P1 EUROGEO (European Association of Geographers) Project coordinator
EUROGEO is a European scientific society, with a European dimension, which networks geographers and those from related subjects (environment, planning, surveying, geotechnology) from all walks of life. EUROGEO is an international not-for-profit organisation, based in Belgium, which aims to develop, support and promote policies designed to advance the status of Geography; establish and promote cross-border cooperation; promote education and training in Geography from a European perspective and represent nationally and internationally the views of its members.
Association activities include organising events, producing publications, supporting geographers in their jobs and careers, supporting the teaching of geographical sciences, identifying and promoting good practise, co-operating with the EU, Council of Europe and other relevant organisations; lobbying at European and where relevant national level, providing a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to geographers, giving advice on geography and making recommendations to policy makers.
P2 UNIZAR (University of Zaragossa) Project partner
The University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) is a public higher education and research institution in the service of society, and combining a tradition of over 500 years of history with constantly updated teaching approach. It carries out intense teaching and research activities. UNIZAR has been one of the first universities to adapt to the European Higher Education Area and is at the forefront of international mobility, offering degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area. UNIZAR has over 37,000 students and 3,800 teachers and research staff.
In 2010 UNIZAR was recognised as an International Campus of Excellence (IBERUS CAMPUS: Ebro Valley International Campus of Excellence). The University’s research work has increased significantly in recent years, giving it national and international recognition. It is the 8th largest Spanish university in terms of scientific and academic production, according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, produced by the Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. Our collaboration policy with companies and organisations poses one of our main challenges: integrating students into the workforce through lifelong training.
P3 EYP (European Youth Press) Project partner
The European Youth Press (EYP) is an umbrella association of young media makers in Europe. It involves more than 50,000 journalists and other media makers, and as a network has 22 member organisations. The EYP contributes to intercultural exchange in Europe by facilitating direct contacts between young media makers through numerous international projects and events. These activities promote the role of youth media and freedom of the press in Europe, and aim at ensuring that traditional and new/social media strengthen civil and political participation, and thus democratic process, by supporting the voice of different groups of society.
EYP also takes part in discussions about journalistic education standards and media policies throughout the European Union. EYP sees itself as serving the national structures through the development and coordination of projects. EYP also provides contact forums and educational seminars for multipliers of the member organisations. The aim of all member organisations and of the EYP is to inspire young people to become involved in the media and take an active part in civil society by fostering objective and independent media.
P4 ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies) Project partner
The Association of Local Democracy Agencies is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of the good governance at local level. ALDA pursues this objective namely by facilitating the cooperation between local authorities and civil society and by supporting active citizenship.
ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to coordinate and support a network of Local Democracy Agencies, which are associations established in the early 1990s by the CoE in the Balkans to support the stabilisation and democratization process at the aftermath of the war. ALDA is a membership-based organisation gathering more than 170 members (including Local Authorities, Associations of Local Authorities and civil society organisations) coming from more than 30 countries in the enlarge Europe and its neighbouring countries.
Most of ALDA’s work is based on the method of multilateral decentralized cooperation. This method involves a multi-stakeholder approach, which focuses on strong partnerships between Local Authorities and non-governmental organisations. The work of ALDA focuses on various themes, such as European integration, decentralisation, civic initiatives and volunteering, human rights and sustainable economic development, accordingly with the priorities of the areas of intervention.
P5 ARS4P (ARS for Progress of People) Project partner
ARS for Progress of People is a non-profit organization based in Brussels (Belgium). It is the host organization for the program “Erasmus Placement” and regularly hosts young trainees from all over Europe. It promotes economic, social and cultural development in all its forms, with special attention paid to issues related to education, human rights, civil society, gender equality, entrepreneurship and youth policies. The mission of “ARS for Progress of People” is to give advice and know-how on topics that traditionally work for the benefit of individuals, NGOs, international organizations, intergovernmental institutions and local communities.
Since January 2015 “ARS for Progress of People” is the coordinator of the JOIN: informal network of youth organizations, involving 24 members from 20 European countries. The network being aimed to promote strategic partnerships and joint initiatives to promote the quality of youth work around Europe.
P6 CESIE Project partner
CESIE is a non-profit, apolitical, and secular non-governmental organisation with member organizations in more than eight European countries. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the pacifist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997) and based in Palermo, Italy.
CESIE links local, national and international contexts and is committed to stimulating development and change in educational, economic and cultural spheres through the creation and use of innovative tools and methods. CESIE coordinates the CESIE Network which is composed of 100+ organizations throughout the world who share the CESIE mission and collaborate with them.
CESIE constantly promotes the development of new methods making a bridge between research and knowledge. CESIE applies to concept of active learning to all its work. This implies that, each individual is valued and his skills, knowledge and experiences are shared with others; and the learning process/context is carefully structured in order to promote a strong collaboration between people which stimulates creativity