Who we are ?

How can we transform walls into bridges, and create more dialogue between all the different voices aroun the migration situation in Europe?

With financial support of Erasmus+ and Movetia we develop an innovative process based in tools of Process Work and Deep Democracy to accompany organizations as well as individuals to promote dialogue and gain tools in leadership and conflict transformation.

Altekio, iniciativas hacia la sostenibilidad, S.Coop.Mad. is a non-lucrative workers cooperative created in 2008 with the idea of offering solutions from an integral perspective to the social, ecological and economic problems of the communities and territories. We generate ideas and develop projects in the areas of environment, community development and social economy.

Tekio calls community work in which each member of the community offers what he/she has for projects that contribute to the common benefit. It is a word that comes from the indigenous communities of the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Going ‘al Tekio’ is the sense, the attitude and the option that unites us. The initiatives towards sustainability are our work, the common work in which each person of the cooperative contributes with their baggage and their future.

Conchi Piñeiro
Anna Pujol

Contact details: conchi@altekio.es

Xena is a non-profit cultural association founded in 1995. It promotes local and international initiatives to develop personal and social growth, intercultural learning and active participation in society. It combines twentyfive years of experience with constant updating that aims at innovation in its areas of interest.

It has always achieved significant results in creation and implementation in its main fields: transnational internships (VET), training of citizens and operators, non-formal education of young people and adults, especially in projects in the frame of the European Program Erasmus +, starting with the European Voluntary Service. It is characterized and recognized for the work on international mobility, both abroad as reception in Italy, also in order to make it more accessible to different targets through information, guidance and planning.

Emiliano Bon
Sergi Barrientos Reyero

Contact details: evs@xena.it

Altekio  Association CH generates innovative spaces for knowledge dialogues between a wide diversity of actors, professional fields and methodological approaches. Through these bridges and connections, we accompany and facilitate processes of eco-social transformation at a personal, organisational and territorial level with a fresh and close style and pursuing the greatest impact. We listen to the needs of groups, organisations and networks and design the best possible way to achieve the desired objectives.We are an international association that work in 4 main areas:

  • social ecology and sustainability;
  • group facilitation;
  • social innovation and citizen participation;
  • and social and solidarity economy.

We do this work through trainings, innovation, research, intervention, consultancy and projects of various kinds, and always trying to blend the areas into more integral projects for eco-social transformation. We created this association inspired and supported by Altekio S.Coop. Mad, a social cooperative based in Madrid and working worldwide.

Lucila Valsecchi Lucero
Jordi Cornet Auge

Contact: lucila@altekio.ch

Deep Democracy Denmark is a non-profit organization, mainly active in the Danish capital area, but has some experience in facilitating groups in European countries, as well as experience in East Africa. The organization’s objectives are to promote a democratic dialogue that includes attitudes and people who are usually marginalized and not heard. We strive to overcome situations where conflict is allowed to diminish efficiency or even destroy collaboration in a group. We do this by organizing and facilitating open and inclusive events, in which there is room for opposing points of view, tensions and emotions.
A main part of our activities is also to train people who work as consultants, facilitators and social workers in conflict resolution, facilitation and dialogue.

The organization has facilitated several meetings, including dialogues on topics such as refugees and immigrants in Denmark, the privileges of being Danish, etc. The organization has facilitated an Open Forum on minority-majority issues in a multi-ethnic area of Copenhagen.

Karin Bagge
Sine Andersen
Nina Rermand Bjerregaard
Michala Bagge

Contact: sine@deepdemocracydenmark.dk

ASSOCIAZIONE COMUNITAZIONE encourages and promotes civil society participation, facilitation of large and small groups, community building, participatory planning, innovation in social dynamics through active citizenship. We study and use communication starting with listening, and promoting the creation of spaces for dialogue, the dissemination of ideas and the strengthening of a deeper sense of community.

The area in which the organization operates is more inherent to the processes and dynamics of relationships within teams and work groups. By accompanying actions in the processes of empowerment of the actors that operate in the community, the construction and consolidation of networks, the formation of internal teams in the institutions, COMUNITAZIONE plays a role in supporting the identity processes of groups and teams. This occurs thanks to the use of tools related to the field of facilitation, the systemic approach and work by processes, whose integrated use leads to a greater understanding of the submerged dynamics that operate both in an organization as in a community of people.

The main axes of communication work are currently carried out in two different but complementary operational spheres: on the one hand, facilitation and training and, on the other, the development of participatory processes at the community level.

Maria Beatrice Leone
Giancarlo Quaranta
Giulio Ferretto

Contact: asscomunitazione@gmail.com

Impuls (whose full name translated means agency for applied utopia), supports the transformation processes towards a sustainable, democratic and equitable society through facilitation, capacity building and innovative dialogue projects. Impuls also provides consulting and training services for stakeholders multipliers working in this field. Impuls was founded in September 2010.
At present, Impuls does not have employed personnel, but rather operates as a network of about 10 independent workers, with volunteer leadership provided by a board of five people. As an association, Impuls currently has about 50 members.
Impuls has designed and executed multi-year projects focused on adult learning, leadership training, civic participation and dialogue.
Impuls works in the field of integration of refugees, with refugees and helpers themselves, in Germany and Iraq, acquiring multiple perspectives on the issue. Impuls has been part of a strategic association called “MoveMakers”, a learning journey for some 40 change agents in the field of education. Impuls is part of several professional facilitator networks: Deep Democracy, Presencing Institute, and Art of Hosting.

Benjamin Rodrigues Kafka
Bettina Lobenberg

Contact: www.impuls.net

To strengthen our local impact and gain experience in the implementation of the project results, we are glad to collaborate with local associations related to the field of migration in each country:


We also collaborate with a variety of cultural organizations and artists, to include creative ways of talking about migration:

  • Rachele Venturin (Tessere Culture Onlus), Italy
  • Zakaria Mohamed Ali,Italy
  • Emanuele Greco, Italy
  • Francesco Ridolfi, Italy
  • Martino Cargnel (musician), Italy
  • Band DNA (musician), Denmark
  • La Cour de l’Avenir, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Nikader, Switzerland
  • Atelier Gardens Berlin, Germany
  • Ayham Majid Agha (artistic director of the Hanging Gardens of Oberllandstrasse festival), Germany


And we also collaborate with other local associations, groups and people that participate and give support in different ways to this project:

  • Commissione per la rappresentanza delle persone padovane con cittadinanza straniera, Italy
  • Elena Massanes Alelí, Cataluña, Spain
  • Yuliya Fillipovska, Ukraine/ Switzerland
  • Paule Yao, Italy
  • Kate Jobe, Switzerland

Thank you so much to all the people and organizations that are part of this project!