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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

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Romanian NGO nominated for the EESC Civil Society Prize dedicated to climate action

Romanian non-governmental organization Ateliere Fara Frontiere (Workshop Without Borders) has been nominated for the 2021 Civil Society Prize, which is dedicated to climate action. 

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) awards the prize to non-profit organizations, associations and individuals seeking to promote a just transition towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.

The Romanian NGO was nominated for its “educlick” project, along with four other candidates from Belgium, Estonia, Slovenia and Spain. Their entries were chosen from among dozens of climate projects from 24 EU Member States.

“With its “educlick” project, this Romanian association both tackles social injustice and raises awareness of the advantages of the circular economy. It collects waste electrical and electronic equipment and refurbishes it in its workshops, which employ marginalized people such as Roma, former drug addicts, the homeless and victims of violence. Refurbished computers and other equipment are then donated to schools from rural and disadvantaged areas, NGOs and public institutions working with vulnerable children,” reads Ateliere Fara Frontiere’s presentation.

The award ceremony will be held on December 9 during the EESC plenary session in Brussels, when the final ranking will be revealed. The total prize money of EUR 50,000 will be shared among the five nominees. The first prize winner will walk away with EUR 14,000, and the four runners-up will each receive EUR 9,000.

The list of finalists for the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/EESC - European Economic and Social Committee)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

The Positive Romania section on Romania Insider is proudly sponsored by BRD - Groupe Société Générale

 

BRD

 

 

Romanian NGO nominated for the EESC Civil Society Prize dedicated to climate action

Romanian non-governmental organization Ateliere Fara Frontiere (Workshop Without Borders) has been nominated for the 2021 Civil Society Prize, which is dedicated to climate action. 

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) awards the prize to non-profit organizations, associations and individuals seeking to promote a just transition towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.

The Romanian NGO was nominated for its “educlick” project, along with four other candidates from Belgium, Estonia, Slovenia and Spain. Their entries were chosen from among dozens of climate projects from 24 EU Member States.

“With its “educlick” project, this Romanian association both tackles social injustice and raises awareness of the advantages of the circular economy. It collects waste electrical and electronic equipment and refurbishes it in its workshops, which employ marginalized people such as Roma, former drug addicts, the homeless and victims of violence. Refurbished computers and other equipment are then donated to schools from rural and disadvantaged areas, NGOs and public institutions working with vulnerable children,” reads Ateliere Fara Frontiere’s presentation.

The award ceremony will be held on December 9 during the EESC plenary session in Brussels, when the final ranking will be revealed. The total prize money of EUR 50,000 will be shared among the five nominees. The first prize winner will walk away with EUR 14,000, and the four runners-up will each receive EUR 9,000.

The list of finalists for the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/EESC - European Economic and Social Committee)

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