There are six organisations from six different countries participating in the project as a partners (beneficiaries): Academy for Peace and Develoment (coordinator of the project), Georgia; Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, Vanadzor Armenia; Novact, Barcelona; Civil Network OPORA, Ukraine, Vicolocorto, Italy; The Tree Party, Netherlands.
Academy for Peace and Development (APD) is an international non-profit making, non- political youth organisation, which aims at empowering youth, promoting peace and tolerance among youth through assisting young people in acquiring competences for taking an active role in societal, political and cultural life.
The Academy for Peace and Development was established in Tbilisi, Georgia, in October 2002, on the basis of the Young Leaders for Peace and Development (YLPD) Programme for teenage war victims of the Georgian - Abkhaz conflict, with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development.
Vicolocorto is a non-political, non-profit youth cultural association created in 2006 and based in Pesaro, Italy. It is specialized in youth work and it operates in the fields of non-formal and extra-school education; intercultural learning; promotion of youth mobility, volunteering and youth participation; study and research on youth policies and activities.
The Association has gained a broad experience in the fields of youth policies and international mobility, involving many young people in international projects and hosting more than 30 projects as training courses and seminars. The Association can rely on a specialized team of trainers and youth workers, who gained experience through training courses in formal and non-formal education context and working side by side with youth.
NOVA is an international organization which promotes peace-building operations and support nonviolent groups and movements in the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe. During the last 10 years, NOVA has supported the creation of peacebuilding infrastructures such us the Peacebuilding Academy in Lebanon or created the nonviolent network LAONF in Western Sahara and Iraq. This experience has been very useful to link and strengthen the solidarity ties between youth activists in MENA region and Europe through different activities funded by European Commission such us the transnational project “Democracy in Motion”.
The HQ of NOVA is based in Barcelona. The structure included 2 more regional offices in Tunis and Ramallah. Currently, 30 people compose the operation team, the steering committee is composed of 8 people and we have 50 other members.
Civil Network OPORA is the regional organization of all-Ukrainian working in Chernivtsi region which is situated in western part of Ukraine on the border with Romania and Moldova. The main topics of work of OPORA are observing elections, working on improving educational system of Ukraine, watch-dog in the region, using art tools for providing democracy in the region, youth work, smart city, open data, civic tech etc.
Chernivtsi OPORA has experience in Youth in action and Erasmus+ projects, having sent more than a hundred participants for different training courses, youth exchanges etc.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor (HCAV) is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit, NGO based in Armenia, Vanadzor. It unites individuals who support the supreme principles of Democracy, Tolerance, Pluralism, and Human Rights, as values. Helsinki Citizen's Assembly-Vanadzor NGO is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit, NGO, which unites individuals who support the supreme principles of Democracy, Tolerance, Pluralism, and Human Rights, as values. HCA Vanadzor has a main office in Vanadzor and a branch in Yerevan. The total number of permanent staff is 20. The organization also hosts local and international volunteers and interns.
dopted an integrated approach to human rights protection, which focuses on both HCAV has aprevention of violations and on a restoration of violated rights. The logic of human rights protection by HCA Vanadzor develops the following way: individual -> group-> general public and government institutions.
The Tree Party Foundation is a Utrecht based non-profit organization with a national and international scope, that aims to actualize the issue of environmental peace through supporting entities of civil society by increasing participation in the decision-making process on a different levels. The biggest part of activities are directed to planting and to maintaining trees by wide community actions and/or assist with and encourage this type of activities. And, also, in the broadest sense, to advocate for more trees, plants and environmentally friendly systems in the world, in short: Planting trees and, setting the agenda for being more environmentally peaceful.
The Tree Party's advocacy and activism focuses on practical programmes for example by planting projects, but also in creating awareness and civil activation. In this format, environmental peace and social peace are both the aim. One of our strategies is to reach out to youth and activate the younger in society.