GUARANI Association is a non-profit organisation composed of interdisciplinary professionals of different nationalities. Its mission is to develop projects for the social-labour integration of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other groups at risk of social exclusion.
Guaraní was founded in 2006. For more than ten years, it has been developing public projects and programmes financed by the Community of Madrid, the Spanish Government, the European Social Fund, the ERASMUS+ and AMIF programmes. During its professional path, Guaraní has adapted to social changes in order to develop an intervention model based on the specific needs of vulnerable people and in respect to their autonomy and freedom.
The objectives of the entity are to:
• Promote integration and co-existence between immigrants and host societies through mutual recognition of their rights and duties as citizens.
• Collaborate with public institutions in the transmission of the values of co-existence in Spain and the European Union (EU).
• Develop actions for the recognition of the professional competences of immigrants and for their professional recycling.
• Inform immigrants about the conditions of the labour market in Spain and the EU and promote actions to improve their employability through non-formal education training.
• Develop projects and actions to promote the social integration of minors, young people and immigrant families.
Guaraní is the lead organisation of RADIAL project.
The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research & Development organisation, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about positive change to local, national, regional and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non for-profit agencies, commercial entities and educational institutions.
The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology (IT) developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives and provide for sustainable growth.
The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, IP advisory services, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming. CSI draws know-how and skills from its wide global network which includes academic institutions, IT companies, public services, international organisations, start-ups and public services.
The European Information Centre (EIC) began activities in 1997. The organisation hosts EDC 2001 and EDIC since 2007. Main activity fields are related to:
– raising awareness to the values of United Europe;
– assist authorities, institutions, organisations, citizens in the process of European integration;
– educate and train teachers, youth leaders and educators to teach topics on basic European values, using new methods and methodologies;
– train, implement and multiply knowledge on new educational methods, technologies and techniques;
– teach topics on basic European values using new methods and methodologies;
– support the development of the local and regional governments, institutions and civil society in their transition to United Europe.
The EIC works with various types of audiences: mainly with children, youth and students, academia, business, local and regional authorities, disadvantaged groups, minorities and groups in need, pensioners’ groups and cultural clubs from the rural areas of the two territorial districts.
The Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute is a charitable, user-led NGO with a mission to advance community cohesion and human rights. We redistribute power in a more equal way by delivering social justice and poverty relief projects, educational programmes, intercultural dialogue, internships and high quality volunteering opportunities to the most marginalised groups of society.
We do this by using the power of education, sports and art, as well as the practices and values of restorative justice including power sharing, fairness, equality, dignity and respect.
Founded upon the FREDA values of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy, RJ4All creates partnerships with local, national and international frontline, like minded organisations to instil and implement FREDA, while also leading on the evaluation and wider dissemination of project results
BIDA e.V. Kultur und Bildung is a small organisation, but its members have a broad experience in adult education and training. The purpose of the entity is to promote youth and elderly care, art, culture and education using interactive methods for socialising of various target groups as well as international understanding and development cooperation. In the last years the organisation created interdisciplinary projects, showing new ways of communication, culture and education, and currently is facilitating different activities (events, seminars, discussions, workshops) aimed at social integration of marginalised groups and groups at risk of social exclusion – such as immigrants, women victims of violence, unemployed, low-skilled adults and refugees.
BIDA e.V. provides – by itself or in local partnerships with private and public bodies- actions and services which give people real occasions of social inclusion and life improvement.
Particularly, concerning the training activities, the purpose is to gradually eliminate the barriers and to increase opportunities of disadvantaged groups to access the community’s life, the labour market and avoid discriminations. The organisation has carried out various European projects, coordinating activities in the region of Thüringen and Niedersachsen and gained experience in project management and execution at personal, professional and organisational level.
The BIDA e.V.’s network was enlarged involving local, regional and international organisations, collaborating in youth education and training.
Fondazione S. Carlo Onlus (FSC) is an Italian not-for profit organisation, based in Milan. It is committed to promote and deliver social and labour market integration programmes for disadvantaged people, mostly adults. Its mission includes: social housing and labour and vocational training. FSC provides by itself or in local partnerships with private and public bodies and organisations, actions and services which give people real occasions of social inclusion and life improvement. Particularly, concerning the training activities, the purpose is to gradually eliminate barriers and increase opportunities to access the labour market, integration in the society and tackle discrimination.
The Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – was founded in 1995 and is one of the most active Greek non-profit research institutes. CECL aims to promote the development of democratic institutions and the welfare state, deepen European integration and strengthen international cooperation under the principle of respect to the cultural identity of each state.
CECL has large experience in applied scientific research in European policies as well as in capacity-building activities. It has extended expertise on the subject area of integration of vulnerable groups including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers through its participation in research and national and transnational projects. Since 2007, CECL is the national focal point in Greece of the EU Agency on Fundamental Rights (FRA) and is responsible for the systematic collection of data and monitoring of legislative and policy developments in the area of fundamental rights.