Andrei Avram, the leader of the Alba Iulia Scout Centre, was elected on Monday evening as “The Volunteer of the Year in the field of Education”. He was elected from a pool of finalists including representatives of NGOs and foundations from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Bacau.

The distinction confirms the results of his more than 10 years of volunteer dedication to Scouting, a movement based on the principles of volunteering and non-formal education. Besides his role as a leader of the local Scout Centre, Andrei is also the Vice-President of the Romanian Scout Association which, in turn, was awarded the 2nd place in the competition for the “NGO of the Year in Education” earlier this year.

The “Gala of the Volunteers 2011” was the fist national event dedicated to recognising the value of volunteering, of volunteering projects and of the coordinators of volunteering centres in Romania and was organised in Bucharest on the 12th of December 2011. It marks the end of the events organised in Romania under the auspices of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (EYV 2011) and the International Day of Volunteering (celebrated every year on the 5th of December).

“RoJAM 2011 – Take the Next Step”, the 1st Romanian Scout Jamboree after the re-establishment of the association following the fall of Communism, was selected to be among the 6 finalists for the “Volunteer Project of the Year in the field of Education”.


Radu Stinghe
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Radu Stinghe

Radu comes from Romania and is the Director of Youth Programme in the European Scout Office. He is following the Region's work on Educational Methods and Youth Empowerment.

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