The partnership consists of 6 partners from 5 EU countries, covering a wide range of expertise and experience related to the scope and aims of the project, having as well a European outreach in their activities. The organizations were selected based on the partners’ relevant work and experience and the complementarity they bring for the attainment of the objectives of the project. The project is coordinated by KMOP and has succeeded in bringing together partners from countries at different stages of implementation of the right to education for Third Country National students.
KMOP is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1977, being thus one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 40 years of accumulated experience in supporting disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare [CI1] and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and development of know-how in social policy and social protection issues.
CESIE is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.
The organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres.
CESIE acts to promote intercultural dialogue among people from over the world and enhances capacities and values of each person building up a bridge of knowledge and sharing. Through its Migration Unit, CESIE works for the development of effective and inclusive approaches for the target groups of asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants of all ages (children, youngsters, adults).
Among the main activities implemented by our organisation in the field of migrant inclusion in education, there are:
- Raising awareness on the role of education in promoting inclusive societies and valuing diversity
- Promoting increased attention towards diversity, inclusion, and intercultural competences in policy planning in education
- Strengthening and enhancing the competences of teachers, school heads, staff members, and outer school activities educators so that they are able to better take into account increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse environments
- Raising participation in the educational environment among children and youth, enabling them to achieve personal independence and active participation in society
InteRed www.intered.org is a non-governmental organization founded in 1992. As InteRed’s Mission states: we work for a transformative education that generates the active and committed participation of all people in favour of justice, gender equity and social and environmental sustainability. We work for people and organizations from different countries and cultures, especially those whose rights are more violated. The following aspects are considered as the basis of all our interventions:
- Socio – educative approach, interconnecting education and Society. InteRed understands education as a mean of social transformation. This approach implies the consideration of Education having as main aim the integral formation of the person, aware of the social responsibility and interacting with others, that commits in the local and global context.
- Human Rights approach. This approach is a way of analyzing reality and develops the social and educative interventions. The centre of the Human Rights approach is the person.
- Gender equity and Ethics of caring approach. InteRed is fostering to contribute to the fulfilment of women and men human rights. We work to promote equity, women empowerment and co responsibility in the caring tasks.
- Sustainable development
Canary Wharf Consulting Limited is a British consulting company, which, since its inception, has managed to establish a considerable track record of successful, high-impact projects and partnerships, adding value to companies, organizations, and government institutions and agencies at home and abroad. CWC offers high-level consulting services to a diverse client-base in both the public and private sector, from private businesses and social enterprises to government institutions and public agencies. CWC offers services in Business Development; International Development; Consulting; and Marketing and business promotion; IT services and web-based enterprise promotion.
Other main sectors of CWC activity include Employability and labour force development, Education and VET training, Human rights and trafficking, Gender equality and gender based violence, Social services development, Financial management, Decentralization and Privatization of public services.
The Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Central Macedonia (KMAKED) is one of the thirteen Regional Education Directorates under the Minister of Education implementing educational policy and linking local agents to central services and organizations. They are responsible for the administration and supervision of other decentralized services in their area, as well as for the coordination of local Educational Consultant. Each Regional Education Directorate consists of the following: a) An Administration Department; b) A Department of Pedagogical and Scientific Guidance for Primary Education and c) A Department of Pedagogical and Scientific Guidance for Secondary Education The following services come also under the respective Directorates: 1. The Regional Further Education Centres (RFEC), 2. The Centres of Differential Assessment, Diagnosis and Support of Special Education Needs (DADS), 3. Regional Support and Educational Planning Centres (RSEPC), 4. Environmental Education Centres (EEC), 5. Pre-Primary, Primary, Special and Secondary Educational Consultant. It is in charge of 2559 schools of both levels of education (Primary Education: 1941 schools; Secondary Education: 618 schools). Also a number of 27527 teachers of all disciplines work in these schools (Primary Education: 14673 teachers; Secondary Education: 12854 teachers). The total number of students in the region of Central Macedonia is 253240 (Primary Education: 136897 students; Secondary Education: 116343 students).
EPA has been an EU-level organisation representing parents as a stakeholder group in education since its foundation in 1985. Through our 26 member organisations we have a coverage of 18 European countries both EU-member states and some non-EU countries. Representing parents on EU level EPA has worked together with other stakeholder groups as well as with some EU-institutions and political groups.