Category Archives: Projects

CHARITY PROJECT “Easter Caravan”

On the occasion of the Easter Holiday, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) set up the social project “Easter Caravan” aimed at helping over 200 children from poor families living in the districts 2 and 3 in Bucharest. The project was implemented in collaboration with the BSCSIF partners: theatre “Ion Creangă”, Cinema Hollywood Multiplex and Apshanu Group SRL.

“Side by Side for the Black Sea” Training Course – a Young View on Old Problems

In times of socio-economic crisis, the Black Sea – Caspian Sea International Fund (BSCSIF) brings about solutions, by concluding the first step of an ambitious, though necessary answer to the issue of preventing water pollution – a Training Course on Capacity Development for Youth NGOs supported by European Commission through “Youth in Action” Programme.

The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution has long acknowledged the major environmental problems the Black Sea has been facing recently. Studies have identified eutrophication, largely the result of human activities, as the most significant cause of the Black Sea’s environmental decline - especially in the coastal areas.

Paying a great deal of importance to the role of civil society and youth as key stakeholders in solving major national and international problems, BSCSIF has conducted between September 5th – 14th a water-related Training Course on Capacity Development within the “Side by Side for the Black Sea” project, in Gura Portitei, Romania.

The project of civil society monitoring “Role of civil society in contemporary countries of the region”, July, 3-10, 2011

One of the most important projects of the year-2011 was the Project of civil society monitoring, titled “Role of civil society in contemporary countries of the region”. The first monitoring was held in Azerbaijan in the period, July, 3-10, 2011. The project was implemented by the group of independent experts: Felicia Scoarta, Adviser to Secretary General, Amanda Paul, Political Analytic and Coordinator of the European Policy Centre, Brian Cassidy, Chairman of the INT Section of European Economic and Social Committee, under the coordination of Marius Opran, Director of the BSCSIF branch in Brussels.

The Project “Tolerance, Religion and Cultural Diversity”

Международная программа по обмену молодежи, «Толерантность, Религия и Культурное Разнообразие», проходила в Кобулете, Грузия, в период с 14 по 21 апреля. Основные цели и задачи проекта : - определить и понять различия и общие черты обществ, к которым принадлежат участники; - принять и понять важность различных культур, религий и взглядов; - совместить людей различного социального, экономического и культурного происхождения в работе и в жизни; - поощрять взаимную поддержку и укреплять подход, ориентированный на конкретные решения среди участников.

Проект длился 8 дней, включая прибытие и отъезд. Он собрал вместе 40 молодых людей (4 участника и один лидер из каждой страны) из 8 разных стран: Грузия, Испания, Турция, Румыния, Армения, Азербайджанская Республика, Украина и Латвия. Методы, применяемые в проекте: семинары, групповые задания, взаимодействие с местным населением, культурные поездки – посещение различных храмов, короткометражных фильмов и т.д. Деятельность, в основном, разворачивалась в одном из самых популярных морских курортов Грузии – Кобулети. Для достижения главных целей проекта, мы использовали различные виды деятельности : групповые обсуждения, презентации, культурные вечера, совместное приготовление пищи, имитационные игры, гонки по городу, представления и другие мероприятия тимбилдинга.

The Project “Romania – Turkey. Partnership for Democracy”

The youth democracy project “Romania – Turkey. Partnership for Democracy” took place in Constanţa, Romania, from 1st February – 31st May 2011. One of the aims of this project is to improve cooperation between young participants from Romania and Turkey. Following the planned reunion, the 30 participants from the two above mentioned countries, aged 18-25, as well as, long- term, the youth in the two states in general, will be able to develop a higher level of understanding and ability to apply both the main institutional mechanisms encountered in the EU, and the democratic principles these are founded on.

In addition, reuniting young people of various cultural origins, organizing intercultural evenings that present the specificities of the two, and subjecting themes such as “World Poverty”, “World Economic Crisis” to debate will contribute to a substantial increase in the degree of common understanding, knowledge and cooperation between the members of the group.

The actual period for the project is 2th -8th May 2011, during which all planned activities will take place. The promotion of the event and the selection of the participants through an essays’ competition (on the topic “EU participative democracy”) prepare the unfolding of the main session.

The simulation of an EU Council of Ministers’ reunion is an actual series of combined events, such as round tables, debates, cultural evenings, and meetings with national and European representatives. After the event, participants will be able to increase the number of young people, as well as, indirectly and through active, consequent dissemination, the number of NGOs that share a higher degree of understanding of the EU democracy and the policy making process.

The special guests, representatives, teachers and promoters involved in the project contribute to the development and better understanding of the proposed topics as well as to the image of the event organised with the support of the Youth in Action Programme.