Do you care about the future of your town? Are you between the age of 15 and 21? Then you should register for "European Cities of Tomorrow", a summer camp that Planning Aid for Scotland and Innovation Circle Network organize this August. This a great chance for young Europeans to be part of a bilateral exchange from the 11th to 16th of August 2013 in Benmore Outdoor Centre, Dunoon, Scotland.
60 young people have the chance to be part of the next European Youth Camp organized by Planning Aid for Scotland and Innovation Circle Network. Participants will look into the challenges concerning the built environment and recognise the need for common European action. The project promotes the idea of inclusive European growth, with a focus on the involvement of minorities. This project will be an opportunity for cross-cultural learning and to find common ground between young people across Europe. Anti-racism, inclusion of minorities and respect for cultural difference will be encouraged throughout the project. The Programme will consider current and future challenges to urban and rural development and will enable participants to get involved in the development of their local area.
The group will be diverse with participants coming from countries with differing sizes, economic situations, politics, histories and cultures. For example participants from former Communist countries will be present at the event, particularly important with major population moves from East to West. We are witnessing an international migration from rural areas to urban hubs. This is particularly affecting young people and puts pressure on capital cities. Cities are cultural melting pots and show Europe's diversity most clearly.
There is therefore a need to allow migrants to settle and integrate while maintaining their cultural identity. In major cities, we need to live together harmoniously, respecting each others' cultures. In relation to spatial planning, it is evident that we must make best use of available land, supporting projects that unite communities not divide them.
"European Cities of Tomorrow" is an opportunity for participants to build both professional and life skills. Our priority is to stimulate young people’s spirit of initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship and their employability. Through various teaching methods participants will gain communication, interpersonal, management, problem-solving and organisational skills. They will also have the opportunity to build confidence, develop creative thinking skills and broaden their horizons, all within a multicultural environment.
Be part of "European Cities of Tomorrow" and register now.
Date: 11 August – 16 August 2013
Venue: Benmore Centre, Dunoon, Scotland
Cost per person: 200 Euro (including, accommodation, meals and activities)
Transport to/from Edinburgh airport: Booked and paid by the participants/delegations.
The host will organize a transfer to/from Benmore.
Age criteria: Participants must be aged between 15 to 21 at time of booking.
To be part of this challenging and inspiring youth camp fill out the registration form below.
DEADLINE 5 JULY 2013
Booking conditions Payment must be made in advance, cancellations within 30 days incur full charge, prior to 30 days 50% charge will apply. Substitutions can be made free of charge.