Youth in Action Project-Galati, Romania

Romania TRAVEL

A really great experience wich offers the opportunity to make friends,have fun, learn and travel for almost free as almost all the expenses are covered by European Union. Accommodation and lodging are covered by 100% and travel expenses are covered by 70%.

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The project “ECO Wave” that I took part was realized in Galati, Romania from the 22’nd to the 30’th of October 2012. This training course brought together 22 participants and 3 experts from the following countries: Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania.
Developed with the motto that “Modern Technology Owes Ecology An Apology ”, ECO Wave is financed by the European Commission in the frame of Youth in Action Programme, action 4.3 Training and Networking Activities.
The general aim of the project was to draw attention to climate change, to develop new methods of raising awareness.

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our hopes and expectations

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Writing down the ecological problems that our country face

youth in action project ecological problems of each countryDuring training course we implemented activities and exercises that strengthen some of the following basic competences: team-building, facilitation, communication and creative thinking skills.
Several methods of non-formal learning were combined to explore the topics: intercultural learning exercises, simulation exercises, discussions, creative thinking techniques, brainstormming, self-assessment inventories, reflection groups and presentations.
European cooperation will be highlighted through networking, according to Youth in Action priorities.

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Moto about how turists see our country and how we see it

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youth in action project Bulgarian moto

youth in action project Greek moto

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youth in action project 4  Ready to take some pictures of the garbages…and below at the video you can see what we found

youth in action project poem about fear

We had to make up in 3 minutes a song about our fears ..so our song goes like that:

-Hello everybody, I am Ignat and I’m afraid of cold weather, I am afraid of getting frozen

-Oh poor poor Ignat don’t be afraid of getting frozen, we will give you a pill if you get ill

– I’ m afraid of singing, I am afraid of singing

-Don’t be afraid Sofi, we won’t let you sing, your voice is awful

-We are afraid, afraid, afraid…but we don’t have to be afraid, we are a good team, such a good team… no more tears for us…

(hey don’t critisize us bad we had only 3 minutes and 5 people had to cooperate together (the Italian guy didn’t even speak English). But I can admit maybe we were the worst team,which didn’t matter as we had lots of fun 🙂

youth in action project 5 youth in action project playing a game     Have you noticed our shoes? We are playing a game, we wore someothers shoe and then we had to run to the other side, the faster one won a bottle of wine again….(this country is full of wines)

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Just playing, but this game included a streeptease too!!!! she is a little bit shocked

youth in action project dancing makarenaWe were late in the morning so we were punished and had to dance macarena

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our prize…a bottle of local red wine…it dissapeared in seconds and… I don’t remember to have tasted it…

youth in action project writing a poem 2  sssssss we are writing a poem…..

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Night life…

youth in action project traditional eveningTraditional day: We had to present our countries, this presentation included traditional food -yummy!

59598_10151309125872806_1052953573_nItalians wanted to show their cooking abilities…and yes they are really good cookers!

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youth in action project traditional turkish, polish food

youth in action project Greek presentation

My Greek friends and I are members of a theater team, so we wanted to do something different…so 2 of us were hiding,the other girl apologised for not knowing where we are and why we are late and started the presentation of Greece by showing a video, in the middle of video we got into the class asking to turn down the video as they didn’t need that because the real goddeses came to present Greek mythology and…we acted…and asked from others to act too presenting one of 12 Greek gods and the rest should find out wich one it was.

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We also presented a traditional Greek dance

youth in action project Greek traditional food Traditional Greek cuisine

Let’s film!!!!

One of the most fun activities was the LipDub video which we had to make in one evening with the topic of environment.

So we decided to film the fight between the “Cleaning team” and the “Garbage team”

youth in action project filmingHere the garbage team holding its “weapons” (garbage) is running to fight

youth in action project filming 2The barbie girls are also preparing for the fight and are using their unique weapons…

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and…. of course the cool Rambo
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He doesn’t need any preparations…just a sigarette before the battle

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and…. the brave cleaning team with their weapons

youth in action project filming 6The garbage team looks really wild

youth in action project filming 7the battle begins..

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Finally Rambo came to clean up the mess!

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Barbies are so proud of the winner

youth in action project filming 18  at the end Rambo ordered the barbies to clean up!!! (of course barbies were not happy)

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Below are some photos of the Galati town.

Galati town Romania

Galați is a city and municipality in Romania, the capital of Galați County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, in the close vicinity of Brăila, Galați is the largest port and sea port on the Danube River and the second largest Romanian port.
The population is aproximately 300.000 people, making it the seventh most populous city in Romania.

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It was an amazing experience, during these ten days I became a child again, played danced and laughed a lot.

I remember when I was a child I was feeling pity about adults because they never played… I was thinking that their life must be very boring so I promised to myself that when I grow up I will not stop playing. During these days I felt that I have kept my promise to that child….

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  • press inside May 15, 2013

    beautiful country……..

    🙂

  • Ken Machek September 5, 2014

    Hello! I lived in Galati for two years, from 1995-1997. I am from the USA, and I would love to go back there to visit. Thank you for your wonderful pictures and story. It reminded me of all of the good times I had in Romania. Good Luck with all of your dreams and wishes!

    • mocochoco September 6, 2014

      Thank you, Ken! I’m so glad my article reminded you of the beautiful moments you lived there 🙂

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