Active citizenship and volunteering: Central and E..
Active citizenship and volunteering: Central and East European (CEE) experience exchange and contact making seminar
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,
"Active Citizenship and Volunteering: Central and East European (CEE) experience exchangeand contact making seminar" Place and time: Budapest, 3rd-6th August 2010Countries involved: Italy, Romania, Lithuania, Slovakia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Denmark, Hungary, GermanyThemes: European Citizenship, Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities Objectives:1. to gather voluntary service organisations and those interested in the field from Central and Eastern Europe (and those from Western Europe who are interested in the CEE region) to exchange their experiences based on a common historical background, similar mindsets and concepts about volunteering in society to find ways leading to more active civic involvement2. to build partnerships with organisations from the region to strengthen cooperation in the field of voluntary service3. to reconsider and self-evaluate CEE civil organisations' strategies leading to sustainability4. to brainstorm and plan for a common action to be carried out in 2011 - the European Year of Volunteering - to raise awareness on volunteering and active participation in the societies of the participating cogntries of CEE.Activities and methods:-intercultural evening (introduction via visual aids and tastes)-promoters' presentations of own youth voluntary service programme-small group discussions (brainstorming, characteristics of their new democracies)-interactive workshops involving creative and critical thinking and brainstorming-in plenum discussions (experience of Communism, workshop reports, voting on common action,etc.)-intrapersonal (self-esteem, self-awareness) and interpersonal (negotiation) skills' training games-presentation of expert about démocratisation in CEE (CE University, Budapest)-field trip (traces of Socialism in Hungary)-individual work (mindmapping own organisation's roles in civil society)-project work, "World Café": drafting the schemes of involving youth into civil society action throughplanning a European Year of Volunteering 2011 Campaign.
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