Euroactive NGO

Activities and ExPerience

Short introduction

Euroactive NGO is a dynamic and experienced association dedicated to the development and implementation of a wide range of local and international initiatives. Our work is centered around providing social, educational and economic empowerment to youngsters and adults in Europe, integrating disadvantaged individuals into society, preserving cultural heritage and promoting sustainable development.

With over 4 years of experience in the implementation of educational projects and activities, our team is well-equipped to offer training, mentorship and guidance to vulnerable groups such as individuals with fewer opportunities, facing economic, geographic, social and cultural obstacles. In order to reach our goals, we are committed to develop opportunities for personal and professional development of our target groups, to creating strategic partnerships with other NGOs, public and private actors, in fields such as education, rural and economic development, human rights, digitalization, media, and eco-sustainability. Through our programs and campaigns, we aim to raise awareness about environmental protection, preserve customs, traditions, and cultural heritage, promote ecotourism and ecological and artistic education, and further the values of the European Union.

Please consider below the activities implemented by our organisation in our journey towards a more educated, sustainable and inclusive society.

Relevant Experience in Youth Field – KA1

This section describes only our experience as coordinators, and not as partners. Since we founded, we were involved in many projects as partners, too numerous to mention in this section. However, as coordinators, we can provide a unique perspective on the planning and execution of these initiatives.

Digital Age - Digital Literacy, Digital Safety and Media

Information and communication technologies (ICT) greatly impact people’s daily lives in various ways, whether in the workplace, educational institutions, at home, or while on the move. Devices such as mobile phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, and computers are commonly used on a daily basis by a large portion of the population in the European Union, particularly by young people.

Aim: Enhance young people understanding of the dimensions and implications of the digital environment.  

Activities we carried out to achieve this objective:

  • Social Media’s Bogus Dye (SOMEBODY) – Implemented Virtualy – The virtual media space has become a part of our lives, especially those of young people who were born in the digital age. In addition to the significant amount of time spent online, what is concerning is the lack of awareness and understanding of the negative effects of unconscious social media use on young people. While they recognize that excessive online time is not beneficial, few are aware of its impact on their daily lives. This project aimed to raise awareness of the negative effects of media and social media on young people. The results of the project can be found here.
  • Digital Literacy – This project aimed at raising awareness about the importance of digital education. Digital literacy is a set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to find, use, analyze, and produce information and content using different digital platforms and technologies. With technological advancement and the ongoing process of digitization that shapes aspects of everyday life, it is important for everyone to be well prepared in this regard throughout their lifetime. The results of the project can be found here here
  • DITTO – DIgital Technology as a Tool – The ongoing digital transformation has a significant impact on many aspects of our daily lives, from the increasing integration of digital technologies in all sectors of the economy to the societal impact of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Even before the COVID-19 crisis, it was clear that supporting the digital competence development of adults and young people in Europe was necessary. Today, being digitally competent is both a necessity and a right. This project aimed at increasing the quality of digital youth work in nine youth associations across Europe. The project results can be consulted here.
  • INTERNET – Internet as a Tool for Empowering Rural Native Youngsters – Digital citizenship involves the basics of education in the digital world and good digital citizenship requires active involvement by young people and teaches them how to connect, empathize with others, and build lasting relationships through digital tools. On the other hand, “bad” digital citizenship involves cyberbullying, irresponsible social media use, and a general lack of knowledge about how to use the internet safely. Through this project, we aimed at educating rural young people as digital citizens. The results of the project can be found here.
Cultural Diversity (Exclusion, Intolerance and Discrimination)

Despite an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, people everywhere are at risk of being marginalized and alienated from the forces that influence even the details of their daily lives. Although in terms of communication and information, the world seems closer than ever in its history, cultural, economic, and social differences still keep us apart. The more we look at the society in which we live, the more we notice the distance between the social groups that make it up. Unfortunately, the presence of “different” people in a country can lead to disinterest and indifference, if not discrimination and intolerance.

Aim: Promote respect for the cultural diversity of all individuals and contribute more actively towards inclusion and tolerance.  

Activities we carried out to achieve this objective:

  • Scapegoat – a youth exchange aimed at reducing the level of intolerance and discrimination among young people by deepening our experiences and relationships with those who are different from us. Those who have a different set of values ​​than ours due to factors such as nationality, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, education, etc. A key factor in the process of cultural exchange is meeting, confronting, exploring, appreciating, and ultimately respecting differences. During this process of discovery, we hold a mirror up to ourselves and learn as much about our own identity and culture as we do about those we encounter, learning to appreciate them as complementary entities. The project results can be consulted here.
  • Radical (-1) or how can a problem be Real and Complex at the same time – The goal of this youth exchange project was to reduce radicalism and extremism among young people by understanding the difference between radicals and reformers, and by emphasizing the importance of moderate opinions. We aimed to achieve a deeper understanding of sensitive issues facing society and to distinguish between the concepts of radicalism, equality, and privilege. Our objective was to cultivate objective, moderate, and critical thinking based on reality, instead of promoting extremist opinions that can be easily accessed through digital radicalism. The project results can be consulted here.
  • Act for Inclusion – (under implementation) – The general objective of the project is to increase the level of social integration of disadvantaged young people from rural and small urban areas who come to Sibiu for study or work. The idea for the project arose during the pandemic when many students found themselves isolated in a new environment, unable to interact with others and participate in social activities. The project facilitates human connection and social inclusion for young people by implementing a variety of social activities, including education workshops, hiking, and movie nights.
Human Rights

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is ensuring that human rights are accessible to everyone. Human rights are a reflection of basic human needs and provide the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity. They encompass concepts of equality, dignity, respect, freedom, and justice. Examples of human rights include freedom from discrimination, the right to life, freedom of expression, the right to marry and start a family, and the right to education. Human rights are held equally, universally, and permanently by all individuals. However, without knowledge of these rights, it is difficult for people to use and defend them.

Aim: Promote the respect of the human rights of all individuals and contribute more positively towards mutual peace and prosperity. 

Activities we carried out to achieve this objective:

  • Escape for Human Rights – Through this project, we aimed to raise awareness about the importance of human rights in youth education. Our goal was to use gaming methodology, specifically an escape room, to voluntarily engage young people in the educational process. In an escape room, a team of players must solve puzzles and find a way out of the room, following a story. Our rooms promote human rights by illustrating examples of violations revealed at every step the players take towards their escape. After the youth group “escapes,” a reflection session takes place in which the young people can analyze the story behind the room and connect it to their daily realities. In the context of the pandemic, we created three digital rooms, which were played in a organized manner in six schools in Argeș County. However, they are also available for free to anyone who wants to access them. The rooms have three levels of difficulty (10-13 years, 14-16 years, and 16+). The results of the project can be found here. 
Mother Nature – Environment and Climate Change

Climate change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.

Aim: Promote environmental actions at every level of society in order to protect our planet and our health. 

Activities we have implemented to achieve this objective:

  • Together for Nature We implemented a solidarity project aimed at reducing the pollution caused by the illegal dumping of waste in the Făgăraș Mountains. The project involved 60 volunteers in a series of ecological and sanitation actions in the most touristy parts of the mountains. The final result of the project was a plastic monster placed near the Vidraru Dam, to raise awareness about the effects of illegal waste dumping on the environment. You can find the project results here  
  • Sustainability Focus – (currently underway) – This project is a follow-up to the “Together for Nature” project and aims to improve ecological education in Curtea de Argeș by offering young people learning opportunities in the field of sustainability and environmental protection.
  • Ecotourism Ventures for Youth Environmental Education (currently underway) – This project aimed to give 24 young people from Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece the opportunity to discover ecotourism as a unique opportunity for mutual cultural exchange between local communities and tourists. Ecotourism promotes knowledge of natural and cultural heritage, stimulating understanding and appreciation of nature and local communities. During the project, the participants gained civic involvement skills and spread the values of the European Union, as well as environmental awareness. You can find the project results here  
  • Say NO to Plastic Bottles – An online campaign aimed at reducing the overuse of plastic bottles through a simple action taken by people. The campaign was a follow-up to the “Act for Nature” Erasmus+ Youth Exchange that took place in Estonia in 2019. We encouraged people to buy a reusable bottle and use it instead of ordinary plastic bottles to reduce plastic waste. You can find more information here. 
  • Let’s do it! – Of course, we want to be part of the biggest environmental cleanup campaign that has ever existed, so from our first year as an NGO, we have contributed to the planet cleaning with our volunteers. We love nature, so we spent some beautiful days in the Făgăraș Mountains, freeing them of unwanted accessories. Anyhow, the project doesn’t end here, so we will continue to participate in this amazing campaign every year.
Active Citizenship

Active citizenship means that people become involved in their local communities and participate in democracy at all levels, from towns to cities to nationwide activities. Active citizenship is one of the most crucial steps towards healthy societies, which is why it is of great interest to our association.  

Aim: Build trust and understanding at European level by supporting people to take action on issues they care about in accordance with the European values and beliefs. 

Activities we carry out to achieve this objective:

  • Elections are coming – With the European Parliament elections approaching, we organized a project in 2019 aimed at increasing the involvement of young people aged 17 to 20 in the decision-making process at the political level. The project continued during the national presidential and local elections, when we continued to encourage young people to vote and exercise this fundamental right. Using non-formal education methods, we organized workshops on the election process and the political structures at the European and national levels, European and national identities and values, citizenship and the power of the vote, rights and freedoms as European citizens, public speaking, oratory, verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, the art of debating, the power of belief, tolerance, and self-esteem. Our project page can be consulted here

We are working at the local level to educate youth leaders and workers to become entrepreneurs and to help them understand how to utilize their skills and the resources of their region to achieve personal economic sustainability and provide employment and social inclusion opportunities for members of our community.

Aim: Develop young people’s entrepreneurial competencies in order to reduce youth unemployment and contribute the economic development.  

Activities we carried out to achieve this objective:

  • Digital Entrepreneurship for Rural Youth – This project aimed to contribute to the development of rural communities by promoting digital entrepreneurship among young people. By digital entrepreneurship, we meant pursuing business opportunities in the online environment. Digital entrepreneurship can be an effective tool for young people in rural areas to develop skills that allow them to enter the labour market without having to migrate to cities, especially as young people are significantly more interested than adults to take risks and try new things. The project aimed to raise awareness among young people in rural areas about the opportunities available in digital entrepreneurship. The project results can be consulted here.

Relevant Experience in Youth Field – KA2

Youth transnational hub for creators and innovators - KA227-YOU

The “Youth Transnational Hub for Artists and Innovators” project aimed to promote youth creativity through education, art, and culture by utilizing digital technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The main goal was to provide opportunities for young people from different cultures to exchange ideas and experiences. The project included three transnational meetings and an educational campaign, with the objective of increasing youth initiative, competencies, and cultural diversity. It was carried out under the action Partnerships for Creativity – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, and involved 5 countries.

Protect Environment for Future Generations - KA210-YOU

The project (currently underway) aims to raise awareness about the importance of water and organic agriculture, as well as the harms of chemical agriculture. The project is being implemented through small-scale partnerships in youth, on the Key Action –  Partnerships for cooperation and exchanges of practices, and is expected to contribute to the creation of a more sustainable and livable green world. The project involves activities such as presentations, workshops on organic fertilizer and germination, and demonstrations of the importance of forests in water retention. The ultimate goal is to support a sustainable green world and contribute to employment by providing young people with new knowledge and skills.

YAMAG - Youth and Municipality Act Global - ERASMUS-YOUTH-2022-YOUTH-TOG

YAMAG (currently underway) is a 24-month cooperation project among local public institutions and third sector associations from Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Romania. The project’s objective is to encourage and increase young people’s participation in their local communities while enhancing the quality, efficiency, and EU dimension of the services and activities provided by the partners. The project has two main goals: (i) to promote the civic and democratic participation of young people at both local and European levels; (ii) to increase and improve the opportunities available to youth. The target groups of the project are young people aged 18 to 29 years old and municipal officers working in Youth Offices. To achieve its goals, the project will carry out several activities, including: a research on the needs and participation of young people in the civic and democratic life of their communities, staff training on non-formal education and young participation, a young mobility program to develop a “policy paper” for the youth sector, and training and local and international activities for local youth. The project is financed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency, through the European Youth Together Action implemented under the Key Action 3 – Support to Policy Development and Cooperation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Relevant Experience in Adult Education

Senior Courses UP! - KA220-ADU

The project (currently underway) aims to counteract digital exclusion among elderly people and adults with fewer opportunities by creating a mobile application to support them in expanding their digital skills. The main goal is to create an application that would make it easier for seniors to learn how to use their smartphones and other digital tools, starting from the basics and gradually advancing to more advanced levels. The project will involve various activities, such as kick-off and technical meetings, training for educators, dissemination conferences, and final meeting, with a total estimated participation of over 500 people. The project will result in a mobile application for Android devices, a case study, a complementary survey, good practices, and a collection of research and good practices in the form of a report. The project’s impact will be felt by direct recipients, decision-makers, people involved in the activation of elderly people, and researchers dealing with the subject of excluded people. The project is financed thgouth the „Cooperation partnerships in adult education” Erasmus+ Action.

Be Art Together! - KA220-ADU

The “Be Art Together!” project (currently underway) is a strategic partnership between four organizations from Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Slovenia. The goal of the project is to develop solutions to facilitate artistic and cultural education and adult education through the exchange of experiences between the partners. The project aims to address the challenges faced by amateur artistic groups, particularly those composed of elderly individuals, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The project will focus on the use of digital tools to reach a wider audience and meet the needs related to the pandemic. As part of the project, a website will be created to provide practical information for amateur artistic groups and CreartWorkshops will be held in all countries to test the solutions developed. The project will result in the development of two intellectual works: Creart Safety webinars and Creart Base good practices, a short training program for workers involved in adult education, and dissemination events in all countries.

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