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Cyberbullying? We object!

Youth Exchange: 31 January - 8 February 2022 (including travel days)
Call status: OpenDeadline for applications: 05.01.2022

Aims:

The Youth Exchange is a continuation of the project “Bullying? We Object!” that took place in Jūrmala in January 2020. The main goal of carrying out this Youth Exchange is to educate youngsters about the impact and long-lasting consequences of bullying. Together with our participants, we want to find out the cause of the behavior amongst people and to help to prevent it in the path of their education and social lives in general. Through working in an international group, we want to learn to be brave and stand against bullying in the future, to teach youngsters compassion and understanding of each other and to teach them the skill of including everyone in the group.
The main objectives of our project are as the following:
  • To educate young people about cyberbullying and other types of bullying (Physical bullying,
  • Verbal bullying, Social bullying and the benefits of non-formal learning and its methods;
  • Encouraging intercultural dialogue and active citizenship through group activities;
  • Let young people organize group work, take risks and responsibilities among themselves;
  • Raise young people’s awareness of the impact of human actions in society;
  • To encourage young people in taking initiative and being active in their societies;
  • To promote social inclusion and acceptance among youngsters from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Date & Place:

31 January – 8 February 202, Grudziądz, Poland

Participant’s profile:

  • Has between 13 and 16 years old (the maximum age can be extended to 19, if necessary);
  • Has Romanian Nationality or Residency;
  • Is interested in the project topic;
  • Is motivated to participate in this youth exchange;
  • We strongly recommend the participants to be vaccinated. 

Group Leader:

  • Has over 25 years old (no upper limit);
  • Has interpersonal and communication skills, team spirit, strategic thinking oriented to results;
  • Has coordination, planning and organization skills;
  • Has experience in working with the young people;
  • Has an advanced level of English;
  • We strongly recommend the leader to be vaccinated. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Fitting in the participants’ profile;
  • Motivation to participate;
  • The quality of the application;
  • Gender balance;
  • Linguistic skills.

Obligations of the participants:

  • The selected participants assume to actively involve in the entire activities proposed by the organizers as well as during the dissemination and evaluation stage;
  • The participants assume to behave responsably and to respect the conduite rules imposed by the organisers;
  • It is madatory for the participants to purchase private travel insurance.

Other information:

  • Number of participants: 5 per country + 1 group leader;
    Partner countries: Romania, Latvia, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland;
  • An amount of 25 euro will be perceived by the sending organisation as a co-financing of the participant to the project; The fee must be paid by bank transfer in the NGOs account in maximum 48 hours after the selected participant’s confirmation to involve in the project;
  • Selection results: Will be announced by email in maxim 5 days after the deadline;
  • If necessary, COVID test are NOT eligible for reimbursement and must be covered by the participants;
  • For information about traveling to Poland, please consult the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs – here.