Centro Internazionale Per La Promozıone Dell’educazıone E Lo Sviluppo Associazione

Non-governmental organisation/association

CEIPES – International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development is an International

non-profit association founded in Palermo in 2007 and with antennas in other 8 European countries.

Vision and Mission: We believe that education and development are fundamental values to achieve

peace and dignity for all human beings. Each individual and community has the potential to fulfil its

rights. CEIPES acts as a facilitator for activating the community, through an educational approach in

order to create and transform energy and resources. This process is necessary for both individual

and social development. The mission of CEIPES is to foster and support the sustainable

development of local communities and individuals’ empowerment through education and training,

human rights and international cooperation. Main objectives: 1. To promote non formal education as

a fundamental tool in the education of youth and adults and as complementary to formal education. 2.

To promote personal and community development through learning mobilities 3. To create new

innovative tools and methodologies to develop useful strategies in the field of education through the

cooperation with public and private entities at local and international level. 4. To promote study,

research and innovation, both methodological and technological, with the aim of giving scientific

support to the the specific activities carried on by our association 5. To encourage intercultural

dialogue with the objective of fostering mutual understanding and respect between individuals from

different cultures 6. To promote peace, nonviolence and human rights as a fundamental tool reach a

world of equality and solidarity in which all human beings can access to their fundamental rights.

Local and international networks CEIPES works at local, European and international level in synergy

with more than 100 organisations, bodies and institutions with the objective of improving

methodologies and technologies in the field of education, developing innovative strategies and

participatory tools in the work with youth and adults, in the field of education and research through

local and international cooperation. At local level CEIPES coordinates the CEIPES Network, which is

based in Sicily and counts more than 40 members among organisations, public and private bodies.

The aim of the network is to promote the cooperation among different stakeholder at local level and

to facilitate the access to European opportunities, such as learning mobilities and European

cooperation. At European and international level CEIPES works has a strong cooperation with more

than 50 NGOs, universities, research centers and public bodies. The common pursued by all the

partners is to realise a positive change, to facilitate the social cohesion in the respect of human rights

and the active participation of all individuals for their full personal and collective fulfilment. Area of

intervention and target groups: CEIPES is working in different areas of intervention and with different

target groups. Each sector is developing specific projects with the support of professional teams that

pay detailed attention to the quality of the service and activities carried out. The main topics we are

addressing at the moment are: ● ICT innovation and STEAM ● Health, Food, Sport and Outdoor

Education ● Special Educational Needs (SEN) ● Local development and social inclusion ● Human

rights Education and raising awareness, advocacy and anti – discrimination ● Art, Culture and

Creativity ● Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change ● Capacity building of third sector

organisations, educational institutes and public sector Our activities, depending on the area of

intervention, are addressed to: young people, adults, migrants, disadvantaged youth and NEET,

women, educators, teachers and students, members of public institutions, unemployed. Staff The

staff of CEIPES is composed of many professional experts with different competences in several

sectors such as psychology, communication, education, international cooperation, social and cultural

mediation, social assistance, sport manager, informatics and law. Besides the paid staff, the

association also relies on the voluntary work and collaboration of more than 25, mostly young, people

who are also specialised in the above sectors, and who work in CEIPES's activities as

volunteers and interns, coming from the local and international contexts. CEIPES has the operational

capacity to implement the project activities and we have the necessary expertise in the fields of the project, the local partners necessary for implementation and sustainability as well as the necessary

motivation. Concerning the financial management CEIPES has an internal and external accountant

that manages the finances of all projects and activities of CEIPES.

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