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A series of Cross-Network Activities has been organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks of Romania - Group of the European Youth for Change (GEYC), 

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*VM* GenderIDTalks #3

A series of Cross-Network Activities has been organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks of Romania - Group of the European Youth for Change (GEYC), 

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Youth
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A series of Cross-Network Activities has been organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks of Romania - Group of the European Youth for Change (GEYC), 

AGRID Association

National Network
Romania
Address

Paralutelor Street, No 14, Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania

Telephone
0040746364229
E-Mail
office@agrid.ro
E-Mail (2)
bogdan.dragomir@agrid.ro
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Research
  5. Youth and education
General Information
AGRID (The Association for Geopolitics, International Relations and Diplomacy) is a non-governmental non-profit organization which aims to contribute to the overall well-being of the Romanian society in general and young people in particular by spreading democratic values and sharing inter-cultural knowledge.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to promote and bring added value to participative education and active citizenship, while developing solid partnerships with institutions, organizations and individuals that have an activity corresponding to our values and objectives. The actions of AGRID are always according to the highest of moral standards and social values and so is our mission.
We want to show a new perspective of the world that we live in, based on geopolitical principles, through workshops, seminars, conferences, international exchanges, all planed to be offered to national and international interested organizations and individuals. We wish to be an agent that facilitates the positive exchange of experiences between young people in order to raise the level of information, the geopolitical analysis capacity, the overall tolerance and the unity in diversity.
A key aspect is to ensure the visibility of our activities and to stimulate the active participation of our members and collaborators through round-tables, discussion groups, but also through the online platform for geopolitics that we design.

Main Projects / Activities

Here is a list with some aspects of our work:
- motivating young people to increase their mobility;
- raising the cultural and information level of young people;
- promoting the cooperation between institutions, NGOs and citizens of different states through tolerance and solidarity in a European context;
- stimulating cultural activities and raising awareness about the importance of education, at European and worldwide level;
- creating a network of young professionals, volunteers, institutional and NGO representatives for debating themes related to international politics (conflict resolution, human rights, peace education, etc).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We are a group of enthusiastic people and this is something that anyone who wants to do great things needs it.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We believe that networking is the best solution for achieving great things.

Contact (1) Full Name
Dragomir Bogdan Alexandru
Head of the organisation
Dragomir Bogdan Alexandru

APEL Service Association

National Network
Romania
Address

73, Regina Elisabeta Blvd., 1st floor, apt. 2, 5th district, 050016
Bucharest
Romania

Telephone
+40 21 311 61 42
Fax
+40 21 311 61 43
E-Mail
anamaria.oteanu@apelngo.ro
E-Mail (2)
office.b@apelngo.ro
E-Mail (3)
office.tm@apelngo.ro
Mobile Phone
+40 747 01 58 54
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Others
  6. Research
  7. Youth and education
General Information
APEL has 12 permanent employees in two office, Bucharest and Timisoara and more than 10 volunteers. The available budget ranges between 100.000 - 120.000 Euros per year, sources of funding being European Social Fund, European Integration Fund, European Return Fund, EuropeAid Program, private funds (corporate) sponsorships and donations. Main APEL's partners are national and international CSOs, LAs, international organizations and corporations working in the same fields of development.
Mission and Objectives

APEL was established in 2006 as an organization working in the field of social inclusion, development, migration and human rights. With a professional team based on young people and two offices in Bucharest and Timisoara, APEL fights effectually against poverty and the phenomena of social exclusion and for improving the capacity of institutional and economical players of adaptation and action in the complexity of the community in which they intervene.

Main Projects / Activities

a) AMITIE - Awareness on MIgration, developmenT and human rIghts through local partnerships”, March 2011 - March 2013, along with Comune di Boligna (applicant), implemented in Romania in the Bucharest area, financed through Europe-Aid Program
b) Network of information centers for third country nationals (TCNs) - November 2010- June 2011, implemented along with the International Organisation for Migration, Mission in Romania (applicant), in Bucharest and Timisoara areas; APEL was establshed as a permanent Information Center for Foreigners.
c) Helpdesk platform and support to New Member States (NMS) Non State Actors/Local Authorities in the Development sector (January 2009-December 2010) – along with punto.sud Italia (applicant) implemented in Bucharest and Timisoara area and financed through EuropeAid program
d) The vocational integration of the 18 year old young people enrolled in the child protection system (April 2008-May 2009) – implemented in Bucharest-Ilfov area and financed through PHARE 2006 program with the goal of facilitating access on labour market for 60 care leavers over 18 years through active professional measures
e) Vocational training and local development in urban areas Bucharest and Timisoara (2006-2009) - financed by Unidea Italia Fundation with the aim of gradual reducing excluzion and marginalization of youth in difficulty
f) Concretized programme for local initiative addresses to Eastern Europe children (PROCOPIL)- (2006 -2009) - financed by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Firstly, as an ALF network member, APEL will provide the possibility of interacting with the local community, on subjects regarding migration and community development. Secondly, being established as an Information Center for Foreigners both in Bucharest and Timisoara, APEL will contribute to the development of the migration related component of ALF, with insights and national studies. Last but not least, our organization will exchange good practices and debates along the network with the possibility of further structuring regional and national policies.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Joining ALF will establish a better cooperation in the field of dialogue and
mutual support between people of different background. For APEL a network like ALF will give better possibilities of exchanging ideas and good practices regarding common projects and last but not least will be able to promote future strategies and policies for the region in which the organization is active.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ana Maria Oteanu - Office Coordinator
Head of the organisation
Francesco Aloisio - President

ARCADIA - Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development

National Network
Romania
Address

Susita Street, no 8/10
Bucharest
Romania

Telephone
0040740071747
Telephone (other)
0040757033453
E-Mail
stefan.cibian@arcadianetwork.org
E-Mail (2)
diana.rusu@arcadianetwork.org
E-Mail (3)
diana9rusu@gmail.com
E-Mail (4)
stefan.cibian@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
ARCADIA is an independent non-profit organization focused on international cooperation and development. It offers a neutral space for interaction and analysis of international development related issues at the same time emphasizing Romania’s engagement with its international partners and debating on it’s potential role as an international donor. ARCADIA counts more than 100 members: academics, practitioners, researchers, students, policy-makers, representatives of NGOs and business field working in Romania or abroad. Our members are engaged in projects/activities with UN (agencies), European Commission and European Parliament, World Bank, World Vision International, TRIALOG, FOND, Universities and Governmental institutions. They are former students of University of Chicago, London School of Economics, Tufts University, Brunel University, CEU, Harvard, University of Colombia, Edinburgh University, ASE, Universidad de la Coruña, West University of Timisoara, University of Bucharest, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cape Town University, and Vanderbilt University. Main partners: Romanian universities running a Master in International Development and Cooperation, UNDP Romania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Association of Development Institutes, European Commission DG Development, Romanian Representation at the EU, PATRIR
Mission and Objectives

ARCADIA is a membership based organization with focusing on building a community of Romanian development professionals. Our mission is to bring a genuine contribution to the evolution of Romanian professionals and along with other actors, promote the field of international development at the national and international level facilitating the transfer of knowledge between leading experts and young graduates in the field.

Main Projects / Activities

ARCADIA has developed and implemented several projects and initiatives aiming to strengthen the network of Romanian experts who are active in the international development field, enhancing the knowledge and expertise transfer between members contributing to their development as experts in the field.
2009 Brussels Round table debate: Opportunities and challenges for Romania’s engagement in international development – with focus on Africa and launching of the online platform www.arcadianetwork.ning.com.
2010 First Conference: Development, Trade and Foreign &Security policies: How can emerging donors make a difference? This conference aimed to bring together the main actors active in the field of development in Romania in order to explore the ways in which Romania can build its donor identity by making the most of the lessons learnt during the transition period.
2011 Issuing the monthly professional newsletters (with information on jobs, conferences, fellowships, etc), promoting ARCADIA within the Romanian NGO environment.
2012 Launching the online
review: The Romanian International Development Review.
2013 Annual Conference: New EU member states as new donors: capacity, discourses and practices - The conference aimed to open a debate concerning the achievements and challenges encountered the new EU Member States in their quest for becoming established donors./ A.I.D Review Romania Conference – discussions on current trends in ODA

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ARCADIA can contribute to the promotion of this network among its members and students interested in the field of international cooperation and development who would be very interested in participating in projects developed by the network. Moreover, ARCADIA as a body of experts aims to encourage the knowledge-transfer of lessons learnt by Romania during the transition period towards other countries that are witnessing political and social transformations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

ARCADIA aims to build o community of Romanian professionals working in development, thus we would like to open up the possibility for our members to get involved in international projects, especially in the Mediterranean area. We do not want to build a close community but rather to stimulate its openness to the world around it and to encourage trans-national collaboration.

Contact (1) Full Name
Diana Rusu
Head of the organisation
Stefan Cibian
Contact (2) Full Name
Madalina Pruna

Asociatia "Tinerii Secolului XXI"

National Network
Romania
Address

Unirii 89 str, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Mehedinti, Romania
Drobeta turnu Severin
Romania

Fax
+40352814046
E-Mail
mihcatalin@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
tineriisecoluluixxi@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone
+40730106998
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Others
  8. Youth and education
General Information
Our organization is conducted by a elected president, togehter with a board of 5 people. The general assembly is the superior entity who decide the future of the organization. In order to achieve his objectives our association is organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, public campaigns, training courses, symposia and debates, is communicating with the state institutions and civil society. Our primary sources of funding are coming from European Comission, Council of Europe, private donours and national institutions. The budget for 2009 until this moment goes up to 35000 euros (only for the first part of the year.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to increase the involvement of young people in the public life. Our objectives are to promote the basic needs of Romanian young people, to educate them in the spirit of democracy, to promote the relations between youth organizations from Romania and abroad.
Association aims:
• To inform the young people about civic education, health programs, community organization, community development;
• To promote the Romanian values in the country and abroad;
• To create equal opportunities in accessing the information to all young people;
• To educate the young people in the spirit of the democracy, tolerance and diversity;
• To develop national and international youth project collaborating with local, regional, national and international youth structures;

Main Projects / Activities

In order to achieve his objectives our association is organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, public campaigns, training courses, symposia and debates, is communicating with the state institutions and civil society. Since 1999, we have conducted: 42 non-formal education workshops on various topics; more than 100 public campaigns aimed to raise awareness about various topics like: democracy, youth involvement in public life, drug and alcool consumption, etc; more than 150 debates and round tables; we have produced for 2 years a TV show for the youngsteers living in Drobeta Turnu Severin; we have been involved in organizing a lot of dancing, music and movie workshops or youth festivals.:

Contact (1) Full Name
Mihailescu Catalin
Head of the organisation
Mihailescu Catalin

Asociatia Adamos

National Network
Romania
Address

6th Cpt. Nicolae Licaret street, Bl. PM43, sc. 2, Ap. 57, sector 3
Bucharest
Romania

Telephone
0040 371 061 210
E-Mail
dragos@adamos.ro
E-Mail (2)
info@adamos.ro
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2011
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Human rights
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Youth and education
General Information
Asociatia Adamos (The Adamos Association) is a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization founded by a group of four people, with backgrounds in training, diplomacy and project management. The Adamos Association is aimed at spreading and promoting European values such as democracy and human rights, support cultural and historical education among young citizens of Europe (including shaping attitude of active citizens and volunteers), acting for tolerance, peace and understanding between nations, familiarizing mechanisms of EU and promoting self-development by non-formal learning methodology. These activities are financially supported through the cooperation with the local actors – private and public sectors and through the granting provided by the granting schemes. Our main partners are regional and national authorities in youth and education fields, other NGOs from Romania and EU.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to support the development of young people into responsible citizens by focusing on the strengthening of the European Idea and democratic values.
Objectives:
1. Contribute to the development of skills and raising awareness of the future, moral, ethical, and socially responsible individuals in response to the increasing social challenges.
2. Achieve a basic social agreement on mutual intergenerational support.
3. Develop a system of values that will contribute to a lasting sustainable development of socially responsible civilization.
4. Connect various stakeholders in the functioning of the Adamos Association.
5. Create a meeting place for the excellence of mind, spirit and taste to achieve the objectives of the Adamos Association.

Main Projects / Activities

The main projects are:
diplo - trainings in diplomacy and negotiations for young people;
"Ce Se Discuta?" - networking events for students who are interested in diplomacy, international relations, security studies.
The association carries out the following activities:
• organization of seminars, conferences, round table discussions, conferences;
• trainings;
• exchanges;
• initiation and participation of projects and programmes in partnership with local and central public administration and other nongovernmental organizations;
• participation in the events of civil society.

Contact (1) Full Name
Dragos Apostu
Head of the organisation
Dragos Apostu

Asociaţia Centrul pentru Politici Publice (CENPO) - Public Policy Center

National Network
Romania
Address

21 Decembrie 1989, nr. 108/22
Cluj Napoca
Romania

Telephone
0040264354455
Fax
0040264354455
E-Mail
info@cenpo.ro
E-Mail (2)
andreeasuciu@cenpo.ro
E-Mail (3)
dmoraru@cenpo.ro
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2003
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information
The decisions regarding CENPO’s strategic directions are made by the members of the board. Decision related to the everyday activities of the organization are made by the executive director, whereas decisions related to the implementation and activities of our projects are made by the project managers. CENPO has 4 full-time employees. In addition to the permanent staff, the organization works with experts and consultants based on the needs of each project, as well as with volunteers who support us in our day to day activities. CENPO has implemented various projects financed both from public and private funds, in line with our mission, ranging from publications on various issues, to training sessions for local civil servants and projects that aimed to increase citizens’ participation and consultation in local policymaking. Our partners are both national and European (Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia, Austria, Czech Republic)
Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Public Policy Center is to contribute to the improvement of public policy by conducting independent research, enhancing the information flow, and facilitating policy debate among various policy stakeholders.
To achieve this mission, CENPO has set the following objectives:
• to facilitate, develop and make available policy relevant scientific research and analysis on various policy issues;
• to promote and support the transfer of information, know-how and expertise regarding the policy making process;
• to initiate, develop and facilitate partnerships for the improvement of policy practice;
• to develop and support actions encouraging direct citizen participation in policy-making.

Main Projects / Activities

The Implications of Public Funding Regulation for the Service Delivery Agenda of CSOs (2010-2012) – the goal is to initiate a national debate on the implications of the increased willingness of public institutions to finance CSOs to provide public welfare services. Financed by CEE Trust.
Grassroots Europe for Local Wellbeing (2011-2012) – the main aim was to identify mechanisms allowing European citizens to develop civic competencies and seeks to enhance the dialogue between citizens and the institutions of the EU. Financed by EACEA
The Development of Wellbeing Indicators for Participatory EU Strategy Planning for Europe 2020 (2010-2011) – the main aim was to carry out context and policy analysis in order to develop an assessment on the implications for CSO engagement in development planning and community actions by the adoption of social indicators to measure prosperity and wellbeing. Financed by EACEA.
Training Program for Participatory Development of Local Policies for Civil Servants (2009-2010).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

There are many ways in which CENPO can contribute to the Romanian ALF Network:
• increased visibility for the network through our many dissemination channels, discussion lists and forums we are members of.
• vast know-how in project development, management of public, private and European funds
• expertise in public policy development and analysis
• enabling learning and development for network members through our accredited courses on Public Policy and Strategic Planning

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

With it’s great reach and numerous members in the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, we believe being part of such a prestigious network would benefit our organization tremendously. First of all because of the diversity of civil society organizations members the Network represents.
Second, because our organizations shares the same values the Network is based on: respect for democracy and diversity, strengthening and respect the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms.
We also believe we will benefit of the shared knowledge of all the members in the network and would be able to develop further projects in partnership with new organizations and with resources and information available to an ALF network member.

Contact (1) Full Name
Andreea Suciu
Head of the organisation
Daniel Pop
Contact (2) Full Name
Diana Moraru