While CoOp project ends, the project educational resources start their impact at European level

CoOp project (Cooperate to Operate – bringing together youth organizations and SMEs through corporate social responsibility) supported youth organizations to diversify their funding sources by educating them in the field of CSR & fundraising from SMEs. In 2017-2019, the CoOp partners from Norway, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland and Romania: Developed research-based knowledge on the SMEs’ […]

CoOp impact in Greece: NGOs ask for more fundraising workshops

Asset Tec organized the second Multiplier Event of the CoOp project, on 23rd July 2019. The event took place at the premises of the NGO “Mazi gia to Paidi” with the participation of 12 fundraising experts from various youth organisations and NGOs. After a short introduction of the participants and the event objectives, the day […]

Young people facing employability challenges, trained to become chefs, in Dublin

Two NGOs from Dublin collaborate in the Urban Picnic Outreach Programme: the company is based in Sheriff St in the inner city and the purpose is to help young people facing employability challenges. The company trains them to become chefs with the support of nine mentors within a six-month training programme. The Partners The SME […]

Math national competition involves over 100,000 children, young people and teachers from Norway, with the support of an SME

The in-kind support of an SME from Norway turns the math competition for children and young people, organized by an NGO, in the biggest national education competition in the country. The partners The youth organization Pangealekene (Pange games) is an NGO from Norway which works at national level to promote math and science competences among […]

New challenges and new opportunities for CoOp project results, in Romania

Representatives of youth organizations, SMEs, Cluj-Napoca Municipality and “Babeș-Bolyai” University joined the CoOp multiplier event organized in Romania by Fundatia Danis, at the end of June 2019. The stakeholders were challenged to come up with new ideas for involving more SMEs in solving community problems. Their ideas were included in the final public policy brief […]

CoOp project inspires the NGO sector in Ireland to collaborate more with SMEs

On 26th June 2019 Youth Work Ireland invited other Youth NGOs as well as representatives from sectoral associations to a training and discussion session as part of the CoOp project. These included member of several youth NGOs as well as Volunteering Ireland and The Wheel, who represent the NGO sector in general in Ireland. The […]

CoOp project promotes new perspective on SMEs-youth organizations cooperation in Norway

Inspiring the Norwegian NGOs to increase their cooperation with the business sector, that was the main goal of the event organized by Norsensus Mediaforum in partnership with Frivillighet Norge, on June 18th. The two organizations brought together professionals, but also volunteers from very diverse NGOs from Norway, all interested in learning more about how to […]

CoOp Multiplier Event in Poland – How NGOs can become business partners?

In order to answer the question “How NGOs can become business partners”, a half-day event was organized by the Robinson Crusoe Foundation on the 14th of June 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The event brought together participants from the NGO sector. The representatives from nine NGOs, which support youth on a regular basis, learned about the […]

The five minutes rule and innovative projects

This is the story of a successful collaboration between a printing house and an organization of young artists, told from the company’s perspective which chose to support a very innovative arts project with high impact in the community. Also, the story encourages NGOs to reach companies for collaboration – the case shows that sometimes the […]