CESIE

CESIE is a not for profit European NGO established in 2001, based on the experiences of sociologist Danilo Dolci. Following Danilo Dolci’s example, CESIE advocates the promotion of a non-violent and equal society, and deems education and training as the main instruments towards this objective.  The organisation works to promote cultural, educational, scientific and economic development at a local and international level using innovative and participatory approaches.

The main objective of CESIE is to promote intercultural dialogue, responsible and sustainable development, international cooperation and entrepreneurial spirit. CESIE is divided in five departments working in synergy: European cooperation, International cooperation, Mobility, Socio-cultural promotion and Higher education and research. CESIE’s staff is composed of 35 employees of different nationalities, and the organisation can also rely on the precious contribution of many volunteers. Since 2001, CESIE has developed 400 projects – with 80 currently underway at a local, EU and worldwide level. Within these projects, CESIE has carried out a wide range of activities related to training, awareness-raising, dissemination and research.
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"Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center

It is an independent humanitarian institution that operates in Nicosia, Cyprus. Established on the basis of standards and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and European Union law. Hope for Children is working in the humanitarian and development policy, which is important for advocacy and promotion of children’s rights through research, design and implementation of basic programs and advisory services to governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The organization offers support services to children and families who find themselves in need, including social, psychological and legal assistance to child victims of sexual violence, victims of violence, trafficking and victims of other forms of violence and / or exploitation. Other campaigns / projects at the primary level include: national implementation of the Council of Europe campaign ONE and FIVE for cessation of sexual violence against children; Beat Bullying program; human rights education; operation within the framework of the European telephone helpline for children and adolescents 116111 and European telephone number for missing children 116000; implementation and management of shelters for unaccompanied migrant minors Home For Hope.
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The Smile of the Child

“The Smile of the Child” is the largest internationally recognized non-profit, non-governmental Organization in Greece in the critical field of child protection, support of children and families with children in need, as well as free public health service for children, both in prevention and treatment.

The Organization started its operations in 1996 by Costas Yannopoulos, President of the Board of Directors, inspired by the wish of well-being for all children in the world, expressed by his 10-year old son Andreas before he succumbed to brain cancer in late 1995. Over 21 years of activities “The Smile” has made a difference for more than 1.200.000 children and their families in Greece.

“The Smile” currently operates with approximately 2.500 active volunteers on a daily basis and more than 450 specialized personnel and is financed through donations from sponsors and the broad public in Greece that is familiar with the Organization and appreciates its action for all children, without exception and without distinction of background, origin, religion or any other criterion.

The operational commitment of “The Smile of the Child” is structured along four main groups of children in need of protection: children victims of violence, children victims of disappearance, children with serious health problems and children who live in poverty or are threatened by poverty. In order to address the different needs of these children “The Smile” implements a variety of actions and provides services in the areas of prevention, intervention and therapy.

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Westminster City Council

Over 10 years’ experience in tackling of sexual violence, policy actions and mainstreaming

Sexual Violence Centre Cork

Leading centre for protection of victims of sexual violence, social campaigns, dissemination activities

Gender Alternatives

The Gender Alternatives Foundation (GAF) is a non-government organization which was established in 2011 by a team of professionals engaged in the promotion of women and girls’ human rights. We are based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

GAF’s mission is to work towards the protection and empowerment of women and girls in all spheres of public and private life so that they realize their potential in a just and unbiased society. Through our guiding principle, we strive to address a number of structural inequalities which are layered in social organization and mindset, and present the building blocks of gender based discrimination and violence. The issues we devote our efforts to are prevention and protection against domestic violence, trafficking in human beings and promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Our target groups are women and girls victims of gender-based violence and discrimination. These include women and girls from rural areas, minority women; victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, foreign and migrant women; disabled women; elderly women; and women victims of multiple discrimination.

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Associate Partners

Bulgarian Red Cross

Humanitarian activities, support and assistance to vulnerable groups, trainings and capacity building of population

Instituto Comprensivo Educativo Maria Adelaide

Increasing awareness on gender education and gender violence in schools