Discover the project team

Strauss APS

Project Coordinator – Mussomeli – Italy


Strauss APS is a NGO that promotes international mobility among young people to and from Mussomeli, Sicily or Italy. We offer them the opportunity to develop themselves through various informal and non-formal education programmes. With our work we impact our region and we also connect it to the rest of Europe and the world. All this in a diverse and inclusive environment. We are the reference organization for the international mobility of young people in Sicily and Italy. However, our impact is not limited only to our region, but also at national and international level, developing our network of cooperation and transversal projects.

Europejskie Forum Młodzieży (EFM) is an independent, non-governmental organization which has been active since 1995 at local, regional, national and international levels. We engage with young people, particularly those from low income areas, living in small towns and rural villages, who may struggle with aspects of social mobility and employability. Our work is focused on non-formal education methods, organizing free language conversation classes, publishing a newspaper called “EFM News’’ for youths, as well as leading the Information Point for young people.

Europejskie Forum Mlodziezy

Partner – Bystrzyca Kłodzka – Poland


Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce

Partner – Pizarra – Spain


The Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce (Acronym GDR Valle del Guadalhorce) is a non-profit association with approximately 600 members from different social, economic and environmental sectors of the interior of Malaga, such as small organic farms, agri-food companies, livestock, tourism companies, youth, women’s associations, … are just examples of the representativeness of our members, but also the 7 Town Councils of our region are members of our entity, which gives us a great capacity for action.

Created in 2011, Youth for Society is a non-governmental organization, which unites people of different age, social class, nation and interest but with same goal: make the world of 21st century a better and friendlier to its inhabitants. The main areas can be divided into four big groups: Education, Democracy, Diversity, Culture.  The main moto of Youth for Society is “Good for society – good for us”. Youngsters create a better world not just in the name of faceless “everybody”, but in the name of their friends and family, in the name of the future generation.

MTÜ Noored Ühiskonna Heaks

Partner – Tallinn – Estonia


ICYE Bolivia

Partner – La Paz – Bolivia


Intercambio Cultural Internacional – ICYE-Bolivia. Is a non-for-profit association founded in 1964 and registered in the Minister of Education and Cultures. The main office is in La Paz and we have four regional offices in Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz and Sucre. Voluntary service in urban projects mainly involves: working in street-children centers, socially deprived young people, disabled, literacy programs, women’s groups, human rights and health education NGOs. Rural projects include: environment protection, indigenous people, training rural groups, especially rural artisan women.

The Asociación Colombiana para el Intercambio Juvenil Cultural, ICYE-Colombia is a non-for-profit association founded in 1981, member of the ICYE Federation since 1982, with its main office in Berlin, and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and National Committees.ICYE Colombia provides challenging intercultural experiences for young people, promoting social and personal development through international volunteer programmes, promoting also intercultural understanding, equality of opportunity, tolerance and peace among people in the world.Four officials: General Director, General Programmes Coordinator, Outgoing Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator, all established at the ICYE office in Bogotá.

ICYE Colombia

Partner – Bogotá – Colombia


Fundación SES

Partner – Buenos Aires – Argentina


We are a social organisation created in 1999. We work to promote the inclusion of youth at risk, with a focus on the development of their rights. Together with other social organisations, companies, the state and international organisations, we implement initiatives in Latin America and Europe. We seek to increase educational opportunities and develop professional skills for young people, as well as to strengthen their active participation in the community.

The first steps towards what is now the University of Beira Interior (UBI) were taken in the 1970s, when the Polytechnic Institute of Covilhã (IPC) was born in 1973. Currently, the University of Beira Interior is one of the Portuguese academies in evident expansion, reaching the status of academy that receives students from all regions of the country, joined by international students from dozens of nationalities, namely from Portuguese-speaking countries and Latin America.

Universidade da Beira Interior

Partner/University – Covilha – Portugal


Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Partner/University – Puebla – Mexico


The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, whose roots go back to the XVI century, constitutes a great pillar of higher education and scientific research in the region, and occupies an outstanding place among the public universities of the country, thanks to the joint effort of all the members of the institution. What today is the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, is the result of a long history that goes back to May 9, 1578, when a group of Jesuit religious established their residence in Puebla, and at the express request of the Cabildo of the city they founded the Seminary of the Society of Jesus of San Jerónimo.