The IARS International Institute
IARS is recognised as one of the world’s leading user-led Institutes with a mission “To give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society.” We do this by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice, and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision-making from the bottom-up. We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact.
We also have a mission to transform young people’s lives by enabling them to have a better future, and participate equally and democratically in civic life. We are dedicated to helping deliver the EU Youth Strategy by “Investing and Empowering” our young people.
DIESIS supports the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Europe through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research.
DIESIS is one of the widest EU networks specialised in supporting social economy and social enterprise development. We cover more than 10 EU countries through major national federations and national support networks.
DIESIS is part of GECES, the European Commission expert group on social entrepreneurship, which assists the EC in the implementation of the Social Business Initiative.
Furthermore DIESIS has been selected to take part in the European Migration Forum, organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum and the integration of third-country nationals.
Family and Childcare Centre (KMOP)
KMOP is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1977, being thus one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 40 years of accumulated experience in supporting disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and development of know-how in social policy and social protection issues.
Canary Wharf Consulting LTD
Canary Wharf Consulting Limited is a British consulting company, which, since its inception, has managed to establish a considerable track record of successful, high-impact projects and partnerships, adding value to companies, organizations, and government institutions and agencies at home and abroad. CWC offers high-level consulting services to a diverse client-base in both the public and private sector, from private businesses and social enterprises to government institutions and public agencies. CWC offers services in Business Development; International Development; Consulting; and Marketing and business promotion; IT services and web-based enterprise promotion.
Other main sectors of CWC activity include Employability and labour force development, Education and VET training, Human rights and trafficking, Gender equality and gender based violence, Social services development, Financial management, Decentralization and Privatization of public services.
Diversity Development Group
Founded in 2012, NGO Diversity Development Group (DDG) is a non-profit organisation with an objective to carry out social (scientific, applied, and infrastructural) projects and research in the field of human rights, education, equal opportunities, diversity, migration and integration. The strategic aim of the organisation is to improve and manage diversity towards a sustainable, tolerant and socially responsible society.
ICSE & Co
ICSE&Co. (International Center for Southern Europe) is a NGO based in the University of Florence.
Our goal is to promote sustainable social development, in particular in the Mediterranean area, especially through the instrument lifelong learning. We carry forward projects in social and education sector in order to produce change in society and to its participants.
Since 2010 we have worked in three main sectors:
- Social Researches: analyze and promote opportunity of development for civil societies in Europe.
- Youth: offering young people opportunities to develop their professional and personal skills
- public institutions: we offer support to institutions (municipalities, schools, universities) in the
- presentation and management of European projects.
- enterprise: provide services for professional training and support internationalization of businesses and development cooperation between countries