We are looking for 5 Moldovans aged 18-25, who can participate in both stages of the following project:

Topic: Active Citizenship and Entrepreneurship
Date of 1st stage: 18 -26 May, 2019 in Ada, Serbia
Date of 2nd stage: 29 June-7 July 2019 in Levelek, Hungary

Unemployment is a big challenge for Europe and neighbouring countries. The unprecedented technological development and increased inter-dependence that the world is experiencing have not provided a solution to ones who are left outside the system, especially the young people who find it more and more difficult to self- valorise them self, build a realistic self image and connect it with the ever-changing labour market demands.

The problem is even more acute among youth with fewer opportunities in rural and urban areas where opportunity is a scarce resource and access to education is limited. The frustration and disempowerment of the disadvantaged youth continually breeds low self-esteem, low motivation and cynicism.

We are convinced that a true and sustainable solution can only come inside-out; when a shift in thinking and change in perceptions takes place in the minds of young people who come to understand that they have more control over their lives than they think and they are empowered to be proactive and strategic, to seize opportunities, to see the potential and take risks. We believe in the potential of small synergistic actions in local interdependent realities and the need to promote entrepreneurial spirit among young people.

We also believe that this empowerment and inspiration are best brought about to youth by young people themselves. Success story of one young entrepreneur can motivate thousands and the skills learned by a one youth worker can impact many in the local community in a ripple effect.

One journey, 2 stages! The international exchange project “Self-Esteem For Us- SEFU” is comprised of two stages:

The first stage will take place in Serbia where participants will explore the subject, its challenges and opportunities. In between the first and the second stage participants will do research and observation in their local communities to find useful insights and opportunities for value creation, entrepreneurship and employability. The second stage of the exchange, which will take place in Hungary, will gather insights, learning, inspirations and experience of participants from their local communities and translate them into concrete business ideas and quality youth projects to be carried out under Erasmus + Programme. 

Volunteer profile:
– Young people with different economic and social backgrounds and Young
people with fewer opportunities between the age of 17 and 25
– Available English language skills.
– Interest and commitment to attend the full duration of the project
– PARTICIPANTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE 1ST STAGE SHOULD TAKE PART IN THE 2nd AS WELL (The learning outcomes will be complete only in the case if you participate in both stages)

Accommodation and food in Ada, Serbia:
The Youth Exchange will be hosted in Hubertus Hostel 25 minutes from the center
of the city.
Organizers will provide participants with accommodation (participants will share rooms 2-6 bed rooms) three meals per day & 2 coffee breaks. Please, keep in mind, that the provided food may differ from the food you are used to have in your country, and, even in case of providing food for special groups, e.g. vegetarians, it may not fully meet your expectations.

Interested candidates are asked to send their CV and Motivation letter to advit_team@yahoo.com with the subject “Youth Exchange in Serbia and Hungary”!

Deadline for application: 04/02/2019