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Volunteering at IPC spring term 2019!

Now it is YOUR TURN, to come back to IPC and become a European Volunteer with IPC Alumni!

– Run the Human Rights Café

– Help with cultural evenings

– Promote intercultural learning

– develop your own ideas

– organize the IPC Summer Camp and the Reunion Weekend

– and what not !

Already next Spring Term (8.01 – 6.08 2019) you can join our 4th edition of the EVS project and be a part of the IPC community.

Application deadline is 15th September 2018 (results will be announced 30th September)

Apply here!

Requirements for this round of “Erasmus+”  EVS:
– 18-30 years old

– Residence in one of European countries

– Have not taken part in another EVS programme before

– High motivation and work independence

 

Read more about the Human Rights Café here: https://humanrightscafeproject.wordpress.com/

 

This project is funded by Erasmus+ of the European Commission.

EVS Volunteers Spring Term 2018

In January IPC Alumni and IPC welcomed the two new EVS volunteers to the school. They are Lucile Trouchaud and Madgalena Potrawiak and in the two months they have been here, they have made a lot of projects. The Human Rights café is up and running and the infamous EVS-hot chocolate is back! Lucile and Magdalena live among the 100 international students at the International People’s College, so their days are filled with people and activities. They help the kitchen setting up for meals, they act as technical support during cultural evenings, they have a key role in the planning and participating in the forth coming Alumni Reunion Weekend at IPC in April and at the same time they learn Danish, hang out and run smaller projects of their own.

Sounds busy?

If you want to follow their activities, the volunteers have set up their own platform for the Human Rights Café project, where updates, events and vlogs will be posted as the project develops.

Click here to see the platform.

Lucile wrote a small introduction to herself;

“I am 22 years old and I am from Toulouse, France. I like riding sports, spending good times with friends and family, and listening/playing music. I am in a long term relationship with food, and specially casual food, street food and all kind of melted cheesy meal. You can also call me a pizza lover. I’ve got a Bachelor Degree with a major in marketing and communication.”

…and here is Magdalena’s introduction:

“I was born and raised in Kraków – the cultural capital of Poland. My first big passion was dance. I’ve been a ballet dancer for almost 10 years. In the meantime I also fell for English and travelling. These two things are still an integral part of my life. I graduated from university with a master degree in American studies and English Philology, specialization: translation and I’ve been working with languages ever since. I worked as an interpreter at Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, taught English at the University of Sevilla to finally turn into a translator specialized in audio visual translations. Before coming here, I was an office manager at one of the publishing houses in Kraków. My interests are non-verbal and intercultural communication, problems and strategies of translating culture-specific content, Scandinavia.”

We in the EVS coordination team and the rest of the IPC Alumni are happy with our volunteers and are looking forward to the rest of the project!

 

IPC experience in Korea

An interesting, alumni-related event went on in Korea recently. Some alumni of IPC and another folk high school, Krogerup Højskole, created a two week long programme in the folk high school-spirit mixed with a Korean spirit for Koreans who has not attended a folk high school. The event was a success and the participants and organisers would like to do it again sometime.

Maybe this initiative in the future will lead to more events linked to IPC Alumni in Asia and other parts of the world – as a part of expanding the IPC Alumni activities outside Europe.

Hye Sun Chung from South Korea writes about the event here;

“Another good news from S. Korea with a lessening of tension between both Koreas. A folk high school spirit is in the air. A twelve-day program inspired by Danish folk high school has been created and successfully finished their first term on 7, Jan. 6 Koreans(including former IPC students Haegyun, Leo, Min and former Krogerup Hojskole students Seokwon) initiated and organized this program. 20 participants and 2 volunteers were deeply immersed in a variety of programs such as morning fellowship, coffee mix, classes, washing up, cleaning up and of course party! The facilitators basically adopted folk high school theme and structure in the program, however they put a lot of effort to implement it in a Korean way. And it worked! The familiar folk high school magic happened in Korea too. There’re already some people who are waiting for the 2nd term. We still don’t know when the 2nd term begins. Let’s wait and see!”

Be part of the IPC Alumni Human Rights Project in Bosnia this Summer!

IPC Alumni is hereby launching its human rights project “Step in: Human Rights Education and Communication in Conflict Resolution” taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20-26 August 2018!

For this project, IPC Alumni needs YOUR help! We are looking for country coordinators, who will coordinate the group of Alumnis from their country. Country coordinators will have the task of promoting the project among Alumnis in their country. It is a big plus if you are connected to any organization, NGO etc. in your country. Country coordinators will have travel expenses and accommodation covered by IPC Alumni!

Read more about the project and eligible countries below, and apply for being a country coordinator HERE.

DEADLINE for application for country coordinator: 30th of January 2018!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at alumni@ipc.dk, or Bojana Ilic, Bogna Jalowiecka, or Esben Asmussen on facebook.

More about the project:

Building on our experience from The Human Rights Cafe at IPC, the project will be implemented in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be composed  of 24 Alumnis from various countries. The participation in the project will provide the participants with broader knowledge about human rights, with special focus on children protection and refugees law, responsibility to protect doctrine (R2P), together with knowledge about international institutions and organizations supporting promotion and education about Human Rights, such as United Nations and Council of Europe as well as conflict resolution methods. Besides the theoretical knowledge, the main aim of the project is to equip the participants in practical tools and methods needed in youth work, in order to enrich their skills and simplified acting as Human Rights educators. The project will be run by experienced youth trainers with academic background and practical expertise from humanitarian and development projects related to the topic of the project.
The main core of the project is 6-days long training course. During the stay, participants will be participating in games, simulations and exercises about the topic. Due to active participation in activities and evaluation provided for any of them as well as for the whole training, the youth leaders and youth workers will learn how to implement the knowledge learned in practical activities and workshops after being back home.

Eligible coordinators/participants: Residents in one of the European countries, and also Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, or Tunisia

Seminar with IPC Alumni in Italy

Do you want to sharpen your skills for NGO work, social activism and non formal education?

Then go to a seminar with IPC Alumni to Italy this February!

The seminar will take place in Chieti, Abruzzo Region (Italy) from 12th till 18th February 2018.

The seminar is about evaluation, assessment and recognition in non formal education, and IPC alumni can send 2 participants residing in Denmark, Germany or Poland. All costs are covered and up to 275 euros of travel costs.

Deadline for application: 17th of January. Apply by sending an e-mail to alumni@ipc.dk, where you shortly tell us why you think you should go!

 

More information:

The seminar will take place in Chieti, Abruzzo Region (Italy) from 12th (arrival day) till 18th (departure day) February 2018. Participants will be hosted in two structures: the hotel Antico Borgo (www.anticoborgochieti.it) and in 3 bed & breakfast in the same street of the hotel. Breakfast will be in the hotel for all participants (including those sleeping in the B&B). Lunches will be prepared by our support staff crew and served in the Hotel. For dinner we will explore local restaurants. The hosting places are in the historical part of Chieti and everything is close and easy to reach by foot. For sure, internet will be available in the hotel and we are negotiating for the B&B. Towels will be changed once in the middle of our staying. Costs: No costs for food and lodging. No participation fee.

Context: Self-assessment, evaluations and ways to recognise own competences are very important steps in the curriculum of young people especially to address their needs of learning, to understand their level of knowledge and skills, to apply properly their competences. This aspect is really important also for all those persons who work with young people in both non formal and formal contexts (schools, youth centres, youth councils, institutions, etc.). That’s why teachers, youth workers, youth leaders, are more and more looking for efficient methods to address the personal development of young people.

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