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13 January 2016

Call for 5 Romanian participants and one group leader: Youth Exchange in Aydin, Turkey (13-20 May)

GEYC is selecting 5 Romanian participants and one group leader, to take part in "First aid, second chance" European project that will take place in Aydin, Turkey from 13 to 20 May 2016. The main aim of the youth exchange is to of raise awareness of deaths caused by fatal drownings in summer seasons. Deadline: 24 January 2016 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 24 January 2016 | Apply now!

About the project:
When we look to the Turkish country today, it is possible to see a length of coast more than 8000 km including islands. It is also a fact that the rate of fatal drowning cases is extremely high. Unfortunately, each year 900 people on average die from drowning cases. The situation in 2014 report of the World Health Organization is unbelievably negative. According to this report, it is detected that each year 372.000 people die from fatal drowning. It is also detected that more than half of these deaths hit young people under 25 and 4% of them take place in Europe in the same report. Another significant problem nowadays is that the individuals are not conscious enough of topics of first aid and life guarding. However, millions of people all around the world lose their lives in home, industrial and traffic accidents and maximum 10% of them are met with first aid. While 10% of those who are met with first aid survive, maximum %5 of victims who are not met with first aid is able to survive. When we consider the fact that only 10% of victims are met with first aid in accidents, it can be understood how significant it is to understand and spread the essentiality of first aid. Particularly an awareness will be created related to the increase of deaths caused by fatal drownings in summer seasons and more attentions will be taken to this topic. The opinions of participants related to tourism activities in the region will be shared with relevant institutions and more contributions will be provided for regulations which will be implemented in this subject.
The project partners will be organisations from Romania (GEYC), Greece, Bulgaria, Finland and Spain. 6 participants from each country in total 36.

Available places:
-5 participants between 17-28 years old
-one group leader with no age limit

Selection criteria:
-personal and professional motivation
-between 17-28 years old
-gender balance
-english language
-GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants and persons with fewer opportunities such as social obstacles, cultural differences, economic obstacles, will have priority to participate (please explain clear in the application form in which category you belong)

Deadline: 24 January 2016 | Apply now!


  • until 24 January 2016: submitting the application form
  • by 5 February 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 5 February 2016, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 
  • by 10 February 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 13-20.05.2016: 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 January 13th, 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)
    • 20 EUR fee to the organisers in Turkey only if you exceed 150 EUR regarding your transport, if you will stay below 150 EUR, you will not pay 20 EUR;
    • (if needed) transport cost - 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 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 Turkey (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

    Deadline: 24 January 2016 | 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 ”First aid project” when you contact us.