ABD, Barcelona      Iasis, Greece          SAFE, UK               SIS, Italy              SSF, Madrid         BDSL, Bulgaria  




ABD works throughout Barcelona, carrying out over 70 programs which support both vulnerable, socially excluded individuals and their families. Beneficiaries experience various forms of disadvantage including addiction, migration, domestic violence, disability, mental health issues, as well as financial difficulties. ABD serve more than 95,000 people each year offering support, information and training programs aimed specifically at more than 600,000 young people, as well as programs with the involvement of the community and personal development which impact on more than 9,000 people.

BDSL work throughout Bulgaria, supporting children ‘deprived of parental care’ by developing and creating sports facilities and activities with an aim to developing skills and competencies which will encourage their integration into society.

They see Sport as a unifying social phenomenon for individuals from many diverse backgrounds and through their work they aim to create permanent interest in sport and physical activities, build and maintain quality recreational facilities and increase societal awareness of the challenges faced by their beneficiaries.

IASIS NGO’s main objective is to provide psychosocial support and education to people who are experiencing, or at risk of social exclusion, and to adult learners in the humanitarian field. IASIS has implemented a number of projects related to psychosocial support (individuals and families). Organisational goals include

supporting those with mental health issues, through early diagnosis & treatment for beneficiaries and their families, specialist consultancy/psychiatric interventions and assisting integration into society, as well as raising awareness around social responsibility within the community.

SAFE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Liverpool, England. We develop and facilitate community projects across many sectors including: education, health & social care & urban regeneration, working collaboratively alongside a diverse range of adults & young people all experiencing disadvantage. Using participatory arts as a vehicle to engage, we believe in encouraging our beneficiaries to take ownership of their creative practice, generating a sense of belonging within the community. Beneficiaries’ skills and competencies are evaluated using the SILO framework – designed to evidence tangible links towards employability and increase life opportunities.

SIS is an intermediary organization in the social economy sector. SIS has the legal form of social cooperative which shareholders are 27 social cooperatives active in the Milan Areas. SIS acts at three levels of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem:

SIS delivers social business development services such as legal and financial assistance, management of the quality system, training for social entrepreneurs, on-line market, working-life balance service for social enterprise staff, international activities.

SIS in partnership with its members it develops strategic social impact investment in the health sector, social housing, employment services, sustainable agriculture and fair-trade food distribution.

SIS In partnership with the member and the municipalities, SIS develop large scale of Social Innovation projects in the social care, youth, migration and penal policies.

SOLIDARIDAD SIN FRONTERAS, “SSF” is a not-profit organization composed of interdisciplinary professionals with different nationalities. SSF’s mission is to contribute to the development, integration and wellness of the most vulnerable groups in society, by networking with other organisations and public institutions to promote tolerance, justice and social responsibility. SSF develops different projects at national and European level, training activities, seminars, research and public activities on social, political and cultural issues, defending the right of education and freedom of education. SSF especially focuses on families, children and young people experiencing social isolation.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.