CEBS (Centrum Edukacji i Badan Spolecznych) Education and Social Research Centre is a non for profit association.
Their mission is to support development of the civil society, education and to promote entrepreneurship, with particular regards to groups exposed to risks of social, economic and interpersonal exclusion.
CEBS is born as a social sciences specialists’ initiative for youth and adults educational needs’ adequate response. The expertise of their team permits the complex analysis of educational needs through an application of different research methods and to facilitate to satisfy them in a professional way. We promote education of employees, unemployed people and young people in search of work.
CEBS works on new didactic methods, innovative ICT solutions to apply on educational field, and on training pathways’ development. It actively promotes the voluntary activity on the persons in each age and involves volunteers in association’s projects and activities with aim to arise awareness of active citizenship and promote an active participation in social life. It has 15 permanent members (researchers, specialists in European affaires, university professors and ICT and social media specialists), which 10 of them permanent collaborates on employment basis.
For last 5 years CEBS provides complex information about all issues connected to European Union and it’s institutions, as well as communicate about European policies and programs. This information takes different form, from single consultation on practical basis, by web and social media, local media and education on social and civic competences.
The main field of adult education is development of civic and social competences with special regard of European education. Through activities implemented within Europe Direct Information Centre it provides courses and events targeted to different groups, but mainly to adults. It organizes training moments on civic participation including: civic commitment of individuals in participatory process of public consultations, democracy in Europe, EU institutions, EP elections, consultations with specific target, active citizenship, and much more.
Since 2013 it implemented above 80 different courses singly tailored to learners needs. Moreover, it organized activites based on non-formal learning, such as city games and happenings.