SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd is a pioneering organisation, which initiates and implements projects of positive social change in the fields of entrepreneurship, social innovation, employment, migrant integration and social inclusion. In addition, SYNTHESIS has extensive expertise in the field of Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management, Community continuity & community resiliency. SYNTHESIS is perhaps the leading institution in the field of social entrepreneurship in the island. One of its success stories is the establishment of “Hub Nicosia,” a co-working centre for organisations with cultural, environmental and social aims.
SYNTHESIS provides non-formal education to diverse and vulnerable groups with the aim to help them acquire the skills they need to lead a more fulfilling and productive live. A certified VET provider, SYNTHESIS is also delivering entrepreneurial and soft skills training programmes, particularly to people at risk of social exclusion, including children, migrants and refugees, individuals with learning and emotional disabilities, youth and long-term unemployed individuals. Their learning programmes aim to empower learners so they can live fuller and productive lives. SYNTHESIS team is developing tailor-made programmes for the promotion of life skills, which will enable individuals to manage and live a better life.
SYNTHESIS has eighteen years of experience in European cooperation, including developing the Policy recommendations and reports for the European Commission. It has been working with European partners in developing and implementing projects of educational and social value in fields such as entrepreneurship, employment, inclusion and migrant integration.
In the spirit of the above, SYNTHESIS has been implementing initiatives and activities for refugees, asylum seekers, 3rd country migrants and people under subsidiary protection aiming to provide them with cultural awareness & orientation, social skills pertaining to the host society, cultural exchanges between host country and country of origin, and the development of a sustainable multifaceted social network, as well as the acquisition of everyday life skills relating to the host country.
SYNTHESIS partners include universities, the chamber of commerce, local and public authorities, NGOs, migrant associations, and European networks. Its staff and associates have extensive academic and work experience in multiple areas.