Thanks to fruitful collaborations with local universities, we do have the opportunity to collaborate with companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Daikin, BNP Paribas, KPMG and PwC.
Our program at SIS Intercultural Study Abroad offers a unique opportunity to engage with Brussels-based NGOs, which greatly enhance the experience in the European capital. Brussels is an influential hub for lobbying, and these organizations hold significant weight here.
These NGOs work diligently to shape the decisions of European institutions and impact the regulations they enact. Some of them serve as umbrella organizations, bringing together numerous entities from across Europe and setting guidelines for collective action at the national level. We have had the pleasure of collaborating with a variety of these organizations, and they are excited to welcome students based on their interests and curriculum.
Immerse yourself in the world of influential NGOs in Brussels through SIS Intercultural Study Abroad. Gain firsthand insights into their work, contribute to meaningful projects, and broaden your understanding of European advocacy and collaboration.
The only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. ENAR’s aim is to end structural racism in the European Union and to build structures, institutions and attitudes based on race equality and equal distribution of power, privileges, and rights in order to make a real difference in ethnic and religious minorities’ lives. https://www.enar-eu.org/
The European confederation of cooperatives and other employee-owned enterprises that are active in industry, services and crafts, most of them being worker and social cooperatives. It affiliates 25 national federations in 16 EU countries, which in turn affiliate approximately 50,000 enterprises which employ 1.4 million workers and generate an aggregate turnover of around €50 billion. CECOP also affiliates 4 development organisations promoting those enterprises. It works to create a supportive environment for cooperatives, so that they can operate to their full strength and fulfil their mission of providing sustainable jobs and high-quality services to communities. The aim of this organisation is to build a stronger and fairer Europe, working through cooperatives to bring democracy and solidarity to the workplace, sustainable economic growth, and social cohesion. https://www.cecop.coop/
A pluralistic network of civil society associations representing the interests of all families. Its members respond at national or regional level to the needs of all families, as well focusing on families in a vulnerable situation. COFACE Families Europe is a bridge between civil society organisations, research bodies and institutions, in order to contribute to better policy making at EU level and make a positive change in the lives of the millions of families living in Europe. https://coface-eu.org/
the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises, a non-profit organization based in Brussels, gathering 26 national and regional networks of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) representing 20 European countries. ENSIE aims to contribute to sustainable development through different actions. One of these is creating links between the job market and the social integration of disadvantaged risk-groups by improving their employment opportunities and productivity. The organisation is focused also in promoting the economic viability and the innovation of social enterprises, as well as the integration and reinforcement of their role in the general economic landscape. https://www.ensie.org/
A non-profit membership organisation open to all those committed to improving health and healthcare. EHMA is principally focussed on the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what’ of healthcare. This focus on implementation has behind it the twin aims of improving the take up and successful implementation of health improvement programmes and spreading this learning back into the realms of health policy, education, and training. https://ehma.org/
The leading European business network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. With their corporate members, National Partner Organisations (NPOs), and Associated Partners, they unite, inspire & support over 10,000 enterprises at local, European and global level. This organisation supports businesses & industry sectors in their transformation and collaboration towards practical solutions and sustainable growth. Following the SDGs, they want to co-build with the European leaders and stakeholders an overarching strategy for a Sustainable Europe 2030. https://www.csreurope.org/
A non-profit association of Brussels lovers that develops multiple projects to promote and highlight the intangible, tourist, and cultural heritage of Brussels. In order to highlight the human diversity of the Brussels inhabitants, the Association innovative and original project is to offer an alternative mode of tourism for both Brussels residents and tourists. They organise meetings and thematic visits in order to promote the city’s wealth among visitors and to increase the goodwill of Brussels inhabitant towards each other. They also organise cooperation projects with the aim of promoting the countries of origin of the inhabitants and international relations. https://www.alterbrussels.org/en/
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Brussels is a vibrant city where new ideas always find their place. In fact, there are also some start-ups with which we had the opportunity to collaborate and that could offer students an internship in a context perhaps atypical but certainly exciting.