ASSOCIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ARAB-BULGARIAN INITIATIVES AND COLLABORATION (ARABIS)
ARABIS is a fully independent non-profit public benefit organization which addresses problems such as inter-cultural communication, youth entrepreneurship, anti-xenophobia and integration of refugees, active citizenship of young people and social welfare development. ARABIS provides language courses in Arabic and in Bulgarian for people with Arabic, Bulgarian and mixed Bulgarian-Arabic origin.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM), BULGARIAN MISSION
IOM is aimed at facilitating the integration of migrants through public awareness, capacity building of public officials, providing information on integration services for migrants such as cultural orientation, labour inclusion, qualification skills, etc.
ASSOCIATION FOR INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS (AIRM)
AIRM is a non-profit, non-political organization for the promotion of social and cultural integration of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria.
BULGARIAN RED CROSS, REFUGEE-MIGRANTS SERVICE
The Bulgarian Red Cross is a volunteer organisation committed, among others, to facilitate refugee integration, prevent the isolation of migrants and promote tolerance towards both groups in the Bulgarian society.
Caritas Sofia is a Bulgarian non-profit organization performing social work to support vulnerable people in society. The social, health and educational care and services provided by Caritas Sofia are in support of: elderly people; children and young people with disabilities; children and youth at risk; people dependent on psycho-active substances; asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants; single mothers; homeless people. Caritas Sofia is a member of Caritas Bulgaria.
Znanie Association is a NGO with priorities in training and education. The Association is focused on vocational training of unemployed; training for starting an own business; vocational guidance for physically disabled, people at risk, minorities, etc.; language education and computer competencies for children and adults.
FEDERATION OF SOCIETIES FOR SPREAD OF KNOWLEDGE (FSSK)
FSSK is a voluntary non-profit organization which implements activities in public interest for political, religious and ethnic independence. The Federation supports local structures in organizing trainings for children, youth and adults by providing quality and affordable education for improving the quality of the human factor and supporting personal and social development. FSSK has built a sustainable network of non-governmental organizations with their own profile in professional training and consulting services for active involvement of citizens and businesses in continuous quality improvement.
SEK Academy is a VET provider which offers training, among others, on the development and upgrading of key compentences, including language skills, IT skills, leadership skills, etc.
CENTRE FOR LEARNING AND CULTURAL BONDING (CLCB)
The Centre for Learning and Cultural Bonding (CLCB) is a Bulgarian non-governmental, non-profit organisation aimed at creating a favourable environment in Bulgaria for education, development and better work opportunities.
ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND REGIONAL INITIATIVES (ASORI)
ASORI is a non-government organization, which aims to facilitate the transition of Bulgaria into a European, civil-oriented country based on the principles of mutual social responsibility and sustainable development.
Center for Research and Education Limited, is an enterprise that creates social value. It is dedicated to the development of the field of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Cyprus. It works with all Cypriot communities and across the island in view of promoting social entrepreneurship across the divided country, and contribute to peace and reconciliation. It is a learning events provider, delivering entrepreneurial and soft skills training programmes to young people and adults.
FLEP - Training Language and Portuguese Studies is a private institute whose purpose is the education, promotion and organization of Portuguese Language Courses with their own programs, specific courses in foreign languages, preparation and implementation of training activities and other forms of intervention taking into account the training of human resources and technical update of the companies.
The ECAP Foundation is a non-profit charitable institute for adult education and research which was founded by the Italian labour union CGIL and has been active in Switzerland since 1970. With twenty training centers, more than seven hundred collaborators and more than forty thousand people who annually attend our activities, ECAP is one of the largest education institutions for active adults in Switzerland. We perform a wide range of activities in sixty locations situated in sixteen cantons, through nine regional centers. Overall, our regional centers organize every year more than four thousand courses, information sessions and projects concerning language training, career training, education and basic training. We also deal with Active Measures of the Labour Market (MAML) and with those supporting the integration of migrants.
AcrossLimits is a dynamic Maltese technology research and consulting SME with its roots firmly derived from the innovation and ICT sectors. In fact its core business is still centred around the areas of Internet-based solutions for business and social purposes. Our mission statement is: “Innovation for solving tomorrow’s challenges”. Our expertise varies from technology and innovation research projects to development, digitisation, elearning, banking and logistics. We offer consultancy, training, mentoring, project proposal writing, project management and much more.
EGECED is a non-profit association founded by the professionals from education field (teachers, trainers, academicians, managers and supervisors). Members of EGECED are part of a network of schools which include general, vocational and special education schools. EGECED has a broad reach to special education local schools in primary and secondary level and also cooperation with universities. The objectives of EGECED are to gather the professionals who work in the area of the education to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education and to introduce modern applications into education system, to contribute to the development of sustainable exchange between educational professionals in Turkey and Europe.
SMASHING TIMES (IRELAND)
Smashing Times is a professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement. Smashing Times is a professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement.
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania. The mission of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy. Creating knowledge mainly by scientific research, giving it out by education and professional training, disseminating it by information technologies, as well as the use of technological innovation are elements that define the university distinctive profile.
ECAM-EPMI is a Graduate School of General Engineering accredited to award graduate and Masters-level engineering degrees. Its primary objective is to produce operational engineers with top-level scientific and managerial skills, offering courses created to reflect the industry’s needs, thanks to its strong tradition of cooperation. ECAM-EPMI is part of the ECAM network, which brings together four engineering schools covering a large geographic area both in France and abroad.
Since 2007 is Eurofortis a dynamic Czech-Latvian centre based in Riga, Latvia which was transformed in 2011 into Biedrība Eurofortis – not-for-profit organisation working in training field, personal and professional competence development.
PROCESY INWESTYCYJNE (POLAND)
Since its establishment in 2003, Procesy Inwestycyjne sp. z o.o. (Ltd) has been active in respect of organization of projects, consulting and strategic communication campaigns oriented primarily towards the energy, gas, industry, construction and IT sectors, as well as towards local authorities.
JUNIOR ACHIEVMENT (ESTONIA)
Junior Achievement Estonia’s mission is: To develop the entrepreneurial spirit in young people by giving them the ability to think economically, but also ethically.
UNION GENERAL DE TRABAJADORES DEL PAIS VALENCIANO (UGT-PV)
The Unión General de Trabajadores is a class Trade Union where all employed workers, associated workers in cooperatives, self-employed workers who do not have employees and unemployed workers or those who have ceased their work activity can be integrated.
FUNDACION PASCUAL TOMAS (FPT)
Fundación Pascual Tomás is an organization founded in 1989 which fundamental purpose is vocational training, with a career spanning over 20 years dedicated to train workers both in employment or unemployment. Their mission is to train male and female workers and to promote their cultural and educational development.
PARTIT SOCIALISTA DEL PAIS VALENCIA – CIUTAT DE VALENCIA (PSPV-PSOE VALENCIA) – INMIGRACION
PSPV-PSOE is a political organization of the working class and the men and women who fight against all forms of exploitation, aspiring to transform society to become a free, egalitarian, solidarity and peaceful society fighting for the progress of people. Its raison d’etre is helping to achieve a better society, detecting problems and providing solutions based on the principles of freedom, equality, solidarity and social justice.
ASOCIACION JOAN BALLESTER (AJB)
Asociación Joan Ballester primarily conducts its activities at local level being a legal entity and having full legal capacity to manage and dispose of its property and fulfill the purposes proposed, among which are the fight, defense and implementation of the values of democracy; freedom, equality, pacifism, justice and solidarity in society; as well as promoting activities with a strong social and solidary character.
FEDERACIÓ VALENCIANA D’EMPRESES COOPERATIVES DE TREBALL ASSOCIAT (FEVECTA)
As a representative organisation FEVECTA’s main tasks is to act as a lobbying organisation. It campaigns on behalf of its membership and the co-operative movement in general, for example FEVECTA was actively involved in the reform of the Valencian Co-operative Law and lobbies the state and political parties at all levels to gain support for the promotion of worker co-operatives.
ASOCIACION AMIGOS MIRA ESPAÑA
Asociación de amigos MIRA España is a non-profit organization with social-community nature which, since 2010, has continuing and progressively worked with the most vulnerable population in Spain, especially migrants, women, children and youth. With a presence in twenty-seven cities, Amigos MIRA España develops programs and provides services that generate high impact and help strengthen interpersonal relationships of beneficiaries of their work with the community.
ASOCIACION DE CAMERUNESES EN VALENCIA
Valencia Cameroonian Association is a non-profit organization that seeks emancipation, progress and integration of Cameroonian migrants in Valencia and Spain. Its main objective is to work, defend and demand improvements for their partners, members, countrymen and neighbors, especially for those of the African immigrants community most in need.
ASOCIACION CULTURAL Y SOCIAL IBEROAMERICANA
The SOCIAL AND CULTURAL IBEROAMERICAN ASSOCIATION is a migrant organization which was formed in late 2011, experiencing since last year, under the success of its programs and activities, an exponential growth, both in number of members as activities and representation within the scope of migrants, not only from Latin America but also of other nationalities, who wished to integrate and collaborate on the common goal of the association, which is none other than to generate a real and effective integration of migrants into society.
The intercultural platform of Spain
The intercultural platform of Spain is an NGO formed by a large group of immigrants living in Spain, whose objective is to improve the quality of life as well as the survival of rights and benefits for the immigrant community in Spain, encouraging the dialogue, the conciliation, the integration and enriched coexistence between cultures.
RED CROSS DENIA
Red Cross Denia is the Local Committee of Red Cross Spain, and they have information, training and coaching services addressed to migrant people at Denia, the town where Tradigenia is located.
Auxilium is a non profit civil society organisation located in Graz / Austria with its main aim to improve cultural and education exchange between organisations and institutions in the region of south-east Europe. From 2004 Auxilium has been participating in a number of co-operation and exchange projects and strategic partnerships in the fields of education, culture, health and social sciences to support the main aims of the association. On this basis Auxilium has gathered vast experiences and built up broad expertise in the planning and implementation of transnational European co-operation projects. Auxilium had the chance to co-ordinate a number of large multilateral projects during the last years which both have been a great success and have been received very well by the target group as well as the funding authority.
E.N.T.E.R. was founded to serve four main purposes: - To support EU strategies through the dissemination and exploitation of project results funded by European programmes for the benefit of all European citizens. - To offer EU project coordinators the opportunity to disseminate information about their projects and their results to a broad community of interested organisations and bodies. - To give European citizens and organisations the opportunity to regularly receive information about developments and results in the EU project community. - To give interested organisations the opportunity to find EU project groups and consortia for exchanging know-how and developing innovative project ideas. Additionally to the services of the network, E.N.T.E.R. also acts proactively as project promoter, project partner and expert to foster dissemination and exploitation standards within the EU. At the moment the network has more than 930 member organisations from 36different countries. Furthermore, the E.N.T.E.R. board is supported by a European advisory board representing different organisations and different nationalities.
meilenstein – Projektwerkstatt Schabereiter is a small company located in Austria. It´s focussing on national and European activities in the field of adult education and vocational education and training. In this case meilenstein cooperates with important scientific stakeholders like the Department for continuing education research and education management at Danube University Krems. In the past, the company has planned, implemented and evaluated many national and European projects from the former Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+ etc.
akaryon (www.akaryon.com) is a research based Austrian SME founded in 1999 and since then owned by the two founders Petra Bußwald and Franz Niederl who are still running and operatively working in the company. Since 2000 akaryon comprises of two locations, one in the rural area of Styria, one in the Austrian capital Vienna. The company has gradually grown in terms of turnover and employment, which is currently more than 10 people. Interest for sustainability topics is part of the corporate mission. To work in this field, the two founders and their team combine knowledge in Mathematics, Statistics, ICT, Environmental Informatics and Environmental Management. The clear business focus are research based web/mobile environmental informatics solutions – with some already on the market and others in the development phase. New projects are both generated within our company as well as brought in from other stakeholders (universities, research institutes, companies, NGOs, associations, governmental units, …) who approach us with their ideas to take steps for implementation with them.
The Handelsakademie Mürzzuschlag is an austrian business school in the northern part of Styria. The main subjects are business administration, accounting and finance, marketing and international management. Additionally this school offers general subjects are languages. The school lasts 5 years and ends with an final exam in business matters. A special feature of the HAK Mürzzuschlag is the intensive training in information technology and multimedia.
NUTRITION & HEALTH CONSULTING
The "secret recipe" for a lifetime to stay vital and active and to exhaust all possibilities for your own well-being lies in a balanced diet! Among other things, nutrition plays a major role in the development of diseases. Through a healthy and balanced diet and the associated intake of nutrients can prevent various diseases!
The company supports you step by step with individual nutritional advice on a sustainable diet change and thus on your well-being!
The company accompanies you on the way:
- to your personal desired weight
- to a better well-being
- to a healthier lifestyle
- to an increase in performance in the workplace
- on health-preventive measures through nutrition
MADKEM is an interdisciplinary design office focusing on scientific product development for sports and safety design as well as renewable energy technology. The private institution was founded in 2010 by Ing. Nikolaus Foidl, Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Lehner, dr. med. Philipp Lanz and Mag. (FH) Thomas Saier founded.
Our work deals with investigating prospective concepts that could develop into innovative and sustainable products. Approaching our clients with an understanding of their vision enables us to develop new functions, forms, and materials.
The bit group is
- the largest private education and qualification provider in Austria
- politically independent + socially engaged
- is not oriented towards regional but worldwide educational and knowledge innovations
- Your strong partner in knowledge and education
Founded in 1986 in Graz / Austria, Stephan Sticher has hundreds of employees and trainers built a company that has made a name for itself both nationally and internationally through quality and knowledge.
The success of the bit group lay and lies in the hands, the knowledge and the hearts of the people who live here their profession. And to stay with this science ship metaphor: Being in the flow of knowledge means for us to be attentive to the trends in the global education market, and at the same time to follow our sure instincts and our years of experience for the needs of our customers.
FH Joanneum is the second largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. It has about 4,200 students and about 578 employees. The main campus is located in Graz, while there are two other locations in Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg. All three are situated in the province of Styria, Austria.
FH Joanneum offers 45 degree programs in a variety of areas including business, technology, design, media, architecture, health and social services. The programmes are practice-oriented, project-based and interdisciplinary.
Unternehmensberatung Leitenbauer is a consultiung company active in innovation management and in projects supporting the economical development of regions.
Ideas generation (The generation of ideas using different creativity methods)
Ideas management (Project management supporting the practical implementation of ideas)
Creativity management (Establishment of a creative climate in companies and institutions)
Unternehmensberatung Leitenbauer guides through the entire process of ideas production and helps with the practical implementation of ideas.
Business promotion measures
Unternehmensberatung Leitenbauer is a leading expert in the implementation of the following business promotion measures:
Technology transfer (Initiation and support of national and international technology transfer projects)
Business incubators (Conception and management of business incubators)
Clusters (Formation and management of business clusters.
Subsidies (Provision of consultancy services for companies in connection with national and EU-wide subsidy programmes)
Melissa is a network for migrant women in Greece, promoting empowerment, communication and active citizenship
Equal Society is an independent non-governmental body which works for overcoming social exclusion, unemployment and poverty, seeking to contribute to creating a more inclusive society through open dialogue and participation of organisations and individuals. The organisation implements projects in collaboration with public or private entities in Greece and abroad which contribute to the smooth social reintegration of people belonging to vulnerable groups, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.
AVOSD - SAN DOMENICO VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION
The AVOSD of Pinerolo has, for many years, co-ordinated actions to combat youth disadvantage and, more in general, poverty, often having children, teenagers and young people and their families as the main interlocutors. In addition, for some years, it has been actively involved in integrating migrants into the community.
CENTRO ECUMENICO DI ASCOLTO
The Ecumenical Center of Pinerolo was born in 1992 with the aim of facing the problem of urban poverty in a unified and coordinated way. It opens the door to anyone who is in economic trouble by offering an opportunity to expose problems and then receive help and listening. Great attention is devoted to families with young children, to single mothers, elderly people with no or insufficient retirement benefits and migrants.
COMUNE DI PINEROLO
The Immigration Coordination Table of the Municipality of Pinerolo, was born in 2005 aiming at initiating a path of knowledge and analysis on immigration in Pinerolo and on the existing related services. The main goal of the Immigration Coordination Table is to create concerted and co-ordinated actions aimed at improving the services offered and/or at activating new ones involving the local authorities (Police, Job Centre, Schools, ASLTO3-Health authority, CISS of Pinerolo-Social Services, Trade Unions, Chamber of Commerce, CPIA5, Vocational Training Agencies: CFIQ and ENGIM, CNA), Volunteer Associations (AVASS, Ass. Not Only Foreigner, Caritas, San Domenico) and some authorities of the Municipality: the Mayor, the councilmen for Culture and the councilmen for Education and Sports.
CPIA PIEMONTE NETWORK
To the Network adheres all “Provincial Centers for Adult Education (CPIA)” of the Piedmont Region. The aim of the Network is to define guidelines and common standards in the design, organization and management of adult education training projects (for Italian people and foreigners), in relation to both primary and secondary education, and functional literacy. The main objectives of the Network are: • Promote the implementation of training activities in the field of literacy and basic education, higher education and training, and in the field of functional literacy, experimenting innovative approaches to encourage the participation of adults in training. • Promote and support the implementation of integrated pathways in adult education (for Italian people and foreigners).
The Migrant Area of the Diaconia Valdese promotes and designs/concieves projects for receiving and supporting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. The Diaconia Valdese is registered on the “Board of Associations” at the General Directorate for Immigration of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, supporting activities for immigrants reception and integration. They are located in 7 Italian regions (Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany, Campania and Sicily) and have over 500 locations for reception and support for asylum seekers and refugees.
ENAIP, Ente Nazionale Acli Istruzione Professionale is a non-profit association, which operates at a national and international level, with initiatives addressed to youngsters, workers and companies, and has been legally recognised since 1961. EnAIP Piemonte operates in the regional area of Piedmont with a General Direction and 17 vocational training centres located in each province. The main objective is enhancing human resources and the most significant areas are training, guidance, consultancy, support in the professional insertion and job creation. ENAIP Piemonte operates in the welcome of immigrants through integration of youngsters in initial training, especially those reunited with their families and adult education. Particularly relevant is the presence of foreign youngsters in initial training courses, where second generations of immigrants represent more than one quarter of ENAIP Trainees.
Crescere Insieme is a social/educational cooperative, funded in 1979 in Turin. Its social and cultural commitment is historically dedicated to projects aimed at children, teenagers and young people.
Over the time, the strong territorial identity and the particular attention given to local communities have made clear the need to offer answers to new emerging needs in the area, leading to the creation of services aimed at other targets: elderly, disabled, sick and from 2011, following the Northern Africa Emergency, migrants.
With regards to migrants, Crescere Insieme operates to activate innovative services that allow the full integration of those who sought refuge in our country, thinking to the migrant as a person with a complexity of needs to satisfy, but also a resource of skills that can be spent in our labour market and in our civil society.
Formazione 80 Association was founded in 1984 as per initiative of a group of teachers and researchers directly involved in training activities and enthusiasts on the theme of both Italians and foreigners adults education. By combining their experiences, skills and life paths, they have created a team that has built a series of interventions to bring people together and make them protagonists. Training interventions aimed at non-EU foreigners, aiming at providing them with language skills, active citizenship and therefore strengthen their integration, represent one of the strongest areas of Formazione 80 involvement.
About 15 years ago, after a period of personal activity in the context of social volunteering, people from different backgrounds and paths have chosen to put together their experiences gained and have created a non-profit association of social utility: Geos Onlus: Its commitment arises from the strong belief that the contribution of each person can create real help conditions for those who are the most fragile, most exposed and often less protected, such as minors in difficulty, disabled, elderly, families and migrants. T
Today GEOS continues to try to respond to the needs it meets, living the joy of “making a family” together with those who are welcomed: minors, guests, migrants, non accompanied foreign minors, in the belief that the promotion of each individual in its unique and unrepeatable characteristics is an engine of growth, construction and integration among the peoples of the whole earth.
LA DUA VALADDA
Since its establishment, October 1981, the "LA DUA VALADDA" (social cooperative society) operates in the design, implementation and management of personal services in social-health, welfare, educational and hospitality sectors. With regards to the integration of non-EU citizens "LA DUA VALADDA" offers two important services:
INTERCULTURAL MEDIATION The intercultural mediation service carries out negotiation activities between immigrant citizens and local society, promoting, supporting and accompanying both parties: in the removal of cultural and linguistic barriers; in promoting the culture of hospitality and socio-economic integration in the territory; in the knowledge and practice of rights and duties in Italy, in particular in facilitating both access and use of public and private services.
FOREIGNERS RECEPTION The reception of refugees and asylum seekers aims to promote social and cultural inclusion in our society, of people who have escaped from persecution, war, famine or natural catastrophe, accompanying them in a path that leads them to gain the resources necessary to gradually regain complete mastery of one's life. Each path is based on the active participation of the beneficiary and on its collaboration with the project operators.
- Pursue the general interest of the community in human promotion and social integration of citizens
- Organize a network of services and relationships between Cooperatives, Local Authorities, Health Services., users, families and stakeholders with respect to the subjectivity of the individual and recognizing their different needs
- Safeguard the responsibilities of the members with respect to the roles performed in the cooperative and pursue the principles of mutuality, solidarity, democracy, under local communities spirit.
Dona Daria is a centre for emancipation, participation and social inclusion in the city of Rotterdam. Themes of expertise are self-determination, econimical independence, empowerment, participation, domestic violence and child abuse, health issues and integration of disadvantaged groups, including migrants.
THE DUTCH COUNCIL FOR REFUGEES
The Dutch Council for Refugees is an independent, non-governmental organization that helps refugees to integrate in Dutch society. www.vluchtelingenwerk.nl
STICHTING TAALKRACHT TAALENT010
Every person is unique and has talent! TAALENT010 develops projects to promote economic independence and self-reliance. The foundation organises Dutch low-threshold language courses to encourage people to use their own inner strength and develop new skills by language learning.
Tornante Trainingen has long-year experience in the fields of Dutch language lessons and integration courses. Tornante Trainingen strives to offer people in an easy accessible way opportunities to participate better in society. Learning Dutch and integrating in society are two very important principles to do that. The organisation is an accredited language school and has a ‘Blik op werk’ certificate and a KCE-registration for conducting of examinations.
STICHTING BIJ CORRIE
‘Bij Corrie’ Foundation is a community center in Rotterdam (Hillesluis) where everyone is welcome for information, various activities or for making nice contacts with the neighbors. ‘Bij Corrie’ organises activities contributing to personal development of the residents and improving the cultural and social cohesion in the neighborhood. Learning Dutch plays an important part in this process.
INTERNATIONAAL VROUWEN CENTRUM (IVC)
The International Women Center is a local voluntary center that works with a method which implements VPL (Validation of Prior Learning), called the Participation Ladder Model. The aim is to help women integrate, participate, emancipate and become aware of their own abilities and talents within society, whilst keeping their own culture. The IVC also support immigrants in the Netherlands to gain an equal place in society.
STICHTING BULGAARS ONDERWIJS EN CULTUUR
Stichting Bulgaars Onderwijs en Cultuur (Bulgarian Education and Culture Association) was founded in 2013 in Amsterdam with the aims to be a social, cultural and educational center supporting the preservation and transmission of Bulgarian ethnic culture and spiritual identity among Bulgarian immigrants in the province of North Holland. The education, the liquidation of the illiteracy among children and adults, the integration (including the integration of the minorities in the different countries), the improvement of the social environment, the prevention of the exploitation of the human labor and the human trafficking – these are just a few of the spheres the activity of our organization aligns with. We are convinced we can change a lot. All our projects are free of charge and accessible for a wide range of people, regardless of their age, education, religion, profession, sex or sexual orientation.
ME & SOCIETY
The Me & Society Foundation wants to contribute to the social cohesion in society, where cultural diversity is considered as a starting point and reinforcement. Me & Society focuses on promoting full participation for citizens / people and strengthening the position of socially disadvantaged people in society. In this way the foundation wants to contribute to greater social cohesion and give impetus to European and global citizenship from a diversity perspective and the positive forces of citizens.
NORTHERN IRELAND STRATEGIC MIGRATION PARTNERSHIP
The NISMP works with local government and other stakeholders to support the retention and integration of migrants in a way that promotes social cohesion and future economic growth.
MIGRANTS RIGHTS NETWORK
Working for the rights of all migrants Migrants’ Rights Network is an innovative UK- based NGO working and campaigning for the rights of all migrants Their work brings together migrant activists and support organisations, think tanks, academics, faith groups and public sector representatives to advocate for a rights-based approach towards migration in the UK. They also provide the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration. Launched in 2006, they have worked to create the foundations for a UK civil society movement in support of migrants, through building lobbying and campaigning, online and media work, public events and providing support to migrant community activism. We particularly promote the concerns of migrant groups creating space for them to voice their views and experiences.
MIGRANT HELP UK
A leading national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK. Whether someone has fled persecution, escaped from slavery or found themselves in a situation that they do not understand, Migrant Help offers advice, support and a place of safety.
NORTHERN IRELAND COMMUNITY OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
NICRAS is a Refugee Community Organisation (RCO) which was established in 2002. It is the only refugee led organisation in Northern Ireland that represents the interests of the refugee community.
NICRAS aims to:
• Support the integration process of refugees and asylum seekers into local communities throughout Northern Ireland
• Raise awareness of the issues, problems and difficulties faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland
• Inform members of relevant changes to immigration policy and legislation
• Organise social and recreational events
• Respond to the changing needs of its members
Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre
The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) was set up in September 1984. The Northern Ireland Trade Union Education & Social Centre (NITU) is a charitable organisation operating as Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) whose aims and objectives are to provide support, education/training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups suffering from social and economic disadvantage.
NITU/BURC aims to be recognised as an innovative provider in effecting change towards a fair and inclusive society.
To promote equality, through supporting the participation and inclusion of all individuals, groups and communities.
The core values of the organisation are to deliver sustainable activities and services, through a flexible creative approach based on partnership, networking, accountability and leadership.
- To provide a Centre which will promote the interests and the benefits of the unemployed and other social and economically disadvantaged groups without prejudice of age, gender, sexual preference, political or religious opinions.
- To provide education, training, advice, representation and counseling to the unemployed and the citizens of Northern Ireland.
- To provide information and campaign on the issues, problems and social benefits effecting the unemployed.
- To promote and conduct research into the causes of unemployment, strategies for employment and recomposition of the workforce.
- To campaign against and expose the broader issue of poverty and its debilitating effect on our society.
The Women's Support Network
The Women's Support Network (WSN), established in 1989, is a regional organisation that works across all areas of Northern Ireland. It includes in its membership community based women’s centres, groups and organisations, with a concentration in disadvantaged areas. WSN is a charitable and feminist organisation, which adopts a community development approach. We provide a range of support and services to community based women’s centres, projects and infrastructure groups and associate members drawn from across the community and voluntary sector who support women, families and communities.
Our vision is ‘a society where women’s experiences are fully recognised and valued and where women enjoy full and equal participation in all spheres of life’.
Our mission is ‘to support the development of women’s organisations, enable collective action and positively impact on policy and decision-making processes’.
The Women’s Support Network believes that the art of networking is finding and representing the commonalties we share, while at the same time affirming, valuing and giving voice to our differences as organisations and individuals within them. The Women’s Support Network is not only accessible to its constituency but also directed by it. The Board of WSN is voluntary and is made up of representatives from a cross-section of WSN member groups
Women’s Resource and Development Agency
WRDA’s vision is of a fair and equal society where women are empowered and are a visible force for change and influence in all areas of life.
WRDA works regionally to advance women’s equality and participation in society.
ETHOS AND VALUES
Our belief that all women have the right to dignity, equality and respect is at the heart of the WRDA’s work.
We work from a feminist perspective, informed by women’s experience, recognising that inequality is based on and sustained by structures and systems that limit personal choice and freedom.
We believe that women’s rights are central and implicit in the pursuit of human rights for all.
We believe that mainstreaming alongside positive action is a core element in advancing women’s equality.
We promote and practice participation, inclusion and collaboration, which builds solidarity as a means to effect social change in all the work we undertake.
WRDA represents the interests of the sector in an informed and authoritative manner and offers leadership and support.
The WRDA recognises and values the multiple roles of women in society and promotes respect for diversity.
We recognise that women face particular challenges as a part of a society emerging from a conflict situation and provide support to women from all communities.
We subscribe to the principles and endorse the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), UN Security Council Resolution 1325 ‘Women, Peace and Security’ and other international commitments promoting women’s rights.
LOCAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT EUROPEAN NETWORK (LUDEN) is a Brussels based network for mutual co-operation which focuses on major transitions that are taking place across the EU and touch cities, towns and the surrounding country side or what is referred to as “rurban”.
LUDEN has a long experience in local development and especially community led local development. The network came into existence in 1989 as result of an initiative undertaken by 19 local authorities in 8 of the former EU 15 Member States. It was originally called Quartiers-en-Crise and then Quartiers –en Crise: European Regeneration Areas Network.The network played a major role in the development of EU Urban Policy through first the Urban Pilot Projects Programme and then through URBAN I and II.
LUDEN has pioneered the need to move towards new paradigm for local urban development.
LUDEN has developed the new paradigm into a number of key actions which we call the New Municipal Agenda. This has been our input into the ongoing debate regarding the EU Urban Agenda.
Our work is focussed on a number of key transitions.
Our members are mainly from the public and third sectors, however membership is also open private sector (for profit) organisations.
The Rural Hub
The Rural Hub was first established as an association in 2012. It was set up by a group of education, training and rural development professionals as a response to the impact of the economic crisis on small rural villages and towns in Ireland. As a direct consequence of the recession that followed the crisis many rural areas experienced higher unemployment than their urban counterparts and many residents became more and more isolated due to the difficult financial conditions that pertained. Many rural communities saw their younger residents emigrate to Canada, the USA and Australia in numbers not seen since the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The recession ripped the heart out of these communities and although Ireland has experienced a quicker return to growth than most EU Member States the impact of the recession is still felt in many rural areas which have been much slower to recover.
The Rural Hub has been providing a wide range of training courses to local residents to:
support greater community involvement and enhanced social inclusion to target growing isolation;
achieve the integration of migrant communities with the host communities and their counterparts in other migrant communities;
promote digital literacy for women outside the workforce and senior citizens;
provide essential up-skilling to low-skilled workers to aid worker retention and business growth;
develop entrepreneurship skills and attributes through targeted training in specific sectors including the media sector, the green economy, craft and traditional skills sector, etc.;
support business development and business networking
In addition to these formal trainings and supports it also provides art classes for all age groups; diet and nutrition support to mothers and senior citizens; reflexology training for mothers with new-born babies; oral history training; and a series of weekly events like a book club, a digital photography and media club, a poetry club, a historical society, etc.
FALLS WOMEN’S CENTRE
Falls Women’s Centre has been working with BME women for the past 14 years. Currently they have 40 women enrolled within the centre availing of various services such as:
- ESOL (English Speaking as another language)
- One to one advice on immigration, housing benefits
- Open University Programme
- Women in Peace Building Programme
- Weekly coffee morning for women to engage, socialise and strengthen their English language skills.
Falls Women’s Centre also provides one to one navigating your area. This service provides support to new comers helping them access shopping centres, visits to parks, support to doctors, hospital etc. They also work with Storehouse supporting women in need of food, furniture, bedding etc.
ALIANCE LEKTORŮ A KONZULTNTŮ
The mission of the organization is to support new methods and forms of education, support trainers and professionals working in education, national and international networking between professionals and services for community.
ALK network of more than 400 professionals and experts (teachers, counselors, social a job advisers, psychologists, seminar leaders and professionals in the companies). ALKprovide them the training courses, educational programs, thematic workshops that help them to acquire qualification, competencies and special practical skills.
AGENTURA PRO SOCIÁLNÍ ZAČLEŇOVÁNÍ
The Agency is an instrument of the Government of the Czech Republic to provide support to citizens in the process of social inclusion. The Social Inclusion Agency encourages municipalities and cities to fulfill their function of ensuring or equipping all citizens with equal access to education, housing, healthcare, employment, social services and security. The Agency supports measures that help in the process of social integration of the people at risk of social exclusion and the development of socially excluded localities in the context and interest of the entire municipality / city and all its citizens.
We are a private company active in the area of adult lifelong learning since 2005. We offer a wide range of educational, counseling and retraining courses accredited by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. We have extensive experience in implementing projects from the European Social Fund. Our goal is to contribute to our offer of human resources development, to help the competitiveness of people and organization in the labor market, while contributing to a better future and prosperity.
The mission of KRYSTAL HELP is to help resolve social issues in the area of drugs abuse. We understand the use of both legal and illegal drugs as part of our world, so we choose an approach to prevent and minimize the harmful effects of drugs from repression. Our endeavor is also to get rid of illusions and delusions those who only moralize, ignore, or punish.
The mission of the organization in relation to the target population is to maintain their social engagement with the outside world, to address specific individual clients' problems and to support and motivate them to improve their lives.
It is a research and educational organization with activities in the field of research and education. The company is defined as a subject of the social economy. In the area of research company produces reports, other publication outputs and creates capacities for the development and dissemination of innovations. It also develops activities in the field of education, in particular so-called further education, which improves the chances of gaining employment for socially or otherwise disadvantaged persons.
The University of Ostrava (UO) is a public research university educating nearly 9,000 students in six faculties. As a dynamic and intellectually challenging modern institution the University of Ostrava provides an international environment in which to study. Our campus is spread primarily throughout the old city centre providing a stimulating environment to contemplate the living arts and sciences. Teaching at UO is research-driven, and its programmes are often taught by active researchers.
TEMPO TRAINING & CONSULTING a.s. as a partner, participates in many projects funded by the European Commission. These programs are mainly focused on education and training. The main objective of all of these partnership programs is to help discover and expand existing approaches to education, provide special social care or promote employment in the regions, focusing mainly on disadvantaged groups. An important role that TEMPO TRAINING & CONSULTING a.s. in international projects, is contributing to the development of European training curricula, implementation of European standards in the Czech environment, sharing and transfer of knowledge and experience, as well as IT support.
Scholasticus is an online service assisting companies, educational organizations and professional trainers worldwide in educating and training their employees, partners and customers faster and cheaper.
MÍSTNÍ AKČNÍ SKUPINA OPAVSKO
The goal of Local Action Group Opavsko is to connect all people, organizations, activities and activities developing Opava region. Individuals, associations, municipal employees, mayors, directors and educators, entrepreneurs, farmers, and all who can not be listed on this short space have their role in the LAG. Together, we create a rural space, our home that we want and can develop.