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The Welfare and Development Association (ABD in Spanish) is an NGO, designated a public service by the government aimed at protecting the rights of people, as well as responding to the processes that generate situations of social exclusion.

ABD was born in the 1980s, when a group of professionals and volunteers came together to face the increase in drug use and AIDS.

Today, ABD’s social action is transversal, addressing situations such as physical and cognitive dependency, lack of basic resources, gender-based violence, child abuse, elderly care, migration issues, discrimination based on gender, ethnicity or origin, among others.

ABD is developing more than 137 national and international programmes, assisting more than 156.882 people annually.

ACRA is a non-governmental, secular and independent organization founded in Milan in 1968 and committed for over fifty years to fighting poverty and inequality. 

ACRA works together with local communities and organizations in Africa and Latin America to guarantee the right of access to food, water, education, energy; to protect the environment; and to support inclusive and sustainable growth, enhancing local talents and promoting gender equality.

In Europe and Italy, ACRA promotes a culture of dialogue and integration, intercultural exchange and solidarity; projects to combat gender-based violence and fight climate change. It organizes global citizenship education activities for schools and youth and works to promote sustainable agricultural and consumption practices.

IASIS is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2005 with the aim to promote mental health by providing psychosocial support and community-based mental health care based on the principles of Social Psychiatry and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. At IASIS, human rights are at the center and we actively work to eliminate social exclusion, as well as create equal opportunities for all. In different contexts, IASIS provides services to young offenders, homeless people, women-victims of violence, migrants and refugees, LGBTQI+ people, youth, and professionals in the Humanitarian and Educational sectors. Over 500.000 people have benefitted from IASIS so far.

IASIS has been involved in several EU projects resulting in the development of cutting-edge educational tools, collaborating with Universities, Municipalities, other NGOs and institutions all over the world. 

LAND Impresa sociale s.r.l. is a Social Enterprise founded in December 2021, aimed at developing innovative and sustainable agriculture and implementing national and international projects focused on environmental protection and ecological transition. 

LAND is a strategic and innovative international player in the fields of ecological transition, education, agriculture, research and energy; aiming to be a pioneer in the fields of environmental research, sustainable energy and social projects that support the creation of communities that respect the landscape and the environment. 

LAND has at its disposal a farm located in Terrasini, province of Palermo, which will host an agriworking center, with both green and smart working space for staff and wide outdoor space for innovative farming and for educational and cultural activities with community and beneficiaries. In addition, LAND will have at its disposal a unique cultivation and energy production system based on the most modern and sustainable agrivoltaic techniques.

URGENCI is the international grassroots network of all forms of regional and Local Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology (LSPAs), of which Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is the best-known iteration. As a social movement, Réseau International URGENCI brings together citizens, small-scale food producers, consumers, activists and researchers representing Local Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology networks and initiatives in over 40 countries. URGENCI’s main objective is to develop a transnational network of regional and local partnerships between producers and consumers. Education, broadly, is the founding activity of the network: sharing experiences and educational materials is a top priority to support local groups in improving their practices and building a solid pan-European and global community. URGENCI’s strength lies in its in-house expertise in knowledge sharing, transmission, and delivery in the context of adult education and training programs. Much of our work connects people and networks across borders so that they may learn from each other through development and the sharing of practical tools.

Urban Quality Strategies (EQU in Spanish) is a team of professionals specialized in the development of instruments and methodologies at the service of governance, such as the definition of strategies and collaborative planning, the management of network projects, the revitalization of citizen participation processes, the prevention of public conflicts and the articulation of consensus and the promotion of relational governance.

EQU supports the administrations to find viable answers to the new needs of public management and to improve the quality and competitiveness of the territories through the cooperation and co-production of public policies.