Young Researchers for Science

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Title: Young Researchers for Science
Venue: Tartu, Estonia
Exchange date: 22- 30 September, 2018
Advance planning visit (only for group leader and one pariticpant): 5 – 8 July, 2018
Participant profile: Young people with interest in the topic
Should be aged between: 18 – 25
We’re looking for: 5 participants + 1 group leader

Deadline to submit your completed application is May 31st, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! Don’t forget to use me :)
Only selected participants will be informed on June 1st, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.

About the project

The project will focus on environmental education among young people using hands-on approach established on easy accessible science based activities and to encourage learning through the joy of discovery. We believe that the participants will benefit from the project in diverse ways and and also share their experience with others after the project enritching the experience even further.

Active methods based on experimental learning in combination with practical theory will be used. This means that the participants will be involved in workshops and exchange their experiences that they have on a daily basis and also work on concrete future action plans. The project will be intense for the participants nevertheless we intend that the upcoming 7 days at “Young Researchers for Science” will be spent vividly gaining useful intercultural experience.

Objectives

To raise youth awareness about environment and to learn about natural science topics through the joy of discovery
To give a chance to young people to experiment and discover independently using a hands-on approach
To develop science literacy, expanding young people critical thinking and encourage them to analyze as well ask questions
To build a friendly relationship with science and to encourage young people to feel more comfortable with experiments and share their knowledge
To gain and improve competencies of young people through creative workshops made by themselves and share with other groups
To devise local small “science and environmental fairs” among the partner countries run by young people therefore developing sense of initiative and contributing to popularizing science

Financial matters:
Local board and lodging are fully covered. 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 (Tartu, Estonia). In case of Hungary the available sum is €275/participant*. You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to 275 euro*.
There is a participation fee 20 EUR / person

Deadline to submit your completed application is May 31st, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! Don’t forget to use me :)
Only selected participants will be informed on June 1st, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.