30 January 2014

Call for Romanian participants: Youth exchange in Aveiro, Portugal on the topic of sport, environment and health

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants to take part in the "WAVE project: Surfing for Environment, Sustainability, Health in the Atlantic Ocean" that will take place near Aveiro, Portugal, from 19th to 29th of June 2014. This is a "Youth in action" project.

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. 
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 13.02.2014. Apply now!

About the project 
Credits and info about Aveiro, Portugal
WAVE project is a multilateral youth exchange with 30 youngsters from 6 EU Countries (Portugal, Malta, Hungary, Romania, Spain and Croatia), that will happen in June 2014 in São Jacinto near Aveiro, Portugal under the action 1.1 within Youth in Action Program.
This project's main objective is to bring together youngsters who will discuss different issues, of which special focus will be given to importance of preservation of nature and healthy lifestyles (among others related issues such as recycling and reusing, healthy eating habits and sports) in lives of youngsters. Besides that, participants will be given an opportunity to get to learn more about each other's culture. They will do sports together, discuss different topics together, play, learn and make new friends. There youngsters will learn about the importance of saving nature (water and dunes) and at the same time practice of sport (surfing and beach sports).
They will learn how to save nature and why it is important to behave responsibly outdoors, use what sometimes would consider as garbage and construct goods out of it. Also they will realize how important leisure and sports activities are for their health. This exchange will be held in São Jacinto, near the nature park "Reserva Natural das Dunas de S. Jacinto" and Ria de Aveiro - in a few words easiest to describe as a "natural paradise" that we need to keep taking care of, because it is not granted. 

Available places: 5 participants (if possible 2F and 2M) and a group leader

• until 13th of February - submitting the online applications (if you apply as a participant you only need to fill this form!);
If you want to apply as a leader beside filling the online application form please send an e-mail to office@geyc.ro with the following format:
- Subject: ¨[YE Aveiro] - Family name, first name (P/L)¨ if you are interested to apply for both roles, or only (L) if you apply only as a leader;
- Body: describe your motivation to be a leader;
- Attachment: your updated CV;
• until 28th of February - selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable);  
• around 1st of March: organizers will arrange the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs: at the moment of the call the cheaper return flight costs 280 EUR, however we expect a price increase of 30-50 EUR by the beginning of March, feel free to check Paravion for the current price level). GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure; 
• June 19th-29th: the exchange takes place: enjoy Portuguese culture, intercultural exchange and beautiful Atlantic Ocean;

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. 
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 13.02.2014. Apply now!

Selection criteria 
• Personal and professional motivation;
• Gender balance;
• Age: participants: 18-25 years old, group leader: 18+;
• English level: at least conversational;
• GEYC volunteers and GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate;

Financial details: 
The organizers will cover the following costs with the support of the European Commission:
- 100% of meals, accommodation, activities costs;
- 70% of transport costs (as a reimbursement after all justifying documents are provided, in order to confirm the participation on this project, selected participants will be required to advance 100% of the travel costs);

Participants will be required to cover:
- a participation fee covering administrative costs of GEYC 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): 25 EUR for GEYC Community applicants (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before January 30th, 2014) and 40 EUR for other applicants (the group leader and GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee of GEYC);
- a participation fee covering administrative costs payed to the Portuguese organizers: 10 EUR (payed by everybody);
 - (if needed) medical insurance;
 - (if needed) any other personal costs;

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. 
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 13.02.2014. Apply now!

Relevant information 
• In order to travel to Portugal, Romanian participants should own a valid ID card or passport.
• Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants;

If you have any questions feel free to contact us through the Contact form or by Facebook (as a private message). Please mention ”YE Aveiro” when you contact us.