CoOp – Cooperate to Operate

CoOp – Cooperate to Operate

CoOp – Cooperate to Operate

CoOp project (Cooperate to Operate – bringing together youth organizations and SMEs through corporate social responsibility) aims to support youth organizations to diversify their funding sources by educating them in the field of CSR & fundraising from SMEs.

In 2017-2019, together with our partners from Greece, Ireland, Norway and Poland we will:

  • Develop research-based knowledge on the SMEs’ and youth organizations’ collaboration, and on business’ capacity to invest in youth development, and education.
  • Develop innovative and attractive funding models & tools on CSR and fundraising, which can be used both by youth organizations and SMEs.
  • Identify and promote best practices and success stories on the SMEs’ and youth organizations’ partnerships, with the intention to start an European trend for such partnerships.
  • Propose valuable public policies for boosting the partnerships between SMEs and youth organizations, with the intention to start an European trend for such collaborations.

CoOp project started in October 2017 with a training for the team members and sharing of experience among project partners on issues related to CSR, SMEs and youth organizations partnerships, fundraising strategies from SMEs, CSR research tools and visual communication strategies for better partnerships. The five-day training took place in Oslo, Norway.

The project is co-financed by European Commission, within Erasmus+ Programme and Fundația Danis’ partners in this project are: Asset Tec (Greece), Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway) and Fundacja Robinson Crusoe(Poland).