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Local Events

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Our regular activities have been slightly changing over the years, taking into account the situation and problems in our country or in the world. Meaning, at the beginning of our journey, we have been mostly focused on the better employability of youth since in 2013, the numbers of unemployed young people were alarming, so we did a lot of activities, events and projects focused on this. With many surveys revealing alarming xenophobia of Slovaks, we started to implement more intercultural events to bring Slovaks and foreigners together, support inclusion, interculturality and a sense of being European and more proactive. In Recent years in addiction our focus shifted more to healthy and responsible living – supporting mental wellbeing and mental health, enforcing physical health, sport and movement and being more socially and ecologically responsible due to alarming climate change. To sum up, we aim to contribute with our little to change the youth and our environment (local and inter/national), as positively as we can.

We can divide our current regular work and activities on local level in those fields:

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPORT EVENTS

3 years ago, we started with the implementation of the local events that not only contribute to better health, but has also positive impact on environment, we have developed new methods of environmental education through sport and started to organize on regular basis events like clean-up events, plogging, workshops where participants make their own cosmetics, or another environmental products. 

WORKSHOPS AT THE SCHOOLS 

We regularly send offers to school to organize various workshops for their students. Topics are very often different and depends on our ongoing long-term projects or the current situation and needs. For example, currently we organize workshops focused on the education about the EU and motivating students to participate in the upcoming EP elections in 2024; workshops about financial literacy; Environmental workshops and workshops focused on entrepreneurship. We implement activities and events all around Slovakia, but particularly nearby Bratislava region and Prešov region since those are two regions where our team is based in.

ERASMUS+ PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

We regularly organize workshops at high schools or during some other events (e.g. festivals, larger scale events) opportunities which young people have thanks to the EU. 

INTERCULTURAL and INTERGENERATIONAL EVENTS 

We regularly organize various intercultural events – either focused on learning about each-others culture – learning dances, hand-crafts or practicing sport together. We regularly organize intercultural sport events – e.g. hikes, football matches, canoe trips, paintball games. As part of our “Co-Age Volunteers” project, we started to connect youth with elderly people. 

We can mention some numbers: from the beginning of the year 2023 we involved 458 participants during our local offline activities and events, 140 during online workshops. During all our projects funded in the last 10 years we involved during our local events 2803 participants. In addition, we organized many more events that were not part of any projects.


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Erasmus traineeship in our NGO

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If you are university student, you can spend your summer internship or internship after your graduation (2-12 months) in some company or NGO abroad. We are willing to host you in our institution and you would receive grant from Erasmus+ program.

By doing a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve not only your communication, language and inter-cultural skills, but also soft skills highly valued by future employers, as well as become more entrepreneurial. Read more about the benefits of an exchange abroad.

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Create your own business or NGO with our support!

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Have you ever heard about program “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”? If you are citizen of EU, you can spend 3 – 6 months in some company or NGO working along with experienced entrepreneur and receive grant from EU to cover your expenses. You might think that according the name of the program, you should have your own company, but its not really necessary. Its important just to have some idea or wish for example to create organization and implement similiar projects as us. There is also no age limit, so when you feel young in the age of 40, you are welcome as well.

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Volunteering Programs Abroad

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Have you heard about European Solidarity Corps program? Previously called “European Voluntary Service”? Not yet??? If one week on the youth exchange or training is not enough for your, we offer you also volunteering opportunities, which lasts 1-12 months and is an excellent opportunity for young people to gain new experience and knowledge, improve English, learn the language of the host country, to get to know a new country and its culture, make new friends, and besides that also make some positive changes in local community!

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Trainings

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If you are over 18, have some previous work or volunteer experience and would like to deepen your knowledge of a certain topic and share your experience with others, trainings are for you!

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Youth Exchanges

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Probably everyone likes to travel, meet new people, get know new cultures, places, but also everybody wants or needs to either learn or improve skills and knowledge, right? Therefore, we offer a unique combination of travel and education through various YOUTH EXCHANGES! We send young people aged from 14 to 30 years for the various youth exchanges to various European countries. The topics of the youth exchanges are very diverse, such as: sport, healthy lifestyle, environmental protection, rural development, business support, volunteering, cultural awareness and many others

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