Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (JKPeV) was founded in 2004 with the aim of providing opportunities for young people and adults to develop and use their soft and professional skills and stimulate their creativity and entrepreneurship through non-formal learning methods. Located in Dresden, Germany, JKPeV is dedicated to promoting the EU citizenship and active participation of its citizens.
We organise international Projects, Events and Trainings for young people and adults in Dresden and abroad, with a focus on assisting the cultural enrichment of the city of Dresden and the Free State of Saxony while also promoting the cultural diversity of the European Union. Inviting foreign educators and participants to our projects kindles an intercultural dialogue in the heart of an already highly artistic hub -Dresden- while on the other hand, including local citizens in our events abroad brings a fresh outlook to familiar problems in the city and a sense of belonging to a greater group – Europe.
Addressing our aim, we focus on breeding international, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary cooperation in Dresden and the EU, by offering a number of learning activities in Youth Work, Inclusion & Integration, Active participation & Volunteering, Human Rights, History & Remembrance annually with international participants and educators. Our Public Events offer the possibility for all citizens of Dresden to experience first-hand the intellectual and artistic approaches of individuals from other countries. Thus, facilitating an international dialogue on common issues.
Aside from learning activities, JKPeV also offers the opportunity for young adults to immerse themselves in this cultural and educational dialogue by offering Internship and Volunteering possibilities in our organisation. Working at the hub of such cultural activity allows participants –be they local or foreign- to better understand the possibilities, opportunities and cultural diversity present within the European Union.
Aforisma is a cooperative specialized in long life education. It is a part of the ACLI (Italian Workers’ Christian Association) network that is one of the most important in Italy for vocational training. Aforisma is accredited by Tuscany regional Government as a training provider and with the Italian Ministry of Labour as an Employment Agency. Aforisma was established in 2006 and is constantly expanding its activities.
Since 2008, Aforisma developed a specific skills area related to job placement of people with disabilities, as well as in implementing new social enterprises, thus increasing its social vocation.
Throughout the years Aforisma has built a strong network with associations, schools, and other social enterprises which created various placement opportunities for trainees and has created possibilities for work-experiences for young people together with the development of joint cooperation through various regional, national and European projects.
Every year about 550 people are involved in over 30 training courses and career guidance activities. Training courses are organized for trainees, people in the sanitary sector, in shipbuilding, employees responsible for quality assurance and safety. Many of Aforisma activities are addressed to people with special needs and are carried out on behalf of public services.
From 2015 Aforisma is an official provider accredited under the Italian Ministry of Health for Lifelong Learning Training in Medicine and Health Sector (ECM).
Aforisma obtained an ISO 9001certification for training services and follows a strong internal quality policy, offering high quality services for promoting the individual growth of attendees.
Danmar Computers LLC is a private company operating in the field of Information Technology and providing vocational training in this field. Danmar has an extensive experience in developing modern Web and mobile applications that are used for educational purposes. Danmar also has long-term experience of carrying out European projects within which company’s R&D staff conducts research and prepares trainings tailored to the needs of various learners. During 18 years, Danmar has successfully implemented over 100 projects within Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Progress and recently Erasmus+.
In many of these projects Danmar was responsible for designing and coordinating dissemination strategies. Danmar Computers is the developer and provider of AdminProject (adminproject.eu), the on-line system for management of European projects. All activities of the company are based on wide and well-established cooperation network, both on national and international levels. The national networks include training and counselling institutions, universities, schools, non-governmental organisations, as well as private sector companies. International network include partners of various profiles coming from every European Union’s country. Danmar Computer’s mission is the promotion of life-long education and assurance of equal access to education for everyone with the use of modern technology.
“KAINOTOMIA” is a Center for Lifelong Learning (I.C.L.L) in Greece, operating in the field of Vocational education and training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuous vocational training programs targeted at unemployed people, educators of all education levels, students of higher education, employed/self-employed persons and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and the society in general, through innovative close to market programs. “KAINOTOMIA” provide business consultancy to companies & supporting services and consulting support services to trainees to facilitate their (re) entrance into the labour market. KAINOTOMIA has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise regarding training in contemporary fields, matching them with those that have a high demand in job’s market, in order to develop trainees’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards their integration in the labour market. “KAINOTOMIA” has been participating in co-funded national projects under the name of “local development plans and entrepreneurship for unemployed based on specific local needs and growth potential”. Furthermore, it has participated in EU projects, under Erasmus+, as a coordinator and partner.
“KAINOTOMIA” works closely with various enterprises, having a network of over 60 collaborative partner businesses, mainly industries. Therefore, has a strong network of collaborating Associations and partners in Greece and Europe. The organization collaborates with Region & Local Government, Universities and Technological Institutes and Private & Non-Private Companies in Greece and in Europe. “KAINOTOMIA” is a member of Association of Thessalian in Enterprises and Industries and has strong collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas.
The Kreisau-Initiative was founded in the summer of 1989 by East and West Berliners in order to support the establishment and work of an international meeting centre in Krzyżowa, Poland. Together with the Polish Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, we initiate activities aimed towards building a Europe of democracy, openness and solidarity. We organise youth meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars.
We want young people to actively shape Europe. We want to instil in them a capacity for agency and commitment and to indicate them opportunities for participation in society. To do so, we take up important political and social questions of our time. Our educational approach is characterised by a practical outlook, a hands-on style, learning through experience.
Diversity is important to us. Our projects reach out to people regardless of categories such as origin, gender or ableness.
Our main educational fields of work are Contemporary History and Human Rights, Social-Ecological Transformation as well as Inclusion:
Contemporary History and Human Rights
To us at the Kreisau-Initiative, human rights education and the study of history belong together. In our projects, we link the present with the past and we consider it important that participants, with their diverse identities, senses of belonging and respective Remembrance Cultures, are reflected in them. Through our educational work we promote equality, democracy and human dignity.
Our vision is a “good life for all” within the ecological limits of our planet. In our education projects we critically reflect on the exploitation of people and nature and provide successful examples of a way of life beyond competition, consumer culture and growth maximization. Together with our participants we explore democracy, sustainability and solidarity.
In an inclusive society all people enjoy equal rights and differences represent opportunities, not obstacles. Our projects are open to people from very diverse social backgrounds and levels of education, with and without disabilities. Empowerment, language and communication as well as the development of professional skills are just a few of our focuses.