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.
Professional Group for International Development, APDI Spain
APDI is a Group of Entities cooperating at international level, selected of entities with recognized prestige in their field of actions, training and consulting projects with the aim to intervene and improve in the personal, professional and social level. Their staff and territories where they operate, together with synergies they create lead to a better future of the community as a whole.
Guided by the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), APDI has a presence on four continents and specializes in obtaining, managing and implementing international projects with Multilateral Funds, especially with European Union Funds.
Our training-centres are based in Spain (Granada, Madrid and A Coruña) and in Honduras (Tegucigalpa) with expensive experience in trainings for a first job placement, as to recycling and qualification of active workers, and to any person in general who wants to improve his/her skills, seeking specialization which helps to achieve working objectives.
We have managed others Erasmus+ Projects arranging the internship placements, language courses, accommodation and cultural visits for the students. We have a long track of experience in different European Mobility Project, Erasmus+ Programmes, Key Action 1 (KA1) and Key Action 2 (KA2). Thanks to our experience and centers we can offer European Certifications, Workshops, Professional Visits, Training Courses and Educational Visits.
APDI has experience in the management, creation and implementation of training programs such as the Master’s Degree in Pedagogical Skills and Educational Innovation that it has in Central America in collaboration with UNIR and the Secretariat of Education of Honduras. Training for more than 60,000 Central American teachers.
Among the activities that fulfil the above purpose, we highlight: the realization of projects and activities in the field of technologies (R + D + I); the promotion of technological development and innovation; the organization of training and dissemination activities for the training of people related to the sector; 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, the 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.