Youth Exchange: Moving Borders

Deadline: 16 August 2016
Open to: young people aged 18-24, from Germany, Poland and Ukraine
Venue: 16-25 September 2016, train ride Berlin-Warsaw-Lviv

Description

The Moving Borders Train rolls again! For the second time a seminar with and for young people from Germany, Poland and Ukraine to reflect on the meaning of boundaries in their societies during a train journey between these three countries. Would you like to question the borders that affect you? Are you interested in transdisciplinary and intercultural issues important to you and your European friends?

Borders in our lives are not only limited to their political and administrative functions. Ideological, cultural, religious, social or language differences can create boundaries which emphasize existing divisions and often spoil any form of dialogue “beyond the borders”. Borders are created by humans, but can also be overcome by them. Social exclusion through stereotypes, intellectual and physical disabilities, discrimination against migrants, refugees, ethnic or sexual minorities as well as extreme nationalism can create invisible borders that separate people. MOVING BORDERS 2016 aims to connect people, overcome stereotypes and change perspectives.

Join the train ride from Berlin via Warsaw to Lviv, September 16th –25th, to connect people beyond borders, overcome stereotypes and change perspectives.

Eligibility

  • Young people aged 18-24;
  • Coming from Germany, Poland and Ukraine;
  • Good knowledge of English.

Costs

The project is fully covered, except the small fee depending on the country participants are coming from:
Germany  – 50 Euros;
Ukraine – 15 Euros;
Poland – 35 Euros.

How to apply?

If you are interested in participation please apply by sending your CV (one page) as well as a short creative presentation on moving borders in your daily life to show your motivation to: [email protected]

For any further information contact Youth Exchange partners: Polish Schuman Foundation (Warsaw), Klaster.in.ua (Lviv), Citizens of Europe (Berlin).

Germany: [email protected], Poland: Marek Peda [email protected]

For more information please visit the official website.

Leave a Reply