Inova Consultancy / UK

Inova Consultancy is a female-owned SME which specialises in providing consultancy services and project work in the field of gender and non-traditional fields and entrepreneurship. Inova has extensive experience in working on European Funded Projects in the field of enterprise and career support both as a partner and contractor in LLP and Erasmus Plus projects.

Inova has specialist experience in running workshops, training courses and mentoring programmes aimed at women, young people, migrants and other groups starting businesses or developing their careers. Inova has also organised personal development/soft skills development workshops and created the innovative training methodology of Mentoring Circles™ in the UK.


Maryna Manchenko,

Cesie / Italy

CESIE is a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the sociologist, activist and educator Danilo Dolci (1924-1997).

Our mission is to promote educational innovation, participation and growth. CESIE’s slogan, the world is only one creature, expresses the philosophy for which the organisation works: inclusion and equity for all.

CESIE is structured in 6 main units:

  • Higher Education and Research: fostering progress, sustainable and responsible research and innovation in Higher Education and Research Systems;
  • Rights and Justice: promoting equality, protecting the rights of people, preventing and developing responses to violence and discrimination;
  • Adult: upgrading lifelong learning in adult education, boosting innovative practices and developing key competences for adults;
  • Migration: developing effective and inclusive approaches for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants;
  • School: improving quality and efficiency in school education;
  • Youth: enhancing active citizenship, training, education, and mobility of young people.

Fundacja ARTeria / Poland

The ARTeria Foundation was founded in 2006, as a non-profit organisation. It pursues various projects and programmes, primarily associated with supporting artists and representatives of creative fields, developing the cultural and creative sectors in the broad sense, as well as local communities, through various actions and projects based on three ideas: culture without borders, innovative education and multidimensional cooperation.

    Inova Aspire B.V. / Netherlands

    Inova Aspire aims to empower organisations and individuals to develop both personally and professionally in the field of employment and entrepreneurship. Inova Aspire offers coaching services to help individuals going through periods of change in their personal or professional lives. The company provides coaching and mentoring training and has experience in positive psychology approaches, mindful management and emotionally intelligent leadership.

    Recently, the organisation has been developing innovative drama-based and storytelling approaches in projects with participants. These approaches are useful tools to have in the repertoire to work on identity issues, social inclusion, cultural issues and personal confidence building. The team at Inova Aspire are coaches and mentors qualified to post-graduate level and can provide training to help develop individuals’ and companies’ coaching and mentoring skills. This can support people to use coaching and mentoring techniques with their team at work and to develop a coaching and mentoring practice.

      L’Albero, theatre and opera company / Italy

      L’Albero is a theatre and Opera company that experiences new languages and artistic formats through processes of co-creation with artists and communities.

      It, in fact, uses the theatrical language as a special instrument to go through knowledge, places, communities, issues, and contexts: the continual exchange and dialogue with other individuals (artists, scientists, old people, disabled, young people or children) is the real nourishment for the creative process.

      Through many intense educational activities and focused performative actions, L’Albero has developed and realized several projects in different contexts and countries for years (public schools, penitentiaries, rehab centres), aimed to raise awareness about different topics: social campaigns, integration, prevention, knowledge distribution, early childhood and adolescent education, narration of the territory, cooperating with public and private institutions and organizations.

      L’Albero’s private school, La Scuola sull’Albero, is both a factory and a workshop of its formative activity that combines theatrical education with the specific needs of the single person and the group; in its three headquarters (Melfi and Potenza and Matera the Lucanian regional seat) the school has about 100 students from 5 to 50 years old each year.

      Moreover, as a founding member of #reteteatro41, network of theatre companies that works through theatre with communities, especially with migrant people.

      L’Albero is one of the main representatives in Basilicata for theatre and socio-cultural planning and development; in fact, it was project leader of Silent City, project of  the European Capital of Culture’s Dossier (Matera 2019) a participatory co-create opera, very successful project with 280 people involved.