Project partners

RIC Novo mesto is an adult education centre with more than 60 years of experience. Our organisation was established as a public equivalent body by the Municipality of Novo mesto, the largest city in Southeast Slovenia. We currently employ 16 people and cooperate with more than 130 regular external experts, teachers, mentors, and researchers. We develop and implement innovative formal and non-formal education programmes and offer guidance services for different target groups: general public, people living in rural areas, people with special needs, young adults, the unemployed, senior citizens, the Roma population, immigrants, prisoners, employees in the search for new training and education, etc.

As a public body, we work closely with a wide network of local, regional, and national partners, such as municipalities, ministries, regional development agencies, chamber of commerce and industry, Chamber of Craft, other adult education organisations, primary and secondary schools, higher education institutes and faculties, NGOs, enterprises, etc. Based on our project work, we cooperate with a wide network of international partners.

The European Center ACTA aims to develop people’s professional and social skills to adapt and integrate effectively in a dynamic society. ACTA Center is a bridge between training and the labor market and our staff has experience in educational activities and is motivated by innovative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches in education.

ACTA has a large background in working with vulnerable young people, with a high risk of social exclusion, and implements the most innovative methodologies to reach the most excluded target groups.
Moreover, as a VET center, we implement the latest non-formal learning tools for the effective integration of young people and adults in the labor market

PRISM Impresa Sociale s.r.l. is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to fostering equal opportunities for the responsive progress of societies and individuals. Our mission centers around the creation of a co-planning hub, accessible to both public and private entities, with the overarching goal of promoting diversity and harnessing the social, cultural, and economic resources of local communities. Our initiatives extend beyond borders, championing these principles on both European and international platforms.

At PRISM, we annually evaluate our social impact, meticulously assessing the profound changes experienced by individuals and communities who actively participate in our activities as “co-experts.” This assessment covers a spectrum of dimensions, including the augmentation of income and integration into the labor market, innovations in educational practices, advancements in social inclusion, transformative shifts in relationships, as well as tangible effects on physical and mental health.

Our Focus

The main focus for project partners in working together on the ASPIRE4R project is to collaboratively develop and implement a robust peer support model tailored specifically for Roma students in vocational education and training programs. The partners aim to share best practices, actively collaborate with various stakeholders, and reduce absenteeism among Roma students. Their collective goal is to empower Roma participants through innovative learning approaches, fostering an inclusive educational environment. Additionally, the partners seek to contribute to reshaping the narrative around Roma inclusion in vocational education, ultimately facilitating the integration of Roma students into the labor market.

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