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  • To inspire and inform we have prepared short clips with Loesje warm up games for you - coming in more languages! 

    The films were made through the transnational youth initiative "Loesje / Communi-Action" with young people from Pina in Slovenia and Loesje e.V. in Germany in 2012.

     

    We already have translations of the text parts to Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene and Swedish. If you can help us to translate to yet another language, mail rola@loesje.org!

     

     

    The project is financed by: 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • To inspire and inform we have prepared short clips with Loesje warm up games for you - coming in more languages! 

    The films were made through the transnational youth initiative "Loesje / Communi-Action" with young people from Pina in Slovenia and Loesje e.V. in Germany in 2012.

    We already have translations of the text parts to Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene and Swedish. If you can help us to translate to yet another language, mail rola@loesje.org!

    The project is financed by: 

  • Youth association Info front – Prilep / Loesje Macedonia presents: the Youth in Action 3.1 training “After brainstorm comes sunshine”

    CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

    VENUE
    The training course AFTER BRAINSTORM COMES SUNSHINE will take place in Prilep, Macedonia, from 11 – 18 March 2013.


    THEME / OBJECTIVES / ACTIVITIES
    Participants from Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Malta, Germany and Spain will meet, discuss and learn the new ways of self-promoting, self-employment and entrepreneurship. The theme of this project is bringing someone in the process of brainstorming, developing a creative idea, realizing it and promoting it entrepreneurially.
     

    OBJECTIVES

    - to overcome skepticism and fear of failure, to work on self-confidence and self-esteem;

    - to develop and to promote own talents and innovative ideas into business;

    - to promote future (follow-up) initiatives and to encourage, motivate and inspire young people;

    - to improve social skills

    - to promote working online, using web 2.0 and new media for promoting creativity, networking and finding new contacts;

    - to create, develop or promote new methods and criteria for reaching goals and achieving successes. The activities foreseen in the project are:

    - team building workshops;

    - interactive lectures on the topics of web 2.0 and S.M.A.R.T. criteria for setting attainable goals in entrepreneurship;

    - reflection groups- open space workshop, in which the participants will reflect on learning experiences and outcomes;

    - discussions and debates, using the "Fishbowl", "World café" and "Statement game" methods;

    - Loesje creative writing workshops, using the methods created by Loesje International;

    - evaluation and follow-up discussions.

    PARTICIPANTS
    We encourage the partner organizations to choose two participants per country, who are:
    - aged 18-30;
    - preferably one male and one female;
    - able to work in English;
    - highly motivated and interested in the topic;
    - able to support any follow-up activities.
     

    COSTS
    The participation on the training is free of charge. The food and accommodation costs are fully covered by the project. The costs about the working materials and excursion are also covered. 

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    YOUTH IN ACTION 3.1 TRAINING “AFTER BRAINSTORM COMES SUNSHINE”

    Youth association Info front – Prilep is a youth NGO that provides information to the young people regarding the 'Youth in action' programme, European Voluntary Service (EVS), stimulates creativity, creative activism, non-formal education, cultural exchanges and information distribution. The projects we work on and we prepare for near future are local and international, in the fields of sport, humanitarian actions (in cooperation with the local branch of the Red Cross), gender equality, art and culture, Loesje creative writing workshops, ecology and environment (‘info front goes green’ – project) and European awareness.


    So far, the organization worked on several projects supported by UNICEF, Council of Europe and European Commission’s Youth in Action programme.

    This YiA 3.1 training is the first one that Info front – Prilep will host.

    Since September 2011, Info front – Prilep officially acts as the Macedonian branch of Loesje International.

    Info front – Prilep is an EVS Sending, Coordinating and Hosting Organisation with EI Ref. number 2012-SI-55
     

  • Priročnik Loesje je sedaj na voljo tudi v slovenščini. V priročniku najdete navodila kako lahko oblikujete samostojno Loesje skupino, izvedete delavnice kreativnega pisanja in pripravite besedilo za Loesje poster. Priročnik najdete na spletni strani oz. spodaj.

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    The Slovene version of the Loesje Handbook is now available. Find out how to create your own Loesje group, how to make creative writing workshops, final editing and lay-out of posters.

    Read online or print it below.
     
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    Job shadowing with Loesje…

    Job shadowing in Berlin…

    Well, what is this “Job shadowing”?  It’s a perfect opportunity, a wonderful experience which is unfortunately unknown to most of us. It’s a part of the Youth in Action program and thanks to this you can work (follow as a shadow) in some NGO during 7-21 days, see how they work, learn the “know how” of their successful existence, be a part of it. The travel costs are covered 70%, accommodation and food are provided. Plus you have some pocket money. Isn’t it too great an opportunity to miss out on?

    To do your job shadowing in Loesje e.V. in Berlin is another thing, it’s another story J You’re working with an international group of wonderful people with huge experience and desire to help you, to encourage you and just to spend their precious time with you. From the beginning you’re in a creative and hard working process trying to do the same work in another, more creative, new and effective way. Even having lunch there is something: everyday someone is cooking for all some new things, so all together can enjoy it and chat with each other and exchange their positive mood.

    If you’re doing your job shadowing in Berlin, you can say you’re very lucky and not at the same time, because you have so many things to do and to see after the working day and on weekends,  that a short time of stay is not enough ;) You can do all you want, find whatever you want and wherever you want: enjoy the huge parks, just walking there, have a rest, visit the museums, expositions, doing a walking tour in the city, find nice festivals, concerts, pubs, clubs, café, restaurants, etc, etc... and even more.

    So, when are you going to experience it?

    Milena Gasparyan and Hranush Shahnazaryan, Loesje Armenia

    This project was funded by: 

  • This Saturday a Loesje member in Berlin took on the challenge of spreading as many Loesje posters possible in one day, and succeded to spread 702! Anyone want to take on the challenge? For more details, check out: 

    http://sf0.org/kattapa/Counting/

  • The Recycled Creativity festival kicked off for the 4th year with a big Recycling and Repair day at the lovely wagon park Lohmühle, last Saturday the 15th of September. This week the festival continues in other venues, to end next Saturday with a race - on water - with vehicles made out of upcycled trash! Drop by if you can. More info at www.recycledcreativity.info

  • The latest international poster series you can find here: www.loesje.org/posters

    Print them, hang them up or translate them to your own language!

     

     

  • "Whatever happened in the summercamp stays in the summercamp?" If your curiosity is too big or if you want remember all the crazy stuffs that happened in only 10 days, it is time for you to read our Summercamp 2012 article! 

     

     

     


    It all started with a bunch of lovely-happy-crazy people meeting up in the most unexpected venue of Belgium: Tronle. If Tronle doesn't sound super exciting to you, it is probably because you have never been to the Gite Le Baty. Surrounded by cows and hills, the Gite was ready to welcome creative and playful spirits with: a piano, outdoor tables, a boule/kubb playground, a bar full of Belgian beers and bar-pretenders and even a secret hidden toilet for all the secret hidden thingies (quickly named the Hobbit). To set our international team in a Belgian mood, a big Smurfs-quizz was organized by Loesje Belgium and we must admit that it was quite useful for the rest of our stay in a country with 3 official languages and way more french fries sauces.

    But this was JUST the beginning of the camp and nobody could even IMAGINE what happened in the next days! All together, we started to build the School of Freedom, where everybody was free to give and attend different workshops. They were various and numerous. For example, the participants could enter the matrix while ignoring the weather, talk to cows and eat wild plants from the green meadows around, participate in the Loesje Olympics in stop motion or simply speak Russian during the Belgian beer tasting workshop. It was also a big opportunity to talk about Loesje's future and how we want to shape it together.     

    Each of the summer camp days were different and unpredictable but some regular features gave our residents the illusion of a daily routine. Wake-up service, provided by various creatures and monsters, poured some coffee and tea in our beds every morning. On the breakfast table, the Daily A4 was lazily waiting to make its first gossip/quote victims. A changing team of international cooks prepared the finest dishes, never forgetting the pince of smurfs or racoons. And after the daily cleaning announcer screamed in the middle of the dinner, it was time to get ready to party! No matter who you were (maybe a dragon or Captain Cutlery), where you were (could have been in the forest or in the VIP tent)and with who you were (why not Bicycle Repair Man or the Queen), parties had no limits, no rules and hardly any end.  

    Thanks to all the participants for this great adventure! And remember that the Summer Camp is not over, the feelings, pictures, songs, and quotes will last forever in our heart...

    Well... at least until the next one! See you all very soon again old campers and newcomers!

  • Loesje International Annual Report 2011 is up! Click here to read it and get a summary of our activities in 2011 and our plans for 2012.