IARS International Institute

iars-international-instituteThe IARS International Institute is user-led and user-focused charity with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. Over the last 10 years, the Institute has been providing world-class and cutting-edge educational, research, policy and networking services of local, national and international significance. We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact. Led by its founder and Director, Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides and staffed with a dedicated team of experts, interns and volunteers, the IARS International Institute is known for its robust, independent, evidence-based approach to solving current social problems. We are acknowledged internationally for our expertise in justice, equality and youth, and have delivered projects in areas such as restorative justice, rehabilitation, human rights and inclusion, citizenship, public services and user-led research/ evaluation.

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Anziani e non solo

logo_ans_newAnziani e Non Solo is a NGO working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on management of project and realization of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion.

The activities carried out by Anziani e Non Solo concerns:
– Active ageing, intergenerational activities and support to frail and dependent elderly
– Training and support to family carers, informal and formal carers
– Prevention of gender based violence, elder abuse and discrimination
– Fight against poverty, support to employability and to social inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

Within its activities, ANS has promoted several project at local, National and European level and, among its clients, there are: local and regional administrations, foundations, NGOs, trade unions, job centers, social cooperatives.

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logo-kmop-enKMOP is one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 35 years of accumulated experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues. Apart from direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities (Three Group Houses and one Day Care Centre for mentally ill as well as counseling centers in various towns) KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities.
KMOP employs more than 80 professionals, in-house, most of whom have advanced degrees and several years of practical experience. Its staff has varied educational backgrounds and skills, constituting a rich mix of sociologists, social policy analysts, specialists in public health and education, psychologists, economists, jurists and political scientists. In addition to the permanent staff, the organisation also cooperates with external specialists and academic institutions on a regular basis for projects and training programmes.

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movisie_responsive_logo2Movisie is the Netherlands centre for social development. Our mission is to promote the participation and independence of citizens by supporting and advising professional organizations, volunteer organizations and government institutions. Movisie is a not-for profit organization. One of our major funders is the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. We work with a wide range of (care) institutions, foundations, provinces, other ministries and corporate businesses. Movisie also works together with local partners. Professionals are invited to make direct use of the knowledge and expertise of Movisie. We offer tailor-made advice and support in response to your specific queries and needs. Check our portfolio for examples of projects.
Movisie has a wide area of expertise, ranging from active citizenship to client participation, and from combating domestic and sexual violence to effective interventions in the social sector. Here you can find an overview of the (15) key issues on which we focus. For each of these key issues a contact person is available for more detailed information.

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10492033_659477550813471_5522777986544064651_nCARDET (Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, research and development organization based in Cyprus with partners around the world. CARDET is becoming one of the leading institutions in the Euro-Mediterranean region for research , evaluation and development. The CARDET team strives to offer the highest quality research and development capabilities and educational opportunities to benefit society.
CARDET’s mission is to inspire next generation education, and to promote research, innovation, and development through evidence-based practices, cutting-edge research, and empowered people.
CARDET has an interdisciplinary approach and ability to bring together sectors and disciplines in ways that are meaningful and with the potential to bring about change.

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