Association for Education and Sustainable Development

The Association for Education and Sustainable Development (AESD) is an educational centre whose goal is to promote lifelong learning in society in order to facilitate the growth of active citizenship, increased social cohesion and higher levels of employment for all age groups.


The association´s activities are:

  • the implementation of formal and informal lifelong education courses,

  • building an organized system of consulting throughout its region,

  • the management and provision of information and training.


One of the key activities of the association is the on-going analysis of the needs of the region and the structuring and establishing of a network of local centres for distance learning. It pursues this strategy to ensure that quality education provision can be easily accessed in even the most disadvantaged areas. The association compliments the mainstream educational network offering more flexible, individually tailored and market-focussed courses for the lifelong learning of adults. One of the goals of the association is to give marginalized young adults access to lifelong learning and to provide job experience in order to help them obtain permanent, long-term employment. The city of Calarasi, where AESD is based, is one of the least developed regions of Romania.

Work-based learning is a high-level VET priority in Romania. AESD expects improvement in the professional and training competences of the adult educators, teachers and trainers involved in the project who provide services to the field of tourism, acquisition of new training competences aimed to train the learners with reference to creativity and transversal competences.

Contact person:

Andreea Emina Panaitescu

Head of the Career Guidance, Professional Development and Training Department 


Phone: 0040 722 127 702

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