Founded in 1973, UMinho is nowadays one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. It is renowned for the competence and quality of its faculty and for the level of excellence in research as well as the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society in general. Located in the north of Portugal, UMinho has a campus in the city of Braga and two other in the city of Guimarães, which cover a student population of around 20000, 40% of which are master or PhD students. The University has 1200 teaching and research staff and around 800 technical and administrative staff. The University’s organisational structure is flexible and conducive to innovation and interdisciplinary, favouring the exploration of emerging research areas. All 12 Schools/Institutes are quite comprehensive and are a reference for their academic and scientific quality at national and international level. UMinho education and research projects have gained strong international recognition and are supported by a close interaction with many other research centres worldwide. UMinho is a research university, committed to the valorisation of knowledge and also focused on the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships. The Shanghai Ranking 2019 ranked UMinho between the 500 best universities worldwide, and Times Higher Education, in the University Impact Rankings 2019, considered UMinho as the best Portuguese university and the 83th across the world for its social and economic impact, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Contact: Sofia Barbosa Pereira

The Università degli Studi di Perugia, founded in 1308, is one of the oldest universities in Italy, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education. Today it is organised in 14 Departments and several centres of excellence. Currently the University counts about 25.000 students enrolled in University programmes (including post-doctoral courses), 1035 Academic Staff (Professors and Researchers) and 836 Administrative Staff Members. Our goal is to provide students with the finest quality degree programmes and academic opportunities, within a multicultural environment. The high level of research, education and services offered has been certified by the CENSIS Ranking (Italian Centre for Studies on Social Investments), with the University holding the first position, for the seventh year in a row, among large Italian Universities. All Departments are located in Perugia, a university town, rich in art and culture. Other Science Campus are located in different towns of Umbria: Terni, Assisi, Foligno, Città di Castello and Narni.

Contact: Marzio Rosi

Since its creation in 1996, the Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona has been working in all those areas in which university can exercise its responsibility as a social actor, especially with the most vulnerable sectors of society; both internally (within the university community itself) and externally (in local, national and international contexts).
With this premise, the UB Solidarity Foundation carries out development cooperation projects and programs, prioritizing interuniversity cooperation aimed at sustainable development. It promotes a culture of peace and the defense of human rights, especially where they are most blatantly violated. The UB Solidarity Foundation embraces the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and, therefore, works for an inclusive university and society, where truly no one is left behind. Since 2015 the UB Solidarity Foundation works actively at the university and the social level on the development of strategies for promoting access to HEI for migrants and refugees, with a clear human rights and gender approach.
The Solidarity Foundation is part of the UB Group (University of Barcelona Group). Its president is the rector of the University of Barcelona. Nowadays the FSUB staff is 16 persons, has more than 4000 associates and more than 20 people work as volunteer in programs or projects.

Contact: Cati Jerez

SEAL CYPRUS is a non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, the ethnically divided capital of Cyprus. With our work, we try to overcome the results of the urban division, and our members are from both ethnic groups.
(1) To provide continuing education to youth professionals, teachers and adult educators.
(2) To improve the level of key competences of students, young people, adult learners, and senior learners.
(3) To advocate the recognition of non-formal education, lifelong learning and youth work.
(4) To reinforce the link between the youth field, adult education, and the labour market.
SEAL CYPRUS supports the professional development of teachers, adult educators, youth workers, trainers, mentors of EVS/ ESC volunteers through the coordination of 12 Erasmus+ mobility projects; international training courses.

Contact: Elizabeth Tzialla

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (ODTÜ), founded in 1956, is an international research university, which seeks excellence in serving the country, region and the world. This well-deserved reputation is partly a reflection of its leading position in terms of international scientific publications and share of research funds from national scientific research funding agencies, primarily The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), among the most prominent universities of Turkey. Moreover, ODTÜ – as an international research-intensive university – is among the leading universities in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international research projects and the amount of funds generated from research activities. Research revenues account for 20-25% on average of annual ODTÜ expenditures, including all payroll costs.

Contact: Özgür Erdur-Baker

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is the largest public University in Greece and one of the largest in Southeastern Europe, with around 68.000 students and more than 70.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 4.000 are international. AUTh has almost 2.000 members of Academic Staff and 1.015 members of all the other staff categories. It comprises 42 schools covering all scientific fields, 13 of which are involved in water research and related issues. According to 2012 International Ranking (webometrics) AUTH is the first University in Greece and among the 0.78% of the Universities, worldwide (compared to 20.000 universities).

Contact: Nikolaos Theodosiou