• As innovators, we've built WISE.travel to reach the global development goals!

  • UtilDeco is our work integration social
    enterprise, where over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues are working.

  • Our Youth Club provides social services to over 150 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • JobDirect provides EMPLOYMENT SERVICES on the local market to over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • We have invested over 17 million euros in the local community starting with 2002.

  • We own FONSS - Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services, including 27 NGOs.

  • Close to You Foundation has merged through absorption with FPDL.

  • We are EY Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

Close to You Foundation (Fundatia Alaturi de Voi) is a non-governmental organisation and the biggest work integration social enterprise in Romania, established in February 2002 by Holt International Children’s Service USA, whose mission is the inclusion of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

Close to You Foundation is one of the pionners in social economy creating in 2008 UtilDeco, the work integration social enteprise, which, throughout time, has created over 100 jobs, out of which at least 40% for disabled people.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Social services

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for people with disabilities and other social issues

Protected employment

02

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Employment services

03

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Prevention campaigns

04

in the local community

Civic campaigns

05

defending the rights of people with disabilities

Lobby and advocacy

06

for the NGO sector

CLOSE TO YOU FOUNDATION PRESENTATION

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

75

Projects

150.000

Beneficiaries

17.5 million EUR

Community Investment

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Work Integration Social Enterprise

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Charity Cash&Carry

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WISE.travel

All vacations stand under our "do good travelling" guarantee. Our projects impact some of the most disadvantaged people, who not only gain access to jobs, but also redefine their identity and role in society. 100% of the revenue will go directly where needed the most.

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Meet us @ The Civil Society Gala 2019

We're excited to be next to our colleagues in the Civil Society Gala in categories such as Innovation, but also Social and Economic Development! Lots of projects that are changing the world as we know it! The Civil Society Gala (GSC) is the largest project, initiated in 2002, which promotes and rewards the work of
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Great news from our LABs! We’ve just launched a new section of our website, including #CityBreaks at affordable prices all around the worlds, departing from the major cities in Romania! With deals starting from €100 / person, we’re happy to bring affordable vacations to our do good travellers. Get them while they’re HOT: https://wise.travel/city-break-ieftin/oferte-flash As
Read more +01 August 2018 By ADV Romania in Editorial, News, Press

WISE.travel upgrades to a tour-operator

Great news for our WISE members! Starting July 2018, we reauthorized WISE under a new status: instead of a travel agency, we are now authorized as a tour operator. This upgrade comes naturally given the results obtained in the past two years by our team, in both our efforts to fulfil the needs of our

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Manual of Ethics and Integrity ADV Romania & UtilDeco

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