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.
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.