This is a reference for Barnabás Gulyás

HUN-ICE Sport in social inclusion and non-formal education

The training activity took place
in Orosháza, Hungary
organised by Orosházi Gyermek- és Ifjúsági Önkormányzat
8-16. September 2015

Aims & objectives

The overall aim of this project was to foster the intercultural-learning process between participants for whom this youth exchange was the first experience in that field.

1) To develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people from different countries.
2) To learn social competences, sense of initiative or cultural awareness.
3) To gather people from Iceland and Hungary for a week of activities using non-formal methods.
4) To discuss the importance of sport as a method to foster inclusion of youth -especially unprivileged- to our communities.
5) To realize that youth across all borders face the same issues and that they can actually help and inspire each other when thinking what they need to overcome and how by becoming active citizens.
6) To give an insight of the good practices when sport is applied in youth work from both countries with a special focus on the Extreme Day at Orosháza.
7) To boost creativity in young people by providing a chance for attending different workshops and creating an exhibition.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

HUN-ICE was a bilateral youth exchange project with participation of Icelandic and Hungarian participants. In total, there were 23 young participants aged between 16-25; and 4 group leaders and one trainer.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal education, with mostly focusing on raising awareness about intercultural learning-processes. Some elements from ETS (Education Through Sport manual) has been adapted to the programme, especially covering the field of inclusion.

Outcomes of the activity

As a result of the youth exchange and the working groups, youngsters have prepared an open exhibition at the local Gymnasium. The exhibition was open for anyone who were interested. It was more interactive and intercultural, since there were different program elements (tasting special food from Iceland, traditional folk and contemporary music intro, sport performances (Glima -Icelandic wrestling; taekwando), short film about the youth exchange and the importance of sport in everyday life etc).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the main trainer and I have designed the "education program" of this youth exchange. I worked there as a full-time worker, and the Icelandic and Hungarian group leaders were helping in implementing the program.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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