Training “Intercultural, in a nutshell”, Lviv, Ukraine, 6-12 April, 2014
International volunteer projects – workcamps, youth exchanges and other activities – present a unique mix of volunteer work, international participants coming from all over the world, living and doing things together as a family, learning, debating, discussing, exchanging, cooking, traveling, having campfires…This creates special cultural context for the group – possibility to understand own culture and personality through culture of the others, see it in a new way.
The project aims to explore intercultural learning, how it is happening in international groups and how to make it more interesting and diverse, touching deeper aspects of culture, cultural aspect of conflicts in international groups, connect cultural exchange with other learning aspects and general project theme; and develop new methods for intercultural learning and exchange to be used in different types of int. youth and volunteer activities.
The project is organized by SCI International Secretariat and SVIT-Ukraine with support of Youth in Action programme of the European Union.
The program of the training will cover following issues:
− fresh look on intercultural evening
− conflicts in the group, cultural background in conflict resolution
− impact of culture on group dynamics
− study components in international groups – addressing such issues as human rights, racism,
social inclusion, equality, volunteering and other in international context
− creating and practicing activities and methods for intercultural learning in international youth and volunteer projects.
All costs concerning meals and accommodation as well as the program and materials will be fully covered for the whole duration of the training. The participation fee for participants from Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine is 25 Euros, for ‘new’ EU countries is 30 Euro, and for ‘old’ EU countries and Switzerland is – 35 Euro.
Travel costs will be reimbursed 70%. Please consider impact at environment, while planning your travel.
Application deadline: March 16th, 2014