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  • Wanneer heb jij voor het laatst een papieren bootje gevouwen? Hier is je kans om je oude vouwvaardigheden weer eens op te frissen.

    In deze pdf vind je zelf te vouwen Loesje-bootjes. En ze willen graag uitvaren op de parkvijver in jouw stad, of de stadsfontein, of een plas na een regenbui. Zodat ze voorbijgangers even verbaasd kunnen doen stilstaan. Mocht je niet meer zo goed weten hoe dat ook alweer moest, een bootje vouwen, dan vind je hier de instructies voor dummies:
    http://www.knutselidee.nl/vouwen/bootvouwen_.htm

    Let op: je moet de Loesje-teksten naar binnen vouwen.


          

    Erg leuk in combinatie met de bootjes zijn de Loesje-waterlelies. Knip ze uit en vouw ze dicht. Zodra je ze (gevouwen) in het water legt, zullen de blaadjes een voor een openen. Als echte lelies dus, en dan ontpoppen zich mooie Loesje-teksten. Je zal de parkeenden en voorbijgangers vreemd zien opkijken!

    Uit respect voor het milieu kan je het beste aan het einde van de dag de bootjes en lelies weer aan wal halen.

    Laat je ons weten welke avonturen jouw bootjes en bloemetjes beleefd hebben? Foto's kan je ook op Flickr zetten en de tag 'Loesje' meegeven, dan krijgen wij ze ook te zien.

  • The date for applying to an EVS at the Loesje International office has expired since 1st of May. For those of you who sent your applications before 1st of May will receive a reply in May.

  • Vandaag zit ons land 323 dagen zonder regering en wat eraan te doen? Moet de gewone Belg ècht machteloos toekijken hoe politici de teller in de hoogte jagen? Loesje België bedacht een alternatief.

    Via de website www.hetvolkregeert.be kan de bevolking zèlf het heft in handen nemen. Hoe tewerk gaan? Stuur een eigen koelkastakkoord in, discussieer op het forum over culinaire bevoegdheden of print je Loesje-poster af en plak hem voor je raam. Inspiratie vind je in de ludieke berichtgeving op de website.

    Zogenaamde 'volksformateurs' berichten over o.a. archeologische taalgrenzen, sportbeoefening in de Wetstraat en Waalse frieten. Loesje roept op zelf formateur te worden en mee te besturen.

    Bezoek de website: http://www.hetvolkregeert.be

  • Today is World Press Freedom Day which naturally is an important day for Loesje and numerous others around the world, who are fighting for human rights, democracy and a strong civil society.

    If you would like to see how your country, or any other, is ranking on the Press Freedom Index, check it out here:

    http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2010,1034.html

    It’s made by the Reporters Without Borders and this time 178 independent sources from countries filled the questionnaires completely. Note that Egypt has risen to place 127 whereas Denmark has sunk from 1st to 11th place. Eritrea is still at the bottom. The Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak has today been imprisoned 3509 days, since autumn 2001. His crime? He's a journalist, which the authoritorian regime does not appreciate. 

  • Start the season with Loesje at the ODDSTREAM FESTIVAL!

    In Nijmegen, the Netherlands / 2nd - 5th June 2011

    4 music stages / exhibitions / an ‘inspiration day for art and communication’ / an open participation area with interactive activities / live art and workshops / Club Oddstream with a night program by DJs and artists

    The Young Gods / The Gathering / zZz / Chicks On Speed / Lola / Kite / Krause / Disappeares / Alec Empire / T. Raumschmiere / Stagga / Eprom / Goth-Trad / Richard Devine and much more...

    Ticket sales started!

    For more information http://www.oddstream.org/?lang=en

    Loesje will be at Oddstream to spice up the festival with creative text writing workshops and to spread some posters.

    See you there!

  • Loesje International was once again awarded an administrative grant from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. This year we were allocated 4180 Euro to continue to do great activities European and world wide. The money will go to cover rent, wages and other necessary expenses to support the Loesje network. 

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    Dates: 22.07 - 02.08.2011
     
     
     

    Place: Keava, Estonia

    Venue: Tarsi Talu 

    Loesje's summercamp is going to take place in marvelous Estonia this year, from the 22nd of July until the 2nd of August. Estonia is famous for it's gorgeous landscapes, like endless swamps and woods, their foregoing technology (invention of skype) and their impossible language (14 bloody cases). The camp is located in the small village called Keava, which lies about 60 km away from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

    At the campsite, there are 5 buildings, including facilities like a cooking area, two and a half big sleeping rooms, several habitable rooms, a sauna, shower, toilets, a stage, a bar - loads of cool stuff - and most of it self-built by the hosts.

    The spacious outside area is usable in many different ways and you can find a lot of places to do workshops or hang around or to do whatever you want to. There are awesome hammocks all over the place, swings, trampolines, a lake, empty grass spaces, a sports area, a tipi, campfire places, and the camp is surrounded by a beautiful forest (which can also be used for people who'd prefer to sleep in their own tents) and impressive swamps. 

    Furthermore, we're going to have our very personal cook who will prepare our vegetarian or vegan food, however we want, and as a matter of course we'll be very glad to be allowed to be helpful with some peeling or chopping.

    The program will be similar to last year's. Loads of interesting workshops - School of Freedom - where everyone can teach and show whatever he/she/whatever can or wants to share and people can attend whatever workshop they feel like to. There's also an excursion planned and we definitely have to go discover some impressive sights of nature. In the evenings we will have either various, entertaining programs or some of our legendaryparties, or likewise both of them, or free time, secret meetings, secret parties, secret other stuff, whatever ;)

    The costs
    for the whole camp are EUR 160,- per person. Traveling costs have to be paid by everyone themselves. To pay for the Summer Camp, you can do so by transferring money to our account with the ING Bank: 

    Stichting Loesje International
    IBAN: NL74INGB0009562112
    BIC: INGBNL2A

    Write "Summer camp fee" as your message.

    For Loesje's with Dutch bank accounts it's 9562112.

    You can also transfer money via PayPal.

     

    We can suggest

    various ways for

    traveling to Estonia

    > Hitchhiking: Free the hippie inside of you, grab a flower and go for it. Loads of long-distance truckers on the road. (Beware of burglary though - make sure that while they are stealing your bag, you steal their truck!)

    > Bike: Go get your two-wheeled buddy and gather in Stockholm with some of our Loesje-friends who will travel to the campsite by bike and boat.

    > Eurolines/Ecolines: Check yourself from where you'd like to depart, it's really doable if you're easy with long bus rides.

    > Train to Riga and then take a bus: There is currently no railway
    between Estonia and Latvia. Don't ask.

    > Plane: The fastest and environmentally most polluting way. Ryanair is cheap, check their site from time to time to find the most affordable one. Otherwise you might look into EasyJet or other airlines.

    > There are also some boats from Germany (Rostock) or Denmark to Finland (Helsinki) going, where you can change for a boat to Tallinn. Check it out.

    > Car: You could put up a group to travel there by car.


    You can look for the timetable for the trains from Tallinn to Keava yourself on www.edel.ee and then you should find your way on the left side. Note that the current schedule is only valid until the end of May, so you should check the actual times in June or later.

    For transport from the point of arrival in Keava to the camp we still have to figure things out. Maybe it's walkable, otherwise we're able to rent a little van from the campsite to pick up groups of people and luggage.

    We really hope a lot of people can't resist the urge to come and we're looking forward to enjoying an unforgettable time with you guys!


    Fill out the registration form

  • Here you can watch a short movie about Loesje's text writing workshop. You can follow all the steps how Loesje texts are created.

     

    We will keep you informed when we have the next workshop!

  • Friends,

    as you can read from the results of the board meeting concerning Loesje International's web presence, we have decided to share news and updates in a form different from the Bulletin. One reason is to make the web site more interactive. We also believe it is better to focus on each article like this, rather than focus on one entity, which was the Bulletin. As the texts will be shared on Facebook too, they will reach a bigger crowd. Read more here: http://www.loesje.org/news/4238

    Have you been logged into www.loesje.org as a member before? If not, here is the procedure:

    Go to the website and place the mouse over the picture of the key that you can find to the left in the menu above. There you log in with the following
    username: member
    password: IntMem#?

    Now you are free to upload stuff! Under this key you find lots of functions. This is where you go everytime you want to do something on the site. For specifically uploading texts that you usually send to us for the bulletin, you go to Add content, and then News. From here it should be easy. Write the title of your text, add the text in the text box and please add pictures if you have any. You can preview your creation, and then just click “Save“ when you are done. Et voila! You have uploaded the article yourself =)

    So please, if you have any texts around the subjects that Loesje deals with, or actions directly related to Loesje, please feel free to upload them yourself! However, if you get stuck with technical problems, please send the text to safaa@loesje.org and she will do it for you.

    Greetings to news times and positive changes,

    Loesje International

  • Here you can watch the next short summary about the board meeting and assembly of Loesje International:


    Keep on rocking \m/