The activities will take place in the small towns or villages of Vidzeme Baltic sea coast. Working together youngsters will transform the local bus stops into the “stages of art”, but its surroundings into the “one day youth centers” to raise the awareness of the possibilities that non-formal education can bring. Participants will learn to cooperate on daily bases not only creating and preparing workshops and presentations for the town visits, but also planning and fulfilling the daily duties like cooking, cleaning, sailing etc. as a result practicing planning, implementing, cooperation, problem solving, inclusion and differences and similarities of different cultures.
During the project we hope to raise the awareness of reality in rural areas. To see in practice how different youth spend their free time and learn new ideas from each other. The impressions will be captured in the photos, videos and the internet blog by the youngsters.
These materials will be also used to create a movie about the non-formal education and its possibilities to promote non-formal education in rural areas.
The participants will travel from Estonia’s border down to Riga using alternative means of transportation like catamaran/yacht promoting also the green thinking means of transportation and breaking the stereotypes that sailing is a splendid leisure only for rich people. After the project there will be the presentation of film, made by projects' participants as another tool to increase the discourse about youth situation in rural areas.
Let’s go sailing!
This exchange will bring together 25 participants from Latvia, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain and Greece. The exchange will be held in English. There are 5 vacancies available and participants should be between 18 to 25 years old.
The Youth in Action programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse the participants with 70% of the travel costs. There will be a participation fee of 30 Eur. per participant.
All the interested people should fill the application form below. The application form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 31st May 2012
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