Time 2B Offline

Time 2B Offline

 

Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 2, Marasesti
625200, Vrancea, Romania
Tel. +40772277079; +4075 429 4633
Email: voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
Web: www.voluntaryforlife.ro
”TIME 2B OFFLINE”
09/07/2018 (Arrival day)- 19/07/2017 (Departure day)
Erasmus+ Youth exchange
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 2, Marasesti
625200, Vrancea, Romania
Tel. +40772277079; +4075 429 4633
Email: voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
Web: www.voluntaryforlife.ro
Summary of the project
It is becoming more and more noticeable that the time the teenagers spend on Internet is getting bigger until it becomes excessive. Teenagers and young people are the most affected by „virtual life” which gets to completely eliminate the real one. Why is this life more „tempting” or ”simpler”? Is it a life or just a substitute, a surrogate? Numerous studies demonstrate that the mind of young people becomes dependent on the state of passivity, nonconcentration and neglect that has been induced daily through activities carried out in front of the computer. According to a study, it has been found that over 78% of respondents (children between 7-18 years old) use the Internet daily . How it gets addictive? The same as in the case of substances or certain behaviors (smoking, gambling, bullying, shopping). At first, it’s a curiosity, a „fun”, an exit from monotony, „something new”, pleasant, exciting. As time passes, it steals our time, it captures us little by little, the pleasure grows bigger, but with it and the need for more. Entering into this world implies, of course, leaving the ordinary world, abandoning old activities, people in our lives. The new „passion” leaves behind friends, relatives, work, school, sports, pleasures, interests and fun of the past.
Time 2B Offline is a Youth Exchange project which aims to prevent Internet addiction behavior among 30 young people aged 16-22 from 5 countries: Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey and Armenia.
Most of the project’s activities will be carried out outdoors using non-formal education methods such as debates, brainstorming, role-play, treasure hunt, interactive games, games that stimulate creativity, communication and trust, and will create the opportunity for young people to inter-relate, to express themselves freely, to be closer to one another.
Objectives
1. A main objective of the project is that young participants identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet, by the end of the exchange.
2. Another important objective is that the 30 young participants have a better understanding of the effects the Internet has on their social life, by the end of the 8-month project.
3. The third main objective is that the 30 young people identify alternative activities for spending time, by the end of the exchange.
Partner Organizations
The following organizations are involved as partners in this project:
1.
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Romania
6+1 participants
2.
Seiklejate Vennaskond
Estonia
6+1 participants
3.
VšĮ Inceptus
Lithuania
6+1 participants
4.
Gemlik Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu
Turkey
6+1 participants
5.
Future in Our Hands
Armenia
6+1 participants
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 2, Marasesti
625200, Vrancea, Romania
Tel. +40772277079; +4075 429 4633
Email: voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
Web: www.voluntaryforlife.ro
Dates
APV: 22.06.2018 – 25.06.2018, 22 June and 25 June are travel days. The Advance Planning Visit will be attended by 2 people from each country (1 youth leader + 1 young participant).
The exchange activity will take place between 09.07.2018 and 19.07.2018 in Bran, Brasov county. The group of participants will consist of 6 young people from each country, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey and Armenia, who will be accompanied by one leader from each country.
Participant’s profile
Participants will be aged between 16-22 years, able to communicate in English at the sufficient level.
Requirements for the selection of participants:
– To respect gender balance
– To send at least 3 participants with fewer opportunities
– Selected participants should be willing to connect to Internet for only 30 minutes per day!
Please, after the selection of the participants, send us the filled information form about the participants, which will be sent by us!
If you need more advice/support in the process of selection of the participants, please feel free to contact us.
Financial Support
The accommodation, meals and activities costs will be free of charge, supported by the host organization through the Erasmus+ grant from European Commission. Related to the travel grant, according to Erasmus+ Program Guide, we will reimburse the travel cost/person, following the Erasmus+ grant scheme. It is recommended to search for the most cost-efficient transport way!
Make sure that you keep the invoices, boarding passes and other documents mandatory for the
reimbursement! For advice and recommendations, please contact us.
 Estonia – 275 Euros
 Lithuania – 275 Euros
 Turkey –275 Euros
 Armenia – 275 Euros
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata, coordinator organization, will transfer travel expenses to the sending organizations, at the latest 1 month after the exchange activity.
PLEASE SEND US THE BOOKING RESERVATIONS AS SOON AS YOU MAKE THEM, BUT DON’T BUY THE TICKETS SOONER THAN 1ST OF MARCH 2018 (THE START DATE OF THE PROJECT)!
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 2, Marasesti
625200, Vrancea, Romania
Tel. +40772277079; +4075 429 4633
Email: voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
Web: www.voluntaryforlife.ro
About the venue
The project will take place in the beautiful mountain village of Bran, which is located about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the nearby city of Brasov.
The village of Bran is often overshadowed by the medieval fortress that sits above it. The medieval Bran Castle became known worldwide due to its striking resemblance to Dracula’s Castle, as depicted in Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula novel, published in 1897. But the commune of Bran itself has a lot to offer to visitors. This charming, medieval town has lots of old buildings and is surrounded by natural beauty.
We will be accommodated at a local pension in the middle of nature, called Pensiunea Bradul Inalt. http://www.bradulinalt.ro/
Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 2, Marasesti
625200, Vrancea, Romania
Tel. +40772277079; +4075 429 4633
Email: voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
Web: www.voluntaryforlife.ro
How to equip yourself for the project?
Weather in the first half of July is warm (25+ degrees). Please also take with you trekking shoes ( that work well in wet/slippery conditions) and sportswear that can be used for outdoor activities.
– Flag of your country
– National food and drinks for the intercultural night
– Medicines if you need it
– A lot of good energy!!!
How to prepare yourself for the project?
1. Prepare the survey’s results of your country.
2. Complete the one month diaries (June and August)
3. Prepare 4 energizer games for the youth exchange!
Insurance
Remember health insurance is your responsibility, so make sure you have medical insurance. Also you are recommended to have travel insurance. Please note that each participant is recommended to have travel insurance and health insurance and it is not reimbursable as it is your choice which company and plan suits you.
Travel Insurance (For participants from EU countries the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is advised!).
Contact
For more information, the following contact details are available:
Contact person – Cristina Tuchilus: 0040772277079
voluntariatpentruviata@gmail.com
During the project, because the connection will be limited, your parents, friends etc can contact at any time at the telephone +40772277079 and the emergency email address time2boffline@gmail.com

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