1. Kharkiv Women Civiс Organization Center “Perspective”
invites you to join the Training Course «Babylon Reinvented: How to
in Kharkiv from 7 -14 April 2014
Training course will take place in multicultural city of Kharkiv and bring together 30 youth
workers from 10 counties, 5 EU and 5 from EECA. During 7 days they will be working on
intercultural learning. Looking back into history we can see that there were several waves of
migration, so basically Europe now is a home for different nations and cultures, This is reality
where we live and it doesn't simplify it. Living back to back to each other in a multicultural
environment there is a huge distance between us. There is no country in Europe with its borders
where people speak only one language, where only people of one nation live, therefore with this
TC we would like to provide youth workers with tools for “intercultural learning” as an effort to
understand the complexity of today’s world by understanding others and ourselves better and to
empower them to deal with the potential of change, which can have a positive and constructive
impact in our societies. The aims of the TC are:
-to bring young people from different background in order to evaluate our own cultures
-to enable youngsters to discover the origins and mechanism of racism, intolerance, xenophobia
-to foster understanding of being active citizens
-to enable young people to better face the challenges of current reality
-to develop a more flexible attitude to the context of cultural diversity in society;
-to develop a larger capacity of communication between people from different cultures;
2. What to bring
Presentation about your organisation:
There'll be a special moment in which participants will have the opportunity to present their
sending organisations. You can do this through an oral presentation, a PowerPoint presentation
or bring some visual aids, such as leaflets, brochures, videos or any other promotional materials
you deem suitable. The main idea behind this presentation is for all of us to get to know your
association a bit better, so that we can keep in touch and possibly cooperate on future projects.
Presentation about your country
Have you ever heard of an Intercultural evening? Global Village? Country presentations? Well,
in order for us to get to know each other better and to discover more about our different
countries, we will organise a small event to celebrate our diversity. We will have the opportunity
to exhibit physical tokens representative of our country and culture (space for this will be
provided). We’re talking about food, music, dancing, drinks, images, videos…etc. So please
don’t forget to bring your flag and any or all of the things listed that may
allow us to see, listen or taste your culture.
Don’t leave your camera at home; take it with you to capture every moment!
How to get there?
If your flight is not directly to Kharkiv is can be easily reachable by trains, busses. There is also
bus that goes directly from the Borispil airport (Kiev). For those who arrive to Zhulyany aiport
(Kiev) is better to take train. But anyway in both cases trains are more recommended as more
comfortable mean of transport as Kharkiv is situated around 450 km from Kiev. There is also an
international airport with several direct international connections especially from Georgia,
Armenia, Poland, Turkey.
70%of travel costs respecting the budget will be reimbursed to the participants during the
training. Keep all the tickets, receipts, boarding passes with you, otherwise we won’t be able to
There is small participation fee of 15 euros which will be deducted from the reimbursement of
Participants will be accommodated in the hotel 5 km from the city centre in the green area of the
city in a rooms for 2-3 persons. Wifi will be available in the common room.
Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine with the population more then 1,5 million people. It
is founded 1654 and lies in the confluence of the 3 rivers: Kharkiv, Udy, Lopan. The climate is
moderately continental with cold winters and hot summers. In winter it could be up to 25 below
zero and in summer up to +35. April is usually very nice month when the trees start to open their
leaves and to blossom. First grass, first flowers. The spoken language in this part of Ukraine is
3. Russian. Kharkiv is a large industrial center of Ukraine and is known as well as a Student city
with a great number of Universities.
Come to discover it more!
Some pictures of Kharkiv:
5. Who to contact:
Kateryna, project coordinator
Azerbaijan - “For Youth” Informal group of young people"
Armenia - Civic Forum NGO
Georgia - International Youth Association “Quant"
Moldova - The Honor and Rights of the Contemporary Woman
Hungary - CEIPES Hungary Egyesület
Spain - Dulus Foundation
Romania - Group of the European Youth for Change
Poland - Stowarzyszenie Młodzieżowych Inicjatyw Twórczych “CREATOR”
Italy - Associazione TDM 2000
See you soon!
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author,
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