youths in the county of Arges, Romania will unfold starting from September 2019.

More on Avedan Welzjin, the coordinator of the Eyes on Transilvania project, funded through the Erasmus+ program, are available on their website.

 

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“One Europe, one Culture”, un nou schimb internațional de tineri, noiembrie 2017

Asociația Imago Mundi în parteneriat cu asociația BRKV – Bildung, Reisen und Kultur Verein din Austria, va desfășura un schimb internațional de tineri, în Bălan, România, între 18 – 29 noiembrie 2017.

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Proiectul este coordonat de BRKV și finanțat de AN din Austria prin programul Erasmus+ și este destinat tinerilor care nu au avut încă o experiență de învățare într-un context intercultural. Sunt vizați tineri din comunități monoculturale tocmai pentru a le oferi o nouă experiență prin contactul cu tineri dintr-o cultură diferită de a lor, tocmai din dorința de a-i sprijini în valorizarea diferențelor și identificarea acelor elemente care ne unesc pe toți, indiferent de țara din Europa în care trăim!

Schimbul internațional urmărește dezvoltarea competențelor interculturale și sociale, creșterea toleranței și a respectului pentru alte culturi.

Activitatea va avea loc în municipiul Bălan, situat la poalele munților Hășmaș și străbătut de apele Oltului. Cazarea va fi asigurată de colegiul “Liviu Rebreanu” în camere duble,  fiecare cu corp sanitar propriu.

La schimb vor participa câte 24 de tineri cu vârste cuprinse între 17 și 19 ani și doi lideri de tineret din Austria  și din România, cele două țări reprezentate în proiect. Urmăriți website –ul nostru și pagina de facebook a asociației pentru informații despre procesul de selecție.

Mai multe informații în în documentul InfoPack_One Europe, One Culture.

 

Imago Mundi: Orienteering in Antalya! Youth Exchange 1 – 8 February 2016

12687895_930837023630921_3377882108067629084_nImago Mundi Association took part in a new Youth Exchange financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme. The exchange took place in Antalya, Turkey between 31 January and 8 February and it gathered together volunteers and youth workers from Turkey, Poland and Romania.

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Being part of the project „World youth meets Orienteering in Antalya!”, the exchange was organized by Kanyon Youth and Outdoor Sports Club. The main topic was Orienteering, a competitive sport about being the fastest one in finding your way around with a map and compass, and, of course, your own sense of orientation. The participants were first introduced to the basics of this sport, and in the final days a competition was organized in the city center of Antalya.

The participants found a new meaning for practicing sport, that of learning about new cultures from the other people they practice it with. It was also a good way to develop communication skills between people coming from different cultures, in a competitive and also intercultural environment.