Oasis learning village  is an EU Erasmus + funded project developed by the Elos Foundation (Netherlands) and Ideen hoch Drei (Germany) in cooperation with partners across Europe and local partners in Bad Gandersheim. In the framework of ERASMUS + (Key Action 1 mobility for youth workers) 24 participants from Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, and about 10 local citizens are coming together for a 10 days community-action-learning journey based on the Brazilian Oasis Method (Oasis Game) for community builiding and community mobilization in a rural town in germany. The training is aimed at youth workers, social workers, educators and changemakers who live in particular in rural areas.

The training provides space for intercultural exchange between the participating European countries, exchange of learning experiences in the context of current challenges in youth work and social work in Europe, especially with regard to the integration of refugees. The training focuses on working with diversity in communities cultural, generational, social …), community building, promotion of active citizenship and the promotion of social entrepreneurial skills. Training competencies to create and faciliate social spaces (atmosphere, location, diversity, group setting), which will allow to experience our fundamental common values (eg. respect, solidarity, empathy, helpfulness) ​​actively and to promote the integration in daily life.

OASIS Bad Gandersheim

During the training from Mai 17th to Mai 28th 2019, the participants will be the challenged to mobilize the local community in Bad Gandersheim , a rural town between Hannover and Göttingen, to realise a participatory project – an OASIS – which represents collective dreams and visions of the local community and offer solutions to local/global challenges. The process is recognizing, mobilizing and celebrating local talents and resources for the  realisation of the collecive dreams. The Oasis game promotes sustainable livelihoods, welcoming diversity, and generating a path for a positive global bottom-up change.


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This is your training if ….

…you are concerned about the social and environmental challenges that we are facing globally and in europe today and you want to take concrete action to overcome them.

…you think community can give an important answer to these challenges.

…you work or are active in the field of youth or community.

…you have open mind and heart to embrace diversity, and deepen the path to social cohesion.

…you want to learn, interconnect, live and build with your own hands a process to mobilize communities, using a methodology of social innovation, recognized internationally.

…you want to promote initiatives of community social entrepreneurship to support the sustainable local development of a town.

…you want all this to happen in an environment where art, play and fun are also part. 

…you would like to share your experience and learn together with a  group of participants from 6 European countries.

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