Citizenship education in Romania

Development Assistance Center and Asociatia pentru Consolidarea Societatii Civile – Valea Jiului from Romania have signed a partnership for the development and implementation of a citizenship education programme for youngsters with fewer opportunities from the rural area of Hunedoara and Alba Iulia counties in Romania.

The programme targets youngsters between 11-14 years old from villages and small towns from the Hunedoara and Alba Iulia counties.

The programme was developed during 2017 and it also include a local partnership between DAC, ACSCVJ and DJST Hunedoara (Hunedoara County Direction for Sport and Youth) whom have contributed to the programme with “in nature” support for the implementation of the activities and “Maica Precista” Association which had an essential role in reaching the target group.

DAC have financially supported the costs for organizing the summer school (meals, transport, purchase of materials and schools supplies) and have facilitated the summer school through a trainer. ACSCVJ have coordinated the organization of the summer school and joined in the facilitation with one trainer and volunteers.


At present, the programme builds on two pillars:

  • the implementation of an annual summer school for youngsters with fewer opportunities; and
  • offering material support in the form of school supplies with the purpose of decreasing school drop-out due to economic pressure.

Two other activities will are under development and will start in 2019:

1. A mentorship programme for high school youngsters with the purpose of personal development and carrier guidance through interaction with role models and professionals from different fields; and

2. A ToT for members of local and regional NGOs as well as youth workers employed by the regional authorities working with youth and sport in Hunedoara and Alba-Iulia counties.


In 2017 the summer school took place in the youth camp of DJST in Costesti, Hunedoara were twenty young people from Vulcani, Aninoasa, Valea Lupului, Banita, Baru Mare (HD) and Zlatna (AB) have attended the summer school organized between 28th of August and 2nd of September.

The summer school included topics as citizenship education, financial planning, literacy development, carrier guidance and development of soft skills as presentation skills and team work. The activities were facilitated using non-formal education methods like role plays, storytelling, theater, brainstorming, group work, cultural visits and meetings with role models.

Here you can see some photos from the activities:

In 2018 the summer school will take place at the end of August.



PIE+ multiplier events

Ten multiplier events have been organised by the seven partners in the project.

The events have been organized between February and June 2017 and reached more than 180 unique participants in all seven partner countries: Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain and Sweden.

The schedule of the events was as following:

Gothenburg, Sweden

17.03.2017 – 14 participants

Participants selected at national level.

Event organized in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation network.

24.04.2017 – 8 participants

Participants selected at local and regional level.

Event organized in collaboration with Gothenburg Municipality.


Malaga, Spain

24.02.2017 – 22 participants

Participants selected at local and regional level.

Event organized in collaboration with the Malaga City Youth Service


Rome, Italy 

17.03.2017 – 31 participants

Participants selected at national level.

Event organized in collaboration with the Italian National Agency for Erasmus+ programme.


Thessaloniki, Greece

22.04.2017 – 24 participants

Participants selected at local and regional level.

Event organized in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation network.


Bucharest, Romania

21.04.2017 – 22 participants

Participants selected at national level.

20.05.2017 – 18 participants

Participants selected at national level.


Nicosia, Cyprus

20.04.2017 – 20 participants

Participants selected at national level.


Lyon and Valence, France

23.06.2017 – 10 participants

Event organized in collaboration with the EuroDesk Office (CRIJ Rhône-Alpes) in Lyon.

29.06.2017 – 14 participants

Participants selected at local and regional level.

Event organized in collaboration with the local Europe Direct Center (Centre Information Europe Direct Sud Rhône-Alpes – CIED) in Valence.

PIE+ final evaluation meeting in Sibiu, Romania

The final evaluation meeting for the “Project Instruments for Erasmus+” was hosted by ACSCVJ, our Romanian partner organisation, in Sibiu, Romania between the 28th of April and 2nd of May.

The aim of the last meeting was to give to the Project Management Group the possibility to reflect and evaluate the work done in the project as well as the learning and development happened for each partner organization. In the same time we have developed a customize list of documents and information that the partners must sent to the Swedish project manager in order to sort, archivate and report the project.

A dedicated session for future projects was also organized and the partners have looked into what other needs related with project management they have in their organizations and how the work to approach these other issues can look like.

See below several photos from the activity:


Call for participants for the project SEEDS2

Development Assistance Center is looking for two persons interested to take part in the project “SEEDS 2 – Social Economy Entrepreneurship Development Skills”, an “Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building programme” that will take place between 1st of June 2017 and 24th of May 2018.

We are looking for two different roles to fill in the project, a youth leader and a combined role as youth leader and project assistant. The positions are on a voluntary basis as the Erasmus+ capacity building projects do not include salaries.

The project includes several international meetings:

  1. Genoa, Italy 1st-5th of June (Project assistant)
  2. Sassello, Italy 5th-11th of June (Prj.Assistant/youth leader + youth leader)
  3. Ilheus, Brazil 8th-15th of September (Project assistant & youth leader)
  4. Malaga 1, Spain 5th – 15th of October (Project assistant)
  5. Malaga 2, Spain 7th – 14th of October (Youth leader)


The project assistant/youth leader will have to participate in the next meetings:

Genoa, Sassello, Ilheus and Malaga

Your role in the project will be to take part in:

  • kick-off meeting for planning of the project. You will be involved in planning of meetings, deadlines and other practicalities. You role will be to represent DAC in the planning and to report the conclusions of the meeting (Genoa);
  • meeting for planning of the training course in Brazil and the youth exchange in Spain (Sassello);
  • training course about how to organize and facilitate courses on the topic of social entrepreneurship. You will use these information during the youth exchange in Malaga and during the local event that will take place in Gothenburg in spring 2018 (Ilheus);
  • Job-shadowing for learning about how to organize a youth exchange. You will also attend the youth exchange that will take place during your job-shadowing and where DAC will send six Swedish participants + the youth leader (Malaga 1);



The youth leader will have to participate in the next meetings:

Sassello, Ilheus and Malaga

Your role in the project will be to take part in:

  • meeting for planning of the training course in Brazil and the youth exchange in Spain (Sassello);
  • training course about how to organize and facilitate courses on the topic of social entrepreneurship. You will use these information during the youth exchange in Malaga and during the local event that will take place in Gothenburg in spring 2018 (Ilheus);
  • youth exchange where you will be the leader of a group of six Swedish youngsters (Malaga 2);



Priority will be given to those that can attend all the meetings. Nevertheless we will also consider those persons that can participate to at least two-three meetings (for the project assistant/youth leader).

The project aims to develop modules to train youth organisations both in Europe and in Latin America to develop youth exchanges and local trainings to train and inspire young people on social entrepreneurship through non-formal education.


What is expected of you:

  • That you are able to participate in and contribute to the international meetings mentioned above in your quality of a youth leader or project assistant/youth leader;
  • That you will represent DAC in the project and its activities in a positive and professional way;
  • That you participate in coordination and preparation meetings with DAC during the whole period of the project. The meetings are related with the activities of the project. Minimum a two hours meeting per month can be expected. Beside the meetings there will also be a continuous communication through phone, skype and E-mail;
  • That you will contribute to the reporting of the activities in which you have taken part;
  • Working level of English language;
  • Hold a training course and a promotional event at local level during spring 2018, with the support of DAC.


Financial conditions:

  • Accommodation, meals and travel costs are covered by the SEEDS2 project;
  • There is no participation fee for attending the international meetings;
  • The work done is on a volunteering base;
  • The costs for organizing the local event in the spring of 2018 will be supported by the project and by DAC.


Those interested in the position of project assistant/youth leader or youth leader are invited to send a CV and a personal letter to by the latest 2nd of May.

For questions or more information about the project please contact us at








STRATEG+ Advanced training on quality in Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

Training Course

15-18 June 2017 | Gothenburg, Sweden


The training course is organized by Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhälletsfrågor and will be facilitated by one of DAC’s staff – Andreea Maris.

Andreea has experience in writing and managing several Strategic partnership projects and has several years of experience in facilitating learning processes.
She have attended the Training of Trainers long term course organized by SALTO between 2013-2014.

She has previously colaborated with MUCF in delivering the international course STRATEG+ (first edition in 2016), Making Waves 2016 (contact making seminar for Europe for Citizens programme) and U SEE+ (Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+)


Deadline to enroll: 17 April 2017


This training course is addressed to coordinators or partners of granted KA2 Strategic partnership projects for participants who are project coordinators, staff or youth leaders working directly with ongoing or finished Strategic partnership Projects.

Further on the training course targets those who are:
• interested in developing their management and reporting competences
• willing to work on the quality of their international projects
• able to use English as a working language

The overall aim is to support the target group to implement qualitative projects through the development of participants’ competences to manage and report Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.
The specific objectives of the TC are:
• To help the participants understand the importance of the partnership as a quality element for the project implementation;
• To explore different project management instruments and increase their ability to design own instruments;
• To explore the role and the challenges of the intellectual outputs, multiplier events and TTL activities;
• To discuss qualitative and quantitative indicators for project activities;
• To explore the reporting criteria and consider those project elements that have to be monitored during the project’s lifespan;
• To offer a space for peer learning among experienced project workers;
• To offer support during the project implementation and reporting through individual coaching sessions.
STRATEG+ will focus on specific activities of the strategic partnerships as project management, transnational project meetings, intellectual outputs, multiplier events or training, teaching and learning activities from the perspective of transversal activities as project and budget monitoring, quality and relevance to the objective as well from a risk management perspective and will answer to questions as:
How do to ensure a strong and functional partnership? When and how to include intellectual outputs and multiplier events?
Which is the purpose of TTL activities in a strategic partnership? How to ensure the quality of the activities, monitor the budget and payments made as well as monitor the project’s risks? What to monitor during the project in relation with reaching our objectives and reporting the project?

An introductory part for the TC will be done in the on-line environment so that the participants got to know each other and have prepared eventual tasks.
After the training course the participants will be able to receive support through their project management and reporting phase with the purpose of increasing the quality of the implemented Strategic partnerships projects around Europe.
The TC will be based on the application form for the Key Action 2 Strategic partnerships for youth – Development of innovation.
The agenda of this training will be added within short.

2nd international training course “Project Instruments for Erasmus+” in Malaga, Spain

Thirty four participants from the seven partner countries have come together between 21-27th of March 2017 for the second “Project Instruments for Erasmus+” training course.
The course was hosted by our Spanish partner organization Intercambia in the Centre for Social Innovation “La Noria”.

The training course provided the participants with instruments for the successful implementation of their Erasmus+ KA2 in the field of youth projects.

The objectives of the training courses were:

Reflect upon the process of project management and the benefits of managing projects with the help of dedicated instruments;
Explore the quality elements and project management needs of more complex projects (including more than one international mobility);
Get familiar with and learn to use the project management instruments developed in PIE+;
Network with project managers and organizations working and interested in working with more complex projects;
Create a framework for sharing of good practices and peer learning related with project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
We expect that the course will contribute to increasing project management capacities of the organizations represented in the project. Developing the project management capacities of the staff of an organization means keeping costs, timeframes and resources to budget while reducing the chance of a project failing. It ensures a minimum level of quality and that the activities are organized and followed up properly. It helps the organizations to use their human resources better increasing in this way the capacity of implementing more projects simultaneously and affecting more and better their target group.


Several photos from the training course are presented below:

PIE+ Local event in Gothenburg, Sweden

Development Assistance Center together with the Anna Lindh Foundation have organized Friday the 18th of March 2017 the local workshop “Project Instruments for Erasmus+”.

The workshop took place in the World Culture Museum. The workshop was facilitated by Petra Rikås who have previously been involved in the project as a member of the reference group.

More information about the workshop will be available soon.