A-Team- International Exchange
Start date: Jun 8, 2015,
End date: Dec 7, 2015
The “A team” international exchange will take place in Katowice. The date is from 19 until 25 of June 2015(plus two days to travel, so i general whole project take part between 18-26 of June 2015). The exchange gathers 30 young, creative and active idividuals from Silesia, Scotland and Catalonia(10 people from each nationality). The main theme of the project is generally national distinctiveness however, the main aim of the project constitutes creating a dialogue between young people that come from regions that concearning the whole country they live are culturally, historically and linguistically distinctive. We are higly interested in searching for cultural as well as historical and linguistical differences and similarities bewteen our stories. We would like to know more about “the living culture”, customes, mentality and opinions of our peers, especially about matters connected with previously mentioned national distinctiveness. We want to strike up a dialogue that will let us to develope the activities that we had planned. Those include: creating and presenting a play combined with choreography (the theme - cultural distinctiveness, dialogues in a language typical for a particular country, the whole play is filmed, english subtitles are added and the movie as a whole is put on the web). The play would sum up the project of an event in the centre of Katowice (a big fair with the stalls representing each nationality, social integration, games, talks). We also plan so as to carry out a debate that will take place in one of the High Schools in the city of Rybnik (I LO). Teachers, students, representatives of UM Rybnik and local independent fractions are all invited so as to join and take part in the debate. The major methods of work consist of discussions about the previously mentioned theme of national distinctiveness which is the keynote for the whole project. Apart from that, we have also scheduled the topical workshops that will cover the topics common for all participants, force them to work outdoors and come out with new solutions and ideas. Other than that, the linguistic workshops have been planned. Those focus mainly on getting familiar with and comparing others participant’s languages. Another are workshops concerning theatre and dance which will result in striking up an international dialogue and creating a play with the topic connecting those nations. So as to integrate everyone, evening cultural sessions have been planned. When it comes to exploring the beauty of Katowice, participants will play outside and have a chance to thoroughly examine the city. After that 8 wonderful days spent in picturesque Katowice, the members of the project will acquire a great experience, usefull skills and knowledge essential to being a leader of a project or simply being an organizer of an event in the region of one’s country. As a target, we put a group of young people that live in the autonomus/independent regions of Silesia, Scotland and Catalonia. We hope that after the project the topic that we outline, will be noticed by a larger group of young people and they, willing to participate, would be much more active and, what is even more significant, would promote the history of their region and would be aware of their national identity.
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