9. - 18. March 2020 in Poland
exploration of mindfulness in youth work
from the 9th to the 18th of March 2020 near to Kielce, Poland
We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, explore, experiment, challenge ourselves,
learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes,
and create this experience together.
Lets explore and experiment together with activities and
methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment
and cultivate our ability to be present.
reConnectin is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore
“Mindfulness” in interactive and playful ways and to experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can bereadily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.
Who is this training for?
The training is designed for youth workers & volunteers
and other people who work with people, who want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.
We aim to have overall number of 26 participants from
Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Latvia, North Macedonia and Cyprus
The participants must be over 18 years and have a
communicative level of English language, so that they can
participate fully in a program that will be in English.
This training is for youth workers who:
● want to explore and experiment with body based methods, movement, theater, dance, meditative and relaxation techniques, arts, creative expression,
● want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
● are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
● are motivated and willing to commit to work during the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities)
What we will be doing?
● refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your daily life and work
● collecting new inputs and inspiration
● improving your facilitator / trainers’ and personal skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work and daily life
● widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities and possible approaches
By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your being and of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to be more resilient and empathic through mindfulness – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with mindfulness based tools that you can later on use in your practice.
In the 8 days together, we will be, move, play, observe, listen, share, explore, experiment, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.
We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various mindfulness-based methodologies. We will be learning by doing.
The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.
Also, bear in mind that previous experiences with mindfulness practices are not needed to attend the training.
Space holders and trainers
Project coordinator and host
Where and when?
The training will happen from 9th March (arrival) to 18th March 2020 (departure)
Ośrodek Szkoleniowo-Wypoczynkowy „Wierna”,
Wierna is multifunctinal educational centre (could host up to 300 people) located in rural area in Bocheniec – 20 km from Kielce, Poland.
The accomodation will be in shared rooms of 2-3 people with private bathroom and toilet.
Please note: wifi and mobile phone signal are accesible but limited in this area
See the venue here:
How to travel
To check your travel options, please, look for connections that take you to Kielce.
From there you will be further guided to the venue.
The best way to get closer to Kielce is to take a bus/train/plane to
Kraków/Katowice/Warsaw (Warsaw Chopin or Warsaw Modlin).
From all those cities you can directly get to Kielce by train.
You can check the connections and prices here:
Also, from Warsaw and Cracow you can get to Kielce directly by Flixbus:
There are many local buses that go from each city to another, however trains and Flixbus
are reliable and they are going quite often.
More detailed information about the travel arrangements to the venue will be provided to selected participants and will be assisted by the project coordinator.
Please, try to choose the most environmentally friendly form of transport e.g. bus or train.
Try to avoid short haul (<600 km) flights, and if you must fly, choose airlines with higher
occupancy rates and more efficient aircraft.
Note: Your travels cannot be further than 2 days before or after the training course.
Due to the rules of our financial grant.
As well more detailed information about the travel reimbursement will be provided to selected participants and will be assisted by the project coordinator.
The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training
course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).
Poland - 20 EUR
Romania & Czech Republic - 180 EUR
Latvia & North Macedonia & Cyprus- 275 EUR
Portugal - 360 EUR
ANYWAY, DON'T FORGET TO KEEP ALL YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND RECEIPTS,
we will need them to reimburse your transport!
Accommodation, food and training program are provided.
Travel costs will be reimbursed (more info above).
This course was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, Mobility of youth workers.
If you wish to learn more about the programme and its opportunities, have a look here.
Health insurance will NOT be provided or reimbursed by the mobility
organizers. However, it is a mandatory requirement for all participants to
provide your own health insurance. This should cover you for the full
duration of your time in Poland.
When you have arranged your insurance policy, please provide us
with the details of it before you attend the training course, by sending
us a scanned copy.
If you are an EU resident, you can use the free European Health Insurance
Card (EHIC) to allow you access to public hospital treatment. Having this
card means you may be able to receive free medical treatment in the event
of an emergency, but it is NOT guaranteed. Also, please be aware that the
EHIC is NOT a travel insurance policy, it will not cover private health care,
non-emergency health costs, or being flown back to your home country.
To learn more, please go to ehic.europa.eu
Dietary, Health and Other special requiremnets
Please, inform us as soon as possible, if you have any food allergies or
special dietary requirements so that we can inform the caterers and find out if they have possibility to prepare meals that are suitable for you.
If you have any other allergies, need to take regular medications or
foresee a need for general medicines during your time in Poland
(for example bug spray, headache tablets, travel sickness pills, etc.)
please arrange these yourself as we are unable to provide them for you.
Likewise, if you have any health conditions, disabilities or mobility issues
that you feel we need to be aware of or that may affect your participation in
the training course activities, then please let us know what they are and
how best to assist you.
Andrej is naturally curious kid exploring the universal magic of life on his travels around the world and in different roles in multi-culti educational youth projects and initiatives. His main passion and mission is experimenting with different methods and tools and trying to bring “mind-fool” and playful approach into youth work through nature, mindfulness and movement based activities.
More about Andrej:
Maria is a Theatre Director and a Theatre Facilitator. Her interests include live performance, devised theatre, community theatre and film. She’s passionate about creating theatrical work for social change and critical thinking. She believes in experiential learning and that theatre as a tool offers a great educational impact in developing ‘life skills’.
More about Maria:
Kate is a traveler and a youth worker who tries to share her passions and interests through implementing different kinds of youth projects, mainly aimed at youth development and environmental protection. Highly addicted to films and photography she is always adding those elements to her work and you can count on her endless conversations on the topics of film, travel, food and the universe.
More about Katerina:
Piotr is youth worker and a changemaker in his own environment. He implements his crazy ideas, not keeping them inside. He thinks that everyone should write a book, as each one of us has enormous story to say. He encourages youth (and not only youth) to talk about their passions, dreams and ideas. He created Impakt, an organization which dreams big and do bigger.
More about Piotr: Talk to him, when you will meet!
Application and contacts
Do not book any ticket or insurance now!
First, make sure to apply for this training course
deadline for application is: 20th January 2020 at 12pm
and wait for the results of selection:
results will be published by: 7th February 2020
results with detailed information will be sent via mail to all applicants
(selected - waiting list - not selected)
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