EU – Between the Challenges and Benefits

Youth Exchange in Germany and Belgium!

Title: EU – Between the Challenges and Benefits
Venue: Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany and Brussels, Belgium
Date: 3rd- 13th November 2018
We’re looking for: 6 participants and 1 group leader

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 18th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 19th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.

About the project

Welcome to the “EU – Between the Challenges and Benefits”, multinational Erasmus+ youth exchange of 50 young people, 18-30 years old that come from 7 different European countries, which are some of the biggest EU sceptics and the EU supporters – Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Lithuania, Greece and Germany.
This project represents the follow-up inspired by “EU: to be or not to be“, which we organized one year ago. After great feedback of participant and amazing outcomes on all levels, we believe we did great job and we do not want to stop. NaturKultur continues to encourage young people to take actions and build our Europe of future grounded on principles of friendship, altruism and unity!
Political discussions are not reserved for politicians and bureaucrats only – they belong to each of us, that is why we do what we do and that is why YOU are here!

Goals of the project:

One of the strategic goals of NaturKultur is to increase awareness among youth about European values and citizenship, while we encourage young people to take proactive role in the processes in their local communities. We want young people to be informed, and what is more important – to get inspired to be actively involved in our European future!
We are in particular moved by recent happenings and debates in Europe: migrant crisis, borders issues, Brexit, enlargement, rise of right-wing political parties and endangered human rights. We do not want to solely watch what is going on, but instead to say loudly what we think and whenever possible – to act!

The Program:

The project can be divided into several parts:
I – Exchange in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany, where the young people will learn, debate, discuss in round tables, watch movies, act, paint, present and create other informal education activities with aim of forming attitudes and offering concrete solutions for EU challenges.
II – Study visit to the heart of the EU – Brussels, when participants will meet EU representatives and discuss about EU challenges, decision making and possible solutions. This will be very important political experience where young people can break prejudices about politics and decide to be more politically free and open.
III – Global village and panel discussion in Bremen which will be an event where the youngsters will set up stands and promote the diversity of European cultures in the center of Bremen. The young people will organize quizzes, games and exchange opinions about EU issues with local German citizens. We will also invite politicians to debate and to answer questions with the young people about the future of Europe.
IV – Sending messages to the politicians. The young people will write political messages to their local and national politicians. They will express what they as young Europeans think about European topics, asking politicians to do more for the Europe of future.

Financial matters:
Local board and lodging are fully covered.
Travel (flights, trains, buses, 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 (Slovenia). In case of Hungary the available sum is 275 Euro/participant. You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to  275 euro*.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 35 EURO (will be deducted from your actual travel cost)

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 18th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 19th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.