About the local hosting organizationThrough « We are people ! » Youth Exchange Project, we would like to gather 27 youngsters from Estonia, Spain, Italy and France. 27 differents people from different social and geographical backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to travel, face new cultures and share visions about the importance and relevance of discovering new places, new activities and meeting new people. You will be in a group of 6 peoples from same nationality. The Center of Beaumotte is an association of youth and popular education created in 1979. Our association works to support and to teach youngsters, specially those with less opportunities. By proposing a place of exchange and sharing where each one can take time to rebuild himself, and can learn how to assume responsibility of himself. Our center is an alternative place based on co-education (intercultural, intergenerational, of gender and beliefs) hence, on the collective life and the responsibilisation of the people in charge of welcoming. For 35 years, we have set up international projects convinced of the wealth these bring. Because of the situation of the center (in a rural area) WIFI access will be limited.
About the volunteer workThe aims of the project is to give you, participant, the « power » . Througt differents exercices, you will discover new ways to take a decision in group, to participate of the power of a community. We will use popular education methodology and tools of active participation. We are going to question ourselves about how to live in a group and in the society, regardless of our differences. About how to live equally in a group in order to live equally in the society. ● Workshops and debates about sexual equality, inclusion and tolerance ● Participants will create a Web radio to give their point of view about the actual society. ● Team bulding and collectif games ● Local discoveries (cities like Besançon, Belfort …) ● Sharing times with local people (you will organise a International dinner and invite them) ● Additional activities (accro-branch, festival) ● Live a collective life You will create the planning of activities together, with the group leaders. You will have the opportunities to propose activities (games, energizers, workshops of artistic classes) if you want and if you feel to do. We don't ask any qualification to be able to participate but motivation ! In a dynamic of popular and non-formal education, you will be able “to make and to live together” and each one of you will be responsible for the daily life of the group. This tool is very important for a real encounter: youngsters will elaborate their own menus, cook in groups, do the cleaning, and organize their activities. The exchanges at cooking time, the household, and the leisure activities will be the base of interculturality of this project.
Local accommodationYou will sleep in big tents (girls and boys will be separated) in the garden of our association. Sanitary facilities will be accessible inside the center. You will participate to the collective life: kitchen, cleaning, shopping, organisation of activities... Please bring a sleeping bag and rain clothes (we never know!)
About the project locationIn our hosting center of Beaumotte-Aubertans (70190) 30km from Besançon
Extra info about the projectNo participation fee Travel fees will be partially reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ distance calculator (up to 275€)