27 November 2015

Call for 5 Romanian participants: Youth Exchange in Catania, Italy (4-16 March 2016)

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants, to take part in "Working on getting a job" European project that will take place in Catania, Italy from 4 to 16 March 2016. The main aim of this youth exchange is to empower youngsters and their engagement in social life, development of impersonal skills for better communication, contribution in increasing of employment level among young people through working on acquiring new skills and knowledge. Deadline: 6 December 2015 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 6 December 2015 | Apply now!

About the project:
The youth exchange “Working on getting a job” will bring together 42 people from 7 different countries (Italy, Poland, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus and Ukraine). The main activities of the youth exchange will be held between 4 and 16 March in Catania, Italy. The increasing unemployment rate among youth is one of the main problems of present-day societies and can be noticed in many countries. The causes of this can differ and it is obvious that before fighting unemployment, youngsters should know the practical reasons and analyze one’s own skills, potential and strengths.The youth exchange “Working on getting a job” sees its main goals in empowerment of youngsters and their engagement in social life, development of impersonal skills for better communication, contribution in increasing of employment level among young people through working on acquiring new skills and knowledge which will help them to raise their self-esteem and will encourage them to take an active part in society and be the initiators of positive changes. With the help of non-formal learning methods, workshops, debates, intercultural learning and simulation games all the participants will have a chance to understand their strengthens and weaknesses better, to gain practical knowledge and competences for their future employment, to enhance motivation for the life-long learning and to become aware of the important EU values. The need for the youth exchange and understanding factors which cause unemployment is of great importance for young people. The learning of these through the implementation of non-formal methods has been proven continuously in a great number of youth exchanges and training courses. During the project participants will have a chance to develop their communication and management skills; will gain the necessary competence in writing a good CV and motivation letter applying for a position in the company; will gain knowledge about different social media tools and create a video CV; will be given advice on how to get ready for the job interview and practice one; will meet local entrepreneurs, start-uppers and businessmen to find out more about the best practices of success; will learn about international support programs for unemployed youth and opportunities for cooperation under ERASMUS+ program; will gain knowledge on entrepreneurship and learn how to start their own business; will practice writing a business plan; experience the teamwork and will focus on their present and future.The target group of the project will be young people influenced by the problem of unemployment, low standard of living and other socio-economic issues. We will look for participants who want to raise their awareness about different employment opportunities and learn about or develop their skills in order for future engagement. It is really important to find highly motivated youngsters who are willing to improve their key competences to increase their chances of entering the labour market, so when they are brought together they can share their experiences and thoughts, discuss problem moments and find solutions. Group of participants from every country will be consisted of people who are coming from different social, cultural, geographical backgrounds, and to them will be offered equal opportunities during the youth exchange.

Available places:
-5 participants no older than 30 years old

Selection criteria:
-personal and professional motivation
-gender balance
-english language
-persons that never participated in Erasmus+ projects along with GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate

Deadline: 6 December 2015 | Apply now!


  • until 6 December 2015: submitting the application form
  • by 20 December 2015: selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable) 
    Note: if you won't receive an e-mail by 20 December, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 
  • by 25 November: arranging the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs - the reimbursement will be done after the project based on the proof of original tickets) 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 04.03.-16.03.2016: the youth exchange takes place

  • 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 participants (Note: the reimbursement will be done after the project by bank transfer)
    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; the fee will be paid after the participants are selected). Please don't pay any fee before you receive the confirmation e-mail): 225 RON (50 EURO) for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before 27 November 2015) applicants and 360 RON (80 EUR) for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee); The fee is calculated at a fixed exchage rate (EUR=4.5 RON)
    • (if needed) transport cost - only the amount exceeding 170 EUR
    • (if needed) medical insurance; 
    • (if needed) any other personal costs.

    Relevant information 
    • In order to start their travel, Romanian participants should own a valid ID or passport.
    • Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants.
    • In order to be reimbursed, Romanian participants should start their travel from Romania.
    • Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions of GEYC European mobility programs before you apply
    • The refund for the travel will be made by bank transfer to GEYC Association, when the original tickets and boarding passes (for the way back home) will arrive to the organisers in Italy (by post or by e-mail). GEYC will also transfer to all the participants.
    • Bring: typical food/drinks, music from Romania to present at the Intercultural Night
    • You will be able to stay, in Italy, up to maximum 4 days beside the project; you will need to cover the accomodation from your own budget

    Deadline: 6 December 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 ”Working on getting a job Project” when you contact us.