Social partners

 

LITHUANIA

 

Baltic Turkish Culture Academy

Web: http://www.balturka.lt

E-mail: project.balturka@gmail.com

Baltic Turkish Culture Academy is the Association located in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Activities of the association is directed at all society members, independent of nationality, sex, and religion. The association is based on tolerance, equality and justice.

Vision: Baltic-Turkish Culture Academy – advanced, rapidly developing and well-known association in Lithuania and foreign countries, which strengthens intercultural relations and arrange cultural, educational, recreational tourism and other services.

Mission: To develop intercultural communication, to initiate the development of educational systems and raise public awareness of the Turkish culture through various programs.

Main activities of the Association:

  • Presentation and spreading of Turkish culture, traditions and customs in Lithuania and other foreign countries;
  • Teaching of the Turkish, Lithuanian, English and other languages in Lithuania and other countries;
  • Organizing of meetings, forums, seminars, courses, Olympiads, advice, sports and cultural events;
  • Organizing of the assessments, examinations or other tests;
  • Publishing of books, magazines, newspapers;
  • Providing an assistance and support for students, teachers and educational institutions;
  • Rendering of information about the association members' activities, the conditions to the Republic of Lithuania and foreign public persons, private persons, international organizations;
  • Cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign organizations.

 

Romanian Community in Lithuania "Dacia"

E-mail: lucia.bartkiene@gmail.com
 

Romanian Community "Dacia" was established in 1989 by migrants from Republic of Moldova and Romania. "Dacia" has 60 active members. Members of the community save their language and traditions. The most of  "Dacia" members live in mixed families with Lithuanians and other ethnic groups, they are so-called love migrants. Since 2006 employees from Romanian and Moldova employed in Lithuania join "Dacia" as well as students from there arriving to Lithuania by longlife learning programmes. About 700 Moldovans and 100 Romanians live in Lithuania (Population Census, 2001).


Lithuanian Red Cross Society

Web: http://www.redcross.lt

Lithuanian Red Cross is a voluntary non-profit organisation based on humanitarian principles. It gives support to vulnerable people within and outside Lithuania. Through the implementation of its various programmes it strives to meet their social and welfare needs.

Goals:

  • On the base of community assessment create programs to meet the needs of the vulnerable people;
  • Increase qualified human resources in order to implement effective programs;
  • Strengthen understanding in society about Lithuanian Red Cross, Red Cross Principles and humanitarian values;
  • Raise funds for programs implementation and development.

 German community in Vilnius

E-mail: deutsch@tbn.lt

German community in Vilnius is a non-governmental non-profit organization.  Members of the community preserve their language and traditions by organising different activities such as choir, festivals, Sunday schools, etc.


 Lithuanian Consumer Institute

 

 

 

Website: www.vartotojai.lt

LCI - non-governmental non-profit organization - was established in 2000. Goals of Lithuanian Consumer Institute:

• Protection of consumers economic and safety interests.
• Education, training, consultation of consumers and professionals.
• Promotion of fair commercial practices.


GREECE

Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (EL.IN.E.P.A.)

 

Website: www.elinepa.org   

The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (EL.IN.E.P.A.) is a civil, non-governmental and non-profit society administered by a Board of Directors consisting of ten members. The aim of the Society is the growth of the Indo-Hellenic educational, social, cultural and developmental co-operation. The Society offers training seminars for migrants from India and other countries in Greece, publishes books, dictionaries and translations on Indo-Greek and Indological subjects. It also carries out scientific researchin the social and humanitarian sciences and Organizes lectures, cultural programmes, seminars and short courses in universities and other educational institutions both in Greece and in India, in collaboration with Greek and Indian Universities and Institutions. The Society is particularly sensitive in Migrant and minority issues and offers its free help in all migrant aspects, including legal issues. Additionally, it provides services of social aid for victims of calamities, refugees, immigrants, and others in need. Finally, it has the ability and the contacts to penetrate the Community of migrants from India in Athens, the numbers of which rise to 20,000 people.


Pak-Hellenic Cultural and Welfare Society

 

E-mail: greekpak@yahoo.co.uk

The PAK is a civil, non-governmental and non-profit society administered by a Board of Directors consisting of ten members. The aim of the Society is the growth of the Pakistani educational, social, cultural and developmental co-operation. The Society offers training seminars for migrants from Pakistan in Greece, publishes books, dictionaries and translations on Pakistani subjects. It also carries out scientific researchin the social and humanitarian sciences and Organizes lectures, cultural programmes, seminars and short courses in universities and other educational institutions both in Greece and in Pakistan, in collaboration with Greek and Pakistani Universities and Institutions. The Society is particularly sensitive in Migrant and minority issues and offers its free help in all migrant aspects, including legal issues. Additionally, it provides services of social aid for victims of calamities, refugees, immigrants, and others in need. Finally, it has the ability and the contacts to penetrate the Community of migrants from Pakistan in Athens.


Hellenic Society for Child Help and Support

 

Website: www.orphancare.gr

The Hellenic Society for Child Help and Care, is a voluntary organization that conducts humanitarian work for the benefit of children and women migrants, with arabic origin, in Greece. Aiming at the protection and promotion of education and health of arab migrants within the Hellenic society and at the combat of any discrimination based on ethnic origin, religion or belief, the HSCHC has been implementing, among others training courses in PCs.


GERMANY

GWG Lindau                             

Website:  www.gwg-lindau.de

  • Housing enterprise in Lindau
  • subsidiary of the town of Lindau
  • 1700 flats for a very reasonable price, most of them subsidized
  • Around 50% of the tenants are immigrants
  • GWG Lindau supports social commitement, such as community centers
  • Interested in Integration of immigrants 

Kulturbrücke Lindau

Website: kulturbruecke.exilio.de

  • Founded in 2006 as a meeting place for cultural exchange between migrants and Germans.
  • Alphabetisation courses
  • German languages courses
  • Computer Courses
  • Wellness and handicraft courses
  • Intercultural Café
  • Contact  to and support with public authorities
  • Focus on Youth work
  • Kulturbrücke belongs to „Exilio“, a registered association, which has to do with refugees and victims of torture

SPAIN

UGT-PV Inmigració

 

Website: www.ugt-pv.es

UGT-PV is the branch in Valencia Region of one of the main Trade Union in Spain: General Union of Workers (Unión General de Trabajadores, UGT). It includes workers from all industrial sectors and with different situations (employed, self-employed, unemployed, etc.). UGT defends the sociopolitical, economic, professional, social and cultural interests of workers. One of the areas of work of UGT-PV is Immigration, where the trade union directs its efforts to promote socio-professional integration of foreigners and the fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination. For this, the UGT-PV acts at different levels, developing training programs and professional retraining to provide the workers access to employment, developing programs for managing diversity aimed at companies and finally, making an institutional work promoting and defending the interests of the foreign population in terms of equality before the relevant public bodies.


 IRELAND

 The Migrant Rights Centre

 

Website: www.mrci.ie

MRCI was first established in 2001 to bridge a gap in information services available to migrant workers and their families.  It has since grown to become a leading organisation advocating for change on many of the critical issues affecting migrant workers and their families in Ireland.MRCI is a non-governmental organisation and a registered charity.
 


The Vicentian Refugee Centre

Website www.vrc.ie

  • Information, advice and advocacy on a range of issues
  • A housing service.
  • Support for health and well-being.
  • Support with integration.
  • Activities for separated children.
  • An Outreach Service.

Dublin School of English

Website: www.dse.ie

The DSE is a large family run language school that has been operating since 1968. They are based in the centre of Dublin City in the Temple Bar area- Dublins vibrant cultural quarter. They are recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Science (through ACELS) and founder members of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI).


SPIRASI

213 North Circular Road, Dublin 7.

Website: www.spirasi.ie

SPIRASI is a humanitarian, intercultural, non-governmental organisation that works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. In partnership with others, SPIRASI enables access to specialist services to promote the well-being of the human person, and encourages self-reliance and integration into Ireland.


NETHERLANDS

Welkom in Roterdam

Website: www.welkominrotterdam.nl

Welcome in Rotterdam is an organization which brings together old and new Rotterdammers. This happens in several steps:

  1. New and old Rotterdammers are informed and attracted to participate by different channels: website, flyers, network.
  2. New Rotterdammers meet old Rotterdammers during the so called ‘mixture-meetings’.
  3. They get to know each other and make appointments.
  4. They go and visit together interesting places in the city.

This way new Rotterdammers learn more about their new neighbors and home city and practice the language. Old Rotterdammers are proud to show their city and get acquainted with the culture of their new neighbors. The organisation has been active for 5 years.


Donadaria

 

Website: www.donadaria.nl

Dona Daria is a centre for emancipation in Rotterdam. The centre offers diverse activities for women, men and youngsters. The centre organises courses, seminars and expert meetings. Dona Daria develops and publishes brochures and books on emancipation issues also. A newsletters come out four times a year.


Rotterdamse Volkuniversiteit

Website: www.volksuniversiteit.nl/rotterdam

The Rotterdam Volksuniversiteit is an adult educational centre aimed at bringing knowledge and science to the general public. It offers a wide range of courses: languages courses in 28 foreign languages, language courses in Dutch as a second language, communication, history, art and culture, creativity, computer, cooking. More than 4200 participants attend one of the 350 courses each year. The courses of Dutch as a second language attract more than 500 students a year.


ROMANIA

The Russian – Lipovans in Romania Community (C.R.L.)

ОБЩИНА  РУССКИХ-ЛИПОВАН  РУМЫНИИ -город ЯССЫ

 

Website www.crlr.ro

C.L.R.L is an association with an ethnic, social, cultural and humanitarian society including Russian, Lipovans  and Russian-Lipovan people living in Romania. It was constituted on 14 January 1990. There are other 43 local communities in Romania. According to the research in 2002 most of the above mentioned communities live in the east of the country, Dobrogea and Moldova. The aim of C.R.L. is to represent and protect the rights of its members as well as to contribute to preservation of their ethnic, linguistic and cultural identity but also to support their integration as Romanian citizens.


The Medical Students’ Society Iasi (SSMI)

 Website www.ssmi.ro

SSMI is one of the oldest student associations in the country. It is a non-governmental organization. The goal of SSMI is to support and ensure the rights of all students in Medical school and at the same time contribute to the personal and professional development of its members as active members of their community. SSMI activity is organized into 11 departments: Public Health, Medical Education, Foreign Relations Initiative orphanages, AIDS and Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Refugees and Peace, Social, Culture, Sports, Training and IT. The department for foreign students has been established in November 2010 as there was a growing number of foreign students within UMF and their needs and rights had to be represented along the rights and needs of all the other students. Within UMF there are approximately 1300 foreign students. This department collaborates with all the other departments in SSMI to develop and implement projects for these students. These projects are developed in English and focus on a variety of themes.


Banca Transilvania (BC)

Website www.bancatransilvania.ro

Banca Transilvania is among the first banks in Romania, in terms of assets. It has majority Romanian capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which holds 15% of share capital, is a significant shareholder. BT is a nationally represented financial institution, with over 550 units. According to a survey conducted in 2011, Banca Transilvania is among the 50 most well known Romanian brands. It was the first banking institution in Romania to be listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE) in 1997. BT’s activity is organized on four main business lines – retail, SME, corporate, respectively the Healthcare Division – and for each of these the bank has specific products and services, as well as dedicated personnel.


 

UNITED KINGDOM

Afghan Association Paiwand

Website: www.paiwand.com

The Afghan Association Paiwand was formed in 2002 by committed volunteers form the Afghan community to provide services to members of the Afghan community. The association was formed in response to a growth in housing, employment, education, children and family support and mental health problems among the Afghan community. At that time, it was identified that most of the services offered by mainstream services providers in these areas often lacked the type of emotional, cultural and linguistic support which would encourage higher take-up by members. In this regard, Paiwand was formed to supplement and complement services provided by statutory agencies and mainstream service providers.


Camden Somali Cultural Centre 

 

E-mail: cscc@hotmail.co.uk

The Camden Somali Cultural Centre has been running services for the Somali community since 1990 from their base in kingsgate Community Centre in Kilburn.  Our projects run predominantly for the local community and comprise a Supplementary school for primary and secondary aged children, mother and toddler drop in sessions, adult healthy lifestyle programmes and youth work and martial arts for young people.  The Somali Cultural Centre also runs a successful advice service which is accessed by Somalis from Camden and also neighbouring boroughs such as Brent, Barnet and Westminster.  The Charity has a number of social partners and aims to empower Somalis to become more visible to mainstream services and society.