The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is, with 1.8 million inhabitants, the second-largest city in Germany and the ninth-largest federal state in Germany in terms of economic power. As a member of EUROCITIES, Hamburg shares its experience with European cities and regions and works actively in several forums and workshops.
The Ministry of Social Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is responsible for health and social affairs-related topics in the region. As a Ministry, it is not just responsible for the planning, financing, and controlling, but it prepares legislative acts that go into Hamburg’s parliament.
KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece), situated in Athens, is one of the oldest Greek NGOs, with over 40 years of experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues. In addition to direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities, KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues, particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities
Anziani e Non Solo is a non-profit organisation working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on management of projects and the realisation of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion. The activities carried out by Anziani e Non Solo concern different social domains, such as:
1) Support on matters, such as employability and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups
2) Prevention of abuse and discrimination and promotion of equal opportunities
3) Support and empowerment of disadvantaged young persons: skills development, social inclusion and school-to-work transition
4) Training and support to family carers, informal and formal/adult and young carers
5) Active ageing, intergenerational activities and support of frail and dependent seniors
VIVES is a state-recognized and state-financed higher education institution in West Flanders. The name refers to the Spanish-Bruges humanist Juan Luis Vives. The university college is the largest in West Flanders. Our core business is to ensure higher education for students at bachelor level. Level according to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Bachelor programs (EQF 6) and graduate (EQF 5).
The university college comprises six educational programs in Technology, Health, Social Work, Teacher Training, Biotechnology and Business Management, spread over five West Flanders cities: Bruges, Kortrijk, Ostend, Roeselare and Torhout.
VIVES counts more than 20.000 students.
Find out more here: https://www.vives.be/nl
Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia (DCHS) is a sub-regional development agency established by Municipality Litija, operating in the Central Sava region in the “The Heart of Slovenia”. It has been leading, coordinating and connecting development projects to enhance the quality of life in the region, especially for young people and seniors. DCHS has 20 years of experience in development of rural areas in the specific fields and works on three main pillars: entrepreneurship, tourism and environment. Its advantage is close cooperation with local stakeholders from all main sectors (public, private and NGO), knowing their needs and integration of innovative ideas and projects. One of the most important roles is managing Local Action Group (LAG) – The Heart of Slovenia for Rural Development.