EDUCOL (Association for Education SW Oltenia) is a non-governmental, apolitical, civic and patrimonial, dedicated identifying and maximizing opportunities for professional and personal development of young people in the SW Oltenia Region..

Specialists from the University of Craiova, leadership structures, teachers, counselors and psychologists, together with students, students, volunteers, business representatives and non-reimbursable fundraisers work together under the aegis of EDUCOL and are always willing to provide support and guidance to fulfill our mission.


Maximizing opportunities for training and capitalizing on human resources in the SW region of Oltenia.

Personal development

Support the personal development of young people (pupils, students, etc.) with a view to their insertion into the labor market.


Protect and promote professional, social, economic and cultural relationships by implementing European values in civil society.

Professional counseling

Running projects and programs for professional counseling, social development, cultural, educational, vocational training, etc.

The FREC concept

Ford's Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) is an innovative concept, first implemented in 2013 in Detroit. Since then, Ford Fund has launched another center in South Africa, a second in Detroit, the fourth in Craiova, and the opening of the Bangkok Center in the spring of 2019.

175 monthly scholarships to pupils and students

+110.000 $ the value of the scholarships awarded

+200 volunteers in the FREC Craiova community

25 students recruited for performance