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The University of Torino is one of the most ancient, largest and prestigious Italian Universities.
Hosting 75.000 students, 3.838 academic, administrative and technical staff, 2600 post-graduate and PHD students and with 120 buildings it offers over 150 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. It has a remarkable research tradition both in traditional subjects and modern sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.
UniTo has a long international experience, through the participation in transnational projects, the establishment of joint courses, through formal cooperation (around 600) with Universities and Institutions all around the world.
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SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education is a pioneering organization which designs and implements research and educational projects with social impact. SYNTHESIS is Cyprus’ leader in social innovation and social entrepreneurship; it founded Hub Nicosia, a social innovation hub which houses and supports entrepreneurs and organizations with a social mission. In a world surrounded with conflict and exclusion of many forms, SYNTHESIS aspires to take part in actions that improve individual lives, enhance social inclusion, and contribute to a green and sustainable future, for the people and the planet.
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S-nodi is an NGO established in 2013 as a local development agency. It deals with innovation rooted in the history of places and people. Snodi works with an action research approach, by focusing on dialogue, attentive listening, facilitating discovery, analysis and exploitation of the context’s potential.
S-nodi operates at local, national and international levels by implementing action-research projects, networks between social innovators and impact investors, capacity building activities for policy makers, professionals, entrepreneurs and citizens on co-design and co creation of innovative actions fostering social inclusion, and through the active involvement of vulnerable citizens and socio-economic local development.

The University of Thessaly (UTH) was founded in 1984 and intends to strengthen its cooperation’s abroad and encourage research within the research programmes. As part of the activities the Center of International Education (CIE) of UTH implements EU projects, aiming to develop new instruments and innovative solutions. The CIE is representing significant experience through participation in a large number of programs related to human rights, NEETS support, innovative educational material production, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, mobility and well-being. Specifically, the team of CIE has participated in projects under various frameworks (H2020, EASME, Erasmus+, DG Employment, Erasmus+ Sport).

Caritas Community Work addresses problems such as social inequality, exclusion and loneliness and therefore aims to develop need based and participatory activities for and with people in their living environments. Since 2012, the Community and Neighbourhood Work of Caritas Vienna has been committed to a socially fair, lively and inclusive development of neighbourhoods and quarters in the area of the Archdiocese Vienna. The interdisciplinary team of employees and volunteers acts in different social and spatial contexts at the municipal, regional and European level. It promotes empowerment, participation and solidarity among people in diverse communities.

Mind2Innovate (M2I) is a research, policy and innovation consulting company established in Athens, operating in the areas of research and innovation in education and training, lifelong learning, social inclusion, employment, and growth. Its operational scope is to facilitate and sustain innovative policy making and the implementation of initiatives in the aforementioned areas, maximising the returns for the stakeholders engaged, and building upon innovative solutions. In this regard, M2I cooperates with European and international experts, active in partnerships to support of policy analysis and assessment for innovation in human and social capital development, considering the impact of digital technologies.

University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) is a public funded higher education institution founded in 1818 being the oldest and the largest technical university in Romania having 15 Faculties, 2 Departments, 43 R&D Centers, 2.738 academic and 1.261 non-academic staff, 22.771 undergraduate and 4.643 postgraduate students.
The E&T Innovation Group promotes the European principles and values in the field of education through innovative approaches and technologies with special regards to the technology enhanced teaching and learning and social responsibility.
The Department of Teacher Education and Social Sciences comprises Romania’s largest academic environment within STEM teacher education offering initial and continuous profession-oriented bachelor’s and master’s programmes.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) was established by an Act of the Spanish Parliament on 5 May 1989. From the outset it was intended to be an innovative, public university, providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research.
UC3M has four campuses, 600 permanent teaching staff (full professors, associate professors and senior lecturers) and a further 1.420 associate doctoral lecturers.
UC3M has 22.666 students of which 23,7% are international students shared among the 34 bachelor’s courses and 11 combined degree courses; UC3M has 60 official master’s courses plus 27 private master courses and 19 doctorate courses.
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