Youth Exchange Service (YES) (NETHERLANDS)

Our mission is to give young people the opportunity to explore the world and find their own possibilities, which the world has for them. YES empowers people by giving them space to develop themselves on a personal and professional level. YES is working actively on equality, inclusion, diversity and creativity. We believe the intercultural dialogue and challenging environment is supporting young people to discover themselves, their own talents and passions. Our target groups are young people in the age of 14-30 in the rural area of West-Friesland, but also young people outside of this region participate and volunteer with us. We cooperate with schools, other NGOs, like organisations working with people with disabilities.

Jaunpils vidusskola (LATVIA)

Jaunpils Secondary School is located in Jaunpils parish, Jaunpils district, 80 km far from the capital city Riga.  Jaunpils Secondary School is comprehensive educational institution, which provides several educational programs: Pre-school education program (for 2 to 6 years old children), Basic education program (1 – 9 class), General secondary education program (10-12 class), Basic education program for children with learning disorders. This year the school has got 330 pupils, 33 teachers and 11 technical employees. The school provides a wide variety of interest programs for pupils of all age groups – 3 folk dance groups, 2 choirs, 3 aerobic exercise groups, several sport groups, a computer study group, a visual art group, a handicraft group and others. In all age groups pupils learn health education, as well as the school is involved in the project of health promoting schools. At school pupils can also get advice on career education.

Asociacion Promesas. Promotora de Metodologías (SPAIN)

(Promoter of Methodologies in Education for a Sustainable and Alternative Society) has born from the initiative of a group of young people experienced in non-formal education and scouts organization from all over Spain, in order to find alternative solutions to the current situation of our European society regarding youth issues and education. After a long period of gathering experience, PROMESAS truly believe that the base of society’s problems is EDUCATION. The pedagogical model used only by educators is inappropriate to learners’ needs, there is a lack of individualization of learning processes for learners.

Stranaidea (ITALY)

is a social cooperative type A (personal services, social, health and educational services) aimed at promoting the welfare of people and the prevention of risk situations. The objectives of the various services are pursued through the methodology of community development. The main areas of intervention are: European projects; disabilities, social theatre, children and youth policies, disadvantaged adults education, active labour policies, roma community integration, refugees.