Eastern Encounters – 5 days Training in Poland Leave a Comment / Previous Trainings Erasmus Plus Youth Mobility Project “Eastern Encounters”2018-1-DE04-KA105-016247Krakow, Poland 17th – 22nd February, 2020 FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT:PLACE AND DATE: Krakow, Poland 17th – 22nd, February, 2020PARTICIPANTS: 48COUNTRIES: Germany, Denmark, Russian Federation, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia.LANGUAGE:The official language of the project is English.SUMMARYThe project represents a 4-phases dialogue process among 4 partners from the EU and 4 partners from the EaP region. During the first action, the participants will go through a high-quality training about peacebuilding and conflict management. In this training participants will confront topics like conflict analysis, advocacy, reconciliation and project management. This will be powered by a controlled multiplication event that will be implemented with a youth exchange. The former participants will act as team leaders for the national delegations in the exchange and they will also facilitate the workshop they had previously devised and will implement in the youth exchange.ACTIVITIES AND METHODS:The training will be conducted with non-formal educational activities.We will give presentations to deal with the more complicated and theoretical concepts while also setting up games to experience peacebuilding related aspects first-hand.Upon taking part in our peacebuilding training, the participants will enter our peacebuilding community. This will contribute to a network capable of sharing experiences and best practices on peacebuilding realities all around the world.The Participants will have the possibility to develop practical knowledge of peacebuilding coming from field experience a deep theoretical knowledge of the topic.The topics of the training will include (but not be limited to) training conflict analysis, conflict resolution, the NGO role in peacebuilding activities, negotiation and mediation etc.During the week the participants will enjoy a series of social events that will help them build up relations and professional networks. PARTNERThe OrganizerThe Comparative Research Network was founded in 2007 and worked since then in the field of adult education and research. The CRN Network is specialized in training activities within the fields of intercultural competences, intergenerational learning, mobilities and migration. Additionally, the CRN is specialized in creating and performing evaluation and dissemination processes. CRN lately gained various projects both as coordinator and participant expertise in game design in education, storytelling and community reporting, where the network is currently carrying out training for several target groups.Due to CRN being organized as a transnational network, it has an international scope. At the moment, it employs 4 permanent and around 10 freelance staff, and has a network of more than 120 members located in almost every European country.As an NGO, CRN is non-profit oriented and performs a crucial part of its work on a voluntary basis. Major target groups of the CRN, besides trainers, are marginalized groups, such as persons living in remote rural areas, seniors and unemployed. Generally, CRN is seeking to link social science with civil society actions – that is why CRN joined various local, national and transnational networks.In its European Work as an adult training provider, CRN coordinated already 4 Erasmus Plus Partnerships and participated in two more. During our intercultural training courses, more than 200 facilitators (teachers and trainers) from all programme countries participated in the past three years.In the research department CRN participated as impact partner and facilitators in a few FP5-7 and Horizon 2020 projects. CRN has an outreach to more than 30 universities across Europe.As the latest achievement CRN started to edit and publish scientific and educational papers and books. All publication receives ISBN but are accessible open source and free of charge.Our Homepage: www.crnonline.de The project will host 48 participants from the following countries CountryOrganization Germany Comparative Research Network e.V. (Coordinator) www.crnonline.deDenmarkCrossing Bordershttps://crossingborders.dk/ Russian Federation Academy of innovation http://academy-of-innovation.com Georgia International center for peace and integration (ICPI)https://www.icpi.ge/ Poland CZESTOCHOWSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE ROZWOJU MALEJ PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCIhttp://www.csrmp.pl/o_nas.htmlArmeniaWorld Independent Youth Unionhttp://www.wiyu.org/ Ukraine Alliance for Civil RightsGermanyNGO Nest Berlin http://ngonest.weebly.com/ TRAVEL COSTSAccording to new Erasmus Plus rules, the reimbursement of travel costs will be calculated using a specific program called Distance Calculator:Country No. of ParticipantsMaximum amount refundable per participantDenmark 6 275.00 EURRussian Federation6275.00 EURGeorgia 6 360.00 EURPoland620.00 EURArmenia 6 360.00 EURUkraine6275.00 EURGermany 6 275.00 EURGermany6 275.00 EUR After sending their tickets and boarding cards, participants will receive the reimbursement of their travel costs once the hosting organization receives the first tranche of payment by German national agency. Food, accommodation and local transports for activities will be fully covered by the project.DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TICKETS WITHOUT CONSULTING CRN AND RECEIVING AN OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION BY EMAIL TO PROCEED WITH TICKET PURCHASING.RESPONSIBILITIESReimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the training programme (up to 80%) and presentation of the original tickets with BOARDING PASSES and RECEIPT/INVOICES. Missing tickets will not be reimbursed.Following the guidelines of the Erasmus + programme the direct travel must be realized by the participants within maximum 2 days before or after the project (these days ARE NOT COVERED BY THE PROJECT).In case of longer stays or indirect travelling (holiday travel etc.) there is no chance of reimbursement of travel costs. Please note if you bought your ticket in your local currency which might be different than EUR, we will calculate your travel costs according to the exchange rates from the official European Commission website for the month of ticket purchase http://ec.europa.eu/budget/inforeuro/index.cfm?Language=enORGANIZERS AND FACILITATORSThe main organizers and facilitators of the Training course are from the Comparative Research Network Team.[[IMP]] Youth Exchange RulesPut in mind that this part is a youth exchange so the age for participants should be less than 30 years old except for one per each organization as a team leader can be open age.Please make sure of this because national agency conducts the money after the report if in a youth exchange, we have two participants more than 30 in the same team of youth exchange program. Schedule of the YE Eastern Encounters Youth Exchange – Poland17th18th 19th 20th21th22nd08:30-09:30ArrivingBreakfast10:00 – 11:30EnergizerGetting to know each other Role Play Game 1Role Play Game 4Role Play Game 7Final Evaluation11:30 – 12:00Coffee Break12:00 – 13:30Presentation of the Project and Team building game(s) Role Play Game 2 Role Play Game 5Final Debriefing of the Game and ConclusionsFinal Evaluation13:30 – 15:00Lunch15:00 – 16:30Expectations, Contributions, Fears Role Play Game 3 Role Play Game 6Erasmus Plus Orientation sessionOfficial Closing and Certificate Award16:30 – 17:00Coffee Break17:00 – 18:30Dinner and getting to know each otherConflict curve Free time Free timeFuture Peace Building projects + Erasmus+ 18:30 – 19:00Evaluation Groups20:00Integration eveningIntercultural Night I Intercultural Night IIFree nightTHE VENUEThe city of Krakow, which lies on the banks of the Vistula River, was for centuries the capital of Poland, and has accumulated a quarter of Poland’s total number of museum artefacts.A visit to Krakow is a meeting with the most glorious era in Polish history. Krakow’s Old Town, along with Wawel Castle and the city’s Kazimierz district were placed on the First World Heritage List, created by UNESCO in 1978. At that time, such prestigious recognition had been awarded to only 12 of the world’s most famous heritage sites, including the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China. Today, the list contains more than 900 sites worldwide.Participants will be accommodated in the heart of the former Jewish district – Kazimierz, in the hostel named Tara.More info: http://en.tarahostel.com/about-usHOW TO REACH KRAKÓWKraków Airport (15 km from the hostel) MOST RECOMMENDED!The easiest way to get to the hostel is by train straight from the airport to the main train station, and then take tram no. 19 (Dworzec Główny Tunel tram station – Miodowa tram station). Google Maps will certainly help you to get to the place easier.Katowice Airport (110 km from the hostel)Even if it is the second closest airport, transport is not the best. Direct transport is offered only by FlixBus (https://global.flixbus.com/) and Pyrzowice Ekspres (https://www.pyrzowiceekspres.pl/en), and prices are not among the lowest.Warsaw Airports (300 km from the hostel)Warsaw has two airports, which are relatively heavier to reach than those in southern Poland. The main and largest airport is practically in the centre of Warsaw, from where you can catch a train to Warszawa Zachodnia station and from there catch a direct train to Krakow (https://www.intercity.pl/en/). The second airport is located in the town of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, from where you can catch a bus to the Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki railway station, and from there you can catch a direct train to Krakow (https://www.intercity.pl/en/).HOW TO REACH THE HOSTEL FROM THE MAIN TRAIN / BUS STATIONAll intercity buses and trains, as well as the train from the airport in Krakow, reach the Main Railway Station (MDA / Main Railway Station in Krakow). From there, you can directly reach the hostel by tram number 19 (Dworzec Główny Tunel tram stop – Miodowa tram stop). From the tram stop you need to walk another 600m.We recommend to download offline maps on the Google Maps application to facilitate access to venue. VISA ARRANGEMENTS“CSRMP Poland” will provide an invitation letter for the participants who need visas. Partners from countries whom require VISAs to enter Europe, or any participant needing an entry visa please send us a copy of the participant’s passport. We will then be able to write an invitation letter to your respective Polish Embassy. Documents for obtaining the VISA is the participant’s responsibility. Please note that CSRMP Poland is not responsible for the embassy decision and cannot interfere to influence the speed of the processing. VISA costs can be reimbursed in full upon showing the necessary documents.Email to be sent the passports to is for Mr. Kamil Dobrowolski email@example.comINTERCULTURAL NIGHTThe intercultural dimension of any international project is very important, as it is a great opportunity for you to present your country, traditions and so on, also including your way to be, your lifestyle, your way to communicate, etc.You can prepare an activity (games, thematic parties, etc.) in which you will present your country, your national food and drinks, dances, etc. (if needed you can use the projector).Since there is going to be an intercultural night, we ask that you to bring something traditional, famous or delicious from home – something that you would like to represent your country with, and share with the others.WHAT TO BRING1) Interculturalnight:someyummyfoodordrinksfromyourcountries(candiesorsaltyitems)tobeshared with the rest of the group. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to cook, so please keep in mind to bring with you something already prepared;2) Medicines and insurance;3) Original travel e-tickets and invoices like train tickets, bus tickets etc.4) Your personal belongings (shampoo, shower gel, hairdryer, Towel)5) We planned excursions for you: bring comfortable shoes, jacket and warm clothes. Check the weather section below.FOODMost of the meals we will be having at the Hostel mainly the breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please inform us at a maximum of 3 weeks prior to the start of the YE if you have any dietary options that you will need the kitchen to be prepared with (i.e. Vegetarians, Vegans, no beef, no pork, etc…)How to Apply?Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and you will be directed then to the application.