The Award in Romania named Best Youth Programme

Published: 9 Jul 2014

Civil Society Gala

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania has been awarded 'The Best Youth Programme in Romania' by Civil Society Gala, a project aimed at promoting and awarding the activities of not-for-profit organisations in Romania.

The award was presented to His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas of Romania at the Civil Society Gala award ceremony on 10 June 2014. His Royal Highness, who was involved in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as an assessor for the Adventurous Journey section during his studies in the UK, has recently been namedas ambassador of the Award in Romania.

Role model

Following the announcement Shajjad Rizvi, Chairman of the Award in Romania said “We are extremely glad that HRH Prince Nicholas of Romania accepted the role of ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Romania. We are certain that he will become an inspirational model for all people involved in the Award, for young students encouraged to undergo a complex programme of personal development, as well as to teachers and youth workers who contribute to creating more active and more responsible citizens.”

The Award was launched nationally in Romania in 2013 and is available at more than 100 schools and NGOs across the country. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita of Romania is the patron of the programme, which is endorsed by the Ministry of Education. The Award is open to all young people, highlighted by the question Silver participant Medeea-Katerina has asked of her fellow young Romanian’s not yet involved in the Award: Why aren't you an Award participant? Read Medeea-Katerina’s story in full.

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