Personal tools

Partners Romania

— filed under:

Fundatia Parteneri Pentru Dezvoltare Locala

Partners-Romania, part of Partners’ network since 1997, works to enhance the democratic process of governance, civil society development, and dissemination of change and conflict management skills and services in Romania and internationally. The Center specializes in local government reform, providing municipal officials and communities with skills and processes in citizen participation and change and conflict management to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability.

Partners-Romania’s main areas of expertise include:

Local Government Reform. Partners-Romania implements two complementary municipal development programs:  Working Together Program for Governance and Local Leadership in Central/Eastern Europe and the Southeastern Europe Municipal Development Program (co-designed and managed with Partners). The goal of these programs is to build a sustainable regional network of trainers skilled in local government reform, through a series of training-of-trainers, technical assistance follow-up, and the development of in-country action plans to implement skills learned. Further, the networks provide peer support through information and resource exchange. These ongoing programs have resulted in a cadre of trained practitioners and reached over a thousand municipal officials throughout the region. Visit the Good Governance page for case studies.

IntegrationMinority Rights. Partners-Romania works with local and regional government officials and minority representatives to facilitate dialogue to build cooperation and improve minority status and living conditions. The Center convenes municipal officials, police, Roma community representatives, local media and others to discuss the situation of minorities in the country and develop creative solutions on Roma rights, including working with the National Office for Roma, Department of National Minorities, to develop a national strategy paper for improving housing, educational and employment opportunities in the country.

Conflict Analysis, Prevention & Resolution Center. In cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, Partners-Romania is developing a Conflict Analysis, Prevention & Resolution Center (CAPR) to increase the capacity of government and civil society to analyze, prevent and manage conflicts in the social sector. The CAPR will build a cadre of neutral conflict management professionals, conduct research on Romania’s conflict resolution needs, and implement workshops and consensus building initiatives in communities.

Citizen Participation. Partners-Romania is implementing an ongoing project entitled ParticipationBuilding Bridges, the goal of which is to increase citizen participation in local decision-making by facilitating participatory problem-solving processes with municipal government leaders and citizens in selected communities. In this program, Partners-Romania is developing easily adaptable, innovative training manuals, and will disseminate them to Romanian NGOs through trainings-for-trainers and cooperative planning processes.

Document Actions
Center Profile

Local Name: Fundatia Parteneri Pentru Dezvoltare Locala
Director: Ana Vasilache
Center since: 1997
Contact Information:
Str Piata Amzei 7-9, sc D, et 6, ap 34, Bucharest
Tel: (40-21) 313-5664, 313-5668
Email: fpdl@fpdl.ro
Web: www.fpdl.ro

Ana Photo

 


Related Content
New case study on addressing corruption in Romania

Partners Foundation for Local Development (FPDL) in Romania led a systemic process to address the roots of corruption in local government. This case study details the process they used and the results of their intervention.

read more
FPDL's Good Governance work wins 2011 United Nations Public Service Award for two cities

Martin, Slovakia and Craiova, Romania win the 2011 United Nations Public Service Award for North America and Europe in the category “Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service”. Both local governments applied the novel strategic anticorruption approach, promoted by FPDL in CEE/SEE countries with LGI/OSI support.

read more
Partners Romania Wins Prize for Anti-Corruption Work

The program “A City without Corruption, a City with Future,” organized by Partners Romania together with the Romanian municipality of Craiova, recently won the first prize in the 2010 Civil Servants Agency Annual Competition in the category “Strengthening public service integrity, transparency and accountability.” The project aimed to improve accountability and combat corruption on the level of local government and was selected from over 30 different initiatives from across Romania, showing the impact of Partners’ work in the country.

read more
 

1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 515, Washington, DC 20036

TEL: 202-942-2166 FAX: 202-939-0606