13th of July - 4th of August 2018
CONTENT 1.Welcome letter 2.Organizing Committee 3.Agenda IASI BUCHAREST CRAIOVA BRASOV CLUJ 4.Accommodation 5.Visa & Registration 6.Logistics 7.Contact
WELCOME LETTER â€œDear SCORAngels, We are pleased to announce our second edition of SCORA X-Change! We believe in the power of youth commitment to ensure a proper sexual education and health conditions. Being concerned and aware of the increasing data within the reproductive health field, we want to empower you to be the change and take real action. Through SCORA X-Change program, Romania would like to invite you to stand up for the proper sexual healthcare system that our world so strongly needs. We are convinced that a great impact is constructed by our hard work on advocacy and raising awareness thanks to the actions and the people who contribute to achieve it. Therefore, by connecting different cultures and ideas we would like to challenge the participants of the program to give their best in making a small step towards better local, national and international health systems. Our organizing committee has one great goal. To unite our forces and to achieve both the personal development, as well as building capacity to ensure our societyâ€™s welfare. Romania has a lot to offer in this perspective, especially when the help is needed and there are a few promoters in the selected field. The need of aid, guidance and support is well-known in our national healthcare scheme and it provides significant examples and situations that can lead to a better outcome of the project, gaining benefits in the same time. In addition, we strongly believe that by joining our exchange, besides gaining the SCORA experience, you can enjoy a great social and cultural program, as well as becoming part of a family of SCORAngels. This summer, SCORA X-Change Romanian team will try to combine novelty with diversity, multiculturalism and medical realities, offering the opportunity to every student that wants to improve his knowledges and skills. Strong enough to take action? JOIN US! The Organizing Committee
Anastasia Abăităncei NORA
Ștefana Luca National Coordinator
Robert Cristian Godeanu NORA Assistant
Smaranda Lepădatu Local Coordinator - Brașov
Diana Simona Niţă Local Coordinator - Bucharest
Alina Elena Barbu Local Coordinator - Craiova
Adina Ioana Bicăjanu Local Coordinator - Cluj
Andrei Nicolae Avadanei Local Coordinator - Iași
Raluca Oana Călin Local Coordinator - Iași
Alexandra Maria Duican Local Coordinator - Craiova
13.07-17.07 Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorga said „There should be no Romanian who does not know of it”. Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the Moldavian region of Romania, as well as one of the oldest cities in our country. Deeply rooted in history, the city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university, as well as the first National Theatre. Today, Iași is home to five universities.
DAY 1 DAY 2
Introductory workshop: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) situation in Romania and comparison with all the participating countries.
Debate about discrimination of HIV positive individuals based on the movie BMP. Visit to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.
Visit of the Botanical Garden
Workshop with the local psychologist about the implications of the lack of sexual education. Clerkship in the Urology Department.
Peer-education training: Teaching and exchanging materials and methods. Clerkship in the Oncology Department.
National Food and Drinks Party (NFDP)
Free time Visit to Hamak Leisure Park
Beer pong and fun
Bucharest is Romania’s largest city and capital. Known in the past as “The Little Paris”, Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new. Finding a 300 year old church, a steeland-glass office buildings and Communist-era apartment blocks next to one another is a common sight. Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has, in recent years, cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that many have come to expect from a European capital. We invite you to discover the best attractions in Bucharest including The Palace of Parliament which is the biggest administrative construction in Europe and the world’s second biggest after the Pentagon building in Washington, and The lipscani area, the oldest remaining part of Bucharest, known as the “historical center”, famed for its nightlife.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME DAY 1
SOCIAL PROGRAMME Victory Avenue Romanian Athenaeum Dinner in the Old City Center
Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. LGBT rights around the world.
Palace of the Parliament
‘Equality in diversity’: LGBT health and how to address sexuality in a medical consultation.
Village Museum & Herăstrău Park
Roots of gender based violence. Advocating against gender based violence.
SCORA Movie Night “Stonewall Uprising” Party in the Old City Center
One of the largest cities of Romania and the capital of Dolj County, Craiova is located in the southern part of the country, at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians(nor th) and the River Danube(south). It is a longstanding political centre, the chief commercial city and the most important city of Oltenia. The university town of Craiova, prides itself on the strong academic tradition and wealth of important historical figures who passed through here on their journey to fame: the world-famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi - who studied at the Craiova Art School and carved his first sculptures here, and Craiova-born Petrache Poenaru - inventor of the first cartridge fountain pen. The most important landmark is Nicolae Romanescu Park â€“ the largest natural park in eastern Europe. This park has a few interesting features: The Suspended Bridge (photo), the Charmed Castle, the Craiova Hippodrome and the Zoo.
City tour Dinner at “Smart Pub” (Outside Craiova, near a lake)
HIV/AIDS conference: • diagnosis • treatment • monitoring the patients with HIV
Botanical Garden Tour Boardgames night
Workshop on HIV/AIDS and other STI’s: • programme presentation • clinical case presentation • exchanging ideas and data between par ticipants about their countr y situation
A walk/bike ride in “Nicolae Romanescu” park
Breaking bad-news workshop: how to deliver HIV positive diagnosis
SCORA themed party
BRASOV 27.07-30.07 Brașov (pronounced Bra-shov), known as Kronstadt in German or Brassó in Hungarian has a population of 283,901 and is the 7th largest city in Romania. It is located almost in the centre of the country and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The city provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. The city is 176 km from Bucharest. Braşov 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. Braşov 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, Braşov is definitely worth it. As some people say, „Why bother coming to Romania if you’re not going to see Braşov?” The Braşov county is one of the most visited by tourists. The average temperature is 7.6°C only, even though in summer temperatures may reach up to 35°C.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME DAY 1
SOCIAL PROGRAMME City Tour
Workshop: Roots of GBV
Trip to Râșnov Citadel
Workshop: Violence against women in Romania.
Trip to Bran Castle
Workshop in a General Practitioner office: Child development follow up, nutrition, vaccination.
Hiking and Barbeque
CLUJ 31.07-04.08 With one of the most vibrant economies in the country and a population of around 330,000, Cluj, is today a vibrant cultural and educational city. The six state and several private universities located here also make Cluj Napoca the city with the largest percentage of student population in Romania. Cluj Napoca has a vibrant arts scene that embraces both the traditional and the progressive. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy classical concerts, theatrical performances, puppet shows and music of every genre, from jazz to modern pop to electronica.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME DAY 1
SOCIAL PROGRAMME City tour
Workshop: breast self-palpation
Trip to TarniÅ£a lake
Clerkship in the Maternity Hospital
First day of UNTOLD* Festival / free time
Conference: Teenage pregnancy and abortion.
Second day of UNTOLD* Festival / free time
*UNTOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL: the largest annual electronic music festival held in Romania, 2-5 August 2018
CLUJ 31.07-04.08 UNTOLD FESTIVAL (2-5 August 2018) The tickets for UNTOLD are considered extra expenses, and the price may vary from 118 to 140 Euro (4 day ticket), depending on the buying period. There will be also available 1 day tickets, but we recommend the full festival package. ! For those interested, we can provide extra free accommodation for the whole period of the festival. More info: www.untold.com
Accommodation in Iasi will be provided in our newly renovated Student Dorm situated very close to the city center and around 12 minutes walking distance from our University, in one of the greenest areas of the city. All rooms are twin rooms with private shower and toilette. The kitchen is available on each floor and is equipped with fridge, cooking stove, etc. There is also laundry available for free.
The accommodation will be provided in the student dorms which are located 20 minutes away by public transportation from the city center. The rooms are studio-type with 3 beds, fully furnished, with a bathroom, a kitchen, balcony and equipped with a TV.
The accommodation will be in the student dorms, with 2-3 beds/room, bathroom, fridge. The dorms are near the Hospital and the University.
Memorandului Student Campus. Accommodation in rooms for 2/4 with WIFI and new furniture. Bathrooms are located on each floor with washing machines, showers and toilets. Nearby there are sports areas and football fields, shops, canteen and a bus station.
The accommodation will be in students dorm rooms, every room equipped with 3 beds, bathroom, fridge and free wi-fi. Also, at every floor it is a kitchen. The dorms are near the Botanical Garden and a football field.
VISA INFORMATION Depending on each participant’s nationality, students will be able to find out if they need a VISA to enter our country on the following platform: http://evisa.mae.ro/NeedVisa Further details available at http://evisa.mae.ro/info. * participants would have to send us the confirmation of their VISA 1 month prior to the exchange.
LOGISTICS Dates 13
of July - 4
of August 2018
Hosting cities o 13.07-17.07 – Iași o 18.07-22.07 – Bucharest o 23.07-26.07 – Craiova o 27.07-30.07 – Brașov o 31.07-04.08 - Cluj Offered spots
6 – 3 boys & 3 girls
Accommodation - local dorms provided by the hosting cities’ Universities Transportation
- local buses/subway/cars - train/coach for the routes between hosting cities Program fee 300 €, including:
accommodation for 23 nights (+2 extra nights for UNTOLD participants) 1 meal/day (or pre-established pocket money value) transportation (both between and within the cities) SCORA X-Change kit and materials
Extra expenses (estimative numbers) - 15-30€/day for meals and night-outs - 100 €/visiting tours - VISA and Health Insurance - Social programme: UNTOLD tickets (for those who would like to stay during the festival we will provide additional information)
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