Klub Integracji Europejskiej przy Zespole Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych i Technicznych w Wojkowicach

Klub Integracji Europejskiej przy Zespole Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych i Technicznych w Wojkowicach

KIE przy ZSOiT w Wojkowicach

Źrałków 1, 42-580, Wojkowice, Poland

lowojkowice.eu - +48327695762

description of organisation

European Integration Club in the Complex of Schools in Wojkowice has been working since 1994. It was officially registered in the European Integration Committee Office in 1998. The priority of our activities is intercultural education of the youth and adults. “All different – all equal” is the beacon of our work.
In the united Europe the contact between Poles and people of different cultures is more and more frequent. There is the necessity to bring up young people in openness, tolerance and understanding for other people. Also adults should be made interested in other cultures. We are against racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism, intolerance and violence. We motivate others to act together for the purpose of tolerance, equality and respect for dignity and human rights, Through intercultural activities we want to make young people appreciate differences between people, cultures, ways and views of living. We want to participate in building societies of people who are tolerant, solitary and
sensitive to others’ harm and where people’s dignity is shown in the equality of treating them. We want to build the society, where everybody is treated equally – with no division into the best and the worse.

We encourage young people to participate in discussions, debates and to learn from each other. Solidarity with others is our inspiration to act in order to decrease isolation and social exclusion. We believe in Europe open for the world. We believe that student’s direct and personal contact with international volunteers will lead not only to creating their open-minded ,tolerant and well-educated way of thinking, but also promote the idea of learning languages and encourage them to take on challenges
in their lives. The membership in the Club makes our students more active citizens.
For the last 12 years (since 2006) we have gained a lot of experience with EVS volunteers. Thanks to EVS volunteers we were able to enrich our knowledge about other cultures and we feel well prepared and motivated to host Erasmus + volunteers also in the future. Ever since the beginning our Club has been very active in the field of promoting European integration idea. Below are mentioned some of the activities:

-Participation in various competitions related to Europe and activism (the members of the Club have received many trophies);
-Visits to European Union Institutions;
-Cooperation with/participation in project (conferences, meetings, campaigns, etc.) organized by various organizations (Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, European Academy Otzenhausen in Germany, etc.)
-Help by implementation of Socrates Comenius project in our school;
-Regular participation in polish-German seminars at the Centre of Political Education in Wendgraben;
-Organization of various events for the Club from the district and region (for example: Third Silesian
Forum of European Clubs, Second Competition of Silesian European Clubs- Syriusz award, Our Place in Europe, My Place in European Union, etc.);
-Meetings and workshops on European topics at the schools in our region;
-Annual participation of the Club in Schuman Parade in Warsaw (in 2005 our club got the first prize in the contest for the best European Club in Poland, in 2006 we won a contest for the best idea for appearance in the Parade and in 2011 we won prize for a workshop on volunteering, in 2014 we won the flash mob competition);

It is worth mentioning that our Club has strong cooperation with the youth center of Wojkowice called “Tlen” (in English: ’’Oxygen’’). Therefore, part of the task of the volunteers are usually carried out in this center. It was established in 2000 as the initiative of students who wished to have place where they could develop their creativity. This initiative was supported by a local priest, Polish Caritas (Christian Foundation) and Wojkowice City Council. Currently “Tlen” is the place where youngsters from Wojkowice are gathering after lectures and participating in various activities and workshops organized for them by the volunteers. Since the beginning of 2007 ”Tlen” is also the place for small children and youth from poor district of Wojkowice. Kids can receive professional pedagogical and psychological help there. Recently, it has been run by the city authorities of Wojkowice.

Additionally, European Integration Club cooperates with the local authorities, public structures, other schools and non–government organizations

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
Receiving31/12/2020
PIC: 944108470 OID: E10159030
Last updated on 15/06/20

Organisation topics

Teaching and learning of foreign languages

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy