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Newsletter March 2023

B.R.I.G.H.T. Future
Are you interested in camping? Do you want to start a new adventure away from the noise of cities and live in a village with a simple life? Do you have the desire to learn and acquire new skills? Then this opportunity is for You!

Where? Mrachenik, Plovdiv district, Bulgaria
When? 31 May - 29 June 2023
Deadline of applications: 30 April 2023
Smokinya Foundation is looking for proactive, creative people who are ready to spend 4 weeks with an international team in a foreign country! If you are between 18 and 29 years old and want to learn new things, we suggest you to apply for this project! 

Future 3.0 – Environment, Community, Technology

The team is complete! This month we welcomed the last international volunteer and we are ready to work all together. 

5 people from 5 countries (Egypt, Spain, Poland, France, Italy) will spend one year working, living and growing together.
Check out our methodology and some books we recommend here:

Smokinya Events

Smokinya Club
In March we had 4 Smokinya Clubs. The first meeting was dedicated to learn about the ESC and Erasmus+ opportunities. On 9th March we went to CoolDown Bar to play together board games. On 23h March at our attic we played Among Us and Gartic Phone. Last Smokinya Club in March was about Italy where people learn more about country of one of the volunteers.
In all of the Smokinya Clubs we gather 28 participants!

Are you ready for April?

Plan of Smokinya Club is ready and it looks promising! This month there is a lot of diverse topics so everyone could find a suitable for themselves.
Don't wait, register now:

Cleaning Events
Everyone likes to spend free time outside but not everyone cares about the outdoor space. Trashes are everywhere. That's why we decided to do something with that! In March we went two times to clean next to Maritsa River.
11th March
25th March
In those 2 events 20 people came to help!

It is not the end of cleaning for us. In April we are gonna have 2 more and
we are waiting for You to join us! 

Check your calendar if you are free on 8th and 22h April and come to clean with Smokinya Team

YouTube videos are back!

In the first episode of the Little Talk Between Us Elysa, Meri and Gosia are sharing their story and experience about going abroad
This time 3 volunteers are playing to see who knows more informations about 5 countries - Poland, France, Italy, Egypt and Bulgaria. Watch to find out the winner and check to how many questions you know the answer!
Complete team of volunteers are sharing their story of being a ESC volunteer, the reasons why they decided to take part in this projects and what are the advantages for You
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Leap Summit 2023

The LEAP Summit is an event with a mission to educate and inspire innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and trailblazing changemakers. It is a multidisciplinary conference that influenced more than 10.000 people from 40+ countries over the years.

When? 18 and 19 May 2023
Where?  Zagreb

LEAP Summit 2023 will gather more than 2,000 participants and over 60 speakers.

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Fly to the next rainbow
Do you want learn how to operate with a view to complete social inclusion? Do you want to deal with the topic of social inclusion through theater? Do you want a concrete opportunity for personal and social growth?  
If yes, this training course is perfect for You!

 6 - 13 June 2023 (travelling days included)
Where?  Rovinaglia, Parma - Italy

This Training Course aims to explore the topic of social inclusion through theater methods.
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Changemaker 4.0

Our partners from Egyesek Youth Association are giving one more opportunity to apply for Changemaker 4.0! Join if you are involved in voluntary or youth programs and you are willing to reflect on your role as a leader.

When? 2 - 11 May 2023
Where? Hollókő, Hungary
Deadline of applications: 15 April 2023

What can You expect? This program focuses on self-awareness, resourcefulness, and accountability to help you improve your performance.
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Short Term Summer Fun

YOUTH ASSOCIATION FROM TRANSYLVANIA is looking for any youth aged 18 to 30 who is serious and motivated to come to a small city and support the host organisation in the development of a community with a lot of potential.

When? 10 July - 6 September 2023
Where? CRISTURU SECUIESC, Transylvania, Romania
Deadline of applications: 27 April 2023

Volunteers do not require to have any pre-determined skill sets or aptitudes to carry out the activity, only an inquisitive demeanor, and an openness to learn new things which may be needed for the activity.
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Eco-citizenship in youth residences

Are you interested in participation in European Solidarity Corps program for 4 Months in France? Then this opportunity is for you!

When? 17 April - 28 August 2023
Where? Montpellier, France

Habitat Jeunes offers a catering service for the outdoor public at noon and young residents at night, in the residence Castellane, located in Montpellier Center. You will facilitate awarenessraising sessions on sustainable food for outdoor guests and young residents.
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New Era

Live for 1 month in Hopeland, a 7-acre eco place in southern Greece focusing on sustainability and co-create your dream community with 14 more volunteers from around Europe.

When? 9 June - 10 July 2023 (travelling days included)
Where? Hopeland, Greece

Put your hands, mind and creativity into use in order to support the hosting of group trainings and residencies, to assist with the enhancement of the place and to connect with the local community of Hopeland.
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restART for ART

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

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.

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Eurodesk opportunities

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 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!

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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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What are the experiences and successes of previous participants in our Erasmus + courses?
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