Partners

Autonomous Centre - ACT is an association of citizens that provides information, counseling, training and other forms of support in order to develop social capital and civil society.

ACT's vision is a society with equal access to resources, knowledge and information, where each individual is important and responsible and able to support proactive the benefit of society and nature.

In 2014. ACT completed the implementation of the project "Social inclusion and employment of Roma through biodynamic agriculture" in order to increase employability and social inclusion of members from the Roma community through the creation of an enabling environment for social employment. One output was the foundation of the Social agricultural cooperative Domači vrt as an example of Roma self-employment and integration. (www.domaci-vrt.hr).


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The Social and Child Protection Department of Harghita County (DGASPC HR) is a public institution under the Harghita County Council, with more than 15 years of activity. It merges the Public Social Service’ and Child Protection Department’s activities since 2005.

The institution aims to enforce government policies and social strategies to prevent and combat social exclusion and poverty. It develops strategies and action programmes adjusted to the needs of citizens with fewer opportunities in the county and collaborates with organizations and associations who are active on the field of social work.

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European Neighbours is an independent and open, non political association with socio economic objectives to reach under the auspices of non profit associations.

The main aims of the association within the municipality of Graz but also the region of Steiermark is the development of sustsinable eco-social approaches for Roma citizens in Europe in front of the European objectives of the itegration and support of Roma and disadvantaged people in the member countries.

The main aim of the association is the development of new job and integration opportunities as well as learning and training offers in the fields of agriculture and crafts for the integration and wellbeing of ROMA and disadvantaged people.

European Neighbours has been deeply involved in the political debates around the integration of Roma citizens on local, regional, national and European level and is actively participating in European strategies for the integration of the target group.

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FormAzione Co&so Network is a Consortium, that is a kind of Umbrella organization, of 10 Social Cooperatives located in the Province of Florence and working on Public Procurement of Public Institution such as Municipality or Province, they manage social services on their behalf.

The personell of FCN is of 10 employees but all togheter the people working in the Associated Cooperatives are around 700. One of our associated cooperative “Il Cenacolo “ works directly with the Roma Community located in Florence ,offering tutoring and supporting their job insertion. Among their 120 employees and associated there are 10 Roma who work at the Social -Integration of the population, what’s more there is also a representative of the Community in the Panel of Board.

FCN has been working in the field of European Programme since 2004 and we have developed projects most in the LLP programme ,in the Daphne programme and EIF both as a Promoter or partner.We are also a Training Agency accredited to Tuscany Region to develop training both funded or on demand.Actually, we are involved in a EU Network project “Erne” for fostering the inclusion of Roma and in a Daphne to prevent early marriage in the Roma community.

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INIT Developments Ltd. is an enterprise specialized in the field of EU project management, education development, training needs analysis and in evaluation for training processes/materials.

It is located in Schwerin, the capital of Germany’s north-east province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where it is strongly linked to local and regional representatives of education and labour markets (such as educational centres, chamber of industry and commerce, universities, SMEs, labour market services).

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Alt-Grottenhof, a vocational school for agriculture and forestry, is located in Graz, Austria. Since 1867 the school has offered education to young people in the field of plant production, animal keeping, direct marketing, organic farming, economics and forestry competences. All this in theory and practical training.

Nowadays about 50 employees collaborate to run an organic farm and try to do their best to pass on knowledge and experience to the students. After three years school finishes with a cerfiticate of craftsman in agriculture and forestry. This education is a profound preparation to continue with higher school education or start a traineeship for any kind of skills.

Since three years the school and european neighbours have collaborated to offer basic agricultural courses to Roma people, specialized on garlic production.

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Meath Partnership (MCRSDP) is a county-wide organisation responsible for the design and implementation of local, rural and community development programmes across our region.

Meath specialises in building the capacity of local communities through the design and implementation of a range of projects and programmes tackling persistent incidence of exclusion and disadvantage.

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Is a non profit country-vide organisation, established in 1998, implementing projects aimed at creating conceptual programs related to creating equal opportunities for a good life for all who need help. Collaborates with a team of national and foreign experts, representatives of local government, public and government to create a program or concept which could be incorporated into policies and development programs in the state and local level. In the field of rural employment aims to promote local development through motivation and training of unemployed people living in rural areas.

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project-ID:
2014-1-AT01-KA202-000978