15 December 2015

Call for 5 Romanian participants: Youth Exchange in Limassol, Cyprus (6-13 February 2016)

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants, to take part in "Combating religious discrimination" European project that will take place in Limassol, Cyprus from 6 to 13 February 2016. The main aim of this youth exchange is to enable the participants in understanding human rights and the right to a freedom of religion. Deadline: 22 December 2015 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 22 December 2015 | Apply now!

About the project:
The phenomenon of religious discrimination has been selected given that it constitutes a common form of intolerance tainting contemporary European reality today. It is evident in the public sphere such as in policies, laws and court judgements but also in the private sphere such as in employment and education. In this light, the youth exchange will bring together 25 young people and their leaders to enable them to understand human rights and the right to a freedom of religion, be able to distinguish religious discrimination, to make them aware of the dangers posed by religious discrimination to any functioning democracy and also to the victim, to decrease the level of acceptance of religious discrimination, to learn where EU citizens can file complaints pertaining to religious discrimination on a national and European level and to allow participants to consider the role of youth in fighting against this phenomenon through a rights based approach. Also, participants will be able to critically assess the interlink between religious freedom and terrorism, extremism, immigration and globalization, understanding how and why stereotypes and hate towards particular religions arise therefrom. Further, participants will develop their knowledge on the functioning of the European Union and consider intercultural education and dialogue as well as interreligious dialogue as tools which they can then use within their own communities for purposes of positive social change.

Available places:
-5 participants between 18 and 30 years old

Selection criteria:
-personal and professional motivation
-interested in learning and promoting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
-between 18-30 years old
-gender balance
-english language
-GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate

The leader for this project will be Gabriel Brezoiu.
Gabriel Brezoiu (Personal Blog | CV LinkedIn) is a founding member and General Manager at GEYC. Since 2008, Gabriel has managed various social projects in the nonprofit sector, planed and delivered training programs mainly on soft and project management skills development topics. Gabriel is working with Erasmus+ projects since 2009. As group leader has was involved in 3 youth exchanges in Italy, one in France, one in Greece and one in Bulgaria . Moreover, he is also a SALTO Youth | Trainer

Deadline: 22 December 2015 | Apply now!


  • until 22 December 2015: submitting the application form
  • by 31 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 31 December, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 
  • by 8 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 06.02.-13.02.2016: 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): 135 RON (30 EURO) for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before 15 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 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 Cyprus (by post or by e-mail). GEYC will also transfer to all the participants.
    • Bring: typical food/drinks, music from Romania, pictures etc. to present at the Intercultural Night
    • Accomodation will be at Tasiana Star Hotel which you can find it here
    • Bring adaptors for your electronic devices, Cyprus has three socket plugs
    • Bring your European Health Card (if you don't have it, please ask our coordinator that will contact you for this project)

    Deadline: 22 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 ”Combating religious discrimination Project” when you contact us.