ESC 101: Introduction to European Solidarity Corps — Turkey


Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Training Course

Venue: Adana, Turkey

TC dates: 10-18 March 2020

Participants: Eliška Indráková, Oldřiška Dobešová, Martin Zeman

Host organisation: Birlikte Yaşam Derneği (Life Together Association)

Participating countries: Turkey, Armenia, Romania, Czech Republic, Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Poland, Greece, Moldova

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Project report:

ᵢHola! Welcome to Turkey! Welcome to the world full of happy people, fun, friendship and honesty. It was my pleasure to travel to Turkey (Adana) with three other Czech people on the 10th March. We were really excited about the project “Introduction to the European Solidarity Corps” that ended on the 19st March. There were people from each country: the Czech Republic, Armenia, Romania, Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Poland, Moldova and from the hosting country: Turkey
Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of our leaders – Oz, Zak and Mehmed we were able to create a wonderful team without any single mistake! During a lot of activities we got to know each other better and better and thanks to many group works, we were able to cooperate quite easily. We were dealing, for example with promoting Erasmus + programs and be in charge of volunteering all over Europe. We were geting an in view in the nature of an ESC projects and were designing one in term on from context, methods and administration. We discovered solutions for every task. Presentation of our results allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher! Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from Turkish vital culture – koncerts, great Turkish food, drinks and we had a lot of opportunities to explore large eastern city Adana city.
Considering it all in all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing, like somewhere in the dream. What is glorious is to promoting young people’s active citizenship, fostering mutual understanding between young people in different countries, empowering participation of young people and supporting youth work in a European dimension. We learned new innovative tools in order to face the new challenges in youth work such as self directed learning method, volunteerism and employability, trainers and youth workers (in ESC) needed competences.
For all of us this was only the beginning. Now, when we are back home we can try to realize our ideas and be happy if any of them will come true. We can start with creating a lot of beautiful things or we can use education as the most powerful weapon to change the world. Everything is up to us!
 To sum it up, if there is no EYCB as the great group allowing a lot of people to do amazing things EYCB would have to be invented! Thank a lot every single person allowing these projects to happen! 

                                                                                                                                          Martin Zeman

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