Our Partners

DOMSPAIN S.L.U., SPAIN

DomSpain (DS Formacio) is a Training and Consulting Company active on a national and international level. It offers a variety of services to the public and private sectors of Spain and actively participates in international schemes.
The Training department of DomSpain develops educational programmes in four main directions:
● courses for adult learners, including foreign languages, ICT, cookery, dance and personal growth classes
● VET: ICT, foreign languages, employability, work-based learning
● trainings for educators: improving foreign language competences, use of digital tools and new teaching methods
● extracurricular activities for school children and parents, including foreign languages, coding, and internet safety
The company provides both face-to-face and online classes.
The courses and trainings are implemented in our own premises as well as at 6 community centres and 5 schools of the Tarragona province. We employ more than 40 educators and count with around 1400 students each academic year.
DomSpain has a highly qualified IT team that has implemented various national and international projects involving development of educational platforms.

It also focusses on strengthening the capacity of small-sized enterprises and organisations, as well as working on social issues, involving in our activities all community members, including employers and governmental officials at all levels.

DESINCOOP, Portugal

DESINCOOP is a services provider cooperative, established in 2005. Its mission is to provide services in the areas of economic, social, educational and cultural initiatives through innovative solutions that meet the needs of people at risk of social exclusion because of their ethnic origin, age, gender and/or disability, its territory, its Cooperators and collaborators. 
The main activities are studies, consultancy, training, elaboration of projects, support for the creation and operation of Proximity Services and other cooperatives, social and cultural interventions in the community, based in the two Desincoop’ strategic vision pillars: the defense of human rights and sustainable development.

Contact person: Luísa Oliveira

LES APPRIMEURS, France

Founded in 2013, Les Apprimeurs is a private company specialised in the creation of customized digital solutions for the education, culture and training sectors. We work to promote basic and soft skills and access to knowledge for all through a series of activities: 
● Design and development of enriched digital publications for youth, school and university sectors and cultural and heritage fields. We work both as a publisher for our own books and as a service provider for institutions and publishing companies.
● Digital and educational projects development aiming at providing innovative reading, learning and creative solutions, with a special focus on accessible digital tools and contents. We are involved in several European projects as coordinator and partners.
● Workshops implementation around new publication technologies to encourage their appropriation by audiences with little or no access: workshop around the code, workshop around the writing of digital books, etc.
● Training in digital project management and digital book production for professionals and students both at university & schools.

ATFCT, Romania

ATFCT trains and supervises professionals working in the field of psychology, pedagogy, medicine, social assistance, education.
It offers psychological, psychotherapeutic, and educational assistance to persons in need (individuals and groups), as well as expertise in the afore mentioned fields. 
ATFCT’s experts keep training sessions, workshops, conferences, and seminars on various psychology related topics, both for professionals and for the public.
The specialized interventions carried out by our experts –  psychologists, psychotherapists, pedagogues, and trainers – are tailored for individual, family, and couple difficulties, as well as systemic interventions in conflict situations.
ATFCT activates in several European funded projects as coordinator or partner.

Slovenian Third Age University, Slovenia

Slovenian Third Age University (Slovenska univerza za tretje življenjsko obdobje) is an umbrella organisation and a national network enabling older people to experience personal growth, start a new carrier and remain included in society. Since 1984, Slovenian Third Age University has grown to become a network of currently 55 universities all over Slovenia with more than 21 000 students, 1000 mentors and 1000 volunteers. Back in 1984, it started building socially engaged education and socially engaged art leading to better local development and innovative social practices that enhance older people’s personal life and life in community.

Slovenian U3A’s major fields of activities are: education for different groups of older people, education of experts in the field of adult education, geragogy and social gerontology as well as volunteering in culture. It encompasses a resource centre specialized in older adult education and other issues concerning older people. It is specialized in research and development of tailor-made educational programmes for older people, public campaigning, international trainings, etc. It has its own Institute of dyslexia focused on the advantages of specific learning difficulties in children, adults and older adults.

So far it has been engaged in more than 30 EU, national and other projects all in the field of older adult education, intergenerational learning, local community and its other research areas or andragogic interventions, dyslexia, online education, etc. It is a member of international organisations ESREA, EURAG, and co-founder of DANET, etc.

In Slovenian U3A’s view, education in later life is a way to prevent social exclusion, a way of decent and contributing living in later life. It is also a way towards achieving greater social fairness on a distributive, cultural and symbolic level (stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination). It enables older people to be active, seen and heard.

Associazione N.E.T., Italy

The Associazione N.E.T. is a not for profit association founded in 2001 by experts of the training and educational sector. Net addresses above all disadvantaged people like women, long term unemployed, elderly, disabled people and single parents to support them from a social, training and employment point of view. The association is very active at local and regional level by collaborating with public organisations and institutions like Regions, Municipalities, Local Health Units (ULSS), Universities, Chambers of Commerce but not only. Associazione N.E.T. is very active in the third sector to develop self sustainable and fair activities and to develop a sustainable economy through micro credit by collaborating with cooperatives and associations of the private sector that in Italy substitute the public sector in many situations.
Associazione N.E.T. aims at contributing to the local and regional development by organising activities and developing sustainable community projects and programmes. Recently the Association is trying to go towards fair and sustainable type of activities developing innovative actions and supporting new ideas. New objectives relates to:
– Fair self entrepreneurship
– Environment
– Organic/biodynamic agricolture
– Healthy cooking and eating
– Sustainable tourism
Associazione N.E.T. belongs to 2 important networks, one at European level and the second one at national level:
1. I care network – the widest network of charity associations and organisations in Italy. http://www.icare-italia.org/. Member since 2015
2. MAG (Mutual Organisation for self management) supporting at national level Associations, cooperatives and organisations belonging to the third
sector. Dealing above all with Fair Finance and microcredit. Member since 2001.

WISAMAR, Germany

Wisamar is an accredited, non-profit education provider founded in 2005. With a motivated team of 12, we work in in different areas of further education and training, including integration and language classes, project management, and EU Mobility.
We can look back on more than 500 successfully conducted mobility programs and over 50 projects aiming at the development or the transfer of innovations, and we are happy to share our expertise, for example as regional mobility information desk for the German National Agency.

Gerda Taro
1910 - 1937

Pioneer of war photography
Gerda Taro, nee Gerta Pohorylle, was born in Stuttgart and educated in Leipzig, Germany. As she is from a Jewish family, she flees from the Nazis to Paris in 1933. There she lives a bohemian lifestyle with her friend Ruth Cerf and eventually meets Endre Ernő Friedmann, better known today as Robert Capa. Together, they start documenting the Spanish Civil War in 1935, after Gerda had invented their alter egos in order to better sell Endre's and her own pictures. Inspired by their own political convictions, they only take pictures of the the fight of the republican troops against the rebellious franquist troops. Both of them try to be as close to the action as possible - a goal which eventually led to Gerda's death. Despite the fact that her pictures only cover 1 year of the war, her pictures are those that went around the world. Together with Robert Capa and with David Seymour, she developed modern war photography as we know it today during this short period of time. Since she officially was Capa's agent and he sold many of her pictures as his own, it took until the 2000s until people began to recognize her as an artist in her own right rather than only his partner: In 2007, the so-called Mexican Suitcase was found in Mexico City, a suitcase containing thousands of negatives believed lost by Capa, Taro and Seymour. Since then, many photographs originally attributed to Capa are known to have been taken by Gerda. However, during her short life, Taro was well known and when she was killed in 1937 by a tank, - she was only 26 - thousands of people attended her funeral in Paris. The funeral procession, led by Pablo Neruda and Louis Aragon, became a demonstration against fascism.

Marie-Claire Chevalier
1955 - 2022

The one whose trial for illegal abortion changed the law against abortion in France
In 1971, Marie-Claire Chevalier was 16 years old when she became pregnant after being raped by a boy two years older than her in high school. The young woman asked her mother to help her have an abortion. The mother turned to an underground doctor, but her daughter suffered a hemorrhage that forced her to the hospital. Her rapist, arrested for stealing a car, decides to turn her in against his own freedom. She is directly accused, as are four other women, including her mother, because in 1971 the voluntary termination of a pregnancy was illegal in France and punishable by six months to two years in prison. She was then convicted at the Bobigny trial and all were defended by lawyer Gisèle Halimi. Gisèle Halimi made of this trial and of Marie-Claire Chevalier a political symbol for the right to abortion. The case will forever mark French history and symbolize real progress for women's rights. Extremely mediatized, the trial closely followed by many personalities ends on a brilliant victory. Three years later this judgement, things started to move. This event contributed to the adoption of the Veil law and the legalization of abortion in France in 1975.

Having suffered greatly from this trial, she attempted suicide. Then, she chose to return to anonymity by changing her name. At her death, she received tributes from the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron and feminist associations.

Maria Lejárraga
1874 – 1974

She was writing and her husband harvesting the glory, fame and money!
Writer, feminist, deputy, polyglot and socialist who opposed to the death penalty and legal prostitution. She advocated for education, work and equal rights for women in Spain. A very open-minded and visionary woman who had to pay a high price imposed by her gender.

María Lejárraga comes from the region of La Rioja from an economically stable middle class family. She was able to receive good education and became a teacher. During her teaching career she discovered her passion for writing. She was very talented and ready to share her ideas and stories with the world. But, that´s where she bumped into a big obstacle. At the beginning of the XX century being a female writer was seen as immoral work, especially for an educator. If she had risked meeting her goals, she could have lost her teaching job. She found a solution to this problem in her marriage by publishing her works under her husband's name. So, she was writing and waiting at home and he was the one receiving praise and applause at the premiers of the plays. Before dying, her husband confirmed the rumours circulating in theatre circles that she was the true author of his works.
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Maria Lejárraga
1874 – 1974

She was writing and her husband harvesting the glory, fame and money!
Writer, feminist, deputy, polyglot and socialist who opposed to the death penalty and legal prostitution. She advocated for education, work and equal rights for women in Spain. A very open-minded and visionary woman who had to pay a high price imposed by her gender.

María Lejárraga comes from the region of La Rioja from an economically stable middle class family. She was able to receive good education and became a teacher. During her teaching career she discovered her passion for writing. She was very talented and ready to share her ideas and stories with the world. But, that´s where she bumped into a big obstacle. At the beginning of the XX century being a female writer was seen as immoral work, especially for an educator. If she had risked meeting her goals, she could have lost her teaching job. She found a solution to this problem in her marriage by publishing her works under her husband's name. So, she was writing and waiting at home and he was the one receiving praise and applause at the premiers of the plays. Before dying, her husband confirmed the rumours circulating in theatre circles that she was the true author of his works.
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Maria Lejárraga
1874 – 1974

She was writing and her husband harvesting the glory, fame and money!
Writer, feminist, deputy, polyglot and socialist who opposed to the death penalty and legal prostitution. She advocated for education, work and equal rights for women in Spain. A very open-minded and visionary woman who had to pay a high price imposed by her gender.

María Lejárraga comes from the region of La Rioja from an economically stable middle class family. She was able to receive good education and became a teacher. During her teaching career she discovered her passion for writing. She was very...
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