Estonia – (Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare)
Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare (SSCW) is an NGO created December, 8th in 1989, originally from the city of Sillamäe, in largely populated by Russian speaking minorities county of IdaVirumaa. During these years SSCW has been working actively towards creating a child and youth friendly environment in our society. Each year we have broadened the reach of our activities to initiate broadbased and societywide noticeable initiatives. Today SSCW has conducted and supported more than 150 projects not only on the county but also on country and lately on an international level including with partners from several Anna Lindh Foundation member states. Through that work SSCW has gained national importance and is currently a member of governmental commission on Civil Society Development and its adjacent volunteering working group. SSCW is a member of Anna Lindh Foundation network since 2007 and in 2015/2016 one of the priority actions of SSCWEuroMediterranean partnership
Official webpage of Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare: www.sscw.ee
Sweden -(Munkebäcksgymnasiet Göteborg)
Munkebäcksgymnasiet is a municipal upper secondary school with a media and music profile. There is also a large language introduction program for newly arrived immigrants in Sweden. About 20 percent of our students have an immigrant background. Sweden has developed functional strategies, organization and administration to meet with immigration on different levels. On the pedagogical level Sweden has developed curricula for migrant students.
Furthermore the students can validate their marks from their home countries. Our school has a great advantage in that all students and all teachers are equipped with their own laptop.
Bernadottegymnasiet is for pupils who are curious about what it is like to work within the police, the customs, the armed forces, the coast guard, the rescue force, the ambulance or within similar professions. The focus is on equality, human rights, nature, outdoor life, fitness and health. It is also possible for students to combine their studies with sports at elite level because we have the possibility to adjust theoretical studies to such a venture.
Official webpage of Munkebäcksgymnasiet
Latvia – (Radošas iniciativas centrs)
“Radosas iniciativas centrs” (RIC, in English – Creative initiative center) was founded in 2007 and is an NGO with charity status working in the field of charity, development of civic society, education, cultural education and raise of welfare of the poor and the disadvantaged.
For that RIC use creativity’s development as a way of self-development. RIC’s partners are a lot of local authorities, centers for disabled people, resource centers, youth centers and educational institutions in all regions of Latvia. RIC is junior and adult education and supporting institution, which offers education and training in arts, therapy and development of social skills. By that it focuses on the aspects of personal development and social learning. It uses research and artistic exercises in all training measures to promote the general competencies and harmonize psychology of young and elderly adults as well. Especially in context of education projects, in which the whole team works together, it also interacts with partners from the social, economic, and political sector to develop trainings to face crucial problems of nowadays society. RIC has a wide experience in implementation of creative projects for youth, students, families and seniors, including training and hobby activities, competitions and exchanges. Project partner specifics is youth projects realization in the field of culture and visual art. NGO RIC is dealing with projects in applied arts and is working for a wide territory. Centre partners are many schools, youth and social centers and educational institutions in all Latvia regions, and it closely collaborated with Government Youth Initiative Centre (VISC*) in a lot of the projects/creative contests for youth.
Official webpage of NGO Centre for Creative Initiative: www.ric.org.lv
United Kingdom – (Madina Leadership Programme)
The ‘Madina Leadership Programme’ was initiated in 2014 with the aim to empower YOUTH to catalyze social change through means of FAITH. The programme aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities.
The ‘Madina Leadership Programme’ begins with the ‘Madina Leadership Summit’ – an innovate ‘1 Week’ development opportunity for young people between the ages of 18-30 to develop their leadership skills, inspire their thinking and equip themselves with the means to get involved in their local communities through FAITH.The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.The Summit features world-renowned leadership trainers and speakers, including Shaykh Muhammad bin Yayha An Ninowy. After the ‘Summit’- Madina Institute will support ‘Madina Leaders’ projects with funds, tools and networks. Often, the most difficult part of getting an idea of the ground is getting the startup capital to make it happen. ‘Madina Leaders’ will be encouraged to share what they’ve learned with their local communities by organizing events that build the capacity of local youth to become active in their communities and start their own projects.
Official webpage of Madina Leadership Programme: www.madinainstitute.org
Italy – (Fondazione Mondinsieme del Comune di Reggio Emilia)
Mondinsieme is an Intercultural Centre, established in 2001 by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia to carry out activities and initiatives promoting the value of cultural diversity. Over the years Mondinsieme has become an important institution able to promote intercultural dialogue, as well as a meeting place where developing constructive inter-cultural relations between people with migrant background and Italians.
The Centre’s mission is to work on integration in a bidirectional perspective in order to prevent situations of cultural marginalization and ghettoization.
Its activities cover the following themes:
INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION – to develop high school students and teachers’ intercultural competence;
DIVERSITY IN THE ECONOMY- to create an environment that actively encourages the development of a migrant entrepreneurship and supports its inclusion into local economies, as well as to sensitize local companies on the advantages of diverse workforces;
SECOND GENERATION EMPOWERMENT AND PARTICIPATION – to encourage the active participation of youngsters with migrant background and their leading role in the local and national youth policies;
MIGRANT ASSOCIATION EMPOWERMENT AND PARTICIPATION – to promote the participation of migrants in the processes of active citizenship.
Official webpage of Fondazione Mondinsieme del Comune di Reggio Emilia: www.mondinsieme.org
Morocco – (Le Forum Mediterraneen de la Jeunesse “FOMEJE”)
FOMEJE is a youth organization, its creation came in response to the ambitions of a group of young people belonging to Morocco and having African roots, Mediterranean civilization and universal culture. The aim was to shape a framework and find a place within a “society of information” which has changed the social, moral and cultural concepts as well as the network of international relations.
The Forum is open to all local, national and international initiatives for which they exchange their experiences and expertise with openness and acceptance of all differences, respecting diversity and living in harmony with the cultural and civilizational contrast with tolerance confirming the essence of the universal slogan “We are different … We are equal.”
Official webpage of the The Mediterranean Forum for Youth – Morocco (FOMEJE) Facebook: www.facebook.com/fomeje
Algeria – (Association Club Scientifique de Setif)
The CSFSM is an apolitical and non-profit association. It is active in the scientific, cultural, sporting and human fields. It’s an NGO essentially constituted for the dynamic youth, integrated ,with an experience capital which does not make any doubt. Its creation, its activities and its development meet the needs that the company expresses.
Main Projects / Activities: To improve the life conditions of the communities; Debates conferences in the intention of youth; Initiation in the human rights; Promotion of the information and the cultural and scientific exchanges.
Official webpage of Association Club Scientifique de Setif: www.club-scientifique.setif.org
Tunesia – (Zayrah Tunisia)
Main objectives: Empowering young people with information, skills and creating channels for advocacy and development
Main Activities: Training, Consultation, Seminars, Youth Forums, Conferences and Workshops
Additional Services: Building Capacity (Human Resources, Business Organization, Structural Setup, Strategic Planning.
Services Oriented: Young People in Tunisia and the other arabic speaking African countries (South Mediterranean cost countries + Sudan +Mauritania+ Djibouti + Comores Islands + Somalia.)
1. Vision: To alleviate poverty in fragile states of Africa, Zayrah searches for ways to alleviate.
2. Mission: To promote peace and socio-economic development in Africa by empowering youth and implementing best practices of governance. Our Strategy:
to Advocate: We advocate for policies that seek to ensure better livelihoods for Africans.
to Support: we support young people’s initiatives and solutions for development.
to Empower: We train young people and empower their initiatives. Young people are the most affected by the persistent challenges facing the world. They are also the future leaders and must take responsibility. Zayrah thus believes that young people are smart and possess solutions to the problems that affect them; there is however not enough support or a platform for them to run these initiatives, Zayrah seeks to fill that gap.
Official webpage of Zayrah Tunisia: www.facebook.com/ZAYRAHAFRICA
Egypt – (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)
The New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library It comprises the following: The Main Library (which can hold up to millions of books) and its affiliated libraries: the Francophone Library, the Depository Library, and the Maps Library, specialized libraries, museums, and academic research centers, permanent exhibitions, art galleries for temporary exhibitions and Conference Center. Today, this vast complex has become a reality, receiving about 1.5 million visitors a year.
Mission: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina aims to be: A center of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge and to be a place of dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and peoples.
Objectives: The unique role of the Library of Alexandria, as that of a great Egyptian Library with international dimensions, will focus on four main aspects, that seek to recapture the spirit of the original ancient Library of Alexandria. It aspires to be :
– The world’s window on Egypt.
– Egypt’s window on the world.
– A leading institution of the digital age
– A center for learning, tolerance, dialogue and understanding.More to see and know about
Official webpage of Library of Alexandria : www.bibalex.org
Jordan (Jubilee School / King Hussein Foundation)
The Jubilee School is an independent, co-educational, non-governmental and non-profit, boarding secondary school, offering a four-year comprehensive, integrated, and balanced educational program for students with high academic ability, for four academic years (from grades 9-12). The Jubilee School brings together its students from various socio-economic backgrounds and geographic regions in Jordan, mostly with grants for scholarships,
providing boarding facilities for those students from distant regions of the Kingdom and from other Arab countries. Student diversity is a living model in pluralism, tolerance and democracy.
The School, launched in cooperation with the Education Ministry in 1993, arrived after about 16 years of announcing the idea of establishing a school specialized in teaching academically outstanding students in the Arab Region. The School has truly added quality to the movement for educational development in Jordan as it enters a new stage marked by focus on quality, where a great deal of progress had been achieved in quantity in the past. Establishing the School has also stressed the importance of human resources highlighted by talent and creativity, to embody a unique model in absorbing the latest trends in educational and school reform in terms of actual implementation on the school level.
Official webpage of Jubilee School / King Hussein Foundation