Pistes-Solidaires is an educational organisation that champions the knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote justice and equality in our multicultural society and interdependent world. Pistes-Solidaires works to enable individuals to better understand the links between their own lives and those of others across the world.
We see education as all-encompassing and life-long, and our work in the educational domain is based on UNESCO’s four pillars of learning: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be, and learning to live together.
Pistes-Solidaires is a European Non-Governmental Organisation that is very active at European level. The organisation comprises 3 departments:
- Educational mobility: this department gives people the chance to experience learning mobility through European programmes (EVS, youth exchanges, training courses), as well as international voluntary civil service through the French civil service.
- European cooperation: Pistes-Solidaires aims to increase the impact of EU cooperation at local level in the following spheres: education, social inclusion, socio-cultural fields
- Local development: we aim to augment local knowledge of Europe and European values. We were awarded the ‘Europe Direct Information Centre’ label by the European Commission in 2013.
Pistes-Solidaires is based in Pau, in the southwest of France, and is also a part of a European-wide federation comprising 13 member organisations.
DIE BERATER (Austria)
“die Berater” Unternehmensberatungs GmbH (www.dieberater.com) focuses on adult education vocational training and human resources development. Founded in 1998, die Berater® now employs 350 people in over 40 locations throughout Austria.
Further education and training is the core business within our broad portfolio. Planning, organising and running staff-development and education programmes for more than 20,000 participants each year, die Berater figures amongst the largest private educational institutes in Austria and was awarded with the state award for adult education (Österreichischer Staatspreis für Erwachsenenbildung). Our services are aimed at private individuals, national and international companies and organisations in all sectors and of any size, as well as the public sector, including the Austrian Employment Service (AMS). Their main aims are to motivate and qualify customers to make full use of their potentials in the economy, at the labour market and in their personal lives.
Contents and methodologies of our training offers are tailor-made according to the needs of our customers. Contents and methodologies include online seminars. die Berater’s New Media department develops educational architectures, provides tailor-made e-learning and mobile learning solutions, and produces state of the art e-learning content.
At the core of die Berater’s seminars, workshops, and coaching and consulting sessions is the principle of appreciation and the acknowledgement of existent knowledge and experience of the individual person. In die Berater ‘s corporate culture fair play, respect tolerance and social responsibility are central values.
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (Belgium)
EUROGEO is a European scientific society, which networks geographers from all walks of life. The Association is a not-for-profit organisation 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
- represent nationally and internationally the views of its members.
EUROGEO is a scientific society, with a European dimension, which networks geographers and those from related subjects (environment, planning, surveying, geotechnology) and people interested in places and people 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, United Nations and other relevant intergovernmental organisations; lobbying at Global, 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.
RINOVA LIMITED (UK)
Rinova Ltd is a social enterprise that specialises in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of cultural, social and economic development programmes in the areas of:
- Skills, Learning and VET
- The Creative Industries and Cultural Learning
- Employment and Employability
- Enterprise, community development and social action
Rinova and its leading staff bring some 30 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in the UK and Europe, and an extensive portfolio of project work in relation to learning design, quality assurance and evaluation. Its Director has published a range of studies, project evaluations, assessments and learning materials, and has undertaken development work on Transnational Projects since 1993 (see CV below).
Rinova directly employs some 20 staff and associate trainers and advisers, and also co-ordinates a Consortium (see www.rinova.co.uk/rinova-consortium) of London-based learning, skills and enterprise organisations (Further Education Colleges, Local Authorities, NGOs and non-profit organisations, independent and private providers, enterprise agencies) that are supporting young people and adults into employment, education and new business creation. It is undertaking a research and quality evaluation role in relation to Skills development projects concerned with both the European Qualifications Framework and the European Reference Framework (for Competencies for Lifelong Learning).
CESIE is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.
Our MISSION is to promote growth through innovative and participative educational approaches.
- To improve lifelong education in Europe through transnational projects involving local communities
- To promote sustainable development of neighboring regions and beyond through training and education
- To foster progress and innovation in Higher Education and Research
- To support learning mobility for people at all ages, across borders and sectors
- To stimulate local growth by adapting international good practices and methods
As a European centre of Studies and Initiatives, the organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres believing in the cross-cutting of organisations cooperating within heterogeneous fields and sectors.
RIS Dvorec Rakičan (Slovenia)
Research and Educational Centre Mansion Rakičan is a regional public organization from Rakičan, Slovenia and is founded by the Municipality of Murska Sobota and co-founded by the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia. We work in the field of research, education, tourism and intergenerational cooperation. Our goal is to strengthen our position in relevant strategic areas by consolidating and concentrating our resources. We cooperate with, local and regional organizations, local community, business partners and other international organizations. We are also involved in national, cross-border and international projects, and therefore act as a dynamic and adaptable institution. We are carrying out interdisciplinary work and developing a successful synergy between education, research and tourism.
In the field of education we conduct several formal and informal educational programs, the basis and inspiration of which stem from current, real-world needs and are designed to suit children, young people and adults.
We have an active youth centre “RISKO” that focuses on young people in our region by presenting them with the opportunity to develop their creativity. In the youth centre “RISKO” a programme titled “Centre for Personal Growth and Communication” is being implemented, which was developed in cooperation with the City Municipality of Murska Sobota and the Centre for Social work Murska Sobota and is being funded by the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. The programme enables active participation of children, young people and their families (free of charge), while offering individual counselling and creative workshops. The programme aims towards improving and furthering of communication skills and social competences of participants, and helps them how to effectively manage their emotions; it also offers support in the form of learning aid activities.