London Borough of Lewisham-Coordinator – (UK)
London Borough of Lewisham is a London borough in south London, UK and forms part of Inner London. The Young Mayor is a programme within the council that provides a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by decision makers.
The Young Mayor is supported by young advisers and a Young Citizens’ Panel and they have access to the full range of young people’s forums, networks and school councils. It was started in 2004 by Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham – and it is influential in encouraging other councils to provide this opportunity for young people.
The Young Mayor Project has experience of working with partners in sharing good practice in Europe. Through the Youth in Action and Erasmus + programme, The Young Mayor Programme has carried out several transnational projects with young people around issues of democratic engagement and more recently on young peoples response to austerity. More recently the Young Mayor team have taken part in Erasmus + projects with partners focusing on some of the consequences of austerity in particular youth unemployment and enterprise and how young people’s skills and experience in engaging with civic society can support their transition into work, and/or to create their own opportunities through enterprise and entrepreneurship. Lewisham Young Mayor have partners in Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, France, Spain, Italy and Northern Ireland and have officers and politicians visit from Norway, Japan, Palestine and Sweden and taken part in conferences in Sweden and Lithuania.
The Young Mayor program has visited Strasbourg on several occasions, for the Euroscola program and with young people to speak at conferences including the World Democracy Forum.
Sea Teach S.L. – (ES)
Sea Teach S.L. is a Sea School and based in a major Maritime and Tourism ‘HotSpot’, Cala Dor, Mallorca, Spain. The company has operated as both a Sea School and Charter Centre since 1999. The Sea School offers both Vocational and Adult Training and is attended by students from many different EU Countries whose ages range from 18 years upwards. The courses offered provide the required training from recreational boating beginner up to professional skipper. The school is authorised to examine and award certification to its students after successful completion of the course. The principal of the Sea School, Michael John is English and is the schools chief instructor.
In 2010 Sea Teach worked together with Lewisham Young Mayor (Coordinator for this project) and Teachsport (the other UK partner), on a project that brought young disadvantaged NEETs to Cala Dor, Mallorca with the aim to inspire, motivate and prepare them for career pathways to employment. The results of this work led to the Erasmus+ ET-NEETs project 2014-2016. Please see the video: http://www.et-neets.eu/en/
And thus the motivation for this ‘Interview Champ Project’ was begun.
Militos Consulting S.A. – (GR)
Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique, dynamic and innovative 360° consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience and many distinctions in the provision of integrated and groundbreaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including Entrepreneurship, Skills Empowerment, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Youth Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Employment, 360° Information and Awareness Measures, Campaigning and Event Management, etc.
With a track record of 56 EU-funded projects and activities, as leader or partner, Militos has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. Militos is an expert in education and VET, entrepreneurial education and skills empowerment, the development of transversal skills and train-the-trainer methodologies, interactive e-learning tools and mobile applications, entrepreneurial networks/platforms and immersive games.
Within the last 6 years, Militos has organised more than 170 multidimensional events and dissemination actions with more than 50.000 participants, having received many distinctions for the quality of its services, the innovative content, the influence, efficiency and impact of its communication activities, including 2 european awards (DG AGRI), ie. the Special Public CAP Award for the widest outreach in Europe (1st place) and the Award for Innovative Communication in the EU CAP (3rd place) for the LLP project farmsup! on the promotion of agro-entrepreneurship.
Teachsport Management Ltd – (UK)
Teachsport Management Ltd. is an SME based in London that delivers training projects throughout the South East of England that creates healthy lifestyles for young people and helps disadvantaged young people from all backgrounds to re-engage in the community and increase their self worth and leadership potential. Linked to these activity projects it delivers training programmes designed to increase the opportunity of long term employment for young people.
Teachsport is contracted by local authorities to run sports activities for schools and organises sporting events in collaboration with schools during weekends and holiday periods where the children, teachers volenteers NEETs and parents come together and bring support and a community spirit to the area.
Teachsport is committed to designing and delivering courses that aim to create employment and training opportunities for young people, including those Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs). It has developed an apprenticeship scheme for NEETs interested in developing a career in sports coaching and management and has designed a ‘Pathway to Employment’ volunteer scheme.
CWEP – (PL)
CWEP is ‘The Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Support’ non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of entrepreneurs, teachers, social activists and IT specialists designing and producing educational software applications from Rzeszow, Poland. The CWEP association works in the field of youth, cooperates with businesses, universities, schools, enterprises and educational institutions operating as the associated partners. CWEP has experience in organising a complex support for individuals at different stages of their lives, from childhood to elder age. It promotes entrepreneurship among young people at school, as well as to those who already run their businesses.
Since 2004, CWEP works with young people providing various forms of support. Among others, it conducts research of training needs of youth, develops training programmes and materials that answer these needs, creates tools facilitating education and carries out training. A significant part of the Association’s activities is the implementation of EU funded projects. Some projects directed to young people include: ET-NEETs within Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Partnership. In this project CWEP conducts research and analyses the most effective training currently offered to young people. I.O.R. project within Daphne – CWEP focused on designing training on prevention procedures, increasing the dissemination of correct behaviour and establishing good European practices related to the correct use of social networks among the youth. The CME project – CWEP focused on expanding the model of CyberMentors which prevented peer violence, bullying and cyberbullying. The CRS project – CWEP conducted research, a number of workshops and conferences for young people.