“Eight organizations from 7 EU Member States came together to achieve the PRIMAE goals and ensure success.”
The partnership includes the following organisations:
Ikkaido is an NGO with Consultative Status to the United Nations, working in the field of diversity and inclusion for youth, women and girls and all persons with fewer opportunities, especially persons with a disability, in sport, education, empowerment, employment and entrepreneurship.
The Ikkaido board is inclusive and contains both disabled and non-disabled people and maintains gender balance. All Ikkaido staff are persons with fewer opportunities.
A Registered Charity, Ikkaido is a signature to the Marseilles Declaration on Inclusion and the Geneva Convention 190 for the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, with an additional focus on domestic violence and gender-based violence against women.
Ikkaido is a Recognised VET Centre of Education and is regulated by OFQUAL. They are experts in inclusion and the development, writing and delivery of accredited inclusive qualifications. Ikkaido builds qualifications with inclusion theory at the core, allowing any participant to achieve. Ikkaido has established inclusive qualifications at levels 1 through 6 in the field of coaching and education for youth with fewer opportunities, youth workers, coaches, teaching assistants and teachers nationally, in Europe and internationally. Elearning and blended learning are used and reinforced by non-formal learning.
Areadne OE, Greece
Accredited Lifelong Learning Centre offers:
Accredited EQF level 5 and 7 online teacher training courses for adult, VET and formal educators in Greece,
Accredited EQF level 7 face-to-face teacher training courses for teachers in Europe and beyond and general education courses in ICT, languages, etc., as well as initial and continuous vocational training courses (EQF level 3) in hospitality services, beauty, and crafts leading to state-recognized certificates.
FUTURO DIGITALE, Italy
Futuro Digitale Association works to promote youth empowerment and digital education through concrete possibilities of development connected to e-learning, traineeship and personalised patterns of working periods. Futuro Digitale is part of the European Digital Jobs&Skills coalition and it is intensively working to fight digital divide in small towns where its three offices are – Calabria, Campania and Lazio regions. It has developed important knowledge in open data management and Google educational tools. It tightly cooperates with technical high schools, municipalities as well as universities. Futuro Digitale officially obtained the role as job agency by the Ministry of Labour – this is implemented through non-formal education strategies which enable youth to further reflect on employability skills and entrepreneurship, developing their own projects.
EURO-NET is a not for profit association that is a member or associate member of 58 international networks (5 of them are EU networks: EUROPE DIRECT, EUROGUIDANCE, EURODESK, SOLVIT, and EBN-EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK). EURO-NET has 71 own antennas in 23 different countries in Europe. EURO-NET gives to children, young people, and adults these services:
- information and project development centre
- organization of training courses, exchanges and cultural, artistic or sport activities
- sector study, research
- counselling, crisis support and prevention
- e-learning, networking, partnerships, training courses and workshops
- publications, newspapers and web sites.
Ikkaido Inclusive Martial Arts, Ireland
Ikkaido Inclusive Martial Arts is a young, innovative charitable non-profit based in the town of Tralee in the County of Kerry, a remote part of Ireland with a resultant large community of young people with fewer opportunities. Ikkaido’s board contains both disabled and non-disabled people. Ikkaido have vast experience in developing inclusion tools and inclusive, transferable games that can be used for any ability or disability and in any sport. In Japanese, “IKKAI” means One and “DO” means The Way. One Way reflects that many different types of martial arts and people with different abilities can come together to participate in a Celebration of the skills of martial artists under common rules. IKKAIDO also means The Ancient Way and The Great Way of Happiness reflecting both the traditional roots and the pleasure of learning and participating IKKAIDO is unique in that is an participant-centred organisation. People are not expected to adapt to IKKAIDO, instead IKKAIDO is adapted so that disabled and disadvantaged people can participate Ikkaido uses the iconic nature of martial arts to encourage physical activity for people who don’t normal participate. Ikkaido create inclusive sessions for people with fewer opportunities who are disabled. disadvantaged or living with poverty. Ikkaido have participation programmes for women and girls, young children, older people and migrant communities. Ikkaido specialise in projects that promote bio-psychosocial well-being and personal development, and work to build and strengthen inclusion in traditional communities and the new modern communities of social media. Ikkaido use martial arts to create volunteering, education and employment opportunities for people who are marginalised in society. Ikkaido is a member of the Irish Martial Arts Commission and TAFISA, The Association for International Sport for All, which is a federation of the International Olympic Committee.
Stockholm Vastra, Sweden
Western Stockholm Sports Asociation for Persons with a Disability works with disabled people in the following areas:
Mental development. Sport responds to deep human needs. In sports we get outlets for joy and spontaneity, we enjoy and feel good. Man needs challenges and goals to strive for. Sport is challenging and exciting. In sports there is a built-in competition that inspires us to test our boundaries, to achieve better results and to perform more. Reaching a set goal gives satisfaction regardless of level. Struggling with others to reach this goal provides experiences that are valuable in all areas of life. Sports carried out right are suitable for children. Research results show that sports activities contribute to children’s comprehensive development. Therefore, all children should be able to play sports every day – in school, in the association or spontaneously in the residential area.
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS, Cyprus
The University of Cyprus participates in PRIMAE Project through the Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) Laboratory, an integral part of the Department of Computer Science. SEIT focuses its research activities on two important areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies. In the second area, the Laboratory concentrates on the development of ICT-enabled Creativity and Enhanced Learning Environments, platforms and tools for implementing Health monitoring and support services, Smart and Personalised services for Elders and Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities. SEIT has extensive experience in the area of applying ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to e-Learning, m-Learning and Open and Distance Learning in general as well as Life Long Learning in particular. This expertise is both at a technical level and at developing policies and qualification frameworks for such activities. Regarding only the Erasmus+ related themes, SEIT has recently coordinated four Erasmus+ projects (VeLoCiTy, World-of-Physics, DiFens, IDEA) and currently coordinates one Erasmus+ project: wINGS (begun in 2018), and also participates in 14 more: EASIER, EPUM, ELSE, AT-SGIRES, SENSE, WINDEXT, Dig-It, ISSA, ICT-4TVET, TOOLS, PRIMAE, QHELP, Digi-Sporting and Job-Jo. SEIT has also participated in 13 Leonardo da Vinci projects, 3 EUMEDIS projects, 2 FP (Framework Programs), 1 INCO-DC and 3 projects funded by national funds. It has also participated in the EMUNI project and the VUSCC initiative, both related to policymaking or reform and qualifications accreditation, as well as in the Interreg IVC project Innofun, on developing policies for entrepreneurship and innovation. SEIT is currently participating in two AAL projects: eSticky, and GUIDed, and in one national project: ReaDI-STANCE. [/su_spoiler]
AUX COULEURS DU DEBA, France
AUX COULEURS DU DEBA association was born from the desire to act to the everyday life to allow each person to be the subject and actor of their own development linking with their environment. The association supports people to better live together in a spirit of open sharing, pluralism and neutrality. The founding principles of AUX COULEURS DU DEBA are democracy, justice and equality. To temptations of the return to oneself, we oppose the pleasure of turning to others and of building a
future together. We support and defend the values of solidarity, of exchange of knowledge, of sharing, of well-being; in other words, of active citizenship. AUX COULEURS DU DEBA methods of intervention are based on active pedagogy which places the individual at the heart of the action. For that, we offer a framework allowing her to be entirely an actor of the project, from conception to realization. AUX COULEURS DU DEBA doors are open so that every person can participate at their own rhythm, propose and take part in the actions, and make their voices heard.