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WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY’S LIFE, THE COMMUNITY HAS FUTURE

Reșița, 22 decembrie 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For nearly two years (February 2015 – December 2016), the project Stay – At school for our community! has gathered together, in the two clubs founded, 122 young people from Anina and 122 young people from Bozovici, aged between 16 and 29 years who were trained in the fields of community organizing, event organizing, communication and entrepreneurship.

In terms of quality, the project has improved the chances of access to the labor market for 244 young people, developed skills to use teaching methods adapted to the particularities of young people for 20 teachers and increased parental involvement in school’s life by involving in project activities 49 parents, both from home and abroad.

From a quantitative perspective, the main results generated by the project are: 1 development camp for 200 young people, 2 student clubs established and equipped, 2 documentation trips with 200 young people, two festivals organized by young people attended by more than 400 people, one online application for parents to monitor school attendance of their children, especially those living abroad, 1 workshop on writing and project management organized for 20 young people and 4 representatives of community local authorities (which generated 4 projects to be implemented by young people in their communities), 2 magazines of 4 numbers each, with articles written by young people and their teachers, 1 best practice guide and 244 young people advised in personal development and behavioral optimization workshops.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, the Caraș-Severin County School Inspectorate held the concluding conference of the project STAY – At school, for our community! . The event was attended by 75 people – young people and teachers in the target group, experts involved in the project implementation, and General School Inspector, Mr Adrian Doxan, Anina Mayor, Mr. Gheorghe Românu and Bozovici deputy mayor, Mr. Ion Sirbu.

“It is the only non-formal project implemented by the Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate to date and we are glad to see it was so well received in the two communities. Its results are memorable and I am convinced that from now on young people will be more involved and will mobilize better and easier in what means school life and thus of the community.”, said Mr. Adrian Doxan, General School Inspector .

“I am delighted that in this project were included young people from Anina, mostly high school students. Activities under the project can only be beneficial for modeling as responsible citizens of the The town needs of these young people, and this can only be possible through education. Project development has been a large-scale action and had a positive impact on young people and the community. Children identified the real problems of the community and tried to put shoulder to help remedy them. I understand that the magazines that were made public and they will want to make known the town to promote tourism. I hope they understand that it is only the power to restore the fame of old town Anina. I hope also that they understand that going abroad is the only option they have, but, to mobilize, to seek and find solutions to harness everything more beautiful in our community. It is not easy, nothing is obtained easily or quickly. But I trust in the creative potential of young people in our city and think through the activities in this project, they glimpse the possible ways forward. I say this because I saw they mobilize the events organized by them and believe they have the ability to conduct future actions as beautiful, that the city’s name to be heard. You can not be unaware of the beautiful things that are happening around you, and if they happen to youth initiatives, the impact is even greater. Therefore, Anina Town Hall and the City Council have supported and encouraged these initiatives and will continue. I refer to the two projects we have achieved and whose progress, even if not officially started. We offered the City Hall in conducting activities and want to assure them that I will do next. I also hope that with the club set to mobilize them in the future and come up with other useful initiatives in the community, but also for them because only by getting involved will develop civic sense. I wish you continued success and uu remember that great things have small beginnings. “Said Mr. Românu, Anina Mayor.

The “STAY – At school for our community!” was implemented by the Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate, in partnership with Active Watch, and was funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI Program, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund. The total value of the project was 1.493.385,32 lei.

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20 young people from the project RĂMÂI – La școlă pentru comunitatea noastră have developed four projects for the communities from which they come

Project title: PET070 – La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! (To school, for our community!)

Project prompter: Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate

Reșița, September 01, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

20 young people from the project RĂMÂI – La școlă pentru comunitatea noastră have developed four projects for the communities from which they come

 

Mobile Cinema, Cycling Route and Community Sanitation are project ideas that the 20 young people have developed together with four representatives from the city halls, during the training workshop for 20 young people in writing and project management and for 4 representatives of the city halls from Anina and Bozovici inside the intercultural understanding and respect for diversity, held from august 21 to 28, 2016, in Timisoara.

Sunday, August 28, 2016, the project’s team RĂMÂI – La școală pentru comunitatea noastră “took possession of” the MindsHub space, during the West University of Timisoara, for the presentation of the four projects written by young people from Anina and Bozovici communities.

In front of the hosts and reviewers, the 20 young people, together with their mentors from the city halls, presented “Clean Anina, Rich Anina!”, “Cycling Route in Anina’s Mountains”, “A cleaner future” and “The film returns to Almăj”, projects dedicated to the communities where they come from and where they go to school or work.

Next, the participants will take the necessary steps to implement the projects they developed with the support from the local city halls and from the project’s team, also from the Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate.

The activity was held as part of the project La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! – Additional activities by PLUS, funded with financial support of the Program RO10 – CORAI, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA Grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund, implemented by the Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate (http://www.isjcs.ro/) and ActiveWatch Association (www.activewatch.ro).

MindsHub is the first educational hub in Romania, a nonconformist space, innovative, based on the collaboration between companies and the academic environment, enabling development opportunities and projects between students, employers, teachers and NGOs. (www.mindshub.ro)

Contact person: Aurora Cârstea, Expert PR

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Traditions Festival – Almaj is reborn!

“Green Leaf like Iglica,

Our water is Rudărica,

Watermills on our river lays,

Grinding wheat and grains”

says a popular verse from Rudăriei.

There is also a saying that here the time is grinded and that if you sleep overnight in the Moara Îndărătnică (Stubborn Mill) and you leave the mill to grind empty, you rejuvenate.

We invite you therefore to rejuvenate together at the Traditions Festival – Almăjul is reborn!

On April 9, in Bozovici’s Central Park, the local people, and also prominent guests, they come to entertain you and to reveal all that is beautiful and valuable in the local area: local culinary delights, folklore and humor with the village elders, exhibitions of popular costumes manufactured hundreds of years ago, performances of traditional dances and dancing lessons for wooden legs. We gather to the sitting area where Almăj’s skilled women’s show us how traditional designs   are sewn or how to labor the wool as per ancestors ways. Then we ride horses wagon to reach the largest watermills park in Europe where we will learn, in the words of the elders, legends about the mills.

For the local high school students, we prepared a workshop about life after high school, and for those who think the Almăj country deserves better, a workshop on Internet promotion with My secret Romania.

When dusk will arrive, the entire Bozovici will be enchanted by ADDA’s rhythms!

The surroundings hills, forests, lakes and relaxing waterfalls, are forming Almăj’s canvas and invites you to stay still and learn about Almăj’s fairy-tail world.

Program:

Bozovici’s Central Park:

12:00   Opening

12:30   Almăj’s dishes – traditional food tasting

12:30 – 18:00    Gathring with Almăj’s skilled women

12:30 – 18:00    Traditional outfits exposition

13:30 – 15:30    Workshop ”My journey to the future – after high school begins a new stage”

14:00 – 18:00    Trips to the watermills park ”Rudăria”

14:30 – 15:00    Banat speaking time about Elder Girdle (Brâul ăl bătrân)

14:00 – 15:30    Workshop “How to promote an area via Internet?” with My secret Romania

15:00 – 15:30    Dances with olders ensemble “Almăj’s Dowry” and dancing lessons for wooden legs

15:30 – 17:30    The Voice of Almăj – Banat popular folk music

17:30 – 18:00    Concert Eliza Bunu

20:00 – 21:30    Concert ADDA

21:30 – 23:30    DJ Manix

Cultural House

12:00 Patricia Bihoi painting exposition

16:00 – 21:00 Film screenings

Bozovici’s Village Museum

12:00  Museum viewing and magazine launching “Almăjana”

The festival is organized by young people from Bozovici who want to showcase what’s more beautiful and precious in Almaj Valley and is part of the ““La școală pentru comunitatea noastră!”, implemented by the School Inspectorate of Caras-Severin, in partnership with ActiveWatch during the period February 2015 – April 2016.

The project is funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA Grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

Event organized with Bozovici’s City Hall support and other beautiful.

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Press release – Development camp – STAY for our community

Project title: PET070 – La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! (To school, for our community!)

Project prompter: Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate

Reșița,September 15 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Development camp “RĂMÂI pentru comunitatea noastră” (STAY for our community), an unique camp for young people from Anina and Bozovici

200 young people from Anina and Bozovici attended, between august 26th and septeber 5th 2015, to the development camp “RĂMÂI pentru comunitatea noastră” (STAY for our community), organized by Inspectoratul Școlar Județean Caraș-Severin and Asociația ActiveWatch, part of the project “La școală pentru comunitatea noastră!” (To school for our community!).

3 series with 70, 60 teenagers each, have learned, for 6 days each, how to put their ideas to contribute to the welfare of the community they belong to. The main workshops focused on topics such as communication and event organization, community organization and entrepreneurship. Thus, young people have learned the steps for designing and organizing an event of interest to locals and tourists, learned how to set up business and how to develop, combining their ideas and skills with the local touristic potential, and have learned notions about how they can be involved in decisions leading to improved living conditions for members of both communities.

The workshops will continue in school, through thematic clubs where the young people ideas initiated in the camp, will materialize. Specifically, the youth will shape realistic business plans, will form local action groups and organize two events, one in Anina and one in Bozovici, all these efforts leading to equip young people with skills to enable them to cope with any situation in their professional and personal life.

In addition, young people have benefited from other thematic workshops, which were voluntarily supported by subject matter specialists.

Petra Dobruská, from One World Romania la Școală, the educational program which aims to integrate human rights documentary film in high schools in Romania, has presented to young people the movie “We Will Be Happy One Day” (Pawel Wysoczanski | Polonia | 2011 | 42 min). The movie and the discussion that followed provided youth camp participants the possibility to compare their life context with the other teenagers in Poland. It also prompted them to dream, showing them that dreams can come true. However, Petra Dobruská presented the history and touristic development of the Czech community in Banat. This is a successful example of a rural community that has managed to preserve their language, traditions and culture that attracts every year thousands of tourists from abroad.

Maria Spirache, screenwriter of the movie #Selfie (Cristina Iacob | România | 2014 | 123 min), winning the Audience Award at Gopo Awards 2015, he held a scriptwriting workshop, which aims to help participants to discover a passion that would become their profession. The brief introduction to screenwriting was focused around the concept of creative writing and how writing can help personal development.

Andrei Dragotă, copywriter at the advertising agency Propaganda, spoke to the youth about how ideas are born and how to shape a campaign concept. Together, they put together some ideas for campaigns in order to promote the areas from where the young people are and also the events to be organized.

Victoria Carasava, debate team member of the high-school „George Coșbuc” from Bucharest, held a workshop on oratory. The aim was to give young people some tips on public speaking and the elements needed to build a successful speech.

Alina Floroi, co-founder of Laborazon Maker Space, a creative space, DIY and ideas incubator for creative people, it showed young people how to build with their own hands and natural resources.

The event has enjoyed the support of both municipalities, the Anina and Bozovici City Halls, that showed open collaboration within the project and supporting the young people efforts.

The project La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! is implemented by Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate, in partnership with Active Watch, between February 2015 and April 2016 and is funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI Program, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

For additional details visit www.ramai.ro or send an email at aurora.monica@gmail.com, contact person Aurora Vasile.

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Development camp “RĂMÂI pentru comunitatea noastră” (STAY for our community)

Project title: PET070 – La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! (To school, for our community!)

Project prompter: Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate

Development camp “RĂMÂI pentru comunitatea noastră” (STAY for our community)

 

For young people aged between 16 and 29 years.

1st Group: August 21-26

2nd Group: August 26-31

3rd Group: August 31 – September 5

If you feel like the place you belong deserve more and you want to live in a place where there are more fun activities, where people are doing better and are more likely to grow or to know the world surrounding, in -a space that is transformed according to the your needs, preferences and desires and those of your neighbors, OPEN YOUR EYES FOR OPPORTUNITIES!

Come with us to the development camp “RĂMÂI pentru comunitatea noastră” and learn how you can put your ideas into value to contribute to the welfare of the community to which you belong. For 6 days, you get to train your skills and to contribute to build a community as you desire. Open your eyes for opportunities!

The camp will include:

  • Communication and event organization workshops through which you will learn the steps for designing and organizing fun events for local residents and potential tourists;
  • Entrepreneurship workshops where you will learn how to think and develop your business by combining your own ideas and skills with local potential;

  • Community organizing workshops where you will learn concepts about how you can influence local decisions yourself for a more comfortable living.

Camp’s workshops will continue at school, through thematic clubs that we will take forward the ideas initiated during the camp to implement them. Therefor, the teams formed during the camp will receive all necessary support from specialists to organize an event in Anina and one in Bozovici in March 2016, in order to shape achievable business plans and to build local action groups which will improve the living conditions in the two villages.

We shape the entire camp’s agenda after your needs and interests, we put you in relation with professionals in the field and we ensure that you learn the skills and information that will serve you in life regardless what future plans you might have.

All camp’s costs are covered by the project La școală pentru comunitatea noastră!, implemented by Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate, in partnership with Active Watch, between February 2015 and April 2016. The project is funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI Program, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

For enrolments in Anina, please send an email at anca_ruva@yahoo.com or contact teacher Mrs. Anca Ruva at the phone number 0722.289.096.

For enrolments in Bozovici, please send an email at stanciu_lore74@yahoo.com or contact teacher Mrs. Stanciu Loredana at the phone number 0744.518.160.

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To school, for our community!

Project title: PET070 – La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! (To school, for our community!)

Project prompter: Inspectoratul Școlar Județean Caraș-Severin

Reșița, July 10 2015

PRESS RELEASE

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La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră!

During this period, Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate, in partnership with ActiveWatch are implementing the project La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră!, in two schools in the county: High School “Mathias Hammer” from Anina and High School “Eftimie Murgu” from Bozovici.

In the week July 6-10, at Anina and Bozovici, the teachers involved in the project participate in trainings in order to apply methods to make school materials more attractive and meaningful to each student and to learn interpersonal skills.

Rămâi is the impulse of the project school La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră!, which is addressed to young people in the localities Anina and Bozovici, in order to increase school attendance and opportunities for access to their labor market. The project is an integrated approach to sustainable development of the two localities, involving at the same time, teachers, parents and local authorities.

Project’s La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! opening conference, was held Thursday, July 30 2015, at Casa de Cultură from Bozovici.

The event was attended by students, teachers, parents and authorities in Anina and Bozovici, the two cities where the project is implemented.

The project aims to build on students’ interests in the touristic, sports and cultural potential of the two towns and to establish two clubs where young people can develop skills useful in the labor market and which are related to the touristic promotion of their towns, and also, getting them closer to the school (by conditioning clubs access, on a good school attendance).

In this regard, students will be trained on real ways and possibilities of involvement of community members in the life settlements they belong, as well as in areas such as communication, events and entrepreneurship.

Parents in the towns and also those living abroad will be subject to an information and awareness campaign on the need for good school attendance of their children and control methods for thier attendance.

The project La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! is implemented by Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate, in partnership with Active Watch, between February 2015 and April 2016 and is funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI Program, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

For additional details visit www.ramai.ro or send an email at aurora.monica@gmail.com, contact person Aurora Vasile.

General School Inspector,

Professor Doctor NICOLAE GRINDEANU

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Anina Fest – Get Involved

Project title: PET070 – La școală, pentru comunitatea noastră! (To school, for our community!)

Project prompter: Caras-Severin County School Inspectorate

Reșița, April 13 , 2015

PRESS RELEASE

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Between 16 to 17 April 2016, will take place the festival Anina Fest – Get Involved!, at the Platou, in which young people from Anina celebrates everything which is more beautiful and more valuable in their city. Under the slogan “If we don’t care, then who?”, we join conservation initiatives, transformation and reuse of industrial heritage through the creative power of the locals, and also of people from outside Anina who dream of a better future for this city.

The festival is organized by young people from Anina who want to showcase what is more beautiful and precious in the area and is part of the project “At school, for our community!”, implemented by the School Inspectorate of Caras-Severin, in partnership with ActiveWatch during the period February 2015 – April 2016.

At Anina Fest – Get Involved!, we submerge into the mining life from all times and we enjoy a photo-jewel exhibition, with images taken by father and son Izvernari Gheorghe. Also during daylight, we share tales with the locals who put together the key moments in the life of Anina and discuss possible

scenarios for the revival of the city. Special guests are Horea Murgu, excellent sound engineer and university professor who was born in Anina and also Ionel Bota, historian and curator of Old Theatre Mihai Eminescu in Oraviţa.

Ovidiu Micsa from Ideas Mine introduces us to the mysteries of manufactured photographic cameras and initiates us in the process of film developing in the darkroom just right next to the plateau.

For Anina’s youth we have prepared three workshops for personal development, and for thrills lovers, a dose of zip-wire adrenaline, lacklines and pendulum jump.

For seniors in Anina we have prepared folk music concertes and dances with Kids Fanfare from Anina’s Culture House, the vocal group and traditional dances ensamble Doina from Anina’s House of Culture, Ruva Maria and Sonia Tivodor, 3rd year female students at Mathias Hammer High School, Hora Carașului ensemble from Oraviţa and the band Milan Todor.

When dusk settles in, the city is animated by the music of: We Singing Colors, Vanotek, A-C Leonte Eliza Bunu and DJ Moco.

The next day (Sunday, April 17), we reward the most dedicated supporters of Anina with a concert We singing colors, in a dream setting in motion – by train, on the route Anina-Oraviţa, one of the most spectacular railway crossing the mountains with curves and serpetines, 10 viaducts and 14 tunnels, known as Banat Semmering.

The event is part of the “At school for our community!” Implemented by the School Inspectorate of Caras-Severin, in partnership with ActiveWatch, which aims to increase school attendance and access opportunities in the labor market of young people from Bozovici and Anina by educating them on ways and possibilities of involvement of community members in the life settlements they belong, as well as in areas such as communication, events and entrepreneurship.

Event supported by Anina’s City Hall and by the friends at Creative Division and Adrenaline.

Media partners: resita.ro, infocs.ro, Reper24h, Blogmediacid.

The project is funded with financial support of the Program RO10-CORAI, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA Grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund. The total project is 996 879,52 lei.

For further details visit www.ramai.ro, Facebook here or send an e-mail at aurora.monica@gmail.com, contact person Aurora Cârstea.

General School Inspector

Professor Doctor Nicolae Grindeanu