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Way to Europe. Youth Bridges for a Common Future

April – September: implementing the Way to Europe. Youth Bridges for a Common Future project (BTD#100077).

Publication: way-to-europe.pdf

Way to Europe. Youth Bridges for a Common Future

Balkan Trust for Democracy Project # 100077

Between April – September 2006, Free Minds Association from Timisoara, in partnership with Charity Association Panonija Novi-Sad (Serbia) has been implemented the project named Way to Europe. Youth Bridges for a Common Future. Financed by Balkan Trust for Democracy (German Marshall Fund, Mott Foundation and USAID – United States’ Agency for International Development), the main goal of the project was to develop the cross-border co-operation in the row of young students, members of non-governamental organizations from the Romanian and Serbian side of Danube-Cris-Mures-Tisa Euroregion (DKMT).

During the five work sessions (three in Timisoara, one in Resita and one in Novi-Sad), the participants had the opportunity to familiarize with the main institutions, ideas and projects of the cross-border co-operation, looked at from a national, regional or euroregional perspective. The sessions also included special trainings concerning the management of non-governamental organizations – strategic management, planning, marketing and PR for NGO’s, fund-raising and project design.

CALENDAR OF THE EVENTS

Session 1 – Timisoara, 14.07.2006

Opportunities and challenges on the way to Europe

  • Eugen Gherga, Intercultural Institute Timisoara, trainer on Youth and Education of the Council of Europe
  • dr. Duško Radosavljević, professor, University of Novi-Sad, Sremska Kamenica
    Training: Andreea Firastraeru, Advocacy Academy Timisoara – Management of non-governmental organizations

Session 2 – Resita, 15.07.2006

Bilateral cooperation between Romania and Serbia: past, present and future

  • Danica Stefanovic, executive president of Charity Association Panonija Novi-Sad, assistant provincial secretary for Education of Province of Vojvodina
  • Horia Irimia, vice-president of County Council Caras-Severin

Training: Andreea Firastraeru, Advocacy Academy Timisoara – Strategic management and planning

Session 3 – Timisoara, 25.08.2006

Comparative presentation of Vojvodina and Region West of Romania (common features, distinctive traits). Positioning and specificities in comparative presentation

  • Vladimir Kozbasic, assistant provincial secretary for Sport and Youth (Department for Youth) of Province of Vojvodina
  • Mihai Luca, free-lance consultant, Timisoara

Training: Andreea Firastraeru, Advocacy Academy Timisoara – NGO marketing

Session 4 – Timisoara, 26.08.2006

Cross-border cooperation: ideas, institutions, projects. DKMT Euroregion

  • Mihai Luca, free-lance consultant, Timisoara
  • Snežana Babić-Kekez, advisor for High Education, Province of Vojvodina

Training: Andreea Firastraeru, Advocacy Academy Timisoara – NGO public-relations

Session 5 – Novi-Sad, 02.09.2006

Non-governmental, civic bridges. Collaboration programmes in the civic and youth sector

  • Danica Stefanovic, executive president of Charity Association Panonija Novi-Sad, assistant provincial secretary for Education of Province of Vojvodina
  • Eugen Gherga, Intercultural Institute Timisoara, trainer on Youth and Education of the Council of Europe

Training: Andreea Firastraeru, Advocacy Academy Timisoara – Fund-raising and project design

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