KOSOVA EDUCATION CENTER (KEC) – KOSOVO
Kosova Education Center (KEC) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 with the idea to focus on provision of in-service teacher training programs. While it remains an important aspect of their operations, KEC has expanded its scope of work in four key areas: Quality of Education, Human Rights, Networking and participation in policymaking and Education research.
KEC’s mission is to develop the capacity for advancing the education system by providing high quality services and resources, and by cooperating actively with all stakeholders in and outside the country. It envisions the development of an effective and all-inclusive education system, which contributes to the sustainable economy and social development of the country, by preparing citizens to become lifelong learners and participate actively in democratic life.
NETWORK OF EDUCATION POLICY CENTERS (NEPC)
Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) is an international non-governmental membership organization that gathers 26 members from 21 countries. NEPC members are public and civil society organizations dealing with education at different levels from educational research and policy analysis to teacher training and school-based activities. NEPC Secretariat, established in Zagreb in 2006, has implemented over a dozen multi-country projects addressing and exploring current issues in education, driven by the need for independent and information-based policy analyses, advocacy for equity, and effective, sustainable solutions in education policy processes in the last couple of years.
The mission of NEPC is promoting flexible, participatory, evidence-based, transparent education policies reflecting open society values, which mean proactive policy initiatives as well as advocacy and monitoring activities of governments and national education systems.
CENTRE FOR EDUCATION POLICY (CEP) – SERBIA
Centre for Education Policy (CEP) is an independent multidisciplinary research centre that provides professional support to decision makers and practitioners in developing, implementing and evaluating policies in the field of education. To complement these, CEP continually strives to identify and bring to light areas in need to be addressed by both decision makers and scientific community, while strongly advocating in favour of informing education policy and practice with evidence provided through social science research.
EDUCATION REFORM INITIATIVE (ERG) – TURKEY
Education Reform Initiative (ERG) is an independent and not-for-profit think-and-do-tank that contributes to systemic transformation in education for development of the child and society through sound evidence, constructive dialogue and innovative/critical thinking. Evidence-based decision-making processes in education concerning stakeholder engagement and ensuring the access of all children to quality education are the key elements of systemic transformation.
ERG, established in 2003, is a good example for the Turkish civil society, since it is an initiative supported by leading foundations in Turkey. ERG carries out its’ research and education activities through ERG Education Observatory unit and Education Laboratory.
CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES STEP BY STEP (SBS BH) – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Center for Educational Initiatives Step by Step is a professional, non-governmental organization established with the aim of promoting democratic changes in the education system in BH and equal access to high quality education for every child.
Its mission is to promote the teaching profession and the education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina by:
THE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL INITIATIVES “STEP BY STEP”(SBS MK) – NORTH MACEDONIA
The Foundation for Educational and Cultural Initiatives “Step by Step” was established as a nongovernmental organization with the aim to continue the educational program “Step by Step” that has started with its implementation in 1994, as regional program of Open Society Institute – New York and George Town University from Washington D.C. SBS MK supports the development of an open society through activities in the field of education, art, culture, publishing, as well as human (children’s) rights and civil society. The Foundation guides, coordinates, participates in and directly implements activities that promote innovation, progress and development of the work of preschool institutions and primary schools in the Republic of North Macedonia.
The Step by Step Foundation implements programs in partnership with the ministries, educational and cultural institutions, domestic and foreign CSO’s and supports innovative approaches and strategies for implementing children’s rights and developing the full potential of children through different initiatives.
CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE (CAF) – ALBANIA
Children Are the Future (CAF) is a non-profit development organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliations that works to create better lives for children and youth and equal opportunities for their development. Working with their families, schools and the communities where they live is an integral part of this purpose. The organization strives to contribute toward a world in which all children are respected and valued and where they can realize their full potential.
CAF has a rich experience in organizing and implementing projects, trainings, workshops and other participatory events in the framework of national and international partnership projects aiming at the promotion of child and youth rights and participation, volunteering, quality and inclusive education, active citizenship, inter-cultural learning, national and international exchange and cooperation.
proMENTE SOCIAL RESEARCH (proMENTE) – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
proMENTE is a consultancy providing social research solutions both to businesses and non-profits. proMENTE operates internationally and is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
proMENTE’s reputation is growing because: