02 October 2014

Call for 5 Romanian participants and 1 group leader: Youth exchange in Elektrenai, Lithuania / January 2014

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants and 1 group leader to take part in the “Multireligious dialogue of youth” European project that will take place in Elektrenai, Lithuania, from 25th of January until 3rd of February 2015.

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only.
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 19.11.2014. Apply now

About the project   
Lithuanian winter landscape

The aim of this youth exchange is to learn more about different religions and traditions in Europe, to understand differences and similarities of different faiths and values. The main topics of this youth exchange are: interfaith conflicts, values and symbolism, advantages and drawbacks in different religions. There will be workshops, trips to old churches and chapels, historical graveyards and to the genocide museum.

Available places: 5 participants and 1 group leader.

  • until 19th of November - submitting the online applications;
  • until 23th of November - selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable);
  • after 23th of  November: 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 Vilnius costs 240 EUR, however we expect a price increase of 20-30 EUR by the moment of purchase, feel free to check www.paravion.ro for the current price level). GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure;
  • 25th of January – 3rd of February: the youth exchange takes place: enjoy Lithuanian culture, intercultural exchange and enhance your knowledge about differences and similarities in Europe’ religions.

Target group: 18-30 years old;

Selection criteria

Personal and professional motivation;
Gender balance;
Age: participants between 18 and 30 years old;
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 170 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 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): 30 EUR for GEYC Community applicants and 50 EUR for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee);
  • extra cost for transport (the amount exceeding 170 EUR).
  • (if needed) medical insurance;
  • (if needed) any other personal costs;

Relevant information
In order to travel to Lithuania, Romanian participants should own a valid ID card or passport.
Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants;
In order to be reimbursed, Romanian participants should travel to Lithuania only from Romania.
The group leader should attend an advance planning weekend that will take place between 14 and 16 November in Elektrenai, Lithuania. The travel cost will be reimbursed no more than 170 EUR.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us through the Contact form or by Facebook (as a private message). Please mention ”Multireligious dialogue of youth - Lithuania” when you contact us.