CURRENT PROJECTS

SUSY Sustainable and Solidarity Economy

Social & Solidarity Economy as Development Approach for Sustainability (SSEDAS) in EYD 2015 and beyond (SUSY) SUSY is a 3-year collaboration project (2015-2018) with 26 European partners and 10 partners from Latin America, Africa and Asia. This is an important opportunity to explore and promote social and solidarity economy in ...
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H2020 SAAM

SAAM - Supporting Active Ageing through Multimodal coaching Period: Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2020 || Budget: € 4 Mio Objective: To develop and validate a Virtual Assistant-Coach in a controlled environment that supports the process of healthy ageing, preserving physical, cognitive, mental, and social well-being of older citizens for as ...
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ALL OUR PROJECTS

Corporate and social responsibility

Decent Work, Decent Life

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Client: Mmebers of the trade unions in Austria, Bulgaria and Romania

Partners: FLI of CL “Podkrepa”;Südwind Agentur (Austria – NGO); Austrian Trade Union Federation; Cartel ALFA (Romania – trade union); “AUR” – A.N.S.R.U (Romania).

Objective: Enhanced common international strategies and policies of trade unions and works councils, (specifically international framework agreements and solidarity agreements).

Activities: Awareness raising on decent work the interlinkedness of the globalized economy and working conditions in developing countries and the EU is raised among trade union’s members and the general public; Creation of consciousness through training; Multiplying activities.

Effective utilization of the CSR practises to deal with the margins of the labour markets in South East Europe

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Analysis, Capacity building, Awareness

Client: EC, DG “Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities”

Funding: EU – PROGRESS programme

Partners: ESC – Economic and Social Council, “AUR” – A.N.S.R.U (Romania)

Objective: Improve the understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as an effective instrument to achieve the directly related to the labour market objectives of EES; improve the institutional capacity of the different stakeholders – governmental bodies, social partners, NGOs;

Activities: Creation of inventory of CSR practices related to attracting people from the margins of the labour market (young people, pre-retirement age people, disabled, low-educated and low-skilled, women after maternity leave) – best practices form Bulgaria, Denmark, France, UK, Ireland, Romania and Sweden; Development of methodology for monitoring and assessment of the level of excellence in CSR practices in Europe (Methodology); Pilot project for testing the developed methodology in 6-10 enterprises; Dissemination.

 

Enhancing international strategies and policies of trade unions

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Awareness

Funding: EU – Europe Aid

Partners: Sudwing Agentur (AT); AUR-ANSRU (RO); Cartel ALFA (RO); Weltumspannend arbeiten (AT); CL Podkrepa (BG)

Objective: Enhancing common international strategies and policies of trade unions and works councils, (specifically nternational framework agreements and solidarity agreements).

Activities: Awareness raising on decent work; Creation of consciousness through training; Multiplying activities.

Supporting the needs of Older and Vulnerable Employees (SNOVE)

Period: 2011 – 2013

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: LLP Leonardo Da Vinci

Client: General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust

Partners: Tyovaen Akatemia (FI); Groupe ESC Toulouse (FR); United Nations Staff Union – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (NL).

Objective: Refine and review the innovative UK experience of the GFTU in positively supporting older, vulnerable workers as they approach retirement and/or unemployment.

Activities: Analysis of needs; Preparation / adaptation and transfer of educational activities and/or products; Piloting/testing the products; Transfer, adaptation, accreditation and testing of products.

For more Responsible Purchasing Practices (RESPECT)

Period: 2011 – 2013

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: LLP Leonardo Da Vinci

Client: Fair Labor Association

Partners: Fair Labor Association (CH); MAC-Team aisbl (BE); New Age Bulgaria Ltd (BG); Ecole Superieure De Commerce Et De Management (FR); Limelight Consulting (FR); Corporate Social Responsibility Association (TR); Hey Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (TR)

Objective: Transfer existing innovative training materials and community building experiences to a the apparel and footwear manufacturing. Improve quality and attractiveness of vocational training in the field of CSR

Activities: Transfer of innovative existing content; Training needs analysis; Pilot seminars with suppliers; Integration of VET elements towards the Buyer training module.

Negotiating Improvements for working Carers of Adults

Period: 2013 – 2014

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Analysis

Funding: EC – DG Employment

Client: The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust

Partners: General Workers Union (MT); University of Greenwich (UK); Solidar (BE)

Objective: Equip unions and reps to bargain over improvements to the conditions of working carers.

Activities: Conducting basic initial research into the needs of working carers and examples of existing good practice both in the participating countries and further afield.

Multiplying Decent Work – Decent Life!

Period: 2013 – 2015

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: EU – Europe Aid2013

Partners: AUR-ANSRU (RO); Cartel ALFA (RO); Sudwing Agentur (AT); Weltumspannend arbeiten (AT); CITUB (BG); Moterų informacijos centras (LT); Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation; Związek Stowarzyszeń Polska Zielona Sieć (PL); Ogólnopolskie Porozumienie Związków Zawodowych (PL); IPROS (BR); Uniao Geral dos Trabahaldores (BR)

Objective: Contributing to coherence for development, especially to fair trade, implementation of human and labour rights, the social dimension of globalisation and decent work.

Activities: Networking seminars and Study visits for multipliers and mentors; Creating networks and exchange platforms; Exchange of good practices.

Results: Created network between 5 CEE countries and Brazil for joint international strategies for decent work in trade unions, NGOs and politics.

 

Occupational health and safety

Decent Work, Decent Life

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Client: Mmebers of the trade unions in Austria, Bulgaria and Romania

Partners: FLI of CL “Podkrepa”;Südwind Agentur (Austria – NGO); Austrian Trade Union Federation; Cartel ALFA (Romania – trade union); “AUR” – A.N.S.R.U (Romania).

Objective: Enhanced common international strategies and policies of trade unions and works councils, (specifically international framework agreements and solidarity agreements).

Activities: Awareness raising on decent work the interlinkedness of the globalized economy and working conditions in developing countries and the EU is raised among trade union’s members and the general public; Creation of consciousness through training; Multiplying activities.

Effective utilization of the CSR practises to deal with the margins of the labour markets in South East Europe

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Analysis, Capacity building, Awareness

Client: EC, DG “Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities”

Funding: EU – PROGRESS programme

Partners: ESC – Economic and Social Council, “AUR” – A.N.S.R.U (Romania)

Objective: Improve the understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as an effective instrument to achieve the directly related to the labour market objectives of EES; improve the institutional capacity of the different stakeholders – governmental bodies, social partners, NGOs;

Activities: Creation of inventory of CSR practices related to attracting people from the margins of the labour market (young people, pre-retirement age people, disabled, low-educated and low-skilled, women after maternity leave) – best practices form Bulgaria, Denmark, France, UK, Ireland, Romania and Sweden; Development of methodology for monitoring and assessment of the level of excellence in CSR practices in Europe (Methodology); Pilot project for testing the developed methodology in 6-10 enterprises; Dissemination.

 

Enhancing international strategies and policies of trade unions

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Awareness

Funding: EU – Europe Aid

Partners: Sudwing Agentur (AT); AUR-ANSRU (RO); Cartel ALFA (RO); Weltumspannend arbeiten (AT); CL Podkrepa (BG)

Objective: Enhancing common international strategies and policies of trade unions and works councils, (specifically nternational framework agreements and solidarity agreements).

Activities: Awareness raising on decent work; Creation of consciousness through training; Multiplying activities.

Supporting the needs of Older and Vulnerable Employees (SNOVE)

Period: 2011 – 2013

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: LLP Leonardo Da Vinci

Client: General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust

Partners: Tyovaen Akatemia (FI); Groupe ESC Toulouse (FR); United Nations Staff Union – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (NL).

Objective: Refine and review the innovative UK experience of the GFTU in positively supporting older, vulnerable workers as they approach retirement and/or unemployment.

Activities: Analysis of needs; Preparation / adaptation and transfer of educational activities and/or products; Piloting/testing the products; Transfer, adaptation, accreditation and testing of products.

For more Responsible Purchasing Practices (RESPECT)

Period: 2011 – 2013

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: LLP Leonardo Da Vinci

Client: Fair Labor Association

Partners: Fair Labor Association (CH); MAC-Team aisbl (BE); New Age Bulgaria Ltd (BG); Ecole Superieure De Commerce Et De Management (FR); Limelight Consulting (FR); Corporate Social Responsibility Association (TR); Hey Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (TR)

Objective: Transfer existing innovative training materials and community building experiences to a the apparel and footwear manufacturing. Improve quality and attractiveness of vocational training in the field of CSR

Activities: Transfer of innovative existing content; Training needs analysis; Pilot seminars with suppliers; Integration of VET elements towards the Buyer training module.

Negotiating Improvements for working Carers of Adults

Period: 2013 – 2014

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Analysis

Funding: EC – DG Employment

Client: The General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust

Partners: General Workers Union (MT); University of Greenwich (UK); Solidar (BE)

Objective: Equip unions and reps to bargain over improvements to the conditions of working carers.

Activities: Conducting basic initial research into the needs of working carers and examples of existing good practice both in the participating countries and further afield.

Multiplying Decent Work – Decent Life!

Period: 2013 – 2015

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Capacity building

Funding: EU – Europe Aid2013

Partners: AUR-ANSRU (RO); Cartel ALFA (RO); Sudwing Agentur (AT); Weltumspannend arbeiten (AT); CITUB (BG); Moterų informacijos centras (LT); Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation; Związek Stowarzyszeń Polska Zielona Sieć (PL); Ogólnopolskie Porozumienie Związków Zawodowych (PL); IPROS (BR); Uniao Geral dos Trabahaldores (BR)

Objective: Contributing to coherence for development, especially to fair trade, implementation of human and labour rights, the social dimension of globalisation and decent work.

Activities: Networking seminars and Study visits for multipliers and mentors; Creating networks and exchange platforms; Exchange of good practices.

Results: Created network between 5 CEE countries and Brazil for joint international strategies for decent work in trade unions, NGOs and politics.

Labour market and employment

Net Impact Assessment of employment and training youth programs

Period: 2013 – 2014

Work Sphere: Labor market and employment

Type of Action: Analysis

Funding/Client: Public Employment Agency

Partners:  N/A

Objective: Net Impact assessment of 11 youth programs for employment and training implemented in the period 2010-2012 for improving future funding instruments and action plans.

Activities: Developing methodology, including questionnaires; carrying out field work (2200 interviews, 3 focus-groups, desc research); Elaborating analytical report.