GEYC10 Changemakers

GEYC10 Changemakers

Context


[EN] The GEYC community emerged in 2010 as a platform for sharing and communication between its members. They can access exclusive opportunities of different kinds, over 1000/year. Community members can:

  • have priority to participate in European mobility projects coordinated by GEYC together with other members of the community;
  • have the possibility to obtain a certificate issued by GEYC to certify their volunteering;
  • socialize and improve their skills (languages, personal development, soft skills, teamwork, leadership);
  • have the opportunity to interact with other members of the GEYC community (possible cooperation and support);

[RO] Comunitatea GEYC a apărut în anul 2010 ca o platformă de partajare și comunicare între membrii săi. Aceștia pot accesa oportunități exclusive, de diferite feluri, peste 1000/an. Membrii Comunității:

  • au prioritate de a participa la proiecte de mobilitate europeană coordonate de GEYC împreună cu ceilalți membri ai comunității;
  • au posibilitatea de a obține un certificat emis de GEYC pentru experiențele de voluntariat;
  • pot socializa și îmbunătăți competențele (limbi străine, dezvoltare personală, soft skills, lucru în echipă, leadership);
  • au oportunitatea de a interacționa cu ceilalți membri ai comunității GEYC (posibilă cooperare și sprijin);

GEYC celebrated 10 years of activity in March 2020, on which occasion we launched the "#GEYC10 Changemakers" contest. The idea behind the competition is to highlight success stories about community involvement and the impact of the activities in which GEYC Community members take part. GEYC a sărbătorit 10 ani de activitate în martie 2020, ocazie cu care am deschis înscrierile pentru concursul „#GEYC10 Changemakers”. Ideea din spatele concursului este de a evidenția povești de succes despre implicarea în comunitate și despre impactul activităților la care iau parte membrii Comunității GEYC.

GEYC10 Changemakers


What happened?


We looked at our community members that managed to create a positive change in their community. Their applications have been analysed by both an independent jury and our community members.


GEYC10 Changemakers - 2020 AWARDS

(alphabetic order by surname):

Iulia
BREZEANU

Alexandra
BULIGA

Daria
IONESCU

Alexandru
LACHE

Alexandru
MANDA

Cristina
MIRON

Flavia
MOCAN

Georgiana
MOLDOVEANU

Geanina
OPREA

Ioana
TATARCIUC

Impact Report


Today, people need to be equipped with a variety of skills ranging from basic skills, such as literacy, numeracy and digital, to vocational or technical skills as well as entrepreneurial skills and transversal skills, such as foreign languages or the ability to learn and take initiative. It is widely known that formal education can not empower you with every skill you need, and this is where non-formal education and extracurricular activities come into play.

This Report mainly analyses the effect of European mobilities and extracurricular activities on young people’s skills and competences and how these can contribute to finding a job.

The #GEYC10 Changemakers competition and the Impact Report were organized within the KA2 Youth Workers 2.0 project, as the GEYC Community is the first digital youth community in Romania, and the purpose of this KA2 project is to promote the use of digital tools in working with young people.

Involvement


The Changemakers community is also a pool of experts in different fields who often get involved in our activities, share their experiences with the members of the GEYC Community and exchange good practices.

Oct 2021 - Forbes 30 under 30 (Romania)
Based on his achievements on advancing and lobbying for the youth social and educational rights, Constantin-Alexandru Manda was included in the prestigious ranking Forbes 30 under 30 that recognizes each year the most outstanding young people.
May 2021 - Pentru Câmpina Europeană / For the European Campina
Georgiana Moldoveanu facilitated a 4 years partnership between GEYC and the Municipality of Campina (Prahova, Romania) focused on education, environmental protection, entrepreneurship, social issues, digital transformation and solidarity projects. Based on that, Campina was included as a second location to host ESC volunteers in the GEYC Quality label for hosting.
Apr 2021 - Advisory Council on Youth Nomination
After carefully considering the Call for representatives of youth organisations and networks from the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention for the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) 2022-23, on behalf of GEYC & PRISMA European Network it is our pleasure to nominate Constantin-Alexandru MANDA as a member of the Advisory Council on Youth (2022-2023).
Mar/Sep 2021 - GEYC Board of Directors (2021-2023)
Based on their achievements, profile and motivation to get further involved in the GEYC activity, GEYC General Assembly validated Alexandru Lache, Alexandru Manda and Ioana Tatarciuc as members in the Board of Directors. In this new capacity, they will supervise GEYC's portfolios and dedicated communities.
Mar 2021 - GEYC General Assembly of Associates (AGA GEYC)
Based on their achievements, profile and motivation to get further involved in the GEYC activity, GEYC General Assembly validated Alexandru Lache, Georgiana Moldoveanu and Ioana Tatarciuc as full members (associates) in the GEYC General Assembly. In this new capacity, they will represent their GEYC Community fellows in the highest decision making organism of the association being entitled to run and to vote for the Board of Directors, to approve the annual reports, the organisation strategies and other major organisational decisions.
Mar 2021 - Young European of the Year
The Schwarzkopf Foundation announced the winner of the 2021 Young European of the Year award: Constantin-Alexandru Manda! Alexandru was nominated by GEYC and PRISMA European Network for his commitment for students rights and education advocacy. In 2020, Alexandru managed a national report highlighting the lack of funds and the legal inability of many localities in Romania to grant scholarships. As a result, 2021 state budget included scholarships of at least 100 RON/month (~21EUR).
Dec 2020 - Jan 2021 - Generation Connect Europe Youth Group
The ITU Youth Strategy aims to improve and have a real impact on the lives of young people around the world, and to ensure meaningful participation of youth in ITU as key stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In line with this and within the framework of the “Generation Connect" global initiative, European Youth were called upon to contribute to the preparatory process for the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21), through the establishment of the Generation Connect - Europe Youth Group (GC-EUR) which also included Flavia Mocan on behalf of the GEYC10 Changemakers.
Oct 2020 - European Digital Youth Summit - EDYS20
On the occasion of #EDYS20 - European Digital Youth Summit, part of the Global Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Internet, several Changemakers got involved as facilitators of online workshops on the topic of Internet Governance.
Over the course of 2 days, they interacted with approximately 200 romanian participants and discussed topics such as fake news, personal data, disinformation, artificial intelligence.