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Founded in 1930 by the "Educational Renaissance" Association under the name of the Free School of Political Economics, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences is the fifth oldest Higher Education Institution in Greece and the first school of political science. Today, Panteion University has nine academic departments covering the full range of social and political sciences, with nine gender-focused courses and an Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program on “Gender, Society, Politics”. Since 2006, it operates the Centre of Gender Studies - a research laboratory of Panteion University, which covers teaching and research needs in the fields of gender in social policy and policy analysis of gender equality at the international, European, national and local level. Finally, the annual TEDxPanteionUniversity (since 2016) hosts inspiring talks of guest top experts, scientists and activists on gender and/or LGBTI issues, thus educating and raising awareness of the general public on these issues.
To date Panteion plays an active role in several EU funded projects, including projects funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme, the Erasmus+ programme and Horizon 2020 scheme.
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, as coordinator of the project and research expert, leads the overall management, quality procedures and research activities throughout the implementation period of Bring-In.
Symplexis is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities. Symplexis’ mission is to elevate social cohesion through integrated actions and project-based activities that aim at promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups at risk of marginalization and exclusion, while promoting and protecting the rights of various types of population groups that face discrimination focusing on the empowerment and support of victims, awareness raising and information sharing at all level.
Symplexis’ activity builds on user-led approaches and interventions around four main axes of expertise, namely:
- The social and economic inclusion of those most in need comprising a wide variety of activities aimed at reducing poverty, preventing marginalisation and promoting the sustainable integration of disadvantaged groups, particularly focusing on Third Country Nationals.
- The protection and promotion of human rights through activities and interventions that address the needs of a wide range of discriminated population groups, such as women, children and elderly people, victims of violence and human trafficking, the LGBTQI community, Roma and unaccompanied minors, migrants and asylum seekers/ refugees.
- Upskilling, capacity building and empowerment of vulnerable groups with the aim to promote equal access to formal and non-formal education for all and promote lifelong learning focusing on low-skills individuals that face difficulties in (re) the labour market.
- Child and youth development through actions and projects designed to reduce youth poverty, promote child protection and stimulate social inclusion and development.
Symplexis will lead WP4 which concerns the communication and dissemination of the project activities and results as well as awareness raising on intersex rights. They will also cooperate closely with the Coordinator of the project, the Panteio University in the implementation of the research activities in Greece that will pave the way for the training of social and medical staff by Symplexis at national level in the context of WP3.
Founded in 2004, Bilitis began its activity as a self-support group of lesbians and bisexual women and gradually became an LGBTI rights advocacy-organization that included trans and intersex people in its leadership. Our approach takes into account the interconnectedness between gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, and other factors, which shape the social status of the individual. We work for LGBTI+ community mobilization and leadership development, as well as advocate for closing the legal gaps and achieving full equality for LGBTI people in Bulgaria. Our work in the spheres of education, health care, employment, and justice aims to raise awareness among professionals and improve the equal access to services and non-discrimination of LGBTI people, as well as the prevention and addressing of anti-LGBTI hate crimes. Bilitis is a member of ILGA-Europe, OII-Europe, TGEU, EGLSF and FARE. Bilitis is the pioneer for intersex rights in Bulgaria.
Within the project, Bilitis leads the Learning Resource Exchange on Intersex Equality and the Development of the Training Program within WP 2. Bilitis will also coordinate the development of Policy Recommendations, the final task of WP2, to be presented to policy makers at national and EU level.
Bilitis will also coordinate WP 3, Capacity Building and Training and is particularly responsible for delivering a Training of Trainers.
Háttér Society, founded in 1995, is the largest and oldest currently operating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) organization in Hungary. Our aims are calling attention to the problems faced by LGBTQI people; providing support services; exploring the situation and needs of LGBTQI people; mainstreaming these concerns in laws and public services; protecting the human rights of LGBTQI people and countering discrimination against them; promoting the health and well-being of LGBTQI people; encouraging the self-organization of LGBTQI communities; and preserving and spreading LGBTQI heritage and culture.
Like other partners, Háttér Society will conduct research, write a summary report on results in Hungary contributing to the transnational report, assess the needs of social care and health professionals most directly involved, contribute to the creation of training materials and adapt these to local needs, organize training events for social workers and health professionals, contribute to the creation of an online learning resource platform on intersex equality, and work on awareness raising via disseminating results and training content through conferences and other programs, advocacy meetings as well as campaigning.
Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) is a community-led institute with a mission to advance community cohesion and human rights.
Using the values of restorative justice, we deliver community-led projects focusing on social inclusion, and the empowerment of society's most disadvantaged groups.
We focus on building better and more effective social justice systems by working locally, nationally and internationally through the redistribution of power. We do this by using the values and practices of restorative justice including power sharing, fairness, equality, dignity and respect.
Founded in 2010, RJ4All is now recognised as the leading, international restorative justice network with members from over 40 countries. We work in partnership with decision makers, making evidence-based arguments to achieve long-term change. To this end, we carry out research and give voice to under-represented groups.
As an experienced research institute Restorative Justice for All is leading on the BRING-In projects national research activities in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 2011, Information Technology for Market Leadership (ITML) is a global enterprise headquartered in Athens, Greece. ITML has active participation in numerous H2020 projects as technology provider and systems' integrator in the fields of Smart Transportation (e.g. H2020 Project Transforming Transport, 2017-2020), Smart Production Digitisation and IoT (e.g. H2020 ECSEL Projects Productive4.0, 2017-2020, and I-MECH, 2017-2020), Big Data Analytics (e.g. H2020 Project I-BiDaaS, 2018-2020) etc.