We would like to thank all of our partners for their contributions to this project!
EBA – Europäische Bildungsakademie gGmbH (Germany) – was founded in 2006 by friends and supporters of the European idea. Our main activities in Berlin are language, integration and vocational training courses and exchange and training projects for participants of all ages under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programmes. Our International Department cooperates with 20 partner organizations in 17 countries of the European Union, with 15 partner organizations in the EECA region as well as in other world regions. With these partners we run several mobility projects every year, which offer our participants opportunities to get to know each other across borders and to benefit from these personal encounters by gaining professional knowledge and skills as well as international core competences.
Presentation: EBA Berlin
Association of Young Azerbaijani Friends of Europe – AYAFE (Azerbaijan) is a national, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political youth organization.
Main objectives of the organization are to contribute to the strengthening of the civil society in Azerbaijan and the process of Azerbaijan’s European integration, propagate and introduce Azerbaijan to young people from other European countries and the world by promoting voluntary youth movement and organizing voluntary activities in Azerbaijan and more.
+ The presentation of Azerbaijani Youth Foundation
The Cultural Association “Anthropolis” (Italy) was founded in 2006 by a group of anthropologists from Rome’s University “La Sapienza”, with the aim to work towards social inclusion applying the tools of cultural anthropology to concrete issues of territorial interventions: research and training, enhancement of cultural heritage, management of social and cultural services, construction of cultural mediation.
Projects have been organized in four main areas: cultural heritage, school, immigration, intercultural training.
The Association “Young Partners for Civil Society Development” (ASOCIATIA TINERI PARTENERI PENTRU DEZVOLTAREA SOCIETATII CIVILE), Romania, was established in 26 of April 2004. It caters to youths between 15 and 25(2500 members).
The organization mainly works on organizing workshops, local initiatives, seminars, training courses, camps, volunteer actions and other activities for young people.
The organization actively works on local national level; and it is also involved in implementation of international projects.
Bildung und Integration e.V. (Germany) supports professional and socia integration of jobseekers through training and employment measures and counseling services.
Target groups are acquiring seekers of all ages, especially young people and migrants. In addition to German integration courses,the organization provides social employment opportunities, self-help projects,youth exchange programs and vocational training in business, industry and IT.
Youthprojects (mediacenter Spandau, Netdays),ITworking groups support the goal of preparing young people(migrant) to the requirements of the information society.
Presentation: BINT Berlin
Center for European Initiatives (Ukraine) — is a public nonprofit organization, created on the principles of voluntarily participation, human rights, freedom of speech, common interests, self-government and equality of rights for its members, as well as for the protection of our legal interests, rights, and freedoms.
Goal: to assist in the reformation of Ukraine in accordance with European standards, to introduce democratic values, and to develop civil society in Ukraine using educational and informational methodologies.
EFM (Poland) is an independent non-governmental organization. In our activities we engage young and active people, especially with fewer opportunities, living in small towns and rural areas, with difficult conditions for the realization of their ambitions and plans.
Since 1995 it operates as an association. EFM has organized trainings, conferences, seminars, training camps called “EuroWeek – School Leaders” and festivals for young people and inhabitants of the region. It is also a sending and hosting organization in the EVS program.
Gecko Arts and Media (the UK) is a not-for-profit company which works with Latin-American and European artists and artforms, providing exposure and also engaging communities in creative and cultural activities. This is achieved through community-based activities such as art exhibitions, events and adult learning programmes. We are also engaged in a LLP Leonardo Partnership and Grundtvig Partnership concerned with quality assurance in non-formal education, and enhancing social inclusion through creative and cultural, informal and non-formal learning.
Presentation: Gecko A&M
Bridge of Friendship “Kartlosi” (Georgia) was founded on May, 12, 2006 by the initiative of youth of the village Pkhvenisi. Georgians, Ossetians and representatives of mixed families and other ethnic groups living in the areas affected by Tskhinvali conflict and then by 2008 August war are members of the organization.
The main aim of the organization is to support sustainable development for local communities in Shida Kartli region and contribute to the peace process on the settlement of Tskhinval/I conflict and carry out a dialog between communities divided in the result of conflict.
TheService Civil International (Germany) is a non-profit international organization that works through volunteer work for peace,non-violent conflict resolution, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural exchange. The SCI has a network of over 35 national branches on five continents, and cooperates with about 80 partner organizations.
The main focus of SCI is work camps, volunteering in international groups that take two to four weeks. The SCI also provides long-term volunteer services.In addition, the SCI organizes various training programs,seminars and study tours.
The Youth Initiative of Cities (Ukraine) is an Oblast Youth NGO run on the basis of equality, self-governance, legality and transparency.The main goals are to protect legal rights and interests of its members in various fields of social life, promote the development and social formation of youth and create conditions for implementation of the research and creative potential.The main objectives of the NGO are: promoting the development of innovative technologies for youth; contributing to improved business education of youth, and more.
Missing Persons’ Families Support Centre (Lithuania) is a non-governmental association, established in 1996 by relatives and parents of missing people. The main reason to unite was dissatisfaction with tardy search for missing people in Lithuania and strong will to change this situation.
During the first years of work it appeared that many girls missing from Lithuania suffered from Trafficking in Human Beings. Thus the NGO began to provide assistance to the victims in 1997, and established the first shelter for victims of human trafficking in Lithuania in 2001.
The “Gipsy Eye” Association (Romania) is a grass roots organization, whose members are university and high school students but also less educated young Roma. We aim to fight the prejudices and discrimination against Roma by:
- showing to Romani youth alternative paths for a better life;
- empowering Romani youth through knowledge of their own culture and history;
- offering a chance for the Roma youth from different Romani communities to share their heritage of their own community among themselves and with non-Roma youth;
- pointing out good examples of Roma and non-Roma cooperation on different topics.
The Mentor network (Denmark) is an NGO working on local level in two Danish municipalities (Esbjerg, Varde). The networks objective is to create good possibilities for inclusion and integration. Their projects include matching immigrants with voluntary mentors, who are solidly anchored in the labor market/society, counseling for immigrant women, and other voluntary activities (language courses). They also coordinate two groups with young and parent role models with migration background who share their live stories with others to motivate young people to take an education.