SwIdeas is a multi-cultural organization with a focus on community- and business development. We partner with small and medium sized enterprises, NGOs and the public sector, contributing with expertise within start-ups, trade, international development, social development and advisory services.
“Extremeless Europe” is a KA1 Youth Exchange project co-funded by Erasmus+. The project is led by Youth to Youth Initiative from Lithuania in cooperation with partners from Hungary, Belarus, Armenia and Sweden.
Extremist movements, ideologies, parties and individuals present some of the most pressing challenges for European democracies. In 2017, Europe witnessed protests, mobilizations, violent attacks and radical political parties gaining power, which were, for the most part, targeting newly arrived refugees in Europe. Through this project we aim to tackle this rise in extremist ideologies, populism, hate-speech and Islamophobia in Europe through providing training for youth workers, community leaders, educators and civil society workers who have contact with youth, indigenous groups, migrants and refugees on a regular basis.
AGORA project is a KA2 Strategic Partnership co-funded by the Erasmus+. The project is led by STPLN (SW) in partnership with SwIdeas (SW), In Place of War (UK), Fabrica De Penusle (Romania) and Fotessa (Greece).
AGORA is a project for young people between the age of 18-30 who have a good idea within the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) that they want to make it a reality! The project offers a mentorship programme at STPLN alongside four international training courses with other creative entrepreneurs from the partner countries. These will cover a range of topics including, business and project development in the CCIs, funding opportunities, production and events management, public space and theatre, contemporary dance and arts, as well as interactive project design and social innovation.
Skills to Maximize Inclusion through Interpretation and Mediation is a KA2 Strategic Partnership for Vocational Education and Training co-funded by Erasmus+. The project is led by Dacorum CVS (UK) and brings together partners from Bulgaria (Runi Center), Germany (Iberika), Greece (Active Citizens Partnership), Italy (CSC Danilo Dolci) and Sweden (SwIdeas).
Central to all initiatives to create community cohesion and harmony is the role of the interpreter and cultural mediator, who form an important role in bridging the divide between the public sector, civil society and the individual migrant and refugee. SMIIM aims to help reduce the social barriers and economic obstacles faced by immigrants or refugees through providing interpreters and cultural mediators with improved training so that they are better placed to reduce communication barriers and draw public services and citizens closer together.