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Opening seminar [documents + photos]

On October 14, UNESSA organized the Y.civic opening seminar at the Bonnevie Training Center. This project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, brang together 73 persons from 6 differents countries : Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Germany and Romania.

Transnational meeting : Climate and Environment 15/10/21

On October 15, 2021, UNESSA organizes the first thematic seminar of the Y.civic project. It will take place from 09:30 to 15:45 at the Bonnevie Training Centre (affiliate and partner of the project). This project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, will bring together young Europeans (Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Romania) and allow them to express themselves on the theme of climate and the environment.

Opening seminar 14/10/21

On October 14, 2021, UNESSA organizes the Y.civic opening seminar from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Bonnevie Training Center. This project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, will bring together European partners (Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Romania) and will aim to work on the citizen participation of young people aged 18 to 30.


UNESSA is a federation of charities and non-profit organisations. Our members are organisations operating in the shelter, support, care and assistance sector. Our work spans Wallonia and Brussels.

Our diversity is our strength, and the cross-cutting nature of our federation gives us a broad vision of the non-profit shelter, support, care and assistance sector. Our mission is to provide support, to help people live independently and to improve quality of life.

UNESSA spans seven main non-profit sectors:

  • Early childhood and school health promotion services
  • Youth support
  • General hospitals
  • Occupational integration and the social economy
  • Services for the elderly
  • Services for people living with disabilities
  • Mental health

Our federation also includes charities and non-profits operating in other sectors, such as family planning, home care and pharmacies.

At UNESSA, we provide an enabling environment for our members to grow and develop their shelter, support, care and assistance services. 

We represent our sectors and stand up for our members’ interests. Each and every day, we defend their working environment and the future of the 60,000 people who work for them. We make their roles that little bit easier.

We promote the nurturing of new professional practices across our network and encourage our members to develop new projects and services. We champion social, technological and organisational innovation.





Bonnevie training center

The Bonnevie Training Center is a Work Training Workshop located in Molenbeek that offers training in car mechanics and building renovation.

In the field of automotive mechanics, the center trains maintenance mechanics. In the field of building, he trains future ceiling lights/fitters in light partitions with specialization in eco-construction and fitters in sanitary and central heating installations.




„Community” is the concept around which our work revolves. We constantly dedicate time and energy to build innovative solutions in the fields of social economy and entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge in the benefit of local communities. The Civitas Foundation for Civil Society is, and will remain, an organisation dedicated to sustainable development programs.

Our organisational structure is represented by to regional offices, located in the North-West and Center development regions of Romania, respectively in the cities of Cluj-Napoca and Odorheiu Secuiesc. Therefore, the projects and initiatives belonging to Civitas are mostly, but not exclusively, implemented in Transylvania. Together with our partners we run a significant number of national and international projects.

Our programs and projects belong to the field of local and regional development, and our four sub-fields Community development and good governance, Social economy and entrepreneurship, Civil society empowerment and Rural economic development.