EPEKA United Kingdom
|Full legal name (Latin characters)||EPEKA Ltd.|
|Acronym||Epeka United Kingdom|
|Address (Street and number)||6 DERWENT WAY|
|Post Code||CT3 3LR|
|Type of Organisation||Association|
|Is the partner organisation a public body?||No|
|Is the partner organisation a non-profit?||No|
Legal representative/contact person:
|Family Name||Pacnik Awais|
|Address||6 Derwent Way|
|Post Code||CT3 3LR|
EPEKA Ltd was established in the UK, as a part of a larger, international EPEKA network. In our work we’re mainly focused on working with young people with fewer opportunities (minority members, migrants, young people with disabilities, etc.). Through methods of non-formal education, we’re trying to empower these young people with various skills and knowledge that could increase their level of employability and help them with more efficient integration in the society. We’re organising workshops, lectures and other activities that aim to connect young people that are suffering from various types of exclusion (e.g. discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, etc.). Through our activities we’re trying to provide these young people with a safe place in which they can express themselves without feeling judged. The main methods of social inclusion we use are; inclusion through sports (we organize sport events that gather young people and other interested public) and inclusion through usage of artistic tools (workshops through which young people get familiar with various forms of arts, preparing exhibitions, etc.). Through our work we also encourage young people to start being active in the field of volunteering as we believe volunteering can have many positive effects on a young person (learning about working tasks, feeling useful, gaining motivation of participants, gaining self-confidence, learning about individual working and working in a team, etc.). The mission of our organisation is to provide young people with equal opportunities and empower them with skills, gained through non-formal education methods. Currently, we’re putting a lot of effort into providing young people with opportunities to collaborate with other international organisations through international mobility projects. We are also strongly focused on providing cultural and entrepreneurial training to recent immigrants to the UK.
|Names of staff members of the APPLICANT organisation|
|Lidija Pacnik Awais||
The Director of EPEKA Ltd has years of experience as a cultural producer. In the past yeas she also gathered plenty of experience in the field of youth work. She coordinates the programs of EPEKA Ltd, is responsible for communication with project partners and takes care of the administrative part and works as a trainer in EPEKA Ltd programs. She has rich experiences in EU programmes, especially EU Culture and now Creative Europe.
Youth worker, in charge of EPEKA Ltd’s volunteering programs, organizes sports activities for the participants and offers individual support to young people with fewer opportunities that are participating in the activities of EPEKA Ltd. Also has significant experience in entreprenurship, interrelegious dialogue and working GB Pakistan immigrant community.