Forum for Freedom in Education, Croatia
Forum is well-recognized civil society organisation active since 1992. It works on harmonising the educational system in Croatia with the educational standards of modern democratic societies, guided by the principles of choice and equal access to education that enables the self-realisation of a person.
Forum’s innovative, high-quality programmes provide support to teachers and schools, children and youth, university lecturers and professionals working with children and youth in the educational and the social welfare systems. The programmes of teaching advancement, civic and health education, skills of non-violent conflict resolution and improvement of school management are designed for those stakeholders.
The goals of Forum’s programmes are achieved through professional training seminars and educational activities, studies and analyses, campaigns and creative competitions, as well as through direct work with teachers and schools. Publishing plays an important role in disseminating best practices by way of compendia and other publications available on the organisation’s web site. Particular attention is paid to the development of high-quality programmes for children and youth so that they can gain knowledge and skills for their participation in societal and democratic processes.
Think Global, United Kingdom
Think Global is an education charity helping people to understand – and then take action on – global issues. The team at Think Global work to equip people with the knowledge and skills to understand complex global issues like poverty, conflict and migration, so they are able to take action to make the world more just and sustainable.
We believe we each have a responsibility, as global citizens, to understand how and why the world is manifestly unjust and unsustainable; and then to decide what action we can and should take, to improve the world for all its people.
We do this through activities like: helping teachers to teach young people about global issues; awareness raising campaigns; and publishing resources and research. Our approach is to encourage ‘critical thinking’ – we don’t tell people what to think, we help them develop skills on how to think, so they can make up their own minds.
We have particular expertise in core areas of global learning practice, including digital training delivery, outcomes analysis and evaluation, and resource creation and curation. Many of our team are trained teachers; we have qualified project managers and experienced learning strategists.
Centre for Creative Development
“Danilo Dolci”, Italy
Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” is a non-profit association involving young people and adults, which mainly acts through projects in the educational field carried out in cooperation with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups both at local and international level.
Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” was established based on the experience of social and educational work carried out by Danilo Dolci and his collaborators, which started in Eastern Sicily back in 1952. The Centre stemmed from the need of offering the local communities a reality committed to practically solve the problems arisen during regular meetings held with people, and in 1958 it was renamed as Centre of Studies and Initiatives for Full Employment, with the purpose of promoting economic and social development of the local territory.
Youth center of Dravinja Valley, Slovenia
Mladinski center Dravinjske doline (Youth centre of Dravinja valley) is a non-profit youth organization, established in 2003. In 2014 the youth centre has upgraded to social enterprise.
Mainly our activities focus on activating youth and including them in active project development and implementation on different levels. Our core activities are divided into 4 content pillars: youth centre, cultural event centre Patriot, intergenerational centre and social entrepreneurship incubator Kreaktor.
Therefore our main activities are youth mobility projects (organizing, hosting and sending), local volunteering promotion and activation, support to other organizations, intercultural dialogue activities, non-formal education modules development, preparation of sport and cultural events and activities for enhancing entrepreneurship skills in our co-working space and youth cooperative Kreaktor.
Network of Education Policy Centers
(NEPC) is an international non-governmental membership organization that gathers 24 institutional members from 19 countries.
NEPC has been founded in 2006 and formally established in 2008.
NEPC members are public and civil-society organizations dealing with education at different levels from educational research and policy analysis to teacher training and school-based activities.
NEPC Secretariat, established in Zagreb in 2006, has implemented over a dozen multi-country projects addressing and exploring current issues in education, driven by the need for independent and information-based policy analyses, advocacy for equity, and effective, sustainable solutions in education policy processes in the last couple of years.
The network’s contribution to improving education policies in this region is reflected in its highly diverse project portfolio, which includes large projects involving several countries.