Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity (CROSOL)

National Network
Croatia
Address

Selska cesta 112a
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Telephone
+385 1 91 529 1375
E-Mail
crosol@crosol.hr
E-Mail (2)
branka.juran@crosol.hr
E-Mail (3)
kristijan.kovacic@crosol.hr
E-Mail (4)
info@crosol.hr
Mobile Phone
+385 1 91 529 1375
Mobile Phone (other)
+385 98 765 667
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
General Information

CROSOL is a platform of Croatian NGOs active in the field of international development cooperation with over 30 member organizations. Our operative staff consists of 2 full time employees, but a lot of our capacity and activities comes from our member's participation and cooperation. Official governing bodies of CROSOL are the Assembly and the Steering Board. The Assembly consists of all member organizations of the Platform. The Steering Board consists of 3 individuals (from member organizations) who are elected at the Assembly for 2-year terms. Platform Coordinator reports to the Board and Assembly, and is also a legal representative of CROSOL. The President of the Board is a legal representative, as well. Day-to-day work is handled by the operational team managed by the Platform Co-ordinator. The majority of our funding comes from EU sources (EACEA, Europe for Citizens, DG DEVCO etc.). During the past 2 years our budget was as follows: 2019: ~214.167 EUR 2020: ~216.000 EUR We are members of CONCORD Europe and we also cooperate with other EU NGO networks such as European Civic Forum, Civil Society Europe, EURODAD etc. Our main partners are NGOs active in area of development cooperation from other EU member states (Slovenia, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Romania, Finland...), as well as Croatian NGOs in this area and areas such as human rights, rule of law, democratic transition, women's rights and sustainable development.

Mission and Objectives

Objectives of the Platform are: – building and strenghtening the capacities of civil society organizations (hereinafter: OCD) for providing international development cooperation and humanitarian aid; – if necessary, to be the link between the ministry that is responsible for international development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and the projects of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid of the OCD; – to participate and influence on the improvement, shaping, implementation and evaluation policies of the Republic of Croatia, the European Union and other international bodies like the United Nations and others, from the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid; – to deliberate and improve international development cooperation of the OCD inside and outside of Croatia about values, principles, methods, and standards of actions; – to articulate and affirm activist initiatives and organizations of civil society from southeast Europe toward the EU in the area of development cooperation and humanitarian aid; – to promote education for development and international solidarity; – to promote international development cooperation and solidarity.

Main Projects / Activities

Some of our main activities are monitoring the official development assistance (ODA) implementation in Croatia, advocating for policies in area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid, as well as advocating for the fundamental values of the EU. In the past 2 years we have been working on several projects, of which the most important is ‘Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021’, implemented by the Finnish NGO platform for development Fingo, the Romanian platform FOND, the Croatian Platform CROSOL and CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for relief and development. The goal of the project was to increase public support for a European Union which puts the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, development cooperation, human rights, and civil society space at the centre of its work. During this project, we also implemented a subgranting programme in Croatia for 1) NGOs and 2) youth organizations and schools. During the project we also founded an informal platform of NGOs called "Forum 2020" During the past few years we implemented several other projects such as "More Democracy for More Europe (MoDeM)", and "Snapshots from the Borders" (both funded by EU). MoDeM project was focused on combatting the trend of illiberal democracies in EU, by promoting common values such as freedom of speech, tolerance, rule of law and citizen participation. We are currently cooperating with EURODAD on the project of strengthening networks of development NGOs.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

CROSOL as a platform of over 30 members, and also as a coordinator of an informal NGO network called Forum 2020, is very well connected with other civil society organizations in Croatia. We have a strong cooperation and partnership with many NGOs in the country which will allow for dissemination of ALF activities and inclusion of a large number of new organizations/partners. Our existing partnerships could help ALF to expand its scope of work in Croatia by tapping into the potential of organizations who previously weren't familiar with its work. Furthermore, both CROSOL and many of our partner and member organizations are active in fields relevant for ALF values and objectives, such as human rights, democratization, civic space, rule of law, peacebuilding and non-violence, and equality. CROSOL also has a strong relationship with many artists and artistic groups in Croatia with whom we cooperate in advocating for topics such as human rights, opennes, dialogue and civic participation. Finally, CROSOL has a wide array of media contacts and partners who are able to promote our work towards the public, thus promoting the common values and objectives of the Foundation.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to join the ALF network to further strengthen our capacities and to attain new allies and partners both nationally and internationally. ALF network gathers a large number of organizations who share the same values as CROSOL and many of them work on similar topics such as ourselves. For a relatively young organization such as ours, it is always important to broaden your scope of knowledge, capacities and activities, and being pooled with like-minded organizations within the framework of an international network will help us in this. From our previous experience of joining international networks (CONCORD Europe, EURODAD, European Civic Forum...), this process is likely to strengthen our position as an organization by finding allies, but will also allow ALF to strengthen its activities in Croatia due to our contacts and partnerships. We have learned that civil society is only strong when it is united and numerous, so it is always in our interest to support initiatives which share our values and to have their support in turn.

Contact (1) Full Name
Branka Juran
Job Title
Platform Co-ordinator
Head of the organisation
Branka Juran, Platform Co-ordinator
Contact (2) Full Name
Kristijan Kovačić
Job Title (2)
Advocacy Officer

Mashallah News

National Network
France
Address

99 clos des airelles
99
74930 Reignier
France

Telephone
0033611751891
E-Mail
cgirardot.freelance@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
info@mashallahnews.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2011
Fields of Activity
  1. Media
General Information

Mashallah News is a collaborative online platform with a cross-cultural outlook on the Middle East and beyond. Since our foundation in 2010, we have featured over 600 original stories from more than 200 contributors about daily life, urban issues, culture and society in the region. Our platform has been awarded several times, including with a 2012 Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalism Award given to our former editor Sophie Chamas. During the past two years we have received funding through a joint project in Lebanon run by the Lebanese NGO Jibal. One of the people behind it is Jenny Gustafsson, one of Mashallah News’ co-founders and editors. This funding comes from the Lebanese office of GIZ, the German development agency. Within the scope of that project, Mashallah News has produced and published one journalistic series on migration in Lebanon (and will produce another one this fall) with contributions from former participants to our trainings on journalism and migration. In the past years, we have received funding through the workshop project organised with bapob and Tabadol. These were funded by the Erasmus+ program and the French-German youth program OFAJ. We also received funding for our editorial collaboration with Orient XXI, which comes mostly from the French development agency AFD.

Mission and Objectives

We believe that our region is dynamic and diverse, and rich with stories that rarely make it into conventional media. Our aim is to showcase such stories and, thereby, diversify the media image of the region and imagine alternative futures and realities.

Main Projects / Activities

During our ten years of existence, besides publishing stories on our platform, we have organised conferences and workshops on journalism, storytelling and culture, and authored a book about Beirut. We are also in our third year of hosting week-long trainings for young journalists about migration.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can contribute in many different ways, our expertise in the media sector for example and our experience with intercultural projects.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

In fact we are already part of the ALF network in Lebanon, but since our administrative registration is under French law, we want to be part of the French network in order to be able to apply to upcoming calls.

Contact (1) Full Name
Clément Girardot
Job Title
Editor and co-founder
Head of the organisation
Clément Girardot
Contact (2) Full Name
Ismaël Abdallah
Job Title (2)
Co-founder and president

BeVolunteer

National Network
France
Address

19 rue de Paris
35500 Rennes
France

Telephone
07398303323
E-Mail
michael.oregan@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
media@bewelcome.org
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information

BeVolunteer is the legal organisation running BeWelcome and is registered as a non-profit association in Rennes, France, since November 2006. The General Assembly and the Board of Directors are the official organs of BeVolunteer. Promoting the idea of hospitality by providing the BeWelcome website is the main object of the association.

BeWelcome lets you share a place to stay, connect with travellers, meet up and find accommodation on your journey. It is and will always be a free, open source, non for profit, democratic community.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to provide a platform for hospitality and culture exchange and to manage the volunteers involved. The safety of our members and their privacy is our main concern.

With members from many different countries and cultural backgrounds we highly value the challenge and opportunity to learn from each other and openly listen to different opinions, critics and suggestions.

For us the "how" of working together is of key importance and our work style is reflected in our work ethics and organisational values. It is our desire and measure of success to be seen as an organisation where members work together in an enriching, democratic, innovative, friendly and motivating way.

Main Projects / Activities

Our principal aim is the volunteer management and project development of BeWelcome, a community - platform which promotes hospitality and cultural exchange.

In order to reach this aim we have four objectives:

1) to establish a democratic work environment

We want to benefit from the advantages of a democratic organisation as democracy guarantees many of our organisational values. To make sure the democracy works well we want to follow the principle of subsidiarity: discussions, decisions and actions are done on organizational levels only as high as necessary but as low as possible, i.e. individuals first, then teams, then Board of Directors (BoD), then General Assembly (GA). So the best way to describe our structure is neither a representative nor a basic democracy, but a participative one.

2) to build a transparent organisation

For active volunteer contribution we want to be as transparent as possible. For this we want to make organisational data such as our statutes, the general assembly minutes and our financial statement publicly available. We will openly communicate with you through this wiki page (our library), the forum (our discussion place), news blogs and whatever you suggest us to do.

3) to encourage active member participation

Without our members we are nothing. They are the reason why this organisation exists. We are aware of that and want to show you the benefits of volunteer participation. We want to support and welcome all kinds of volunteers; some very idealistic, others more pragmatic and work oriented.

4) to build a reliable legal and organisational structure

It is important that our members and volunteers can freely contribute without having to worry about legal issues or getting lost in the organisational structure. Our last objective therefore is to provide the legally secure workplace and encourage you not only to understand the different organisational bodies but also to participate in them - if you want.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

BeWelcome has over 140,000 members in nearly every country across the globe. Given its volunteer led, the non-profit s based on Collective work. Volunteers from many different cultural backgrounds and countries working together, using the same tools and following the rules of the organisation . We really believe that this is a perfect start to create many great projects and to follow our ambitious dreams. None of us would have the capability to either envisage or realize that project. We hope that we can join network members in grant applications.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Since BeWeclome is centered on cross-cultural exchange, we want to join the network to open dialogue with civil society partners in other countries. We hope that other members can join and use our global hospitality exchange system, so as to promote intercultural understanding and dialogue regardless of ethnicity, race, gender and sexual orientation.

Contact (1) Full Name
Anja Kühner
Job Title
Media Spokesperson
Head of the organisation
Jean-Yves Hegron

European Youth Parliament Cyprus

National Network
Cyprus
Address

P.O Box 42253
6532 Larnaka
Cyprus

Telephone
96687475
E-Mail
president@eypcyprus.com
E-Mail (2)
publicrelations@eypcyprus.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

The European Youth Parliament(EYP) Cyprus is a youth-led non-governmental volunteering organisation that has been operating since 2006 under the umbrella of the EYP network, which is active in 40 countries across Europe, in order to deliver a peer-to-peer educational programme that inspires and empowers young people from across Europe

The organisation is managed by the National Committee of EYP Cyprus, which consists of 8 young volunteers. Their work is supported by external stakeholders, with the most notable partners being the Bank of Cyprus and Antenna. The organisation is also supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Youth Board of Cyprus, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Cyprus, and the Municipality of Nicosia.

EYP Cyprus annually organises various conferences and trainings for the youth, with approximately €40,000-€60,000 needed for its operations. The funds are coming in from external grants, partnership sums, participation fees and event sponsorships.

Mission and Objectives

The European Youth Parliament, as one of the largest youth organisations in Europe, aims to promote intercultural dialogue and exchange through the sharing of ideas, opinions and practices to bring diverse young Europeans closer together. We are attempting to do so by providing a forum for young Europeans to develop and express their own opinions on European political and social issues in an open and welcoming environment, while simultaneously presenting them with diverse opportunities for personal and skills development through non-formal and peer-led educational activities.

Through these aims, we aspire to produce a connected network of the next generation of diverse young leaders in Europe equipped with the knowledge and skills to positively shape the world around them.

Main Projects / Activities

Since its foundation in 2006, EYP Cyprus has managed to establish Annual National Conferences, which welcome over 200 participants from both Cyprus and numerous other European countries, aiming to give the opportunity to the youth of Europe to cultivate democratic values through the discussion of major issues facing the European and international communities.

In addition to the Annual National Conference, EYP Cyprus organises various other events during the year, including one-day conferences, seminars for the organisation’s strategic development, educational weekends, the Annual General Meeting and many more. So far, over 3500 students from all over Cyprus and Europe, including countries such as Armenia, Albania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine have participated in EYP Cyprus activities. Every year, EYP Cyprus organises two one-day Pre-selection conferences, a four-day Youth Summit and a four-day Annual National Conference. During these conferences, participants are invited to discuss current European issues and propose solutions through the process of Teambuilding, Committee Work and General Assembly.

In 2018, EYP Cyprus organised the 1st Academic Forum, a 7-day conference which included an extended academic, and cultural programme. As part of our outreach initiative, EYP Cyprus will also be organising its third EYP Day in 2021, with the aim of engaging more individual young people, aged 15-17 from private and public schools in our events.

In 2014, EYP Cyprus organised its first Alumni Day where participants had the opportunity to meet each other in a fun and relaxing environment whilst acquainting themselves with the structure and running of EYP and EYP Cyprus specifically. The event has been established as an annual event and members are invited once or twice per year to participate at Alumni Days and further engage with the National Committee of EYP Cyprus.

Since 2014, EYP Cyprus has established the organisation of the Youth Summit, an event welcoming individuals aged 18-23 who were not involved prior in EYP through their school delegations to participate in a full EYP session and become part of Europe’s biggest youth platform.

EYP Cyprus also organised an Alumni Weekend for all its alumni that provided an insight to the workings of the organisation over the last 15 years and the targets and vision of the National Committee for the upcoming years. A training event was also held with the aim of offering knowledge to EYP Cyprus Alumni that they can use and adapt in events of the wider network.

Additionally, the annual events such as the Pre-selection Days and the Youth Summits have also taken place from February – August and welcomed over 200 participants in total.

The latest event addition has been the 95th International Session of the European Youth Parliament - Nicosia 2021. One of the three annual flagship events of the EYP network, EYP Cyprus was selected to organise this monumental event, which is going to welcome over 250 participants from 40 European countries for 10 days in September 2021, and it will constitute the largest youth conference that takes place in Cyprus, with an estimated budget of €150,000-200,000. This event, as every other event of the organisation, is organised from young people, for young people.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

The European Youth Parliament(EYP) Cyprus can actively contribute to the Anna Lindh Foundation network in the island in a threefold manner: advance the foundation’s ideals through our actions , aid in the expansion of the ALF network, and support the implementation of the ALF vision.

As an organisation, we can be considered an active representative of the mission the ALF is trying to achieve - a peer-to-peer educational programme that organises multiple conferences and trainings in our attempt to encourage young people to become active citizens, all while providing them with a platform that enhances their skills, provides significance and weight to their voice. Through a cooperation with EYP Cyprus the ALF will have the opportunity to advance their ideals throughout our conferences and activities, through which the ALF will have the opportunity to portray their very own work under the extensive marketing strategy that EYP Cyprus is following for its partners.

As aforementioned, EYP Cyprus is part of the EYP network, a pan-European network of national organisations in 40 European countries, which cooperate on a frequent basis for the national and international conferences. EYP Cyprus could provide a bridge to the ALF to the rest of the national organisations of the EYP network, and thus be an active supporter of promoting further dialogue between mediterranean and EU countries. We have already cooperated with organisations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) in Cyprus by involving refugee participants in the 14th National Session of EYP Cyprus, and the work of EYP international we have the opportunity of working directly with the Schwarzkopf Foundation in delivering common projects.

On top of its international network, the national network of EYP Cyprus could also be instrumental in the growth of the ALF network in Cyprus. As one of the most credible youth organisations, various governmental and private bodies are supporting our work, with Bank of Cyprus and Antenna as our main partners, while we have been cooperating and are actively supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Youth Board of Cyprus, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Cyprus, and the Municipality of Nicosia. In addition to these bodies, every year, various private businesses choose to support our activities through monetary and in-kind contributions, as well as by providing their expertise and knowledge to our conferences.

Through our resources, pool of existing knowledge, experience, and successful strategies in youth engagement in the area of non-formal education, we can help the ALF in achieving our common aim and one of the central missions of the ALF network, empowering young voices.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As an organisation, we are always striving to improve. Despite being youth-led, we have come to the realisation that our operations could truly have a direct positive impact upon society, and we believe that joining the ALF network will help us to achieve our mission.

The opportunity to work and cooperate with a professional body is one that can only have positive results on our very own workings, as it can shed light on areas that we have been lacking or might have not even considered yet. Simultaneously, we might have the opportunity to strengthen our strengths even further, therefore having a valuable learning experience on both ends of the spectrum.

While improving internally, joining the ALF would also help us improve externally, by expanding our reach and image. . Our work would be leveraged in quality and prestige through our participation in a globally recognised network. And that could provide EYP Cyprus with newfound opportunities that we did not have access to before due to our local public relations network, which we will have the opportunity to expand further through the help, support, and participation in the ALF network.

Last but definitely not least, our main reason for wishing to join the network is the very same reason that we are working tirelessly as volunteers for EYP Cyprus: to advance our mission. The fact that the ALF and EYP Cyprus share a common vision of empowering and giving a voice to the youth is something that is very unique, as it allows for a sync of minds between two different bodies; something underappreciated in many public relation partnerships. We strongly believe that ALF, acting as an ideal model with its pan-european reach and successful operations towards empowering the youth, can allow us to learn more on all aspects of running a non-governmental youth-centred organisation. By being a part of the ALF network, we are confident that we will receive the necessary tools, support, and know-how to improve our operations and achieve our mission.

Contact (1) Full Name
Emilios Charalambous
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Emilios Charalambous
Contact (2) Full Name
Maria Tanou
Job Title (2)
Public Relations Officer

Tafaol

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Main-road
center ayyash
chtoura
Lebanon

Telephone
08641689
E-Mail
Askar.hosein@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
961-03860205
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2017
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

Founder-Director- Program manager- Public relation -Human Ressources
Number of staff:70
Budgetary ressources :100,000$
Source of funding: no sources
Modality of action: 3 medical centers,education center, statistical center
Main partners: LTA- Learning through action organiation

Mission and Objectives

Mission
Improve the quality of life through the provision of assistance and contribution to the people who are in need.
Develop the society through collaboration with government and non-government agencies.
Health:
1-Tafaool Association aspires to achieve its goals through fixed and mobile medical centers that include well-studied services.
Education:
1-Opening educational centers and community centers for all age groups on all places contains vulnerable people and refugees.
Livelihood and protection:
1-Provide all available means of support to improve the living situation through professional empowerment programs, small projects and income improvement programs.
2-Work to settle the status of unregistered citizens through legal follow-up.

Main Projects / Activities

Mashael medical centers:
1-First Medical center was launched in January 2018 in Omariya -Zahle region Middle Bekaa.
2-Second Medical center was launched in June 2019 in Qab Elias region Middle Bekaa.
3-Third Medical center was launched in Hawech Al Harimeh–West Bekaa
MayFieldEducational Center-Al khyarah
Sheaab statistical center-Chtoura:provide a common official database for all Tafaool centers
Haqq center for :defending human rights and helping people to reach all their rights.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

All what Tafaol Association does is based on the slogan that all people of all colors, religions and nationalities have the right to grow up in good health, educated and safe by providing all centers of Tafaol for community and humanitarian service.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Tafaol Association aspires to participate with ALF in order to contribute to the provision of assistance and to provide all the association centers in the service of ALF projects.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Husein Askar
Job Title
Director
Head of the organisation
Dr. Abd al kader Askar
Contact (2) Full Name
Khaled hussein al ammouri
Job Title (2)
program manager

Sustaining Inclusive Growth Foundation

National Network
Albania
Address

Blv. DESHMORET E KOMBIT , Kullat Binjake, Kulla 2, Kati 11, Ap.28, Tirana
1001
TIRANA
Albania

Telephone
042280201
E-Mail
info@sig-foundation.com
E-Mail (2)
laurasaro@pcg.al
E-Mail (3)
info@pcg.al
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2018
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
General Information

- The organizational structure of the Sustaining Inclusive Growth (SIG) Foundation consists of: Board of Directors (3 persons), Executive Director (1 person), Administrative and Financial Department (2 persons), Projects Department (2 persons) and Department of Communication and Public Relations (1 person)
- Annual revenues around 50.000 EUR
-Source of Funding: National and International Donors
-Modalities: researches, trainings, workshops, exchanges, capacity buildings, forums, preparing training manuals, monitoring
- Main partners: central and local government bodies, local and regional NGOs, universities, business sector, media etc.

Mission and Objectives

Our vision is to help build a new development paradigm and better policies for sustaining inclusive growth.
Our mission is to contribute towards an inclusive growth agenda, by becoming a real partner to all our policy stakeholders.
Our objectives are to embrace Dynamic Governance, Exploitation of Economic Opportunities and Regional Integration within a single and coherent framework.

Main Projects / Activities

Some of our main projects are:
1. The project ''Assessment of Needs and Recommendations Contributing to the Regional Economic Integration'', aimed to provide civil society, business and academic field with an expression platform, by assessing their needs and recommendations to have a greater impact on regional integration for socio-economic issues. The project is supported by the Agency for the Support of Civil Society in Albania.
2. The project ''Smart management of cultural tourism product for the exploitation of natural assets, sustainability and territorial attractiveness'', aimed to increase visibility, to improve infrastructure and workforce skills, and to develop and promoting tourism offer of the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park using innovative and informative digital tools including virtual reality tour and mobile App Platform. The project is supported by a grant of the Regional Cooperation Council, financed by the EU.
3. The project ''Activating and empowering young people to be part of local decision-making, through free speech and civic action'', aimed to empower young people to be promoters of change in local decision-making, through inclusion, activism and volunteering, to complement their priorities with a gender approach. The project is supported by LëvizAlbania, a project of Swiss Development Cooperation.
4. The project ''Roads of Religious, toward culture, nature and tradition on sustainable development'' aimed to contribute to the growth of the attraction of the Archaeological Park of Apollonia, promoting cultural, religious and historical heritage through innovative technology in order to preserve and develop it in an important tourist and cultural destination in the country and region. This project is supported by the Ministry of Culture in Albania.
Main activities:
- studies and researches;
- advocacy and monitoring;
- capacity building with youth, business sector, and government units;
- development of digital tools to the tourism sector, natural and cultural assets;
- voluntary work and youth
- trainings, seminars, conference, workshops etc.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

- SIG aims to serve as a focal point on issues related to regional integration policies, with the purpose of generating the data needed to formulate effective policies.
- SIG provides research-based and pragmatic policy advice on this regard.
- We can contribute towards building the necessary partnerships between government, business and civil society by organizing mutual working groups at local and international level, to address issues that businesses face.
- Advice on the Digitalization Roadmaps: SIG offer strategic consulting services for the development of digital transformation programmes.
- SIG propose consultancy on digitalisation of the public and private sectors, e-commerce, digital payment, digital hub activities and innovation, revenues, players, impact on the national economy, training and digital skills.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

SIG Foundation appreciates the work and contribution given by the ALF in the field of intercultural dialogue, media outreach, peace, security etc.
Sharing new experiences, ideas and approaches motivates us to become part of the ALF network as well as to build a joint cooperation and undertake joint initiatives.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
LAURA SARO
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Laura Saro
Contact (2) Full Name
Eranda Ndregjoni
Job Title (2)
Project Manager

Muzeiko Foundation

National Network
Bulgaria
Address

6 Maliovitsa Str.
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria

Telephone
029020000
E-Mail
muzeiko@muzeiko.bg
E-Mail (2)
bistra@muzeiko.bg
E-Mail (3)
anelia@muzeiko.bg
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

With a team of 6 scientists, educators, communication and management staff, Muzeiko works to inspire children for knowledge by sparkling their interest in science, technology and art. The Foundation supports the activity of Children’s Science Center" Muzeiko" - the largest science museum for children in Eastern Europe, and specializes in organising interactive spaces, interdisciplinary educational formats, training of teachers and educators in formal and non-formal education. We enjoy high visibility and good relationship with central and local authorities, academia, civil society and corporate sector in Bulgaria. Our membership with ECSITE (the European network science centers & museums), Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums and the Association of Children Museums (USA) gives us access to vast expertise and resources in science, education and work with children. Muzeiko has a free platform for parents and teachers MyMuzeiko with child-friendly articles related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) topics and lesson kits linked with the educational content for primary age children. The foundation supports interactive travelling exhibitions “Black Sea Map” and “Inventions” (Discover America), thus providing access to educational information and inspiration for children, parents and teachers nationwide.
The organization's annual budget hovers around 210-270,000 euro and is secured through: project grants, renting out spaces, sponsors and donors.

Mission and Objectives

Muzeiko works to inspire children and young people to explore the wonders of science, technology and art; to provoke them to think, ask questions, experiment, create and learn (through encouraging educational strategies based on play, experience, hands-on activities, object and enquiry- oriented instruction). Believing that every child has the right to humane, high-quality and inclusive education, Muzeiko is dedicated to making the world of science and knowledge attractive and accessible to all.
We aim to:
- inspire children for knowledge by excitement of their interest in the world, science and art through self-directed complex play;
- work for improving the quality of education in Bulgaria by supporting communities working in this field;
- create conditions for improving the well-being of children, by reviving their curiosity and their interest in the educational process;
- support the high academic achievements of students;
- establish methods for prevention early leaving the education system;
- encourage the creativity and thinking of children and create better opportunities for them in the future;
- positively influence the early development of the youngest (0 to 3 years old) by providing protected environment learning and playing space;
- support the process of creating the right environment for kids, which takes into account their specific needs in order to have a special place to express themselves in their early childhood;
- support the process of establishing this place as a center for creative meetings and discussions between parents and specialists dealing with the issues of early childhood development and support its potential by creating conditions for a positive change in thinking about early childhood;
- influence the local economy, infrastructure and cultural development as a catalyst for economic development in the city;
- motivate public engagement, to provide families with a unique place to share their talents and perspectives, to be a starting point for action by social groups in Bulgaria and around the world towards problems in the sphere of education and child development;
- be a catalyst for the convergence of social groups by encouraging and supporting the process of exchanging ideas for the creation of an enlightened, healthy and prosperous living environment.

Main Projects / Activities

- Development of interactive STEAM educational programs - since 2015 our team and external experts have developed more than 15 thematic programs and 60 workshops for children and family audiences, school groups; it has co-created a four-lingual 75-hour online training GardensToLearn for early childhood teachers and educators with resources, technical and pedagogical advice for developing and using inclusive school gardens; Muzeiko has co-produced resources for distance learning related to ocean literacy (videos, quizzes, presentations, leaflets) through its participation as a partner in the Horizon 2020 SeaChange multinational project;
- Support and organization of professional communities in museum education - Muzeiko is a co-founder of the national professional community “Together with children” which has been holding regular meetings since 2014;
- Methodological support and advice for educators in formal and non-formal setting - over the past year Muzeiko hosted a national conference on school gardens with 120 educators in November 2019 and a practical workshop in February 2020 with 60 educators; organising training for museum workers and creative companies in design and manufacture of museum exhibitions, conducted by international experts Paul Orselli (POW! / Paul Orselli Workshop) and Joe Cook (Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions), as well as a series of practical workshops for museum educators on interactive methods for presenting academic content and linking primary curriculum with specific exhibitions in their museums.
- Work with volunteers (currently we have a network of 40 young persons).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Since its establishment in 2014, Muzeiko Foundation has been working to create conditions for improving the well-being of children by reviving their curiosity and interest in the educational process, encouraging their creativity and critical thinking; creating a positive impact on the early development of the youngest (from 0 to 3 years) by providing a safe and stimulating environment for learning and play; ensuring welcoming space for creative meetings and discussions between parents and specialists dealing with the issue of early childhood development; providing families with a comfortable place to share their talents and perspectives.
Through fundraising activities and own resources, Muzeiko Foundation aims to give kids from underprivileged and low-income families in Bulgaria and those deprived of parental care an opportunity to approach science and experimentation by visiting the only children science center in the country MUZEIKO, or by participating in its outreach program.
Since the end of 2017, free admission to Museiko Children's Science Center has been provided for nearly 3,000 students from poor areas of the country and from social services for children with and without disabilities. Two girls from a center for social rehabilitation and integration received scholarships for participation in the Summer Academy "Games of Science”.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Muzeiko recently embarked on a new challenge to engage deeper around issues of social and cultural inclusion, with the intention of creating a safe and meaningful place for children (and families) of diverse backgrounds. In these pursuits, we are developing an outreach programme seeking to reach out to children from communities that traditionally remain excluded from science due to geographical location (poor rural regions), disability, minority/ migrant origin, status (children deprived of parental care living in social services), self-stigma and self-discrimination. They perceive higher education as an undefeatable stronghold reserved for a group of exceptional people, and rarely develop a self-image of a future scientist or engineer.
We would be happy to upgrade our expertise in cooperation with various organizations, and at the same time share our experience and knowledge in multi-faceted partnerships to work on problems of empowerment through science, technology and art.

Contact (1) Full Name
Bistra Kirova-Koleva
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Bistra Kirova-Koleva
Contact (2) Full Name
Anelia Fernandes
Job Title (2)
Project Manager

Youtheon (Young Sustainable Impact)

National Network
Tunisia
Address

Lotissement Elkhalil 8100 Jendouba, Tunisia
8100 jendouba
Tunisia

Telephone
+216 52721067
Telephone (other)
+216 50853100
E-Mail
inoubli.sourour1@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+216 52 479 577
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2015
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

Founded in October 2015 as a university club (Club of Creation and Technological Innovation) and legally registered in 2019, Youtheon is a youth-led NGO that aims to inspire each young person to reach his fullest potential and play a constructive role in society. Youtheon is an active member contributing constructively to the Euro-MED Youth Federation. It has an extended network of partners in Europe, as well as a Quality label for supporting Tunisian volunteers under European Solidarity Corps. Staff employed: Board of directors (President, Secretary-General and Treasurer) and executive Committee (officers and assistants). Budgetary resources available in a year: 10 000 $ Sources of funding: Donors (Overseas) and membership fees. Modalities of actions: Seminars, Workshops, Surveys, Roundtables, Project civic Education, and Political engagement. Main partners: The International Institute of Debate, Startup Center, National Democracy Institute, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Mission and Objectives

Youtheon`s primary mission is to contribute to the creation of an inclusive society, free from prejudice and discrimination, which will be in the position to develop and grow a sustainable living environment. Particularly within Tunisia, its major concerns refer to the challenge of (1) youth unemployment and economic obstacles as a result of the crisis and (2) the xenophobic attitudes, cultural intolerance, and exclusion created by the migration wave, as well as (3) environmental issues.

Main Projects / Activities

To achieve this mission Youtheon focuses on the following specific activities: Empowering youth through non-formal education and fostering active participation and civic engagement. Strengthening cross-border civil society, through knowledge transfer and sharing of good practices. Actively support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and environmental causes.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Youtheon Foundation relies on a broad and diverse set of collaborative relationships and partnerships in all parts of the world to create tailored solutions based on our knowledge and experience of what works centered on youth development. We have worked with corporate partners, educational institutions, and youth-serving organizations to pursue our mission and implement our programs. Focusing on youth's potential and nurturing their ambitions through our projects is the fuel of our network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As a newly founded organization, we have taken slow, yet firm steps towards our goals. As we progress in this modern era of networking we've discerned the vitality of authentic relationships in order to establish a strong foundation. we simply can't move forward on our own, it is essential to reach out to those who share our values and the ALF network with its reputation figures on the top of our potential partners. We acknowledge your journey in empowering and supporting the youth into a prosperous future, you place individuals at the heart of your project and that's what we're aiming for, joining your network means exposing our community to the universality of human dignity, values we are trying to imbed in our society. As a connecter and trusted source, we would benefit from your well-forged expertise which will be a valuable asset to enhance our efforts to advance concrete projects.

Contact (1) Full Name
Sourour inoubli
Job Title
Partnerships and International Cooperation Officer
Head of the organisation
WAJDI HASNI - President & Co-founder

Learning through action- lTA

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Al Souk
Qab-Elias
Lebanon

Telephone
0096181682391
E-Mail
learnthroughaction@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
yasserf@live.com
Mobile Phone
0096170174271
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2015
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  5. Youth and education
General Information

LTA was established by a group of young and energetic women who
were highly motivated and committed for contributing their time, skills and energies for the development and empowerment of socially disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in Middle Bekaa area and addressing poverty issues and gender based discriminations.
LTA association was established in 2015, as the requested need of the local community, Palestinian refugees and the new Syrian crises, to reflect the belief that peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. The driving forces for LTA creation arose from humanitarian, social, educational and economic considerations.
LTA association is a private non-political, non-profitable organization created to respond current need for people in order to sustained and strengthen and promote human right culture, peace building, good governance initiatives and tackle humanitarian crisis of the Syrian refugees in Bekaa area.

Mission and Objectives

08. Vision:
Develop, support and enrich youth experience for a better future, overflow with
equality and democratic.

09. Mission Statement:
"Promoting Community development, managing natural and human resources through
comprehensive community initiative, to improve people's lives and, enforcing the
permanent positive change in the lives of young people."

10. Goal and Objectives:
Developmental is our main goal, in its wide aspects of social and humanitarian sectors, which they seek to accomplish all that contributes to the achievement of development in all areas and fields through civilized development projects that responds to the call of community and human development and to contribute to the implementation of educational policies through extracurricular education and training programs, and through the two pillars following:
First, socially on the community level:
We aim to share the community development and deactivation of the social, educational, cultural and economic activities, and the enhancement and empowerment of human capabilities to support development and transfer knowledge to the sake of all active partners of the society especially, youth through:
1. Encourage development in the community through the training and education of young people. Working on the developing, understanding and applying of community and humanitarian skills and apply them. Training young people on life skills: communication, teamwork, leadership, training on democracy, active participation and decision-making skills.
2. Empowering youth and children and enhancing their abilities to define their own visions and future orientations for future, building social concepts and deepen their community participation.
3. Rehabilitation of young people for the labor market and help them find work and employment opportunities.
4. Improving the conditions of women and children and people with special needs through inclusion, remove all forms of discrimination, and neglect ion, marginalization, exclusion, and poverty reduction.
5-.Increase awareness in order to protect natural resources and the preservation of the environment, fight desertification and increase environmental awareness
Second, on the educational level:
1. Create and develop a specialized center for children and youth, which enhance and empower them and develop their technical skills, intellectual, creative and emotional abilities, and increase their academic achievement and contribute in building of society leaderships.
2. Assist the school and educational institutions in carrying out its mission in community development by providing educational, psychological and social services for children and young people and protect them from physical and psychological neglect and prevent them from being exposed to delinquency.
3. Provide guidance and educational services to parents in the field of ordinary or special needs children.
4. The production of teaching aids and materials necessary for the care and development of children's capabilities.
5. Upbringing of children socially, educationally and culturally by filling their leisure time.
7. Support children with learning difficulties to complete their education and establish system to fight school dropout and illiteracy.

Main Projects / Activities

01. Community Dev. Project funded by LTA.
02. Women economic empowerment through rural food production funded by BUM (Bekaa union of municipalities).
03. Embroidery funded by Palestinian Business men committee
04. Youth entrepreneur skills training. Funded by Injaz
05. Sport project -funded by Kab-Elias municipality.
06. Livelihood training project- funded by Persue
07.ICDL(IT) training funded by MPDL
08. Schools dropout summer academy funded by ARK.
09. Kids summer camp- Self funded.
10.Women rural food products exhibits
11.Secondary schools academic orientation
12.Litercay and live skills for Syrian refugees-Funded by MPDL
13. Sawa, to promote gender equality-CFLI, Canadian fund for local initiatives.
14. Winterization assistance (Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinians) funded by Life.
15.Health community , healthy family - Mediar
16.Livelihood training for Syrian refugees youth- Institut européen de coopération et de développement (IECD)
16.Health education for developed and healthy community- Mediar
17.Digital literacy of persons with disabilities -DOT
18. Grow my business training with Enterprise forum PAN Arab region

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can organizes and conducts a lot of cultural activities and programs including: conferences, seminars and workshops in the field of education, art, culture, community development, human rights and information.

We aim to achieve cultural and intercultural objectives and cooperation for development of the community members especially young people through:

- social, economic, educational, cultural, artistic activities and any activity related to sustainable development, human development and solidarity.

- Promote cultural and intercultural exchanges and the exchange of experiences, And establish cooperation and partnership relations. To establish a dialogue of civilizations likely to favor the opening towards new horizons with a view to a plural, diversified community and positively open to the international environment.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We believe one hand can perform nothing, two hands can perform something, many hands can perform everything. LTA is in a continous search for local, national an international partners to build local, national and international networks seeking common understanding, that strengthen peaceful coexistence. We believe that Intercultural dialogue is valuable in maintaining social cohesion, peace and security, and for that reason, it was essential to treat cultures with equal respect, strengthen intercultural dialogue in an inclusive spirit, and settle conflicts by peaceful means.

Contact (1) Full Name
Yasser Faraj
Job Title
Programs Manager
Head of the organisation
Sanaa Khaled
Contact (2) Full Name
Sanaa Khaled
Job Title (2)
Executive Director

Keys for sustainable development

National Network
Jordan
Address

15 Masood Bin Saad St.
Amman 11185
Jordan

Telephone
962797779990
E-Mail
thabet@keysjo.com
Mobile Phone
962797779990
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2020
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

Keys for Sustainable Development is a non-profit, limited liability founded in 2020 and registered with the Jordanian Ministry of Industry and Trade, based in Amman – Jordan, and specialized in the field of sustainable development in the educational and health sectors, financing small projects, investment promotion and training; aiming at developing the society. The team consists of 6 employees including senior manager, research and development consultant, administrative officer, senior coordinator and PR, logistics officer and accountant. Our strategy is to empower the vulnerable sections of the society by building their capacities through social investment, education, and skill–based development. We have successfully completed several projects funded very well-known donors such as US Embassy and continue to partner with organizations such as Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Education, and local CSO’s with similar objectives to achieve strategic goals by providing possible solutions and prevention including seminars, training, exchanges, design and development, management of initiatives, etc.

Mission and Objectives

Achieving social investment; to enhance productivity and improve the quality of life for the individual and the society by possessing the keys to knowledge and creating opportunities for sustainable community empowerment.

Main Projects / Activities

youth empowerment
socio-economic development
women empowerment
needs analysis
surveys
Human rights and democracy
civic engagement

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

By utilizing our strong local network cross Jordan and our expertise in the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice and other human service through social research and dissemination of socially relevant knowledge, social intervention through training and field action.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

sharing of experiences and networking.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Dr. Thabet Alnabulsi
Job Title
CEO
Head of the organisation
Dr. Thabet Alnabusli