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 Tuesday, October 10, 2017


“Get Empowered. Get Employed!”

KA1 Training Course

08 – 17 DECEMBER 2017

Băile Tușnad, Roman


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AAbout the host organisation

Y.E.S. is a non-governmental non-profit organisation that aims to contribute to the development of the youths by inspiring them a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance. It promotes mobility within and beyond Europe, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the employability and inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background. Our mission is to promote and bring added value to participative education and active citizenship while developing solid partnerships with institutions, organisations and individuals that have an activity corresponding to our values and objectives.


About the project


Young people all around Europe are facing the challenge of transition from education to employment. This is correlated by statistical facts that confirm that 8.7 million young people aged 15-29 are unemployed and 13.7 million are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) ( A potential answer to this problem represents the youth work that can positively shape the integration of young people on the labour market by the contribution in the communities of youth workers who can facilitate an active participation of youths and empower them to achieve their full potential. In order for the youth workers to have an impact on the results and the learning opportunities of young people they must be empowered themselves first.


Creating a common place between 8-17.12-2017 in Băile Tuşnad, Romania for 30 youth workers from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in order to work together for 8 days on discovering the meaning and the impact of  the nonformal methods and techniques in the youth work and develop competences in how to apply it in the context of the increased youth unemployment.


O1. Increase the level of knowledge, abilities and positive attitudes of 30 youth workers in applying non-formal methods to facilitate the access of youths in general, and young people with fewer opportunities in particular, to the labor market.

O2. Increase the capacities of the 10 partner NGOs in organising events, activities and workshops for youths that can higher their chances to access the labor market.

O3. Provide an increased number of digital and hard drive resources for youth workers regarding the non-formal methods of learning and creating a guide of non-formal activities to encourage the access of young people to the labour market.

Result and Impact:

This project enhances the development of key competences for the members and volunteers of the partners NGO and their activity because all the volunteers and team members will learn how to apply and use all the non-formal learning methods to tackle the youth unemployment. By creating and distributing the materials resulted from the project (The guide with nonformal methodology and techniques) to other NGOs youth workers, trainers, volunteers, but also to libraries and online we will raise interest about how non-formal methods and tools work on making effective positive change in the context of European youth work.

Participants will facilitate activities and workshops within Europe for youths in order to increase their competences when accessing the labour market, thus contributing to young people’s employability.


The profile of the participants

The group will consist of 30 participants coming from 10 partner countries. Each partner organization will select 3 youth workers over 18 years old motivated to develop their competences in applying non-formal methods to facilitate the young people’s integration on the labour market. They will broaden their knowledge about the learning in non-formal contexts and its importance for young people’s development; become more aware of their role in empowering youths.



Young Europe Society – Romania

Champions Factory” Sports Club – Bulgaria

Four Links, z.s – Czech Republic

MTÜ Youth Europa – Estonia 

Ifjusagi Szolgaltatok Orszagos Szovetsege – Hungary 

Green Rope – Italy

Unique projects – Lithuania

Zdruzenie za volonterizam Volonterski Centar Skopje – Macedonia

Stowarzyszenie “Grupa Działania” – Poland

Iniciatíva mladých, o.z. – Slovakia


Accommodation and venue

The training Course will take place in Băile Tuşnad. Băile Tuşnad is a town in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. It is a famous town known for its spas and mineral waters. Nearby is the famous crater lake, “Sfânta Ana” the only of its kind in Romania. Located in green surroundings between the Harghita and Bodoc mountains, very rich is natural resourses it offers a unique beauty of the landscape full of forests, rivers and lakes. For those who love hiking, at least five, well marked routes are leaving the resort through the forests to reach the most famous places in the surroundings: Ludmilla Kilátó (725 m), Vártetõ (1079 m), Sólyomkõ (824m), St. Anne’s Lake – a unique volcano lake and Nagy Piliske Peak. For more info about the town: Here


Accommodation and meals

The project will be held at 3 stars hotel IRIS Panzió. Accommodation will be arranged for 2 persons/room, grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day. Each room has its own bathroom, modern furniture, cableTV and minibar. There is a free Internet wireless connection available. There is also a very limited wireless internet in the public area, the speed might be very slow in comparison to your normal internet in your country. Please be prepared that you won’t get a proper internet access for the whole program. For more information about the hotel facilities and entertainment possibilities check the website.

Address: 22 Apor Street, Băile Tușnad 535100


How to get there

No participant can arrive later than the arrival day or depart earlier than the day of departure. The participants can arrive in Romania a few days before the mobility and can leave a few days after, but have to arrange food and accommodation for themselves for these days.

By Plane: From Bucharest International Airport you have to go to the train station at Gara de Nord. Bus no. 780 connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the Gara de Nord (main railway station). The price for one trip costs less than 2 Euro (3,5 lei) and it takes about 40 minutes. The magnetic card valid for two travels costs 5 lei.

Airport bus stops: in front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal. Bus no. 783 connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the city center. This line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves every 40 minutes.

By train: After you arrive at the train station, there are several trains that run from Bucharest to Băile Tușnad every day. To consult the schedule check: and write at Plecare: Bucuresti Nord and at Sosire: Baile Tusnad HM. Ticket price: around 16-17 Euros and the journey takes about 5 hours.

To buy train tickets, we recommend buying online at in advance. In this way, you avoid long queues from the ticket offices in the station and also discounts are available if buying online return tickets well in advance. It is also worth noting that if buying tickets online you need to do so at least 12 hours before the train is due to depart. After that you will need to purchase them from the station or a CFR ticket agency.

Make sure you arrive and depart:

Arrival in Băile Tuşnad on 8 December 2017

Departure from Băile Tuşnad on 17 December 2017

Take the train as early as possible, the last option being the 6pm straight line train from Gara de Nord to Baile Tusnad (4 hours journey).

Be aware to count 2 hours journey from the moment you arrive at Bucharest International Airport until the moment when you take the train.

Direct-trains schedule:

Train number



Time of departure

Time of arrival

IR 1645 Bucharest Baile Tusnad 12:15 16:13
IRN 1643 Bucharest Baile Tusnad 18:00 21:57
IRN 1641 Bucharest Baile Tusnad 20:55 00:46


 and way back:


Train number



Time of departure

Time of arrival

IRN 1642 Baile Tusnad Bucharest 02:12 06:13
IRN 1644 Baile Tusnad Bucharest 04:15 08:33
IR 1646 Baile Tusnad Bucharest 17:39 21:36


By bus: There are not many options to travel by bus. The only convenient one would be to leave from 

Bucharest Basarab Kennedy bus station to Miercurea Ciuc (departure time 14:00) and ask the bus driver to stop to Băile Tuşnad on its way. Ticket price: around 15 euros. Around 5 hours trip. Please make sure that all of your participants are on the same flight and make sure that group arrives in Băile Tuşnad on the scheduled days.

Once you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly volunteers who will show you the way to IRIS Panzió Hotel.


Reimbursement of transport

Before buying or booking any travel ticket please consult with us and obtain our written approval so you make sure you will be reimbursed.

❗The participant has to be on the project for the whole duration and has to attend all the sessions in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

!!! If you need extra information, we are happy to offer our assistance to choose the best travel

Each participant will be reimbursed up to a maximum limit, based on justificative documents (plane ticket, boarding passes, bank extracts and/or train/bus ticket).



Distance band

Maximum amount to be reimbursed

Bulgaria 3 youth workers 100 – 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Czech Republic 3 youth workers 2000 – 2999 km 275 EUR per participant
Estonia 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Hungary 3 youth workers 100 – 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Italy 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Lithuania 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Macedonia 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Poland 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Romania 3 youth workers 100 – 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Slovakia 3 youth workers 500 – 1999 km 275 EUR per participant


Examples of ineligible transportation: personal car/gas ticket, priority boarding, seat reservation, additional language, business class tickets, plane tickets on longer routes, plane tickets with stops for one night or more, taxi, rented cars, private transport companies, travel starting or ending in different country than the sending organization’s country, etc. 
The sums that are not used by one participant will not be transferred to other participants who exceeded the travel budget/person.

For electronic ticket/receipt/invoice, the document has to be delivered in PDF format. If it’s on a website, it has to be saved as PDF or printed into PDF. Screenshots or forwarded emails are not accepted.

The participant has to consult with us before buying the ticket and obtain our written confirmation that we agree on the chosen transportation means and route before buying any travel tickets. We will only reimburse approved tickets.

Note: reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice. If the ticket is bought in local currency, we will calculate your travel costs in EURO based on the exchange rates required by Erasmus+ programme. Each country will be reimbursed in maximum 10 days after we obtain all the necessary transport documents from all the participants from that specific country and after the realization of the dissemination activities.

For each country, we will make one bank transfer to the bank account of the partner organisation. The partner organisation will further divide the money among participants in cash or by bank transfer.

❗In order to be reimbursed each participant has to have the following:

For Plane Transportation:

-Electronic ticket or invoice containing the dates, route and price (pdf.)

-Bank extract with the amount written on the ticket – proof that money left the account towards the transport company (pdf.)

-All the boarding passes in the original or electronic version in pdf ;.

For Online Tickets (bus and train):

-Electronic ticket or invoice containing the dates, route and price (pdf.)

-Bank extract with the amount written on the ticket – proof that money left the account towards the transport company (pdf.)

For tickets bought with cash:

-ticket or invoice containing the dates, route and price in the original.

❗Provide the organizer with the proof of the travel insurance and proof of the dissemination activities implemented by them.


The participants are required by Erasmus+ program to have a valid travel insurance that covers liability to third parties for the whole period of the projects including the travel days. Supplementary, we also recommend our participants to get the European health insurance card.

You are free to choose your insurance.

General Information

Weather conditions: in Băile Tușnad, the average temperature in December is between -15 °C and 5 °C. Please check for more updated information about the weather.

✰ Currency in Romania: is Romanian LEU (RON), 1 EURO is about 4.5 RON.

✰ Dress code: Casual comfortable sportswear, slippers or sneakers for indoor, winter clothes and comfortable shoes for outdoor activities. As it is a mountain area, we expect some snow, so bring warm jackets and comfortable shoes for indoor and outdoor activities.

✰ Intercultural breaks: each country is expected to prepare a program to present their culture, to bring some typical local drinks and foods. Is it the time when participants have the opportunity to get to know each other’s culture better in an informal context.

✰ Meals: we will provide you with three meals/day and two coffee breaks. The meals will take into account all the participants dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerance, and preferences. We will also have a vegetarian menu.


In case any of the participants will miss any deadline (for the application or for sending us travel documents) or a partner fails to confirm its participants by the deadline, we reserve the right to choose different participants from any of the partner countries for replacement.

30.11.2017 – Partner confirmation of final list of participants

06.12.2017 – All the transport tickets and insurances to be sent

For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Project team

Bogdan-Ilie Vîlcan – president of  Y.E.S.



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 Useful words in Romanian

Hello! ->  Bună!

Yes. -> Da.

No. -> Nu.

Please! -> Te rog!

Sorry! -> Îmi pare rău!

Excuse me, … -> Scuzați, …

Thank you! -> Mulțumesc!

You’re welcome. -> Cu plăcere.

Cheers! -> Noroc!

Good morning/afternoon! -> Bună dimineața/ziua!

Good evening! -> Bună seara!

Good night! -> Noapte bună!

Goodbye! -> La revedere!

Hello! What is your name? -> Bună! Care este numele tău?

My name is … -> Numele meu este …

Mă bucur să te cunosc! -> Pleased to meet you!

Where are you from? -> De unde ești?

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