Gea is a nonprofit social cooperative founded in Padua in 2004.
The organization has developed experience and expertise and structured collaborations with public and private social services, particularly in the areas of institutional capacity building for health protection, countering educational realities and intercultural education, education, empowerment, rights protection, training, participation and active citizenship, and anti-discrimination, with specific attention to women, youth and children.
The Cooperative implements project activities through diversified working tools, such as planning and direct management of actions at national and European levels, support and advice to institutions and cooperative and associative realities, multi-level and multi-professional networking between public institutions and the third sector, and promotion of territorial participation. The interventions and skills of the cooperative's professionals are dedicated, through planning, the implementation of complex interventions: social and linguistic-cultural mediation, management of reception services and direct support to vulnerable groups, involvement and empowerment of target groups, diversifying devices, languages, interventions (sports, art, culture...).
The implementation of territorial activities and participation in national and international programs have contributed to the building of a wide network at the local and European levels of established and structured partnerships with national and international institutional and societal bodies in multiple areas of intervention.
Oxfam Italia (GEA is Northern East local branch):
international NGOs federation to contrast poverty and inequalities in the world.
Consorzio Veneto Insieme:
24 member organizations based in Veneto Region working on social issues, refugees and asylum seekers hosting and inclusion.
national network of public administrations and private no profit organizations for the promotion of youth innovative policies.
Idee In Rete:
national 2nd level social consortium that gathers more than 200 social enterprises.
ALDA, European Association for Local Democracy:
international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level.
FARE Network, Football Against Racism in Europe:
international network to advance social inclusion and engage policy makers, key players and governing bodies in the anti-discrimination movement.
There are many ways in which you can support our activities. The easiest way is to make a donation, but if you wish you can also choose to join us by checking out open positions, cooperation opportunities promoted by the Cooperative, participating in our campaigns and much more.
You can donate online, by bank transfer to IT 37 S 03359 01600 100000 066659. Remember to indicate your name, surname, postal address and/or email address in the notes, where possible: we will keep you updated on the impact of your donations.
To donate your 5x1000 to Gea, indicate the tax code 03654940281 on your tax return.
With your support you can help to improve and expand our offer, mostly focused on: active citizenship and youth participation, social inclusion and active engagement on European issues, social inclusion of migrants and asylum seekers, counselling, linguistic and cultural mediation, training and intercultural activities with schools, hospitals and socio-medical units, prevention and promotion of social health, including a healthy lifestyle and active living among migrant women, children and families.