Partners of “The voyage”
Predict CSD Consulting
Predict CSD Consulting was set up in 2006 and it is specialised in delivering training courses and consultancy in different fields, such as:
- Recruitment and selection of personnel – simulation exercises;
- Organising events in tourism;
- Stakeholders engagement;
- Corporate Social Responsibility;
- Project Management.
Some relevant projects included: creating a manual for a training course – ABCs in tourism; making a design for training in tourism; consultancy for a pharmaceutical company in the fields of: general management, how to choose an efficient place for a local branch, realising marketing strategy, preparing the plans for recruitment, selection, orientation, motivation and rewarding of personnel; making interview guide; simulation exercises for potential employers, business plan etc.; building a community centre: Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate, Empower the local community.
Schultz Development is a training and consulting company established in 2011 as a result of the expansion strategy of the Schultz group of companies. Its main goal is to serve efficiently the development needs of public and private organisations in Romania. Schultz Consulting, Schultz Development’s partner from the Schultz Group, has played a major role in the preparation process of the Youth Worker profession in Romania, being one of the initiators of the profession/occupation in Romania and being the institution that developed the occupational standard at Romanian national level. The first authorised Youth Worker training course in Romania was developed and delivered in 2012 by Schultz Consulting. The pilot training course was undertaken by over 600 persons – young professionals, teachers, employees and volunteers from the public, private organisations and NGOs working with young people.
The "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad is a state higher education institution, accredited and acknowledged by ARACIS as presenting a "high degree of confidence”. "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad is a distinct academic community, established in 1972 and functioning under the provisions of the Romanian Constitution, of the laws and regulations applied to the educational system. UAV follows and promotes the European conventions regarding higher education. The University benefits from a highly trained academic staff and high quality endowments for didactic and scientific activities. The University is structured now in 9 Faculties and 12 Departments, having more than: 15.394 students; 477 academic staff, over 45.516 m2 of educational premises, course and seminar halls, and computerized laboratories with last generation technology. The Academic Curricula, for all the Faculties have been connected with European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) since 1999, so that Diplomas as well as periods of study may be recognized all over EU. Through Erasmus/LLP Programme the students can attend, for a period of time, the courses of another university in our country or abroad. The University guarantees full academic recognition for all Erasmus students that take part in the mobility programme.
Millennium Center (MC) is a modern, dynamic and experienced NGO from Arad (western side of Romania), active in the youth field. It was founded in April 2000 out of the desire to offer a legal and organised environment for young people’s initiatives. It’s an organisation which places the same emphasis on both non-formal and informal work methodologies used with volunteers and in training of own staff devoted to EVS projects. For more than one and a half decade of active involvement in youth work, our aim has been to promote the interests of young people on social, cultural, educational, sports and economical levels. MC has experience in realising a series of short movies, implementing projects of good practice such as “Cultural Clusters – to be discovered”. This was selected and nominated to represent Romania in European Youth Week from Brussels and awarded by European Commission as good practice project – taking place in 3 counties from Romania with the participation of 52 local volunteers and 52 European volunteers from 21 states.
Dacorum CVS (working name Community Action Dacorum) was established in 1947 and is based in Hemel Hempstead, UK, which is approximately 35 km North West of London. They have a turnover of £1.6 million (12/13) and a staff team of 22 FTE, 120 volunteers and a Management Committee of 15 Directors. They actively deliver services at a local level and use this expertise as the platform for transnational projects. They engage with a wide variety of subject areas such as: European funding, language barriers, economic development, social enterprise, careers advice, children and young people, migrant workers, ethnic minorities, interpreting / translation, domestic violence, disability, older people (including senior volunteer exchange), community transport, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the environment, community safety, volunteering and lifelong learning. Their services include a fleet of 12 minibuses (hired by community groups and transporting 35,000+ passengers a year), training around 600 adults in a range of work / leisure activities, operating a Community Internet Radio Station - www.radiodacorum.org.uk, provide careers advice training, an interpreting and translation service to support equality of access to public sector services and a CSR project encouraging companies to do good things in the local community.
Asociación Cultural Integra was founded in 2004 in the city of A Coruña as an initiative of young people interested in the field of integration and European cooperation and support with the ultimate goal of operating and working with young people through a structure help and support to work experience, learning various languages, training of new professional figures that make innovations in the Galician region and improving knowledge of European labour system promoting multilingualism and multicultural dialogue. They understand that personal and social development cannot be achieved without knowing, living and feeling other social, economic and cultural rights of other European Union countries. Asociación Cultural Integra’s objectives are to improve the knowledge of the European Union and the instruments available to young people, thus promoting greater understanding and social cohesion. They also aim at increasing mobility between countries, promoting international cooperation, mutual cultural enrichment and volunteering as an expression of an intercultural dimension based on solidarity and equality.
Fundacja Centrum Aktywności Twórczej (CAT) established in 2008 is an international non-profit exchange organisation promoting mobility, intercultural learning and international voluntary service. Their goal is a society based on participation, solidarity and cooperation. FUNDACJA CAT achieves its goals through the organisation of workshops, exchanges, courses, conferences, various cultural events and festivals. They provide non-formal education activities and mobility opportunities for different age groups from the province and region. Their main local partners are cultural centres, educational institutions - mainly schools with which they implement educational and mobility projects. They are a REGIONAL EURODESK point and partner organization of 2 European networks: YEU and YINF and Anna Lindh EUROMED foundation.
Organization for Promotion of European Issues (OPEI) is an educational NGO in the Region of Paphos, which pays particular attention to issues of education, culture and youth. It assists local communities to overcome social and economic disparities of disadvantaged social groups. Their professionals include psychologists, social workers, teachers and other associates that help to achieve their main objectives. They offer volunteering and training services in the rural communities and improve the welfare services of the rural communities. Their associates offer training to local youth leaders in community youth clubs to empower them with skills and capacities. The organization has participated in several EU and national projects, such as the CoE "All Different All Equal" campaign, Youth exchanges, Grundtvig projects on Elders’ welfare and Leonardo Mobility lifelong learning projects. OPEI is a member of the Cyprus national network of the Euromed Anna Lindh Foundation for the dialogue among cultures and cooperates with national research centres and academic institutions.
EURO-NET is a not for profit association that is member or associated member of 55 international networks (5 of them are EU networks: EUROPE DIRECT, EUROGUIDANCE, EURODESK, SOLVIT and EBN-EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK). EURO-NET provides children, young people and adults with services such as:
- information and project development centre
- organisation of training courses, exchanges and cultural, artistic or sport activities
- sector study, research
- counselling, crisis support and prevention
- e-learning, networking, partnerships, training courses and workshops
- publications, newspapers and web sites.
It has realised about 240 European projects, especially with Youth and Youth in Action, Socrates, Leonardo, LLP, Progress, Daphne, Life, E-Aid, Culture, Representation in Italy of E.C., European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe, etc. EURO-NET has wide experience in the youth field and owns permanent, high quality facilities for training courses, meetings, apprenticeships, workshops, youth exchanges or initiatives, etc. Their facilities, corroborated with their staff’s skills ensure the achievement of stated goals.
We had a great support from our local partners in the efforts to implement our project:
- CCD Arad;
- CJRAE Arad;
- ISJ Arad;
- Moodle Romania;
- Lupus Dacus.