Andrei’s Country is the social responsibility platform of OMV Petrom and community of those who want a better country every day! Since 12 years ago, through Andrei’s Country, OMV Petrom supports the projects that inspire the Romanian communities to take action, change their lives, to grow by their own forces.
An educational project within the Vocational Romania campaign, through which OMV Petrom supports 6 vocational classes with specializations from the oil and gas industry. For 3 years, the students study after an updated curriculum and benefit from internships within the company, scholarships and vocational training courses held by OMV Petrom employees.
Two generations of students will be trained between 2020-2024 in 3 technological high schools from the country: Technological High School “Astra Pitești", Technological High School "Grigore Cobălcescu" from Moinești and Technological High School "Voievodul Mircea" from Târgoviște. The students who will successfully complete the courses will be awarded a vocational qualification acknowledged at European level.
Depending on school performance, OMV Petrom grants the students a monthly scholarship of maximum Lei 700. In 2020, Euro ~ 30,000 were assigned for the rehabilitation of several classrooms and the endowment of the laboratories from the 3 partner high schools with required equipment for the students’ practice. Together with the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, the company’s employees developed updated course supports that help teachers and students.
Specialization from Oilmen´s School
• Well operator: is part of the standard team, which performs intervention works, repairs and well abandoning.
• 167 participating students
• 167 scholarships of maximum Lei 700/monthly on each study year
• Euro ~110.000 for classrooms rehabilitation and laboratories endowment
• Internship within OMV Petrom, alongside company specialists
• Updated curriculum for the 2 specializations: Operator for the extraction, transportation, treatment and delivery of gas and Well operator
• Vocational qualification acknowledged at international level
• Learning materials updated in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research
• 2 rehabilitated classrooms
• 4 equipped practice laboratories
• The possibility to continue the 11th grade studies in high school education
• 65 junior well operators hired within the company
Vocational Summer Camp from Andrei’s Country is part of the Vocational Romania program and is a project based on professional and personal development workshops for students and teachers from 11th and 12th grades from technological high schools and vocational schools. The project was launched in 2015.
The camp includes a series of practical activities designed to help the students to be better prepared for the labor market after finishing their studies.
The students participate in an intensive program combining vocational profiling, personal development courses, practical workshops and themed nights. Within the practical workshops, the students simulate a real working schedule, where they learn basic knowledge about the craft they study, they are assigned roles and responsibilities and work guided by specialists in the field. At the end of each camp, the future craftsmen carry out a large-scale final project, specific for their chosen craft.
During the personal development workshops, the students learn the basics about communication, teamwork, entrepreneurial spirit, civic responsibility, as well as how to present themselves in front of an employer or how to write a CV. Oftentimes, the students have the opportunity to interact even with real employers. The teachers take courses of interaction with the students, conflict management or development of leadership skills within educational management.
Results in the first 5 years:
• Over 1.100 students participated in the camp
• Over 200 teachers took educational skills development courses
• 180 scholarships
• Specializations: oilmen, electricians, constructors, mechanics, hairdressers, tailors, cooks and waiters
With a contribution of 4.6 million euros, the “Romania plants for tomorrow” program is the largest planting initiative financed from private funds in Romania. Within it, approximately 1,500,000 seedlings will be planted on 300 hectares, in the 2020-2023 period.
The afforestation actions will be carried out with the support of six NGOs recognized for their contributions to environmental protection: Act for Tomorrow, Mai Mult Verde, Plantăm fapte bune în România, Pădurea Copiilor, Viitor Plus and Văcărești Natural Park Association. The Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests will provide specialists in forestry and local expertise throughout the planting campaign.
In 2020, the plantings will take place in 24 locations in 16 counties, on a total area of over 100 ha.
"Romania plants for tomorrow" supports three objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
OMV Petrom has a tradition regarding the plating activities.
Starting from 2008, OMV Petrom carried out some of the biggest reforestation initiatives in Romania. We planted in the areas affected by landslides, for the prevention of sand storm, against water accumulations and floods, for the improvement of the quality of air or the regeneration of some pretentious species.
Some of the main projects and results in the over 12 years of planting initiatives in Romania:
Romania takes roots
During the period 2008-2010, OMV Petrom involved in the campaign “Romania takes roots”, a project carried out in public – private partnership with Realitatea TV, The National Queen of Forests (Romsilva) and the Association MaiMultVerde.
The first reforestation action took place in 2008 in the areas affected by floods from the north of the country in the localities Comănesti (Bacău county), Doljeşti (Neamţ county) and Udeşti (Suceava county). In 2009, the areas affected by drought from the south of the country have been forested as well as other areas with risk of floods from Moldavia: Sudiţi (Ialomiţa county), Dăbuleni (Dolj county), Sculeni (Iaşi county), Comăneşti (Bacău county), Sfinţeşti (Teleorman county), Remetea Mică (Timiş county). The planting continued also in 2010 in the localities Chițcani (Vaslui county), Sadova (Suceava county), Oancea (Galați county) and Dăbuleni (Dolj county).
Planting in Andrei’s Country
Together with the Association MaiMultVerde we contributed to the reforestation of over 48 hectares of land with over 250.000 trees in 9 counties in Romania.
The parks of the Future
Between 2007-2009, together with the local authorities, we built 6 parks in 6 big cities from Romania: Bucharest, Pitești, Moinești, Ploiești, Timișoara, Constanța. The project came up as response to a constant need which the cities faced at a national level: the lack of green areas.
Thus, the parks Lunca Florilor from Bucureşti, Expo Parc from Piteşti, Parcul Central from Moineşti, Parcul Libertăţii from Ploieşti, Parcul Adolescenţilor from Timişoara, Parcul CET Constanța have taken on a new shape. The six green areas were built on empty lots, where there was a lack of green areas or in the place of other parks, which were unusable and unsafe for the community.
A national SMART projects competition, through which we support the initiatives that use technology cleverly in order to build sustainable communities in Romania.
We build SMART COMMUNITIES together for a better country with each passing day!
In the RO SMART competition, we finance with grants between 200,000-500,000 euro and provide mentoring from our colleagues, for projects in which technology is present into the service of people. Through these projects, we try to solve the problems faced by society, render resource consumption more effective, to improve public services, to increase the life quality of citizens or to reduce costs on a medium and long term for the community.
For the growth of villages and cities from Romanian with the aid of technology, we seek smart solutions in the fields of: education, infrastructure, health, safety, transportation, agriculture, energy and environment. The projects must be developed for the sake of the community and must have an impact among as many citizens as possible.
In the competition can sign up non-governmental organizations, public establishments, local public administration authorities or education units and establishments from the state system from any locality from Romania. Natural persons can sign up in the competition in collaboration with one of the above-mentioned entities.
RO SMART is the newest format since two years of the national competition Ideas from Andrei’s Country.
Till now we supported around 100 projects for environment, education and community development fields with grands over EUR 1,300,000 euro .