Conquer the Labour Market – August 2015 in Romania

Conquer the Labour Market, 23rd – 31st August 2015 in Timisoara-Romania

Timișoara . One of the largest Romanian cities (the third most populous city in thetimisoara_piata_unirii_4 country, as of 2011), with a population of 319,279 inhabitants, Timișoara is considered the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. It is the main social, economic and cultural centre in the western part of Romania. The city is a candidate to become, in 2021, the European Capital of Culture.
Timisoara is the place to be in Romania for night life and for leisure for young people. Many bars, pubs, parties and disco clubs are open all year. It is city for students, many important Romanian universities are locates in Timisoara, so it is the place to be for young people, the right place for youth activities.

Please read more information about this workshop below and if you are interested, fill this application form!

The project „Conquer the labour market“ tackles a current concern of the European society, i.e. youth unemployment and the difficulties faced by young people in their search for a job. Youngsters all around the European Union run the risk to become a lost generation if concrete measures are not taken by authorities and if young people themselves do not make efforts to improve their job prospects. We have set as main objective the preparation and the training of young people for facing the challenges of the labour market. We aim at providing participants with competences, knowledge and skills which are necessary to find good and competitive jobs and address employers and the job market as a whole with success.

Besides these main objectives, we also target a better communication and cultural interaction among young people from different cultures. We have also set objectives related to the improvement of language skills, as a good command of English is compulsory in this project.
A number of 50 participants from 5 different countries will take part in this project.

The activities proposed in our plan are diverse and based on non-formal methods of education. We will unfold activities such as:

  • Preparation of a job interview
  • Europass CV preparation
  • Finding out about EU rights and liberties for young people
  • Identifying learning and working opportunities on the EU labour market
  • Meetings with successful entrepreneurs and young managers in top companies
  • Preparation of a business plan
  • Discussions on the career choices of each of the participants
  • The methodology will be highly interactive: role plays, treasure hunts, quiz, debates, Q&A sessions, satirical writing sessions, culture and traditions reinterpreted.

The main result we expect to achieve is related to the competences acquired by the participants: they will be better prepared and trained to approach the labour market. They will know how to face an interview, how to write a good CV, how to look for competitive jobs in their countries and in the EU, how to become
entrepreneurs if they wish so. Their language skills and their capacity of working in an inter-cultural environment will also be increased. All these results are long lasting and they will go beyond the period of this project for the main target group.

The costs of travel will be reimbursed according the lump sums established by the
Erasmus Plus Programme, for Slovak participants 80 euro/participant.

– Young people aged 18-25 (preferably)
– Young people who have not yet been employed
– We are seeking to achieve a gender balance in the project
– English speakers

We would like people to bring some comfortable footwear and trousers (mostly summer clothes but also some jumpers for possible colder evenings).

For the Intercultural evening we ask you to bring something that represents how your culture relates to other cultures (e.g. a poem, an object, a song, a fairy tale, a dance, a game, a national costume etc. – something that explains how your culture deals with other cultures

RON is the currency in Romania (1 Euro= 4.45 RON)
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the seminar will be covered by the organizer, but you may wish to bring some money for snacks or drinks or souvenirs while you are here.

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