T.C. Aile, Çalışma ve Sosyal Hizmetler İl Müdürlüğü, Turkey
Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services decides social policies related to family, women, children, elders and disabled people. The provincial directorates carry out social services according to these policies in Turkey. Provincial Directorate of Family, Labour and Social Services are established under the Ministry. Ankara Aile, Çalışma ve Sosyal Hizmetler İl Müdürlüğü (Ankara Provincial Directorate of Family,Labour and Social Services) is a local authority founded in 1983. Among its tasks are: to develop and to implement policies related to social services and solidarity at the local level, to protect the structure of the family, to conduct the social services and the solidarity activities for children, to prevent discrimination against women, to apply every kinds of precautions and solutions for the disabled and the elderly, to take precautions in order to protect the relatives of martyrs and veterans from the unjust treatment and the deprivation, to arrange the solidarity activities for those who need protection and social aids, to take precautions in order to protect the family integrity and to provide the coordination and the collaboration among other institutions and NGOs. It has 1500 staffs (social workers, teachers, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians, education specialists, nurses, media specialists, trainers) and 30 affiliated institutions (for children, young, elderly, women, disabled and all disadvantaged groups)
APEC is an educational enterprise that mainly focuses on 21st Century Skills Education, designing education programmes, developing occupational standards through various analysis, giving trainings and managing European Projects. APEC has 8 staff composing of researchers, trainers and project experts.
Since 2000, APEC team has been providing trainings and educations for teaching groups and adults in variety of topics at national and international level. Also psychological counseling and rehabilitation sessions for individuals or small groups are available.
Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomii I Innowacji W Lublinie
University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (WSEI) is a non-state higher education institution, funded in 2001. WSEI offers full university degree programmes in a range of academic disciplines. With over 6 000 students (of which approx. 80 % extramural learners), is a nationally recognized university, demonstrating a commitment to engage in partnerships with EU organizations and institutions to support education, training and research.
According to national ranking “Perspectives” 2017- WSEI is located on 1st place of non public universities in Region and 18th on general national list. From 6 years WSEI regularly receives certificate “The School of Leaders” issued by The Foundation of High Education Development. WSEI offers a distinctive educational experience, through a range of vocationally related courses / undergraduate, graduate & postgraduate courses, incl. economics, management, computer science, supported by a strong research and knowledge transfer activities (Centre for Information Technology and Transport Safety).
FAGARAS MUNICIPALITY is a territorial-administrative unit organized and operating under the principles of decentralization, local autonomy, devolution of public services, eligibility of authorities of local public administration, legality and consultation of citizens in solving the problems of particular interest.
From the administrative point of view the municipality of Fagaras belongs to Brasov county which holds a central position within the territory of Romania, Fagaras city being the second large city of the county.
Fagaras obtained the status of territorial administrative unit in July 1979. Administratively Fagaras belongs to Brasov county, the county with a central position in the Romanian territory. The city, the second largest one of the county after Brasov is located at the south east part of Târnavelor Plateau (the plateau covering most of Transylvania land), being bordered by the Fagaras Mountains and the Olt River. Though located in a hilly area of about 450m altitudes it benefits of a good accessibility through E68 road that crosses it east to west and positions it at 66 km from Brasov and 76 km from Sibiu.
Fagaras Municipality and Fagaras Municipal Hospital “Dr. Aurel Tulbure” jointly develop plans for community medical services at local level as well by involving all institutions and factors that work on or can influence medical and social assistance, monitoring at the same time the implementation of the community plans for social and medical assistance.
Sinergia Societa Cooperativa Sociale,Italy
Sinergia Società Cooperativa Sociale is a not for profit organisation founded in Bitonto (in Puglia, South of Italy) in 2009. Sinergia’s staff is made of 10 professionals and is active in the field of lifelong learning, active aging, social and job integration of youngsters and vulnerable target groups.
The activities carried out in our area are:
• Monitoring and informing local stakeholders about the opportunities offered by the European Union; • Promoting and supporting the participation of local actors in European, national and local activities, presenting projects in line with EU methodology; • Spreading European culture in the local context and raising awareness about the concept of European citizenship;
• Starting a constant and constructive dialogue with the EU institutions; • Valuing initiatives, ideas and local projects through Communitarian opportunities; • Facilitating the participation of local actors in the political and Communitarian institutional process; • Promoting the mobility of young people as an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a European identity through different experiences; • Promote the personal and social development of young people through European opportunities • Fostering international networks, European partnerships and exchange of good practices; • Improving the competitiveness of local enterprises and supporting innovation; • Providing training and guidance on programmes and opportunities for young people promoted by the European Union and the Council of Europe in the fields of education, training, mobility and citizenship; • Providing training on facilitated finance opportunities for recruitment and self-employment of disadvantaged people.
We managed the Eurodesk Local Agency in partnership with the Municipality of Acquaviva delle Fonti in 2014. In 2015, we became Eurodesk centre, in partnership with the high school “Itc Vitale Giordano” in Bitonto, to promote education and training and mobility of young people in Europe. Sinergia is involved in several cooperation projects, both at local and European level. Specifically, Sinergia adheres to the LegaCoop Puglia, regional confederation of cooperative enterprises; one of our member is the referent person for the job integration programmes of the social cooperatives in this network.
For the development of actions addressing NEET under youth Guarantee programme, Sinergia is member of the regional consortium #misuregiovanipuglia coordinated by Forpuglia. In addition, Sinergia is a member of the Consortium Social Lab, an organisation coordinating 8 social cooperatives committed to the employment of youth, women, immigrants, disabled, ex-drug addicts and ex-prisoners.
MARIE CURIE ASSOCIATION - MCA, BRANCH SMOLYAN is a disabily representative NGO, having its activities fully directed towards people with disabilities and seniors (55+). The branch was established in 2015 in Smolyan as part of Marie Curie Association-MCA Bulgaria and up to this moment in their education, training and consulting activities they involved more than 7000 beneficiaries per annum. The team of MARIE CURIE ASSOCIATION - MCA, BRANCH SMOLYAN has managed and co-coordinated several national and international projects. Their activities so far are related to: innovative programmes for vocational education and training in accordance with the real requirements of the labour market in European aspect (by the VISAGE method of RNIB); Flexible schemes helping the carrier development of young people and people from disadvantaged groups, such as mentoring and coaching of people with disabilities, instruments for attractive and effective self-presentation in front of potential employers; Counselling people with disabilities in order to encourage their independent living; Opportunities for participation in training and working practice on international level; Training for professionals working with people with disabilities in close connection with the rise of quality of their work; Cooperation with NGO’s, vocational training organizations, universities, and other institutions on regional, national and international level; Development of validation framework for evaluation of the achievements of people with disabilities and disadvantaged; Innovative approach in the realization of training process, incorporated in ODL Systems for flexible and accessible training, based on contemporary researches and methods for vocational and educational training. As a result of those activities an extensive network of partners is set up such as universities, local and national authorities, training institutions, and pan-European end user organisations. MARIE CURIE ASSOCIATION - MCA, BRANCH SMOLYAN also has a close connection with the business sector through employers’ network with more than 100 members, and a good collaboration with end users (people with disabilities and seniors) which smoothly will provide necessarily expertise for the realisation of the project in the Rodopi region and in Bulgaria.
The relation of the organisation towards project proposal is part of the mission of the organisation to supprt caregiving for people with disabilities and older people, as well as to support with a guidance their families in terms of caring. In the majority of the cases it concerns youth volunteers from the Smolyan region who are supporting their family members or other beneficiaries in the region who did not have neither governmental caregiving support nor relatives which could provide such services and support. This project will stregthen the organisation by provision of a shared know-how with other EU countries and to implement the contemporary caregiving services by youth volunteers which will be supported also by associated partners as Social patronage, Bulgaria red cross etc.