|Youth programs - Vocational placements in Hungary|
Leonardo da Vinci Vocational Training For Young Foreigners In Hungary
Between 1999 and 2005 the Foundation has hosted altogether around 140 Portuguese, Italian French, and Swedish young people under the Leonardo da Vinci mobility program. During the three to four months that the young people spend in Hungary, they take part in a one-week intercultural training, one month of Hungarian or English classes, and several months of vocational training according to their professional interests. Meanwhile, they take part in the cultural programs organized by Artemisszió, whose aim is to aid participants in getting to know Hungary and Budapest. In the past we have traveled to Pécs, Eger, Nagyvázsony, Köveskál, Gödöllő, Sopron, and by bicycle to Szentendre with these programs. Some other activities organized for the participants have been intercultural evenings, canoeing, visits to museums, alternative sightseeing tours, and an intensive workshop about the culture and society of Budapest. The young people hosted by Artemisszió so far have worked in a variety of professional areas including tourism, informatics, archeology, social work and animation, and architecture.
In the Leonardo hosting projects, the tasks of Artemisszió include the organization of the accommodation and subsistence of participants, organizing the language courses, the search for the vocational placements, the training of participants, the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the project, and the administrative and financial management of the project.
Organizations/companies, where the Leonardo participants of Artemisszió have been hosted for vocational training.
Letter from Hungary - the personal report of an Italian participantLetter for the incoming groups...
I have come to the end of a voyage. Time, for us people is always terminal. Once everything is over and it is often too late for us to understand that something is already a memory. The spirit of Budapest has surrounded me, it has become a part of me and finally in the end I got to UNDERSTAND it!
Deep in my memory there are all the moments, from the first night we spent together, to the nights we spent shivering in Zöld Pardon to the wine cellars of Eger ... the dinners, the uncountable folklore shows, the walks over the bridges, the parties, Sziget and finally the Budapest Parade. I feel lucky and rich because the time I have spent here has filled me up so much that I still haven't become aware of the fact that I have to leave this place. Something dies when you have to leave a place. Now it might seem an over-exaggeration but it is like that ... slowly, I will have to return back to reality.
After this slightly tragic and rhetoric introduction - if you still are in the mood to read this piece - I would like to share a few more cheerful thoughts with you:
And finally, keep the following pieces of advice:
It hurts but I have to leave Budapest...
Leonardo participant in Hungary, April-August, 2002
Portuguese young people will arrive to start their vocational placement
ANIMA (January- May 2007)Sending organization: Rota Jovem (Cascais, Portugália)
Number of participants: 8
Name of participants: Ana Sofia Neves, Sarah Ethel Biscaia Wayne, Bárbara Silva Almeida, Diana Mélia Ribeiro Correia, Raquel de Jesus Amaro Fonseca, Isabel Filipa Martins Azevedo, Ana Gamelas, Susana Luísa da Amada JaulinoPeriod of vocational placement: January 29. - May 19. 2007
Gés Foundation School
Deák Diák School
Burattino Primary School
Kapocs Youth Self-Help Group
Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy and its Institutions
Menedék Association - Bicske Reception Centre
Description of the project:
Within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci project, ANIMA, this is the fourth time that we host young social workers and animators from Portugal. Eight young Portuguese will arrive on January 29, 2007 in order to participate in a three-month vocational placement in Hungary. The project is coordinated by Artemisszio Foundation.
Upon their arrival, participants will be included in a three-day training organized by Artemisszió. The aim of this on-arrival training is multifold. First, it is a good occasion to introduce the project and build up team spirit, in addition, we wish to increase participants' awareness of cultural differences and make them conscious of the culturally rooted nature of human behavior and traditions. The training will focus on the process of intercultural learning and on first impressions/stereotypes. On top, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with Budapest, Hungary, Hungarian history and culture through interactive exercises using the method of non-formal education.
In the first month after their arrival, our participants will take part in intensive Hungarian and English language courses. Thereafter, the second, third and fourth month of their stay will be devoted to vocational training. Participants will be placed according to their interests in organizations specialized in social work and animation. During the traineeships, Artemisszió will regularly organize problem-solving and evaluation meetings. These meetings serve as a platform, where participants can share their experiences with Artemisszió and each other and where the tutors of Artemisszió can help solve personal and professional problems. Besides these meetings, the tutors of Artemisszió will assess the collaboration of the parties (participants and their mentors) through a monitoring meeting to the work places.
Last, but not least, participants of our project will be able to join cultural programs organized by Artemisszió. The goal of these programs is to deepen their understanding about Budapest and to give them the chance to get to know other Hungarian cities so that they can form a holistic picture about Hungary.
We would like to thank the following organizations/companies for their time and energy spent on the European trainees!
Civil society development: