“Why Not Change Prejudices Into Experiences” Study Session, Budapest

Deadline: 1 October 2011
Open to: active members of youth organizations (volunteers or employees) working with international projects (ages 18-30)
Costs: enrolment fee of 50 Euros; board, lodging and travel costs covered
Venue: 21-27 November 2011, Budapest, Hungary

Loesje International and Loesje Armenia in cooperation with the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe announce this call for participants for the study Session “Why do not change prejudices into experiences” taking place 21-27 November 2011 (including arrival and departure days) at European Youth Center Budapest.

The training course aims to create creative tools and to empower youth leaders to work with young people helping them to undo their stereotypes and learn how to live in diverse and multicultural societies.


  • To become aware and understand the concepts of respect and appreciation for cultural diversity,
  • To explore the topic of prejudices and stereotypes and how it looks like in the different participating countries,
  • To create creative tools to work on the topic of prejudices and stereotypes,
  • To reflect upon participants’ own position on the topic of  stereotypes and cultural diversity,
  •  To develop the necessary skills in order to implement the follow up initiatives and to continue work in the area of international youth exchanges of young people


  • Active member of youth organizations (volunteers or employees) working with international projects
  • Interested in Loesje creative methods and ready to promote Council of Europe’s  values
  • Between 18 and 30 years old
  • Able to work in English
  • Committed to participate actively in the full duration of the study session
  • Committed to contribute to the follow-up activity
  • Be a national or resident of one of the member states of the Council of Europe.


An enrolment fee of 50 Euros is payable by each participant. This amount will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel expenses or paid at the EYCB during the residential seminar.

Board  and lodging  for  the residential  training  seminar will  be  provided  and  paid for by  the Council of Europe.

Travel expenses and visa fees for the Study Session in Budapest are reimbursed according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Only the participants who attend the entire training course can be reimbursed. The payment will be made in cash during the study session or by bank transfer after the study session.


The application form (download HERE) must be sent to [email protected] The deadline is 01.10.2011.

The preparatory team will select thirty participants on the basis of the profile outlined above. It will try as far as possible to respect the organizations’ priorities, but also to ensure a balance between sexes, geographical regions, different types of experiences, cultural backgrounds and organizations, institutions and projects.  A waiting list may be established. Candidates will be informed whether their application has been accepted, rejected, or if they have been put on the waiting list, by 1ts October 2011.

If you have questions related with study session, feel free to contact the organizer at [email protected]

The Official Website

8 thoughts on ““Why Not Change Prejudices Into Experiences” Study Session, Budapest

    1. Dear Victoria,

      Belarus is also not listed in the 47 countries that are members of the Council of Europe. So my guess would be that you are ineligible. However, just to make sure, please direct your question to the organizers of the event. This is their address – [email protected].

      Kind regards,

  1. Hi,

    I am a student at Copenhagen Business school in Denmark. I am Indian national but I have residence permit in Denmark ..Am I eligible to apply ?

    Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you ..

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