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The University of the Peloponnese (UoP) is one of the most recently established Higher Education Institutions in Greece (student enrollment began in 2000). Today, with 350 members of Academic Staff, 165 members of Administrative Staff and more than 20,000 students, the University comprises of 9 Schools and 22 Departments, located in the five Capitals of Prefectures of the Peloponnese Region (Tripolis, Corinth, Nafplion, Sparta, Kalamata) and Patra. The Department of Political Science and International Relations (PEDIS) was established in 2007, is part of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and is based in Corinth. The Department offers courses in political science, international relations, European studies, African and Chinese studies, modern and contemporary history, political economy and public administration. The Department have established a reputation for excellence and this is also indicated in the external assessment reports. The Department focuses, among others, on Civil Society in general and Greek NGOs in particular. It has led various research programs focusing on issues of the Greek NGO ecosystem, has run the first Panhellenic Evaluation of Greek NGOs and has conducted numerous capacity building seminars directed to NGOs members. The Department has a strong research output and is currently implementing several research projects funded by public and private sources.
The PRSD - Providers of Social Responses to the Development is a network of non-profit organizations that has emerged through the support that young people formed provide organizations of immigrants, youth organisations and other organisations working with disadvantaged communities and minorities in society. Since 2010 the PRSD Network has served as informal group of young immigrants with academic and social experiences formations, hs supported communities with few opportunities, immigrant organizations and of youth in the structuring and the improvement of social development responses. In March 2014 these professionals young men and women decided to acquire legal personality as a way to improve and expand their social response, as well as combating unemployment young and provide consultancy and research on integration policy that improve living conditions within the community of immigrants in Europe.
The PRSD network supports the community of immigrants and young immigrants and descendants of immigrants in European countries, as well as promotes the involvement of young people in the diaspora to invest and participate in the development of their communities where they are inserted and in their countries of origin. descendants of immigrants in Europe and their relevance in their communities of origin.
African Media Association Malta (AMAM) is a media NGO that aims to bring positively Africa into the news, we want to inform foreign nationals and immigrants in Malta. As a media organization our aim is to develop an inclusive multi media network where all the members can find a place to debate. Our objectives are to utilize any media forms to broadcast news and information relating to living in Malta and in Europe.
We promote Africa, we aim to cover more countries and languages through radio and multi language web-zine. We try to identify special difficulties and challenges for the African immigrants and bring them to the attention of Government and lobby for changes. We assist migrants in any way possible, including training, mentoring, coaching, capacity building.
Migrafrica builds bridges between migrants, refugees and Institutions.
Migrafrica was founded and led by former refugees and came to life in 2013 aiming at facilitating the integration and participation of mainly African refugees in Germany and Europe. Participation and integration is facilitated in the social, political and economic life in welcoming host communities. The main activities of Migrafrica are direct support to refugees/asylum seekers, help professionalize migrant diaspora organisations and facilitate the link between migration and sustainable development.
Migrafrica with its unique approach in working with refugees on legal paths to Europe, provides key and important information about the consequence of irregular and dangerous migration pathways. It also provides alternative information to young adults in Africa on the safe pathways to come to Europe.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a public university with an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. Founded in 1968, it has been generally recognized as one of the best Spanish universities in both national and international rankings.
UAM has the following Faculties/Schools: Science, Economics and Business Studies, Law, Art and Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology, Teachers´ Training and Education, an Engineering School for Computer Science and several affiliated centres, offering a wide range of studies in humanities and scientific and technical fields.
Currently it has about 29,000 students, about 2,800 professors and researchers and nearly 1,000 administrative staff. UAM has a distinguished reputation in research: in 2009 it was awarded the
recognition of “Campus of International Excellence UAM+CSIC”, a joint project with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The support and development of high quality research have been among its objectives, and it has been rewarded with international recognition. These achievements have been attained thanks to its highly-valued research teams and research institutes.
The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) boasts a large experience in the management of international mobility, educational and research programs in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, the VII Framework Programme for Research, and Europe Aid. Currently UAM is coordinator and partner in Erasmus+ projects in Key Action 1, Key Action 2 (Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships) and Key Action 3.
UAM is University leader of AMENET (Africa, Mediterranean, and Europe Jean Monnet Network). UAM is member as well of CIVIS, a European University alliance devoted to widen its impact beyond the academy, transparent, accountable and well- managed, making use of innovative methodologies encompassing society demands. Thanks to this experience, we have consolidated links and improved knowledge and expertise regarding the running of this type of projects.
The Greek Forum of Migrants (GFM) is a network of migrant organizations and communities in Greece. It was founded in September 2002 and functions as a union - body, with its members & Board of Directors being exclusively representatives from migrant & refugee communities. The network currently numbers up to 40 members - communities from Africa, Asia, Balkans, Eastern Europe, Middle - East and other network - associations. The GFM’s main goal is defending migrants` rights and their equal labor and social integration, through collaboration with institutions, NGOs & society -on a national and european level. For over 15 years, its actions are focused on four pillars: (1) Equal rights: promoting change of the greek and european legal framework and policies. (2) Social cohesion: promoting communication, collaboration and understanding between migrant communities and greek civil society. (3) New citizen: empowerment of migrants and their organizations for promoting their integration with individual and collective responsibility. (4) Against discrimination: contribution to the fight against discrimination and racism in a national and european level. Find more information at www.migrant.gr
The Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (E.E.T.A.A.) S.A, since its establishment, 35 years ago, has been the institutional operational partner of the Hellenic Government and Local Authorities. E.E.T.A.A.’s mission is the reinforcement of Local Governments in order to become active part of planning, and achieving regional and local development.
In order to fulfill its mission EETAA, in cooperation with the European Commission, the Greek Government and local authorities:
Has carried out a large number of surveys and studies
Was the operational and implementation mechanism of the 2 main local governance reforms (1997 - “Kapodstrias” and 2010 - “Kallikratis”).
In its course of action, has acquired experience and “know how” in all organizational and operational aspects of Administration and actively supports local governments in becoming an efficient and effective force of development.
EETAA is an Intermediate Management Body for National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), the Rural Development Programme and the Operational Programme "Fisheries". In this capacity it issues calls of proposals to beneficiaries, mainly municipalities, for the implementation of technical projects oriented in infrastructure (such us water supply networks, reconstruction of urban areas ,green areas enhancement, road construction ,construction of municipalities multi-purpose centers, environmental regeneration etc.).
In addition with the cooperation of the rest Units of EETAA its mission is to support and strengthen the Greek Local Administration in the effective management and implementation of EU co-funded Operational Programmes, covering needs in management systems, tools, procedures and know-how.
EETAA has established an extended network of professionals and experts on various fields, in order to be able to provide support during the planning and implementation process of programs and policies.
EETAA’s self owned offices are situated at Metaxourgio quarter, in the historical center of Athens.
It also operates branch offices in the regions of: Central Macedonia,Thessaloniki, Thessaly, Larissa, Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Komotini and in Brussels.