Minority Changemaker Programme

- a three-month once in a lifetime course in spring 2020  

Join a three-month course at a Danish folk high school, march 28. - june 28. 2020 

  • Experience real Danish hygge! And make lots of new friends among 40 students from all over Europe
  • Visit Roskilde Festival, among the most unique music festivals in the world
  • Gain 15 ECTS-points through a pertinent academic curriculum from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Emerge in topics such as European diversity, democracy and minority rights presented by committed academic staff and politicians from all over Europe
  • Participate in a study trip and meet Europeans dedicated to minority issues
  • Become an ambassador for minority rights in Europe 

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What is the Minority Changemaker Programme?

The Minority Changemaker Programme is a three-month once in a lifetime course in spring 2020 at Jaruplund Højskole. This Danish Folk High School is situated in a green area in the outskirts of Flensburg, Germany, in the Danish-German border region, where Danes, Germans, Frisians and Sinti and Roma have lived side by side for centuries. Here we combine non-formal learning with the academic input from the University of Southern Denmark. Project partner is also the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN).

The course is an offer for members of national minorities in Europe and for those interested in minority issues.

Overview of the course

During the three-months course the students will be living and learning together at Jaruplund Højskole. The school is a meeting point for Danish, German and European culture and with its belonging to the Danish minority in Germany. The course combines the Folk High School’s special Nordic concept for adult education with an academic curriculum offers the students to obtain 15 ECTS-points for further studies.

Besides the academic curriculum, the course offers a broad variety of optional subjects, such as music experiences, art history, personal development and coaching, rhetoric and communication, leadership and activism, yoga and meditation and excursions around the area and to bigger towns nearby.

Get an overview of the three-months course here.

 

An academic curriculum

The academic curriculum of the 15 ECTS-points course focuses on Europe´s history, current political debates, minorities and nationalism. The organizer of the course is the Centre for Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.

See the academic curriculum here. 

 

A typical week’s schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Weekend

08.00 – 08.30

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Leasure time,

Field trips

Party

 

08.30 – 09.00

Morning-gathering

Morning-gathering

Morning-gathering

Morning-gathering

Morning-gathering

09.00 – 12.00

Academic Input

 

Group Input

Group Input

Academic Input

 

Group Input

12.00 – 13.30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13.30-16.30

Elective Subjects

Group meetings

Elective Subjects

Elective Subjects

Elective Subjects

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

19.30

 

 

Group Evening

 

 

 

 

 

Folk High Schools and non-formal learning

The Danish Folk High School, Højskole, offers a 175 years old form of non-formal adult education based on the thoughts of the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig.

The essential element of the Folk High Schools is the life at the school. The Folk High School becomes what it is because of the individuals, teachers, students and staff, that make it. Learning happens in mutual exchange in a community across social positions and differences where students learn from teachers and vice versa. The dialogue across differences was for Grundtvig the core of life at a Folk High School.

 

Vision

We, at the Minority Changemaker Programme, believe in a future, where the people of Europe are united in diversity across cultural, lingual and national differences.

 

Mission

We, at the Minority Changemaker Programme, believe in the power of young people, who want to make a change. We look for creative, passionate and inspiring young adults, who long for a better future and become the future changemakers and leaders of Europe. We want to bring people together from different national backgrounds and from different minorities in Europe to create an international community that can influence decision-making in Europe.

We are minority changemakers, and we want you to join in! 

 

Which opportunities do I get?

As a student at the Minority Changemaker Programme you will be able to dig deep into the questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? And where do I belong?

You will become part of a network of young Europeans and get knowledge and empowerment to exactly know how, where and when to interact to change your regional, national and European community.

We believe that your experience and knowledge need to be shared and that minorities and majorities need to work hand in hand for a democratic and diverse society.

This is why you will be encouraged and inspired to go out with the will and tools to make changes all around Europe.

At the end of the course, you are invited to join Roskilde Festival, the biggest music festival in northern Europe, as a volunteer.

 

Application procedure

 

Application deadline and pricing

15.10.2019 for the early bird price:   500 €

01.12.2019 for the price of:                650 €

01.02.2020 for the last minute price: 800 €       

 

All prices are inclusive VAT and cover accomodation, all meals, lectures and fieldtrips. Also we cover your travel expences up to 150 €, when you arrive at the school at the beginning of the course and leave at the  end of the course.

The price does not include course material such as books and instruments.

 

Looking for a student grant? Contact project manager Wienke Reimer: wr@graenseforeningen.dk

 

Send your application today

 

    Want more information?

    Contact: Wienke Reimer, Grænseforeningen, +45 2990 8605, wr@graenseforeningen.dk

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