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Open area of your European life. 2023

The project "Open-area of your European life" is Youth participation activities, which aim is to integrate young people from Norway and Poland with Ukrainian refugees through outdoor activities and mindfulness practices and also to involve young people in the cultural, social, and civic life of the EU .

The project is implemented in cooperation with: RE:ACT Volda, Erasmus+ ungdom

Events implemented in a frame of the project:
Poznan, Strykowo plaza, July 2023.

On Saturday, July 15th, we had our very first one-day outdoor event called "Nature Bridge" at the beach in Strykowo. We began our day with yoga to relax and get ready for the fun ahead. Then, everyone got to try kayaking and test their balance. We had yummy Polish food for lunch and sweet watermelon for dessert. Towards the end of the day, we had a special dance session where everyone could have fun moving their bodies and feeling happy. It was a day to enjoy nature, try new things, and have a great time together.

Sokoliki mountains, August 2023.

The enchanting campsite "Tabor pod Krzywą" in the Polish Sokoliki mountains, hosted a 4-day outdoor event titled "Embrace, Explore, Evolve." Our mornings began with serene meditation sessions and invigorating exercises. Throughout the day, we embarked on exhilarating hikes, delved into the world of rock climbing, collaborated on preparing dinners, and concluded our evenings with warm conversations and melodious singing around the fire under the starlit sky. The event offered participants a precious opportunity to disconnect from urban life, unwind amidst nature's embrace, introspect in solitude, and forge new companionships.


You’re Welcome: climb up the trust hill! Poznan, 2023.

"You're Welcome: climb up the trust hill!" is a project that aims to provide quality free-time activities for residents with different ethnic backgrounds in Poznań.

We want to give participants an opportunity to spend time on physical activities and give them a hobby that will stay with them long after it. Through a variety of engaging and inclusive activities, we aim to foster a sense of community, promote healthy lifestyles, and create an environment where individuals can connect, learn, and grow together. We strive to promote the well-being and integration of all participants as they acquire climbing skills.

 

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“Post Truth? Countering disinformation narratives”. Poznan, Poland, 2023.

"Post Truth? Countering Disinformation Narratives" focuses on the growing problem of disinformation and fake news in the post truth era and how it could be countered through critical thinking, media literacy and other creative strategies.

During 9 days, 7 selected artists explored the topic of post truth from different perspectives, focusing on the growing problem of disinformation and fake news and how it could be countered through critical thinking, media literacy and other artistic strategies. This collaborative hybrid program combined a transdisciplinary training approach to post truth together with a collaborative residency finalising in a presentation as collective exhibition in the Galeria u Jezuitów Centrum Integracji Kulturalnej.

The program began in project space Patria (Skrzetuszwo) where participants lived together while learning about the topic. We would like to thanks all the invited researchers from different disciplines who sparked questions to reflect and build from: Mykhailo Koltsov, Bogdan Bondarchuk, Alessandro Rolandi and Txaro Arrazola.

The program continued with some experiential activities including the field trip to the museum Centrum Edukacji Regionalnej Kasztelanii Ostrowskiej where participant artists had the opportunity to respond to the island contained in this space with some ephemeral artistic interventions. This place holds important archeological finds that were preserved in the water of this lake telling us the story today.

The collaborative process enabled ideas to be materialised in the final presentation creating a multidisciplinary exhibition in the Galeria u Jezuitów Centrum Integracji Kulturalnej.

This process was led by the artist and curator Seila Fernández Arconada who designed and delivered the program together with the local coordinator Taisiia Shkarlinska from Logos Poland who took care of all logistics to make the project flow nicely with the best atmosphere for the participant artists.

This project has been organized by Lernlabor in partnership with Logos Poland and financed by the @auswaertigesamt and #civilsocietycooperation

More info: www.posttruthproject.net

Artists of the project:

Ilya Dudarau
Adrianna Gajdziszewska
Ewa Greszta
Volha Piatrushka
Zuzanna Śmigielska
​Karolina Szwed
Diana Todorovska

Photos by Uliana Glagoleva.


International picnic, May 2023

On 21 th of May Logos NGO organised an International picnic at the Park Stare Koryto Warty in Poznan.

Discover the highlights of our recent International Picnic in Poznan!

The event brought together the vibrant cultures of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine, showcasing their traditional cuisines.
We were treated to an amaizing performance by Azerbaijani musician Tural Karem, and engaged in workshops like Ebru Art and Planting, offering unique experiences.

The picnic was part of the projects "Arriving in the Present, Building the Future" and "Econcord: Ecology for everyone."

Juwenalia,18-20 May, 2023

From 18 till 20th of May Logos participated in biggest students' festival in Poland - Juwenalia.

The celebration in Poznań continued for three days from 18 of May till 20, and  centered around the enchanting theme of magic 🧚🏻.

We organized a range of entertaining activities, including a balance challenge with prizes from our organization, two educational escape boxes 🔐  on a topics of migration and financial literacy, and a captivating wizard tent with predictions for students 🧙🏻‍♂️🔮.

Thank you Fundacja Jeden Uniwersytet for creating this amazing festival and having us ❤️

The activity took place within the framework of the youth project “Engagement Academy”.

Youth Work Eco System. Andalusia, Spain, 2023.

In January 2023, the "Youth Work Eco System" conference took place in the enchanting Alpujarra region of Andalusia, Spain, bringing together 35 professionals from the European youth sector and beyond.

The conference aimed to foster collaboration, share experiences, pilot new practices, and explore new approaches relevant to the European youth work field.

Despite the challenges faced by everyone in the previous year, the conference provided a much-needed opportunity for contribution, interaction, and human connection. Moving forward, the positive energy generated by the conference will be used to embrace the challenges and opportunities of 2023.

Conference was organized and implemented together with amaizing partners K'MON and Lernlabor

The "Youth Work Eco System" project was made possible through co-funding from the European Union.

Unbox inclusion. Poland, Poznan, 2022.

“Unbox Inclusion” was a training course hosted and implemented by Logos. It happened from 28 of November to 6 of December in Poznan, Poland.

During the 9 inspiring days we managed to learn more about minorities and human rights in general, as well as build our own Escape Boxes! But, let’s start from the beginning..

On the first intense, but exciting day we got to know each other better, introduced the schedule of the next days and learned more about Logos. Then, we had a full day dedicated to human rights and minorities, which was highlighted by the visit to “Niewidzialna Ulica”, a social enterprise that is showing the life of people with visual disabilities. The next day we visited escape rooms and played escape boxes to understand the mechanics of the game and get some inspiration for the next, busy days. The last days were devoted to the theory of Escape boxes, and building our own games.

Needless to say, we managed to create 4 escape boxes, which we tested and presented at our open event, which was visited by more than 50 people!

Escape box №1.

Topic: Sexual Minorities

Name of the room: Adam is missing

Short description: The box aims to raise awareness about the dangers people from LGBTQI+ minority face and make people more empathic. The box is telling a story of Adam- a boy who decided to leave the country because of the discrimination he faced. While playing the box you will see what problems he faced, and learn more about the situation in different countries.

Link to the toolbox: Adam is missing

Escape box №2.

Topic: Ethnic Minority, Financial Literacy

Name of the room: Testament

Short description: So many of us don’t know how to deal with money, so though the game the players will develop financial literacy skills– basics how to handle money in a reasonable way. It is important to make people aware of their financial situation and to make them start to think about their money. All of this, while learning the story of a Roma family struggling with their financial situation! 

Link to the toolbox: Testament

Escape box №3.

Topic: Disabilities

Name of the room: Mission Impossible

Short description: In our daily life we don’t think about the life of people with disabilities, but we certainly should! This box is aiming to raise awareness of the difficulties that people with disabilities have in their daily lives. During the game you will have to use all the senses to solve the puzzles, just like a person with disabilities that lacks one of them have to compensate with others in their daily lives. 

Link to the toolbox: Mission impossible

Escape box №4.

Topic: Domestic Violence

Name of the room: Bad Boy

Short description: Many tragedies go unnoticed and we tend to judge people without knowing their story. Through the game we want to raise awareness about domestic violence and familiarise the international sign of domestic violence. The box aims to start a discussion on how we can solve the problems and show that these things are happening in real life

Link to the toolbox: Bad boy


*With the help of the toolboxes, you can fully reconstruct the escape room and spread the knowledge of human rights in your hometown.

 

Special thanks we want to say to our great partners: 

21 NAP EGYESÜLET, BRNO FOR YOU, Z.S, SYTEV,

And also Visegrad Fund for the funding and support of this Training Course.

 

Thank all of you!

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Grow. Improve. Volunteer. Poznan, Poland, 2022

“Grow. Improve. Volunteer.” is an international training course that was implemented in Poznan from 13th of November till 20th of November.

📚At this training course NGO members, activists and volunteers learned more about humanitarian principles and volunteering work.

🔍During 6 days of collective work, the participants learned about the better ways to respond to challenges and problems, collected useful tools, methods and practices for working with refugees and shared their volunteer experiences.

✍️One of the main goals of the training was to create a space for discussion and finding solutions on how to better and more professionally prepare for possible future waves of Ukrainian refugees that may come in the winter.

🧳During the training course participants had study visits to local organizations in Poznan that are also working with refugees and minority groups (Centrum Integracji Cudzoziemców w Poznaniu, BARKA, Migrant Info Point). Group also visited the reception point for refugees in Poznan, where the participants were able to get acquainted with the specifics of volunteer work from the inside and adopt some ideas of how the help and activities for refugees are organized.

📝By the end of the training course participants created a volunteering tool kit. This material is the quintessence of the knowledge gained at the training and the ideas that came during the exchange of volunteering experience between participants. You can check this material here.

This project was organized by Logos NGO in partnership with ActionAid.

 

Narratives from Nature. Janowice Wielkie, Poland, 2022

“Narratives from nature” it's an outdoor project that took place in the Janowice Wielkie region of Poland between 15-29 September 2022. 

🏕The main aim of the project was to promote environmental awareness, sustainability, intercultural cooperation and tolerance through reflecting on our relationship with the natural world.

🎒This project provided the opportunity for 36 participants from programme and partner countries to explore a region of Poland that stands out for its natural beauty and ecological diversity. Through the frame of storytelling, participants explored the local environment and each other's cultures in an outdoor setting.

🇵🇱During the two weeks of project participants gained outdoor skills, visited local places of historical and cultural importance to explore the traditions of the region and went for a multi-day hike in the Rudawski National Park and the Giant Mountains. Through experimenting with different methods of storytelling participants created their own stories by the end of the project. In those stories they reflected on the experience of spending two weeks outdoors with an international group and shared their unique experiences.

This youth exchange was implemented by Logos, Lernlabor, AMITIE FRANCO RUSSE LANGUEDOC “AFR” and was financed by Erasmus+ programme.

Participants video works

Escape rooms for education: fair future without xenophobia. Poznan, Poland, 2021.

"Escape rooms for education: fair future without xenophobia" was a training course hosted and implemented by Logos. It happened on 21-28 of November 2021 in Poznan, Poland.

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It was 9 fabulous days of learning and exploring. Let's sum up the outcomes of our hard work. During these days, we got to know a lot about each other and our countries, learned about European values and Erasmus+, conducted two open events, engaged with locals, and, of course, built 3 unique escape rooms with educational purpose on the topic of human rights and its violation.
As the dissemination of the project we had an open event with around 50 guests, who played escape rooms, made by participants and learned about important human right issues.

🧩Escape room №1.

🎯Topic: Domestic violence
Name of the room: Love makes a house a home
Short description: There are a lot of people all over the world who are experiencing domestic violence. Women, children, men, and others. But during pandemic times, this number rose even more. Thus, the project participants want to present an escape room that will help others see the problem closer than only from the statistics and numbers. In this game, you are supposed to be in the role of neighbors who have heard that something is going on in the house, and now they need to clarify what is happening while the husband is absent.
🔗Link to the toolbox*: https://cutt.ly/fYEey0i

 

🧩Escape room №2.
🎯Topic: Freedom of speech
Name of the room: Independent speech
Short description: Violation of freedom of speech is one of today's biggest problems. Almost nothing threatens to democracy more. And our participants understood this topic perfectly. They created an escape room where you can experience which difficulties journalists face when they want to tell others. With the help of this room, players will gain knowledge about the freedom of sharing information, about the right of a person to express their personal position and view without fear of consequences.
🔗Link to the toolbox: https://cutt.ly/NYEtvo1

 

🧩Escape room №3.
🎯Topic: Xenophobia
Name of the room: Birou de resedinte
Short description: Xenophobia is not something we hear about a lot. But actually, fear of foreign things is a widespread problem, even in the EU countries. Therefore, the main goal of the escape room, which participants wanted to deliver, is to show how xenophobia works in developed countries. And they nailed it. Open toolbox to know more details; we wouldn't like to spoil the scenario:)
🔗Link to the toolbox: https://cutt.ly/QYEik5H
*With the help of the toolbox, you can fully reconstruct the escape room and spread the knowledge of human rights in your hometown. 😱

 

☝🏽Special thanks we want to say to our great partners: Amitie Franco Russe Languedoc, OPORA, Sağlam Düşüncə Gənclər Təşkilatı • SDGT, FUSION-Intercultural Projects Berlin e.V., Karas and Avrasya Genclik Gelirim Dergeni.
☝🏽And also Erasmus+ and NAWA Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej for the funding and support of this Training Course.
Thank all of you!
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