#3 ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize eventsshare Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects. Under the umbrella of Erasmus Program there’s also European Solidarity Corps initiative.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Erasmus days are coming to an end today, 17 October. Throughout these three days we have shared with you the testimonies of our participants who in their videos told their experiences of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. You can find them on our social media: YouTubeFacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

On the occasion of the last day, we want to share with you the story of our volunteer abroad for the European Solidarity Corps. Çağrı is currently in France for the project he joined, however, he has answered some questions for us.

Çağrı from Turkey

Çağrı has arrived in France in January and started volunteering for L’Arche de La Vallée, which welcomes people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. He studies Business Administration in Turkey. After his volunteering experience of two months in Russia, he applied for a second ESC project in France. The aim of the project he’s now volunteering for is help people with disabilities, discover their world and the challenges they face in daily life.

He applied through European Youth Portal sending his resume and cover letter, and he waited for an answer.

After the online interview with the hosting organization, he got accepted. He got in touch with us – his sending organization – which helped him to plan his transfer in Hauterives, buying his fly tickets and completing the paperworks about visa and insurance. All of us – Çağrı, the hosting organization and us as his sending organization – have signed the activity agreement. Then he left and started his new experience abroad.

The hosting organization provides for him accommodation, food allowance and pocket money, other than the reimbursement of fly tickets on the base of project’s budget. Çağrı will stay there for a period of 10 months total.

Listen to Çağrı’s story!

Thank you for having spent this #ERASMUSDAYS with us! See you next year!

#2 ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize eventsshare Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects. Under the umbrella of Erasmus Program there’s also European Solidarity Corps initiative.

What is the European Solidarity Corps?

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

European Solidarity Corps projects are available to people between the ages of 18 and 30. After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.

Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months. They will usually be located within the European Union Member States.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Today, 16 of October, is the second of the Erasmus days. On the occasion of this day, we as Proder have collected the story about the European Solidarity Corps experience of two of our participants in a video, shared on our social media: YouTubeFacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Chiara from Cagliari, Italy

Chiara has come here on August and started volunteering in the EU Project Office of Eskişehir Governorship. She graduated in International Cooperation at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. After her graduation she worked for Unicef Italia for a year, but she still wanted to gain some experience abroad. Looking online through the vacancies on European Youth Portal she found the Project she’s now volunteering for. She sent her resume and cover letter, and waited for an answer.

After the online interview with the hosting organization, she got accepted. She got in touch with her sending organization, which helped her planning her transfer here in Eskişehir, buying her fly tickets and completing the paperworks about insurance. All of them – Chiara, the hosting organization and the sending organization – have signed the activity agreement. She was supposed to arrive in March, but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic she had to postpone her departure to August.

The hosting organization provides for her accommodation, food allowance and pocket money, other than the reimbursement of fly tickets on the base of project’s budget. Chiara will stay here for a period of 12 months total.

Irene from Catania, Italy

Irene’s experience is very similar to Chiara’s. Actually, Irene and Chiara came here together. Also Irene is graduated in International Cooperation at “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Milan. Right after her graduation, she started looking for a volunteering experience abroad and as Chiara, she joined the Corps.

Indeed, they’re working for the same project, and together while they’re volunteering for Eskişehir Governorship, they joined Proder’s staff as volunteers. Chiara and Irene share their knowledge and expertise with us and help develop and implementing our projects.

Listen to Chiara and Irene’story!
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#ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize events, share Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects.

What is the Erasmus+?

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union student exchange programme established in 1987.Erasmus+ is the new programme combining all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014.

Students who join the Erasmus Programme study at least 3 months or do an internship for a period of at least 2 months to an academic year in another European country. The Erasmus Programme guarantees that the period spent abroad is recognised by their university when they come back, as long as they abide by terms previously agreed.

Students, on the base of their grades, get an Erasmus Scholarship, which covers the expenses of living abroad.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Today, 15 October, is the first of the Erasmus days. On this occasion, we as Proder have collected the story about the Erasmus+ experience of one of our participants in a video, shared on our social media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ayshan Valizada from Azerbaijan

Ayshan has come here on July and started her internship. She is a student of the Computer Science Faculty at Academia WSB University in Poland. During the first year of her master’s degree, following an English exam, she got a Scholarship and applied to Erasmus+ Internship Program through the International Office of her University. Looking online for the right experience for her, she found this internship on erasmusintern.org. She sent her resume and cover letter, and waited for an answer. After the online interview with organization mentors, she got accepted. All of them – Ayshan, the hosting organization and the International Office of the University – have signed the learning agreement and completed the paperworks about insurance, accommodation, fly tickets and all other details. She was supposed to arrive in June, but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic she had to postpone her departure.

Now Ayshan is here with us as an important resource of our staff. The three months of her internship have flown, we will miss her so much!

Listen to Ayshan’s story!
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ERASMUS+ PROJECTS

EU Commission releases ERASMUS+ Call for Proposals and Programme ...

Çevrimdışı Ol, Hayatı Yaşa / Go Offline, Feel Alive

Objectives of the Project:

According to the research conducted by Yeşilay on internet addiction, it is not appropriate for

children under 2 years to encounter internet, tv or computer. For the preschool age group, internet use is sufficient for not more than 30 minutes per day. In the first 4 years of primary education, 45 minutes of time should be reserved for games and entertainment. In the following years it is more flexible at the weekend, but 1 hour per day is suitable. In high school, 2 hours daily is enough. According to the researches, 3.6 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are considered internet addicts while 21.8 percent of them are at the addiction limit. According to the sources of the International Telecommunication Union, this ratio is approaching 25% in Europe. This situation and the European 2020 Strategy under the heading ‘Enhancing Security and Reliability in Internet Use’. In behavioral addictions (shopping, eating, surfing), physical and psychological symptoms occur just like alcohol, smoking and drug deprivation. A person who is addicted to the Internet cannot prevent his desire to overuse the internet. In case of deprivation, excessive nervousness, aggression is observed, the person’s work-social life and family life are gradually deteriorating. difficulty in adapting to society, risk of entering illegal activities, videophilia, fomo syndrome, posture disorders, obesity, vision problems, financial problems, unemployment, sleep disturbances, social exclusion, damage to national economy, blinding productivity, creativity and scientific thinking skills, new behavioral or there are serious consequences such as contamination of material dependencies (gambling, drugs). Young people who can use mobile devices and technological products without difficulty have this addiction. For this reason, the majority of young people withdraw from the social environment to a large extent, not wanting to leave the house, talking and meeting with friends often via the Internet, lying about what they do, outbursts of anger when their opportunities are limited, small theft, observed great decline in school success. Moreover, according to Hootsuite’s “We Are Social” 2017 survey, 51% of the world’s population actively uses the Internet and 40% uses the social media.

As youth groups and leaders, we have to deal with this problem. Local communities and European citizens are responsible for the health and safety of young people. We have to show young people examples of the bad consequences of their decisions and behavior in their lives. For this reason, we aim to work on internet addiction, to create a local and national awareness on this issue, to use the internet consciously and to make the right use of leisure time.

Our project aims are follows;

-To raise awareness among young people about internet addiction and the correct use of the Internet and time,

-Define the Internet as an important facilitating tool in our daily needs and works,

-To help young people produce new ideas for leisure and support their sports activities,

-To convey to the participants the importance and awareness of the indispensable place of the sport in human life and to alleviate the internet addiction to some extent,

-To allow young people to feel the texture of the city in this sense, with the idea that Eskişehir, where the young population is effectively involved, will have significant experiences to be added to the participants,

-To ensure that young people take responsibility, trust and increase their communication skills,

-Encourage co-operation to combat Internet addiction,

-To increase the knowledge and skills of young leaders in the areas of communication, motivation and participation,

-Introducing the opportunities offered by Erasmus + to the participants,

-Motivate for more participation in youth activities,

-To establish an international network of learning, information and struggle against “Internet addiction and its damages”,

-Giving young people strong information about the protection of personal data and raising

awareness,

-To raise awareness in terms of providing education to NEET individuals and participants as well as providing these trainings to the society.

Expected Results:

Through the activities we will carry out during the project, our participants gain awareness about internet addiction, develop behaviors on improving their quality of life, gain knowledge and experience about their leisure time, express themselves and strengthen their feelings of selfconfidence, interact with different cultures and engage in society without difficulty. experience in the EU and be aware of Erasmus + opportunities. In addition, with the presentation on the protection of personal data, which is very important in terms of internet security, the participants will be aware of and raise awareness on this vital issue. Our participants are expected to develop conflict resolution, work and presentation competencies through group activities and presentation activities in the process, as well as approaches to potential conflicts within the group. NEET will be more active in the lives of individuals through workshops. With the workshops on bilgi Internet Addiction and Leisure ‘, we will develop knowledge and skills about the subjects. they will acquire the competencies to do.

with outdoor activities will take place in our local part of the project, young people interacting with young people in local, will be able to learn more about the Turkish culture and Turkey will benefit in this way from the process. will do our participants Youthpass and Erasmus + session with participants of Erasmus + program on knowledge and and will develop skills Will be able to reach the necessary qualifications to apply for the Erasmus + With the problems and the results of the researches, they will become individuals who can propose solutions to this. Participant institutions and organizations will develop ideas about different sports branches and internet addiction in the activities they do in their institutions. At the same time, they will have developed an idea about the activities that can be done in the local area and will have the institutional competence to perform these activities. Participating institutions and organizations will gain detailed information and experience on internet addiction, damages and use of sports in the field of struggle with the projects that participants will use at their own locales after the project and use the qualifications gained during

the project process. Since the target groups of our project are young people with limited opportunities in the age range of 18-30 and NEET individuals and these young people will take an active role in the process; their competence in sporting activities is expected to improve. In addition to this, it is expected that the dissemination tools of Erasmus + program will include the outputs of the activities and workshops realized within the scope of our project and will have an impact on the target groups.

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