GEYC10 Changemakers

GEYC10 Changemakers


[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

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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.


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.

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).
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.