Our Partners

“Time to be welcome” is a collaborative partnership between 10 youth organisation.

The project also counts on a number of associated partners: international organizations and NGOs such as UNHCR Geneva, Medecins du Monde Greece, Red Cross Greece, Athens City Hall, Ministry of Migration of Greece, and some other non-profit associations.

Every partner who had join this project had a clear motivation for participating in this project; a high interest in working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people as well as working with young refugees and migrants; understanding of some of the issues facing young refugees and migrants in Europe.

The Bureau Européen du Scoutisme is part of the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The mission of Scouting is to empower young people through non-formal educational to build a world where they will be self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in their community (local, national and global). World Scout Bureau – European Region supports the work of the European Scout Region.

Soma Hellinon Proskopon is the largest and oldest coeducational youth organisation in the country and operates under the supervision of Ministry of Education. Since the beginning of the migratory crisis, SHP has been actively involved in refugee relief activities, is aware of the situation and firmly believe that Scouts need to take a central role in helping both the refugee population and the local communities. Their main concern is related to refugee children whom we consider to be the most vulnerable segment of the refugee population.

Scouting Ireland is part of the WOSM and it is located in Republic of Ireland. In Northern Ireland it operates alongside The Scout Association of the UK. Scouting Ireland is a voluntary, non-formal educational movement for young people. It is independent, non-political, open to all without distinction of origin, race, creed, sexual orientation, spiritual belief or gender. The aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional, and Spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and as responsible citizens, to improve society.

Sojuz na Izvidnici na Makedonija (Macedonian: Сојуз на извидници на Македонија), is a non-governmental organization, which has had it’s first steps on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia in the distant 1921, and its shape today has been retained since 1953.

Mission of the Scout association of Macedonia – Skopje is to contribute in the development of the young people in achieving their complete Physical, intellectual, moral and social potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and members of their local and national communities as well as the international communities.

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) is an International Non-Governmental Non-profit Youth Organisation established in 1986 and member of the European Youth Forum in Brussels. YEU is recognized by the Council of Europe and the Directorate of Youth and Sports of the European Commission. YEU works to promote peace, understanding and co-operation between the young people of the world, in a spirit of respect for human rights. Today, YEU is an independent network of 38 youth organisations across 30 European and African countries.

The European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) was established in 1971 and it is the umbrella structure of AFS organizations in Europe, a network of exchange organisations in over 50 countries worldwide. With the help of a large network of volunteers they short- and long-term intercultural and voluntary service stays abroad for over 12000 young people every year. Most of these exchanges involve deep cultural immersion of the young participants (living in a host family, attending a local school, engagement in the local community activities) and the most common time frame of the programme is a full school year.

The British Red Cross Society is part of the International Red Cross Movement, which aims to meet the needs of those in crisis and promote humanitarian values. With over 30,000 volunteers in almost every community in the UK, the British Red Cross Society is a leading UK charity in Emergency Response, First Aid, Health and Social Care, International Family Tracing, Refugee Services, Humanitarian Education and International Relief and Development.

Scouting was introduced to Iceland from Denmark in 1911 and in 1924 Bandalag Islenskra Skata (Federation of Icelandic Scouts) was formed. The Girl Guides joined the B.I.S. in 1944 and it is now a union of all the Scouts and Guides in Iceland. Skátamál organised a large-scale event in 2017 called the World Scout Moot. 

The Unionists Scouts of France (EEUdF) are a Protestant movement of scouting in 1911 and open to everyone without distinction of religious, social, political. Unionist Scouting represents a method of education complementary to the family and the school and aims at a full development of the personality of each one. The association is a member of the French Scout Federation and the two world organizations, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 

Born out of a citizen movement, SINGA creates opportunities for engagement and collaboration between refugees and their host society. They build bridges between individuals to live together, enriching their culture and creating jobs, in an awareness-raising process to deconstruct prejudices about asylum.

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