VIA Bayern is an association of groups, institutes and organizations working in the field of integration, migration and intercultural work. VIA Bayern provides intercultural and inter-religious awareness and train the trainer trainings for the social sector (education, community work, religious communities etc.). Key competences of VIA Bayern are intercultural/ diversity training programmes and projects. Therefore VIA Bayern provides a wide range of expertise including project management and issues of intercultural trainings (e.g. ressource and process oriented approaches, civic education, citizenship education and democracy, empowerment, peace building etc.)
Katrin Kuhla is an intercultural and anti-discrimination trainer and expert on national and international project management. She holds a degree in intercultural psychology and democracy and peace, is qualified in systemic, Gestalt-oriented organisational development (which includes innovative approaches to project planning, quality management, conflict management, team building, network management and evaluation,) also in several resource oriented and participatory approaches (BETZAVTA I+ II, Kombi, Boal e.g.). Katrin worked for the German Ministry of Family (BMFSFJ) as an advisor for funded projects and evaluations in the field of civic education (Programm „Vielfalt tut gut“). Furthermore Katrin Kuhla implemented several national projects („Weisst Du wer ich bin?“, „Fit für Vielfalt“) and international projects („European Power and Peace Project“) in the field of civic education as a project leader. She trains staff in municipal administrations, schools, Kindergartens, development organisations, international companies etc. For more information please visit: www.katrin-kuhla.com
Brighton and Hove Community Works (formally known as The Community and Voluntary Sector Forum) is a membership organisation and an established charity. We are made up of various groups of people including; A staff team: with a diverse range of expertise including, Health and Wellbeing, training, equalities / anti-discriminatiuon, representation, events management; Trustees: Since we are a charity we are governed by a Board of Trustees. Their job is to oversee the strategic development and the effective management of BHCW. Members: As we are a membership organisation we exist to serve our members. In turn our members elect our trustees to ensure that we are managed effectively and also managed in the best interests of the community at large.
Brighton and Hove Community Works has a positive track record (over 10 years) of supporting and promoting the voluntary and community sector in Brighton and Hove. We represent over 500 community and voluntary organisations from across the city including many of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities from the local area who have joined us as members. Our purpose is to support and promote an empowered community and voluntary sector who are able to confront discrimination, capable of making their views known and actively involved in promoting an inclusive city based on respecting equality and diversity. We aim to promote strong cross-sector partnership working so that our sector can successfully help to shape the future of the city which includes and benefits all local people.
RADAR is the agency for equal treatment and against discrimination
in the regions Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Midden- and West-Brabant, Brabant-Noord and Zuid-Holland-Zuid. RADAR is member of network of Dutch anti-discrimination organizations who are active in the whole of the country. RADAR works for more than 60 municipalities. There are around 3 million people. living in this area. It was founded in 1983. RADAR currently employs 25 staff and about 10 interns/volunteers.
RADAR‘s mission is to promote equal treatment, to create a society that is free of social exclusion and that provides equal opportunities for all. RADAR seeks to prevent and mend cases and feelings of discrimination, participates in collaboration, and shares knowledge. Our core values are expertise, commitment, reliability and impartiality. Together we make a difference.
RADAR assesses and monitors the enforcement of article 1 of the constitution. This section of the law guarantees the right to equal treatment and prohibits discrimination. RADAR is the authority on equal treatment in the aforementioned regions: contact point, watchdog, knowledge centre, database source
of information and lobbyist for equal treatment and the fight against discrimination.
TikHo Ong: studied psychology and is senior trainer with 25 year experience in anti-discrimination work. He has much experience of working with different target groups, like students, teachers, police officers, social workers, etc. He has experience with developing youth empowerment training programmes for young people at (high)schools, like the POWERSCHOOL and the POWERDAY. He has broad experience with managing several local, national and international projects within and outside Europe, such as
local the community dialogue project with dozens of cooperating partners, and international exchange projects.
Rob Stoop is a senior trainer with 30 year experience in emancipation of LGBT and of people with disabilities. Over the last 7 years working in the wider field of anti-discrimination. His main focus within this work is on empowerment of minorities or professionals to teach them what empowerment can do for the (minority) groups they work with. He has many years experience working on international projects inside and outside Europe.
ICA-Spain is a registered national NGO established in Spain since 1980, specializing in designing intercultural and intergenerational facilitation and training curricula for multisectorial (private and public) organizations locally, nationally and internationally.We belong to a global network of autonomous organizations that work in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Our mission is to empower people to learn, live and work for a culture of active and committed integrated participation. Enabling and equipping people to achieve this. It is achieved through the art and science of facilitation-training (Technology of Participation, ToP ©) which actively involves all members of a
group in decision making, maximising individuals‘ commitment and engagement, building a team spirit that lasts , achieving consensus, articulating a shared vision and making plans that really happen, together with promoting entrepreneurial attitudes. ICA-Spain provides training, facilitation and project management work to help organisations working with less fortunate and hard to reach youth groups.
Iman Moutaouakil is an intercultural trainer and social project manager. She provides training related to religious and cultural diversity, gender equality and social inclusion. She is also a facilitator of the Technology of Participation © recognized by the IAF (International Association of Facilitators). She has developed national and international projects, training and workshops. She works with migrants, women, youth and other adults (LGBT members, hard to reach youngsters and those at risk of social exclusion). She is also Literacy teacher with adult Arab women living in Spain researching into the real needs of this community, empowering them to become autonomous and full-rights citizens. She was also the Spanish coordinator of the „Power and Peace Exchange“with other EU partners.
Aurelia Gómez is a social psychologist having a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Contemporary Migration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She works in collaboration with different NGO’s in Spain as a trainer and project manager, designing workshops and training that aims to encourage intercultural and intergenerational dialogue and social inclusion through non-formal education. She uses participatory methodologies to facilitate intercultural and diverse groups. Is experienced in European Projects, being part of the coordination team for the Youth Exchange in Switzerland. She has also been part of organising the Grundtvig workshops and seminars about literacy, multiple intelligences, gender and social inclusion. In addition she is an experienced researcher in the social field.
Mike Holdgate has over 25 years experience of facilitating the development of community engagement practice both nationally and internationally. He has successfully achieved this through the provision of appropriate support for the implementation of responsive community led activities as well as by facilitating processes of institutional change. Mike has focused on developing a broad application and context for such interventions which have included; the ongoing development of an asset based approach to community empowerment; engaging marginalised communities to confront and overcome discrimination; supporting the participation of vulnerable communities in improving their health and wellbeing; strength based, solution focused approaches to community engagement and empowerment; promoting peer to peer support and empowering communities to take more control of their lives focusing on what they can do for themselves.
ZEBRA has been working as a non-governmental organization in Graz since 1986 (officially registered: 1987). The organization provides counselling and psycho-therapy for migrants and refugees and educational offers for different target groups. In the counselling centre a multi-ethnic and multi-professional team of counsellors and social workers offers advice in various mother tongues according to the countries of origin of the clients. The team provides support and advisory service with regard to the integration into the job market, legal and psychosocial advice, family counselling and different group offers (e.g. job application training). Psycho-therapy is offered in particular to victims of torture and traumatised persons. The psycho-therapists work with specially trained interpreters.
Apart from the direct counseling and therapeutical work with clients, ZEBRA has established itself as a competence center and education provider (see below for a detailed description of ZEBRAs educational work). Moreover ZEBRA regularly organises conferences with international participants in Graz. Since 1991 ZEBRA publishes the magazine zebratl.
International Projects: Since 2000 ZEBRA carried out a number of European Union funded projects. Therefore ZEBRA staff have the necessary knowledge and competences to professionally manage projects. The association has the structural prerequisites for different tasks and projects, e.g. management board, accountants, project managers. ZEBRA has been involved in many international projects, in particular in the field of adult education and migration issues.
Helga Moser studied educational science with a focus on intercultural adult education at the University of Graz. At ZEBRA she is working as a project manager and trainer. She provides trainings on intercultural and diversity issues and anti-discrimination for different target groups. Currently she coordinates a training commissioned by the Provincial Government of Styria / Departments of Integration, Social and Health (Styria is one of the 9 provinces of Austria). The target group of the project is staff of psychosocial centres (social workers, psychologists, psycho-therapists) in the entire province of Styria. The aim of the programme is to improve the access and quality of psycho-social counselling for disadvantaged groups (in particular migrants). She works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Science „Joanneum“. She teaches social work students about international and intercultural social work. She is also working on her PhD thesis at the Institute of Education on issues surrounding the recognition of qualifications for immigrants.Switzerland. She has also been part of organising the Grundtvig workshops and seminars about literacy, multiple intelligences, gender and social inclusion. In addition she is an experienced researcher in the social field.
Umtapo is a non-profit development organisation whose mission is to engage in education, training, community mobilisation, and networking in order to empower people, particularly youth, to take control of their own lives in the struggle for sustainable development, peace, and human rights.
The Umtapo Centre was established in 1986 in response to the rise of internecine violence in the black community and the resultant division and intolerance that reared its ugly head and was soon to become a way of life amongst the oppressed people of the country. As a consequence, Umtapo engaged in youth and women’s leadership training programmes, literacy and popular education, and information dissemination through publications and public fora for critical discourse.
In 1996, Umtapo worked the South African Human Rights Commission and other organisations from the continent to develop a comprehensive Peace, Human Rights and Anti-Racism Education (PHARE) curriculum. This has grown into a holistic liberatory programme to include: training of teachers, learners, training of youth leaders, and the establishment of Peace Afrika Youth Centres and Peace Afrika Youth Forums in disadvantaged areas, Peace Clubs in secondary schools, Children’s Peace and Empowerment Forums in primary schools, and Tertiary Peace Forums at universities. In its day-to-day activities, Umtapo focuses on five of the nine provinces in South Africa: Gauteng being included, mainly because of it being the central hub of the country where several universities are situated and where donors and government departments are based. Umtapo’s target population is largely the youth of South Africa, particularly those who are and have been disadvantaged and marginalised. Umtapo conducts training courses for educators, learners/students, and community leaders in a variety of areas in which it has skills, knowledge, and experience. Arun Naicker is a senior trainer.
25 years of experience in Training of Trainers in Youth and Child Care, Gender and Development, Literacy and Adult Education, Peace and Anti-Racism Education. She has been instrumental in events co-ordination, materials and curriculum development. She co-ordinates national and international training programmes, campaign and learning events. Arun is currently the special projects and public relations director/coordinator.