Promoting youth involvement in change (PROMIT)
Mare Nostrum NGO, together with Make Sense Association and ADAPTO, helps over 200 young people from rural communities to get actively involved in the development of their communities. The young people will benefit from ongoing support and training to develop and implement 15 applied solutions in the form of civic initiatives. The project is part of the Active Citizens Fund Romania programme, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA grants 2014-2021.

The aim of the project is to build the capacity of young people (skills, knowledge, attitudes) to be actively involved in bringing about change in the community.
Young people need a framework that stimulates them to participate in community life, develops their capacities, challenges and connects them. Until schools focus education on the community, this framework can be provided by NGOs already focused on community needs, with innovative and participatory tools.

Project objectives:

  • Direct involvement of at least 225 rural youth in community life.
  • Educate at least 225 young people from rural communities on how to actively approach local authorities.
  • To build a collaborative relationship between 15 rural communities for exchange of experience, peer-to-peer learning and peer-to-peer support.
  • Organisational development objective of the project:
  •  Increase the capacity of 5 organisations to attract new donors, increasing financial sustainability.

The 225 young people, intermediate beneficiaries of the project, will be identified and selected with the help of teachers in the communities targeted by the project. Young people who exhibit various distinctive behaviours, such as the need for support in adapting and integrating into the group and community, will be particularly targeted.
Throughout the project, these young people will be supported and will work together with teachers, parents and other resource persons, members of the communities, identified by them through the project activities.
The final beneficiaries are the members of the 15 communities to which these young people belong, for which they will develop and implement 15 applied solutions, in the form of civic initiatives, aimed at contributing to the harmonious development of the communities.

"Project implemented by the NGO Mare Nostrum, in partnership with the Make Sense Association and the Association for the Promotion of Equality between Young People (ADAPTO), with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021. The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit"

The Active Citizens Fund Romania programme is funded through EEA Grants 2014-2021. The overall objective of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen
bilateral relations between the 15 beneficiary countries and the donor countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).

The programme is administered by the consortium composed of the Foundation for
Civil Society Development, the Foundation for Partnership, the Resource Centre for Roma Communities, the PACT Foundation and Frivillighet Norge, which acts as Operator.
Fund Operator designated by the FMO - Office of the EEA and Norwegian Grant Financial Mechanism. Active Citizens Fund Romania aims to strengthen civil society and citizenship
and capacity building of vulnerable groups. With a total allocation of €46,000,000, the programme aims to develop the long-term sustainability and capacity of the sector
civil society sector, enhancing its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights while strengthening bilateral relations with the EU Member States.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. For more information about the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, please visit For more information
information on EEA and Norwegian Grants, please visit