Social DOers is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization established by young professionals passioned about what they DO!
Social DOers is acting as Think-Tank & Resource Center – focused on ensuring Social Justice and Social Innovation, by delivering quality and accessible services to various stakeholders, from civil society organizations to public institutions, as well as to young people and youth workers.
Our Aim is to support evidence based policies & develop initiatives for young people and society at large, in order to guarantee their full participation in the political, social, economic and cultural life.
Our main Objectives are
- advocating for social & economic justice
- fostering creativity & innovation
- stimulating social change
- promoting democratic values, human rights and active citizenship
- advancing evidence based initiatives that support economic and social development of young people and adults
- facilitating cooperation between various stakeholders on topics such as sustainable development, support of research development and social entrepreneurship
- increasing vocational and educational training for young people and adults in order to improve their professional skills and competences
- stimulating volunteering and philanthropic actions
Our organization was formally established in 2013 as a joint working space for experts, youth leaders and youth workers interested in advocacy, policy making and human rights. Since its establishment, the organization has been acting as an advisor and resource center in various youth initiatives.
Social DOers is lead by a team of young professionals working with young people and youth organizations for more than 10 years (from local and national youth councils to international youth organizations such as AEGEE or European Youth Forum).
Our Experience ranges from development of national youth policies or National Legislation (eg. National Law on Youth, National standard for Youth Workers, National Youth Guarantee Scheme, National Internship Law), to involvement in European & international initiatives (eg. Youth Employment Action – an initiative coordinated by the European Youth Forum, European Quality Charter of Internships and Apprenticeships, Cooperation of young people in the Black Sea Region & in the South-Eastern Europe).
Social DOers’ Team benefits of an extensive knowledge in Project & International grants Management (at both national and international level) and has successfully led various teams of volunteers and/or professionals.
Social DOers’ Team has been involved in League of Young Voters Romania – the national information and raising awareness
campaign on Youth Participation and involvement of young people in elections for European Parliament (also called) “Young People Vote – Young People Matter” (under the leadership of Romania Youth Council and implemented with support of a large partnership, from public institutions, to trade unions and young entrepreneurs associations). Within the project our Team ensured the project management but was also in charge with ensuring content support for the informative seminars dedicated to young people (covering subjects such as youth participation mechanisms, role and responsibilities of MEPs, role of EU institutions and European youth policies etc.); ensuring expertise for debates organized between young people and candidates to the European Parliament (covering subjects such as youth rights, youth unemployment, sustainable development, intergenerational justice, structured participation in democratic processes, etc.).
Moreover, our volunteers have been involved until recently in the project “A young vision for public policies in Romania and Bulgaria” led by Romania Youth Council and implemented together with UNICEF Romania. The project aimed at showcasing good practices implemented by youth NGOs in working directly with young NEETs (not in employment, education or training), but also to provide policy recommendations to Romanian Government and UNICEF offices in Romania and Bulgaria in order to address the needs of young NEETs.
Furthermore, in 2013 Social DOers and its volunteers have been actively involved in the consultations regarding the 1st Romanian National Strategy for Youth (designed for the timeframe 2015-2020), being mainly focused on the chapters: young people and labour market & recognition of non-formal education and volunteering.