D.G.T. Association is a non-governmental non-profit organization that was born in 2011 from the passion of a few youngsters who wanted to take action and make a change in their society. D.G.T.’s founding members have had the desire to give back all the things they have learned and experienced during previous years of volunteering.
Our main targets are high-school and university students, young entrepreneurs and disadvantaged young people and youth leaders in Romania. We work with volunteers from all universities in Bucharest (especially the Academy of Economics, the largest economics university from South-East Europe and Lumina University) and we collaborate with other youngsters all throughout Romania, who are studying in other universities from all over the country (Cluj-Napoca, Ilfov, Ploiesti, Iasi, Bacau, Suceava, Vatra Dornei, Brasov, Craiova, Focsani, Constanta, Arad, etc). Another significant fact is that we have a very strong cooperation with volunteers and young people from Moldova Republic, as well.
At UCLL we differ from typical Research & Development institutions because of our practice-oriented expertise and our enthusiasm to share.
D.G.T. has youth workers with solid practical experience concerning all the aspects of the project cycle in a youth exchange: need assessment, proposal writing, implementation, evaluation, follow-up activities, reporting. Such key-staff can help the applicant organization in whatever aspects they see fit.
Since 2011, we’ve sent more than 1000 young people in international projects abroad. Only in 2014 we’ve sent more than 300 participants in over 70 projects.
Starting with January 2014 we’ve established our first D.G.T. branch. D.G.T. Moldova is our first branch. As well, in 2016, we managed to open also our branch in Spain: D.G.T. Spain to develop and to implement projects in Spain as well. In 2018 we became really linked with the Reunion Island (France) as we started to organise a series of projects on this island. Further on at the beginning of 2019 we’ve launched Do Great Things Latvia (D.G.T. Latvia). And we are continuously interested in expanding our network constantly.