University of Gloucestershire (UK)

The University of Gloucestershire (UOG) is a diverse, vibrant community of 9,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 postgraduate students, 40,000 alumni and 1,000 staff from all across the world. With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University offers its students a specialised and dynamic place to learn, grow and make lasting connections. The University’s Strategic Plan 2012- 2017, Financial Review 2013 and Student Charter 2013, set out a commitment to enhance the student experience and provide a more detailed understanding of the University of Gloucestershire’s business. UOG focuses on excellence in teaching, with a mission to enable its students to achieve their full potential through a rich and broad experience. UOG prides itself on building close relationships between students and staff, and on serving the wider community through promoting its economic, cultural and social wellbeing.

UOG goals are to:

  • Provide students with excellent learning experiences through outstanding learning and teaching support
  • Promote enterprise, employability and wider economic, social and cultural benefit for the community – Embed research, scholarship, practice and consultancy in all our activities
  • Build strong relationships with selected partners for mutual benefit
  • Be a successful and sustainable organisation

The Project will be led from the Media School, which is ranked in the Top 10 media departments nationally (Guardian League Tables, 2015) and has strong links to industry and cutting-edge research. Operating out of a newly built multi-platform Media Centre, its work in music, film, television, animation and journalism is industry accredited and highly reputational. It has 57 members of staff, creative, technical and academic, all of whom work alongside each other to create a vibrant and outward facing Media School.

Asociación Caminos – Discover new possibilities (Spain)

Innovative methods in education and social work.

The activities of the non-profit association Caminos, founded in 2014, are dedicated to the field of education. Main objectives include fostering exchange and communication, improving individual opportunities for development and supporting the social inclusion of targets at risk.

Caminos should indicate the importance of finding new paths to reach our goals, to discover individual resources and opportunities to overcome the actual challenges together.

CSI – Center for Social Innovation Ltd (Cyprus)

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional and global contexts. CSI belief, is that the four pillars of Social Interaction, Education, Development and Economic Rationalization coupled with fundamentally sound and sustainable solutions as well as disruption to streamlined solutions to systemic social problems can lead to creative solutions that impact significant change to the social fabric of every society. CSI is working closely to address social, economic and cultural challenges with governments, local administrative agencies, non for profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. We identify and address systemic challenges  through evidence based research, state of the art investigation of global, national, regional and local solutions, developing solutions by taking into consideration the local ecosystem, cultural dynamics, meet the stakeholders needs and implementing those solutions as we keep constant vigilance to ensure continual feedback loop and adjustments. The feedback mechanisms and processes we employ allow us certainty in keeping in touch with our stakeholders and continually update our social solutions proposition.  CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, educators, social workers, social entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology Developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives and project and provide for sustainable growth. The areas of expertise are in the fields of social integration, intercultural education, Vocational Education and Training, labor, education planning and e-learning, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, and training.

Know and Can (Bulgaria)

Know and Can Association is a non-governmental organization established in 2007 in Sofia. It works mainly in the field of non-formal education and on European projects and programmes in the fields of education, rights, justice, citizenship and mobility. It has partners in 20 EU countries, Turkey, Albania, and Macedonia.

Main objectives: 

  • Development, delivering and implementation of educational programmes to acquire new knowledge and skills;
  • Participation in national and international events and programmes;
  • Applying modern methods and techniques for the development of non-formal education;
  • Training staff in the field of non-formal education;
  • Providing support for all creative people; 

Main activities:

  • Development, participation and management of national and international events, projects and programmes;
  • Providing logistical support to conduct regional, national and international events to exchange experiences and good practices;
  • Cooperation with organizations and institutions working in the field of education and educational services;

KMOP (Greece)

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece), situated in Athens, is one of the oldest Greek NGOs, with over 40 years of experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues. In addition to direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities, KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues, particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities.

Centro Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy)

The Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” is a non-profit association involving young people and adults, which mainly acts through projects in the educational field carried out in cooperation with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups both at local and international level. Our organisation born from the educational and working experience of the great pacifist Danilo Dolci and his collaborators that operated in Trappeto and Partinico, two small towns near Palermo, and in all the region of Sicily.

Inland Norway University Of Applied Sciences (Norway)

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences is a multi-campus institution located in the regions of Hedmark and Oppland in south eastern Norway. With approximately 14 000 students and 1 000 staff, INN University is among the largest universities of applied sciences in Norway. Our institution provides high-standard education and modern research-based teaching at bachelors-, masters- and PhD level, as well as high-quality research, across a wide range of fields.