OPEN CALL FOR 3 PARTICIPANTS FROM B&H for TC in SLANIC MOLDOVA, ROMANIA

TRAINING COURSE

OPEN CALL FOR 2 PARTICIPANTS FROM B&H for TC in SLANIC MOLDOVA, ROMANIA

OPEN CALL FOR 2 PARTICIPANTS FROM B&H for TC in SLANIC MOLDOVA, ROMANIA

BRAVO announces a call for 2 participants for a Training course in Slanic Moldova from 17.10. until 01.11.2019. for citizens of B&H and those living in this country.

  • Name of the project: “BUILD”
  • Date of Project: 17.10.2019 – 01.11.2019.
  • Applicant organization: ASOCIATIA PENTRU DEZVOLTARE ACTIVA ADA
  • Hosting organization:  ASOCIATIA PENTRU DEZVOLTARE ACTIVA ADA
  • Sending organization: “BRAVO”
  • Place: Slanic Moldova, Romania
  • Participants age: 18 +
  • The number of participants: 2
  • Working language: English
  • Deadline for applying: 20.09.2019.
  • This project is financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus Program. This publication reflects the view only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. By Erasmus+ rules organizers have to cover travel costs, accommodation and food. 

WHY? l CONTEXT

The Key Action 3 of Erasmus+ Programme is not sharing the same visibility as the other Key Actions and, in general, it is not a priority for local NGOs, even if young people engagement in civil society (and decision process) is one of the two big objectives of the European Union Youth Strategy for 2010-2018. According to European Commission Interim Report for Erasmus+, in the first three years of the program, the number of structured dialogue projects represented just 2.94% of the all applied projects and just 3.59% of the approved projects. The young beneficiaries of these projects represent just 4.18% from the total amount of beneficiaries, out of which, 11,2% have been young people with fewer opportunities. One of the main causes is the lack of specialists in structured dialogue projects within nongovernmental organizations.

WHAT? l PROJECT’S MAIN OBJECTIVES:

To promote the European Union’s opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities and youth workers through Key Action 3 of Erasmus+ among minimum 1500 participants from 19 countries during the entire implementation of the project. To develop the specific skills to approach the young people with fewer opportunities’ needs and challenges in structured dialogue projects and inclusive youth policies of 40 youth workers from 19 countries during a 9 months training and coaching program. To include the needs and challenges of 800 young people with fewer opportunities from 20 different local communities, identified after 40 consultations, into the local youth strategies and policies through minimum 6 future structured dialogue projects.

WHO? l PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILE

The project’s main beneficiaries are 40 youth workers from 19 countries, representing 20 nongovernmental organizations. The entire project was planned for those youth workers with experience in the social inclusion1 field, who are interested to get involved in developing youth policies and strategies, to learn how to develop Structured Dialogue projects under Erasmus+ and to involve the young people with fewer opportunities in these projects. During the project, the youth workers will develop specific skills in democracy field, they will learn methods to engage the young people into the civic society and to involve the decision makers in youth projects, but also how to plan a structured dialogue project or how to phrase youth strategies and policies. Each partner will be represented in the Training Course by 2 youth workers with the age above 18 years old.

HOW? l PROJECT’S MAIN ACTIVITIES

The project’s main activity is a mobility of youth workers from Partner countries, a training course to be held in Slanic Moldova, Romania, between 17th of October (arrival day) and 1st of November 2019 (departure day), with the participation of 40 youth workers from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Portugal (from the continent and from Azores), Romania, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine. During the training course we will organize: teambuilding sessions, training sessions, debates, simulations, exercises, an intercultural visit, creative workshops, practice laboratories, a World Café with young people and decision makers from Bacau county, planning sessions, sharing and networking sessions, reflection and evaluation sessions, but also a best sharing event where structured dialogue projects funded by Erasmus+ Programme and implemented by different Romanian organizations will be presented. Before the mobility, the youth workers will analyse the local, national and European policies addressing the young people with fewer opportunities and they will organize a consultation in their local community to identify the young people with fewer opportunities challenges. After the mobility, they will organize different follow up and dissemination activities aimed to reach the decision making process.

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Albania QENDRAT YOUTH FOR SOCIAL CHANGES
Armenia FUTURE IN OUR HANDS
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BOSNIAN REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION FOR VALUABLE OPPORTUNITIES BRAVO
Bulgaria ASSOCIATION FOCUS – EUROPEAN CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
Finland LEMIN 4H-YHDISTYS RY
Greece HELLENIC YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Hungary EURÓPA IFJÚSÁGA EGYESÜLET”
Italy ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE JUMPIN
Lebanon HARAMOUN MARATHON ASSOCIATION
Lithuania ASOCIACIJA EUROPOS JAUNIMAS
North Macedonia EUROPEAN LINK CENTER
Malta TERRA DI MEZZO (TDM) 2000 MALTA
Republic of Moldova ASOCIATIA OBSTEASCA ALTERNATIVA
Poland STOWARZYSZENIE MOJE MARZENIA SPELNIAJA SIE
Portugal ASSOCIAO MEDESTU
Portugal (Azores) ASSOCIACAO JUVENIL DA ILHA TERCEIRA
Romania ASOCIATIA PENTRU DEZVOLTARE ACTIVA ADA
Spain ASOCIACION MUNDUS – UN MUNDO A TUS PIES
Turkey WORLDEST ORGANIZATION
Ukraine MOLODIZHNI INITSIATIUI KROKYUT SVITOM MIKS

The project’s main activity is a mobility of youth workers from Partner countries, a training course to be held in Slanic Moldova, Romania, between 17th of October (arrival day) and 1st of November 2019 (departure day). Please remember that all the participants must arrive in Slanic Moldova (Bacau County, Romania) NO LATER than 17th of October 2019, at 19:30 (Romanian time, GMT+3) and must leave from Slanic Moldova (Bacau County, Romania) NO SOONER than 1st of November 2019, at 00:01 (Romanian time, GMT+3).

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL From your country to Romania

If you choose to travel by plane, you can search for flights to Otopeni Airport (Bucharest), Iasi Airport or even to Bacau Airport (on Bacau airport it is flying only Blue Air), which is the closest city to Slanic Moldova, the place where the training course will be held. It is better if you land in Romania in the morning on 17th of October and you depart from Romania in the evening on 1st of October, as the training course will be held in Slanic Moldova, Bacau county, and you need to take into consideration the internal travel, from the airport to the place where the project will be held. You can check for the tickets, but before buying them let us know about the price and the full schedule of your travel. Just after our approval you may buy your tickets. Please take in consideration the fact that only the bus and train tickets are allowed to be paid in cash. All flight tickets must be bought through bank (credit card, online transfer, payment order etc.) even if you are buying them online or directly from the airlines company of another travel agency. You can find attached also a Travel form. After establishing your travel plan and you buy the tickets, please fill in the travel form and send it to us no later than 5th of October 2019. We need it to be able to organize your internal travel to Slanic Moldova. The deadline for the participants to buy their travel tickets is 5th of October 2019. On 6th of October we will open the call for participants outside the consortium (the partner organizations) if there will still be free places. If you need help in the selection process, please let us know in time.

VISA

If for travelling to Romania, you need a visa, please let us know as soon as possible as (and no later than 25th of September 2019) to be able to help you with the visa procedures.

INTERNAL TRAVEL How to get to Slanic Moldova

After receiving all your travel plans, we will help you to organize the internal transportation, from Bucharest/Iasi/Bacău to Slanic Moldova on 17th of October 2019 and from Slanic Moldova to Bucharest/Iași/Bacău on 1st of November 2019. There are 3 daily busses from Bacau to Slanic Moldova. At 7:30am, 12:30pm and 4:10pm. From Iasi, there is only one bus to Slanic Moldova that leaves at 2pm and arrives in Slanic Moldova at 6pm. From Bucharest there are no busses to Slanic Moldova. Still, there are plenty of transportation ways from Bucharest (even straight from the Otopeni Airport) to Bacau, including busses and trains (but keep in mind that the last bus from Bacau to Slanic Moldova is at 4 pm).

Here you may find some bus companies websites to check their schedule: www.massaro.ro l www.teisa.ro l www.apetrans.ro Here you may find the train company website to check their schedule: www.cfrcalatori.ro

Still, for the TC the easiest way to get to Slanic Moldova is to rent a bus to bring all participants from Bucharest straight to the hotel. The costs for the rented bus will be split among the participants using this bus. If more participants are using the bus, the costs will be shared and the price will be cheaper individually. Also the costs for this bus are part of your travel costs and will be reimbursed according to the already approved budget limit. If you choose this option, please let us know in time, to be able to organize everything (please check the travel form where you can add this option). The bus will leave from Bucharest after the last participant who chose to use this bus will land, but no later than 4 pm to be able to get in Slanic Moldova at least at 9 pm.
You will receive further information about the intern transportation as we centralize all your travel plans, with at least 7 days before your travel to Romania.

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

The accommodation is 100% covered by Erasmus+ Programme, between 17th of October 2019 (Check in after 14:00) and 1st of November 2019 (Check out before 12:00). During the Training course participants will be hosted at Pensiunea Poiana Verde9 from Slanic Moldova. The rooms are for 3 people. Some of the rooms have 3 beds, others TWIN beds and a couch, others have a matrimonial/shared bed and a third bed or a matrimonial/shared bed and a couch. The food and coffee breaks are 100% covered by Erasmus+ Programme. There will be three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 coffee breaks per day. On the arrival day it is included just the dinner and on the departure day it is included both, breakfast and lunch. It is very important to tell us if you have any allergies or if is there something that you do not eat, if you are vegetarian or vegan, have a diet, etc. This is why it is important all participants to fill out carefully the application form and to not forget to send it to us before 2nd of October 2019. If any participant wants to stay longer in Romania, this is possible up to 2 days before and 2 days after the mobility. Still, all costs related to the extra days (for food, accommodation, trips, local transportation or other type of costs who were not made for the project) must be covered by the participant himself/herself.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

To be able to cover the costs for the accommodation and food, participant needs to sign at the end of their mobility a participant statement and the participants’ list. A participant aborting his/her/their mobility (leaving earlier) means covering the accommodation and food by himself/herself for the days he misses, as there is signed an agreement with the hotel and there are involved some costs meaning that we still have to pay for the days remained from the project. Also, at the end of the mobility, each participant must fill in the individual report, on Mobility tool website in maximum 7 days after the mobility ends, according to Erasmus+ rules.

OTHER INFORMATION/LOGISTICS

We recommend you to have a medical travel insurance before comming for your staying in Romania. The medical help might be expensive here if you do not have a travel insurence. The travel insurance cost it isn’t an eligible cost for the project budget so it cannot be reimbused. We also recommend you to have with you your personal medicines (during the activities we will have a First Aid Kit and some general medicines in case someone ask for it). Please bring confortable warm clothes. The average temperatures are usually oscilating between 10 and 20 Celsius degrees during the day and 0 – 10 Celsius degrees during the night for the period when the project will be held. We will give you further information about the weather as the training course gets closer.10 Also, please bring your favourite music and anything else you consider necesary, including slippers, hairdryer (not all the rooms have an hairdryer) etc. At the hotel, there is internet access and towels. We also recommend some of the participants to bring a laptop.

TRAVEL COSTS

Travel costs are budgeted according to Erasmus+ conditions, using the distance calculator from the city where each sending organization it is registered to the city where the mobility will take place.

The amounts above represents the maximum amount that may be reimbursed for one participant, depending by their sending country. According the Romanian National Agency rules, the reimbursement of the travel and visa costs will be done after the activity in the bank account of your sending organization, per national group and not individually, based on all travel documents in original. Still, if any participant request the travel costs to be reimbursed in his/her/their own bank account, this is possible, only if that participant agrees to pay the bank transfer tax.

DOCUMENTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT:

For the reimbursement of the flight ticket:

– The electronic ticket with the travel plan or the e-mail confirmation of your flight (the e-mail received when the ticket was bought);
– All boarding passes;12
– An invoice from the travel agency/website/airlines company from where the flight ticket was bought.13
– The payment confirmation: If you paid through bank (credit card, bank transfer, online payment etc.) you need a bank extract or a printed statement released by your bank showing the payment/transaction.

For any other travel tickets (busses, trains, ferry etc.):
If you buy your tickets from an office, in cash, then you need the ticket in original, with the price on it or the ticket and a receipt (if the ticket has no price on it).
If you buy your tickets online, then you need the electronic ticket and the payment confirmation (same as above).

For the visa costs reimbursement: A copy of the visa and the original invoice.

IMPORTANT: Only the original travel documents are taken in consideration for the reimbursement. Please be sure that you have and bring all the requested documents with you in Romania during the activity, as without them we cannot make you the reimbursement. Aborting the mobility/leaving earlier means not receiving the return travel costs. Invoices must be released by official travel companies/offices and not by the sending organizations. The invoices released by any sending organization does not count, as the sending organization is not a travel agency.

REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES:

Step 1: All the return documents (return boarding passes, return bus tickets, etc.) or any other missing travel documents will be send by all participants by post. Deadline: 01/12/2019

Step 2: We will collect all your travel documents from you (including the return ones) and we will centralize them in one reimbursement document for every each participant. Then, we will send this reimbursement documents back to you, by email to sign them (also your sending organization – as the receiver of the reimbursement – will sign and stamp them). Deadline: 15/01/2020

Step 3: Your sending organization will send us by email the reimbursement documents, signed by all participants and by its legal representative. Deadline: 01/02/2020

Step 4: After receiving the signed reimbursement documents we will make the money transfer through bank in the bank account of the sending organization or in the bank account of the participant if he/she/they requests this and agrees to pay the bank transfer tax. Deadline: 15/02/2020

The deadlines can suffer changes, depending on how fast you send the documents. It can be much earlier, but not later than 13/04/2020, when the project officially ends and no payment is eligible anymore.

DISSEMINATION

All participants and partners must get involved in the dissemination and follow up activities as this is one of the selection criteria. The dissemination activities aims to share the project’s results among other beneficiary or target groups.

Before the training course: The partner organization and the selected participants should promote the project on their Facebook page, website or other communication own dissemination channels. We will send you soon the official poster of the project and the information you already have it here. During the training course: The partner organization and the selected participants should upload photos from the activities on their Facebook page or on other social networks or dissemination channels. After the training course: The partner organization and the selected participants should write an article (a small report) and publish it on their blog, site or other dissemination channels (as newspapers, etc.), but also to organize two dissemination activities: a. Know-how transfer activities/smaller training courses: Between 1st of November and 31st of December 2019, each national group must organize a know-how transfer activity in their local community. At the activity must attend at least 15 other youth workers (from the sending organization and other local non-governmental organizations), but also volunteers and representatives from different institutions involved in youth working. b. Dissemination conference: Between 15th of February and 31st of March 2020, each national group, with the help of their sending organization, must organize a dissemination activity with the participation of at least 20 other people, where to share the project’s results and each organization “new” plan for getting involved in developing local, regional, national or European/international youth policies and strategies.

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES

Except the dissemination activities, each participant will get involved, after the training course, in some activities which are meant to help them developing the new KA3/Structured dialogue projects, to be ready for apply for the 1st Erasmus+ deadline of 2020. Thus, the participants, together with their sending organization, must organize a World Café Event with the young people with fewer opportunities and the public authorities from their local community. The World Café purpose is to identify the solutions to the young people’s challenges. The solutions will be integrated as activities in the new KA3 project.

PROOFS OF THE DISSEMINATION AND FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:

It is mandatory to all activities to make participation lists14 and take photos from the events. It is very important that all participants to be involved in the dissemination and follow up activities after the training course. Also, you must send us proofs (pictures or links), a small report (what happened, when happened, where happened and who participated) and a scanned copy of the participation list. Deadline: 10/04/2020

ABOUT SLANIC MOLDOVA

The place where the project will be held Slanic Moldova is situated on the eastern slope of the Eastern Carpathians (the mountain Nemira) at a height of 530 m on the valley Slanic. The city takes place in a depression covered with deciduous and coniferous forests. Slanic-Moldova, a city in eastern Romania (Bacau County) located Slanic River (a tributary of Trotus) at Nemira Mountains (Eastern Carpathians), elevation 530 m, in a valley surrounded by forests of beech and fir, the 84 km southwest of the city of Bacau (Bacau county). Slanic Moldova is the place to relax and recharge your batteries; it is nature itself around you and delight your eyes. What you to want more than to feel the mountain air as you purify the body, to the steps you walk on trails and paths that open up new horizons … more modern, brighter, closer to your soul, to live and breathe in a beautiful mountain landscape in which to rediscover that communion with nature to heal itself using power or beneficial to the many springs renowned for their curative effect?

ABOUT BACAU

The place where some of the activities will take place Bacău is the main city in Bacău County, Romania. At the 2016 national estimation it had a population of 196883, making it the 12th largest city in Romania. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrița River (which meets the Siret River about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the south of Bacău). The city is about 300 kilometres (186 miles) North of Bucharest. It is served by Bacău International Airport which provides direct links with the Romanian capital, Bucharest, and with 10 cities in Europe. If you get to Bacau, make sure you don’t miss the Precista Church, built by the son of Stephen the Great at the end of the 15th century, or the ruins of the Princely Court in its vicinity. There is also the modern art Roman-Catholic Cathedral, the biggest church in Moldavia with over 70 metres height. The Ethnographic Museum in Bacau displays the ethnographic areas of the region, while the History Museum houses an important collection of antique objects from the ancient Dacia. Bacau has several shopping centres available throughout the city, and there are also available plenty of places to buys souvenirs, the most common being related to Romanian folk. Apart from the occasional events that take place in Bacau, there is always a theatre or a cinema to go to for entertainment, as well as art exhibitions. Nightlife in Bacau has a lot to offer on its own. Bacau has something for everyone, like bars and clubs, discos, or even casinos. Also, in 2017, Bacau was the Romanian Youth Capital and it is one of the most active cities in the field of youth working.

ABOUT BRASOV AND BRAN

The places we will visit Brasov is up there with Sinaia and the surrounding mountain resorts as the most visited city in Transylvania, Romania, and this is something that’s not in vain. Brasov boasts everything from dynamic modern city life to old world charm and fascinating scenery. Also, it’s pleasant to have some of the extras as well, including some of the best cleanliness records in the country, great transport and great food. Even though it’s a bit overpriced for Romanian standards, especially in the high season, Brasov is definitely worth it. As some people say, “Why bother coming to Romania if you’re not going to see Brasov?” Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. Commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle, it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country

ABOUT ROMANIA

  1. Romania’s famous Peles Castle, located in Sinaia mountain resort, was the first completely electrified castle in Europe. The electricity was produced by the castle’s own plant. 2. The Voronet Monastery, located in north-eastern Romania, is also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”. Its frescoes feature an intense shade of blue also known as the “Voronet blue”. 3. The Astra Museum in Sibiu is the largest open-air museum in Romania, and the second-largest museum of this kind in Europe. 4. Romania not only has rich gold resources but also hosts Europe’s only museum dedicated to gold. 5. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union in 2007 6. Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament, also known as the People’s Palace, is the world’s largest civilian building with an administrative function and the second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the US. It covers some 330,000 sqm. 7. Timisoara, in western Romania, was the first city in Europe to have electric street-lighting (1889). 8. Bucharest was the first city in the world illuminated by oil lamps (1895). 9. Romania is home to Europe’s largest population of brown bears. According to a 2014 wild animal census, Romania’s forests are home to some 6,000 bears. That is why, in some mountain areas, you may see bears searching for food through garbage dumpsters. 10. The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest virgin forests in Europe. 11. The Danube Delta is the second-largest river delta in Europe and the best preserved on the continent. The delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. 12. The famous British auto show Top Gear shot one of its episodes on Transfagarasan in 2009, naming it “the best road in the world”. 13. Romania is the twelfth largest wine producer in the world and the sixth largest in Europe. 14. Romanians enjoy some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. According to the Ookla Net Index, nine cities in Romania are among the top 15 cities in the world with the highest download speed of fixed broadband internet connections. 15. Romania has one of the happiest and unusual cemeteries in the world. The Merry Cemetery, located in the village of Sapanta, in Maramures County, became famous due to its colourful crosses and the satirical poetry written on them. 16. Romania also hosts some spooky places. One of them is the Hoia Baciu Forest, also known as Romania’s Bermuda Triangle. Several paranormal activities and unexplained events allegedly took place there: from ghost and other unexplained apparitions, to UFOs sightings. 17. Romania inspired Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and Jules Verne’s The Castle in the Carpathians. 18. Romanian Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to receive a perfect score of ten in an Olympic competition. She made history in Montreal in 1976. 19. Romanian Nicolae Paulescu discovered pancreatine, later named insulin. 20. Petrache Poenaru was the Romanian who invented the world’s first fountain pen.

HOW TO APPLY?

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 20.09.2019 
  3. Selection results: 23.09.2019.
  4. PARTICIPATION FEE: 25€ (non BRAVO members)
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]