Engaging the Future: Development Cooperation for High School Students

Engaging the Future: Development Cooperation for High School Students

Period of implementation: October 2016 – March 2017

In 2007, following its accession to the European Union (EU), Romania has become donor of official development assistance (ODA), offering financial support to developing countries and contributing in this way to the global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. Since then, Romania has strived to position itself on the international development arena as an innovative donor, with the main comparative advantage of being able to share its direct experience and knowledge in the democratic transition and EuroAtlantic integration processes. Romania’s strategic objective in development cooperation is to contribute to poverty reduction by promoting security and economic welfare, state of law, sustainable economic development, climate change mitigation and investments in education, complementing international efforts in the field.

The main objectives of this project are:

Objective 1 – Raising awareness of 400 high schools students from Bucharest on the Romanian development cooperation programme during a 3 months campaign;

Objective 2 – Supporting 8 high school students to broaden their knowledge in the field of development cooperation during a three days workshop of activities;

Objective 3 – Encouraging and supporting 8 high schools students to pursue a career in the field of development cooperation.

Donor: The project is funded by the Romanian Government, through the budget for Official Development Assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bratislava Regional Centre.