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Good practices. Decision-makers.Romania

Good practices. Decision-makers.Romania

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  • 1. I m p r ov i n g Y o u th Vo l u n te er in g t h ro u g h t h e S tr uc t u r e d D ia l o g ue Sevilla, Spain 3 rd – 8 th October, 2011 Good practices Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports
  • 2. National Strategy for Community Action SNAC HIGH LEVEL GROUP FOR ROMANIAN CHILDREN HLG
  • 3. Structure of the Romanian Educational System Ministry of Education School Inspectorates per each county (41) + Bucharest School units School units School units
  • 4. National Strategy for Community Action
    • Definition : An educational programme – a Partnership of Learning - linking High Schools with Special Schools / Institutions, Social Care Centres and others
    • Aims : Increased social interaction, integration and inclusion
    • Organisers : The Ministry of Education and other Ministries in partnership with The Children’s High Level Group
    • Format: a n Activity Programme involving both the High School pupils and the children from the Special Schools / Institutions which includes a wide range of creative, imaginative and expressive activities used as “vehicles” for social inclusion. Activities may include Art and Crafts, Drama, Music, Dance and Sport
  • 5. National Strategy for Community Action - Background -
    • 2000: the High Level Group for Romanian Children (HLGRC) was founded by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, MEP, and promoted the implementation of Community Action programmes in Romania.
    • February – April 2003: Community Action Pilot
    • Study (CAPS) in Craiova, organized by Muir John Potter
    • February 20 04 : a Memorandum refereeing SNAC was signed by 5 ministers an d the Prime minister
    • April 2004: National Conference to launch the National Strategy for Community Action (SNAC)
  • 6. National Strategy for Community Action - Legal background - What is new about this Order is that it sets up objectives, ways of action and organization, responsibilities and rights, documents needed for developing and expanding SNAC to all levels of the Romanian education system. Regional coordinators Secretary of State for pre-university education County coordinators General School Inspector Local coordinators School Units Principals Ministry of Education Funds for certificates and diplomas recognised nation-wide. They are awarded during an annual ceremony. Community Action Voluntary activity or optional school-based curriculum activity SNAC Coordinators are appointed each year based on pre-established documents
  • 7. National Strategy for Community Action
    • Definition : An educational programme – a Partnership of Learning - linking High Schools with Special Schools / Institutions, Social Care Centres and others
    • Aims : Increased social interaction, integration and inclusion
    • Organisers : The Ministry of Education and other Ministries in partnership with The Children’s High Level Group
    • Format: a n Activity Programme involving both the High School pupils and the children from the Special Schools / Institutions which includes a wide range of creative, imaginative and expressive activities used as “vehicles” for social inclusion. Activities may include Art and Crafts, Drama, Music, Dance and Sport
  • 8. Statistics
  • 9. National Strategy for Community Action SNAC
  • 10. National Strategy for Community Action
    • Integrated Current and Special Events
    • Art Competitions (Christmas theme)
    • Sport (Basketball, Football, Table tennis)
    • Dance / Music (Traditional, modern)
    • Shows
    • Environmental projects
    In schools Between schools Between counties Between SNAC regions
  • 11. National Strategy for Community Action Evaluation New questionnaires 2007-2008 and 2010 Directors/ Coordinators Psychologists Volunteers Children
  • 12. National Strategy for Community Action
    • Summer Projects
    • Mures and Vrancea in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 13. National Strategy for Community Action
  • 14. National Strategy for Community Action
  • 15. National Strategy for Community Action
  • 16. THE NATIONAL CONTEST OF PROJECTS ON DRUG PREVENTION “ TOGETHER ”
  • 17. The prevention of drug abuse among teenagers
    • Involving high-school students in volunteering activities on the prevention of drug abuse
    • Implementing both locally and in the county certain projects on the prevention of toxic substances abuse created by students.
    • Creating a network of resource-persons (students and teachers) on a national level.
    aiM oBJECTIVES
  • 18. Target group
    • The students from the 9 th and 10 th grade from highschools from Romania
    • The teachers from these grades
  • 19. PARTNERS
    • The county school Inspectorates
    • Centers of counselling on drug abuse prevention
    • NOGs and government institutions (institutions of public health, police institutions)
    • Local councils
  • 20. Financing
    • 10 000 euro at the national stage, from the budget of the Ministry of Education
    • At the county stages each team has its own financing from partners and local sponsors
  • 21. IMPLEMENTING PERIOD Launched in 2003 County stage February May August September National stage
  • 22. ACTIVITIES
    • Making the contest known in the highschools that have the 9 th and 10 th grade
    • Formal letters from the Ministry of Education to the school inspectorates
    • Informing the school managers and educational counselors
    • Displaying the posters at the schools notice boards
  • 23. ACTIVITIES
    • Making project teams of 4 students and one coordinating teacher in each school – December-January
    • Writing the projects – January-February
    • Signing up the projects for the contest – February
  • 24. ACTIVITIES
    • Making project teams of 4 students and one coordinating teacher in each school – December-January
    • Writing the projects – January-February
    • Signing up the projects for the contest – February
    • Implementing the projects locally – February-May
    • Selecting the best project from the county – May
    • Sending the official selection results to the organisers of the national stage – May
  • 25. MethoDoLoGy
    • Peer to peer volunteering
    • The prevention of toxic substances abuse is based on using interactive methods
    • The camp is organised as a contest where the teams present their projects and also participate in different activities suggested as healthy alternatives to spend the free time, such as:
  • 26. There are free discussions about the causes for drug abuse, the risk factors and protection, typical problems of the teen years etc
  • 27. Creativity games and exercises
  • 28. Music and dance
  • 29. Communication
  • 30. Team-building
  • 31. Climbing
  • 32. Sports and games
  • 33. Crafts – fantasy workshop
  • 34.
    • Almost 1000 students and teachers involved annually in volunteering activities in the field of toxic substances abuse prevention
    • 250 participants in the camp
    • Almost 140 drug abuse prevention projects implemented locally which are based on volunteering
    • A minimum of 200 direct beneficiaries for each project (28 000 students, teachers and parents annually)
    • Almost 50 000 persons exposed to drug abuse prevention messages
    Results
  • 35.