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Global and Community Youth Development

Global Development

Beyond any technical paradigm, ARDR works on the EU-Africa-Latin America partnership as focusing on strengthening the Network YEN as a means for innovation, expertise and excellence in development cooperation.
YEN may be a driver for sustainable development and particularly on aid effectiveness that is translated as a step in "using aid to end aid".

ARDR considers moving further from the stage of using aid to produce results limited by project intervention to a situation when aid becomes an instrument to raise an enabling environment for a civil society that has to be a constitutive driver for domestic societal changes; hence, ARDR indulges processes as much importance as output results.

Beyond any rhetoric, the EU has to shift from the rhetoric of ensuring equal access to a situation when civil society organizations from Africa and Latin America would have fair access to opportunities in terms of funding. Thus, a political momentum may be built also amongst the governments in Africa and Latin America once the civil society organizations from these countries are granted with trust and opportunities to stand in the front seat of steering trans-continental development. That may be replicated positively back home, at the national and sub-national territories, as a genuine dialogue in between government structures and civil society organizations in fostering good governance and updated local public policy agenda.

ARDR pledges for an EU that plays a supportive role and avail to civil society organizations from Africa and Latin America chances to address global challenges on an equal footing with NGOs from within the EU.

ARDR is working on strengthening the capacity and the expertise of YEN to build on further solid premises for a sustainable EU, Africa and Latin America dialogue bringing the local and national territories into a trans-national joint development agenda.

Global Development is ensured by means of projects on European voluntary service and YEN network.

Community Youth Development encompasses learning for personal, civic and social purposes as well as for employment related purposes. It takes place in a variety of environments inside and outside the formal education and training systems. Youth Development implies increasing the investment in people and knowledge; promoting the acquisition of basic skills, including digital literacy; and broadening opportunities for innovative, more flexible forms of learning.
It looks at promoting young people's active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular, develops solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union; fosters mutual understanding between young people in different countries and it contributes to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organizations in the youth field; it promotes European cooperation in the youth field.

Youth Development is ensured by means of projects on community and European voluntary service, rural youth entrepreneurship.

Projects developed in this expertise

The Regional Association for Rural Development - ARDR - announces the beginning of Act Now project.
The implementation period is between 1st of November 2010 - 30th of October 2011. The partners involved are: Chibuzor Human Resources Development Organization ( CHIDO ) from Sierra Leone; Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun from Cameroon; Jovenes de Buena Voluntad from Peru; Organizacion Argentina de Jovenes para las Naciones Unidas ( OAJNU ) from Argentina; Norfolk Chil...

 
March 3 2008-June 30 2008

Project overview: Learning By Living Together aims to the research of cultural integration of young foreign volunteers in the Romanian culture, and the making/realisation of a documentary in which are captured the main issues regarding the Romanian culture seen from the European volunteers' perspective.This programme also includes establishing partn...
 

2008

Project overview: County Youth Network Multipliers- Gorj County pilot programme follows the promotion of youth participation in the process of local government. The target group is pupils of 11th and 12th grade of 35 education units from 35 localities from the county. Among the specific objectives are also included the recruitment and training of 35 young people to ...

August 2010-august 2011

Project overview: W.A.V.E. is a Group EVS project implemented in 18 rural and small urban communities from Gorj and Dolj County - South West Romania and it gathers 36 young volunteers from Programme, Neighboring Partner and Other Countries of the World. The project aims both towards volunteer social and personal development, providing them with op...
October 2007 - June 2008

Project overview: Networking for European Citizenship aims to provide the european young volunteers opportunities for professional, personal and social development; ecourages intercultural learning, tolerance and sensitivity towards other cultures; propagates practical skills, abilities and new skills; contributes to the local community development ...

 
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Coordinator
Alexandru Diaconescu
alexandru.diaconescu /at/ ardr.ro
NewsEvents

The Regional Association for Rural Development - ARDR - announces the beginning of Act Now project.
The implementation period is between 1st of November 2010 - 30th of Oct...

March 3 2008-June 30 2008

Project overview: Learning By Living Toge...

2008

Project overview: County Youth Network Multipliers- Gorj C...