List of NGOs

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.
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.
København K, Denmark

Folkevirke

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.
København K, Denmark

Folkevirke

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.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Resources

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.
Middelfart, Denmark

Interfolk - Institute for Civil Society

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 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 civil society contexts. Interfolk has since 2008 been coordinator for 4 Danish development projects, 8 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 7 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.
Arkhangelsk, Russia

Foundation of Economic Programs

Development and implementation of projects for the preservation and study of culture, the development of business, new transport solutions in the Arctic. Consulting in the field of international business, the standard of project management.

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