GEYC is selecting two Romanian participants to take part in "Democracy? Now!" Training Course which will be held in Poznań, Poland, from October 20th to 26th 2013
Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: 21/08/2013. Applications after the deadline will not be considered!
Poland (Host), United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Greece, Belgium and Portugal.
Participants must be citizens or residents of those countries, at least 18 years of age.
Together, we will organise a week-long Training Course, which will take place between October 20th - 26th 2013 in the capital of Wielkopolska region: Poznań.
The main topic of the Training Course is the condition of democracy in today’s Europe and possible threats to it such as hate speech, racism or discrimination. Together with the participants we will reflect on the topic, comparing the situation in different European countries. With our activity we want to reach the following aims: answer the questions: how do we understand democracy today, define the exsisting threats to democracy and come up with tools, which will help us - young activists and youth workers, to strenghten democracy.
We will base on non-formal education, using following working methods: working in small groups, creative presentations, brainstorming, meeting with experts and panel discussions. Thanks to active involvement and work of participants, we count on the following effects of the project to take place: increasing the level of knowledge about democracy among members of local communities we work with, raising awareness about existing threats to democracy and coming up with concrete tools and good practices, which will help us promote democracy and strengthen it among citizens of Europe and, as a result, contribute to building more tolerant, open and respectful societies.
Please note that for this training course, GEYC is offering content related support in the field of digital democracy and how social media tools could be used for activism and campaigning.
The participants will be required to fulfil the following criteria to participate:
- Must be activeley involved in community, voluntary or international work, have interests in international politcs and social situation in Europe,
- Must have previous experience in voluntary work and international projects;
- Must speak English;
- Every participant receives 70% of their international travel expense covered (maximum 70% of 300 EUR/person) + 100% of their board during the training and training costs.
- Every participant will have to cover a participation fee covering administrative costs for this project (the fee will be paid in RON, by bank transfer at the exchange rate given by the Romanian National Bank (BNR) for the day of payment; the fee will be paid after the participants are selected. Please don't pay any fee before you receive the confirmation e-mail): 15 EUR for GEYC Community applicants and 25 EUR for other applicants;
The travel expenses and visa expense amount will be reimbursed to participants upon submission of the following documents:
- A complete set of originals of travel expense documents: tickets, credit card slips with stamp from the relevant bank and/or original travel agency receipt
Reimbursement of the relevant amount will be made via participants’ organisations’ bank account only after receiving the participants’ original tickets and boarding passes at the mailing address of Stowarzyszenie "Jeden Świat".
- until 21st of August - submitting applications;
- until 23rd of August - selection of participants and notifications;
- until 25th of August - purchasing travel tickets and submitting participant's individual data;
- from 20 to 26 October - activities take place;
- until 3rd of November - participants are required to submit three photos and an article to describe the project for GEYC's website to firstname.lastname@example.org;
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Poznan is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland, the region called Greater Poland. The population stood at 551,627 in 2010, while the continuous conurbation including Poznan County is inhabited by 1 million people. The city forms the largest metropolitan area in western Poland and fourth largest in Poland including towns such as Gniezno and Wrzesnia (approximately 1.35 million inhabitants). Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland and was one of the most important centres in the early Polish state in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The Kingdom of Poland began in Poznan, namely on the natural island on the Warta river—very similar to the Île de la Cité in Paris. The first rulers were buried at Poznań's cathedral on the island. It was the first Capital City of the Kingdom of Poland and also served as the capital in the 13th century, hence the official name: The capital city of Poznan. (Source: Wikipedia)