Workshops without Borders

Asociatia AFF is preparing for us a surprise workshop at PELICAM! For registration at this workshop please send an email at [email protected], with your name and surname in the email, and a contact (phone number and email). Thank you for your involvement! 

Ateliere Fara Frontiere – Workshops without Borders is a non profit Romanian NGO whose main purpose is social and professional insertion through economic activities: collection, recycling and refurbishing IT&C equipments.

Three principals stand at the base of AFF activity, which are an integrated approach of sustainable development:

- the social and professional integration through economic activity for people in great difficulty

- fighting against waste and pollution by refurbishing and recycling WEEE

- digital solidarity by sustaining educational and social projects with necessary IT

WEEE – waste of electrical and electronic equipments. It’s refers to discarded computers, monitors, printers, scanners, faxes, phones, audio and video devices, refrigerators, microwave machines, light units and other electrical or electronic devices. The concept also includes used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal.

Social & Work Integration – AFF is a work integrations social enterprise, not for profit in nature, serving the disadvantaged communities, and combine the efforts and expertise of voluntary and paid workers. AFF delivers a range of goods and services and, in the process, create training and employment opportunities for long-term unemployed and other marginalized groups. We fight to tackle local problems of social exclusion and essentially incorporate two sets of goals: the provision of community based services and the creation of training and labour market re-integration opportunities for the long term unemployed and other disadvantaged groups such as persons with a disability, lone parents, ex-convicts, young persons from the social services, addicts, homeless.

 Recycled Materials – Recycling WEEE is a process through which waste is transformed into a new product to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from land-filling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” waste hierarchy.