The University of Gloucestershire’s Media School is ranked in the Top 10 UK media departments nationally (Guardian League Tables, 2015) and has strong links to industry and cutting edge research. Operating out of a newly built multi-platform Media Centre, its work in film, television, radio, journalism and music is industry accredited and highly reputational. It has 47members of staff, creative, technical and academic, all of whom work alongside each other to create a vibrant and outward facing Media School. Its Funding Office has supported numerous successful European research projects.

Verein Multikulturell is a non-profit organization in Tyrol advocating for migrants and representing their concerns. The main objective is the promotion of the professional and social inclusion of people with migrant background, their upskilling and the strengthening of intercultural exchange in Tyrol. Throughout the years, Verein Multikulturell has gained tremendous experience in designing and leading national as well as international projects or in taking up the active role of a transnational project partner. We are engaged in a number of activities and offer a variety of services: – Multilingual family counselling and psychotherapy – Multilingual education and career guidance for young migrants and their parents – Job application training and interview coaching – Certified language and computer classes for adults and adolescents – Diversity seminars and training courses for multipliers and enterprises – Organisation of cultural events It is of great importance to take into account cultural and linguistic differences during project implementation and make use of a low-threshold target group approach.

CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It is a non-profit, apolitical, and secular non­ governmental organization with member organizations in more than eight European countries.

KMOP is one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 40 years of accumulated experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s objectives include: stimulating the integration and active participation of disadvantaged groups; combating social exclusion and promoting social cohesion and equality; enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner by strengthening their capacities and increasing their access to resources; and raising awareness on social policy issues.

In its effort to meet the above objectives, KMOP has developed over the years a number of small and large scale actions and interventions pertaining to social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection focusing on the prevention of multifaceted violence (gender based violence, hate speech), different forms of intolerance (racism, xenophobia), the combat of trafficking and the protection of victims’ rights etc., scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues.

Apart from direct provision of services through decentralized community based facilities (Three Group Houses and one Day Care Centre for mentally ill as well as counseling centers in various towns), KMOP is 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, and brings to the partnership significant technical capacity in the design and implementation of more than 100 national and EU/international projects and initiatives.

The Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants in Malta (FSM) strives for the integration of migrants through support services, education, research, capacity building and advocacy. It initially provided support services for asylum seekers and refugees at the Marsa Open Centre between 2010-2015 in collaboration with the Ministry for Home Affairs. Between 2014-2016, it supported 20 migrant led organizations in developing a national platform (Third country National Support Network, TSN Malta) for promoting solidarity and integration. Today FSM works with TSN Malta in providing mental health support services, adult education programmes, and training workshops for professional teachers, social workers and service providers. FSM organizes several conferences and events focusing on peacebuilding, leadership and cultural empowerment.

Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) is one of 49 Local Development Companies in Ireland. We are a publicly funded, not-for profit company with charitable status. Working with the most marginalised individuals and communities for over 20 years, IDP aims to embed social inclusion across the spectrum of services and supports, reinforcing the economic environment in order to contribute to job creation and improving the organisational ability of local communities.

Our underpinning principles aim to:

Prioritise marginalised people within the most disadvantaged communities, targeting those furthest from access to education, training and employment.

Promote active and constructive engagement between the State and communities about the development and enactment of public policy priorities at local level.

Foster integrative and coordinated work in communities by bringing together people, groups, agencies, voluntary and statutory bodies to make a positive difference to endemic or temporary social problems and issues.