Events

This is a list of all the events that have been happening as part of this programme.
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08:00 August 3  – 17:00 August 4  

Karibu – what is it? Having the opportunity to be a part of the International festival for Peace in Besancon, we reached young participants and other international NGOs in order to inform them about our TTBW-project Karibu in France.

Karibu – means welcome in Swahili. It is a project, launched by French Scouts, which allows refugee children and migrants to participate in Scouting activities, in which they meet other girls and boys of their age, as well as go to summer and weekend camps.

July 28 @ 08:00 – August 2 @ 17:00

In one of the biggest scouts festival, Roverway – “opposites attract” in the Netherlands, organised by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), will be around 4,000 young Scouts between 16 and 22 years old from all over the world.

Time To Be Welcome volunteers will fascilitate some activities to foster tolerance and understanding the challenges of migration and minorities.

June 30

On the occasion of the Open Day in the office of the Scouts Movement ´Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Unionistes de France´, Time To Be Welcome will organize activities around interculturality and workshops in Paris.  Our local partner organizations will be presented as well in order to exchange best practices on how to foster the integration of refugees and migrants in the host society. Local Scouts will run some indoor and outdoor activities to connect young refugees and the neighbourhood. Furthermore TTBW volunteers will present the multilingual Scouting guide which has been translated in 13 different languages either by refugees, our volunteers or local people.

June 20 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Refugee Day Photo Exhibition Event has as a goal to promote mainly awareness what the difficulties refugees are facing at the moment and how people can help in overcoming those difficulties. The promoting event will last for a day, but exhibition will be up for the whole month of June for anyone to visit. Place of exhibition is to be announced in time.

May 30 – June 2

Our TTBW volunteers have the opportunity to participate actively in one of the European´s largest youth-led political festivals, the EYE in the European Parliament in order to discuss and debate about world´s issues e.g. security, preservation of our planet, fair distribution and the impact of the digital revolution on our daily life. In addition, they will run a workshop about migration and encourage participants to take action to support the inclusion of refugees and migrants at the YO!Fest.

May 30 – June 2

April 17 – April 19

The partners and representatives of volunteers from Athens and Paris will meet in Paris to review the last 6 months and will plan the next 4 months of the project including the next major step our 2-month volunteers arriving in mid-June

March 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00

Time to be Welcome is organizing a cultural exchange that will bring together young refugees, volunteers and young Greek scouts for a whole day of workshops, entertainment and environmental action. Through a variety of activities ranging from outdoor games, interactive sessions, reforestation efforts and a social BBQ, this Welcome Diversity event aims at:

  • bringing young refugees and local communities closer together
  • enhancing participants’ understanding of cultural diversity
  • promoting cultural exchanges
  • and promoting acceptance of cultures different to the participants’ own.

The event will be held in Athens Metropolitan Park on Sunday 25th of March, running all day long from 10am.

Participation in the I.L.A.B event in Tortona, Italy
March 19 – March 20

In the framework of the I.L.A.B event, TTBW volunteers run local actions on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of March in the primary and secondary high schools of the city. Later at the evening on Tuesday they will participate in the seminar final event in the local theater of Tortona.

The I.L.A.B seminar is a laboratory of approaches, methodologies and tools of intercultural learning and dialogue (ICL) in non formal education contexts, both locally and internationally.

For the TTBW volunteers, it has been an opportunity for:

  • contact with other organisations that welcome asylum seekers in the province of Alessandria, Italy
  • create, experiment and finalise new activities and ICL approaches that can be re-proposed within the TTBW project (both with young refugees and in visibility / dissemination events and with the local community)
  • present the TTBW project to 16 different organisations all over Europe and to the local community.

Second workshop on the role of youth work for the inclusion and participation of young refugees.

4th December 2017 – 6th December 2017

Workshop on youth work with young refugees in Europe, focusing on practical challenges and best practices for overcoming them at local level.

Realities of young refugees in Europe and the current political debates and approaches have made it important to develop several types of activities at European level with the aim of supporting the inclusion of young refugees, reaffirming theirs rights and recognizing the good practices on the local levels.

In this context, the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe is developing in 2017 initiatives focused on the role of youth work for the inclusion of young refugees. Among those initiatives, and following last October’s first workshop in Strasbourg, a second workshop on the role of youth work for the inclusion and participation of young refugees will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) at the beginning of December.

Thematic working groups during this second workshop will focus on topics like intercultural learning, access to social rights, involvement of young women, youth participation and mental health and trauma.

The main aim of the workshop is to create a space for learning more about the different approaches youth work and youth policy are using for supporting the inclusion and participation of young refugees.

During each workshop, participants will:

  • Analyse a local practice of youth work and/or youth policies supporting the inclusion and participation of young refugees
  • Have an opportunity to analyse thematic aspects, which represent challenges for the lives of young refugees (to be seen in accordance with the local partners)
  • Have the space to exchange views with young refugees and with other youth sector’s practitioners
  • Recognize the work done at the local level for the inclusion and participation of young refugees
  • Collect practical information about approaches that function well, as a contribution to a handbook for youth workers, youth organisations, youth policy makers and researchers.

29th November 2017 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Event on volunteering and inclusion of refugees on 29 November in the premises of Mundo-J (10 Rue de l’Industrie, 1000 Bruxelles) from 4 to 6pm.

The event is set to showcase projects and initiatives that engage volunteers for refugee inclusion. The aim is to reach a collective understanding about these important activities and reflect on what needs be done at policy and practice levels in order to further increase impact and contribute to inclusion and mutual understanding in Europe.

20th October 2017 – 22nd October 2017
Mid-term review meeting will focus on the assessment and revision of the project activities and volunteering experience (training, implementation, support). Larch Hill Scout conference centre, Dublin, Ireland

 

Dissemination event – Irish Rover Scouts to work with Refugee Projects in Greece
18th October 2017 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Scouting Ireland are this week hosting youth representatives from across Europe for a training course as part of the “Time to be Welcome Project”.

After the training is completed Six Rover scouts from Ireland will travel to Greece to work with Refugees for a six month period, they plan to use Photography and Arts and Crafts as a basis for interaction and informal training with the young refugees that they interact with. Scouts from across Ireland have been asked to donate craft materials and unused digital cameras to the project.

Christy Mc Cann the Chief Scout said:
“Our young people never cease to amaze me, their dedication and understanding of the troubles of this world, and their willingness to be open and welcoming to those less fortunate, is a lesson for us all. The six Rover Scouts from Ireland who have volunteered to spend the next six months working with refugees in Greece, will assist the young newly arrived migrants so that they can make a smooth integration into European society”.

Scouting Ireland is Irelands largest non-formal youth education movement in Ireland with over 50,000 members in communities across the Island. Scouting is an adventure for young people. It provides fun, friendship and challenge, helping them to develop their skills and talents. The official aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and as responsible citizens, improve society.

“Donnybrook” Scout Hall, Brookvale Rd, 4 Dublin, Ireland

16th October 2017 – 19th October 2017

It will take place in Ireland (one of the partner countries). The activity will focus on supporting the volunteers in developing new skills they could need in their volunteering activity, but also in their post-volunteering experience role as ambassadors of “refugees welcome” and “refugees support” in their sending organisations and home communities. The training will also include experience sharing parts, where the volunteers themselves will be the ones creating the content of the workshops/training sessions etc.

Larch Hill Scout conference centre, Dublin, Ireland

 

First Workshop on the role of youth work in the process of inclusion and participation of young refugees

2nd October 2017 – 4th October 2017

Workshop on youth work with young refugees in Europe, focusing on practical challenges and best practices for overcoming them at local level.

Realities of young refugees in Europe and the current political debates and approaches have made it important to develop several types of activities at European level with the aim of supporting the inclusion of young refugees, reaffirming theirs rights and recognising the good practices on the local levels.

In this context, the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe is developing in 2017 initiatives focused on the role of youth work for the inclusion of young refugees. Among those initiatives there is this first learning workshop in Strasbourg (France), that will gather 40 practitioners of the youth field, youth researchers, representatives of public institutions and young refugees.

The main aim of the workshop is to create a space for learning about approaches that youth work and youth policy use for supporting the inclusion and participation of young refugees.

During the workshop, the group of participants will:

  • Identify challenges related to youth work with young refugees and ways to address these challenges, particularly on the following themes: intercultural dialogue and learning, access to social rights, involving young women, participation in local life, autonomy
  • Analyse a local practice of youth work and/or youth policies supporting the inclusion and participation of young refugees
  • Have the space to exchange views with young refugees and with other youth sector’s practitioners and network
  • Identify support measures needed for youth work with young refugees.

The workshops aim to enhance the creation of knowledge about practical approaches youth work can adopt in supporting the inclusion and participation of young refugees. A collection of good practices complements the workshops’ outcomes.

16th September 2017 – 19th September 2017

Training on Psychological First Aid and Listening Ears run by experts from the IICOS (Institut Interculturel de Compétences Systémiques). The goal of the training is to provide our volunteers and other people working with refugees with the necessary tools and techniques for an immediate therapeutic support intervention when working with traumatized people.

27th July 2017 – 3rd August 2017

Official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association, for young people aged between 18 and 25 inclusive.

3 TTBW volunteers participated in the World Scout Moot, running a workshop aimed to raise awareness of the young people participating in the World Scout Moot on the Refugee situation, the actions they can take on supporting the integration of Refugees in their communities and the tools developed by the project they could use in their own organisations to work on this subject.

Laugardalshöll, Iceland

 

 

20th July 2017 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Time to be welcome: Youth work and integration of young refugees

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) and the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) with support from the partnership in the field of youth between the European Union and the Council of Europe organized a conference on the World Refugee Day.

Presse review:

https://europeansting.com/2017/06/22/time-to-be-welcome-youth-work-and-integration-of-young-refugees/
http://www.youthforum.org/pressrelease/time-to-be-welcome-youth-work-and-integration-of-young-refugees/

Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

 

10th July 2017 – 13th July 2017

Delivering workshops and promoting tools and activities developed in the frame of the project on supporting the integration of young refugees in the frame of Youth Fest, Ohrid, Macedonia.

24th February 2017 – 27th February 2017

First live meeting of the project partners. The meeting will focus on:

  • preparing support guidelines on different parts of the project (volunteer selection and training, volunteer support during service, communication with volunteers etc.);
  • detailing the activities to be implemented with the support of volunteers;
  • detailing the communication plan etc.

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