27 January 2015

Call for 5 Romanian participants: youth exchange in Limassol, Cyprus (July 2015)

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants to take part in the “Enable now” European project that will take place in Limassol, Cyprus, from 4th until 11th of July 2015. This youth exchange aims to raise awareness about social inclusion and the human rights of people with disabilities

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: February, 8th, 2015 | Apply now!

Seaside view from Limassol, Cyprus

About the project
The project will seek to sensitize participants on the rights of disabled persons, enhance the ability to recognize stereotypes and prejudices against disabled persons and challenge such phenomena within their own communities. These aims will be fulfilled with a particular focus on young disabled persons and the particular challenges they face. It will ensure that participants will embrace the values necessary for the creation of a human rights culture, such as respect, solidarity and non-discrimination as these are necessary pre-requisites for the inclusion of disabled persons. Within a microcosm of tolerance, respect and active citizenship, it will seek to endow participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become actors for change. More particularly, participants will explore the rights of persons with disabilities and will be inspired and empowered, though the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired to contribute actively to the inclusion of disabled persons, with a particular emphasis on youth, in their own society. As well as being in an empowered position to contribute to the rights of disabled persons, participants will be positively impacted by the rich learning experience both in terms of their awareness and sensitization on the rights of disabled persons and human rights more generally, but also due to the intercultural framework in which this will occur allowing them to meet and explore new cultures.

Available places: 5 participants (gender balance)

  • until 8th of February 2015: submitting the application form;
  • by 20th of February: selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable);
  • by 28th of February: arranging the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs: at the moment of the call, the cheaper return flight to Larnaca costs 162 EUR, and the transfer Larnaca-Limassol costs 9 EUR/one way; however we expect a price increase of 30-50 EUR by the moment of purchase, feel free to check geyc.ro/flights for the current price level). GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure;
  • between 4th and 11th of July 2015 (because of a budget cut, the departure is expected on 4th and arrival on 10th of July - evening): the training course takes place: enjoy the culture of Cyprus, intercultural exchange and enhance your knowledge about human rights.

Selection criteria
  • VERY IMPORTANT: young people with hearing or sight disability have a first priority to take part in this project; please make sure you clearly describe your disability in the application form;
  • Personal and professional motivation;
  • Gender balance;
  • Age: 18-25 years old, group leader: no age limit;
  • Fluent English level;
  • GEYC volunteers and GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate;

Deadline: February, 8th, 2015 | Apply now!

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 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): 30 EUR for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before January, 27th, 2015) applicants and 50 EUR for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee);
  • transport cost- only the amount exceeding 170 EUR;
  • (if needed) medical insurance;
  • (if needed) any other personal costs.

Relevant information 
  • In order to travel to Cyprus, 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 Cyprus only from Romania.
  • Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions of GEYC European mobility programs before you apply.
  • Schedule of activities;
  • Accommodation: Tasiana Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus;
Deadline: February, 8th, 2015 | Apply now!

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

Good luck!