The German-Cypriot Youth Exchange Programme (GCYEP), that will take place this summer in Germany, is calling for participations!
It will run for 11 days from 4th until the 15th of August 2012.
The GCYEP was established in 2007. Every year an exchange takes place either in Germany or in Cyprus alternately.
We call for young persons from Cyprus, from ages 16 to 26 (inclusive) that are interested to participate and spend together 11 days full of lively experiences, friendly atmosphere, interesting visits, some serious political discussions and workshops; this year it will take place in Germany.
We are calling for 10 young participants to travel together to Germany, so those interested must respond and express interest as soon as possible, as priority will be given.
The purpose of the programme is to bring together young persons from both parts of Cyprus and Germany (including persons from various backgrounds, east and west) and to actively participate in the various activities of the programme. The aim is to bring together young people from both parts of the island, present aspects of history and culture of Cyprus and Germany, discuss openly and freely about the division and the prospects of reunifying the people of Cyprus, co-relate with the common issues with our German fellows regarding European issues, contemporary problems and challenges such as integration, migration, globalization, the financial crisis and all subjects that young Europeans find interesting.
The cost for participation is only 200 EURO and must be paid upfront, but all other costs: airplane tickets, accommodation, meals, transportation and visits are covered by the programme!
In case of last moment cancellations, unless a replacement is found, the participation fee of 200 EURO is not refundable!
The visits, discussions and workshops are both creative and encouraging for participation. Anyone can join!
All the workshops are interactive and are made by the team. We will meet personalities from the Civil Society of Germany, including journalists, Non-Governmental Organizations, politicians etc. We will also do sightseeing in monuments, landmarks and museums. And of course fun times every night with all the participants!
If you like, you might also be interested to suggest preparing a workshop on a subject you find interesting, such as the environment, the Arab Spring, the History of Cyprus, contemporary issues concerning youth (unemployment, integration), Political subjects, anything you like.
If you are interested to participate, we would like to have a letter of intent by you (e.g. a short letter telling a little about yourself, what are your interests, why would you like to participate and what do you expect to experience during the programme etc), a CV and, of course, your contact details .
The 'Falken', are organized throughout Germany in all federal states. We are member of different associations in Europe like ECOSY (European Community Organisation of Socialist Youth / Young European Socialists) , IUSY (International Union of Socialist Youth) and IFM-SEI (International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International).
Further more, the Hanover branch of the 'Falken' also run youth centres in Hanover. Although primarily an voluntary organization, the Falken also have professional staff empowering the work and activities of the children and youth in the organization and lobbying for the interest and rights of children and youth in society. Self-organization and participation being the principles.