Partnership organization, Hungary
HEEDA was founded in 2001. General statutory aims of our organisation are the promotion of the idea of European union, of the European integration process, the social dialogue, the adoption of living conditions in Europe, the integration and re-integration of disadvantaged groups, of human resources, the environment and natural resources, of economy, an active citizenship as well as cross-border co-operation. For the implementation of this purpose 10 staff members of the association work currently in 4 departments:
1. Mobility (Youth Centre organising youth exchanges, camps, European Voluntary Service)
2. Education (Education Centre implementing seminars, workshops, further educations, strategic partnerships)
3. Environment (Competence Centre for Regenerative Energies und Energy Saving Measures offering trainings, project days for
4. Competence Balance (Competence Balance Centre providing Competence Balance for Roma between 25 and 35 years)
As applicant or partner HEEDA has already been involved in projects in the frame of Youth in Action, TACIS IBPP, TACIS CBC SPF, Leonardo da Vinci, GRUNDTVIG as well as Europe for Citizens and ERASMUS+.
HEEDA is member of the informal European Network "Mentors of Europe\'s Diversity" with currently 30 member organisations from 13 EU and 3 partner countries. The activities of the network are based on a joint annual work programme. Focus of the network is the common search for opportunities of the improvement of the social and political participation of Roma and members of other minorities or vulnerable groups and the further development of the European co-operation. The various activities of the network contribute to the personal, socio-cultural and professional development of the target groups, promote their employability, strengthen their participation in decision making processes, but contribute also to debates on relevant policy fields, promote intercultural learning, tolerance, solidarity and equal chances. Besides, they contribute to the development of youth and education work.