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International ethnographic film festival – Sofia 2017

The World of Spiritualism is revealed at the International Ethnographic Film Festival – Sofia 2017 (14-18.11.2017) Religion, shamanism, spirituality, flying people, and birds who prefer to stay in their cells – these are some of the topics that this year’s edition of the International Ethnographic Film Festival will hit. Viewers will have the chance to enjoy unique ethnographic cinema productions, as well as exciting discussions with lecturers and filmmakers from the country and abroad. From 14 to 18 November, in the Conference Hall of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski…

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Intercultural learning: What is intercultural and What is learning

According to Wikipedia Intercultural learning is an area of research, study and application of knowledge about different cultures, their differences and similarities. On the one hand, it includes a theoretical and academic approach (see e.g. “Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS)” by Milton Bennett, Dimensions of Culture by Geert Hofstede). On the other hand, it comprises practical applications such as learning to negotiate with people from different cultures, living with people from different cultures, living in a different culture and the prospect of peace between different cultures. Currently, intercultural learning is a topic…

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Something more about the non-formal learning – the foundation of youth work

Youth work often has a strong educational purpose or dimension. Typically, the education or learning that takes place in youth work is ‘non-formal’ – not ‘formal’ and not ‘informal’. Youth work and non-formal learning have many characteristics in common. Nevertheless, they are not the same. Formal learning Learning typically provided by an education or training institution, structured (in terms of learning objectives, learning time or learning support) and leading to certification. Formal learning is intentional from the learner’s perspective. Non-formal learning Learning which takes place through planned activities (in terms of…

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Fanfarrai – Happiness and craziness from different countries

Fanfarrai is a collective project from Barcelona which includes musicians from different countries with different backgrounds. Thanks to this composition they’ve created a unique repertoire covering different styles. The band will play for the first time in Bulgaria this July, at Summer Story Festival (Liatna Sluchka). Here is our interview with Ana and Marti from Travelution (08/06/2017). Hello Bulgaria! Hello and welcome to Travelution. How did your project start? Our project started in 2015. It started thanks to an Italian saxophonist called Pier Paolo Candeloro  in a cultural centre called RAI which means Recursos d’Animacio’…

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AnnaMari Olla from Meszecsinka – I take inspiration from the Universe

Meszecsinka are an Hungarian band that will play at the fifth edition of Summer Story Festival. This event will take place on Karandila this July. While waiting for their exhibition, we asked something about the project and the live experiences to the band founders, the frontwoman Annamari and the guitarist Emil. The interview was released on May the 25th. Hello Meszecsinka and how are you? Hello, fine. How actually did this project start? Well, we had a band named Fokatelep. Emil and I were playing in a Festival and that was…

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Three days of hard work and real outcomes concerning EVS during a SOHO training in Latvia

More and more young people around Europe and youth organizations have already dealt with EVS /European Voluntary Service/. Up to now there are quite experienced organizations, mentors, project coordinators, etc. Up to now there are a lot of life changing projects and a lot of young people in the role of change makers in different communities and environment. EVS is a programme activity financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. EVS is a “learning service”: through experience the volunteer can improve or develop skills that…

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European Solidarity Corps – 100,000 people involved by 2020 is the desire of the EC.

Over 500 young people and organizations working with young people from different European Union or neighboring countries participated in a forum for the new European Commission program – European Solidarity Corps. The meeting continued one day and was held on 12th of April in Brussels. Various representatives of the European Commission, young people, trainers, former EVS volunteers, heads of organizations and various associations within the ERASMUS + program were involved and spoke. The beginning of the forum was that since the launch of the platform for registration of potential participants…

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“Roam like at Home” starts on 15th of June

For a decade, the Commission has been working to reduce the surcharges that telecoms operators imposed on their customers each time they crossed a border while using their mobile device on holiday or during business trips. Since 2007, roaming prices have decreased by more than 90%. In 2015, the European Parliament and the Council agreed to end roaming surcharges for people who travel periodically in the EU. “Roam like at Home” – where customers pay domestic prices, irrespective of where they are traveling in the EU – will become a…

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European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum will take place on 12th of April in Brussels

The European Commission organizes “The European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum”, which will take place on 12 April 2017 at the Charlemagne building, Brussels (Belgium). The call for participants and media is still open till 9th of April. If you want to make registration for the forum please click here: https://destree.eventsair.com/eu-civil-corps/reg0/Site/Register To view the draft agenda, check out here: https://secure.destree.be/ei/docs/EU_Civil_corps/Draftprogramme1703.pdf The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people…

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017 Erasmus+ programme

1.   Introduction and objectives This call for proposals is based on the Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport as well as on the 2016 and 2017 Erasmus+ annual work programmes. The Erasmus+ programme covers the period 2014 to 2020. The general and specific objectives of the Erasmus+ programme are listed in Articles 4, 5, 11 and 16 of the Regulation. 2.   Actions This call for proposals covers the following actions of…

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