Direction Employment program has been developed by the Bulgarian Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation, together with partners from Ireland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Italy and Portugal. The foundation was established in 2001 in Sofia. Its goal is to stimulate local and corporate donations and provide funding to civic organizations and people who want to develop themselves and the community they work for. It also organizes training for social development, providing additional resources.

During all these years, the Foundation has significantly contributed to the development of philanthropy in Bulgaria. It has changed the destiny of thousands of people. The supported organizations exceed 1,700, and the people affected by the funding reach 430,000 people.

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The national lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights association LGL is the only nongovernmental organization in Lithuania exclusively representing the interests of the local LGBT* community. LGL is one of the most stable and mature organizations within the civic sector in the country as it was founded on 3 December 1993.

The main principle that characterizes the activities of the association is that of independence from any political or financial interests, with the aim of attaining effective social inclusion and integration of the local LGBT* community in Lithuania. Based on its expertise in the fields of advocacy, awareness raising and community building, accumulated during twenty years of organizational existence, LGL strives for the consistent progress in the field of human rights for LGBT* people.

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DMC Metrix is a training and development consultancy company, specialising in eLearning software systems for education, with a focus on interactive content development and deployment. DMC Metrix has extensive experience of online content and LMS development nd support for the education and the healthcare sectors.

The company has 10 years’ experience working on European projects, collaborating with partners to deliver innovative vocational and further education programmes, and to develop and validate competence frameworks for IT professionals and in the area of transversal skills.

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Lai-momo Cooperative Society, founded in 1995, works in various areas such as social matters and immigration, school and training, communication, and publishing. Its overall objective is to improve the quality of life of people and communities.

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P.PORTO, the largest Polytechnic in Portugal, is excellence in higher education, but is also a space of ideas and results in which we make a difference. We are a dynamo of cultural change, in our city, in our region, in our country. We try to meet current demands, building bridges between the academia, the world of work and civil society. We rank fourth among first-choice higher education institutions, and fifth in number of students. In formal education, our aim is full employment of our graduates and post-graduates.

To guarantee it, we clearly align our educational portfolio with the needs of the business and social world. We build strategic cooperation with the local economic agents, and contribute with concrete solutions to real problems. We cooperate with and are a critical mass. We are an international community that stems from cooperation within a 300-entity network spread over four continents.

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Ljudska univerza Velenje is public non-profit institution providing adult education, established in 1959. LUV takes an active part in regional community by improving the educational structure of the population, by motivating and informing the members of the community and by involving them in the educational programs.

We offer various educational programs, adapted to adults, young adults and seniors, so they can gain formal or informal education. Each year more than 4.000 participants take part in various educational programs.

We have extensive experience in consulting adults, who are eager to continue their education or wish to acquire some additional knowledge. We offer guidance and provide them with all the help they need to get re-enter educational process.

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