The YEIP Consortium:

YEIP is led and co-ordinated by the IARS International institute. The partnership includes:



The IARS International Institute

- Coordinator
The IARS International Institute is user-led and user-focused charity with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. Over the last 10 years, the Institute has been providing world-class and cutting-edge educational, research, policy and networking services of local, national and international significance.

We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact. Led by its founder and Director, Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides and staffed with a dedicated team of experts, interns and volunteers, the IARS International Institute is known for its robust, independent, evidence-based approach to solving current social problems. We are acknowledged internationally for our expertise in justice, equality and youth, and have delivered projects in areas such as restorative justice, rehabilitation, human rights and inclusion, citizenship, public services and user-led research/ evaluation.

Kentro Merimnas Oikogenieas Paidiou

KMOP is one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 35 years of accumulated experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues. Apart from direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities (Three Group Houses and one Day Care Centre for mentally ill as well as counseling centers in various towns) KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities.

Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Education

CARDET is one of the premier social justice oriented organizations in Cyprus with extensive experience developing and implementing programs focusing on migrants and integration. We are the founders of the Mediterranean Migration Network, which is funded by EU Solidarity funds, with more than 150 organizations as members from EU and the world.
CARDET is also the Cyprus Focal Point of the European Website on Integration and the Cyprus partner for Migrant Integration Policy Index Project (MIPEX). Moreover CARDET completed more than 12 projects on issues related to migration and integration, under the Solidarity Funds and the Lifelong Learning Programs. In addition, CARDET is the Cyprus focal point of the Global Network “Social Watch”, with more than 200 member organizations, working in the fields of social justice and social integration. Furthermore, CARDET is a founder member of the Cyprus Platform for Non-Governmental Development Organizations, with more than 30 member organizations.

Anziani e non solo

Anziani e Non Solo is a NGO working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on management of project and realization of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion.
The activities carried out by Anziani e Non Solo concerns:
– Active ageing, intergenerational activities and support to frail and dependent elderly
– Training and support to family carers, informal and formal carers
– Prevention of gender based violence, elder abuse and discrimination
– Fight against poverty, support to employability and to social inclusion of disadvantaged groups


INOVA+ is the Portuguese leading company in the promotion and management of international projects of Innovation, Education, Training and Research. The company’s mission is to provide the knowledge, management capacity, partnerships and technical and financial support needed to ensure successful projects to its customers and sponsors. The International Cooperation Unit is composed by a highly-qualified team with large experience in coordinating and managing EU-funded projects, including monitoring of opportunities, partner search, proposal writing, project management and coordination, research and needs analysis, policy analysis, development of training materials and contents, networking, evaluation, event planning and organization, communication and dissemination, exploitation and transference of results.
Contact: Mrs. Aurélie Delater,


Linne Universitetet

Linnaeus University is one of Sweden’s newest higher education institutions, with around 31,000 students in 150 degree programmes. The Department of Health and Caring Sciences and the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (NKA) – a national centre of excellence commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs – carries out the following:
– create a national overview of the field of informal care
– explore and collect existing research and development in the area
– disseminate research results and examples of best practice
– support development work within municipalities, the health care sector, carer organisations and civil society organisations.

Fundatia Schottener Servicii Sociale

Fundatia Schottener Servicii Sociale has been involved in providing assistance to children and young people in Romania. Currently, the Schottener Foundation provides assistance to young people under 26 years of age in the Regional Integration Center of Bucharest.

Public Authorities

UK: The Home Office, Greece: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change | Koinofelis Epicheirisi Ipiresion Neapolis Sykeon (Common Benefit Enterprise for Services of Neapolis Sykies), Cyprus: Municipality of Engomi, Italy: Regione Ligura, Portugal: Câmara Municipal de Oliveira de Azeméis,  Sweden: Lansstyrelsen I Kalmar Ian, Romania: National Council for Combating Discrimination, Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports – Institutul de stinte ale educatiei.

Target groups

UK: Khulisa, Buckinghamshire New University