play without barriers
With games, we can adapt reality perception to make it more enjoyable. Joy is universal for all people, thus it ignores barriers in human interaction. So if we practice games, that blur the differences, and highlight our commons and equality, we can manifest inclusion into our lives, and in the society. The goal of this project is to find/make up, practice and collect games, that could become an attitude changing tool for players and observers.
– develop problem solving attitude, when addressing specific issues with tailored gaming solutions;
– with games develop self-esteem, creativity, positive attitude, leadership, team working, cooperation;
– practice organising games for different audiences, which could be used in future in social work, organising events, shows;
– create an online collection of games, that can be used in peer-to-peer education when working with the topics of various borders. The way of making them publicly available is to be decided by participants.
DURING THE PROJECT
We will have at least 32 diffeent games to play during this project. Each day we will be exploring a specific barrier with 4 time slots for each national team to organise a game.
Games will end with a round of feedback for organisers and with discussion on whether that game would really help to integrate people facing specific barrier. Game organisers will provide description of the game rules in English, and take pictures and videos of the game that will be posted after the game was tried by other participants..
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Countries: Germany, Romania, Serbia, Türkiye.
Each team will consist of group leader and 4 participants. Each team will need to submit at least 8 games, that will be accessible for people facing any of the 8 barriers.
It should be a game that you really like, and would like to share with the others, game that you liked to play in your childhood, board game, role playing game, mobile game or any other, that you will be able to organise.
The project is funded by the Erasmus + Programme. The accommodation, food, exchange activities will be covered by the organisers.
Seminarhaus Berlin Weißensee
In the context of non-formal education, we feel it is useful to promote community-based living, so please be prepared to keep your room clean and comfortable (no room service is provided).
You will be accommodated in 4-8 bedded rooms with participants of the same sex. Bed linen and towels are provided.
You will receive 3 meals daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian and vegan needs catered for. Breakfasts are made by participants according to the beforehand agreed schedule.
You are expected to participate in all activities unless you are ill. Unfortunately, travel expenses will not be reimbursed if you have attended less than 90% of the programme.
Before you book a flight, we kindly ask you to consult with the coordinating organisation.
We ask you to keep all original invoices and boarding passes and to present them when settling your account.
There is a possibility to arrive and depart 2 days before and after the project if you can prove that the flights were cheap on these days (a screenshot is required).
Travel costs (airplane):
– Germany – 180 Euro;
– Romania, Serbia, Türkiye – 275 Euro.
Travel costs can be higher, in case if you choose green travel with low-emissions means of transport for the main part of the travel, such as bus, train or car-pooling.
In this case travel costs will be:
– Germany – 210 Euro;
– Romania, Serbia, Türkiye – 320 Euro.
We do not welcome alcoholic beverages during the project.
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Here is the list with answers to the most popular questions about us and what we do
Most of the international youth exchanges are targeted at young people between the ages of 12 and 30. However, more and more opportunities for children are developed with each year. International youth exchanges are basically aimed at all adolescents and young adults. The youth exchanges organised by CHANCE International are usually targeting young people from 18 to 26 (in some cases up to 30) and funded within the Erasmus + programme.
We distinguish between participant contribution and total costs. The participant contribution is 50 Euro at max, depending on the project. During 2021 there is no participation fee. If the contribution is too high, we will always find a way for you to participate in an encounter. Please contact us!
A youth exchange is financed by the organiser’s own funds, third-party funds and the participant’s contribution. Third-party funds are provided by the Federal Government from the Child and Youth Plan and European funds from the Erasmus+ youth programme. Third-party funds are applied for by the organiser or sponsor.
To participate in our projects, you should be interested in the project topic, cultural exchange and cooperation with other participants. We do not require any foreign language or other specific skills and qualifications.
We expect our participants:
– to be involved in all project phases;
– to co-design the project, it’s activities and results.
We welcome sharing of knowledge and skills of participants with each other.
– all participants are obliged to take PCR tests: upon departure from Germany, upon arrival in a partner country and upon departure from it;
– participants are obliged to wear FPP2 masks in public places;
– organisers will provide masks and sanitizers for everybody during the full course of the project;
– the host party will ensure the sufficient degree of safety regarding the living conditions and program activities – for example – execution of project activities in well-ventilated areas or on fresh air, keeping a safe distance from other visitors or avoiding any outside contact when executing such activities;
– in case of infection – isolation of the participant, splitting the costs of medical treatment between three parties – receiving and sending organization and the participant.
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