Associate partners in Europe

European Chapter of Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association. The chapter unites EMA members from the following countries: EU member states, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey.

Florida Universitària in Catarroja, Valencia, Spain, is part of Florida Cooperative Education Group. It is affiliated to both the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia and offers degrees and master Degrees.

It is a dynamic and innovative centre, which promotes the development of entrepreneurial attitudes among its students with the object of facilitating their integration into the professional world. Furthermore, it is focused on the creation of knowledge by bridging theory and practice and also, on cooperative enterprise. Contact: Inmaculada Mora Orti.

The University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal. It is also the leading producer of science in Portugal, with 2308 indexed articles in the ISI Web of Science in 2009, representing 22% of the articles produced in Portugal, and an annual growth rate of 13% since 2005.
Considering international cooperation, UP was in 2011 the choice of 3380 international students from 98 different countries from all continents. These numbers are the result of a long tradition of cooperation with higher education institutions.

Catholic University of Portugal, Oporto, Portugal.

The Porto Regional Centre (UCP-Porto) of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) has about 6000 students and 600 faculty members at several faculties (Arts, Bioethics, Biotechnology, Business School, Health Sciences, Law, Economics and Management, Education and Psychology, Government and Public Politics and Theology). There are two trans-disciplinary units promoting collaborative projects across campus in the fields of entrepreneurship and social economy.

The first of them is Spinlogic, at the heart of which is an incubator that was launched more than 10 years ago. This incubator now supports more than 120 business projects.

The other one is the Transversal Social Economy Area, which manages about thirty projects including a Master programme in Social Economics, training programmes for managers and other staff of social economy organisations, research projects on social innovation and  the social economy, and community projects.

Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is Croatia’s leading business school. With over 1100 students, ZSEM offers and undergraduate programs in economics and management, with graduate programs in economics, management, marketing, accounting, finance, and more.  Voted the best business school in Croatia for the last five years consecutively, ZSEM also became the first AACSB accredited business school not only in Croatia, but in all of South Eastern Europe in 2013. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard of business education, and only 5% of the world’s business schools possess it.

The University of Northampton , UK

The University of Northampton has set itself the objective of being No1 in the UK for social enterprise, and has recently had this confirmed by becoming the first UK university to join the coveted group of just 22 AshokaU Changemaker Campuses globally, for our commitment to implementing social enterprise and innovation across the whole campus. We have extensive practice and extensive experience in designing and delivering innovative social enterprise higher education opportunities. This experience is being delivered in partnership with our Student Union through the Changemaker Campus, powered by UCEE.

One of our roles as an associate partner will be to disseminate findings of the project in our international conferences, in particular the influential International Social Innovation Research conference that Northampton will host in 2014.

Institute of Cultural Affairs, Spain

NGO enabling people to achieve positive social transformation through teaching and practising Technology of participation (ToP)  methods of participation. Its role in this project is to transfer its methods, techniques and tools into the methodological framework of the project whenever it is applicable.

ENSIE (European Network of Social Integration Enterprises)

Gathers 23 national and regional networks of work integration social enterprises, representing 16 countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) as well as Serbia and Switzerland. All these networks pursue, in a manner adapted to local constraints, objectives of social integration of disfavoured publics.

Together, they total some 2,400 Work Integration Social Enterprises, and more than 378,000 salaried persons.

This social economy project is important because in order to have sustainable WISEs. It is important to have qualified managers.

It is important to introduce the social economy sector in University courses.

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH)represents, promotes and connects social enterprises in the Yorkshire and Humber region. SEYH Ltd is a not-for-private-profit company limited by guarantee. Our members are social enterprises within the region. SEYH exists to:

  • Develop a Regional Network of social enterprises
  • Provide a single information portal for social enterprise
  • Represent the sector Lobby on behalf of the sector
  •  Undertake research on the needs and nature of the sector Help create new markets for social enterprise
  • Raise public and institutional understanding of social enterprise
  • Mainstream social enterprise within society

Initiatives of Change, Switzerland

Initiatives of Change, UK

York CVS, UK

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