Timis County Youth Foundation
Str. Arieș, nr. 19
Timis County Youth Foundation (FITT) is an umbrella organization for youth NGOs in the west part of Romania. Whit 30 Youth NGOs as members and 30 years of activities and experience, FITT is one of the most important and oldest youth NGO in the region.
Programs and activities implemented by us range from social programs for disadvantaged young people to cultural programs, active citizenship, and policy development (local and national level). FITT, in itself, is a model of democratic behavior, being administrated by a General Assembly made of the youth NGOs in Timis County (West part of Romania) and a board consisting of 13 young people. We have in possession the Timisoara Youth House – which in 2016 had been awarded with "The Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres
We are one of the seven such Youth Centers in Europe that have this Accreditation and the only one in Romania. Our Youth House has the following facilities: 3 seminar rooms, a cinema, a spectacle room, a hotel where young people can rent rooms while visiting our city, restaurant, art-music club, gym and pub. We are also members of the Regional Youth Network, European Network of Youth Centers, Romanian Youth Council, National Youth Foundations Convention, and Advisory Council on Youth Affairs of Timișoara City Hall.
Our team members are part of the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports’s National Working Group on Structured Dialogue, all while having a reliable partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. We focus on youth participation, local and national youth policies and on promoting the European values that are so important to youth nowadays. The Youth House is the main place where different local NGOs meet and develop events for young people, we are activating as a real youth center.
We want to support and represent young people at county, national, and European levels by offering consulting, counseling, and leisure activities thus becoming the most relevant and representative youth organization.