Together We Achieve
These Are the people with the Passion to Transform Their Communities
Belgium | Brussels
— Child Focus
Child Focus’ mission, both at national and international level, is to support parents/family of a missing or a sexually exploited child, to actively support the investigation of the disappearance, abduction or sexual exploitation of children and to study, to prevent and to combat these phenomena, online as well as offline. CF acts independently and in the interest of the child without any discrimination. As the Belgian 116 000 hotline for missing children, Child Focus can be reached 24/7 for reports and questions related to missing and sexually exploited children. It also runs the civil hotline for child sexual abuse images on the Internet (www.stopchildporno.be) as well as a helpline for all questions related to e-safety for children (www.clicksafe.be). Based on the information it gets from its case work, Child Focus exploits new expertise that adds to the development of awareness raising projects and communication initiatives. Prevention is an important pillar within Child Focus, with the development of educational tools, websites and pedagogical material, as well as trainings in all different shapes and manners. The Child Focus Academy, hosted within the department ‘Prevention and Development’ gives over 1.200 training sessions per year to very diverse stakeholders.
Belgium | Flanders
Gezinsbond is a pluralistic, non-governmental family organisation, established in 1921. It unites about 230,000 families in Flanders and Brussels [Belgium] with the support of 13,000 volunteers in 900 regional entities. Gezinsbond welcomes all families: large families, young families, grand-parent families, reconstituted families, single-parent families etc. All families have their place within the family movement. Gezinsbond always considers the needs of all families regardless of the family situation, political stance or religious belief.
Belgium | Wallonie
— La Ligue des Familles
The Ligue des Familles is a French-speaking Belgian association supporting parenting. It is based on four (4) pillars of actions.
Through actions build by and for parents, the Ligue des Familles aims to improve the living condition and futures of families, parents and children. The Ligue des Familles is aims at families of all backgrounds, regardless of their status, their origins, their life choices, their religious and their political beliefs. For the Ligue des Familles, parents are those persons engaged in a family relationship with respect to one or more child(ren), teenager(s), young person(s), adult(s). By family relationship, the Ligue means protection, accompaniment, education. The parent can be biological, foster, adoption or heart. The parent can be biological, foster, adoption or heart. The parent can become a grandparent of heart or blood. The parent stays the rest of his life.
Greece | Athens
— Athens Lifelong Learning Institute
The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute is a research and education institute, based in Athens, Greece. It has the mission to foster and enhance innovation processes mainly in the areas of education and lifelong learning, human capital development and labour markets in Greece and in Europe, knowledge society and social inclusion. The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute represents a rather unique integration of multi disciplinary expertise and “innovative thinking” drawing on a comprehensive and diverse knowledge base combining research methods and their application, network development and implementation, policy analysis and valorisation of innovative practices. The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute team is comprised of professionals in the fields of adult education, lifelong learning and innovative learning methods and are working together with the ultimate goal of human capital development and social inclusion in a local, national and European level. People working or cooperating with the Athens Lifelong Learning Institute have provided the Institute with the energy and vision to continue promoting high quality services and new ideas in the fields of vocational training, adult education and social inclusion.
Romania | Timisoara
— Universitatea de Vest Timișoara - UVT
The West University of Timișoara (WUT) (Universitatea de Vest Timișoara – UVT) is the main higher education institution and researcher pole in Western Romania. Classified as a research and education university by the Ministry of Education, it is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian Universities). In the QS 2019 World University Rankings, the West University was included in the Top 1.000 universities in the world, together with only three other Romanian universities.
Bulgaria | Sophia
— University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski”
The University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski” is the most renowned and prestigious University in Bulgaria, with a history of more than 130 years. Established in 1888, the University of Sofia – St. Kliment Ohridski – is the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. The University is exemplary both in terms of scientific research and in terms of its educational activities. The University forms the nucleus of the Bulgarian scientific and cultural elite. It contributes significantly to the participation of Bulgaria in the global development of science and education and plays an active role in preparing and conducting policies of national, regional and international significance. The University’s objective is to assert its role as an academic, scientific and cultural center of European standing. According to this vision statement the educational programs of the University of Sofia must constantly meet European quality standards and approximate the leading world criteria.
Cyprus | Nicosia
— EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS
European University Cyprus (EUC) was founded in 2007 and developed out of Cyprus College, which was established in 1961. Today, EUC operates five Schools, namely, the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Law, with the mission to educate students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation. EUC has participated in more than 250 projects funded by a number of programs and organizations such as the Horizon2020, Erasmus+, 7th Framework Program, Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Directorates General of the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, United Nations, European Space Agency, governmental bodies and others. In the last 3 years, the University has accumulated more than 5.5M euros in research funding. Research activity is primarily carried out by a number of research centers, laboratories, and other kinds of specialized settings such as clinics and innovation centers (http://euc.ac.cy/en/research/research-centers). EUC is one of about 500 organizations in Europe which have been awarded the EU’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badge.
Belgium | Brussels
— European Association for Viewers Interests
EAVI is an international non-profit organisation registered in Brussels which advocates Media Literacy and full citizenship. EAVI supports the adoption of initiatives that enable citizens to read, write and participate in public life through the media
Full and active citizenship in Europe is increasingly reliant on media literacy skills. Therefore, by empowering Europeans as responsible media users, EAVI is actually working towards the goal of a healthy, democratic, more cohesive society.
EAVI represents citizens interests in the European sphere through lobbying, conferences, networking, research, media literacy focused projects, the development of good practices and the production of online content of resources with a particular attention to the education of young people.