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JECI-MIEC Study Session “Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders”

“We have to be the change that we want to see in the world.”

This statement has been found in one of the participants’ evaluations and confirms in a simple but stunning way, what the JECI-MIEC Study Session held in Cologne, Germany from the 17th to 22th of July was aiming at.

Under the heading “Bridging our World: Going beyond Borders” this great event addressed 40 young student trainers of our JECI-MIEC member movements from all over Europe to encounter a forum where issues of globalization, coexistence and forms of social conflict rising from cultural diversity were discussed.

At this Study Session students from 11 European countries were present, namely Malta, France, UK, Germany, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Italy. Although our call for participants addressed members of our member movements in the first place, participation also open for non-member movements. Moreover participants and facilitators from outside of Europe were accepted to provide the opportunity to realise intercultural learning by experiencing the realities of different movements all over the world and to offer a platform for fruitful dialogue.

Therefore, intercultural learning was the Study Session’s main topic. Starting from the students’ need for intercultural experiences and competences, the Study Session first of all offered informal possibilities of intercultural learning: Everyone had the chance to experience cultural diversity simply by personal exchange among each other. This resulted in the estimation of the overall atmosphere as “amazing” and “like a family”.

To implement the topics addressed our Study Session was divided into 15 thematic sessions. Its overall concept was a participant-based approach: This enabled our student trainers to take responsibility of single sessions, groups or activities. Taking this concept into account, concrete methodologies were chosen by the different facilitators in alliance with the topics and participants’ needs. The entire activity was process-oriented, so that the program was not fixed, but the participants’ learning process decisively influenced its development. A diversity of methodologies and means of visualization reflected their diversity.

The highlights of the Study Session were without doubt an Intercultural evening and a Creative Art Workshop with overwhelming results. During the entire Study Session also two participant-commissions worked on the documentation of the results and on drafting a final statement to be published.

Everyone regarded our Study Session to be relevant for the individual students and for the society and estimated the objectives to be reached throughout the activity. It was regarded as a means to lose stereotypes and prejudices hand in hand with the acceptance of different backgrounds, perspectives and individuals, which makes dialogue and communication fruitful. As a consequence, most of the participants expressed their will to have such kind of activity again in future, because it is an extraordinary opportunity to have exchange and to share experience with so many student trainers from different backgrounds. The participants furthermore expressed their will to have closer exchange with each other and each other’s national movements in future. This would be the best means to strengthen the collaboration among our member movements and to develop strong networks outside such joint activities.

Confirmed participants to Study Session 2011

The Study Session Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders” is taking place from 17-22 July 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

The Study Session is designed for members of the movements. This means that participants in the meeting should be actively involved in projects at national/local level or to be members of the national/local board of the movement.

Meeting is aiming:

The aim of this project is to provide a forum for young people to share experiences about intercultural dialogue, to minimize unnecessary conflicts and discover creative ways of living in a multicultural environment.

while its objectives are:

  1. To affirm the individual participants in their identity as young people and as agents of peace-building through dialogue.
  2.  To understand the difference between living alongside someone and constructive coexistence.
  3.  To design strategies for the prevention of social conflicts arising from cultural differences.
  4.  To mobilise our student youth networks for social cohesion and empower students to act as multipliers in their own milieu.
  5.  To get in touch with the reality of the hosting country, concerning the issue of the multicultural environment (nations living together).
  6.  To empower students to develop different actions and projects that once they have returned to their organisation they could put into practice (either in partnership with other JECI-MIEC movements or any other organisations).

This meeting is possible thanks to the financial aid from the European Youth Foundation.

For any further information, please contact the European Secretariat by e-mail: office@jeci-miec.eu

You can find in attachement the timetable and a list of confirmed participants as of today.

Extended Call for participants for JECI-MIEC Study Session “Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders”

We have a pleasure to invite you to the Study Session Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders”, which is taking place from 17-22 July 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

The Study Session is designed for members of the movements. This means that participants in the meeting should be actively involved in projects at national/local level or to be members of the national/local board of the movement.

In order to apply for this activity, you have to fill-in the application form (you can find it together with this document or download from our website at www.jeci-miec.eu or attached to this e-mail) and sent it by e-mail office@jeci-miec.euThe deadline for receiving the applications is the 12th June 2011 The extended deadline to receive the applications is the 26th June 2011. In any case we already now are asking you to reserve the travel tickets and to buy then ONLY as your participation will be confirmed.

We would like to invite potential participants to take into account that immediately after the Study Session, IMCS-Pax Romana is organising it’s 90th anniversary also in Cologne, Germany and this would be a good opportunity to join also for the celebration during 22-24 July 2011.

After receiving the applications we will inform your movement of the participants confirmed and we will send them the “Participants File”.

This meeting is possible thanks to the financial aid from the European Youth Foundation.

For any further information, please contact the European Secretariat by e-mail: office@jeci-miec.eu

We hope to have a lot of participants – especially from movements that are not so often present in the activities.

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Attached documents

 

Call for participants for JECI-MIEC Study Session “Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders”

We have a pleasure to invite you to the Study Session Bridging Our World: Going Beyond Borders”, which is taking place from 17-22 July 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

The Study Session is designed for members of the movements. This means that participants in the meeting should be actively involved in projects at national/local level or to be members of the national/local board of the movement.

In order to apply for this activity, you have to fill-in the application form (you can find it together with this document or download from our website at www.jeci-miec.eu or attached to this e-mail) and sent it by e-mail office@jeci-miec.euThe deadline for receiving the applications is the 12th June 2011. In any case we already now are asking you to reserve the travel tickets and to buy then ONLY as your participation will be confirmed.

We would like to invite potential participants to take into account that immediately after the Study Session, IMCS-Pax Romana is organising it’s 90th anniversary also in Cologne, Germany and this would be a good opportunity to join also for the celebration during 22-24 July 2011.

After receiving the applications we will inform your movement of the participants confirmed and we will send them the “Participants File”.

This meeting is possible thanks to the financial aid from the European Youth Foundation.

For any further information, please contact the European Secretariat by e-mail: office@jeci-miec.eu

We hope to have a lot of participants – especially from movements that are not so often present in the activities.

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Attached documents

 

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