Opening doors at Dora House

Opening doors at Dora House

The Dora House ‘Opening Doors’ project aims to encourage an understanding of heritage among young people which will enable them to share their work with their classmates, families, and communities. Over four weeks, young people will engage with and create a virtual tour of Dora House, home of the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS), that makes use of their own content and research. Through individual and collaborative work, these participants will learn about remote work, effective research, and producing compelling written and video content.
Momentum World is running this project in cooperation with RSS and 4D Heritage. Read more about these partners at https://sculptors.org.uk and https://www.4dheritage.com

 

CHAOS TV – International Hour

CHAOS TV – International Hour

We are pleased to announce a new phase in our partnership with Chaos Cornwall. We are contributing to their new initiative Chaos TV with an “International Hour”, featuring a range of guests from all over Europe and beyond, and promoting opportunities available to young people through Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps, EuroPeers and other programmes.
You can tune in to International Hour live every day (Monday – Friday) from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. (UK time) at https://thisischaos.co.uk/tv/
Corona virus update

Corona virus update

As a result of the Corona virus (Covid-19) crisis, our office is currently closed and all international mobility projects and courses have been put on hold. We will announce new dates for planned events as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, we are actively developing a range of online and “virtual mobility” activities. Just because we are shut indoors doesn’t mean we need to lose contact with the world. On the contrary, this is an opportunity to connect and get involved. To begin with, we have launched two new strands of our Time for Tea programme to inspire individuals and families to share ideas with the world. FIND OUT MORE
Leaders of the Future, Slovakia

Leaders of the Future, Slovakia

Training Course for young youth workers aged 18 to 25 in Mlynky, Slovakia – dates TBC. Youth leaders act as role models, as supporters and as many other roles in the complexity of youth activities. For that, they need several key competences – knowledge, skills and attitudes. With these they can lead others and themselves for a better future. This training course will focus on team leading, coaching, conflict management and effective communication. For more details send an email to office@momentumworld.org

Brexit update: the facts

Brexit update: the facts

There has been a lot of false information on social media recently, saying that the UK is out of Erasmus Plus and the European Solidarity Corps. This is not true, so we’d like to give everyone the facts as we know them.
 
There were several recent votes in Parliament relating to Brexit, but those votes were about the withdrawal process, not the final policy. What we know is that the government’s current policy is that the UK continues to participate in Erasmus+ during 2020. Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation issued a statement saying:
“Under the proposed Withdrawal Agreement students, young people and learners will be able to participate fully in the remainder of the current programme and organisations continue to bid for Erasmus+ funding to the end of 2020. Organisations should continue to apply for funding as usual. As stated in the Political Declaration, the UK is open to participate in certain EU programmes, such as the next Erasmus+ programme (2021-27), if it is in our interest to do so.”
 
We believe the same applies to the European Solidarity Corps.


Even though there will be uncertain times ahead, it is very important that we all stick to the facts and don’t lose hope. Let’s keep on spreading the word about the great opportunities which Erasmus Plus and the European Solidarity Corps offer to young people. The more people that know and appreciate these programmes, the more likely they are to continue.

 

Edgar From Spain

Edgar From Spain

My name is Edgar, I am 26 years old and I am from Málaga, a beautiful city in the seaside of south Spain. I moved to the north of England to be a volunteer for sport and health across generation with the organization Momentum World. Recently I have made a training course “Walking for Health” to be able to lead health walks in the area of Keswick. This is going to be a good opportunity to show people the
importance of taking care of themselves and the nature around us.

Eva From Greece

Eva From Greece

 

Hello everyone! This is Eva from Greece. It’s been around three months since I moved to England and it turned out to be the greatest choice that I could have made. After experiencing a short-term project in Romania, I wanted to continue with a long-term one. But where? Randomly, I found myself applying to a project in the Lake District about environmental sustainability. So, here I am…living in the UK while volunteering under the aegis of Momentum World. And not only that! As a person who enjoys experiencing the world through traveling, but also as someone who wants to build her “future” based on her interests, I find myself more than lucky for chasing this opportunity. Not only am I experiencing a new country and culture, but I’m having actual training in one of my biggest passions –film-making – while working upon projects, sponsored by Momentum World. In less than three months I’ve already travelled around the UK. I’ve met people around the area while creating a lovely multicultural company of co-volunteers. Day by day, I’m getting to know more and more about international opportunities, realizing the importance of these and all the above through filming.

Adult Education Through Sport

Adult Education Through Sport

In my capacity as Operations Director of Momentum World CIC, alongside my colleague and Creative Director Paul Oxborough I attended what is known as a kick off meeting for a new project led by our Polish partner “Adult Education through Sport” in Warsaw, Poland. The project involves use of our newly developed techniques around 360 degree filming to record training plans based on using sport and non formal education methods to help adults understand concepts such as social inclusion.
This type of meeting follows a well tried format working out number of phases of projects, where and when each phase takes place, the numbers and logistics of getting participants in place, which partner is responsible for which part and the finances of the project. We were able to agree on all of this and managed to spend a short time being guided round Warsaw by an excellent tour guide who took us to some more out of the way places where most tourists wouldn’t go. The day was wrapped up with a traditional Polish dinner in a lovely local restaurant.
Lots covered in a short time and a big thanks to our host Michal Braun who looked after us very well.