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MINORITIES YOUTH IN ACTION

Training Course

16-22 July 2012 | Górki Wielkie, Upper Silesia, Poland

The German Minority Youth Union in Poland invites young leaders of minorities from Belgium, Germany, Latvia and Romania to participate in a training&networking project concerning the situation of minorities in Europe. The training will take place in July.
Are you interested in multiculturalism and minorities’ rights in Europe? Would you like to get to know the reality of life of minorities in different European countries? Do you seek inspirations for international youth projects? And finally, would you like to spend an exciting week of summer with other young leaders in the multicultural region Upper Silesia? IF SO, don´t hesitate and join our international training course „Minorities Youth in Action”! The German Minority Youth Union in Poland invites young leaders from Belgium, Germany, Latvia and Romania to participate in a training&networking project concerning the situation of minorities in Europe. It will take place in a nice youth hostel housed in an old mansion in the south of Upper Silesia. A visit to the German Minority in Opole is also part of the program. The training course has the following objectives: • To exchange opinions and experiences connected with the life of national and/or ethnic minorities in Europe – especially with regard to the younger generation. • To establish new partnerships and develop common networking activities. • To learn about the possibilities given to (minority) youth groups by the Youth in Action Programme and learn about other funding sources for projects. • To learn how to develop international youth projects and long-term international partnerships. • To create new ideas for further cooperation and common projects in the future. The organizers cover accommodation, food and 70% of the travel costs for the participants of the training course (within the limited budget for every country participating in the training course). A transport from Katowice to the hostel and back will be organized. Requirements to participants: • having great motivation and enthusiasm • English language skills on a level allowing to communicate with others and participate actively in the training. • Prior experience in NGO sector will be an advantage. To take part in the training course, please fill out the application form and send it to one of our partner organizations in your country of residence: BELGIUM European Free Alliance Youth Contact: coordinator@efay.eu GERMANY Rökefloose e.V. Contact: jenny@roekefloose.de Sydslesvigs danske Ungdomsforeninger e. V. Contact: tinne@sdu.de LATVIA Daugavpils German Society „Erfolg” Contact: erfolg@inbox.lv The European Tatar Youth Association Contact: oleg@tatarlar.lv ROMANIA Asociatia Ofensiva Tinerilor Contact: theodora.suciu@gmail.com Deadline for submitting of application forms: 16th of June 2012 For detailed information please contact: Karolina Fuhrmann Project coordinator The Union of the German Minority Youth in Poland Ul. M. Konopnickiej 6 45-004 Opole, Poland fuhrmann@ifa.de
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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/2613

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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

German Minority Youth Union in Poland (Youth NGO)

The Union of the German Minority Youth in Poland (Związek MA‚odzieA1y MniejszoA›ci Niemieckiej w RP, abbr. ZMMN) is a national, non-profit youth organisation, that was founded in 1992. It gathers creative and studious young people, who during their freetime voluntary commit themselves to the Union's activities and objectives. The head office of the ZMMN is located in Opole, in Upper Silesia, whereas 20 local groups are acting independently in other polish districts with a numerous German Minority (Lower Silesia, Silesia and Warmian-Masurian Voivodship are the most important ones. Our organisation is a member of the Youth of European Nationalities and cooperates with many national and international partners, such as House for Polish-German Co-operation, Institute For Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA), Foundation for the Silesia Development and Support of Local Initiatives, German-Polish Youth office.
We publish a quarterly magazine ("antidotum"), which contains articles in German and Polish and is supposed to entertain, but also to inform about our projects, life and culture in Germany, study possibilities and so on. The main objectives of our organisation are:
- to cultivate and promote the German culture and language in Poland and keep our German identity alive
- to support charity activities in our local communities
- to offer further education and skills training for our members in order to assist their process of personal and professional development
- international youth exchanges
Every year the ZMMN organizes various sporting and cultural events (e.g. canoeing, German Christmas Markets, German Cinema Week) as well as German language courses. Moreover our organisation is known for its standard projects, that already have a long tradition.
These area:
- "Wielkie Slizganie" (The Great Slithering) is a charity project for orphans from Opole and the surrounding area, who get the opportunity to spend a whole day on an ice skating rink. We prepare them a leisure-time program and collect charitable donations for the involved orphanages.
-"Konferencja Mlodziezowa" (Youth Conference) offers every year about 70 young people from the German Minority the opportunity to socialize, exchange experiences and gain knowledge and new skills (4 workshops are organized).
-"Szkolenie Liderow Grup Mlodziezowych" (Training camp for youth group's leaders) aims to prepare 45 young people for being a skilled group leader in their local community
Among our members we have experienced project managers, coaches and tutors. They guarantee professional assistance for our target group: young people eager for knowledge and interested in learning how to organize projects, lead groups etc.
We focus especially on the development of young members of the German Minority in order to strengthen its structures and provide for young budding leaders. Most of our members and local groups operate in rural areas and outside big urban areas, therefore our activities also contribute to social-cultural animation in these areas.

Contact for questions:

Karolina Fuhrmann

E-Mail:

Phone: +48 77 4416205

Costs

The organizers cover accommodation, food and 70% of the travel costs for the participants of the training course (within the limited budget for every country participating in the training course). There will be no participation fee.

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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