Project in Istanbul


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PLACE AND DATE FOR EXCHANGE: (19-26 April 2019) in Istanbul, Turkey

PARTICIPANTS: 60 young people (1 group leader + 6 participants from each countries)

WHO: 15-30

COUNTRY:  Partner countries will be UK, Macedonia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France.

LANGUAGE: The working language will be English.


Bilderesultat for Istanbul

Youth exchange ‘HUMAN BEING’ will be held in Istanbul, Turkey with contribution from all partners.

Dates of Youth Exchange (excluding travel dates): 19-26 April 2019

Participants countries: UK, Macedonia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France.

Number of Participants: 60 including group leaders.

Principle inspiration of Youth Exchange ‘’HUMAN BEING’’ is to raise comprehension of the participants on gender and gender related issues and to make the participants more gender sensitive. During the Youth Exchange the participants will participate in intelligent lectures, exchanges, debates, simulations or theatre-based exercises and they will chip away at making arrangement of short films on gender issues with plan to aim increase awareness among youngsters on gender and gender equality.

Targets of Youth Exchange ‘’HUMAN BEING’’;

– To raise learning of the participants on gender and gender related issues (gender mainstreaming, gender equality);

– To give the participants a chance to think about the substances in their nations and to recognize steps prompting gender equal society;

– To enable the participants to address gender inequality;

– To build community mindfulness on sexual orientation issues through mindfulness campaign made by the participants during the Youth Exchange;

– To build information of the participants on Erasmus + Program and to urge the participants to participate in youth mobility.

By coming to previously mentioned targets we believed that Youth Exchange ‘’HUMAN BEING’’ will add to making gender equal societies, bringing issues to light among groups on gender-based issues and also will prompt gender strengthening of youngsters in participating countries.

Youth Exchange ‘’HUMAN BEING’’ will be founded on various non-formal education strategies and systems: becoming more acquainted with procedures and techniques to make open and strong condition and break the obstructions between the participants; discussion on the significance of gender equality, introductions of gender realities in participants nations, contrasting the substances and distinguishing the underlying foundations of gender balance, reproduction with intend to increase better comprehension of the result of gender inequality and the part of youngsters during the time spent tending to it, work in mix- intercultural groups on the recordings mirroring the gender issues over partner countries.

Key effect of the Youth Exchange will be on singular level of the participants who will turn out to be more gender sensitivity and prepared to address gender-based discrimination.                


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Working methods Youth Exchange ‘’HUMAN BEING’’ will be founded on various non-formal learning strategies and procedures: becoming acquainted with systems and techniques to make open and strong condition and break the obstructions between the participants; discourse on the significance of gender equality, introductions of gender realities in participants nations, contrasting the substances and recognizing the underlying foundations of gender inequality, recreation with mean to increase better comprehension of the outcomes of gender inequality and the part of youngsters during the time spent tending to it, work in mix-intercultural groups on the recordings mirroring the gender issues over partners countries. Every day the participants will meet in their national groups and think about the project. After meetings in national groups group leader will meet and examine the input from the participants. Other than meetings in national groups the participants will have a chance to ponder advancement of their abilities and reinforce their insight about the part and utilization of Youth Pass. Toward the finish of the project, every participant will get Youth Pass as acknowledgment of their learning comes about.


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The project will host participants from the following 6 countries;

The partners are from UK, Macedonia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France.


According to new Erasmus Plus rules, the reimbursement of travel costs will be calculated used a specific program called Distance Calculator:

Country of Origin Country of Destination Distance Band No. of Participants Travel Grant per Participant
UK Istanbul, TR 2000-2999 km 7 360.00
Czech Republic Istanbul, TR 500-1999 km 7 275.00
Denmark Istanbul, TR 2000-2999 km 7 360.00
Macedonia Istanbul, TR 500-1999 km 7 275.00
France Istanbul, TR 2000-2999 km 7 360.00
Lithuania Istanbul, TR 500-1999 km 7 275.00
Slovakia Istanbul, TR 500-1999 km 7 275.00

After sending their tickets and boarding cards, participants will receive reimbursement of their travel costs. Travel expenses (flights and other means of transport) are compensated (up to 100%) based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Istanbul, Turkey). These distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission. We will not send money to each participants. We will send money to the sender organisations which in turn will reimburse the participants.

Accommodation, living and other project-related expenses: 100% funded by the EU. Visa fees are to be covered by participants.

Please note any extra days you wish to stay will be your own responsibility and food etc.



Bilderesultat for Istanbul

Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul)), once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country’s economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province), both hosting a population of around 14 million residents. Istanbul is one of the world’s most populous cities and ranks as world’s 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city.

Note: Organisers will not provide accommodation for any additional stay in Istanbul. If participants plan to arrive a few days earlier or depart a few days later, they are kindly requested to inform us and we will be glad to offer assistance with booking a hotel. 2 days before project or 2 days after project only allowed. This is no holiday, so please respect the Erasmus+ projects rules.



Kumburgaz Mh. Milli Egemenlik Cd.

48/1, 34530


T: +90 (212) 885 60 60 T: +90 (212) 885 67 67 F: +90 (212) 885 09 05

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We can pick you up from airport. We can collect all participants in one place and take big bus to hotel (if you want us to pick you up). If you want to come yourself, You can take tramway/metro from airport to Yenibosna station. From Yenibosna station you can take bus to Kumburgaz.

Remember that travel costs from the airport to the hotel is part of your total travel budget. We can pick you up from airport if you want, but each participants must pay for travel costs.


When you come to the hotel, you will find your name and room number at the reception desk.

There will be 2-6 persons per room. Some of the participants must share a double bed with another participant.

We cannot arrange special room for couples. COUPLES ARE NOT WELCOME TO THIS PROJECT.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the hotel.

You do DO NOT NEED to bring your own towels. Note that the special events are not included in accommodation facilities. If you want to take a sauna or enjoy the spa, you will have to pay from your own pocket.

                                   WHAT TO BRING

Bilderesultat for what to bring

Since there is going to be an international evening, we will ask 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, it can be any kinds of food, drink etc. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

                                HEALTH INSURANCE

Bilderesultat for HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is not provided and will not be reimbursed by the organisers. All participants are strongly advised to purchase private travel insurance, as the cost of private health care in Turkey is quite high if you do not have insurance.


Bilderesultat for PREPARATION

The organizers will not provide the participants with any kind of insurance! Therefore, we strongly recommend every participant to acquire travel insurance at their own expense for the whole duration of the course. Also, please have a valid EU healthcare insurance card (if applicable).

Each of the participating countries should;

  • Bring all your travel documents as presented above. Print out all your documents even if they are online. We don’t have printing opportunities.
  • Prepare a presentation about the sending organization (initiatives they have previously participated in, non-formal learning methods used, etc.). We want to get to know each other, to find out how people work with youth in other countries, and maybe to cooperate in the future.
  • Prepare a presentation on diversity in their country.
  • Find interesting videos / games / exercises / educational activities on diversity.
  • Prepare energisers that could be done in the morning.
  • Prepare for your country’s cultural evening. Please, try to be fun and creative for this! 🙂 No one likes regular .ppt presentations! Any kind of activities are welcome (e.g. video presentations, dances, songs, games, quizzes, posters, flyers etc.). Don’t forget to bring your national drinks, dishes or snacks to share with others. Also, please prepare a mini (and, of course, fun) language course for the others. We count on you to make these evenings as interactive and fun as possible.
  • check the weather forecast before arrival and bring adequate clothes. Please also bring clothing and shoes that can be used for strenuous activities (such as dancing).
  • Bring good spirit, joy and happiness!!!

Whenever possible, bring your laptops, digital cameras, smart phones and tablets – we will be doing some multimedia work that requires mobile equipment!

Bilderesultat for BASIC RULES


All participants are expected to be present and active in all the activities, unless they are ill.

Unauthorized absence from the activities and workshops will not be tolerated.


Smoking is prohibited everywhere inside buildings, thus all the smokers will have to go outside or to specially designated areas for a cigarette.

ALCOHOL IS FORBIDDEN in our projects.

  Stress, nerves and bad mood is prohibited everywhere.

  Bring your best mood and big smile with you and keep it through the exchange!

  Prepare for fun! Those who fail to do that will be expelled from the exchange.

                    OUR PARTNERS MUST PROVIDE;

  • Full Police checks for staff who are working with organisation and those who are participating youth exchange.
  • Partner Organisations’ Policies relating to Child Protection, Data Protection and Health and Safety.
  • If you have participants under the 18 years old, participants must provide “Parental Consent form”.
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