Partners

Partners

Lead Partner - Municipality of Padova

Padua is a city of the Veneto Region, in the north-east of Italy. With a population of around 210,000 inhabitants, excluding about 57,000 University students, Padua is included, together with Venice, in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan area which has a population of about 2,600,000 inhabitants.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has underlined that this metropolitan region is one of the largest Italian economies and one of the most successful areas in the world for tourism, and it boosts a traditional export-oriented manufacturing vocation. The strength of Padua is a high concentration of SMEs and a successful network of industrial clusters.

Padua is an important commercial and communications crossroad for the whole Region. But, besides being a remarkable economic centre in Northern Italy, it is also a renowned cultural centre rich in valued history sights (its University is the second oldest University in Italy: here taught Galileo Galilei and got her degree the first graduated woman in the world, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, in 1678).

Info:

Palazzo Moroni  in via del Municipio, 1 – 35122 Padua
telephone 049 8205111 

Website:  http://www.padovanet.it/

Municipality of Sala

As Sala is a middle-sized Swedish municipality located 120 km west Stockholm located in the county of Västmanland and funded in 1624. Sala has 23000 inhabitants and was founded in 1624. Due to its geographical location and the very good infrastructure, many are working in other nearby cities. It takes less than 60 minutes to go by train from Stockholm Airport to Sala.

The SMEs are very active, and we have approx. 2600 SMEs active in several sectors where the main sectors are Forrest/Farming, Construction, Retail and Services. Many of the active SMEs have less than 5 employees.
The nearest university is located in Västerås 40 km from Sala. Other universities in the neighbourhood are Uppsala and Stockholm.

The tourism sector is very well developed. The main attraction is the Sala Silvermine. For many years Sala was Europe’s largest producer of silver. Nowadays Sala Silvermine offers an exciting adventure of the entire family. 155 meters below ground level, the Ulrica Eleonora mine spreads out with its winding galleries and heated halls. The “Great Power era” was the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has underlined that this metropolitan region is one of the largest Italian economies and one of the most successful areas in the world for tourism, and it boosts a traditional export-oriented manufacturing vocation. The strength of Padua is a high concentration of SMEs and a successful network of industrial clusters.

Padua is an important commercial and communications crossroad for the whole Region. But, besides being a remarkable economic centre in Northern Italy, it is also a renowned cultural centre rich in valued history sights (its University is the second oldest University in Italy: here taught Galileo Galilei and got her degree the first graduated woman in the world, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, in 1678).

Info:

Sala Municipality
Municipal Executive Committee Dept.
P.O Box 304
S-73325 Sala, Sweden
Phone: +46 224 747012

The Andalusian Municipality Fund for International Solidarity (FAMSI)

The Andalusian Municipality Fund for International Solidarity, FAMSI, is a network of provincial and local governments. City Councils and provincial governments have been joined by other entities such as NGDOs, universities, foundations, research centres, rural development groups and businesses, that have added foreign action and solidarity to their tasks. The aim of the FAMSI is to bring about change conducive to building a fairer reality for everyone, through the active involvement of all the partner institutions and entities.

The FAMSI was created in 2000 with the aim of coordinating the interest and technical and financial resources directed to cooperation. Over the years, and with experience acquired, it has increased its activity by diversifying subject areas, scopes of action, working networks and regional and international impact.
• It encourages an exchange of experiences between Andalusia and other world regions.
• It takes part in preparing autonomous, national and international strategies of international cooperation and development.
• It connects the players in local decentralized cooperation in Andalusia with those in other countries in the north and south, as well as with communities undergoing socioeconomic development processes, with the support of international cooperation.

Info:

Web site: http://www.andaluciasolidaria.org/
Mail: carolina@andaluciasolidaria.org
Address: Avda. de la Constitución, 24, 1ª planta. Sevilla, 41004.

Centre for Social Innovation

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional and global contexts. CSI is working closely to address social, economic and cultural challenges with governments, local administrative agencies, non-for-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions.

We identify and address systemic challenges through evidence based research, state of the art investigation of global, national, regional and local solutions, developing solutions by taking into consideration the local ecosystem, cultural dynamics, meet the stakeholders needs and implementing those solutions as we keep constant vigilance to ensure continual feedback loop and team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, educators, social workers, social entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology Developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and project and provide the fertile ground for sustainable growth.

The areas of expertise are in the fields of social justice, labor market, education and e-learning, social entrepreneurship, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, and training.
adjustments. The feedback mechanisms and processes we employ allow us certainty in keeping in touch with our stakeholders and continually update our social solutions proposition.

Info:

Center for Social Innovation (CSI)

62 Rigenis Street, 1010 Nicosia, Cyprus

Phone: +35722610714

Website: www.csicy.com

The European Coalition of Cities against Racism - ECCAR

The Coalition of Cities against Racism is an initiative launched by UNESCO in 2004 to establish a network of cities interested in sharing experiences in order to improve their policies to fight racism, discrimination and xenophobia. In times of growing globalization and urbanization the municipalities are a key factor in ensuring that all their citizens can live in dignity, security and justice. The Coalition set itself the following goals:

• Fighting any form of racism and discrimination at a municipal level and thus making a contribution to safeguarding and promoting human rights and respect for diversity in Europe.

• Supporting member cities in this task via a “Ten-Point-Plan of Action” and assisting them in establishing priorities, optimising their strategies and intensifying their co-operation.

• Representing and promoting the common interests of member cities at the European Union, the Council of Europe and with the governments of European states.

• Strengthening the co-operation with institutions and organizations which are also committed to fighting racism and discrimination, as well as with other European municipal networks.

• Sensitizing the European public to the values of a just and solidarity-based society and motivating the public to promote equality and to counteract with determination any racist or discriminatory opinion and behaviour.

Info:

ECCAR Office / Geschäftsstelle ECCAR e.V.
c/o Amt für Chancengleichheit
Stadt Heidelberg
Bergheimer Str. 69
D-69115 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 58-15550
Fax: +49 6221 58-49160
ECCAR@heidelberg.de
www.eccar.info

Major Development Agency Thessaloniki S.A. (MDAT)

The Major Development Agency Thessaloniki S.A. (MDAT) is a local government development organization covering the greater urban area of Thessaloniki.  Shareholders include the municipalities of Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki, Kalamaria, Pavlos Melas, Ampelokipoi-Menemeni, Kordelio-Evosmos, Neapoli-Sykies, Delta, Oraiokastro, Thermi, Chalkidona, Pylaia-Chortiatis. City organization shareholders:
Science Park & Technology Museum Noisis, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas- CERTH, 

MDAT Social Resilience and Inclusion Department activities involve:

Providing access to non-formal education (Pre-school and educational support programmes for school going Refugee & Migrant children-mixed population), adult Greek language lessons and soft skills (discovering the Greek culture and daily coping tips).

Job Readiness Support via one – on – one sessions (cv writing, interview techniques, matching services and job search tips) as well as counselling on possible start-ups – tax issues– business plans.

Support in shaping policy related to Social Housing for Refugees & Migrants via research on various schemes as well as formulating an ongoing action plan for future implementation.

Funding deriving from: EU AMIF, Horizon2020, International Organization for Migration, DG Home, Open Foundation Society, Madame Curie, Interreg Europe, Interreg Med. 

Info:

 info@mdat.gr
Vas. Georgiou Avenue, Α’ 1, Office 106Α, 546 40 Thessaloniki,Greece

Municipality of Engomi

Engomi was created during 16thcentury, after the destruction of old walls, houses and churches by the Venetians rulers, in order to create the new Venetian Walls of the capital Nicosia. Thehomeless residents moved outside the old walls establishing a new town at the southwest of Nicosia. Engomi’s name must probably originates from the Ancient Greek words “Nea” and “Komi” meaning “new town”. Engomi’s initial centre was the area near the oldGreek Orthodox church of St. Nicholas and St. Procopius monastery. Citizens of Engomi, used to be laborers, farmers and shepherds, during the Ottoman period. The number of residents remained low during the period of the Ottoman rule and the first decades of British Colonial rule, but the area grew rapidly as a result of urbanization after 1960’s. Especially, after the Turkish invasion of 1974, the population growth of Engomi was even faster, due to movement of Greek Cypriots refugees.

The original small village expanded rabidly and now is a major business, commercial, sports and educational centre and also one of the most developing residential areas of Nicosia district. Engomi became Municipality in 1986. The mayor (2012-today) is Mr. Zacharias Kyriakou, a Sport reporter journalist. Engomi has a population of more than 20,000 inhabitants, over an area of 10 square kilometers. Two private Universities are located in Engomi (University of Nicosia & European University). Hosts more than 4,000 foreign students, including European students and students from Third Countries.Municipality of Engomi has been participating for the last years in projects for the integration of third-country nationals, among other the European Project “Programs forthe Integration of Third Country Nationals by Local Authorities”, with the Municipality of Nicosia as a Leading Partner. Municipality of Engomi participated also as a partner in the Mediterranean Migration Network and in the project “Youth Empowerment andInnovation Project” (YEIP). In addition, Municipality of Engomi, participates in the European Project “MIICT”. The project main goal is designing, developing and deploying tools that address the challenge of migrant integration through the co-creation of improved ICT-enabled services with migrants, public sector services and NGOs

Info:

Municipality of Engomi
Address: 3, Erechtheiou street, 2413 Engomi, Cyprus
P.O. box 27504, 2430 Engomi, Cyprus
Tel: 00357 22 453800
Telefax: 00357-22-352521
www.engomi.org

Municipality of Hoče Slivnica

First mentioned in 1146, Municipality of Hoče – Slivnica is a thriving and forward-thinking Municipality located at foot of Pohorje and on the outskirts of Slovenia’s second largest city – Maribor. Hoče – Slivnica offers a home to almost 12.000 inhabitants, the location alone – in the middle of nature and a stone throw away from Slovenia’s second largest urban area – offers a plethora of options.

Among else it is also home to the largest botanical garden in Slovenia, covering eight hectares of planted area. The botanical garden has a multifunctional role, including the conservation of plant species, various species of trees and living fossils. As well as providing education, research and conservation of flora, maintenance of local endangered plant species and economically important indigenous forest types, gene banks, and promotes sustainable tourism.

Info:

Občina Hoče – Slivnica (Municipality of Hoče – Slivnica)

Pohorska cesta 15

2311 Hoče

Email:obcina@hoce-slivnica.si

POLIBIENESTAR

POLIBIENESTAR is a Public Research Institute belonging to the University of Valencia (Spain), led by Jordi Garcés, Prince of Asturias distinguished visiting professor at Georgetown University (Washington DC). Polibienestar is composed by an interdisciplinary team with over a 100 researchers with national and European experience from nine different departments from the University of Valencia and 10 associated units from the Universities: Castellón, Burgos, Murcia, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, País Vasco and Politécnica de Madrid from Spain, Concepción (Chile) and Encarnación (Paraguay). The staff of Polibienestar is composed by researchers from different backgrounds working together to study health and social phenomena, including experts on medicine, psychology, sociology, political science, social work, economy, law, education engineering, and architecture. This allows to carry out interdisciplinary research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the fields of health and social policies. To date, Polibienestar has participated and coordinated more than 40 R&D projects funded by Spanish Ministries and European programmes like the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, the II and III Health Programmes, H2020, the AAL Programme, the Daphne III Programme, the Progress Programme, the ENPI CBCMED, the Youth in Action Programme, the Life Long Learning Programme, among others.

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IAMP

Alterevo, through its brand I AM Progettazione, was created to contribute to sustainable, concerted and innovative Territorial Development through the dissemination of the culture of project design, management and impact assessment. The group responds to the needs of private and public operators looking for new opportunities for development, innovation and growth but also for new ways to increase the value of their initiatives. While Innovation and Development are terms that recall complex references and require the analysis and continuous in-depth study of multiple scientific, technological, regulatory and managerial aspects, only an integrated and multidisciplinary approach allows to deal with this complexity and to consider and integrate social and economic assessments in order to achieve effective, innovative, solid, shareable and above all sustainable solutions.Alterevo is partner of I AMand founder of the brand I AM Progettazione.Beyond the form, we are project managers, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers and we work all over Europe with our partners, because this is our history and our great peculiarity. We build bridges and value, and we know the best tools to do it

Info:

Address: Head Office: Via Battisti, 8 -31029 Vittorio Veneto (TV)

Website: www.iamprogettazione.it/en

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Contact people:

Simone Giotto: Simone.giotto@iamprogettazione.it

Sandra Rainero: Sandra.rainero@iamprogettazione.it