4-10 august 2015
Project will take place in Toruń, one of the oldest and the most beautiful Polish cities. Here is the city famous for its remarkable monuments which have won the designation of the cultural heritage of mankind from UNESCO, as well as for its troubled and rich history. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, the city is renowned for Nicolaus Copernicus and gingerbreads. Toruń is located in the middle between Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznań which has big international airports. You can go to Toruń from these cities by train or by bus. Please, check the following timetables. If you need any further information, let us know: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en – the whole Poland trains timetable http://www.polskibus.com/timetable – private bus lines timetable (you can find here connections from Gdańsk and Warsaw to Toruń) http://www.arrivabus.pl/index.php?lang=en – private bus lines timetable (you can find here connections from Gdańsk to Toruń)
5 participants + 1 leader from Building Bridges Association
We know what does “poverty” mean. We can see it on the street, in the suburbs, etc. etc. We know what does “exclusion” mean. Sometimes we are excluded… We can name these problems. But if we know how to solve them? Old golden quote say that the poor should receive the fishing rod not a fish. But if we know how the fishing rod should look like? culturART should be our attempt to find fishing rod in culture and art areas. Young people from Italy, Spain, Latvia, Slovakia and Poland will meet in Toruń to think about fighting with poverty and exclusion. Common project will show that dance, music and painting are the good ways for these actions. We believe that young people who will participate in art and culture can change their social position and make their life better. We and our Partners are very motivated and determined to realize this project, that is why we applied to Polish National Agency of Erasmus+.
Our project will inspire young European to deconstruct stereotypes and stigmas attached to poverty and social exclusion. We will organize music, painting and dance workshops. We will prepare happening as the final result of workshops. Every form of our activities will show us how we can use it for combating poverty. Our project will have many intercultural aspects and European dimensions. We prepare city game which will show every participant connections between Torun and their countries. Our project will take place in Torun from 3rd to 10th of August of 2015. Our exchange will have 30 participants: five young persons and one tutor from each country. We also plan preparatory visit and some activities after exchange. We would like to edit folder with photos and texts about our activities prepared by all participants during international youth exchange
– dance, music and painting workshops – visits in other polish NGOs outside Toruń – sightseeing – citigame – intercultural evening – races on Vistula River – your own presentations – quiz with awards – concert of European song – training on Erasmus + – your own national evenings – your own happening in Old Town – and may others 🙂
The accommodation and meal costs are 100% supported by the organization, and the transportation is supported under the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.
Accommodation will be in Hotelik w Centrum, ul. Szumana 2, 87-100 Toruń
Hotel is located in the heart of Torun, near the gothic Old Town – 600 meters from the monument of Nicolaus Copernicus. There is a stunning view of the Old Town which is listed among UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites out the hotel’s windows. Building was built in the nineteenth century by the eminent physician – Leon Szuman. Szuman’s house was always the mainstay of Polishness. It was a refuge for artists coming to toruń for their performances. In 1996, this beautiful Art Nouveau building was handed Life Long Learning Centre. Grand opening of the hotel took place in October 2001. The hotel has its own monitored parking, a bar, 2 conference rooms (one air-conditioned) and 20 rooms equipped with TV sets with SAT, telephone and wireless internet access. Accommodation will be provided in multi-person (2-, 3- , 4-, 5-person) rooms. Food will be served at the place during the days which we spend in Toruń. There is no problem with vegetarian diet or other specific food requirements. Only let us know before 🙂
All traveling, accommodation, catering costs are covered by the Erasmus + Programme. For other expenses (souvenirs, extra food, drinks and so on) each participant should bring money as much as he/she thinks will be needed.
• Please prepare short presentation about your sending organization. We are just curious what you actually do.
– comfortable shoes – comfortable gym-suit – your country / city presentation – things you need for your national evening (you’re completely free choosing it) – CDs with your favourite national music – good humor and willingness
You should complete registration in 2 steps:
1. Please send your application form, CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject «Exchange Culturart Poland«. 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 “Exchange Culturart Poland“.
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
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