Partners2019-01-10T17:37:15+00:00

EPIC non-profit organization implements its projects in cooperation with Slovak and foreign partners.

Slovak Union of Supported Employment

Employees of EPIC Assist (Australia) started to cooperate with the Slovak Union of Supported Employment (SUPZ) even before the EPIC non-profit organization was officially founded in 2012. From the time our organization was established, we have cooperated with SUPZ on a daily basis. In 2014, we jointly organized a conference “15 Years of Supported Employment: What´s Next?” within the project The Tools to Increase Employability of People with Helath Disability.. Currently we are cooperating on developing the methodology to apply the Australian system of employing people with disabilities – the Supported Wage System.

Institute for Research of Work and Family

Together with the Institute for Inštitút pre výskum práce a rodiny – IVPR (Research of Work and Family) we organized the conference Supporting Employment of People with Health Disabilities: Successes, Challenges, European Perspectives.

Hrhovské služby, s.r.o.

Spišský Hrhov municipality is considered to be one of the best examples of municipal-supported social business in Slovakia, We cooperate with both the municipality and the municipal company Hrhovské služby, s.r.o. within the project “Support of municipal businesses established with the aim to increase employment of people disadvantaged in the labour market”.

Roma Institute, n.o.

We have been cooperating with the Roma Institute since 2012, primarily in activities aimed at using EU Structural Funds for the benefit of marginalized Roma communities, funded by the Open Society Institute Foundations.

Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Marginalized Roma Communities

Our experts are members of various working groups of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Marginalized Roma Communities aimed at programming financial assistance from the European Community in 2014-2020. Public policy development aimed at social integration of marginalized Roma communities belongs among the activities that we implement in cooperation with the Roma Institute (Rómsky inštitút) and the Slovak Governance Institute (Inštitút pre dobre spravovanú spoločnosť).

Slovak Governance Institute

Together with the Slovak Governance Institute (SGI) we have been carrying out activities aimed at use of EU Structural Funds for the benefit of marginalized Roma communities, funded by the Open Society Institute Foundations as of 2012.

IBM Slovensko, spol. s r.o.

EPIC non-profit organization cooperates with IBM to implement programs supporting diversity of its employees by targeting employment of people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to their ethnicity or health condition.

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, Slovakia

Foreign Partners

  • Social Business Earth (SBE), Switzerland

Social Business Earth (SBE) has the potential to bring a new perspective to funding social businesses, and dealing with social problems as such, to Slovakia. SBE identifies with the social business movement of Professor M. Yunus that strives to liberate the functioning of social businesses from donations and subsidies and conditions success mostly on realistic business plans. Our cooperation started in October 2013 with the project titled “Support of municipal businesses established with a goal to increase employment of people disadvantaged in the labour market”.

  • Otevřená společnost (Open Society), Czech Republic

We are cooperating with Otevřená společnost in promoting the activities of the EPIC non-profit organization in the Czech Republic since 2013. As of 2014 we are jointly implementing the project “Promoting individual capacities through municipal social businesses”, financially supported through the Erasmus+ Program.

  • CEiS Ayrshire, Scotland

In September 2014, we started working with CEiS Ayrshire on the project “Simulator of work interviews” within the European Commission‘s Erasmus+ program.

  • GRUPO EQ5, Spain

GRUPO EQ5 is a consulting company in Spain aimed at local and regional developmental programs for disadvantaged areas. In September 2014 we started cooperating with GROUPO EQ5 on the project “Simulator of work interviews” within the European Commission‘s Erasmus+ program.

  • Peryferia, Poland