cenacolo-01Cooperativa Sociale Il Cenacolo is a Social Cooperative working in Florence, since 1991, on social inclusion and integration of vulnerable groups (migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, long term unemployed people, NEET, disadvantaged people).

In the last ten years, the cooperative get experience in planning and management of projects and services aimed at the implementation of training activities and support for the access to work of disadvantaged people.

It has worked on public procurement or funding of public institution (Municipality, Province and Region) and it has participated, as applicant or partner on behalf of the CO&SO Consortium, at the management of projects funded by the national annual programs of the European Refugee Fund, European Integration Fund and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Contact – Mr Edoardo Bonacchi | E-mail:

formazione-01FormAzione Co&So Network is a Consortium of 11 Social Cooperatives located in the Province of Florence and working on Public Procurement of Public Institutions such as Municipality or Province, they manage employment services on their behalf (job insertion and tutoring of people with disabilities).

The personnel of FCN is of 10 employees but all together, the people working in the Associated Cooperatives are around 700.

FCN has been working in the field of European projects since 2004 and has developed projects most in the field of ESF, LLP, Erasmus+ and Daphne, thanks to this experience they have an administrative department dedicated to the financial aspects of the EU projects.

FCN is also a Training Agency accredited to Tuscany Region to develop training funded or on demand, especially for disadvantaged groups. FCN is Quality Certified UNI EN ISO 9001:2008.

Contact – Mrs Patrizia Giorio | E-mail:

Comune di Firenze is a local authority representing the city community of Florence and promoting the development of its territory. As a public authority, it is in charge for the design and implementation of local policies.

In the field of immigration, Comune di Firenze offers an integrated system of Welfare and specific services such as: the Municipality Desk for Immigration and the Immigration Helpdesk that provide general information about laws and regulations concerning immigrants in Italy, immigration quotas, family reunification process, permits of stay, italian language test (for migrants who are applying for the first time for a long-term residence permit).

Comune di Firenze promotes and collaborates in the management of reception services for Unaccompanied Foreign Minors, Asylum Seekers and Refugees and of several projects aimed at the local integration of migrants and refugees.

Contact – Mr Giovanni Billi | E-mail:

Bridges Programmes is a Scotland’s specialist agency, supporting the social, educational and economic integration of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and anyone for whom English is a second language, living in Glasgow.

Recognised as an example of Best Practice in Scotland, the UK and Europe, Bridges works with employers and partners to ensure that their clients have the best possible support to help them into work (if eligible), education or further training.

Through a variety of programmes and resources Bridges helps clients build their confidence by re-engaging them with their skills, provide training, support, advice and guidance and work placements.

Bridges has a dedicated and expert team supporting the needs and campaigning for the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and non-native English speakers.

Contact – Mrs Maggie Lennon | E-mail:

LOGO2017 . Mit SloganJugend am Werk Steiermark GmbH is one of the largest social services organisations in the Province of Styria in Austria. Together with their customers, more than 900 employees create life perspectives. Operating across 59 locations throughout the province, they provide support in the areas of care and integration for people with disabilities, training for young adults, employment, early intervention, refugee help, and crisis intervention and care and support for young people.

Jugend am Werk is characterised by custom-fit and innovative services, being customer-focused and many years of experience with a specifically trained workforce. Jugend am Werk Steiermark GmbH is a non-profit organisation and certified to the European ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Contact – Mr Robert Schuen | E-mail:

Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH is a non-profit education provider, located in Leipzig, Germany specialized in vocational, adult and cultural education, project management and EU mobility.

Accredited by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees Wisamar gives integration courses with the aim to teach German as a foreign language and support social as well as labour market integration of people with migrant background. In addition, Wisamar offers further training, employability training, activation and start-up consultancy, among others for long-term unemployed and different vulnerable groups.

The organization is coordinator and partner of several EU funded projects like Erasmus+ KA2, Daphne, Lifelong Learning Programme etc. Thematic areas are integration, vocational education and training, innovations in education, culture and creativity.

Contact – Mrs Sabine Roehrig-Mahhou | E-mail:

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non Governmental Organisation, established in 1992 and since, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of youth marginalisation, the elaboration of policies, which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people. It operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana due to the active participation of members, volunteers and young people.

Contact – Mrs Evi Makri | E-mail: