International opportunities

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Thanks to this, it offers its participants and volunteers a wide range of possibilities in terms of international cooperation and foreign projects and expeditions. For several years, we have been working with National Award Authorities especially in Germania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Israel, and Ireland. Therefore many participants and volunteers of the programme have collaborated with these countries.

We prepare projects like this all the time and the participants and volunteers of the Award programme are always invited.

A great example is the International Residential Project in Israel which took place in 2016. You can read more on this link.

Team Residential Project – “The 3×2 Musketeers”

“Us and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania” is the name of the Musketeers’ residential project.

The main purpose of their residential project was the dissemination of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania to pupils, teachers and parents, and its beneficial influence on young people’s development.

The educational establishments where the Award program was made known through the Musketeers project are: Cioroiași Gymnasiun School, Giubega Gymnasium School, Băilești High School ”Mihai Viteazul”, Boureni Gymnasium School, Perișor, Gymnasium School, Teslui Gymnasium School, Drăgotești Gymnasium School and Robăneștii de Jos Gymnasium School, all in Dolj county.

Congratulations to the team from the ”Mihai Christopher Marian” Operational Unit from Craiova, consisting of Chris, Andreea, Gabi, Roxi and the two students (Bogdan and Andrei) who joined their project.

Another example is the EMAS Conference, which took place in Slovenia in 2016. You can read more on this link.

EMAS Conference

Annually, the EMAS countries of the Award meet to discuss the programme’s directions and to identify the best ways to deliver and sustain the Award in each country. This year, the conference was organized and hosted by MEPI Slovenia, in an extraordinary location.

Beyond discussions and workshops, the program also included a youth award ceremony, artistic moments, and visits to schools that deliver the program. A useful ex

change of experience and good practice.)

Another example is the International Partnership with Bulgaria and Slovenia that started this year, in 2017. You can read more on this link.

FOCUS – Quality youth work for disadvantaged young people

The “FOCUS – Quality youth work for disadvantaged young people” project was initiated by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Bulgaria and supported by MEPI Slovenia and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania to create environment for sharing of the good practices the partner have and create a handbook and a teaching module for youth workers as Award trainers and leaders for working with young offenders, unemployed young people and young people with chronic diseases.

Our objective is to make the Award programme to all young people, regardless of their age, background or ethnicity.

The project is also a good platform to meet Award Leaders from other countries and to talk with them about their experiences with the Award, their ideas and solutions, their challenges and adventures!