Progress Foundation was founded in 1996 in Bistrita, county of Bistrita-Nasaud. From 2002 to 2007 we were a privileged partner of the European programme of “The Prince’s Trust” organization (the largest youth charity from Great Britain) and we have been awarded numerous grants from major donors: EU (PHARE, Grundtvig), DfID, USAID-World Learning, European Youth Foundation or private funding. In time, Progress Foundation was acknowledged as a promoter of social inclusion of the Gypsy/Roma community, while one of our community development projects in Bărbuleşti (Ialomiţa County) was declared “best practice” in Romania by UNICEFF.
Since 2009 until now we have focused on developing new programs and projects at the national level, in partnership with county public libraries, specifically aiming to facilitate lifelong learning, transfer of innovation and development of new methodologies for social inclusion.
Currently we are implementing two major projects nationwide: Silver Stories and Third place for active citizenship alongside with a variety of local projects in Bistrita-Nasaud.