PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The main aim of the project “Exploring
cultural diversity through traditional
games” is to unite the youth who
encounter Geographical, financial and
social privation from rural and remote
areas of 8 different countries; Norway,
Latvia, Romania, Spain, Armenia,
Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. 40 young
people will get together during 10 day
exchange project.
The project will allow focusing on the
emergency of providing necessary
cultural awareness to rural young
people who can further fight raising
radicalism, discrimination and hate
speech in Europe, making it a safe
place for cultural diversity, tolerance
and peace.
With this initiative we aim at improving
peer to peer learning among
participants, providing safe, informal
environment of self-expression, likewise
encouraging each participants’
involvement in project conception,
preparation, organization, and
assessment.
We do think, that national games are a
unique tool for self-expression and
cultural education, that doesn’t require
any prior competencies and can insure
involvement of every person despite of
his/her education, gender, religion, race,
etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES
To increase participants’ consciousness of European
multiculturalism, cultural values and tolerance;
To foster mutual understanding,intercultural dialogue,
social inclusion, and solidarity, between young people
in different countries;
To increase participants’ awareness about partner
sates’ national games and their educational/cultural
elements;
To transfer national games into open access nonformal learning tools;
To explore the possibilities of the Erasmus + program
as a tool for cultural education and mobility;
To identify the competencies that can be obtained
through European non-formal learning projects and
their certification by Youthpass;
To view opportunities of Erasmus + program from
mobility, cultural learning, and non-formal education
angles, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARGET GROUP
Each partner country should be represented by 4 participants and 1 group leader. There is no age
limit for the group leaders.
Our target audience is young people aged
from 18 to 30 with a focus on 18-25 age
group:

a) Who are facing social, economic and
geographical obstacles (at least 2
participants per group);

b) Who are interested in the topics of
traditional games, cultural and
intercultural learning, peacebuilding;

c) Who show a big motivation for
participation and are available for the
whole duration of the Youth Exchange,

d) Who are residents of one of the
participating countries: Norway, Armenia,
Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Spain,
Romania and come from rural/remote
areas.

e) Who can communicate in English.

Each partner country should be represented by 4 participants and 1 group leader. There is no age
limit for the group leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“POPOCK” GUEST HOUSE
DILIJAN, TAVUSH REGION,
02 NOV – ARRIVAL DAY
13 NOV – DEPARTURE DAY
Participants will be accommodated
in double/triple rooms. They will be
provided with 3 time buffet food and
2 coffee breaks per day. The hotel
provides bed-sheets and towels as
well.
We strongly ask group leaders to
inform host organization about
participants’ special needs, such as
allergy, special diet, food, etc.

A separate menu will be prepared
for vegetarians.

Please note, that organizers are not responsible for participants’ accommodation,
food and transport for extra days both before and after the project dates .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO BRING
Valid international passport for travel;

Travel insurance valid in Armenia;
All required travel documents;

Comfortable shoes, outdoor suits,
raincoats, backpacks which are needed
for outdoor activities and trips;

Laptop (at least 1 per national team);
Traditional food, drinks, music, dances,
songs, etc.

Necessary equipment for your
traditional game;

Photo cameras and photo/video editing
programs you may need during
activities;

Group activities and new ideas are
welcome;

Medicine you may need, etc.

 

HOMETASKS
The project is based on non-formal methodology and peer-to-peer
approach, which highly prioritizes each participants’ active
involvement in every stage of the project. Thus, all national teams will
be in charge of:

– Preparing a session dedicated to the topics of discrimination, its
forms, schemes of its reduction,etc.;

– Preparing presentation of the current situation of discrimination and
radicalism in their countries, likewise introducing their types, grounds
and causes;

– Preparing national games and teaching them to other participants;
– Preparing a cultural evening;

– Presenting their organization/non-formal group;
– Preparing and running energizers, team building activities, name
games and etc.

The exact tasks will be shared through the second info pack which
will be provided as soon as all national teams are formed..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY
The whole youth exchange will be based on non-formal education.
Different methods, such as outdoor education, hiking trips, traditional
games, simulation activities, co-operative games, individual work,
small discussion groups, plenary work, group dynamics and etc., will
be used.

 

The deadline for receiving your applications is September 7th.

Please send your CV & Motivation Letter to advit_team@yahoo.com