Seven European partners NORTH Consulting (IS), University of Iceland (IS), National Management School (BG), DJAPO (BE), Danilo Dolci (IT), KMOP (GR), and Blue Room Innovation (SP) have come together, to design and implement a Life Worth Living course for educators and principals in each of the partner countries.
NORTH Consulting is a small team of education, culture and innovation enthusiasts who are committed to: educational excellence from policy to the classroom; ensuring that creativity and curiosity is fostered from an early age and nurtured throughout life; and to helping others realize their dreams through thoughtful strategy and planning; and empowering people from all backgrounds to have a voice and take action.
NORTH Consulting was founded in 2009 as an innovation consultancy and a training company for the cultural, innovation and educational sectors. NORTH supports organizations in realizing their potential, creating policies, developing training programmes, curricula and learning materials. We work with different entities involved in educational, cultural, entrepreneurial and research activities in different sectors. Within the educational sector NORTH has developed pedagogical frameworks for sustainable development (ESD) in primary and upper secondary schools, social and cultural entrepreneurship education in primary, adult education and among youth, democratic citizenship skills development at all school levels, transversal skills formation for all ages, the development transversal green skills, youth participation in decision-making and entrepreneurial activities and youth empowerment through increased self-awareness and the design thinking process. In the cultural and creative sector, NORTH has focused on the development of green skills, inclusion of immigrants and cultural and artistic exchanges.
The National Management School (NMS) is a distinguished non-profit organization from Bulgaria with a rich history, founded in 1990. Our primary mission is to foster the advancement and enhancement of both formal and non-formal education while creating an enabling environment for the cultivation of a knowledge-based economy and society.
Over the decades, NMS has evolved into a pivotal institution dedicated to empowering the younger generation. We specialize in providing vocational guidance, extracurricular training, and professional qualifications in the domains of business, entrepreneurship, and management.
KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre, established in 1977, is one of the oldest civil society organisations in Greece offering social support services and implementing various programs aimed at empowering and enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities.
KMOP established KMOP Education & Innovation Hub, with the aim to create a knowledge hub that offers access to a wide range of educational programmes, resources and trainings, capitalizing on the knowledge that the organization has gained from its extensive work in the field. Our training programmes enable individuals and teams to navigate their social ecosystem towards achieving their goals, and contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable future. So far, these programs have impacted the lives of more than 17,500 individuals, providing them with the tools and skills they need to succeed in all aspects of life.
Blue Room Innovation S.L. (BRI) is a Spanish SME set up in 2015. Blue Room Innovation is a unique innovation ecosystem which brings together established companies to help others to do more business, update technology and get funding. In doing so, they are active on- and offline and cover three main areas for achieving our goal: Open Innovation, Digital Transformation and Financing of Innovation.
CENTRO PER LO SVILUPPO CREATIVO “DANILO DOLCI” is a non-profit organisation located in Palermo, born in 1958 from the experience and work of Danilo Dolci, a social activist, sociologist, nonviolent and educator. CSC “Danilo Dolci” works with young people and adults and has successfully operated for more than twenty years mainly in the educational sector in collaboration with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups both at local and at international level.
How do children and young people learn to deal with societal challenges such as climate change, social justice and human rights?
The educational organization Djapo believes in the potential of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). We use complex social issues and let children and young people zoom in, zoom out, reflect, engage in dialogue and look ahead. In this way, they strengthen their ability to help shape the world.
Djapo sees the school environment as an important training ground for ESD. That is why we develop teaching materials and coach teachers to use these materials in the classroom. Like to find out more about how we work? Surf to djapo.be