our partner organisations
The Chain (Cultural heritage activities and institutes network) project began, at the end of the first Socrates period (1998), as a pilot network to connect educational activities in the field of cultural heritage. From the very start, project development work was combined with organising in-service training courses, to ‘keep the feet on the ground’.
In the two successive LLP-periods (2000-2014) and the successive Erasmus+ period the network has organised about 150 (comenius and grundtvig) courses on many different locations, from Cyprus to Iceland and from the Azores to Estonia. These courses combine• cultural heritage content – in a very broad sense -, • integration of content and (English) language training, • the use of advanced and interactive ict techniques and • various forms of artistic production (drama/theatre, visual arts). All course activities have been documented in a general and public accessible database: the ‘virtual book’. The courses were a stimulus to the rise of a large number of ‘school partnerships’.Under Erasmus+ the project has continued its activities under the independent and ‘not-for-profit’ Chain Foundation, which has ‘anbi’ (general benefit) status under Dutch law. This foundation’s mission is to organise, promote and support activities around European heritage education.CHAIN courses create cultural and artistic/artisan products from diverse heritage contexts.ICT-expertise (php/mysql programmer and server/database management)
Eurasia Net is a French Non-Governmental-Organisation which develops cultural, educational, and artistic cooperation in Europe and between Europe and Asia (www.eurasianet.eu). We are coordinating projects with non-formal education methods with active participation to promote social and cultural diversity. We also aim at promoting linguistic and cultural diversity thanks to some exchange language program every month.
Our action contributes to break stereotypes and support exchanges and understanding. We promote social entrepreneurship for local development and share European best practises as a source of inspiration and as a transfer of innovation.We also aim at developing community workers’ skills thanks to international mobilities and intercultural exchanges. We are developing workers skills by integrating European dimension to their work. Eurasia Net actively works in the field of intercultural exchange, youth and non-formal education through European programmes, as Erasmus+ or Youth in Action. We also take part in European trainings to develop our skills in social entrepreneurship and to enhance our network of contacts.Eurasia Net cooperates with the Regional council to develop the International Civil Service for French young volunteers.
EURO-NET is a not for profit association that is member or associated member of 58 international networks (5 of them are EU networks: EUROPE DIRECT, EUROGUIDANCE, EURODESK, SOLVIT and EBN-EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK) . EURO-NET gives to children, young people and adults these services:- information and project development center- organization of training courses, exchanges and cultural, artistic or sport activities – sector study, research- counseling, crisis support and prevention- e-learning, networking, partnerships, training courses and workshops- publications, newspapers and web sites.
It has realized more than 380 European projects, especially with Youth and Youth in Action, Socrates, Leonardo, LLP, Progress, Daphne, Life, E-Aid, Culture, Creative Europe, Erasmus Plus (KA1, KA2 and KA3), Representation in Italy of E.C., European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe, etc.
EURO-NET is also the leader of a consortium (called CONCRETO) that is managing a “Creative Centre” (called TILT) in Marconia di Pisticci (province of Matera): the aforementioned centre is composed of multipurpose open spaces according to the “Visioni Urbane” programme’s style (a project of “Patto con I Giovani”) realized by REGIONE BASILICATA together with MINISTERO DELLO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO (Ministry of Economic Development) and financed by the FAS, meaning Underused Areas Funds. It covers an indoor area of about 400 sq mt, a 700 sq mt parkland, a 400 sq mt terrace, a 1000 seats auditorium (with a stage of 300 sq mt) and a large parking. The Centre for Creativity can be suitable for live performances (theatre, concerts, stand-up comedies and so on), fairs, training courses, meeting, sport events, cultural exhibitions, movies (there are also a well-equipped editing hall and a recording studio). Moreover it includes some café areas, guest rooms, catering, info-point, show-room, etc
EURO-NET was chosen 2 times from the European Commission in the Pan-European Working Groups for its competences and 3 times published for its best practices in the field of media and communications).It is also specialised in the realisation of cartoons, electronic games, videos, movies. etc.The Association co-operates with many public Administrations with which it has particular agreements for the diffusion of juvenile and adults activities and helps all juvenile organisations and any other type of organisations to realise European programs.
Moreover, the association has organized the Short Movie Festival twice under the aegis of the Council of Europe and under the patronage of the PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, that awarded both activities with a medal.Finally it is also an official Trinity Centre Exam Centre (n.63814).
Interacting SL is a private company based in Spain offering services of training and entertainment to Clients in education and business. Company directors Ed Cousins and Patrick Deas have worked since 1986 to bring their motto ‘Laugh while you Learn’ onto the stage, into the classroom, on training courses, lecture theatres and into curriculum.
The company headquarters are in Madrid where Interacting run a thriving international theatre in education operation and have established a solid reputation for delivering quality training services.Interacting began offering their training services in collaboration with the Spanish Department of Education and the British Council promoting theatre based innovations for language teachers. Through an involvement with European projects and programmes which began in 2002, Interacting training services have evolved to include among others, the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, adult storytelling, CLIL, classroom management, leadership, use of technologies, motivation and creativity. Training is offered either through planned structured courses or on a tailor made needs analysis basis.
Established in 1990 in the city of Derry, The Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media and education centre. The Nerve Centre is involved in a wide range of programmes in the visual arts, music, film, creative technologies, peace-building, education and skills training, and digital fabrication.
The organisation has in house recording studios, production suites, cinemas and multimedia training facilities, as well as two pioneering Creative Learning Centre in Derry and Belfast which share training and best practice in creative technologies to the education and commmunity sector. Since 1996, the Nerve Centre has received financial support from the European Union’s Peace Programmes to deliver a diverse range of creative programmes throughout the region and we have been involved in a significant number of European partnerships utilising creative technologies for social improvement. In 2013, the Nerve Centre established a partnership with MIT opening a FabLab in Derry making the new technologies of digital fabrication, 3D printing, product design and personalised manufacturing accessible to disadvantaged communities throughout the city.
youth centre of epirus
Youth Center of Epirus (YC Epirus) is a non-profit company located in Ioannina, Epirus region of Greece and operating since 2011. The main aims of Youth Center of Epirus are to improve general environment, promote coexistence and to develop the region of Epirus and our organization has 3 departments: Youth Center, Asylum Seeker Integration and Europe Direct Information Center.1)Youth center organizes and implements local, regional, and international level events and projects created by and for young people.
The activities are related to topics of non-formal education, research and innovation, voluntarism, environment problems, LGBTQ issues, social inclusion, employment of young people, human rights, asylum seeker integration and policies, health and well-being, EU awareness, cultural awareness, and others. Our volunteers and youth workers offer leisure and non-formal educational activities to local young adults up to age of 35; we implement various courses and workshops, informative events, cultural parties, a web channel, several annual actions such as environmental actions, regional music festivals, celebrations, and informative events. Yearly, around 200 young adults benefit from regular non-formal educational activities and several thousand people attend each of our large scale events.
The department of Youth Center also organizes and participates in international non-formal educational projects such as youth exchanges, training courses, seminars and research, innovation and capacity building projects mainly under the Erasmus+ program hence each year giving hundreds of youth and young adults the opportunity to receive non-formal education.2)The department of Europe Direct Information Center (EDIC) is a regional community point of access to official information about the European Union, including information about citizens’ rights, available services, funding opportunities, processes and reports of the EU.3)
Within the third department of Asylum Seeker Integration, our organiSation hosts two regional accommodation projects for asylum seekers. Within these projects, professionals accommodate, care for, integrate, legally support and educate around 800 asylum seekers, additionally around 40 unaccompanied underaged asylum seekers. In addition, our volunteers work at several asylum seeker accommodation centers and provide asylum seeker children with recreational activities, psycho-social monitoring, non-formal education and language education support.
Youth Power’s mission is to inspire, energize and strengthen the young people’s efforts to shape a peaceful and sustainable future, for a multicultural Cyprus. We envision a peaceful, sustainable, multicultural Cyprus, comprised of aware, empowered and active citizens. Since 2012, Youth Power has been active in training and supporting young people to become entrepreneurs.
The objectives of Youth Power are:• To inspire, empower and energize young Cypriots to work towards achieving their vision of a peaceful, sustainable and multicultural Cyprus.• To provide a powerful platform for young people to voice their needs and concerns regarding the future of Cyprus.• To encourage, support and promote communication, activities and relationships that engage, empower and motivate young Cypriots to be active citizens.-To encourage young people to become entrepreneurs• To create intercultural bridges through joint activities, whose aim is to get the youth of Cyprus involved in common issues such as peace-building, human rights, including unemployment of young people
This Project is entitled: “Borders In The Mind” and is identified by the following Project Number: Project: 2018-1-ES01-KA204-050833
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