Unique opportunity to be part of our GSL Catalyst in Romania

Future Foundations are delighted to invite Transylvania College students to take part in an exciting prestigious leadership and sustainable development programme (3rd-5th July 2019) in Cluj-Napoc, Romania. 

Please contact Simina Bejenaru if you are interested in attending

Please note: registration for school groups is now closed, contact social.leaders@future-foundations.co.uk if you still want to attend the programme

This programme is designed in partnership with Transylvania College and CLAYSS. CLAYSS are leaders in the provision of service-learning training and assessment for teachers and will be delivering 2 days of teacher training alongside the catalyst programme.  


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  • Would you like to develop community projects at school?
  • Would you like to improve CAS, volunteering and social intervention projects?
  • Would you like to link service/volunteering activities with the curriculum?
  • Would you like to teach citizenship and values in an experiential way?

When, as educators, we think about the future, we often wonder how to better prepare students and ourselves to meet the challenges posed by globalization. In societies where access to knowledge and information is essential to exercise citizenship fully, education emerges as one of the agents promoting social cohesion, inclusion and transformation. One of the major tasks of education in the 21st century is to help establish active, democratic and multicultural societies that seek to promote better understanding between people. Service-learning appears as a perfect response to these concerns.

Future Foundations is proud to be working in partnership with CLAYSS and Transylvania College, to offer a 2 Day Service-Learning Training Course on 3rd and 4th July 2019. 2 CLAYSS trainers will deliver a training programme that will cover:

  1. Solidarity educational experiences within educational systems.
  2. Service-learning as a pedagogy.
  3. Institutional transitions towards service learning.
  4. Planning and development of service-learning projects.

International consensus defines service-learning through three key characteristics:

  • A focus on efficiently and effectively addressing needs with a community, and not just for it
  • Active student involvement in all stages, from planning to assessment
  • Intentionally linked to learning content (Curricular learning, reflection, development of skills for citizenship and work, research).

You may attend this course as a teacher without students, however we offer a beneficial rate for teachers who attend with students.

Check our their website page to know more www.clayss.org.ar/english/,

Teacher training fees & accommodation information

This leadership course is our first Romania and is a unique opportunity for teachers to work with others from across Europe and beyond. We are grateful to Transyvlania College for hosting this programme.

Transylvania College recommend the following hotels and have organised a discounted rate for schools to book with.


  • Welcome dinner on Tuesday 2nd July
  • 2 fulls days of CLAYSS Service-Learning training.
  • Lunch & Refreshements at Transylvania College for the 3 days.
  • Post-programme advice, support with implementing a socio-educational action project
  • Two dedicated CLAYSS trainers who are experts in the field of service-learning
  • An inspiring and educational trip – to a site of local interest.
  • A traditional Romanian dinner on Friday July 5th at a restaurant in Cluj-Napoca
  • 250-Free*

*€250  for teachers who attend with no students.

€180 for teachers who attend with 5 students.

Free for teachers who attend with 10 students.

Accommodation Information

Transylvania College have organised special rates at the following hotels:

The Opal Hotel (less than 10 min. walk to school). Please contact: contact@opalhotel.ro

20 rooms single/double/suite, with breakfast and all taxes included:

204 RON/night (44 euros) – single occupation

229 RON/night (49 euros) – double occupation   

255 RON/night (55 euros) – suite 

& The Royal Classic Hotel (2-3 min. walk to school) Please contact: contact@royalclassic.ro

They have 50 rooms, 37 double (twin), 13 matrimonial and request a deposit of minimum 30% in advance for reservation. The prices for TC guests are:

190 RON/night (41 euros) – single occupation

240 RON/night (52 euros) – double occupation

You must Transylvania College when booking to receive the special rates. 

registration & payment

To register for the teacher training and secure a place:

  1. Pay for your place

There are limited places and we will allocate places in order of payment.


Please note: registration for school groups is now closed