Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo – ceipes
CEIPES is a non-profit association founded in Palermo in 2007. With a vision to empower people, organizations, and communities, CEIPES strives to develop potential by promoting innovation, education, work, and experience. Our mission is achieved through various objectives, including promoting non-formal education as a fundamental tool for youth and adult education, fostering personal and community development through learning mobility, creating innovative tools and methodologies in collaboration with local and international entities, supporting study, research, and innovation, encouraging intercultural dialogue, and promoting peace, nonviolence, and human rights.
The organization’s interventions focus on various target groups and it addresses a wide range of topics including ICT innovation and STEAM, sustainability, environment, and climate change, art, culture, and creativity, special educational needs, local development and social inclusion, human rights education, awareness raising, advocacy, and anti-discrimination, as well as health, food, sport, and outdoor education.
CEIPES engages in educational activities at local, European, and international levels, conducts technological innovation and research in the educational field, organizes seminars, conferences, training courses, and workshops for capacity building, facilitates learning mobilities such as ESC, VET, internships, and job shadowing, and promotes the exchange of good practices among professionals. Additionally, CEIPES operates as an employment agency with national accreditation to provide employment services.
The organization comprises a diverse staff of over 20 professionals with expertise in psychology, communication, design, education, international cooperation, social and cultural mediation, social assistance, sport, IT, and law. In addition to permanent staff, CEIPES benefits from the contribution of volunteers and interns from local and international contexts. With their operational capacity, expertise, and local partners, CEIPES is well-equipped to implement project activities and ensure their sustainability.
National / international impact
CEIPES has made a significant national and international impact through its extensive networks and active participation in the implementation of varius projects and campaigns. The organization collaborates with a lot of entities at European and international levels, including NGOs, universities, research centers, and public bodies, fostering innovation, improving education methodologies, and promoting social cohesion. Through its participation in campaigns, CEIPES advocates for human rights, intercultural dialogue, and nonviolence, aiming to create a world of equality and solidarity. The organization’s involvement in capacity building and learning mobilities contributes to the development of individuals and organizations, ultimately fostering positive social change on a broader scale.