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Project Partners

Institute for Didactics of Democracy,

Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany


The Coordinator of the Project is the Institute for Didactics of Democracy of the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. The university was funded in 1831, nowadays it has 21,000 students and 4,700 staff members. Didactics of Democracy describes the scientific examination of a “learning democracy”. Students who will become teachers for civic education are enrolled here. Active citizenship it the focal point of teaching and researching. The Institute has a strong record of developing educational tools, curricula and teaching material.

Folkuniversitetet, Sweden


Folkuniversitetet is an adult educational association that offers a wide range of adult education all over Sweden.

Folkuniversitetet is an association of five foundations: the extra-mural departments attached to the Universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Lund and Umeå.

Folkuniversitetet runs numerous internationally oriented activities such as language courses, courses abroad and projects with an international emphasis.

Synergy of Music Theatre, Greece


Synergy of Music Theatre (S.Mou.Th.) is an non profit organisation, whose workforce is a group of dedicated, experienced and emerging artists.

S.Mou.Th.  has been founded in Larissa-Greece, in 2001 by young theatre, music, dance and media artists. After operating for about 2 years in the framework of the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Larissa, it finally obtained its legal entity in 2004, and since then has become fully independent. The fundamental objectives of S.Mou.Th. are to provide youth and adults opportunities of initiation, training, education, creation, research and professionalization, in the performing and audiovisual arts, and by this process, to reinvent the means of artistic expression.

SMouTh’s work, both locally and at a European level, includes educational courses, cultural activities and events with special focus on social aspects, professional productions of theatre, music theatre and operas, and the annual organisation of two festivals

Speha Fresia, Italy


Speha Fresia Cooperative is a non-profit organisation, and it acts since 1983 at local and national level in the fields of lifelong learning, labour active policies, local sustainable development and social research. The organisation is linked to the regional/national cooperative movement and it provides guidance, training, coaching paths on general management, entrepreneurial guidance, human resources and organisational culture development, communities’ empowerment and participatory practices.

ZRC SAZU, Slovenia


The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) began its independent career in 1981, even though the majority of the institutes under the aegis of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts had already been operating several decades earlier. The period of independence was turbulent, exciting, and successful. ZRC SAZU is entering its mature period as one of the leading research and educational centres in Slovenia, and is completely comparable with the most prominent academic institutions in central and southeast Europe. More than three hundred associates are organized into eighteen independent but coordinated and interconnected institutes. Work at ZRC SZU is distinctly interdisciplinary and based on cooperation, complementation, and synergy. The diverse research areas can be summed up in the study of cultural, social, and natural phenomena, processes, and practices. The results of our work are similarly diverse. These results are visible not only in research and discussion articles, as well as general-interest publications, but also documentaries, promotional films, maps, CDs, posters, exhibitions, and websites.

Slovenian Migration Institute (SMI) at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) is involved in interdisciplinary research of international migration. Researchers are focused on emigration and immigration issues, analyses of return migration, ethnicity, migration and integration processes and policies, cultural-artistic production of migrants and different methodological and theoretical research approaches to migration. Their disciplines span from the humanities to social sciences – historiography, literary history, art history, ethnology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, political studies and sociology. Researchers are involved in international projects and strive to compare their own research with related Slovenian and foreign research methods and results.

Konya Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey


Konya Metropolitan Municipality is a local government in Konya, Turkey. It gained the status of Metropolitan Municipality in 1982, it has 18 departments, 75 branch offices and approximately 8000 employees. It is the largest municipality in Turkey and covers an area of over 42 thousand km2 with 2.200.000 population. It give local governmental services to 31 districts with the understanding of social municipalism mentality. In 2014, with its 1 Billion TL budget, it was one of the municipalities with the highest budget. Our mission is to serve to citizens with a participant, transparent administration understanding without making compromises in justice and honesty and to use resources as planned, programmed, effective and beneficial to satisfy the needs of the city and city population. Furthermore, providing high quality living standards for the population to enable them reach historical, cultural and financial prosperity is one of our primary goals.


Universität Vechta


Cosmopolitan, personal, familial – the University of Vechta is a youthful, modern campus university with excellent conditions for studying and a clearly delineated profile. For the 5000 students and 400-odd staff, the campus offers a familial atmosphere conveniently coupled with the infrastructure of a modern university. The Bologna Process has been fully implemented, with the emphasis on quality – attractive, forward-looking courses, personal support and global exchange programmes are the hallmarks of a high quality degree programme.

The University of Vechta has set out to present a clear profile to the business, social and cultural world. The Vechta region offers the perfect laboratory for addressing a range of issues impacting on the future viability of our global society – an economic boomregion in the heart of the countryside, a provincial global player, a unique cultural and social identity, natural spaces and intensive agriculture; contrasting factors which resolve into an excellent quality of life. The University of Vechta’s development plan defines the rural space as a framework for profiling the areas of education, aging, social services, cultural change and regional development. The choice of focus represents a conscious response to the University’s location, which delineates it from urban spaces and creates additional research prospects, including at the international level.

Universita' Di Pavia

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions: it was founded in 1361 and until the 20th century it was the only university in the Milan area and the region of Lombardy. Today 24,000 students, from both Italy and overseas, study at our University. The University of Pavia covers all subject areas

and is composed of 18 Departments offering study programmes at all levels, from Bachelor’s degrees to Doctorate programmes. Research departments promote and coordinate research activities. They embrace one or more research sectors which are homogeneous as regards goals, methods and subjects taught but often subdivided into sections (Sezioni) in which groups of teachers with similar research and teaching profiles participate.

Four Elements, Greece

Four Elements is a Non-Profit Organization and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Athens and Thessaloniki area. four ELEMENTS established in 2008 and is an innovative and pioneering Greek organization, with international cooperation and activity. Four Elements acts primarily on prevention, information, planning, evaluation, submission and preparation of studies and sensitivization  actions in the field of environment, health, welfare, culture, human resources development, R & D etc. Recent actions carried out by the company are actions regarding prevention of Web risks and dangers to school children, distribution of informative material, ad hoc consulting at homes of parents etc. Four Elements has great experience and is intending to play a major role in the future in awareness campaigns and assistance in various areas, organizing workshops and other events (for alcohol, smoking, risks at work etc) and the advisory and support to people with disabilities. Purpose is to solve people problems, awakening of social consciousness and awareness both in Greece and worldwide.