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  • On Sturday, December 3, Warsaw welcomed the first Loesje's mural in Poland. The Polish version of the poster "The longer you wait for the future the shorter it will be" was (legally) painted on a wall in Warsaw's Praga Polnoc district, on 38 Stalowa St. As the size matters, the mural is about 4,5 meter wide and about 6 meter high.

    pic by Jarosław Żeliński

    pic by Jarosław Żeliński

    pic by Jarosław Żeliński

    Pictures by Jarosław Żeliński

  • We are looking for two creative and motivated people to do European Voluntary Service (EVS) at the Loesje office for 12 months. EVS is a project of the European Commission and it means you can live for free in Arnhem, do society-committed work and enjoy life, if you are under 30.

    The startdate is 1th of September 2018.

    You can apply till the 5th of March 2018. For all the right information and how to apply you can have a look here: http://www.loesje.org/vacancies

     

  • Op een koude winterdag maakte ik een wandeling door Brussel. Mijn oog viel op een jongen met een grote gele surfplank. Rare verschijning zo in de winter. Ik besloot hem te volgen, hij zou me zeker naar de zonnigste plekjes brengen. Op een gegeven moment raakte ik hem kwijt. Diverse andere routeplanners bepaalden daarna het traject van mijn wandeling: de zon aan de overkant van de straat, een meisje met cello, drie langzame Japanse dames, de zoektocht naar een café dat open is op zaterdagmiddag.stadssurfen meegaan met de flow en zien waar je aanspoelt

    Het leuke aan Brussel is dat je altijd gekke of bijzondere details tegenkomt. Bizarre winkeltjes of mensen. Zoals de artisanale papierdrukker die zijn informatie in het Engels, Frans en Japans aanbiedt, maar niet in het Nederlands. Een eetcafé 'Ballekes' genaamd waar ze 'Famous Belgian meatballs' aanbieden. Ik wist niet dat België bekend stond om gehaktballen, maar als je iets maar overtuigend genoeg brengt, gelooft iedereen het. Verder zag ik een 'Alimentation générale' gespecialiseerd in 'Turks-Griekse-Franse-Chinese-Japanse-Spaanse voedingsmiddelen', aldus het uithangbord. Dat vond ik zo grappig, die combinatie van zulke uiteenlopende landen. Maar ik geloof dat ik toch meer van de Turks-Griekse-Zweedse-Deense-Portugese-Vlaamse keuken ben. Mijn wandeling eindigde met een warme chocomelk bij café St Pierre. Daar maakte ik deze nieuwe poster. Ik kan het iedereen aanraden, een middagje stadssurfen.

  • Loesje International will  be taking part in MANIFEEST on Saturday 23rd September in Amsterdam. Details about this event you can find here.

    Every year our friends at PAX for Peace organise a National Peace week. This year it's held from the 16th till the 24th of September. 

    During this week Loesje International will give several lectures and workshops about War and Peace. Ending with the festival Manifeest!

    The festival starts at 16:00 and is an amalgamation of art, music, workshops and talks to celebrate the end of Peace Week.


     

  • You can find them all here.

     

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    About
    Pekarna.Tv  is a pilot project of the Cultural Association and Youth Center IndiJanez, the purpose of which is to present cultural events, local scene, society , everyday life and practices, cultural happenings and diversity - through the eyes of  young people. Multimedia portal www.pekarna.tv consists of various programmes that cover topics such as: activism, social commentary, documentaries, short interviews, local events, concerts, youth scenes, social and behavioral characteristics of urban life etc. The aim of Pekarna.TV is to be an independent, alternative television that reports about young people, society, different problematics (marginalization, discrimination, youth unemployment, prejudices, corruption, ecological and environmental problems etc.) and cultural events in lines with freedom of communication and expression. There is also room for humour and irony. The spirit of Pekarna.TV is that of  pacifism, active citizenship, freedom, critical thinking, tolerance, co-existence , anti-capitalism and anti-consumption, well being of all species etc.

    Volunteers will work in production of contents for Pekarna.tv from conceptualization to filming and making the final product, namely videos for the online television. They can work in front of or behind camera. Volunteers will work for 6 months in the city of Maribor, Slovenia. The project starts on 1st September 2014.

    The project has been designed to be a part of the EVS program. The volunteers will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    Fieldwork
    Photography
    Film & TV production
    Computer design and desktop publishing
    Journalism
    Video editing
    Multimedia Design

    We are looking for creative, independent, open-minded individuals with a strong interest in working with camera and different people. Knowledge of English language is a must. We do however also understand German.

    Pekarna (meaning bakery in Slovenian language) is a complex of ex-army barracks squatted in 1994 and turned into a cultural center. It has an alternative status in the city and is a meeting point for different subcultures and various young people.  The organization  IndiJanez also runs a club (called MC) in Pekarna complex where concerts, exhibitions and cultural events are taking place regularly.

    Regulations
    You are not allowed to be Slovene or currently have Slovene residency
    You should be between 19 and 30 years old
    You should be a citizen of the European Union, EEA or CH
    You should have a permanent residence in Germany

    Application details
    Deadine for applying 5th August
    Please send your CV and a motivational letter to: office@klub-mc.si


    Contact
    Skype: IndiJanez_
    Phone: +386 0 40 337 099
    Mail: office@klub-mc.si
    Pekarna.Tv website: www.pekarna.tv
    web page of the Youth Center: www.pekarna.net


    Practical arrangements
    Accommodation is arranged and for free, you will be staying either in a cosy EVS flat where you will live together with the other EVS volunteer(s) or alone in a hostel-like room with your own kitchen and bathroom. You will get money for food and pocket money, insurance, a Slovene language course and a bike if desired. A mentor, as a personal guide will be present during your EVS period, although we encourage self-initiative, because an active attitude is essential for the work we do.
     

  • Ein Jahr voller abenteuerlicher Ereignisse habe ich im Rahmen des EFD in Frankreich erlebt. In Poitiers habe ich in einem Appartement im studentischen Wohnheim zusammen mit zwei Freiwilligen aus Spanien gewohnt. Zur Arbeit bin ich etwa 20 Minuten zu Fuß durch eine hügelige und romantische Landschaft gegangen. Zu meinen Aufgaben im Regionalen Informationszentrum für Jugendliche (CRIJ) gehörte die Betreuung des Empfangs und die Information des Publikums rund um die Wohnungssuche, Ausgehmöglichkeiten, Suche nach Mobilitätsprogrammen im Ausland…

    Außerdem habe ich viele Dokumentationsrecherchen im Internet gemacht und Datenbanken gepfelgt. Ich habe bei verschiedenen Foren von meinen Erfahrungen als Freiwillige erzählt. Was mir auch viel Freude gemacht hat war, dass ich meinen Kollegen in der Region Poitou-Charentes bei verschiedenen Veranstaltungen mit Partnern von meiner Organisation assistieren konnte. Auf diese Weise habe ich einen umfassenden Überblick über die Funktion der CRIJ bekommen. Die Kollegen waren sehr hilfsbereit und haben mir viel Zeit gewidmet, damit ich einen Überblick über die Arbeitsbereiche jedes einzelnen Mitarbeiters bekomme.
    Darüber hinaus hatte ich einen Tutor an meiner Seite und eine Sprachunterstützung ein Mal pro Woche.

    Da Poitiers eine Universitätsstadt ist, in der mehr als 20 % der Bevölkerung Studenten ausmachen, konnte ich dank der Studentischen Initiative Méli Mélo an vielen Ausflügen mit Erasmus Studenten teilnehmen, wie z. B. Latino- oder Polyglotabende, Exkursionen durch die Umgebung oder private Partys. In meiner Freizeit habe ich die Atlantikküste entdeckt, wo ich das bekannte Aquarium in La Rochelle oder den sehr bekannten Zoo in Palmyr besucht habe. Außerdem habe ich mithilfe von couchsurfing die Cote d´Azur bereist.
    Dieses Jahr hat mein Leben in persönlicher und beruflicher Hinsicht sehr bereichert. Ich habe viele herzliche und sehr interessante Menschen kennen gelernt und habe meinen Horizont erweitert.

    Ich empfehle es sehr, sich zu trauen neue Kulturen 

    und Lebensweisen im Ausland zu entdecken, da man dort viel lernt und man mit seinen Aufgaben wächst.

    Daria

  • Hupsakee, vier nieuwe posters erbij.

    Cyberpesten / niet enkel voor übernerds viaduct bij valavond knipperende lichtjes en zacht geroezemoes vreemd ben je enkel voor de ander warme winter, er zijn al panda's gespot in het Zuiden

  •                                                                                                                                        This is the training course where you can develop your trainer competencies
    in working with Human Rights Education on national and international level!
     
    Objectives:

     

    ■ Developing trainers’ knowledge and compe-

    tencies in key concepts of Human Right Educa-

    tion with young people.

    ■ Reviewing and addressing essential compe-

    tencies, skills and attitudes for a trainer when

    working with Human Rights Education in non-

    formal learning setting.

    In this training:
     

    ■ An analysis of the competencies, skills and values of

    trainers working with Human Rights Education.

    ■ Practical workshops on essential skills and attitudes

    for trainers.

    ■ A review of the evolution of Human Rights Education

    in Europe and the present challenges that it faces.

    ■ Opportunities to share experiences and challenges

    of developing Human Rights education in formal and

    non-formal education settings.

    General information
     
    ■Dates: April 16-25, 2014.
     
    ■Location: Armenia, city of Dilijan.
     
    ■The working language is English.
     
    ■36 Participants from 12 countries.
     
    ■Only for people from:
    Finland, Armenia, Egypt,
    Macedonia, Palestine, Hungary, Ukraine, Italy,
    The Netherlands. Latvia, Germany, Serbia.
     
    Financial conditions
     
    ■Accommodation and catering are fully covered.
     
    ■70% Reimbursement of travel expenses.
     
    Travel reimbursement
    Expenses for accommodation and catering,
    as well as 70 percent* of your travel costs
    are covered with financial support from
    Youth in Action programme of the European
    Union.
     
    About the organisation
     
    Loesje is an international network of young, creative citi-
    zens organised in both local informal groups and national
    associations. It is also a “Dutch girl” who so-to-say signs all
    the posters. The foundation ‘Loesje International’ was founded
    in the Netherlands, and has its international office in Berlin.
    The Loesje network’s main focus areas are culture and crea-
    tive expression; human rights and democracy; international
    peace, tolerance and the fight against racism and xenophobia;
    environmental protection and climate change and internation-
    al as well as personal development. With the posters Loesje
    inspires people to reflect, take action and form their own
    opinions. As well as this, Loesje develops inspiring projects
    which create space for the participants to develop and express
    their ideas, thoughts and opinions, and offer opportunities to
    disseminate the results to a wider audience, both locally and
    internationally.
     
    Deadline: 28th February
     
    For more information and for the application form contact: martina@loesje.org