Training course: Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: 7-15 March 2020

Number of participants: 24

Participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Serbia

Apply here: application form

Organizer: YOUTH POWER / SNAGA MLADIH, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline to apply: 31 January 2020

Date of Selection: 6 February 2020

Inquiries about this training course: CySw4RD@youth-power.org

Costs: PARTICIPATION FEE: NONE!

Accommodation and food: The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel reimbursement: Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car). Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 20 eur

2. Kosovo* – 180 eur

3. Serbia – 180 eur

4. Germany – 275 eur

5. Croatia – 180 eur

Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity – Erasmus plus training course – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Abroadship.org

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Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” aims to build capacity of youth (work) organisations, their youth workers in NFE for youth SPORT work for reconciliation and accepting diversity among youngsters in our communities and encouraging creative usage of sport and outdoor activities in youth work for reconciliation.

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity”. The training course will be organised in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in March 2020.

We are hereby recruiting participants that will be able to participate at the training course, give back (to their sending organisations) their knowledge and skills in the topics of the training course and contribute to the follow-up activities within the overall project.

The training course will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar) from 7th March (arrival in the afternoon) to 15th March (departure in the morning after the breakfast) 2020.

About the training course “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity”:

The training course will gather 24 participants and trainers from 5 organisations and countries (Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Germany).

Specific objectives of the training course are:

  • To learn more about realities and different practices in other European countries when it comes to reconciliation through youth (sport) work
  • To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of intercultural learning and dialogue
  • To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
  • To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to acceptance and Sport for all!
  • To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
  • To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes
  • To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for intercultural acceptance
  • To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes
  • To establish Community of youth workers for youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education with regular NFE methods and lots of sport activities, some of them being: sport and outdoor methods/games; inputs, simulation, role-plays, brainstorming, discussions, presentations, videos, etc. The language of the training course will be English. 

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • To be active youth workers already educated in basic NFE principles and methodology, (willing to get) involved in “sport for all” activities for reconciliation; and empowering other youth workers and mainstream and marginalised youth through sport and outdoor activities
  • Willing to apply & multiply the knowledge received
  • Willing to organise/lead local/national workshops for youth workers on the topic of the project after the participation at the training course
  • Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries
  • Able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the training course
  • Age above 18 and able to follow the programme in English language.

OVERVIEW PROGRAMME: 

Day 1 – 7th March 2020 – Saturday
PM Arrival of participants
evening Welcome evening
Day 2 – 8th March 2020 – Sunday
AM Introduction; Expectations, Contributions; Group building; Youthpass introduction
PM Sharing our realities with the situations about reconciliation, intercultural dialogue and acceptance in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
PM Reflection and Evaluation of the day
evening All-together party
Day 3 – 9th March 2020 – Monday
AM Intercultural learning and dialogue
PM Sport and youth work à Sport for all!
PM Reflection and Evaluation of the day
Day 4 – 10th March 2020 – Tuesday
AM Youth trainings for ICL and Sport for all!
PM Mental and physical development of individual through sports
PM Reflection and Evaluation of the day
Day 5 – 11th March 2020 – Wednesday
AM Exchanging sport methods and games from our countries
PM OUTDOOR AFTERNOON
Day 6 – 12th March 2020 – Thursday
AM Competition and teamwork through sports
PM Challenges and Development of intercultural acceptance through sports
PM Reflection and Evaluation of the day
Day 7 – 13th March 2020 – Friday
AM Adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes I
PM Adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes II
PM Reflection and Evaluation of the day
Day 8 – 14th March 2020 – Saturday
AM Community of youth workers for youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity
PM Evaluation of the training course, incl Youthpass
evening “See you again” party
Day 9 – 15th March 2020 – Sunday
AM Departure of participants

Travel and visa costs reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 100% up to the maximum of unit cost per distance calculator and means of travel, including bank transfer and other appropriate fees (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car). For the distances that are smaller than 500 km one way (by Distance Calculator | Erasmus+), the preferable means of transport are land transportations, such as train and/or bus. If other mean of transport is selected for such travels, e.g. airplane, those will be reimbursed 60% of airfare, in accordance with the principle of environmental awareness and protection.

Participants must keep all travel documents (tickets, travel agency invoices and boarding passes) as organizers are able to make any reimbursement only on the bases of presented documents!

The travel reimbursement will be done by bank transfers after you return home and send us the ORIGINAL boarding passes and tickets (and after you submit/send us the filled in evaluation forms of the training course) or in cash if you have all tickets at spot. When you are buying a ticket, ask for additional bill as well, if possible!

Further Rules regarding the booking of the tickets and reimbursement:

– Only the cheapest tickets will be reimbursed. We will not cover tickets with the deviation from the direct route (A à B à A), extra unnecessary stops and layovers. We don’t cover seat reservation fees, leisure plus tickets, flexible tariff tickets, extra travel insurances, priority boarding fees, local bus baggage, handwritten tickets or bianco nota bills.

– Only tickets purchased online will be reimbursed. We can’t cover travel agencies’ fees. Travel agencies invoices for the tickets won’t be accepted for reimbursement.

– We can’t reimburse taxi or private cars; only public transport will be covered.

-You can arrive 2 days before the activity and depart 2 days after if you want to spend more time in Bosnia and Herzegovina on your own, provided that the tickets on these days are not more expensive than on the official travel days.

Please don’t buy your tickets before we approve them! When you will plan your trip and BEFORE buying your tickets, especially if your planned travel itineraries are different than 7th – 15th March 2020, please inform us in advance, so we can approve your tickets and travel costs. Also, if you travel from elsewhere than the town and country of the sending organisation partner in this project, please, inform us, as we need to approve it as well. Thanks a lot, in advance!

We expect participants to arrive to the hotel (which is at the edge of Mostar, some 20 minutes away from the centre of the town by local town bus) no later than 19:00 hrs on 7th March 2020, so please do plan your travel accordingly.

For additional information, please be free to contact organizers. Like that we will avoid some uncomfortable situations in advance. 

Participation fee: NONE! All accommodation, three meals and 2 coffee breaks per day in the hotel are fully covered by the organisers.

Applications

To apply, please fill in the application form on following link: https://forms.gle/DM72pDEU5QRHXiVp8

Please note that the deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.

Selected participants will receive the detailed information sheet till 6th February 2020. 

Contacts:

Riad Čerkez

CySw4RD@youth-power.org