The Institute of Research and Training on European Affairs – I.R.T.E.A.
The Institute of Research and Training on European Affairs – I.R.T.E.A. is an innovative and high qualified Think Tank specialized in national and European affairs. It aims to become a leading Institution in Greece and Europe, bridging the gap between the academic knowledge and the society, politics and business world.
Strategic Pillars of Activity
1st Pillar: Economic, Regional, Public Administration and Entrepreneurship Policies
2nd Pillar: Youth, Educational and Training Policies
3rd Pillar: External Relations, Security and Defence Policies
4th Pillar: Environmental, Energy and Sustainable Development Policies
5th Pillar: Social and Humanitarian Policies
The activities of I.R.T.E.A. under the respective Strategic Pillars focus on the following principles:
- fostering civil engagement and strengthening youth participation
- bringing EU Institutions, legislative Procedure and Policies closer to their basic stakeholders and EU citizens by a range of actions
- organizing and implementing awareness rising and informational campaigns promoting our goals
- producing and disseminating policy papers and promoting structured and open dialogue between the civil society and EU officials
Cyprus Youth Council (CYC)
The Cyprus Youth Council (CYC) was founded in 1996 as a volunteer, non – governmental, non – profit organization. It aims at promoting dialogue and cooperation between youth in Cyprus and also connecting them with youth in Europe and Globally. CYC is in continuous cooperation with the European Youth Forum. Areas of interest, always in relation to youth, include human rights and equality, employment and social issues, active citizenship and life- long learning, non formal education and youth policiesThe CYC seeks to act as a platform of exchange and communication between all Cyprus youth NGOs. Therefore the CYC organises events, seminars, workshops and activities that provide the necessary space for its members to exchange good practices, interests and experience on any youth related topic. The CYC also acts as a platform for its members for participating in European projects.
Albanian Institute for Public Affairs – AIPA
Albanian Institute for Public Affairs (AIPA) operate as an independant research institution, affiliated to the Faculty of Law, Social and Political Sciences (FLSPS) at Marin Barleti University (MBU).
The Institute is committed to achieve its mission through the promotion of democratic values and principles, civic education and awareness-raising, public opinion surveys, monitoring of various policies and strategies, thus providing knowledge based on cutting-edge research and on independent and qualified expertise on political, social, economic and legal issues relevant for the country’s development. The Institute aims to be a center of education and research on issues related to european integration, democratization, human rights, good governance, economic and social development processes in the country and abroad. It seeks to contribute towards the better understanding of cultural diversity which represents a significant contribution for a social and peaceful democratic co-existing.
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