ANCE (Athens Network of Collaborating Experts)
Implementation country: Greece
ANCE is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 1996. The mission of the organisation is to support the economic and social empowerment of the less privileged (migrants, refugees, children, women, disabled, unemployed etc.) through reducing inequalities and ensuring their access to education, employment and information, and better health conditions. ANCE designs and implements EU projects and technical assistance projects in the fields of social inclusion and integration, support for vulnerable groups and sustainable development.
ANCE is experienced in the management and implementation of projects related to capacity building, technical and vocational training, sustainable development and technical assistance. Overall, at international level ANCE has implemented more than 80 projects in EU, ENPI, Asian and pre-accession countries. ANCE is a member of the Greek National Network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) and the European Civic Forum (a transnational network of over 100 associations and NGOs across 27 countries in Europe).
ABS (Active Bulgarian Society)
Implementation country: Bulgaria
ABS is a youth organisation that was created using the imagination to improve surrounding environment with fresh and positive ideas. What solidifies the team is their passion to take the initiative and involve young people in social life, through European Mobility and Training programs. Considering that all together citizens can set the foundations of next generations with personal, social and professional development Active Bulgarian Society (ABS) mainly focuses on cooperation with Bulgarian and foreign youth organizations to exchange experience in the field of sustainable development, education, culture, youth issues in the context of Euro-integration process, promote dialogue between young people from EU member states and candidate countries. ABS organizes projects on volunteering, sustainable development, youth leadership, entrepreneurship, active citizenship, education through sport methodology, intercultural dialogue, management of human resources and others.
ABS is based in Blagoevgrad and cooperates successfully with the local public institutions, universities, other local and foreign NGOs mainly in the field of non-formal and informal education and active youth participation.
BAIS (Budapest Association for International Sport)
Implementation country: Hungary
BAIS is a volunteer based, youth-led non- profit organization with the mission of promoting physical activity, active lifestyle, intercultural understanding, tolerance and participation through non-formal education. The primary goal of the organization is to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyle and participation in grassroots sport activities among young people regardless of their origin and social status. Their target group includes international and Hungarian students, young professionals and young people in general. Through the organization of sport/recreational activities, youth exchanges and training courses they aim to create opportunities for young people and to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship among them. The secondary goal of the organization is to connect local sport clubs and grassroot initiatives with internationals living in Budapest and to provide information about sport related events taking place in the city.
The organisation has strong international relations and significant experience in international project management. They utilize sport for social development purposes; promote social inclusion, solidarity, mutual understanding and active citizenship through sport. They have participated in international youth exchanges and training courses funded by Erasmus+.
SCS Danilo Dolci
Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” is a non-profit organisation composed by youth and adults. The main field of interest of the organization is education. The organisation was 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.
Nowadays the main aims of the organisation are:
- Disseminate the life and work of Danilo Dolci;
- Promote education to children, youth and adults through the reciprocal maieutic approach;
- Promote the reciprocal maieutic approach in the school context and at international level;
- Educate for peace and nonviolence;
- Educate to group work as a tool for cultural, social and civic promotion;
- Promote active citizenship and participative democracy between youth people;
- Promote the grass root participation of all in the development.
Slovenian Third Age University – U3A
Established in 1984 on a voluntary basis by two university teachers, specialists in andragogy and adult education, Slovenian Third Age University is an umbrella organisation and a nationwide set network of currently 52 third age universities. It pursuits research, offers adult and older adult education (for personal growth, voluntary work, social inclusion and active citizenship), setting up intergenerational (older generations) learning and occasionally social practices rendering older learners activists, “sociologists”, advocates.
Slovenian Third Age University is typically a multiplier who has been bringing new voluntary actors into education in later life in Slovenia (libraries, museums, hospitals, botanical gardens, NGO-s). Its members have had a consultative role in national and European organisations (AGE Platform Europe, UN, European Commission). Slovenian Third Age University has introduced theory and practice of older adult education. Over three decades Slovenian Third Age University has been engaged in a fair number of bilateral (MATRA) and 28 EU projects all of them in the field of older people and their issues. It is a founding member of ECIL- intergenerational educational network, international association DANET, Danube Networkers for Europe based in Ulm and Civil Society Forum. It has been organising a fair number of national and international conferences and seminars in the field pertaining to older peoples’ issues and education, etc.