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How can we transform patriarchal structures and become aware of dynamics of power, violence and inequality that exist based on gender?

With financial support of Erasmus+ and Movetia we develop an innovative process to accompany organizations as well as individuals in getting more awareness of gender topics and creating transformation towards gender equality.


GATE process is an international cooperation project of…

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.

The non-profit Social Impact is one of the largest support organizations for inclusive & social entrepreneurs in Germany. Founded in 1994 under the name ‘iq consult’, Social Impact provides expert start-up consultancy and to date several thousand companies have been set up with the support of Social Impact. By cooperating with diverse public and corporate partners, Social Impact has established a unique infrastructure to support start-ups and entrepreneurs with various backgrounds.

In addition to its 10 incubators across Germany, SI is involved in advocacy, research and transnational projects supporting the inclusive and social entrepreneurship development in Germany, Europe and beyond. Social Impact also offers foundation programs for special target groups (e.g. migrants, young unemployed people and people with disabilities).

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.

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.

To strengthen our local impact and gain experience in organizational transformation processes, we are glad to collaborate with local associations:

Asociación Cultural La Kalle, Madrid

Janainas e.V., Berlin

Collettivo Kosmos, Padova

Il Sestante Cooperativa Sociale, Padova

Il Sindacato degli Studenti, Padova

SottoSopra, Padova

For more information about our partners and their motivation to join GATE process, have a look at our blog post on collaboration.