List of NGOs
København K, Denmark
Folkevirke is the women's own cross-political movement of adult education. It was founded in 1944 by Bodil Koch, later minister of the church and minister of culture. The initiating point was the anger or indignation the Danish women felt after the general election in 1943 for our "FOLKETING", the Danish parliament, when only two out of the four female members were re-elected. Folkevirke has been known to bring what you would call "early warnings". Time and again a subject has been thoroughly treated in our circles and meetings, when the government sets up a campaign over the country dealing with just that issue! Right from the start our major principle has been to keep our courses cross-political, i.e. not representing any of the political parties. Also time is always set aside for discussions with the participants and lecturers, to help promoting genuine democracy. Folkevirke thinks it is important to democracy in Denmark, that everybody is heard - and that it is the argument that counts. "The word and not the sword". Folkevirke has since 1990 participated in international cooperation’s through EU-funded projects and Nordplus projects. The members of Folkevirke have a joint belief that it is important in the multi-cultural and globalized society of today to be active citizens focusing on making the values of the society visible to all. Folkevirke is the women's own cross-political movement of adult education. Folkevirke deals with subjects we find important: Environmental questions - new technologies including genetic technology - food-radiation - the challenge of migration and minorities - ethical questions - economics national level, questions arising up to the national referendum on the Maastricht treaty -literature - theatre - music - museums - art, especially women artists, and so forth. Right from the start our major principle has been to keep our courses cross-political, i.e. not representing any of the political parties. Also time is always set aside for discussions with the participants and lecturers, to help promoting genuine democracy Folkevirke has since the early 1990’s been involved in adult education at an international level – in projects in Nordplus and EU. For several project Folkevirke has been the coordinating organisation.
Our organization was registered on March 13, 2009. We specializes in the implementation of projects in social and economic spheres. Our fields of interest are: - Mental health promotion programmes; - Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other dangerous infection diseases; - Prevention of the use of psychoactive substances; - Forming of anticorruption mentality; - Sustainable development; - Gender equality; - Interethnic relations; - Well-being of families with children; - Children’s rights protection; - Support to children in the situation of their parents’ divorce. Our main target groups are: - Children and adolescents; - Parents; - Teachers; - Officials working with children; - Relevant key persons. During these years in our programs and projects took part over than 8000 children and 4000 adults (parents, teachers, key persons, etc.). Geography of our projects spread from the Republic of Karelia to Murmansk and Murmansk region, Saint-Petersburg, Leningradskaya oblast and Moscow. With the participation of NGO "Sodeistvie" the following projects have been implemented: 2010 - "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years old (pupils of 8-11 grades of pilot schools in Petrozavodsk)" with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; - The exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; 2011 - "Formation of anti-corruption mentality among older schoolchildren in pilot schools in Petrozavodsk", funded by the Matra-KAP program by the Consulate of the Netherlands; - holding an international gender conference in Petrozavodsk in March 2011. "Through new ideas for gender equality," funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; - Participation in 2011 in the exchange program for NGOs in the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, during which ANO experts visited partner organizations in Finland and Iceland; - the implementation during 2011 with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland project "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years in the Republic of Karelia"; - the project "Support to the development of the early prevention system for children in the Republic of Karelia" 2011-2012, with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - Participation in 2012 in the exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, with the project "Nordic countries: Innovative Education Towards Green Growth and Sustainable Development", during which AIE experts visited partner organizations in Finland, Sweden and Denmark; - the project "Support for the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia", implemented in 2012-2013. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Strong family: evidence-based models of family work for welfare in Finland and the Republic of Karelia", implemented in 2013-2014 as part of the ENPI cross-border cooperation program "Karelia"; - Participation in 2013 in the project "The rights of children - human rights: Partnership for children in the Nordic countries towards the well-being of children and their families", implemented within the framework of the program of the Nordic Council of Ministers "Program of experience exchange for non-profit organizations and young leaders of Russia and the Nordic countries »; - the project "The National Idea in Unity of Nations", implemented in 2013 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child", implemented in 2014 with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Nordic Experience in Childhood and Child Rights: The Future Begins Now", implemented in 2014 as part of the Nordic Council of Ministers program "Experience Sharing Program for Non-Profit Organizations and Young Leaders of Russia and the Nordic Countries"; - the project "Interethnic relations in the mirror of the media", implemented in 2014 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: the interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector"; - the project "Support to the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia 2014-2015", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Medicine, education and art on the protection of health from HIV and tuberculosis", implemented in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child 2015-2016", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - The project "Support for the improvement of family well-being in rural areas of the Republic of Karelia: the development of sheep breeding: A View from the Netherlands - 2016", implemented with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg;
Pskov State University (PskovGU) is a higher educational institution in Pskov. It was created in 2011 by merging two higher educational institutions (Pskov State Pedagogical University named after SM Kirov, Pskov State Polytechnic Institute) and three secondary vocational schools (Pskov Industrial College, Pskov College of Construction and Economics and Velikie Luki Construction College). In April 2017, it became one of the regional core universities.
Danish Resources was founded in 1965 as a non-profit, benevolent organization to deal with young citizens with serious problems such as drug-abuse and deviant behavior.
Finland – Russia Society is the independent non-party organization which functions in Finland since 1944. The aim of the society is to facilitate the development of co-operation and contacts in different fields between Finland and Russia. Finland – Russia Society unites people with different interests: the ones interested in the Russian language and culture, the ones whose work is connected to Russia and the ones interested in the culture of Finno-Urgic folks on the territory of Russia. At present “Finland – Russia” society counts up to 16 000 members. There are about 200 initial organizations of the society working in Finland. Its members voluntarily study the Russian language, tour around the country, organize concerts, friendship evenings, evenings devoted to special occasions, lectures, gather the humanitarian help etc. The society takes an active part in the development of co-operation with Russia and Nordic countries and European Union within the Baltic and Barents Sea region projects. The society also takes an active part in establishment of the network for cooperation of civil organizations.
The supportgroup in Denmark supports a folkhighschool in Latvia. The school is based on the ideas of Grundtvig. We make courses for older people in handicraft, for children in the summer and different kinds of art courses. We have a building in Latvia where 30 people can sleep and have the activities.
NGO "Contemporary Family" implements projects aimed at the improving of the life’s quality of Russian families and the whole society. We have strong capabilities in IT techologies (sites' bilding, softwear's development etc). As well we try to understand the current worlds trends in state family policy in applying to the situation in Russia. We think about the projects enlarging the democratic opportunities for Russian citizens. As well we were involved into intense exhibition activities (theme: families & different nationalities). Nowdays we are preparing photo exhibition "Family: work & world". Combining our exhibition skills and enthusiasm for liberal and democratic principles, history, we described (on our website) the project of the museum in Pskov, which would tell about the modern essence and advantages of democratic governance with the involvement of the historical heritage of the Novgorod-Pskov Republic and the Hanseatic Union. We also develop the topic of gender equality on our website.
"Network for Ecological Education and Practice" was founded on january 21st 1994, with the object to establish a foundation for information, exchange of experience and dialogue about initiatives in promoting a sustainable development in Denmark. This is done by informing about meetings, courses etc., and by establishing connections between projects and people. Eco-net is a member of the three umbrella organizations: “The Danish 92 Group – Forum for Sustainable Development” (25 Danish environment and development organizations), “Danish Adult Education Association” (34 national, adult education organizations) and CISU – Civil Society in Development (286 Danish development organizations)
We develop the Civil society in Russia. Centre "Garant" is a non-governemental charity organisation, created by the active people more than 20 years ago. Centre "Garant" is: - a resource centre for NGOs; - a Community Foundation for social projects; - Centre for development of volunteering of active people; - a centre for development of youth's leaderships; - a centre of international NGOs' cooperation. Our capital is 10 professional employees and more than 50 experts and partners from different regions of Russia. We implented more than 100 local, national and international projects. We are recognized as experts on the local and international levels.
Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society is a Danish non-profit association and private research institute, founded in 2008. The aim is to promote humanistic and democratic learning capacities in a civil society context. The activities of Interfolk include research, surveys, development and exchange projects, courses, seminars, debate activities and other cultural activities - in a Danish, Nordic and European context. Interfolk’s main area of project activity is in adult education, arts and culture and promotion of the learning capacity in the civil society sector. Interfolk has since 2008 been coordinator for 4 Danish development projects, 11 Nordic projects supported by Nordplus Adult, Culture Point Nord as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers NGO programme for the Baltic Sea region and the open programme for cooperation with Russian NGOs; and 12 EU projects supported by the former Grundtvig programme and current Erasmus+ programme and the Creative Europe programme. All these Nordic and EU programme can to some extent include cooperation with Russian NGOs. Below three typical projects are presented.