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GeNquality (GenQ) Youth Exchange

GeNquality (GenQ) Youth Exchange Romania 15-25 November 2021

The GeNquality (GenQ) project of D.G.T. aims to raise awareness about gender inequality and gender discrimination for an equal society where any individual, despite gender or sexual orientation is included. Through this project, D.G.T. and the team that developed, wrote and is responsible for the implementation, wants to address the need for acceptance and tolerance amongst youth, encouraging initiative for equal opportunities, non-discrimination and social inclusion. The project aims to include participants aged 18-30 from Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain that have been facing difficulties in the society based on their gender or appurtenance to the LGBTI+ community and had been victims of discrimination or social bullying or had been excluded from society, educational system and family.

Organizer

Founded in March, 18th, 2011, D.G.T.’s mission focuses on national and international networking among young people, students, trainers and teachers of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. It tackles topics such as intercultural exchange, non-formal education, ecology, climate change, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, creativity, human rights, European citizenship, international politics (geopolitics), new media, communication. All these are added to facilitate the accumulation of experience by young people, through voluntary activities, allowing them to put into practice the theory learned in school. Thanks to the fact that our mission focuses on networking, we’ve created Do Great Things Network as an informal net of people, NGO’s, associations, organisations and institutions all over the world.

 GeNquality (GenQ) Youth Exchange

Monday, Nov. 15th, 6am to Thursday, Nov. 25th, 12pm

43 Strada Argestru

Argestru, SV

Name of the project: GenQuality

- Type: KA 1 - Erasmus+ Youth Exchange with Programme Countries

- Partners from Programme countries

- 6 participants + 1 leader from each partner.

- No. of total participants and leaders: 45 (of which 3 facilitators)

- Recommended age is 18-25, but legal age under Erasmus+ is 18-30 (one leader with no age limit)

- Dates of Implementation: 15-25 November 2021

- The project will be implemented at Siady Guesthouse in Argestru nr. 43, Vatra Dornei 725701, Romania

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Venue: Siady Guesthouse

The venue of the Y.E. is a typical mountain guesthouse that is close to nature but also benefits fully from the comfort of modern life. Here is a link to the website
of the guesthouse: https://www.facebook.com/siady.pensiunea

Participants will be accommodated in rooms with 1 or 2 other participants according to their gender ensuring multiculturalism and cultural exchange. Maybe some rooms will host a maximum of 4 persons. We will have two persons in one bed because some rooms are
designed as matrimonial rooms, but rest assure that the beds are big enough and each of you will have his own blanket.


Siady Guesthouse
Address: Argestru nr. 43, Vatra Dornei 725701, Romania
Phone: +40 743 155 107


Important

We will be in the middle of the Romanian mountains in a place that serves traditional Romanian food. For vegetarians/vegans might be hard to adapt because here most meals contain meat and milk products. We will surely have a vegetarian/vegan option, but please come with an open mind because you may need to eat a lot of potatoes, bread, and polenta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polenta).
We will have many typical Romanian meals with meat because all the products served are from ecological farms and households in the area.

Participants

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Participants of GenQ are youngsters from Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain aged 18-30.The activities of the project are accessible to every participant as nonformal learning methods are used. The project is regarding the issues of gender discrimination and gender inequality participants being highly involved in activities that require imagination and creativity and are encouraged and stimulated to transform their ideas into actions. Selected participants are expected to participate in all the activities of the GenQ Youth Exchange.
Eligible youngsters for the participation in GenQ activities are:
- aged 18-30;
- residents of Denmark/Italy/Poland/Portugal/Romania/Spain;
- interested in the topic of the project;
- are available to travel to Romania and participate in all the activities of the GenQ Youth Exchange;
- are keen to be involved in the activities of all the phases of the project;
- are interested in other cultures and nationalities;
- are open minded and curious;
- want to acquire and develop new skills, attitudes and behaviours;
- are interested in nonformal learning methods;
- have at last beginners’ level in English as all communication is carried outh in English;
- are part of vulnerable groups (women and the LGBTI+ community);

- are facing social, economic or geographical obstacles.


Working language of this youth exchange is English.

Your English doesn’t need to be perfect, neither is ours ! Better a little English then no any language communication at all.

It’s important to respect and understand each other !


Each team leader is required to be aged 18 with no upper age limit.

Documents to enter Romania

Do NOT forget your necessary documents to enter Romania!


The citizens of Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain can enter Romania with only their valid ID Card (National Card) as the countries are part of the European Union. BUT it's the responsibility of each participant to check, recheck and double check its own travel condition(s) to Romania, from the starting departure point all the way to the final arrival destination!

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Financial conditions

Accommodation and food: 100% covered by Erasmus + Program

Travel costs are budgeted according Erasmus + conditions (using the EU distance calculator)

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculator_en. The following amounts are per participant.


Important!

No tickets are allowed to be bought before confirming it with organizers.


Please use the cheapest possible means of transportation - second class. If you will use train and/or the bus as well, please use the second class, this is very important.


Keep all your boarding passes and travelling tickets otherwise we will not be able to make any reimbursement!

Only public transportation will be reimbursed (e. g.: taxi at your own expense).

Denmark

For Denmark the reimbursment limit for transportation is:
275 €.

Italy

For Italy the reimbursment limit for transportation is:

275 €.

Poland

For Poland the reimbursment limit for transportation is:
275 €

Portugal

For Portugal the reimbursment limit for transportation is:
360 €.

Spain

For Spain the reimbursment limit for transportation is:
360 €

Travel tips and meeting info

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You will arrive in Cluj-Napoca (or simply Cluj, as most Romanians prefer to call it) at the Avram Iancu Airport (CLJ). It is the only airport in the city of Cluj-Napoca and the biggest one in Transylvania: http://airportcluj.


Please try to book flights directly from the website of the airlines, as it can be easier to make changes or request a refund in case of unpredictable flight disruptions due to the covid-19 pandemic.

It is mandatory for your flight tickets to be "Flexible", this means to be free of charge in case we/you will have to change the dates of the flight(s) !

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Arrival and departure


The arrival day to Cluj-Napoca is the 15th of November 2021, maximum at 9 PM!

If for some reason you cannot find tickets with morning or after-noon arrival time please email us and we will find a solution for you!

You can also arrive 1 or 2 days earlier to visit Cluj-Napoca, at your own expense.


We will depart back to Cluj-Napoca on 25th November around midnight, so make sure you have flights that leave not earlier than 6:00 AM on 25th November 2021.

If for some reason you cannot find tickets with departure later than 6:00 AM time please email us and we will find a solution for you!


You can also stay in Cluj-Napoca 1-2 days later and visit, at your own expense.

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Discover and Explore Cluj-Napoca

Here are a few online resources to guide you if you wish to spend some additional time in Cluj-Napoca before/after the project:
- http://romaniatourism.com/cluj-napoca.html
- http://www.visitclujnapoca.ro/en/
- https://wikitravel.org/en/Cluj-Napoca


To get to the city centre you will use public transport. Bus line 5 of the local public transit system CTP Cluj-Napoca runs between the airport and the city of Cluj-Napoca. The trolleybus departs approximately every 10 minutes between 05:00 a.m. and 22:00 p.m., on weekends and evenings every 15 to 20 minutes.

The airport bus stop is located 200 metres from the terminal, along the ‘Strada Traian Vuia’. It is a short walk from the terminal, you first have to go to the main road and then to the right. In the centre of Cluj-Napoca, you can get off at the stops Constanta (Regionale CFR), Sora and Central. The bus ride to one of these bus stops in the centre of Cluj-Napoca takes an average of 25 minutes. The first and final stop of bus line 5 is known as Fierul and can be found in the street ‘Strada Cuza Voda’. Tickets are available at vending machines

and service counters near the bus stops.

As additional advice, don’t change too much money inside the airport because of the bad rates compared to the exchange offices downtown (we recommend 5-10 euro maximum). If you choose to take a taxi, it will be your own expense because taxi fares are not refunded in our project, having available public transport.


Important!


Romania is not part of the Euro Zone and our currency is the The Romanian Leu (RON). You can exchange money in exchange offices, banks and kiosks.


1 EUR = 4.92 RON ( AUGUST 2021)

Reimbursement

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Important!

No tickets are allowed to be bought before being confirmed by the organizers.


Procedure
The travel costs will be reimbursed in the partner organization account after the mobility and dissemination (local actions) made by participants, based on the proof documents provided by the participants.

To speed up the reimbursement process, as soon as participants book their flights, will upload the following documents on the G-drive folder ( dedicated for this project): Invoice, Proof of payment (Bank extras), and the boarding pass during the mobility (electronic version) and after the mobility (printed version).


For the reimbursement you need:

- An invoice for the tickets

- Non-online purchases: a receipt (showing that you have paid the money) – only for train and bus tickets

- Document showing that the money was paid (receipt, bank confirmation etc.)

For the airplane tickets:

- Flight ticket (with the name of the passenger and flight details)

- All boarding passes

- Confirmation of reservation

Please, make sure that you have all these documents when you come to the Youth Exchange (of course, the return boarding passes might be sent after the Youth Exchange).


Please DO NOT lose your boarding passes, train tickets, and/or bus tickets. We will not be able to make the reimbursement anymore if you lose them.


We encourage you to find flights which allow online check-in and also we recommend you to use the mobile check-in (when possible), as this way you can save a copy of your boarding passes easily and thus you can even make a print screen of the document and store it in a safe folder on your phone/cloud etc.


Reimbursement will be done by bank transfer ONLY in the account of your sending organization, according to the rules of Erasmus+ and our National Agency.


Although we can’t reimburse you the cost of health insurance, having one that is valid during all periods of mobility is mandatory! Romania is an EU member state, so insurance for traveling here should be cheap and easy to make. If you have a European Health Card, please bring it with you, it is valid in our hospital system and can replace regular insurance.


Emergency services:
Hospital and ambulance – +40 230 371821; +40 230 371822
Str. Mihai Eminescu 14, Vatra Dornei
Police – +40 230 375515; +40 230 371927
Str. Unirii, 725700, Vatra Dornei
Fire station – +40 230 371012

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COVID 19 RULES - CURRENT SITUATION - 30/07/2021

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE OUR PARTNERS TO SELECT ONLY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST COVID 19!



Each participant is obliged to check out the latest official news coming up directly from the Romanian authorities: http://www.mae.ro/en


D.G.T. will follow, during the youth exchange the Health Protocol regarding the security and protection of all the participants and staff. The protection and security measures will be in accordance with the legislation in force at the time of the face-to-face activity, always considering the indications of the Romanian Ministry of Health, indications of accommodation and transport (international and national).


Previous to the project:

As a European travel rule, the travel of any participant who presents Covid-19 symptoms prior to the trip to Romania is strictly forbidden. Each partner has the responsibility to check before the departure the rules and restrictions imposed for their country by the Romanian Ministry of Healthy.


As of now, in Romania, there is no quarantine or lockdown in place. Only a few mild restrictions are still present, such as wearing a mask in public indoor spaces (markets, malls, public transportation).


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate



The distinction is defined as follows:


  • Travellers coming from „green”, „yellow” or „red” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.



  • Travellers coming from a designated “green” area (RO classification), do not need an EU Digital Covid Certificate and no quarantine is imposed on travellers from these areas.



  • Travellers coming from a designated “yellow” area (RO classification), can also be exempted from quarantine if they present an EU Digital Covid Certificate indicating a negative PCR test taken at the latest 72h in advance of the trip. Children under 3 are exempted from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for imperative reasons, transit, crossborder workers.



  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test (even if it is an EU Digital Covid test certificate). Children between 3 – 16 years old can be exempt from quarantine if they present a test certificate (PCR, taken the latest 72h in advance). The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10. Children under 3 are exempted from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for imperative reasons, transit, crossborder workers.



The applied measures are subject to change and regular review. Travellers are advised to consult the measures in force at the time of their planned trip and the most recent decisions taken by the Government - https://gov.ro/ro/masuri.



Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate & PCR tests & Health Insurance


The participants selected to attend the international mobility acknowledge and agree to have valid health insurance for the whole duration of the project and a vaccine certificate or PCR test (it is considered a mandatory condition to enter the country).


Travel: During international & national travel, it is important to respect the security measures imposed by airlines, airports and various transportation companies, with regard to a safe distance and the use of a protective mask.


During the project:

Please proceed according to the accommodation and host organization safety standards, which are imposed by WHO, European Commission, and Ministry of Health. It is mandatory to use a medical mask (not a textile one).

What to bring?

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Comfortable/casual clothing

Make sure to bring comfortable clothes. During November the weather in Romania will generally be chilly, though at night it can get cold. You will need some cozy clothes but also something to keep you warm in case the temperature gets lower than expected. The average temperature in the north of Romania in November is usually 10 degrees Celsius during the daytime and can get to -5 degrees Celsius at night. Don't forget the bring slippers for shower, towels, and personal hygiene and cosmetic products.


Laptops

We encourage you to bring laptops as we will need several ones to work on the final outcome of the Youth Exchange.


Don't forget at home your good mood, positivity and open mind!

What to prepare?

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Future participants are expected to make a little bit of research, prior to their arrival, on their local community, to look into the gender equality, acceptance and recognition of LGBTI+ community’s human rights facts that are specific to their countries. These will be delivered by the participants in a presentation, by national group at the beginning of the activities.


For this you may use 1-2 news/research articles or national reports form your country about gender equality and LGBTI+ issues. Please make a short summary also in English. We will be using this information in debates on how is your country recognizing human rights and the LGTBI+ community, positive and negative aspects regarding that, future predictions etc.


Presentation of your organisation:

Please be prepared to present your sending organisation during the meeting.

Bring some informational materials about your organisation and other things which will help you in your presentation for the other participants.

General Schedule


We will send you the detailed DAILY PROGRAMME with couple of weeks before the start of the Mobility! Until then we will keep in touch on Email and Facebook Group.

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Cultural evening

During the cultural evening you will have the pleasure in your national team to promote traditional food, drinks, music, flags, games, dance in a creative way (please try to do it without using power points). It should not be expensive, but something specific to your country and which would allow you to give us an idea about your culture.

We recommend you to bring something that doesn't require long time preparation, that doesn't get spoiled quickly or never and that can be easily presented on the spot, anywhere at any time, in any conditions.


Remember: You can bring typical costumes, ornaments, leaflets, posters, flyers, food, sweets, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks… and so on !

Also, you can show videos, photos, sing music, present national legends and dance traditional dances from your countries! We are counting on you to make the evening as interesting as possible and promise to help you in any way that we can!

Unfortunately we don’t have budget to reimburse you the expenses made for the things that you are bringing, but try to be creative and funny !


We hardly wait for your national delicious food and drinks!

Youthpass

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Please don’t forget to tell us before coming here if you want to receive a YOUTHPASS Certificate.

More about the Youthpass Certificate you can find at: https://www.youthpass.eu/en/

Facebook group

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We will create a Facebook Group with all the participants and all the organisation team.

With the help of this Facebook Group we will be able to communicate faster and better with you, before coming to Romania for our project. So this is why is very important for you to share with us your Facebook account so that we can add you on the Facebook Group.

We will let you know when the time is right about the name and address of this Facebook Group.

Application form

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If you think this opportunity is for you, please click the link below, fill in the application form and press submit.


The deadline for application is 1st of October!


https://my.forms.app/madalinatifrea/applicationGeNqualityYE-1


We can`t wait to meet you in Romania in GenQ Youth Exchange!!!

Contact Us

For more information please contact the project coordinator, Madalina Tifrea by email: madalinatif@gmail.com


Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DoGreatThingsNetwork/

Checklist

Please read again this entire Info-Pack and recheck everything once more, just to be sure that everything is clearly understood.