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ACTIVITY REPORT

2013

 

               

        In the course of the year 2013, the activity of Bratianu Cultural Centre was carried out according with the cultural activities calendar approved for 2013 through Decision No. 4/ 30.01.2013 of Arges County Council.

        The evolution of the institution in regard to the environment in which it carries out its activity and the existing institutional system:

          In 2013, Bratianu Cultural Centre had the opportunity to collaborate with:

            -    Alexandru Davila Theatre

            -    Arges County Museum

            -    Dinicu Golescu County Library

            -    Arts and Crafts Folkloric School of Pitesti

            -    Viticulture and Fruit Tree Growing Museum of Golesti

-    County Center for the Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Culture in Arges

-    Children's Palace of Pitesti

-    Service Centre for Handicapped Children from Trivale

-    Care and Assistance Centre from Pitesti

-    Family-type Centre from Valea Mare

-   "Sf. Constantin si Elena" Centre for Children in Difficulty

-    Care and Assistance Centre from Bascovele -Arges

-   Armonia Vocal Group - Pitesti Cultural Centre

-   Veterans’ Association from Arges

 

        Participation of the institution in its capacity as a partner/participant in / European / international programmes/ projects

       Title of the project: WELCOME - a project submitted within the Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Partnerships sub-programme.

         Partner countries:

Thüringer Volkshochschulverband e.V., Germany – project coordinator

De-Charles Resources Ltd, UK – partner;

Caritasverband Iserlohn e. V., Germany – partner;

EUROED Association and Bratianu Cultural Centre -  Romania - partners;

Rodinné centrum Kamarád - Nenuda o.s., Czech Republic – partner.

  • Project objectives and purpose:

1) Supporting the education centres for adults, thus they become more welcoming to people with disabilities by raising awareness and professional training of didactic and management staff.

2) Creating networks between the local centres and educational associations for disabled people, thus improving the rate of participation and inclusion of adults with disabilities in adult education activities.

  • Target group: disabled people
  • Activities carried out within the project:

       1) Jena, Germany, 7 – 10 October 2012. The tasks were clearly allocated for each partner and the dates for the next meetings were set.

       2) Carlisle, UK, 20 – 23 March 2013. The results of the first study were presented, including examples of good practice identified in each of the participating countries. A local project - "Heathland Farms" was presented and we set visits to the institutions which present examples of good practice from each country. The project website was also presented and there were held discussions on design and content. Another theme of this meeting was the legislation for disabled people, deficiencies of education centres for adults as well as their priorities. Within the second meeting, we visited the Greystone Community Centre.

         3) Zlin, Czech Republic, 23 – 26 June 2013. There were discussions about the interim report, about the logo and the project webpage http://varietytown.weebly.com/welcome-201214.html. The English partner Variety Town was responsible for developing and updating the webpage. Within the third meeting we visited Akropolis Uherské Hradiste.

         4)  Pitesti, Stefanesti, Romania, 14 October 2013. We visited the Association for Support of Physically Handicapped Children- Romania, Arges branch – NOVA Socializing Centre, the first private day centre, the physiotherapy and counselling rooms and particularly the repair and distribution workshop for locomotion medical devices.

 

 

 

 

CULTURAL EVENTS  2013

 

 

 

 

1. 24 January 2013  -   “Let’s Join Hands”.  The students of schools 2 and 3 from Stefanesti participated in short artistic performances with songs and poems, and, at the end, the guests joined in Hora Unirii (traditional folkloric dance).

 

 

2. 14 February 2013-   “You know, you win!” contest,  the second edition. The partners of the event were: Vintila Bratianu Nursery School with normal programme and Vintila Bratianu Nursery School with extended programme from Stefanesti.  The contest between the two teams consisted of competitions in different areas: artistic skills, poetry and general knowledge.

 

SAM_1171.JPG 3.  22 February 2013”Romanian Holiday –DRAGOBETE”, the ninth edition. This event dedicated to love consisted of a contest between the students form Vintila Bratianu Secondary School and Primary School No. 2 of Ştefăneşti. The students competed for two hours reciting poems and dancing (waltz, tango and kissing dance).

 

SAM_1587.JPG 4.  25-28 February 2013  the fifth edition of “Amulets and Origami Camp” – artistic workshop.  During the first three days the children from the Family-type Centre Valea Mare and those from Vintila Bratianu Secondary School in Ştefăneşti made amulets, and on February 28th, 2013 these were offered to the old ladies from the Care and Assistance Centre of Pitesti.

 

 5.  6 March 2013  -   “They also Belong to Bratianu Family”,  the second edition. Students from the Faculty of History, Faculty of International Relations, and a large number of students from Ion C. Brătianu National College in Pitesti attended the event.

          The following works were presented:

-Robert Zidaru, teacher – “Pia Bratianu in the Writings of Sabina Cantacuzino”

-Ivan Iulian, candidate for a Master’s Degree – “Pia Bratianu- biographical landmarks”

-Prodan Ruxandra, Bratianu Cultural Centre – “Family Relationships – as presented in the correspondence of Bratianu family”

-Marinela Chistol,  Bratianu Cultural Centre – “They also Belong to Bratianu Family”.

 

 

     6. 20 March 2013 -   “International Day of Poetry”, first edition.   The event consisted of a poetry and fable recitation contest attended by children from the following schools in Pitesti: Ion Pillat School No. 3,  Marin Preda School No. 10 , Nicolae Simonide School No. 1 and the Cultural Centre of Pitesti.

 

 7. Week 1-5 April 2013 was dedicated to educational extracurricular activities within the national programme "Know more, Be better!" organized by the Ministry of Education. Over 1000 students from several counties accompanied by their teachers stepped across the threshold of Villa Florica from Ştefăneşti and visited the Bratianu mansion, one of the most beautiful manorial lands in Romania, very well preserved until present day.

 

 8.  22-26 April 2013Egg Decorative Painting Camp, the seventh edition. We invited children from Vintila Bratianu Secondary School in Ştefăneşti in order to be taught the mystery of egg decorative painting. During this time, the children were guided by the nuns from Florica hermitage in Ştefăneşti.

 

    9.  9 May 2013  , Primary School No. 1 of Ştefăneşti, "Europe’s Day is Your Day, Too", the sixth edition. Within this event, the students participated in a competition based on general knowledge about the European Union.

 

 

 10. On the 24th of May 2013 , the National Liberal Party celebrated the 138th anniversary of Florica Villa, the residence of Bratianu family. On this occasion, we organized a series of events dedicated to this moment in which different liberal leaders took part, as well as the President of the Conservative Party and Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin, President of Arges County Council - Constantin Nicolescu and many other guests.

The celebration at Florica Villa from Ştefanesti started with a memorial service, held in the chapel where Ion and Ion IC Bratianu were buried. The guests laid wreaths and delivered commemorative speeches. Then the liberal leaders who attended the event, as well as representatives of other political parties held a homage press conference. The most prominent liberal personality was Radu Câmpeanu, one of the most important figures playing a role in the Liberal Revival after 1989.

 

 11.  3 June 2013, the seventh edition, entitled "I Used to Be a Child Like You ". Students from schools in Stefanesti and children from Calinesti and Topoloveni attended the event. For two hours the children competed in badminton matches, street painting, running, chess competitions. 

 

12. Project "Romanian Art and Tradition – Crafts, a Gateway to the Future." It was a project won by our institution as a result of the financing session from January 2013 launched by the Romanian Cultural Institute (thematic area: National Cultural Heritage / Folkloric Art).

The project was declared eligible in May 2013, Financing Contract No.6497 / 28.05.2013.

Partners in this project were: Cultural Operators Association from Romania and Viticulture and Fruit Tree Growing Museum from Goleşti.

We wanted to bring the Romanian Folkloric Art and Tradition to the attention of the German public, with the help of 3 well-known craftsmen in Romania, who had to organize workshops within a thematic exhibition in Berlin. Duration of the project was June - November 2013.

      The project could not be brought to an end because we were unable to find exhibition space in Berlin, where the exhibition of folkloric art was to be held at the beginning of November 2013.

     We managed to do the following:

1) For project promotion:

- preparing a press release presenting the project and broadcasting it through the media flows of the applicant’s partners, through social networks specialized groups and in the speciality press.

-press releases- Argesul, 28.08.2013, Atitudine, 19-25.08.2013, Atitudine, 26 August-1 September

-interviews in the local press and on radio stations Radio Romania Actualitati and Radio Romania Antena Satelor -3 interviews

2) To prepare the exhibition:

-identifying and preparing the items to be exhibited – responsible person: the three craftsmen in collaboration with the project manager;

-purchase materials necessary for the workshops that were to be held by the craftsmen within the exhibition;

- taking photographs and preparing the materials to be used in printing the promotional materials and the Catalogue of the Exhibition, as well as the software that was to be created in the project;

3) Drawing up promotion materials:

-graphical design of the exhibition catalogue and its translation into German;

- graphic design of the poster, roll-up, presentation banner;

4) Creating the interactive software and purchasing equipment:

-creating a special software (multimedia application containing Romanian traditional clothing pieces – Romanian peasant vests, embroidered blouses, peasant skirts, peasant sandals)

-purchase of necessary equipment for the proper functioning of the system: infokiosk, tablet and photo printer.

The Info-kiosk and the interactive programme still serve a useful purpose within the institution, as a way of promoting Bratianu Cultural Centre when organizing guided tours.

Also, one could create software on topics related to Bratianu family and visitors can walk away with a beautiful memory from Florica.

 

 13.    During 1 - 5 July  2013, we organized the sixth edition of Painting Camp- Glass Icons.

         

Participants of all age groups benefited from the knowledge and guidance of Mrs. Darie Camelia, iconographer. The participants acquired skills to master the traditional craft of painting on glass and following the rules in creating the icon.

The works were exhibited within the Holidays of Arges and Muscel, in an exhibition dedicated to this camp.

 

   14. During 22 - 28 July 2013, we organized the second edition of the Children’s Manual Skills Development Camp

Children from Pitesti, Stefanesti and Topoloveni benefited from the guidance and coordination of Mrs. Magdalena Zabet, a craftswoman from Covasna. There were different workshops: artistic embroidery, knitting, stitching, crocheting, sewing.

Participants made ​​bookmarks, little hats, headbands, bracelets, scarves.

 15. During 12- 16 August 2013, the fourth edition of the Chess Camp.

     This camp was part of the activities organized within the seventh edition of Holidays of Arges and Muscel.

      A number of 30 children with passionate interest in chess and three convicts from Colibaşi Penitentiary attended the chess camp.

       On the last camp day we held the contest, drawing lots in order to set the games. The children who came first received cups and diplomas, and the others received certificates of participation.

 

 16. During 26 August - 6 September 2013, the third edition of Doll Making Camp. The camp was part of the activities organized by Bratianu Cultural Centre  within the Holidays of Arges and Muscel, the seventh edition.

Together with a highly skilled craftswoman, Crisan Stefanica, the children made Romanian traditional folk dolls. Within the Doll Making Camp at Florica, the children learned sewing and design techniques, and what is more important, they discovered the Romanian tradition and art.

 

 17. On 14 October 2013 we held the fourth meeting of WELCOME project members. The meeting was marked by a visit to Bratianu Cultural Centre and the Association providing Support for Physically Disabled Children, Romania, Arges branch. Adrian Macovei, director of the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection of Arges, and the director of Bratianu Cultural Centre accompanied the WELCOME project participants during the visit which took place at A.S.C.H.F. - R. We visited the physiotherapy, counselling rooms and the repairs and distribution workshop for medical locomotion devices.

We aimed to support the education centres for adults, thus they become more welcoming to people with disabilities and to create networks between the local centres and the educational associations for disabled people, thus improving the rate of participation and inclusion of adults with disabilities in adult education activities.

 

 

 18. Following the second financing session launched in 2013 by the National Cultural Fund Administration (A.F.C.N.), Bratianu Cultural Centre won the project “Historical and Cultural Interferences" within the area of ​​Cultural Education. The project objective was the anniversary of 20 years of activity of Bratianu Cultural Centre, in a festive atmosphere, by organizing a series of events that brought Florica Villa to public attention.

The event lasted for two days:

24 October 2013

I. Symposium: "Young Ladies and Ladies of Brătianu Family from Social Activism to Cultural Activism"

Book release: 'Florica- Monograph Pages ";

Magazine release: "Bratianu Family in Romanian History. Education and Communications (I)

Scientific communications;

Medal Awards.

 

II. Folk dance performance

Artemis Dance Ensemble from Sulina, Tulcea County, Neranzi Angelica- instructor;

Dunav Folk Ensemble from Svinita, Mehedinti County, Balaci Jiviţa- instructor.

 25 October 2013

Folkloric recital and traditional dances:

Artemis Dance Ensemble from Sulina, Tulcea County, Neranzi Angelica- instructor;

Dunav Folk Ensemble from Svinita, Mehedinti County, Balaci Jiviţa- instructor.

Group of zither players from Gales - external section of the Arts and Crafts Folkloric School from Pitesti, Constantin Vasile-instructor;

 Dorul Folkloric Ensemble - County Center for Traditional Culture Preservation and Promotion, Catalin Oancea - instructor.

 19.  3 December 2013- International Day of Disabled People. There were visits to Service Centre for Handicapped Children from Valea Mare and to Association for Support of Children with Physical Handicap in Romania, Arges branch. The children received books and sweets.

 

20. 6 December 2013Saint Nicholas got to the children from Sfintii Constantin si Elena Community Service Centre for Children in Difficulty of Pitesti.

 

 

 21. 16- 19 December 2013 at “Sfintii Constantin si Elena“ Community Service Centre for Children in Difficulty - Pitesti, withn the celebration "I Am Santa Claus". The children's choir from Vintila Bratianu Secondary School of Ştefăneşti led by teacher Letitia Badila interpreted a special Christmas programme consisting of Romanian traditional carols.

 22.  17 December 2013- "I Am Santa Claus". There was a visit to the Care and Assistance Centre from Gavana, led by Mrs. Cristina Anton, director. For an hour, the seniors forget about worries and problems and enjoyed the programme prepared by singer Tiberiu Haragus, and the programme of the children’s choir from Vintila Bratianu Secondary School in Ştefăneşti, led by teacher Letitia Badila.

 

 23. 19 December 2013- "I Am Santa Claus"

The participants were the children's choir from Nucsoara, accompanied by the craftsman Ion Rodos, and the children's choir from Arefu, led by teacher Cezar Badescu. The event was attended by 50 children from Stefanesti, Calinesti and Pitesti.

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMIC RECORD

 

Record regarding the incomes for

the period January- December 2013

 

Income name

Amount

Incomes from food providing services

63,240

Incomes from accommodation

14,150

Incomes from Visiting tax

5,841

Incomes from conference hall tax

6,720

Filming incomes

825

Guide tax incomes

330

Incomes from selling goods in the shop

1,002

Total incomes

92,108

 

During the financial year 2013, the institution executed the budget as it follows:

 

I. Incomes        

                             Annual                                    Revenue                   %

                                  provisions                                     

Total Own Incomes  100,000                                  109,820              109,8%

out of which:

Incomes from hall tax                                                       6,720

Incomes from accommodation                                        14,150                                  

Incomes from visiting taxes                                              5,841

Incomes from guide tax                                                       330   

Incomes from selling promotional material                      1,002

Incomes from food providing services                            63,240

Incomes from filming tax                                                     825

 

 

                                                    Budgetary credits

                                               initial         definitive     outward payments         %

II. Transfers from C.J.A.      1,020,000     1,263,570            1,203,965        95.3%

out of which:

Grants for staff costs               120,000       116,000         115,427              99.5%

Grants for material expenses   900,000       997,450         984,265              98.7%

Grants for public institutions            0         150,120                104,273          69.5%

for the development sector – non-refundable financing projects

 

III. Expenses from    Provisions   Provisions         Payments          Expenses                   

 Grants/Own

Incomes                            annual        final              outward                actual          

Total                            1,120,000      1,363,570            1,313,785          1,234156  

Staff costs                     120,000         116,000               115,427              106,461

Material expenses        1,000,000      1,097,450           1,094,085           1040,484

Expenses from the             0               150,120               104,273               87,211 

development sector - non-refundable financing projects

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Simona Şerban,

Manager of Bratianu Cultural Centre

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ACTIVITY REPORT

2012

 

               

       In the course of the year 2012, the activity of Bratianu Cultural Centre was carried out according with the cultural activities calendar approved for 2012.

       A. The evolution of the institution in regard to the environment in which it carries out its activity and the existing institutional system:

          a.1         

           In 2012, Bratianu Cultural Centre had the opportunity to collaborate with:

  • Alexandru Davila Theatre

 

  • Arges County Museum
  • Dinicu Golescu County Library
  • Arts and Crafts Folkloric School of Pitesti

 

  • National Viticulture and Fruit Tree Growing Museum of Golesti
  • County Center for the Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Culture in Arges
  • Children's Palace of Pitesti
  • Services Complex for Handicapped Children from Trivale
  • Care and Assistance Centre from Pitesti
  • Family-type Centre from Valea Mare
  • Sf. Constantin si Elena Services Complex for Children at Risk
  • Care and Assistance Centre from Bascovele -Arges
  • Armonia Vocal Group - Pitesti Cultural Centre
  • Veterans’ Association from Arges

 

        a.2. Participation of the institution in its capacity as a partner/participant in / European / international programmes/ projects

 

  • Title of the project: CAME – European Network of Education in Cultural Awareness for Ethnic Minority and Migrant Elders

 

  • Partner countries:

Germany, Kreisvolkshochschule Verden

Norway, Studieforbundet Folkuniversitetet

Italy, ARACNE – associazione di promozione sociale

Romania, EUROED ASSOCIATION in collaboration with Bratianu Cultural Centre

Poland, Studium Jezykow Obcych, Spolka Jawna

Great Britain, Kingston University

France, Greta du Velay

 

  • Project objectives and purpose: The project aims to influence the professional training systems and practices in the health and care sector, including providing result dissemination products that were developed within the completed project - Innovation Transfer "CA-ME".
  • Target group: senior citizens.
  • Activities carried out within the project:

-First meeting, Verden, 24 – 26.11.2010

-Second meeting, Lodz, 23 – 25.03.2011

-Third meeting, Napoli, 05 – 07.10.2011

-Fourth meeting, Bucharest, 18 – 19.04.2012

We organized:

  • Painting, ceramics, sculpture workshops.
  • Work-shops: CA-ME presentation: achievements so far;
  • Meeting assessment
  • Visit to Care and Assistance Centre from Piteşti (elderly care centre)

 

Project objectives:

  • To develop staff abilities through module dissemination.
  • Trainers and teachers from 7 countries have to learn how to use the instruction materials

          Target groups: seniors, elderly people.

-Fifth meeting, Oslo, 2-6.06.2012

 

  INVOLVE Project:

 

             Between 24.03-28.03.2012 the partners (Romania, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Turkey) of the project "INVOLVEment of learners with low educational background into the lifelong learning process" held the fifth meeting in Naples, Italy.  

             Bratianu Cultural Centre and EUROED Association participated on behalf of Romania in order to exchange experience with similar institutions in Italy.

 

The aim was to involve and motivate people with low levels of education to participate in advanced education.

 

      According to statistics, in 2012, a number of 1200 visitors of all age groups and socio-professional categories visited Bratianu Cultural Centre. The highest percentage was represented by students (35%). The next socio-professional category was represented by the intellectuals (20%), then retired people (40%) and university students (5%). Regarding the distribution of users by age, the centre was most frequented by users aged 8-18 years old, followed by people aged over 50 years old.       

       The children from Family-type Centres and Community Service Centre for Children in Difficulty, as well as the people from Veterans Associations benefited from guided tours at no charge.

         In 2012, the beneficiaries of our cultural programmes were students, teachers, adults, pensioners, tourists and preschoolers.

 

 

a.3  Actions taken to improve the promotion / PR activities / media strategy.

Advertising strategy for a cultural institution involves the activity of rethinking its image, raising the awareness of the target audience.

            During 2012, in terms of advertising strategy, we primarily aimed to promote the image of the institution through the marketing department, by means of which the following specific activities materialized:

 - analyzing the range of opportunities within the community, both at the communication level with the public institutions and at the relationship level with the mass media,  becoming involved in establishing partnerships and collaborations, in medium and long term.

 - informing the public institutions and other organizations in the community about the cultural offer of Bratianu Cultural Centre, thus contributing to the identification of the best ways to get involved in educational, literary-artistic, recreational and entertaining collaborations and partnerships.

a.4 Reflection of the institution in the specialized press 

On 9.04.2012, TVR Craiova made a report about the cultural activity of our institution, as well as a presentation of the historical monument; it was broadcast on Easter Day (15.04.2012) on the national channel TVR 3.

  • On 24.05.2012, Digi 24 channel made ​​a documentary about Bratianu Cultural Centre, featuring a series of images from Bratianu mansion. It was broadcast on the news channel Digi24 on 25.05.2012. Also, the material about our institution was posted on the site digi24.ro.
  • On 21.06.2012, Muscel TV broadcast a show whose guest was manager Simona Serban. She presented the cultural activity of the institution over time, and broadcast a documentary on the respective subject.
  • On 07/04/2012, the manager gave an extensive interview on Radio Oltenia Craiova about the Logopedia Camp of July 6-8 2012, which aroused great interest.
  • All cultural actions organized by our institution were popularized by:
  • Media Department of Arges County Council
  • Institution Site
  • Posters, banns, flyers
  • Local newspapers
  • Sites: argesul.info; www.ziarulfaclia.ro; ro.stiri.yahoo; www.bitpress.ro; www.skytrip.ro;www.adevarul.rowww.sapteseri.ro; www.infocompanies.com;

 

 

 

 

 

CULTURAL EVENTS  2012

 

  

1. 23 January - “Let’s Join Hands”

The program consisted of sketches on the theme of Mica Unire (partial Union), artistic performances, exhibitions, talks, traditional costume parade.

Participants: Veterans’ Choir from Pitesti, children from Nursery School, No. 2 Ştefăneşti, Vintila Bratianu School No. 2 of Ştefăneşti, students from School of Călineşti Vale, Constructions School Group No. 2 Pitesti, Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Centre for Children in Difficulty of Pitesti, Family-type Centre of Gavana, as well as Mr. Paul Cruceana.

 

2. 08 February – the contest “You know, you win!!”

There were drawing competitions "Who finishes first"; general knowledge contest between the participants; artistic skills contest.

Participants: Vintila Bratianu School No. 2 of Stefanesti, Nursery School with normal programme of Stefanesti and Nursery School with extended programme from Stefanesti.

 

 3. 24 February –”Romanian Holiday –Dragobete kisses the girls”,

For three hours, the 250 spectators attended an artistic performance that included three contests with prizes, folkloric dance recital, plays.

Participants: Children's Palace from Pitesti, Cultural Centre of Pitesti, Vintila Bratianu School No.2 from Stefanesti, Nursery Schools with normal and extended programme from Stefanesti, School No. 3 of Stefanesti, School of Calinesti, House of Culture in Stefanesti, Stefanesti City Hall, Doruri Argesene vocal group, "Eurosenior" Association of Pensioners and Expropriated People in Romania.

 

4.  27-29 February -  “Amulets’ Camp” –creative workshop .

Through this camp we wanted to bring back the 1st March traditions that existed in our families when we were little.

Participants: The children from the Family-type Centre in Valea Mare, students from School No. 3 of Stefanesti and "Sf. Constantin si Elena" Community Service Centre for Children in Difficulty from Pitesti. The amulets were given to seniors in social assistance centres.

 

5.  7 March - Meeting on the theme “They also Belong to Bratianu Family”.

The guests presented works that mirrored the family life at Florica, reminding of Pia Bratianu, Sabina Cantacuzino and Eliza Bratianu.

Participants: Maria Georgescu, PhD, University of Pitesti, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations, History, Philosophy, along with a group of students, Vasile Novac, PhD, Robert Zidaru teacher at Ion Barbu High School in Pitesti.

 

 6.  30 March –National Symposium “Ion Pillat -Political Activity and Poetry”,.

We held a recitation contest with poems by Ion Pillat. The children from Vintila Bratianu School No. 2 and from School Group of Ştefăneşti participated in the contest.

Participants: representatives of the Writers Union of Romania and of the Faculty of Letters from Pitesti, Dr. Roxana Sorescu, Bucharest, Robert Zidaru, teacher at Ion Barbu High School in Pitesti, journalist Paul Ioan Cruceana, dr. Carmen Bragaru.

 

7.   2 April – International Day of Children’s Books

The bravest children participated interactively in the reading of stories written by Thomas Anderson, discovering and learning about a special world, with new experiences and surprises together with the actors Nicolae Banica and Gabriela Rosu.

 

8.   9-13 April – Egg Decorative Painting Camp.

Within the Egg Decorative Painting Camp we organized workshops, namely: pottery painting workshop, ceramic egg painting workshop, exhibition of traditional costumes, wood carving and traditional art workshop, egg painting workshop.

Participants: children from schools in Stefanesti, a group of convicts from Colibasi Penitentiary, nuns from Florica Hermitage.

 

9.   24 May  ”Heroes’ Day” .

Participants: School no 2 „Vintila Bratianu” Stefanesti,

                     School no 3 Stefanesti

 

10.   25 May – ”137 years of NLP” (National Liberal Party)

 

Among participants there were : Mr Mircea Ionescu Quintus, president of honour of NLP, Mr Radu Câmpeanu, NLP founding president 1990, Mr Dinu Zamfirescu, NLP president of the Senate, Mr Crin Antonescu, NLP leader.

 

11.   25 May - “European Day of Parks” .

The objective of the environmental action was the dendrologic park at Florica. 

Participants: School no 3 Stefanesti,

Family Type Centre Valea Mare,

            School no 2 ”Vintila Bratianu” Stefanesti.

 

 

12.  19 June - contest - “Children have talent ”

The action consisted of contests such as:
-the most beautiful drawing on asphalt
-general knowledge contest between participants
- artistic skills contest

   Participants : The nursery school with normal programme no 2 in Stefanesti and the nursery school with extended programme no 2 in Stefanesti

 

 13.   6-8 JulyThe Logopedia Camp

The camp took into account the disorders of children in the center, such as intellectual or mental deficiency. It took place at the Family Type Centre Valea Mare in partnership with the Centre of Hearing Prosthesis and Logopedia AUDIOLUX Bucharest.

 

14. 30 July - 5 August – Manual skills development camp for children

Those who attended received guidance and coordination from a craftsman from Covasna - Mrs. Magdalena Zabet.

Participants: School no 2 „Vintila Bratianu” Stefanesti,

                       School no 3 Stefanesti.

 

15.  13- 19 August – Glass-painted icons Camp

The purpose of this ability camp was to teach participants the traditional craft of painting on glass, to promote quality, to respect the canon in painting an icon on glass. 

Participants: School no 2 „Vintila Bratianu” Stefanesti,

School no 3 Stefanesti, a group of convicts from Colibasi Penitentiary

 

 16.  20  August – Celebrations dedicated to Ionel Bratianu.

 The symposium had two sections, namely:
Section I: giving the lectures
Section II: presenting the piece of work "Florica-monograph pages"

Participants : Mr Apostol Stan, Phd, Bucharest, Mr Dinu Zamfirescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Research Institute of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, Bucharest, Mr Ion Popa, Vicepresident of Arges County Council, Mr Bărbuceanu Dorin, Mayor of Stefanesti.

           

17.  20- 24 August – Chess Camp

The purpose of organizing such a camp was that chess can influence the development of intelligence of those who practise this mind game, improving the memory, due to the complex problems it provides for resolution.

Participants : School no 2 „Vintila Bratianu” Stefanesti.

 

 18.   7-9 September - “Thalia Fest” Theatre festival for amateurs.

The theatre festival is a cultural and artistic event and had two sections, divided on age groups (high-school students and adults) :  

-troupes

-monologue

 Participants: Children’s Palace Pitesti, NOI(I) Group Calarasi,

ROBERTO Group, Pitesti.     

 

 

 19.      01 October – The elderly international day “long life education “

The purpose of organizing this event was to pay homage to the contribution that older people have brought to the entities from which they originate. The action took place at the Care and Support Centre of Pitesti.

Participants: „Doruri Argeșene” Ensemble of the European Seniors Pensioners Association from Romania and Mr Tiberiu Haraguș, Vocalist at  Pitesti Cultural Centre

 

     

 

      

 20.      22-25 October – ”Celebrating Saint Dumitru’s Day at Florica”.

Participants: Dunav” Cultural Ensemble in Svinita Commune, Mehedinti County; “Dorul” Ensemble of the County Centre for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture in Arges; Dance ensembles from the Children’s Palace; Dance ensembles from the Folk School of Arts and Crafts Pitesti; “Armonia” Ensemble, coordinated by Mr Tiberiu Haraguş.

 

                                                          

   21.    22 November  National Symposium “The Brătianu Family in Romanians’ History”.

 The topics approached were more comprehensive, including both the family members and their deeds.        

Participants : Mr Dinu Zamfirescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Research Institute of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, Bucharest.

Mrs Smaranda Aurică, teacher, knight of ”Cultural Honour” Order; Mr Robert Zidaru, teacher, Ion Barbu High School Pitesti; Mr Radu Oprea, superior counsellor, the National Cultural Heritage Directorate from Arges; Mr Ioan Todea, PhD Bucharest; Mr Maksutovici Gelcu, PhD, Bucharest; Mr Paul Ioan Cruceana - journalist, Bucharest; Mr Mircea Dumitriu, IInd degree teacher, Bucharest.

   

 

22. On December 17th, 2012, " Brătianu " Cultural  Centre, with the support of Arges County Council opened the series of events dedicated to the Christmas holidays.
The events called " Santa Claus visiting Florica" took place over a period of 5 days, that is on 17th , 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st December 2012.
In these events took part:
- children from Valea Mare Special School
- the children of Arges County Council employees
- the children of " Brătianu " Cultural Centre employees
   The children, together with their  parents, took part in absolutely wonderful celebrations, in a warm atmosphere specific to Christmas holidays, with a Christmas tree, candle lights and plenty of tinsel.
The guests enjoyed a programme conducted by director Nicolae Banica and actress Gabriela Rosu.
At the end of the programme Santa Claus came with plenty of gifts for the little guests. The children danced and sang with Santa, and in the end they received the presents they has so long waited for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Human resources:

 

Year 2012

 

Positions

Organization chart

Decision of County Council no 20/17.08.2012

8 positions, from which 3 vacancies;

 

Three departments: cultural strategy; human resources-marketing, public purchases; financial-accountancy;

 

 

 

C. Organization/The organization system of the institution

 

 

Type of course

2012

Expert in internal management control system to public entities

1 employee

Communication and public relations

1 employee

Expert in public purchases and SEAP use

1 employee

Financial and fiscal control in public institutions 

1 employee

Project manager

1 employee

 

1 employee

 

Promotion of the institution staff

 

 

2012

Nb of promoted employees

2

 

 

 

                                                             Sanctions

 

2012

0

 

c. Measures taken after controls, checkings/audit from the authority or another control bodies in 2012

 

Year/ Internal audit

Name of the audit report

Nb recommendations

Level of implementation

2012 / “Cpt. Puica Nicolae” Emergency Situations Inspectorate Arges

Analysis of the organization of fire safety /civil protection activity 

4

Implemented 100%

 

 

D.   The economic and financial situation of the institution in 2012

 

1. Budget implementation in 2012

 

   - income budget (subsidies and own income)   

 

INDICATOR

2012

TOTAL BUDGET

1.115.000,00

Budget from subsidies

1.025.000,00

Budget from own incomes

     90.000,00

 

  • Expenditures budget (staff, goods and services, capital expenditures, maintenance costs)

 

INDICATOR

2012

Total expenditures

1.115.000,00

Staff costs

125.000,00

Goods and services

318.200,00

Maintenance costs

50.000,00

Capital expenditures

101.500,00

Other expenditures

520.300,00

 

2. Investments expenditures (estimates and realizations) in  2012

 

 

Crt nb

Name of project/investment

Type project

Cost estimate

Realized estimate

22

Purchase utility van Ford Transit

big

79.500

79.225

23

Licenses Ara Software Group

small

1.400

1.190

 

3. Level of coverage of the institution’s expenditures from own incomes

 

INDICATOR

2012

Level of coverage of the institution’s expenditures from own incomes originating in basic activities

0.6

Level of coverage of the institution’s expenditures from own incomes originating in other activities

8.4

Level of coverage of the institution’s expenditures from own incomes originating in providing cultural services within partnerships

-

 

4. Level of increase of own incomes within the total incomes 

 

INDICATOR

2012

Level of increase of own incomes within the total incomes 

9.00

 

5. Weight of staff costs within total expenditures

 

INDICATOR

2012

Weight of staff costs within total expenditures

10.48

 

6. Weight of capital costs within the total budget

 

INDICATOR

2012

Weight of capital costs within the total budget

 

7.21

 

7. Level of coverage of salaries from subsidies

 

INDICATOR

2012

Weight of salary costs within subsidies 

11.53

 

8. Costs per beneficiary from subsidies/own incomes

 

INDICATOR

2012

 Costs per beneficiary from subsidies

655.68

 Costs per beneficiary from own incomes

65.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ARGEŞ COUNTY

BRĂTIANU CULTURAL CENTRE

Institution financed by Argeş County Council

 

Ştefăneşti, tel: 0248/ 266.703

www.cjarges.ro, www.culturabratianu.ro

 

No. 140/20.02.2012

ACTIVITY REPORT

2005-2011

 

          Brătianu Cultural Centre is a public cultural institution, with legal personality, financed from own incomes/ allocations from the state/ local budget through the budget of Argeş County Council; Brătianu Cultural Centre operated under the authority of Arges County Council.

      Brătianu Cultural Centre was set up through Order 518/05.04.1993 of the Ministry of Culture and conducts its activity in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force and the stipulations of its own Regulation of Organization and Functioning elaborated on the basis of the Framework Regulation and approved through Decision No. 79/1.07.2005 of Argeş County Council.

       The registered office of the Institution is Ştefăneşti, 37, Aleea Staţiunii Street.

          The object of activity of Brătianu Cultural centre is to draw up a cultural programme aimed at integrating the historical monument into the cultural circuit, knowing the contribution of Brătianu family to the development of the Romanian spirituality, preserving, restoring and capitalizing on the assets under administration as well as developing different cultural projects and programmes in the domain of lifelong education and traditional culture.

           The financial and material resources (material equipping, maintenance, repairs, personnel remuneration)  of the centre are financed by Argeş County Council, who understands the local cultural phenomena and supports it whenever the case.

  A.       The evolution of the institution in regard to the environment in which it carries out its activity and the existing institutional system:

 A.1.    Collaboration with institutions which target the same community:

          At the level of Argeş County, there are institutions and associations which, through their   instructive-educative and cultural-artistic offers, represent a strong competitive factor on the one hand and a cooperation and partnership factor on the other hand.

For the period 2005-2011, Brătianu Cultural Centre had the opportunity to collaborate with:

 

            -    Alexandru Davila Theatre

 

            -    Arges County Museum

 

            -    Dinicu Golescu County Library

 

            -    Arts and Crafts Folkloric School of Pitesti

 

            -    National Viticulture and Fruit Tree Growing Museum of Golesti

 

-    County Center for the Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Culture in Arges

 

-    Children's Palace of Pitesti

 

-    Cultural House of Mioveni

 

-    Dinu Lipatti Art High School

 

-   Cultural House of Sfefanesti

 

-    Services Complex for Handicapped Children - Trivale

 

-    Care and Assistance Centre from Pitesti

 

-    Family-type Centre from Valea Mare

 

-   Sf. Constantin si Elena Services Complex for Children in Difficulty

 

-    Care and Assistance Centre from Bascovele -Arges

 

-   Armonia Vocal Group - Pitesti Cultural Centre

 

-   Heroes Cult National Association – Arges

 

  • Veterans’ Association from Arges

 

  • Reservists’ Association –Arges

 

  • Drug Prevention and Evaluation Centre

 

 A.2   Participation of the institution in its capacity as a partner/participant in  European / international programmes/ projects

      - 2005-2008 host of the Awards for Poetry Nights International Festival 

        The Festival in Curtea de Argeş is one of the 6 great festivals of this kind within the contemporary world: Struga (Macedonian Republic); Las Palmas (Canary Island, Spain), Belgrade (Serbia); Medellin (Columbia); Three Rivers (Canada) which meet all the criteria of a great professional festival.

       -since 2006 up to present - Partner in The Festival of Your Chances – Lifelong Education week in Romania

           It is a project initiated by the Association of the German Adult Education Institutions in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Cults, Ministry of Education, the National Council for Adult Professional Training and ANOFM.

       Under the name “Lifelong Learning Week”, a complex of events dedicated to adult education is being conducted today in over 50 countries.

        -  since 2007 up to present - partner in “The Citizen Above All” Project initiated  in 2005 by the Romanian representative of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of German Adult Education Institutions.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation is the political foundation of the German socio-democracy. Its mission consists of promoting democracy and international harmony. The core of its activity is represented by the people (the foundation supports, encourages and consolidates groups of people who promote the socio-democratic values), the institutions (the foundation helps setting up and consolidating the institutions which embody the socio-democratic values) and the ideas (the foundation supports a public speech which might initiate diverse policies in a progressive manner)

Concrete results of the project: Florica Scholarships, Steps towards the Future Counselling Centre, Pasărea măiastră Painting Club

        - 2005-2007 Partner in the CSO-TEEA Project: The Civil Society Organization in Bulgaria and Romania: On the Way Towards a Europe for All Ages

The project coordinator was Znanie Association from Sofia, Bulgaria, which also obtained the financing, with a budget of 50,000 euros and aimed to educate adults.

Project partners: Association of German Adult Education Institutions-the Romanian and Bulgarian representatives, SREP (The Romanian Society for Lifelong Education) from Romania, Sedukon Association in the Czech Republic.

The project aimed at consolidating the institutional capacity of the network of adult education centres in Romania, Bulgaria and Germany, through workshops and seminars, visits, creation of partnerships and cooperation through the web platform (an occasion for potential projects), assistance and training for the personnel working in the cultural centres, adult education institutions in the three countries, supporting the activity of elderly people and actively involving them through educational and training activities in accordance with the European standards.

      -2009 Partner in the History Project

 Sarajevo- Remember For The Future regional conference organized by DVV International (Institut für Internationale Zusammenarbeit des Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes), under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Sports from Sarajevo Canton.  This edition was attended by approximately thirty specialists from cultural centres, national or regional museums from nine countries in the south-east of Europe: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project was to build a positive image of the neighbouring Balkan countries. The Guide entitled Balkan Narrations. Good Practices about the History of Learning in the South-Eastern Europe was the result of a fruitful activity of the History team in 2008. It is a guide for those who work within adult education domain, about how the history can bring us together.

A special emphasis was placed on finding new ways of attracting children and young people to museums and cultural centres.

We identified examples of good practices, experiences or projects within the activity specific to each cultural centre or memorial house, from south-eastern European countries: Albania, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia.

Each representative of the above mentioned countries made a short presentation of the cultural institution he/ she represented and presented aspects and difficulties encountered in their work.

2010 Partner in QualimoVET Project

Nine organizations in six countries within the EU participated in the final conference from Brussels within 20-22 October 2010.

The project was given a grant within the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 - Leonardo da Vinci- Multilateral Projects/ Innovation Development.

The project was attended by representatives from different cultural and adult education centres, economic universities, non-governmental associations in Romania, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain and Poland. All the partners brought their equal contribution to achieving the project objectives.

The project generated comprehensive information in setting quality standards in the domain of professional training for the young people at risk within the partner countries.

           - EBC*L Champions League –English Camp (December 2010)

            In December 2010, we conducted the EBC*L Champions League at Florica in partnership with EuroEd Association from Bucharest, project which offered the teenagers the chance to become “Champions in the Entrepreneurial Domain”.

           There was a national phase of this competition. Following the national phase of EBC*L Champions League there were selected 9 national champions – the best from Piteşti and Bucharest. The 9 winners participated in an English Camp, within 7-11.12.2010.

             The camp aimed at preparing the students for the international contest through improving communication skills in English and the entrepreneurial skills. The goal of the League was the participation in the EBC*L International Champions League from Vienna.

           A.3  Actions taken to improve the promotion / PR activities / media strategy

 

The advertising strategy for a cultural institution involves the activity of rethinking its image, raising the awareness of the target audience.

            During the period 2005-2011, in terms of advertising strategy, we primarily aimed to promote the image of the institution by setting up the marketing department, through which the following specific activities materialized:

 - analysis of the range of opportunities within the community, both at the communication level with the public institutions and at the relationship level with the mass media,  becoming involved in establishing partnerships and collaborations, in medium and long-term.

            - informing the public institutions and other organizations in the community about the cultural offer of Bratianu Cultural Centre, thus contributing to the identification of the best ways to get involved in educational, literary-artistic, recreational and entertaining collaborations and partnerships.

          - we maintained positive relationships with all the collaborators, thus providing a favourable image for the institution.

            - we provided information on the cultural offer through the press office within Argeş County Council and mass-media, thus becoming known to different categories of visitors within Arges region and beyond.

               - at least once a year we organized the Open Doors Day.

                – visits free of charge on the occasion of the Holidays of Argeş and Muscel

               - we hosted different cultural events, others than the events within the centre (Poetry Nights International Festival)

                - we participated in the cultural events within Argeş

               - in 2010 we inaugurated the souvenir shop within the Holidays of Argeş and Muscel (glass icons painted by children within the summer camps, personalized ceramics, presentation portfolios, eggs decorated within the camps near Easter)

                - we printed personalized tickets

                 -we installed a roadside hoarding with a picture of Florica Villa, with the visiting hours, on the old road Bucharest–Piteşti; value: 1372 lei

                -as manager, I participated in the meetings and press conferences held by the County Council

                -  we printed promoting materials (calendars, portfolios, pocket books, pens, flyers)  which were distributed in the highly circulated areas, with announcements about our cultural-educative offer.  This activity was carried out in 2011. The value of the promoting materials - 2480 lei.

                - in 2009 we coined medals at the State Mint, on the occasion of celebrating the 80th anniversary of Ion I.C. Brătianu’s death  (124 pieces), which we offered as promotion material within the Symposium Brătianu Family in the History of the Romanian People organized each year.  Value: 5950 lei.

                - there were interviews about Florica Villa with the manager of the institution,   published in the written press or broadcast via radio and television channels.

                 - there were meetings with pupils and students, in order to present the educational offer. This activity was carried out within the Festival of Your Chances, organized on a yearly basis at Brătianu Cultural Centre.

            - in 2008 we had the presentation brochure of Florica Villa translated in five  languages: English, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Value of the translation: 2950 lei

                   - In 2009 we made presentation portfolios of Florica Villa and Sf. Ioan Botezătorul Church (the church built by Brătianu family):1986 pieces=14.895 lei

       


 

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Partner institution

Ayurvedic Centre Bucharest

County Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture- Argeş

Services Complex for Handicapped Children from Valea Mare

Vintilă Brătianu School No. 2, Ştefăneşti

Children’s Palace, Piteşti

Association of German Adult Education Institutions from Romania

Dinu Lipatti High School Piteşti

Association of Veterans, Argeş

Elderly County Council

Heroes Cult Association - Argeş

Association of Reserve and Retired Military

 

Ayurvedic Centre Bucharest

Vintilă Brătianu School No. 2, Ştefăneşti

Children’s Palace

School No. 3 Ştefăneşti

Association of German Adult Education Institutions from Romania

Dinu Lipatti High School Piteşti

Association of the  Veterans- Argeş

 

 

Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk

School No. 3 Ştefăneşti

Children’s Palace

School No. 2  of Ştefăneşti

School of Călineşti

Town Hall of Ştefăneşti

Culture House of  Ştefăneşti 

Long Life Association Mioveni

Colibaşi Penitentiary

 

Association of Radical Youths, Piteşti

General School of Băbana

Soul for Soul XXI Association, Piteşti

Antidrug Action Group, Romania

Radu Golescu School, Goleşti

Constantin Brâncoveanu School, Valea Mare

Basarab I Association of Reserve  and  Retired Military„”, Piteşti

Vintilă Brătianu School No.2, Ştefăneşti

Children’s Palace, Piteşti

Geriatrics Hospital, Ştefăneşti

Argeş County School Inspectorate

Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk

Support for Life Association, Piteşti

Ion Barbu Theoretical High School, Piteşti

Cultural Centre , Piteşti

Vatra Youth Cultural Association, Piteşti

Cultural Centre Mioveni

Mihai Viteazul School Group, Piteşti

School Group of Ştefăneşti

Arges County Employment Agency

Antidrug Prevention Evaluation and Counselling Centre,  Argeş

Colibaşi Penitentiary

SOLARIS Association of Youth, Science and Education

Dinu Lipatti Art High School, Piteşti

Special School, Valea Mare, Ştefăneşti 

 

Long Life Association Mioveni

Colibaşi Penitentiary

Veterans’ Choir-Piteşti

University of Piteşti, History section

School Group No. 2 Piteşti

Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk

Services Complex for  Handicapped Children,  Trivale

School No. 3 Ştefăneşti

Euroed Association of Bucharest

 

Al. Davilla Theatre Piteşti

Aşchiuţă Theatre Piteşti

Veterans’ Association,  Argeş

Reservists’ Association

Family-type Centre Găvana

Children’s Palace

School No. 2  of Ştefăneşti

 School of Călineşti

Town Hall of Ştefăneşti

Culture House of Ştefăneşti 

Long Life Association of  Mioveni

Colibaşi Penitentiary

Basarab I Association of Reserve  and  Retired Military„”, Piteşti

Veterans’ Choir-Piteşti

Culture House of Drajna

Culture House of Sviniţa

Culture House of Izvoarele

University of Piteşti, History section

School Group No. 2 Piteşti

 

Sf. Constantin si Elena Community         Services Complex for Children at Risk

 Services Complex for Handicapped        Children,  Trivale

 

School No. 3 Ştefăneşti

Euroed Association of Bucharest

Military Circle of Piteşti

Anti-drug Prevention, Evaluation and Counselling Centre- Argeş

Al. Davilla Theatre Piteşti

Aşchiuţă Theatre Piteşti

Veterans’ Association, Argeş

Association of Reserve Military

 

 

 


A.4   Reflection of the institution in the specialized press 

          In the period 2005-2011, there was a series cultural events promoted in the speciality press. Our collaborators from the editions of the symposium dedicated to Brătianu family presented a series of studies, works and researches which were subsequently published. Based on the studies conducted and the communications, at present we are working on a monograph of Brătianu family.

          Further on, there are a few examples reflecting our institution in the specialized press:

  1. “Buletinul Argeşean”, October 2008, page. 31, “Brătianu Family in the History of the Romanian People –jubilee edition”; author Paul Ioan Cruceană;
  2. “România Liberă” Newspaper, Aldine supplement, 24 October 2008; “Florica, an Exceptional Place for the History of the Romanians”; author Mircea Dumitriu, teacher;
  3. “Buletinul Argeşean”, April 2009, page. 24-25, “An Adoptive Son of Arges- the historian Anastase Iordache”; author Mircea Dumitriu, teacher;
  4.  “Timpul” Newspaper, 7-13 October 2010, No. 4, “Heritage of Brătianu Family” ; author Mircea Dumitriu, teacher;
  5. “15 years dvv-International Romania. Adult Education“ author Dr. Ellinor Haase pag. 172 -174

 

          Beginning with 2006, each event of the institution has benefited from promotion in the mass media through the press releases published in “Argeşul” Newspaper (local newspaper), through reviews of the cultural events.

           The promotion was also made via the institution’s site ( www.culturabratianu.ro) and through live interviews given on Radio Romania Antena Satelor.

A.5.    Profile/portrait of the present beneficiary

At the level of the institution, we identify a few categories of beneficiaries:

a)   Visitors

b)    Site users

c)    Beneficiaries of the cultural and instructive-educative animation services.

        d)   Beneficiaries of food services, accommodation and conference hall services

According to statistics, for the period 2005-2011, Brătianu Cultural Centre was attended by a number of 5000 visitors, people of all ages and all socio-professional categories. The greatest percentage was represented by students (35 %). The next socio-professional category: intellectuals (20 %), then pensioners (40 %) and students (5 %). With regard to the distribution of users according to age, the centre was most visited by users aged 8-18 years, followed by people aged over 50.

        The children from the Family-type centres and Community Services Complex for Children at Risk, as well as the members of the Veterans’ Association, benefited from free access into the institution.

         Beneficiaries of our cultural programmes for the period 2005-2011 were students, teachers, adults, pensioners, tourists and preschoolers.

 

 

A.6.   The Analysis concerning the Use of the Spaces within the Institution

             During 2005-2011 Florica Villa underwent periodical renovations and improvements, thus Brătianu Cultural Centre, through Argeş County Council and the annual investment programmes provided the development and modernization of the material resources at high quality standards.

             The Assets of Brătianu Cultural Centre has extended throughout this period, thus, at present, the centre has visiting, presentation, exhibition with sale, accommodation, administrative, production, storing and archiving spaces completely renovated. The maintenance of the spaces mentioned above requires great financial efforts, due to the fact that Florica Villa is an old historical monument; the building dates from 1821.

             The Visiting Spaces (terrace on the first floor, the terrace-study Ion I.C. Brătianu, the reception hall, the sitting room, the Turkish room, Ion I.C. Brătianu’ study, the suspended library, the wine cellar, the room with the slab table) represent an area of 590 m.

             The Exhibition Space is in the building C of the villa, where we set up a souvenir shop. It was inaugurated in 2010, on the occasion of the events dedicated to the Holidays of Argeş and Muscel. We exhibited for sale personalized ceramics, as well as glass icons painted by the children from the schools and high schools in the county on the occasion of the painting camps organized during the summer and the ones before Easter. The area of this space is of 50 m2.

              The Accommodation Spaces occupy an area of 452 m2 and can be found in buildings A and B of the villa. It was possible for the accommodation spaces to be rented based on a written request, approved by Argeş County Council.  These rooms mainly provided the accommodation for the delegates of the main chief accountant/ financial applicant.  The amounts resulted from renting the accommodation spaces and the conference hall represented the centre’s extra budgetary incomes and were used to cover the maintenance-related expenses. At request, legal people could benefit from the rental services of the accommodation spaces and the conference hall, according to the tariffs approved by Argeş County Council.                        

             The Administrative Space has an area of 180 m2 (offices on the terrace and sitting room, halls from the secondary entrance and from the wine cellar)

             The Production Space is represented by the kitchen, with an outbuilding, with an area of 33m2

             The Storing Space:  within building B of the villa there are two pantries with food products and a shed where there are fixed assets and inventory articles necessary to look after the park. The park surrounding Florica Villa, (approximately 2 ha) is under the care of the employees of Brătianu Cultural Centre.

             The Archiving Space occupies an area of 92 m2  and is on the last floor of the villa, in building A.

             The Space designed for TESA (manager, accountancy, human resources, culture, pay desk, administrative office) represents an area of 75 m2  

    The four libraries within Florica Villa host 5270 volumes.

    There is a toilet specially designed for the visitors.

                

A.7.   Improvements made to the spaces during 2005-2011: modifications, extensions, repairs, rehabilitations, reconditions

                                                                                                          

Crt.

No.

Name of the Project/Investment/Repair

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

 Estimate (Ron)

1.

Repairs and overhauls to the roof of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60,700

2.

Current repairs, painting, plastering for Building A Florica Villa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,825

3.

Technical project-current repairs for Florica Villa Buildings B and C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,380

4.

Restoration and cleaning of the Albeşti stone, main façade building A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40,658

5.

Repairs to the toilet and wine cellar office, laying of sanitary installations and finishing process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,700

6.

Current repairs – exterior and interior plastering and painting for Building C, laying the false ceiling, the panelling and floor for Building C (souvenir shop), repairs to Building C, repairs to studio apartments 11 and 12 , the hall and associated bathrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,383

7.

Repairs to the water hydrants and the water supply system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32,000

8.

Technical Project for Buildings A, B, C (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34,070

9.

Repairs to the roof and sun-blind on the terrace -main facade (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35,900

10

Investment works-repairs works to the facades and sun-blinds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74,700

11

Investment works-restoration works (internal repairs and external furnishing-terrace)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86,439

12

Fireproofing works-attic Florica Villa Buildings A and B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,880

13

Overhauls for the electrical installations Buildings A,B,C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,973

14

Repairs and painting works (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,973

15

Repair works to the water installations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26,610

16

Water filtering cabin (access door +cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,485

17

Repairs to the plaster of the cellar, wall treatment with absorbent products, repairs to the cellar doors+windows frames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,508

18

Furniture repairs and reconditioning, door frames and lining recondition -Building A, panels reconditioning -Building A (sitting room, library on the ground floor, reception hall, terrace study)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,825

19

Repairs to the thermal installations within the cellar (radiators), installation of radiators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,763

20

Recondition the armchairs, sofas in the accommodation spaces, building A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,400

21

Recondition parquet -building A in the accommodation, visiting and reception rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,054

28

Repair works to the toilets in the accommodation spaces and reception hall -Building A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

160,30

29

General repairs to the water supply system, hydrants, and the main alley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31,89

30

General repairs to the thermal system on the terrace (main façade sun-blind) and to the roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,790

 

 

B. Improvement of the professional activity within the institution

 

     B.1 Own projects achieved within the programmes at the headquarters of the institution

               Florica Scholarships -own project of our participation in The Citizen Above All National Project. 2008 was the first year when these scholarships were granted. The scholarship awarding criteria were as follows: the students’ annual average to be 9.50, and the family income of 500 lei. The scholarships were granted for a period of two years to a number of 12 students from Vintilă Brătianu General School No. 2 of Ştefănesti. At present, these scholarships are no longer granted.

                   Pasărea măiastră Painting Club -another project of our institution carried out within The Citizen Above All National Project. Children, preschoolers, students of primary and secondary school meet at the Culture House from Ştefăneşti to take painting lessons under the guidance of a teacher. The Club is still functioning.

                   Steps Towards the Future School Counselling Centre -a project of Bratianu Cultural Centre, derived from The Citizen Above All National Project. Within this project, the teachers from School No. 3 of Ştefăneşti-Sat remain for two hours after school with the students who want to learn, have potential but cannot be supported by their families. The Counselling Centre is still active, having good results thanks to the work of the teachers within this school (mainly Mrs. Doiniţa Stoica, institutor).

                   Seniors’ Club - our own project derived from CSO-TEEA Project: The Civil Society Organization in Bulgaria and Romania on the Way towards a Europe for All Ages. The project was elaborated by Znanie Association from Sofia, Bulgaria, which also received the financing. The project mainly aimed to organize club activities for the elderly people in Ştefăneşti.

 

The Club operated for a year, despite its popularization.

 

 

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

No. of projects

16

16

17

20

23

33

35

 

 

Own projects conducted within the programmes at the registered office of the institution

 

A few of the projects and actions over time:

 

   “The Tradition of Celebrating Saint Ioan Botezătorul in Brătianu Family”

   

          On the occasion of the great Christian holiday of Saint Ioan we commemorated the illustrious politicians of Brătianu family who bore this name.             

  

 

“Let’s Join Hands”

            This event was dedicated to the day of 24 January which marks the “Partial Union (Mica Unire)” accomplished by Alexandru Ioan Cuza on the 24th of January 1859.

“Dragobete Kisses the Girls”

  The Best Love Poem Reciter Contest 

   Love Exists After All Dancing Competition

  Love Declarations Contest

  Traditional Costume Parade- contest for the most beautiful traditional costume from Muscel.

 Exhibitions: The exhibition of the young painter Irina Aldea and the Exhibition of drawings, bead and origami jewels made by the children from School No. 2 of Ştefăneşti

 

 

  “Amulets’ Camp”

 Participants: The children from the Family-type Centre in Valea Mare, students from Vintilă Brătianu School No. 2 and students from School No. 3 of Stefanesti. The amulet tradition has been preserved up to the present day with the same sensitivity.

 

“Woman’s International Day”

Recognition of ladies’ contribution to the development of the society.  Participants: Viata Lunga Pensioners Association from Mioveni, the Family-type Centre from Valea Mare and Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk.  

 

“Little Actors”

On the occasion of the International Day of Theatre, we organized a two-section drama contest, namely: monologue and short plays.

      Specialized jury (actors from Alexandru Davila Theatre and teachers from Children’s Palace of Piteşti).

International Day of Children’s Books

        Beneficiaries: students from Sf. Constantin si Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk of Piteşti.

 

“Egg Decorative Painting Camp”

The egg decorative painting occupies a special place within the Romanian traditional art. It is very much alive in different ethnographic regions in Romania. 

For our institution, the Egg Decorative Painting Camp has already become a tradition and a moment worth waiting for by those interested in the art of decorating the eggs.

Romanian Traditions – “Sângiorgiu or the Thracian Knight”

            Over the years, the event has been organized as close as possible to the Christian holiday of Saint Gheorghe and it is dedicated to an important member of the family who bore this holly name: the great historian Gheorghe Brătianu (professor; tenured member of the Romanian Academy since 1942).

 

“Walking through Europe

Event conducted under the logo of the European Union - Unity in Diversity.

In partnership with Colibaşi Penitentiary and Argeş County Library -  “The Adolescent’s Day”.

Adolescence is the age of questions, doubts, but the adolescents represent the future of the society.

 

“I Used to Be a Child Like You”    

Creative activities for children (asphalt drawings, games)

Performance given by the children from the Children’ Palace in Piteşti: plays, Indian and Irish dances

Actors from Aşchiuţă Children’s and Youth’s Theatre of Piteşti: Bănică Nicolae and Slătioreanu George.

“Chess Camp”       

          The purpose of organizing this camp is the permanent education of children outside school, because chess is an extraordinary method for children to consolidate their self-image, self-esteem, thinking, tactics and observation.                                   

“Glass-Painted Icons Camp”

    The objectives of organizing the camp were fulfilled: the children made artistic creations and maintained a permanent connection with the local cultural institutions.

 

Şi-aşa-mi vine câte-un gând, măi dorule...Folk Music Performance

 

The event was part of the cycle of events dedicated to the Holidays of Argeş and Muscel.

Guests:

    Dunav Serbian Folk Ensemble from Mehedinti led by Balaci Ziviţa

 Poeniţa Folk Ensemble from Drajna, Prahova coordinated by  Marin Văcărelu and Daniel Săcuianu –folk dances and music performances from Prahova; vocal artists;

Izvoraşul Folk Ensemble of Izvoarele Cultural Centre, Prahova County, coordinated by Diaconu Ion and Burcea Raluca - folk music and dance performances from Valea Teleajenului;

Dorul Ensemble - County Center for Traditional Culture Preservation and Promotion and Doina Argeşului Orchestra

Floricica de la Bîrla Ensemble  coordinated by Ioan Neacşu

Men’s Folk Dance Ensemble (Călușari) from Stolnici, leader Petru Mavala, coordinated by Sebastian Pupăza- Roşu

 

 “Heritage of Bratianu Family. A Bridge Over Time”

Exhibition of photographs and personal objects belonging to Brătianu family.

 The event was part of the cycle of activities dedicated to the Holidays of Argeş and Muscel.

                            

    “Eternal Youth “

             - choral concert dedicated to elderly people given by the Veterans’ Choir from Piteşti

      -conference held by the representatives of the Veterans’ Choir from Piteşti on the theme of “Eulogy of Eternal Youth

      -chess and backgammon club, as well as other activities specific for the elderly people

     -seniors from Bascovele Care and Assistance Centre, Argeş

 

Traditions Camp - “Sumedru (Saint Dumitru) at Florica”

The themes of the decorative art works were inspired by the folk traditions which are specific to the Holiday of the Great Martyr Dimitrie, which is celebrated in a special manner in this area of the folklore from Muscel.

 

Thalia Fest Amateur Theatre Festival

Cultural-artistic event with two sections, theatre troupes and monologue, on age groups (high school students and adults)

The judges were specialized teachers / actors, producers who analyzed the homogeneity of the troupe, the artistic talent, creativity and stage innovation, stage language mastering.

        

          Objectives of organizing the Theatre Festival:

-to give artistic performances

- to maintain a close connection with the local cultural institutions

- to get involved in an active way in the extra-school activities

- experience exchange between the participants

- to discover young talented people

Partnerships concluded with:

  • Colibaşi Penitentiary
  • Children’s Palace
  • Military Circle

 

 Argeş County Council                                                                                                

Brătianu Cultural Centre 

 Geriatrics Hospital of Ştefăneşti

Ayurvedic Centre of Bucharest

The purpose of organizing this cultural event was the permanent education of seniors with the aim of leading an active and healthy life up to old ages.

 

 

4 August 2006

Care and Assistance Centre of Piteşti

“Romanian Geriatrics and History of Geriatrics”

 

 

SEMINAR BULGARIA 15-20 June 2007

 Study visit

CSO_TEAA The Civil Society Organizations in Bulgaria and Romania

 

 

 “The Citizen Above All” Project

Seminar Sibiu 4-7 March 2007

Active involvement of citizens in the local community life

 

 

Year 2006

Payroll

Organization chart

 

22 positions, out of which 5 vacancies

Four departments: administrative maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting;

Year 2007

Argeş County Council Decision No. 11/08.02

Payroll

Organization chart

 

27 positions, out of which 8 vacancies

Four departments: administrative maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting;

Year 2008

Argeş County Council Decision No. 22/19.03

Payroll

Organization chart

 

30 positions, out of which 5 vacancies

Four departments: administrative maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting;

Year 2009

Argeş County Council Decision No. 50/13.04

Payroll

Organization chart

 

26 positions, out of which 3 vacancies

Four departments: administrative maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting;

Four departments: maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting and administrative;

Year 2010

Argeş County Council Decision No. 147/11.08

Payroll

Organization chart

 

8 positions; no vacancies available;

Four departments: maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting and administrative;

Year 2011

 

Payroll

Organization chart

 

7 positions, out of which 1 vacancy;

 

Four departments: maintenance; cultural strategy; human resources-marketing; financial-accounting and administrative;

 

 

 

C. Organization/Institution’s Organizational System

 

Course Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Waiter Course

6 employees

 

 

 

 

 

Chambermaid Course

3 employees

 

 

 

 

 

Computer operator Course

 

1 employee

 

 

 

 

ECDL-start Course

 

1 employee

 

 

 

 

Human Resources Course

1 employee

1 employee

 

2 employees

 

 

Public acquisitions Course

 

1 employee

1 employee

1 employee

 

 

Public Management Course

 

 

 

1 employee

 

 

Course on Development of the Managerial Competence in Public Local Administration

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Budget, Finances, Public Accountancy Course

 

1 employee

 

 

 

 

Project Elaboration Course

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Public Relations Management and Communication Course

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Professional Training with a duration of 720 hours (240 hours of theoretical training 480 hours of practical training) in order to gain the professional qualification of stoker

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Professional Training with a duration of 720 hours (240 hours of theoretical training 480 hours of practical training) in order to gain the professional qualification of stoker

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Efficient Communication Course

 

 

 

 

10 employees

 

Hygiene Course

 

10 employees

 

 

 

 

Project Management Course

1 employee

 

 

 

 

 

ECDL-4 modules

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

English language Course-8 months

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

European Computer Operation Licence ECDL START

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Professional Training with a duration of 2 years in order to achieve the Master’s Degree in Managerial Accountancy

1 employee

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Training with a duration of 2 years in order to achieve the Master’s Degree in Administration and Public Services

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

Professional Training with a duration of 2 years in order to achieve the Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Commerce, Tourism and Hospitality Services

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Pilot Course within EBC*L Blended Learning Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 employees

Administration of documents belonging to a public institution

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Basis of an Efficient Administration

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Expert in Public Acquisitions and use of SEAP

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Financial and Fiscal Control in Public Institutions

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Time, Priorities and Stress Management

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Budget, Finances, Accountancy

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

Implementation of the Internal / Managerial Control System for the Public Institutions

 

 

 

 

 

1 employee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promotion of the personnel within the institution

 

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

No. of promoted employees

1

5

9

9

1

-

1

 

 

Sanctions

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

0

5

1

5

1

0

0

 

c. Measures taken as a consequence of the inspections, controls/audits performed by the authorities or other control bodies for the period 2006 – 2011

Year/ Internal audit

Name of the Audit Report

No. of recommendations

Implementation Degree

2006 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Legality and Regularity of carrying out the Technical-operative Accounting

Compliance with the Methodology of organizing and capitalizing on the annual inventory results. Organization and performance of CFP.

Human Resources Management

8

Implemented 100%

2006 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Evaluation of the Activity of the Personnel within the Administrative and Secretarial Departments

7

 

Implemented 100%

2007 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Analysis of the way the credits allocated by Argeş County Council were used

6

Implemented 100%

2008 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Human Resources Management

-organization of personnel recruitment, setting the salary rights for the personnel

- professional training of the personnel

- administration of professional files, labour books and document archiving

15

Implemented 100%

2008 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Accounting System and its efficiency

27

Implemented 100%

2009 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Audit of budget projects. Existence and integrity of the material goods and assets. Economical, effective and efficient use of resources

14

Implemented 100%

2011 / Internal Audit performed by Argeş County Council

Audit of the financial-accounting activities.

24

Implemented 100%

 

 

D.   Economic-financial situation of the institution for the period 2006-2011

D.1. Budget execution for the period 2006-2011

                               - income budget (subsidies and own incomes)

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

TOTAL BUDGET

690,000.00

810,224.00

1,160,169.00

1,039,000.00

976,327.00

1,130,649.00

Budget from subsidies

540,000.00

644,348.00

990,000.00

892,000.00

764,600.00

1,036,100.00

Budget from own incomes

150,000.00

165,876.00

170,169.00

147,000.00

211,727.00

94,549.00

 

 

 

-  expenses budget (staff costs, goods and services, capital expenses, maintenance expenses)

 

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total expenses

770,000.00

854,605.00

1,118,200.00

981,976.00

1,116,000.00

1,111,551.00

Staff costs

261,400.00

230,214.00

400,000.00

461,162.00

280,800.00

94,089.00

Goods and Services

268,600.00

531,611.00

557,050.00

471,967.00

530,799.00

783,788.00

Maintenance expenses

168,860.00

40,669.00

42,000.00

43,500.00

-

25,000.00

Capital expenses

23,000.00

36,315.00

51,879.00

-

115,058.00

161,139.00

Other expenses

48,140.00

15,796.00

67,271.00

5,347.00

189,343.00

47,535.00

 

 

 

D.2. Investment expenses (estimates and achievements) for the period 2006-2011

 

Crt. No.

Name of the project/investment

Project Type

Estimate

Real amount

1.

Repairs and overhauls to the roof of Bratianu Cultural Centre (2005)

great

62,000

60,700

2.

Current repairs, painting, plastering for Building A Villa (2006)

medium

21,000

20,825

3.

Server (2007)

medium

12,500

12,000

4.

Fujitsu Computers -4 pieces (2007)

medium

17,000

16,700

5.

Generator (2007)

small

3,500

3,300

6.

Carpet -1 piece (2007)

small

2,500

2,000

7.

Technical Project -Current Repairs for Bratianu Cultural Centre -Buildings B and C (2007)

small

2,500

2,380

8.

DAVA Integrated Information System (2008)

medium

12,000

11,610

9.

Restoration and cleaning works for the Albeşti stone (2008)

medium

41,000

40,658.73

10.

Repairs to the toilet and wine cellar office, works to lay the sanitary installations, the finishing process (2008)

medium

17,900

17,700

11.

Current repairs – carry out external and internal plastering and painting for Building C, works to lay the false ceiling, the panelling and floor for Building C, roof repairs to Building C (2009)

medium

27,600

27,383

12.

Repairs to the hydrants and water supply system (2010)

medium

32,700

32,000

13.

Motorized mower equipped with snow cutter (2010)

medium

13,400

13,100

14.

Technical project -Buildings A, B, C (2010)

medium

34,200

34,070

15.

Repairs to the roof and sun-blind - main facade (2010)

medium

36,000

35,900

16

Investment works – Repairs works to the facades and sun-blinds (2011)

great

75,000

74,700

17

Investment works – restoration works (internal repairs and external furnishing- terrace) (2011)

great

87,500

86,439

18

Fireproofing works (2011)

medium

15,000

14,880

19

Inspections of the electrical installations -Building A, B, C (2011)

medium

19,200

18,973

20

Repairs and painting works (2011)

medium

16,400

15,973

21

Repair works to the water installations (2011)

medium

26,800

26,610

 

D.3. Level of expenses coverage out of own incomes

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Level of expenses coverage  out of own incomes earned from the core business

0.37

0.11

0.10

1.91

0.12

0.32

Level of expenses coverage  out of own incomes earned from other activities

19.37

19.30

15.12

14.78

18.85

8.18

Level of expenses coverage  out of own incomes earned from cultural services provided within the  partnerships

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

D.4. Growth percentage of own incomes in total incomes

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Growth percentage of own incomes in total incomes

19.48

19.41

14.01

14.15

18.97

8.36

 

D.5. Percentage of staff costs in total expenses

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Percentage of staff costs in total expenses

 

33.95

26.94

35.77

46.96

25.16

0.08

 

 

D.6. Percentage of capital expenses in total budget

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Percentage of capital expenses in total budget

3.33

4.48

4.47

-

11.78

14.25

 

D.7. Level of wage coverage out of subsidies

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Level of wage coverage out of subsidies

48.41

35.73

40.40

51.70

36.73

9.08

 

 

D.8. Expenses per beneficiary from subsidies/own incomes

 

INDICATOR

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Expenses per beneficiary from subsidies

1,421.05

1,534.16

2,690.22

1,445.71

2,022.75

1,114.09

 Expenses per beneficiary from incomes

394,74

394,94

462,42

238,25

560,12

101,67

 

 

E. Strategy, programmes and implementation of the action plan to accomplish the mission specific to the institution, in accordance with the management tasks and objectives

If Florica Villa remains the property of Argeş County Council (at present it is being claimed), the short, medium and long-term strategy of Brătianu Cultural Centre requires:

 

I.   Defining the objectives

I.a.   Elaboration of restoration-preservation projects in order to obtain financing from central and European funds 

 I.b  Allocation of funds for the protection of the assets, not just the preservation of the historical monument but also of the surrounding park 

 I.c  Conservation and renewal of the permanent exhibitions (glass icons, personal objects and photographs belonging to Bratianu Family)

I.d     Programme to restore and preserve the original furniture items:

             the suspended library (building A)                           

             the buffet on the terrace (building A)                               

             the library in the meeting hall (building B)            

I.e      Promoting information policies (mass media, institution site) on the place where Brătianu Cultural Centre conducts its activity, promoting the image of the centre

I.f      Re-dimension, consolidate and reposition Florica Villa in the community, as public forum generator of cultural events and non-formal education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


II.     SWOT Analysis                                

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

 

Favourable geographical position; variety of the landscape (location in an area within a dendrology park)

Lack of a proper parking spaces for individual visitors and for larger groups

 

Accommodation structure and public food service

CCB has flexible and specialized labour force

Possesses a collection of documents, photographs and personal objects belonging to Brătianu family

Infrastructure inside the park in degradation (secondary park alley)

 

 

Collaboration with personalities within the scientific, cultural and historical domains

 

-employees of the cultural strategy department without specialized studies in

librarianship (inefficient book recording and archiving at the moment)

 

Partnerships  concluded with the education institutions in Piteşti and Ştefăneşti

 

Poor remuneration system in the public administration  (low level of personnel     remuneration)

-fluctuation of  personnel

-blocking the positions in the public administration (impossibility of hiring new staff)

-elimination of vacancies

 

lack of youth interest for culture

 

Reduced audience for the cultural events organized by our institution compared to the number of schools in the locality, especially during the school holidays

 

Use of modern information and instruction means

 

Our institution –essential tool for lifelong education, adult education and youths’ cultural development

The building and the park are being claimed at present, for which reason we are just partners in projects with European financing

Low level of investments for the infrastructure and institution logistics

Obsolete collections

Insufficiency of financial resources

 

Stipulation of different amounts for professional specialization and improvement in the institution’s budget

Poor illuminating system at the exterior of the villa (in the park) and on the                 secondary alley

 

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

 

Necessity of training and refresher programmes

Cultural pollution, growth of the kitsch phenomenon

 

Potential to develop the cultural tourism

 

Existence of national and international partnerships which allow the organization of quality international artistic events in Ştefăneşti:

-  Organization of different refresher courses,  European certification professional training systems in partnership with EUROED Association national instruction and testing centre) (at request):

-EBCL European Certificate of Competence in Business (European Certification System in Business and Entrepreneurship, administered by the International Centre for EBCL in Vienna. The Certificate offers expertise in Business Management at trans-European level)

-Xpert Personal Business Skills (XPBS)- Social Competences in Enterprises, Administration and other types of organizations) European Certification System in the entrepreneurial domain. The system offers knowledge and skills in three key domains: Project Management, Negotiation, Discussion and Argumentation, Formation and Leadership of Successful Teams.

            -Xpert-European Computer Passport - evolved European Certification System in IT recognized at European level

 It is an updated system of certifying the PC users for the economic and administrative domains, respectively certification in IT for the secretarial and administrative domains

-Partner in the Project entitled “The Citizen Above All”, initiated by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, the Romanian representative in collaboration with the Association of German Adult Education Institutions.

- Partner in “The Festival of Your Chances”- Lifelong Education Week in Romania is a project initiated by the Association of German Adult Education Institutions in partnership with Ministry of Culture and Cults (the 3rd edition) (annually)

-Partner in the Project “Seniors” (National Project )

 -Collaboration protocols

Fear of major changes in certain areas of the system

 

 

 

 

 


III.   Defining the strategy according to the objectives and the results of the   SWOT analysis

 

          The main objectives to be accomplished within the short, medium and long-term strategy of Brătianu Cultural Centre are oriented towards the following directions:

 

1.         elaboration of restoration-conservation projects for Florica Villa, monument of category A, in order to obtain financing from central and European funds 

 - specialization of employees within Florica Villa in cultural marketing and management of cultural projects; the courses will provide the necessary competences to develop projects and to promote the image of the institution properly 

 -  stipulation of sums in the institution’s budget for professional specialization and training

 

 2. Allocation of funds for the protection of the assets, not just the preservation of the historical monument but also the surrounding park; thus, we aim at achieving the following objectives:

        - to plant white fir trees, pines and white cedar

- to modernize the illumination system in the park

       - to rehabilitate the infrastructure inside the park

        - to consolidate the entire fencing network;

        - video surveillance of the park and the vineyard

        - to rebuild the secondary access road which leads to the back of the building B of Florica Villa

        - to rebuild the secondary alleys inside the park leading to the statuary group “La Vulturi” (At Vultures), to the monachal hermitage and building A of the villa

       - to reinforce the foundation for the  statuary group “La Vulturi”

        - general repairs to the roof of the buildings A, B and C

        - to allocate funds to insure the goods within the movable cultural assets (inside of the villa: ceilings, libraries, items of furniture)

 

 

3.      Conservation and renewal of the permanent exhibitions

 - glass icons, personal objects and photographs belonging to Brătianu family

  - organization of creation and glass-painted icons camps

 

  4.  Programme to restore and preserve the original furniture items

 - suspended library                     (building A)                           

 - buffet on the terrace                 (building A)                           

 - library in the meeting hall          (building B)        

 

   5. Promoting information policies (press, mass media, institution’s site) regarding the place where Brătianu Cultural Centre carries out its activity, promoting the image of the centre

We shall take into consideration:

-          brochures,

-          articles in the local press and in specialized magazines,  

-          organization of symposiums and scientific communication sessions,  participation in events organized by similar organizations in the country

-          advertising,   

         -       permanent updating of the webpage  (www.culturabratianu.ro),  very diverse information updated as frequently as possible, youtube, pictures, links, articles on the institution’s blog

           -         creation of a blog, as discussion basis on different cultural-educative themes , which offer the advantages of detailed information, updated all the time, and a strong emotional impact. The blog has the capacity to make the clients faithful users and it is an excellent means of bringing new visitors.


          -         radio campaign, by making an advertising spot, broadcast it at peak hours, in the morning, before and after the news

         -          articles in the newspapers and magazines (tabloids are excluded), on the second page where it is the most visible. The article will be published on a daily basis. Flexibility of the press campaign consists of approaching the target group

         -           online banners (sites which will host the institution’s site: www.culturabratianu.ro )

         -           outdoor publicity; installing hoardings in the most circulated areas in Piteşti

         -           continuation of the prizes granted by Brătianu Cultural Centre within festivals and exhibitions (Studio Theatre Festival, Exhibition of  Icons “We Pray to You” (Rugămu-ne Ţie), Ion Pillat Poetry Festival)

         -           campaigns via email, publicity messages about the services offer of the centre

 

  6. Re-dimension, consolidate and reposition Florica Villa in the community, as public forum generator of cultural events and non-formal education

 - promote open non-formal education to encourage competition and creativity and to aim lifelong education

- organize lifelong training programmes, refresher courses in partnership with specialized institutions

- develop partnerships with non-governmental cultural organizations and schools to provide non-formal education

-  organize diverse cultural events within the centre, in partnership with other cultural institutions and with non-governmental organizations

 - continue cultural projects targetting students, aiming at familiarizing them with the painting exhibitions, photographs

 - annual allocation of funds to purchase works of art and different volumes

          (permanent development of the funds of books)

 - exhibitions and book launches, festivals, symposiums dedicated to the personalities from Argeş

 - promote local cultural personalities through different programmes and events

 

           The cultural offer of the institution has to correspond to the requirements and cultural needs of people from Argeş and beyond.

            Projection of the cultural activities within a year might be:

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Activities

-  the 150th anniversary of the Union made by Al. Ioan Cuza                                               January

                                                                                  

- Romanian Holidays:  “Dragobete Kisses the Girls”                                                             February 

-  Amulets Camp                                                                                                              February

- Woman’s International Day – Excellence Diplomas Award                                                  March 

- International Day of the Theatre – theatre plays                                                              27 March

-  International Day of Children’s Books                                                                             2 April 

-  Planet Earth’s Day                                                                                                        April

-  Romanian Traditions “Sângiorgiu or the Thracian Knight” (Day of the Romanian Ground Forces)  23 April 

- National Icon Exhibition “We Pray to You” (Rugămu-ne Ţie)                                                April 

- Europe’s Day – Prize Contest                                                                                          9 May

- Conference ”Monarchy in Romania”                                                                                10 May

- Adolescent’s Day in Romania                                                                                          May

- Children’s International Day                                                                                           1 June

- Heroes’ Day – wreath laying                                                                                          5 June

- Painting Camp– “Glass Icons”                                                                                        July

-  National Symposium “Brătianu Family in the History of the Romanian People”

- International Day of the Elderly ”Eternal Youth”                                                              1 October

- “Ion Pillat” Poetry Contest - “Acolo unde-n Argeş”                                                          October

- Traditions Camp “Sumedru at Florica”                                                                           October

- The Festival of Your Chances                                                                       first week of November each year

- International Day of Diabetes                                                                                     November

-  Romania’s National Day                                                                                              1 December

- Santa Claus visits Florica                                                                                      6 December

 

 

 

Estimates regarding the attracting of other categories of beneficiaries

Obviously, these estimates are highly influenced by:

          - the maximum austerity of this new year of financial crisis at the county, national and European level,

          - the unpredictable social-economic and demographic evolutions which are still uncertain,

         - difficulty of set a significantly upward trend at the level of our country and community for the new management period,

         - poor level of budgetary allocations for document purchase (books, newspapers, DVDs, CDs), functional equipment, space and capital expenses optimization)

All these aspects impose a certain reservation on the direction and type of changes which are to take place in the next few years in the structure and percentage of some categories of beneficiaries

For this reason:

if employments are possible in the budgetary system

if, at the level of Arges County, there is a refreshment of the social-economic environment, visible through an increase in the positions/ jobs and the living standard

- if there is an increase in the number of partnerships between the education and culture institutions

- then we could talk about a greater number of beneficiaries of cultural-educative services and the target group range will be wider

 

 

IV.     COST-BENEFITS ANALYSIS FOR EACH PROPOSED STRATEGY

The analysis is carried out according to the feasibility studies for each specific objective

•     to implement the measures which require great expenses we shall make efforts to attract funds.

 

V.    MEASURES TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE WITHIN BRĂTIANU CULTURAL CENTRE:

 

- intensify the collaboration networks at national level with the cultural centres in the country, universities, and non-governmental organizations

- a wider monitoring of the activity within the cultural strategy department, which has a reduced activity within the institution at the moment

- employing a person specialized in librarianship (archives) within the cultural strategy department

- employing another person with specialty studies in the financial-accounting department (higher education studies in Accounting and Information Management)

- visits of the managers of cultural institutions within the country to Brătianu Cultural Centre, experience exchange:

-  analysis of the activities of the culture centres in other cities

 -“training”-ways to access national and European extra budgetary funds,  projects and grants management

- train the management personnel (Centre manager), and the employees within the cultural department of the institution to be lifelong professional training provider. The expenses incurred by personnel training are eligible.

- refresher courses for the employees within the administrative- maintenance department

-courses on project management, which will contribute to the improvement of employees’ professionalism

- periodical analysis of the organization chart, the number of positions per departments and the payroll, updating them as per necessity

- analysis and adaptation of ROF (Organization and Functioning Regulations), ROI (Internal Regulation), and the employees’ job descriptions in comparison with the reality within the institution

-increasing responsibility throughout the organizational structure levels of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 

F. Economic-financial evolution of the institution, for the next management period, by mentioning the financial resources necessary to be allocated by the authority

 

F.1. Economic-financial evolution of the institution for the period 2012-2016 by mentioning the financial resources necessary to be allocated by the authority

 

Crt. No.

Name of the investment/ repairs

Estimated amount

Financing source

Accomplishing

1.

Utility vehicle

50,000

Subsidies

2012

2.

Project and repairs to the terrace -Building B, east side façade

50,000

Subsidies

2012

3.

Lightning conductor- Buildings A+B+C

21,650

own incomes

2013

4.

Repairs to the secondary alley park entrance

100,000

Subsidies

2013

5.

Professional Hood + Stove

55,000

subsidies and own incomes

2014

6.

Restoration project -Statuary Group La Vulturi

20,000

own incomes

2015

7.

Restoration -Statuary Group La Vulturi

35,000

Subsidies

2015

8.

Repairs to the roof Buildings B+C

165,000

Subsidies

2016

 

 

f.2. Estimated own incomes to be earned from the main activities of the institution for the period 2012-2016

 

INDICATOR

Estimates 2012

Estimates 2013

Estimates 2014

Estimates 2015

Estimates 2016

TOTAL INCOMES:

90

92

95

98

100

Visiting fee

3

3

4

4

4

Public food services

61

62

62

64

65

Accommodation

22

23

22

23

24

Meeting Hall Fee

2

2

3

3

3

Photographs /Filming Fee

1

1

2

2

2

Sale of promoting materials

1

1

2

2

2

 


 

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Minute 

0

992/22.06

1330/208

1695/21.09

1844/9.10

2224/13.12

296/21.02

759/25.04

1414/11.07

1579/30.07

2353/15.11

2498/05.12

218/06.02

458/13.03

997/4.06

1523/2.10

1907/09.12

 

336/11.03

1282/9.09

 

230/19.05

187/2.03

425/31.05

2209/31.08

2327/27.09

3163/5.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity of the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours faithfully,

Simona Şerban

Manager, Brătianu Cultural Centre                              

 

 

 

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