16 December 2015

Call for 3 Romanian participants: Training Course in Flaxley (Gloucestershire), UK (1-9 March 2016)

GEYC is selecting 3 Romanian participants, to take part in "Community development through social ecology" European project that will take place in Flaxley (Gloucestershire), UK from 1 to 9 March 2016. The main aim of this training course is to focus on addressing key issues of community development, exploring ESD tools (education for sustainable development), biodynamic agriculture, intentional community models (including site visits to different local communities) as well as sharing experience and good practice. Deadline: 27 December 2015 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 27 December 2015 | Apply now!

About the project:
Inclusiveness, participation, empowerment, cohesion...all these are crucial elements when seeking to build, reinforce or animate a community.  Cultivating a community spirit can be achieved through contributing together towards a common cause, but it is also about becoming more aware and active as individuals. The practice of the arts, connecting to the land through biodynamic gardening and intercultural and inter-generational exchange are very powerful tools to make the experience of community a holistic, sustainable and enjoyable one. The central question we shall address is: How can human communities thrive, celebrating diversity, creativity and freedom, whilst at the same time re-harmonize with the natural world? 
Based on Non-Formal Education methods, this course will focus on addressing key issues of community development, exploring ESD tools (education for sustainable development), biodynamic agriculture, intentional community models (including site visits to different local communities) as well as sharing experience and good practice. Participants will also be given time and support to develop their own project ideas and future co-operation, to ensure a wider impact of the course.

Available places:
-3 participants with no age limit

Selection criteria:
-personal and professional motivation
-gender balance
-english language
-GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate

Deadline: 27 December 2015 | Apply now!

  • until 27 December 2015: submitting the application form
  • by 7 January 2016: 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 7 January, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 
  • by 20 January 2016: 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 01.03.-09.03.2016: the training course takes place
  • Gloucestershire Docs
    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 80% within 360 EUR (e.g. if the plane ticket costs 200 EUR, you will get only 160 EUR, meaning 80%; if you a plane ticket costs 400 EUR (over 360 EUR), you will get only 80% of 360 EUR, meaning 288 EUR) 
    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): 135 RON (30 EURO) for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before 16 December 2015) applicants and 225 RON (50 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 80% of the travel budget;
    • (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
    • Accomodation will be at ASHA Center
    • 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 UK (by post or by e-mail). GEYC will also transfer to all the participants.
    • The ASHA Centre has carpeted areas where shoes are to be removed. We advise you to bring a comfortable pair of house shoes/slippers.
    • Please be prepared to briefly present GEYC organisation during the training.
    • Please also bring some national drinks and snacks for the intercultural evening
    Deadline: 27 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 ”Social Ecology Project in UK” when you contact us.

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