International Youth Exchange in Ukraine
The project’s main focus is youth with fewer opportunities and different cultural background. It aims to contribute to developing of safe and empowering learning environment; to provide them with international mobility; to expand their knowledge on the notions of multiculturalism, place of religion, acceptance and tolerance; to share experience and encourage new youth initiatives; to facilitate international exchange, networking and cooperation.
Main working methods will be based on the non-formal education principles.
The programme of the youth exchange will be facilitated by all the project team, group leaders and participants. It is expected active participation from everyone to make this youth exchange a great experience!
Food: you will have three meals and two coffee-breaks a day. Please, inform about your food habits and needs (fast, vegetarian, vegan etc).
Working language: English.
Internet Access: there will be very limited access to the Internet – live communication is celebrated! ☺
Plugs: the type of the plugs in Ukraine is European. Make sure that you have adapters for your electrical devises.
What to bring with you:
- “Standard youth exchange equipment”: an alarm clock, any dictionaries you might require, music, musical instruments, comfortable clothes, personal first aid kit, insect repellent etc;
- additionally we will inform you about the things which you need to prepare and bring for the programme elements.
Crossing the border and identification in Ukraine
Participants from Morocco are required to obtain Ukrainian visas. Our team member Larisa Kondratenko will provide all the relevant information and support. Contact her in case of any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While crossing the border you might be asked to provide information about the hosting organization:
Center for European Initiatives
22 Naberezhna r. Strilky Street
40009, Sumy, Ukraine
+38 (0542) 79-86-68
Participants from Ukraine: bring your national IDs (national passport, driver license or student ID card).
The day of departure: 17 June 2016
How to get to Ukraine:
We will organize your trip from the airport to the venue:
1) If you fly to Kharkiv: the trip will take around 2-3 hours (150 UAH ~ 6 EUR, one way);
2) If you fly to Kyiv: the trip will take around 6-7 hours (350 UAH ~ 14 EUR, one way).
Participants from Poland may also come by bus or train to Kyiv or directly to Sumy.
Ukrainian participants, please plan your trip to Sumy. The trip from the venue to Sumy is around 2 hours (100 UAH ~ 4 EUR, one way).
Group leaders: before buying any tickets for your groups, please contact Larisa Kondratenko (email@example.com) and provide her information about your group travel plans (means, place of arrival, timing, prices). She will consult you about the best travel solutions and will help you to arrange your trip to the venue.
Maximum amounts to be reimbursed (EUR):
Poland - 170
Sweden - 170
Armenia - 170
Georgia - 170
Ukraine - 80
Morocco - 400
Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check in as well. Please, be aware that in case you loose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.
! Note: in case of higher travel cost, you will need to cover excess yourself.
Important: the reimbursement of travel costs for participants will be done via a bank transfer to the bank account, providing we receive all original travel documents within two months after the training.
Group leaders: you are welcome to consult with us before purchasing the tickets for your group. Please make the copies (better scan or photo) of all the tickets and invoices before your arrival to the youth exchange. Email those to Larisa Kondratenko (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Currency in Ukraine
Please check the weather forecast before coming and make sure that you have an appropriate cloth.
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Yuliya Usova – coordinator of the project from coordinating organization Active Ukrainian in Europe, email@example.com
Larisa Kondratenko – logistic support of the project from hosting organization Center for European Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org