Kairos Europe, established in 2011, is an organisation dedicated to promoting the development of programmes aimed at increasing intercultural exchanges between European countries, promoting equality and social inclusion.
Our mission is to provide quality training opportunities for youths and adults in order to improve their knowledge and skills and enhance their career prospects.
Our organisation has been working since its foundation with migrants. As part of our activities, we have organised several activities for these groups, such as free English and IT courses, or sessions about how to develop interpersonal skills to live in modern societies. We have dealt with categories who feel themselves excluded from mainstream society and have tried to help them build up on their skills and improve their career prospects.
We have been promoting courses on integration, social skills for people dealing with multi-cultural groups, and therefore we have experience in the areas relevant to this application but we are constantly looking to improve our curricula, learn from other organisations working in the field, and keep up to date with the changes that take place on a regular basis, from a political and social point of view.
In addition, Kairos Europe has been providing several opportunities for the target group at local level, such as the provision of entrepreneurship courses for migrants and refugees who would like to start their businesses.
Also, we’ve been involved in several projects for migrants and refugees, although with different focus:
– Developing curricula for teaching in classes with high percentage of minorities
– Research on migration policies across EU countries and Sharing of Best practices in the field.
– Organising courses to improve intercultural competences of participants
– Designing bespoke courses to teach migrants and refugees.
K.A.NE. Social Youth Development
KANE in Greek language means do or make!
We do national and international youth work. We aim to offer opportunities of personal and social development to local youth through socio-educational activities and non formal education. Our main target is to create independent youth structures as well as to achieve the recognition of youth work in Greece.
Social Youth Development, KANE, is a non-profit organization situated in Kalamata, Greece. Our main target group is young people aged 15-30, youth workers, youth leaders, mentors and trainers. However we are also working with all the local community.
Our vision is to foster youth motivation in order to take initiatives and become more active citizens. Our mission is to provide educational and training opportunities for youth and people that work in the youth field. We also aim at fighting discrimination, fostering intercultural and social development, and promoting social inclusion and equality, particularly for young people. At organizational level, we promote cooperation among local, regional and international organizations and public bodies.
The specific goals of our organization are divided into 3 categories:
- Support youth in the local community (Personal and social development, effective integration into the economic and social community)
- Create Youth Structures (youth centres, community centres, festivals, other)
- Promote non-formal learning in the youth field
- Promote active citizenship at local and European level, encourage intercultural cooperation and the fight against discrimination
- Recognition of the profession of youth worker in Greece
- Promote the idea of volunteerism
- Promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in education
- Create a network of local organizations or groups specialized in social work
- Take action in order to promote innovation and culture in Messinia region
- Capacity building and ongoing staff training
- Achieving operational sustainability
- Continuous improvement of quality assurance and enhancement programs nationwide and European
- Continuous development of new partnerships and creation of a European network
Following the principles of “Education for Sustainable Development”, the organisation’s activities focus on the implementation of European programs for youth, seminars and the organization of educational, cultural and environmental activities, international training courses, conferences, mobility projects, voluntary projects and professional and personal support for youth and adults. Through its activities, the organization has established stable and successful partnerships with organizations and public bodies both locally and internationally.
Itaka Training is an organisation which was born following and analysing the needs of the areas and communities were is located (Calabria, Italy) being particularly sensitive to issues related to youth unemployment in the region (over 40%), depopulation, migration, and asylum seekers arriving from desperate situations. Itaka Training is made up by professionals dedicated to build trust in peoples from different countries and motivates them to fulfil their potential in a welcoming and stimulating environment.
We promote active citizenship at local, national and international level and the safeguard of moral and civic rights of citizens.
Itaka Training is part of a large network of partner organisations to create and promote more efficient projects at local, national and international level. It has solid links with local authorities and local associations promoting innovative initiatives, such as the re-settlement of people in abandoned towns in the South of Italy.
The organization is also providing work experience, training and professional development courses for professionals under the KA1 ERASMUS+ project. Courses include digital classrooms, Integration and Social inclusion, school management, teaching through arts activities and entrepreneurship.
The organization is also dedicated to the promotion of local traditions and cultures as well as organizing intercultural events in order to promote integration.
“The Federación Andalucía Acoge is a Non Profit Social Entity (non-religious organization and nonpartisan) sited in the South of Spain (Andalusia Region) and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla (at the North of Morocco). The entity with national and international scope was founded twenty seven years ago with the purpose to guarantee the fundamental rights and security for immigrant people in Spain.
The location of the Federación Andalucía Acoge offers to society a key point of view regarding the South Border, being the entity a main stakeholder about migration reality, borders and compliance of human rights.
The Federation has bet on the diversity and citizenship enriching the whole society and for minorities, which are a meeting point to respect the differences of all people in Spain and whole society.
Andalucía Acoge offers support, guidance and professional advice for migrant and refuges people, diverse families and people linked with migration processes through housing, employment, intercultural and cohesive actions and also legal defense programs; and for the whole society through the lobby, Social Incidence, Educational and Communitarian actions. With numerous awareness campaigns and social incidence actions we have got labor improvements, legislative changes that respect human rights in all situations and especially for immigrant people and a major knowledge about interculturality and Cohesive citizenship, working with different stakeholders as educational centers, enterprises, public bodies, social entities, mass media and comunitarian areas”.