Provider name

Concordia Foundation


Reference person within the institution

Key words

social business, independent life skills, leaving street life, support


CONCORDIA is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization, with a history of 28 years in Romania, whose mission is to support and (re) social, family, school and professional integration of children, young people and families in difficulty, towards an independent and autonomous life.Our projects are carried out in Bucharest, Ploiești and Ariceștii Rahtivani, Prahova County, and are addressed to more than 2,000 people annually.The main services of CONCORDIA ensure the fulfillment of its mission: care and education for children and young people in family-type homes, vocational education and vocational training, counseling and vocational guidance, sheltered housing, workshops for developing independent living skills, night shelter, day care center, day for children and community services.

Intended outcome(s)

By selling the bakery and pastry products of CONCORDIA Bakery, young careleavers follow the bakery / pastry courses organized by the School of Trades, program of the Center for Education and Vocational Training CONCORDIA. Moreover, graduates of bakery and pastry courses can be employees of CONCORDIA Bakery, as a launching pad to the labor market.

Established practice

Careleavers who live on the streets of Bucharest are invited to stay by night in a Transit Center of Concordia. If they they respect the rules of the center, they can make the first step into independent life integration. They are moved to another Center, where they receive support and they can integrate into a profesional program, accordind to their needs. They can choose to qualify into a bakery program or work in agriculture. They can also work into the bakery until they are independent enough to pay for a rent and move to thir own house.

Transit Center - Permanent Center - Professional program - Bkery - Independent Life

Conclusions and recommendations

Want more information on Care Leavers Network?

contact us