1. Projektbüro für innovative Sozialpolitik, Austria
2. Inova Consultancy ltd, UK
3. Deutscher ingenieurinnenbund eV, Germany
4. Greek Women´s Engineering Association, Athens, Greece
5. CENTRAS Constantza Romania

1. Projektbüro für innovative Sozialpolitik, Austria

Project Office for innovative social policy is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO)established as Association based in Graz, Austria, which wants to contribute to fighting social disadvantages and unemployment and to the increase of equal opportunities, transparency and efficiency in relevant systems by innovative projects in the social sector. The focus of our association is the conception and implementation of research and pilot projects as well as in the development of adequate measures with (social) political background. The thematic field stretches from employment politics and development of labour relations over equal opportunities and gender fairness to targeted interventions for disadvantaged groups.Emphasis is recently also put on encouragement actions and innovative projects for adolescents, with a special focus on young women.
Besides national and regional projects, international (EU) projects make up a special focus; the continuous exchange of international know-how resulting from this of course is an additional advantage for projects on the national level. Special emphasis is given to innovative forms of Information Technology (IT) for special applications in the social sector, e.g. tools for assessment and evaluation of social services or for creating qualification portfolios. Into the public relation activities for our projects we integrate the possibilities of new media and artistic expression. Besides the project tasks we offer counselling, mentoring and information services. Our members are as well individual persons as legal entities (NPO, NGO)

Gerlinde Hacker
Roseggerkai 5/6/17
8010, Graz

+43 664 3405743

2. Inova Consultancy ltd, UK

Inova Consultancy provides a flexible consultancy service that responds to the needs of organisations and individuals internationally in the area of diversity, equal opportunities and entrepreneurship. Inova’s team has specialist experience and a proven track record in bid writing and the management of European and national funded projects in these fields. Inova has specialist experience in the development and delivery of programmes in the UK and on an international level for women entrepreneurs and women in management. Inova represents WiTEC, the European association for Women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology). Inova has benefited from the knowledge and expertise of more than 20 years of experience in the delivery of gender programmes across Europe.

Inova’s employees and associates combine experience and qualifications in organisational development, psychology, mentoring and coaching in addition to bringing in best practice from across Europe to assist organisations and individuals in the field of personal and business development.

Inova’s Director, Marina Larios and Inova were recognised by SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) in the UK for the services provided to business start-ups through Inova’s mentoring programmes for women in the South Yorkshire region (2008). Marina was nominated as Sheffield Businesswoman of the Year (2007) in recognition of her work with business start-ups in the local community. Inova is also a member of the BME Business Forum in Sheffield.

Inova/WiTEC UK has several years experience in the development and management of mentoring programmes in the UK and across Europe, particularly mentoring programmes for women in non-traditional fields such as SET or business start-up and development.

Marina Laros
Louise Norman
45a Crescent Road
Sheffield S7 1HL
United Kingdom

+44 (0)114 2207127

3. Deutscher ingenieurinnenbund eV, Germany

dib is a german-wide non-profit organization with currently 360 individual members and 2 institutional members. dib was founded in 1986 by a group of women engineers and women engineering students who felt a need for representation and lobbying for their needs. dib is dedicated to achieving equal opportunities for women and men in education, employment and family life, challenging existing gender stereotypes and the classical gender specific roles in society. dib also promotes comprehensive concepts for socially and environmentally compatible technology.

Sylvia Kegel
Michaela Wullinger
PO box 11 03 05,
64218 Darmstadt Germany


4. Greek Women´s Engineering Association, Athens, Greece

Greek Women’s Engineering Association (EDEM) was funded in 1995.

EDEM’s members are qualified Greek women engineers (members of the Technical Chamber of Greece). Female students of the Technical Universities of Greek can be ‘baby members‘ of EDEM and become full members when they graduate. EDEM has approximately 1500 active members.

Members of EDEM can be Full members, Baby members, Members of Honor

  • Full members can be women qualified engineers (members of Technical Chamber of Greece).
  • Members to be can be female students of Higher Engineering Schools.
  • Members of Honor can be nominated by the Board women and men who have support highly EDEM to fulfill its aims and they are distinguished personalities in science or society.
    EDEM’s purposes include amongothers: 

  • Promoting the principals and create provisions for equality between women and men in employment, education and society in general.
  • Doing research into problems concerning women engineers and subsequently, seeking solutions.
  • Co-operating with other organisations (both abroad and in Greece), which are involved in similar issues.
  • Improve terms and conditions for women practising engineering as a profession.
  • Encouraging community awareness on employment opportunities for women in the traditionally male dominated profession of engineering.
  • Developing an information unit to support women engineers concerning employment opportunities in the labour market, according to specialised qualifications, training and their professional experience. This will be related to training and development programs aimed at enhancing women engineers’ chances of employment.
  • Encouraging and promoting activities of women engineers beyond their professional sphere. These can include: artistic creation, cultural activities and improvement of quality of life in general.

P. Rouni
4 Karagiorgi Servias
10248, Athens
6th floor

+30 2103247303


5. CENTRAS Constantza Romania

Regional Centre of Resources for Non-Governmental Organisations—CENTRAS Constantza was founded in 2001 and aims to be a support structure for the development of non-governmental and non-profit sector in the south-eastern Romania.

The organisation’s mission consists of:

  • Encouraging civic spirit and involvement;
  • Supporting the structural modernisation of the Romanian society and alignment to the contemporary debates on the third sector in Romania;
  • Supporting the sustainable development of civil society and consolidation of participatory democracy in Romania;
  • Promoting volunteering as a valuable form of youth participation.

In order to achieve this mission, we provide services such as:

  1. Information and communication (library, databases, production of informational packages, monthly publication of the newsletter Partner), organising and supporting campaigns, providing supportive resources and access to communication and monitoring facilities, studies and research on the NGO sector;
  2. Assistance/advice in the following fields: juridical, financial-accounting, organisational management, project management, fundraising, image and communication, drawing up funding proposals, and so on;
  3. Instruction/training in “Drawing up funding proposals”, “Project Management”, “Public communication campaigns”, “Conflict resolution”, “Team-building”, “Emotional intelligence”, “Negotiation and persuasive communication”, “Human Resources Management”, “Volunteer Management”, “Non-profit Marketing”, “Image and public relations”, “Communication and public campaigns”, “Organisational Management”, “Strategic planning”, “Fundraising” etc.);
  4. Support for the activities and projects of NGOs;
  5. Logistic support for the integration of the non-governmental sector, as well as for facilitating the relationship with the other sectors, in particular with the public administration.

One of our main strategic approaches is to promote volunteerism through our department, Constantza Volunteering Centre, which recruits more than 100 young volunteers each year.

Bucur Ionica
Str. Cuza Vodă, nr. 86 A

+40 241/522012