Intercultural Horizons – Youth program in Denmark


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27 November – 7 December 2018, Denmark
5 places open for Bulgarians

Intercultural Horizons, international personal development youth program in Denmark (youth exchange)
27 November – 7 December 2018
Rødekro, Denmark
Participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Denmark, Romania
Deadline for applications: 25 September 2018

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This is an intense learning program that will require all your focus and participation. In our network and with our partners we do not talk ABOUT things, rather we actively DO activities. Then we reflect, learn, test, apply.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

INTERCULTURAL HORIZONS is a personal development youth program

It’s a personal development program that brings together 40 young people from 8 countries for a dynamic individual learning experience in a group context.

The program is based on experiential learning and is made by processes and activities that embrace various areas of life and focus on the relation with others and with oneself.

Those are opportunities to explore inside, to identify concepts and patterns that come from culture, family, social environment, from the experiences and understand how they are supporting and how they are limiting us in specific situations and with different people; that allow the participants to broaden their horizons, to get out of their automatic thoughts and actions expanding their limits and gaining complete control over their life.

The approach is based on the concept that everybody is the creator of his/her/their own experience and set the limits regarding how far to go during the project.

The project focuses also on cross-cultural communication, on the topic of culture and employability in a multicultural environment.

Intercultural Horizons is a project made by 3 phases. Participating partially can not be an option as by the regulations of the Erasmus Plus program.

Phase 1- Preparation: in this phase the participants prepare for the exchange together with the sending organizations, they plan the practical aspects of the exchange (travel, finding the resources to pay the personal contribution), reflect and start to identify their main personal learning goal.

Phase 2 – International Program: it’s the core experience of the project. The participants reflect on the concept of culture and go through a number of processes that are the playground to improve competences and to identify elements that they want to improve or valorize in their life, then they have concrete opportunities to practice what learned out of the accommodation. They also plan how to create the impact they want in their life and organize a mutual support system.

Phase 3- Post program: after the exchange the participants implement their individual action plan with the support of their sending organizations and of another participant of their choice, they have 2 support meetings (in person or through Skype) within 6 weeks after the end of the exchange.
They also fill in the self-reflection, self-evaluation form and write a testimonial of their experience.

The program embraces a variety of topics and different areas of life therefore an individual while going through the program can identify different areas of improvement and choose to work on them according to her/his needs. Nevertheless the possible outcomes connected with the topics of intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication are:

  • To foster intercultural sensitivity meant as the development of the skill of recognizing and living in contact with difference.
  • To look at people and at situations as opportunities instead than obstacles.
  • To raise the competencies needed to choose consciously different cultural lenses according to the situations and with the people, to allow the access to Wider Horizons of understanding and connection.
  • To provide concrete opportunities to meet and interact with diversity in order to overcome stereotypes and prejudices, to create empathy, openness, positive vision, cooperation and support in the everyday life.
  • To increase competences relevant for the employability of youngsters in a multicultural environment, to empower cross-cultural communication skills, facilitate the access to job opportunities abroad and to youth international mobilities.
  • To provide safe space for the participants to share ways to combat discrimination, to promote and disseminate a culture of inclusion and cooperation beyond borders with a sustainable win-win strategy.

Read more details in the infopack.

Important! Read carefully the info letter, it contains important details.
This is educational mobility funded by Erasmus+ programme.
That requires commitment. You will be asked to organise a follow-up activity after the program.
The program is intensive and challenging.
The program does NOT include cultural and touristic sightseeing.
Get to know all provided information in the info letter before you submit your application form.
Apply only when you know you want to participate and you have the dates of the training available.
General applications are disregarded.

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More information: Info letter

This project is funded by Erasmus+ programme: accommodation, food, materials, the programme and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount are fully covered.

Maximum travel reimbursement for Bulgarians: 275 EUR per person.
Participation contribution to the project cost requested: 55 EUR paid in cash upon arrival at registration in place.

Smokinya Foundation operates thanks to hundreds of volunteering hours per month and donations.
We ask a contribution of 16 EUR (30 leva) from all confirmed applicants. That amount covers some of our administrative and organisational expenses. This amount is NON-REIMBURSABLE.

Apply by filling in the form: Application form.
Deadline for applications: 25 September 2018

Website of the organizer: ESN Kolding

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This youth exchange is financially supported by the Erasmus+ programme for youth educational mobility.



Intercultural Horizons – Youth program in Denmark