Verein Multikulturell is a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 1993. The organization’s main objectives are to promote professional, social and cultural inclusion of migrants and it aims to enhance intercultural dialogue and education.
The organization’s activities are organized in close collaboration with international and national partners, like e.g. the Tyrolean Government and other State institutions, Chamber of Commerce, job centers, schools and other providers of education, as well as different civil organizations and networks. Verein Multikulturell budgetary resources are provided by the regional government of Tyrol, Austrian government program as well as by European programs and funds (e.g. 2019 mainly Erasmus+, ESF, AMIF and CHAFEA).
For several years VM has been involved in a variety of projects (LLL, Daphne, Leornardo; Erasmus+ KA1, KA2, KA3; AMIF; ESF;). It has gained experience in designing and leading national and international projects and taking up the role of an active and motivated transnational project partner.
VM is accredited for EVS – European Voluntary Services and affiliated to following networks: Tirolean Initiative for Culture (IG Kultur Tirol), Austrian Initiative for Culture (IG Kultur Österreich), Social Network Tirol, Integrationsforum Tirol, ANAR – Austrian Network against Racism, European Multicultural Foundation.
Our institution has also volunteering programs for migrants. The innovative idea of “ARTEM” is for Verein Multikulturell very interesting. So we joined the consortium as we are planning to involve this method into our current programs too.
CESIE is a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the sociologist, activist and educator Danilo Dolci (1924-1997).
Our mission is to promote educational innovation, participation and growth. CESIE’s slogan, the world is only one creature, express the philosophy for which the organisation works: inclusion and equity for all.
CESIE is structured in 6 main units:
- Higher Education and Research: fostering progress, sustainable and responsible research and innovation in Higher Education and Research Systems;
- Rights and Justice: promoting equality, protecting the rights of people, preventing and developing responses to violence and discrimination;
- Adult: upgrading lifelong learning in adult education, boosting innovative practices and developing key competences for adults;
- Migration: developing effective and inclusive approaches for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants;
- School: improving quality and efficiency in school education;
- Youth: enhancing active citizenship, training, education, and mobility of young people.
ALDA, Association of Local Democracy, is a non-profit association founded by initiative of the Congress of the Council of Europe in 1999, whose main goal is the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at a local level. ALDA is a membership-based organisation gathering more than 300 members (including local democracy agencies, local authorities, association of local authorities, civil society organizations, universities, NGOs, grassroots associations and public bodies) based in 42 countries over most of Europe and the European Neighbourhood countries.
In 1999, ALDA was created to coordinate and support the network of Local Democracy Agencies, which are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self government. Today, ALDA is a key stakeholder in the field of local democracy, active citizenship, good governance, EU integration, human rights, and cooperation between local authorities and civil society. Most of ALDA’s work is based on the method of multilateral decentralized cooperation. This involves a multi-stakeholder approach which focuses on strong partnerships between Local Authorities and non-governmental organisations. These partnerships create positive synergy and ensure that common goals are reached in a successful way.
Symplexis is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities. Symplexis’ mission is to elevate social cohesion through integrated actions and project-based activities that aim at promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups at risk of marginalization and exclusion, while promoting and protecting the rights of various types of population groups that face discrimination focusing on the empowerment and support of victims, awareness raising and information sharing at all level.
The activities of the non-profit association Caminos, founded in 2014, are dedicated to the field of education. Main objectives include fostering exchange and communication, improving individual opportunities for development and supporting the social inclusion of targets at risk.
Caminos should indicate the importance of finding new paths to reach our goals, to discover individual resources and opportunities to overcome the actual challenges together.
Mozaik Insan Kaynaklari Gelisterme Dernegi
Mozaik is a non-profit that was established in 2010 in Samsun located in northern part of Turkey. The main objective of the its establishment is to support cultural, professional and social integration of disadvantaged groups consisting of migrants and refugees, women and people with disabilities. The target group that is involved in our activities (local, regional and international initiatives/projects) consist of the ones who have no model to be able to recognize vocational and educational opportunities and need orientation to be successful in the educational and professional life eliminating barriers in different fields that prevent their integration into the society.