Lead partner: Giolli Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)
Vivien is coordinated by Giolli Cooperativa Sociale (Italy), a social cooperative active since 2008 in different fields, using Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.) in national and international meetings and projects, as main method to explore the daily life and social problems, with the aim to facilitate change process in the frame of Paulo Freire’s pedagogy (“conscientization”), of Community Development Approach, of Specific and active No-Violence. Giolli provides interventions to inform people about T.O., course for operators in social services and projects in different fields (drug-addiction, social disease, psychiatry, education, prevention, etc.) that can involve people of all ages and conditions: students, teachers, parents in school, social workers, drug-addicts, homeless people, prisoners, people with disability, psychiatric patients. Giolli produces performances about different issues by using mainly the interactive technique of Forum-Theatre, attends Festival and Conferences and collaborates with similar bodies in Italy and abroad.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GiollicoopTeatroOppresso/
The other partners in the implementing partnership of VIVIEN project are:
ACAV, The Antiviolence Center of Parma (Italy)
ACAV, The Antiviolence Center of Parma, (Italy) is a non governmental association dedicated to fighting against violence against women and their children and promoting the rights of women in all sectors of society. The association was created in 1985, the center offers free legal advice, psychological assistance, and support in all senses to women who are experiencing situations of violence. In cases where there is a threat to a woman’s physical safety the center can offer hospitality for up to one year in 4 shelters. In addition to assisting women on a daily basis the center also organizes conferences, cultural events, courses in the local high schools and universities, and press conferences to promote awareness of violence against women locally, nationally and internationally. The Antiviolence Center of Parma also plays an active role in regional and national conferences, courses, and projects on violence against women.
University of Parma (Italy)
The University of Parma (Università degli Studi di Parma, UNIPR), founded in AD 962, is the oldest university in the world. As of 2016 the University of Parma has about 26,000 students. It is a state university with administrative autonomy. The University holds 9 Departments, 39 First Cycle Degree Courses, 6 Single Cycle Degree Courses, 41 Second Cycle Degree Courses (5 of which entirely held in English), as well as many Postgraduate schools, Teacher Training courses, several Master Programmes and PhDs.
The mission of UNIPR is to promote knowledge creation, transfer and progress to meet the increasing demand of advanced education and research in the society.
At the University of Parma, more than 70 projects have been funded within FP7 and H2020.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, SAMK(Finland)
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, SAMK, (Finland) is a multi-disciplinary and an international higher education institute of approximately 6 000 students and 400 employees. SAMK’s basic functions are teaching and research, development and innovation (RDI). One of the faculties is Health and Welfare faculty, which offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree level education in Social and Health Services and Fine Arts.
BABE – Budi Aktivna Budi Emancipiran. (Croatia)
BABE – Budi Aktivna Budi Emancipiran. (Croatia) is a strategic lobbying and advocacy non-governmental organization founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting gender equality and ensuring equal opportunities for all genders, in all domains of social life. Nowadays B.a.B.e. is focused on prevention and suppression of all forms of gender-based violence, as well as advocacy and monitoring of legislative procedures, public policies and implementation measures. Activities of the organization are structured around four strategic programs that are aligned with the vision, mission and strategic goals of the organization: Gender equality; Prevention and suppression of gender-based violence; Providing existential protection and psychosocial support to women victims of violence and their children in the Vukovar-Srijem County (Safe House); Advocacy and monitoring of legislative procedures, public policies and enforcement measures in the field of human rights. In national context, B.a.B.e.’s success lies within the fact that it brought gender issues and women’s human rights in political discourse and made them visible and part of the mainstream political agenda.
Eyes on Four Paws Foundation (E4p) (Bulgaria)
Eyes on Four Paws Foundation (E4p)(Bulgaria) started in 2000 by a blind psychiatrist and journalist, true to the motto of the disability movement “Nothing about us without us”, the foundation has established the first and only in Bulgaria school for guide dogs for the blind and ever since strengthens and expands its activities. Currently it also trains in its cynology centre assistant dogs for physically disabled and diabetic alert dogs. E4p works actively for improvement of legislation where needed for ensuring the equal rights of disabled, for raising public awareness about disability issues, for international collaboration and transfer of innovations to ensure more independent and better quality life of persons with disabilities. Its experts consult and implement projects in international and public-private partnership, supported by corporative responsible businesses and a pull of volunteers. Currently the foundation starts its new social enterprise with vocational training centre.
Narodno chitalishte “Sv. Sv. Kiril i Methodij 1924” (Bulgaria)
Narodno chitalishte “Sv. Sv. Kiril i Methodij 1924”, (Bulgaria) established in 1924 as one of the unique Bulgarian type educational-cultural community centres “chitalishte”, Sv. Sv. Kiril I Methodij – 1924 is recognized as one of the most active in the nation-wide network of over 3 600 such community centres. It maintains a library of over 40 000 books, dancing school with 3 formations, 2 theatre groups, musical instruments teaching, lecturing, presentations of books and authors. The community center actively collaborate internationally in projects and initiatives. Its international music festival “Crossroad of the Muses” and its theatre festival “Аеsop – the Freedom of the Slave” are part of the official cultural calendar of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. One of its core activities is to raise permanently the community awareness about important issues as gender equality, prevention of violence, intercultural and inter religious tolerance, etc.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/chitalishtekirilimetodi