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Project Presentation

 

Resource center for youth at risk

General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Bacau implements resource center for youth at risk -funded project with the financial support of RO10 - choral EEA Grants 2009-2014 funded program managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

The project is implemented under the Call - SYNERGY FOR THE FUTURE - Young people at risk of RO10- Program "Children and young people at risk and local and regional initiatives to reduce national inequalities and promote social inclusion".

 

The objectives are:

A) Establishment of a resource center for youth at risk in Bacau DGASPC that to support of at least 1,000 young people during the implementation period of which 182 young people will be the main target group. The 140 young people will participate in 10 thematic workshops for integration / reintegration and will also benefit from information services, assessment, career guidance, promotion, personal development, 42 young people will receive training / retraining, information, evaluation , vocational guidance, promotion, accompaniment, counseling and support pre- and / or post-employment, personal and professional development; 818 young people will be informed, evaluated, and promoted professionally oriented web platform;                                                                                                                                                             

B) providing a package of integrated social services for 11 months, covering the identification, evaluation, information, promotion and personal development of 1,000 youths at risk of Bacau;

C) To promote and implement equal opportunities for active participation of the target group (1,000 youth at risk, 70 specialists / professionals / volunteers) in all aspects of social life.

The project objectives by implementing measures to actively involve young people and service providers and the community in general, contribute to the general objective of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 to reduce economic and social disparities in the EEA.

The project is implemented in the county of Bacau and will cover a number of 35 rural communities selected based on sociological research on the condition youths at risk of Bacau, conducted within the project. At the end of the project will operate an online tool, web platform for promotion and registration of young people who will give them access to employment opportunities for work at county, national and European level. This will give employers edifying information on the educational path availability, skills and individual skills of the young. Employers items will be available for selection of desired properties, so that the future search approach employed to highlight the compatibility factor between the requirements and the skills and abilities of young people.

 

The total project value is 1 179 607,43 lei.

Grant SEE                         1 002 666,32 lei

Public funding                      176 941,11 lei

 

Implementation period: 20.02.2015 - 30.04.2017       

 

Project activities: 

  1. partnerships with LPAs, CEA, NGOs;
  2. management web platform - tool to promote knowledge, skills and abilities of young people;
  3. road shows and identification of the target group in 35 rural communities;
  4. provided sociological study on young people at risk of Bacau;
  5. organizing and conducting 10 thematic workshops for 140 young people;
  6. organizing support groups for young people to optimize and personal development;
  7. training for 42 young people to improve the skills and competencies required on the labor market;
  8. individual counseling and accompanying pre and post-employment;
  9. training for professionals providing youth at risk;
  10. themed camp for young people (beneficiaries and volunteers): 200 young people in the age group 16-18, including project beneficiaries and 20 volunteers (students, young people in the community) will participate in an educational camp.

 

On 20.04.2016, the Resource Centre for Youth at Risk has obtained the PLUS funding facility by signing an addendum to the original contract between General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Bacau and Romanian Social Development Fund. By requesting funds PLUS Resource Center for Youth at Risk, under the terms of accreditation and licensing, will offer:

4 proffesional training courses, and

28 specialists and 140 young people at risk will become direct beneficiaries and will have the opportunity to be trained in fields required in the labor market and will be developed interpersonal communication skills.

140 young people between 16 and 19 years and volunteers will participate in a 6 days camp for  which will provide an educational opportunity for socialization, personal development but also for leisure.

By granting this facility were extended some of the activities originally foreseen in the project, namely the identification, evaluation, information, guidance, promotion, accompaniment, counseling, personal and professional development and social integration and the new completion date of the project is 30 April 2017. The PLUS funding facility supplements the project budget so that the new project budget is 1 179 607,43 lei.