"TO ERGASTIRI" is a non-profit organization that aims to assist in the social integration and general well being of adults with learning disabilities. Our activities aim to provide quality services and creating new opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families. As well as psychological support, counselling and social integration, support for development of self image and identity, training, maintenance of family structure and relationships and social consciousness rising. “To Ergastiri” offers occupational training and integration of those who are capable to enter the free labor market. Vocational and art training workshops include bakery department, laundry, weaving, carpet making, pottery batik printing, music and gardening. Learning basic skills in computer use through interactivity offered by new technologies achieved the development of new motor and cognitive skills. Also “TO ERGASTIRI” provides Semi – Independent Supporting Housing programs for our adults. Through our program of activities and positive guidance, residents gain important life skills and reach their full potential.
The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, of the Republic of Cyprus. The Institute undertakes research within the wider domain of plant and animal production by providing solutions to problems of the rural areas according to the Ministry’s priorities.
In addition, it develops or adapts and evaluates under local conditions scientific findings and technology and recommends innovative procedures for enhancing the agricultural development with the objective of achieving a secure supply of safe, good quality products produced by methods financially, environmentally and socially sustainable.
The research results are transferred to stakeholders through modern educational programs and dissemination tools. Its research activity strengthens rural development and contributes to the adoption of a sustainable rural policy and innovation offer.
Association "Halfway" is from Pancevo, Republic of Serbia. It was founded in 2006. The association has 60 users (people with intellectual disabilities, autism, dawn syndrome, etc.) 25 professionals, volunteers as well as family members of users .
The Association "Halfway there" is non-governmental, non-profit association of PwID, their families, experts of different profiles and volunteers, who through support living, home care help, workplace occupation, self advocacy workshops, eary intervention centar and other activities improve quality of life and affect inclusion a PwID, in the local community in the territory of Pančevo.
We are winner of the Social Innovation Award for the Service Support living for PwID, of the Erste Foundation in Prague in 2011, and also implemented over 100 projects from different areas of social protection and support for PwID.
Founded in 1985, Omega Technology is an experienced and well known IT provider company in Greece. The Company serves Greek public bodies, enterprises and other organizations with technology and services made possible by its 34 years of experience.
Its solutions include e-learning, virtual reality applications, assisted living solutions, tailor-made applications for people with disabilities, as well as e-commerce applications, document and knowledge management systems.
The company is also offering a broad range of management and services including consulting, research and development, digitization, annotation and preservation of content, hardware supply and technical support.
The company’s research department is active in the R&D arena, in close cooperation with Academia and Research Institutes, running several R&D projects and market validation projects.
The Cyprus Certification Company (CCC) is a Government-owned Certification Organization founded in 2001 and operating as a private company with the Government being its only shareholder. It is managed by a 7-member Board, which comprises of representatives from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism as well as from organizations of the private sector such as the Cyprus Employers and Industrialist Federation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Technical Chamber, the Academia and the Consumers Association. CCC operates in the field of certification of management systems, certification of training programs and training and exam centers, inspection of playgrounds and playground equipment, inspection of lifts, product certification, CE marking etc. CCC also operates a training center approved by the relevant government body (the Human Resource Development Authority - HRDA) and provides training in relevant to its services subjects, and also in specialized areas as those arise from the industry’s needs.
Ljudska univerza Velenje is public non-profit institution providing adult education. It takes an active part in regional community by improving the educational structure of the population by providing various educational programs and by motivating and informing the members of the community. 60 years of tradition, the provision of expert knowledge and quality and friendly attitude towards its participants without doubt contribute to the fact that each school year more than 3.000 participants take part in various educational programs. Programmes are intended for youngsters, adults, seniors and migrants. Programmes include: primary school for adults, programmes for vocational secondary education, professional secondary education, technical-vocational education, professional post-secondary education, language courses and ICT courses for adults and teenagers, training programmes for special labour requirements, study courses, leisure programmes, the national and international projects, etc. Within LUV also operates Centre for Intergeneration learning that includes 2 permanently employed mentors and over 20 volunteers and Pattern City – an ecosystem for education, experimentation, prototyping and innovation. Unique, interactive digital learning environment is focused on providing interdisciplinary content with learning by doing and playful learning methodologies. Recently we open the Center for Intercultural Dialogue Velenje, in which we counselling the migrants, newcomers and persons with international protection. We also offer a variety of free workshops for learning Slovenian language, learning about the environment and exchanging information about other cultures and customs. LUV is actively involved in various local, regional and national initiatives and actions (Life-long learning week, educational festivals and other events). LUV has years of experience in participating and coordinating European projects and is currently involved in 16 Erasmus+ projects.
Società Italiana Disability Manager (S.I.Di.Ma.) is an association created in 2011 to promote the Disability Management Culture in Public Institutions, Health services and Private Companies, with a view to enhancing the adaptation of private and public entities to the needs of people with disabilities through a person-centred approach. S.I.Di.Ma. is committed to organising research, educational and training activities and to providing services for people with disabilities and private companies operating in the field.