Poziv: razmjena mladih

PRIRODA ZOVE

Razmjena mladih: Priroda nas PONOVNO povezuje

Kuterevo, Utočište za medvjede i ljude, od 11. do 21.05.2016.

Priroda zove 24 mladih ljudi iz Hrvatske, Srbije, Kosova i Bosne i Hercegovine (po 6 osoba iz svake zemlje), koji su zainteresirani za desetodnevnu razmjenu mladih koja će se održavati u Kuterevu, selu na sjeveroistočnim obroncima planine Velebit.

Glavna ideja ove razmjene mladih je ponovno povezivanje s prirodom u nama i oko nas. Kuterevsko utočiše je odlično mjesto za ponovno uspostavljanje veze između ljudi i prirode jer nam medvjedi mogu pomoći povezati se s prirodom. U isto vrijeme, pokušavamo raditi na prekidanju prakse socijalne otuđenosti i nepovezanosti, i želimo potaknuti jedni druge na izgradnju drugačijeg svijeta.

Tijekom ovog susreta ćemo…

… istraživati značenje i praksu suživota prirode i ruralnog područja,

… upoznavati lokalnu zajednicu, njihove običaje, tradiciju i način života, te život u skladu s godišnjim dobima,

… učiti o i od divljine (orijentacija, jestive i ljekovite biljke, tragovi…),

… otkrivati plemenske običaje i glazbu prirode,

… produbljivati svijest o bogatstvu i različitosti života oko nas,

… baviti se ekološkom dimenzijom svog vlastitog identiteta

… uživati, zabavljati se i još ponešto 🙂

Program će biti raznolik i intenzivan jer ćemo imati radionice od jutra do popodnevnih sati, a uz to i večernje aktivnosti.

ŠTO JE RAZMJENA MLADIH

Razmjena mladih je dio projekta Erazmus+ Programa, koji okuplja grupe mladih ljudi iz dvije ili više zemalja i omogućuje im razmjenu mišljenja i diskusije na razne teme, uz koje uče o zemljama drugih sudionika, njihovim stanovnicima i kulturama. Razmjene mladih mladim ljudima daju priliku postati aktivni sudionici, kreativni i kritični, omogućavaju im da nešto nauče jedni od drugih, da nauče nešto novo o sebi i sami sebi postave izazove, da pogriješe i nauče nešto iz tih grešaka, da iskuse raznolikost u malom…

LOKACIJA I UVJETI

Kuterevo je malo selo s otprilike 550 stanovnika na Velebitu. Udaljeno je 30 km od Senja, prekrasnog gradića na morskoj obali, 60 km od Nacionalnog parka Plitvička jezera i samo 10 km od Nacionalnog parka Sjeverni Velebit. Kuterevo se proteže u dolini dugoj 6 km.

Grupa će biti smještena u drvenoj kući koja se nalazi u Utočištu za medvjede i ljude. Nekada je to bio sjenik a danas se koristi za smještaj grupa. Postoje samo dva veća prostora za spavanje i nema mjesta za privatnost. Kuha se zajednički uz pomoć jedne Kuterevke. Svi obroci biti će veganski uz pokoju vegetarijansku opciju.

UVJETI ZA SUDIONIKE

Svaka od partnerskih organizacija izabrat će 6 sudionika, od kojih će jedan biti vođa grupe. Prethodno iskustvo na internacionalnim aktivnostima mladih (razmjene, seminar, radni kampovi…) nisu obavezni niti nose prednost. Ovdje su navedene neke od točaka koje će se uzimati u obzir pri odabiru:

  • Zanimanje za teme i voljnost pripremiti se za njih prije same razmjene
  • Voljnost isključiti se virtualno a uključiti prirodno
  • Spremnost živjeti samoodrživo u internacionalnoj zajednici, u udaljenom mjestu, na period od 10 dana
  • Biti spreman aktivno sudjelovati i pridonijeti radu skupine
  • Imati između 18 i 30 godina (moguće su iznimke za osobe mlađe od 18 godina)

PRAKTIČNI UVJETI ZA SUDIONIKE

  • Smještaj i hrana su organizirani, također i grupni izleti tijekom programa
  • Putni troškovi (isključivo ekološki prihvatljivim prijevoznim sredstvima) bit će refundirani nakon što organizatoru budu predane SVE ORIGINALNE putne karte.
  • Internet neće biti dostupan, osim u hitnom (zaista hitnom i važnom) slučaju, pa ako trebate pisati diplomski rad ili ne možete preživjeti bez Facebooka, molimo vas da se prijavite neki drugi put.

Ova je razmjena dio projekta Priroda nas (ponovno) povezuje, čiji je prvi dio već održan an Šar planini (Kosovo) u studenome prošle godine. Više informacija o ovoj i drugim razmjenama koje su organizirane uz podršku Erasmus+ mogu se pronaći na našem blogu mountainsconnectingpeople.wordpress.com

Ako ste zainteresirani za sudjelovanje na razmjeni mladih Priroda nas (ponovno) povezuje, pošaljite svoje prijave na kuterevo.volunteers@gmail.com do 25.03.2016.

Prijavni formular: Nature that reconnects us APPL_Kuterevo

Kontakti partnera:

Srbija: Volonterski Centar Vojvodine (office@volontiraj.rs)

Bosna i Hercegovina: Terra Dinarica (terradinarica@gmail.com)

Kosovo: GAIA SCI Kosovo (gaia.kosovo@gmail.com)

Quick news from Paris

COP21 in Paris – you’ve probably heard about it, seen messages on your favourite social networks, read headlines in newspapers, watched news on TV… And I hope you’re trying to follow what’s happening there, since the decisions to be taken (or not taken) are of the biggest importance for all of us, for our communities, our societies, for ecosystems and so much more.

For the third time, Service Civil International, the international peace organisation Velebit Association Kuterevo is part of, sent a delegation of activists to attend the climate summit, represent the organisation there, participate in events and actions, and spread the word through SCI network and further. After Copenhague in 2009 and Warsaw in 2013, SCI COP team arrived on Saturday in Paris and will stay until the end of negociations this week-end.

We are 16 people, coming from all around Europe. Part of us participated in RE:Actions projects organised this year by SCI in Kosovo, Poland and Germany, others are SCI volunteers and activists. Half of us is accredited to go inside the conference and to attend the negociations, while the other half is dedicating its days to discover and take part in actions, events, conferences and many other activities organised by civil society.

We’ve been in Paris for only 3 days, but so much is happening that it would be difficult to explain, and probably wouldn’t make much sense. Events are taking place all around Paris, and it’s hard to follow even for us being there all day 🙂

Some events are very good and inspiring, for example the exciting Peoples’ Climate Summit which took place this week-end and offered are wide range of debates, conferences, workshops, concerts, and which gave the opportunity to meet volunteers from many different organisations. It was a great place to discover alternatives, to speak about food, energy, banks, transport, religions… just like this, in the street, with veg food and friendly people simply willing to share their experiences and ideas to change the world 🙂

But not everything is so inspiring and reality of negociations is often hard to admit… the conference is also the place for greenwashing for many dirty companies having a big responsibility in climate change, for events which are more marketing actions than ethical calls, for hypocrical talks, false solutions and superficial events for which only the flyers are green… But we still hope for a satisfying international agreement, and this COP21 is also the place to meet people and organise ourselves to act for climate, to build an international and sustainable mouvement for peace and justice in a liveable world, whatever will be the official decisions of the politicians!

So while slowly representatives from 195 countries are trying to take decisions which concern us all, our small team will do its best to contribute to the fight, to learn more and more, and to share 🙂

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Amélie

Jesen u Lici 2015

Autumn is here, and with it the traditional celebration of the event “Jesen u Lici” (Autumn in Lika) held in Gospić from the 2nd – 4th October.

This year the people from Kuterevo attended to strengthen the program with their abilities and skills for which they have been widely known for years.

Our old grandmothers Teta Dragica & Teta Kaja knitted traditional shoes (kuterevske coklje), and stric Milan made his traditional wooden chairs. There were also several other people from Kuterevo who made woodworks such as the music instrument “tamburica” (kuterevska dangubica – which is together with coklje on UNESCO’S list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity), “naćve” which was once used to make bread, “bukare” a vessel in which wine was stored, small sculptures of bears…

With them Matija Kobola and his wife from Slovenia had their beautiful  sculptures of bears. For this occasion they also made wooden necklaces carved in the shape of the sun for happiness and luck as a gift for the children.

On the stage we had KUD “Dangubice”, a young folklore cultural group from Kuterevo who are growing stronger every year.

We also had a group of volunteers who took along pictures and articles about the Erasmus+ program and the EVS (European Voluntary Service). Our volunteers were: Zuzana (Slovakia) & Mathilde (France) who are here from EVS for six months, Yazou (Belgium) this is her third time in Kuterevo, Louis (France) and Amelie. The goal for the volunteers was to talk to the visitors and inform them about the activities of Velebit association Kuterevo and about the Erasmus program. We hoped to spark some interest in what we do as well as spread awareness.

Annamaria