Accentuate is a private limited company based in the north east of England, with two full-time members of staff, one part-time administrator, and a number of independent consultants and associates. Sources of funding are primarily the EU-funded programmes, as Accentuate's focus is on trans-national projects, seminars and exchanges. We have an extensive range of partners, both in the UK and across the EU and its candidate countries.
Accentuate is a UK-based organisation focused on supporting businesses, education and training providers, charities and young people in the north east of England. Our aim is to improve employability amongst young people in the region by supporting these organisations to create links, partnerships and projects in the EU. In order to achieve this, we provide work and life experience for young people through placements in other countries, and we support north east-based schools, education and training providers and charities in the development of innovative projects, enabling them to offer a better service to learners and service users.
Our main projects and activities are associated with EU funded programmes, focusing on the development of young people’s skills and learning, and promoting awareness of cultural diversity in the local community.
We believe that our focus on enabling trans-national mobility for young people can help the UK ALF network to maximise the opportunities offered to gain from such experiences. We believe that our experience and expertise in organising such activities will also be a useful contribution to the UK ALF network.
We wish to join the ALF network because we are in sympathy with its aims and objectives, and believe that our activities should strive to make links with the non-EU countries of the Mediterranean basin, and in particular enable the young people of the UK to interact with their peers in that region, in order to extend and develop inter-cultural understanding and co-operation.