List of NGOs
Development Factory (former Ventspils Youth Council) is a youth organization (association), which uses non-formal education methods to help develop skills and competences of young people. We organize various types of events – training, seminars, camps, informative campaigns and workshops for young people (13-25 years old) about topics that are important for them –career, business, educational possibilities, health and healthy lifestyle, participation, politics, mass media, leadership and teamwork etc. Ventspils Youth council especially pays attention to develop youth leaders’ skills therefore promotes youth creativity, self-initiative, organizing ability, argumentation and public performance experience. Youth council participates in youth interest advocacy at local level being represented in Ventspils Council Youth Committee and other committees and work groups and at national level being a member of “The National Youth Council of Latvia” We have experience with different types of projects starting from local funding, up to EU cross-boarder projects and long term Erasmus+ and solidarity corps projects.
TOF works towards transforming the futures of communities globally through development, support and nurture of sustainable cultural knowledge, social, environmental and economic practices TOF is a non-profit and non-government organization Working in three Spheres: Sphere I: Sustainable Processes and Sound Practices Sustainable development through enhancing knowledge and rights, ensuring good practice processes and guidelines, efficiency in resource use and management of its outputs, recycling, and knowledge of social, environment and health due diligence and standards Sphere II: Well-being, Livelihoods and Innovation Individual and community wellbeing through fostering livelihoods and innovation, health and food systems, cultural diversity and conservation, appreciation of traditional practices, and inclusiveness of vulnerable people, and transparency of information Sphere III: Global Change - Coping, Adapting and Encompassing Work on global changes-needs and their knowledge: land use change and off-sets, climate adaptation and coping, renewable energy and resource management
The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) is an independent, non-profit policy research and development think tank in Estonia, that aims at assisting the development of public policy in the Baltic Sea region by providing high-quality socio-economic analysis. Founded in 1996, IBS aims with its activities to the increase of knowledge and understanding of the development challenges and opportunities facing Estonia in particular and Baltic Sea region in general. The Institute of Baltic Studies has carried out research and development projects in cooperation with the government, academia, enterprises as well as third sector organisations from all over the Europe. Besides projects funded by national, private and third-sector actors, we have also carried out over twenty European Union 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme projects, including participation in H2020 projects. The focus of our activities has increasingly shifted to policy support activities, but we continue to provide practical inputs for various public and private initiatives.
Riga German Cultural Society (Rigaer Deutscher Kulturverein- RDKV) was founded in 1988. Area of operation: Riga and regions of Latvia Its main purpose is to promote the integration of society; understanding, cooperation and friendship with all nationalities in Latvia; cooperation with other German associations in Latvia; study of German-Baltic cultural heritage in the field of culture and art; to promote the exchange of members of the Society, especially young people, with German and non-German representatives in the field of culture; to organize German language, cultural and art classes; to organize the Association's Song Ensemble concerts, especially charity concerts; to organize cultural events, recreation evenings, events to celebrate historical dates and events. For the past ten years, the Society has been specializing in youth integration / education / patriotism / personality development projects. Cooperation partners, supporters: RDKV has actively implemented various projects with co-financing from the Ministry of Culture, the Integration Secretariat, various foreign foundations and embassies. The Society is made up of activists and enthusiasts of integration, pedagogical and minority cooperation, and active organizers and participants of Latvian minority events. The vocal ensemble Morgenrot is active in the society.
Foundation in Support of Local Ties "Linking Foundation" - was established in 2014. The goals of the Foundation are to create socially useful activities for the benefit of the community as a whole: 1. Support the development of local ties and a civil society by creating and promoting the use of modern information and communication technologies. 2. Organize and support activities to improve the quality of life, security and development of local communities. 3. Initiate the co-operation of scientific research units, economic organizations, social organizations and local government units in the development and promotion of modern and innovative solutions supporting local communities in the fields of economy, culture, health, education and communication. The Foundation realizes its goals by: 1. Organizing, financing or co-financing internet and technological projects related to the Foundation's activities, 2. Support and promotion of interdisciplinary research in the field of social, economic and technical sciences and their implementation in cooperation with economic and self-government organizations, 3. Organizing, financing or co-financing trainings, seminars, conferences, lectures, workshops, courses, meetings, symposia and informational activities aimed at developing and promoting solutions supporting the aims of the Foundation, 4. Cooperation with self-government bodies, state bodies, legal and natural persons, associations and other foundations, both in Poland and abroad, 5. Conducting media and educational activities in the field of statutory purposes, conducting programs, actions and social campaigns promoting the Foundation's aims, 6. Extensive efforts to create optimal conditions for the emergence of new local initiatives - including the provision of on-site support, advisory, expert and training services, 7. Creating infrastructure and hardware resources for developing innovative products and services to support social, economic and cultural development initiatives on the local, regional and national level. 8. Organizing and financing volunteer recruitment and training.
We are one of the most experienced social organisations in Lithuania. We started our work in 1996 and the mission of our strong team of professionals is to enlighten and inform the society through gender equality questions, form gender politics and propagate its development in Lithuania. Since 2012 we are working as a Specialized Assistance Center providing support for victims of domestic violence in Lithuania, we also administrate Vilnius department of 24/7 Women helpline (Pagalbos moterims linija). Our Vision: Not a single person can be discriminated because of their gender. Our goals: We aim for gender equality in Lithuania We ameliorate women position in public and private life We improve the environment of equal gender relations We cooperate closely with other non-governmental organisations, state-owned institutions and organisations. We propagate gender equal opportunities in all life aspects and aim to ensure that there would be adequate attention in all political, juridical and social reforms, programmes of development. We carry out programmes, aimed at demolishing violence against women, and block the way for female trafficking, coordinate family and work obligation, encourage female enterprise, female and male equal opportunities. We organise enlightening, society informing campaigns. We provide women with free juridical consultations. In the National Equality and Diversity Forum we represent discrimination due to gender base. We are European Lobbying Organisation‘s, Women and Men Equal Opportunities‘ Commission Lithuanian women's association, Nacional network against poverty members and we lead the coalition „No to Violence! “. We have more than 20 years of experience implementing various projects with national, EU funding, funding from Nordic Council of Ministers, U.S. embassy and other donors.
The Environmental Center for Administration and Technology (ECAT-Lithuania) is the leading organization in Lithuania specializing in sustainable development policies at local and regional level, linking this work to enforcement of EU requirements and the implementation of sustainable development principles and established good practice. ECATs mission is to support, promote and strengthen the sustainable environmental activities in municipalities and local communities by providing a wide range of services. These include consultations, organizing events and international conferences, national and local seminars, mixed stakeholder meetings, training, campaigns, project development and management services. Our experts are experienced in climate change, sustainable urban mobility, air quality, waste and water management as well as sustainable consumption fields. ECAT has more than 20 years of experience working in national and international projects.
St. Petersburg, Russia
The main activities of the Charity fund “Galaxy” Prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children For us, work on prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children includes several directions: • public awareness of this problem; • prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children; • comprehensive support for organizations, children and women experienced commercial sexual abuse; • methodological support of public organizations interested in developing work to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of children. Preparation for independent life of orphaned graduates proposes: • health awareness; • development of leadership skills and pro-active life position; • raising self-esteem and development of emotional intelligence; • supporting in the development social connections with peers and competent adults; • raising the competitiveness at the labor market; • development of financial planning skills among Since 2013, we have been successfully implementing a gender-specific program aimed at preparing for independent life of orphaned girls “A Solid Step to One’s Life” who study in professional lyceums and colleagues. Maintenance and development of the activities of the Youth Volunteer Movement “Do you know how? As you know…”
St. Petersburg, Russia
Regional Public Organization of Social Projects in the Sphere of Population's Well-being Stellit (NGO “Stellit”) was founded in 2002 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We are conducting activities in the field of addictive and sexual behaviour, prevention of violence and sexual exploitation of children, trafficking, the spread of HIV and STIs. NGO Stellit combines the development and implementation of evidence-based public health and social interventions and academic research projects. Stellit’s staff (12 people) are specialists trained in the Psychology, Sociology and Public Health. Four staff members have a PhD (Psychology or Sociology). NGO “Stellit” is a member of ECPAT International.
kärde küla, Estonia
The Youth Club MTU JazzOn is an international youth organization that believes that youth work is based on equal treatment, tolerance and partnership approach. Our youth work is performed for and with young people, involving them in decision-doings of the conditions for the acquisition of knowledge and skills based on the needs and interests of young people. Our organization is well known in Estonia for organizing international summer workshops for the youth in rural areas. We combine non-formal education with cultural activities, such as social theater, folk music, dancing, storytelling and other performances, games, yoga activities (Acro yoga, Funk yoga), meditation and mindfulness. Our main goal is to in cooperate with other similar organizations all around EU, Scandinavian countries and neighboring countries, in order to together gain and share experiences for further development. Youth exchanges and training courses form a big part of our identity, since we know from first hand experience how important it is to broaden young people's horizon and encourage them to understand the very different world around them. In our activities, we often focus on bringing non-formal education to youth in rural areas, encourage entrepreneurship, ecological lifestyle and environmental protection among them and promote tolerance and understanding towards new and sometimes foreign ways and ideas. As an organization active in a rural area, we fight against social exclusion among local youth. To promote community integration through leisure and recreational activities, we engage local people in many low-cost activities that are fun, relaxing, and may provide opportunities to meet new people. Such activities include practicing yoga, organizing theater plays, a book group, different training courses, biking, playing sports or a musical instrument, painting, going on nature walks, etc. We have many successful projects all over Europe behind us that have given us the experience and knowledge that we now want to share with others. We are creative, brave, wanting to learn and willing to teach, and all the time searching innovative methods and tools.