Digital Safety Smarts

Digital Safety Smarts

 

Black sea – ROMANIA

15 – 26 September 2021

Safe internet surfing

Improve emotional literacy

Create a better online community

Develop your knowledge

Digital safety smarts is a youth exchange aimed to develop a greater understanding for all participants of the various forms of cyberbullying, deeper knowledge about its
impact, risk factors, and long-term effects on victims and bullies, as well as learn how to develop and enforce structured plans
on preventing, recognizing, and stopping bullying.

Another objective is to work in intercultural ensembles; equipping all participants with a range of coping aptitudes designed to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of resilience, interpersonal relations, and emotional literacy while exhibiting a fundamental knowledge and attitudes of gender equality, social inclusion, and common values.

For who?

This project is addressed to young people aged 18 – 30 residents in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Macedonia.

The componence of each group:

10 young people aged 18 – 30 and 3 group leaders for Romania.

10 young people aged 18 – 30 and 2 group leaders for Bulgaria.

10 young people aged 18 – 30 and 2 group leaders for the Czech Republic.

10 young people aged 18 – 30 and 2 group leaders for Macedonia.

How is it all going to look like?

Digital Safety Smarts is a youth exchange designed in three phases. Besides these, expect new friendships, cultural exchange, overcoming fears, and developing yourself in a multicultural non-formal way.

Find more about youth exchanges here.

First phase

The group will be introduced into a series of non-formal activities aimed to boost the team spirit and get to know each other, designed by specialised facilitators using interactive workshops.

Second phase

During the second phase, the focus will be on digital tools and cyberbullying. We will enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Black Sea and will develop intercultural competencies.

Third phase

The last days of our project will be dedicated to our communities. Together we will design a dissemination plan and work on the promotional movie and website of our project, to share back with the community the results of our mobility.

Costs

All costs connected to transport, accommodation, activities, and meals are covered by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

What are you waiting for?

If we haven’t convinced you yet, have a look at the experience of sixty young people from Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Slovakia taking part in a project organized in 2019 in the same place and period and get a feeling of what is to be there.

Practical arrangements

 

VENUE

The Youth Exchange will take place in the beautiful youth resort of Costinești, located on the shore of the Black Sea. The resort is situated in south-eastern Romania, near the coastal strip, 10 m altitude above sea level and 28 km from Constanta.

ACCOMODATION

For the accommodation, we will face the facility of Vila Dumy, a 2-3-star pension, situated at 200 m away from the Black Sea. For more information about the pension, please click here. The address is Albatrosului Street, no. 55 Costinesti, Constanta County. Accommodation will be arranged for two persons/room. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at the same location every day. Each room has its own bathroom, modern furniture, and cable TV. There is a free Internet wireless connection available. There is also a limited wireless internet in the public area, the speed might be 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.

INSURANCE

The participants are required by the Erasmus+ program to have valid travel insurance that covers liability to third parties, lost or stolen luggage, and heath for the whole period of the projects including the travel days. Supplementary, we also recommend our participants to get a European health insurance card. You are free to choose your insurance.
Note: Travel insurance is mandatory, and without it, we cannot accept participation in the project.

How to buy insurance?

Just google travel insurance and get the one which you like the most. Prices are around 10 EUR per insurance.

GENERAL INFO

✰ Weather conditions: in the area of Costinesti, the average temperature in September is between 19 °C and 28 °C. Please check accuweather.com for more updated information about the weather.

✰ Dress code: Casual comfortable sportswear, slippers, or sneakers for indoor and comfortable shoes for outdoor activities. According to the meteorological release, we do not expect rain during our mobility, but you never know, so please pack warm clothes and waterproof jackets and shoes. The beach is 250 meters away from our location so packing your shorts and slippers might be a good idea.

✰Intercultural evenings: each country is expected to prepare a short program to present their culture and eventually to bring some typical local drinks and snacks. Intercultural evening is the time when participants have the opportunity to get to know each other’s culture better in an informal context. We encourage the participants to be as creative as possible in presenting their culture, to use theatre, dances, or live presentations. We do not provide a video projector for this event and any kind of promotional video or PowerPoint presentation will be presented exclusively in spare time.

✰ Meals: 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 mention them in the application form. Otherwise, we might not be able to accommodate your requirements.

COVID-19 PREVENTION

To minimize the risk of covid-19 infections we will hold all the outside on a terrace with a roof. The whole accommodation unit will be rented only for the purpose of our project, without foreign guests.

Being a project applied in 2019, our budget does not cover the potential cost of covid-19 tests or other quarantine costs. We highly recommend you to get a covid-19 vaccine to minimize even more any risk connected to covid.

Please check with your Embassy whether or not you are required to have a covid negative test result to enter Romania and to go back to your country without restrictions. If necessary, we will help you to get tested in a center before departure from the project.

TRANSPORT

No participant can arrive later than the arrival day or depart earlier than the day of departure. Skipping activity days is also prohibited.

Participants coming from the Czech Republic will have to arrange their transport to Bucharest and back and the costs will be reimbursed after the project up to 240 EUR/person.

Participants coming from Romania will have to arrange their transport to Costinesti and back and the travel will be reimbursed up to 20 EUR/person.

Participants coming from Macedonia and Bulgaria will travel both ways with a bus rented by us.

Arrival in Costinesti: 15 of September 2021
Return from Costinesti: 26 of September 2021

Requirements?

1. Be aged between 18 and 30 years old.

2. Be a resident in one of the countries listed in the table above.

3. Have an interest in the topic of digital literacy and cyberbullying.

4. Be present for the whole duration of the program and commit to being involved in the DEOR plan.

5. Be willing to get insurance as described above.

5. Fill in the application form available below.

We will take care of the rest 🙂

NOTE:  The English level of the participants is not a criterion of selection, but a great opportunity for themselves to develop it, benefiting from help and support during all days of the project.