Community Action Dacorum
Dacorum Council for Voluntary Service (working name Community Action Dacorum) is located about 40km north west of London. CAD supports the local community through services that bring people together to achieve more in their communities and improve their quality of life.
Our main role is to support voluntary organisations and community groups at the early stages of their development; provide funding and other professional advice; and deliver projects that support individuals, businesses and community groups.
Our services include Community Transport for people who are elderly and vulnerable, Radio Dacorum – a 24-hour community radio station – and Creative Learning, which provides adult learning courses on a wide variety of subjects from English for Speakers of Other Languages to health and nutrition. In addition, our European Projects Team works with partners around Europe on projects connected with adult education and training, social issues, volunteering and social enterprise. We also run Interpreting service which helps to breakdown the language barriers between authorities and migrant communities
Inova Consultancy was established in 2001. It is a female-owned small business which specialises in consultancy services and project work. The projects focus on the areas of gender, diversity, professional development, non-traditional fields and entrepreneurship. Inova has expertise in working on European Funded projects and other types of projects, such as AMIF. An extensive number of workshops and trainings have been carried out to support individuals with their professional and personal development. Inova has also developed the innovative methodology of the Mentoring Circles™, which are peer mentoring sessions with a facilitator.
DOCUMENTA is a non-profit organisation founded in 1996 with 20 years of experience and over 70 EU projects implemented. It is actively involved in processes of social inclusion, active citizenship, labour market integration, learning methodologies and guidance, mainly oriented to improve skills in different targets: adults +45, long term unemployed, young entrepreneurs, early school leavers, and generally groups at risk of exclusion. The design and implementation of a complete itinerary on training/integration has allowed the organization to deploy an expertise which covers from the analysis of training needs to the design and delivering of both classroom and distance learning for different groups through design and definition of new professional profiles.
Active in many networks such as Metronet, ITER, SOFI, Monneta, European Civic Forum, etc. or European Antipoverty Network in Cantabria (EAPN Cantabria), the organisation develops an intensive work in empowering and integration of groups at risk of exclusion.
Xenios Polis – Culture, Science & Action (XPCSA) is a private research institution (NGO), based in Lavrio, Athens. The general purpose of XP is the organization and implementation concerning social welfare, education and culture programs. The key pillars of XP activation are: vulnerable social groups, promoting gender equality, media literature and education, digital culture/ heritage, environmental protection, promote the connection between culture,
education and digital media.
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 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 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 the fertile ground for sustainable growth.
The areas of expertise are in the fields of social justice, labor market, education and e-learning, social entrepreneurship, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, and training.
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.
Programma Integra is a social enterprise whose aim is to support the social integration of migrants and refugees, in order to contribute to the welfare and the community development.
Programma integra carries out its mission through:
– Planning of social inclusion pathways. It develops and carries out activities addressed at migrants as well as seekers and holders of international protection, providing legal assistance, job orientation, counselling, Italian language and vocational training courses, intercultural mediation services.
– Promoting of cooperation, knowledge and innovation among the social professionals. It provides to social professionals training courses and information services.
– The involvement of the community in the integration challenge. It promotes campaigns to inform and raise public awareness among citizens.
– Support to the institutions in the high-impact project planning. It offers technical support to the local administration in the planning, management, monitoring and accountability of innovative projects aimed at the social inclusion of migrants and refugees.
Gripen Europe is a research organization founded in Mangalia, Romania. As an innovative institution, it is primarily active in the field of digital skills/ services with an emphasis on research, culture and education. The Gripen Europe team consists of highly qualified professionals with wide
experience and outstanding academic and professional backgrounds. The main subject areas of Gripen Europe are education through technology and new media, vulnerable social groups, cultural heritage, entrepreneurship, environmental issues.