Category Archives: Project News

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 […]

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 […]

Final project meeting – preparing the CoOp resources to be shared with youth organizations and SMEs

The final project meeting of #CoOp project was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between 21-23 May, 2019. The project Romanian partner Fundatia Danis hosted participants representing partner organizations Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Asset Tec (Greece), Fundacja Robinson Crusoe (Poland) and Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway). During the project meeting, the partners got the chance to revise the progress […]

Highlights from CoOp Fundraising & CSR Training Course

25 youth workers from Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland and Romania were trained on how to use fundraising methods and techniques and got guidance on companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, in order to enhance their collaboration with small-medium enterprises (SMEs) from their communities. The CoOp Fundraising and CSR Training Course took place in Athens, Greece, […]

Coop Project Meeting in Athens – preparing the CSR & Fundraising Training Course

The 4th project meeting of #CoOp project was held in Athens, Greece, between 6-9 December, 2018. The Greek partner of the project Asset Tec (Greece) hosted participants representing partner organizations Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Fundacja Robinson Crusoe (Poland), Fundatia Danis (Romania) and Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway). At the core of the project meeting was planning the CoOp Training Course on CSR and Fundraising that will take place in […]

Multiplier Event Poland- How to initiate a NGO-business cooperation?

In order to promote and discuss the CoOp Research report which provided an overview on how the SME-NGO cooperation functions in Poland as well as in four other European countries, a half-day event was organized by the Robinson Crusoe Foundation on the 12th of October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. The event allowed to bring together […]