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The Anatta Foundation
The Anatta Foundation is a non-governmental organisation that focusses on a better connection between people and nature to create more psychological well-being, to get more respect for nature and to work on a ‘sustainable mindset’. We are inspired by ideas from Positive Psychology and various nature based approaches. In Erasmus+ the foundation enjoys working with young people with a disability and other vulnerable youth groups. The foundation is the lead partner in this Erasmus+ project.
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The mission of the Youth Association creACTive is to support the creativity and active citizenship of young people by organizing activities in the areas of culture, non-formal education and leisure time activities of young people, as well as through working on recognition of youth work and promotion of volunteering in Macedonia.
Since 2009 creACTive is coordinating the first open youth center in Kavadarci, which offers youth work services to young people on a daily basis. The center organizes the free time of young people through various non-formal educational, artistic and structured leisure time activities.
creACTive is one of the founders of the Union for Youth Work and is actively involved in processes for recognition, standardization and professionalization of youth work in Macedonia.
During two years, creACTive implemented a long-term project for establishing the first vocational standard for youth work and piloting the first youth work training in Macedonia. Key creACTive staff were directly involved in preparing the first ever Standards for quality of youth work in Macedonia, and the national Portfolio for youth workers.
ExperienceLab – Research Center of Communication Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
As part of the Research Center of Communication Psychology at UCSC, the goal of the ExperienceLab is to focus on the complexity of human experience, by adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that integrates cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and design. At the methodological level, the Lab aims at defining new approaches for measuring and evaluating experience, using a broad spectrum of approaches, instruments, and technologies. The Lab mission is to help organizations developing strategies, methods, and tools to design engaging experiences that improve people’s lives.
BECOME. Augmented Life is a psytech company for the innovation of psychological practices in different contexts (clinical, organizational, sports, school, wellbeing,…) through contemporary technologies such as Virtual Reality and bio/neurosensory.
BECOME unites a multidisciplinary Hub composed by a staff of psychologists, medical doctors, psychotherapists, developers, designers, visual and sound artists, neuroscientists and storytellers.
BECOME delivers innovative courses, protocols and digital tools for mental health available to professionals, researchers and end users.
BECOME designs immersive digital experiences to amplify psychoeducation, enhance active learning, foster empowerment, facilitate psychological wellbeing, promote positive change, increase therapeutic efficacy and improve the ecological validity of research.
In our work, we always strive to encourage young people to develop and cultivate their own innovative ideas and their own skills and competencies. We encourage young people to learn in a cohesive way with an emphasis on sustainable values. Learning is not just the domain of youth, so we also devote a lot of time to our own learning of new learning approaches and methods, so that we can improve the learning environment and learning experience of participants in all our programs. We use the curiosity and creativity of young people to individualize their learning experience.
Today our ambitious team is a multidisciplinary supporter of non-formal learning processes. Our portfolio includes various possibilities to develop skills and competences for individuals and teams.
Euroaccion a non-governmental, independent organisation for the support of youth and adult learning, professional and personal development of people with fewer opportunities.
Our vision is based on the personal change for broader social change. Our mission is to inspire and stimulate the human potential through experiential learning, non-formal education, volunteering and social inclusion-related projects.
Euroaccion coordinates, as a partner or applicant, annually around 8–9 European projects since 2000, mostly on youth, education and capacity building about gender related issues, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, emotional intelligence of people with fewer opportunities through humanistic approaches, non-formal education and Gestalt Psychotherapy methods. They have partners over the whole Spanish territory, in more than 20 EU countries, as well as in Asia and South America.
At a local level, we work mainly in schools, with the students, parents and teachers. One of our main services is ICARO–a project about Emotional Intelligence to children and young people between 3 and 18 years old.The activities developed are inspired by humanistic currents and the principles of Emotional Intelligence.
Everyone is a global being and Euroaccion focus on the development of all aspects-socially and individually. Through approaches based on non-formal and experiential learning, the aim is to create a trustful and safe place in and with the group, influencing the interaction of its members and promoting healthy and effective communication systems. Euroaccion team also has a long-term working experience with migrants of different backgrounds and age groups.
Kamaleonte is an organisation that promotes the growth and psycho-physical health of groups and individuals through outdoor experiential learning programs, held at a local, national and international level. Some of the topics addressed by the programs are personal and professional development, problem solving, team building, effective communication and leadership, intercultural learning, diversity, conflict management, inclusion, and group dynamics.
Kamaleonte is also a member of the informal network “International Academy of Experiential Education” (www.viaexperientia.net), that has been researching on experiential learning as an innovative and holistic methodology for developing the transversal competences of adult trainers and educators. Kamaleonte i salso the founder member of the Adventure Therapy network in Europe (www.adventuretherapy.eu). Adventure therapy is a method that can suit the specific needs of individuals facing psychological troubles. The aim of the approach is to use outdoor activities for supporting them with more effective coping mechanisms and enhance their self-esteem and awareness.
The Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC)
The Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) at the National University of Ireland Galway produces high quality research that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. The HPRC collaborates with national and international agencies on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives and has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place. Designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre since 2009, the Centre has substantial experience in the management of large-scale national and international research projects. See further details at: www.nuigalway.ie/hprc
The research team involved in this project is lead by Professor Margaret Barry and Dr Tuuli Kuosmanen is the lead researcher. The team has extensive knowledge in the field of mental health promotion, with over 20 years experience in developing the theoretical and empirical base for promoting mental health, conducting systematic reviews and evidence syntheses for national and international agencies (including national governments, European agencies and WHO), producing technical reports, academic papers and evidence briefings for both specialist and non-specialist audiences. Building on their experience in developing and evaluating interventions for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of young people, the team will lead the development of the theoretical framework for this project.
Vice Versa CZ
Vice Versa is an association formed by trainers, youth workers and educators with a passion for non-formal education, based in Prague, Czech Republic.Its main aim is to promote active citizenship and non-formal education by providing possibilities for young people and youth leaders to be socially active, take part in different events and support them in their personal development and further education.We aim to support intercultural dialogue, active citizenship, environmental and global education and awareness, and creation of links between formal and non-formal education by providing innovative educational opportunities both for young people and those working with them.
Participation for All
The „Participation for All” is an International network of youth organisations and NGOs from Europe and Central Asia working with young people, children, youth workers and professional groups as well as individuals. The organisation HQ is based in Riga, Latvia. The aim of the network is to increase participation of young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities, and marginalised groups in public life. The target group of the organization is composed of young people and children, their parents, youth workers, teachers and other professionals, as well as others interested in activities of the network.
The activities of the organisation are based on the approaches of non-formal education, experiential, intercultural and game-based learning. Network is a member of the Association of Educational Games and Methods.
The activities include but are not limited to:
– Networking and cooperation.
– Educational projects of different types (e.g. training courses, seminars etc).
– Awareness raising and policy development.
– Capacity building of NGOs and institutions working with young people and children.
– Capacity building of youth workers and teachers, and other professionals.
– Development of educational methods and games.
NGO, established in 2015 in Trbovlje, Slovenia. Aims to strengthen non-formal segment of education and bring innovative quality practice closer to the formal segment of education.
Main areas of activities:
- recognize challenges in modern education
- recognize relevant educaitonal topics and try to research and address them through different European projects
- connecting different stakeholders in education
- researching contemporary educational issues
- offering non-formal educational interventions