Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente, Romania

Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente is a Romanian NGO that works in Lifelong Learning since 2005. CPIP is committed to mainstreaming the principle of equal opportunities for all citizens in the public policies and associated practices, as an integral part of democratization and the creation of an open society, to re-define the status of community co-production in all areas related to lifelong learning. We support initiatives and run programs and projects that aim at cooperating and innovating for good practices in this field. This is done by taking part at diverse European initiatives and then mainstreaming in the regional activities the developed products and results.

We have so far worked as leaders and main contributors in:
– initial and continuous professional development for teachers & learning professionals in their pre-employment period or that work in kindergarten, primary schools, secondary schools, high school, vocational education, second-chance education, special education. We have focused on anti-bullying programs in schools, creating a 24 schools network in our county with over 50 teachers and 250 children involved in direct anti-bullying activities (details on Another focus was introducing mobile technology in teaching activities, experimenting in primary education, university level (with students from Polytechnic University of Timisoara) and teacher training departments.

– initial and continuous professional development for social workers, community professionals, psychologists, councillors, youth workers, harm reduction professionals, especially in working with gangs, working with youth that is involved in the juvenile justice system, troubled youth and vulnerable groups. Our organisation was accredited as a national training provider for the qualification of “community developer” with specialization of working in gangs related environments.

– training and education in introducing the “community co-production” concept, especially in topics where the local community needs to take responsibilities for hot topics like: re-integration (or even initial integration to begin with) of persons released from custody ( or quality assurance of the education offered to youngsters interacting with the juvenile justice system (the EIGEP Project).