«NE-CI.WO» New citizens of the world
18/07/2016- 25/07/2016 + 2 days travel
Participants must arrive in Palermo on 17th and leave on 26th July
Immigration, citizenship, human rights
Citizenship and migration are two of the most complex issues that concerns the whole international society and in particular Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean area. The overall objective of the project is, therefore, to organize a training course that allows youth workers and professionals in education and socio-educational learning to expand their knowledge in the field of citizenship, European citizenship and immigration focusing in particular on the figures of the clandestine and refugee.
To achieve this objective, the TC will be characterized by approaches and methods of non-formal learning and learning by doing that will aim to achieve the goals outlined by the Erasmus + program (Key Action 1: Mobility of youth). In particular, these methods and approaches will be used to investigate the relationship between foreign citizens and European citizens, to show the different national laws in terms of reception, protection and integration of foreigners, to draw a clear line on the national procedures to acquire citizenship. In addition, national cultures will be valued by wrapping them in a global perspective to promote a culture that allows to bring the people together through European values. Another key objective of the TC will be to help youth workers and professionals in social and educational field, to get specific skills, methods and approaches to work in migration and multicultural contexts.
The young participants involved in the activities will come from different cultural and social backgrounds. In particular, there will be youth workers and professionals involved in the field of education, training and youth, but also young immigrants, interested in broadening and deepening their knowledge on the concept of citizenship and immigration. The groups for each country will be composed of four people, two of them will be youth workers and other two will be young people with a background related to experiences of migration. In accordance with the objectives of the Erasmus +, it would be preferred to select participants with a high level of motivation and interest in the project, but with fewer opportunities.
The participants of the project, coming from different countries and contexts, will be able to find an international environment suitable for peer-education, discussions, exchange of ideas with respect to the topics addressed during the TC.
This will allow to relate the reality of the citizen with that one of the stranger through a perspective of social inclusion, cooperation and development of common interests and needs in which those who works in the field of socio- educational learning and education can be the guarantor. The meeting of different cultures and backgrounds will have substantial prospects for achieving the final goal: on one hand the expansion of knowledge on the right to European citizenship and the rights of immigrants; on the other hand, will be the acquisition of methods and approaches used in contexts related to migration and multiculturality.
The impact that the project will have on the participants will surely be important. In fact, the training course aims to increase knowledge and share European values and law. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate and repeat what they have learned in their future projects, in civil society and in everyday life, implementing, thus, a process of growth not only professional but also human.
Moreover, through the implementation of the project, the participating organizations will be able to increase their visibility at European and international level. Indeed, they will grow by acquiring greater expertise in international project management and in innovative learning and educational approaches. It will also strengthen the cooperation between the participating partners by ensuring a strong partnership for future projects.
The main target groups who will receive a benefit from the project will be youth leaders and professionals in the field of education, youth and socio-educational learning, and young learners. In particular, because the TC focuses on citizenship, the status of foreign and immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker, the main learners will be young migrants and foreigners who are in Europe and who seek to become citizens. The impact of the project will be decisive at the local level because it will give the opportunity to the participants and organizations to put into practice, through the dissemination of the materials and the organization of the workshops and multiplier events, what they have learned during the TC. Moreover, the continuous contact and cooperation between the participating organizations, the new methods and best practices learned by the participants, the dissemination of materials produced and skills developed by participants through the TC, will be a source of inspiration for future projects at European and international level.
Acquiring better knowledge on the legal concept of citizenship, European citizenship, refugee, migrant and illegal migrant;
• Increased awareness on the problem of immigration in the Mediterranean Sea;
• Increased knowledge on educational approaches and methods used in multicultural environments aiming at the social inclusion of immigrants;
• Increased communication skills (public speaking, participation in debates and discussions, preparation of the instant report);
• Acquiring skills in organizing workshops on the themes of citizenship and immigration;
• Team working within an intercultural environment
TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 24
PARTICIPANTS AGE Over 18 years old
GENDER BALANCE 2 boys + 2 girls per group country
2 out of 4 participants must have a migratory background, the other two participants must be youth workers, teachers, volunteers, educators, persons interested in socio-educational learning.
SELECTION PROCESS We ask to all the project partners to publish the call in their own language on their website, newsletter or in any social networks where they are registered in. Each candidate has to fill in an application form made by hosting organisation staff. The application is very important for the selection of the participants in order to know better their real motivation and interest in the project and their special needs. Once you have selected the 4 participants, you can send to Building Bridges their applications
– Motivation to participate in the TC;
– Good disposition to dialogue and socialization;
– Willing to open up to other cultures and to different ways of living and thinking;
– Willing to get involved and to reflect on his/herself;
– Interest in the topic of the project and in intercultural learning
– Interest in learning new educational methods and approaches to be used in multicultural environment;
– Good knowledge of the English language.
Accommodation and lodging covered by 100% by the Erasmus +. The accommodation place was not finalized yet. So, you will receive another info pack later.
Travel expenses partially or entirely covered by Erasmus + (the amount depends of the route to the venue of the training). Total amount for return ticket 275€.
If the cost of the travel exceeds the amount above mentioned, the partner organization or the participant must cover the extra costs.
The course will be implemented in the framework of the EU Erasmus+ Programme, and travel expenses will be reimbursed to all participants according to travel limits set by the Erasmus+ Programme. If you stay within the given budget, your expenses will be covered 100%, and if you spend more, the exceeding amount will be your own contribution to your travel. Please find the maximum amounts participants can spend to travel to Romania or to the venue.
The reimbursement of your travel and visa costs will be organised on the spot in cash (EUR) after the training course, so please bring all necessary documents and receipts to make the process easier.
Accommodation and food during the training course will be fully covered. Insurance is obligatory and should be arranged and covered by each participant and will not be reimbursed. We reccommend «SegurosErasmus» which is the cheapest one.
!! Important: Consult the organisers before buying tickets. Only ticket options approved by the organisers will be reimbursed.
All traveling, accommodation, catering costs are covered by the Erasmus + Programme. For other expenses (souvenirs, extra food) each participant should bring money as much as he/she thinks will be needed.
The necessary documents:
If all documents provided (original ticket, boarding passes….) the reimbursement will be done at the end of the project. If not, after the course, by bank transfer.
– If they will have return ticket in their own country. Ask them to buy while coming to the project.
– Taxis will not be reimbursement.
– We need your all receipts, tickets and boarding passes (for both ways). So when you are coming, keep them. After the project you should send us (scanned by email and originals by post) all the tickets and boarding passes of the travel back home.
– Insurance will be participants’ responsibility. We reccommend www.seguroserasmus.com if you travel from Spain
The reimbursements will be carry out through a unique bank transfer on your sending organization’s bank account. This means that the sending organization will provide to give you the money for the travel costs back.
The exchange will take takes place at the “Convento dei Carmelitani” via G. Grasso n.13, Palermo Sicily. The Convent is very well equipped and you don’t have to bring sleeping-bags, sheets or towels. Wireless Internet is available. The Convent is situated inside one of the most important open air market of the city, called Ballarò. It will be a perfect place to know our culture and the multicultural side of Palermo. The convent will be provided by double and triple rooms. The towels provided by the convent should be used only inside the building
1. get knowledge of Introduction and objectives of the project*
2. Making a research and collecting data, images, video, articles about the national law and context concerning migration, obtaining of the residence documents, refugee status and citizenship for immigrants, national law adaptation to European recommendations and directives on immigration;
3. Collecting or identify educational methods and approaches which is possible used in migratory and multicultural environments;
4. Making clear all the logistic and learning aspects before the departure (i.e. reimbursement, travel, accommodation, meals, learning outcome etc…)*;
5. Finding documentary and/or movies about immigration in your country;
6. Buying traditional food for the intercultural evening.
*In the participants’ info pack we will provide all this information.
After the TC each country group supported by the sending organization has to organize between August and September 2016 some post-departure meetings.
During these meetings, the participants have to discuss and report what they have learned and which opinion they have had about their mobility experience. These meetings will also be an opportunity to design future youth mobility projects and to organize workshops with their youngsters. Indeed, it is strongly suggested that after the TC, the participants will have the opportunity to put into practice the learning methods and approaches learned during the TC by organizing workshops for youngsters at local level.
We will create a public facebook group of the project. Here all the photos, videos, participants’ comments and articles will be published. We ask to each partner organization to make pictures and/or videos of the pre- and post-departure meetings and of the workshops and to publish them on the project facebook group. This will be useful for the project dissemination country groups about the activities of the other ones.
After the preparatory meetings organized by the sending organizations, the participants will be ready to travel to Palermo, where the Training Course will take place. During the TC will be proposed non-formal and learning by doing activities such as: exercises and games (simulations, role play, group activities, discussions, debates, evaluations etc ..), debates, debriefings, workshops. All the planned activities will enable participants to test themselves and to participate in an active and dynamic way by preventing the occurrence of passive moments.
The participants are expected to attend the whole duration of the project and participate in all activities. If an emergency happens and you need to be absent for a short time, the team should be informed in advance. Please use the free time for meeting friends. If you miss any part of the course only without a valid reason (illness or unforeseen grave circumstances) and without informing the team and/or if you cause major problems for the team and or the participant group, the team will have to take measures going from partial refunding of the tuition, travel expenses, board and lodging by the participant up to exclusion from the course in extreme situations.
Please note that during the course the team have the authority to take decisions in a day-to-day life as well as the arrangement of the programme.
Building Bridges members and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.
You should complete registration in 2 steps:
1. Please send your application form, CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject «TC Italia Arif Palermo.YOUR NAME.YOUR SURNAME«. Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”. All documents written in english you can send to: email@example.com with subject “TC Italia Arif Palermo.YOURNAME.YOUR SURNAME“.
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Selected participants will receive the detailed infosheet after the selection process.
2. Pay the registration fee (40€) by Paypal or bank transfer to :Asociación Building Bridges, CIF G85466886. This registration fee includes one year membership to our National and International activities.
* It is compulsory to send application form, CV and motivation letter and pay the registration fee at the same time in order to be within the pre-selection process.
If you are not selected by the sending or hosting organisation, we will reimburse the fee. Please see conditions of Erasmus+ grants
Payment by bank: Asociacion Building Bridges
IBAN / BIC:
ES67 0081 1534 5900 0116 4823 / BSAB ESBB
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