The Timiş County Foundation for Youth (FITT) invites you to participate in the training course in the field of public policy for youth, which will take place between 8-12 December in Timişoara. Representatives from non-governmental organisations, authorities and public institutions with activity in the field of public policy for youth may participate in the event. Entries can be made by Thursday, November 29th, by accessing this link. This training course aims at objectives such as: developing skills to understand consultation and participation processes in the field of public policies for youth, experimentation of methods of consultation and analysis For the development of public policies for youth and the experimentation of methods for evaluating and monitoring public policies for youth. The course is part of the project "Innovation Centre and excellence in the field of public youth policies", selected under the Operational programme administrative capacity, cofinanced by the European Union, from the European Social Fund, Code SIPOCA/ MySMIS 351/112332. Within it, there will be six training courses – in Bucharest, Timişoara, Braşov, Craiova, Iaşi, Cluj. More information here. "Public administration in Romania, at central and local level, has undergone major transformations. Despite the positive developments recorded, it still presents a number of shortcomings, focusing more on the formal side of the administration's work. Through this project we propose to speed up the process of regulating the youth centres in Romania. Young people need their dedicated infrastructure, which will carry out activities related to the needs of the local youth community, "said Mihai Valentin, president of the County Foundation for Timiş Youth. The centre of INPUT (Innovation Centre and excellence in the field of public youth policies) was launched this year by the Timişoara Youth County Foundation and has the main purpose of formulating and promoting alternative proposals to public policies Initiated by the Government in the field of youth policies. These proposals will be carried out at national, regional and local level, by facilitating social and civic dialogue between the various actors of companies (non-governmental organisations, social partners, staff from local public authorities and institutions, Regional and national citizens). The project was selected under the Operational programme administrative capacity, cofinanced by the European Union, from the European Social Fund, cod SIPOCA/MySMIS 351/112332. The total value of the project is 953,954.51 Lei (co-financing the County Youth Foundation Timiş – 13,410.05 Lei, co-financing West University Timişoara – 5,669.04 Lei). This project is carried out between May 2018-July 2019. Timiş County Foundation for Youth (FITT) is an umbrella organization for non-governmental youth organisations in Timiş County. With 30 member organisations and over 27 years of uninterrupted activity, FITT is the most important and oldest youth NGO in western Romania. The programs and activities implemented by FITT extend to a wide range, from social activities for disadvantaged youths to cultural programs or active citizenship and the development of public policies at local and national level – www.fitt.ro.