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  • Om te protesteren tegen al wat mis loopt op het vlak van immigratiebeleid in de EU, kampeerden actievoerders uit verschillende landen een week lang op een domein in het centrum van Brussel, om van daaruit allerlei acties en manifestaties te gaan voeren en workshops te volgen. Ook Loesje gaf er een workshop. De Engelse posters die daaruit voortkwamen vind je in het posterarchief.

  • Het is alweer eventjes geleden dat we in België Loesje-teksten hebben geschreven. Hoog tijd om daar verandering in te brengen!

    Lijkt het je wat om samen teksten te bedenken? Ervaring of geen ervaring, iedereen is welkom op zondag 28 november in het GEC (Gent). We verzamelen om 14u voor de deur van het GEC (recht tegenover het station Gent-Sint Pieters). Waarover we gaan schrijven, bepalen we zelf ter plekke.

  • WeekUp Magazine is een uitgaansladder die in Gent en Antwerpen wordt verspreid. Vanaf deze maand publiceert de WeekUp elke week een Loesje-poster, zowel op haar website www.weekup.be als in haar papieren uitgaansladder die in uitgaansgelegenheden wordt verspreid (totale oplage 25.000 ex.). Bij voorkeur willen ze elke week een actuele poster, dus het is een goede reden om wat vaker nieuwe teksten te schrijven. Aarzel dus ook zeker niet om je Loesje-tekstinvallen te droppen op de online meeschrijfpagina, wie weet komt hij dan op poster!

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    From now on you can now vote for the monthly series on www.loesje.org/voting

    You need to be a registered member of the site to vote, so if you are not already, click on the key symbol and sign up!

    Vote you can do until Tuesday at 12.00 CET.

  • 19th September 2009 - 4th September 2010 - ?th September 2011

    Loesje and her friends were for the second time celebrating the Recycled Creativity festival at the wagon park Lohmühle in Berlin, to find out how far creativity can take us.

    “An open space for ideas, initiatives, music, video and other means of expression, where people can meet each other to interact, discuss, participate and experience.”

    The visitors had the chance to upcycle old materials into something creative, useful and new. They were also screen printing t-shirts, making bikes out of bamboo, painting pictures on children' faces, becoming reborn with yoga, hoola hooping, writing with Loejse's creative text writing method and learned how to cook the best chai while singing and dancing.

    On the stage we enjoyed DJ Skinny Jim and the performances by Lady Gabi, Caroleen and Alexa D Saster. The very special tunes of Wynton Kelly Stevenson rocked the whole crowd and Trike entertained us tremendously with their performance (and costumes!). As the final act we saw the interesting performance of LAN and could happily conclude the evening.

    In 2009 we had a clothes-swapping point with sewing machines, we were creating light objects from trash and destroying old computers to make jewelry and sculptures. Artists were experimenting with recycled sounds by sampling trash bags or “performing with bag pipe made from block flute, few pipes and plastic bags of dogs food.”

    Let's meet next year and create something together!

     

     

     

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  • Freiwiligendienst: Werde aktiv in der Ukraine!

    Für zwei spannende deutsch-ukrainische Projekte in der Stadt Donezk suchen wir insgesamt 5 Freiwillige. Hast du Lust auf ein Jahr in der östlichen Fußballhauptstadt der Ukraine im Rahmen des Europäischen Freiwilligendienstes? Willst du mit kreativen Methoden arbeiten und deine Erfahrungen mit jungen Leuten in der Ukraine teilen? Dann bewirb dich bei uns für einen Freiwilligendienst!

    Projekt 1

    AKTIV.UA: Aktive, Kreative Tätigkeit und Internationales Volontieren in der Ukraine

    Das Projekt ist für das Jahr 2011 in der Stadt Donezk und Umgebung geplant und wird in Zusammenarbeit von der NGO „Alliance“ (Donezk) und Loesje e.V. (Berlin) mit Unterstützung des EU-Programms „Jugend in Aktion“ durchgeführt. Mit unserem Projekt möchten wir die Entwicklung von Jugendinitiativen im Bildungsbereich durch die Erfahrungen der Loesje-Methoden (Plakate, kreatives Schreiben und Informations-Kampagne) unterstützen, um junge Leute aus der Ukraine für Ideen zivilgesellschaftlicher Verantwortung zu begeistern. Die ausgewählten Freiwilligen werden  Möglichkeiten haben, kreative Loesje-Workshops selbstverantwortlich zu organisieren und (mit) zu leiten, sowie am Austausch von Ideen zwischen jungen Menschen aus anderen Organisationen und Regionen der Ukraine teilzunehmen.

    Termin: 1. Juni 2011 – 31. Mai 2012

    Bewerbungsschluss: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, Zusage kann sofort erfolgen

    Projekt 2

    EURO 2012 und interkulturelle Verständigung

    Im Vorfeld der Europa-Fußballmeisterschaft bekommst du die Möglichkeit, Donezk, aber auch andere ukrainische Städte, in den die EURO 2012 ausgetragen wird, kennen zu lernen. Im Rahmen des Projekts werden sich Freiwillige mit Jugendorganisationen treffen, um Diskussionen zu führen und Workshops mit zu leiten. Das Freiwilligenteam wird auch einen Blog über ihre Erlebnisse und Eindrücke schreiben. Durch das Projekt möchten wir die interkulturelle Verständigung zwischen jungen Menschen in Deutschland und in der Ukraine fördern. Das Projekt entsteht in Zusammenarbeit von der NGO „Alliance“ (Donezk) und MitOst e.V. (Berlin). Die Umsetzung des Projekts hängt von der erfolgreichen Antragstellung im EU-Programm "

    Jugend in Aktion" ab. Das Ergebnis des Auswahlverfahrens wird Anfang Februar 2011 bekannt gegeben.

    Termin: 1. Juni 2011 – 31. Mai 2012

    Bewerbung: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, gerne auch zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt


    Was wir in beiden Projekten anbieten:

    • Möglichkeit, an diversen Projekten im Jugend- und Bildungsbereich teilzunehmen
    • Kostenfreier Sprachkurs in Russisch oder Ukrainisch
    • Teilnahme an Begleitseminaren und persönliche Betreuung durch einen Mentor
    • Reise- und Versicherungskosten werden erstattet (100%), Unterkunft und Verpflegung in Donezk wird von der Gastorganisation gestellt. Ausserdem bekommen die Freiwilligen ein monatliches Taschengeld (80 Euro).

    Was wir von den Freiwilligen erwarten:

    • Voraussetzungen: Alter 18-29 Jahre, ständiger Wohnsitz in Deutschland
    • Motivation, positive und aktive Lebenseinstellung
    • Interesse für selbständige Untersuchung von Jugendbewegungen und -initiativen
    • Interesse an gesellschaftlichen Prozessen in der Ukraine
    • Teamfähigkeit und Bereitschaft, kreativ zu arbeiten
    • Flexibilität und Offenheit gegenüber den örtlichen Besonderheiten in der Arbeit sowie im Alltag
    • Gute Englisch-Kenntnisse, Grundkenntnisse in Russisch sind wünschenswert 
    • Erfahrungen in der Jugendarbeit sind ebenfalls wünschenswert, aber kein Muss.


    INFORMATION

    Für alle weiteren Fragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung:

    • Loesje e.V., Karl-Kunger-Straße 55, 12435 Berlin

    Tel. 030-97882577, WWW: www.loesje.org, Email: artur@loesje.org

    • MitOst e.V., Alt-Moabit 90, 10559 Berlin

    Tel. 030-31517480, WWW: www.mitost.org, Email: hadala@mitost.org


    BEWERBUNG

    Hast du Interesse? – Dann bewirb dich bei uns mit Motivationsschreiben und Lebenslauf per Mail: hadala@mitost.org

  • On the 4th of September Loesje and her friends are organizing 

    RECYCLED CREATIVITY ART FESTIVAL

    at the wagon park Lohmühle, Lohmühlenstrasse 17, behind Görlitzer Park in Berlin, Germany.

    Come listen to bands, join the workshops, eat nice food and visit the bar!

    For more info click here

     

  • Please follow that link and fulfill the evaluation form of the SummerCamp 2010 in Niederdreisbach.

    Thanks a lot!

  • How to get there

    The nearest train station is Niederdreisbach by Altenkirchen, from there it's 1,4 km lovely walking to the place itself. A map you can find here:

    http://maps.google.de/maps?near=Neue+Hoffnung+1,+57520+Niederdreisbach&geocode=CX_iC0cEEReqFVdJBgMdoOZ4ACkJJ2hh9R-8RzHT5VaMFZDhew&q=bahnhof&vps=1&f=li&hl=de&jsv=255b&sll=50.748784,7.925262&sspn=0.022266,0.048065


    Größere Kartenansicht "

    The location

    It's at 2,5 hours drive from Arnhem, the Netherlands, up in the mountains with beautiful surroundings. There are 3 triangle huts, with places for 13 people each. There is place for campfires; we can burn whatever we find that is dead in the woods, also the paper waste. In the area we could also find a small swimming pool. The one neighbor we have, in front of the main house, sells bio-products! The campfire place is all the way in the back, so when we sit there at night we wouldn't be bothering anyone. People will have to bring their own mattress covers and sleeping bags. There is enough space nearby to play football at. The location has things such as a beamer that we could use free of charge. In Betzdorf, some 5 km away, there's Aldi, Lidl, a pharmacy etc. In Kirchen, a 15km drive, is a hospital.

     

    The price

    The price for all food, the sleeping facilities and the workshops is €160. The only things not included is possible beverages in the bar and your trip there and back. The Summercamp is a self financed activity, meaning there are no project grants or additional funding covering it. This is because Loesje wants everyone to be able to come, also spontaneously, instead of having to adjust to fund givers criteria on age or amount of participants per country. It would be best for Loesje if you could pay the whole sum in advance, if that is really not possible, pay half before hand and bring the second half in cash to the camp. 

     

    Visa

    If you are in need of a visa to attend Summercamp, please contact loesje@loesje.orgas soon as possible with your motivation and details. Loesje will decide on a case to case basis what to do with the visa application. The time is already limited, so unfortunately no guarantees can be made.

     

    The method ‘School of Freedom’

    The school of freedom is based on the principle that everyone can teach others in a non-formal way by making use of their own experiences, interests, skills and knowledge and vice versa. Instead of planning everything in advance, we challenge the participants to create the program according to their interests. Though some workshop will be planned in advance to guarantee that some important things are not forgotten.

    A Loesje summer camp is a mini-society-experiment, a growing mishmash of creativity and learning, and exists of the input of the participants. Everyone gets the chance to take initiative in the way he or she feels best in. This freedom of initiative also means that everyone carries responsibility for the summer camp together. This includes cleaning, dish washing, helping with the cooking, and taking care for each other.

    What will happen during the summer camp is still mainly open, only some handy things (food, materials, starting up program, excursions, etc.) are prepared in advance. It asks from everyone who comes the effort to make the summer camp something good and special, and of course that will come all by itself when we have fun together and enjoy. So bring your good vibes, and welcome to the School of Freedom!

    At the beginning of the summer camp, there will be a brainstorm session where everyone writes down wishes and ideas for the coming days; workshops and activities that we want to give as well as join. Then people choose what they would like to do or join, and from the outcome we will make a juicy Summercamp program.

    If you want to give special workshops or do other things, it can be good to prepare and bring things you need for it. Also spontaneous workshops and activities are welcome, so don’t worry if you’ll just bring your enthusiasm…

     

    Some ideas for workshops and activities

    text-writing marathons, running the disco-bar, making instruments from food, revolutionary music making, gossip media tactics, cleaning contests, wake up service activism, starting up your own movement, ecological glue-mixing methods, juggling with politics, philosophy of football playing, German traditional dances, forbidden forest games, Swedish drinking dynamics, acrobatic nature walks, discussion wrestling, campfire storytelling, extreme water sports, gender performances, brewing rhubarb beer, sunrise meditations, intercultural theatre, group survival, sustainable body painting, empowering the cooks, abstract role playing, designing utopias, late night poster sticking, etc. etc.

     

    Nice things to bring

    Musical instruments, workshop material, swim suit, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, good shoes, interesting films, new Loesje materials from your country, leftish surprises for Evan, a good book, toys, condoms and all your workshop ideas. Please don’t forget any medications you might need, a sleeping bag, mattress cover and towel.

     

    Signed up so far has

    Kaat, Belgium 
    Michael, Belgium
    Marta, Poland
    Iris, the Netherlands
    Froukje, the Netherlands
    Evan, Germany
    Myrto, Germany
    Marc, the Netherlands
    Neus, UK
    Tamara, Austria
    Pascal, the Netherlands
    Judith, the Netherlands
    Rola, Germany
    Ruben, the Netherlands
    Maria, Finland
    Maarten, the Netherlands
    Luder, the Netherlands
    Elma, the Netherlands
    Eva, Austria
    Cornelia, UK
    Geertje, the Netherlands
    Lotte, the Netherlands
    Erik, the Netherlands
    Meindert, the Netherlands
    Peter Tempestade, Poland
    Vero, the Netherlands
    Jaron, the Netherlands
    Artur, Germany
    Sebastien, Belgium
    Sarah, Austria
    MaGnus, Sweden
    Sjors, the Netherlands
    Sander, the Netherlands
    Okke, the Netherlands
    Max, Germany
    Esther, the Netherlands
    Hanna, the Netherlands
    the other Kaat, Beligum
    Kaisa, Finland
    Liisa, the Netherlands
    Susanne, Austria
    Geert, the Netherlands
    Chris, the Netherlands

    There are also strong rumours that Tara, Germany and Felix, France will land at the Summercamp at some point... keep on spreading the word about it to your nice friends. 

  • Loesje Summercamp of 2010 will take place in Niederdreisbach, Germany from the 14th til 23rd of July. We will stay in pyramid huts and will use the method school of freedom to together create the program!

    The signing up form is here below, and the cost for 10 days of camp, including hut, food but not beverages is €160. Everyone will have to bring their own sleeping bag as well as mattress cover/sheet.