Art of Social Innovators
15 - 23 August 2022 - Curteni. ROMANIA
A youth exchange about social entrepreneurship
The aim is to reunite 35 young people and 4 group leaders to a youth exchange mobility that will focus on the topic of circular economy and social innovation.
The project is available for anyone who is interested into the topic of social entrepreneurship and circular economy and is willing to work on the needs described above. NO high level of English is required to participate; moreover, the project will help in the development of English speaking skills. None of the participants or facilitators is native English speakers, so there is nothing to be afraid of 😊😊
The group componence will be the following:
Romania: 9 young participants aged 18-26 and one group leader aged over 18.
Spain: 9 young participants aged 18-26 and one group leader aged over 18.
Greece: 8 young participants aged 18-26 and one group leader aged over 18.
Portugal: 9 young participants aged 18-26 and one group leader aged over 18.
Venue, accommodation and meals
The youth exchange will take place in Curteni, a small town which lies in the heart of Transylvania. It is surrounded by the beautiful Transylvanian plain and provides a breathtaking view of nature. It represents the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place.
For the accommodation, we will face the facility of “Country Court”, which provides modern cabins, the restaurant, recreation space and a space for activities. It is a place surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes.
Accommodation will be arranged in cabins for 4 people each, in bunk beds, gender separated. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at the same location every day, plus the coffee breaks. Each room has its own bathroom. Please bring your own towels, shower ger, shampoo and soap as the accommodation won’t provide those.
Being located in an isolated area, the venue won’t provide internet. However, if you have roaming you will be able to make calls or use internet. The good news is that in Romania you can get a SIM card with 100GB of mobile data for as low as 6 EUR. Please check in out here.
You can buy the SIM card in any Orange Shop in Romania and ask there for activation. You do not need an ID card to buy it and you do not need to connect a credit card to it in order to pay. Once you leave Romania the SIM card will be deactivated automatically because you won’t top it up anymore.
We will provide you with three meals/day and two coffee breaks. The meals will take into account all the participant's dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerance, and preferences. If you have any special requirements regarding food (allergies, intolerances, vegetarian, vegan, etc.) you are obliged to inform us in writing through the application form prior to the beginning of the mobility. Otherwise, we might not be able to accommodate your requirements. If you do not eat pork, we will provide you with a vegetarian menu.
Something from inside the place
Before getting into more general information, have a look at the experience of other young people who took part in a project organised this year and get a feeling of what is to be there. Be part of our next adventure and sign up now.
Groups of participants from each country are required to organize a dissemination event in their community or school to communicate the result of the youth exchange to the community. Participants are encouraged to do a presentation of any kind in order to show their learning process and experiences they had in the project.