The Group for European Integration (GIE) is an NGO created in 2002, located in Pitesti (South of Romania, 120 kilometres from Bucharest). It aims to contribute to EU integration through educational, professional training and cultural activities. GIE has 14 full-time and part-time employees and implements a large spectrum of activities: LLL and VET theoretical & field research, analysis, data processing, comparative studies, development of LLL and VET strategies & methodologies. GIE’s activities also focus on curriculum design, educational materials development, didactic evaluation, process assessment, elaboration of dissemination materials. GIE has accredited, through National Authority for Qualifications, a series of professional courses and became a training provider known within the Arges region.
GIE is a founding member of TANDEM Plus transnational network, a group of 21 organizations from 11 countries, that is building new ways of action for implementing policies on social inclusion and fights against poverty.
GIE participated in EU projects (www.gie.ro), under the programmes PHARE, Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+, Justice, Structural Funds. GIE has experience in working with a variety of target groups (youth, elderly, women, migrants, unemployed, disabled, Roma ethnics) to whom it provide services for education & training, health & care, financial support, social integration, communication, integration on the labour market.