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CESIE (WP5: Dissemination, Exploitation and Sustainability) is a European centre of studies and initiatives established in 2001 with a mission to promote educational innovation, participation and growth. CESIE involves people, society, the private and public sector to research and test educational methodologies that respond to social needs. We furthermore have a strong expertise in the field of social engagement: we are active in the field of employability promotion and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups (e.g., people with a migrant background and from ethnic minorities, disabled people, people living in socio-cultural disadvantage, etc.) on a daily basis. Finally, we have expertise in management and coordination of several projects focusing on innovative methodologies to increase civic, social, cultural and economic participation. As such, CESIE can count on solid networks of youth organisations and policy-makers, both at local and EU level. 

Italy, Palermo


r Ritti Soncco – ritti.soncco@cesie.org

CARDET - Center for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology

CARDET is one of the leading research and development centers in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. Is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of capacity building and planning in education and VET, youth support, adult learning, literacies, digital tools, eLearning, educational technology, and social integration of marginalized groups. One of our core-strengths is our ability to carefully plan, implement, execute and evaluate projects in various contexts.

Cyprus, Nicosia 


Irene Theodoulou – irene.theodoulou@cardet.org
Nikolas Athinis – nikolas.athinis@cardet.org 


KOKEN is a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the growth and empowerment of young people in Cyprus.As the coordinating body of 75 youth clubs across Cyprus, KOKEN represents youth from urban and rural areas. Its primary aim is to improve the quality of life for young individuals (13-35) from diverse backgrounds through participation in regional, national, and international activities focused on upskilling and reskilling their competencies.

KOKEN focuses on promoting social inclusion and equal educational opportunities for all young people, including those facing financial difficulties, social isolation, or physical and mental health challenges. KOKEN offers programs and activities centred on culture, non-formal education, sports, European Initiatives, human inclusion, human rights, the environment, and volunteerism. 

Cyprus, Nicosia 

The Rural Hub

The Rural Hub was set up as an association as a response to the impact of the economic crisis on small rural villages and towns in Ireland. Since it was first established in 2012, The Rural Hub has been providing a wide range of training and capacity development programmes to local residents and community groups.  They specialise in the area of community development and have developed a number of local initiatives to support the social inclusion of disadvantaged rural youth, migrant communities, and isolated older residents.  They work with these groups, using creative approaches and the testing of digital media resources to support greater social cohesion among local communities in County Cavan. Through our community-based office, they deliver youth education programmes through our Social Mornings and Educational Afternoons programmes; and through our ‘youth into digital media’ programmes they run in our Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Virginia, Cavan.



Alexandria Pears – alex@ruralhub.ie 


OBREAL is an interregional association that brings together Universities and Associations of Universities in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia with the shared vision to build sustainable interregional South-South-North(s) political dialogue and cooperation on higher education and related matters based upon mutual respect and knowledge sharing. 

OBREAL’s activity is based on three pillars of action: inter-regional policy dialogue, knowledge production, and capacity building and training. We do this in the areas of innovation, tertiary education, institutionKMOP, established in 1977, is one of the oldest civil society organisations in Greece offering social support services and implementing various programs aimed at empowering and enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities. In recent years, KMOP has expanded its reach globally, currently having a presence in 5 countries and permanent offices in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Brussels, Skopje, and Tirana. KMOP is dedicated to addressing social challenges through evidence-based solutions that promote individual and collective prosperity. Our focus is on designing and executing innovative social services that enhance individual self-worth, reduce inequality, and foster inclusive and sustainable social development. Over the past 20 years, we have successfully carried out more than 400 social innovation initiatives with the support of both institutional and private donors. Our efforts have directly benefited over 85,000 individuals. For more information, you can visit: www.kmop.gr.al and policy development, and sustainable development. OBREAL has a vast experience participating in the Erasmus Programme, as well as in programmes of other donors and international organisations.

Spain, Barcelona


Jaume Fortuny – jfortuny@obreal.org  

KMOP Education & Innovation Hub

KMOP, established in 1977, is one of the oldest civil society organisations in Greece offering social support services and implementing various programs aimed at empowering and enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities. KMOP established KMOP Education & Innovation Hub, with the aim to create a knowledge hub that offers access to a wide range of educational programmes, resources and trainings, capitalizing on the knowledge that the organisation has gained from its extensive work in the field. Our training programmes provide individuals with the tools and skills they need to success in all aspects of life and contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
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Greece, Athens


Ioanna Lagiokapa – youthwell-project@kmop.org

RightChallenge Associação - RCA

RightChallenge is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote education and vocational training as a means of social inclusion and equal opportunities. We believe that education should focus on the development of all people – regardless of social status, age or gender – to prepare them to intervene and participate in all dimensions of society, such as family, work, community and leisure. Thus, as an organization actively involved with the community, one of our pillars is lifelong learning, because we are convinced that it is essential for sustainable development, promoting active, democratic, and responsible citizenship.

Our activities aim to ensure the quality and access to non-formal education and overcome the deficits of access to lifelong learning in Portugal while promoting the enhancement of human capital and the creation of value in organizations through integrated training services.

Portugal, Oporto 

Western Balkans Institute - WEBIN

WEBIN (Western Balkans Institute) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in accordance with the Law on Associations in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia in 2011 by a group of people who believed in the stronger regional linkages and integration processes, especially through enhanced affirmation of its educators’ potentials. Operating from our office located in Belgrade for over a decade and with dispersed workforce in South and South east Serbia, WEBIN today represents one of the leading NGOs with regional work-coverage in the Western Balkans, the organization active in development assistance and cooperation field in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania. WEBIN’s mission is to inspire new policy and practice solutions and assist next-generations of Balkans youth and adults to partake in regional developmental processes through actively contributing to evidence-based policy making and implementation of programs and projects that benefit all community members in core sectors – education, employment and social affairs, and sustainable development (i.e. agriculture, tourism, health, green and digital transition).

Serbia, Belgrade