01 April 2016

Call for 3 Romanian participants: Training Course in Flaxley (Gloucestershire), UK (31.05-08.06.2016)

GEYC is selecting 3 Romanian participants, to take part in "Community development intergenerational dialogue" European project that will take place in Flaxley (Gloucestershire), UK between 31.05-08.06.2016. The main aim of this training course is to look particularly at intergenerational learning and dialogue as one of the means of achieving community development and cohesion. Deadline: 9 Aprilie 2016 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 9 April 2016 | Apply now!

About the project:

Inclusiveness, participation, empowerment, cohesion are all 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. At ASHA we believe that the practice of the arts, connecting to the land through biodynamic gardening and intercultural and intergenerational exchange are very powerful tools to make experience of community a holistic, sustainable and enjoyable one.

This course will look particularly at intergenerational learning and dialogue as one of the means of achieving community development and cohesion. Today we are living in a world very different from that of previous generations and meeting new challenges. We are living in greater isolation from each other, Nature and ourselves. The generations are separated from each other in society more than ever before.

The central questions we will address are:

Why is intergenerational learning important in today's society?

How can the challenges associated with increasing isolation be addressed?How can we learn, listen and interact with each other more consciously? 
How can we meet each other beyond our generational differences? 
How can we empower individuals of all ages to be active in their communities? 
How can we create platforms in our communities to bring together the young and the old together for the benefit of all?

Based on Non-Formal Education methods, this course will focus on key issues of community development, intergenerational learning, the arts as a tool for social cohesion and empathic communication. We will also be exploring different community models, with site visits to local communities. Participants will also given time and support to develop their own project ideas and better understand the Erasmus+ programme.

Available places:
-3 participants with no age limit

Selection criteria:
-An interest in Community Development and Intergenerational Dialogue
-Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in an intercultural setting
-Motivation to engage in Community Building activities after the course

-gender balance
-english language
-GEYC volunteers, GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate

Deadline: 9 April 2016 | Apply now!

  • until 9 April 2016: submitting the application form
  • by 20 April 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 20 April, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 

  • by 30 April 2016: arranging the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs - the reimbursement will be done during the project in cash upon presenting the 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 31.05-08.06.2016: the training course 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 80% within 360 EUR (e.g. if the plane ticket costs 200 EUR, you will get only 160 EUR, meaning 80%; if your 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): 225 RON (50 EURO) for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before 1st April 2016) 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 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 at the project in cash upon proof of original tickets
  • 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
  • You can find a draft schedule below

Deadline: 9 April 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 ”I
ntergenerational dialogue Project in UK” when you contact us.