National Academy of Arts – Sofia
The GIRES-Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship is a multi-interdisciplinary, academically oriented hub that embraces the entire spectrum of scholarly disciplines, supports freedom of speech and artistic expression, promotes equality and respects diversity.
GIRES is a welcoming and friendly Institute for all passionate scholars who have an innovative, collaborative and creative approach to academia. GIRES members are researchers, educators, and scientists, we all those who are engaged in building the foundation for coming generations.
The institute empowers and informs the modern global citizen, proposes new directions in research and offers resources to those working toward a brighter future. Through the power of dialogue, mutual understanding and respect we wish to set the path for the promising changes that our world deserves for more tolerant, broadminded and constantly evolving societies.
We explore and inaugurate new approaches in pedagogy, embrace technologies that support rather than alienate educators, listen and discuss with one other. We focus on all levels of education in order to create a new and meaningful school and, more widely, a contemporary and pioneering approach within academia.
Active in research and a supporter of multi-faceted scholarship, GIRES places society and its citizens at the center of its actions. It explores the past, analyzes the present and interprets the future and tracks the roots that formed our identity, affected our memory and shaped our social, economic, political and technological reality. Established in the Netherlands, by experienced academics from every continent, our team organizes conferences, workshops and seminars both virtual and physical, supports scholars with career placement, covers their publishing needs and promotes dialogue through its blog.
is a cooperative, set up in Spain with a representative in Greece and a sister organization in Moldova, committed to driving climate action based on science and social justice; through social innovation, Nature-based Solutions (NbS), economic localization, responsible tourism, and international cooperation; via consulting, training, capacity building, facilitation, and project development, management, and evaluation services.
Their core topics include climate action, nature-based solutions, social innovation, social & green entrepreneurship, social & green economy, local economy/economic localization, economics of wellbeing & happiness, gender equity, sustainable/responsible tourism, sustainable cities, international cooperation
Key international partners of Social Climate are IUCN Med, Local Futures, Avitem, EUROCITIES, 1 Million Women, Youth Climate.
Relevant experience the organization has, consists of EU projects such as SwitchMed.eu, H2020 ROCK or UNDP CLIMBIZ. Social Climate has also worked for UN agencies such as UNEP or UNDP; undertaken consultancies for NGOs like CEAR or Peace & Development. They have also led their own initiatives like Incubaeco, ECOVE, The Climate Journey, 2020 Malaga for the Climate with the IPCC Forum, 2018 Young Ecopreneurs Climathons, or 2015, 16 & 17 Global Weeks of Ecopreneurs & Cities for the Climate.
Social Climate has a vast experience in the field of Methodology: they have co-authored SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship Methodology, and applied it throughout the MENA region. Currently, they’re co-creating a multi-purpose tool based on our “social innovation for the climate” approach, Local Future’s local wellbeing economies, and IUCN’s nature-based solutions.
Pro Progressione is a Budapest-based artistic hub that connects people, professions, and ambitions by designing international collaborations in the field of culture. From this combination, creative ideas emerge – artists, cultural activists, scientists, and experts of various fields meet and give cutting-edge answers for the questions of our age. Pro Progressione has been implementing international projects supported by the European Commission for more than 10 years. It has a strong track record of successful EU-funded creative projects (Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Interreg) with outstanding achievements in creative and multidisciplinary creation.
Pro Progressione is highly engaged and active in a wide range of cultural associations and programmes: Culture Action Europe, IETM, MitOst, Voices of Culture, Association of Independent Performing Arts in Hungary and PM2 Alliance. In 2021, Pro Progressione has been selected as an official partner of the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Initiative. They are committed to contribute to this new initiative by bringing the European Green Deal to the people and reimagining together with the partnership a sustainable living in Europe and beyond.