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Short study visits
Proposal for the 1st semester 2004
Asphalt jungle: Youth expression tool
Hosting organization : Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ).
Theme : « Asphalt jungle: youth expression tool» urban culture, a
tool for European youth projects.
The concept of “Urban cultures” essentially includes hip-hop culture and
its four disciplines: rap, break-dance, street/urban art and DJing but
also other expressions of culture (theatre, music, creative writing, video
and photography etc...) which are the product of a new creative energy
unique to the suburbs and social housing areas in our big cities.
- Can these means of expression be used as pedagogical tools for socially
integrating young people?
- Youth culture and the expression of youth culture?
Place : Differents towns in Wallonia and Brussels.
Dates : May 19.-27. 2004
Participants : You are a youth worker or you work in the sector and
you wish to create youth exchange projects on the theme of urban cultures.
Number of participants : 20 participants from Europe, of which 5
from the French speaking community of Belgium.
Accomodation : Youth hostel.
Participation : The cost of meals and accommodation expenses will
be covered by the Hosting organization.
Language : French - English.
16 February – 23 February 2005
HOST AGENCY Connect Youth Eastern Region
PLACE Wicken House Residential Centre Wicken Bonhunt Saffron Waldon
Essex County Council
DATES 16 – 23 February 2005
THEME Drugs Awareness
To enable those working with young people to gain awareness, develop
skills, break down [prejudices and enable themselves and colleagues to
work with young people. Enabling young people to:
Make informed choices, develop attitudes and knowledge and break down
To provide opportunities for young people to increase their awareness of
drugs related issues
To provide open discussion – looking at each other’s views and social
Create opportunities for participants to explore health-related issues
Develop relationships/ plan future exchanges with young people
SHORT STUDY VISIT - During the short study visit, participants will
be able to look and and try out (games) resources. There will be
icebreakers, group discussions, speakers from Drug agencies and Youth
Service. Visits to youth centers/drug agencies.
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION - A detached residential centre in its own
grounds. 2 sharing a room. Max 20 people.
Education by sports, method of inclusion for young
people with fewer opportunities
Short Study Visit from 7 to 14 November 2004 at the Eisenborn Training Centre (L)
Hosting Structure : The Centre National d’Information et d’Echanges
pour Jeunes A.S.B.L.
(CNIEJ) in cooperation with the Service National de la Jeunesse (SNJ)
and the National Agency Luxembourg (AN) of the youth programme
Meeting Place : The SNJ Trainig Centre at Eisenborn, 15 km from
Accomodation : 2-bed-rooms in a Youth Hostel
Participants : 20 at least 18 years old people from the programme
Languages : french and english with an interpreter
• give an overwiew of youth policy in the field of education by sports in
• visit formal and non-formal education structures and projects promoting
the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities by sports
• evaluate inclusion methods using values vehiculated by sports as ways of
development for educational and social competences in a multicultural
• allow participants to elaborate future cooperation projects between
themselves and in collaboration with those youth structure responsibles
they will meet during the SSV
• inform about the Youth programme and the activities of the Luxembourg
• induce a process of intercultural learning between participants
• explore the culture of Luxembourg
Profile of the participants :
• professionals and volunteers in the field of formal or non-formal
education, sports, youth and social work
• interested in international exchanges and intercultural learning about
education and inclusion by sports
Outreaching youth work
Short Study Visit in the Netherlands
Our organisation is a non-profit organisation called “ Palet Culemborg”
and knows different disciplines. (www.paletculemborg.nl/)
Our work area is Culemborg.
The department of youth work would like to invite you for a Short Study
Visit in Culemborg 9-10 till 16-10 2004. The theme of this week will be
“outreaching youth work”
How to involve (social disadvantaged) youth in all sorts of activities:
cultural ,political, social, school, work etc.
We think it’s very important that youth participate in there own way, on
there own level. There for our youth workers go to places were young
people hang around and try to activate them. An important part of the
study visit will be for the participants participating in our outreaching
During the SSV we will visit all sorts of (umbrella) organisations who
work with the youngsters. They will give us information how they work with
the youngsters. We are invited to the city hall where the alderman will
tell us about their policy according youth.
We will visit an academic school for social work and participate in
their lessons. And above all, you will meet a lot of youngsters who like
to know you and want to know how you work with youngsters. Different youth
groups will show you all kind of things, and invite you to participate. Of
course there will be time for fun things, like visiting a (tourist) city
or window-shopping. So we hope to see you in October 2004 in Culemborg and
of course we will give you a warm welcome.
With the best regards also from Jeanne van Asseldonk (general Director),
Margriet van Loon
Team leader youth work
Meetings for creative support
Hosting organisation: Foundation for Social and Economic
Dates: 7 – 12 February, 2005
Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives is a non-governmental
organisation, founded in 1990.Its mission is to support local development
of civil society, both in Poland and abroad. FISE’s aims include:
professional activation of disadvantaged youth, working to support
underdeveloped regions, especially rural areas and small towns, promoting
and supporting social, economic and cultural initiatives, work to support
European integration, and the development of contacts and co-operation
between societies, support to self-government, public institutions,
non-governmental organisations and private sector work to support the
development of local communities, work to support the development of
Aim: to improve the activities of NGOs engaged in youth issues by
exchanging experience, to make new contacts, find partners for projects
and to practicaly implement the knowledge gained during the visit by
creating a ‘Virtual Project’ and other such projects. The project will
also focus on breaking down stereotypes linked to the countries of central
and eastern Europe, and to deepen understanding of other cultures, as well
as providing examples of Polish organisations which encourage young people
to be creative.
Methodology: study visit will take the form of lectures,
discussions, consultations with experts, practical training, visits to
various organisations and institutions. The programme of the visit
involves gaining both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in
informal education. The subjects covered by the visit programme have been
consulted with experts in youth issues. We have tried to highlight those
questions that cause the greatest challenge to NGOs dealing with young
The programme will involve people from different cultures. Interactive
practical, theoretical and cultural trips will break the ice between
participants, and help to breakdown preconceptions related to prejudice
and racism. Our awareness of the cultural gap between the foreign
participants has led us to plan a project to make the differences a
diversity to be proud of instead of a problem.
Working language: English
THE POWER OF PEER EDUCATION
SHORT STUDY VISIT IN POLAND
Hosting organisation: Association for Children and Youth CHANCE
Dates: 20 – 25 November 2004
This study visit is meant to be a common platform for those involved in
peer education programs to share practical examples of involving peer
education as an educational concept both in local and European activities,
especially in projects organized within YOUTH Program (youth initiatives,
seminars and youth exchanges).
- to share knowledge and experience gained in running peer education
programs with/for young people
- to learn about different concepts of peer education
- to discuss and identify the factors that influence the quality of
projects with/for young people
- to develop new partnerships and joint projects that use peer education
- to provide participants with the possibility to clarify different
educational approaches used in peer education
Participants of the study visit will be engaged in a variety of methods –
group work, presentations, and simulation. They will also have a chance to
visit 2 projects and get directly in contact with young people. This will
enable participants to experience reality not only the theory. They will
be encouraged to discuss different issues in smaller groups and in plenary
as well. Certain amount of time will be spent on developing co-operation
and peer education projects.
Participants: The project is targeted at youth workers, youth
leaders, trainers, who:
- have some experience in planning and implementing peer education youth
projects on local, regional and/or European levels
- are affiliated to organization/institution/group which work directly
with young people
- want to develop their know-how on peer education educational approaches
- are interested in co-operation and partnership with European partners in
order to develop joint projects in peer education would
- like to learn from experience an practices of different youth