List of NGOs

Тосно, Russia

Center for Women's Initiatives

The organization creates and implements a variety of social projects to improve the quality and fullness of people's lives, to uncover their creative potential and to engage them in public life for the benefit of society. The mission of the organization is to contribute to the improvement of people's quality of life by involving them in socially useful projects and initiatives. The main slogan is "Education during life. By education is meant a constant increase in the competences of a person, his willingness to learn and to learn new, to be open and ready for change. This organization is responsive to society's need for new competencies and innovative approaches of solving social problems. Through project activities the organization supports the following main areas of work: • Development of charitable activities in the Leningrad region, as well as volunteerism among young people and the elderly; • Support for socially unprotected population and NGOs in the Leningrad Region through the provision of social, educational and counseling services, legal assistance; legal education; • Activation of the voluntary movement among young people and the eldery aimed at collecting, preserving and popularizing information relating to the period 1930-1950.
Reykjavík , Iceland

Hringsjá vocational and educational center

Hringsjá was founded in 1987 by the Icelandic Center for people with disabilities (ÖBÍ), then as a Vocational Training center for adults with disabilities. Hringsjá´s function has evolved and grown since then. Hringsjá is now a school for adults who have themselves applied for studies, and also determined their need for an educational and vocational training in a supported and safe environment. The overall objective is empowerment through education and the enhancement of personal development. Students are both men and women, 18 years of age and older with diverse background and story in life. Their common goal at Hringsjá is to enter mainstream work, or enter a “regular” school after they finish their studies at Hringsjá. Statistics show that 70%-80% of those students that have graduated reached that goal, but all say that the quality of their life improved. Students have various backgrounds and have decided to reassess and strengthen their possibilities and position in society. Most students have health problems due to disease, accidents, trauma, psychiatric illness or lifestyle choices. Most have more than one diagnosis. Many have a history of difficulties during their previous school years. Hringsjá is a small school, with approximately 70 students attend the full training program at a time, the full program is 3 semesters. In addition approx. 400 students a year, attend shorter courses and consultation. Most of Hringsjá´s students receive their income from National Social Security, the majority only temporarily while studying at Hringsjá. The training program consists of courses in basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic as well as social studies and social skills, but main emphasis is on teaching and training in skills important for office and service work e.g. bookkeeping, Icelandic, English and the use of computers . Special focus is on a variety – and sometimes untraditional teaching methods and approaches. In addition; student´s also receive training in the area of various personal skills, with the guidance of a psychologist and social counsellor. Some students receive special education and/or further diagnosis of their situation, particularly ADD/ADHD or Dyslexia. Among special supports provided is Davis Dyslexia counselling, private coaching and an extensive network and teamwork with a variety of agencies and institutions. Educational and vocational counselling is provided as well as teaching and training in various job-seeking skills. A vocational counsellor gives a follow up guidance. Hringsjá aims at providing a safe, comfortable environment for education, vocational training and personal growth, for adults that have not had many victories in life. Hringsjá is a place where students redefine their skills, interest and self image. Students that graduate from Hringsjá usually speak of finally finishing something, having reached a goal; being winners and succeeding.
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

Pand - Performers and Artests for Nuclear Disarment Society

Pand is first group that started to take art and culture as a part of NGO work in Finland. Pand is a open group for artists to give they way and they support for activism. Mane goal is nothing more then world peace and nuclear disarming just before that. This year our mane works are on solidarity and environmental work. We believe in ground work so people them selves starts to act.
Sandnes, Norway

Dvina Childhood

Dvina Childhood was started in 2014 in Stavanger, Norway and is a charity association that supports children and families in North-West Russia. The organisation was started by people who live in Norway, but is originally from Arkhangelsk, Russia. Now, our friends and colleagues have become members too. The list of our previous project is on our site http://dvinachildhood.no/prosjekter.html
Helsinki, Finland

Physicians for Social Responsibility

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.
Pechori, Pskovskaya Oblast', Russia

Pechorskiy center of support and development of entrepreneurship

Support and development of NGOs, support for people with disabilities, local community development (Seto and others), ecology and sustainable development of territories, sport and tourism.
Ostrov , Russia

Pskov regional public organization "Children of Chernobyl"

1. Wellness. 2. Social assistance and social rehabilitation of child victims through conducting camps. 3. Protection of legal rights and social guarantees for citizens affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Petrozavodsk, Russia

Sodeistvie

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;
Ølsted, Denmark

supportgroup for Rite Højskole Latvia

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.

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