Our Partners

Ballymun Job Centre

BALLYMUN JOB CENTRE established in response to a chronic unemployment and social exclusion problem, BJC has developed a reputation in provision of client-centred career-guidance IAG and employability skills development of those facing multiple and complex barriers to social inclusion, mobility and sustained employment.

It has extensive experience and demonstrable impact of designing and developing innovative responses to ‘market failure’, including Internet (web-based) guidance tools.

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Jennifer Hughes

Email: hughesj@bmunjob.ie

Website: www.bmunjob.ie

Contact Details:

Contact: Paul Schober

E-mail: paul.schober@hafelekar.at

Website: www.hafelekar.at

Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung Schober GmbH

Hafelekar Business Consultancy Ltd. was founded in 2001. Hafelekar combines expertise in managerial, social and educational sciences. Customers are business companies, non-profit organisations as well as clients in the public sector.

Hafelekar is mainly engaged in the following lines of business: Business consulting, Innovation Management, Social Research, Evaluation, Validation of informal and non-formal learning, Development of (ICT) training models, Curricula design, Analysis of training needs and Process Management. A close cooperation exists with numerous universities in Austria and around Europe. Hafelekar is also integrated in a dense network of VET-provider and related institution and bodies.


The European Metropolis Employment Network, shortly MetropolisNet, is a unique network of different types of organisations developing and implementing local strategies for employ­ment and social inclusion in a number of European cities.

The members of MetropolisNet are located in Berlin, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Rome, Tampere and Vienna. Among others the aims of MetropolisNet are promoting employment and social cohesion in large cities and urban areas as well as exchanging information, experience and know-how between the partner organisations. 

MetropolisNet evolved from a transnational network created to support EU local employment initiatives, including Territorial Employment Pacts, in 1998. Since March 2009 has been registered as an official EEIG (European Economic Interest Group).

MetropolisNet assists inter-city and inter-organisation collaboration in promoting the local, regional, and transnational dimensions of EU policies on employment, social inclusion and local development. It links large European cities in the context of the EU 2020 strategy.
MetropolisNet is a European organisation dealing with the topics of local development through exchange, knowledge and experimentation of strategies, projects and programmes across the EU.

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Elena Grilli,  Project co-ordinator &

Network co-ordinator

Email:  elena.grilli@metropolisnet.eu

Website: www.metropolisnet.eu


Contact Details:

Contact Person: Belén Gómez Penalonga  Coordinación de Participación Voluntaria


Website:  www.tomillo.org

Fundación Tomillo

Tomillo Foundation is a private, nonprofit, independent and non-denominational entity born in 1984 with the aim of contributing to social improvement and development of the individual.

Our Objective are conducted by a team of teachers, pedagogues and psychologists, who develop the various programs aimed at children, adolescents and families, as well as training, counselling and intermediation with companies.

From the Innovation and Studies area, we carry out social project consulting design effective interventions and perform program evaluation and measurement of social impact of policies and projects.

Why Tomillo? Tomillo is Thyme in English and the Foundation takes its name from the plant for its healing properties, modesty, endurance and because it is widespread in Spain.

Universitatea Politehnica Din Bucuresti

Founded in 1886, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is formed by 15 faculties that provide BA, MA, PhD study programmes in computer science,   entrepreneurship, business engineering and management, telecommunications and information technology, biotechnical systems, management of technological systems .applied chemistry and material science .

UPB participates in hundreds EUROPEAN programs such as LIFELONG LEARNING (ERASMUS or LEONARDO) based on the approved ERASMUS University Charter 2007 – 2013. One of the objectives of the UPB is to create knowledge through research and technological innovation, as well as through its implementation by means of education and professional training at a European level.

The scientific research in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – UPB is traditionally one of the most important components of its activities, offering national and international visibility and professional recognition.

UPB has extensive working experience in teaching and research activities that contribute to the development of students’ transversal skills necessary for the transition to labor market and for their professional integration.

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Assoc Prof. Bogdan ABAZA

Email: bogdan@ctanm.pub.ro

Website: www.upb.ro

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Federica Ruggiero
Area Progettazione CIOFS-FP

Email: fruggiero@ciofs-fp.org 

Website: www.ciofs-fp.org


Founded at national level in 1986 by the legal entity C.I.O.F.S. (Italian Centre for Women’s Salesian Works), CIOFS-FP is a non-profit association that deals with vocational training and the labour market. It originates in the second half of the 19th century, when John Bosco signed the first apprenticeship contract in the history of Italy, thus addressing the urgent need for the social and cultural promotion of young women.

Since its foundation, CIOFS-FP decided to focus mainly on the needs of young women, promoting their special potential to help them consolidate their role in Italian and European society, especially in the labour market, where they often play marginal roles. Over the years, however, the Association has also begun to support the needs of young people, especially those at risk of social exclusion, expanding its target group of beneficiaries and putting into practice its utmost certainty: “In every young person there is something that is accessible to the good. The first duty of an educator is to look for this target, this sensitive string of the heart and make the most of it.”


HEADWAY is a not for profit organisation providing community-based rehabilitation services for adults living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Accredited by CARF International – the rehabilitation quality specialists, our services are of the highest international standards. We act as a lifeline for people as they try to come to terms with their brain injury after stroke, haemorrhage, infection, road traffic accident, fall or other trauma to the brain.

As a result of Acquired Brain Injury our clients experience a range of difficulties in areas including physical and sensory ability, cognitive and thinking skills, emotions and behaviour. Loss of functioning in these areas can lead to a reduction in independence, activity, employment and a sense of purpose or meaningful contribution to society. Many of our clients require full time care post injury, which can heavily impact on family systems.

Our inter-disciplinary team are dedicated to helping our clients maximise their potential, improve their quality of life and level of independence by providing a range of cognitive, social, educational, creative and rehabilitative activities in a supportive environment.  Our services are flexible and person-centred, providing the highest standards of rehabilitative and psychological support needed to improve client quality of life  based on assessment of a person’s needs and their own goals for recovery. They include Community and Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychological Services,  Day Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitative Training Services, Creative Therapies and Information and Support.

Contact Details:

Contact Person: Caroline Earley C. Work & Org Psychol., Ps.S.I

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Email: earleyc@headway.ie

Website: www.headway.ie