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Smokinya Foundation Newsletter

We are please to introduce to you the new Smokinya Team; as you can see the we are getting bigger, because this year we are hosting 5 volunteers thanks to our ESC project Co-founded by the European Solidarity Corps. They will be new ideas, new projects, new events with the same positive atmosphere of Smokinya Foundation!
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Let's see how it look like to be in Smokinya in this month! 

Smokinya's Team in action! 
We have been in 2 different school: 
  1. The first one, we had the privilege and honor to attend an event with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. 

    Where? The event took place at OMG "Acad. Kiril Popov" in Plovdiv.
2. The second one was the opportunity to make our Smokinya's Team presentation, about all our activities and provide interactive civic games to student of 12th grade at Hristo Danov School
in Plovdiv. 

Smokinya Club

Smokinya Club is back ! We are happy to have back weekly meetings during the evening to share and invite the young people of the community to have a good time around fun activities.

Here's a quick plan of what happened in February, and what's coming up in March!


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Smokinya Events 
Smokinya Foundation organize as well very nice events all year around! This February we had in our attic an amazing welcome event, to introduce to all the community our intentions to provide many great activities, such as the cleaning event that was a great success! 


FISSION International Science Fair
(March 24th - March 25th, 2023)

American College of Sofia,
Floyd Black Lane, Mladost 2, 1799 Sofia, Bulgaria.
International Science Fair for students, made by students! 
If you are a student interested in science and you are looking for an opportunity to deepen your knowledge in an enjoyable way and you are looking forward to meet people from different countries – FISSION is perfect for you!

FISSION is the place to meet like-minded individuals, share knowledge and ideas with young scientists from all over Europe. Their goal is to provoke students to take knowledge outside of the classroom.

Action I Reaction  - Youth Exchange
(28/03/23 - 06/04/23)

Participating countries:
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia.
Deadline for applications: ASAP!
This project is for you if:
- You want to learn more about sustainability.
- You want to acquire new tools to react in an innovative way to environmental and social problems.
- You want to put in practice the basics of the learning process design. 
6 places open for Bulgarians 5 participants + 1 group leader Where? Pontremoli, Italy.

Youth Rises Skills - Youth Exchange
(13/04/23 - 23/04/23)

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Spain.
Deadline for applications: 5 March 2023.
5 places open for Bulgarians (4 participants +
1 group leader).
Where ? Plovdiv.
This project is for you if:
- You are 16-25 years old (group leader 18+ years old)
- You are facing “fewer opportunities”.
- You want bring positive change wherever you go.
- You want to develop soft skills, such as willingness,    communication, leadership, self reflection, teamwork,   accountability.
- You want to increase self-empowerment, self-esteem and sense of initiative.
- You are looking for the opportunity to test, try and discover something new.
Fly to the next rainbow - Training Course
(6/06/23 - 13/06/2023

When?  6 - 13 June 2023 (travelling days included)
Where?  Rovinaglia, Parma - Italy
3 places open for Bulgarians.
Fly to the next rainbow | Training Course in Italy.
This Training Course aims to explore the topic of social inclusion through theater methods.
The training is for you if: 
- You are 18+ years old.
- You want learn how to operate with  a view to complete social inclusion.
- You want to deal with the topic of  social inclusion through theater.
- You want a concrete opportunity for personal and social growth.

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden
Deadline for applications: ASAP!


“restART for ART” – Partnerships for Creativity

The project is focused on acquiring professional skills for adults from Romania, Turkey, Spain and Latvia in two key areas of the creative industries:

1. Music / performing arts
2. Intangible cultural heritage

Project “restART for ART”

is KA2 project funded by the European Union through the Erasmus + program aimed to help independent adult artists and promote intangible cultural heritage from Romania, Latvia, Spain and Turkey.

The coordinating organisation of the project is Asociatia CPDIS from Romania, a Non-Governmental Organisation whose mission is to grow our non-formal learning community.

In Smokinya Foundation we know if you are here reading these words, it is because you are interested in the European Union and what is happening there. For these reasons, and taking advantage the European Year of Youth, we are more than convinced that you will find the following tips provided by the Eurodesk platform about how to find and apply to opportunities abroad particularly interesting. So do not wait any longer and take a look now! And if you have not heard about Eurodesk, do not worry, click on the button and discover a new horizon of possibilities!
What are the experiences and successes of previous participants in our Erasmus + courses?


Smokinya get bigger with the arrivals of new volunteers!

Our volunteering project called "Future 3.0" had already started! We welcomed four of the five volunteers, Elysa, Gosia, Denise and Mohamed are here. Soon the whole international team will be here. During this year the volunteers and Smokinya will grow together!
Do you wanna know more about ESC?
If you are interested in long-term volunteering abroad under the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programme.
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