“NG Europe”, is an international Erasmus project that empowers community leaders to take action on social and environmental issues.   The programme will empower individuals and leaders of community organisations to create new opportunities in their local area that will enable them to increase their impact in protecting their local environment.

NG Europe Erasmus Training Programme will do this by:

Inspiring environmental leadership in communities

Providing education  and training  for environmental leaders in their local communities

Empowering organisations to protect their local environment

NG Europe will engage with individuals and communities interested in green and social entrepreneurship training, helping them to develop their idea into a viable enterprise, which can act as a catalyst in creating social and environmental change.

Good Practices

Nachbarn in Übersee
Every year, Neighbours Overseas sends two students from the universities in Graz, Austria, to Montclair State University in the USA, and two students from the university there come to Graz. Since the founding of the association and the beginning of the exchange activities in 1950, hundreds of students have been able to participate in this rewarding, horizon-widening and formative educational experience, thereby broadening their understanding of the culture and people of the other country.
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Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums
Hands On! is an international network of museum professionals dedicated to children-focused museum work.
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Social Inclusion Education Supporting local producers/businesses Valorisation of Cultural Heritage
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Fundación Aldaba (Proyecto Hombre Valladolid)
Fundación Aldaba- Proyecto Hombre (FA-PH) is a private non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the health and well-being of people at risk of exclusion and/or special vulnerability, covering the adult population, children and young people. Special attention is given to people affected by drug dependence and other addictions, as well as its prevention.
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Social Enterprise Social Inclusion Education Health & Wellness
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Fundación Zaragoza Conocimiento
The Zaragoza Knowledge City Foundation was constituted in 2004 at the initiative of Zaragoza City Council as a public-private project to promote the development of the Knowledge Society and the Digital Mile. Its usual fields of action are the promotion of technology-based projects, education in creative technologies, dissemination of the culture of science and technology, and creativity associated with the interaction of art, science and technology. Currently, in addition to the City Council itself, the following are patrons: Fundación La Obra Social de Ibercaja; Universidad de Zaragoza and Universidad San Jorge; and Aurelia Modrego from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Carmen Ascaso, researcher at the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Diego Gutierrez, Professor at the University of Zaragoza, and the writer and theoretician Remedios Zafra from the University of Seville. The president of the Board of Trustees is the mayor of Zaragoza, Pedro Santisteve Roche. Since its creation, most of the funding for the Foundation's activities has come from private sources.
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Social Inclusion Education
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Caritas Lerncafés
In the Caritas Lerncafés children aged 6 to 15 have the chance to receive a free learning support.
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Social Enterprise Social Inclusion Education Community Involvement Consumer Awareness Valorisation of Cultural Heritage
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Lastest News

Jan 23, 2020
5th NG Europe Training Course in Graz, Austria

From the 22nd to the 26th November 2019 the 5th NG Europe Training Course on “Green and Social NGO Leadership“ too

Jan 23, 2020
5th NGEurope Engagement Seminar in Graz (Austria)

Ahead of the project’s last edition of the training course, a leadership seminar was held in November 2019 in Graz, Austria.

What we think

“NGEurope is a great opportunity for those wanting to take action in their communities, but feeling alone, lost, or somehow afraid to fight for what they believe in! Join us, share, learn, find your peers, and… boom! Make it happen!"

Milene Matos

“Managed effectively, our local environment has the potential to deliver significant tangible economic, social, health and wellbeing benefits to people for generations. There is increased  threat to some of our most sensitive habitats, but managing that demand effectively will mitigate such risk. NG Europe will bring significantly more people into contact with the natural environment, creating opportunities for environmental education, raising awareness of our unique natural heritage and the duty for its continued protection and enhancement.”

Maura Lyons
Leave No Trace

“NGEurope project responds to the need of socially- and environmentally-conscious individuals, groups and organizations to interact and improve. It inspires everyone to take action that multiplies positive contribution to society.”

Helen Salavou
Scientific director of AUEB

“The training course was enlightening in every aspect. The interaction with social entrepreneurs across Europe as well as the tools and techniques learned will definitely impact our future actions.”

Stratos Chatzigiannakis
co-founding member of ROKANI social cooperative

"The NGEurope project offers opportunities for leadership development and for the exploration of skills and interests. Participants will enrich their own communities by forwarding the NGEurope spirit."

Dominika Stiger

"NGEurope is a great way to learn about social entrepreneurship and to start thinking in innovative ways as well as taking actions. Moreover, I met a lot of very inspiring people and gained a feeling of connection and solidarity with other European citizens."

Mona Fischer
Austrian trainee

"The main achievement of the NGEurope project is to create a network of people from diverse contexts, cultures,  different experiences and ideas. I took the course because of my interest in successfully launching change initiatives. I learned new information through the theoretical sessions and sharing knowledge and experience in the group discussions during the course. It is an intensive course, with a very good methodology to learn about new tools to become more proactive or an initiative taker in the search of starting and developing ideas to establish a nonprofit environmental organization that can transform your community."

Laura Martín

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