Deadline: 12th April 2013 (Friday)
Open to: former volunteers and young activists
Venue: May 12th-19th, 2013 in Florence, Italy
Phiren Amenca is a network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers and voluntary service organizations creating opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement, in order to challenge stereotypes and racism. Each spring and fall Phiren Amenca hosts in cooperation with member organizations, this time specifically with Roma Onlus and CSD Diaconia Valdese, a one week seminar for current volunteers and volunteer candidates from around Europe focusing on the exchange of experience and on Roma history, antigypsyism, discrimination, stigmatization, xenophobia, identity and culture; globalization and migration; as well as youth engagement and Roma initiatives in Europe.
“Demystifying Roma: Challenging Stereotypes and Narratives about Roma” Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar will be a key event in the network’s goals of creating opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement to challenge stereotypes and racism. The seminar will take place from May 12th until May 19th, 2013, in Florence, Italy. The seminar will also further enhance co-operation and learning among member organizations and external partners. Also the seminar will serve to further strengthen the network’s platform of volunteers and former volunteers, serving to strengthen their role as multipliers and promoters of voluntary service and engagement. The working language is English.
Roma and non-Roma volunteers, volunteer candidates, youth leaders
The course is designed for participants who are:
All participants must also:
For this activity the participation fee is 50 Euro. For participants of Phiren Amenca member organizations the travel costs will be fully reimbursed. Non-member organizations have to cover their own international travel costs, in exceptional cases contact the coordination office for support. The participation fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement of the participants, or shall be paid during the seminar.
The accommodation for the activity is provided in the Casa Cares and in Casa Santo Nome di Gesù and is covered by the organisers of the seminar. The reimbursements of travel expenses (based on economical prices, Apex, student price, special price) and visa will take on the spot during the week in Euro or by bank transfer after the activity. Participants should bring with them original invoices to prove the costs of travel (ticket and visa) as well the tickets.
To be reimbursed participants should take part at least 80% in the activity.
The preparatory team of this activity will select 35 participants. According to the profile specified above, but also ensuring geographical and gender balance (as far as possible) in the overall group composition.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is set for 12th April 2013 (Friday). Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. The APPLICATION FORM should be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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