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YMCA Romania in a preparatory visit at Y Global Norway

Between 8th to 12th of April 2014, Alina Pop – Executive Director of YMCA Romania and Marius Pop – YMCA Europe were in a preparatory visit at Y Global Norway, in order to develop new areas of partnership.

Y Global, YMCA Romania and YMCA YWCA Denmark

A future project that will focus on participatory democracy and actions/measures to fight against social inequalities, poverty and exclusion was the main topic of this visit.

Through this project "Nothing like anything" funded by Funds for Bilateral Relations (Measure a. Partnership building) , the two partners (YMCA Romania and Y Global Norway) want to develop consistent partnership/cooperation and to prepare common project in the frame of NGO Fund-EEA grant.

This two objectives will be reached by activities that foster knowing each other better, building trust, sharing of knowledge, creating mutual understanding, area of interest, best practices, outcomes of the programs and previous experiences, ideas of projects that can be done in partnership between the two organizations, sharing results.

This mobility project, beside the two main objectives will have as immediate results :

  • To improve the quality and widen the resources of educational activities/programs of the partners;
  • To exchange best practices of the partners (extended to different level representatives of both organizations working on different levels in the organizations);
  • To support the program coordinators by enlarging their network with the ones from the partner organization, this leading to direct exchange of ideas, coaching on different approaches and methods implemented, both sides gaining European/global understanding about nowadays issues/topic and possible solutions- lead to sharing results and mutual understanding;
  • To increase cultural exchange- intercultural awareness;

Beside the working groups meetings from Oslo, the representative of YMCA Romania and YMCA Europe took part in different programmes:
- Stop poverty - presentation of the activities, share of best practices, common inputs, development possibilities;
- Young Peace Performers - awareness raising campaigns planned by young people;
- Visit to one local organization, part of the Y Global who run inclusion camps for underprivileged youngsters: presentation of the activities, share of best practices, common inputs, development possibilities;

The project "Nothing like anything" it is achieved with the financial support of NGO Fund in Romania - www.fondong.fdsc.ro, program funded by EEA Grants - www.eeagrants.org and administrated by Fundatia pentru Dezvoltarea Societatii Civile - www.fdsc.ro.


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