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Slovenian University Sports Association / Slovenia

The Slovenian university sports association (SUSA) is a non-profit NGO that operates in the field of higher education in Slovenia. SUSA in organized as an association of university sports organizations that operate on university level in Slovenia. SUSA key activities are organizing extracurricular sport activities for students at university level in Slovenia (recreational, competitive), organization of participation of Slovene students and international student sport competitions, coordination of university sport organizations at universities in Slovenia, concern for students athletes (help in ensuring conditions for harmonizing sport and educational need), lobbing the policy makers in Slovenia to ensure double carrier friendly legislation for athletes in Slovenia.

SUSA has wide and effective network. SUSA has direct access to a large number of grassroots sport clubs and an indirect access to all the sport association in the country. SUSA has also a direct access to the 90.000 students in Slovenia. SUSA also collaborates with the Faculty of Sports of the University of Ljubljana – the one and only scientific institution in the sport fiend in Slovenia. SUSA Family has 25.000 members.

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HASK Mladost / Croatia

There are few sports organizations that have such continuity and rich history as HAŠK Mladost. Since 1903, through six different states, through various transformations and changes of the term, HAŠK Mladost represents the sublimation of the best that makes Croatian sport. 42 Olympic medals, successful sports such as water polo, volleyball, paddling, swimming, athletics and others are the foundation of development and progress in Croatia’s sport.

Sports club HAŠK Mladost brings together 28 sports clubs today, three of which are sports clubs for people with disabilities. The builder and owner of the Mladost Sport Park, which was in 1988 and praised by awarding the most prized European sports park.

It is impossible to mention all the youngsters who have promoted the golden, white and red colours, a combination of Croatian and Olympic ideals, but it should be emphasized that all of them are what we call the spirit of youthfulness!

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Novel Group / Luxemburg

Novel Group Sarl is a Vocational Training Centre based in Gasperich, the new business centre of Luxembourg. Novel Group is specialized in the field of work based Vocational Education and Training VET as well as Consulting services.

Novel Group provides an integrated package of vocational training services, promotion to the employment and development of entrepreneurship to European, National and local bodies, as well as to private enterprises and organizations. Indicative sectors are: Media Technologies, Finance and Management, Informatics, Tourism, Creative Economy and Agricultural professions.

Novel Group undertakes the research, study, design and implementation of IT business strategy aiming at increasing the corporate value of a company. The IT consulting services provided in strategy issues support business and enterprise strategy, business reformation and company improvement, organizational design and activity internationalization. Furthermore, Novel Group is actively involved in digital marketing and media support, financing, system administration, procedure management, innovative technology and project management.

The company’s staff has advanced degrees and many years of working experience. Its staff varied educational backgrounds and skills and includes a rich combination of managers, engineers, economists, political scientists and other specialists in education. In addition to the permanent staff, the organisation also cooperates with external specialists and academic institutions on a regular basis for projects and training programmes. The organisation has worked in a number of EU projects, such as DiCultYouth and Digi-CHE-Asia, where it has been responsible for technical activities, such as the creation of online platforms, the integration of digital and innovative methods in training and professional environments and, generally, the transfer of knowledge of digital skills.

Novel Group intends to develop knowledge and experience with a rich services portfolio, in diverse sectors of local and international economy. Its motto “uncover your skills” describes the company’s objectives. Novel Group invests continually in research and development (R&D) in the framework of international programs and partnerships, in collaboration with researchers with doctorate, master or other professionals with extensive experience in the private market.

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Lithuanian Sport University / Lithuania

LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

The LSU offers 19-degree study programmes at all three study cycles (8 undergraduate, 9 Master’s and 2 PhD), mainly in sport science, where studies, research and practice are closely interconnected. Among the LSU graduates, there are many distinguished scientists, world-renowned coaches, famous athletes, and prominent public figures. A great number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships ( )

LSU comprises 2 faculties (Faculty of Sports Biomedicine and Faculty of Sports Education), 4 departments (Department of Applied Biology and Rehabilitation, Department of Coaching Science, Department of Health, Physical and Social Education, Department of Sport Management, Economics and Sociology), 2 institutes (Institute of Sport Science and Innovations and National Wellness Institute) and a Career and Competence Development Centre. LSU cooperates with national and foreign partners and is member of such international organizations as: International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), European Network of Sport Education (ENSE), European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE), International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), European Association for International Education (EAIE), European Association for Sport Management (EASM) and others.

Symplexis is a non-for-profit organisation, aiming at elevating social cohesion, serving the modern needs of populations at risk of social exclusion and promoting human rights. All activities designed and implemented by the organisation are user-centred, having a set of values as cornerstone, like impact sustainability, respect to uniqueness and tailor-made approach, user-driven design and implementation, results-based orientation and superior community ideals.

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Symplexis / Greece

Symplexis cooperates with a diversified team of highly dedicated professionals, with a track record of over 50 EU funded projects. The organisation maintains also a wide network of collaborating organisations not only in Greece but almost in all EU countries. Fields of specialisation include:

Inclusion into the labour market is one of the main vehicles for promoting social inclusion and avoiding marginalization. Therefore, Symplexis is trying to design and implement integrated and sustainable programmes so that specific populations either in the edge or outside the labour market can (re)gain access to it. Such programmes require a beneficiary-driven approach, taking into account the many special characteristics and needs of different vulnerable target groups, such as long-term unemployed, young persons with low typical skills, third country nationals, single-parented families, Roma populations, persons with disabilities etc.

Symplexis is actively engaged into contributing towards a society without any discrimination element due to gender or sexual identity. Even though gender-based challenges have shifted from promoting equal opportunities between men and women more towards protecting the rights and promoting equal treatment of specific “gender-driven” vulnerable populations (i.e. LGBT community), there is still a long way for achieving equal opportunities for all. Combatting relevant stereotypes, alleviating gender-based discrimination and cultivating a feeling of respect and acceptance of diversity are of paramount importance for the organisation and constitute the specific objectives of all relevant interventions.

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Municipality of Lousada / Portugal

The Municipality of Lousada/Município de Lousada as a public institution of local administration has important facilities and organises relevant sport activities. “Sport for all", this is the underlying idea for all municipal sport activity. In recent years, a major effort was undertaken to increase the network of sports infrastructures with emphasis on both Municipality Centre, with the construction of the Sports Complex, and in the periphery, with the construction of new Municipal Sports Pavilions and synthetic sport grass/football fields. Lousada aims to be a model of excellence in the use of sport as a dynamiting element of health, education, socialization and creation of value for citizens and sports communities, seeking to maximize the possibility of access to sports practice for its entire population in an equal way, promoting a greater and better quality of life.

We annually organize regional sports finals of the schools in athletics, rugby, tennis and field hockey. Also, the Carnival and Easter Racing are considered to be important activities. It is organized an Amateur Championship of football. The European Championships of field hockey and the rally of Portugal are other important activities that take place in Lousada. Every year the municipality participates in the international youth games along with the municipalities of other countries with which there is a twinning. It is also developed a program of sports training, workshops, journeys and sports festivals. Hiking, free running, CrossFit competitions, trail, outdoor lessons are initiatives that are undertaken periodically. In the sports complex there are organized stages and regional, national and international competitions. Regarding the schools, we provide the physical education Classes in the public kindergartens. We have physical teachers that goes to each kindergarten. This action is coordinated by the municipality.

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IDEA - Municipality of Alzira / Spain

The European service of IDEA has a broad experience in mobility programmes in particular within the framework of Erasmus + since 2011. It is providing information and advice to the youth of Alzira to find a formation or an experience abroad. IDEA sees international experiences as an essential way to grow personally, develop key competencies to access to the labour market and face the life from a new point of view. Besides the mobility strand, our European service is also developing and taking part in European projects such as capacity building and strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth.

In 2018, the European Projects team has started 22 new projects involving a total budget of 468.746,00 €. In addition to this, 81 European mobility experiences were done thanks to IDEA. For the past years, IDEA was involved in the following programmes and projects:

The training course "Alone! No more!" was a 7 days long training course, held in Çanakkale (Turkey) between the 7th of December and the 15th of December 2018, in which there was mainly used of non-formal education methods. This project addresses social, economic and cultural cohesion problems and proposals for solutions for asylum seekers and refugee youth in European society

The training course 'Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural Area' held in Smolyan, Bulgaria between the 5th and the 11th of July 2018. The project focused on sustainable development and the possibility of sustainable use of environment as a resource for youth enterprises in rural areas. It promotes ideas for young people to establish environment-based enterprises in local communities- ecotourism, bio-agriculture, community development projects, and eco-villages.

The training course “Path to success: Unleash the entrepreneurial potential of your youngsters” was a 7 days long training course, held in Ankara between the 4th of June and the 11th of June 2018, designed to develop the competences of youth workers with a special attention to developing initiative and entrepreneurship in order to improve the quality of their work with young people. This non-formal education training course was characterized by highly participatory, interactive and experiential methods. The participants shared experiences and knowledge with each other. This process, in balance between theoretic information and a self-directed learning approach was facilitated by the trainers.

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CARDET / Cyprus

CARDET is one of the leading research and development centres in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, social inclusion, capacity building, gamification, and e-learning. CARDET 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 youth support, sports, inclusion, diversity and peace. We are participating in the Olympism for Humanity initiative, which focuses on the use of Olympic ideals for development. For more information CARDET has also close cooperation with the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture, which is the liaison with the Cabinet for issues Culture, Youth and Sports.

We follow a systemic and systematic process in thoroughly planning and executing projects. CARDET is ISO 9001 certified for quality in management, research, and education services. We have developed and implemented education projects and conducted large scale evaluations of education programs around the world.

CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating international projects. The CARDET team has successfully participated in more than 200 projects in more than 40 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program, Microsoft, The Commonwealth of Learning, international agencies and governments around the world. One of our core-strengths is our ability to carefully plan, implement, execute and evaluate projects in various contexts. The management team is supported by 10 members of the board and advisory board, who are all international veterans in education, business, research, and evaluation.

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