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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.


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.

Teen International Media Exchange

In the wake of September 11, 2001, a group of Los Angeles media instructors and professionals gathered to discuss the tragedy. They were determined to “go global” and make a major, long-term impact on the world community.The Teen International Media Exchange (TIME) was born, and found a home at the Media Academy at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA, where two of the founders teach.Today, TIME is a non-profit organization with an explicit mission: to empower the energy of teenagers and the dynamic power of the media to create a peaceful, cooperative world community.

Critical Education Association

The aim of the Association is scientific and social activity in the area of development and education of communities at risk of exclusion, including the activation of women and educational, educational and charitable activities for children and youth. - Creating conditions conducive to the integration of local environments. - Equal educational opportunities for women and children from areas at risk of exclusion. - Counteracting discrimination based on gender, age, socio-economic status, religion, race and ethnicity. - Promotion and protection of freedoms and human rights and civil liberties. - Action to eliminate the disadvantage of women in public life, in the labour market, in society and in culture. - Promotion of equality between women and men, in particular in the labour market and in the domestic sphere. - Counteracting violence against women, children and young people. - Removing barriers related to access to knowledge about new technologies and educational opportunities. - Supporting small businesses and social cooperatives. - Civic and ecological education for local communities. - Preserving cultural traditions and natural heritage - Activities for European integration and support for contacts between communities.

The Flying Seagull Project

We spread joy worldwide through music, art, circus and dance. Working with vulnerable, abandoned, outcast and poorly people, we run creative sessions to help build confidence, aid childhood development and strengthen communication.

NGO Smart Osvita

Advocating secondary education reform, informing teachers, and supporting their professional growth in line with the reform values as well as promoting the pedagogy of partnership in schools.

Fondation de France

Focused in supporting a modern, effective and global philanthropy.



Foundation Aid to Poles in the East

The main statutory goals of the Foundation are: Maintaining Polishness by disseminating the knowledge of the Polish language; Promotion of Polish culture and national traditions; Improvement of the social, professional and material situation of the Polish ethnic group; Protection of Polish cultural heritage in the East; Development of Polish media in the East; Supporting regional and international cooperation, ect.


The mission of Coalition for Youth Foundation is: Here where we live, we should be fine. We run regular programs for three groups of beneficiaries: FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Acceptance. New opportunities We help young people to reveal their talent and build a life on it. We award Clover scholarships We provide an alternative to what they have on a daily basis. We teach a new one at our original workshops. We help discover talent We organize shows. We teach young people to be socially active. We give grants for their own ideas FOR SENIORS Respect. Care. Active life We are creating an Active Seniors Center so that they leave home and make them feel needed We use the skills and life wisdom of the Elders to build a world of values in the Young. Joint projects have priceless power We help the elderly in a difficult living situation. We donate food. FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES Motivation. Knowledge. An impulse to change We make the dreams of small communities come true, for example about a playground or a day-room for children. We award mini grants, including: as part of the Act Locally Program We organize trainings and provide specialist consultancy for local NGOs. That they are effective and always "up to date" We infect people to act by providing equipment, materials and the Foundation's premises. We run the Biaobrzeg Civic Center Beyond that we got involved in helping Ukrainian Refugees coming to our region. Our main activities for Ukrainian refugees: - we organize the biggest collection of food, hygiene products, clothes, medicaments, etc. in the region - we run the largest gift warehouse in the region, which is open from Monday till Saturday. - we have registered over 1 thousand refugees, which we help, but we relocate also our help to other destinations in the region or even in Warsaw as at the beginning we are welled organized - we find shelter for all of the refugees we help- cover food for them, and all needed products - we cooperate with local authorities and schools to integrate the refugees - We cover cost of school starter kit for kids going to school - we work with companies to find jobs for refugees - we pay for school dinners for children - we work with over 200 volunteers regularly

Stowarzyszenie Grupa Stonewall

The Stonewall Group is the largest organization fighting for the rights of LGBT+ people in the Wielkopolska region. The Group has been active since 2015 in the following areas: advocacy, education, help/intervention, culture, and healthcare. The Group comprises 41 members and around 50 volunteers cooperate with us. The board comprises five members. Each of them is responsible for a few areas of activity. Our flagship activity is the Poznan Pride Week festival (we organized a few hundred events in the course of five editions of the festival), which culminated in the Equality March (13,000 people participated in 2019). We help LGBT+ people and their families. For four years now, we have been co-operating with six therapists holding psychological consultations which have been provided for around 200 individuals now. We run five support groups for: youth, transgender people, families of LGBT+ people, bisexual people, and LGBT+ people from Ukraine. We provide legal help for LGBT+ people, who are often victims of hate crimes (the legal help is also partially financed by municipal grants); since 2016 we have provided a few hundred hours of support in total, which also consisted in representing a client. We organize many cultural activities: produce concerts, theatre plays, and organize meetings with authors. We are also active in the area of healthcare - thanks to the grant from the city of Poznan, we are organizing a training project for therapists about so-called ChemSex. In 2019, we were commissioned by Panstwowy Zakad Higieny (State Institute of Hygiene) to conduct research about ChemSex. We provide free testing for HIV, syphilis, and HCV. We train companies about antidiscrimination (e.g., Allegro, Franklin Templeton). In 2019, we organized the first edition of Letnia Akademia Rownosci (Summer Equality Academy) - we visited seven cities in Poland, combating harmful stereotypes about LGBT+ people (funded by Sprite). We conduct business activity - we manage the bar Lokum Stonewall bar which has become not only a meeting place for the Poznan LGBT+ community, but also the main stage of Polish queer culture for such events like weekly drag queen performances. The bar also boosts our visibility - it is located on the main pedestrian street in the center of Poznan ( What is more, as a part of our business activities, we run an online shop ( and organize trainings for companies.