Association for the Regional Initiatives Development (ARID) is a private non-governmental organization based on the promotion and development of the idea of lifelong learning. The scope of ARID’s activities covers a variety of topics. ARID specializes in vocational training (VET) but also, in accordance with the idea of lifelong learning, conducts training for adults. In the dynamically changing modern world, it is necessary to constantly improve your qualifications, develop skills and expand your knowledge. The activities carried out by the ARID meet these needs by organizing many different trainings, lectures and courses. The employees and trainers working in ARID are highly qualified staff in terms of both education and professional skills. In addition, ARID cooperates with numerous professionals (e.g., beekeepers, teachers, farmers, agricultural advisers, social workers, prison employees, tutors of disabled people, etc.) as well as public and private institutions from various branches (e.g., universities, research institutes, prison inspectorate, agricultural advisory centers, schools for disabled children, etc.).
Since several years ARID actively participates in various international schemes, through a well-established network of partners abroad, based on intense past experience. ARID cooperates with more than 50 international organizations from Europe and also from the U.S. and South America.
ARID has participated in several international multilateral projects. Those projects were implemented in the frame of life long learning programmes, like Grundtvig Multilateral Project and Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation. Since 2014 and ongoing, ARID is working in Erasmus+ Programme projects.