Project Partners

The project consortium is made up of four organizations from four different countries. QBS Gewerkstatt from Germany, BEST from Austria, Mindshift from Portugal and Bulgarian fund for women from Bulgaria.

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QBS Gewerkstatt gGmbH

The QBS Gewerkstatt is an NGO founded in 1985 in Bochum, Germany, aimed at combating discrimination, inequalities, unemployment, fostering socio-cultural inclusion and integration as well as promoting digitalisation and sustainability.

QBS Gewerkstatt actively promotes the social and professional skills, and that also in collaboration with the government and other state institutions (such as the Chamber of Commerce), job centres, schools as well as social organizations and societies. We are engaged in a number of activities and offer a variety of services: career guidance for migrants and their parents, job application training and interview coaching, certified language and computer classes, intercultural/diversity seminars and training courses for multipliers, various EU projects with several themes such as VET, adult, learning, digitalisation, sustainability, organisation of cultural events, etc.

Tel:                                    +49 234 925639 – 11
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Contact Person:              Werner Fuhrmann

Bulgarian Fund for Women

Bulgarian Fund for Women (BFW) is the only donor in Bulgaria that exclusively supports activists, grassroots groups and CSOs working to empower women and girls and achieve gender equality in all spheres of life. We invest in the capacity building of civil society actors and stakeholders and in projects and initiatives that drive social change. Our vision is that all women and girls live in a just world where their choices are respected, and their voices are heard. Our mission is to build and develop the women’s rights movement in Bulgaria by mobilizing resources on a national and international level.

Tel:                             +359 2 426 92 02; +359 885 444 103

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Contact person:          Aleh Stankova

Mindshift Talent Advisory

Mindshift is a consulting company specialized in Human Resources that invests in the performance and upskilling of people’s competences, seeking to boost the digital and interpersonal maturity in organizations and society. At national level, MINDSHIFT has as one of its main partners The Key Talent Portugal, a HR Tech Consulting specialized in Social Attraction and Talent Assessment that develops platforms, such as Panorama and AplyGo, that allow to optimize, implement and manage digital, agile and attractive HR processes based on data analysis. At European level, we are a strategic partner for the development of transnational cooperation projects aiming to create innovative solutions in the area of youth and adult training, in six key-areas: upskilling & reskilling, inclusion & employability, sustainable development, women empowerment, entrepreneurship & creativity, and digital talent. Mindshift is strongly committed to the principles of Social Responsibility and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, bringing together a team of staff with various backgrounds and professional experience.

Contact Person: Filipa Flores

Tel: +351963873857

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BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH ( was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organization for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programs for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labor market and the participants' individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.

Tel:                                    +43 1 585 50 50
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Contact Person:              Helmut Kronika