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Alaturi de Voi Romania Foundation (ADV Romania) / Accelerator of Social Enterprises Cluster
Fundatia Alaturi de Voi Romania (ADV Romania) / Cluster ”Acceleratorul de Intreprinderi Sociale” / AIS

Romania: North-East (Romania)
Achitei Angela
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Overview

About us

We support visionary social entrepreneurs with alternative instruments, adapted to their needs and through consultancy and education and training activities.

Our goal is to help social enterprises grow and become more competitive, thus multiplying the positive impact they have on local communities and the environment.

We want to be the first choice of social entrepreneurs who need support for the development of social and environmental projects, thus putting their shoulder to the success of them and the social economy sector.

We invest in people, ideas and projects to contribute to the development of the social economy, inclusion and the eradication of poverty.

Established - 01 October 2020
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Lifelong learning
  • On-the-job training
  • Vocational training
  • Staff mobility
  • Hiring of specialists
  • Mentoring
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 48
    Cluster Members
  • 45
    SME's
  • 42
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 1
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors

We multiply social enterprises and generate social and economic impact for the individual, the environment and the community!

In 2019 – ADV Romania, established ”The Social Enterprises Accelerator” program and become grant administrator for 42 social enterprises established and developed in Romania! This program, in 2020 become a cluster in the field of social economy. https://accelerator.alaturidevoi.ro/romania 

In 2021 together with our partners, we are preparing to launch AFIN, the first Romanian non-banking instrument addressing Romanian social enterprises! https://www.afin.org.ro/ 

Through ADV Academy – we invest in education, research, public policies and social innovation in the field of social economy! The activities take place in Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and the European Union.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
No Legal Form
Languages spoken
English Romanian Russian
Other label
Not applicable
Cumulated employment of cluster members
319
Cumulated exports of cluster members
€ 50000
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 3000000

Management team

Angela Achitei, social entrepreneur & president
Achitei Angela
Cluster Manager
Manuela Iftimoaei, european projects manager
Iftimoaei Manuela
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Education:P85 Education - Human health and social work activities:Q88 Social work activities without accommodation - Arts, entertainment and recreation:R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of textiles:C1396 Manufacture of other technical and industrial textiles - Manufacture of paper and paper products:C1712 Manufacture of paper and paperboard - Printing and reproduction of recorded media:C1812 Other printing - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products:C2042 Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery:E3832 Recovery of sorted materials - Education:P8559 Other education n.e.c. - Social work activities without accommodation:Q8810 Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
Cross-sectoral industries
Social Economy and Innovation
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Proximity & Social Economy
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Social innovation:New organisational models & social relations that meet social needs - Social innovation:New products or services that meet social needs - Social innovation:Social innovation with regard to child care - Social innovation:Social innovation with regard to education, skills & training - Social innovation:Social innovation with regard to environmental issues

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Advisory Services
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Provision and facilitation of access to training for members - Staff mobility - Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation (reskilling staff from other sectors) - Support of knowledge sharing - Access to finance (to upskill/reskill) - Collecting needs from company members - Connecting to other actors or signposting to vocational training

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Strategy development - Marketing/ branding - Funding - EU project development - Evaluation - Administrative tools

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Lifelong learning - On-the-job training - Vocational training - Staff mobility - Hiring of specialists - Mentoring - Involvement in a local skills strategy

Examples of training materials

On May 13, 2021, we organized the first edition of the European conference on social economy which had 9 hours of live broadcast, had 28 speakers and over 1300 people registered for the event. The second edition will take place on May 13, 2022.

https://bit.ly/3CzXsjq 

The activity of 13 members of the cluster can be viewed in these presentation films made by us:

https://bit.ly/2ZzwXMJ 

https://bit.ly/3nH5CjB 

https://bit.ly/3pRXuiW 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Transnational support activites

- none -

International support activites

- none -

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
ICONIC CLUSTER
Romania

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 05.05.2022
Key stakeholders in the social economy sector at the Enterprising for Tomorrow conference organized by ADV Romania

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