Lead Partner

The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Spain in Madrid (CCIS) is a Spanish association that was born thanks to both Spanish and Italian entrepreneurs in order to foster their bilateral relationships, above all within the economic field due to the intention of boosting the spirit of entrepreneurship. CCIS is a private and no-profit association which actively works to develop economic relationships in Europe, especially by promoting bilateral relationships between the Italian and the Spanish markets. Active since 1914 throughout the Spanish territory, CCIS has its headquarters in Madrid, with delegations in Valencia, Vigo and Seville, and with territorial representations in Burgos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Coruña and Oviedo. CCIS has also been officially recognized by the Italian government since 1970. CCIS contributes to various field related to the European policies and programs, thanks to the presence, within its institutional organization, of a department specialized in European projects, that is supported by those departments which are responsible for the projects’ execution (such as the Training department, the Touristic Office, The Communication department and the Event and Management department. The staff is skilled and responsible for preparing proposals and for the management, development, evaluation and financial reporting of the projects.

Other Partners of the Consortium


FVB was born in 2013 in Ancona as “certified business incubator” delegated to promote the birth and development of innovative startups (FVB – The Hive is a certified incubator under DL n. 179/2012 converted by Law no. 221/2012). Therefore FVB – The Hive was founded with the aim of providing new business ventures helping them to start and grow, offering administrative, organizational services and assistance in preparing the business plans connecting startups with venture capitals. FVB – The Hive has an integrated set of qualified services shared among settled startups, including: an advanced training to develop a new class of entrepreneurs with managerial skills over time; coordinated actions of promotion and marketing, analysis and management of integrated projects; shared databases, agreements with the credit system, opportunities to use research laboratories and technology platforms.


Coopération Bancaire pour l’Europe is a Brussels-based European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG), funded in 1992 by a group of European banks. CBE has 10 members from 3 European Countries, including European banks and chambers of commerce, therefore reaching a large network of banks, SMEs and economic associations from all over Europe. CBE aims to foster economic development in Europe and to contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy targets by providing its members and their clients with information and support to properly understand EU policies and strategies. The final aim of CBE is supporting innovative SMEs in getting access to EU market and finance. CBE carries out several initiatives aimed at helping European SME’s and public authorities to develop internationalization processes and to access EU funds. Such initiatives include: Monitoring EU regulations on specific thematic areas; Organizing thematic conferences and seminars; Publishing manuals and guides on European and international funding opportunities; Elaborating project proposals and performing project management, supporting SMEs and Large industries in accessing EU tenders. CBE has long-standing expertise in economic development, EU policies and strategies. Furthermore, CBE participated in several EU supported projects and initiatives.


SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education is a pioneering organization which designs and implements research and educational projects with social impact. SYNTHESIS is Cyprus’ leader in social innovation and social entrepreneurship; it founded Hub Nicosia, a social innovation hub which houses and supports entrepreneurs and organizations with a social mission. In a world surrounded with conflict and exclusion of many forms, SYNTHESIS aspires to take part in actions that improve individual lives, enhance social inclusion, and contribute to a green and sustainable future, for the people and the planet.


“European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute (ESI) was founded in 2010 and is dedicated to providing non-financial business support: innovative and exclusively experiential training methods, mentoring, advisory, strategy creation, and development of sustainable and social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
ESI is a non-profit organisation focused on accelerating global, innovation-based impact entrepreneurship. ESI focuses on opportunities to demonstrate how it positively impacts society and creates benefits for the public through innovative teaching methods, cause marketing strategies creation, and development of sustainable and responsible business models. . Since 2010 it has provided the highest quality training, consulting and support services to individuals and organisations in private, public and non-governmental sectors. ESI’s mission is to bring global change through learning and development and accelerate entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet. It envisions a world where all people are architects of their futures.


“Edulife Research Foundation is a part of a global network dedicated to education and training present in 131 countries, with over 4000 active projects. Their mission is to lead local youngsters, educators in Higher Education, Adult learning and Lifelong learning, trainers and coaches, staff in youth and educational organizations towards the realisation of their professional and personal life goals. They focus on pedagogical research, innovating teaching and learning processes, designing and implementing of technological learning infrastructure (artificial intelligence, virtual classroom, augmented learning, gamification, e-learning platforms), developing of digital content for training based on methodologies for management, teaching and the assessment of learning.


DomSpain is an education and training centre active on national and international levels. Launched in 2008 by a group of teachers and educators who believed that education and learning is a much more experiential process than one offered by the formal educational system, it has now become a hub and network of trainers, teachers, learners, entrepreneurs and, in general, professionals who consider education as a continuous, life-long process, accessible to all.

DomSpain offers a variety of services not only to our closest community but also to national and international public and private sectors; always with a vision of empowering individuals and organisations to gain the necessary skills, competences and know how to find the resources needed to fulfil their personal or professional aspirations. To that end, they have established a local training centre offering face-to-face, online and blended training courses. Our team consists of more than 40 educators, psychologists, social and youth workers, translators, ICT experts. Annually we involve in our teaching and training activities over 1400 students all over the province and around 200 international learners.