List of NGOs

Ventspils, Latvia

Development factory

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.
Tynset, Norway

Transforming Our Futures - TOF

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
Tartu, Estonia

The Institute of Baltic Studies

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.
Tarnow, Poland

Linking Foundation

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.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Women's Issues Information Centre

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.
Minsk, Belarus

School of Young Managers in Public Administration

SYMPA was founded in 2007 in cooperation with the Swedish organization SIPU International (now FCG Sweden) with an aim of creating a community of young professionals able to effect change in public administration in a future democratic Belarus. SYMPA’s mission is to create and support channels of communication for public administration professionals and keep them informed about principles and practices of modern good governance, to involve the target groups in educational and exchange programmes in order to build their capacity in public administration and instill the value of civil participation, and to conduct research in the field of public administration. We work to improve the quality of public procurement, to increase participation in decision making at the local level, and to increase transparency and accountability in public spending. Research in public administration in Belarus is one of SYMPA’s strategic directions. For this reason, BIPART - Belarusian Institute for Public Administration Reform and Transformation was established in 2011 as SYMPA’s research branch. BIPART’s mission is to promote the reform of the public administration system in Belarus in accordance with modern principles and practices. BIPART unites people interested in improving the quality of governance in Belarus. SYMPA is a member of NISPAcee and the OECD Global Network of Schools of Public Administration.
Tallinn, Estonia

Network of Estonian Non-profit Organizations

Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations, NENO (or Vabaühenduste Liit in Estonian) is the single and largest Estonian organization uniting public benefit nonprofit organizations. NENO is an advocacy organization focusing on a sustainable civic space and additionally to that we also focus on capacity building and civic awareness. NENO is a membership organization created for the implementation and protection of the common interest of Estonian public benefit nonprofits. NENO currently (Oktober 2018) unites 101 active and operational public benefit nonprofit organizations in Estonia from all fields, both associations and foundations. At the same time, our information network involves approx. 4000 organizations. NENO’s mission is to give voice to and advocate on behalf of Estonian public benefit organizations and its work is dedicated to the development and promotion of civic action and civil society in Estonia.
Krakow, Poland, Poland

Union of Associations Multikultura

Multikultura is a union of different institutions dealing with arts and education and ICT technology. Multikultura specializes in exploitation of eLearning, multimedia education technology applying such methods like internet platforms, training films, educational television, and video games. Our programmers and graphic designers produce computer games based on a professional software UNITY. We create three-dimensional and two-dimensional computer games in the interactive contents, such as visualizations and animations. It allows us to create applications for web browsers, personal computers, video game consoles and mobile devices such as phones, tablets. We recommend to see our latest production in the project on the legends in different EU countries: http://fabulaloci.pl/. The documentary films produced have been awarded at different European film festivals and are now used by many schools in Europe as educational tools. MULTIKULTURA promotes equal opportunities of education & employment & combat marginalization of social groups, in accordance with the Erasmus+ the document Opening up Education of 25th September 2013. MULTIKULTURA pays attention to new technologies, able to guarantee equity in education, because open technologies allow All individuals to learn, Anywhere, Anytime, through Any device, with the support of Anyone. For example we produced the video games for children with learning difficulties: http://helpdeskinld.com/game/gameFinal/ AREAS OF SPECIFIC EXPERTISE: Since 1999 MULTIKULTURA is working as educational provider on different projects on Cooperative Learning in classes as well as in the international contexts, where partners explore methods that stimulate the co-operation through open, challenging and complex tasks, mainly exploring the method derived from cooperative learning developed by Elizabeth Cohen (Stanford University) and Dalton Plan. QUALITY SYSTEM USED: Annual evaluation, internal and external of projects as well as testing of functionality of produced e-Learning tools and educational networks in real environment. STAFF: Multikultura employs 25 staff members. The union consists of different institutions dealing with arts and education and ICT technology. Some of the staff members of MULTIKULTURA are also a teachers, such as Krystyna Chołoniewska (Creative writing at the Jagiellonian University), Krzysztof Ridan (Teacher of ICT technology – Film director), Wioletta Sośniak (Teacher of ICT technology), Marek Chołoniewski (Music professor at the Jagiellonian University), Michał Zabłocki (President of the Union of Polish Writers - Poet) - therefore the cooperation of Multikultura with adults group in art training activities is possible and easy to arrange. MULTIKULTURA is also in constant cooperation with always growing number of European cities, actively participating in the Euro network of CITIES IN INTERNET http://www.mwi.pl/. QUALITY SYSTEM USED: internal and external annual evaluation of projects as well as testing of functionality of produced e-Learning tools and educational networks in real environment. We disseminate our projects and methodologies through proactive engagement with the User Groups and stakeholders. Among its regular didactic activities, MULTIKULTURA delivers weekly on-line classes for collective poetry writing and translating: http://www.emultipoetry.eu/pl/main/ COURSES ORGANIZED TO DATE: Collective poetry writing, translating, language learning, intercultural education. MULTIKULTURA provides for the EU projects the network of local schools and in particular classes and teachers for exploration of project methodology over the project period.
Helsinki, Finland

KSL Study Centre

KSL Study Centre is a private, non-formal adult education institute. Our educational services are aimed for associations and NGO's. KSL's educational activities are courses, study circles, vocational further training and qualifications in arts and craft. KSL also provides consultation and coaching services. The study centre is working in the whole country together with civil society organisations. KSL is funded mainly by the Ministry of Education. Being a private adult education institute, KSL is owned by KSL Civic Association for Adult Learning, that has 17 member organisations, among them for instance LGBT rights association, sports- and theatre associations, trade unions and organisations of the Left party (youth, students, children). In addition to the 17 member organisations KSL has ca. 100 cooperation organisations, associations and NGOs.
Helsinki, Finland

Physicians for Social Responsibility Finland

PSR’s mission is to raise awareness in the medical community on global ethical and social matters, and to promote safe livelihoods, equality and peace. The organization is non-partisan and independent of companies and any commercial entities that could endanger the professional integrity of physicians. PSR does not accept financial support from the medical or pharmaceutical industries. PSR is an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and a part of Health Action International (HAI). The central work of PSR consists of: development cooperation, peace promotion, and social responsibility in healthcare.

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