The partnership
The Partnership

Circular Economy as a Development Strategy (CEDES) is a project, created through a strategic partnership between seven countries: Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Spain and wants to become a reference point for the countries involved on a central theme such as the circular economy to seize the opportunities of the “circular advantage”.

Comparative Research Network was founded in 2007 and worked since then in the field of adult education and research. The CRN Network is specialised in training activities within the fields of intercultural competences, intergenerational learning, mobilities and migration. Additionally, the CRN is specialised in creating and performing evaluation and dissemination processes. CRN lately gained through various projects both as coordinator and participant expertise in game design in education, storytelling and community reporting, where the network is currently carrying out training for several target groups.

As a NGO CRN is non-profit oriented and performs crucial part of its work on a voluntary basis. Major target groups of the CRN are beside trainer marginalized groups, such as persons living in remote rural areas, seniors and unemployed. Generally, CRN is seeking to link social science with civil society actions – that is why CRN joined itself various local, national and transnational networks.

I.Re.Forr is a cooperative limited company founded in 1984 with notable experience in training and research and since many years carries out also activities of mobility within the European programmes. Moreover, it is accredited by the Regione Basilicata since 2004 and owns the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008-EA27 Quality Certificate SINCE 2006. The institution has realized several projects in the area of vocational training and labour market. The experience within community programs is remarkable. The company has managed various programs such as Equal, Now, Daphne, Youth, Leader, and Erasmus+.

Since many years, I.Re.Forr plans and manages training courses and projects for enterprises working in social affairs, through ESF and interprofessional funds. I.Re.Forr is specialized in developing: vocational needs analysis, job analysis – professional nature analysis, planning and Didactic programming, accompanying step and post formative tutoring, an arrangement of didactic equipment.

ASALMA is a business association in the field of social economy whose objective is the representation, promotion and consolidation of Labor Societies and other models of companies owned by workers, committed to employment policies and support for entrepreneurs. Asalma was constituted on July 18, 1986 and after 34 years of operation ASALMA is made up of 220 companies.

Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Spółdzielni Socjalnych (Association for Social Cooperatives) was established in 2003 Poznan, Poland. The main role of the Association is to support the movement of social cooperatives in Poland. It embraces about 30 people working in two locations: Poznan and Konin. Among them there are specialist in following areas: social economy, law, business, accountancy, marketing and education.

The essential tasks for Association are providing help in setting up social cooperatives, complying with the law formalities, as well as creating adequate conditions for running the business. The Association provides counselling and information assistance to its cooperators in their current activities. It creates good conditions for social cooperatives to share experiences among each other and exchange information between them and other economic subjects. It presents also the experience of existing organizations at conferences, in publications and through traditional and electronic media to both the interested parties in establishing social cooperatives and to general public opinion.

AROBASE is a French association founded in 1983. Arobase is working since the beginning in the field of adult training, research, internal and external assessments of social and medico-social institutes and advice actions. The association is specialized in the field of Social and Solidarity Economy, and more specifically in the professional development of social and solidarity economy actors by creating, producing and certifying its trainings, all registered in French Qualification Repertory (European Qualification Framework EQF).

Changemaker is a private held consultancy company (established 1998) with extensive knowledge and experience in fundraising and project development, sustainable development, matchmaking and innovation services, digital service development, games and visualisation. Based in Gothenburg (Sweden), with partners and customers in Sweden, Denmark, Germany.

For 18 years we’ve helped companies and organizations with tailor made solutions for leadership, team building and change management. We offer workshops and lectures, project leading and process competence, for both businesses, schools and individuals. Our incentives and intentions are to create change, participation, sustainability, joy and creativity.

Bruxelles Europe asbl is politically independent non-profit organization focused on research and development, innovation and internationalization. BXL Europe is specialised in:

  • EUROPEAN AFFAIRS – The aim of the BXL Europe is to provide all information, networking, services and tools needed to improve the participation in EU funded projects to achieve higher capacity of absorption of EU funding,
  • TRAINING AND STAGE – We provide in work placements, educational programmes and study visits in Brussels. BXL Europe collaborates with over 200 private companies, public organizations and NGOs in the city of Brussels,  that host students and young entrepreneurs, encouraging them to improve their technical and linguistic skills,
  • MEETING ORGANISATION – BXL Europe is a Brussels based meeting organiser specialised in EU public affairs events. We believe that through discussion and debate we can create better understanding and in the end better policy making.