Activities

ACTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR A YOUTH EXCHANGE
Activity n° 1
Participating organisations Professional Forum for Education – Bulgaria, SCAMBIEUROPEI – Italia, CREATORII – Moldova, Asociația Mai Mult Verde – România
Venue Duration
City Country Start date End date Activity duration (excluding travel days) Travel days
Cluj-Napoca Romania 02/05/14 09/05/14 8 days 1.05.2014, 10.05.2014
Activity Programme
Timetable Activities Non-formal & Informal learning methods used
01/05/14
08:30 – 17:30 Arrival of participants and lodging
18:00-19:00 Ice-breakers and name games We will organize games that familiarize the participants with each other, make them feel comfortable in the group and create a certain dynamics within it.
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-23:00 Socializing time and welcome party
02/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:30 Ice-breakers, name games and teambuilding exercises We will make use of non-formal education methods that have as purpose making the participants more relaxed and creating an environment that is favourable for their personal and professional development, as well as their team abilities.
Presentation of the project and of the Erasmus+ Program; Participants will afterwards make known their expectations and fears related to this youth exchange. Coordinators will discuss about the context of this project, its objectives, the activities schedule and the envisaged results and impact. Following this, a session dedicated to the Erasmus+ Program will take place. The beenficiaries of the project will present in a creative way their expectations and fears, by using recycled materials. The printed schedule will be available in the activities room.
11:30-11:45 Eco-coffee break At this moment, participants will receive a personalized packpack, a mettalic cup and can. This action aims to make them more aware in what concerns the impact upon the environment of the single-use plastic glasses.
11:45-13:30 Energizer (10 minutes)
Presentation of daily topic – Consumption The education methods used have as objective making the beneficiaries understand the risks that consumerism presents for the environment. We envisage the common creation of a set of gift ideas, oriented more towards hand-made and recycled and reused products, services, experimental ones or gifts that come from socially and ecologically responsible companies.
13:30-15:00 Eco lunch and break Each dish and drink will have written on it the distance took for ingredients to come to the place where we are. With this occasion, participants will receive another object that helps them to be more sustainable, a multifunctional personalized clasp knife, that contains a fork and a spoon as well.
15:00-16:30 Energizer (5-10 minutes) We will use a non-formal education method that can illustrate the effect human beings can have upon the environment
Teambuilding activities A short debate upon aliments consumed by participants and the distance traversed by those to the final distributor. Teambuilding and know-the-team exercises.
16:30-16:45 Tea break
16:45-18:30 No Waste Workshop The workshop is divided in two parts: an introductory theoretical session through which we wish to make beneficiaries (more) aware of the impact produced upon the environment by single-use requisites fabrication (resources, travelled distance, needed components) and to understand wy have they received the gift-objects. Then, during the practical session, they will receive the 4 euro sum in ordert to buy a non-alcoholic drink from a restaurant/shop in such manner that their gesture produces the smallest possible ecological impact. Consequent to this exercise, they will be able to identify strategies of reducing the quantity of produced waste and wil reflect upon their consumerist habits.
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day The evaluation takes place in international groups formed maintaining the gender, age, professional experience and descent regio balance. We aim the reflection upon learning results since coming to the project, as well as having the participants’ opinion regarding logisical and administrative matters. For each group one persons will take notes that will be given to coordinators.
19:20-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:30 Meeting of group leaders with project coordinators This meeting will be held with participation of all group leaders and at least one project coordinator. Its purpose is to make known the impressions, suggestions and improvement ideas from group leaders respective to logistical and administrative issues, activities content and methods, or other emerged matters.
20:30-22:30 NGO Fair All beneficiaries will prepare information about their sending organization and other NGOs they are working/collaborating/volunteering for. They can use PPt or Prezi documents, flyers, brochures or other desired tools. The coordinators will present the host organization.
22:30 Free time/boargames
03/05/14
08:30-09:30 Micul dejun
09:30-11:00 Energizer
Presentation of daily topic – Trash Each participant will receive a bag to collect the waste produced in the precedent day, that will be divided in two categories: products used for less than 10 minutes and products used for more than 10 minutes. After this will take place a discussion about the 3 R: Reduce it, Reuse it, Recycle it, which will address also the subject of directives and actions of the European Union centered on recycling, the current EU environment policies and the “waste hierarchy”.
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:30 Energizer
National groups presentations Each national group will have the task to elaborate a material and then present it. The material should comprise the following topics and subjects: the consumerist habits in their country, people’s awareness of their impact upon the environment, their knowledge on the 3R, their customs in reading what is written on the bought products labels and in informing themselves of the origin of composing ingredints, and as well national and European environment policies, in general and on particular matters. Participants can chose the presentation form and the materials used, but we would appreciate various resources.
13:30-15:00 Lunch and break
15:00-16:30 Clothing creative recycling session Participants have the task to bring with them 3 garments that they do not wear anymore (can also be parents’ clothes) as well as any other accessories they do not need any more (buttons, tinsels, zippers or any other). The objective of the activity is to promote creative recycling as an alternative to throwing away respective goods or to buying products from not socially and ecologicalli responsible companies. At the same time, they will develop creative and enterprise skills. From the brought materials they can obtain other clothes or objects with practical utility.
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:30 DIY Deodorant, soap, shampoo Participants will have to collecting before arrival at the project empty shampoo recipients, as well as small boxes for soap and deodorant. They will learn how to make their own deodorant, soap and shampoo, in order to reduce the quantity of toxic ingredients used in products of personal use through the promotion of an ecologic and sustainable alternative.
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups.
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Preparation of intercultural evening Participants will prepare presentation materials about their countries and will arrange on the available tables specific food and drinks. They can use PPT or Prezi presentations, flyers, brochures or any other available resources.
21:00-23:30 The intercultural evening Each national group will present information about their country – geographical description, history, traditions, music and folk dances, food and drinks.
04/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:30 Energizer
Presentation of daily topic – Transportation and specific concepts (ecological footprint, sustainable transportation, carpooling, key terms from afferent legislation documents) The activity itself will consist of a debate about transportation means participants usually use and the caused ecological footprint. The main subjects are national and European initiatives in the field and characteristic legislative documents and sustainable transportation. We envisage increasing the degree of understading upon EU legislation in matter of sustainable transportation, promotion of interculturality through examples from all present countries and developing of competences in this area, including change of attitude and behavior.
11:30-13:30 Free time in the park
13:30-15:00 Pique-nique in the park
16.00-18:30 Simulation (role-play) on the theme of environmental public policies Participants will be divided in teams representing stakeholders from the field – politicians, citizens, NGOs, corporations; between all involved parts will take place negotiations of new environmental strategies, each of them having its own interests
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups.
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:30 Meeting of group leaders with project coordinators This meeting will be held with participation of all group leaders and at least one project coordinator. Its purpose is to make known the impressions, suggestions and improvement ideas from group leaders respective to logistical and administrative issues, activities content and methods, or other emerged matters.
20:30-23:30 Bike Night Out
05/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:30 Going to an ecological garden by bicycles Addressed thematics: healthy and environmental-friendly lifestyle, eco-friendly alimentation and agriculture – debates, articles and statistics analysis
11:30-11:45 “Bio, Eco, Organic, Natural” Break During this break there will be consumed products specific to a healthy lifestyle, classified as bio, eco, organic or natural
11:45-14:00 Session dedicated to compost process At the begining, we will debate the advantages and disadvantages of alimentary waste compost method; There will be presented case studies at national and European level (including the report of the European Commission number ENV.G4./FRA/2008/0112 and the situation for each state) and specific example of ecological farms which successfully use the compost alternative.
14:00-15:00 Lunch and break
15:00-18:30 Beautiful Food Workshop The workshop will introduce the beenficiaries in the secrets of alimentation composed of healthy and eco-friendly ingredients. Terms of “eco”, “bio” and “organic” will be discussed in detail.
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups.
19:30-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00 Aliments labels analysis Participants will be divided into teams and will analyse a series of labels taken from as diverse as possible alimentary products that originate in different countries of EU and outside EU; The objective of this exercise is raising awareness upon the importance of reading the label when shopping and of buying products that are fabricated by socially and ecologically responsible companies; Another envisaged result is that participants develop a series of strategies to reduce food and package waste; The exercise aims as well at defining the concepts of “bio”, “organic” and “eco”.
22:00 Free time
06/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:30 Energizer
Presentation of daily topic – Energy The workshop will comprise a debate on fossil fuels and regenerable sources of energy, when we will talk also about the consumption of energy at European level, on the basis of statistics, informative materials and press articles.
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-13:30 Short theatre plays Beneficiaries will be divided into teams for realizing a series of short theatre/forum-theatre plays which illustrate the ecological problems regarding energy consumption at the European and national level.
13:30-15:00 Lunch and break
15:00-16:30 Open source technologies for a more sustainable world There will be presented the Linux operation system, as an alternative to Windows, Inkscape as an alternative to Corel Draw, GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, alternativs having open source-code; At the end there will be presented OpenStreetMap as alternative to Google Maps and the manner in which it helps people with disabilities and local communities to organize and develop themselves independently.
16:30-16-45 Break
16:45-18:30 Workshop on communication techniques for environmental change The participants will gain competences that will help them in promoting and disseminating what they have learnt during the project, for more efficient results in their own work on environmental and ecological topics and for further lobby activities.
18:30-19.00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:30 Meeting of group leaders with project coordinators This meeting will be held with participation of all group leaders and at least one project coordinator. Its purpose is to make known the impressions, suggestions and improvement ideas from group leaders respective to logistical and administrative issues, activities content and methods, or other emerged matters.
21:00-23:00 Film projection on an environmental thematic followed by free debate
07/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:30 Energizer
Presentation of daily topic – Water Free debates on water consumption at individual, national and European level, on legislative initiatives at national and EU level; Participants will bring water samples from their home for a discussion about tap-water consumption.
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-13:45 Invisible consumption of water Participants will be divided into groups and will receive papers with names of alimentary and non-alimentary (clothes, electronics, hygiene) products and brands. There will be debated the problem of invisible water consumption used to fabricate the respective products; Objectives: Familiarizing the beneficiaries with the sources of invisible water consumption, Awareness upon the individual contribution to this usage and identification of strategies to more sustainable options.
13:45-15:15 Lunch and break
15:15-18:30 Activities of preparation of the recycled exposition Brainstorming for the recycled expozition
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-23:00 Free time
08/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-11:00 Presentation of ideas for the recycled expozition and the tasks plannification We envisage that the beneficiaries use the disposed materials for creating useful objects, but also new clothes, depending on preferences
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:30 Work for the recycled expozition Participants will work for the creation of recycled objects to be exposed
13:30-15:00 Masa de prânz şi pauză
15:00-18:30 Work for the recycled expozition Participants will work for the creation of recycled objects to be exposed
18:30-19:00 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups.
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:30 Meeting of group leaders with project coordinators This meeting will be held with participation of all group leaders and at least one project coordinator. Its purpose is to make known the impressions, suggestions and improvement ideas from group leaders respective to logistical and administrative issues, activities content and methods, or other emerged matters.
20:30-23:00 Free time
09/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-13:30 Flashmob for promoting a sustainable lifestyke Participants will make a brainstorming to elaborate a series of ideas for a flashmob on the topic of sustainable lifestyle and then will discuss about the elements of the flashmob
13:30-14:30 Lunch and break
14:39-19:00 The recycled expozition Expozition will take place in a public space and will be announced to all our stakeholders, on the website and facebook page of the project and as well promoted to the public in Cluj with flyers
19:00-19:30 Evaluation of the day Evaluation takes place in the established groups
20:00-22:00 Goodbye party
10/05/14
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-12:00 Characteristics of Youthpass certificate and individual assessment After we have discussed about the main features of the Youthpass certificate and the objectives of this tool, each participant will fill in ints own document; if lack of time to be finished after departure
12:00-13:30 Final evaluation of the project Beneficiaries will share their learning experience regarding the project and the personal and professional achieved competences; afterwards they will fill in evaluation forms
Departure

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