The Partners

BogotArt is a social venture founded in September 2013, dedicated to promoting a more democratic world by providing free access to arts to marginalized communities in Colombia and engaging at-­risk youth in cultural endeavors.

Using the public space as its main arena of work, BogotArt co­creates art in conjunction with community members and delivers free art and creativity workshops to children and youth that normally do not have access to these opportunities.

Their ultimate goal is to use arts as a catalyst of social equality, whereby all the individuals, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background can find a space to thrive and fully develop their talents and use them to improve society.

TECHO Ecuador is a youth led, non-profit organisation that seeks to overcome poverty in slums, through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty and youth volunteers. The organisation was founded in 1997 by a group of young Chileans. TECHO, working now in 19 countries of the region, believes that poverty can be permanently eradicated if society as a whole recognizes it as a priority and actively works towards overcoming it. The three main strategic objectives are the promotion of community development in slums, the fostering social awareness and action and political advocacy that promotes necessary structural changes to ensure that poverty is tackled in a sustainable and definitive way.

They started working in Ecuador in 2008 and have offices in the cities of Quito, Manta and Guayaquil. They develop constant programmes and projects in 12 communities.

Women dominco-haitians movement (MUDHA) is a non-profit organization. Its offices are located in the capital, Santo Domingo, and Leogane, Republic of Haiti.

It was founded in 1983 by Solian Pie and a group of Dominican women of Haitian descent.
Its mission is to improve the living conditions of dominican with Haitian descent vulnerable communities, especially for women and children, while implementing human development programs including health programs, legal assistance, and human rights advocacy campaigns.

Its mission is to fight for the defense of human rights by promoting community empowerment in the “bateyes” (communities within the sugarcane plantations), where people living currently face geographical isolation, poverty and discrimination.

Also, around 200.000 dominicans of Haitian descent face statelessness. The Dominican Republic has stripped several generations of citizenship after decades of discriminatory practices codified into laws that have turned Haitians and their Dominican Republic-born children into “ghost citizens”. These stateless people lack identity papers for work, healthcare, schooling or the right to live in either nation on the island.

Ye Too Ponese” (“Just do it!”) was funded in Asturias, Spain in 2004. It aims at promoting youth participation and active citizenship. Their mission is to encourage positive social changes by means of promoting active participation at personal, local and global levels.

Their vision is a fairer world where every person regardless of age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation or identity, religion, ethnic origin and socio-economic background is part of the decision-making processes.

Their projects are related to global education, civic participation, critical pedagogy, sustainability, creative activism and open source culture.

Joint Association was founded in 2003 in Milan, Italy. Their mission is to promote the integration and the non formal learning through international exchange activities that put young people in contact and help them to become citizens of the world. Their basic values are: equality, mobility, non formal learning, eco-sustainability, multiculturalism, quality, reliability and discovery.

Their vision is about a world populated by equal citizens. A world characterized by several cultural differences, but united by one element: the man. Equal in his needs, dreams, desires and emotions.

D.G.T.’s mission is focused on creating a network between youngsters, students and researchers of different backgrounds and nationalities on topics such as: cultural exchange and learning, non-formal education, ecology, sustainable development, European citizenship, climate change, geopolitics and many more.

They have a vast experience in international projects and besides implementing local projects they are organising also youth exchanges in Romania.

They believe that every international youth initiative is a chance to learn about others and ourselves.