: Jan 2, 2017

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CEIPES is a European NGO active in more than 8 EU member countries. CEIPES Network is composed of independent antennas who share the same mission, vision and objectives, at the same time that they develop activities connected with local needs. This ensures the European and local dimensions benefit from each other in a reciprocal and fruitful feeding process. CEIPES Network is based in a democratic decision-making process and is regulated by a Convention of Adhesion signed bilaterally by all members.

CEIPES is a non-profit global organisation active in the field of social and human development that works through education for a world of peace and equality in order to grant the fulfilment of the universal human rights.

To foster and support the sustainable development of local communities and individuals’ empowerment through education and training, human rights and international cooperation.

CEIPES also a name of a network (CEIPES Network) from divers Institutions from divers municipality of Sicily region, Palermo Provincial Education Ofice (MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH), University of Palermo, CUD - University Center for the Disability, IAL CISL SICILIA  (Coordination of Regional Education Services), FLTLAB (ICT And Innovation), CEDAP - Centro Disturbo di Apprendimento (Center for learning disorders), and also other private and public institutions (Adult Education Centers) in Sicily.

  • CEIPES is divided into different sectors, each one developing specific projects with the support of professional intervention teams. Each sector is coordinated by a responsible that pays great attention to the quality of the service and activities carried out.
  • The staff of the CEIPES is composed of many professional experts with different competences in several sectors such as psychology, communication, formation, international cooperation, social and cultural mediation, social assistance, informatics and law.
  • The association relies on the collaboration of more than 25, mostly young, people who are also specialised in the above sectors, and who work in CEIPES's activities.

CEIPES and his referent organisations participated in many long term project, lifelong learning and training courses such as training and networking activities on education and training, ICT, development of innovation, transfer of innovation, immigration, equal opportunities, culture, interculturality, disability and learning disabilities.

Through the Directorate of Education of Palermo we manage to get closer to schools and teachers, and through them reach teachers and young people. This partnership has been very fruitful and has become stronger in time.

Objectives of CEIPES:

  1. To promote education and development for all the people at any age as a tool to foster individual and collective grow.
  2. To fight all forms of discrimination with the aim of contributing to community development, promoting social inclusion and equal opportunities.
  3. To encourage intercultural dialogue with the objective of fostering mutual understanding and respect between individuals from different cultures, building the awareness of the intercultural enrichment achieved through the sharing of values, traditions and different modus vivendi.
  4. To promote lifelong learning, vocational training and entrepreneurship with the aim of enhancing opportunities for youth and adults to improve and acquire competences and therefore boost their employability and inclusion.
  5. To improve methodologies, develop innovative strategies and tools in the field of youth, education and training through active international cooperation, study and research.
  6. To promote non-formal education as a vital tool in the education of youth and adults and as complementary to formal education.
  7. To conduct international cooperation projects respecting equal opportunities and the principle of self-determination of people, as well as strengthen collaboration for the promotion of education, culture, peace and nonviolence, interculturality, solidarity, human rights and active citizenship.
  8. To promote peace, nonviolence and human rights as the only way to reach a world of equality and solidarity in which all human beings enjoy their fundamental rights.

Keywords and matching areas:

 Adult Learning
 Higher Education
 Youth Exchanges
 Youth Workers

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