21 July 2014

Call for 4 Romanian participants: European training course in Bedeille/France 2014

GEYC is selecting 4 Romanian participants to take part in the "Alternative thinking” European project that will take place in the town of Bedeille, France from 25th September until 5th of October 2014. This is a training course concerning the topic of citizenship.

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only.
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 08.08.2014. Apply now!

About the project 
Toulouse, France
The main goal of this training course is to make the participants discover different way of being active in our society. There will be made aware of the importance of acting on a small level in the everyday life. One of the aims is also to develop the European citizenship. This training course will be a place where the participants will be able to express themselves, their opinion, be listen and also discover other points of view. There will be used participatory methods.The participants will have to be active and involved in every workshop and get them to think, analyze and debate. By this tool, they will learn knowledge and know-how passed on during the training. The project will take place in an old farm.

Available places: 4 participants

  • until 8th of August - submitting the applications;
  • until 15th  of August - selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable);
  • after 15th  of August: organizers will arrange the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs: at the moment of the call, the cheaper return flight to Toulouse costs 250 EUR, however we expect a price increase of 20-30 EUR by the moment of purchase, feel free to check www.airfrance.com for the current price level; from Toulouse to the venue of the project the train ticket costs about 5 euro). GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure;
  • September, 25th- October 5th: the training course takes place: enjoy French culture, intercultural exchange and enhance your knowledge about citizenship.
  • After 5th of October: dissemination of results

Target group
Young people over 18 years old.

Selection criteria
  • Personal and professional motivation;
  • Gender balance;
  • Age: participants over 18;
  • Fluent English level;
  • 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;
  • Transport cost up to 360 euro per participant.

Participants will be required to cover:
  • a participation fee covering administrative costs for this project (the fee will be paid in RON, by bank transfer at the selling exchange rate given by the ING Bank 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): 50 EUR for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before July 21th, 2014) applicants and 80 EUR for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee);
  • extra cost for transport (the amount exceeding 360 EUR)
  • (if needed) medical insurance
  • (if needed) any other personal costs;

Relevant information
In order to travel to France, Romanian participants should own a valid ID card or passport.
Acommodation will be arranged in a rustic setting. Feel free to check some photos here.
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 ” Alternative Thinking-France” when you contact us.