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Inqubator Leeuwarden (off. reg. name Stichting Incubator) has been active in the northern part of the Netherlands since its establishment as a foundation in 2010. The Inqubator is backed by amongst others the Municipality of Leeuwarden, Business Innovation Center BDF, and schools and universities in the region. The focus of Inqubator is on helping starting companies to firmly establish their business and to help them maximise their personal growth. To this end, Inqubator offers a shared room facility in which starting entrepreneurs can work on their business plan, can get advice on how they should proceed in the development of their business and follow different kinds of workshops and masterclasses. Inqubator also offers office space for starting companies that have outgrown the shared office space and need their own office. Furthermore, Inqubator provides start-ups with knowledge, network, advice, training, and workshops in cooperation with business and educational partners. Inqubator does this with a team of 9 people who are involved in training and coaching. Inqubator offers its services to student entrepreneurs, but also to unemployed persons who are entering a program to find out if starting their own business would be a good way to enter the field of work again. Besides these target groups, all people interested in becoming more entrepreneurial are welcome at Inqubator, especially teachers and students. Not specifically or per se to become an entrepreneur, but to develop their skills such as pro-activeness, creative thinking, presentation skills, effective use of ICT etc. 

Guydolph Dijkstra (GUD) from the Netherlands (based in Friesland) is a social entrepreneur and his expertise is in developing projects together with youngsters. Guydolph has worked with youngsters from different backgrounds and nationalities. He combines culture, sports, entrepreneurial skills and other activities to inspire the youngsters.

Gysbert Bergsma (GYB) is a social entrepreneur and his expertise is in developing projects together with youngsters, based on their needs. Gysbert supports young people in developing a vision for their future and helps them take control over their own life by matching them with role models and inspiring activities.

Together they develop and run mentoring programmes to support young people in developing their talents, skills and ambitions.

Guydolph Dijkstra, Guydolph@stichtingverbindmij.nl

Gysbert Bergsma, gysbert@stichtingverbindmij.nl

 

>Kocaeli Kulturel Gelisim ve Dayanisma Dernegi is a non-profit, non-governmental NGO founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated educators who wanted to contribute to the cultural and social development of the community and personal development of individuals and to address social challenges such as violence against women, school dropouts, youth entrepreneurship and migration challenges in the Kocaeli region. KOGED has wide experience in developing, implementing, and disseminating national& international projects funded by several donors such as the EU and the UN. Within the scope of these projects, the organisation has implemented several non-formal training activities and organised awareness-raising events & campaigns to raise the community’s awareness of important social issues.

It has also secured a wide network of local/regional/international contacts including CSOs, schools, local municipalities, public institutions and Kocaeli University through collaboration in many projects. Contact person: Ayşe Öztürk Contact address: info@koged.org.tr 

InBáze, z.s.  was established in 2005 as a community center. The purpose of InBáze is to help immigrants and their families to integrate in the Czech Republic. We create a safe open space for Czech public and migrants to meet, collaborate and enhance their mutual understanding of each other. InBáze was primarily established as a civic initiative of Czechs and migrants which was operating on a volunteering basis, and even nowadays volunteers play a major role in helping InBáze to run its activities. InBáze provides a wide range of activities – social, legal, psychological and career counselling for migrants; programs for families and children (weekly clubs for children, one day activities, summer camps), community center activities for migrants and general public (club for women, club for seniors, ethnic cuisine workshops, storytelling etc.), educational activities for schools, Czech language courses, annual festival RefuFest. InBáze has its own social enterprise Ethnocatering, which is based on the concept of social entrepreneurship and co-finances the organizational activity.

 

Contact person: Markéta Novotná (project manager);  

Contact email: novotna@inbaze.cz or info@inbaze.cz.  

OMILOS GIA TIN UNESCO PIREOS & NHSON - CLUB FOR UNESCO OF PIRAEUS & ISLAND has been founded at 1998, at Nikea, at the region of Piraeus. Club for UNESCO is a private body non-profit association, aiming to foster intercultural awareness, understanding, cooperation and solidarity according to the principles and ideals of UNESCO.  

The main objectives of Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands are:  

– To promote International Understanding, according to the principles and ideals of UNESCO, and to direct the interest of common opinion towards the objectives of this organization.  

–To promote the constitution of Study Groups and International Relations Groups that are directly related to the aforementioned objectives of UNESCO and to create a Culture of Peace.  

– To organise Community (EU), National or Regional Programs of informal Continuous Vocational Training, Education, and tackling of unemployment addressed to citizens, to the Repatriated, to the Unemployed and to Emigrants.  

– To contribute to the Scientific, Environmental/Ecological and cultural training of its members, helping them mainly to adapt to the constant developments and changes of any kind in  

all sectors of social life, and above all to work towards creating a “Culture of PEACE, which is a basic good of humankind.

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IDEC - IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation, and development of ICT solutions for both the private and the public sector. IDEC has been active the last 20 years in the field of EU projects. It has long experience in European policies regarding lifelong learning and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning and in national reforms of education and training systems

Contact info: Maria Kandila| m.kandila [at] idec [dot] gr

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