Trip from Solsona

Map with different means of transport to get to Solsona


4th Meeting in Romania

Transnational Meeting in Sf Gheorge  27.03.11 – 30.03.11

Photographic material of the 4th meeting

Group photo of the 4th meeting

Presentations in  Sf Gheorge School Inspectorate of Covasna County

Visiting “Apor Péter” Technical High-School

Workshop in the LAM Foundation’s House

Best practices in Germany (Ge-03)

Working Unit
ifw MBZ, Germany
Number GP: Ge-03
ifw MBZ, Germany
Title GP
Social Integration centre of Altenburger Land

Description of the GP
The region Altenburger Land have a high level of long termed unemployed people. It´s the highest level in the federal state Thuringia. Some of industries go away from the region, for instance open coal cast mining or were completely changed, like the agricultural sector. In the following of these the professional socialization of a lot of people was devaluated. These group of people are most of the long term unemployed people. The other part of this group are people with a low level of qualification and not actually professional experiences. The social follow-up is, that a lot of families haven´t enough money and especially in rural regions they are not integrated in social and cultural life. This is not only a very difficult situation for the unemployed people themself but also for their families and especially the children. The empiric knowledge from social science show, that this promote the fatally development to child poverty. More money to this families can´t bring sustainable help to them. The parents need help for self-organisation, self-management and for actually problems like outstanding debt or alcohol. After that it will looking for traineeship and further education. This kind of activities with the focus of the whole family is a change of the perspective about the problem of long termed unemployed people in rural areas with a prevention approach.


1.     Bring long term unemployed people back to the labour market. Hold younger people and families in the region.

2.     Help them with most important problems (typical social work activities) and at the same time strengthening self-management and self-organisation

3.     Give them further qualification for jobs and competences in education, child care and  problem solving competency

Results and materials that will be used (video, text with pictures)
text with pictures

Criteria accomplished by BP
The project creates and test activities for the key problems in rural areas in especially in eastern part of Germany. It´s a important approach for social integration of different target groups in rural areas.

Innovation: The innovation is to help finding strategies for training self-management and self-organization before further qualification and integration in to the labour market can be a theme. For this in the project the integration coach’s helps and call for own activities of the target groups.

Impact with quantitative and qualitative checked results: Most of the target group have made the experience in the past that they escape from problems, from labour agency and institutions they could help. In the project the most of the participants stay are at the whole time in the project. At second, the participants protect their privacy very well. The integrations coach´s worked to get access to families and children’s for helping them. At last after the first round of the project was finished about thirty percentages of the participants got a job. It´s a good result for the target group with many individual problems.

Efficiency: In the rural area of Altenburger Land is not only a high level of unemployed and disintegrated people the costs for helping them are on highest level in Germany. For sustainable help, they don´t need more money but help for organizing their life and their families. It´s a better way to use financial resources.

Sustainability: The initiative was founded in the federal state of Thuringia in 2009. A lot of projects were established in the whole federal state, SIAL was one of them. In this time the project SIAL is in the second round with new participants and the same cooperation partners. There is a good chance to establish SIAL in the promotion structure in Altenburger Land and the federal state of Thuringia.

Replicability / monitoring model: The economical and especially psychological starting points of the target groups are equal in rural areas, for this the transfer of methods and activities are possible.

Use of TIC: Using PC and Internet are important at two levels. First in the work with the participants, to find job offers and to create application documents. At the second level for creating, describing and realizing the whole project, include a permanent work in public relations.

Takes into account the genre perspective in their management: Most of the target groups are women as stand-alone parents with one or more children’s. Additional some of the target groups are fathers as stand-alone parents. For this the gender perspective is a important part of the work in this project.

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  1. Coherence: Adapted to the goals of the project and to the population and rural field.
  2. Innovation: Give some resource, method or application that permits to solve common problems.
  3. Impact with quantitative and qualitative checked results: evidence, transformations or lasting chances, social, economical, environmental and/or institutional.
  4. Efficiency: evidence an ideal approach of the available resources (financial, technical, technological and human)
  5. Sustainability: evidence a permanence in time in front of : the lasting social, economical, environmental and institutional changes.
  6. Replicability / monitoring model: susceptible to be repeated in other countries with similar situation and conditions
  7. Use of TIC
  8. Takes into account the genre perspective in their management.

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Best practices in Germany (Ge-02)

Working Unit
ifw MBZ, Germany
Number GP: Ge-02
Regional administration of Starkenberg, ifw MBZ, Germany
Title GP
Regional Development in rural areas in Altenburger Land

Description of the GP
This is a good-practice example for regional development in rural areas. This is the presentation of the activities in the village Starkenberg nearly Altenburg. The region Altenburger Land is a rural area in the eastern part of the federal state of Thuringia. It’s a region with a lower industrial level after the change in 1989. A lot of industrial companies, for instance in machine construction leave the region. With the companies leave the inhabitants there natural villages and go to larger cities and industrial centres. Especially younger women looking for new future prospects. That’s why children were unborn. This change in economical sector and the missing of inhabitants is a challenge of every administration in rural areas in eastern part of Germany. The task of the administration is, to promote the attractiveness of the own region not only for companies which want to invest, but also for the people. The regional administration and the major of Starkenberg have found a own way for this.


1.     Increase the attractiveness of the village, promoting the community to hold the inhabitants in their native country.
2.     Benefit the registered non-profit associations in the village in the area sports, traditional music and carnival
3.     Helping employees, who are parents to be flexible in their jobs.
4.     Promote technologies for the future in the village, for instance in regenerative energies

Results and materials that will be used (video, text with pictures)

  • Interview with the major of the village Starkenberg Mr. Schlegel
  • Powerpoint presentation about the village and the region

Criteria accomplished by BP
This gp refers a typical problem in eastern part of Germany. The difficult demographic development and the economic change from traditional energy resources to modern regenerative energies. It´s a very interesting solution und a possible way for transfer.

Innovation: The really new approach is in this project not general promoting by the government, but to use the individual resources of the community. The activities in non-profit associations have a long history in the village. To promote them is the best way to promote the community. A lot of younger people participate in these associations. The help is not only to give them money but creating good conditions like modern meeting rooms in central located building, public relations, help to organize important celebrations. Those activities in the associations as a mainly part of community are given from generation to generation.

Impact with quantitative and qualitative checked results: The effects of these activities are present in the workaday life. Some inhabitants leave the village in the past but not so much like in other villages.

Efficiency: This gp has a high level of efficiency, because a small budget of financial resources was used for multiplication of effects for community.

Sustainability: The activities in Starkenberg are successful. They have impact to social, economic and ecological life in the village and the whole region. It´s a model for other villages and small towns in Altenburger Land.

Replicability / monitoring model: The transfer of experiences and the results is possible. It depends from the individual situation in every region.

Use of TIC: Modern communication technologies are an important thing for life quality in rural community. For this the technical conditions for fast internet connection to the village were planed and integrated in the concept for rural development. At second, in the community centre of the village are possibilities to work with public PC with internet access and visit further education for using these modern technologies.

Takes into account the genre perspective in their management: A main theme of these gp is to promote families as an important part of the community in the village. For this the gender perspective is an main theme in the whole gp.

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Partners evaluation of the GP:  Yes /  No

Explain clearly why the GP is applied or not in each territory



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One year in 40 seconds

Images from the same spot through one year. Audio captured at the same place. All details on how this video was made, another video of these images and a place to download all the footage here:​2008/​12/​27/​one-year-worth-of-images-give-some-amazing-videos/

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Best practice in Spain (Sp-03)