GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants, to take part in "Combating religious discrimination" European project that will take place in Limassol, Cyprus from 6 to 13 February 2016. The main aim of this youth exchange is to enable the participants in understanding human rights and the right to a freedom of religion. Deadline: 22 December 2015 | Apply now!
About the project:
The phenomenon of religious discrimination has been selected given that it constitutes a common form of intolerance tainting contemporary European reality today. It is evident in the public sphere such as in policies, laws and court judgements but also in the private sphere such as in employment and education. In this light, the youth exchange will bring together 25 young people and their leaders to enable them to understand human rights and the right to a freedom of religion, be able to distinguish religious discrimination, to make them aware of the dangers posed by religious discrimination to any functioning democracy and also to the victim, to decrease the level of acceptance of religious discrimination, to learn where EU citizens can file complaints pertaining to religious discrimination on a national and European level and to allow participants to consider the role of youth in fighting against this phenomenon through a rights based approach. Also, participants will be able to critically assess the interlink between religious freedom and terrorism, extremism, immigration and globalization, understanding how and why stereotypes and hate towards particular religions arise therefrom. Further, participants will develop their knowledge on the functioning of the European Union and consider intercultural education and dialogue as well as interreligious dialogue as tools which they can then use within their own communities for purposes of positive social change.
-5 participants between 18 and 30 years old
-personal and professional motivation
-interested in learning and promoting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
-between 18-30 years old
-GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate
The leader for this project will be Gabriel Brezoiu.Gabriel Brezoiu (Personal Blog | CV LinkedIn) is a founding member and General Manager at GEYC. Since 2008, Gabriel has managed various social projects in the nonprofit sector, planed and delivered training programs mainly on soft and project management skills development topics. Gabriel is working with Erasmus+ projects since 2009. As group leader has was involved in 3 youth exchanges in Italy, one in France, one in Greece and one in Bulgaria . Moreover, he is also a SALTO Youth | Trainer.
If you wish to know more about our previous projects in Cyprus, you can check "Cum o săptămână în Limassol ne-a făcut mai informați, mai toleranți și dornici de o schimbare pozitivă în jurul nostru" and "Tinerii care au reprezentat România la proiectul „Youth against hate” din Cipru s-au întors cu amintiri frumoase și cunoștințe valoroase despre drepturile omului".
by 31 December 2015: selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable)
Note: if you won't receive an e-mail by 31 December, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project.
The organizers will cover the following costs with the support of the European Commission:
Participants will be required to cover:
- In order to start their travel, Romanian participants should own a valid ID or passport.
- Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants.
- In order to be reimbursed, Romanian participants should start their travel from Romania.
- Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions of GEYC European mobility programs before you apply
- The refund for the travel will be made by bank transfer to GEYC Association, when the original tickets and boarding passes (for the way back home) will arrive to the organisers in Cyprus (by post or by e-mail). GEYC will also transfer to all the participants.
- Bring: typical food/drinks, music from Romania, pictures etc. to present at the Intercultural Night
- Accomodation will be at Tasiana Star Hotel which you can find it here
- Bring adaptors for your electronic devices, Cyprus has three socket plugs
- Bring your European Health Card (if you don't have it, please ask our coordinator that will contact you for this project)