Internationale Educational Center GEMS
was established on already existing international partnership of organizations from EU and Eastern Partner countries and on already existing experience in youth field and international cooperation.
The organization is working on the youth field from 2011 with focus on involving socially disadvantaged young people, also for those who became from Institutional care. Some projects were organized in cooperation with correctional residential homes and participants from institucional care are given chance to participate in international projects.
GEMS supports cooperation with organizations dealing with art, culture, sport, outdoor, ecology, healthy life style and all ways which support personal development
also any adults who would like to make personal voluntary experience in international environment.
Internationale Educational Center GEMS is member of Anna Lind Foundation and member of Youth4media network.
The aim of the organization is
• create EU opportunities for our target groups to better improve their awareness of the European dimension and European citizenship
• support international cooperation and intercultural understanding
• promote lifelong learning opportunities and to help the development of individual interests and positive life attitudes
• support prevention of risky behaviour mainly for children and youth
• strength an international cooperation in order to share knowledge, ideas and experience to better develop activities
• create equal opportunities, employment and fight social exclusion
• support rural development and healthy lifestyle
The organization is accredited as sending and coordinating for EVS.
Established in 2001 by a group of volunteers, InformaGiovani (IG) aims are:
to foster and promote human and civil rights, with focus on the right to information and participation; defending social and collective rights;
to promote local and international volunteering as tools for social inclusion and change.
IG runs activities of information, training and counseling, seminars on EU programmes, on social volunteering and international co-operation, as well as about topic of media education, intercultural learning and education to legality. The association focuses on activities of social inclusion and rehabilitation of young people who are facing or are at risk of social exclusion, sensorial disability. www.informa-giovani.net
Since 2008 organizes youth exchanges and international workcamps, involving about 200 participants in local and international activities. It is accredited as HSC organization for EVS and it is member of the Anna Lindh foundation. Since 2009 IG is leading an informal European network on social volunteering, recognized by the EACEA of the European Commission with members and partners in more than 30 European countries.
Since 2010 it has developed a close cooperation with organizations from Middle East (Palestine, Jordania and Israel), Asia (Sri Lanka and Honk-Kong, Vietnam), Latin America (Argentina and Mexico).
Furthermore, the association has developed, since 2009 and also thanks with the close cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, a model of work with young offenders to include them in international mobility and to make them get an education, personal and social benefit from joining such activities. A small related publication is available at