under the patronage of prof. Jan Sokol

Within the framework of the international project „Sailors on the CitizenShip“ – Fair XXL
Hotel Impuls, LIBEREC, Czech Republic,10. - 11.5. 2010

 Preliminary programme - WORKSHOPS:

1st round


11:45 – 13:30


Understanding of citizenship

What does citizenship means to you? What does it mean to others? Workshop aims to give participants space and time to reflect on their own understanding of citizenship, and share their thoughts and ideas with others?

Kasia Szajda, UNESCO Initiatives Centre, Poland


Draw the word

“Draw the word” serves as an introduction to the theme of the articles of human rights.  Through a creative game the participants shall come into contact with a number of human rights, and in discussion afterwards shall evaluate their knowledge of human rights and desire for future learning and action.

Ian Stuart Maloy, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, Germany


Creative Hands

‘Creative Hands’ is an exercise used to help us identify our aspirations and achievements. This is a fun and creative exercise that allows us to reflect on fond childhood memories and to set goals for the future.

Advertise Yourself

Advertise Yourself: Creative methods will be used to identify personal strengths and skills. This session will help develop participant’s confidence and self esteem. This is a fun, relaxed activity that allows participants to use art materials to ‘show off’ their personalities.

Shauna Mc Donald, Youth Action Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland


2nd round

15:00 – 17:00


Naturalisation test

The aim of this workshop is to show how different countries assess whether someone can be a citizen. We will use an interactive method of showing how much of a difference questions etc. can make and how it is not always easy to avoid discrimination.

Marco Santos, Noor, Estonia and Sean McDermott, Madcap, UK



Time line

Time line workshop helps to discover different values represented by participants according to their background and origin. Method is focused on getting to know various approaches to the history (while using and creating time line), learning more about others, and sharing personal views. Using this method gives possibility to learn about differences, and on the other hand enables to find common moments as well.

Damian Drużkowski, UNESCO Initiatives Centre, Poland

Sean McDermott, Madcap, UK



Life Map exercise

Life Map: Creative methods will be used to explore each participant’s identity, and what has shaped their identity.  They will have the opportunity to explore their values, beliefs and their own culture and also explore experiences and achievements in their own lives.  It is an enjoyable art based interactive exercise for all group members to learn about each other’s identity.

The exercise offers an opportunity to self-reflect and to gather information on their hopes and dreams for the future.

Alison Duggan, Youth Action Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland


3rd round

17:00 – 19:00



Turn to reality – Drugs on the streets

Have you ever been to a meeting of the local city council? Nop? If so, you welcomed to try out how it works! You will meet journalists, jail director, police officer, drug pushers or ordinary citizens. Join them to solve a local case that is tough as hell. From our experience this simulation exercise is about laughter, arguments and action.   

Ondrej Lochman, Liberecka Obcanska Spolecnost, Czech Republic



Citizen Hunt

Let’s be a Treasure Hunters for a while. Each group to show creativeness and style. Let’s make a small trip. And be aware of European citizenship. Is it a distant ideal or a tangible reality? Let’s think about this specialty. Citizens- let’s find our treasure. And use it for a future measure… J

Paulina Plamenova Petrova, Initsiativa Regional Youth Council, Bulgaria



The Best Logo - Active citizenship, democracy

Promote active citizenship.  Show different types of democracy and the relation with active citizenship.

Cosay Kacar, Toplum Gonulluleri, Turkey


4th round

09:30 – 11:30


Book of history of Europe

Does Europe need a common history book? Who should write it? How much do we look at history from individual, national or European perspective? Workshop aims to discuss above mentioned questions and reflect on different approaches to common European history.

Kasia Szajda, UNESCO Initiatives Centre, Poland



City of Nonviolence

City of Nonviolence is a laboratorial methodology.  It aims at strengthening skill-resources and learning-tools about positive intervention in transforming controversies and opening space for nonviolent citizenship.

Its main focus is to mentally build a “city of nonviolence” and main issues are approaching differences - promoting awareness, through different items/tools (energizing, test, games, debate, open-space).

Gianmarco Pisa: Association “Operatori di Pace - Campania”, Italy



‘What’s under your clothes?’

Fashion and Identity; consumerism and consumption

Don’t be fooled about what’s cool! Come to the ‘What’s under your clothes?’  workshop to delve into the dirty laundry of the fashion industry and create your own brand of fashion.

Jen Banks, RSPB, Northern Ireland


5th round

11:30 – 13:30



Future of Europe

2050 the world has changed  borders have been replaced, the climate is more and more uncertain, diseases arise so often that the word epidemia is used 6 times a year but the population is constantly growing so the passport has been replaced by a chip in the neck... just science fiction??? develop your shape and circumstances of Europe in this workshop and tell us what will happen and why

Thomas Wilke, ISIS Berlin, Germany



Power and Order

Empower Actor in Cultural Diversity Environment. Simulation workshop Perception and Observation to understand the stages to be an active member in a in a environment with a cultural difference.

Hart’s Ladder of Participation related to youth work. Cultural Sensibility in Active Participation. 

Marco Santos, Noor, Estonia



Telling Stories

The aim of this workshop is to show how the same story can be presented in many different ways. Participants will use their creative ideas to present the same story in a variety of ways in order to highlight how much “story-tellers” can change our perceptions.

Sean McDermott, Madcap, UK