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Summer School

Logistic information
The 100 students are going to be organised in 4 groups of 25 people each. 4 animators (one per group) are going to be in charge with helping and guiding the students in all logistic problems that might arise.

All the costs related to accommodation, meals, free time events and handbooks are going to be covered by the organisers. Also, travel expenditures will be reimbursed based on a ceiling of 50 Euro for Romanian participants, 300 Euro for other European participants and 450 Euro for Balkans states participants. The participants will have to present a copy of the 2 ways travel ticket in order to receive the money.

If needed, the participants are going to be assisted in obtaining Romanian visa. The cost of visa and medical insurance necessary during the travel and staying in Romania will have to be covered by the participants.

The summer school will last 7 days and will comprise:

  • 4 days of courses and workshops
  • 1 day of evaluation
  • 2 days of free time.

The 4 courses and the evaluation exam will be held in the morning and the 4 workshops and 1 sportive event will be held in the afternoon, during the first 5 days of the school.

A major free time event will be organised during the weekend (one day trip in a picturesque place).

The participation to the courses and workshops is mandatory in order to receive the graduation certificate at the end. The participation to the free time events is optional. All the participants are going to receive graduation certificates.

The communication language of the summer school is going to be English.

The courses and workshops
The courses will approach subjects related to the EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans, as follows:

  • Bringing security all over Europe
  • The EU Neighbourhood Policy
  • The price of the EU Enlargement and the Balkans integration
  • The clash of civilisation: the rise of the EUropean citizen

The courses are going to be organised each day and each group of students will attend all the courses by rotation. The course agenda will comprise information related to the EU history, economy and policies, information about the candidate and potential candidate countries (economic, political and cultural aspects) and available funds for pre-accessing countries. The teachers will present case studies about the countries integrated in EU in the last 2 waves of enlargement. The teaching methods will be interactive and will consist of lecturing, presentation of case studies and role games. The students from Western Balkans will have the opportunity to present movies and photos from their countries.

The workshops will have artistic themes:

  • Representative photos (Europe in images!)
  • Cooking traditional plats (Europe in the kitchen!)
  • Creating collages, traditional dolls and houses from materials (Traditions as part of Europe!)
  • Ecological activities (You and EU)

The 4 workshops will be organised each day and the 4 groups will attend each workshop by rotation. The workshops will allow participants to interact, to exchange ideas and to create together, establishing deeper links.

The roundtable
During the summer school, a roundtable will be organised in the fifth day of the event, gathering different representatives of NGOs, including the participants who are employees and volunteers of NGOs selected for the summer school. The goal of this meeting is to develop project ideas and establish partnerships.

Free time events
During the summer school, free time events will be organised, such as:

  • 1 City tour by bus and foot
  • Visits to different sights
  • 1 day trip in a picturesque place
  • Parties
  • 1 sportive encounter
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Date 2012-06-01

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This project is co-funded by the European Union.

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