Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation
WCIF is a non-profit organisation, established back in 2001 as a successor for Bulgaria of the English organization “Charity Know- How”. WCIF works to develop philanthropy and provides development resources (e.g. funding, know-how, skills, knowledge, etc.) to civic society organizations and citizens to develop themselves and the communities they work with/for.
We support projects and ideas that promote social development as a democratic practice and create positive practical changes.
Mission Wings Foundation
Mission Wings Foundation is a non-government organization founded in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in 2018 by people sharing ideas and experts with a background of nearly 20 years of experience in managing projects related to empowering people going through tribulations or disadvantaged people; protecting children at risk; supporting the social functioning of children and adults in the fields of foster care and adoption, disability, violence, failure in family life, addictions, early childhood intervention, and others.
Our mission is to support, encourage and contribute to developing the full potential of vulnerable children and adults, so that they can accomplish achievements in various spheres of life in Bulgaria.
ActionAid Italy is member of the ActionAid international federation working with over 15 million people in more than 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.
ActionAid Italy has a strong expertise in sensitizing, mobilizing and activating people in Italy and Europe on global and national issues. We have ten years’ experience in developing and implementing projects funded by different donors including the European Commission, national and international foundations, and corporate.
Finally, we have an extremely solid and locally grounded network of supporters including more than 130.000 individual donors and several local activist groups throughout the country covering more than 50 Italian cities.
Regione Campania exercises shared competences with the Italian central State in multiple key areas for the integration and inclusion of Third Country Nationals (3% of an overall population of 5.800.000 inhabitants) and Beneficiaries of International Protection (0.4% of the regional population), including health, labour, and education.
The Region is committed in guaranteeing access to public services tailored to migrants’ needs and supports civil society organizations in providing cultural mediation, housing, legal and administrative services.
Through its Unit on “Planning, Project Management and Inclusion Paths in the field of Immigration”, the Region has assigned significant resources to fight migrant workers’ exploitation and marginalization, given the remarkable presence of agriculture seasonal workers with a migratory background on the territory.
With the Project “Migrant Voices Heard”, Campania Region aims at the activation of the Immigration Regional Council envisaged in the regional legislation for the achievement of a real democratic decision-making process in the domain of migrants’ integration and inclusion policies.
KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre, situated in Athens, is a non profit organization with more than 40 years of experience in supporting vulnerable groups across the world. KMOP has expertise to design and implement new innovative ideas in order to ensure and promote positive social impact by building resilient communities and making world a better place for everyone taking into consideration all the modern societal, technological and environmental developments.
KMOP’s mission is to inspire and support innovative ideas to change people’s lives, tackling the causes of vulnerability and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth for everyone.
Dimos Neapolis Sykeon
The municipality of Neapolis-Sykies is a large municipality in the Northeast of the Urban Complex of Thessaloniki, in the Region of Central Macedonia, in Greece. It has a population of around 85.000 inhabitants. It is primarily a place of residence, a special urban area not only for the morphology of its soil but also for its proximity to the magnificent forest of Sheikh Su.
It is a purely refugee municipality since the first inhabitants were refugees who arrived after the Asia Minor War. It is the place where the refugees from Minor Asia, Pontus, and Eastern Thrace took root, while there are serious indications and proofs that it was inhabited in very old times.
In the current conditions of global economic recession and crisis, where the foundations of social cohesion are being tested, increased social protection, solidarity and health promotion are imperative. The municipality of Neapolis-Sykies has developed a network of social services that contributes, among others, to combating social exclusion of vulnerable groups such as poor, immigrants, foreigners, women, single-parent families, and people with disabilities, focusing on equal opportunities, on non-discrimination, and on their access to education and work. The Migrant Integration Council was founded in 2007 and is now being reactivated.
The municipality has developed numerous of collaborations with institutions and organizations throughout Europe, with common goals and problems, aiming at exchanging experiences and know-how.
SUDWIND VEREIN FUR ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITIK UND GLOBALE GERECHTIGKEIT
Südwind applies the unique international development expertise it has acquired to both its teaching work, particularly „Global Learning“, and its PR and Campaign work.
On local, regional, national, and international levels, Südwind cooperates with organizations and institutions in the fields of international development, education, environment, culture, and social issues, as well as with various civil society networks and important political figures. Südwind regularly carries out projects of its own, and makes its know-how available to other organizations and institutions.
Südwind is critical of the economics-oriented doctrine of neoliberal globalisation’s rich and powerful, and works with other civil society players to develop concepts, outlooks, and visions for a socially just, environmentally sustainable, culturally diverse, and politically participative world.
Südwind solidarizes with those disadvantaged by the current world order, i.e. all those who are denied political voice, material resources, cultural fulfillment, gender equality, education, and/or healthcare. We expose the structural causes for these inequalities.
Südwind facilitates encounters between people of differing cultural, political, social, and economic backgrounds, and strikes a path toward greater mutual respect, tolerance, and appreciation. Südwind affords this — virtually, physically, and intellectually – to like-minded people who want to
(Migrants’ Advisory Coincil Graz)
The Migrants’ Advisory Council (Migrant:innenbeirat Graz) is a political representation of the interests of third-country nationals living in Graz. It advises and makes recommendations to the municipal government on issues relating to immigrants. Through its recommendations, the Migrants’ Advisory council can influence government policy.
Third-country nationals who account for 12 percent of the inhabitants of the City of Graz are by law not able to participate directly in national, regional or communal politics. This is despite the fact that they have become very much an integral part of the society’s life.
The municipal government of Graz in 1995 in reaction to this situation created the Migrants Advisory Council as a model of political inclusion for migrants, allowing them a certain degree of participation in the city’s political process. By this model, the migrants themselves elect their own representatives, who advise and negotiates with the political and civil service authorities on their behalf. Thus providing institutionalized channels through which to make their voices heard.
Haven been established by law, the Migrants’ Advisory Council’s role of representing immigrants in Graz is recognized and respected by the civil society and municipal politicians.
The council consists of 9 members (third-country nationals) elected also by third-country nationals in Graz.
GROUPE SOS SOLIDARITES
Created in 1951, the organization participates in the reception and integration of migrants and their families. Our team operates in the Ile-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regions, in 10 departments: Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Rhône, Nord, Moselle and Bas-Rhin.
The spirit that drives the association is built around fundamental values:
Respect for human dignity and the fight of their fundamental rights; The right to live as a family; recognition, mutual respect for cultural differences
The will to promote equal opportunities
The determination to contribute to the positive evolution of representations of migrants
The actions deployed by Groupe SOS Solidarités Assfam aim to promote the social and professional integration of TCN’s to participate in the action against discrimination or social exclusion, and to support the effective exercise of their rights. The organization contributes to the information and training of integration actors, whether they are institutions or associations.
INSTITUTUL ROMAN PENTRU ACTIUNE, INSTRUIRE SI CERCETARE IN DOMENIUL PACII – PEACE ACTION, TRAINING & RESEARCH INST OF ROMANIA
The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, non-profit, politically independent organization in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. PATRIR is committed to a world in which conflicts are transformed constructively, through peaceful means – in which individuals, communities, countries and local, national, regional and international organisations and actors are empowered to address conflicts effectively, and work together to do so. PATRIR’s mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflicts, working from the local to the global levels – in partnership with communities, countries, and national and international organisations – to make peacebuilding and the constructive transformation of conflicts the basis for sustainable peace.
From our work in Cluj-Napoca to projects in Iraq, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Moldova, Libya, Syria and elsewhere, the Institute brings together key stakeholders and actors from across disciplines, including state institutions and leadership, academics, universities and think tanks, civil society organisations and local communities.
PATRIR is collaborating closely with the main stakeholders in Cluj, as well as at a national and international level. The projects developed by the Institute engage both international and national partners, public institutions, such as the Cluj City Hall, Government Ministries, EU and UN institutions, local public institutions working with migrants and refugees, as well as international communities in Cluj.
SZUBJEKTIV ERTEKEK ALAPITVANY
(Subjective Values Foundation)
Founded in 2002, Subjective Values Foundation (SVF) aims contribute to an open and inclusive society and to empower young people to realize their ideas and to become active citizens.
Stara Zagora Municipality
Stara Zagora Municipality is a local administrative division in Bulgaria, centered around the city of Stara Zagora. Stara Zagora is one of the largest cities in Bulgaria and serves as the administrative, economic, cultural, and educational center of the region. Stara Zagora Municipality is responsible for local governance, infrastructure development, public services, and various other municipal functions within its jurisdiction.