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Solidarity power. France, Languedoc, 2022

 “Solidarity power” was a training course that happened from 28 of October to 5 of November in a place Languedoc in France.

🌍Participants from France, Poland, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Croatia, Italy and Portugal gathered together for one week in a nice castle Château de St Aunay to get a unique experience and to learn new things.

🧐The main aim of the training course was to give to participants knowledge and skills on how to support young people to initiate, develop, apply for, implement and follow up on ESC Solidarity Projects.

During a week participants got acquainted with such aspects of project management as budgeting, communication, team-work, project executing, monitoring, risk management, and reporting in the best way possible through examples and discussions. 

Also participants developed their coaching skills needed to coach Solidarity Projects made by young people. In the frame of coaching sessions participants worked on a goal-setting, which gave them an overview of life and steps for realizing plans. 

✍️Large part of the training time was devoted to practice in developing drafts of application forms for Solidarity Projects. Participants worked on developing a project starting from the beginning, so from the designing and trying to go to all its stages and creating the ESC application form. 

This experience for participants was not only about learning more about the ESC Project. It was a great opportunity to discover new cultures, learn more about beautiful countries, meet incredible people and discover something new about yourself.

🤝This project was organized by Logos NGO in partnership with organization AMITIE FRANCO RUSSE LANGUEDOC “AFR”.

I want to break free. Beziers, France, 2021

"I want to break free" was an international training course where youth workers, youth leaders and NGO activists learned how to build escape rooms for educational purposes.
To practice received knowledge we build 3 escape rooms on topics of cyberbullying, gender inequality and minorities rights.
📲 The room about cyberbullying - "Cybertrouble" tells a story of a girl who has been receiving some aggressive messages recently. You will need to follow her Instagram and find out where has she gone
👩‍🏫When entering the room about gender inequality "Not woman" you will be placed in a house of an Afghani woman, who was working as a teacher and now needs to flee her country. You will find out difficulties she faced and learn about human rights violations in Afghanistan
🌈 The room "Love is love" tells the story of Jean-Luc through his diary. You will get to know which difficulties he went through and will understand the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ community
We made an open event where we together with some locals played escape rooms built by participants. To promote it we made online event - https://www.facebook.com/events/870358100506660/
All escape rooms have now been disassembled but information about them is available at our Google Drive - https://drive.google.com/.../1znTD2b2...
If you want to build similar escape rooms, you will find there toolboxes with detailed descriptions of stories, puzzles and all needed information to build them.
This project was organised by Logos in partnership with Amitie Franco Russe Languedoc with the support of Erasmus+ programme and French national agency Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport Service Civique

Bridging Soft Skills: Filling the missing basics. Beziers, France, 2021

In April 2021, Logos was leading the course “𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐭 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬: 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐬" in France🇫🇷. It was held from 12th till 21st April 2021 with participants from 5 different countries! We were happy to work during these hard times and have an opportunity to develop.
During the whole week, participants got familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development. Participants analyzed deeper the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work, developed and improved specific soft skills.
We gave the participants the space to share their experience and best practice on development as well as improvement of soft skills, and realize their personal needs and the possible contribution of each partner.
🔺The most 5 top skills that participants worked over were:
- Personal/interpersonal skills,
- Communication skills,
- Creative and critical thinking,
- Presentation skills,
- Leadership skills;
The outcomes of the project were the creation of the projects for future collaboration. Participants created 6 local projects they want to work on in their home countries. Great ideas and worthy applying ones. Let's wish good luck to those who applied them this year and we will provide support if needed in the future.
We are grateful to the hosting organisation Amitie Franco Russe Languedoc and the financial support provided by Erasmus+

Check the video about the project

Skepsis – critical thinking in tools. Beziers, France, 2021

Skepsis - critical thinking in tools was an international training course that was developed by Logos and AFRL. We spoke about critical thinking, media literacy, fakes, misinformation, misconceptions, cognitive biases and much more. This project was implemented within the international Skepsis movement devoted to the development of critical thinking and media literacy

During the project, we had a meeting with the mayor of Agde. Mister Gilles D'Ettore met with participants of the training course to discuss youth participation and the role of media in political life. They also learned about the history of the city and asked questions directly to the Mayor. That was a pleasant and interesting meeting for us.

After receiving knowledge on the topic, participants created their own tools and ideas about critical thinking.

At the end of the project, we made an open online event (https://www.facebook.com/events/282275840007966) to share tools and ideas that participants of the training course developed. This open event was attended by people from 9 different countries.

We want to thank our lovely partner Amitie Franco Russe Languedoc for organising it, our other lovely partners for supporting and taking part Baltijas Reģionālais fonds Brno for you, z.s. Asociación Las Niñas del Tul Pozitiva Samobor PlanBe, Plan it Be it Global Union for Innovations, Development and Education - GUIDE

This project was supported by Erasmus+ programme and Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport. Thank you very much for helping us!

Tools

At the project, participants worked to create various tools which could be used for education on critical thinking and media literacy. See them below and feel free to use any that you find interesting.

Cognitive Bias Practical Activity

This game aims to be aware of how easily you can be tricked by your brain by putting in practice various cognitive biases in a funny way. (30-45mn)

Posters about critical thinking

Use these posters to illustrate your workshop on critical thinking or for decoration

Critical thinking online interactive game

Play together with Skepsotron to learn about misconceptions and fakes. Click the link to play - https://www.thinglink.com/video/1437027929220448258. Or you can play it on our website below

Critical thinking – healthy food for your mind. Beziers, France, 2019

Youth Exchange “Critical Thinking- Healthy Food For Your Mind” took place in France, Beziers on 14-22nd of October, 2019. We made  this youth exchange within the framework of the international Skepsis movement. Our dear partners from France -  Amitie Franco Russe Languedoc "AFR" hosted this project.

The project aimed to gather young people from 6 countries and let them work closely to increase the involvement of youth organisations in partnership projects in the youth field. Participants shared experiences, worked with non-formal tools to develop critical thinking and media literacy skills and ideas for future activities and projects in the youth field and within Skepsis movement.

A long term goal for the conference and for the movement is to raise participants awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries through reducing of the negative influence of disinformation and takes which produce hatred and can lead to the rise of intolerance and discrimination.

Project partners.

We implemented this project together with the group of partners from the EU and partner countries:

Logos Polska

Karas

AFRL

Logos Ukraine

Opora

Logos Latvia

Logos NGO

Project results.

At the project participants learned about critical thinking and media literacy. As it was youth exchange they created their own educational materials on the topic. When working in groups they made some videos, memes, collages. All of these materials were later presented on a web-site made by one of the project participants - Vadym Havrylenko

The web-site is available at this link - https://cthffym.logos.ngo/ and we welcome you to check it out.