Category Archives: Youth Work

In this part of our site you will be able to find post related with Youth Exchange programs and all the rest of our activities regarding Youth Work and initiatives supported by Youth in Action funds.

Mediagraphy+ phase3 | Photo & Video

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Break The Couch team is presenting the phase3 of the project Mediagraphy+ which is a Youth Exchange about “Photo and Video”.

Our team has 5 placements for Greek participants aged between 18-30. Food, accommodation are covered and travel costs are reimbursed up to 170€ and there is a participation fee to the hosting organization 30€.

The project is happening between 8th – 15th of April 2016 at Iasi, Romaniaand it is organized from our partners Synergy Romania.

Infopack for the project:http://www.scribd.com/doc/276686975/Infoletter-Mediagraphy-3
Application form: http://bit.ly/Mediography3

There is no deadline, because we do not like dead people. We will accept applications until 5 people have tickets to Iasi. You can find out live if there are free spots here: http://bit.ly/SynergyGreeceCalendar

For applying and questions drop us a line at: panagiotis at breakthecouch.com

Mediagraphy+ phase2 | Social Media & Branding

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Break The Couch team is opening now the application procedure for enthusiastic participants for the Mediagraphy+ phase2, Youth Exchange happening in Iasi, Romania between 16-23 February 2016 organised by Synergy Romania.

Read what Maria, participant of phase1 shared after her experience in phase1: “Mediagraphy+ is a Youth Exchange project designed to enhance your self-branding skills. The vision of Mediagraphy+ is the power of choice, the authenticity and the expression of the inner self, aspects unique for each person.
The first part of the project, focused on social media, is already completed and provided the participants with diverse skills such as communication and creativity tips, IT skills (use of softwares like Illustrator, Indesign, etc) and useful ideas of self-promotion.
We got to design our own logo and moto, develop our speech skills, experiment with new photography techniques and much more.
We formed a strong, bonded group and saw the development in each of us through these 9 beautiful days in Iasi, Romania.
Don’t wait more. Apply for the second and third parts 🙂

Infoletter: https://www.scribd.com/d…/276686804/Infoletter-Mediagraphy-2
Application form: http://bit.ly/Mediography2
Other inquiries: panagiotis at breakthecouch.com

Mediagraphy+ Phase 1 | Design & Creativity

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Ahoy world,

Break The Couch team presents the project ofSynergy Romania: “Mediagraphy+”. This project is consisted of 3 youth exchanges that they will take place in Iasi, Romania and they will be messing with media, photography, personal branding and design.

Our team gives the chance to 5 Greek participants to participate in each phase. Participants can get involved and return in more than one phase.

Phase1 is about Design and Creativity and it is happening 13-21 November 2015. We look for 5 youngsters 18-30 interested in developing media competences. Accommodation, food and transportation are funded there is a participation fee of 30€.

More information on the infopack here:https://www.scribd.com/doc/276686638/Infoletter-Mediagraphy-1
Registration form: http://bit.ly/Mediography1

For applying and questions drop us a line at: panagiotis@breakthecouch.com

Phase2: Social Media & Branding (16-23 February 2016)
Phase3: Photo & Video (8-15 April 2016)

MediAct | Youth Exchange in Croatia

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NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITY for 5 Greek participants from Break The Couch team funded by European Commission.
“MediAct” is an international youth exchange that
will take place in Zagreb, Croatia
from 17th to 26th of April 2015
organised by Syncro – Synergy Croatia.
It will unite 30 people from 6 different countries: Armenia, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Croatia and Greece.

The goal of the exchange is to raise awareness about discrimination in social media and give an opportunity to young people to acquire skills and competences on using social media while spreading tolerance.

If you want more information read here:http://bit.ly/MediActInfo
If you want to apply fill in the application:http://bit.ly/MediActApplication and
send it to panagiotis at breakthecouch.com

Being Special

Few thoughts from Olga Karageorgiou, Greek participant of the Youth Exchange “Generation Y: Between Dystopia and Utopia” happened in Olde Vechte Foundation between 1-12 February 2014, in Ommen, The Netherlands.

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Living in a country with more that 50% young unemployed people and having applied unsuccessfully more than 50 times for a job, I never felt special in my life. At least I didn’t feel that the others considered me as someone special. Coming to Olde Vechte for the exchange “Generation Y: Between Dystopia and Utopia” the people that showed us around asked us this very question: ‘Do you feel special?

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“GENERATION Y, Between Dystopia and Utopia” Youth Exchange, February 2014, The Netherlands

Application procedure for participants.

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One last spot available

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that the selection of participants for the GENERATION Y, Between Dystopia and Utopia youth exchange has just started. Break The Couch is the Greek partner of the training.

GENERATION Y, Between Dystopia and Utopia is a Media Youth Exchange program developed and organized by the Small House Productions.

It is happening between 1st-12th of February 2014 (excluding traveling days) in Ommen, the Netherlands, in the group-accommodation buildings of Olde Vechte Foundation and it is funded by Youth in Action.


For the GENERATION Y, Between Dystopia and Utopia Youth Exchange we are looking for 5 young people from Greece (18-30yo) that will travel to the Netherlands and during this 12 working days they will have the chance to work in an intercultural environment on how to work by media and be an example. This is a youth exchange about you, us and media. It will involve storytelling and it will bring in front the power of example. We believe everyone has a story to tell – and now more than ever young people should stand as an example for past and future generations. From personal stories to the story of a generation.

We invite youngsters from Greece that they are motivated to make a difference in their community or their surroundings through media and the power of example. If you are interested in working with video, photography, storytelling and exploring cultural diversity then this exchange is most probably for you.

Olde VechteIn the project, the 5 Greek young people will meet and work with youngsters from the Netherlands, Croatia, France, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia and Turkey.

For more information and application forms click the following links:

Generation Y Info Pack
Generation Y Application form

if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at BreakTheCouch@gmail.com

This project is funded by Youth in Action and participants have to cover 30% of their travel expenses and 50€ of the participation fee. Accommodation, food, program costs are 100% covered.

Yia NJI

“New Mountain” Basic Synergy Training, January 2014, The Netherlands

Application procedure for participants.

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Selection is over

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that the selection of participants for the NEW MOUNTAIN training has just started. Break The Couch is the Greek partner of the training.

NEW MOUNTAIN is a Personal Development training or else called Basic Synergy Training.

It is happening between 19th-30th of January 2014 (excluding traveling days) in Ommen, the Netherlands, in the group-accommodation buildings of Olde Vechte Foundation and it is funded by Youth in Action.

Olde VechteFor the NEW MOUNTAIN training we are looking for 5 young people from Greece that will travel to the Netherlands and during this 12 working days they will have the chance to learn by experience about themselves. The main theme of the NEW MOUNTAIN is “How to Create fulfillment in a jobless economy” and we invite youngsters from Greece that they are unemployed or threatened by unemployment or they are not satisfied with their job to participate in this training.

In the project, the 5 Greek young people will meet and work with young people from BulgariaCroatiaHungaryLatvia, Spainthe Netherlands, and Romania.

For more information and application forms click the following links:

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if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us or the organizers at the email: newmountain.exchange@gmail.com

This project is funded by Youth in Action and participants have to cover 30% of their travel expenses and 50€ of the participation fee. Accommodation, food, program costs are 100% covered.

Yia NJI

Finding a New Mountain in the Netherlands

“NEW MOUNTAIN” Preparation meeting

New Mountain logo smallAs you might already know  Break The Couch team decided to get involved in several European programs. All of us as experienced youth leaders we feel that Breaking the Couch is coming while traveling, experiencing and meeting people from other cultures and other countries.

This summer we started with the Youth in Action exchange named Levers of Change and now it is the second time that we are involved in a Youth Project in the Netherlands.

This time we are are involved dually in the project with the name NEW MOUNTAIN which is a Basic Synergy Training. Our role is double because not only we will bring 5 youngsters from Greece to participate, but our member Panagiotis is one of the three main trainers of the project.

But what is Basic Synergy Training? The Basic Synergy Trainings started and developed in the Netherlands by Olde Vechte Foundation and they are Personal Development trainings. The main theme of the NEW MOUNTAIN is “How to Create fulfilment in a jobless economy” and we will invite 5 youngsters from Greece that they are unemployed or threatened by unemployment or they are not satisfied with their job to participate in this training.

From the 14th to 16th of October 2013 already selected participants of the project visited the Netherlands and specifically the Olde Vechte Foundation. During two full working days they had the chance to get introduced to basic media skills. Vasilis, who is member of Break The Couch and participant of the project shared with the rest of the participants some of his media skills. For 2 days participants were busy with media input and assignments. Soon we will post some of the results in our facebook page..

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The NEW MOUNTAIN project will take place from the 19th to 30th of January 2014 and 5 young people from Greece will travel to the Netherlands and during this 12 working days they will have the chance to learn by experience about themselves and focus on how to create fulfilment in their lives.

In the project, the 5 Greek young people will meet and work with young people from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, the Netherlands, and Romania.

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All the participants of the APV left satisfied and happy looking forward for the Exchange. Very soon there will be more details and information about the preparation and the exchange.

Stay tuned cause the information letter and the application form are coming

This project is funded by Youth in Action and participants have to cover 30% of their travel expenses and 50€ of the participation fee. Accommodation, food, program costs are 100% covered.

Yia NJI

Levers of Change (3-13/8/2013) [Ommen, the Netherlands]

Call for Participants

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Break The Couch team invites you to the Youth in Action 1.1 Youth Exchange which is taking place in Ommen, the Netherlands and it is happening between 3-13 August 2013. Break The Couch is the Greek partner of this project.

scan 9We are looking for young people (18-25 years) who are motivated to make a difference in their community or their environment through media and the power of example.


If you got selected in this program you will travel to the Netherlands and work with people from Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Lithuania, Croatia and Hungary. There in the group accomodation of Olde Vechte foundation you will experience 12 days of a program. If you are interested in working with video, photography, storytelling and cultural diversity then this exchange is most probably for you.

The working language of the project is simple, easy to understand English.

If you are interested on this program you can find the information letter here:

Levers of Change Info Letter.pdf

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If you went trough the information letter and you feel that you are suitable for this project, download the application form from >>here<< and sent it to our email BreakTheCouch@gmail.com

 

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Περιμενουμε τις αιτήσεις σας!😉

 

The website of the exchange is: http://locexchange.wordpress.com/
Olde Vechte Foundation WebsiteFacebook & Twitter 

“Levers of Change” Youth Exchange – Preparation meeting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Break The Couch team decided to get involved in several European programs. All of us as experienced youth leaders we feel that Breaking the Couch is coming while traveling and meeting people from other cultures and other countries. Therefore we decided to be partners on a Youth in Action 1.1 Youth Exchange program happening in the small town of Ommen in the Netherlands this August. The program is related with the usage of media and sustainable lifestyle and it is named Levers of Change.

From 26th to 29th of May, “Break the Couch” team had to be in the Netherlands for the preparation meeting. Anna Cheimona represented Break The Couch to the Advanced Planning Visit (APV).

DP1140694uring the APV were discussed the preparation and the program of the Exchange, the purpose and the objectives the conditions of the participation and the ways of the communication and promotion of the Exchange. The APV was very fruitful and successful and the participants of it had great communication and cooperation. The good atmosphere was very helpful and supportive for the great results of the APV.


The Youth Exchange will take place from 2nd to 14th of August 2013 and 5 young people from Greece will participate in order to learn more and share their knowledge about a sustainable behavior and how to communicate it to others through Media, with an active and attractive way.

In the Exchange, the 5 Greek young people will meet and work with young people from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania and Turkey.

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All the participants of the APV left satisfied and happy looking forward for the Exchange. Very soon there will be more details and information about the preparation and the exchange.

Stay tuned cause the information letter and the application form are coming

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