ActionAid Italia International Onlus – Milan
ActionAid International Italia Onlus (AAIT) – founded in 1989 in Milan – is member of the ActionAid International federation working to eradicate poverty and inequalities in 45 countries all over the world.
In 2011, AAIT started implementing projects in Italy in close cooperation with local institutions and schools to fight and prevent different forms of poverty – including economic, educational and social – with a specific focus on youth and women.
In 2017, AAIT approved its new ten-year strategy focusing on three interconnected and mutually supportive pillars, namely Rights, Redistribution, and Social Resilience. The overall goal of the strategy is to improve the quality of democracy by enabling people and communities to become actors of change, starting from those most excluded. Improving the quality of democracy is considered essential to achieve sustainable development for present and future generations. In this regard, particular attention is given to the role youth can play in fighting poverty and injustices through initiatives aimed at strengthening their civic and social participation skills. Work with young people is always accompanied and supported by the involvement of local actors of the educating community such as teachers/professors, parents and tutors, public employees, educators.
You can find more info and other projects of AcionAid Italy on https://www.actionaid.it/
ECOS – Cooperativa de Educação, cooperação e Desenvolvimento CRL – Faro
ECOS was established at the beginning of 2010 by a group of educators and youth workers with vast experience in the national and European education arenas.
Its mission is to promote integration and social transformation, favouring methodologies such as non-formal education, intercultural learning and education, human rights education, citizenship education and democratic participation and education for sustainable development.
Since its foundation, ECOS has been counting on the collaboration, in specific projects or within the scope of its general management, of a multidisciplinary team, of the most diverse areas such as social education, psychology, law, economics, physical education, sociology, communication and design.
A significant number of members of its members have been or still are actively involved in structures such as the European Youth Forum, International youth NGOs and remain active on the European youth policy making and on the Portuguese National Youth Council.Our main expertise is on the development of participatory-based projects in the field of education and youth aiming at creating spaces of learning and development among different stakeholders and at promoting youth and civic participation.
ECOS has been working with the youth and public-schoolsectors supporting the development of new educational approaches, more inclusive and enhanced learning and working environments, where the participants take an active role as actors of theirown learning process. Moreover, we have been designing and facilitating spaces where policy makers, research, youth and other relevant actors are brought together to develop policies, mainly in the fields of education and youth.
Throughout its 9 years of existence, ECOS has been developing a set of ludic, educational, social, cultural, civic and environmental projects, programs and activities, including trainings, workshops, exchanges, seminars, conferences and publications at local, regional, national and international levels (EU, CPLP countries, Mediterranean region, among others), involving a wide range of public and private partners, mainly promoting youth and civic participation at various levels and settings.
You can find more info and other projects of Ecos on https://www.ecos.pt/
UC Limburg vzw (UCLL) – Hasselt
Vzw UC Limburg is a HEI in Flanders. UCLL is renowned for the high quality of its teaching, research & regional development. More than 30 professional bachelor, and lifelong learning study programmes are offered in various discipline fields, with a focus on health care, social work, business & commerce, teacher education, science & technology. UCLL’s strong commitment to research ensures state-of-art training programmes for its 15,000 students. Priority domains of the institution are: regional development, blended learning (including development of MOOCs), lifelong learning strategies, internationalisation & research.
The research policy is practice-oriented and focused on market-driven applied research. Central to the UCLL’s mission in the field of research is to develop innovative technology for companies, and to transfer new technology to the market. UCLL also provides consultancy and continuing education for local industries, organisations and governments. UCLL is a member of educational networks across the globe and strongly collaborates with local, regional and national policy-making bodies, resulting ina broad network of stakeholders.
UCLL is and has been involved in a variety of European projects: under FP7 (e.g. OPEN GARMENTS, PATHWAY, JamToday, TRADERS), under LLP(ELENA, SPIN-OFF, EU-Drivers, E-Divide), and other EC programmes (IEE, Daphne, Interreg, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+).UCLL has study programs in ICT, as e.g. bachelor’s in applied informatics. UCLL also has a specific research unit [ed+ict], education & ict focusing a research about all aspects of education & ict, as e.g. e-learning, multimedia, gaming, virtual reality, etc. Also, several adult-courses or trainings in these domains are set up.
You can find more info and other projects of UCLL on https://www.ucll.be/research-expertise