Desde Libertas International queremos invitaros a participar en el curso internacional STAND UP FOR EQUALITY, que tendrá lugar en Kavadarci (Macedonia) del 2 al 9 de marzo de 2014. Vamos a seleccionar 4 participantes desde nuestra asociación. Esperamos que participéis porque será muy divertido. Kavadarci es un pueblo en el sueste de Macedonia, muy próximo a la frontera con Grecia.

SUMARIO DEL PROYECTO

Nuestra asociciación partner SPPMD de Macedonia acogerá el curso de formación para los educadores sociales, voluntarios, jóvenes líderes activos e interesados en general , “STAND UP FOR EQUALITY”, en Kavadarci , Macedonia deL 2 a 9 marzo de 2014. El proyecto reunirá a jóvenes de 6 países – Macedonia , Serbia , Turquía , Polonia, España y Bulgaria. El número de participantes será de 24.

Los objetivos del curso de formación son:

-Educar a los jóvenes y la transferencia de la metodología de ” hate fighters”

– El uso de la educación entre pares y bailar para combatir la exclusión social , la marginación y la discriminación

– Para aumentar el número de las organizaciones que utilizan la metodología”hate fighters” en el trabajo en las comunidades locales a la red de jóvenes de diferentes países y promover la lucha contra la discriminación , la marginación y la inclusión social

– Proporcionar a los participantes los conocimientos básicos y la información sobre Erasmus + , EVS y pase la Juventud.

El programa de ” hate fighters” involucra a los jóvenes de una manera inspiradora para abordar las cuestiones sociales a través de la educación y la acción. El programa tiene
unos pocos pasos. El primer paso es parte educativa , una serie de talleres de educación entre iguales , donde los participantes aprenden las cosas básicas acerca de los estereotipos, los prejuicios , la discriminación, los grupos marginados y sus derechos humanos , así como la forma de promover la igualdad de derechos para todos y la inclusión social. Es seguido por talleres de baile , donde los participantes aprenden coreografías. El paso final es la acción en la ciudad , donde los participantes hacen un flashmob utilizando las coreografías que han aprendido. Una vez que el curso de formación ha terminado , los participantes son capacitados como educadores capaces de multiplicar el programa y trabajar con los jóvenes en el nivel local, con la misma metodología.

INFORMACIÓN SOBRE MACEDONIA (en inglés)

Republic of Macedonia is a country located in the central Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993 but, as a result of a dispute with Greece over its name, it was admitted under the provisional reference of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia sometimes abbreviated as FYROM. A landlocked country, the Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It constitutes approximately the northwestern half of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, which also comprises parts of Greece and Bulgaria. The country’s capital is Skopje, with 506,926 inhabitants according to  the 2002 census. Other cities include Bitola, Kumanovo, Prilep, Tetovo, Ohrid, Veles, Štip, Kočani, Gostivar, Kavadarci and Strumica. It has more than 50 lakes and sixteen mountains higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft). Macedonia is a member of the UN and the Council of Europe. Since December 2005 it has also been a candidate for joining the European Union and has applied for NATO membership.

Macedonia has a transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are moderately cold. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,700 mm (66.9 in) in the western mountainous area to 500 mm (19.7 in) in the eastern area. There are three main climatic zones in the country: temperate Mediterranean, mountainous and mildly Continental. Along the valleys of the Vardar and Strumica rivers, in the regions of Gevgelija, Valandovo, Dojran, Strumica and Radoviš the climate is temperate Mediterranean. The warmest regions are Demir Kapija and Gevgelija, where the temperature in July and August frequently exceeds40 °C (104 °F). The mountainous climate is present in the mountainous regions of the country and it is characterised by long and snowy winters and short and cold summers. The spring is colder than the fall. The majority of Macedonia has a moderate continental climate with warm and dry summers and relatively cold and wet winters. There are 30 main and regular weather stations in the counttry. Tourism is an important part of the economy of the Republic of Macedonia. The country’s large abundance of natural and cultural attractions makes it an attractive destination of visitors. It receives about 700,000 tourists annually.

More about our country you can find on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia

INFORMACIÓN SOBRE KAVADARCI (en inglés)

Kavadarci is a town in the Tikveš region of the Republic of Macedonia. In the heart of Macedonia’s wine country, it is home to the largest winery in southeastern Europe, named after the Tikveš plain. The town of Kavadarci is the seat of Kavadarci Municipality. Situated near Kavadarci is Macedonia’s largest artificial lake, Lake Tikveš.

The Municipality of Kavadarci spreads from the central region of Povardarie to the highlands of Vitačevo and is located next to the Reka Crna (The Black River) and the River Vardar. Covering a large area in the Tikveš valley with a total ground surface of 391 km2 (151 sq mi), it comprises 23 settlements, the largest of these being Vataša.

Two TV and two radio stations operate in Kavadarci: They are KTV 41 and TVT, Radio Galaxy FM and Radio Kavadarci FM. All four are privately owned.

Kavadarci’s most famous export is wine, the city being home to the largest winery in south-eastern Europe. Vineyards in the region cover a total area of 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi), producing up to 85,000 Tons of  grapes annually. The Tikveš winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Republic of Macedonia processing up to 55 million kilograms of grapes to produce approximately 35 million litres of wine each year. Of the 38,000 citizens, it is estimated that up to 85% are involved with the growing of grapes.

On the first week of September of each year a festival called “Tikveški Grozdober” is held for several days marking the beginning of the wine grape harvest in the Tikveš region and commemorating the liberation of Kavadarci. The festival includes folk, pop and rock concerts, traditional dancing, seminars, presentations and exhibitions. During this time the city centre houses many temporary restaurants, stalls and shops open to allow visitors to experience the smells and tastes of local delicacies. It culminates in a carnival procession through the main streets of the town.

More about Kavadarci you can find on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavadarci

HOW TO GET TO KAVADARCI

•If you are coming with plane your final destination probably will be Skopje. From there you have bus which will bring you the main bus station, from where you can get bus to Kavadarci on every hour. You can also fly to Thessalokini Airport (Tesalónica en español) and from there you will go by taxi just 150 km. The taxi if you are 2-3 people will be very affordable.

•If you are coming by bus you will get straight to Kavadarci main bus station, or first you will stop in Skopje, and after that with bus, that is on every hour, you will arrive in Kavadarci at the main bus station. The return ticket from Skopje to Kavadarci is 7euro.

•If you are coming by car when you arrive in Kavadarci, you will give us a call or text us, and we will come to pick you up

Once you are in Kavadarci, you will give us a call or text us, and we will come to pick you up  

Accommodation and place of work

•The accommodation and full board, as well as place of work for the part of the activities will in Hotel Uni Palas 1, Kavadarci. The hotel is in the center of the city. The hotel offers great accommodation, wireless internet etc.

•More about hotel on: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g2281532-d2259601-Reviews-Hotel_Uni_Palas-Kavadarci_Vardar_Region.html

WHAT TO BRING?!

•There is going to be intercultural night, so every country should bring some traditional food, drinks and similar which represent traditional kitchen of every participant country and also bring some traditional music too.

USEFUL TIPS

The currency used in Macedonia is denar. It is a floating currency and at the moment 1 EUR is 61.50 denars. You can change EURO at the airport, or the bus station. When you are in town (Skopje or Kavadarci) there are many exchange offices, so called MENUVACNICA and you can change the money there, and usually their exchange rates are the best. Also it is possible to change it at the banks too, only there the exchange rate can be sometimes a bit lower. Usually paying in EUROS is not allowed. Those who have other currencies than EURO such as lira, dinar or lev should change the money in their countries and bring EURO since they won’t be able to change it here.

Some prices in the shops in Kavadarci:

•6l bottle water – 2 EUR – Note: water here is safe for drinking from the tap

•Bottle of Coca Cola 2l – around 1 EUR

•Snacks – between 0.2 and 0.8 EUR

•Fruit juice 1l – between 0.6 and 1 EUR

•Beer – between 0.3-1 EUR

•Prices in the cafés, restaurants, clubs – depends on the place itself:

•Coffee – between 0.7 and 1 EUR

•Coca – Cola – between 1 – 1.5 EUR

•Beer – between 1.5 – 3 EUR

•Pizza – 3-10 EUR

CONDICIONES DE PARTICIPACIÓN

Ser socio de Libertas International. Si todavía no eres socio/a visita este link: http://www.libertasinternational.com/membership/. Es necesario tener un nivel básico de inglés para poder comunicarse con los participantes de otros países.  El programa cubre alojamiento, comidas y reembolso del 70% de los gastos de viaje, siendo el límite de gastos 500 euros. Los participantes recibirán el 70% de los gastos de viaje presentando insitu tarjetas de embarque (muy importante), facturas (muy importante), billetes de tren, autobús, metro, etc. Habrá una tasa de gestión de la plaza de los participantes de 15 euros, no reembolsables, al confirmar la plaza.

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