ADES (Association for Economic and Social Development) from Curtea de Arges, Romania, is a not-for-profit organization that became a legal entity (NGO) in June 1995. ADES’ mission is to create positive social and economic change in communities throughout Romania in a professional, ethical and responsible manner.
ADES team is aiming at developing professional skills and increasing labour productivity, supporting SME development and expansion, as well as improving social and economic conditions in local communities.
Since 1995, ADES has successfully developed and implemented over 50 projects funded by the European Union (Phare, Social European Fund, Erasmus+), World Bank, US Embassy, European Business Development Program, Foundation for an Open Society, Charity Know How Fund etc. and has worked very closely with communities, funding sources, and implementing partners from Romania and from EU countries to implement socio-economic development projects. These partners have included Local Public Authorities, companies, NGOs, universities and schools.