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Youth Dynamics

“Employment 4 U” TRAINING COURSE Nicosia - Cyprus 13-20 April 2013

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“Employment4U” TRAINING COURSE Nicosia - Cyprus 13-20 April 2013 Dear friends and partners With great pleasure, I would like to welcome you to our youth training titled “Employment4U”, which is organised by the youth Dynamics group in Cyprus. The conference will take place in Nicosia between13-20 of April 2013.

Summary of the project: The Training Course is about using creative methods and art for promoting the access of unemployed young people to the new ways of self employment. The project wants to create and develop actions to promote new politics of propping up and integrating jobs, to encourage the youth entrepreneurship in a participated way, shared by the young people with local politicians, authorities, experts and businessmen. That wants to be an attempt to face the European and global crisis, which seems to be very close to the youngest. Nowadays in all over Europe one of the biggest hot issues is the unemployment and due to the economical crisis, more and more young people can not get a job, meanwhile they don’t have any possibility to improve their skills and gain more knowledge in order to have a better chance. During the seven days training course we will implement activities and exercises that strengthen some of these basic creative entrepreneurship competencies: team-building, facilitation, communication, intercultural competence and creative thinking skills. We will explore why creative thinking is considered a core entrepreneurship skill and enhance participants’ power as entrepreneurs by increasing their ability to think creatively. Several methods will be combined to explore the topics: intercultural learning exercises, simulation exercises, discussions, creative thinking techniques, self-assessment inventories, reflection groups and presentations. With our training course, we would like to emphasis on the choices of unemployed young people: closing themselves into their rooms and being depressive, not having contact with their environment and give it up after getting no letters for a job interview. Our conference program has been prepared in such a way to cover a wide range of aspects of building confidence, raising self-esteem and identify the

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main characteristics and personal qualities needed nowadays to reduce youth unemployment Moreover, our trainer and invited speakers are international authorities in their fields. All around, an exciting program! In order to reach the project’s objectives we have planned several activities (training sessions, intercultural evening and intercultural programs) that will guide the participants through the process of getting specific competences. These will enable them to create their own self-development process but also to support other youngsters that are facing difficult economic and social exclusion situations to start a self and social development process, in order to overcome them. The activities will be implemented with the support of non-formal education methods and tools (games and exercises, group presentations, workshops, debates, role plays, forum theatre, open space, open café, outdoor activities, team building). Priorities addressed • Creativity and entrepreneurship • Youth unemployment Themes • Strategies for increasing youth employability • Recognition of non-formal education • Networking • Youth active participation • Entrepreneurship Exploring Cyprus may also be a good idea, while visiting the island for the training. Cyprus is well known for its hospitality, its great sights and the beautiful sceneries around the island. A main characteristic of the island is the short distances between places. One can travel from the unspoilt mountains to the golden beaches within the same day. Not to mention the ancient sights which date back several thousands of years. Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and is located in the centre of the island. I hope that you will find the youth course worth participating and I look forward to meeting you in April!

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Dates WHEN, WHERE AND HOW MUCH? The training course will be held in Nicosia Cyprus between 13- 20 of April 2013.  Arrival day is the 13th of April.  The end of the training course will be in the evening of the 19th of April.  Departure day is the 20th of April, all day

Venue Participants will be lodged in the” Youth Hostel (Zemenides Mansion) It is conveniently situated near the city centre (2 minutes by car or 10 minutes walking distance).

How to arrange your travels Once you have been accepted as a participant in this training course we will give you the green light to arrange your travels. Below you can find information about travel and participation cost and how to best arrange your travels. We recommend you the Larnaca airport as the nearest one to reach the place.

Travel Costs Reimbursement 70% of your travel expenses will be covered by the organizers with the support of Youth in Action Programme. In order to receive the money for the transportation, please keep your invoices, tickets, boarding-passes or any other transport document so you can give us all these documents. The reimbursement will be done after getting all original documents at the end of the training course or via bank transfer. There is participation fee of 50 euro. Below, there is a list with the budget with the travel costs (1 person) for each country: Country

Total travel cost costs (100%)

Maximum reimbursed (70%)

Bulgaria

400

Estonia

400

Greece

350

245

Italy

500

350

Latvia

450

315

Lithuania

500

350

Poland

400

280

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Portugal

500

350

Romania

400

280

Spain

500

350

Important!! If you want you can come to Cyprus 1-2 days earlier or leave 1-2 later after the end of the project. Of course you have to cover this extra cost for accommodation and food.

How to prepare for the TC: International nights For the Intercultural evening: We kindly ask you to prepare interactive presentation of your country (you can present here your food and drinks, music, traditional dances, some story etc.). Creativity is the basic requirement. In one of the evenings participants will have opportunity to present their organization and the work it does. For that purpose you can bring some materials (brochures, posters, power point presentation, films, photos…).

Participants Target group on our training course: youth workers, youth leaders, NGO activists, school teachers, social workers and all people actively involved in work with unemployed young people. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS • Youth leaders very motivated to act in their sending organisation • Are over 18 years old • Have an interest in the topic • Willing to learn & motivated to share experience with others after the event • Are able to work in English • Are committed to attend for the full duration of the exchange • Are nominated by their youth organisation (Gender balance, group diversity in terms of different social and cultural backgrounds will be taken into consideration) It is participant’s responsibility to have a travel health insurance or European Health Card. Working language The working language of the training will be English. Participants must have sufficient understanding of the working language Climate

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The average daytime temperature in April is around 25oC. At night temperature drops down to 13°C-14°C

Nicosia (Lefkosia) Nicosia lies roughly at the center of the island, with a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age. It only became capital of the island in the 11th century AD. The Lusignans turned it into a magnificent city with a Royal Palace and over fifty churches. Today it blends its historic past brilliantly with the bustle of a modern city. The heart of the city, enclosed within the 16th century Venetian walls, is dotted with museums, ancient churches and mediaeval buildings, preserving the nostalgic atmosphere of the years past. However, this old heart is split in two, leaving Nicosia the only capital city to remain divided by force. The new Nicosia developed outside the walls, and became a contemporary and cosmopolitan business and cultural center. Just a few miles away are enchanting places of interest such as Byzantine churches and monasteries, archaeological sites and charming villages.

Entry to the island    

There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaka and Pafos. The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaka. Cyprus Airways is the islands national carrier. Around 37 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most Europeans and Middle East countries, which provide on-going services to anywhere in the world. Visa: No visa is required for entry into Cyprus by nationals of most European countries. Nationals of other countries should contact the nearest Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus or if there is none, the nearest British Consulate.

Coming to the venue of the project (Youth Hostel -Zemenides Mansion): When you arrive in Larnaca airport please take the Kapnos shuttle bus and come to Nicosia. When you take the bus please send us an sms in order to pick u up from the bus station in Nicosia. In other case from Kapnos bus stop at the police headquarters in Nicosia you will head westbound towards Lemesou Avenue (which becomes Makariou avenue at Hilton hotel) in order to get either the 158 or 160 towards Solomou square. From there on you can take a taxi from the bus terminal or walk using our attached map. It’s a 20 minute walk. The address of the hostel is Chrysaliniotisas 30-32, Nicosia (downtown). If you need a more specific map just insert this number in google maps: 35.176167,33.36926

Useful information

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The currency of the Republic of Cyprus is the Euro. The Cyprus Tourism Organization www.cyprustourism.org/ Kapnos shuttle bus http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions! See you in Cyprus! Contacts Vasilis : vasilis@cing.ac.cy Christiana: christianamalay@yahoo.gr

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