CALL FOR PARTICAPANTS FOR A PROJECT IN DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY 10 – 16 JUNE, 2015

Call for participants in Diyarbakir, Turkey!

United by difference -in all inclusive sports

Our organization which promotes value of Social Inclusion, has the pleasure to invite 45 young European students / workers / youth leaders to a multilateral Youth Exchange entitled United by difference -in all inclusive sports

PLACE AND DATE: The project will be in Diyarbakir, Turkey between 10nd to 16th of June 2014.

PARTICIPANTS: 45 participants (included Group Leaders), 15- 30 years old.

WHO: Young people from 9 countries, preferably if have experience in promoting Sport as a tool for inclusion of disabled people through Sport which can become peer educators/multipliers, in their countries.

COUNTRY:  Denmark, Turkey, France, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Rep., Serbia, Moldova and Romania

LANGUAGE: The working language will be English.

This Exchange will deal with the importance of the Sport values and dynamics and their impact on health and society and Sport as a fight against violence / social exclusion and for inclusion of people with disabilities.

Sport is an area of human activity which takes a great interest on youth and has enormous potential for bringing them together, reaching out to all, regardless of age, gender or social origin.

The main topic of this project is to use “Sports as a way of improving active citizenship activities, cultural exchange and social inclusion of young people”.

In addition to improving the health of youth, Sport has an educational dimension and plays a social, cultural and recreational role.

The EU encourages support for Sport and physical activity through various policy initiatives in the field of education and training, including the development of social and civic competences.

The aim is to promote participation of young people in Sports activities which enable disabled people to integrate socially and to create / empower personal, social and communicative skills, necessary to help a process of integration and inclusion.

The objective is to form competences on how to use the methodology “Education through Sport” and to create a network of people interested in using these new skills.

The activities we are organizing include: workshops, talks, role-playing, visits, debates and practice of several team-sports in outdoor and indoor context.

The core and thread of this exchange will be the so called “Mini Paralympic Games”, Sport’s activities between multinational teams composed by participants from all the European organizations that take part in it.

The Adaptive Games will be played with the common goal to improve and experienced those in another contexts. These games were adapted and detailed so teachers, youth workers, coaches and others could easily read and understand the games to then teach to the people they work with in their country.

ACTIVITIES AND METHODS

The activities will be coordinated through non formal education methods (group works, video productions, role play games, brainstorming, etc) and will include also visits to the local cultural associations in the city centre, participation to sport events, meetings with the students of the sociology course at university, exchanges with local administrators and members of local associations. Some activities will take place outdoor, to promote Erasmus plus and non-formal education and raise awareness on urban problems among the local community.

During the last days of the project, participants will have the chance to create working groups, to present ideas for future projects on urban issues, sustainability, promotion of young people participation in their local community.

PARTNERS

The project will host 45 participants (each organisation will send 5 participants; 4 participants + 1 group leader) from the following 9 organisations.

The Venue

Diyarbakır (Armenian: Տիգրանակերտ Tigranakert Syriac: ܐܡܝܕ, Amid, Ancient Greek: Amida, Άμιδα, Kurdish: Amed, Ottoman Turkish دیاربکر Diyâr-ı Bekr) is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Situated on the banks of the River Tigris, it is the administrative capital of the Diyarbakır Province and with a population of about 843,460 it is the second largest city in Turkey’s South-eastern Anatolia region.

Some jewelry making and other craftwork continues today although the fame of the Diyarbakır’s craftsmen has long passed. Folk dancing to the drum and zurna (pipe) are a part of weddings and celebrations in the area.

Diyarbakır is surrounded by an almost intact, dramatic set of high walls of black basalt forming a 5.5 km (3.4 mi) circle around the old city. There are four gates into the old city and 82 watch-towers on the walls, which were built in antiquity, restored and extended by the Roman emperor Constantius II in 349. In addition, the walls of Diyarbakır are the second largest city walls in the world after the Great Wall of China.

! Note: Organisers will not provide any accommodation for additional stay in Diyarbakir. 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.