Who are we?
October 2020 brought 4 organisations together for creating the SoundBeatsTime project. Let’s meet them!
Yellow Shirts is a youth organisation based in Baia Mare, a small town in the northern part of Romania, and was established in 2010 from the will to sustain and help the young people to integrate in the community. Today, the organisation is led by young people as professional youth workers, which develop personalized activities for the beneficiary, with the aim to help them develop in personal and professional terms.
Yellow Shirts proposes activities with various profiles to help young people discover new cultures or ways to spend the free time in an enjoyable, yet useful way in different educational environments.
The organisation has involved until now more than 2000 youth in the over 160 international and national projects develop by Yellow Shirts or in partnership. The most common topics of these meetings have been entrepreneurship, volunteering, youth work, youth organisations’ institutional management, marketing policies, cultural identity, project management, leadership and youth’s involvement in the community.
With the help of the hosted volunteers it has worked together with the local volunteers to transform Baia Mare into a friendlier place and open to multiculturalism, through activities with and for the community youth.
Agrupación Centro de Cultura or ACDC has as members and volunteers university members of different careers. It started in 2004 in Murcia with the University of Murcia, expanding rapidly to other universities across Spain. The main activities implemented are courses for university, music courses, concerts, conferences, investigations, congresses or solidarity activities gathering more than 50.000 persons. It provides different options and variations of spending the free time for further development of those that “want more”. The organisation supports through the mixture of music, arts, friendship, science and direct personal contact between thousands of members the development on educational investigations which led to several doctoral thesis and publications in fields of sciences, humanistic or psychology.
Associazione Giosef – Giovani Senza Frontieri (Youth without Borders), was born in April 1998 to promote active European citizenship and youth mobility. The main focuses are on: engaging in the inclusion and participation of youth in all its forms and at all levels, creating new spaces for youth participation in public life, so that young people themselves are able to provide answers to the needs of new generations, supporting the construction of a Europe of solidarity and hospitality, founded on the ideals of democracy, peace, tolerance and acceptance of diversity, promoting paths of non-formal education and job training in intercultural perspective. Giosef Italy is a national umbrella organisation that promotes youth mobility, youth policy and social promotion. Our work is dedicated to spreading the ideas of tolerance, cultural diversity and European citizenship among our members, most of whom are aged 18-35. We believe that is important to increase young opportunity, and make them in contact with new realities, behaviours and culture for improving the sense of European citizenship. They could learn about intercultural reality and rich themselves through the contact with other volunteers. We are convinced that is a tool for becoming active citizens and help them to grow personally and professionally.
Romanian Institute for Adult Education (IREA) is a pedagogical research institute established in 2000, which works as non-profit organization alongside the Department of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, University of West University of Timișoara. IREA mainly aims to conduct research and publish books and support materials regarding adult education, to provide counselling, documentation, communication and information to improve pedagogical skills and managerial practitioners in adult education. Essentially, to offer professional and scientific support needed to improve the national system of continuing education in our country, so it made compatible with international systems and practices for adult education. The overall aim of the research is to improve the quality of adult education, and to identify ways to increase their participation in learning, and also strengthening size lifelong learning, both at individual and institutional levels. IREA's work focuses on the use and non-formal learning methods through training sessions and they held both for volunteers within the organization and outside. The promotion of non-formal education remains one of the priorities of the organization and in the future.
Now that you know a bit more about us, we’ll be glad to tell you why this mixture of organisations has been chosen and what do we want all to achieve together. Stay tuned!