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Day 3 : Let’s Design a Franco-German Project

Hello, It’s Soiri and Prajun and here is our little story on our last day together of the event: Sunday, January 21st. In the morning of our last day of activities, we woke up and had breakfast. Then, we all gathered in our activity room. Participants have been...

Day 2 : Develop Knowledge and Skills on Project Management

Hi! Elena’s speaking on our franco-german meetingl! In the morning session, we kicked off with a set of energizing activities designed to make the participants feel at ease and to stimulate their mental alertness. Following this, each participant was invited to stand...

Day 1 : Kickstart the Partnership Building!

Hey guys!🤘🏻Here is Sonia and we are finally starting our first full day as participants of the Project “5 jours pour agir”, organised by Sunrise Project France and its partner DENK GLOBAL! 🇫🇷🇩🇪 On the 18/01/2024, we arrived at the beautiful village of La Gorgue but...

YOU:KO 2023, The Story of a French-German Exchange in Cologne

The YOU:KO 2023 Youth Congress, held from September 28th to October 1st, 2023, in Cologne, marked a groundbreaking convergence of young minds from France and Germany. This event, a joint venture between Germany's Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb) and the...

Methods and Sessions

This toolbox is an in-depth guide to the methods and tools used during the Youth Exchange Program in Étrœungt, France 3-9 October 2023. Aimed at educators, facilitators, and participants, this toolbox provides a step-by-step guide to each activity, complete with...

Day 7: Transforming Climate Anxiety into Action, Planning for Future Activism, and Turkish Culture – Actionable Steps, Reflective Evaluation, and a Turkish Cultural Night

Morning Session: Identifying Key Actions The final day began with participants working in teams to list the top 10 actions that could transform climate anxiety into positive action. This exercise encouraged them to think critically and practically about turning...

Day 6: Climate Activism Campaigns, Creative Problem-Solving, and Serbian Culture – Exploring Activism, Innovating for the Environment, and Cultural Exchange

Morning Session: Researching Climate Activism Campaigns Day 6 commenced with participants divided into six groups, each tasked with researching different climate change activism campaigns. Following their research, each group presented their findings using a...

Day 5: Exploring the European Green Deal, Tree Planting Workshop, and Cypriot Culture – Role-Playing, Environmental Discussions, and Cultural Celebrations

Morning Session: European Green Deal Role-Play The day began with an engaging activity focused on the European Green Deal. Participants assumed various roles such as press members, European Commission representatives, and citizens with diverse characteristics (e.g., a...

CAMPAIGN STRATEGY: CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS ON DEFORESTATION

Objectives To raise awareness about climate change, with a specific focus on deforestation. To showcase the skills and tools acquired by participants during the Youth Exchange Program. To grow the online community focused on Erasmus+ programs, youth initiatives, and...

Day 4: Engaging Discussions, Action Planning, and Cultural Exploration – World Café Insights, Climate Action Plans, and a Romanian Cultural Night

Morning Session: World Café Discussions Day 4 introduced a change in methodology, starting with a World Café session. The themes for the roundtable discussions were thoughtfully chosen: Organized efforts to stop climate change. Activists' roles and actions. Who can...

Day 3: Creative Expression and Strategic Planning for Climate Action – Eco-Sketches, Sustainable Development Goals, and Action Plans

Morning Session: Eco-Brainstorming and Sketch Preparation Day 3 of our youth exchange began with an energetic brainstorming session on the term "eco." Participants formed groups of five and embarked on writing scripts for sketches humorously depicting the negative...

Day 2: Deepening Understanding and Expressing Commitment – Unraveling Non-Formal Education, Personal Commitments, and Creative Expressions

Morning Session: Non-Formal Education Unpacked Day 2 began by revisiting a session from the previous day, focusing on non-formal education. Participants were divided into teams to discern true from false explanations about non-formal education. This led to a plenary...

Day 1: Building Connections and Exploring Expectations Ice Breakers, Team Building, and Digital Creativity – A Dynamic Start to Our Youth Exchange Journey

Morning Session: Ice Breakers and Speed Dating Our first day at the youth exchange kicked off with vibrant energy and enthusiasm. The participants dived into ice-breaking activities, starting with the engaging game of "Two Truths and a Lie." This exercise not only...

Exploring the World of Opportunities: Erasmus+ Youth Exchange

Unlocking New Horizons for Young People The Erasmus+ Youth Exchange program is a unique opportunity for young individuals aged between 13 and 30 to step into a world of cultural exchange, personal growth, and skill development. This program transcends traditional...

Empowering the Next Generation: A Digital Well-Being Toolkit for European Youth NGOs and Workers

The Challenge of Digital Well-Being in Today's Youth Sunrise Project France, as part of the consortium of the Erasmus+ funded project “Digital Prevention” has created a digital toolkit for the well-being of youngsters in relation to the use of social media. In an era...

Civic Approach for Youth in Video Gaming: A New Horizon for Youth Engagement

A new initiative aimed at promoting active citizenship and youth entrepreneurship has been launched under the umbrella of the European Union's Erasmus+ program. The project, titled "Civic Approach for Youth in Video Gaming" (CAVG), is a collaborative effort...

PERSE – What happened so far?

Sunrise has joined PERSE during the implementation. So far, amazing things have happened in PERSE! The first intellectual output of the project was created: Training course for creative leaders. This training aimed at supporting the continuous professional development...

PERSE – PERspectives on creativity and Stem Educational fields

Sunrise Project is delighted to join as partner a new project: PERspectives on creativity and Stem Educational fields. PERSE aims to promote the creation and sustainable development of innovative youth workers that can act as “social bridges” between the educational,...

DYW: Digital Youth Work

This is an idea of a training course for beginners in digital youth work created by participants in our seminar. 🕛 12 weeks, 6 hours for week 👤 Self-paced, progress at your own Speed 💲Free 🔸 About this course: The course aims to increase the skills and abilities of...

A Youth Work Wiki

The idea to create a Youth Wiki was developed during the seminar. Currently, there is no youth work wiki - a place to gather all possible resources and articles on topics of Youth Work. We have made a simulation during the seminar of how such a page could look like...

Training needs of youth workers in the digital era

Here is an example of a long term project for youth workers who are a part of an organisation. This proposal was created by some of the participants in our seminar. The proposal is based on the idea of a training course for youth workers where it is essential for the...

Digital Volunteering

One of the subjects touched during the seminar was related to the digital volunteering programme Sunrise launched in March 2020. The topic related to this online volunteering programme was very well received by the participants of the seminar. Now lets discover why...

Start for Future-proof with digital skills youth work

  During the 8th to 15th of October 2021, Sunrise Project France will host the seminar Future-proof youth work with digital skills. The seminar brings together 30 youth workers from nine countries: France, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia,...

Happy Baba Marta!

It’s the first of March, and if you’re Bulgarian, you know what that means. If you’re not, let me give you a clue - it’s Baba Marta (Granny March)! And not only is it a special day, there’s also a ritual associated with it. You see, on this day, you exchange...

From Humanity and Beyond — Exciting new project

In all the unpleasant news that 2020 has offered us, we have one that just might put a smile on your face. Sunrise Project France is happy to announce the launch of the project From Humanity and Beyond. Are you excited?  Here’s why you should be. This training course...

7 beautiful places around Europe for nature lovers

Nature is a beautiful, relaxing space where all of us can feel more connected to our planet. It can be a place where you can take a break from our everyday stressors and enjoy life just a little bit more. All throughout Europe, there are many captivating spots where...

Favorite Travel YouTube channels

So many of us like to spend a portion of our free time on the internet. And one way or another, a lot of us find ourselves on YouTube. This is a platform for creators and viewers alike, to share their creativity and common interests. One of the things I personally...

How to travel while saving money

We all know how expensive travel can sometimes be. It’s very discouraging when we search for airplane tickets and hotel room prices, and they already outweigh our budget. But I’m here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case. It is possible to travel,...

Five Podcasts about European history and culture

A podcast can be many things - a fun pass time, a way to learn more about your favorite public figures, and also an invaluable resource for gaining new knowledge. There are a lot of podcasts out there, but my personal favorites are those where I feel richer after each...

Online Self Education

So many of us are hungry for knowledge. Nowadays, it is easier than ever to find exactly what you need - if only you know where to look. However, if you don’t, it can be a bit complicated and confusing. That’s why, today I’m going to tell you more about some of my...

Fake news – How to escape them

 Sadly, with the influx of new information every day, it’s very easy to get caught up in some harmless twists of the truth. This would all be fine, if we weren't talking about things that influence our opinions, the way we see the world and how we handle ourselves and...

How to light a fire inside you – find a new passion!

In today’s day and age we might feel more and more disconnected from the world around us. Although we have social media, more types of entertainment and more free time than ever before, most people don’t feel like these things make us satisfied. Something that can...

Artists from Europe – Part Three

You can read part one of this series here. You can read part two of this series here.  Czechia Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) Alfons Maria Mucha, better known as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He...

Is International Cooperation More Important Than Ever?

Yes, absolutely. Right now, international cooperation is more important than ever. Why? Emergencies like pandemics and environmental disasters do not recognise international borders, geopolitical lines, isolationism or party politics. Therefore, the world leaders and...

Artists from Europe – Part Two

You can read part one of this series here. Italy Amedeo Modigliani  (1884 – 1920) Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and...

Eiffel Tower reopens after Three-Month Lockdown

After its longest closure since the Second World War, the Eiffel Tour has reopened. For the reopening to keep visitors safe, strict hygiene and safety measures have been put in place for the long awaited re-opening. This reopening of the most famous symbol of Paris,...

How to learn a New Language

 Are you a language learner? Are having trouble to progress after some point? Don’t worry! It happens to all language learners. When I was trying to learn language I used some methods to overcome these difficulties. Here are those methods! Good luck! Listen and ReadIf...

Artists from Europe – Part One

As you might have already guessed, as an art lover I receive great enjoyment from learning more about all kinds of artists. I want to share my passion with you and give you a glimpse into some of Europe’s most creative and enlivening souls. These are truly some great...

Dear Frontline Workers and Activists

Dear Frontline Workers and Human Rights ActivistsI am putting pen to paper to give you hopeHope - something that can never be stolen, snatched or taken awayYou have kept going despite unfair conditions and treatment and we need you to know Until you're being treated...

Hitchhiker’s guide to Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges

How many of you love to travel? And what do you think it gave you? One last question - have you ever wanted to just drop everything for a while and go somewhere where no one knows you and you don't know anyone? This is starting to sound a bit like a telemarketer ad...

Countering Hate. “We Have More in Common than what Divides Us”

Jo Cox, a British MP (Member of Parliament) who fought for social justice, democratic values and equality until her death in 2016, is famously quoted to have said "we have more in common than what divides us". What she said, is still true to this day in 2020. Yes, we...

Black Lives Matter: Global Momentum

As you all know, there is tension and unrest in America, following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in the United States. It is heart-breaking and horrifying that Floyd lost his life in such a heinous way. His death was unnecessary and wrong. This called...

The thrill of being lost and finding yourself

Today's article is about a very special person. Translated, her name means "cheerful", and she is exactly that. A person who can light up the room with their smile. Her love for photography, travelling and life has taken her many places. She finds beauty in the small...

Uplifting News Stories from Around the World

As we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the news is understandably full of solemn and distressing headlines. However, there are still some positive news stories from around the world that have also thankfully, reached the front page! 😊 The first out of these...

Youth Circus – make your childhood dreams come true!

I used to love going to the circus as a young child. One of my fondest memories are watching the artists do amazing stuff with their bodies, showing their talent and abilities. That has always been an inspiration to me. However, I had never really considered doing...

15 Amazing Facts We Bet You Don’t Know

The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured lions, camels, and elephants from the Central Park Zoo. The NASA Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida is so huge it has its own weather.Yoda was partly modeled after a photo of Albert Einstein.Goldfish can distinguish...

Irish support for Hard-Hit Navajo Nation

Right now, we can all agree that international cooperation is needed more than ever. Irish support for the Navajo Nation and Hopi people, has proved that even in these difficult times, international friendship lives on. Despite tensions between global superpowers...

Will I have fun on an Erasmus+ Project? 4 Adventurers share their experience.

This is a hard time for people all around the world. Especially for adventurers! However, even though we can’t really travel anywhere right now, our memories live on. And they are something to keep us warm when the going gets tough. This is why today I want to...

2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We all need to cheer up these days, and our friends in the nature are already at work to do so unconsciously! Every year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlight the funniest photos of animals taken in the wild. Talented photographers from around the world...

Japanese Strange Siesta: Inemuri

We all know Japan is a country where life goes fast and busy. And also Japanese prided themselves on being known as the hardworking nation that never sleeps. But it seems like a lot of work doesn’t let them to get a proper sleep which brought a new concept to their...

Nature: A Source of Hope

Across the world, humans are staying at home. One third of the world’s population is in lockdown; normal life has ground to a halt. As creative creatures, we have adapted our way of life and shown beautiful displays of solidarity and humanity.Meanwhile, we are seeing...

International movie night

Since the beginning of this quarantine, we have all been left to entertain ourselves. This can sometimes get incredibly dull, and we struggle to think of things to do to keep having fun. It’s only so long until we’ve watched everything on Netflix, we read and re-read...

Art online – where, what, who

Art is something so many of us share a love of. It’s a source of internal and external intrigue, contemplation, aesthetic satisfaction, inspiration and much more. There are so many local galleries and art shows, that we can’t really visit now because of the current...

5 Podcasts Recommendation

It is no doubt that we all just sometimes get bored. Remember the old times when our grandparents listened to radios in the absence of television, social media or the internet? After a long day when we unfortunately didn’t have time to enjoy a good book, how many of...

Still got the travel bug during lockdown? Virtual travel is the answer.

Still got the travel bug and itching to see new sites? Despite sensibly staying home, there are still many ways to nourish our wanderlust. Travelling is not completely off the cards, although it really might seem this way right now. Quite simply, we must adapt how to...

Malnutrition in Quarantine

While the Corona virus affects the whole world, our perspective of the world is also changing. Although pandemic cases like the Corona virus happened many times throughout the world history, the current generation has encountered such an epidemic for the first time....

Across the ocean – a quest for experience, culture and growth

Alex is a young American studying engineering. He and I met in Barcelona last summer, where we went to see the 'Sagrada Familia' together, as well as a local festival. His story is one of adventure. He spent three weeks travelling across Europe alone. He came all the...

Be Part of an International Community from Home… wherever you are!

‘Itching’ to be part of an international community during lockdown? Here some tips and inspiration. I can help with that!…

Will I have fun on an Erasmus+ Project? 3 Adventurers share their experience.

I remember my first Erasmus Project like it was yesterday, even though it was a long time ago. I was sixteen, sitting on the beach with some friends, enjoying the summer sunshine, when my phone rang. It was my mom. Now that wasn’t strange, my mom used to call me many...

Smart Up Wrap UP

And its is a wrap up for the Smart up inclusion project. We are getting close to finalise the first Erasmus+ Mobility of Youth workers implemented by our organisation. We have hosted a training course of one week for 30 youth workers coming from 10 countries. We have...

20 other things you didn’t know that happened in Passport to Cultures

A cat was visiting our hotel rooms every now and then We had a ‘How many sunflower seeds you can eat’ contest during the Bulgarian Intercultural evening 3. We still don’t know how Mohamed brought his darbuka on the plane from Tunisia4. Apparently Simona loves pink...

Youth workers – Super Power

What is your youth worker super power? During our Smart Up Inclusion training course the super power of the participants was their ability to create projects/ methods and implement activities for the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. What is your...

Italian Passport to Culture

Ciao to our Italian friends from Cilento Youth Union, our partner from Italy. With the help of them, participants practiced and learned several dances and songs from Italy and also found out interesting aspects about Italian culture. Participants also explored the...

Inclusions of young people living in rural environment

What does rural mean? Solidarity; tradition; needs; agriculture; social support; strong communities; forever; gossip; violence; lack of education; nature; calm? There are many ways to define a rural environment. As youth workers, is important that we are able to see...

Algerian Passport to Culture

A very great welcome to the first international project for our Algerian Partner – Youth Dream. The five Algerian participants had the aim of the first session to familiarize us with Islamic and Berber calligraphy. If during the Tunisian workshop participants learned...

Georgian Passport to Culture

AISI youth alliance from Telavi, Georgia was represented at our project by five members that were very unique in terms of personality and talents. They have helped us to discover how the national Georgian dances started and their evolution during the years. The...

Refugees – an open door to inclusion in the EU

According to the Erasmus+ programme guide, Europe need to value education and youth work in order to prevent violent radicalization by: promoting common European values fostering social integration enhancing intercultural understanding creating a sense of belonging to...

Smart Up Inclusion booklet

The booklet presenting the implementation stages of the Smart Up Inclusion project was launched. The booklet is available HERE. The booklet presents the implementation stages of the project, information about partners, details about the activities carried out and the...

Tunisian Passport to Culture

We Youth – our partner from Tunisia was represented by five great youngsters. All of them had so much talents and were vibrating and sharing joy. It was such a pleasure to have them at our exchange. They have helped us understand Tunisian culture and history and...

Dissemination event

On 30th of October and 15th of November 2019, we organized 2 meetings in Villeneuve d’Ascq to present the results of the Erasmus+ Smart Up Inclusion project that took place in Roubaix in September. The first event was organized for young people and adults from...

French Passport to Culture

And this is how it was the much-awaited French workshops of the project. And the results? Well, they are already online!!! We achieved our aim of understanding how to understand how perfumes are made. Each participant has created his/ her own perfume based on personal...

Romanian Passport to Culture

The five happy Romanians from Tulcea, Oamenii Deltei NGO have shared with us some super interesting traditions. And yes, we have survived this mythical workshop and now we are ready to face all kind of mythical creatures! Participants got to know better the traditions...

Armenian Passport to Culture

The Armenian youngsters representing APY came to France with a lot of enthusiasm and ready to share some impressive elements of their lives and cultures. Participants have learned about the Armenian revolution and how it was seen through the eyes of youth, what...

Bulgarian Passport to Culture

In the frame of the project Passport to Culture, the Bulgarian team of The Change is in You NGO has implemented some wonderful activities. The whole day activities were the main responsibility of the Bulgarian group and the day was a success. This set a high standard...

Inclusion of young people with disabilities

"Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action;...

How was Passport to Culture?

Such an amazing experience! Passport to culture took place from the 16th to 27th of September in Lille, France. It brought together 40 young people from Algeria, Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Italy, Romania and Tunisia. Each partner organisation was represented...

Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

After implementing the Smart Up training course, we will publish some articles to showcase some of the work done in the project. Also, we are starting a series of articles related to the inclusion of young people. We are detailing on fewer opportunities youngsters....

Smart up inclusion a training course for youth workers from 10 European countries

The international training course Smart up Inclusion took place during the 5th to 13th of September 2019 in the north of France, Lille outskirts. The training course brought together 30 participants, 3 from each of the following countries: France, Cyprus, Czech...

Ready to start

Smart Up inclusion project is ready to start. In less than two days the participants of the project will arrive to France. We are eager to start the training course. Last few days have been very busy. Our team was fixing the last details at local level. We have made...

The plus of Erasmus +

Passport to Culture has been funded by Erasmus+. But what is Erasmus+? In short, Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study,...

Passport to Culture

Sunrise Project France is very happy to announce its first youth exchange called Passport to Culture. The project brings together 40 young people from 8 countries, representing 3 continents: Algeria, Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Italy, Romania and Tunisia. The...

Erasmus+

We have told you in the previous article that our project is financed by the Erasmus+ programme. So, in this article we want to discover more about Erasmus+. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7...

Smart up inclusion – Launching of the Project

Sunrise Project France is happy to announce the launch of the project Smart UP inclusion. The project represents a training course dedicated to youth workers coming from ten European countries: France, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, the Republic of North...