Asociatia pentru Educatie si Dezvoltare Durabila
Association for Education and Sustainable Development (AESD) is an educational centre and its main activities are; the implementation of formal and informal lifelong education courses; building an organized system of consulting throughout its region; and the management and provision of information and training. AESD's goal is to promote lifelong learning in society in order to facilitate the growth of active citizenship; increased social cohesion and higher levels of employment for all age groups. AESD have considerable research expertise as our work is always evidence-based and the on-going analysis of the needs of the region are key activities of the association. One of our priority objectives for the period 2013-2016 is the structuring and establishing of a network of local centres for distance learning. It pursues this strategy to ensure that quality education provision can be easily accessed in even the most disadvantaged areas. As youth workers and adult educators are two of the key determinants of success the resources developed in the CRE8IVE project will be of considerable benefit to us in trying to achieve our objectives. The association compliments the mainstream educational network that already exists offering more flexible, individually tailored and market focused courses for the lifelong learning of young adults. One of the goals of our association is to give marginalized youth access to lifelong learning and access to current job experience in order to help them obtain (fixed) employment in the long term. The City of Calarasi, where AESD is based, is one of the least developed regions of Romania.