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Youth Info Centre opened in Timisoara, Romania

Cezara Malancus

Communication Manager,

National Youth Foundation


The National Youth Foundation (FNT), in collaboration with the Timiș County Youth Foundation (FITT) and Europe Direct Timisoara, celebrated the inauguration of the first Youth Info Centre on November 24th. Situated within the Youth House in Timișoara, the only youth center in Romania holding the Quality Label for Youth Centers from the Council of Europe, this information center represents a new space dedicated primarily to young people.
Small group of young people with phones and maps.


Empowering the Youth: A New Resource Hub

The Youth Info Centre is part of the national network of county youth foundations and aims to provide a welcoming space not only for young individuals but also for institutions, organizations, and stakeholders working with youth. It serves as a platform for promoting programs, services, and opportunities designed for young people.

Located on the ground floor of the building, the center offers young people access to valuable informational resources. A wide variety of brochures and guides are available, covering topics ranging from education and employment opportunities to health and well-being.

Education and Beyond: A Hub of Opportunities

Additionally, the center will host various activities such as training sessions, workshops, courses, and counseling services related to youth information. Young people can attend sessions designed to improve their digital literacy, job-seeking skills, and personal development.

Furthermore, it will serve as a hub for career guidance, offering information about scholarships, internships, and study abroad programs. The center's mission extends to support for entrepreneurship, providing resources for young entrepreneurs to kickstart their ventures.

Empowering Youth Through Information

The center's grand opening event included informative presentations on youth information at the local, national, and European levels. These presentations underscored the importance of informed decision-making among young people.

Additionally, a treasure hunt engaged young participants in understanding the significance of youth information. Teams of young people raced through the center, solving puzzles and gathering information along the way. This fun and educational activity highlighted the resources available at the Youth Info Centre.

Six young people holding maps in front of a building.


FITT: Pioneering Youth Initiatives in Timis County

Timiș County Youth Foundation (FITT) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1990, exclusively led by young people. It follows the values of the Council of Europe (CoE) and earned the Certificate of Quality for Youth Centers from the Council of Europe in 2016, making the Youth House in Timișoara the first and only holder of this certification in Romania.

FITT is a member of six European platforms and networks, covering various areas such as youth spaces, active citizenship, social innovation, the non-governmental sector, culture, and more. It collaborates with over 340 non-governmental organizations and public authorities across Europe.

In addition to its European affiliations, FITT is a member of the governing bodies of the National Youth Foundation.

FNT: Advocating Youth Rights Nationwide

Since January 2007, National Youth Foundation it’s an umbrella national structure that brings together 22 county youth foundation from all over Romania and is the only non-governmental federative youth structure recognized by a law regarding public policies for youth (Youth Law).

FNT’s members own 10 youth houses, 12 youth clubs and 4 sports bases. In 3 of the youth houses, but also in 2 other newly created spaces, FNT supports the activity of 5 youth centres dedicated to youth Ukrainians and Romanians.

Through its pyramidal organizational structure, FNT ensures the representation at the central level of the interests of over 175 non-governmental youth organizations from the local level, represented within the county youth foundations, being among the most representative non-governmental youth structures in Romania in terms of territorial coverage and youth programs/activities. 

Investing in the Future

The establishment of the Youth Info Centre in Timisoara signifies a major step towards providing young people with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive in today's world. It's a testament to the dedication of organizations like FITT and FNT, which continue to empower young individuals and foster a brighter future for Romania's youth.

The center stands as a beacon of information and empowerment, serving as a testament to the importance of investing in youth. As young people embrace the opportunities offered at the Youth Info Centre, they are not only shaping their own futures but also contributing to the development of their communities and the nation as a whole.