We have just finished our Training Course of the project Cultural Tourism in a form of Youth Entrepreneurhip! For 7 days (from 31/05 until 6/06) we hosted youth from Argentina (RAMC), Brazil (Cooperbom Turismo), Peru (Brigada De Voluntarios Bolivarianos) and Spain (Asociación Projuven).
The main objective of the TC was to promote youth entrepreneurship education in the field of cultural-touristic enterprise.
We had a very useful workshops about Business Model Canvas and Entrepreneurship Platform which was created specially for this project (http://www.iwr.org.pl/ctafoye). Participants showed a huge commitment and curiosity of the topic.
From 21/05 untill 30/05 volunteers from the Institute for Regional Cooperation together with partners from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania took part in a project held in Kaunas entitled "Crafts of the past as a way to the future".
During the project were discussed subjects related to cultural heritage, shaping our identity and activities related to traditional crafts. During the creative workshops, general reflections and cultural evenings the youth had the opportunity to learn about the culture of partner countries and spend an active and fruitful time during the whole exchange.
From 2 of May until 8 of May two representatives of our foundation took part in the Job Shadowing as part of the project "Cultural tourism as a form of Youth Entrepreneurship" during which they watched the work of volunteers from Cooperbom Turismo organization in Ilheus, Brazil.
During the 7-day stay, they took part in the workshops thanks to which they got to know how tourist, cultural and historical features can be used in running an enterprise and shared their knowledge about Tourism in Poland. The main point was the Chocolate Route farm and the CEEP do Chocolate School of Technical Studies where they learned the secrets of cocoa fruits. They also had the opportunity to see a building dedicated to the works of Jorge Amado- the most famous twentieth century Brazilian writer of literature, Centro Cultural Bataclã and the viewpoint- Mirante de Serra Grande.
From 11.11.2018 to 17.11.2018 representatives of our foundation Instytut Współpracy Regionalnej, took part in youth exchange entitled C-Thinking organized in Kaunas by Neribota Ateitis. In project took part representatives of 4 countries: Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia, the main topic of the project was critical thinking. The C-thinking was addressed mainly to youth with fewer opportunities (social problems). Main aims of the project was:
-To increase participants’ abilities to evaluate information and construct arguments.
-To figure out the ways how improved critical thinking skills can help others to integrate into society or find a job place.
-To promote Erasmus+ programme and its goals.
There were 42 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Spain and Italy at the age of 18-25 taking part in a project: "Critical thinking - Media filter", who were not only active and conscious civil society members but also would like to broaden their knowledge on the above mentioned subject and develop their creativity.
The main goal of the project was to learn critical thinking tools, stimulate creativity and acquire some skills connected with the implementation of the tools in media literacy. This goal got achieved through the following actions (sequence of activities prepared by the participants during the youth exchange.
On 18 and 25 April took place debate about to culture and youth impact for creating public space . In debates participated secondary school pupils and students , representatives of local governments ; youth organizations and eksperts.
Our partners from Romania and Belgium were at APV betwen 11-13 Apr.
The meeting concentrated on preperation youth exchange in July 2016
We invite all students and high school students to participate in the cycle of the debates:
"Active participation of young people in planning the development of the municipality"
The first debate took place on 21.03.16. Its' major theme was formal and informal education for young people.
In the debate took part more than 100 people including the representatives of the university, local government, experts, students and youth.
We kindly invtie you to participate in the next debate, which will take place on 04.04.2016 in the AJD's building located on Zbierskiego 2/4 Street. Beginning at 9.30 a.m
Topic of the debate: Supporting economic development and eliminating youth unemployment.
For the most active participants, there are provided some prizes !!!!
We kindly invite all university and high school students to take part in the cycle of the debates.''Active participation of young people in planning the development of the municipality"