24 May 2013

Call for Romanian participants for ''Hand in Hand Against Violence'' project in Isparta, Turkey

GEYC is selecting two Romanian participants to take part at ''Hand in Hand Against Violence"  European project which will be held in Isparta, Turkey, from 3rd to 9th of July 2013.

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.

About the project 
Source: feministactivism.com
This 3.1b Partnership Building Activity will bring 19 participants from program and neighbouring partner countries. 8 days activity will be implemented in Isparta/Turkey. In the project the participants will be able to identify the extent of the violence against women in society, to recognize different types of the violence and also experience a deeper level of understanding through cross cultural exchange. They will discuss about how to terminate violence against women in EU, focusing on the opportunities for young people and sharing best practices. We will analyze the situation of each participants' country and will present some local best practices in order to share and establish new project ideas. During workshops; participants will develop a greater awareness of the gender roles and the existing cultural understandings about men and women. In group works; they will experience working as teams and during the dramas and simulations; they will have opportunity to see the events from the opposite sex's point of view. This project will enable participants to demonstrate their countries' culture and conditions of gender by using the presentations and exhibitions. Furthermore it will make contributions for young people to be open minded, to respect each other and opposite sex, to discover different cultural and social realities, to provide mutual learning and to strengthen the identity of European Citizenship.

  • until 2nd of June - submitting applications;
  • until 5th of June - selection of participants and notifications;
  • until 15th of June - purchasing travel tickets and submitting participant's individual data (dietary and medical requirements);
  • from 3rd to 9th of July - activities take place;
  • until 31st of July - participants are required to submit three photos and an article to describe the project for GEYC's website to roxana.constantin@geyc.ro;
Selection criteria
  • Personal and professional motivation;
  • Gender balance (1 male, 1 female);
  • Age: over 18 years old;
  • Previous experience in volunteering, non violence or human rights is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in "Youth in action" program is an advantage;
  • GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate;
As this is a European project co-financed by the European Commission through "Youth in action" program, GEYC and the Turkish organizers of this project will be able to cover the following costs:
  • 100% of accommodation;
  • 100% of meals;
  • 100% of activities, materials and training;
  • 70% of the cheapest transport costs, up to a limit of 400 EUR/person for the total cost (please refer to info pack for extra details). Participants will be required to purchase their own travel tickets and after presenting the needed reimbursement documents (tickets, invoices, boarding passes etc.), they will receive 35% of this amount during the project and 35% after submitting all the travel documents;
Participants will be required to cover the following costs:
  • 30% of the travel costs which comply with the requirements (please check this link) and 100% of any other transport costs which don't respect the requirements (taxi, personal transport outside the project activities etc.);
  • 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;
  • (if needed) passport issue or renewal;
  • (if needed) medical insurance;
  • (if needed) any other personal costs;
Important to know
  • In order to enter in Turkey, Romanian participants should have a valid Romanian passport (entrance with ID card only is not permitted). No visa is required. If you don't have already a passport, please check this link for further reference;
  • Arranging their personal medical insurance is the responsibility of the participants;