The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) is defined as a non-regulated training space and project promoter entity, whose purpose is to offer people, of all ages, and with special attention to those in a situation of fewer opportunities, the opportunity To develop their skills, through their active participation in educational and social actions with a positive impact on their communities.
The FCV actively promotes voluntary work and non-formal education as tools to improve society, an opportunity to develop key competences and as a means to become more active, autonomous and responsible citizens.
In addition, it collaborates actively with other non-profit entities, with networks, people and institutions that promote innovative human, social and economic development initiatives, both at the local, regional and international levels.
The FCV offers information and training, organizes campaigns, workshops, workshops and initiatives focused on the promotion and social recognition of volunteering , the culture of peace , non-formal education and intercultural learning .
Since it was first established in 1987, ELIX has implemented a number of voluntary actions in various regions of Greece in order to protect the environment, to preserve cultural heritage, to promote non-formal education and to strengthen social cohesion, while it has sent thousands of volunteers from Greece to workcamps abroad.
At the same time, ELIX has designed and implemented a series of social programs, aiming at strengthening social inclusion, protecting the rights of socially vulnerable groups and serving their needs.
Every year, hundreds of young people from all over Greece have the opportunity to enjoy the great experiences of volunteering by participating in one of the many volunteer work and educational projects that ELIX offers abroad, while at the same time over 150 volunteers from abroad participate in the respective programs of ELIX in Greece.
Thanks to these volunteers’ contribution, ELIX implements a number of social programs, which aim at supporting socially vulnerable groups, such as the "Summer in the City" and the "This Summer is Ours" projects, as well and the ambitious educational program "Learning for Inclusion", focusing on children, refugees and migrants, aged 3-17, living in Attica (supported by UNICEF and DG ECHO).
Besides the valuable contribution of hundreds of volunteers, ELIX collaborates with a number of specialized professionals in order to implement successfully its actions and to ensure the high level of its programs.
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Our vision is that people in Leipzig participate in our society on an equal, self-determined and committed basis.
To initiate, enable and accompany offers and projects in the areas of youth, culture and social issues.
We help people develop their potential and realize their ideas.
We are the socio-cultural center in the heart of Leipzig.
Our resources are open for encounter, communication, education and self-realization.
We show this with our guiding principle: Your VILLA - your ideas - our community.
We strongly believe that “knowledge is power”. That’s why we have established a wide network with other NGOS all around Europe, creating strong and prosperous relationships. We participate in strategic partnerships and forum, developing tools and good practices on:
Contextos is a cooperative which was founded in 2016 based in Faro (Algarve, Portugal) that aims to promote territorial development with the purpose of improving the quality life of the population in its multiple aspects, human, social, cultural and environmental. The development of organizations and the territory will be achieved through innovative strategies to promote entrepreneurship, equal opportunities, civic participation, education, training, social inclusion, consultancy and the provision of technical services.
Contextos aims at fostering and supporting the empowerment of youth generations as keystone of processes of change in the society. To respond such a challenge it organizes training, projects and networking activities to help young people to develop their knowledge, their abilities and competencies, promoting a generation of citizens who are able to combine, in their actions, professionalism and social responsibility. To achieve all that we promote activities targeting young people, we support young people in their initiatives, we provide learning opportunities through voluntary service, youth exchanges, etc, we promote good practices and co-management mechanisms involving young people, we support young people’s participation in decision-making processes.
Along with the local community and local/regional projects, Contextos also promotes international projects/activities with an extensive network of partners and in cooperation with other institutions. Contextos cooperates with public institutions especially at local and regional level, schools, universities, vocational and other education institutions, public and private social inclusion organizations and other NGO's.
The values of popular education of the association i.PEICC are part of the movement that was built after the Second World War by the activists of People and Culture .It is about promoting initiative and commitment to the challenges of modern society. Promote the access of the greatest number to knowledge, fight against all forms of inequality and exclusion, stimulate dynamics of social experimentation.
To achieve its objectives the association i.PEICC concentrates its efforts on: