The MYNNOVA partnership unites 5 organisations (2 NGOs, 1 university, 1 youth centre, and 1 training company) from 5 EU countries (Romania, Slovenia, Germany, Bulgaria, Cyprus). The organisations and their specific competences and capabilities, related to the MYNNOVA project are as follows:
Junior Achievement (Romania) – coordinator
Since its foundation in 1993, Junior Achievement (JA) Romania, a member of JA Worldwide and JA Europe, is the largest and most dynamic organization in Romania focused on applied economics, entrepreneurship and employability skills. JA Romania develops free international programs based on formal education, in which school, high school and university students are provided with real life learning experiences. JA Romania’s “learning by doing” programs, powered by mentors from the entire business community and through partnership with the Ministry of National Education, take a practical approach to learning, providing innovative methods of teaching and aiming to help young people to develop effective teamwork, leadership, communication and creative skills.
In MYNNOVA, JA Romania is not only the coordinator of the project, meaning the leading partner in Activity 1: Management and coordination, but they are also the leading partner in Activity 6: Dissemination and exploitation.
Celje Youth Centre (Slovenia) – partner
Celjski Mladinski Center – Celje Youth Center – is a non-profit organisation, established by the Municipality of Celje, Slovenia. Their vision is to be an organisation that will successfully respond to the needs of young people in the future and shape the place for socialisation, entertainment, creation, and acquisition of new skills. Celje Youth Center’s mission is to create an environment, in which young people can gain competences for participation in society and independent living in a creative and fun way.
In MYNNOVA, Celje Youth Center is the leading partner in Activity 3: Training youth mentors.
priME Academy (Germany) – partner
priME Academy AG is a private SME, dedicated to design and implement seminars, workshops, trainings, and coaching to sustainably strengthen entrepreneurship and management skills. The aim of the Academy is to improve the entrepreneurial attitude of the participants in terms of education for entrepreneurship, as well as the implementation of innovations in the practice of creating sustainable growth and jobs. The team of the Academy consists of highly professional and experienced experts in the field of innovation development.
In MYNNOVA, priME Academy is the leading partner in Activity 5: Training young entrepreneurs in online mentoring.
Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria) – partner
Law and Internet Foundation is a Bulgarian NGO and Research Centre. It initiates and supports activities for implementation of scientific and applied researches, studies, programmes, and projects in the field of new technologies and technological development; social entrepreneurship; transfer of knowledge, expertise and mentorship for students and young researchers. Recently the activities of the organisation have been focused on implementing the EU Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth with a special focus on innovations and development of digital environment for introduction of new technologies both in public and private sectors.
In MYNNOVA, Law and Internet Foundation is the leading partner in Activity 2: Development of online mentoring platform – Euromentor.eu.
University of Nicosia (Cyprus) – partner
The University of Nicosia (UNic), part of EDEX-Educational Excellence Corporation Ltd., is the largest private university in Cyprus with over 5500 students. It is an independent higher education institute, which offers a wide range of programmes to students from around the world. The University of Nicosia pursues excellence in education through research and high teaching standards in a continually improving academic environment.
In MYNNOVA, the University of Nicosia is the leading partner in Activity 4: Pilot mentoring.