Oxfam Italia is a non-profit independent organization part of the large international coalition Oxfam, made up of 17 organizations working with over 3,000 partners in more than 90 countries to fight the injustice of poverty in the world.
Oxfam Italia helps to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. We are part of a global movement for change, one that empowers people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. We work with an integrated approach, intervening in humanitarian emergencies, supporting local communities with sustainable development activities, promoting responsible behaviors and lifestyles and lobbying for fairer rules. In addition to international cooperation projects, in Italy and in Europe Oxfam Italia is concerned with citizenship education, promoting a social and united economy, the integration of the immigrant population and the fight against discrimination. We bring together the skills and experience gained over many years of work in intercultural environment to facilitate the integration of migrant families and their full access to local services. Health is among those actors in the front line called to give positive answers on migration.
For this reason, since 2001 Oxfam has set up and managed a linguistic and cultural mediation service, working in different Italian provinces and in different social sectors: hospitals, schools, public services for general public and prisons. We have always paid special attention to migrant women’s needs. Various projects have been carried out in collaboration with Hospitals to support women in need and to favor their social inclusion. Furthermore, Oxfam Italia has set up together with Unesco Arezzo and Amnesty International the Documentation Centre on Peace, Rights, Development and Intercultural issues. Since 2000, we have been managing the Immigration Section of the Provincial Observatory on Social Policy and periodically drafted a report on migration in the Arezzo Province.
The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) is the leading technical and scientific public body of the Italian National Health Service. Its activities include research, control, training and consultation in the interest of public health protection. The National Center AIDS (NAC) organization reflects the aim to put into effect a "translational" research and to fight HIV/AIDS and associated syndromes by developing vaccines and new therapeutic approaches based on studies of the pathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection and progression. Research activities of the NAC are planned to develop "translational" research that is to say from basic research to clinical trials, through cooperation and coordination of several national and international scientific networks.
RITA (Research Innovation and Transformation) is a small research, training, and consultancy company in the areas of public health and health promotion, of which Dr. Lai Fong CHIU is the Director of RITA. She is the originator and developer of the CHE model in the U.K. As a partner of the MEET project, RITA has a special role in introducing the CHE model to participating partners; formulating a pilot (core) training programme for implementing the CHE model; and support partner organisations in developing specific training programmes for testing the model in their target health topics. RITA will host a 2-day ‘Training- the-trainers course’ in London, UK. RITA has also a role in supporting the establishment of the e-learning platform and dissemination activities of the project.
CARDET is the leading research and development centre (non-profit status) in the eastern Mediterranean, based in Cyprus. Our mission is to inspire next generation education, and promote research, innovation and development through evidence-based practices, cutting-edge research, and empowered people. CARDET brings together a passionate international team of experts with global expertise in migration and integration, public policies, research and evaluation, social justice and inclusive education, e-learning, lobbying and advocacy. Members of the CARDET team have successfully participated in more than 100 projects in more than 20 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD, The Commonwealth of Learning, international agencies and governments.
One of our core-strengths is our ability to carefully plan, implement, execute and evaluate projects in various contexts. Our organization brings together some of the best minds and deepest experience from around the world with a highly energetic and passionate operational team. These individuals have contributed to a wide range of professional and scholarly organizations as office holders, board members, and active participants; such organizations which count CARDET team members among their most respected contributors include the OECD, UNESCO, American Education Research Association, International Council of Educational Media, and the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction.
CARDET is one of the premier social justice oriented organizations in Cyprus with extensive experience developing and implementing programs focusing on migrants and integration. We are the founders of the Mediterranean Migration Network, which is funded by EU Solidarity funds, with more than 150 organizations as members from EU and the world. CARDET is also the Cyprus Focal Point of the European Website on Integration and the Cyprus partner for Migrant Integration Policy Index Project (MIPEX). Moreover CARDET completed more than 12 projects on issues related to migration and integration, under the Solidarity Funds and the Lifelong Learning Programs. In addition, CARDET is the Cyprus focal point of the Global Network “Social Watch”, with more than 200 member organizations, working in the fields of social justice and social integration. Furthermore, CARDET is a founder member of the Cyprus Platform for Non-Governmental Development Organizations, with more than 30 member organizations.
Verein Multikulturell – Tyrolean Integration Center is a non-government organisation, which was founded in 1993. We aim to enhance the intercultural dialogue and education and our main objectives are to promote professional, social and cultural integration of migrants. We are engaged in a number of activities and offer a variety of services, such as multilingual family counselling and psychotherapy, intercultural/diversity seminars and training courses for multipliers and multilingual education and career guidance for young migrants and their parents.
Polibienestar Research Institute - University of Valencia POLIBIENESTAR is a Public Research Institute belonging to the University of Valencia (Spain), leaded by Jordi Garcés, Prince of Asturias distinguished visiting professor at Georgetown University. It is specialized in research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the field of public policies. Its final mission is the improvement of the Welfare and Quality of Life of society. It is specialized in research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the field of public policies and assessment in issues regarding: social inclusion; social and health systems; youth; employment and labour market; vulnerable groups; social welfare; lifelong learning; friendly ICTs; entrepreneurship; and accessibility.