In Romania, the program was run as pilot project between 2011-2013 under the name of The International Award for Young People – with the support of the Rangoonwala Foundation and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association from Great Britain.
Since June 2013 The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania is patronized by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania.
Between 24-26 July four events took place for launching and promoting the program.
The first event was the Royal Gala for the official launch of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania, a unique event which has brought together the Royal Families of Romania and Great Britain, the Ministry of Education and more than 150 representatives from the public and private, sponsors and partners.
The events continued with the signing of the partnership with the Ministry of National Education and the Royal Lunch of Business Woman organized and hosted by the Royal House of Romania.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, the patron of DofE Romania, concluded the visit of the Royal British Family with the Golden Ceremony hosted at Elizabeth Palace in Bucharest. There, the young people that completed the program’s Gold level were awarded by His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Great Britain and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, for the progress shown throughout participating in the program.
All this events represent a first step towards developing the Award program so that any young person aged 14-24 in Romania can benefit from this opportunity.