The Regional School for Young Leaders and Civic Activists - 2008 (School-2008), is a training program run by the Foundation for Pluralism and funded by The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

The program beneficiaries are 40 young people that live and work in Romania and Republic of Moldova, aged 18 to 35, various community NGO s representatives and political parties representatives, having a high position in their organizations.

The program offers a unique approach to training sessions dedicated to young people who have chosen to be active in the politic or civic arena. The Foundation for Pluralism designed this program based on citizens' views of politicians and on citizens' expectation from their elected representatives.
The training modules have an interactive format and are aimed at improving the participants' communication skills, negotiation, conflict prevention and resolution, mediation skills, building coalitions and partnerships, and as well at increasing participants' sense of responsibility in practicing politics as a profession.

The trainers are Romanian experts and independent consultants with extensive expertise in their respective field. They will provide training sessions on: communication, strategic planning campaigns and public participation.

The training sessions will take place in Targu Mures (Romania), between March 31 - April 3, 2008, at a venue made available by the Bod Peter Centre, 7B Padurii St., Tg. Mures, Mures County.