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UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA (Slovenia)

The University of Ljubljana (UL) implements and promotes basic, applied, and developmental research. It is pursuing excellence and the highest quality as well as the highest ethical criteria in all scientific fields and art. In these areas of national identity, the University of Ljubljana specifically develops and promotes Slovenian scientific and professional terminology. Based on its own, Slovenian, and foreign research UL educates critical thinking top scientists, artists, and professionals qualified for leading sustainable development, considering the tradition of the European Enlightenment and Humanism.

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LAUREA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Finland)

Laurea University of Applied Sciences is a distinguished and well-awarded multi-faculty university educating future professionals for Security Management, Business Management, Health & Nursing, ICT, Service Innovation & Design, and Tourism & Hospitality Management. Laurea operates in the Helsinki metropolitan area at six campuses with some 8.000 students, 1.200 of whom study in Master’s Degree programs, 600 employees, and 30 000 alumni.

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KIEL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Germany)

With almost 8,000 students, Kiel University of Applied Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Universities of applied sciences put a focus on applied research and teaching as well as a highly practical and business orientation.

The university has six faculties: Agriculture, Business Management, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media, and Social Work & Health. 

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WSG UNIVERSITY IN BYDGOSZCZ (Poland)

WSG University in Bydgoszcz (Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki w Bydgoszczy) is a practice-oriented, applied sciences university and the largest private HEI in northern Poland. Working in the paradigm of engaged university, WSG closely cooperates with its socio-economic environment and the local communites of Bydgoszcz and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region. Cultural diversity, social inclusion and accessibility are the pillars of numerous national and international projects implemented by the university.

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UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA (Spain)

The UGR (1531) is a public university with approx. 56,000 students. Its has played a leading role in international networks: the Coimbra Group, UNIMED, EUA, IAU or AUF. Key partner institutions are to be found in Latin America, China, Morocco, Togo, and the US. It is very active in E+KA2 programs (currently >50 EU active projects). One of its latest achievements is the coordination of the Arqus European University Alliance, one of the European Universities funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

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MUNICIPALITY OF KRANJ, SLOVENIA

The Municipality of Kranj strives for innovation, the introduction of changes and improvements in all segments of operation, to create new jobs and economic progress of the city. At the same time, the city administration wishes to provide its inhabitants with a quality and healthy natural and social environment.

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URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

The Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) is the central Slovenian scientific research institution in the field of spatial planning and related fields. It was established in 1955 and has been an open-state research institute since 1993. The institute currently has around 31 staff, 26 of which are researchers who form an interdisciplinary group of experts in different scientific disciplines, such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, geodesy, sociology, economics, mathematics, art history, etc.

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GEODETIC INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA

Our vision is to become a key Slovenian facilitator in providing an environment (knowledge and technology) that will enable the accelerated use of spatial information in decision-making for different user groups (persons, public and private sector). The Geodetic Institute of Slovenia is in the role of a bridge between the academic, administrative, executive and user spheres in the field of geodesy and geoinformatics, both at home and abroad. In accordance with the work programme of the Geodetic Institute of Slovenia, which is an integral part of the annual programme of the National Geodetic Service, over forty employees carry out tasks according to the principles of project management: public service,under a public mandate,for remuneration to local authorities and other clients, such as carrying out research and development tasks, tasks financed by the European Structural Funds and tasks for the market.

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VANTAA, FINLAND

Vantaa is a green and relaxed international airport city next to Finland’s capital Helsinki. It is the fourth biggest city in Finland, and also very international, more than 120 native languages are spoken in the city. Vantaa is one of Finland’s fastest-growing business areas. More than 11,000 enterprises operate in Vantaa, and there are almost 111,000 workplaces. At the same time Vantaa is a home for almost 240,000 inhabitants, who never have more than 300 meters to the nearest park or forest.

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KANTA HELSINKI NATIONAL SENIORS ASSOCIATION, FINLAND

We are a big group of lively seniors sharing similar values. We operate in downtown Helsinki. We offer a versatile program to maintain both our physical and mental wellbeing and vitality to our members. Our program consists of visits to theaters, music events, exhibitions, lectures, and trips, for example. The association was established in 1979. At present, there are 348 members.

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SOCIALLY INTEGRATIVE CITY GAARDEN, GERMANY

Office Socially Integrative City Gaarden ( The Buero Soziale Stadt Gaarden ) is part of the Projektgesellschaft Kiel-Gaarden GmbH and a wholly owned subsidiary of the city of Kiel. It carries out professional district management, acts as a central link between citizens, diverse stakeholders as well as administration and politics, and does “lobby work” for the district of Gaarden. The tasks of the office are project development and support, networking, securing participation of the district’s residents, public relations, providing information on district-related activities and facilities.

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GRANADA CITY COUNCIL, SPAIN

The Granada City Council is the institution in charge of governing the city of Granada. It is chaired by the mayor of Granada, democratically elected every four years. One of its objectives is to preserve public space as a place of coexistence and civility, in which all people can freely carry out their activities with full respect for the dignity and rights of others and for the plurality of expressions and ways of life existing in Granada.

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ASPERGER SYNDROME – ASD ASSOCIATION OF GRANADA, SPAIN

The Asperger Syndrome-ASD Association of Granada has the objective of fighting for an inclusive future for this group, promoting awareness and social awareness of our environment, offering a comprehensive reference center, fighting for people with Asperger syndrome to be citizens with full rights, involving public administrations in it, and working with people with ASD so that they take control of their own lives and the future of their group.

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION LA CIUDAD ACCESSIBLE, SPAIN

The civic association La Ciudad Accesible aims to raise awareness about the importance of equal opportunities through universal accessibility, usability and design for all, as well as to make visible this reality and the discriminations that are produced by the lack of accessible environments, products and services. In addition, it dedicates effort and time to research and training in accessibility from an interdisciplinary and state-wide perspective.

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GAUDEAMUS FOUNDATION, POLAND

The “Gaudeamus” Foundation was established on October 15, 2003 in Bydgoszcz. It is a public benefit organization. The Foundation’s activities are aimed at activating young people by encouraging them to take creative actions for the development of science and culture. “Gaudeamus” supports the integration of people with disabilities and promotes multiculturalism and tolerance. Through its activities, it wants to prepare young people for life in a modern democratic society.

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THE FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF CULTURE AND TOURISM ” NAD RZEKA”, POLAND

The Foundation for the Promotion of Culture and Tourism “Nad Rzeką” is a non-governmental organization, registered on July 31, 2020. The Foundation is composed of a three-person international team of founders, who are also members of its Management Board. The most important directions of activities that the Foundation implements are: building international and intercultural cooperation in the field of broadly understood tourism, introducing local and regional tourist products to new markets, integration of the tourist and tourism-related environment of various cities, regions and countries, activation of local communities, especially children and youth, using various forms of tourism and culture, strengthening the tourist image of Bydgoszcz and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland and abroad, organization of public and industry-specific tourist and cultural events, emphasizing the contribution of other cultures to building the identity of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship and integration of indigenous inhabitants of Bydgoszcz and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship with representatives of national minorities.

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