Year 2009 figures and accomplishments


Youth in action, Sustainable Europe: tool for inclusion of young people Vasto, Italy, 12th-21st July 2009

The Association Agenda 21 participated in the training that took place between the 12th and the 21st July, in the Italian region of Abruzzo in Vasto, whose subject was the sustainable development. The team, composed of three persons (Daniela Şerban, Diana Oancea, Valentin Beregan) gave its contribution to the both workshops organized by the host country (Communication and Education), working along with other thirty young people from nine European countries (Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Belgium). During the eight days of activities, the aim of the training was to build a team able to realize tools capable of disseminating messages about sustainable development and environmental protection through a responsible behaviour. The team building activities (ice breaker games, forum theatre) were associated from the beginning with visits to natural reserves (Punta Aderci, Penne) or to other places of interest for the training (Di Vaira Farm, Vasto), helping the persons from the Communicational workshop to collect video, audio and photographic material.

The methodology used during the whole programme was ORA (observe, rethink, act). This was the support for realizing some practical activities in which the local community was involved. During the 18th  and the 19th of  July, the participants from the Educational workshop organized ecological games for the children in Punta Aderci Reserve; during the evening of 19th July the team that worked in the Communicational workshop presented to the local community of Vasto the movies and the slideshows realized during their visits to areas which were not affected by industrialization, for which the authorities were able to find appropriate solutions. During the nights, the host coordinated participants’ debates with persons involved in protecting areas of Italy, with representatives of some NGOs that work in ecology and thus they improved the empathy with the training goal.

The last day of the training, in which we had discussions about projects that are about to be organized, was also the chance to see the success of the program and to become aware of the fact that its objectives will be absolutely reached only if within the youtube channel the collaboration between the participants will continue. Sustainable development can be an easy target only if it becomes a part of our daily life and if what the training reached to build will be disseminated by us through good practices.




• over 18000 beneficiaries of the implemented projects;

• over 50 mass media reports;

• 20 multipliers trained on how to use certain tools for human rights educators: the Compass, Compasito and Gender Matters manuals;

• the realization of the „Citizens view on environment quality in Bucharest” survey;

• 18 activities from the Human Rights Education Manual – Compasito were translated, out of which 13 were adapted by the facilitators within 134 workshops, which were attended by over 380 children from the 6 selected schools;

• the Companion type publication was published in 300 copies;

• the realization of the National Strategy on human / child rights education in schools, with the participation of students, teachers, educators, experts on human rights;

• a project was realized in order for it to be discussed within the National Committee on approving the extracurricular activities calendar of the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports, for introducing the “Student’s Ombudsman – promoter of child rights in the school ethos” summer school;

• 15 public institutions and authorities were evaluated from the point of view of their quality of services for citizens and they elaborated the first model of quality standards for the public services in Romania;

• over 100 civil servants participated in the elaboration of Citizens’ Charter;

• 10.000 citizens beneficiaries of quality services offered by the public institutions/ authorities that elaborated the Citizens’ Charter;

• 5 radio shows, integrated in the European Integration Files show, realized by RRS;

• 2.000 flyers and 1.000 posters used in the information activities addressed to the citizens;

• the distribution of 3.000 copies of the compendium with Citizens Charter.


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