16 September 2014

Call for EVS sending partners: Erasmus+ / KA1 in Bucharest, RO

GEYC is looking for sending partners from European/Programme countries for "New Media Entrepreneurs" project which will take place in Bucharest, Romania. The application will be submitted under Erasmus+ program, KA1 to the Romanian National Agency for the 1st of October deadline.

The project
"New Media Entrepreneurs" is a 9-12 months European Volunteering Service (EVS)

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Amount of work: 30-38 hours per week. Check out more details about the EVS involvement
Estimated timeframe: July 2015 - March 2016 or June 2016 (please inform us when you send the mandate what would be your timing preference);
Number of volunteers: 4 (2 from 2 different countries)
Prefered countries: Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Iceland, Norway, Liechenstein

Deadline: September, 26th, 2014 | Apply now!
(only partners' applications accepted at this moment)

- to improve the digital skills of volunteers and young people from the local community and enhance their level of awareness regarding its importance;
- to promote entrepreneurship as a way of self development with a special focus on digital entrepreneurship;
- to enhance the European dimension of the youth work performed in the local community;  
- to raise awareness regarding European cultural diversity;

Main activities:
The volunteers will be involved in the following activities (30-38 hours per week):
  1. developing digital skills of young people involved in a formal setting (e.g. high school);
  2. organizing events aimed to develop the digital skills of young people in a non formal setting;
  3. raising awareness to the importance of new media linked to Digital Agenda for Europe through online and offline means;
  4. assuring new media coverage for GEYC events (photo, video, journalism etc.);
  5. developing GEYC social media channels and assuring a permanent and relevant content for young people information;
  6. managing "New Media Ambassadors" program of GEYC Resources Center;
  7. keeping an online diary on a monthly basis on GEYC's website describing the EVS experience;
  8. raising awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship for young people, including for example, the creation of interviews with entrepreneurs (text and/or video);
  9. organizing events aimed to develop the entrepreneurial skills of young people in a formal or non formal setting;
  10. raising awareness about the European cultural diversity by organising for example different meetings to present various dimensions of their own country;
  11. organising language courses for their native language and/or English aimed to promote multilingualism and to develop young people compentencies of communication in a foreign language;
  12. getting integrated in the local community (Romanian language courses, meeting young people, understanding the Romanian culture and civilisation features);

Local context
Bucharest (/ˈbkərɛst/; Romanian: București, pronounced [bukuˈreʃtʲ]) is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 70 km (43.5 mi) north of the Danube River.
Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), Communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of "Little Paris" (Micul Paris). Although buildings and districts in the historic city centre were heavily damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes, and above all Nicolae Ceauşescu's program of systematization, many survived. In recent years, the city has been experiencing an economic and cultural boom
Bucharest is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, and ParisEconomically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe. The city has big convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional "shopping arcades" and recreational areas.
The city has a numerous youth population including several student campuses and other youth facilities. However, youth work it's still at its beginning being regulated as a profession for only 2 years. 

Bucharest is well known for its beautiful chains of lakes and green areas
Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest is now a vibrant city well known for its night life
Participants will be able to improve their youth work methods
Target group
Young people (18-30), legal residents in a Programme Country, interested by new media and entrepreneurship and ready to get involved in youth work activities.

Eligible partner organisations:
- a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
- a European Youth NGO;
- a social enterprise;
- a public body at local level;
- a group of young people active in youth work but not necessarily in the context of a youth organisation (i.e. informal group of young people).
- a public body at regional or national level;
- an association of regions;
- a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation;
- a profit-making body active in Corporate Social Responsibility.
that have a valid EVS accreditation

The mentorship will be assured by Mr. Gabriel Brezoiu
Gabriel BREZOIU - General Manager at GEYC
Gabriel is a Romanian trainer and project manager specialised in the non profit field at national and European levels. He has over 7 years of experience in youth projects focusing on social media, project management and communication. He is a Founding member of GEYC and the initiator and Program Manager of GEYC Resources Center. He has been trained in over 10 European countries on various topics.

The organizer
Group of the European Youth for Change - GEYC is a Romanian NGO whose mission is to empower young people to change their community. GEYC is a member of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (European Commission) and Advisory Council on Youth of the Ministry of Youth and Sport (Romanian Government). 
Our Facebook page aims to be an informative portal for young people providing valuable content in the following fields: news, education, entrepreneurship, responsibility, human rights, Romanian culture and civilization, Culture and intercultural dialogue and entertainment. 
GEYC launched and coordinates GEYC Resources Center, an online center of resources aimed to offer a wide variety of online free tools about multimedia and social media topics aimed to help both individuals and organizations in their work. 
Partnerships: GEYC has a close partnership with the following public institutions: European Commission Representation in Romania, European Parliament Information Office in Romania, Ministry of Youth and Sport (Romanian Government), Bucharest City Hall and 1st District of Bucharest City Hall.
Expertise: GEYC has experience with "Youth in action" / Erasmus+ projects. In 2013 we have been involved in over 20 projects at European level. GEYC is the initiator of European Digital Youth Summit - EDYS, an event under the patronage of the European Parliament.

Financial aspects
GEYC with the financial support of the European Commission through Erasmus+ program will cover the following costs:
- food, accommodation and training activities (100%);
- a monthly allowance for personal expenses (60 EUR);
- transport costs will be reimbursed on a lump sum basis (official travel distance calculator):
For travel distances between 100 and 499 KM: 180 EUR/participant
For travel distances between 500 and 1999 KM:275 EUR/participant
For travel distances between 2000 and 2999 KM: 360 EUR/participant

Please note that the participants will need to advance the transport costs.
There is no participation fee.

Application procedure (deadline: September, 26th, 2014)
Step 1: Download, fill in, print, sign, stamp, scan it (a single pdf file is preferred) the mandate document (click to download) and send it back to office@geyc.ro, Subject: "[NME] - Country, Organisation name" (please check the e-mail subject because if it does not respect the indicated format, we will not be able to receive it!)
If the mandate is filled correctly, we will provide you the postal address to submit the original. Please notice that we need to receive the originals by September 30th, 2014 in order to consider your application.

Step 2: Fill in this application form. Please make sure you provide your EVS accreditation number and other relevant details regarding the young people with fewer opportunities you are working with.

Please make sure you complete the both steps by September, 26th, 2014!
By October 15th, we will inform all selected partners. Incomplete or ineligible applications can not be selected. Please note that due to a limited number of people working on this project, we are unable to:
- answer the questions that have already an answer in this call;
- inform the partners that have not been selected.

If you need to contact us, send us a message through the Contact form or through Facebook (as a private message). In both cases, mention you are interested to apply for New Media Entrepreneurs project.