Hello Youth - Sweden
Hello Youth (HeY) is an NGO promoting active citizenship and participation of young people in all aspects of society. We encourage young people to participate in European projects as we recognize the immensely powerful way, they are able to help young people to improve themselves. Several young people make up this organization from different cultural, economic, and social backgrounds between 13-30 years old. The organisation was formed in 2013, first as an informal group but now developed into a stable NGO at a fundamental stage in its development. The objectives of Hello Youth are.
- To increase young people’s active participation in the local community and at a European level.
- To provide new opportunities for young people to develop themselves and reach their fullest potential
- To encourage young people to be active in their free time through non-formal education, projects and activities.
- To share experiences and methods about youth work with other European youth organization.
- To create meeting places for young people who have fewer opportunities, disadvantaged groups and local young people.
- We aim to create a network with the local community so our organisation can impact the young people and the community they live in. Based on our overall objectives we focus on European citizenship, Cultural Diversity and Youth Participation. Over recent years we have focused our organisation on gender equality through a menstrual health and hygiene project and through project realised local trainings and community forum events.
- We are working towards sustainable food, youth entrepreneurship and youth unemployment. Through these projects we are increasing our capacity and ability to connect with some of Swedish most vulnerable groups.
FAAL DERNEGI - Turkey
Faal Derneği is situated in the Çankaya area which is the biggest district in Ankara. The organization has the board and most of the board members are from diverse backgrounds. Organization founded at the end of 2013. Faal Derneği is working with Çankaya, Keçiören and Yenimahalle Municipalities, schools, universities and other youth organizations in its environment in order to increase impact.
Faal Derneği is working with the municipality on many social duties and responsibilities in the youth area. Faal Derneği performs social activities that aim to increase the life quality of the disadvantaged groups such as the disabled, women, young, elders, street urchins.
In this framework, Faal got involved with a European Union funded project about empowering young people through EVS projects. In addition to that, we have some other EU funded projects about disabled and gender discrimination.
Currently, we have some youth-oriented services such as sports activities, training courses etc. Starting the decision that needs to involve our young into European activities, it is the best way to do it by the European Volunteer Services. We believe that this kind of services is a creative idea to encourage young interaction across Europe and makes a valuable contribution of preventing prejudice, racism, xenophobia.
The above-mentioned reasons make this afford valuable work on it. Therefore, by getting involved in such a huge system we certainly believe that many young persons in our organization would find a way to reach cultural interaction. As an NGO, we would be very happy to make a contribution to their efforts.
The network of Faal with youth is wide need exchange of ideas and experiences. FAAL is active in the field of social and human development that works through education and training for a world of peace and equality in order to guarantee the fulfillment of universal human rights.
The other activities which Faal is conducting are educational activities at the local level and in a network with local, European and International organizations, awareness raising activities, seminars and conferences, learning mobility, training courses and workshops oriented to capacity building of young people and exchange of good practice among professionals in different areas.
SSF -SOLIDARIDAD SIN FRONTERAS - Spain
SOLIDARIDAD SIN FRONTERAS is a Spanish non-governmental organization composed of interdisciplinary professionals. Our mission is to contribute to the development, integration and wellness of the most vulnerable groups, promoting tolerance, justice, and social responsibility with other organizations and public institutions.
SSF promotes a wide range of projects, training activities, courses, seminars, studies and research, and public activities on social, political and cultural issues, defending the right to education and freedom of education. SSF develops different projects at the national and European levels to contribute to the development, integration, and wellness of the most vulnerable groups and to promote, in networking with other organizations and public institutions, tolerance, justice, and social responsibility.
OUR MAIN AREAS OF WORK ARE:
- European Projects
- Social and labour inclusion projects.
- Development cooperation and co-development projects.
- Youth Projects.
- Research, training, and awareness.
- Volunteerism and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actions.
ACP-Active Citizens Partnership - Greece
Active Citizens Partnership is non-for profit organization operating in Greece since 2009, committed to support the inclusion of all people by empowering and equipping them with the skills and competences they need to realize their potential and their inclusion on all levels ,social, political and economic.
Through research, training, tools development, empowering and knowledge sharing we work to achieve systemic changes and provide opportunities for individuals and society.
Our expertise includes social inclusion, employability, digital skills and competence development, human rights protection, gender equality, social entrepreneurship, technology enhanced learning, innovation development, adult and vocational training and social policy issues.
Active Citizens Partnership had been certified for its Managerial Capability System. Our Managerial Capability System was designed and implemented to meet the requirements of Hellenic Standard ELOT 1429:2008 for the company to prove its ability in implementing projects of public interest (technical projects, studies, procurements, and services) and to constantly improve its effectiveness along the operation and monitoring of its actions and procedures.
Active Citizens Partnership is based on Sapes at the region of East Macedonia and Thrace and implements programs throughout Greece. We have also a registered office in Athens.
Silversky3D Virtual Reality Technologies Ltd - Cyprus
Silversky3D Virtual Reality Technologies Ltd. Silversky3D is a Cyprus-based SME established in 2004 as a spin-out company from the University of Cyprus following successful funding from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (Young Entrepreneurship Program). The company focuses on the development of innovative applications in VR based on research from Cognitive/Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, e.g., tools for the training of cognitive processes, for improving social skills etc. In addition, it offers services to professionals and scientists who can benefit from advanced visualization and interaction with virtual environments. It frequently collaborates with scientists from Psychology and Neuroscience for various projects that involve technological applications in these fields.
Infrastructure and facilities:
Silversky3D maintains its own facilities in Nicosia, Cyprus. These include several high-end workstations for the development of graphics for VR and several VR headsets, e.g,, an HTC Vive Pro, a Valve Index, and several Meta Quests for immersive VR. All the necessary licenses for software to be used in the project (e.g., Vizard VR Toolkit, 3DS Max) are already available at the company. The company has its own motion capture equipment and access to a 64-DSLR rig that allows creating photorealistic virtual characters of real people.
DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP - Lithuania
Founded in 2012, NGO Diversity Development Group (DDG) is a non-profit organisation with an objective to carry out social (scientific, applied, and infrastructural) projects and research in the field of human trafficking, human rights, education, equal opportunities, diversity, migration and integration.
Our experience covers qualitative and quantitative research, evaluation of migrant integration indicators and monitoring tools of migration policies. The strategic aim of the organisation is to improve and manage diversity towards a sustainable, tolerant and socially responsible society.
Founded in 1995 and established as a social cooperation in 2016, Lai-momo operates in Bologna and the surrounding province, working in closely interconnected fields: society and immigration, school and training, communication, and publishing.
Among the cooperative’s activities, which include the biannual journal “Africa e Mediterraneo”, its communication initiatives are one of its main tools for spreading ideas within the field of intercultural dialogue, social innovation, critical consumption, and cultural cooperation.
The Lai-momo projects run within the social sector offer services relating to the issues of immigration and the promotion of the well-being of people and groups in difficult social situations. The lines of intervention focus on support during the journey of individuals and groups from a systematic perspective, following an approach which focuses on the individual and their situation, paying close attention to all elements which make up the community and proposing supportive actions aimed at each one: the individuals or groups in difficult situations, the local administrations, the services systems (education, social sanitation, legal, administrative, and the law enforcement service, etc.), associations and the wider system of communication and cultural production. The main offices of the cooperative are in Sasso Marconi and Bologna. The work of the cooperative is carried out in thirty-six local councils within the Metropolitan Area of Bologna. Since 2009, Lai-momo has also been active in Brussels, where it participates in the European debate around issues of migration and intercultural dialogue.
CSI - Cyprus
Center 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 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 specialists. 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 organizations, start-ups, and public services.