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Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities

Seminar

6-12 March 2020 | Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria

How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.

When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engages in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community. We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.

In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:

  • Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
  • Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
  • How to create intercultural events in villages
  • How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
  • Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside

As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used.

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8532

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This Seminar is

for 23 participants

from Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Estonia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

SCI Austria (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Thomas Schallhart

E-Mail:

Phone: +436648781377

Costs

Participation fee

No.

Accommodation and food

Yes, for free.

Travel reimbursement

Yes, for Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR. For Austria: max. 180 EUR.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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