Democracy 2.0

Svédország! Demokrácia! Nyár!

Title: Training Course – Democracy 2.0
Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: June 29 – July 10, 2017
This training course is designed for leaders, volunteers & professionals from the Youth field including active young people, who are interested in strengthening the role played by young people in the democratic life. 
Should be aged over 18 years
We’re looking for: 3 participants

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is May 02nd, 2017
This is your application form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on May 3rd, 2017.

OBJECTIVE OF THE DEMOCRACY 2.0

 This project aim is to develop competences needed to foster youth active participation in the democratic life by strengthening young citizens’ ability to develop informed opinions, to participate in the citizen dialogue and in decision-making processes. 
During this training course, the participants will acquire or improve a variety of abilities related to active participation of young people, including: 
understanding of the concept of youth participation, and the different level of participation, according to the model of the participation ladder (Harts). 
ability to identify the variety of dimensions and actions included in active citizenship. 
ability to create and facilitate awareness-raising activities on citizenship targeting young people to promote their active participation. 
understanding the role of critical thinking and system thinking in the development of a personal opinion based on different information sources. knowledge and experience of different kinds of on-line and presential methods and tools for engaging young people in giving their opinion, taking position and sharing their ideas about democratic life. 
knowledge about the different kinds of decision-making processes (majority, consensus, etc.). 
ability to identify in context the different roles one can take on during a debate or discussion (based on the four practices for dialogue from W.N. Isaacs). 
skills related to active citizenship (critical thinking, system thinking, argumentation, active listening, decision making etc.). 
ability to develop non-formal education activities for young people to increase those relevant skills. 
attitude fostering the active participation of young people in debating democratic life topics such as respect of differences, neutrality and active listening. 

WORKING METHODS

This training course is organised within the context of Non-Formal Education (NFE). This means that we will have an interactive, participatory, horizontal and non-academic approach. What you give is what you get! 
We expect that participants share their knowledge and their own expertise and actively contribute in the programme, exchange and build together experiences and share feelings and opinions. 
The methods used in each session will include: group work and brainstorming, presentation from different participants to share knowledge and experience, simulation to experience the tools and methods and group discussions and reflections to be able to critically analyse the experience. Two days will be dedicated to experiential learning and self-directed learning, where participants will design, prototype and facilitate one activity on one of the topics covered during the training. 

Health insurance is not provided by the organizers and will not be reimbursed. All participants are required to purchase health insurance individually.

Financial matters:
¬ Accommodation, food, local transportation during the activity days, materials for activities are totally covered by the grant of the Erasmus+ Program.

¬ Travelling from your country to the project venue will be reimbursed till a maximum of 275 euro as calculated with the distance tool. Taxi invoices are not accepted.
¬ Important: keep all the invoices and boarding passes.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Gothenburg, Sweden). In the case of Hungary the available sum is €275/participant.
You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to 275 euro. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the training program and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and receipt/invoices. Remember that you can travel only with the cheapest means of transport (2nd class trains, economy class in the planes).

The training course will take place in the city of Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden. The accommodation will be in rooms of 5 people in a local hotel. The venue is easily reachable by public transport (approx. 20 min from Gothenburg train station and 1 hour from Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg). 
Participants are expected to arrive at the venue by 5pm on Thursday, 29th of June. The training course will take place for 10 full days (including site visits and cultural activities) and the departure day is Monday, 10th of July.

This is the maximum amount we will reimburse for your travel costs. Once received all the travel documents (tickets, boarding passes …), a bank transfer will be made approximately 3 months later. More information on travel booking will follow for successful applicants. 

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is May 02nd, 2017
This is your application form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on May 3rd, 2017.