Consorzio Veneto Insieme
Veneto Insieme is an organization made up of 42 social enterprises – non-profit organizations – involved in health, sanitation, social work and education. It was founded in 1987 and it was the first consortium in the region.
Veneto Insieme acts as an instrument of aggregation and coordination of member social cooperatives and is inspired by and acts in accordance with the principles that are at the basis of the worldwide cooperative movement: free and voluntary membership; democratic control by members; economic participation of members; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives and commitment to the community.
As a social cooperative, these principles are also added: mutuality extended to the community in which it operates, solidarity, respect, centrality and priority of the person, focus on increasing relational assets and social cohesion.
Cooperativa sociale GLOCAL FACTORY
GLOCAL FACTORY is a network formed by a non–profit association and a social co-operative, both legally established in Italy, that joins volunteers and professionals working in the social and educational fields.
It is inspired to the values of democracy and social solidarity that are the basis of the Constitution of the Italian Republic and of the European Union Treaties. It co-operates with schools, universities, vocational training centers, local institutions and other associations.
Glocal Factory’s activity is developed along three strands: 1) Lay–out and implementation of projects in the social and educational fields, 2) Design and realization of learning paths, modules and resources, 3) Local events to promote citizens’ participation and debate on European society actuality and future.
SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
SYNTHESIS is the Cyprus' leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation creating and implementing research and educational projects of social impact (particularly in the fields of employment, entrepreneurship, migrant integration and social inclusion).
SYNTHESIS manages "Hub Nicosia," a pioneering social innovation hub which houses and supports organizations, entrepreneurs and enterprises with a social mission. SYNTHESIS provide non-formal education to youth and adults - people who are at the risk of social exclusion, including NEET youth, migrants, people with disabilities, or those with fewer opportunities. SYNTHESIS' work focuses on developing a combination of knowledge, values and skills which will mobilise youth and adults to fully engage in civic, political and economic life.
Second Tree is a community-led, volunteer-run, grassroots NGO that supports, teaches and learns with refugees across Northern Greece.
The mission of the organisation is to empower individuals with the skills needed to engage in their new community by providing them with access to information, services, and opportunities that strengthen their capacities and ensure that their rights are implemented. Second Tree team is working in two camps reaching approximately 2,500 people and focusing on three key areas: language learning , youth well-being, integration.
MUNICIPALITY OF IOANNINA
The Municipality of Ioannina constitutes the traditional dynamic urban centre of the Region of Epirus and the main urban center of Western Greece, after Patras. With a population of approximately 112.486 inhabitants the Municipality of Ioannina is one of the 10 largest Municipalities, in terms of inhabitants, in Greece.
Ioannina has always been multicultural, multilingual and multireligious with Christian, Islamic and Jewish influences defining its identity. The presence today of Islamic mosques and Jewish synagogues among the many Christian churches is an eternal proof of the multicultural history and tradition of proud Ioannina through the passage of time. The Municipality of Ioannina, from the very beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Greece, has hosted in camps and urban settings a significant number of refugees and asylum seekers. Currently, it hosts more than 2500 refugees and asylum seekers mainly from the Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
REFUGEES WELCOME ITALIA ONLUS
REFUGEES WELCOME is an apolitical association, established on December 11, 2015 and recognized as an ONLUS. We are part of the European network Refugees Welcome International, founded in Berlin in 2014 and now active in 15 countries. Refugees Welcome Italia Onlus was born thanks to the commitment and dedication of a group of professionals with multidisciplinary skills and solid experience in the field of reception and social inclusion policies: project managers, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, social researchers, communication and fundraising experts, journalists, photographers.
The governance of Refugees Italia Onlus is managed by a Board of Directors composed of 5 members, elected by the Shareholders' Meeting, which defines the strategies, priorities for intervention and working methods of the association.
INSTITUTO UNIVERSITÁRIO DE LISBOA (ISCTE-IUL)
The Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon was founded in 1972 as one of Portugal’s first modern universities, with the central aim of studying labour and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world. Since its establishment, the university has expanded its disciplinary reach into four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
On campus, students find not only a robust intellectual tradition, with mentorship from teaching staff involved in cutting-edge research, but also a vibrant, multicultural environment. Furthermore, the university is actively engaged in collaborative projects, networks and partnerships around the world, including a range of educational, training and research programs supported by the European Union.
THE JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE (JRS)
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international organization of the Catholic Church, founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus. JRS' mission is to "Accompany, Serve and Advocate" for refugees and all migrants in situations of particular vulnerability, and is currently present in about 50 countries worldwide. In Portugal, JRS was created in 1992, and provides direct support to refugees and immigrants in the following areas: social, psychological, medical, medication, legal, professional, language, housing, among others. JRS Portugal is also responsible for the General Coordination of the Refugee Support Platform (PAR) and is the technical responsible team of the Refugee Reception Centre (CATR) of the Lisbon City Council.
Réfugiés Bienvenue is a civil non profit association founded in 2015 as a response to the growing problem of insufficient housing solutions for refugees in Paris. The organization was able to establish a network of locals willing to take refugees into their own homes on the principle of hospitality and housing for all. Since then, we have arranged over 150 housing arrangements with private host families, in mixed nationality housing rentals, and in tiny homes in volunteer host families' backyard. We have grown to 30 volunteers and 2 full time staff and started to offer social counseling to our beneficiaries. We have also spearheaded, along with our broad network of local partners, several events to provide space for meetings between refugees and the local community.