Social Innovation and Cohesion Institute ( Fifty-Fifty )

Areas of the organization: Active citizenship, Agriculture Food & Nutrition, Arts & Culture, Asylum, migration and integration, Biodiversity, Children, Civil Society Development, Community Development, Democracy & Good Governance, Disability, Disadvantaged people, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment, European citizenship, Gender equality, Health, Health Care, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Information and Communication Technology, Innovation, Integration, Intercultural dialogue, LGBTQ+, Minorities, Mobility, Non-formal learning, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Policy-making, Poverty Alleviation, Research and development, Rural development, Social Innovation, Sports & Recreation, Sustainable development, Unemployment, Volunteering, Youth & Adolescents
Interested in programmes: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps, Citizens, Eyuality, Righrs and Values Programme (CERV), Horizon Europe, Creative Europe, Programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE), Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Greece, Thessaloniki

About organisation

The Social Innovation and Cohesion Institute is an organization of civil society, established to help individuals, communities and institutions to develop their skills, improve their performance and share knowledge to be able to meet the challenges of society and thus contribute actively to the development of a European area of skills and qualifications. The Social Innovation and Cohesion Institute is working to bring about social change for the benefit of citizens in the context of development of local, regional and European society. It focuses on the promotion of equal learning opportunities, in promoting human rights, cultivating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the development of people’s abilities, promotes intercultural dialogue, knowledge exchange and European awareness with the active participation of young people and adults in projects relating to mobility, entrepreneurship education, professional and personal development. It is linked closely with various public and private bodies in national and international level, including NGOs, schools, universities, VET providers, municipalities, etc. At national level, promotes dialogue among local and regional authorities, schools, VET centers, foundations and other non-governmental organizations dealing entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning, digital learning, training, skills and competences enhancement. It has implemented a series of actions (workshops, seminars and studies) in the areas of entrepreneurship human, skills and competences analysis, human rights and active citizenship, etc. Additionally, in order to promote the value of volunteering regularly organizes volunteer training and its volunteer team counts more than 60 members.

Experienced in programmes

Fifty-Fifty has extensive experience with projects funded by different programs. Here are project details for some of projects we had:

Project Name: CIVIL SOCIETY SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT – CI.SO.MO
Website: https://cisomo.eu/
Project Details: 602046-CITIZ-1-2018-EL-CITIZ-CIV
Programme: Europe for Citizens, Democratic engagement, and civic participation – Civil Society Projects
Project Description: The CI.SO.MO project aims to promote the European fundamental values of freedom, justice, security, and democracy in relation to civil society migration solidarity. The project seeks to create an action plan for the civil society solidarity migration movement and raise awareness about solidarity and migration issues.

Project Name: UPRAISE – YOUTH PARTICIPATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Website: https://upraise-project.eu/
Project Details: 2020-1-DE04-KA205-019143
Programme: Erasmus+
Project Description: The UPRAISE project focuses on equipping youth professionals with practical tools to facilitate the active participation of young people with fewer opportunities and bring about social change. It aims to enhance the international dimension of youth work, improve the capacities of partners, and increase the influence and recognition of youth work.

Project Name: CLIMATE ACTION TO THE TABLE
Project Details: 81277329/2
Programme: European Climate Initiative EUKI
Project Description: The project “Climate Action to the Table” aims to promote better food choices and a sustainable food system. It emphasizes mainly plant-based, sustainably produced, and minimally packaged food, while also advocating for reducing food waste, consuming seasonal and locally sourced products, and supporting fair trade.

Project Name: MOBILE EU CITIZENS INTEGRATION – ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE! – UNITED
Website: https://united-efc.eu/
Project Details: 625864-CITIZ-1-2020-2-RO-CITIZ-TT
Programme: Europe for Citizens, Democratic engagement, and Civic participation – Civil Society Projects
Project Description: The “Mobile EU Citizens Integration – One for All, All for One!” project focuses on reinforcing the inclusion and active involvement of EU mobile citizens and their families in the political and societal life of host countries. It particularly aims to engage under-represented groups such as women and young people in democratic processes.

Project Name: EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR VOLUNTEER SUPPORT – ERAS
Project Details: 625831-CITIZ-1-2020-2-SI-CITIZ-NT
Programme: Europe for Citizens, Democratic engagement, and Civic participation – Civil Society Projects
Project Description: The “European Alliance for Volunteer Support” project is a long-term partnership among thirteen towns from different countries. The project aims to improve conditions for the development of volunteerism in partner countries and across Europe by sharing information, practices, knowledge, and expertise. The project also highlights the positive impacts of volunteer programs on active citizenship and addresses social and economic issues through sustainable and well-supported volunteer initiatives.

These projects showcase our dedication to various areas of focus, including migration solidarity, youth participation, climate action, mobile EU citizens’ integration, and volunteer support.

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Contact person

John Vanidis

President

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info@fifty-fifty.gr

+30 2310433434

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