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The project consortium comprises 6 partners from the UK, Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland, Italy and Spain. The project is coordinated by aspire-igen, the largest training and careers organisation in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of the UK.


The Aspire-igen group is a not-for-profit social enterprise with over 25 years’ experience in providing career guidance, job support and training services to vulnerable groups. Involved in more than 75 international projects since 1992, the research and development team deliver cutting-edge resources, training and tools that meet the demands of modern day career guidance, education and employability. Aspire-igen is recognised as a centre of excellence by the European Commission, supporting the development of guidance policy at EU level as the UK Euroguidance centre.



CESIE is a non-profit organisation promoting cultural, social, educational and economic development at the local, national, European and international levels. Established in Palermo (Italy) in 2001 and inspired by the work of Danilo Dolci, CESIE contributes to growth and development through the active participation of people, civil society and institutions, focusing its work on the research of social needs and challenges as well as the use of innovative learning approaches. Recognised by the European Commission as European Non-Governmental Organisation and supported by a Framework Partnership Agreement with DG EAC, CESIE actively connects research with action through the use of formal and non-formal learning methodologies. The organisational structure is divided into 6 thematic units working in cooperation and managing activities in their specific fields: Higher Education and Research; Rights and Justice; Adult, Migration; School; Youth. The units are supported by 3 geographical departments (Local, European and International) and 4 corporate services offices (Visibility and Communication, Networking, HR, Finance). CESIE has its headquarters in Palermo, and local branches in India, Nepal and Senegal.


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INTRAS is a non-profit organisation founded in August 1994 dedicated to high quality research and intervention in the mental health field. INTRAS is present mainly in the province of Valladolid and in the province of Zamora, having 10 different centres (prelaboural workshops, day centres, residential homes, supervised flats, etc.). Last year, we attended 2.065 people, having a team of 264 professional staff (psychiatrists, psychologists and professionals from social and educational fields carrying out research, training and clinical practice. The main target group of INTRAS consists of people suffering from severe and prolonged mental illness, whereby the organisation also performs activities and offers services to the disabled and people at risk of social exclusion in general. The development of our services and programmes is based on the recovery approach, thus empowering the users to live a self- determined and self-confident life through reflecting their potencial wishes and providing them with therapy and training programmes. We develop activities and offer different services for our target groups such as psychosocial and labour rehabilitation programs, occupational and vocational training, pre-labour workshops as well as counseling and professional guidance/coaching.


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Learnmera Oy is a private language education and translation provider in the greater Helsinki area, which provides business language lessons, translations, and proofreading services. Courses are offered in the major Nordic and European languages, as well as beginners’ courses in English, Finnish, Swedish, French, German and Russian. Learnmera Oy has considerable experience in educational resource creation, website creation, and app content building as well as online vocational courses. Their free published language learning and cultural material online have had hundreds of thousands of downloads to this day. Learnmera Oy has been active within different European projects since 2008. In addition to the above-mentioned services, Learnmera also provides IT services especially directed towards corporate clients and institutions that want to improve their customer interfaces and social media presence.

Veronica Gelfgren

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The Business Foundation for Education (BFE) is a Bulgarian non-government organization, established in 2005 to act in the public interest. The Foundation is a recognized leader in the field of lifelong learning and career guidance in Bulgariaл Its initiatives helped raise the awareness of decision makers, education experts, employers, headmasters and of the general public about the benefits of lifelong guidance for all generations. Since 2005 BFE has:

• represented the Global Career Development Facilitator programme, under which over 1000 career counsellors have been trained and certified

• established network of 37 university career centres

• helped launch regional career development centres for pupils and employed people

• piloted school Career Clubs, which were multiplied nationally by the Ministry of Education as a school career guidance model

• took part in the development of the National interactive school career guidance curriculum

• developed internship methodology which was adopted in the public administration, higher education and private companies

• implemented national career guidance and employability surveys among young people and students

• coordinated and took part in more than 40 European and national projects directed to personal and career development, entrepreneurship, social inclusion and innovative training methods



Hugarafl (e. Mindpower) is an Icelandic peer run NGO founded in the year 2003 by individuals with a vast personal and professional knowledge of the mental healthcare system. These individuals had the common goal of wanting to change the mental healthcare system in Iceland and make it better. Everything that Hugarafl does is decided upon and done by people with lived experiences of emotional distress and/or professional background working as equals. We strive to create an empowering environment that promotes personal recovery for individuals with lived experiences and their loved ones. The uniqueness of Hugarafl is the individual approach taken and the collaboration between people with lived experiences and people from a professional background. The work of Hugarafl is based on the ideology of Empowerment by Judi Chamberlin and the Empowerment Paradigm of Recovery, Healing, and Development by Daniel Fisher. Mental health education for students. Some of Hugarafl's activities are: Hearing voices peer group; Peer support; Support group for friends and families;A podcast about mental health; Yoga; Empowering group work for 18 - 30 year olds;International collaborative projects; Writing articles, media coverage and legislative input; Conferences, lectures and workshops; Art work; Therapy and counseling.



Mental Health+ is an Erasmus+ project

This project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project No: 2019-1-UK01-KA202-062036. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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