Inspired by Iceland
Ungmennaskipti

Viltu láta gott af þér leiða, koma á nýjar slóðir, kynnast framandi menningu hitta nýtt fólk og skemmta þér? Sjálfboðaliðasamtökin SEEDS senda reglulega hópa af íslenskum ungmennum til þátttöku í spennandi verkefnum með stuðningi Erasmus+ áætlunarinnar. Langar þig til að vera með í slíkum hópi?

 Þar sem ungmennaskiptin njóta styrkja frá Evrópusambandinu greiða þátttakendur eingöngu hluta af ferðakostnaði og fá frítt fæði og húsnæði meðan á verkefninu stendur. SEEDS tekur umsýslu- og þáttökugjald af þeim sem valdir verða til fararinnar hverju sinni.

Upplýsingar um ný verkefni munu verða sett inn á síðuna um leið og allar upplýsingar hafa borist.

Smelltu hér til að skoða verkefni sem SEEDS tók þátt í árið 2012. Þau gefa góða mynd af verkefnum innan Youth in Action áætlunarinnar.

Vilt þú fá tilkynningu þegar við setjum inn ný ungmennaskipti? Sendu okkur línu á outgoing@seeds.is ef þú vilt vera fyrst/ur með fréttirnar og skrá þig á póstlistann okkar.

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“Let's Be More Organic”

Beauvoisin, France

September 1 - 19, 2015

Spaces still available! Please fill out the application and send it to outgoing@seeds.is as soon as possible.

Theme and aims of the youth exchange: Like many people, we frequently wonder how to be more aware and respectful of the environment around us. Participants in this youth exchange will assist the municipality of Beauvoisin to develop an educational garden with examples of organic farming, eco-construction and alternative energy. They will learn the basics of organic farming, assist with eco-construction and alternative energy production, and will help create visuals to explain these concepts to visitors. They will also learn about other ways to incorporate sustainability and environmental awareness into their daily lives.

Participating Countries: Iceland, Spain, Germany, and France.

Costs and expenses: SEEDS has received funding for this project through Erasmus+, the youth education program of the European Union, in collaboration with Solidarités Jeunesses in France. Participants will be provided food and housing during the youth exchange, in addition to some excursions during the program.

Participants will receive up to 270€ of their travel costs reimbursed after the project, when all travel documents and receipts have been returned to SEEDS and payment has been received by the Erasmus+ program office in France.

Those who are chosen to participate in this project will need to pay a 20.000 kr. administrative and registration fee to SEEDS before departure. This fee is non-refundable, even if the applicant has to cancel their participation in the trip for any reason. Applicants who are not selected to participate in the project do not have to pay any fee.

For more information about this project, click here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/YE/2015/SEEDS-Lets_Be_More_Organic_info.pdf

The application form for this project can be found here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/2015/SEEDS-Application-Form.doc

If you have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact Linda Valsdóttir at outgoing@seeds.is.

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“Looking for the Unicorn” Youth Exchange

Lesponne, Hautes Pyrénées, France

August 13 - 20, 2015

Spaces still available! Please fill out the application and send it to outgoing@seeds.is as soon as possible.

Theme and aims of the youth exchange: The youth exchange "Looking for the Unicorn" will teach storytelling as a tool to raise awareness about the environment. Through this project, participants will develop a deeper sense of environmental awareness and appreciation of nature while learning how to communicate about these topics in creative ways. It will promote active citizenship in participants’ daily lives and encourage mutual understanding between Europeans from different countries through intercultural cooperation and dialogue.

This youth exchange is organized in cooperation with Concordia Aquitaine in France. It will be an informal group meeting between young Europeans from Iceland, Spain, Italy, Belarus and France. This youth exchange will make use of interactive and informal education including hikes, workshops, brainstorming sessions, outdoor games, discussions, presentations, debates, and more.

Participating Countries: Iceland, Spain, Italy, Belarus, and France.

Accommodation: Participants will share bedrooms in a charming house in the Valley of Lesponne in the south of France, and will have access to a common bathroom and kitchen. Portions of the program will take place in the mountains in Hautes Pyrénées, and hiking will be part of the activities.

Costs and expenses: SEEDS has received funding for this project through Erasmus+, the youth education program of the European Union, in collaboration with Concordia Aquitaine in France. Participants will be provided food and housing during the youth exchange, in addition to some excursions during the program.

Participants will receive up to 360€ of their travel costs reimbursed after the project, when all travel documents and receipts have been returned to SEEDS and payment has been received by the Erasmus+ program office in France.

Those who are chosen to participate in this project will need to pay a 20.000 kr. administrative and registration fee to SEEDS before departure. This fee is non-refundable, even if the applicant has to cancel their participation in the trip for any reason. Applicants who are not selected to participate in the project do not have to pay any fee.

For more information about this project, click here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/YE/2015/SEEDS_Looking_for_the_Unicorn_YE_Info.pdf

The application form for this project can be found here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/2015/SEEDS-Application-Form.doc

If you have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact Linda Valsdóttir at outgoing@seeds.is.

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“Living la Vida Healthy”

Almada, Portugal

June 27 - July 4, 2015

Almada

Theme and aims of the youth exchange: The aim of this youth exchange is to promote healthy and active lifestyles and encourage community engagement. Participants will learn about health, nutrition, and sustainable development and will take part a variety of activities including zumba, yoga, surfing, and more. Participants will also visit some environmentally sustainable organizations in the area, assist with activities on a small local farm, and contribute to beach cleanup efforts around Almada.

Participating countries: Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy.

Costs and expenses: SEEDS has received funding for this project through Erasmus+, the youth education program of the European Union, in collaboration with Novo Mundo in Portugal. Participants will be provided with food and housing during the youth exchange, in addition to some excursions during the program.

Participants will receive up to 400€ of their travel costs reimbursed after the program, when all travel documents and receipts have been returned to SEEDS and payment has been received by the Erasmus+ program office in Portugal.

Those who are chosen to participate in this project will need to pay a 20.000 kr. administrative and registration fee to SEEDS before departure. This fee is non-refundable, even if the applicant has to cancel their participation in the trip for any reason. Applicants who are not selected to participate in the project do not have to pay any fee.

For more information about this project, click here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/YE/2015/Living_la_Vida_Healthy_info.pdf

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Linda Valsdóttir at outgoing@seeds.is.

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“Composing Multiculturalism”

Lisbon, Portugal

June 5 - 14, 2015

Theme and aims of the youth exchange: Photography can be a powerful medium with the ability to transmit messages and change minds and attitudes. It can be used to reinforce people‘s awareness of other cultures, promote intercultural dialogue, and eliminate prejudice. Based on this belief, this training course will give participants technical and theoretical knowledge about photography while teaching them how it can be used as a tool to communicate and promote multiculturalism.

Participating countries: Iceland, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain.

Costs and expenses: SEEDS has received funding for this project through Erasmus+, the youth education program of the European Union, in collaboration with Spin Association in Portugal. Participants will be provided with food and housing during the youth exchange, in addition to some excursions during the program. There is a 20€ participation fee for this project, to be paid to Spin Association upon arrival in Lisbon.

Participants will receive up to 360€ of their travel costs reimbursed after the program, when all travel documents and receipts have been returned to SEEDS and payment has been received by the Erasmus+ program office in Portugal.

Those who are chosen to participate in this project will need to pay a 20.000 kr. administrative and registration fee to SEEDS before departure. This fee is non-refundable, even if the applicant has to cancel their participation in the trip for any reason. Applicants who are not selected to participate in the project do not have to pay any fee.

For more information about this project, click here:

http://www.seeds.is/files/YE/2015/Composing_Multiculturalism_info.pdf

If you have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact Linda Valsdóttir at outgoing@seeds.is.

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“Stepping Forth for the North”

Tallinn, Eistlandi

7. – 10. maí, 2015

Þema og markmið námskeiðisins: Þetta námskeið er ætlað fólki á aldrinum 18 til 30 ára sem hefur áhuga á að starfa sem leiðtogar sjálfboðaliða. Við bendum á að þetta væri sérstaklega gott tækifæri fyrir fólk sem hefur áður farið til útlanda með SEEDS, eða hefur áhuga á að taka þátt í starfsemi okkar í framtíðini. Þátttakendur munu öðlast verðmæta færni í slík störf, og fá tækifæri til að læra frá folki sem starfa hjá sjálfboðasamtökum í norðurlöndunum. Þetta námskeið er líka ætlað til að styrkja samstarf á milli sjalfboðasamtaka í þessum löndum.

Þátttökulönd auk Íslands: Finnland, Eistland, Svíþjóð, Noregur og Rússland.

Kostnaður: SEEDS hefur hlotið styrk til þátttöku í verkefninu frá Erasmus+, ungmennaáætlun Evrópusambandsins, í samstarfi við KVT Finnland. Þátttakendum mun því verða séð fyrir fæði og húsnæði á meðan á verkefninu stendur auk þess sem gjarnan er boðið upp á einhverskonar skoðunarferðir um svæðið.

Þátttakendur munu að auki fá 500€ af ferðakostnaði endurgreitt eftir heimkomu vegna námskeiðisins, þegar öllum ferðagögnum hefur verið skilað til SEEDS og greiðsla hefur borist frá landskrifstofu Evrópusambandsins í því landi sem ferðast var til.

Þeir umsækjendur sem valdir verða til þátttöku greiða umsýslu- og þátttökugjald SEEDS sem er 20.000 kr. Þeir sem ekki verða valdir til þátttöku á námskeiðinu að þessu sinni greiða ekkert gjald. Gjaldið fæst ekki endurgreitt, jafnvel þó þátttakandi þurfi að hætta við ferðina.

Nánari upplýsingar um námskeiðið er að finna hér:

http://www.seeds.is/files/2015/Stepping_Forth_for_the_North_info.pdf

Nánari upplýsingar um verkefnið veitir Linda Valsdóttir, verkefnastjóri hjá SEEDS á netfanginu outgoing@seeds.is.

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“Looking for the Unicorn” Námskeið

Lesponne, Hautes Pyrénées, Frakklandi

25. apríl – 3. maí, 2015

Þema og markmið námskeiðisins:

Þema námskeiðisins er umhverfisvernd. Þátttakendur munu læra hvernig hægt er að vekja athygli á náttúrunni með því að segja sögur. Verkefnið er ætlað þeim sem starfa með ungu fólki og hafa áhuga á að vekja athygli þeirra á náttúruvernd á skemmtilegan hátt.

Líkt og á öðrum vinsælum fræðslunámskeiðum munu margar aðferðir vera nýttar, til dæmis umræður í blönduðum hópum, handverk, og reynslusögur þátttakenda. Allir verða virkir þátttakendur á öllum stigum verkefnisins frá upphafi þess til loka.

Þátttökulönd auk Íslands: Ítalía, Þýskaland, Spánn, Hvíta-Rússland, Úkraína, Rússland og Svartfjallaland.

Aðstaða: Þátttakendur munu deila svefnherbergjum í yndislegu húsi í dalnum Lesponne í Suður-Frakklandi, og fá aðgang að sameiginlegu eldhúsi og baðherbergi. Námskeiðin mun fara fram í fjöllunum í Haute Pyrénées, og það verður farið í fjallgöngur.

Kostnaður: SEEDS hefur hlotið styrk til þátttöku í verkefninu frá Erasmus+, ungmennaáætlun Evrópusambandsins. Þátttakendum mun því verða séð fyrir fæði og húsnæði á meðan á verkefninu stendur auk þess sem gjarnan er boðið upp á einhverskonar skoðunarferðir um svæðið.

Þátttakendur munu að auki fá 360€ af ferðakostnaði endurgreitt eftir heimkomu vegna námskeiðisins, þegar öllum ferðagögnum hefur verið skilað til SEEDS og greiðsla hefur borist frá landskrifstofu Evrópusambandsins í því landi sem ferðast var til.

Þeir umsækjendur sem valdir verða til þátttöku greiða umsýslu- og þátttökugjald SEEDS sem er 10.000 kr. Þeir sem ekki verða valdir að þessu sinni greiða ekkert gjald.

Gjaldið fæst ekki endurgreitt, jafnvel þó þátttakandi þurfi að hætta við ferðina.

Nánari upplýsingar um námskeiðið eru að finna hér.

Nánari upplýsingar um verkefnið veitir Linda Valsdóttir, verkefnastjóri hjá SEEDS á netfanginu outgoing@seeds.is.

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"Report your Start!" - France

October 25 - 31, 2014

 Theme/aim of the project:

This youth exchange will take place in Villeurbanne, in the surroundings of Lyon, and deals mainly with the topics of youth employability and inclusion, both at individual and national level. It will allow participants to talk about their realities, but also, with peer-learning process, to exchange point of view and advice to one another. Through artistic workshops, participants will have the opportunity to express themselves about these topics and to create an overview of their feelings, debates concerning these issues which will be spread to raise awareness in the 4 countries. Indeed, throughout the project, they will be accompanied to create a short film about the cultural diversity of young European at the beginning of their active life. In order to enhance their reflections about employability and inclusion, some meetings with the local population, visits and workshops with professionals from different fields will be offered.

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: France, Iceland, Estonia, Greece.

Number and age of participants: 5 young + 1 leader from each country, aged 18-30 years old.

Profile of the participants:

§  Able to work in English

§  Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back

§  Able to attend the entire duration of the course

Costs/expenses:

SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program. The travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €270 (Euros) per participant. 

The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organization during the project.

Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything!

This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: SEEDS France Report your Start!

For further information please contact Aniko at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713312.

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"Filmaker" - Romania

October 17 - 28, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

The Filmaker project brought together 56 participants from Iceland, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Estonia and Poland for 12 days in Busteni, Romania, to explore creative methods of non-formal education on entrepreneurship and youth employment. The resulting projects consisted of a Public Café, Living Library, screenplays, short films and animated films.

The project was coordinated by Asociata De Arte Si Spiritualitate Zan Art (Romania) in partnership with AEGEE-León (Spain), Sadala Hoolekande Ühing (Estonia), IndieGesta Associazione Culturale (Italy), YOUTHART Youth Art Research and Training Association (Turkey), Stowarzyszenie Tea Club (Poland), and SEEDS.

The project was cofunded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program.

During the 12 days of activities, the participants divided into intercultural teams and created 9 short films and 6 animated films on entrepreneurship and youth employment topic.

The results of the Filmaker Project can be found in full here: http://zan-art.ro/filmaker/

To view the short films: http://zan-art.ro/filmaker/video/

To view the animated films: http://zan-art.ro/filmaker/animated-film/

To view the public cafe: http://zan-art.ro/filmaker/public-cafe/

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Grundtvig - Active Senior, Greening Nature (50+) -  Adissan (Hérault), France

August 30 – September 19, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to lead French and Icelanders seniors to participate in collective projects and gives the seniors the opportunity to have a European exchange experience on the theme of environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyles.Volunteers will be actively involve with the Adissan community, participating in environmental activates such as cleaning paths and riversides, the development of trails and an introduction to dry stone construction. In many aspects they will be involve in arrangement of an eco-festival , they will be part workshops such as exhibits awareness on the use of water in Iceland, eco-building for the festival’s infrastructures and a pre-preparation of culinary specialties. The volunteers will also take part in a photographic hike and participate in an artistic performance on a water tower.

During their free time, they will be able to enjoy of the richness of the region, their unique culture and their beautiful landscapes, which include seaside, vineyards, and the splendid Canal du Midi. Moreover. Volunteers will need to manage their time so they can benefit from countless cultural activates:  drama, fishing, wine tasting, among many other. Finally they will have the opportunity to learn some French.

The Goals of the project are:

  • Develop an active European citizenship
  • Environmental Awareness 
  • Reflect on alternative and sustainable models on how senior citizens can play a key role in the society
  • Promote intergenerational transfer of knowledge
  • Exchange of mutual experiences and competences

Number and age of participants: 4 volunteers, 50+ years old.

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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“Eco-Theater Growing Culture, Growing Europe” –  Torino, Italy

September 23 -  October 2, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

The youth exchange will focus on the knowledge of Environmental Issues by using Theatre to foster the relationships between young people and the European perception of ecology and environment education. The group of young people will working on the different perceptions of eco-culture, discovering cultural differences and sharing our ideas about nature and theater. You will spend your days working on theatre workshop focused on environmental subjects, discovering open air theater methods and creating a final performance that will be presented to the local community at the end of our work together.

The Goals of the project are:

developing awareness for Environmental Issues, encouraging conscious and environmentally friendly lifestyle;

- to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and perceptions of Environmental Issues between different cultures;

- fostering theatre as a tool to promote ecology awareness at the European level;

- facilitate the meeting of young people from different European contexts, encouraging the exchange of views, experiences and ideas related to ecological culture;

The purpose of this youth exchange project is to make young Europeans meet to reflect on issues related to global environmental challenges, through interactive activities and non formal education methods.

The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation during the project. The location of the Youth Exchange will be a great country house in the mountains near Turin, in Piedmont-Italy.

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: Portugal, Lithuania, Turkey, Iceland

Number and age of participants: 5 young + 1 leader  from each country, aged 18-25 years old.

Profile of the participants:

§  Able to work in English

§  Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back

§  Able to attend the entire duration of the course

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program. The travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €270 (Euros) per participant. Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: SEEDS Italy Eco Theater Growing Culture Growing Europe

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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"Österlen and Europe - Local youth action for a sustainable world”  –  Sweden

September 18 - 23,  2014

Theme/aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to create a more sustainable and peaceful Europe, through inspiring the participants to become aware of, and become active in, local and global issues. This will be done by providing an intercultural meeting place, and presenting the participants concrete tools through workshops and inspirational examples of best practice projects in the local context.

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: Iceland, Serbia, France, Sweden

Number and age of participants: 4 young + 1 leader  from each country, aged 18 - 30 years old

Profile of the participants:

-  Able to work in English.

- Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back.

- Able to attend the entire duration of the course.

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program. The travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €270 (Euros) per participant. The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation and the travel costs are covered by the programme according to the distance from the place where the Exchange takes place. Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: SEEDS Sweden Österlen and Europe - local youth action for a sustainable world

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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Equality has no gender – Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

August 25 – September 01, 2014

 Theme/aim of the project: 

We decided to create an exchange where we can raise awareness for young people to combat this type of discrimination, actions and participate in the adoption of measures to end the inequalities and contribute to a fairer and more balanced society. The participants of our project are young people with economic difficulties and poor participation in the society where they live. It is intended that at the end of this exchange, they must have a more active participation in the society, which can reflect and create measures that meet the needs of the environment in which they live. During this program, all participants will have the opportunity to meet and be in contact with the community having the opportunity to analyze the differences and similarities between their culture and ours. Throughout the exchange, activities will be carried out on the basis of non-formal education through workshops that will work initially to identify the concept of "gender equality" and later give them the opportunity to know if the social role they play may or may not influence their socio-economic progress. Afterwards, activities and group dynamics aimed at identify and combat gender discrimination will be created. These activities will be registered using  photos and videos. In the end, all participants will have to make a compilation of all the material and hold an exhibition in our association, which will then be used as an evaluation record of our exchange.

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Iceland, Italy, Poland.

Number and age of participants: 4 young + 1 leader from each country, aged 15-25 years old.

Profile of the participants:

§  Able to work in English.

§  Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back.

§  Able to attend the entire duration of the course.

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program. The travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €270 (Euros) per participant. The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation during the project. (The accommodation will be done in Pousadinha a kind of Youth Hostel that belongs to the organization.) Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything!

This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: SEEDS Portugal_Equality has no gender

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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“In and Out” –  Calnegre (Lorca, Murcia), Spain  

August 18 - 26, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

We think that this exchange can act like a spark in many  young people so they discover this type of activities as an alternative to their leisure time and encourage their motivation and interest in sports activities that are benefiting their physical and mental well-being and learn vital abilities they need and will need to overcome in an appropriate way the challenges which are going to appear in their lives. We are going to carry out different types of activities related to the main topics: sport and out-doors activities, protection of environment activities, presentations of the organisations, knowledge, confidence and intermolecular learning.

1. To create a safe space for youngsters from different backgrounds, gender, religion to experience the social values of outdoor and sport activities such as tolerance, respect, fair-play.

2. Equip young people with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organize outdoor and sport activities for social inclusión.

3. Rise awareness about how outdoor and sport activities can contribute to healthy life.

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: Spain, Poland, Iceland, Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia

Number and age of participants: 4 young + 1 leader  from each country, aged 18-30 years old

Profile of the participants:

- Able to work  in English

- Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back

- Able to attend the entire duration of the course

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program, which will cover costs of board, lodging and 70% of the travel costs. 70% of the travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €400 (Euros) per participant. The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation during the project. Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything!

This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: http://Spain In and Out

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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“Melting Potes” –  Hamlet of Vaunières, France 

August 04 - 25, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

Structured around a time of local festivals, these meetings were occasions for intercultural exchanges and promoted cultural diversity through artistic experiences. This project is once again this year an occasion to further interactions between people near and far, moving beyond stereotypes by the means of times of exchange of cultural identity and togetherness in creative projects and activities, as well as by collective living. In 2014, the choice was made to emphasize plastic creation along the theme of “early man.” The focus will be on folklore surrounding early man and linked to pagan rituals and to early forms of clothing. As the countries of Europe are rich in these traditions, participants will first be asked to share stories of the early humans of their own countries. Working off of the folklore, legends, and traditions of each person, the participants will invent modern rituals, an imaginary collective folklore. In addition to this they will create plastic installations on the theme of traditional figures of early humans to modern humans. These works will be products of everyone's individual input and will be presented during the festival.

Objectives:

• Cultural exchange, multicultural meet-ups, construction of European citizenship,

• Artistic discovery (creation of masks, costumes, etc.)

• Promotion of volunteering forms of civil engagement available to young people

• Discovery of rural life and communities, awareness of environmental preservation

The language of the youth exchange will be English.

Participating countries: France, Iceland, Latvia, Greece

Number and age of participants: 4 young + 1 leader  from each country, aged 18-30 years old.

Profile of the participants:

§  Able to work in English.

§  Willing to share the gained knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back.

§  Able to attend the entire duration of the course.

Costs/expenses: The Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €270 (Euros) per participant. The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation during the project. Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

More information about this project: SEEDS France Melting Potes

For further information please contact Maria Claudia Gonzalez at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713301

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„Reco-Operando „  –  Anora, (Cordoba) Spain  –  from June 30 to July 8, 2014

 Theme/aim of the project:

Involve young people actively participate in the construction of Europe, thereby responding to the needs expressed by our youth group. Carrying signs of our culture and the essence of our identity to others, learn to value the traditions and culture of other countries. The main theme is in this project that, the departments of culture, environment, education and sport are working jointly.

Objectives:

- Expand our training and acquire a range of knowledge within the field of non- formal education.

- Foster mutual understanding between young people from different countries, develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union and other countries.

- Improving communication skills of young people, encouraging their formation and subsequent entry into the labour market.

- Encourage the use of new technologies, imagination and creativity as essential resources for future entrepreneurs.

- To publicise the new program ERASMUS + and all the opportunities it offers.

Participating countries: Estonia, Iceland, Turkey, Italy and Spain

Number of participants: 4 young + 1 leader / country

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program, which will cover costs of board, lodging and 70% of the travel costs. 70% of the travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €400 (Euros) per participant. The accommodation and food is provided by the hosting organisation and the travel costs are covered by the programme according to the distance from the place where the Exchange takes place. Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

Please fill it out in English and submit it before June 22, 2104.

More information about this project: http://Reco Operando2

For further information please contact Aniko at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713312.

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"Think twice, think wise" - Mamaia, Romania -  June 14th to June 21th, 2014

Theme/aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to contribute to the change of participants’ consumption and behaviour patterns by reflecting upon the importance of environment protection, sustainable development and about the impact of our life styles and industry over the environment.

Objectives:

 - Make youngsters reflect on the importance of environment protection and their own contribution to it;

 - Learn about the impact and the consequences of their life styles and industry practices over the environment;

 - Develop methods to reach the local communities, both in Romania and their home countries, to make them aware of environmental issues;

 - Create active citizens equipped with information and eagerness to positively impact their communities.

Participating countries: France, Iceland, Romania, Sweden.

Number and age of participants: 5 participants from each country aged 18-25 years old.

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program, which will cover costs of board, lodging and 70% of the travel costs.

70% of the travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €550 (Euros) per participant.  Maximum reimbursement per participant: 385€

Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! 

This fee will not be refunded and cannot be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

For further information please contact Aniko at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713312. 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

"A Reason of Youth Unemployment " - Eskisehir, Turkey - March 2nd to March 9th, 2014

Theme/aim of the project: The main frame of the action 1.1 project titled “a Reason of Youth Unemployment – Job discrimination workshop” which is going to happen between the dates 02.03.2014 – 09.03.2014 in Eskisehir, Turkey by Anadolu University European Union Research, Practise and Documentation Center (ADOM) covered by Turkish National Agency is:   

- The concept of Human Rights and discrimination: main problems and awareness.

- The necessity of social excluded jobs in life: a prejudice that needs to be broken.

- The opportunities of learning different Europe countries perspective related to job families and create a common European consciousness.

- To create workshops and perform dramas related with the youth unemployment caused by job discrimination.

- To generate new solutions to the problem of youth unemployment at training workshops.

- To make young people become closer and give them the opportunity of learning different kinds of cultures from each other by organizing cultural evenings.

Participating countries: Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Iceland.

Number and age of participants: 5 participants from each country aged 18-25 years old.

Costs/expenses: SEEDS has been awarded a grant for the project from the Youth in Action program, which will cover costs of board, lodging and 70% of the travel costs.

70% of the travel costs for the Youth Exchange will be refunded to the participants up to an amount of €800 (Euros) per participant. Maximum reimbursement per participant: 560€

Applicants selected to join the project need to pay an administrative and registration-fee of 20.000 kr. to SEEDS.  If you apply and are not selected, you do not need to pay anything! 

This fee will not be refunded and can also not be reimbursed in case you have to cancel your trip.

For further information please contact Maxime at outgoing@seeds.is or at 7713363.  

                                                                                                                                                                                 

"A Journey To Human Values" - Erzurum, Turkey - February 17th to February 24th, 2014

Theme/aim of the project: A Journey to Human Values Project is written by Ubuntu Youth Community under Youth in Action 1.1 Youth Exchange Program. Themes of this Project are xenophobia, racism and islamifobia. Main goal of Project is to prevent discrimination, to educate participants against racism, and determining the causes of xenophobia. According to this goal, there will be workshops and activities against the racism.

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