Network of Solidarity Based Towns, RECOSOL Italy
RE.CO.SOL (ENG: Network of solidarity-based towns) is an association (founded in 2003) composed by 298 Italian municipalities that decided to put in the first place the solidarity and social inclusion as main principles and values on which base the entire modes of administrations and implementation of their local polices
All the municipalities that joined the network expressed a strong political commitment to protect the rights of marginalized and vulnerable citizens, to support social inclusion and to host and help immigrants, refuges, asylum seekers, victims of natural disasters etc without any form of preclusion.
Foundation for Innovation and Technology, FUITEC Spain
The Foundation for Innovation and Technology (FUITEC) is a foundation dedicated to the implementation of technological solutions in organizations. Our aim is constant adaptation to new technological needs to increase competitiveness in the labour market, as well as establishment of necessary actions for proper training of professionals at all levels.
FUITEC, is a non-profit entity, whose general and fundamental purpose is the development and implementation of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects and the development of knowledge infrastructures in national and international programs.Among the activities that fulfil the previous purpose, we highlight: carrying out projects and activities in the field of RDI; promotion of technological development and innovation; organization of training and dissemination activities; the development of specific activities and projects, aimed at disadvantaged groups or at risk of social exclusion, in the field of occupational risk prevention, equal opportunities, sports, environment, and personal, cultural and social improvement.
Cappadocia Education and Research Association, CERA Turkey
Cappadocia Education and Research Association (CERA) was established on the 26th of July in 2019 to support and organize activities for Democratic Governance Aiming Community Development, Gender Equality, Basic and Vocational Training, Child Protection, Health, Environmental Sustainability, Human Rights, Development of Private Sector, Youth, Increasing Social and Economical Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage, STEM, Coding, Robotics, Global Warming and Recycling, Unemployment, Foreign Language Teaching and Learning, Protecting and Promoting the Disadvantageous Groups.
Our association organizes multicultural events, social, sportive and cultural activities for disadvantageous groups in society. Our aims are to make disabled people’s life easier in our region and all over the world; to support the active involvement of young people in various areas of public life; to promote personal development and democratic citizenship, volunteering and youth mobility, sports and healthy lifestyles; to support the development of the abilities and potential of young people from different social and ethnic groups and young people with disabilities. The path to this is participation in various national and international projects, implementation of joint activities in partnerships with other organizations or networks; organizing advocacy campaigns; development and implementation of strategies and programs at local, national and international level. The members of the organization are involved in developing, evaluating and managing various programs and projects in the social sector, education and the media.
European Institute for Local Development, EILD Greece
European Institute for Local Development (EILD) was founded in 2009 as an independent non-governmental organization whose members are European citizens and organizations interested in supporting regional development activities.
The General Committee is formed by local development stakeholders and specialists from various sectors of the civil society and European Member States: academics, NGOs, development agents, association managers, civil servants and social economy companies, as well as European organizations for local development.
EILD’s mission is to consistently provide innovative high quality services that improve the economy of regions and the quality of life in urban and rural areas by supporting and promoting experience sharing between its members and partners for sustaining international cooperation, skillful networking and further progress and growth. Our organization’s goals and network come in support of fulfilling our mission.
Municipality of Purchena, PURCHENA Spain
Purchena Youth Information Office, dependent on Town Council, provides youngsters with easy access to information on rights, opportunities, benefits, health, welfare and other matters. This service also helps those looking for advice and help concerning mobility within Europe. We are sending and hosting organization for EVS projects accredited by the Erasmus+ with great experience in the last years. We offer different services: internet access, training courses for youngsters, organization of cultural, sporting and environmental activities and, of course, international projects in collaboration with youth associations, youth reporters….
We have great experience in national and international projects about rural and youth and its circumstances: lack of opportunities and youth at risk and in NEET situation (school dropouts), rural development, youth unemployment, among others. The Town Council has also signed a protocol of collaboration with non-profit organizations working in Purchena with minors with different backgrounds, origins and problems and rural tourism.
Municipality of Lousada, LOUSADA Portugal
The Municipality of Lousada is an institution of local public administration. It aims to pursuit the interests of the population in the territorial space of Lousada Council. The council of Lousada belongs to the district of Porto and has an extension of 95 Km2. The city assumes itself as the center of the region denominated Vale do Sousa since it is situated in its geographic center. It has approximately 50.000 inhabitants that are distributed within the 25 parishes of Lousada.
The Municipality of Lousada directs its action to achieve a sustainable development, to promote and boost the council at economic, social, environmental and cultural level, optimizing the use of available resources and striving for a public administration capable of responding to the growth objectives of the council and the needs of its citizens.
The Municipality mission is to define guiding strategies and execute the resulting municipal policies towards sustainable development of the municipality, contributing to the increased competitiveness of it, in local, regional and national levels, through measures and programs in various areas of their competence, promoting the quality of life of its citizens and ensuring high standards of quality services.