ATA, the Youth Association from Transylvania is an organization set up in the end of 2011. Its founders all have extensive experience in the NGO field, by writing, managing and organizing local and regional projects, Youth in Action Exchanges, Initiatives, Voluntary projects and Trainings, and Leonardo da Vinci Mobilities. The objectives of the association is to enable youth from the Romanian region of Transylvania to take part as hosts and sending organization and be involved in European projects. This is the 3rd project we are applying for as a new organization so we have past experience as an organization.
We aim to help develop, promote and represent the general interests of the communities in Transylvania by having volunteering based social, cultural, sporting, educational, recreational and professional training activities, and thus thus promoting the active involvement of youth in the perpetuation of ethnic, national and European values.
The objectives of the Association are to
a. represent the interests of personal, social, civil, professional, economic, sporting and recreational youth in Transylvania
b. ensure youth involvement in the conservation of traditional, folk, cultural and ethnic values in Transylvania, and to promote these values on a national and international level
c. improve youth access to opportunities offered for young people on a national, European and international level and offering information on this in our region, and
d. collaborating and forming partnerships with other groups, associations and foundations in Transylvania, Romania, in the European Union and worldwide.
We constantly work with young people and young adults, through non formal learning methods and vocational trainings in order to help them acquire skills, competencies and attitudes which help them become more successful in daily life and employment. It is important for us to make the communities we work with to think about the welfare of all its components.
We are an independent organisation, without any connection to ethnic, political or religious bodies.