YCI Country Information

YCI Romania was launched in 2004 at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, presenting a brilliant training opportunity to young participants with limited chances to find a job or to continue in further education. Following two successful training programmes with the invaluable assistance of Leaders Romania, World Learning and Feed the Children, as well as a local orphanage and other contributors, the programme was re-launched in 2011. Two more hotels, the Radisson Blu and the Athenee Palace Hilton joined the initiative then.

World Vision Romania provides in-country coordination support to the initiative, which involves organising the recruitment of participants, arranging extra training sessions, and monitoring and tracking participants progress.

YCI Photo Competition 2017 – Request for submissions

“A picture paints a thousand words” The YCI Photo Competition is your opportunity to tell the story of your dedicated YCI students, committed employees, and what makes …

ITP drives positive change by going beyond “business as usual”

ITP Director Stephen Farrant talks about YCI and the work of the International Tourism Partnership in the Global Hotel Network's "On My Mind" column. …

First ever “YCI in a Box” programme goes live

In February 2014, the Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar launched YCI’s very first "franchised" programme. This is a big

Time well spent: Why employee volunteering is good for business

By taking part in the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) hotel staff take time to mentor vulnerable young people

YCI is growing and says “thank you!”

YCI, which started as a small-scale project in Bangkok in 1995, has grown organically and changed significantly over

View all Romania news

YCI Locations in Romania

Please note, location pins may obscure each other until you zoom into an area.

YCI Romania Gallery

  • training in the pastry kitchen at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest