The project involves an appropriate mix of participating organisations in terms of profile, past experience in the Programme and expertise to successfully complete all project objectives.
In particular, the project Consortium is comprised of 6 partners from 5 EU countries which are:
Project coordinator – is an Italian non-governmental organization having as objective the protection and promotion of consumers and citizens’ rights, trainings for legal specialists (lawyers, prosecutors, judges), assistance services. Over the years the organization has been constantly involved in projects funded by EU programs. CODACONS has a good cooperation at national level with institutions such as Italian Data Protection Authority, bars associations/union of bars, general prosecutor’s office, courts, universities, national institutes for training of lawyers, prosecutors and judges, other NGOs.
Several campaigns have been undertaken by CODACONS, in defense of the rights of the individual as a consumer, concerning the fight against fraud in contract signatures and involving the various mass actions for the transparency and control of the ‘dark’ market for drugs.
CODACONS main services are:
Service as a trade association: CODACONS promotes legal actions to defend collective interests.
ISES – Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (Italy) was founded in 2008 as non-profit organization to spread European culture in Italy and to get closer public agencies, businesses and the third sector to the EU institutions through the development of funded projects following their whole bureaucratic, administrative and managerial path in accordance with the rules laid down by the European Commission. In particular, ISES cooperates since 2009 with different associations for sports promotion to implement projects at regional and national level.
ISES has long experience in managing EU projects and managing communication and dissemination activities. It has been the responsible for the communication in all its projects developing the project communication strategy, tools and materials.
NKG (Guild of Independent Creators) has started its activities in 2004 in Lithuania. NKG is a public, non-profit organisation. The organisation acts as a social platform for journalists, freelancers and other creators. NKG unites partners by the corporation’s / consortium’s operating principle which helps them lead and coordinate their activities, prepare and execute projects.
Founders of the institution: Professional journalists, various creators, marketing, communication, and personnel experts, who have experience in significant international as well as national projects.
NKG activities: Media activities (press, radio, television, social media), preparation of information and publishing, propagation and spread of culture, public relations, sports and social initiatives. Creation of documentaries, TV shows, event organisation, strategy and communication consultation agency services, project preparation and implementation, gathering of independent creators. NKG professionals also develop communication strategies for businesses, advising them on branding and media communication. Furthermore, experts actively work with communication in social networks, consult, and prepare presentations for clients.
KMOP, Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece), situated in Athens, is one of the oldest Greek NGOs, with over 40 years of experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include democracy and civic participation, social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues. In addition to direct provision of services through decentralised community-based facilities, KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues, particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, media literacy, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities.
The Federación de Consumidores y Usuarios CECU is an independent, pluralistic and democratic non-profit association that was founded in 1983, with presence in 10 Autonomous Communities across the country.
The Federation aims to promote and protect consumer fundamental rights, guarantee their proper representation and collective action, represent their interests before the public Administration and contribute to a culture of responsible consumption.
CECU focuses on consumer information and training, developing awareness-raising and educational campaigns, as well as collaborating on institutional campaigns at a national and European level. Furthermore, promotes coordination and exchange between civil society, public administration and the private sector.
The Federation represents consumers at national and international organisations, as a member of the Spanish National Consumer Council (CCU), European Bureau of Consumers (BEUC) and Consumers International (CI).
CARDET (Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology) an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, research and development organisation based in Cyprus. It is one of the leading research and development centres in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. CARDET is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as Yale University, the University of Nicosia, and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of capacity building and planning in education and VET, youth support, adult learning, literacies, digital tools, e-learning, educational technology, and social integration of marginalised groups. One of the organisation’s core-strengths is the ability to carefully plan, implement, execute, and evaluate projects in various contexts.
CARDET’s mission is to inspire next generation education, and to promote research, innovation, and development through evidence-based practises, cutting-edge research, and empowered people.