⛵ Youth exchange: RASA Resilience and Sustainability in Action

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates:

Phase #1: 16-24 February 2023
Phase #2: 22-30 March 2023

👣 Number of participants: 37 participants

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

🚲 Organizer: Abroadship.org

🍇 Apply here: Application form

📱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

RASA Resilience and Sustainability in Action

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Do you like outdoors?

Are you an environmentalist?

Do you wonder what can each one of us do for sustainability?

Do you want to change your daily life, your work,your communities?

Do you want to join us, to care and to take action for a more sustainable world?

RASA Resilience and Sustainability in Action is a learning experience to raise awareness about sustainability challenges, connect to nature, the people around us and our own inner motivation and support each other to take action for a better place.

Goals and Objectives

RASA: Resilience and Sustainability in Action” aims to address sustainability through objectives:

  • Raise awareness about the global sustainability challenges that we are facing (climate change, air pollution etc) and understanding the science behind it – through systems thinking – the specific social, environmental and economic developments that has lead us to this state.
  • Connect to nature, the people around us and our own inner motivation – finding the personal source of motivation while re-connecting to nature through outdoor activities and nature education in a group setting (the social context).
  • Support to take action, in particular through finding the answers to the questions: What can each one of us do? How can we join the movement in our own way, with our own methods and talents? What can we do in our daily life, in our work, in our communities? How to engage more young people to join us, to care and to take action for a more sustainable world?
  • Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to be the change agents in our everyday life and in our communities (among those: leadership, problem solving, communication, initiative-taking, working in groups and social context, being productive team-members, effective usage of resources, understanding complex systems and cause-effect relationships, learning to learn, outdoor life, personal development and self awareness)

“The earth has music for those who listenWilliam Shakespeare

Who Should Attend

  • Between 18-30 years old or 20+ as a group leader or team member
  • Interested in Sustainability
  • Want to live and experience a simulation of sustainable community for a week
  • Keen to enhance your self-development
  • Eager to start creating a change for sustainability
  • Resident of Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom.
  • Able to work and communicate in English 

Priority will be given:

  • to young people who have fewer opportunities to be engaged in such projects.
  • participants of previous Abroadship.org projects

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 Sustainability” – learning sensitive and challenging topics while practicing Resilience and Sustainability principles

Programme of RASA Resilience and Sustainability in Action

The first days, we will have the opportunity to reflect and raise awareness about the sustainable challenges and the initiatives that you would like to work and connect with and to simulate a sustainable community.

The idea is to contribute in groups you want concerning sustainability and learn new things with sustainability and leadership workshops.

You will work with groups to design or think new projects to promote change after the project along with the dissemination activity which will take place as a community event in the area around to disseminate the results of the programme and what we learned and created during the previous days.

After the project you will be ready to do a follow up event and/or contribute to a certain challenge you want to work with

Methods used

  • Learning by involvement – We use this method to create an experience to every participant based on their involvement in the learning process.
  • RASA activities (simulative community living) – We use RASA activities in groups (cooking, do practical things around) to create an eco-community living environment, enhance initiative and team work.
  • Open discussions – We use open discussions to enhance knowledge on sustainability, to share experiences, feelings and thoughts about environmental and eco-community themes.
  • Teamwork – We use teamwork to enhance knowledge on sustainability, to share experiences, feelings and thoughts about environmental and initiative change

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: 16 February 2023

Programme: 17- 23 February 2023

Departure Day: 24 February 2023

Youth Exchange #2

Arrival Day: 22 March 2023

Programme: 23 – 29 March 2023

Departure Day: 30 March 2023

Days allowed to stay in the UK: This is a great time to explore UK. 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. If traveling on different than programme days is more expensive, you have to cover the difference, as the touristic reasons are not reimbursed. 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 walks);
  • Towel and Hairdryer, if needed
  • Passport is mandatory! EU ID cards are not accepted after 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
  • Food and traditions to represent for intercultural evenings (Alcohol is not allowed)

Weather

In February – March temperature in Grosvenor Hall ranges from 0 to 12 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 10 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/Rfpcp6rc8MVY7tEL7

In order to apply for RASA Resilience and Sustainability in Action, 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
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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