|Promote gender equality and empower women|
|Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger|
Project ID: 33490
Duration: Mar 2011 - Feb 2014
Management Arrangements: NIM with CO Support
Total: 1 USD
By end 2015, line ministries have enhanced capacity to implement innovative programmes for social inclusion, economic and political empowerment of vulnerable groups, and for deepening democratic practices with special emphasis on initiatives with the potential to be adapted to the needs of Romanian official development assistance priority countries.
Expected CP Outcome(s)
Capacity development for social inclusion, economic and political empowerment of vulnerable groups and for deepening democratic practice with special emphasis on initiatives with the potential to be adapted to the needs of Romanian ODA priority countries.
A Social Economy Model for Romania
Theme and main objectives
The programme aims to launch the Social Economy (SE) concept in Romania and develop an initial framework of expertise in SE. This task will be approached through 3 objectives:
- Accumulating SE expertise by conducting analyses of the social and economic context for SE in Romania and setting up institutions specialised in SE;
- Training human resources in SE and developing a postgraduate curriculum in SE practices; and
- Promoting the SE concept and its benefits, stressing its potential to facilitate the social inclusion and the employment of vulnerable groups.
The funds will be invested towards the development of Romania’s SE capacity which will benefit the Romanian society as a whole in the long run. In particular, the direct beneficiaries are the targeted vulnerable groups, the personnel who will attend the training sessions, and the partner institutions who will develop their academic and research capacities.
The project therefore addresses the lack of an integrated system of assisting groups who would be disadvantaged on the labour market. Awareness of the SE concept is currently just incipient, as it has only been vectored by some NGOs. Also, in conjunction with the Corporate Social Responsibility project, the launching of a SE model for Romania, aims to counteract the suspicious attitude that private actors from the profit sector have towards social institutions, which are seen as inefficient and lacking transparency.
The project is complementary to various policies enacted in official strategy documents such as: •the National Development Plan, 2007-2013, •the National Strategy for employment promotion, 2004 – 2010, •the National Strategy for social security and social inclusion of those disabled, 2006- 2013, and others.
Also, the project draws on the preceding experience of the EQUAL initiative organised in Poland in 2004-2008.
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Implementation Agency / Main Partner
The Alternative Sociale (Social Alternatives) Association
UNDP Programme Supervision
Contact Person in UNDP [Programme Associate]