Elan Interculturel – France
Élan interculturel is an association specialising in the field of intercultural relations. We promote a holistic approach to culture, in order to stimulate intercultural cohesion. Created by a group of migrants and professionals interested in the challenges facing contemporary societies, the objective our association is to facilitate intercultural dialogue and training to improve understanding of cultural diversity in everyday life.
Through our projects we aim to develop new teaching methodologies that can be used in various training environments and adapted to different audiences. As a training organisation, we use interactive teaching and non- formal methods (literature, theatre, improvisation, art) that allow us to take into account the individual needs of our learners in order to develop their capacity to cope with the unknown, manage uncertainty and overcome challenges presented in an intercultural society.
Les Ateliers d’Art Contemporain (AAC) – Belgium
Ateliers d’Art Contemporain (AAC), have been active in the Liège region since 1995 and specialise in training in the arts for all audiences. All artistic disciplines and contemporary writing are covered : visual arts, performing arts, decorative arts, digital arts, etc.. In 2009, the AAC created a socio-artistic cell ( RIA)(A Network of Arts and creative Industries stakeholders ) in collaboration with the collective Paracommand’art who have working for over ten years on the development of artistic and creative practices in the fields of culture, arts, social science and education. To date, the RIA is:
- A training centre for socio-artistic management
- A network of artists, educators and experts using participatory art
- A resource centre with free access to educational tools
- A tool for production and production support for participatory art
Berlink – Germany
Berlink is a German intermediary organisation that has extensive experience in organising professional and educational projects and professional internships in Berlin.
The company offers a wide range of services from career guidance in the context of a changing work environment to promoting innovative approaches to lifelong learning. BERLINK is currently involved in several European projects which focus on motivation, improvement of personal and professional skills developed through learning and employment experiences abroad. They also provide consulting services in the development of training and employment programmes for unemployed people, using a tailored methodology to achieve real and replicable results.
Berlink is part of the ETN Group – “European Training Network “, which comprises of companies in Italy (Rimini ), Spain ( Valencia ), Bulgaria ( Sofia) and the UK (Portsmouth) .
CESIE – Italy
CESIE is a not for profit independent European NGO created in 2001. The organisation works to promote cultural, educational , scientific and economic development at a local and international level using innovative and participatory tools and methodologies. The main objectives of CESIE are to promote intercultural dialogue, responsible and sustainable development and international cooperation and entrepreneurial spirit. CESIE has five interrelated departments: European cooperation , international cooperation, mobility, socio-cultural promotion and vocational training. We have 30 employees of different nationalities and about 15 Italian and international volunteers. Since 2001, CESIE has developed 400 projects –with 90 currently underway at a local, European , Mediterranean and international level .
Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd (MEH) – UK
Formed in 1998, Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd (MEH) is a voluntary community organization and who specialise in the field of social inclusion. With an emphasis on partnership working, we promote social inclusion and deliver a range of projects supporting disadvantaged members of the community with respect to employment, community development, social enterprise development, specialist support and training.
Merseyside Expanding Horizons also provides non-formal and informal learning to support community cohesion and intergenerational communication. MEH has a wide range of experience in the field of personal support for employment, self-employment , social entrepreneurship and volunteer opportunities.
Over the past twelve years we have carried out many projects at a local, regional and European level to help people reach their potential and become more active members of the community and overcome barriers to inclusion.