OSENGO is a non-profit VET organization, specialist in lifelong learning and vocational education, member of the French Vocational Education Federation. OSENGO has 32 permanent training centres located in four regions of France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, Nouvelle Aquitaine and Centre Val de Loire. For over thirty years, OSENGO has been supporting various target groups towards lifelong vocational education or career change. OSENGO created a special department for Europe related topics in 1994 and has since led numerous projects of mobility and pedagogical engineering.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
The research group for applied medical psychology and medical sociology within the department of psychosocial medicine and developmental neuroscience at the medical faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) is responsible for the education and training of medical students in all areas of psychology. The research group offers counselling and therapy for different groups of medical ill inpatients of the university hospital, for example for cancer patients or patients waiting for an organ transplantation. The research interests and projects of the research group covering a wide range of psychological and sociological issues, for instance doctor-patient-communication, dental anxiety, psychooncology, health psychology, psychosocial aspects of human genetic, students mental health, illness behaviour or methods of psychology.
Astiki Mikerdoskopiki Etaireia PROLIPSIS
Civil Law Non Profit Organization of Preventive Environmental and Occupational Medicine Prolepsis Institute – is a nongovernmental organization, active in the field of medical research, health promotion, environmental and occupational health since 1990. With a strong belief in health being a fundamental right, Prolepsis has undertaken a leading role in the field of public health since 1991, by designing and implementing initiatives on various health issues and in different sectors targeting a wide range of audiences, such as women, migrants, children, as well as policy makers, other NGOs and decision makers. As a coordinator and a partner in over 50 EU co-funded and numerous national projects, Prolepsis implements research, applied and educational initiatives in cooperation with other institutions, targeting health promotion, health education, medical research, policy change and tackling health inequalities. Its human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary experienced team of physicians, health promotion and communication specialists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists and economists, each of which undertake distinct roles in the Institute’s projects. Moreover, the Institute encourages interdisciplinary and international co-operation, creating networks of collaboration not only in Greece but also in Member-States of the European Union, Eastern European Countries and the USA
INSTITUT DRUSTVENIH ZNANOSTI IVO PILAR
Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences is a public research institute founded in 1991. It`s areas and fields of scientific research are: a) social sciences (psychology, sociology, demography, education and rehabilitation sciences, political sciences, economics, information and communication sciences), b) humanities (history, theology, philosophy, ethnology and anthropology, religion science, philology) and c) interdisciplinary scientific areas (cognitive sciences, geography, gender studies) Institute`s head office is in Zagreb, but the Institute also has 8 regional centres (Osijek, Pula, Split, Vukovar, Gospić, Dubrovnik, Varaždin and Vis). There are approximately 90 researchers working at the Institute (60 senior researchers and 30 early stage researchers and assistants).
Ivo Pilar Institute has participated in about 350 research projects, including 60 international projects, and had collaboration within H2020, FP7 and Erasmus framework, and other institutions such as UNICEF, the ERSTE Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. Nationally, besides scientific projects of the Ministry of Science, the Institute has collaborated with the Croatian Science Foundation, Adris Foundation, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Boards of different cities, counties and municipalities, HEP Group (national electricity company), Croatian Heritage Foundation, as well as government offices and various associations.
Since 2000, on average, 20-30 research projects are being conducted at the Institute (with approximately 20 active COST Actions in which our researchers take part). Since its foundation, the Institute has published more than 90 books. As part of the Institute`s publishing activities 150 issues of “Društvena istraživanja” (“Journal for General Social Issues”) – an interdisciplinary scientific journal has been published since 1992. Other scientific journals – “Pilar – Journal for Social and Humanistic Studies” as well as “Histria Antiqua” have been published since 2006. Since its foundation, the Institute has organized approximately 50 national and approximately 40 international events (symposiums, conferences and congresses) and approximately 120 panel discussions and round tables.
Associazione Tages Onlus
Tages Onlus is a charitable organization founded in 2014 by bringing together different professionals with competencies in health care, psychology, social interventions and education. Tages Onlus is part of European networks (Mental Health Europe; Europa Donna Breast Cancer Coalition; European Migration Forum) and collaborates with several national and international institutes. We are interested in helping people develop adaptive strategies in coping with daily challenges and in maintaining psychological well-being. All our projects follow an action-research framework by integrating mental health research, intervention, and education.
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
The Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy (POLIBIENESTAR) is a research institute belonging to the Universitat de València (Spain). Well-known internationally, it is specialized in research, innovation and social technology. It offers technical advising and training in the social policy field. For twenty years now, it has been doing both basic and applied research on the economic, social, political and technical sustainability aspects of welfare systems. It has also been advising both the Administration and private companies on the planning, design and implementation of social welfare policies and sustainability.
Polibienestar is made up of an interdisciplinary team with more than 100 researchers, coming from the Universitat de València and 7 other Spanish and 2 international universities. Polibienestar cooperates with universities and centres from the European Union, the United States, South America, Africa and Canada as well.
Polibienestar is focused on several research areas such as health, vulnerable groups, smart cities, social and accessible tourism, social policy, governance and public administrations, and corporate economy
Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional, and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non-for-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers, and Information Technology specialists. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and provide for sustainable growth. The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning,
entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, IP advisory services, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming. CSI draws know-how and skills from its wide global network, which includes academic institutions, IT companies, public services, international organizations, start-ups, and public services.