Cocreate supports people and organizations provoking individual and collective potential through our “learning by exploring” approach, applied systems thinking as main theoretical basis and co creation tools (i.e. social labs, appreciative inquiry, storytelling, reciprocity ring) as main methodological approach so as to facilitate collaboration, innovation and well-being. Cocreate offers professional/personal development programs to improve collaboration skills, consults on collaboration strategies, facilitate idea generation and innovation through workshops and supports the adoption of collaboration technological platforms to optimize their impact on organization's culture and effectiveness. Cocreate also provides solutions for sustainability organizational and social challenges that require collaboration between different actors - private sector companies and organizations, governments, and civil society. Cocreate works with leaders from all walks of life and specializes in designing learning interventions that challenge and inspire people/organizations to collectively act in order to deal creatively and effectively with social challenges.Coocreates collaborates with a team of professionals/ consultants and social scientists with background in the corporate, academic and not-for-profit sector that set the conditions for organizations, public services and civil communities to grow, innovate and create sustainable impact for people, organizations and society.
Founded in 1985, Omega Technology is an experienced and well known IT provider company in Greece. The Company serves Greek public bodies, enterprises and other organizations with technology and services made possible by its 34 years of experience. Its solutions include e-learning, virtual reality applications, assisted living solutions, tailor-made applications for people with disabilities, as well as e-commerce applications, document and knowledge management systems. The company is also offering a broad range of management and services including consulting, research and development, digitization, annotation and preservation of content, hardware supply and technical support. The company’s research department is active in the R&D arena, in close cooperation with Academia and Research Institutes, running several R&D projects and market validation projects.
Integration Center for Migrant Workers- Ecumenical Refugee Program Integration Center for Migrant Workers - Ecumenical Refugee Program is a non- profit organisation of the Church of Greece operating since 1978, established in its current legal form in 2012.
The organisation is dedicated to: 1. providing quality psycho-social and legal support services for returnees, immigrants,asylum seekers and refugees, helping them to meet their needs and integrate into Greek society; 2. building and promoting cross-cultural and mutual understanding, affirmation and respect of the «otherness»; 3. providing updated information on migration issues to service providers, communities, parishes and the general public; and 4. advocating justice, dignity and the protection of human rights. In order to achieve its purposes, KSPM-ERP conducts researches on issues such as trafficking, muslim migrants in Greece, second generation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Athens and border areas, so as to provide advocacy as well as plan and implement projects to meet identified needs. KSPM-ERP has implemented a significant number of projects regarding legal aid and social support of migrants and refugees and has been a UNHCR implementing partner since 2011.It has also developed cooperation and networks with other organisations active in the field of human rights protection and is active participant of a lot of national and european campaigns and networks such as Greek Campaign for the Asylum, Greek Racist Violence Recording Network, European Anti-Poverty Network, Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), International Detention Coalition, KAICIID's Network for Dialogue etc. Furthermore, it has strong ties with immigrant communities in Greece developed through their cooperation both as regards policy-making as well as project implementation.
SALAM Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the aim of promoting international cooperation projects, human rights, and favoring the Sahrawi people and the Palestinian people both affected by the non-application of international law on the self- determination of the People. Aim of SALAM organization is to become an international body able at the same time to carry out first immigrations and social inclusion projects in Italy.
Since 2014, SALAM manage a SPRAR Project in Martina Franca (province of Taranto), and Nelson Mandela Intercultural Center in Taranto. The SPRAR project (Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) is financed by the Ministry for the Interior through the National Fund for Asylum Policy and Services. Its aim is to support and protect asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants who fall under other forms of humanitarian protection. The SALAM Project is one of the virtuous realities for the best practices in the reception of refugees in Europe, in the Vademecum “Welcoming refugees with dignity”). Currently Salam works in Gambia – Iraq – Egypt – Mali – Pakistan – Palestine – Saharawi Refugee Camps.
Currently, the Salam staff consists of 25 people: young people (average age 35), motivated, international. The association employs cultural mediators, social workers, psychiatrists, administrators and around 150 volunteers. The Integration Services comprise of:
• Orientation in relation to employment;
• Enrolment in training courses;
• Professional re-training;
• Support in looking for a job and a home.
The legal protection services support the beneficiary in procedures relating to the application for international protection. At the same time, psycho-social protection services help with access to specialist social services and psychological/psychiatric support.
Centre Recursos d’Iniciatives i Autoocupació, sl (C.R.I.A.) performs as consultancy and training organization of PROMOCIONS – Knowledge Network and is specialized in:
- Social inclusion (unemployed people, immigrants, NINIS, groups at risk of social exclusion and mainly young people ) programs and social local development
- Local economic and employment actions with disabled people
- Training of trainers in innovation educational action, and training manager European projects to learning opportunities.
- Work employment and social innovation
- Programs of start-up and social enterprise development in different sectors
CRIA is a small private company, since 1997 promotes, assesses and participates in European initiatives programs and international cooperation.
Work with public administrations (local and regional level), other privates sectorial companies ( services, education, industry), trade unions and social and educational organizations, economic and social thematic networks.
CRIA, S.L. services are: - Strategic consultancy and local development projects designer
- Lifelong learning for executive, technical and professional teams and professional training methodologies.
- Studies on enterprise markets, third sector, local development and social and solidary economic.
- Tools design, webs, electronic publications and technological and methodological concrete materials for a specifics projects
- Evaluation and follow-up of European projects, local social and educational programs
CRIA SL is member of :
- ELSIR – Network for innovation and social and territorial responsability, www.ecrueuropa/it/elsir/.
- Training and management european consortium (Conform) www.conform.it
- Parekatuz Gender Network www.bizkaia.net
Sant Boi municipality has 83,000 inhabitants, with a consolidated budget of 93 millions euros. The organization employs 700 employees, divided into seven technical areas. The Council is governed by a mayoress from a coalition of leftist parties. Sant Boi, declared itself a refuge city in September 2015 and a few months later, in February 2016, approved a reception plan to open up 30 accommodation places for refugees. The municipality currently has 21 places distributed in four flats, which the CEAR has been running since May last year as part of the state support programme.
Sant Boi for this plan got in touch with their municipal counterparts in Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Tarragona, as well as refugee reception centres (CAR) in Madrid. “They were a model for us to follow. Reception is hugely complex, and it was very new for us. For instance, we considered looking for a facility and opening a kind of hostel, but they advised us to open up flats as it’s a way for arrival in the city to be conducted in the most regular way”, explains Clara Sopeña, a specialist in Cooperation, Solidarity and Peace at Sant Boi de Llobregat Council.
"The Basic Social Services offered by the municipality have the purpose of ensuring the right of people to live with dignity during all stages of life through the coverage of basic personal needs and social needs ..." this is the generic definition of the purpose of the social services as articulated by new Italian law 12/2007.
Objectives of the Basic Social Services :
- Ensure the right of people to live with dignity during all stages of life.
- Cover basic and social personal needs.
- Promote personal autonomy.
- Prevent situations of risk.
Related to the Europeans Projects, the City had participated in the following projects: Wom@n’s NETWORK’s Project (2000-2001). This was a Leonardo da Vinci’s pilot project in which Sant Boi was the leader. The first goal of this project was creating a new methodology to bring women closer to new technologies applied to the media. This project counted on partners from different organizations (local governments, small, medium or large enterprises, trade unions organizations, universities, training organisations…) of 4 European countries: Spain, Ireland, Finland and Germany. “Resort-waste-resort: together a sustainable cycle is possible (R QUE R)” Project (2003- 2004). This was an Urb-al Project.
“Politics formation and training to women” (2005-2007). This was an Urb-al Project. The first goal of this project is to empower women to have a political career. The public sphere is a male space, and the project worked towards making women visible in the field.
M.M.C Management Center Ltd has been founded in 2002 and provides training courses for Adult Learning and for VET. The training department uses specialised tools for the implementation of training needs analysis of different target groups as well as for the evaluation of the training results. Additionally, MMC uses specialised assessment tools developed by its research team. MMC has developed its own e-learning platforms for the development of key competences as well as for language learning. Additionally modern ICT and other methodological tools are often used during trainings. MMC has a vast experience in coordination of projects as it has already coordinated very big projects such as EQUAL, Leonardo DOI, Leonardo TOI and Key activity which proves that is can successfully coordinate this consortium also. Through its participation in several European projects MMC has participated in several transnational meetings and events, therefore its staff has developed its intercultural awareness and is able to work effectively in a European environment.
Akademie Klausenhof (AK) is an international youth and adult training center (vocational training and further education) with a focus on courses in language, migrants/refugees, business, management, basic skills and handicraft and with good experiences in European projects. Activities and target groups of the AK are: vocational retraining courses for physically handicapped persons, pre-vocational training for young persons with learning disabilities or persons who are educationally handicapped, second-chance education for young persons with migrant background and refugees, language course and secondary school exams, labour market projects for unemployed, German as foreign language courses, off-the-job training for adults e.g. in the sections management, language (English, Dutch) and IT. AK can provide about 550 boarding school places and its staff exists of 300 employers. There are approximately 750-800 participants per day. Akademie Klausenhof has the quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and other certifications, which are necessary for offering special language courses and labour market projects.