Programme: Europe for Citizens, Strand 1 “European Remembrance”, Training Course
Venue: Litomyšl, Czech Republic
Dates: 14-20 September 2019
Participants: Martin Zeman
Host organisation: Tmelník
Participating countries: Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic and Poland
Please read the info-pack.
ᵢHola! Welcome to Czech republic! Welcome to the world full of happy people, fun, friendship and honesty. Training course “#Get stand up” was organized in Czech picturesque small city Litomyšl from 14th to 20th September. There were 30 people from each country: the Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Germany. First day at Prague we had a lot of opportunities to explore this beautiful city including the exhibition on garden of Prague castle about termination of Berliner wall. Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of Vladimír from Tmelník and our leaders – Alex and Luiza 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 active citizenship, working with the conflict or activism in countries of participants. Presentation allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher!
Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from great Czech food and drinks. Considering it all in all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing. What is glorious is the cooperation between nations, realizing that active citizens engaging and human rights, particularly freedom of expressing are basically the same and the most important thing is the fact that every individual can do something to make the situation better. During the project we as well learn by non-formal education method and were making acquaintance with important documents as The universal declaration of human rights 1948, and discussing about contemporary situation.
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!