Six partner organisations are participating in the project and will host the interns during the months of June and July. Here is a short overview of their background (click the names for official webpage):
Zavod Krog, placed in Koper, Slovenia, is a non-governmental non-profit organisation that was founded in 2008 and operates in the field of humanitarian work, development cooperation, intercultural dialogue, human rights, social work, volunteering, education and culture. The organisation KROG is mainly working on the field of humanitarian aid and development, and has relevant experience in hosting and sending individual and group learning mobility projects.
Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU), placed in Brussels, Belgium, was founded in Strasbourg in 1986 by a group of 120 young people from 11 different countries. In 1989 the organization was recognized as a member association of the European Coordination Bureau (E.C.B.). Today the organization is a member of the European Youth Forum which is the independent platform for INGYOs and NYCs in Europe. The YEU has over 20 years of experience in organizing learning mobilities for young people from all over Europe and implementing several lifelong learning projects, especially dealing with policy change in the field of transfer of knowledge and networking with an organisations and institutions with different expertise. As part of the LLP programme, YEU has hosted and send over 15 interns and supported their learning and development.
Out of the Box International, placed in Brussels, Belgium, is a network which brings together different actors working on social innovation and advocating for a more creative Europe with a main mission to provide fresh ideas and solutions acting as a catalyst for positive changes across Europe and worldwide. Their main goal is to design innovative social projects to respond to the persistent social and economic challenges in order to empower people’s potential and facilitate their active engagement in society.
The Association of Service Civil International (SCI), placed in Antwerp, Belgium, is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organizing international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The SCI has over 90 years of experience in developing individual mobilities as a learning service. Within these years the organisations has supported thousands and thousands of learners to develop qualifications through practical work experiences. The organization has intense experience in implementing projects under EU community grant programmes and has relevant expertise in the field.
United Societies of Balkans (USB), placed in Thessaloniki, Greece, is a Non Governmental Organization, founded in 2008 by a team of active young people, socially sensitized, and with rich experience around voluntary programs. Main vision is promotion of youth mobility, youth involvement in volunteering and their further sensitizing around social issues. Focusing on youth, “U.S.B.” have so far organized training courses, youth exchanges and youth initiatives, at local, European and international level, bringing more than 300 young people, from all over the Europe, in Thessaloniki and Northern Greece.
Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TOG – Community Volunteers Foundation), placed in Istanbul, Turkey, was founded in December 2002. The Foundation contributes to the personal development of young people by encouraging them to participate in social responsibility projects as volunteers. In doing so, it increases young people’s community involvement on a voluntary basis. Every year the Foundation supports the realization of over 800 projects and activities implemented by about 30,000 young people in over 100 university clubs.