UTBV is the largest comprehensive public university in the central region of Romania. They have a dedicated research centre on communication and social innovation that promotes action-research bringing together theory and practice. Their research is devoted to the development of human and social capital, aiming to promote interdisciplinary action-research focused on sustainable development of individuals, organizations and communities. They have already carried out a lot of research and research-action projects on social inclusion.
BNU is among the leading universities in UK and has a special Centre for Social Entrepreneurship whose mission is to accelerate the impact of ‘entrepreneuring’ activity that aims to transform the unjust or unsatisfactory systems and practices. BNU supports research that contributes to the theory of social entrepreneurship and, in particular, its practical applications to address local problems in disadvantaged areas.
UniZG offers more than 100 study programs including Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy, etc. The project staff are among the lead researchers in projects that deal with the topics of education, social inclusion and democratization of society. Both have huge number of publications on the topic of education, citizenship and intercultural training. They bring significant academic experience to the consortium.
Foundation for the Development of International and Educational Activity – FRAME, Poland
FRAME is a young foundation, created in response to the observed changes in the socio-economic environment of Poland and Europe. It works to develop and promote international cooperation of local communities supporting education, professional activity and the well-being of citizens. They cooperate with a wide range of cultural organisations, associations and foundations, as well as local and national authorities. FRAME experts have been involved in numerous projects on multiculturalism and multilingualism.
Pax Rhodopica Foundation, Bulgaria
PRF is a is a NGO whose experts have profound expertise in EU project management. PRF staff works in close cooperation with various organisation including universities, VET providers, social partners, entrepreneurs, etc. on local, regional and international level. Currently, PRF works closely with the local communities in the Smolyan region to foster development and overcome the social exclusion of the people in this area with various minority groups.