AMICII SALVAMONT Association was founded in September 1999, with the purpose of gathering together all of those who wished to support the activity of Salvamont Gorj, fans, supporters, co-laborators or volunteers in their first stages of training as mountain rescuers.
The Association received the founding permit no.5741/30.08.1999 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and on 03.09.1999, through civil sentence no.255 of Gorj County Court it received licence to function and be named in the legal entities register of Gorj County.
Besides the intense selection, training and forming of future mountain rescuers, the association managed to identify a series of issues insufficiently lobbied to the civil society, succeeding in providing solutions. Thus, several actions took place, in various areas, such as youth education, ecology and environmental protection, civil society development, preservation of the hystorical and cultural heritage, social services, professional reconversion of the unemployed, development snd promotion of tourism, etc.
The issues we approached proved to be of major interest to society, a few good projects being made, projects that were supported by the state’s institutions that dealt with such issues. Over the years, our association was supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Environmental ministry, National Authority for Tourism, Miercurea Ciuc Environmental Partnership Foundation, County Agency for Mining Areas Development, it has had as partners the Gorj County Council, Gorj County Schools Inspectorate, Gorj County Office for Youth and Sports, Gorj County Museum, County Public Service Salvamont Gorj, County Employment Agency, Targu Jiu City Hall, local councils, NGOs, some companies, etc.
The funding sources for these projects were various, starting from our own resources, from annual fees, donations, sponsorships, economic activities, to accessing some grants. In 2001 two of the projects implemented by Amicii Salvamont Association were declared successful projects, the only ones in South-West Oltenia of PHARE – RO 0007 – Regional development, investments, and PND priorities. This recognition was received by only 11 more projects in the entire country.
In the same year, the project ″PRO NATURE 3rd MILLENIUM″ received 2nd place in the country at Ford Awards Gala for Environment, and in 2002 ″ECOVOLUNTAR″ receives a mention within the same prestigious gala.
All these years, the association has managed to become a constant discussion partner with the county administration offices and with the local administration, being part of the development strategies of Gorj County and Targu Jiu, co-operating at the Study for tourism potential of Gorj County and at countless educational and social actions.
The association signs 20-30 partnerships annually with the Gorj county schools, to make mountain education exercises together, ecology, professional guidance, tourism, sports, etc.
No matter the age or professional training, all those who find themselves in the ideas we promote, appreciate these areas of interest or our activities, are welcome to join us.
We welcome you with open arms!