⛵ Youth exchange: Neurostory

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates: 12-22 January 2023

👣 Number of participants: 37 participants

🏁 Participating countries: UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Romania

🚲 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, Italy, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Romania
  • 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

Neurostory

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Context

NEUROSTORY is a project, funded by Erasmus+ programme. IT aims to

  • connect young people from different countries and
  • host a space where they can practice storytelling and media literacy skills.

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.

The youth exchanges are events where young people from different countries and cultures can meet and exchange experience, stories, moments together & learn.

In each youth exchange, we will be a group of 37 people. We come from 7 different countries.

The place where we meet is a beautiful group accommodation in ashford. this is only two hours with a train from London.

We will be in the nature, enjoying activities both outside and inside.

in 9 days we are co-creating a story lab, where we can deconstruct stories, craft them, express them, share them, play with them and pass them on.

Neurostories

We explore the hearts of the stories

The stories around us

The stories we live in

How words transform our experiences

How are stories forming and influencing human minds

How do we break free from the stories that put us under a spell

How do stories give us a shape the stories of our cultures and places of our people

How to tell the great stories of our hearts

 

Did you know that…

In media theory “priming” is called the effect when stories are influencing people on a subconscious level, sometimes on a deep neurological level and we cannot really recognise it.

You want to know more? Join us :)

How to apply

#1 Step one.

Read this info letter.

#2 Step two.

Fill in the application form here: https://forms.gle/hUcmxJV8KG7hoqeQ6

#3 Step three.

You will receive an email from us with next steps.

Who Should Attend

  • You are 18-30 years old and want to journey among personal and social narratives.
  • You long to express your creative voice through words, colours and movement.
  • You are eager to unfold the threads that create our societies.
  • Resident of UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Romania

How are we exploring

# STORYTELLING
We are discovering the composition of a story while crafting our own words.
Stories are personal, stories are also social and political. They shape our societies and our truth.
From creating stories to deconstructing social narratives, we practice playing with the meanings around us.

# IMPROV
Expressing our authenticity, while connecting to others.
Improv is a funny way to create bridges above our differences.

# MOVEMENT
Inviting movement in our bodies and narratives.
What in you want to move?

# DISCUSSIONS
Diving into the stories that we live in. Bringing awareness to our ability to distinguish reality and communicate our needs.

# EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
We learn by creating, experimenting, and crafting. We exchange our knowledge in workshops, games, and creative sessions.
The door to knowledge are our hands.

# REFLECTION MOMENTS
Asking the questions that bring insights.
Bringing new skills into our own reality.

# SHARINGS
We share living, meals, memories, movements and stories.
Learning to connect to the other, while close to oneself.

Facilitator

You are the mapmaker of your own journey and we travel together.

The creative lab of Neurostory is hosted by Joanna.

She loves stories and explores them as the elements that create our culture and lifestyle.

Her love of mythology led her to a BA in Cultural Anthropology.

For years she has been working with Theatre of the Oppressed and in the past three years, she has developed as a coach and trainer.

Financial Cost

  • 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, Italy, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Romania
  • 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

EXCHANGE #1

Arrival date: 12th of January

Programme: 13th – 21st January

Departure day: 22nd of January

EXCHANGE #2

Arrival date: 28th of January

Programme: 29th Jan – 6th Feb

Departure day: 7th of February

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).

What to take with you

  • Casual, warm clothes with layers. Prepare comfortable clothes for movement and warm clothes for the moments outside.
  • Your own towel, hairdryer and cosmetics, if needed.
  • Reusable water bottle, if you have one.
  • If you use medicines, please take them and let us know if you have a medical condition we need to be aware of.
  • You are very welcome to bring your own camera, small musical instruments, intuitive cards, storytelling tools and objects that bring you inspiration.

Important

  • Make sure that you have insurance or a European Health Card, valid on the territory of the United Kingdom.
  • Take your passport. EU ID cards are not accepted in the UK after BREXIT.

Weather

In January temperature in Grosvenor Hall ranges from 1 to 7 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

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us. If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://forms.gle/hUcmxJV8KG7hoqeQ6


In order to apply for Neurostory 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 / Greece hello@abroadship.org
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
POINT OF VYOU Romania pointofvyou@gmail.com
Intercultural Spain info@vibria.org 
Ottolovante Italy office@associazioneottovolante.com 
Inspire Czech Rep czechinspire@gmail.com 

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