Stay Alive – Youth Exchange


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This project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. This publication reflects only the views of the author and the EU Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 Through this project we aim the following objectives:

O 1: At the end of the project, the 46 young people involved will improve their accident intervention skills. This will be accomplished through nonformal education methods.

O 2: At the end of the project, 46 young people will gain new keycompetences. This will be accomplished through non formal education methods

O 3: At the end of the youth exchange, the 20 few-opportunity youg people (involved in the project will feel socially integrated, gain confidence, and acquire key com petences which will help them in their active life.

O 4: At the end of the project, each of the organizations involved will have nine young people who can become youth workers and who know how to act in an emergency situation.

The activities will last 9 days, between 15.02.2018 -24.02.2018.

Arrival day is 15.02.2018 and will take place in Horezu, Romania.

Participating countries:

Bulgaria – 9 youth
Italy – 9 youth
Spain – 9 youth
Turkey – 9 youth
Romania – 9 youth

The transport to the project can be made by plane, train or bus. The arrival day is 15.02.2018 and the departure day is 25.02.2018. If you want to spend more time in Romania, it is possible to spend maximum 2 days before and after the project and book the travel tickets accordingly.
• For those of you who will come by plane, you will arrive in Bucharest at the Henri Coanda
Airport (OTP) Use the buses 783 (for main square) and 780 (for train station) to go to the city center (you have ticket vendors in the airport). As advice, do not change too much money inside the airport because the exchange rate is not good. You can use the exchange offices or banks in the center of Bucharest.
• For those of you who will be using other means of transport (e.g. bus or train), please inform us about your arrival in Bucharest so we can further guide you, depending on your place of arrival.
The departure from Bucharest to Horezu (the location of the project) will be made on 15.02.2018 in the evening from Pacii bus station in Bucharest. You can use the metro to get there (Pacii metro station). Depending of your arrival hours to Bucharest, we will inform you about the time of departure from Pacii bus station.

The location of the project, Horezu, is 219 km far away from Bucharest. The transport from Bucharest to Horezu will be made by bus, there will be someone from our organization guiding you for the travel.
We will reimburse you travel expenses, according to the Erasmus Plus Program rules. We will make the reimbursements during the project by bank transfer into the Sending Organisations account, but we insist that you have all the financial documents in order for making the reimbursement. For the plane transport, the original documents that we need are:
– E-ticket
– Invoice
– Proof of payment or receipt
– Boarding passes

It is very important to form the group of participants in time and buy the plane tickets to Bucharest
as soon as possible. We are waiting for the name of participants and plane tickets from you until 10.01.2018 the latest. After you buy the tickets, please send them to us by email.

The maximum travel costs per participant for each country are presented below:

100% of travel cost for
participant (max)
Turkey 275 EURO
Bulgaria 180 EURO
Spain 275 EURO
Italy 275 EURO

The group:
We need 9 youth from each of the countries: Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey. We recommend a gender balance for the participants. There will be a total of 45 participants.
Profile of the participants:
– Age 18 to 30
– Motivated to learn through nonformal methods
– Eager to learn to provide first aid in case of emergencies
– Motivated to learn what to do when there is an accident which causes injury and how to provide first aid
– Eager to contribute to the creation of the First Aid Procedure Guide
– Minimal knowledge of English
The location:

The accomodation will be made in a nice resort located in Horezu, Valcea County.

The participants will be hosted in rooms for 2 people or apartments suits for 4 people. There is good signal for mobile in the establishment. Please keep in mind that the wi-fi connection works rather bad due to the mountains.
Due to the mountain location of the pension and the period of the youth exchange, we encourage the participants to take some various clothes with them. Any special requests regarding the meal (e.g. vegetarian) should be communicated before the start of the activities. Accomodation, meal and activities costs will be covered by us.

What to prepare or bring with you?

1. All your travel documents as presented above (e-ticket, invoice, prove of payment, boarding passes). It is recommended that the participants will make a health insurance for the period of the project, although the cost for insurance can’t be reimbursed. Romania is an EU member state, so the cost of health insurance is quite low.
2. Traditional foods and drinks from your countries. We will organize cultural evenings during the project. You can try to be creative and funny! Can be costumes, ornaments, leaflets, posters, flyers, food, sweets, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks .. so and so :) You can present videos, photos, sing music and dance traditional dances from your countries. We count on you to make these evenings as interactive as possible!
3. Clothes: The weather in February is a winter, so we recommend to have parkas and pullover. Due to the mountain location of the pension, we encourage the participants to take some various clothes with you.
4. Information about your organization and activities. We want to get to know each other, to find out how people work with youth in other countries, and maybe to cooperate in the future.
5. Research about rural youth environment categories of people in your country, general attitude towards minorities, examples of good and bad practices in this field, and information about school leaves in your country – Why youth people from rural environment leaves school? We recommend you to prepare and look for this matter before coming in the project.
6. Good spirit, joy and happiness!!!
About Romania:
With a surface area of 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi), Romania is the largest country in southeastern Europe and the twelfth-largest in Europe. Romania’s terrain is distributed roughly equally between mountainous, hilly and lowland territories. The Carpathian Mountains dominate the centre of Romania. The Danube flows into the Black Sea within Romania’s territory forming the Danube Delta, the second largest and best preserved delta in Europe, and also a biosphere reserve and a biodiversity World Heritage Site. According to the census data from 2011, Romania’s population is about 20 million people. Bucharest is the capital and the largest city in Romania. Romania has four other cities that are among the European Union’s 100 most populous: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași and Constanța.
The list of World Heritage Sites includes Romanian sites such as the Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, the Painted churches of northern Moldavia with their fine exterior and interior frescoes, the Wooden Churches of Maramureș unique examples that combine Gothic style with traditional timber construction, the Monastery of Horezu, the citadel of Sighișoara, and the Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains. Peleș Castle (Sinaia), built between 1873-1914, is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Romania and Eastern Europe. Unique architecture and gold gilded rooms attract thousands of visitors daily. Voroneț Monastery, built in 1488, is one of the most valuable foundations of Stephen the Great. Also, Unirii Square is the treasure in the heart of Cluj-Napoca, on which rises the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, guarded by two “twin” buildings on the eastern side.
For more details you can check out the following links:
Project Coordinator
Cristi Florescu
Tel: +40726323078
See you all in Romania!