PIC947182788
OID NUMBERE10157518
Full legal name (National Language)Asociatia Scout Society
AcronymScout Society
National ID (if applicable)4558/318
CountryRomania
Type of OrganizationNGO
Is the partner organization a public body?No
Is the partner organization a non-profit?Yes
Title Mr.
GenderM
First NameCiprian
Family NameSfirlogea
DepartmentBoard
PositionPresident
Emailciprian.sfirlogea@scout.ro
Telephone +40752978562

Contact person

Title Ms.
GenderF
First NameCorina
Family NameLebedinscaia
DepartmentBoard
PositionProject manager
Emailcontact@scoutsociety.ro
Telephone+40767331874

Background and experience

Scout Society is an organization founded in 2011 with the primary goal of educating members of the local community through non-formal education to become active citizens in their local communities. The vision of our organization is to reach and positively influence as many people from our local community, country, and Europe.


Our main focus is on young people. Thus, the organization is constantly working with young people using non-formal methods and promoting multiculturalism and European principles, such as democracy, freedom of expression and human rights. However, in the last 5 years, we also started working with the adult population in our region. Our work ranges from designing activities for them to carrying out mix projects comprising activities which involve both young people and adults/seniors. These activities promote sport for all movement, look for developing, retrained courses and aim at a better integration of the adults in the community, while working continuously for developing their skills.


With regard to the structure of our organization, we have around 10 board members and more than 20 active volunteers and 80 members who activate occasionally for specific projects. Our members have extensive experience in working with NGOs, on average, 10 years of experience with NGOs, either local (ex. Students League C. Brancusi University), national (ex. National Organization of Romanian Scouts;) or international NGOs (ex. AIESEC, UNICEF). Additionally, they are experienced in organizing and implementing various projects, such as: ERASMUS+ KA1 (mobility of young people and youth worker mobility), Strategic Partnerships KA2, ERASMUS+ Sport Projects& national projects (using structural and other European funding, i.e., Norway funds). Furthermore, Scout Society members have a vast experience working as youth workers, project coordinators, facilitators, project writers, photographers, marketers and video editors, with remarkable abilities in digital, lobby & advocacy.


In addition to the value that our members bring to the organization, the partnerships that we’ve developed at local and national level contribute and bring real added value to all our projects, some of them being: Ministry of Youth and Sport in Romania (DJTS Gorj), Ministry of Labour (DGASPC Gorj), mayoralties (i.e., Târgu-Jiu), schools and universities (i.e., Constantin Brancusi University), NGOs (i.e., Romanian Scouts), sport clubs (i.e., Pandurii Football club) and other (i.e., Regional Touristic Centre).
Last, but not least, we are in the process of building our own Social Center where we will be able to host and implement projects.

Scout Society grants great importance in collaborating with partners for project development. We are willing to fully get involved in all stages of the process, from project development, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to dissemination and then finally, project continuation including sharing best practices in our own networks.

We participated in and organized more than 90 projects in youth mobilities and mobility of youth workers, European Solidarity Corps projects, KA2 projects and Erasmus+Sport projects on topics such as Sport and active lifestyle, Crafting, Active Citizenship, Diversity and Social Inclusion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship and employability, Environment and Ecology, multiculturalism. Within the projects, we also approached subjects like Non-Formal Methods, Quality Aspects of Mobility of Youth Workers, Improving Quality in Erasmus+ Projects and others.

Over time, Scout Society has placed great emphasis on the development of young people and their integration into community life and the workplace. The association organized a series of activities through which it trained the young people in order to prepare the employment documents but also offered them suggestions and information regarding the presentation at the interview. A series of activities were developed by young people, which contributed to increasing their quality in the communities they belong to. Among the important projects with the same theme are:

Life path

The goal of the project is to increase the employability of young people with ages between 17-21 and the main objectives are: encouraging entrepreneurial behavior among 48 young people from the 4 partner countries; developing the skills of writing the necessary documents for employment (CV/letter of intent); improving the presentation skills of young people for an interview and the development of entrepreneurial skills among the young participants in the project.

The young people were encouraged to practice volunteering and at the end of the project they obtained basic knowledge in the business domain. Thus, it became easier for them to choose a work area. As a result of the project, the participants shaped a clear vision of the trends in the labor market; they started to communicate better in English and exceeded their comfort zone. Because of the development of a diverse range of skills within the project related activities, the insertion on the labor market of young participants from the project will be achieved with greater ease.

Employment Lab

The major issue that has been addressed by the project was reducing youth employment across Europe. In this way the participants have become aware of the negative effects of unemployment and have developed an active attitude towards involvement in society and in the workplace

The project aims at familiarizing young people with the working environment in order to be motivated to seek, obtain and maintain a job. Young people were informed of the development and employment opportunities they had after graduating from high school and were encouraged to share the information gained during their mobility with friends and local community members. Young people have also been presented with the rights and duties they have in the workplace.

During the exchange non-formal education methods were used. Among the main activities that took place during mobility, some that can be mentioned are: workshops on CV creation, behavior and language during a job interview, teamwork and individual work, visits to local businesses and discussions with the employees, presentations by each partner of the negative effects that unemployment has on the community and the country of origin.

Employment tools

The project had three main activities: organizing a workshop, simulating interviews and organizing an entrepreneurship course.

Thus, following the participation in this project, young people acquired the abilities to write the documents required for employment, but also the skills to present at an interview for employment. Participants became more confident and courageous when they started looking for their own job. Also, during the activities, the young people obtained information about the possibility to create their own business.

Our job is on fire

The ultimate goal of the project was to make a social media video to raise awareness of the situation regarding youth policy on the situation of youth unemployment.

Through various workshops, activities and interventions of experts, the participants became more aware of the problems related to youth unemployment. They became an active part of their future and a not just passive spectator to what was happening.

We also worked in developing new tools and non-formal education methods: for example, “Speaker’s Corner” a KA2 project, where we developed a new educational exercise to be used by NGO workers in order to develop life skills, public speaking skills and listening skills.

The main objectives of the project were:
to promote the values of respect and tolerance, no matter of what our own personal opinions judge;
boost empathy among people through role play;
contrast hate speech and promote active listening;
discuss serious topics relevant in young people’s lives.

Brand yourself - “Brand yourself for future” project aims to increase the employability rate among young people up to 24 years old. To achieve this goal, the project was based on the following objectives:

- supporting 45 young people (18-24 years old) from 5 different countries to build a personal brand;

- increasing the employability rate for young people through the information and experiences that will be provided;

- informing 45 young people about the importance and effect that personal brand has on their professional career.

The organized activities were designed in such a way as to contribute to the achievement of the objectives originally planned. The learning workshops conducted tried to reduce the negative perceptions about work in general – in order to develop a society that creates and cooperates for economic well-being. Some the most important workshops were: social networks around us, the future personal brand in social media, conquering the online environment, online security, personal promotion, content creation, creating a CV and how to present at an interview, etc.

Thanks to the implementation of this project, the young participants developed a clearer vision on the concepts of personal brand, social media and employability. The young people acquired knowledge about personal promotion, the functioning of the labor market, teamwork and others.

Coaching for youth - the project aims to prevent the classification of young people in the category of NEETs (a category of young people who are not professionally employed and do not follow any educational or training program) by involving young people from the five local communities.

Coaching for youth 1.0 is based on the following objectives:

– Awareness of 40 young people (16-24 years) of the benefits of coaching for a period of 1 year;

– Facilitating the continuation of studies / identification of a job for 40 young people from 5 local communities during one year;

– Offering coaching / mentoring programs for young people by 5 organizations from the European Union for one year. During the project, the participants have tested coaching / mentoring techniques that could help them develop in the future. Moreover, young people have acquired attitudes, skills and knowledge that will influence the way they approach their own future.

As for the Adult education, we are continuously offering activities to our beneficiaries, especially on skills improvement, maintaining an active social (sports, social gatherings) and professional life (by organizing courses to get a job easier as a senior).

Actual members of our association work in developing new projects on topics like Vocational Orientation, Coaching, Communication, Non-Formal Methods, Language Learning, Outdoor Education, Emotional Intelligence and many more.

In 2019 we had worked with more than 2000 people in our projects.

Scout Society grants great importance in collaborating with partners for project development. We are willing to fully get involved in all stages of the process, from project development, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to dissemination and then finally, project continuation including sharing best practices in our own networks.

We participated in and organized more than 90 projects in youth mobilities and mobility of youth workers, European Solidarity Corps projects, KA2 projects and Erasmus+Sport projects on topics such as Sport and active lifestyle, Crafting, Active Citizenship, Diversity and Social Inclusion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship and employability, Environment and Ecology, multiculturalism. Within the projects, we also approached subjects like Non-Formal Methods, Quality Aspects of Mobility of Youth Workers, Improving Quality in Erasmus+ Projects and others.

Scout Society has a dedicated person responsible for the projects addressing issues like: refugees, migrants and migration, racism, xenophobia and other similar topics. With an experience in non-formal setting of more than 15 years and 5 years’ experience working for United Nations Organization (i.e. UNHCR, UNICEF). Being involved directly in the refugee crisis from Syria, this person can supervise and provide advice on related projects. Our organization has a small task force of 6 people (members, advisers, volunteers) who have been actively involved in organizing activities and projects involving the above-mentioned topics and more. Implementing projects on refugees/migrants and anti-discrimination issues has become a priority for Scout Society in the last 5 years. This was due to the increase in the number of migrants/refugees, but also in the number of people migrating from one country to another for a better life (ex. People from conflict areas in Middle East, people from poorer regions of Africa, people from underdeveloped regions of South East Asia) - Romania is mainly a transit hub from migrants & refugees from Asia and Middle East to Western Europe. The projects that were implemented on this issue contributed to the increase of the organization's capacity to extend the organized activities over a longer period of time.

Say no to racism - Through this project, participants explored the phenomena of racism and xenophobia, have acquired skills to recognize racist situations, stereotypes and prejudice. Young people have acquired the skills, knowledge and confidence to challenge such phenomena within their own communities. The project activities promoted respect, understanding and appreciation of diversity and allowed participants to embrace the necessary value to embrace a culture of human rights, such as non-discrimination, human dignity, equality and respect.

Racism does not belong to XXI - the aim of the project is to promote multiculturalism among European youth, as a sustainable method for the development of society.

The main objectives of the project are:

- encouraging multiculturalism among 40 young people from the two countries (Romania and Czech Republic);

-building and edifying knowledge, understanding of racism and combating racism in the European society;

-promoting universal and European rights.

This project arose due to the current crisis situation, in which racism and xenophobia are phenomena generally encountered, due to the massive number of emigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees who desire to reach safe European countries and countries with a good standard of living. Recent events, including the Syrian refugee crisis, showed that racism and discrimination are widespread problems in the EU.

No name - was a project organized from two activities, one in Croatia and another in Romania. The activities were oriented towards the current situation of refugees and minorities. The purpose itself of the project was to raise awareness among young people about this critical situation of the refugees and minorities. The activities focused especially on raising the awareness of young people about accepting the opinions of other people through the event ‘A Tolerant Attitude’. Through various interactive activities, young people became familiar with specific notions the problem in the project, such as xenophobia, migration, racism, discrimination and human rights. It was also organized for young people to observe what it really meant to be a refugee, irrespective of stereotypes and to regardless of the rights and opinions of the participants.

A society without racism - the aim of the project was to increase the level of acceptance and integration in the society of migrants / refugees through multicultural harmonization based on sustainable methods of building a society without racism and in which the rights of all people are respected. The main objectives were: to identify the benefits of a multicultural society in the 7 partner countries: Lithuania, Hungary, Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Romania; informing and promoting the fundamental and universal European rights of 56 young people in the communities that they belong to; combating the radicalization of young people by young people. The activities within the youth exchange were interactive, being designed in such a way as to promote tolerance, respect, appreciation and development of a cultural society where each person knows his rights. The participants understood the concept of racism and applied the acquired information, subsequently building a multicultural community in their local communities.

Scout Society grants great importance in collaborating with partners for project development. We are willing to fully get involved in all stages of the process, from project development, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to dissemination and then finally, project continuation including sharing best practices in our own networks.

We participated in and organized more than 90 projects in youth mobilities and mobility of youth workers, European Solidarity Corps projects, KA2 projects and Erasmus+Sport projects on topics such as Sport and active lifestyle, Crafting, Active Citizenship, Diversity and Social Inclusion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship and employability, Environment and Ecology, multiculturalism. Within the projects, we also approached subjects like Non-Formal Methods, Quality Aspects of Mobility of Youth Workers, Improving Quality in Erasmus+ Projects and others.

Active citizenship has become a strategic direction for our organization in the last 2 years and we have included this topic under one of our core pillars of strategic action – durable development of the society in order to ensure a general and meaningful growth for all members of the community, especially the most disadvantaged and vulnerable (i.e., people with fewer opportunities, people with disabilities). An important aspect of the Scout Society's goals is to keep young people active and involved in community issues. While the aforementioned aspect constitutes our primary long-term goal, we also focus our attention on including seniors in the community issues (i.e., we have for activities that bridge the generation gap between young people and seniors).

Democracy and multiculturalism are promoted and integrated in all activities unfolded by our organization and strategically packed in order to build long term momentum for all members of the community and adopt this view for themselves and become active promoters. Also, being part of these activities, the members of the local community understand what European citizenship entails, the values of democracy and they become advocates for change in their communities. Multiculturalism is another aspect addressed in all activities, being an important value in reducing discrimination around us in all local communities in EU. In the above-mentioned fields we organized a series of projects, such as:

Young people are non-formal citizens

The main goal of the project was to encourage multiculturalism in a Europe where the vision of many is different, but where everyone is equal.
The main objectives were:
-Promoting active citizenship, volunteering among young people in Târgu-Jiu;
-Encourage the active participation of young people in three European countries in the elections for the European Parliament;
-Encouraging multiculturalism among the 24 young people from the three countries participating in the Exchange (Romania, Spain and Turkey).

The project also included a street festival in which various activities, created by the young participants, were organized and where young people from the local community joined.

Warm Hearts

The aim of the project was to teach young people about love, empathy, tolerance, the benefits of volunteering and the importance of friendship.

Through this project, the participants became promoters of an active, civil life. Participants also acquired transferable skills, such as: didactic, tactical and dialogue; creative and technical skills for creating the logo project, presentation / promotion / dissemination videos, leaflets, photo albums, power point presentations.

This youth exchange encouraged young people to play a proactive role in the community, become active members of social life and become promoters of ideas / active trends in society and encourage positive change and increased desire to become involved - to support initiatives that would lead the community to development.

Multicultural village

The aim of the project was to promote the knowledge of various cultures among young people in rural areas as an effect of migration - through equal methods of sustainable development of society. And the main objectives were:

-encouraging the knowledge of several cultures - of the countries participating in the project;
-knowledge and promotion of fundamental / universal and European rights;
-identification, awareness / prevention and combating the phenomenon of racism in society;
-stimulating the development of Erasmus projects by project participants.

Young people act

The mobility was developed in the context of the European Parliament election that took place in the European Union in 2019. The problems addressed in the projects were: the lack of civic participation/involvement by young people in the political life of the community, the low rate of young people who voted in the European election in 2014, gaps in the electoral knowledge of young people who vote for the first time, confusion about the awareness of Europe’s democratic values, mistaken perception of European institutions, lack of confidence in building a better future on the principles of democracy. The purpose of this project was to promote democracy and active participation and involvement of young people in the civic activities organized in their local and European communities.

The main objectives were: 60 young people from the 4 partner countries to become acquainted with the democratic values of Europe; young people taking part in the youth exchange to develop participatory skills and civic involvement in the activities of the local and European communities; to develop participative behavior of young people from the project in the context of European elections in 2019; to improve access to electoral information for the 60 young people from the 4 European countries.

Scout Society grants great importance in collaborating with partners for project development. We are willing to fully get involved in all stages of the process, from project development, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to dissemination and then finally, project continuation including sharing best practices in our own networks.

We participated in and organized more than 90 projects in youth mobilities and mobility of youth workers, European Solidarity Corps projects, KA2 projects and Erasmus+Sport projects on topics such as Sport and active lifestyle, Crafting, Active Citizenship, Diversity and Social Inclusion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship and employability, Environment and Ecology, multiculturalism. Within the projects, we also approached subjects like Non-Formal Methods, Quality Aspects of Mobility of Youth Workers, Improving Quality in Erasmus+ Projects and others.

Environmental protection is an essential pillar in the areas of interest of Scout Society Association and we encourage our beneficiaries to take action, actively participate in all the initiatives that have the goal to save the Planet.

Thus, our organization, through the projects / activities carried out, places great emphasis on environmental protection. Some of the ecological activities to mention are: workshops to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment, greening activities, information campaigns at the local level about the existence of environmental problems. At the international level we developed several projects that had a positive impact among the participants and the local communities that were involved.

The most recent projects in the field of environment are:

- Recycle for your life - was one of the projects that aimed to increase the involvement of young people in the recycling process, by informing them about the importance of this process and the various ways they can recycle. During the youth exchange, we developed various recycling activities, ranging from presenting the importance of recycling to practical activities (recycling old clothes the participants did no longer need and cleaning up an area in nature).

- Youth4traditions, Youth4Europe - Within the project, for one day, the participants organized a recycling activity in the local community, giving an example of good practices for the young people there.

- Nature sport - the objectives of the project were related to sports and environment: practicing sports every day to lead a healthy life, finding a sport to each participant liking; nutrition - the diet we follow have major effects on both physical and mental development; inspiring participants to eat healthier; promoting environmental protection by reducing food waste.

- Clean eye - the aim of the project was to educate young people in order to protect the planet and the environment. Our aim was achieved through non-formal education methods, but also through relying on the receptivity and desire of young participants to get involved in protecting the environment. The main objectives of the project were: to illustrate the need for greening, environmental and nature conservation; raise the awareness of young people in 7 local communities about the greening of the environment; helping the island community to recycle waste. These objectives were emphasized in the intense media coverage of the short film and the song, made by the participants during the project.

Also, at the last term, we applied with a strategic partnership in which we approached the environmental problem: the aim of the project is to increase the level of environmental knowledge and awareness of the need to protect the environment through alternative methods according to the environmental realities in the local communities.

Project objectives:

- promoting the reduction of environmental pollution and understanding the importance of a healthy living environment among the members of the communities for a minimum duration of 2 years.
- developing a conscientious spirit regarding the selection of sustainable foods;
- encouraging the adoption of a responsible attitude regarding the reduction of energy consumption and waste among the 7 local communities;
- raise awareness of the need for social participation in order to reduce climate change among European citizens.

More than that, we are paying attention to all our activities within the organization that can affect the environment and we are trying to use as much as possible recycled materials to reduce the quantity of printed documents, to repurpose different objects.

In the near future we want to expand our expertise in environmental protection by developing new tools that can be used in both formal and non-formal education. One of these tools will be a board game that will help us to increase the level of environmental knowledge and awareness of the need to protect the environment through alternative methods. The second tool will be an online platform that will facilitate the connection between all the entities that are working in the food industry and the NGOs that are working with people in need. This way, we want to reduce the food waste, to help those who are in need and raise awareness about important problems that affect our society.

Scout Society grants great importance in collaborating with partners for project development. We are willing to fully get involved in all stages of the process, from project development, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation to dissemination and then finally, project continuation including sharing best practices in our own networks.

We participated in and organized more than 90 projects in youth mobilities and mobility of youth workers, European Solidarity Corps projects, KA2 projects and Erasmus+Sport projects on topics such as Sport and active lifestyle, Crafting, Active Citizenship, Diversity and Social Inclusion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship and employability, Environment and Ecology, multiculturalism. Within the projects, we also approached subjects like Non-Formal Methods, Quality Aspects of Mobility of Youth Workers, Improving Quality in Erasmus+ Projects and others.

Sport represents a core pillar in the educational system that we provide to people from our community. Our system includes participation in competitions, outdoor sports and outdoor education. In our sporting events, we include all types of members from the local community: young people, adults, seniors, people with fewer opportunities and people with disabilities – as sport is for ALL.  For example, in the last 5 years, we have participated in and organized multiple projects that promote sport as a way of life and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Only in the last 2 years, we were the coordinator of 3 Erasmus+ Sport projects, member of 4 Erasmus+ Sport projects, and we contributed to and developed with our partners more than 20 proposals for Sport. Some examples of sport project that we have organized so far, or we will organize are:

In 2021 we will coordinate 2 projects on Erasmus+ Sport:

Sport sense - Through the SportSense project, we want to improve the collaboration of people in the community by creating sports events for visually impaired people who suffer from blindness. This project is thus able to build a bridge between individuals who lost their eye vision, often marginalized, and the rest of the community. The vision of the project is to build the bridge and provide these individuals with the chance to better integrate into community by employing SPORT as our main tool. The aim of the SportSense project is to build a connection between society and the communities of people with visual disabilities through sport. One the intellectual outputs of the project would be to create a Guidebook containing sports activities for the visually impaired that can be multiplied by any other organization or initiative group. The innovation of the SportSense project comes with the desire to provide the best we can to our target group. The actions that bring innovation to the project are divided into two. More info on our official page: http://sportsense.scoutsociety.ro/

Restart sport engine in EU – The scope of the project “Restart SPORT Engine in EU” is to form individuals in Europe to become active citizens by promoting education through sport. The objectives of the project are: to develop skills of 800 people using sporting activities in 5 communities from the European Union over a period of 12 months; increase the skills of 25 people (coaches, trainers, NGOs staff, and sports volunteers) to develop innovative ways of using sports in order to develop their local communities in the long run; Restart the sport movement in Europe after Covid19, level and increase the practice of sports as it was before the pandemic; Develop a movie about skills development using SPORT.

Through our project “Restart Sport Engine in EU” we want to prove that it is still safe to do sports if you change your mindset, if you do certain sports and you do some small and innovative adaptations. We want to boost the sporting activities at least in the 5 communities participating in the project, to be an example for other communities and for other sporting organizations and sports clubs. More info on our official page: http://restart.scoutsociety.ro/

In 2019 we implemented a Small Collaborative Project on Sports with 4 other partners – “Sport4all”. We made 2 conferences, 1 training course, 5 competitions with traditional or specific sports (in each country Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia). This project was designed to promote Sport for everybody.

The project aimed at encouraging social inclusion in the local communities in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia, for 12 months, by organizing sport activities.

The objectives were:

1. Encouraging equality in sports between people who come from different backgrounds, gender equality and equal opportunities for all, for 12 months, in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia, for 1000 people.

2. Encouraging active communication between people who come from different background, which contributes to the prevention of social exclusion and radicalization, for 12 months, in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia, for 1000 people.

3. Promoting European traditional sports in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia. More info on our official page: http://sport4all.scoutsociety.ro/

Snow in my life - the project aimed at providing the participants with the opportunity to meet and socialize with each other through winter activities. Thanks to this exchange, young people had the opportunity to make a comparison between winter sports in different countries and analyse how much knowledge they had on the topic.

The objectives of the project were:
-for young people to know the basic elements of winter sports;
-to find out what are the safety conditions when practicing cross-country, skiing, sledding;
-to learn and research the popularity of winter sports in their countries and other countries.

Blue Sport - being a multicultural and multidimensional project, it had as objectives encouraging young people to take part in sports activities carried out mainly at sea or other pools and water sources. The project also encouraged the adoption of a healthy living environment. This project appeared given the fact that many young people nowadays spend a significant period of time sitting in front of computers, televisions or phones, while less time is dedicated to sports activities. The lack of exercise, the sedentary lifestyle led to the emergence of various diseases among young people, such as: excessive weight gain, cardiovascular and respiratory problems, etc.

Fight with sports against sedentarism - the aim of the project was - to encourage the practice of a sport in everyday life and highlight the long-term benefits it brings, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The objectives of the project were:
-promoting outdoor activities as a leisure alternative to have a healthy lifestyle;
-encouraging the active participation of young people from four European countries through sport.

Through non-formal and informal learning methods, participants learned to enjoy outdoor activities and practice various types of sports. Thus, through these activities, the participants developed their sports skills while perceiving and accepting the physical as well as the cultural differences of other young people. Through the “sport” method, it was much easier for young people to understand these differences, developing at the same time their sports skills but also their social, civic, cultural skills.

Expertise of the key persons involved

Staff and volunteers involved in this project have an extensive background in non-formal education for NGOs, while some of them have been involved in writing successful project applications and have participated in international training courses. Some of them have formal experience in working with people who are in disadvantaged situations.

Ciprian Sfirlogea

He is involved in project management. He is the president of our organization, with experience of 15 years in non-formal education, and proven education and experience in project management, training and HR. Ciprian is responsible for the management and coordination of a strong NGO that wants to develop the skills of young people for their active involvement in the community. He coordinates a team of over 50 volunteers, collaborators and youth workers who want to leave the world a little better. Over the last 5 years he has directly contributed to the development of the abilities of over 1000 young people from Romania and abroad. Also, he has experience in working with UNICEF for more than 4 years. As part of this work for UNICEF, he is responsible of the management of donors in Romania. In addition, he supports the programs and activities of UNICEF in Romania and the development of the fundraising strategy of the organization.

Alexandra Sfirlogea

She is responsible for logistics, accommodation, equipment and other administrative tasks, as she has more than 7 years of experience in projects for young people and, in the last 5 years, she had participated in more than 15 youth exchanges in different countries. Also, she participated in different training courses for writing the application forms, non-formal education and quality improvements. During these courses, she developed a range of competencies and abilities - public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and time and priority management. Given her studies in law, she knows how to provide support for the teams created in order to implement the projects and to motivate their members for a qualitative implementation.

Corina Lebedinscaia

She is the communication and PR expert; with formal learning in communication and journalism (university) and a master in public relations and advertising, she is in charge with handling the coordination part. With proven experience in coordinating other projects - Erasmus+ project (ex. Multicultural village) or other non-formal education projects involving youth (ex. Flying books), she has the necessary experience to manage the projects.

Also, Corina Lebedinscaia attended the courses of a training center, obtaining the qualification of project manager. Thus, over time he had the ability to be a project manager for several projects, to be responsible for project management and its quality. At the same time, she was responsible for coordinating the project team for a series of projects, but also for maintaining the connection between a consortium of over 30 non-governmental organizations.

Having also graduated from the Faculty of Letters, she has greatly developed her writing and communication skills. In this regard, over the time, she has written several articles for the local press in Târgu-Jiu, scientific articles and research papers for Constantin Brancusi University in Târgu-Jiu and has done several translations for a Canadian magazine.

Rotaru Radu

Rotaru Radu - volunteering for more than 6 years in our organization. He has a major in Psychology. Also, he is a certified youth worker and a counselor in personal development. His experiences in the NGO environment and non-formal education are consistent and relevant for our project. Until now, he has facilitated 10 projects on diversity and social inclusion, civic education, employability and entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence and coaching, in our organization with good results (Employment Lab, LifePath, Diversity Flow, Young People Act and others).

Eddy Hilitanu

He is our project manager. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economy and Business Administration at the University from Iasi.

Other studies: Entry level economic diploma, Business diploma, Social Entrepreneurship Diploma, Social civic skills diploma.

Eddy has financial skills and a wide range of entrepreneurial ideas, which we actively employ when carrying out the activities within the association. Eddy is also a very important member of the team because he has done a lot of activities with young people, fostering a series of valuable relationships between young people from different countries. Eddy's project manager qualities were highlighted in the ‘Brand yourself for future’ project when he successfully coordinated all project activities.

He is also a resource person who promotes the organization in the online environment. Applying the knowledge acquired in several courses, he creates concepts for creative materials that are posted on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the organization.

Iulia Golea

She is a volunteer for the organization since 2018. Currently, she studies for a bachelor's degree in modern languages. She is a hard-working person and took the challenge of studying foreign languages and arriving at the point where she knows 4 different foreign languages, English, French, German, and Japanese.

Before college, she was a scout and it helped her to develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills which influence her adult life to this day.

She took the opportunity of becoming a Europeer and now, along with other young people, tries helping to raise the visibility of the ERASMUS+ program in Romania and empower other people to become active citizens in their local community and to develop good lifelong values that can be approached with ease.

Her motivation doesn’t stop there, she has always found a passion for the digital environment so she started to taught herself how to make graphic material. Over years she improved very much and constantly work to become better. She has developed videos, brochures, booklets, social media posts, and websites.

Mihaiela Cracana

Being the new member of our team, Mihaiela is our Project Assistant and is mainly responsible for Project Design and Implementation. She is a graduate student of the University of Essex (United Kingdom), with a Bachelor degree in Politics with Human Rights. Her studies as well as her experience as employee and volunteer for various positions and projects equip Mihaiela with the essential skills and knowledge to approach topics, such as Human Rights, Climate Change, Citizenship Education, Community Building and Inclusive Policies for migrants and minorities. On top of that, one of Mihaiela’s fundamental priorities and passions is to create opportunities for young people to become active citizens through formal, non-formal and informal education at the national, European and international levels.

The Scout Society has a team of over 30 volunteers with whom the association works long-term and who can join the project team to perform the tasks necessary for a qualitative implementation of the project. They have skills in various fields, such as robotics, web development, photo-video editing, writing, financial knowledge, etc.

Projects as applicant/partner

EU ProgrammeYearProject Identification or Contract Numberand the title of the projectApplicant/Beneficiary Name
Erasmus+
Sport
Collaborative
Partnerships
2020622901-EPP-1-2020-1-RO-SPOSSCP
Sport Sense
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+
Sport
Collaborative
Partnerships
2020622684-EPP-1-2020-1-RO-SPOSSCP
Restart Sport Engine in EU
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+
Strategic
Partnerships
for youth
20202020-1-RO01-KA227-YOU-095682
Youth Escape COVID
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+
Sport
Collaborative
Partnerships
2020622511-EPP-1-2020-1-TR-SPO-SSCP
CYCLE! 2 WHEELS ARE ENOUGH
FOR OUR PLANET (2 WHEELS)
Karasu Kaymakamligi (Karasu District
Governorship)
Erasmus+
Sport
Collaborative
Partnerships
2020Outdoor Sports in Nature for Skills
Development
-OSIN4SD
Asociación USIT
Erasmus+
Sport Collaborative
Partnerships
2020622169-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-SPO-SSCP
HOSPITALITY
ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA
DILETTANTISTICA MEET LAB
Erasmus+20202020-3-PT02-KA105-007551
Local Impact Agent
Jovens da Pesqueira
Erasmus+
Strategic
Partnerships
for youth
20202020-1-IE01-KA227-YOU-082962
reCREATE healthy narratives to
tackle fake news
CHAMPIONS FACTORY IRELAND LIMITED
Erasmus+
Sport
Collaborative
Partnerships
2020622009-EPP-1-2020-1-SI-SPO-SSCP
Tekmovanje Rekreacija
Inovativnost Množičnost
CSOD
Erasmus+20202020-1-RO01-KA105-079511
A society without racism II
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20202020-2-RO01-KA105-080918
Coaching for youth 2.0
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20202020-2-CY02-KA105-001841
Social Entrepreneurship Against Discrimination (SENAD)
Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA
Erasmus+20202020-2-CZ01-KA105-078656
Digital danger
Silesian Society for Solidarity z.s.
Erasmus+20202020-2-EL02-KA105-006054
ONE TEAM ONE DREAM
Fthia in action
Erasmus+20202020-1-PL01-KA105-080704 “Green(washing)?”KOBIETY LODZ
Erasmus+20202020-1-PT02-KA105-006640
Mediation 4 Integration
Associação Nacional From Body to Soul
Erasmus+20202020-1-IT03-KA105-018511
Rural Youth Superpowers
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EUFEMIA APS
Erasmus+20202020-1-PL01-KA105-079237
OUT OF NOTHING
Stowarzyszenie QUINDECIM
Erasmus+20202020-1-PT02-KA105-006673
Into the Wild
Jovens da Pesqueira
Erasmus+20202020-1-BG01-KA105-078589 (SO)lidaryBig Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association
Erasmus+20202020-1-CY02-KA105-001768 SAIL: Sustaining Active Innovative LeadersActive Zone Outdoor
Erasmus+20192019-3-IT03-KA105-017159 Alternative Contexts for the use of Innovative ToolsKizil elma
Erasmus+20192019-3-EL02-KA105-005253
Social Influencers
KYTTARO ENALLAKTIKON ANAZITISEON NEAON KEAN
Erasmus+20192019-3-ES02-KA105-014525
LOW COST VIDEOS FOR NGO’S
LEITMOTIV-MOVEMENT
Erasmus+20192019-3-RO01-KA105-078037
Speak your mind!
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20192019-2-RO01-KA105-064157
Brand Yourself for Future
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20192019-2-PT02-KA105-006057
From Zero to Hero
Omnis Factum Associação
Erasmus+20192019-2-IT03-KA105-016682
You(th)r goals
STUDIO PROGETTO SOCIETA COOPERATIVASOCIALE
Erasmus+20192019-2-IE01-KA105-051623
Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor and Experiential Learning
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE
Erasmus+20192019-2-IT03-KA105-016667
A crew for better sailing YouthWork
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EUFEMIA APS
Erasmus+20192019-2-PT02-KA105-006134
Me+ Environmental Activists
BONAE SPEI – Associação Cultural
Erasmus+20192019-2-IT03-KA105-016276
Something About Yourself
Twoplustwo
Erasmus+20192019-1-IT03-KA105-015648
Games of Trainers
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EUFEMIA APS
Erasmus+20192019-1-RO01-KA105-062494
Recycle for Your Life
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20192019-1-PT02-KA105-005723
Hire Me Online
ARTE M ASSOCIACAO CULTURAL E ARTISTICA NA MADEIRA
Erasmus+20192019-1-HR01-KA105-060520
Walking through heritage
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20192019-1-TR01-KA105-073564
Dove of Peace – Peacebuilding Through Music
Rhythm for Peace
Erasmus+20192019-1-PL01-KA105-063266
Turn your plans into reality
Centrum Wspolpracy Europejskiej “Mlodzi Europejczycy”
Erasmus+20192019-1-EL02-KA105-004823
GOOD START
LOLIVERS AMKE
Erasmus+20192019-1-ES02-KA105-013178
POSITIV3 IMPACT VIDEO
ASOCIACION PROMESAS Promotora de Metodologías Educativas para una Sociedad Alternativa y Sostenible
Erasmus+20192019-1-RO01-KA105-062379
Coaching for youth 1.0
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20192019-1-RO01-KA105-062769
Find yourself
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20182018-3-HR01-KA105-060201
8 KEYS
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20182018-3-RO01-KA105-061287 Benefits of MigrationASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+ Volunteering Projects20182018-2-IT03-KA125-014382 Boomerang GenerationArci Mantova association
Erasmus+20182018-2-TR01-KA105-060219
Youth Initivatives Against Local Problems
Sosyal Inovasyon ve Girisimcilik Dernegi
Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships2018603517-EPP-1-2018-1-RO-SPO-SSCP
Sport4all
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20182018-1-TR01-KA105-057429
Korfball for Social Inclusion
Bilgi ve Beceri Dernegi
Erasmus+20182018-1-SI02-KA105-014532
Koristnoodvisen – Helpful Deprivation
CSOD
Erasmus+20182018-1-RO01-KA105-048941 Youth4traditions, Youth4EuropeASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20182018-1-PL01-KA105-050021 Creating bridges for democracyCentrum Wspolpracy Europejskiej “Mlodzi Europejczycy”
Erasmus+20182018-1-PL01-KA105-050021 Creating bridges for democracyAsociatia Scout Society
Erasmus+20182018-1-ES02-KA105-011003
LETS EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORP
ASOCIACION JUVENIL INTERCAMBIA
Erasmus+20172017-3-ES02-KA105-010650
SUN WARRIORS
GRUPO SCOUT ERYTEEIA
Erasmus+20172017-3-ES02-KA105-010650
SUN WARRIORS
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+20172017-3-RO01-KA105-047029
Diversity Flow
ASOCIATIA SCOUT SOCIETY
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth20172017-2-HR01-KA205-035501
Speaker’s Corner
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20172017-2-HR01-KA105-035476
Play Your Life
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20172017-1-DE04-KA105-015113
Bivouac youth exchange – Europe Under One Roof
Jugendbildungszentrum Blossin e. V.
Erasmus+20172017-1-SI02-KA105-014063
Simple life – Preprostoživljenje
DRUSTVO TABORNIKOV ROD ZELENA ROGLA
Erasmus+20172017-1-RO01-KA105-036364
Employment Lab
Asociatia Scout Society
Erasmus+20162016-3-HR01-KA105-034820
Plan your life
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20162016-3-RO01-KA105-035319
Life path
Asociatia Scout Society
Erasmus+20162016-2-CZ01-KA105-024165
Racism does not belong in XXI
LUBLA
Erasmus+20162016-1-HR01-KA105-021770
NoName
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20162016-1-HR01-KA105-021768
Demo Young
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20162016-1-RO01-KA105-023955
Multicultural village
Asociatia Scout Society
Erasmus+20152015-2-CZ01-KA105-014076
Zero2Hero
LUBLA
Erasmus+20152015-2-HR01-KA105-013192
Warm Hearts
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20152015-1-SI02-KA105-012854
MLAD IN SAMOZAPOSLJI V
DRUSTVO TABORNIKOV ROD ZELENA ROGLA
Erasmus+20152015-1-SI02-KA105-012883
Crafty Hands
Mladinsko Kulturno Umetnisko Drustvo Kladivo 11
Erasmus+20152015-1-HR01-KA105-012653
Impress Me
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20142014-3-HR01-KA105-012446
Blue Sports (plavisportovi)
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20142014-2-HR01-KA105-007076
beAlive (budiživivjeruj)
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20142014-2-HR01-KA105-007067
Nature Sport
Odred izvidjaca pomoraca Posejdon
Erasmus+20142014-2-RO01-KA105-002512
Unite against racism
Asociatia Scout Society
Erasmus+20142014-2-IT03-KA105-000954
Living Together
Un Ponte con la Natura
Erasmus+20142014-2-PT02-KA105-000288
WHAT? – Why and How to Animate your Teens
Associação Social Recreativa Juventude de Vila Fonche/Juventude
Erasmus+20142014-1-ES02-KA105-000276
EUROPA UNIDA
GRUPO SCOUT ERYTEEIA