⛵ Youth exchange: Code of Self Branding

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates: 

Phase #1: 11-20 January 2023
Phase #2: 7-16 February 2023

👣 Number of participants: 37 participants

🏁 Participating countries: UK, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria

🚲 Organizer: Abroadship.org

🍇 Apply here: Application form

🚦Deadline to apply: Still searching for participants

📱Inquiries about this youth exchange: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

💰💶 Costs: 

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland
    • €360/participant for Greece, Italy, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Code of Self Branding

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Goals and Objectives

The project consists of two youth exchanges. You can attend both of them or only one, it is up to you. If you decide to attend both, in the second you will be assisting and facilitating some of the workshops,
so you can practice different skills.

Having a personal brand is not only a great way to create trust for potential employers or clients, but it also helps to build relationships by showing braveness, self-awareness and authenticity. If we dare to tell our complete story and build our brand not just around our successes, but also our failures, struggles and how we grew from them, we can build full pictures that people can see and relate to. That’s how we can set ourselves up for success no matter the field or position that we want to pursue.

Code of Self-Branding is an Erasmus+ project to empower young people pursuing their dream career and stimulate entrepreneurial learning. We will start from ourselves – building self-branding from a personal perspective to higher the chances to find the right job (Youth exchange #1) and further going to entrepreneurship in more in depth (Youth exchange #2). The idea behind this project is to create a safe space where you can explore your core values, share your authentic story and experiment creatively with your branding identity.

“In a start-up venture, all you have are untested hypotheses. You’re collecting data to gain insight and validate your hypothesis” Steve Blank, author and one of the creators of Lean startup concept

Who Should Attend

  • You are 18-30 years old and want to learn how to express your authentic self, focusing on your strengths. You are keen to make a positive impact in the world.
  • You are searching for a change, would like to learn by playing and experimenting in international teams, you love travelling and discovering yourself in international contexts.
  • You are a resident of Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, UK or Greece
  • Additional selection points will be given to disadvantaged youngsters aged 18 – 25.

Programme

Arrival

Introduction. Introduction of the programme. Getting to know each other. Team building. Recognising needs, strengths and weaknesses.

Discovering core values and beliefs. Creating a Vision and Sustainable Goals to achieve our mission.

Framing our ideal career path or business idea. Recognising threats and opportunities.

Media Workshop (Storytelling, Sound, Composition, Framing, Visual Grammar).

Project Management. Intercultural evening.

Creating a compelling Visual Identity for our brand.

Social Entrepreneurship beyond. Outcomes of social entrepreneurship. Success stories.

Marketing and communication. Outcomes. Marketing tools. Local events. Circle of Creativity.

Tips & Tricks.

Youthpass, Evaluation of results, Follow up. Closing up

Departure

* please note that the programme is a guidance and is subject to changes

Methods used

  • Experiential and entrepreneurial learning through playing
  • Group dynamic processes, simulations and teamwork activities
  • Inputs from experts through non-formal education lectures and facilitated processes
  • Startup Hypothesis testing
  • Dynamic workshops and presentations
  • Outdoor and community assignments
  • Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections
  • Learning by doing in a group setting or individual processes.

Delivery Style

“Learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice;

“Learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment;

“Learning through testing hypothesis” – building minimal viable product and getting out to test the prototype

“Learning with social entrepreneurship” – understanding community needs and following the entrepreneurship processes to address the issues

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland
    • €360/participant for Greece, Italy, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Where

It is England, baby! Since the UK chose BREXIT, this is one of the last Erasmus+ opportunities. Grosvenor Hall place is 2 hours from London, set in the beautiful grounds of a former manor house. Find map of the location here.

When to Get There

Youth Exchange #1

Arrival Day: 11 Jan 2023, any time

Programme: 12-19 Jan

Departure Day: 20 Jan, early morning

Youth Exchange #2

Arrival Day: 7 Feb 2023, any time

Programme: 8 – 15 February 2023

Departure Day: 16 Feb, early morning

Allowed to stay in UK days: This is a great time to explore United Kingdom. We will not have a lot of free time during the programme, thus if you want to explore country, please arrange extra days. You are allowed to come max 7 days before the YE or leave after max 7 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 7 days. If you decide to stay more than 7 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself. During these extra days, you have to find your own accommodation and no other expenses are covered (we will cover just flights on different days).

Practicals – What to (not) Bring

  • Casual, warm and sports clothes for outdoors (take into consideration rainy British weather) and indoors;
  • Small backpack (not necessary, but very practical for the outdoor production);
  • UK plug adapter;
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • EU Passport (EU ID card is not anymore accepted after the BREXIT);
  • Medicines;
  • Insurance – this is critical! Please bring European Health Card and Insure in other ways because we do not provide and are not liable for any incidents

Weather

In Winter temperature in Grosvenor Hall ranges from 1 to 8 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 13 out of 30 days) is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations. 

Check the weather forecast here.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

The food provided in the venue will be vegetarian. If you are vegan or have a special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange suitable nutrition.

If you have an illness, physical limitations and/or use the medicine we need to know about, please let us know.

During the YE in order to maintain the place proper, clean and dignified, all the community will be asked to do carry household duties in small inter-cultural groups.

The training site is an alcohol free and drug free area. We believe that human beings can reach the utmost of their potential without consumption of substances.

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://forms.gle/nnwSvNsp43Z2ebDC6


In order to apply for Code of Self Branding project, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

 

Abroadship.org UK hello@abroadship.org
YOUTHub Bulgaria office@youthub.bg
Ticket2Europe Spain comunicacion@ticket2europe.eu
Inovatyvi karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
EUROSUD Italy eurosudngo@gmail.com 
Sztukater Poland info@sztukater.pl

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