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Why “Twinning-Voluntary-Cooperation”   The three ideas included in the project’s title :    The European Commission declar...
Short summary of the    Aplicant :                  project:          Petroşani municipality                  Romania  Par...
Period of the project :            August 1, 2011 – August 1, 2012      The budget of the project:                  49.9...
Project’s Aim:To promote and to raise the volunteering activitiesand of best practices, by :       encouraging the interac...
Project’s Objectives :        Attracting volunteers from the civil society and from the local public administration Speci...
Means to accomplish the aim and objectives of the                    project 5 conferences, having Volunteering as main t...
 2 charity events     Santa Claus Factory, Petroşani, December 5 – 14, 2011     Santa Claus Factory, Wolfsebrg, Decembe...
The Project’s Opening Conference , Petroşani, August 24 – 26 , 2011
The main themes approached :       Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work      Presentation of...
Participants:      80 local participants -representatives of local publicadministration and of volunteering associations...
An example of the volunteering work inPetroşani
Obtained Results        Raising among the citizens the degree of visibilityof the volunteering work done by the NGOs     ...
The common meeting of Petroşani and      Varpalota Local Councils        Petroşani, August 24,2011
About the meeting:      The organization of this meeting between the two LocalCouncils represented a premiere in the Europ...
Local Council Decisions adopted at the                 common meeting      Decision no.248/24.08.2011        Setting up a ...
Decision no.249/24.08.2011          Elaboration of a common programme which would promoteeconomic relations, cultural, sp...
Obtained Results       The Local Council Decisions adopted at the meetingfrom August 24, 2011, came into effect       The...
Medical Conference “Medicine and          Volunteering Petroşani, October 27-28, 2011
Approached subjects:     Ways of increasing the number of volunteers in the     medical field     Presentation of the act...
Participants       38 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration, of Petroşani Emergency Hospitala...
Participants
Obtained Results         Knowing best practices from the projectpartners, that have a tradition regarding medicalvoluntee...
Study visit “Volunteering activities in themedical field, of civil protection and emergency                     services  ...
Main subjects approached :       Presenting the NGOs that work in the medical field, civilprotection and civil rescue from...
Participants:       21 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration and of volunteering association ...
Participants:
Obtained Results:       Exchange of best practices between the local andforeign NGOs       Improving the relations of col...
Santa Claus FactoryPetroşani, December 5 – 14 , 2011
Objectives:        Increasing the involvement of citizens in thecommunity’s life and offering a direct and real help tomo...
Participants:       Volunteering                             Students from the educationAssociations:                     ...
Volunteers helping to collect packages for   the persons with severe social and           financial problems
gVolunteers sortin    packages                      The Mayor of Petroşani                      promoting Santa Claus     ...
Distributing packages to the Day Cares for Children               with social problems
Obtained ResultsUnder the slogan  “Your small donation means the world for them”      (original in Romanian:“Dă din puţinu...
Santa Claus Factory          Wolfsberg, December 5 – 14 ,2011Objectives:        Increasing the involvement of citizens in ...
Participants:       Representatives of volunteering associationsfrom the project partner towns       Citizens of Wolfsber...
Conference “Youth and Volunteering ”    Bansko, March 21– 23, 2012
Subjects approached:       Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work      Presentation of the mai...
Participants       20 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration and of volunteering association  ...
Obtained Results        Exchange of best practices between the local andinternational NGOs       Improving the relations ...
Closing Conference ,,Civil Society and           Volunteering”    Varpalota, May 10 – 12 , 2012
Approached subjects       Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work        Presentation of the ma...
Participants      30 local participants, representatives of local publicadministration and of volunteering associations ...
Participants
Obtained Results       Local Council Decisions were adopted regarding thefollowing:      making an evaluation report of t...
Common meeting of Petroşani and Varpalota Local        Councils Varpalota, May 2012
About the meeting:      The second common meeting of the two Local Councilswas organized in order to evaluate the results ...
At the meeting :      the results of the project were evaluated        Petroşani – Varpalota common collaborationprogramm...
Obtained Results after the                implementation of the project         Among the citizens, the degree of visibil...
Follow-up         Maintaining the visibility of volunteering work among thecitizens from the project partners towns, by or...
The project’s publicity       Before and After each event press conferences were held andpress releases were given to the...
Acknowledgeme         ntsThe project management team expresses its gratitude to the following people,for their good collab...
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    1. 1. Why “Twinning-Voluntary-Cooperation” The three ideas included in the project’s title : The European Commission declared the year 2011 “ TheEuropean Year of Volunteering” Petroşani municipality wanted to be actively involved inpromoting the volunteering activities, along with its partners By participating to this project we desired to also improvethe relations of cooperation between the twinned towns andtheir civil societies’
    2. 2. Short summary of the Aplicant : project: Petroşani municipality Romania Partener  s: Bansko municipality, Bulgary Varpalota city, Hungary Ponte nellle Alpi city, Italy Wolfsberg city, Austria
    3. 3. Period of the project : August 1, 2011 – August 1, 2012 The budget of the project:   49.994,41 Euro This project was financed by the European Commission,through the Executive Agency for Culture, Education andAudiovisual through “Europe for Citizens” Programme, Action 1 - ActiveCitizens for Europe, Measure 1.2 – Network of twinnedtowns
    4. 4. Project’s Aim:To promote and to raise the volunteering activitiesand of best practices, by : encouraging the interactions between citizens, in order tostrengthen the relations between twinned towns implementing practical volunteering activities
    5. 5. Project’s Objectives : Attracting volunteers from the civil society and from the local public administration Specific objectives developing a long term thematic relation between towns creating an informal network between towns and the  organizations of civil society interested in developing such  future relations. This informal network offers contact data, human resources and knowledge, bringing together professional individuals from different professional fields.
    6. 6. Means to accomplish the aim and objectives of the project 5 conferences, having Volunteering as main theme:  The Opening Conference, Petroşani, August 24-26, 2011 Medical Conference “Medicine and şi Volunteering”, Petroşani, October 27-28, 2011  Study visit “ Volunteering activites in the fields of medicine , civil protection and emergency services”,  Ponte nelle Alpi, November 24 – 26 ,2011  Conference “Youth and Volunteering”, Bansko, March 21 – 23, 2012 Closing Conference, “Civil Society and Volunteering” Varpalota, May10 – 12, 2012 
    7. 7.  2 charity events Santa Claus Factory, Petroşani, December 5 – 14, 2011 Santa Claus Factory, Wolfsebrg, December 5 – 14, 2011 2 common meetings of Petroşani and Varpalota Local Councils
    8. 8. The Project’s Opening Conference , Petroşani, August 24 – 26 , 2011
    9. 9. The main themes approached : Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work Presentation of the activities of the main NGOs fromPetroşani municipality that rely on volunteering work The importance of a good collaboration between localpublic administration and local NGOs that rely onvolunteering Ways of increasing the number of volunteers amongthe citizens from the local community
    10. 10. Participants: 80 local participants -representatives of local publicadministration and of volunteering associations 40 international participants -representatives of localpublic administration from the project partners towns and ofParticipating NGOs:volunteering associations National Society of Red Cross – Petroşani Subsidiary Caritas Association Pollicino House Pro-Parâng Association Petro-Aqua Association The Supreme Military Order of the Jerusalem Temple, Matei Corvin Commandeer, from Petroşani
    11. 11. An example of the volunteering work inPetroşani
    12. 12. Obtained Results Raising among the citizens the degree of visibilityof the volunteering work done by the NGOs Starting new relations of collaboration betweenthe NGOs from the cities involved in the project Improving the relation of collaboration betweenthe local public administration and the NGOs that rely onvolunteering work
    13. 13. The common meeting of Petroşani and Varpalota Local Councils Petroşani, August 24,2011
    14. 14. About the meeting: The organization of this meeting between the two LocalCouncils represented a premiere in the European Union The Local Council Decisions adopted at the meetingbecame mandatory for both cities
    15. 15. Local Council Decisions adopted at the common meeting Decision no.248/24.08.2011 Setting up a common commission Petroşani –Varpalota, to help improve the twinning relations between the twocommunities. Main attributions: Identification of collaboration opportunities Making proposals regarding annually common programmes andsubmitting them to the approval of Local Councils Identification of new financial resources needed for covering theexpenses of the established actions, by setting up a special fund from theirown budgets Collaboration with the departments from the two City Halls inorder to elaborate and submit community European projects
    16. 16. Decision no.249/24.08.2011 Elaboration of a common programme which would promoteeconomic relations, cultural, sporting and cooperation relations between theorganizations belonging to the civil society of the two cities. Decision no.250/24.08.2011 Elaboration of a common exchange programme between thepublic servants and the personnel from the public institutions from the two cities Decision no.251/24.08.2011 Setting up a Department for Youth, within Petroşani CityHall, having as main attributions the following : organizing information and promotion campaigns regardingvolunteering, having as main objectives offering information about theVolunteering Law and attracting volunteers from the administrative structures. organizing courses and workshops in the fields of communication, ofactive citizenship and of ecological projects management for the youth fromPetroşani and Jiu Valley
    17. 17. Obtained Results The Local Council Decisions adopted at the meetingfrom August 24, 2011, came into effect The common collaboration commission was set up Two experience exchange programmes took place,between the public servants from Petrosani and Varpalota New opportunities of collaboration betweenPetrosani ad Varpalota, benefic for both communities, werecreated through this Local Council Decisions
    18. 18. Medical Conference “Medicine and Volunteering Petroşani, October 27-28, 2011
    19. 19. Approached subjects: Ways of increasing the number of volunteers in the medical field Presentation of the activities of volunteers from the medical field Presenting the main problems faced by the volunteers and identifying solutions to these problems Practical presentation of an emergency situation, made by The Emergency Situations Committee and volunteering association
    20. 20. Participants 38 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration, of Petroşani Emergency Hospitaland of volunteering associations. 10 international participants ,representatives of local public administration of the citiesinvolved in the project and of volunteering associations
    21. 21. Participants
    22. 22. Obtained Results Knowing best practices from the projectpartners, that have a tradition regarding medicalvolunteering Starting new relations of collaboration betweenthe NGOs involved in the project
    23. 23. Study visit “Volunteering activities in themedical field, of civil protection and emergency services Ponte nelle Alpi, November 24 – 26, 2011
    24. 24. Main subjects approached : Presenting the NGOs that work in the medical field, civilprotection and civil rescue from Ponte nelle Alpi Ways of raising the number of volunteers among theyouth and the elderly
    25. 25. Participants: 21 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration and of volunteering association 20 international participants , representatives oflocal public administration of the cities involved in theproject and of volunteering associationThe Associations that presented their activities are: Accanto all’Anziano (Besides the Senior) Civil Protection”  Circolo “Astra  CSV (Center for Volunteer Service)  VV.FF (Fire Department) and Soccorso Alpino (Mountain  Rescue) – Belluno   Filò Sant’Andrea (Association for Social Promotion)
    26. 26. Participants:
    27. 27. Obtained Results: Exchange of best practices between the local andforeign NGOs Improving the relations of collaboration between theNGOs from the project partner towns Improving the relations of collaboration betweenlocal public administration and the NGOs that rely onvolunteering work
    28. 28. Santa Claus FactoryPetroşani, December 5 – 14 , 2011
    29. 29. Objectives: Increasing the involvement of citizens in thecommunity’s life and offering a direct and real help tomore than 500 poor families and institutions that havein their care such families, from Petroşani Giving the citizens of the community the chance to beactively involved in promoting the volunteering activities Offering to the young generation the opportunity to help the less fortunate from their community
    30. 30. Participants: Volunteering Students from the educationAssociations: institutions from Petroşani  Cross – Petroşani Subsidiary National Society of Red Petro Aqua Pro Parâng Media partners: Caritas KapitalTV, Kapital FM O. S.M.T.H.  Afaceri în Valea Jiului  Jurnalul Văii Jiului  Mesagerul Văii Jiului Sponsors:  www.companiadepr.ro, Pluss Supermarket, Mondo TV, Mondo FM, INSEMEX, VISA TvParâng  Ziarul Văii JiuluI  Cronica Văii Jiului  gazeta de Dimineaţă  
    31. 31. Volunteers helping to collect packages for the persons with severe social and financial problems
    32. 32. gVolunteers sortin packages The Mayor of Petroşani promoting Santa Claus Factory
    33. 33. Distributing packages to the Day Cares for Children with social problems
    34. 34. Obtained ResultsUnder the slogan “Your small donation means the world for them” (original in Romanian:“Dă din puţinul tău, puţin!”)in this helping campaign: More than 1.000 volunteers, from Petroşani and from the project partner towns got involved  Over 500 families and institutions that have in their care families with severe social problems were helped   500 packages were collected
    35. 35. Santa Claus Factory Wolfsberg, December 5 – 14 ,2011Objectives: Increasing the involvement of citizens in the community’slife and offering a direct and real help to more than 400 familieswith severe social and finacial problems from Petroşani andVarpalota Giving the citizens of the community the chance to beactively involved in promoting the volunteering activities Offering to the young generation the opportunity to help the less fortunate from their community
    36. 36. Participants: Representatives of volunteering associationsfrom the project partner towns Citizens of WolfsbergResults: More than 400 poor families and orphan childrenfrom the Day Care Centers from Petroşani and Varpalotareceived help 400 packages were collected
    37. 37. Conference “Youth and Volunteering ” Bansko, March 21– 23, 2012
    38. 38. Subjects approached: Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work Presentation of the main organizations from Banskomunicipality that rely on volunteering work Importance of maintaining a good relation ofcollaboration between the local public administration and thelocal NGOs that work with volunteers Ways of raising the involvement of citizens involunteering work
    39. 39. Participants 20 local participants, representatives of localpublic administration and of volunteering association 20 international participants,representatives of local public administration of theproject partner towns and of volunteering associations
    40. 40. Obtained Results Exchange of best practices between the local andinternational NGOs Improving the relations of collaboration betweensome NGOs from the project partner towns Improving the relation of collaboration between thelocal public administration and the NGOs that rely onvolunteering work
    41. 41. Closing Conference ,,Civil Society and Volunteering” Varpalota, May 10 – 12 , 2012
    42. 42. Approached subjects Importance of civil society’s involvement in thevolunteering work Presentation of the main organizations from Varpalotacity that rely on volunteering work Importance of maintaining a good relation ofcollaboration between the local public administration and thelocal NGOs that work with volunteers Ways of raising the involvement of citizens involunteering work
    43. 43. Participants 30 local participants, representatives of local publicadministration and of volunteering associations 45 international participants, rrepresentatives oflocal public administration from the project partner towns and ofNGOs that participated are :volunteering associations Várpalota és Kistérsége Civilek Szövetsége Városszépitő és - Védő Egyesület Pétfürdői Kertbarátkör Egyesület Magyar Vöröskereszt Várpalota Területi Szervezete E.P.E. Egy Mosolyért Közalapitvány Vakok és Gyengénlátok Egyesölete Máltai Szeretetszolgálat Örömhir Alapitvány
    44. 44. Participants
    45. 45. Obtained Results Local Council Decisions were adopted regarding thefollowing: making an evaluation report of the project distribution, on a reciprocity basis, of touristicbrochures at the Touristic Information Points, in Petroşaniand Varpalota extending the common programme of collaborationbetween Petroşani şi Varpalota A partnership agreement was signed between “Comitato Pollicino” Association from Ponte nelle Alpi  and Örömhir Alapitvány and K.E.S.Z Associations from Varpalota
    46. 46. Common meeting of Petroşani and Varpalota Local Councils Varpalota, May 2012
    47. 47. About the meeting: The second common meeting of the two Local Councilswas organized in order to evaluate the results of the project The Local Councils Decisions became mandatory forboth cities
    48. 48. At the meeting : the results of the project were evaluated Petroşani – Varpalota common collaborationprogramme was evaluated the common exchange programme was decided to beextended distribution, on a reciprocity basis, of materialspromoting tourism, in Petroşani and Varplaota
    49. 49. Obtained Results after the implementation of the project Among the citizens, the degree of visibility of NGOs volunteeringwork has increased New relations of collaboration between the NGOs from the projectpartner towns were started (a partnership agreement was signed between twoNGOs from Varpalota and one from Ponte nelle Alpi) On local and international level the relations of collaboration betweenlocal public administration and NGOs were improved by starting new common The number of citizens from the project partner towns who got involvedprojectsin volunteering activities has increased The involvement degree of citizens in solving some problems of thecommunity, by volunteering was raised An exchange of best practices took place between local andinternational NGOs
    50. 50. Follow-up Maintaining the visibility of volunteering work among thecitizens from the project partners towns, by organizing seminars andpublic meetings Maintaining and improving the new relations of collaborationnewly started at the meetings organized during the project, between theNGOs from the project partner towns, by organizing meetings betweentheir representatives Maintaining and improving the relations of cooperation betweenthe local public administration and the NGOs that rely on volunteeringwork , by establishing meetings between their representatives Raising the number of volunteers among the citizens from theproject partner towns Raising the involvement of citizens in solving the community ‘sproblems, by volunteering work
    51. 51. The project’s publicity Before and After each event press conferences were held andpress releases were given to the media A web site was created containing all the necessary informationabout the project DVDs and brochures were made and disseminated
    52. 52. Acknowledgeme ntsThe project management team expresses its gratitude to the following people,for their good collaboration Tiberiu Iacob Ridzi – Mayor of Petroşani muncipality• Talaber Marta – Mayor of Varpalota city• Schlagholz Hans-Peter –Mayor of Wolfsberg city• Seifried Gerhard – Former Mayor of Wolfsberg city• Georgy Ikonomov – Mayor of Bansko municipality• Alexander Kravarov - Former Mayor of Bansko municipality• Roger De Menech – Mayor of Ponte nelle Alpi• National Society of Red Cross – Petroşani Subsidiary• Petro Aqua Association• Pro-Parâng Association• Caritas Alba Iulia Association- Petroşani Subsidiary• O.S.M.T.H - Petroşani Commandeer• Mother Mary Association• Mr. Robert Schmid and his project management team from Wolfsberg• Mrs. Morena Pavei and her project management team from Ponte nelle Alpi• Mrs. Borbasne Gazdag Gabriella and her project management team from Varpalota• Mrs. Elena Todeva and her project management team from Bansko municipality• Mrs. Gabriela Nicolau – Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes,Europe for Citizens Point-Bucharest
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