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On April 9th, 2021 we held the online kick-off meeting of EstreComp Project, with our high level international partner organizations from Spain, Serbia, Germany and
The Mediators and Peacemakers against Peer Victimization – MEPEV project primarily aims to transform the disagreements among middle school students into peace by means of
Austrian Association of Inclusive Society (AIS) is a non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, dedicated to interdisciplinary research that promotes innovation and collaboration in the fields of human rights, social inclusion and development.
AIS’s activities include research and analysis, evaluations, publications and advocacy, as well as convene and facilitate the exchange of ideas and open discussions that stimulate new thinking on current issues in Europe, while keeping a global perspective.
Marco Roux is Human Rights advocate with extensive experience providing technical assistance in international projects. He holds a Master's degree in Politics and Government with a focus in Migrant Children and Education, a Master of Arts in Human Rights from the University of Vienna, and currently perusing a Master of Arts in Business in Management of EU projects from the University of Applied Arts Burgenland.
Magdalena Miladinovic works as a senior researcher and project manager at AIS. She has an M.A. degree from the University of Vienna in International Development and a B.Sc. degree from the University of Vienna in Political Science. She coordinated local training and seminars about inclusion, entrepreneurship, volunteering etc. She has a range of experience in working with individuals at risk of exclusion from the formal education system. She is highly competent in social activism, leading a group of volunteers, and in managing European Projects that deal with various topics, such as social inclusion, digitalisation, resocialization and integration of homeless people and migrants, fake news, climate change.
Ozel Coskuner worked in almost every dimension of the education industry for well over a decade, from minister advisor to university college management to student counsellor and teacher. Currently takes a leading role in several NGOs and social enterprises. With his extensive background in project management, he has been involved in more than 50 international and EU research and innovation.
Anastasija Vlatkovic works as a Research Associate at the Austrian Association of Inclusive Society. She has graduated from the University of Vienna, received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and is currently studying Applied Economics (MA) at the University of Vienna. Her specializations and areas of interest include Political Economy of Southeastern Europe, Policymaking, Ecological Economics, and Europeanisation. She previously worked at the Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe.
Matthias Penkin is currently a PhD-candidate in Global Energy Trade and Politics which he studies at the University of Innsbruck.
Having previously completed his master's with honours at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, he then graduated from the Vienna Diplomatic Academy where he particularly studied international environmental law and current ecological issues.
With several papers published he has worked in various international organisations and companies while also contributing to various social and global politics related projects. He consults on research, business management activities and foreign education. He conducts and supervises training, workshops, roundtables on various topics of his expertise at AIS.
Batuhan Alişoğlu is a PhD candidate in History from Eskişehir Osmangazi University. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Social Studies Teaching and continued his Master's in the History Department. He completed his master's degree with the thesis titled "Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey: An analysis According to Turkish Press (1985-1989)" on the subject of "migration", which includes various disciplines of social sciences. He has published articles and collaborated in diverse studies in the fields of Turkish education history, Turkish modernization history, Turkish political history in international refereed journals. Intercultural Communications is one of his main areas of interests. He has taken part in various social responsibility projects related to neglected children while studying in Bulgaria.
Maria Francesca obtained her Master's Degree in International Relations - human rights and cooperation for development, with a thesis on gender-based violence as a crime of genocide in international humanitarian law. Currently, she is attending a specialization Master in Gender Studies and a specialization course in Refugee Law and International Law. She took part in various Erasmus+ programs, both training and volunteering. In 2020 she participated in her first ESC project in Turkey and worked to promote inclusion among youth at risk of marginalization and refugees. Passionate about human rights, non-formal education and gender studies, she collaborated with online blogs and think-tanks in the field of the promotion of Erasmus+ programs.
WHAT WE DO
AIS aims to improve the condition of people who have social and educational disadvantages and disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual) in all areas of social, cultural and educational life.
Our projects work on the transformation of educational, technological and the physical environments of disadvantaged and disabled groups through research, innovation and the empowerment and enhancement of communication, social skills and cooperation.
Our organizational structure and processes, as well as the external services delivered to stakeholders and the greater public are all based on the principles of inclusivity and integrity, a strong drive for innovation and solution oriented, while striving for the highest quality standards possible.