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femLENS' mission is to visually educate and make technologically aware the most vulnerable and resourceless women of our society through documentary photography made accessible by mobile phone cameras and cheaper point and shoot cameras.

Associazione pro Terra Sancta

pro Terra Sancta is committed to preserving the cultural heritage and supporting the local communities in the contexts in which it operates, supporting the work of the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, and local charitable works at the service of the weakest. In addition, the Association is committed to providing humanitarian aid to all those who join find in need, operating with the desire to meet everyone regardless of all religious affiliation, social status and ethnic origin. Participating in the work of pro Terra Sancta means, in particular, loving and live a lasting bond with the Holy Places and the ancient Christian communities, involving itself in the various religious, historical-cultural and social aspects. In particular, the works of the Association must be constantly supported and guided by the following principles: (1) love for the fate of each person you meet; (2) constant dialogue with all those involved in the on-site projects in order to get to know the reality of the place and identify needs and opportunities, so from define possible development processes; (3) sharing of decisions regarding strategies to adopt and projects to implement; (4) promotion of initiatives identified as priorities; (5) involvement of supporters, so that they can significantly contribute to the work of pro Terra Sancta.

Circolo di cultura omosessuale Mario Mieli

The Mario Mieli LGBT+ Association is a registered non-profit association (Registry of the Lazio Region) established in 1983. The Association is a civil rights organisation, supporting the LGBT+ community and committed to combating AIDS, both with information and prevention activities, as well as to assisting and supporting HIV-positive people. We promote action to fight all kinds of discrimination and carry out cultural and socialization activities. The projects and activities undertaken so far have received the appreciation and support of the Ministry of Health, the Lazio Region, the Province of Rome and the Municipality of Rome. Mario Mieli Association continued to offer a series of free social services and activities: Rainbow Line Help Centre (toll-free number 800 11 06 11), with telephone and on-site consulting Psychological counselling Legal counselling Self-Help Group for HIV-positive people LGBT+ Group for immigrants Rapid Test HIV and STDs GOALS AND BENEFICIARIES - Welcoming, supporting and guiding LGBT+ people, including HIV-positive people - Provide listening, advice, assistance with issues related to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV-positive people - Countering prejudice and discrimination against LGBT+ and/or HIV-positive people - Encouraging inclusion and integration of LGBT+ immigrants and people discriminated against in their country of origin for sexual orientation or gender identity SPECIFIC PROJECTS The Rainbow Line Help Centre is open from 2 am to 6 pm on Mondays through Fridays. The Rainbow Line Centre provides information on health, disease prevention, HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases; also it collects and manages reports of discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity and serological status. The Centre is run by experienced practitioners, psychologists, lawyers and doctors. The Legal Office offers several types of counselling (in civil, criminal, administrative and labour law). The Office is able to offer support to people who are victims of discrimination. The Psychological Counselling Office offers support and advice with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. It also provides support to victims of discrimination and homophobic and transphobic bullying. The Self-Help Group for HIV-positive people works to foster the emancipation and empowerment of participants, allowing them to share their problems with peers and experiment methods and strategies fostering greater awareness and calm in dealing with self-perception and health issues. In recent years, it has offered special support to people with HIV who are victims of discrimination due to their serological status. The LGBT+ Group for migrants offers support through specific psychological and/or legal assistance initiatives. In particular, it organises Italian language courses in order to foster integration and develop the linguistic tools to fight the discrimination targeting the LGBTI community in Italy, not only for their sexual orientation or gender identity, but also for their ethnic origin. HIV information and prevention project, Rapid HIV and STDs Testing Free Quick Tests offered at the Association's headquarters and at gay venues OTHER ACTIVITIES Since 1994 The Mario Mieli organizes every Pride in Rome. The Mario Mieli has organized the first World Pride in history in 2000 and the EuroPride of Rome in 2011 with Lady Gaga. "LIBER@DIESSERE" Project. Information and training course on LGBT+ diversity for psycho-social-health workers"- funded by UNAR (the Italian National Anti-Racial Discrimination Office) under the A.P.A.D. 2016 (Positive Actions Against Discrimination) call for projects. Diversity training initiatives (to counter any kind of prejudice) aimed at psycho-social-health workers in public institutions. The project was conducted in association with other organizations, including Cirses (project leader), AGEDO, Famiglie Rainbow and Associazione Libellula. The Mario Mieli Association, among other things, staffed the information desk, through the Rainbow Line Help Centre, achieving an increase in the number of contacts during the project. SCHOOLS PROJECT Training and prevention initiatives at secondary schools through peer education. Initiatives against homo-lesbian-transphobic bullying to foster a culture of knowledge, addressing the topics of Affectivity, Sexuality, Prevention of HIV and other STDs.

Ora Singers

ORA Singers is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed professional vocal ensemble, recognised for its commitment to producing the highest quality choral music; continuing and enhancing the centuries-long tradition of choral singing in England. We do this primarily through performance, recording, commissioning and choral education. We believe that choral singing is truly at the heart of Britain's classical music tradition, and we are committed to showcasing its beauty, power and relevance to a modern and demographically varied audience. Building on our success of the last six years, we are developing a new vision of cross-cultural work that we believe will introduce British choral singing to a wider audience than ever before, both nationally and internationally. We will be collaborating with, and commissioning, extraordinary artists from other world music traditions, building musical bridges between different cultures. We are also continuing to expand our educational programme, which reaches out to under-privileged young people across the UK. We provide free mentoring and access to professional musicians and musical opportunities to aspiring composers from state schools. We were inspired to build this programme by the continual reduction of support for music education in our state education sector, and the knock-on effect this is having on young people's musical development and aspirations. We have always supported the creation of new work, commissioning over 50 new musical pieces in the last six years, and with a target of 100 new works in 10 years. We have become known for our creative and prolific commissioning programme, providing employment and exposure to a huge number of composers, and building a legacy of early 21st century choral music which will continue to be performed for hundreds of years to come.


L'Associazione I Buffoni di Corte Onlus opera dal 2008, con impegno e professionalita, sul territorio torinese e propone progetti educativi, ricreativi e formativi per persone con disabilita e non. L'esperienza educativa e favorita da laboratori riguardanti le piu differenti forme d'arte, pensati nella prospettiva di un'educazione volta alla convivenza e alla condivisione di tempi, spazi e modi; in questo contesto l'arte rappresenta un efficace strumento educativo, nel quale coesistono relazione, integrazione, libera espressione e rispetto delle regole. Ogni laboratorio, con modalita differenti, e indirizzato alla valorizzazione della persona e allo sviluppo della sua autonomia. Dal 2015, inoltre, per rispondere alle richieste delle famiglie sul "Dopo di noi" e per dare ulteriore valore alla missione de I Buffoni di Corte, e stato avviato il percorso di accompagnamento all'autonomia e alla residenzialita. Attualmente le risorse a disposizione permettono di soddisfare la domanda di 20 persone con disabilita, ma la lista di attesa e in continua crescita. L'Associazione persegue le seguenti specifiche finalita: interventi e servizi sociali per l'assistenza, l'integrazione e per i diritti delle persone con disabilita; organizza e gestisce attivita culturali, artistiche e ricreative di interesse sociale, incluse le attivita di promozione e diffusione della cultura e della pratica del volontariato. I Buffoni di Corte rappresentano un luogo di incontro tra arti, intese come strumento di formazione, integrazione sociale e di partecipazione tra gli individui, dove ognuno compie un percorso di ricerca e scoperta delle proprie abilita espressive ed artistiche, acquisendo anche una maggiore consapevolezza delle proprie capacita creative e relazionali. Ogni attivita proposta, con modalita differenti, e volta a favorire i processi di autodeterminazione ed e indirizzata alla valorizzazione della persona e allo sviluppo della sua autonomia. Il percorso di accompagnamento all'autonomia, inoltre, e finalizzato ad una buona indipendenza, personale e sociale, delle persone con disabilita, a garanzia di un loro diritto e prerequisito fondamentale per assicurare loro un'effettiva inclusione nella societa, in una futura vita fuori casa e, ove possibile, nel mondo del lavoro.

Foundation Orient Occident

Founded in 1994, the Fondation Orient-Occident's primary vocation is to be a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean. The vision of the Fondation Orient Occident is to work for the sustainable and responsible development of populations in precarious situations through education, professional training, culture and integration into the world of work. It focuses its action on two major areas of development: Territorial development (Education and citizenship, Vocational training, Solidarity economy, Entrepreneurship) Migration and interculturality (Intercultural dialogue, South-South migration, North-South Migration..) FOO's mission is to support the development of communities through transculturality (recognition and valorisation of all cultures) and social integration. For many years, the Fondation Orient Occident has been developing projects to support Moroccans and the most vulnerable migrants throughout Morocco. The Fondation Orient Occident currently has teams in 6 offices active in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Oujda, Tangier and Marrakech.

ReMade Community Lab

ReMade community lab intends to spread the ecological and digital culture through the experimentation of a micro production laboratory starting from urban plastic waste which, through design, recycling and digital manufacturing processes, aims to start a circular economy model in the city. The goal is to simplify and reduce the environmental impact of urban waste management by concentrating the collection, recycling and production phases in a single organization unit. The products realised by the laboratory are conceived through a creative process that starts from the choice and reworking of signs belonging to the territory. We aim to raise awareness of the community by involving inhabitants and traders in the collection of waste and by activating workshops and training courses for the transmission of skills in the field of digital manufacturing as a tool to facilitate the development of new forms of enterprise in the field of green and circular economy.

Devetaki Plateau Association

We are a Bulgarian non-for-profit legal entity, established in 2008 to stimulate the development, improve the quality of life and vitalize the region of Devetaki Plateau. We mobilize local communities and resources to reduce social and economic disparities between the villages in the Devetaki Plateau and the big towns in Bulgaria. The Association's efforts are aimed at development and promotion of the region as a tourist destination.

Board of European Students of Technology

Board of European Students of Technology is a non-profit and non-political organisation that since 1989 strives to improve communication, cooperation and exchange opportunities for European students. The mission of BEST is to help students achieve an international mindset, reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and develop the capacity to work in culturally diverse environments. To achieve this mission BEST offers high quality services to technology students all over Europe. These services include a European engineering competition, academic courses, career events and events on educational involvement. BEST offers these events in 96 European Universities, spread among 34 countries, reaching over one million students, with the help of 3300 members. It is BEST's mission to provide complementary, non-formal education in every event that it organises. This to make sure that the students that are reached grow to their full potential before they enter the job market. It is essential for BEST to show students the value of complementary education, not only to widen their perspective on the technology topics covered in their studies, but also to teach them the needed soft skills. To begin, these soft skills are covered in BEST's events by bringing students together with its two other stakeholders, universities and companies, and letting them dialog. Secondly, BEST provides specific training sessions to teach students how to acquire these skills in a safe and stimulating environment among peers. Lastly, this is done not only towards outside students, but also towards BEST's own members. By letting them organise events after they had a thorough knowledge transfer and did some in-depth training sessions, they acquire a lot of hands-on experience that makes them valued assets on the job market. In all this soft skill acquirement, there is one thing that makes BEST special: everything happens in a culturally diverse environment. BEST's volunteers really learn how to cooperate with project members from all over Europe and also the outside students are introduced to a specific mindset that BEST likes to call 'the BEST spirit'. This means that everyone works together, respecting each other's backgrounds, to achieve a common goal: empower students and give them a voice in today's society. For this donation campaign BEST would focus on the educational involvement that it stimulates among European students. It is namely very unique that an organisation run by students offers their peers a voice by collecting data in surveys and events and presenting that data to the relevant authorities. BEST, therefore, attends a lot of conferences about education to be able to share our outcomes to the fullest. We hope to raise some donations in this campaign to be able to carry out next year's planning around the theme of Digital Literacy. This theme focuses on how prepared students and universities are for the upcoming digitisation wave. It raises the question of how we will learn and teach digital skills and how industry 4.0 will make its way into our education. For this program BEST invests in conducting surveys, doing symposia on education and writing scientific papers with the purpose of disseminating the outcomes. It is not the first time that BEST is going to conduct such an Educational Involvement Programme. Last year, for example, the theme was 'Diversity in STEM education' and the years before we covered topics such as pedagogical skills, new teaching methods, relation between university and industry, etc. So what were the steps BEST undertook to create all the materials around last year's topic? First, a team was created to do research on existing literature about 'Diversity in (STEM) education'. Based on that research a survey was created in which 4 diversity types were tackled: cultural diversity, ethnic diversity, gender diversity and students with disabilities. Then, after the answers of the survey were gathered and analysed, the subtopics for the BEST Symposia on Education were identified: in this case, each symposium had a different diversity type. The same team that worked on the content creation of the symposia also prepared and delivered the sessions of those symposia. After the events, the input of all the participating students is gathered in a scientific report, which is then either published in conferences, or disseminated through social media and newsletters. The approach used last year proved to be a successful one and will be repeated in this year's Educational Involvement Programme. If we manage to get more funds via Global Giving, this will mean that we can elaborate this process and spend more resources on content creation, promotion of the surveys and dissemination of our results. In short: we will be able to make a lot more noise in the educational world.

Global Changemakers Association

Global Changemakers works to an unshakable mission of supporting young people to create a positive change towards a more just, fair and sustainable world. We do this through skills development, capacity building, mentoring and grants.

Consorzio Kairos

KAIROS is a consortium of social cooperatives working to empower and promote Italian local communities and territories. Since its foundation in 2001, the consortium offers services and creates relations with full respect for the dignity of people, their history, their work. KAIROS aims to enhance social inclusion and valorize local communities across the country supporting the sharing of a non-profit culture and values and generating virtuous solidarity networks. KAIROS acts as a creative lab in which solidarity and local empowerment actions combine with new ideas, innovations, and refurbished relations with distant realities from profit and non-profit sectors. The consortium deals with different vulnerable targets such as minors, young people aged 18 - 30, psychomotor disability, elderly, migrants, socio-economic disadvantaged adults as evidence of an experience now rooted in the territorial context of reference. Some of the social inclusion activities promoted in the local communities are: - active labour policies; - community empowerment actions; - international exchanges across Europe for young people; - construction of social innovation projects; - educational and training activities. Kairos represents the ideal intermediary between cooperatives, institutions, companies, and associations for realising and promoting complex projects in social inclusion and solidarity fields. The consortium is based on flexible and agile structures to support the affiliated entities in their local actions. Kairos has +5 employees and +50 external collaborators and experts.