PIF of Association EPEKA, Soc.Ent.

PARTNER INFORMATION FORM   P I F

National Agency identification NA Slovenia
Country Slovenia
Organisation full legal name (national language) Znanstveno in raziskovalno združenje za umetnost, kulturne in izobraževalne programe in tehnologijo EPEKA, socialno podjetje
Organisation full legal name(Latin characters) Scientific and Research Association for Art, Cultural and Educational Programmes and Technology EPEKA, Social Enterprise
Acronym EPEKA Association, Soc. Ent.
Foundation date 20.8.2008
PIC NUMBER 948626827
Type of organization NGO (Association and Social Enterprise)
EVS Accreditation number 2014-1-SI02-KA110-012926
Scope Local, national, European, international
Legal Status Association
Size (staff) 8 regular employed
Size (pupils/learners/trainees) Over 100 volunteers
Legal address Koroska street 8, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia, EU
VAT SI62581350
Postal code 2000
City Maribor
Region Podravska
Country Slovenia
Telephone 1 +38630610606
Skype epekaepeka
Email epeka@epeka.si / info@romani-kafenava.si
Website www.epeka.si  / www.romani-kafenava.si
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/epeka.slovenia

 

CONTACT PERSON

 

Title Mr.
First name Stefan
Family name Simoncic
Position Project manager / Youth worker
Address: Koroska cesta 8, 2000 Maribor
Postal Code 2000
Skype epekaepeka
Mobile +38630610606
Email stefan@epeka.si

 

LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE

 

Title Mr.
Gender Male
First name Stefan
Family name Simoncic
Organisation EPEKA Association, soc. Ent.
Position President
Address: Same as the organization
Mobile +38630610606
Email stefan@epeka.si

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNER APPLICATION FORM

 

BACKROUND AND EXPERIENCE

 

Please briefly present the partner organization (e.g. its type, size, scope of work, areas of specific expertise, specific social context and, if relevant, the quality system used).

 

Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., was founded as an initiative to connect creators of cultural, artistic, educational, scientific and technological content for the European Capital of Culture 2012 project. One year later, EPEKA proposed the Municipality of Maribor to submit candidacy for the European Youth Capital title. Consequently, Maribor became the European Youth Capital in 2013. We continue our activities in the field of EU citizenship, EU values and intercultural dialogue. EPEKA also has branches abroad: EPEKA Czech Republic, EPEKA Austria, EPEKA Serbia, EPEKA Turkey and an informal group of youth EPEKA Armenia. We also have an affiliate branch in Ljubljana; the capital of Slovenia. EPEKA Association, Soc. Ent. is an association of public interest in the field of culture and an association of public interest in the field of youth. We are a non-governmental, non-profit organization, and we have been operating by the principles of a social enterprise since 2013. In addition to youth activities, we are also active in the field of culture and arts, volunteering, ecology and promotion of intercultural dialogue.

Currently, we are focusing on the international mobility of youth and informal education (acquisition of learning competencies) in the youth field. We have also established the EPEKA Youth Cooperative Society to support youth business. We’re running many international and national projects. We recently opened multi-purpose Roma center as well as Youth center. We also run a Gallery in the city center of Maribor in which we exhibit various forms of arts.

 

 

 

What are the activities and experience of your organization in the areas relevant for this project?

EPEKA is multi-disciplinaric organization experienced in the field of non-formal education, entrepreneurship, art, etc. As social enterprise and organization that have established first Roma restaurant – Romani kafenava, which operates by the principles of social entrepreneurship we are trying to employ people coming from Roma ethnic minorities. On the field of employment and non-formal education we are sharing best practice on local, national and international level. EPEKA is a very experienced organization as we are organizing or being a partner in more than 20 youth projects per year (youth exchanges, trainings, seminars, job shadowings, EVS,…)

 

Skills and expertise of key staff involved in the project/network for organize EVENTS, MEETING, CONVENTION, SEMINARY (please add lines as necessary)

Name & Surname of staff member Summary of relevant skills and experience
Stefan Simoncic Youth worker, trainer, project coordinator, manager of social enterprise, president of EPEKA Association and expert in the field of inclusion of Roma minority into the labor market, international projects manager.
Žiga Štajnbaher Youth worker, organizer, logistic expert, international projects manager, expert in the field of working with Roma youth.
Nermina Simoncic Administrative expert, secretary, webpage editor.
Žiga Dobnikar Roma activator, curator, designer, ICT expert., project coordinator
Jerica Lorenci Expert in the field of integration of migrants, webpage editor, EVS coordinator, coordinator of volunteering programs.
Sašo Fekonja Roma activator, event organizer, game-nights organizer, coordinator of musical programs of EPEKA.
Miha Kager Event organizing, youth worker, organization of sports activities.

 

 

 

 

Have you participated in a European Union granted project in the 3 years preceding this application?

 

Yes

 

 

If YES, please indicate:

EuProgramme Title Year Project identification or contract number Applicant/Beneficiary name
Erasmus+ European Youth Against Anti-Gipsysm 2018 2017-3-SI02-KA205-014432 EPEKA
Erasmus+ Education for deeper social integration 2017 2017-1-SI01-KA204-035562 EPEKA
Erasmus+ EPEKA Station (vol. 1) 2017 2017-3-SI02-KA105-014409

 

EPEKA
European Social Fund Multi-purpose Roma center – Roma Station 2017 C2611-17-591232 EPEKA
European Social Fund Fair employment 2016 C3331-16-544518 EPEKA
Erasmus + No Return – Way Forward? 2016 2016-1-SI02-KA105-013604 EPEKA
Erasmus + Today them, tomorrow it could be you 2015 2015-3-SI02-KA105-013338 EPEKA
Erasmus + EVS-tool for inclusion of Roma youth 2015 2015-1-SI02-KA105-012816 EPEKA
Europe for Citizens Roma genocide – part of European history 2015 2014-3605 Roma Youth Center
Europe for Citizens Community organizing – tool for Roma civic engagement 2015 2015-0992 Roma Youth Center
European Social Fund Roma restaurant – Romani kafenava 2012 2611-12-038503 EPEKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other projects in which we collaborated:

 

 

Title Key Action Action type Grant Agreement No. Role of EPEKA
Plant your citizenship! KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-3-ES02-KA105-010511 Cobeneficiary
Social Entrepreneurship Engagement for Youth KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-3-HR01-KA105-046814 Cobeneficiary
Živé knihy ako nástroj na elimináciu extrémizmu medzi mládežou KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-3-SK02-KA105-001591 Cobeneficiary
Freedom of expression: the right or the duty? KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-3-UK01-KA105-046421 Cobeneficiary
Cooperative Solutions-Seminar on Inclusion of Refugees/IDPs KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-UK01-KA105-037023 Cobeneficiary
Transition to Entrepreneurship KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-RO01-KA105-037610 Cobeneficiary
Alternative Learning: MOVIES KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-RO01-KA105-037558 Cobeneficiary
YW – Volunteering: A Tool for Success KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-NO02-KA105-000967

 

Cobeneficiary
Inclusive Europe ! KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-FR02-KA105-013105 Cobeneficiary
Social Photography in Youth Work KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-2-BG01-KA105-036604

 

Cobeneficiary
Rural Realities – Training Course for Rural Youth Workers KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-1-TR01-KA105-042254 Cobeneficiary
Missing Pieces KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-1-SK02-KA105-001298 Cobeneficiary
Izobraževanje za globlje družbeno vključevanje KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education 2017-1-SI01-KA204-035562 Beneficiary
Integration? Art is the answer KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2017-1-LT02-KA105-005201 Cobeneficiary
Youth Workers for Minority Youth Inclusion KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-TR01-KA105-036943

 

Cobeneficiary
ACT! – Active Citizenship Training KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-RO01-KA105-035486 Cobeneficiary
Positive Practices Of Mental Success KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-PT02-KA105-003865 Cobeneficiary
Change Places, Change Lives KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-PT02-KA105-003788

 

Cobeneficiary
Midsummer night’s dream KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-LV02-KA105-001361 Cobeneficiary
Xenophobia Revisited – World War II and the lessons (not) learned in the 21st century KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-DE04-KA105-014762

 

Cobeneficiary
Changing the picture KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-3-BG01-KA105-035408 Cobeneficiary
Limelight KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-TR01-KA105-035530 Cobeneficiary
WHO / KİM KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-TR01-KA105-035513 Cobeneficiary
Work as Smart as Possible KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-RO01-KA105-025099 Cobeneficiary
Learning Together KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-PT02-KA105-003454 Cobeneficiary
Mindful coaching in youth work KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-PL01-KA105-027296 Cobeneficiary
School of Tolerance KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-2-ES02-KA105-008230 Cobeneficiary
Beni Dahil Et! (Include Me!) KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-1-TR01-KA105-030543 Cobeneficiary
#healthie KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-1-TR01-KA105-029852 Cobeneficiary
Go Beyond the Limits / Sınırların Ötesine Geç KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-1-TR01-KA105-028840 Cobeneficiary
Children of the Rain / Yağmurun Çocukları KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-1-TR01-KA105-025330 Cobeneficiary
Leadership + KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2016-1-PT02-KA105-003162 Cobeneficiary
art neighboryouth KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth 2015-2-BE05-KA205-001702 Partner
EVS – a tool for Roma youth inclusion KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals KA105 – Youth mobility 2015-1-SI02-KA105-012816 Beneficiary