Apply for the fully funded project in Gdynia!

Training Course: “The use of social media in youth work” 

Dates of the exchange:  21 September– 29 September 2021

Place: Gdynia, Poland

Participating countries: Italy, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Romania

Number of participants:  5 participants (age 18 +) – Croatian residents

Application deadline: ASAP (read below how to apply)

INFO PACK (click to download)

ABOUT THE PROJECT


The implementation of the project will have an impact on the level of education of young people in the countries taking part in the project and thus the project has an impact on the level of European and international integration. Thanks to the project, residents of local communities will be able to take part in a public debate on the use of social media and the threats flowing from them and thus confront their knowledge and views on a topic that is not so obvious to everyone. We all know that young people use social media, but we still do not know enough about their functioning and the threats they bring with them. Thanks to the implementation of the project, partner organizations will improve the quality of their activities for young people and become leaders in the use of social media in youth work in their region. The main results of the project are the participants’ knowledge about the use of social media needed for their work with young people. Thanks to the project, the youth will be able to use interesting programs created with the help of social media.


OBJECTIVES

The main goal of the project is to equip people working with young people with appropriate competences that will enable them to use social media to create a new educational offer for young people and thus teach them how to use their network safely.

Specific objectives:

  • identification and knowledge of problems and current topics in youth work in the countries taking part in the project,
  • dealing with social media under the account of threats flowing from them,
  • dealing with European values – European integration,
  • finding methods and ideas for wider use of existing social media in youth work,
  • facilitating intensive contacts between people working with youth from different countries,
  • promotion of information exchange on the situation, everyday life, culture in the countries participating in the project,
  • perception of differences and perceiving the potential of diversity,
  • promoting creative skills of project participants,
  • preparing a public debate on the use of social media in youth education.

Programme

Attached to this call for participants is the draft programme of the training course. Please note that some changes in the programme could potentially be made.

Participant profile

To participate in the activity, the candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Gender balance. Equal number of male and female participants will be invited.
  • The preferential age of participants is 18-40.
  • Each national group should include participants with fewer opportunities.
  • Be motivated to learn about opportunities and threats in social media.
  • Be committed to attend for the full duration of the training course and dissemination activities
    after the training course.

COSTS

This project is financed by Erasmus +, so all costs like travelaccommodation, and food during the exchange duration are covered.

Erasmus + program is covering full costs of accommodation and food (3 meals per day + snacks with a coffee break) during the youth exchange.

There is an annual membership for joining our mobility projects. The price of membership is different for active and passive members, volunteers, or newcomers, so for detailed info click here. Membership has to be covered 1 week before the departure date.

TRAVEL

Participants are buying tickets with the help of organizers and travel costs are going to be reimbursed after the project. The maximum travel reimbursement budget for a participant from Croatia is 275 EUR.

FEW FACTS ABOUT GDYNIA

Gdynia is a young, dynamic and rapidly developing city. It is referred to as “a city of sea and dreams” because it was founded on the wave of the joy of the Polish nation for the independence regained after years of partition. On the sands of the Baltic beach, a modern port and city were built from scratch in record time. Today Gdynia has a quarter of a million inhabitants and it is hard to find someone among them who would not be proud of being from Gdynia. People value their city for the efficient communication, safety and availability of services, for the sea, beaches, hills and forests right under your windows and for the sunniest days of the year in Poland. According to regular surveys of sociologists, the inhabitants of Gdynia are the most satisfied with their place of residence among the inhabitants of all
cities in Poland.

DO I NEED TO KNOW SOMETHING MORE?

Yes. There is no participation fee. But you are agreeing with rules and conditions by signing a participation contract and including it in the application. Applications without a signed contract are not going to be accepted. So, better be serious and read all the info about the project one more time including your personal time management.

HOW TO APPLY?

  1. Fill out the application form for participants from Croatia.
  2. Fill out the project application survey for all applicants (Italy, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Romania).
  3. Send us the signed participation contract to the email prijave.strive@gmail.com (only for applicants from Croatia).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL DUE TO COVID-19?

As you already know, measures are changing every day in every country due to epidemic situations. If organizers estimate implementation of the mobility won’t be possible due to the safety of participants, the dates of the mobility will be delayed.

TO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Even we are offering participation in this project “for free” it doesn’t mean it is free. As an organization, we are cofounding costs and our young volunteers are working hard, investing their energy, knowledge, and time to make this opportunity possible. Why? Because we are in love with mobility and striving to open even more international opportunities for young people and youth workers in Croatia and wider who invest time in self-development and make positive changes in their environments.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR SMALL STEPS TO GREAT POSITIVE CHANGES?

Our projects would be even more productive and beneficial with small financial injections. So, please, feel invited to invest in youth education, future and entrepreneurial spirit. <3

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