The Young Initiative Association has been working since 2009 for empowering people and communities through education.

Our work is done under 3 strategic pillars:

1. Social Inclusion – Public policy work (e.g we published the first White Paper on Youth Homelessness in Romania), Volunteering Programme for institutionalised children in Bucharest;

2. Youth Development – European learning mobilities for young people, local youth development programmes;

3. NGO Development – We run the Center for Nonprofits Organizations Management (created through an EEA Grants project), offering learning resources to NGOs (MOOC course, innovative board game, courses), as well as free space for activities;

Competence and Expertise Offered

– Expertise in developing innovative educational resources: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), board games etc;
– Volunteer management;
– Digital communication;
– Youth policy know-how, including at European level;
– Youth empowerment programmes;
– Project management;
– Active citizenship / civic participation;

Expertise sought

In any cooperation project we would seek:

– exchange of practices and know-how;
– new and different approaches from what we did so far;
– building something new together;
– creating opportunities for children, young people or NGOs;
– focusing together on sustainability and innovation;