News archive - [Event Announcement & Call for Applicatons] Summer School: "I don’t need a parachute… to land in Europe!"

Fundatia Corona from Romania in partnership with SPARK from The Netherlands is announcing the Summer School of the project "I don’t need a parachute… to land in Europe!", which is going to be organised in Iasi, Romania, from July 22, untill July 29, 2012. The course agenda will comprise information related to the EU history, economy and policies, information about the candidate and potential candidate countries (economic, political and cultural aspects) and available funds for pre-accessing countries. Applicants have to register until April 15, 2012.

The project "I don't need a parachute… to land in Europe!" is a 10 months project implemented by Corona Foundation from Romania in partnership with SPARK Organisation from Amsterdam and financed by the European Commission. The project has a cross border dimmenssion and it is implemented on the EU and Balkan states' territory from December 1, 2011 untill September 30, 2012.

The organizers are looking for 100 young people, students or university graduates, age between 18-30 years, resident in one of the EU countries or Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Montenegro, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia), interested to join them in a exciting project.

All the costs related to accommodation, meals, free time events and handbooks are going to be covered by the organisers. Also, travel expenditures will be reimbursed based on the two ways tickets/ copy of the tickets presented, but no more than 50 Euro for Romanian citizens, 300 Euro for other European citizens and 450 Euro for Balkans states' citizens.

The courses of the Summer School will approach subjects related to the EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans, as follows:
- Bringing security all over Europe
- The EU Neighbourhood Policy
- The price of the EU Enlargement and the Balkans integration
- The clash of civilisation: the rise of the EUropean citizen

The workshops will have artistic themes:
- Representative photos (Europe in images!)
- Cooking traditional plats (Europe in the kitchen!)
- Creating collages, traditional dolls and houses from materials (Traditions as part of Europe!)
- Ecological activities (You and EU)

The communication language of the summer school is going to be English.

Ambassadors' campaign

The 100 participants to the summer school are going to become EU Ambassadors and will have to inform 10,000 people from their own country about the benefits and risk of the EU enlargement during August and September 2012. The activity of each Ambassador will consist of distributing 100 brochures during this period of time. For their activity, the ambassadors will be awarded with 100 Euro/each.

Further information can be found at:

For applications please use the registration form available at:

From: 22 July 2012
To: 29 July 2012

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Anngrit Pichler on March 9, 2012
Modified on April 17, 2012