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RIC Novo mesto

Development and Education Centre Novo mesto


RIC Novo mesto is an adult education centre with more than 60 years of experience. Our organisation was established as a public equivalent body by the Municipality of Novo mesto, the largest city in Southeast Slovenia. We currently employ 17 people and cooperate with more than 130 regular external experts, teachers, mentors, and researchers. We develop and implement innovative formal and non-formal education programmes and offer guidance services for different target groups: general public, people living in rural areas, people with special needs, young adults, the unemployed, senior citizens, the Roma population, immigrants, prisoners, employees in the search for new training and education, etc.

As a public body, we work closely with a wide network of local, regional, and national partners, such as municipalities, ministries, regional development agencies, chamber of commerce and industry, Chamber of Craft, other adult education organisations, primary and secondary schools, higher education institutes and faculties, NGOs, enterprises, etc. Based on our project work, we cooperate with a wide network of international partners.

RIC Novo mesto strives for the quality of implementation in all areas of our work. Acquired certificates, sigils, and other documents represent recognition and confirmation that we have already achieved some of our objectives, and that we are on the right track. We have ISO 9001:2008 (ISO 9001:2015) which is an internationally recognized quality standard, issued by an international organization ISO (International Standard Organization). Within Guidance Centre Novo Mesto (under the supervision of the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education) we have developed a system of quality – a framework for Quality Assessment and quality development in Adult Education Guidance Centres.

TAGs: Adults | Lifelong learning | Support and guidance  | Seniors | Education and training | Youth

Development and education centre Novo mesto
Topliška cesta 2, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia

@: ric@ric-nm


PRISM Impresa Sociale s.r.l.

PRISM is a non-for-profit Social Enterprise with the mission to create equal opportunities for the responsive progress of societies, communities and people – acting as a qualified development agent, since 2012, with its operational seat in the city of Palermo and its registered office in Enna, Italy.

PRISM represents a co-planning hub, open to public and private actors, for the elaboration of tailored development strategies and interventions, aimed at valorising diversity and sharing the social, cultural and economic resources of local communities, from an international perspective.

PRISM annually assesses its social impact, by evaluating all forms of significant change experienced by individuals and communities, following their involvement in our activities as “co-experts”. The impact considers the enhancement of income and the level of integration in the labour market, innovations in the field of education, social inclusion and relationship changes, the effects on physical and mental health and the general impact on quality of life and well-being.

Since 2015, PRISM is enrolled in the Italian National Register of Research Institutions (Anagrafe Nazionale delle Ricerche) of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) with the code 000241_ETER.

The main areas of intervention, contributing to increased social impact are:

  • Entrepreneurship and Employability
    Raising human development and socio-professional integration, while strengthening the European economic area to stimulate self-employment initiatives and empowering, up-skilling and re-skilling human resources and efficiency systems.
  • Research, Innovation and new technologies
    Increasing and enhancing the quality, vitality and creativity of responsive and responsible European action- research, pursuing context related societal functions – planning and promoting solutions and shared interventions.
  • Social Cohesion, Equity and Equality
    Exploiting empowerment measures in social, economic and educational contexts – seeking to equalize opportunities, for an inclusive and accessible society for all, based on human rights and gender equality.
  • Local Development and Sustainability
    Promoting the exchange of good practices towards a sustainable and shared development model of interventions and services aimed at safeguarding and improving the conditions of the local environments and the prudent and rational use of natural resources.
  • International Cooperation, Mobility and Youth
    Improving cross-sectorial and transnational transfer of knowledge and expertise for inclusiveness management and societal awareness, to explore integrated and structured strategies for smart, sustainable and inclusive global growth.

TAGs: Adults | Digitalisation | Entrepreneurship Green & Blue economy | Inclusion | Migration | Vulnerabilities | Youth


Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 6, 90138 Palermo, Italy 
Via Falautano (Palazzo Grimaldi), 94100 Enna, Italy 
Tax Code 92057680859 ∙ VAT 01284840863

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