International project Bridge It!

Future society institute has become partner in the international project “Bridge it!” and invites all active and socially engaged young adults to become part of this project.

International initiative Bridge it!” has started in July 2012. The goal of this international cooperation program is to strengthen the civic engagement among young people from Baltic sea region between the age of 18 and 25.

This program is a wonderful opportunity for active young adults to advance their careers, extend the circle of contacts and acquire the skills necessary for effective engagement in civil society.

The introductory seminar “Power of Imagination” of the program “Bridge it!” will take place in Pelči, Latvia from July 11 to 20, 2013. Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • learn more about your neighboring countries and democracy
  • be able to look at the issues from different points of view and be more critical
  • discuss issues relevant for your societies
  • develop personal and social competences
  • improve your management skills
  • initiate a project in the target region
  • build up a network of like-minded people

During the seminar, participants will discuss the following questions: What do we understand by national culture? What is my culture like? What pictures do we have in our heads, and why? When, why and how are we being manipulated, or manipulate others, with frames and images about nationalities? Where do we encounter nationality-based discrimination in our society/ community? What can we do against it? We are going to discuss these questions all together, identify actual problems in our civil community and plan own low-budget projects. Following the introductory seminar, there will be the opportunity to apply for funding for the own project.

18 to 25 year old young adults from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and North-West Russia are eligible to participate in this project. Only participants, who have a working knowledge of English, can apply for “Bridge it!” program.

For more information and the application form please contact us via e-mail: futuresoc@futuresoc.com. The deadline for submitting your application is June 16, 2013.