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November, 2012

find your opportunity, make it happen

Education Social Art & Culture Environment Sport & Outdoor Others

monthly brochure with opportunities for young people in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Content Volunteer of the month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 EVS: Best Volunteering Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Art & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Social. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-25 Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-39 Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-46 Useful Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

(From the left: Katharina from Austria, Janno from Estonia, Hanna from Belarus, Ieva from Latvia)


Editorial Welcome to the new opportunities brochure. At first we would like to introduce ourselves. We are four EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers that now are living and working in ClujNapoca. We are from four different countries: Katharina from Austria, Hanna from Belarus, Janno from Estonia and Ieva from Latvia. We are working in the project „Youth 4 community“. Youth 4 community is a project of the “Support for Youth Development” Association (S4YD). The association was founded on 17th of December 2009 in Cluj-Napoca, being an NGO entirely dedicated to youth development. The goal of our association is to stimulate and support the active, civic and responsible participation of the young generation within the social, educational, cultural and economic aspects of the communities they live in. We are making this brochure for you as a tool which you can use searching for different opportunities that you can take in your life. We believe that even though this brochure can’t hold all the possibilities that you can have, still it can be a nice way how to start your journey to a more active and meaningful life. At the end of the brochure you can find our contact details in case you have any suggestions or questions. We will be staying here till first of May, 2013 so you will definitely have a chance to meet with us in workshops, cultural events or just to hang out if you wish. We are here for you. Go through the pages and enjoy! Have a nice November!


On the pages of our brochure you will find quite often the opportunities to volunteer: for short-term or long-term projects, for an institution or an NGO. And we promise you, that this is going to be a really exciting experience in your life, whatever you’ll do. Every month we will introduce you a “superhero”, the Volunteer of the Month, the person who just lives around and does amazing things. This November we would like to tell you about Maria Turda, the volunteer from S4YD and a good friend of ours, who’s now, when you are reading these lines, is volunteering in Ghana, Africa. Read the small interview with her and find out how a girl from Săpânţa went all the way to Africa. >> p. 5


Volunteer Of The Month Do you remember your first volunteer experience? Why did you decide to participate? My first volunteer experience happened long time ago, I was still in primary school and we made a small project about cleaning the forest near our village and the environment. After that, many other experiences followed, as I can remember ( on community, environment, education, social problems). Despite these, I will recall my earliest childhood, my community and village. Living here, in Săpânţa is most of the time part of a volunteer activity. I say this because I realized that it is part of a daily routine to be a volunteer. Just a small example, if some neighbors do some agricultural work, immediately, without thinking, you go there and help them and suddenly there are 10 people gathered together for a small work. Like this everything happens, so I consider that the volunteer work for me comes as something natural. I don’t need to think a lot about it, to decide, it’s just something that I feel that must do and it comes naturally. In the same time, it gives me plenty of satisfaction and I‘m going deeper in the subject, I see myself as a human resource for the society.

Why did you decide to go to Africa? I decided to go to Africa a long time ago. I think I was around 6 or 7 years old when I first saw some documentaries or news about Africa, the poverty, hunger and the situation the people are facing there. Despite this, there is also the beautiful culture, nature and all that comes along with it. So I thought to myself: I definitely must go there and make something. That something is contributing my energy and knowledge to bring some >> p. 6 5

Volunteer Of The Month << p. 5 good changes to the people. After that, as I‘m studying social work and had many experiences worldwide, my dream about going to Africa was very touchable. Finally, I found this EVS project within Millennium Center Association, which came exactly on time. It was exactly on the topics I was interested in, so I applied and as a result, in November I’ll go to Ghana for 6 months. Of course some people asked me why don’t you stay in Romania and help people, we have our own Africa here. I was thinking about that, but I realized that I was involved also in our social problems and I knew the situation that my aims were higher. Also when I realized that we were 60 students who graduated social work with me, and I’m the only one who goes to Africa, I thought they can do here what I’m going to do in Africa.

Give advice for young people who want to volunteer but don‘t know how to start: The advice I want to give it’s the one I received also from some important people in my life. Everybody has a purpose in life, has something to give to the others, everybody has different qualities and talents as a result, we all know what we like to do most, what we are good at and where we can succeed. I can say that I invite young people to work and to be there for the others also and I invite them to be active because like this they don’t get old but they evolve. Just to discover what they want to do, what they want to give to the others, how they can do it and to find a proper place where they can do this (google is a big invention, as a start) =))) Good luck to all and kind regards! 6

EVS: Best Volunteering Programme What is EVS? Is it real for you? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try to figure it out together. Just answer a few questions for yourself and see if it suits you. yy Are you aged between 16 and 30? yy Do you have some free time (2 weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 months) or just want to make a break between studies/work? yy Do want to discover a new country, language, people, culture and be useful for the local community? yy Are you open for new priceless experiences?

If your answers to all these questions are positive, you should do your EVS! Some useful tips for you now: yy EVS or European Voluntary Service (in Romanian - SEV, Serviciul European de Voluntariat) is an action in the frame of Youth in Action Programme by European Commission. yy You can become a volunteer and do your EVS in different countries (EU and not only), with all the expences (accommodation, food, pocket money, work expences, insurance, 90% of transportation) covered by the project. yy All you should do is to find an interesting project according to the country or topic on the database (, send your CV and motivation, find a sending organization (S4YD can be one), prepare and apply! More info you can find here: or here: Ask for our advice and opinion on EVS:, contact our Association if you decided to go: Angela Anton, 7

Gay Film Nights in Cluj What: International film festival SERILE FILMULUI GAY When: 12- 18 November Where: various locations in Cluj-Napoca, more details in program: How much: all the events are for free Application: if you want to become a volunteer, send a short motivation letter to Description: Gay Film Nights is the first and only international film festival in Romania LGBT themed and takes place since 2004 in Cluj-Napoca. The festival aims to fairly and effectively convey a message of openness to cultural diversity and acceptance of individual values. To achieve this, the entire festival program included competitions on the theme of LGBT films, exhibitions, performances, public debates, outreach activities and environmental actions. Contacts & Links:,


Art & Culture The Night of the AD Eaters in Cluj What: The internationally famous creative ads festival When: 3 November 2012, 21:00 Where: Casa de Cultura a Studentilor How much: 30 RON Contacts & Links:


International Theatre Festival INTERFERENŢE 2012 When: 27 November - 9 December Where: Teatrul Maghiar de Stat Cluj Description: The festival has the motto „Dialogue between voices“. The spectators will be able to see the shows from 9 countries (Switzerland, Germany, France, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, South Korea, Romania) and the plays of the hosting Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. Dialogues with the creators of shows, exhibitions, performances and concerts are on the progamme: Contacts & Links: Ticket reservation: +40-264-593468, between 10-13.00 and 16.30-19.00 and before the performances, http://


Art & Culture Block Art Database of Creative Youngsters „Remodelarea Spaţiului Comun La Bloc” Who: „Remodelarea spaţiului comun la bloc”is a non-political and cultural project, funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration. For whom: for graduates of architecture, design and art faculties or other students, searching for projects or preparing their first professional accomplishments. Where: Romania Deadline: apply for the database until November 10 Application: Description: If you want to leave your mark on the interior staircase in Bucharest or Romania, you are invited to join in our database by completing a simple form. Thus, you will be contacted directly by the project team and by those who initiate remodeling projects on their own. In addition, being registered in our database, we‘ll keep you posted on other opportunities in your field of interest. Contacts & Links:,


3 Volunteers Needed for Musical Event What: the last event of the series dedicated to the famous Romanian composer Tudor Jarda. When: 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 November For whom: people interested in classical music and organizing cultural events Where: Cluj-Napoca Application: send CV and a few lines about your motivation to volunteer to Description: You will be able to gain experience in organizing events like a classical music competition. But the real reward from this experience is getting knowledge on classical music and the opportunity to learn more about the environment. Activity will not take more than 3 hours each evening, and the volunteers will have access to backstage of the cultural event.


Art & Culture TEMPS D’IMAGES Festival What: International art festival When: 9-16 November Who: Colectiv A (ex Artlink) cultural association For whom: people interested in modern arts (theatre, dance, video) Where: Cluj-Napoca, Fabrica de Pensule Description: TEMPS D’IMAGES is a unique European network that brings eleven partners together around a common theme: the crossing between the performing and the moving image arts. And the Temps D‘Images Festival is a platform for launching new ideas and creating dialogue. Contacts & Links:, http://


Tabara Nationala de Chitara What: Intensive courses in music theory, classical guitar, acoustic guitar When: 6 to 10 January 2013 Who: Asociatia Atitudini si Alternative For whom: all lovers of guitar, 20 places available Where: Mama Cozonacilor, Simon, Bran, Brasov How much: the fee is 1000 RON, includes 5 nights accommodation - room for 2 or 3 persons, 3 meals / day, travel from Railway Station, study materials, visit to Bran castle, certificate of attendance Deadline: December 15, 2012, the selection rule is “first come, first served” Application: send the Application form (which you can download from, copy of the payment order and signed parental agreement (for persons under 18 years) - the original is present on the first day of the course – to e-mail office@ Contacts & Links: Catalina Badoiu, E-mail: catalina.badoiu@, Phone: 0730 920 390, Banking coordinates: Asociatia Atitudini si Alternative CIF: 17880783 Banca Transilvania Agentie Piata Romana IBAN: RO13BTRL0410 1205 1248 03XX 14

Art & Culture One World Romania on Tour 2012 What: Documentary film festival dedicated to human rights When: 31 October to 25 November Who: One World Romania Association & Czech Centre Bucharest For whom: everybody interested in contemporary documentary cinematography and issues of human right and European citizenship. Where: in 11 cities around Romania - Brasov, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Tirgu Mures, Miercurea Ciuc, Iasi, Resita, Galati, Sighetu Marmatiei, Sfantu Gheorghe and Chisinau. In Cluj Napoca â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 November, @ Cinema Victoria Contacts & Links:,,, tel: 0755.125.706 Description: One World Romania was in 2011 one of the 4 projects Prize winners of the Council of Europe Cultural Events label 2011 (CECEL 2011).


Cyberpunk Organic by Jozsef Gaal Exhibition What: a modern art exhibition When: October 26 - November 14, 2012 Who: BÁZIS – contemporary art space Cluj-Napoca For whom: everybody interested in modern arts (sculpture) Where: Fabrica de Pensule, H. Barbusse, 59-61, 1st. floor Description: Instead of mythical archetypes of the past, new sculptures by Gaál dress image a futuristic dual being - a cyborg: half robot, half man. József Gaál addresses by his sculptures, perhaps for the first time directly, an ethical issue: what can happen when human desire to reach a posthuman stage, which would overcome any physical and mental barrier with technology? Contacts & Links: http://www.,


Art & Culture Bienala de Ceramică şi Sticlă Artişti Clujeni What: exhibition of ceramics and glass art items When: Oct 25 – Dec 2 , 24 November at 11 am – an Open Lecture* * A lecture by artists Ioana Şetran, Cristina Popescu Russu, Gherghina Costea (UAP Bucureşti), Arina Ailincăi and Emilia Chirilă (UAP Cluj), members of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva. Being part of the program „Open Lecture“ of the Museum of Art, the conference will have the theme „fire arts“, ceramics and glass, the synthesis of visual arts areas.

Who: Uniunea Artiştilor Plastici – Filiala Cluj (UAP) Where: Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca Description: Cluj‘s famous artists and recent graduates of the University of Art and Design in Cluj, ceramic-glass section, are participating. Contacts & Links:


East & West Building Projects for Rural Youth What: a Partnership Building Activity When: 2nd - 9th of December Who: Youth Cooperation center of Dilijan NGO, sending organization in Romania - S4YD Association For whom: youth workers, project managers and youth leaders working with youth in rural areas Where: Dilijan / Armenia Description: The participants would have the chance to explore the situation of young people living in rural areas in various countries in Europe and EECA countries; make a small practical research on the situation of youth in rural areas in Armenia; discuss the role of youth work and possibilities of non-formal education to empower young people in rural areas; exchange ideas, good practices and methodologies of successful youthwork in rural areas; discover how to promote rural development and empowerment of rural youth through â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youth in Actionâ&#x20AC;? programme; establish contacts with partners and develop common projects (youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service projects and trainings, seminars, etc.). Contacts & Links: Teodora Oltean-Gocan, e-mail:


Social First Aid Course Where: Bucuresti, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Piatra Neamt, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Targoviste and Timisoara Who: SMURD For whom: Students and general public How much: Free Application: php?curs=Cursuri+generale Description: Each week in each city professional paramedics will teach first aid for the students in the frames of a project „A life may depend on you!“ Also there are general public courses, the frequency of which depends on how many people want to join. The only thing you have to worry about is to fill the application and after enough people will have subscribed, the organizers will contact with you and let you know when and where. Сontacts & Links:


EVS in Moldova What: European Voluntary Service in Republic of Moldova When: 2013 How much: 10% of travel expenses, everything else is covered by European Commission. Who: Coordinating organisation is ADVIT ICYE Moldova, host organisations are different For whom: Young people between 18-30 Description: ADVIT ICYE Moldova is coordinating organisation for different EVS projects in Moldova. Right now the host organisations are: Save the Children Moldova Centre for resocialization of Children Ave Cop; International Center for Protection and Promotion of Women Rights La Strada; Centre for Assistance and Protection; Charity Association New Life; Day Care Centre Dorinta Wish; Association Motivation; Association Childrens Friends; The Center for Social Rehabilitation of Children Casa Gavroche; Family Type Placement Centre Small Group Homes; Foundation People That Care; Association for the protection of homeless animals ALGA; Centre of Active Recovery and Social Reintegration of the Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities and Charity Centre for Refugees. Deadline: for applying to these projects is 11 Nov 2012, projects will start in 2013. Contacts & Links: and http://www. 20

Social Help Children from Disadvantaged Families Who: Fundaţia Română pentru Copii, Comunitate şi Familie When: there is no deadline, you can apply whenever you want Description: Fundaţia Română pentru Copii, Comunitate şi Familie is searching volunteers who would like to start working in their Daycare centers. There you can help children who are coming from disadvantaged families with their homework. Also you can go out with them to take a walk in the park or to fo hiking or to go to the cinema. If you are interested you can write them and send your motivation letter where you present your abilities, skills and of course your motivation. After this you will have a interview and personality test with them. Application: e-mail for motivation letter: Contacts & Links:


How To Celebrate Life? What: Seminar When: 24-25 November Where: Cluj-Napoca Who: AsociaĹŁia Schimbare PozitivÄ&#x192; For whom: everybody who would like to know how to celebrate their lives How much: 1-15 November - 135 lei, 15-23 November -175 lei Application: pachete/ Description: After the event, you will succeed: To take a stand and celebrate your daily life instead of being passive; enjoy the simple beautiful things in life; be grateful for what you have and stop holding to the past; to assume responsibility for our own lives, instead of living life to others; to build your own happiness consciously, instead of running after this. Contacts & Links:


Social Volunteering In Red Cross Cluj Filial Who: Red Cross Romania Cluj filial For whom: Everybody When: Anytime Where: In Cluj, in Romania or around the world How much: Free Application: There you can find Action: Voluntariat and there you will find the application Description: Red Cross Romania, Cluj filial is searching for volunteers in every age and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have previous experience, they will give you this. Contacts & Links: At their webpage you can find more information and 10 interesting reasons to start volunteering in Red Cross:


Volunteering in Minte Forte What: Volunteer with people who have mental problems Who: Minte Forte Deadline: November 5 Application: send your CV to e-mail: Description: Minte Forte is a non-governmental organization in Cluj-Napoca which is dedicated to work with people who have mental health problems. They educate people about mental health problems, providing support for people with mental sicknesses and help them with personal development. For persons who are interested in working with them, they will offer them to work in a young and dynamic team of volunteers, with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, learn from people dedicated and specialized in mental health. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s also an opportunity to put into practice knowledge you already have and to get involved in international projects. Last but not least they will offer you a bunch of new friends. 24

Social Photo Contest Comunități 360° What: photo contest When: November – December 2012 Who: Soros Foundation Romania For whom: photographers concerned about their local community Where: Centrul Public al Fundației Soros Deadline: November 25 Application: Description: Look at your community, its strong sides and weaknesses through your camera, send three photographs, accompanied by a brief description of the community and win a camera, a subscription to magazines or exhibition space. Best works will be presented at Centrul Public al Fundației Soros the for two months. It’s not obligatory to be a professional. Contacts & Links:


COMPETIŢIA Problemelor de Mediu din Transilvania What: competition to identify and document specific environmental issues When: October 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 21 Where: The geographical area covered by the project is the region of Transylvania. For whom: Concerned citizens who want to solve concrete problems of environmental protection in Transylvania. Application: Fill in a form in which the applicant presents a specific environmental issue investigated; completed forms are sent by e-mail to Deadline: December 21, 2012 Description: The aim of the competition is to identify, document and publicizing environmental issues in Transylvania through the active involvement of citizens and affected communities. In the form the applicant should show some environmental issue investigated. The 10 most valuable documents will be designated by a special committee. Selected documentation will compete to win RON 1,000 prize offered on the basis of online voting open to the public on Contacts & Links:


Environment Voices4Climate Competition 2012 What: International contest of photography, video and music Who: Connect4Climate, along with MTV and TerrAfrica When: August 23 – December 31 Application: Every photo, video or podcast joined the contest must tell a story of climate change in one of the eight categories: 1) Agriculture, 2) Cities, 3) Energy 4) Pads, 5) Gender, 6) Health, 7) Green Jobs and Economy and 8) Water. The best materials in this competition „Voices4Climate“ will be presented at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 18), in Qatar, in December 2012. Deadline: prolonged to December 31, 2012 11:59 pm EST for photo, video and music Description: In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 18) in Qatar this December 2012, the Voices4Climate Competition invites young people from all over the world to submit photos, videos, music videos, and podcasts that tell powerful climate change stories. Start shooting, snapping, reporting, and rapping and tell us: how is the climate change affecting your country? Your community? You, your friends, and your family? Do you have a cool idea for a local solution? Contacts & Links: 27

The danceWEB Scholarship Programme 2013 When: from July 10 - August 14, 2013 For whom: Dancers and choreographers with professional ambitions from European, Eastern European and non European countries preferably between 22 and 30 years of age and a good knowledge of English. The quality of your dance background is the main criteria for participation in the Programme. Where: In Vienna in the International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz How much: The travel and per diem expenses need to be covered by the participants themselves. Deadline and Application: Deadline for registration is December 15, 2012 Description: DanceWEB Scholarship Program offers a total of nearly 65 young professional dancers and choreographers mainly from Europe but also from non-European countries, the opportunity to participate in a multinational intensive training program that runs for five weeks every year in Vienna in July to August in the International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz. Contacts & Links: Hanna Bauer, tel.: +43 1 523 55 58-40, email: More information can be found on the website Eurodesk: or directly on the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s website: 28

Sport & Outdoor Intercultural Education Through Outdoor Programs When: 13 - 21 Nov Who: OUTWARD BOUND ROMANIA For whom: adults (age over 25, or less if not involved in formal education as student) working with multicultural groups and coming from bi-, or trilingual communities (2 persons by country representing different ethnic groups) How much: 50 Euro Where: Sovata/Szováta, Romania, Outward Bound International Youth Center Description: The main goal of this workshop is to exchange experiences and find new ways, techniques and methods how intercultural education can be developed in and with outdoor activities. The programme of the workshop contains outdoor activities like expedition in the Eastern-Carpathians, outdoor problemsolving exercises, intercultural city challenge in the multicultural town Sighisoara/Segesvár/Schässburg. The design, delivery and debrief of all the activities will focus on the issue of intercultural education, how outdoor education can contribute to a better knowledge about each others culture, habits. Contacts & Links:, tel.: +40-769224.300 / +40-265-250.939, 29

TedxYouth in Cluj What: An interactive conference on the issues of youngsters, combining deep discussion and connection in a small group. When: 17 November Who: Organizers – TEDxCluj team, speakers - extra-ordinary children (between ages 8 and 18) sharing with the local community their achievements. For whom: everybody interested in youth, non-formal education and sharing and spreading ideas. Where: Str. Baisoara, Transylvania College Ball Room, Cluj-Napoca Application: Description: TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events happening all around the world, designed to empower and inspire young people. „Dream Big... Then do it!“ will be the main theme for this year‘s TEDxYouthDay, on November 17, and TEDxYouth@Cluj will be part of it. Contacts & Links:,,,


Education BizCamp 8 Cluj What: Job fair in Cluj, wich gathers successful professionals in different fields, willing to share their experience with young people. When: 24 November Who: Organizer - Inspire Business SRL For whom: youngsters looking for the job prospects in Cluj Description: Find out what are the latest trends of the job market, what employers want from you. Talk to companies representatives and have chance to start or restart your career Contacts & Links: Programme:


Speakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Arena Cluj What: Public speaking events When: starting with 20th of October, events between 3-17 November For whom: Those who want to get used to public speaking, learning in a professional but informal way, regardless of age, profession or experience. How much: for free Application: Description: Speakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Arena is a continuation Public Speaking Support Group (PSSG) national project. In Cluj the autumn edition starts on October 20th. You still can register as a speaker, audience or facilitator. Contacts & Links:, http://www. speakers.arena., 074 633 6546


Education Facing Europe 2020: Key Competences for Youth Workers in Non-Formal Education What: International Training Course, Youth in Action project. When: 11 – 20 December 2012 Who: CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V.; in Romania - TEAM FOR YOUTH ASSOCIATION and Asociatia Together Romania. For whom: participants from EU27 programme countries Where: Weimar, GERMANY How much: accommodation and board are covered and 70% of travel costs are reimbursed. Deadline: 19th of November Application: Description: The project “Facing Europe 2020: Key Competences for Youth Workers in Non-formal Education” is aimed to support the development of competences of youth workers in non-formal education for increasing the quality of youth projects on a larger scale, enabling them to develop and to run cer¬tain local activities in order to transmiss the learning outcomes of the TC into practice on local level. Contacts & Links: guide at,, groups/377621152305459/ 33

Training „Prin Participare, Spre Schimbare” What: free training on youth participation When: 9 – 11 November Who: ADDO – Centrul pentru Dezvoltare şi Formare, in partnership with Centrul European de Educaţie şi Training, funded by Autoritatea Naţională pentru Sport şi Tineret. For whom: for people working with youngsters (members of NGOs, youth workers, teachers, volunteers, etc.), aged 18-35 years, motivated to actively participate in this training, interested to join national network to promote youth participation Where: Bacău How much: free; accommodation, meals and transport covered Deadline: November 5, results will be announced on 6th of Nov; 14 participants will be accepted Application: Description: During the course, participants will define specific concepts of youth participation, will generate project ideas on the subject, will go through the steps of writing and implementation of the project and apply methods of participation. The training is interactive and based on the principles of non-formal education. Contacts & Links:,, phone: 0723270165


Education Free Seminars on Personal Development When: November - March Who: with support from OSE (Organizatia Studentilor Economisti) For whom: youngsters interested in personal development Where: Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of FSEGA How much: for free Application: Description: Meetings are held once a week and last approximately 3 hours. The themes addressed are: pyramid of human needs, seduction and relationships, Spirit of observation, Personality development, Wise decisions - Freedom, Intellect and ideas - Success, Emotional Control - Happiness, Lasting fulfillment. Contacts & Links:, 0742.408.725 - Tatar Raul ;0746.027.047 - Catalin Horhat


Non-Formal Education Training in Cugir, jud. Alba What: Training module on non-formal education methods and tools in the context of the Youth in Action program When: 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 November Who: Asociatia Alternative Sociale Millenium in cooperation with Serviciul Public de Asistenta Sociala Cugir; Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale (ANPCDEFP) For whom: youth workers; project coordinators; volunteers; members of NGOs; members in informal groups of young people; representatives of public institutions directly involved in working with young people. Where: Cugir, jud. Alba How much: The course is free, costs of accommodation, meals and transportation are the responsibility of the participants and are not insured by the organizers. Deadline: 11 November Application: at, Description: At the end of the course participants will be able to define/specify the characteristics of non-formal education; select, adapt and use tools and methods of non-formal education appropriate to the priorities of the Youth in Action (TIA). Contacts & Links: Responsible: Suhanea Adrian, email: adrian., telefon: 0740.251.898 36

Education APPETISER in Belgium-Flanders What: An introduction to international youth work When: 8-12 April 2013 For whom: Young people who do not have international experience in the context of Youth in Action (TIA) Where: Belgium How much: This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and from country to country. Deadline and Application: Application deadline 20 of January Description: Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the “Youth in Action” Programme. This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves. Contacts & Links: Katrien Ponsaerts, E-Mail: katrien.ponsaerts@;, 37

TICTAC in Germany What: Multilateral Training Course to support quality in Training & Networking projects of Youth in Action When: 2-8 February 2013 For whom: voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders involved in international youth work and interested in using Action 4.3 (also within 3.1) of Youth in Action as support measures in their organization’s long term strategy Where: Germany How much: All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee. Deadline and Application: 18 of November, 2012 Description: The specific objectives of the course are: to promote the YiA Programme as an Educational Tool, to explore the YiA Programme with a special focus on the aims of Action 4.3 / 3.1 and its activities, to understand the role of Action 4.3/ 3.1 projects within a long term strategy, to simulate the first steps of organising an Action 4.3 / 3.1 project within an international team, to develop participant’s competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning Processes, to promote Youth Participation and European Citizenship as key elements when designing a YiA Project. Contacts & Links: Ingrid Müller, E-Mail: 38

Education Incubator 107 @ Cluj What: Monthly series of workshops from people who are willing to share their knowledge and skill When: Starting with a Nocturna (a night with presentation of the workshops and small concerts) one Saturday of the month and continuing with daily workshops in the evenings. Who: a project of Macaz Cultural, in Cluj implemented by Apertura Association. For whom: anyone interested in learning or teaching via nonformal education Where: Casa Tiff How much: optional donation from participants Description: Incubator107 is the place where anyone can teach and learn anything. We want to grow in people the desire to learn from others, and to teach others. Our ears are always open to fresh workshop propositions from what happens in the life-after-work. We are looking for passionate craftsmen, no matter if they are experts or beginners. Contacts & Links: follow the news and announcements here:, 39

National Volunteer Gala When: 12 December Where: Bucharest Who: Volum Federation For whom: volunteers and coordinators Application: Description: National Volunteer Gala brings volunteering to the attention of the public and the media. The event offers a well-deserved public recognition of people around the country who give them time, energy and abilities to help those in need, to protect the environment or to develop their communities. Gala 2012 National Volunteers will have 4 categories: Volunteer of the year, volunteering project, volunteer coordinator and volunteer center of the year Registration for the competition will be based on their nomination by organizations, businesses or institutions that work by completing a nomination form. Winners will be determined on the basis of selection in two stages: the first stage includes a preselection made b â&#x20AC;&#x2039; y the organizers, after which 5-8 nominees will be chosen for each category, from which the jury will select the winners of each category. Contacts & Links:


Others Meeting Among the Forests and Ponds What: EVS project „Meeting among the forests and ponds“ When: 1.12.2012 - 1.12.2013 For whom: 4 volunteers: yy One person to Municipality Milicz en.cfm?EID=58001092278 yy One person to District Milicz en.cfm?EID=58001092298 yy Two people to Milickie Association of Friends of Children and People with Disabilities en.cfm?EID=58001076779 Where: The project will take place in Milicz (Poland, Lower Silesia) Description: Themes of the Project focuses on three main issues: 1. Journalism, new media and promotion., 2. Tourism and conservation, 3. Work with young people with fewer opportunities and/or disabled. Contacts & Links:, Małgorzata Herl – Fundacja Mobilni Polacy


European Charlemagne Youth Prize Competition 2013 When: Registration until 28 January 2013. The award ceremony will be in Aachen, Germany, 7 May 2013. For whom: Young people between 16 and 30 years from all EU member countries How much: The prize for the best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg). Deadline and Application: Registration can be done individually or in groups until 28 January 2013. Description: The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.The European Charlemagne Youth Prize´´ is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. Contacts & Links: html 42

Others We Respect the Internet What: National competition for children, parents and teachers â&#x20AC;&#x17E;We respect the internet.â&#x20AC;&#x153; When: The winning teams will be awarded at the Gala Safer Internet dated February 5, 2013 in Bucharest. For whom: The contest is open to children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years divided into two age groups: 6-11 years and 12-18 years, which will participate in teams of up to 3 members, coordinated by a teacher or parent. Deadline and Application: Deadline for project submission for the contest: 6 December 2012. Description: The competition aims to highlight need of a Netiquette - a set of rules for good behavior in Internet, agreed and used by all users of the virtual environment. Contacts & Links: full contest rules, forms for participation: http://www. (on www.sigur. info)


Grants for Investigative Journalism For whom: For independent investigative journalists who write about corruption, moneylaundering and fraud. Deadline and Application: 23 November The application file should contain: - Application form (available on - Two surveys published - Investigation plan and budget Applications you have to send to mail: with mention „pentru Programul <<Grants for Investigative Journalism>> in subject. Description: Freedom House Romania Foundation launches initiative „Grants for Investigative Journalism“ with financial support from the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of France in Romania. The program aims to support independent investigative journalism in Romania, through a series of grants for journalists who write about corruption, money laundering and fraud Contacts & Links:


Others Journalism Volunteering in ASJC What: Journalism volunteering in ASJC- Association for Students in Journalism and Communication For whom: If you are active, courageous, creative, sociable, with team spirit and resistant to stress and you want to explore the jungle of journalism, public relations or advertising. Deadline and Application: 10th of November 2012, 23.30 Description: ASJC - Youthpress Romania is a professional NGO that strengthens the community of young journalists and communicators to help evolution of a balanced work environment. ASJCYouthpress Romania is a full member of the European Youthpress organization. Contacts & Links: For more information and registration: http://


Others Discover E-Volunteering When: Attractive prizes await the winners who will be announced in Final Gala in Warsaw in June 2013. For whom: The competition is open to NGOs running projects in Europe with volunteers helping other people via internet and NGOs who have ideas for online activities that involve volunteers to cooperate with NGOs through the Internet. Deadline and Application: Registration for the competition online: Till November 30, 2012 Description: It is the first and only competition in Europe which aims at honouring and promoting the most interesting projects in which volunteers are helping others via the Internet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the evolunteering projects. Contacts & Links: Facebook:


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