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Tapahtumat Kansainvälinen Nuorisotapaaminen Invitation - International Youth Meeting

Planned date of the meeting: 2-6th April 2012

We are happy to invite You for the upcoming International Youth Meeting organised by the Hungarian town called Békéscsaba for its twintowns.

The Program is going to take place from the 2nd to the 6th of April in Békéscsaba, arriving by 6 p.m. on Monday and leaving after 1 p.m. on Friday. All the necessary information are included in the following letter, as a leader please read them carefully and forward them to your team members.

Main goals
These days will be all about topics related to life, issues and impacts of the young generation. All students from 7 different towns will be from similar age group (age of 15-19). This is a great opportunity to meet others from all around Europe to make new, international friendships and to participate in common thinking and dialogue about the young generation.

Necessary information
clothing: April’s weather in Hungary is very variable, so participants might need a rain-coat, leisure spring clothes, at least a pair of warm trousers and sweater as well
money: all food, accomodation and program related costs are included, participants might need only some money for shopping
accomodation and meals: all participants are going to be accomodated in a youth hostel close to the city center with served meals three times per day
insurance: all participants have to have a valid insurance that can be the European Health Insurance Card, but please check its validation
English knowledge: the whole Program is going to be hold in English, therefore every participant have to speak at least in a conversational level
size of groups:  we would like to have 10 secondary school students from each Twintown, so please invite the other based on this

Preperation for the Program
performance: with your group, you need to prepare with a common, culturally tipical performance that you will present to the others (e.g. a folklor dance, a song etc.)
mini research: with your group also, you need to conduct a mini research by other similar age students on the following topics:
•    How would you describe your generation?
•    How do you live in your town? How is life there in your generation?
•    What are the main values of your generation?
•    What are the main issues, problems of your generation?
traditional food: as a team, please bring a kind of traditional snack food, that you can share with others after dinner during the International Picknic on the first evening
photos: all participants need to take and bring some special, unique photos that describe your life in your town (try to catch specific, unusual moments)
personal object: all participants need to bring a personal object with you, something that it really binds to you, but still you can leave in Békéscsaba.

Agenda of these days
In the following table you can see the main concept of this International Youth Meeting, the planned steps of the Program. It might be changed based on the whole group, the wheather or any other circumstances. However, you can share it with the participants.

Day 1st ˇ Get to know each other and begin the Program

Monday afternoon till dinner    
•    Making the arriving period as an exciting time together
•    Welcome gate or bridge
•    Paralel with this a necessary dialogue between all team leaders
•    Dinner
•    Welcoming ceremony
20:30-21:30 Operational norms
21:30 International Picknic

Day 2nd ˇ Get to know our generation by our values, effects and issues

7:30-8:45 Breakfast
•    Summary of the last day
•    Warm-up exercise
•    Discussion about your generation based on your previous mini research from home
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Energizing
16:00-18:00 Issue map
18:00-19:30 Free time
19:30-20:30 Dinner
20:30 Taste of different cultures – Cultural Event

Day 3rd ˇ Get to the actual, practical work

7:30-8:45 Breakfast
•    Summary of the last day
•    Warm-up exercise
•    Working on the possible action in large and small groups
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Energizing
15:00-18:00 Working on the action in large and small groups
18:00-19:30 Free time
19:30-20:30 Dinner
20:30  Party

Day 4th ˇ Get ready for action and make it happen

7:30-8:45 Breakfast
•    Summary of the last day
•    Warm-up exercise
•    Finilizing everything for the action
13:00-14:00 Lunch
•    Participating in the LIKE Program with other youth people in Békéscsaba
•    Action
18:00-19:30 Free time
19:30-20:30 Dinner
•    Symbols
•    Informal party time

Day 5th ˇ Get ready for leaving and saying goodbye

7:30-8:45 Breakfast
•    Reflection & Improvements
•    Sharing
•    Next steps
•    Closing ceremony
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00  Leaving

If you are interested in participating, please make them fill the attached form and send it back to Andrea Koszecz by mail: Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen till 24th of February!
(You also need to fill the form.)

If You have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

We are looking forward to your arrival and participation at our Program!
All the best,
The Organisers from Békéscsaba