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Pe blog veţi găsi informaţii despre proiectele pe care le derulăm: schimburi de tineri, tabere (de dans, de fotografie, de managementul proiectelor, de antreprenoriat etc.), evenimente sociale şi culturale, spectacole, cursuri şi traininguri, excursii etc. Activităţile pe care le derulăm sunt gratuite şi au ca scop dezvoltarea personală şi profesională a voluntarilor, pentru că prin educaţie vom reuşi să obţinem ceea ce ne-am propus: dezvoltarea comunitară pe toate planurile.

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01. Eveniment Erasmus+: Clubul Pasiunilor - Dec 3, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Duminică, 8 decembrie 2019, începând cu ora 14:00, SUPER TINERI vă invită în sala de sport a Şcolii Gimnaziale "Ion Creangă" la un eveniment cultural participativ şi non-formal, pregătit de cei 5 voluntari ai asociaţiei, veniţi din Grecia, Franţa, Spania, Columbia şi Mexic. 

Evenimentul va implica peste 50 de copii beneficiari din oraşul Târgu Frumos, elevi ai Şcolilor "Ion Creangă" şi "Garabet Ibrăileanu". Evenimentul propune o competiţie de baschet, o expoziţie foto, un concurs de desen cu temă arheologică, un spectacol de balet şi dans contemporan, şi o expoziţie de şah.

Intrarea este liberă. 

Evenimentul reprezintă încheierea programului de educaţie non-formală "Clubul Pasiunilor", implementat în perioada 1 octombrie 2019 - 5 decembrie 2019, în cadrul Şcolii "Ion Creangă" Târgu Frumos. În cadrul programului, ce reuneşte voluntari sosiţi în România în cadrul a 3 proiecte europene, au fost dezvoltate 13 ateliere tematice, la care s-au înscris aprox. 100 de copii. În decursul celor două luni de activităţi non-formale, elevii şi-au dezvoltat abilităţile de comunicare în limba engleză, au practicat sport în cadrul atelierelor de baschet şi jocuri alternative, au luat lecţii de balet şi dans contemporan, au fost membri în clubul de fotografie, au practicat şahul, au învăţat să se exprime prin teatru alternativ, au aprofundat arheologia şi au vizitat muzee ce prezintă cultura Cucuteni. Pe data de 23 noiembrie, s-a alăturat programului cu mult entuziasm, şi Şcoala "Garabet Ibrăileanu", peste 110 de copii exprimându-şi interesul pentru atelierele facilitate de voluntarii internaţionali.

Evenimentul final "Clubul Pasiunilor"este organizat sub egida proiectelor "Arts Lab", "Building Bridges" şi "Sports Activator", proiecte finanţate de programul Erasmus+, cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene. 

În 2020, programul va continua, o nouă generaţie de voluntari va veni cu sprijinul Corpului European de Solidaritate, în România. Pe durata a cel puţin 8 luni, voluntarii vor facilita ateliere artistice şi vor implica tinerii din Târgu Frumos şi comunităţile limitrofe în activităţi de solidaritate şi educaţie non-formală.
02. An Italian artist in Târgu Frumos - Dec 1, 2019 6:17:00 PM


"The life is beautiful to see and to live and the world is too big. Don’t use social media for nothing. Learn, don’t use stereotypes, ask questions, when, why, who… don’t be afraid to ask about life!” says Sandro smiling to me, when I told him to share with me a piece of advice that he would give to the young people from Târgu Frumos. He stayed six months here, in this tiny town, doing activities at the ASIRYS Youth Center, gathering people who wanted to learn more about art and his way of expressing emotion.

Sandro Piliu comes from Italy, Sardinia and says about himself that he’s a “little artist”, even if all the people around him declare that he’s much more than that. He has a lot of different talents and passions, but the most important one is the art of tattoos. He decided to come here, in Romania, because of his desire to find more and more about life and what it has to offer. “I get easily bored, I want to see outside the island.” He confessed that when he found the opportunity to come here, he was crossing a boring period of his life and saw it as a good chance to discover a new country, meet new people and create new memories.

Even if he’s only 27, he has a collage of experiences that he never hesitated to share with all the people who showed interest in his story. “I was jumping from work to work, mostly tattooing.” But he has also been working in different Italian restaurant, where he developed his passion for cooking. He likes to identify and experience the cuisine that represents a specific culture, “I like to taste the true food in different countries”. For all the six months he spent here, he cooked everyday fresh meals not only for him, but also for the other international volunteers, who were grateful for the dedication that he showed during all the time, preparing the food for everyone, with an amazing availability to do it for the entire house. “Romanian food is fat because here is very cold, and you have Turkish influence, but sarmale, papanași and tortizi with brânză are very good!”

Sandro likes the story of Dracula a lot and he has discovered that Romania it’s totally different than what he expected before coming here. “Italians have stereotypes, that Romanians steal, are violent, are thief, it’s a poor country, but no, it’s not true.” Even if he misses the sea of his island, the tattooing from his life, and of course, the espresso and the Italian pizza, he was impressed that in our country, there are “opportunities to expose your art.” Since he is very interested in drawing and painting, the cultural life that he discovered here was a point of reference when he is talking about Romania and what he likes here. “Italy is a closed circle. It’s hard and expensive to share art, expose your art. In Romania they help you, enter in a hub and see art, not only in galleries.” 

The Italian artist came in Târgu Frumos trough ERASMUS+, a program that gives you the opportunity to learn and to travel in different projects. He arrived in the Youth Center trough Arts Lab project, under the European Volunteering Service (EVS) umbrella. Sandro recognizes that he experienced a cultural shock in his first days here, but the family moments with the other European volunteers, the “enjoying, smiling” and the fact that “people want to have a conversation, are not cold”, created a comfortable environment for him. “My expression trough art helped me a lot” and he remembers with pleasure when a family that speaks Italian invited him for dinner. Nothing is impossible, even if it seems hard in the beginning.

He visited different regions from Romania and Transylvania impressed him the most because of its story and nature. In Târgu Frumos, he observed that “people are hard workers and poor, but chill because it’s a little town”. Sandro says it’s beautiful, because he got into the details here, like different types of minds and characters, especially cultures.

At the Youth Center, he mostly improved his English. When he first came here, he barely knew how to present himself and we needed a translator to communicate with him, but now he is able to express himself and to talk to people without any fear. The desire to communicate broke the language barrier. Trough all the activities that he did here, he says that the teamwork and improvisation were the abilities that he improved the most. “I hope the center will have a lot of new volunteers, it’s important for them, they can change things in future.” He also says that people helped him a lot here, especially when he felt confused, and knows that he helped people as well, to “open their mind in relation with art”.

Sandro likes hiking, walking in the forest to observe nature, he loves animals, he is interested in kayak canoe and music. He wishes to travel more and inspire people with and trough his art, to find different cultures and personal life stories to get more artistic. His volunteering months finished in September, but he didn’t leave without letting his print. “I wanted to give the youth center a sign to remember these six months.” He did a colorful murals on the Voluntari Street, down the future ACT 4 Sustainable Development hub and new volunteering center in Târgu Frumos.

Interview by Ioana Ursache 






03. Testimoniale: The World of Roma, Slovenia - Nov 30, 2019 4:20:00 PM
În perioada 8-16 noiembrie, un grup de tineri din Zmeu şi Lungani, au participat la schimbul de tineri finanţat de programul Erasmus+ şi organizat de RIS Slovenia, la castelul Rakican. Mai jos puteţi citi impresiile lor despre această primă experienţă de mobilitate. 

"Am plecat la drum joi 07.11.2019, cu mult curaj și cu dorința de a descoperi noi aventuri. După mai bine de 30 de ore de călătorie, cu pauze de câte 2-3 ore prin Cluj-Napoca sau Budapesta, am ajuns în Rakican. Abia așteptam să facem un duș și să dormim, planul era bine pus la punct de pe traseu, dar surpriză, dormitorul era unul mare, foarte mare și era pentru toți participanții, adică 36 de oameni într-o singură camera pe paturi mobile și o singură baie pentru a face duş. Primul sentiment?! Hai acasă, nu se poate una ca asta, dar ușor, ușor ne-am acomodat, am făcut și duş, am dormit puțin și după ne-am distrat împreună. A devenit plăcut să fim împreună.

A doua zi am prezentat gustări din ţara noastră, fiecare țară aducând ceva specific. Noi i-am cucerit cu cozonac, zacuscă și batonul delicios Rom. După prezentarea culinară, am realizat dansurile celor 6 culturi din România, Ungaria, Slovenia, Slovacia, Italia, Macedonia. 😊

Tot în acea zi am aflat despre Erasmus+ și cât de norocoși suntem că putem lua parte la acest minunat proiect. 😊

Ne-am împrietenit foarte repede cu cei de aici în ciuda faptului ca nu vorbeam toți fluent engleza deoarece a contat foarte mult atitudinea, energia și optimismul pe care le aveam.

Mi-a plăcut enorm de mult la grădinița de aici, unde am participat activ alături de cei mici prin jocuri. Emoționant a fost când am plecat și Alexa, o fetiţă de 3 ani, a început să plângă după noi. ❤️ ❤️ 💯

Am vizitat satul de romi din Puşcea, radio-ul și muzeul de romi din Murska Sobota. 😊

Marko, facilitatorul, ne-a pus în echipe să prezentăm o altă ţară, iar noi am prezentat Italia. A fost foarte plăcut să facem această prezentare.

Am făcut și o activitate despre cultura romă, dar echipele erau alcătuite din membri ai fiecărei ţări. Aşa am aflat mai multe despre cultura romă din toate ţările implicate. Problemele comunităților de romi sunt foarte asemănătoare în toate cele 6 ţări prezente în proiect. 😊

Am mai avut un joc pe echipe, fiind  amestecați din fiecare țară, pentru a găsi diferite obiective turistice și pentru a interacționa între noi, dar și cu localnicii.

Seara cu mâncarea tradițională a fost una foarte specială pentru mine deoarece era necesar să îmi organizez echipa pentru un rezultat bun, prin urmare am fost foarte buni, şi m-am simţit ca la Master Chef. A ieșit un produs delicios, o tochitură de care își vor aminti toți participanții.

Mâncarea în Slovenia a fost gustoasă, camerele plăcute, organizatorii amabili, ceea ce mă face să îmi mai doresc o nouă experiență în viitor."

Ştefana Amariţei (lider de grup)

"Mi-au plăcut toate activitățile, dar au fost unele care mi-au plăcut în mod special. La început când am ajuns aici și am văzut că trebuie să dormim toți împreună, am vrut să plec înapoi. Dar stând cu toții și făcând dansuri și jocuri, a doua zi mi-a părut rău că nu mai stăm cu toții... fiindcă era starea aia de bine. Iarăși mi-a plăcut la fel de mult activitatea aceea în care am fost la grădiniță și ne-am jucat cu copilașii. A fost o experiență frumoasă, pe care nu o să o uit niciodată! Mulțumesc ERASMUS +"

Andra Nache (participant)

"Această săptămână pentru mine a fost una magică, o altă lume și o voi descrie așa:

În acest peisaj, când am intrat
Eu puțin m-am speriat
Deoarece, în cameră toți am stat.
Dar, după mi s-a părut foarte interesant!
Eu prieteni mi-am făcut și o să-i păstrez în gând.
O astfel de experiență este de neuitat și mă bucur că am  participat.
Activitățile au fost distractive
Dar, în același timp, creative.
Oamenii sunt pe placul meu
Imaginile lor, le-am blocat  mereu
În inimă.
O să povestesc cu drag, 
Toate aceste lucruri din experiența mea!❤"

Bianca Corduneanu (participant)

"A fost un schimb de experiență foarte frumos!
În primul rând, mă bucur că am putut să interacționez cu diferite persoane de alte naționalități, persoane cu suflete minunate. Mi-a plăcut foarte mult, aproape că nu aș mai pleca de aici. Cel mai frumos a fost când am dormit cu toții împreună. La început îmi venea să plâng pentru chestia asta. Dar când am început să dansăm și să facem activități împreună, mi-a părut rău după că nu mai stăm cu toții. A fost minunat!"

Maria Matei (participant)








04. One year of volunteering in Romania - Oct 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM
So this is my last month doing EVS volunteering for Asirys Supertineri. It is being one year. So many new things I learned, so many new things I did, so many new people I met and so much knowledge I gained not only about the topic of the project but also about myself. One of the most important thing that I learnt about myself is getting out of my comfort zone. I came in a country without knowing the language or the culture, but at the end I loved this place and the cooperation we had with the association that I decided to stay more and to become a “local” volunteer.

During September we had a lot of activities for the association and for preparing the dissemination plan for my project. We started with an event in Miclăuşeni, a castle near Târgu Frumos. The event was called  ”Back to 1900” and we had the opportunity to see old type of clothes, to see crafts from local artists and to travel a bit with an air-balloon. In this event there were also involved local and international volunteers from Sports Activator project.

The dissemination of my project “Building Bridges” started in the senior high school in Butea. I did a workshop for the teachers of the school after the invitation of the director. The topic of the workshop was about the non-formal education and methods to apply it to the students. With my coordinator Mihaela, we did the activities based on the Multiple intelligence theory. The teachers told us that they will use the methods they learnt and we can`t wait to discuss the results of their application.

At the beginning of the month we also participated in a conference with several teachers from Hârlău about children that drop out school. We presented information about the topic from our countries and we discussed with the teachers to find solutions to help the students and to motivate them. The teachers were very open to hear our opinion and the results we had during our workshops in the local schools using non-formal education. Also we discussed about future cooperation and with some of the teacher we developed partnership to facilitate our non-formal caravan activities.

We visited a school in Paşcani that was participating at Euroscola contest. I was part of Arts Lab Caravan and I did a workshop about alternative theater. When we finished the students took me an interview and we discussed about the impact of the theater in the school and in general, for the development of youngsters. 

Next day, we visited the economical high school "Virgil Madgearu" and we did our workshops about arts. It was interesting the fact that the students didn`t speak very good English or not at all but with the help of a local volunteer and the power of the “body language” we had a pretty successful workshop receiving very good feedback.

We also had a pleasant visit from an association from the country of Moldova in our youth center. The topic of the meeting was about agriculture and we discussed about products that we have in our countries and about how the state supports the farmers and especially the new farmers. At the end we learnt some local dances as the Moldavian guests were great dancers and singers.

During the month I was meeting a lot with a local volunteer, Larisa and we started to write two projects. One youth exchange and one training course. The projects will be with the cooperation of our association Asirys Super Tineri and the school where Larisa is working, Trinitas. We will correct and improve some projects that I had written with the help of my coordinator, Mihaela, but unfortunately they weren`t approved. We will apply the projects at the next deadline and we hope this time we will have good results.

For the next months I will be part of the Arts Lab team and I will do dissemination of my project in local schools, I will do a presentation in the university of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" and I will keep doing the theater workshop in "Ion Creangă" and "Garabet Ibrăileanu" schools, where we run a new program called "The Passions Club".

Even though my EVS project finished in September, I don`t feel like it`s over for real. I won`t stop being volunteer and I will continue doing youth working as I did before, during my EVS.

That’s it for now, no more articles with the topic My EVS so far but new ones with new topics, with new opportunities and with a lot of new projects.

By Nikolia Papadopoulou









Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
05. 11 months of volunteering in Romania - Sep 29, 2019 11:52:00 AM
August was my eleventh month of my EVS here in Romania. We did a lot of activities again. The only difference was that I spent my time with a new group of volunteers, who came to Iași for a month. They were here for the “Sports Activator” short-term EVS. So with other 15 volunteers from Greece, Bulgaria, Spain and Turkey, we did a lot of activities to help them become sports leaders and to promote healthy lifestyle and off course, Erasmus+ and Erasmus + Sport. Our coordinator, Mihaela, wrote this project while she was also an EVS volunteer in Slovenia and I am sure she feels very proud that it was approved and it was a success.

The schedule was full every day with activities, workshops that we created and from other facilitators who were successful on their fields like my mentor, Dragoș, and Victor Popa. They helped us a lot with some ideas to create our workshops. We were divided in 4 teams. The nutrition, the healthy lifestyle, sports games and Erasmus + sports. Every time we created new teams with these topics. So until the end we worked with everyone in the group.

We visited a lot of places, some of them I saw for the first time. The people who hosted us were very polite and very helpful. We visited places like Ruginoasa, Pașcani, Târgu Frumos, Cucuteni, Butea, Oțeleni, Crucea, Zmeu etc.

Unforgettable will be the “Folcloristica Festival” in Butea. It was a traditional contest with folk dances, songs and a lot of food. During the festival I was part of the jury. It was very hard the decision for the winners, the level of every participant was very high. But at the end everyone was winner in different categories.

During the month, most of the days we stayed in the dormitories of the Cuza university in Iași. Everything was great but unfortunately after the middle of the month they stop the hot water without informing us before. There was only a paper on the main door in Romanian, posted in the day that they stopped the hot water. But as a team at the end we made jokes about the situation because we couldn’t do anything and we felt lucky it is summer and we didn’t need that much hot water.

Every night at the 5th floor of the dormitories we had cultural events. We danced and we ate a lot of food. I also learnt to cook a traditional dish from Spain called "crochetas". With the Greek team we did a typical Greek wedding for the cultural event. We sent to everyone invitations and the wedding was between a girl from the Turkish team and a boy from the Spanish team. I was the mother of the groom. And everyone from the Greek team had a role in the wedding. We did all the funny stereotypes that happen at the weddings and we laughed a lot.

The last visit we had as a team was in a village called Ciurbeşti. We had a bit of challenge on this village because we didn’t have any local volunteers to help us with the translation, only our coordinator Mihaela. But this didn’t hold us down because we had done a lot of activities together and we had experience. We did more activities using the body language and not verbal. So at the end we didn’t even notice that we didn’t had the translators and we enjoyed more the activities with the students.

This month passed very fast. I think so far it was the month that I learned so many new things together. The volunteers left at the end of the month but we keep in touch with some of them and we are planning to spent the Christmas vacations together. Next month it will be my last month as an EVS volunteer in Asirys. But I made my decision to stay more in Romania and to continue to be a volunteer for the organization and this makes me happier because in this way I will learn and share more things.

By Nikolia Papadopoulou






















Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
06. Caravana Arts Lab - Sep 16, 2019 6:59:00 PM
Căutăm 5 licee, organizaţii şi instituţii din diverse comunităţi, care se adresează tinerilor cu vârsta cuprinsă între 15-19 ani, şi doresc să beneficieze de o activitate de diseminare a rezultatelor proiectelor de voluntariat european, Arts Lab şi Building Bridges.

Activităţile caravanei vor dura 3 ore, fiind structurate astfel:

🦸‍♀️ prezentarea experienţelor voluntarilor internaţionali prin diverse metode non-formale,

👨‍🎨 ateliere pe arte şi dezvoltare personală facilitate de voluntarii Erasmus+ (fotografie, arheologie, teatru, dans, pictură, inteligenţe multiple),

🎯 sesiune de voluntariat pentru şcoala/comunitate, unde elevii vor identifica probleme, vor defini soluţii si vor crea un mini-proiect, pe care îl pot implementa ulterior prin intermediul Corpului European de Solidaritate.

Elevii vor afla cum pot beneficia de mobilităţi de formare şi de voluntariat prin Erasmus Plus şi European Solidarity Corps, îşi vor exersa cunoştinţele de limbă engleză, vor socializa şi vor interacţiona cu tineri din Europa care au ales să facă voluntariat pe termen lung, ba chiar să se stabilească în România.

Instituţiile interesate de activitate, ne pot trimite un mesaj privat pe pagina www.facebook.com/ASIRYS sau la adresa de email office@supertineri.org. Evenimentul este gratuit, avem nevoie de o sală, scaune şi aprox. 50 de tineri. Activitatea trebuie să aibă loc în perioada 18-25 septembrie 2019 (cu excepţia datelor de 18, când vom fi la Paşcani, la Colegiul Naţional "Mihail Sadoveanu" Paşcani, şi 21 septembrie, când vom fi la Podu Iloaie, la Liceul Tehnologic „Haralamb Vasiliu” Podu Iloaiei).

Arts Lab şi Building Bridges sunt două proiecte de voluntariat finanţate de Programul Erasmus+RO, cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene.
07. Sports Activator Lungani şi Crucea - Sep 15, 2019 5:59:00 PM
Miercuri, 14 august 2019, am implementat două evenimente comunitare de promovare a mişcării - Sports Activator. Atelierele dezvoltate de cei 16 voluntari internaţionali, sprijiniţi de 10 voluntari locali, au implicat 56 de copii din Lungani în jocuri şi activităţi prin care au învăţat despre nutriţie, educaţie fizică, viaţă sănătoasă şi Erasmus+ Sport. După activităţile derulate în Lungani, am plecat în Crucea, unde am desfăşurat un flash-mob multicultural, la care au fost prezente peste 50 de persoane.

Copiii au fost complet fascinaţi de jocurile experimentate în cele 4 ore de activităţi, iar comunitatea Crucea ne-a primit cu braţele deschise.

Mulţumim gazdelor, dna. Marlena Alexsa de la Primăria Lungani şi dnei. Maria Bîia, de la Şcoala Tehnologică Lungani, pentru sprijin şi resurse!

Sports Activator este un proiect co-finanţat de programul Erasmus+ Sport, cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, we organized Sports Activator event for Lungani community. 56 children aged 5 to 16, participated to 4 workshops provided by our local and European volunteers: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Education and Erasmus+ Sport. In the afternoon, we went to Crucea, a community with majority Rroma people, where we did a multicultural flash-mob promotion Erasmus+, sports and multiculturalism.

The event was a success, our team of volunteers did an incredible work! Many thanks to our local partners: the municipality of Lungani represented by Marlena Alecsa and the Technological School Lungani, represented by Maria Bîia. 

Sports Activator is co-funded by Erasmus+ Sport Programme, with the support of European Union.











08. Recrutăm voluntari! - Sep 14, 2019 5:06:00 PM
Dacă ai minim 16 ani şi vrei să încerci experienţa de voluntariat în SUPER TINERI, avem veşti bune! Recrutăm! Completează formularul de înscriere: https://forms.gle/WwjH7GHJWBER2edd8, până la data de 22 septembrie 2019!

Voluntarii înscrişi vor beneficia de un curs de introducere în voluntariat, vor fi sprijiniţi în realizarea unui plan de dezvoltare personală şi profesională, cei mai activi vor beneficia de diverse mobilităţi Erasmus+ de schimb de experienţă şi formare în diverse ţări europene. 


Care-i primul lucru ce îți vine în minte când auzi ASIRYS?
Pentru că am nevoie de niște ajutor, eu nu pot decide! Sunt atât de multe experiențe trăite de-a lungul anilor, atât de mulți oameni cu care am legat prietenii chiar și peste mărți și țări; și atât de multe amintiri care mai de care mai amuzante și mai năstrușnice... Cum să fie ușor să aleg doar un lucru?

Dacă vrei să descoperi și tu ce facem noi la centru, cât de frumos este să înveți într-un cadru non-formal și să ai super prieteni, atunci fă-ți curaj! Mie mi-a fost de ajuns să trimit un mesaj, că am și participat la o activitate, a doua zi.
Deci, ce te oprește? (Ioana Ursache)


09. Ten months of volunteering in Romania - Aug 25, 2019 11:37:00 AM
And July arrived. It is the first time in my life during the summer that I stayed that much away from the sea and the model of “summer vacations”, that we used to have every summer in Greece. But somehow I don’t feel bad at all. When I decide to do my long term EVS in Târgu Frumos, Romania, I knew it is far from the sea side. And if I could measure everything, the opportunity of EVS was the most important. And I am happy I still believe that.

The month was full again with activities in the youth center and in the local area. At the beginning of the month we had a very big and important seminar, called “Sports Activator”. More than 42 volunteers national and international where participated during this seminar. We had activities every day and during this I learnt a lot of new methods and exercises. I really liked the fact that I met again some friends I did on a previous Erasmus+ projects and felt what others told me so many times, that the world is very small and in the Erasmus world you never say goodbye but see you soon. 

The highlight of the seminar was when one of the participants went on the stage on the Târgu Frumos’ center and made Zumba dances. Immediately almost all the place was full with children and teenagers dancing and sharing smiles and photos. Just like that, as it was needed for them and they were waiting a firewall to start dancing. We spent there almost two hours and we were all exhausted and laughing of dance.

During this month we arranged some new activities for the youth center. I participated in a workshop about girls to respect their body, that was facilitated by our international volunteer, Ebet. It was the first time that I saw something like this and as Ebet said to us, it is very common in their culture, in Mexico, to organize these workshops for young girls and boys. At the end you see yourself in a different way, more calm and without feeling ashamed by taboo topics. For sure it was useful and we should do it again soon for other teenagers to participate.

Also we did a dissemination workshop about a seminar we participated in Albania, called “Gender out of the box”. For the youngsters that participated the method and the topic about the gender equality and human rights was something completely new. We created the boxes of “The Real Lady” and “The Real Men” and we had a big discussion about what is going on in the society and how we can help to stop the discrimination of people who are not fitting in “the boxes” of the society. 

At the 24 of July we had a visit of Romanian National Agency to supervise our projects on the youth center. It was a routine visit as they said because I was the first EVS project of the association. The ladies that came where very polite to us and they wanted to make sure that we have good cooperation with our coordinator and with our mentors and generally we do the tasks of our EVS. I had very pleasant conversation with them and before they left I had a workshop in our youth center about multiple intelligence. At the end of the workshop we did a thank you circle and we spoke with honesty to each other about people and things that we are thankful for. It was the perfect moment for me also to share my feelings with them because the local volunteers are one of the reasons I love doing youth working and without their help I wouldn’t find out this about myself. That’s why it was the perfect moment to tell them thank you and that after I will finish my EVS in about two month I will not say goodbye.

At the end of the month we had a lot of things to arrange about the second phase of the “Sports Activator” seminar. We are expecting 15 participants from Greece, Turkey, Spain and Bulgaria and I can’t wait to meet new people and to learn new things.   

By Nikolia Papadopoulou








Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
10. Sports Activator Ruginoasa - Aug 6, 2019 6:43:00 PM
Luni, 5 august 2019, am desfăşurat primul eveniment comunitar de promovare a mişcării - Sports Activator. Atelierele dezvoltate de cei 16 voluntari internaţionali, sprijiniţi de 10 voluntari locali, au implicat 52 de copii din Ruginoasa în jocuri şi activităţi prin care au învăţat despre nutriţie, educaţie fizică, viaţă sănătoasă şi Erasmus+ Sport.

Evenimentul a fost un succes, copiii ne-au întrebat când mai venim, şi deşi am experimentat o vreme capricioasă cu soare puternic şi furtună, copiii au fost complet fascinaţi de jocurile experimentate în cele 4 ore de activităţi.

Mulţumim gazdelor, dna Cristina Ioana Axinia de la Centrul Cultural Ruginoasa şi Primăriei Ruginoasa pentru sprijin şi resurse!

Urmează să mergem în alte 9 comunităţi, în weekend ne pregătim pentru copiii şi tinerii din Cucuteni şi din Lungani!

Sports Activator este un proiect co-finanţat de programul Erasmus+ Sport, cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene.

Monday, 5 August 2019, we had the first Sports Activator event for local communities in Ruginoasa. 52 children aged 5 to 14, participated to 4 workshops provided by our local and European volunteers: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Education and Erasmus+ Sport. The event was a success, our team of volunteers did an incredible work! 

Sports Activator is co-funded by Erasmus+ Sport Programme, with the support of European Union.








11. Sports Activator: Volunteering as sports leaders - Aug 6, 2019 10:25:00 AM
Between 1 August - 2 September 2019, we are hosting 15 volunteers from Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Turkey. Together with 15 Romanian volunteers, they will develop a Experiential Sport Center, will promote sports and healthy lifestyle in 10 local communities and will develop an European Sport event that will be implemented in 5 countries. 

Here you can check an album that presents the planning and preparation process for the volunteering activities. 

To support the volunteers, we will involve 5 mentors. First of them is Victor Popa alias Domnul de Karate. Victor is from Bucharest, has 20 years experience in the field of sports and during his career worked with thousand of children. He helped the volunteers to plan the first sport event for the children of Ruginoasa. 

Sports Activator is co-funded by Erasmus+ Sport Programme, with the support of European Union.


Între 1 August - 2 Septembrie 2019, găzduim 15 voluntari din Bulgaria, Grecia, Spania şi Turcia. Împreună cu 15 voluntari români, aceştia vor dezvolta un centru sportiv experienţial, vor promova sportul şi viaţa sănătoasă în 10 comunităţi şi vor crea un eveniment sportiv european ce va fi implementat în 5 ţări.

Aici puteţi vizualiza într-un album foto cum decurge procesul de planificare şi pregătire a activităţilor de voluntariat.

Pentru a sprijini formarea voluntarilor noştri ca lideri sportivi, vom implica 5 mentori. Primul dintre ei este Victor Popa alias Domnul de Karate din Bucureşti, ce are 20 de ani de experienţă în domeniul sportiv şi care a lucrat cu mii de copii de-a lungul carierei sale. Victor i-a ajutat pe voluntari să planifice primul eveniment sportiv dedicat copiilor din Ruginoasa.

Sports Activator este cofinanţat de Programul Erasmus+ Sport, cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene.








12. Erasmus + Euroscola = Lideri în Formare - Jul 31, 2019 7:46:00 PM
Update: Din păcate, în luna august, coordonatorii activităţii ne-au informat că nu mai doresc să cooperăm în proiectul Euroscola2019 deoarece elevii sunt implicaţi în prea multe activităţi. 

Începând cu luna iulie 2019, centrul nostru de voluntariat găzduieşte şi încurajează iniţiativele a 27 de profesori şi elevi ai Liceului "Ion Neculce" din Târgu Frumos, care participă la concursul naţional Euroscola. Proiectul vizează dezvoltarea abilităţilor de leadership ale elevilor, prin antrenarea acestora în worshopuri de dezvoltare personală.
La prima întâlnire nici nu am simţit cum au trecut 3 ore de activităţi. Am aflat mai multe informaţii unii despre alţii, am socializat, ne-am exprimat ideile şi am planificat. La final de atelier, în echipe tematice, cei 30 de tineri, profesori şi voluntari europeni implicaţi, şi-au asumat implementarea a 5 iniţiative: un eveniment săptămânal numit "Doctors of personal development", o activitate de igienizare Esplanadă şi parcuri - "Hai să facem Târgu verde!", un concert la Festivalul Folcloristica, o activitate interculturală de prezentare a asemănărilor şi deosebirilor dintre Japonia, Egipt şi Italia, şi seminarul "Bucuria Prezentului", ce a avut loc astăzi, 31 iulie 2019.
Euroscola implică şi echipa de voluntari internaţionali, veniţi în stagii de voluntariat pe termen scurt şi lung în Târgu Frumos, în cadrul proiectelor "Arts Lab", "Building Bridges" şi "Sports Activator". Cele 3 proiecte sunt finanţate de programul Erasmus+, cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene.
13. Adoptă un Voluntar! Tineri din Europa caută gazde la Târgu Frumos - Jul 14, 2019 7:11:00 PM
În perioada 1-31 August 2019, Asociaţia Super Tineri (ASIRYS) va găzdui 14 voluntari (18+ ani) din Turcia, Grecia, Spania, Bulgaria, prin Programul Erasmus+ Sport. Tinerii vor desfăşura activităţi de voluntariat în domeniul sportiv, în Târgu Frumos şi în satele limitrofe (Ruginoasa, Butea, Oţeleni etc.). Aceştia vor amenaja un centru sportiv alternativ, vor dezvolta un concept de eveniment sportiv european şi îl vor implementa la nivel local şi în comunităţile din regiunea nord-est interesate. De asemenea, voluntarii vor desfăşura activităţi de educaţie nonformală pentru a încuraja mişcarea şi viaţa sănătoasă, în rândul copiilor şi tinerilor din comunităţile mici.

Prin programul "Adoptă un Voluntar!" căutăm familii gazdă, din Târgu Frumos sau satele din apropiere, ce doresc să interacţioneze şi să găzduiască tineri europeni, pentru o perioadă de o lună de zile. Prin găzduirea în sânul unei familii, ne dorim ca tinerii să experimenteze viaţa de zi cu zi în România, să descopere cultura şi specificul regiunii noastre.

Pentru cei interesaţi, precizăm următoarele:

- perioada de găzduire este de o lună de zile (1-31 august 2019);
- tinerii vor realiza activităţi zilnic, la centrul  de voluntariat din Târgu Frumos;
- pe parcursul lunii, vor fi cel puţin 7 deplasări, de minim două zile în comunităţile unde vom organiza evenimente, de exemplu la Butea, unde vom organiza Festivalul Folcloristica, în perioada 17-18 august;
- familia gazdă va primi un grant în valoare de 100 euro la cursul info-euro al lunii august, pentru a acoperi utilităţile şi alte cheltuieli de găzduire/voluntar;
- o familie poate găzdui mai mulţi voluntari, dacă le poate asigura cazarea în camere single;
- elevii vor primi o alocaţie de masă, astfel că e important să aibă acces la bucătărie, pentru a-şi găti;
- condiţiile de cazare trebuie să fie decente;
- e important ca familia să fie primitoare, dornică să interacţioneze, să comunice informal (cunoştinţele de limba engleză nu sunt obligatorii, tinerii sunt încurajaţi să înveţe limba română);
- membrii din familiile gazdă, dornici să se implice în activităţile ori evenimentele sportive organizate de voluntari, vor fi bine primiţi!

Cei interesaţi să găzduiască, îi rugăm să completeze acest formular: https://forms.gle/gYnzNWHLFYeeVHZm9, până la data de 20 iulie 2019. 

Pentru întrebări, vă rugăm să ne scrieţi pe office@supertineri.org sau pe www.facebook.com/asirys.
14. Nine months of volunteering in Romania - Jul 10, 2019 8:04:00 AM
And the summer came in Romania. June started with a lot of activities in our youth center and in other places near by. We had a lot of fun, we learnt a lot and we made new friends. After my mid-term evaluation, I had last months in Braşov, I realize  that this trip is about to end, I am at my 9th month of my EVS and I try to make every moment to count.

At the beginning of the month we helped in an event in a castle near by, Miclăuşeni. We did a lot of activities for children like face painting or games. Ştefana (a local volunteer in our youth center) and me, we did together cotton candy. We worked for almost 8 hours non-stop but we didn't want to stop because we had so much fun.

We also continue the activities at the youth center. Every day we did different workshop, dancing, crafting, painting and music. To promote our activities we did some of them in Petru Rareş school. We presented our workshops for the students and they were free to decide in which workshop they could participate. A lot of students participated during the workshops and then they continued coming to the youth center and they became volunteers.

This month I also feel I did a lot of progress with the level of Romanian language. I almost finished my online course that were provided for my project and we did also Romanian language courses at our youth center.

During the month we did cultural events in our youth center. Everyday we presented our countries through games and photos. Some of the volunteers also cooked some traditional food from their countries. We did presentations for Greece, Mexico, Italy, Sardinia, Belgium and Reunion Islands.

We had the opportunity to taste traditional cold pasta and bananas on fire and also some desserts with Belgium chocolate. To be honest it was the first time for me and also for a lot of our volunteers to hear about Reunion Islands. After the presentation I added another country on my list of "Countries I want to visit".

With our coordinator, Mihaela, and Sabina - our international volunteer from Belgium, we cooperated to make a brochure about multiple intelligence. With Mihaela we wrote the methods and Sabina did the drawings. It was like a dairy for me this brochure because I remembered all the activities we had done during these nine months but we had to put a few of them. Unfortunately I wasn't at the presentation of the brochure at Varlaam Mitropolitul school but the other volunteers told me that is was pretty success. And I felt proud about our cooperation.

From the highlights of the month was a journalism workshop we had at our youth center. We learned how to present a story and how to make the correct questions so we can find the truth in a story. Also another highlight was the coopeartion I had with Larisa at Trinitas school. Larisa is a very important part of our youth center. She is doing volunteering for many years, she is helping us with our English but the most important is that she is a friend for us. So now we want to write together some projects for the association and the school we cooperate. I hope we will succeed at it!

The month ended with a bad experience for me. Because of a health problem I faced, I had to return to Greece to do some tests and to treat myself. But everything went good. It is really good the fact that during the EVS we have Cigna Insurance that covers us if we have medical problems.

So these are all the things I learnt during my ninth month of my EVS here in Romania. I am looking forward for the activities of the next months. I will give you some spoilers. We will have a lot of trips as our coordinator, Mihaela, told us, as were invited by some villages to do activities there and to promote more Erasmus+ and the opportunities we can have thorough it.


By Nikolia Papadopoulou  




 

As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report.

Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
15. Invitaţie la Festivalul Folcloristica - ediţia a V-a - Jul 9, 2019 1:06:00 PM
„Implică un sat, dezvoltă o ţară!” reprezintă misiunea Festivalului Folcloristica! Prin activităţi de educaţie non-formală şi voluntariat, Folcloristica promovează, integrează și revigorează tradițiile și obiceiurile ce stau la baza culturală a județului Iași. Evenimentul se adresează: artiştilor, producătorilor locali, meşterilor populari, voluntarilor, şcolilor, elevilor, primăriilor, instituţiilor culturale, ONG-urilor, şi oferă o scenă deschisă tuturor celor care vor să înveţe ori să împărtăşească informaţii, cunoştinţe şi abilităţi din patrimoniul cultural regional.

În 2019, Festivalul Folcloristica va fi găzduit de satul Butea, la şcoala veche, fiind organizat în parteneriat cu Primăria şi Consiliul Local Butea şi Şcoala Butea.

În 2019, Festivalul împlineşte jumătate de deceniu de existenţă, iar pentru a sărbători cum se cuvinte, am pregătit câteva activităţi speciale:
o conferinţă naţională, finanţată prin programul Erasmus+ al Uniunii Europene, adresată persoanelor care doresc să dezvolte activităţi Erasmus+ în mediul rural; o echipă de organizare internaţională, cu 20 de voluntari europeni;ateliere artistice şi sportive non-formale facilitate de tineri pentru dezvoltarea personală a copiilor şi tinerilor din comunităţile mici.
Dacă doriţi să vă implicaţi, vă rugăm să completaţi acest formular: https://goo.gl/forms/kf4I7mPGbzBQqSUy1. Ne puteţi scrie şi pe adresa folcloristica@supertineri.org.
16. Incursiune în lumea dacilor: Festivalul "Getodava" Cucuteni 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 6:18:00 PM
La Cucuteni, mereu te cuprinde un sentiment inedit, unic, care te îmbie spre a descoperi și redescoperi din istoria și cultura noastră, însă în weekend-ul ce tocmai a trecut, am avut parte și de o experiență prin care am avut prilejul de a aminti de strămoșii noștri. 

Festivalul Getodava a construit o atmosferă care ne-a întors pe toți cu câteva mii de ani în urmă, și am avut parte de ateliere și activități interactive, menite să ne aducă aminte de evoluția noastră de-a lungul timpului și cum am pornit spre ceea ce astăzi este România.

Echipa de organizatori și voluntari a fost foarte bine pregătită, astfel că fiecare participant a reușit să aducă festivalului un plus, prin seriozitate, echilibru, implicare, dedicare, generozitate și energie. Toată lumea a știut ce are de făcut, au implicat publicul, au fost foarte deschiși cu oricine a dorit mai multe informații, fotografii sau o conversație interesantă. Cadrul în care s-au desfășurat toate activitățile a fost deosebit, s-a remarcat dragostea pentru istorie în fiecare detaliu al festivalului, pentru că aceștia și-au dorit să ofere și vizitatorilor o experiență de neuitat.

Am luat parte la o lecție de istorie vie, iar noi, ca organizație, putem învăța cum să coordonăm o echipă mare de voluntari, cum să ne mobilizăm și să creăm împreună ceva deosebit, cum să transmitem și celorlalți din pasiunea noastră, astfel încât mesajul nostru să ajungă la un număr cât mai mare de persoane. Toți cei implicați ne-au învățat că împreună putem depăși orice obstacole s-ar ivi, iar prin dorință și spirit de echipă fiecare piedică va fi ușor de îndepărtat din calea noastră.

Din perspectiva unui voluntar ce doar a observat de data aceasta, festivalul Getodava a fost un eveniment reușit, ce și-a atins scopul. Evenimentul a transmis, nu doar mie, cât și voluntarilor și vizitatorilor internaționali, puțină magie ce s-a materializat în zâmbete.

Scris de Ioana Ursache















17. Eight months in Romania - My EVS Experience - Jun 9, 2019 9:15:00 PM
The last month of the spring arrived. But in Romania is like we have the four seasons in one day. Morning is Spring, afternoon is Summer, evening is Autumn and the night is the Winter. Yes, it is very different than my country Greece and yes, I do miss the sea air especially in the hot afternoons. But I wouldn’t change for anything in the world everything I learnt during these eight months I am in Romania, doing my EVS.

So this month I was inspired by a wonderful workshop a local volunteer did in our youth center about journalism and I would like to present what I learnt this month by taking an interview to myself.

- So please, could you tell us, did you do something this month that you haven’t done before?
 
Well yes. Actually every month I have the feeling I do things I haven’t done before. This month with another international volunteer, we were going almost every Wednesday in Paşcani, where we did Romanian dances. We learnt how to dance hora and polka. So we will use what we learnt on the dancing workshop we do on our youth center every Monday.

- Did you do any trips this month?
 
Oh yes! I went twice in Braşov. First with some friends to see the city and the local castles like Bran. And I went again to Braşov but this time to the mountains and I participated on the Mid-term course about EVS. We did evaluation of what we learnt so far and we learned how to prepare ourselves for the after-EVS life.

- How were the activities at the school this month? What did you do and how you felt?
 
With the others international volunteers, we made two teams of three people and we visited the "Petru Rareş" and the "Ion Neculce" High-Schools. We did with them activities using non-formal education to promote our workshop at the youth center and to promote Cucuteni culture. At 14th and 16th of May we met with some international youth workers who participated in a training course in Iaşi, organized by another organization “Youth Alma”, where our coordinator Mihaela was a trainer. With them we organized some activities in the local schools and in the school at Cucuteni to promote volunteering.

- Did you like the activities on the youth center and do you think the local youngsters enjoyed them?
 
Yes, I really like them. Every day we had different activities using Arts. Monday we had dances, Tuesday painting, Wednesday hand crafting, Thursday music, Friday movie night, Saturday sports and Sunday boarding games. A lot of youngsters participated and I saw from their reactions they liked it and they were coming every day to our youth center.

- Did you had any difficulties this month?
 
To be honest it was a bit hard at the beginning to organize ourselves with the activities. We are people from different countries and cultures. For sure the language barriers didn’t help. But every day with the help of our coordinator we work and we did a lot of progress. 

- As a conclusion how would you describe the month with a sentence?
 
It was a challenging month with a lot of mixed feelings, but I learnt a lot of things about the importance of being a volunteer for the community and I met a lot of new wonderful people who I wouldn’t have the chance to meet them if I did do EVS.


By Nikolia Papadopoulou

As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report.

Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used. 
18. Seminar: Sports Activator, 1-7 July 2019 - Jun 4, 2019 1:22:00 PM

Interested in sports? Open to share your experience and design a European sport event? Youth worker doing or willing to use sports for community development? Then apply for Sports Activator! 

Sports Activator seminar aims to build a transnational network in the field of sport in order to create a toolbox with methods, instruments, good practices to support the participation in sport and physical activity of youth.

The transnational seminar Sports Activator is targeting 33 youth workers, facilitators, trainers, coaches, staff involved in sports clubs from Europe, youth passionate about sports. The main result will be the creation of a toolbox with methods, instruments, good practices aiming to support the participation in sport and physical activity of youth. The seminar will take place in Romania, between 1-7 July 2019. 
The seminar will be based on non-formal education methodology and during the seminar, we will use the Open Space Technology (OST) method in which we will let the participants think freely and come up with ideas for new methods, instruments, good practices aiming to support the participation in sport and physical activity of youth.

The seminar will consist in 7 days of activities (including travel days), with 4 sessions per day, 2 coffee breaks and 3 meals. In the first day the participants will learn about Erasmus+ Sport Programme, about the project, they will get to know each-other and feel comfortable to work together. The next days, the participants will experience, share, debrief good practices, methods, tools, instruments from sports, health maintenance, nutrition, physical fitness and activities, working in multicultural teams to define  the methods, instruments, good practices of the toolkit aiming to support the participation in sport and physical activity of youth. The last day of the seminar will be to evaluate the experience and work the follow-up activities.

The facilitators will specifically make use of individual reflections, group exercises, workshops, participant-led presentations and input sessions, plenary debates, and team-building exercises as well as more complex simulations and role plays and theatre-art techniques to foster creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and emotional involvement of the participants in the learning process.

To apply, please fill in the form until 11 June 2019: https://forms.gle/MNCZkQxzHKDKWhPU8. For questions or suggestions, please contact us to office@supertineri.org.
19. Seven months of volunteering in Romania - May 10, 2019 5:32:00 AM
New month of my EVS and I still can’t believe the time passed so fast. They say that when you do things that you like, you don’t understand how fast the time passes. This happen to me. When they ask me how much time I am here in Romania, I still can’t realize I am here for seven months and I only have five month left.  So enough with the things that make me sad and let’s see the happy things which are the things I learned this month.

The first two weeks with Valentin from France, Sandro from Sardinia and the Norwegian volunteers, we organized together some activities in our youth center and in local schools in Tîrgu Frumos, Cucuteni and Zmeu. We started with treasure hunt game in the city, so they learnt the area. I tried to show them as many as possible of what I like in Tîrgu Frumos.

The next days we made four teams and I was the leader in one of these. We developed our programs to use them at the schools we would visit, using non-formal education based on multiple intelligence theory. It was a great experience for me, because it was the first time I did something like this. Firstly we visited Petru Rareş school, then Moldova school, a school for blind students and final the school of Cucuteni, in which the students welcomed us with a theater play and many home-made foods.
The week finished with a Norwegian movie at the youth center and planning for the activities of the next week.

The next week started by doing activities at Zmeu school. We played old games from our countries and after the lunch they provided us a Rroma lunch and we danced wearing traditional Roma clothes. We also visited Trinitas school and we did activities with the help of Larisa, a volunteer of our organization, and with other teachers of the school.

At 10 April a new international volunteer arrived on our youth center, Ebet. She will stay with us until the end of September and she will teach us how to dance!

At the middle of the month the project of the Norwegians ended. We were very sad to say goodbye to our new friends. But we all knew that we with Erasmus+, Europe is very small and we will meet each other sooner or later. 

The following days we had everyday meetings to organize our activities on the youth center. We did some research about the Cucuteni village and with the help of local volunteers we started to work about a project to promote the village.
The end of the month was the orthodox Easter. We went all together to the church at night. The next day Mihaela, the coordinator of our project invited us to her house to eat traditional Romanian Easter food. We also brought some of our traditional food. I brought tzatziki!

And that’s how my month ended. Being together with my new EVS family and with my brothers and sisters from all Europe.

By Nikolia Papadopoulou 







As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report.
Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
20. Sixth month as Volunteer in Romania - Apr 23, 2019 9:31:00 PM
March, the month that the spring officially starts and one of the most beautiful months of the year. For me, March meant something more. It is the middle month of my EVS, here in Romania.

At the beginning of the month, I was the only European volunteer in Tîrgu Frumos, Iaşi, but on the last day of the month, we were twelve volunteers!

Starting the month activities, with Florin, a volunteer of our organization, we continue the multiple intelligence workshops, at Petru Rareş Technological school. The workshops went very good. We had everyday participation from the students and they really enjoyed it, especially the music intelligence workshop.

Also with Jamal and Martha, who came from Norway, we discussed and organized the last details about the upcoming short-term EVS project we would have at the end of the month. We visited all together Iaşi and Paşcani, a very beautiful nearby town and we connected more to each other. Something important about Erasmus+ projects is the connection between people and the friendships created through it. 

At 3 March we had the anniversary of the 10 years of our organization. That day I met old volunteers and they told me many stories about projects they participated through Asirys. We also discussed new projects we will do.

At 7 March with Karina, a Romanian volunteer from another organization, Youth Alma, we visited a school in Iaşi and we spoke about EVS and the opportunities we have through Erasmus+ projects. The next day with Mihaela, the coordinator of my project, at the invitation of Europe Direct Iaşi, we did a presentation about EVS opportunities during a conference called Model European Union Iaşi, hosted at the University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza".

During the 10 and 15 March, I helped in a project that our organization was part, that was called "Sharing our treasures for a better future”. We and other 26 teachers and students from many European countries did a lot of activities at Şcoala Varlaam Mitropolitul. It was a project about the multiple intelligence theory of Howard Gardner. We exchanged a lot of ideas about non-formal education and we presented our multiple intelligence methods by engaging the teachers to try them. In this way, they understood better how to apply these methods to their students.

Between 18-27 March, I participated with other 3 youth workers of our organization in an Erasmus+ seminar about gender balance, in Durres, Albania. The activity was part of the KA2 project “Gender out of the box”, a project coordinated by Women Towards Integration. It was a very interesting and helpful seminar, involving 9 countries. We exchanged experiences and ideas about educating young boys and men, in order to achieve gender equality and equity.
The traveling part to go in Durres and to return was a bit hard but fun. We were lucky to find cheap tickets but we traveled through 4 countries to achieve our final destinations and we used trains, buses, and planes. Unforgettable was also the view of the hotel, the sea. The only thing I really miss during my EVS in Romania is the sea.

The closing of the month was signed by the arrival of the other 11 EVS volunteers from Norway, Italy, and France. I was expecting them, to learn about their culture and to do activities together. We instantly created a good team and I am pretty sure during April and until the end of September, we will create wonderful activities and memories.




By Nikolia Papadopoulou 

As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report. 


Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
21. Fifth month as Volunteer in Romania - Apr 22, 2019 10:10:00 PM
February, my fifth month as a volunteer in Romania, it was so full of nice people and learning achievements. Everything I learned I will keep it to use for my future plans! If January was the month of organizing things, February was the month when everything we planned got in "flesh and bone". 

The first activity was a chemistry workshop by Alina-Mirela Ipate, in our youth center. Many children came, we played, we did the experiments that Alina showed us and I learned a lot of new words with the help of my new little friends. 

Then with Mihaela, we visited Petru Rareş Technological High-School and the High-School for youth with a sight-impairment "Moldova" to establish new activities for the students. At Petru Rareş school we did “The Polite project”. It was a very useful project for the students, the teachers and us. The aim of the project was for the students to realize the importance of behaving politely in the school and in general, in society. 

In the afternoon of the same day, we met Gheorghe Ciobanu painter in Bălţaţi who gave us the painting we started at Rroma HeArt project. We will have the honor also to make some workshops in our youth center by him during the next months, as he said he would like to teach people to express themselves through painting and to help them just like it helped him. 

Those days in my country, Greece, we were celebrating carnival. Especially in my hometown, Patras, we are famous for our carnival parades and our parties. That’s why we made a carnival party at our youth center. First I told to the participants about the history and some tradition from my hometown during the carnival. I also showed them videos and some photos, and after the party, we started with carnival music and dances. 

One of the highlights of this month was the project we started at Petru Rareş school with the topic of Multiple Intelligence Theory. It is based on the book of Howard Gardner and I will have my full experience about the workshops after the end of the program. So far with the help of Florin, a volunteer of our youth center, we have done with success the Linguistic, the Spatial, the Kinesthetic, and the Music Intelligence. Each day we do different workshops using non-formal methods for different intelligence. At the last day of the month, we were invited by the students of a class at Petru Rareş school to talk about volunteering and about our organization. It made me very happy with the fact that they invited us to go to the class next week to do more activities using non-formal methods.

The rest of the day we spent it with two Norwegian youth workers, Marta and Jamal, who will come again at the end of March with other seven youth-working students. We talk a lot to get to know each other and to exchange ideas and opinions for the upcoming program we will do. 

As a conclusion, I may say that it was a full and enriching month that I could not have experienced if I had not chosen to be a volunteer in ASIRYS. And I feel is just the beginning, in March I will learn even more. 
 



By Nikolia Papadopoulou

As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report. 


Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
22. Fourth month as Volunteer in Romania - Apr 22, 2019 9:09:00 PM
The new year arrived and I am reflecting about everything I did in the previous year, on all the learning achievements and I am defining all the things I want to do this year. I try to organise my mind and my time, so I will learn as much as possible and I rely as always, on the help of my mentor Dragoş, Mihaela, the coordinator of my EVS project, and of course, on the help of Alin, my Romanian teacher, who I say sorry cause I still can't pronounce correct ă and â.


January was the month of organising and planning the projects of the year, so before doing that I did a fast journey to Cluj Napoca. I visited the city center, museums, and Salina Turda, a place that was used to export salt. I sailed with a small boat inside that place and it was so captivating to be inside the earth in the dark with my boat and just to row!

After charging my batteries I returned to my base, in Tîrgu Frumos and we started to organise the projects that we will do at the youth center with the other volunteers. With the help of Mihaela, we wrote a project called "Green Choice". It is a youth exchange focused on unemployed young people and we would like to inspire them to become green entrepreneurs.

At the end of the week, we had a meeting at the youth center with some local constructors to discuss some changes we want to do at the youth center and about the youth hostel that we want to create in our town.

We also visited Cucuteni and we discussed with an architect about cooperation to create a hobbit house in our land. How interesting this house will be for a project there!


At 22 of January, I started my vacation. I went to Greece for 2 weeks. But before that, we visited the painter in Bălţaţi and we saw a wonderful painting he finished. It was a painting with a part of Rroma life. Actually, we started this painting all together at Rroma HeArt project of August. 

After almost one and a half day traveling on the bus, I finally arrived at my hometown, Patras. It was the first time in my life when I was away that long from my home, almost four months. I was so anxious to gather as many as possible information about creating my organisation in my hometown. I discovered that it is very different to create an organisation in Greece than in Romania, and to be honest, a bit harder. But I have it on my mind, I want to do it and I will do it.

This was my January. See you next month!


By Nikolia Papadopoulou 

As you may know, we are hosting at the moment our first EVS volunteer, Nikolia, from Greece. She will spend 12 months with us, helping to develop our youth center and create a more active community by volunteering! Each month our volunteer, Nikolia Papadopoulou will share her experience in Romania through a small report. 

Building Bridges is a project funded by Erasmus+, a programme of the European Union. The content of this article is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and the National Agency and the European Union are not responsible for how the content of the information will be used.
23. Erasmus + 2019: Te trimitem în Europa / Lume! - Apr 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM
În ultimii 11 ani, am trimis aprox. 750 de tineri în peste 260 de proiecte internaţionale. Acest articol conţine lista de oportunităţi de mobilitate, pe care o oferim în 2019, voluntarilor, colaboratorilor şi partenerilor noştri. Lista e împărţită în două categorii.

Proiecte Erasmus Plus - KA1: 

Training "EU Briefing training", Zlotoryja, Polonia - 23-26 aprilie 2019 - Luiza Maria Pantiru, Dragoş Ionuţ Spatariu
 
Training "Gender out of the Box", Durres, Albania - 2-10 mai 2019, 3 participanţi

Training "HERO: human rights education opportunity", Karlovac, Croaţia - 3-10 august 2019

Training "Employability Boost Laboratory", Trikala, Grecia, ultima săptămână din august 2019

Schimb de tineri "The World of Roma", Rakican Castle, Slovenia, septembrie 2019, 6 participanţi

Training "Imagine your Dance"  Navarra, Spania, 14-20 octombrie 2019

Proiecte Erasmus Plus - KA2: 

Gender Out Of The Box - 15 November 2018 – 14 January 2020
 - 5 activităţi, în Bulgaria, Albania, Romania and FYROM.Empowering Youth in Uganda through EVS - 01 February 2019 - 1 October 2020 - 12 activităţi în Uganda şi Turcia.

Develop Yourself to Develop your Rural Community - Serbia

Vom adăuga şi alte mobilităţi în funcţie de informaţiile primite de la parteneri.

Pe lângă aceste oportunităţi în 2019 vom organiza cel puţin 5 proiecte în România, în Tîrgu Frumos şi alte localităţi. 
24. Inteligenţele multiple sau de ce m-aş întoarce la şcoală? - Mar 9, 2019 9:50:00 PM
De ce m-aş întoarce la şcoală? Asta e întrebarea pe care mi-am pus-o şi eu cu câteva zile în urmă când Nikolia, un voluntar din Grecia, venit în Târgu Frumos printr-un proiect EVS, m-a rugat să o ajut cu un program în cadrul liceului Petru Rareş, numit "Programul de dezvoltare a inteligenţelor multiple", care a presupus ca timp de două ore pe zi, să interacţionăm cu 15-20 de elevi şi să le explicăm prin metode non-formale, conceptul inteligenţelor multiple.

La început am vrut să refuz, gândindu-mă ca şi voi, că am aşteptat doisprezece ani să termin liceul iar acum nu ar trebui să mă întorc acolo de bună voie. Până la urmă am acceptat fiindcă am mai lucrat şi în alte ocazii cu Nikolia şi am făcut-o bine, dar şi fiindcă nu am vrut să o las să se lupte singură cu traducerea engleză-română.

Prima zi a început cu o uimire plăcută din partea elevilor şi profesorilor, majoritatea neştiind de ce sunt doi străini în şcoală, dar şi din partea noastră văzând un număr mare de elevi la o activitate despre care nu ştiau mai nimic. Am făcut o prezentare despre cine suntem, de unde venim şi de ce am ales şcoala lor, i-am rugat şi pe ei să ne spună câteva lucruri despre ei iar mai apoi am început să vorbim despre prima inteligenţă:

Inteligenţa lingvistică
 
Le-am explicat că inteligenţa lingvistică înseamnă a gândi în cuvinte, sensibilitatea pentru înţelesul şi ordinea cuvintelor şi capacitatea de a învăţa uşor o limbă străină.
Prima activitate a fost prezentarea alfabetului grec pe care elevii au trebuit să-l noteze ca mai apoi să-şi scrie propriile nume în greacă. A urmat un energizer şi am continuat prin citirea unei poveşti scurte în limba greacă, de către Nikolia, din care au trebuit să extragă cuvintele pe care le recunosc; după care am căutat câteva cuvinte comune în română şi greacă.

După aceste două ore în care m-am simţit neaşteptat de bine şi mi-am spus că o să vin cu plăcere în fiecare zi, lucrul care mi-a plăcut chiar şi mai mult, a fost că pe parcursul celor două ore toată lumea a fost degajată şi zâmbitoare şi câţiva dintre tinerii participanţi chiar ne-au spus că aşteaptă cu nerăbdare zilele următoare.

Inteligenţa Spaţială

A doua zi a început cu o prezenţă chiar mai mare dat fiind faptul că participanţii le-au vorbit colegilor despre cei doi voluntari, în special despre Nikolia din Grecia, care vrea să se împrietenească cu toată lumea, venită să le explice un concept captivant, dar cam ciudat.

Prima activitate a fost o metodă bine cunoscută, şi anume împărţirea participanţilor în grupuri de doi şi desenarea chipului persoanei din faţă, fără a se uita pe hârtie.
După un energizer bine meritat, am început a doua activitate a zilei şi anume crearea unor mici suveniruri pentru doi invitaţi - lideri de tineret norvegieni, moment în care am fost uimit de creativitatea participanţilor.

Ultimul lucru pe care l-am făcut, a fost crearea unui cub din hârtie pe care au trebuit să-şi scrie numele în greacă, inteligenţa din ziua precedentă, dar şi un cuvânt care să exprime cum s-au simţit în fiecare zi.

Inteligenţa kinestezică
 
Ziua cu numărul trei am dedicat-o mişcării, prima activitate fiind desenarea propriului corp şi notarea procentului utilizării fiecărei părţi a corpului cât şi o discuţie deschisă despre ce sporturi practică participanţii şi ce sporturi ar dori să practice pe viitor.

Pentru a-i ajuta să iasă din zona de confort, am făcut un energizer numit "Salată de fructe", unde toată lumea trebuie să-şi schimbe locurile în aşa fel încât fiecare dintre ei să stea lângă o persoană pe care nu o cunoaşte prea bine.

A doua activitate a fost învăţarea a două dansuri, unul polonez şi unul grec. S-a văzut pe faţa tuturor că asta e ziua lor preferată şi încet, încet am putut observa cum participanţii scapă de timiditatea şi se simt în largul lor.

Inteligenţa Muzicală

 După cum îi spune şi numele, am făcut activităţi legate de muzică, prima fiind identificarea a cât mai multe instrumente dintr-un cântec, apoi scrierea a trei cuvinte de persoană, pe care le-am amestecat şi le-am înapoiat elevilor, ei fiind rugaţi să creeze trei-patru versuri cu cuvintele respective dar şi sunete, folosindu-se de obiecte uzuale găsite prin cameră.

A doua activitate a fost împărţirea în grupuri de doi, unul dintre ei fiind legat la ochi şi încercând să urmeze semnalele sonore ale partenerului în curtea liceului.

Inteligenţa Interpersonală
 
Pentru elevii noştri, ziua cu numărul cinci a început cu alţi doi străini, şi anume Martha şi Jamal, lideri de tineret din Norvegia, care au venit în România să pregătească un proiect de voluntariat în parteneriat cu noi.

După ce am făcut cunoştinţă, am făcut ceva joculeţe pentru a scăpa de timiditate, iar apoi am continuat cu o metodă foarte bună prin care elevii au interacţionat şi anume "Teatru în imagini", unde am ales subiectul bullying-ului. Cinci elevi au încercat să reproducă o imagine cât mai clară a ceea ce înseamnă fenomenul bullying-ului, i-am rugat să "îngheţe" într-un tablou expresiv pe care cei din public au trebuit să-l modifice în aşa fel încât, la sfârşit, imaginea să se schimbe, problema să fie soluţionată.

Inteligenţa Spirituală

 Inteligenţei spirituale i-a fost atribuită o zi specială, duminică, aniversarea de zece ani a asociaţiei când am putut observa cu adevărat că munca noastră a dat roade, câţiva elevi au venit din timpul lor liber pentru a continua procesul de dezvoltare personală. Am vorbit mai pe larg despre ce înseamnă voluntariatul şi cum te ajută să te dezvolţi spiritual.

Prima activitate a fost descoperirea întrebărilor sau dilemelor din interiorul nostru, la care nu avem un răspuns şi dezbaterea lor. Am fost încă o dată uimiţi de profunzimea întrebărilor pe care le-am auzit.
A doua activitate a fost găsirea a zece întrebări pe care participanţii au trebuit să le adreseze voluntarilor cu experienţă.

Inteligenţa intrapersonală

 Prima activitate din ziua cu numărul şapte a fost scrierea unei frici şi a unui erou din copilărie, ca mai apoi fiecare dintre elevi să meargă prin cameră şi să descopere ceea ce au scris ceilalţi fără a folosi cuvinte.

A doua activitate a fost ascultarea unei poveşti pe care participanţii au trebuit s-o recreeze pe hârtie folosind doar simboluri şi linii, hârtiile au fost amestecate şi apoi înapoiate elevilor pentru a încerca să reproducă ceea ce văd pe hârtie şi a încerca să identifice cine a scris povestea. Această activitate a fost pe placul tuturor şi ne-am gândit să continuăm după aceleaşi reguli cu o poveste personală.

Inteligenţa naturalistă
 
Prima activitate a penultimei inteligenţe abordate, a fost o discuţie deschisă despre supravieţuirea în natură, cum am făcut-o noi şi cum cred că s-ar descurca ei.
După un energizer, am continuat cu a doua activitate, un colaj şi o prezentare în echipe, despre cum ar putea ei transforma şcoala într-o instituţie ecologică şi oraşul într-o comunitate ecologică, fiind definită o activitate de curăţare a oraşului de gunoaie.

Inteligenţa logică
 
Ultima inteligenţă a programului a fost întâmpinată cu puţin scepticism de către elevi, crezând că vom face o oră de matematică, dar sprea uimirea lor am început cu zece întrebări amuzante de logică pentru a se relaxa, urmat de un joculeţ în care i-am rugat să facă un cerc din doisprezece scaune, câte unul pentru fiecare elev, să le încline pe picioarele din faţă şi să le pună în echilibru fără a se folosi de alte obiecte din cameră.

A doua activitate a implicat împărţirea în două echipe şi crearea unei idei de afacere socială, folosind inteligenţele pe care le-au învăţat şi talentele pe care le deţine fiecare dintre ei, pentru a produce venituri prin care să amenajeze un parc în cadrul şcolii.

După nouă zile obositoare, dar plăcute, vă pot spune că meseria de profesor nu e uşoară, dar cu abordarea corectă te poţi distra şi învăţa în acelaşi timp şi chiar poţi avea o sală liniştită, contrar părerilor generale că tinerii de azi nu îşi respectă profesorii şi fac gălăgie.

Cu fiecare zi am simţit că mă apropii mai mult de elevi, am observat cum timiditatea şi temerile au dispărut şi cum au început să ne considere mai mult prieteni şi mai puţin profesori.

Având în minte prima zi de activităţi, după o analiză a tot ce am făcut, pot să spun că sunt fericit că am reuşit să facem o mică schimbare în viaţa a mai bine de 15 tineri şi am reuşit să-i învăţăm câteva lucruri care cu siguranţă o să-i ajute pe viitor.

Şi eu, dar şi Nikolia, sperăm să mai putem lucra cu aceşti minunaţi elevi şi poate, să-i ajutăm şi mai mult în ceea ce au nevoie.

Scris de Florin Păduraru

În perioada 25 februarie - 6 martie 2019, am desfăşurat în cadrul Liceul Tehnologic "Petru Rareş", un program pilot de dezvoltare a inteligenţelor multiple prin metode de educaţie nonformală, în rândul elevilor instituţiei. Programul s-a desfăşurat în limba engleză şi s-a adresat unui grup de 15 elevi ai liceului. În fiecare zi, în intervalul 12:00 - 14:00, în sala Bibliotecii, a fost abordată o inteligenţă, tinerii având oportunitatea să-şi dezvolte abilităţi, cunoştinţe şi atitudini utile în procesul de dezvoltare personală.

Programul de dezvoltare a inteligenţelor multiple prin metode non-formale este un rezultat al proiectului Erasmus+ KA2 "Sharing Our Treasures for a Better Future", coordonat de Şcoala Varlaam Mitropolitul, în parteneriat cu instituţii şi organizaţii din 7 ţări.

Printre facilitatorii activităţilor, s-au numărat lucrători de tineret şi voluntari din Grecia şi Norvegia, prezenţi în Târgu Frumos prin diverse programe co-finanţate prin programul Erasmus+, al Uniunii Europene.
25. APV: Youth Work Students in Action (YWSiA) - Mar 6, 2019 8:41:00 PM
 Between 27 February - 2 March 2019, we had the pleasure to host for the Advance Planning Meeting (APV), two representatives: Marthe and Jamal, from the group of Norwegian volunteers that will come for two weeks volunteering service, in April, in our organisation. 

The project is called Youth Work Students in Action (YWSiA) and aims to develop through relevant practice, the youth-working skills of 7 high-school students from Bergen, Norway. Our organisation will provide the opportunity to the students and leaders, to work in 5 contexts, involving 5 of our local partners:

- Technological High-School "Petru Rareş" Tîrgu Frumos
- Special High-School "Trinitas" Tîrgu Frumos
- Special High-School "Moldova" Tîrgu Frumos 
- General School "Petru Poni" Cucuteni
- Day Center for Rroma Children Zmeu. 

The conclusions of the APV are written bellow by Marthe and Jamal:

"We are two young students from Norway, that have had the privilege to visit Super Tineri Association for two whole days.
We are a part of a Norwegian volunteering team that will come down for two weeks in April. We have been representatives from five different local schools and managed to visit three of them. The time has been used to plan our next visit with the rest of the team.
We are so grateful for these two days, and even though the travel from Norway to Târgu Frumos took around 18 hours each way, it was totally worth it.
We were taken so good care of and made so many good friendships.
Thank you for this time, Târgu Frumos. Pe curând.
With love from Marthe and Jamal."