Youth Can Help
International Training Course
When? Where? With Whom?
Dates: July, 17th-24th, 2017
Location: Sumy, Ukraine
Who: youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators from Denmark, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, France, Italy and United Kingdom.
The European migrant crisis or European refugee crisis began in 2015, when a rising number of refugees and migrants made the journey to the European Union to seek asylum, travelling across the Mediterranean Sea, or through Southeast Europe. Local armed conflicts such so in the Eastern Ukraine (since 2014) or in Georgia (in 2008) always lead to such consequences when people are forced to leave their homes and to seek for asylums in different places in their country or abroad.
Together with their families or alone, there are many young people coming as forced migrants and refugees, and all of them are looking for the safe life and happy future. Young people have a great potential and can be productive members of the new society, but they need help to overcome their internal injuries and fears, as well as they need help to get integrated into a new community. And there should be not only the professional work made with them directly (psychologists, social workers etc), but also the willingness of the new society, their peers, to take them on an equal footing and to integrate.
The International Training Course is designed to help youth leaders and youth workers, trainers and educators to learn what they can make in their communities for integration of the young people who arrived as refugees or forced migrants.
Aims and Objectives
- To discover the challenges which appear in the communities in Europe connected with the forced migration and refugees;
- To learn about the methods which can be used to help young refugees or forced migrants to get integrated into the local communities;
- To learn about how youth can be active on the local to help in the integration of the forced migrants and refugees;
- To create local projects aimed at integration of the young people coming as refugees or forced migrants;
- To promote international cooperation in the youth field.
- youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to young people to multiply new experience and skills in their communities;
- coming from the community which is linked to the issue of forced migrants, refugees or coming from such group;
- having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
- motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
- motivated to implement the experiences gained on the TC in their communities;
- motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
- no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.
Each of the partner organisation will delegate their participants to take part in the TC:
- Faino (Denmark) - 5 participants;
- Center for Euroinitiatives (Ukraine) - 6 participants;
- Student-Youth Council (Georgia) - 4 participants;
- Armenian Progressive Youth (Armenia) - 3 participants;
- Youth Pioneers (UK) - 3 participants;
- JUMP IN (Italy) - 3 participants;
- League of Youth Voluntary Service (Belarus) - 3 participants;
- Les MJC en Rhône-Alpes (France) - 3 participants.
Accommodation: the participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 in the hotel situated in the very center of the city - Reikartz Sumy (1 Voskresenska St., Sumy, 40000, Ukraine).
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 free wi-fi available in the hotel.
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 international project equipment”: an alarm clock, any dictionaries you might require, music, comfortable clothes, personal first aid kit etc;
- To present your country: food, souvenirs and other materials you'll find useful;
- To present your organisation: posters, flyers, pictures 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
While crossing the border you might be asked to provide information about the hosting organization:
Center for Euroinitiatives
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 arrival to the venue: 17 July 2017
The day of departure: 24 July 2017
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 3-4 hours (~ 9 EUR, one way);
2) If you fly to Kyiv: the trip will take around 5-6 hours (~ 11 EUR, one way).
In case you are coming to Kyiv by bus or train we will also assist with the transfer to Sumy.
Before buying any tickets, please contact Larisa Kondratenko (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide her information about your 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):
Denmark - 275
Armenia - 275
Georgia - 275
France - 360
United Kingdom - 360
Belarus - 275
Italy - 275
Ukraine - 20
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 bank transfer to the bank account provided, upon presentation of all required original travel documents.
You are welcome to consult with us before purchasing the tickets. 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 (email@example.com).
Currency in Ukraine
Please check the weather forecast before coming and make sure that you have an appropriate cloth.
Some Ukrainian Words
Hi. Привіт. (prih-VEET) [informal] Вітаю. (vee-TAH-yoo) [formal]
How are you? Як справи? (yak SPRA-vy?) / Як ty? (yak ty?)
Fine, thank you. Добре, дякую. (DOH-breh, DYAH-koo-yoo)
Please. Будь ласка (bood' LAH-skah)
Thank you. Дякую. (DYAH-koo-yoo)
Yes. Так. (tahk)
No. Ні. (nee)
Do you speak English? Ви розмовляєте англійською? (vih roz-mow-LA-yeh-teh an-HLEE-skoh-yoo?)
Alex Kopylov – coordinator of the project from applicant organization Faino, firstname.lastname@example.org
Larisa Kondratenko – logistic support of the project from hosting organization Center for Euroinitiatives, email@example.com