Storie di Mondi Possibili (Coordinator) - Italy
Storie di Mondi possibili (Stories of possible worlds) is an association created by a group of Italian volunteers experts in autobiographical methods, with different educational experiences, interested in collecting stories related to individual and collective memory, social commitment and change. We came from different formative experiences, and we are united by the conviction that the stories of active citizenship and social change have an enormous potential.
The stories, in fact, can do about aspects of reality unknown to people, they can bring together people of different cultures and social contexts, can bring out learning, values, and reconnect to our desire for change. Among the recurring activities:
– Video documentation of social action experiences.
– Workshops on storytelling methods.
– Training of volunteers in the collection of stories.
– Creation and participation in European projects.
The National Diary Archive of Pieve Santo Stefano - Italy
The National Diary Archive of Pieve Santo Stefano (ADN) promotes, through the collection and consultation of autobiographical writings, the preservation of the collective memory, the dialogue between generations and between populations. Since 1984 it has received approximately 7,600 unpublished diaries and autobiographies, assets included in the Italian State’s Cultural Code. The archive is entirely catalogued, the filing is available online and the digitalization of all the documents is still in progress. The autobiographical sources are being studied in Italian and international universities and educational material for workshops set up with Educational Institutions. ADN publishes monographs and anthologies, edits a semi-annual journal, organizes conferences and seminars, hosts the national contest for unpublished diaries, the “Pieve Saverio Tutino Award” every year.
The Archivio Diaristico Nazionale (ADN) combines the typical archival institution activities (collection, cataloguing, protection, conservation) with the ambition to promote and popularize its contents to large and different target group, by means of different tools (specific projects, activities and products, language styles, etc.) Thanks to this approach, strongly desired by the founder Saverio Tutino since 1984, ADN has realized and developed many different strategies, which move around the collection, conservation, cataloguing and enhancement of self-narratives (diaries), make the contents available not only to students, researchers and enthusiasts but also to the generic public, which would be otherwise uninterested in the archival material, with original cultural products created from the contents themselves.
Sozial Label - Germany
Sozial.label e.V. (SL), a registered non-profit Berlin-based association of public utility, founded in Berlin in 2003, aims to give administrative and financial support to social projects. Beyond project management, the organizational planning and realization of projects, SL offers various support , besides financial also conceptional assistance and project development with administrative services. SL is part of the network of social NGO’s in Berlin, co-operating very closely with each other. The staff of SL is experienced in the planning and realization of social projects and projects of lifelong learning on EU level. SL is a member of a german social network (Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband). SL, as a member of this German social network, can contribute to the implementation and dissemination of project activities. SL can also ensure the cooperation with groups of volunteers and with the Popular Universities of Berlin.
Eic – European Information Centre - Bulgaria
The EUROPEAN INFORMATION CENTRE /EIC/ began activities on 24th of October 1997, when the Council of Europe uncovered first out-of-capital Regional information centre in Veliko Tarnovo. On 27th of December 2000 The European information center carried out registration in the court as NGO. The organization has been hosting the European Documentation Center of European Union since 4th of January 2001.
The organization has been hosting the EUROPE DIRECT Relay for the Region of Veliko Turnovo since beginning of January 2007. It continues providing EU information in all the periods since 2007, from 2017 its EDIC – covering two districts from North Central Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo and Razgrad . The core of EIC are a group of academics from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, who dedicated their dreams, work and lives to the European integration of Bulgaria.
The founding aims of EUROPEAN INFORMATION CENTRE are: to popularize values of United Europe within the country; To assist authorities, institutions, organizations, citizens in the process of European integration; to support the development of the civil society and media; To educate and train, to assist and do research, to provide consultations on the problems of the European integration in the country and contribute to the accession and development of the Republic of Bulgaria into United Europe; To educate and train teachers, youth leaders and educators to teach topics on basic European values using new methods and methodologies; To train, implement and multiply through the national institutions knowledge on new educational methods, technologies and techniques; To teach topics on basic European values using new methods and methodologies; To support the development of the local and regional governments, institutions and civil society in their transition to United Europe, supporting development of the initiatives of the civil society, in EU program implementations; To be a partner with local, regional, national and international bodies for easier accession of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Europe.
Mobilizing Expertise AB - Sweden
Mobilizing Expertise: an efficient Swedish SME for Nordic, European and International Projects.
Our main 5 working areas are: Providing training, creating educational tools, mobilising volunteers to professionalism, project management, promoting entrepreneurship among youth and adult.
Our team consists of experts with a diverse background who has been worked in private and public sector. We value knowledge and people who have the knowledge. We believe these: people and knowledge, should mobilise and be easy to access. Whatever we do we want it to be: manageable, understandable and most importantly meaningful. We want to bring people, places, and projects together to create a sustainable future for a better Sweden, European and world.
E-Seniors - France
E-Seniors is a non-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 2005 by Monique EPSTEIN, the general manager of the association. E-Seniors aims at fighting e-exclusion by providing access to and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are:
- to bridge the digital gap between generations,
- to foster seniors’ social participation,
- to propose activities encouraging seniors to spend actively their free time.
Since its creation, E-Seniors has provided ICT courses for seniors in various public locations and the association is constantly opening new locations all over the Parisian region in order to provide a “proximity” service that takes into account the rhythm, interests and needs of its audience. The organization also aims at raising awareness among seniors about the importance of ICT solutions for their social inclusion and for cognitive training. E-Seniors proposes also interactive gaming activities in residences for the elderly, retirement homes and day-care centres. The association is aware of the challenges that seniors – healthy or dependent – need to face in their everyday lives and therefore it invests resources in developing new applications and services to promote independent living and physical and mental health.
The association is also involved in intergenerational activities bringing together disadvantaged groups, such as seniors, migrants and younger people with few opportunities, to promote social cohesion and solidarity.
STOP - Stowarzyszenie Trenerow Organizacji Pozarzadowych - Poland
NGO Trainers’ Association (STOP) is a nationwide non-governmental organization uniting over 200 people working in adult education and working for social change in Poland. Our role is the education of third sector’s trainers and educators at various levels. We have over twenty years of experience in training trainers and developing the qualifications of professional trainers.
The NGO Trainers’ Association (Stowarzyszenie Trenerow Organizacji Pozarzadowych – STOP) was founded in the late nineties and before registering, started to work as a non-formal group of trainers and educators. The aim of the group was to establish forum for exchange of opinions regarding learning quality for NGO’s in Poland. Since then NGO Trainers’ Association is the only organization of its kind in Poland and Eastern Europe – working on the quality of learning process in non-formal education.