The University of the Peloponnese is a modern, multidisciplinary, regional and multi-campus university in Greece. It was established in 2000 and with its first intake in 2002. It is sited in the five prefecture capitals of the Peloponnese with 22 Departments in 9 Schools. It offers 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle as well as Lifelong Learning programs, and has over 20.000 students.
Its vision is to generate and promote scientific knowledge and contribute to the cultural and economic development of the local community and the society. It fosters multidisciplinary synergies internally and with other institutions in Greece and abroad. It cultivates internationalization in its research and training, effective administration, strong relations with alumni and close cooperation with its stakeholders.
The University is an active and extrovert institution. Coordinator or partner in over 160 projects, over half internationally funded, including 7 prestigious H2020 and 20 Erasmus+ grants. Closely collaborates with 8 national universities and 13 universities from abroad, 30 national and 3 International organizations. Just as active in mobility, with over 300 outgoing and 170 incoming students, 100 outgoing and 120 incoming teaching staff, and 90 outgoing and 60 incoming admin staff.
The University’s International Quality Assurance System (IQAS) was accredited in 2018 with a positive evaluation.
The Department of Theatre Studies promotes the art of theatre with a sound education via theoretical and practical courses. It regularly organizes and participates in events, conferences, exhibitions, festival, performances and other national and international events, often in collaboration with other Universities, institutions, Research Societies, Art and Cultural Foundations as well as State and local authorities. It regularly hosts lectures, workshops and seminars by prominent Greek and international academics, writers and artists. The Department’s postgraduate program MA in Drama and Performing Arts in Education and Lifelong Learning has established a strong outreach program (in collaboration with local institutions of care for the elders, in Nafplio and Epidaurus) regularly hosting events, seminars and performances.
IASIS NGO is a non-governmental, non-profit organization active in the field of Social Inclusion, Mental Health and De-institutionalization, which actively participates in the psychiatric reform promoted by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity and the European Union. IASIS has an official registration as Private Non-Profit Organization and a Special Registration in Voluntary Non-Governmental Organizations Lists handled by the General Directorate of Welfare. The organization also has a Management Competence System certified by the Special Service / Department of Health and Social Solidarity. Organization’s main objective is to provide psychosocial support and education to people who either belong to the range of or are at risk of exclusion, and to adult learners in the humanitarian field.
The organisation “Social Cooperative Activities for Vulnerable Groups – EDRA” (K.S.D.E.O. “EDRA”) is a Non-Profit Organisation- Social Cooperative, operating in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability since 2001, raising awareness on matters concerning mental health and defending the rights of vulnerable groups.
K.S.D.E.O. “EDRA” operates in the following sectors:
1. Mental Health
2. Intellectual Disability
3. Child and Family
4. Vulnerable Social groups
K.S.D.E.O. “EDRA” is also very active in the field of EU projects, having coordinated multiple large scale projects under Erasmus+ (KA2, Sport) and Creative Europe (Culture) Programmes, as well as having participated in numerous projects as a partner. The priorities of these projects primarily concern:
• Mental Illness prevention, therapy and rehabilitation through various means (sports, culture, digital skills etc.).
• The inclusion of socially excluded and marginalized groups into society (migrants, refugees etc.), as well as their integration into local communities through various means.
• The mitigation of inequalities in education, by providing necessary skills and competences to join the labour market.
The Regional Institute for Professional and Social Integration (IRIPS) is an associative body defined by the 1901 law which implements integration and training actions, initiates and organizes various activities, the primary objective of which is to welcome and support disabled people in their socio-professional integration.
Its missions are:
-Implementation of integration and training actions for people with disabilities
-Reception, guidance, training, support and follow-up of people having difficulty integrating and / or retraining;
-Organization of information campaigns, training, research in the health, social and medico-social sector.
IRIPS is responsible for the management of the following institutions and mechanisms: Avvene Pre-Orientation Center, Orizonte Experimental Unit for Evaluation, Retraining and Social and/or Professional Orientation (UEROS) and Resource and Research Center in Reta and a sponsor of the Mutual Aid Group for Cerebral Palsy (U Scontru). The Institute is affiliated to the structures of FAGERTH (network of centers for retraining and socio-professional rehabilitation) and UNAFTC (National Union of Associations of Families of Cranial Traumatized and Cerebro- injured).
The Associação para a Educação e Valorização da Região de Aveiro (AEVA) is a non-profit association, dedicated to the education and valorisation of Aveiro Region. It is constituted in the form of “Satellites” that act among themselves and by themselves in order to satisfy their customers, be it a student, a family, a volunteer, the community, an institutional partner or any other stakeholder, providing solutions in areas such as (re)Qualification, Knowledge Transfer, Social Innovation and care and also at the level of technology, information and communication. It owns a VET school, Escola Profissional de Aveiro (EPA), which has contributed for the students’ personal and professional realization, providing them with a social, cultural, scientific and technological training which has also allowed for their better employability and adaptation to the work environment. EPA’s vocational training aims not only to respond to local training needs but also to provide young people with their first job and the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification able to contribute for the local and regional development.
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a team of professionals with over 50 years of collective experiences in the fields of Education, System Rationalization, Information & Communications Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Global Health Process – Life Sciences, Business Forensic Intervention, Youth Development & Motivation, and Resource Realignment with Goals and Objectives.
Members of the Founding Team worked in three continents and collaborated with organizations and individuals from various countries. They also worked in the Equity Capital and Venture Capital fields through which they made significant contributions in the development of a number of businesses in various fields. They bring all these experiences to the support the identification of systemic problems and to the development and implementation of smart and sustainable solutions to difficult social problems.
Their team is focusing on developing and introducing disruptive solutions to systemic social, education and economic problems. The disruptive solutions to the systemic problems that we identify are developed through various layers of interaction with stakeholders. The interaction at the stakeholder layer is achieved through brainstorming, field research and focus groups and at the scientific level is done through literature and scientific research reviews. Their purpose is to systematically and systemically interfere in the social fabric to allow, encourage and facilitate a better quality of life for as many people as possible.
ALL DIGITAL AISBL is a leading pan-European association based in Brussels, representing 70 member organisations, ICT learning centres, adult education centres and libraries across Europe that work with 20,000 digital competence centres. Their focus is to support Europeans that have an insufficient level of digital skills. The vision of ALL DIGITAL is that every European should be able to exploit the benefits and opportunities created by the digital transformation of our societies. Our mission is to achieve this vision by equipping European citizens with digital skills and with the confidence and mind-set that allow them to understand and benefit from said digital transformation.
La Bien Pagá Espacio Escénico (LBP) is an association aimed at supporting the socio-educational integration and cultural inclusion of people with fewer opportunities and vulnerable groups through culture and arts. The association support disadvantaged groups including children and school students with learning disabilities, low-skilled and low qualified young and adults, migrant families and refugees, ethnic minorities and offenders.
LBP manages a cultural and educational centre created with the aim of promote culture and arts and aiming at empowering unprivileged groups to develop their educational integration, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, recognition, and integration in society.
LBP provides initial and continuous training in innovative methods and techniques to volunteers, teachers, trainers, educators, tutors, mentors, youth workers and other related professionals.
The centre offers organized instructional programs for cultural activities such as dance, music, and theatre. It also offers opportunities for unstructured activities such as game playing, socializing, club meetings and outdoor play. It also offers a wider variety of programs and transitional support activities promoting positive youth development.