Grundtvig Workshops are an entiretly new form of European mobility offered to adult learners through the Lifelong Learning Programme.
The Workshops convene individuals and even small groups of learners from several countries for an innovative learning experience relevant to their personal development and learning needs.
SSL is a Grundvig Workshop entirely devoted to innovating the whole arena of adult education by the usage of video communication. We see this as a "bootstrap community" where people with several different experiences meet with the strong will to create an innovation together. We practise the bootstrap model since 1992 (*). GIVE, the convening organistation basically asks the question: how should the village of the 21st century look like - to balance the enormous attraction of cities? We soon identified a new type of education as a key factor to change the village to an active and attractive place. We experimented with new technologies in education and we seek to improve this process. Our ultimate goal, and we also hope yours, should be the strengthening and empowerment of local communities. We look into a very specific way to achieve this, and we seek for people who share the vision and are therefore willing to devote almost two winter weeks in Vienna to find the answer.
To book their travel well in advance (costs!) most likely immediately after selection. We will cover any reasonable travel costs based on our own research and negociated with us. We ask to bring a copy of your travel booking bill and confirmation of payment which indicates travel dates, and also the boarding pass of your incoming flight.
To book an insurance for travel cancellation by grave personal reasons; this insurance is refundeable by us.
To make sure their health insurance is valid in Austria.
To attend the full workshop from beginning to end, otherwise travel costs cannot be refunded.
To bring a laptop computer with Skype capabilities (webcam) and WLAN connectivity. We will refund you for buying a webcam-
Accomodation from 17th to 28th of January in Hotel Karolinenhof Vienna, preferably in single rooms
including breakfast and two meals a day
Social events and evening programs according to our budgetary possibilities (whats left from overall allowed travel and accomodation costs) and sponsors generosity.
A free weekend in the middle of the workshop to take a pause and have a look at Vienna.(A group excoursion might be offered, but is not mandatory)
An intensive work program for the 8 other days.
Internet access to keep up with their communication duties in the breaks (since we know this is a rather long stay away from home and you need to negociate with your employer, family etc.)
We hope for some snow and winter fun, too.
Ready to go?
so....the next thing to do is to download the Registration Form to fill it out and send it to us.
(*) basically bootstrapping means combining shared vision with multiple capacities and competencies enabling a creative process finding unforeseen optimum results. In more details you can read about it here