23 December 2014

Call for 4 Romanian participants: Training course in Krakow, Poland March 2015

GEYC is selecting 4 Romanian participants to take part in the “Learn, act, grow - developing competencies of youth workers” European project that will take place in Krakow, Poland, from 18th until 25th of March 2015. This training course is set to engage youth leaders, project coordinators, youth workers, teachers, youth consultants who would like to strengthen their key competencies in order to improve the quality of work with youth at risk of social, economic, cultural and educational exclusion.

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only.
Other applications will not be considered. Deadline: 9.01.2015. Apply now!

About the project

Wawel castle at night, Krakow

This training course aims at creating a space for comparative exchange of good practices, tools and experience in: management of social projects, non-formal education, intercultural integration, work with youth at risk of social exclusion. Those issues aimed to strengthen the entrepreneurship potential of participating organization.  Great emphasis will be put on using variety of non-formal methods, creative thinking tools, result focus coaching tools, professional counseling tools and inviting participants to active contribution to the training. The project promotes international cooperation and common understanding between organizations supporting youth.

Participants will have a chance to develop some of 8 key competences, practicing selected skills, gain new knowledge in the order of  4 thematic  modules:
  • Module I Intercultural integration; competences: intercultural sensitivity, building relations;
  • Module II Non-formal education; competences: creativity, focus of self-development;
  • Module III Social Project Management:; competences: communication, entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Module IV Methods and tools used in work with youth at risk of social exclusion; competences: professionalism and ethics, customer and goal orientation.

During the 8-day-long training we will cover the following topics: development of intercultural dialogue, tolerance and understanding of cultural diversity, advantages of non – formal and formal education, in which non – formal education complements formal education, using non-formal education tools in activating socially excluded youth, exchange of good practices in the field of social exclusion prevention, tools and methods of developing entrepreneurship and communication of youth workers, professional development of  NGOs employees who work with socially excluded youth, effective career planning of youth at risk of social exclusion, tools and methods of effective work with youth at risk of social exclusion, international cooperation development.

The objectives of this training course: contributing to the knowledge of participants on human rights online, developing a common understanding of “hate speech” and discovering its social implications, sharing experiences and good practices in relation to combating hate speech online, raising participants’ awareness about the importance of intercultural learning and non-formal education for preventing discrimination and hate speech, equipping the participants with the necessary skills to implement existing educational methods against discrimination and hate speech online and to develop new methods and tools, contributing to the dissemination of educational tools developed for human rights online, reflection on future cooperation opportunities in the field of youth and potential inclusion of other relevant organizations, creating an efficient mechanism that will facilitate future networking. 

Available places: 4 participants (2 men and 2 women)

  • until 9th of January - submitting the application forms;
  • until 13th of January - selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable);
  • after 13th  of  January: 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 Krakow costs 212 EUR, however we expect a price increase of 20-30 EUR by the moment of purchase, feel free to check http://www.lot.com/at/en/ for the current price level). GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure;
  • between 18th and 25th  of March: the training course takes place: enjoy Polish culture, intercultural exchange and enhance your knowledge about youth exclusion.
Participant profile
  • Active member of organization for at least one year;
  • Works in a project team of at least 2 people;
  • Works or would like to work directly with youth at risk of social exclusio;
  • Would like to develop knowledge and competences in the following areas: intercultural integration, non-formal education, social project management, methods and tools of working with youth at risk of social exclusion.
Selection criteria
  • Personal and professional motivation;
  • Gender balance;
  • Age: participants over 18 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 270 EUR 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): 50 EUR for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before December 23th , 2014) applicants and 80 EUR for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee);
  • transport cost- only the amount exceeding 270 EUR;
  • (if needed) medical insurance;
  • (if needed) any other personal costs.

Relevant information 

In order to travel to Poland, 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 Poland only from Romania.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us through the Contact form or by Facebook (as a private message). Please mention ”Learn, act, grow- Poland” when you contact us.