Our Team



Palermo, Italy


Contact person: Simona Palumbo, simona.palumbo@cesie.org

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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.

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.


Coopérative d’activité
et d’emploi Work in SCOP

Porto Vecchio, France


Contact person: Gilles Giovannangeli, scopara.corse@orange.fr

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Work in SCOP is a cooperative of general activities, specialized in promoting economic activities by supporting people who want to become entrepreneurs and enabling a
full-scale test of the activity ensuring a high survival rate of business.

Work in SCOP works in the field of social and solidarity economy and in tight partnership with State services, local and regional authorities for the implementation of policies related to employment, integration, training and more specifically those dedicated to the development of activities and enterprises.

Work in SCOP is also recognised as a training center; it develops innovant training materials and provides a wide range of business support to people. It thus represents a transitional phase in the course of creating a company, benefiting from a real apprenticeship to become an entrepreneur (personalized advice, adapted and complete training program, coaching of activity, invoicing …).

The cooperative put its efforts to generate innovation through creative skills, new ways of working, new business models, and new forms of co-production.



Associacio La Xixa Teatre

Barcelona, Spain


Contact person: Meritxell Martinez Bellafont, 


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La Xixa Teatre Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 which aims to research, develop and multiply educational and theatrical tools as a means for social transformation. We believe that education at all ages is the key for social change towards a world with equal opportunities. The scope of our activities are aimed towards the following topics:

  • Intercultural communication, social inclusion, and the fight against racism, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination (i.e. due to social class, age, health, etc.) from an intersectional perspective;
  • Gender equity/equality policies and sexual diversity;
  • Peace culture and co-existence, active citizenship, civic engagement, and local development;
  • Inclusive cultural heritage;
  • Life-long learning;
  • School education, early school leaving, and prevention of risk behaviour among youth;
  • Environmental sustainability.

The mission of La Xixa is to facilitate the creation of spaces for empowerment through Participatory Methodologies, Process Oriented Psychology and Theatre of the Oppressed to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability. Participatory Methodologies allow a group with diverse interests to acquire an ever greater role in the analysis of their own reality and decision-making, thus all agents become crucial actors in their own development. Process Oriented Psychology focuses on developing a state of consciousness; i.e. helping individuals and groups to create awareness on how they perceive and live their experiences, and gives them tools to learn to change their approach. Theatre of the Oppressed Theatre (TO) puts theatre at the service of education and collective empowerment. We conduct workshops for various groups, training for trainers and artistic actions at a local and international level. We are a multi-disciplinary and multicultural group of collaborators, trained in the field of social sciences, pedagogy and arts. The diversity within our team enriches our social and creative work, and keeps us in permanent training and learning.


Volkshochschule Im
Landkreis Cham Ev

Cham, Germany


Contact person: Aleksandra Sikorska, projects@vhs-cham.de 

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Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. (VHS Cham) is a registered, non-profit association in Bavaria, Germany. The institution provides courses in the field of society, vocation, languages, health, culture and special courses (second chance school). In the field of culture, it offers various courses and events e.g. theatre events, ballet, dancing, singing, playing music instruments events and courses in painting and pottery.

Totally, VHS Cham has a portfolio of more than 1250 various events for more than 15 000 participants yearly. Through cultural courses and events, VHS Cham supports participants to discover new sides of themselves, to express themselves, underline one’s own individuality and promote personal development.

On a national level, VHS Cham takes on a leading role in regards to the conception and implementation of transnational projects. The outcomes of previous projects were geared towards second language learners, young learners of vulnerable groups, guidance and recognition of competences. VHS Cham also has a key interest in new training models (incl. digital ones) because it offers special courses for young people with fewer opportunities, school dropouts, NEETs, refugees and for those with special learning needs.



Piraeus, Greece


Contact person: Orestis Ntagiantas, orestis@idec.gr 

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IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector. IDEC has been active the last 20 years in the field of EU projects.

It has long experience in European policies regarding lifelong learning and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning, work based learning & apprenticeship schemes and in national reforms of education and training systems.