Solidarity is my lifestyle
8.8. - 16.8.2022.
The main information about Youth Exchange
Summary of the Youth Exchange
The theme of Solidarity still needs to be promoted among young people. Still we are in times where can be seen great social and economic disparities between people. Also can be seen the ever-increasing fear of young people, which and thus a growing need - to define ourselves against those who are different, which leads not only to rejection others, but often also to hate speech in both the online and offline world.
This Youth Exchange "Solidarity is my lifestyle" is going not only to bring different young people from abroad together but also let them experience solidarity so that their personal attitudes towards others begin to change.
come and experience a week full of practical actions that will make you understand what solidarity really is and how to live it.
You will learn:
that it only takes a little to bring good among the people in your community;
to be sensitive to others around you, to their needs and their situation, and to learn how to respond with solidarity to them;
What we will experience together:
sharing and practising solidarity in every single moment of the exchange;
visiting some places with people in need to bring solidarity also to them;
moments of fun, games and getting to know each other and our beautiful countries;
everyday spiritual programme (Holy mass, testimonies, teaching etc.).
Meet the facilitator
Originally comes from the Czech Republic but has been living in Slovakia since 2017. She is a member of the Christian Catholic community living in Orava youth centre. She works in organisation V.I.A.C. - Institute for youth support and development as a project manager. She works with young people from 2007. She is also game designer and game player.
Who can participate?
at the age from 13 to 22 from participating countries;
who are interested in the topic;
who can speak English at a conversational level.
one group leader:
Every group needs to have a group leader, who is at the age of 18+ and will be responsible for the group.
From the group leader we expect:
active support of young people in the preparation part and within all the duration of the youth exchange;
aking responsibility in solving the problems that may occur in the group;
taking part in the common meetings according to the schedule.
By applying to this youth exchange, participants commit themselves to actively participate in the whole process, including:
Partners of the project
Country / Organization / Contacts of organisations / Number of participants
Slovakia / V.I.A.C. - Institut pre podporu a rozvoj mladeze / firstname.lastname@example.org / (8 young people + 1 group leader)
Latvia / Latvijas Kristīgā Studentu Brālība / email@example.com / (5 young people + 1 group leader)
Lithuania / Ateitininku federacija / firstname.lastname@example.org / (5 young people + 1 group leader)
Czech Republic / Rodinné centrum Srdíčko z.s. / email@example.com / (5 young people + 1 group leader)
Malta / Zghazagh Azzjoni Kattolika / firstname.lastname@example.org / (5 young people + 1 group leader)
The Youth Exchange will take place in village Novot' in guest house Agropenzion AB Novot'. Novot' is a part of Orava - rural region with a majority of people living in small villages.
The accommodation will be in shared rooms of between 2 and 4 people. Showers and toilets are shared. The sheets and towels will be provided. The course is residential, so we will stay together in the venue for the whole time.
This guesthouse offers agrotourism activities like stay in the farmer's yard with a tasting of cheese products. Place surrounds with beautiful environment - there are lot of opportunities for recreation, exploration, relaxation, enjoyment of natural beauty, hiking, nature walks, barbecue on the outdoor fireplace.
First of all you need to arrive on 7th (Sunday) of August, but depart on 17th (Friday) of August. And we recommend two options:
get to Dolný Kubín
To receive reimbursement of travel expenses (plane/bus/train) we need you to deliver us following documents:
*Please note that that travel costs will be reimbursed only for those who:
Amount of money for traveling
Country / Organization / Max amount of money for travelling
Slovakia / V.I.A.C. - Institut pre podporu a rozvoj mladeze / 20 €
Czech Republic / Rodinné centrum Srdíčko z.s. / 180 €
Latvia / Latvijas kristīgā studentu brālība / 275 €
Lithuania / Ateitininku federacija / 275 €
Malta / Zghazagh Azzjoni Kattolika / 275 €
Beakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks are all included. Also individual eating habits of participants will be taken into account, but don't be afraid to try Slovak traditionals!
Covid 19 Regulations:
The place is strictly non-alcoholic, so we kindly ask you to respect it.
What to prepare before youth exchange?
Creative workshop as your part of the programme
BRING NATIONAL FOOD
DON'T FORGET Outdoor clothes
On 25th of July at 17.00 (Slovak time, GTM+2)
There is going to be an online meeting with all participants and group leaders before the activity takes part here in Slovakia. There we will meet each other and also clarify what is needed to be prepared.