CESIE is a European centre of studies and initiatives established in 2001 with a mission to promote educational innovation, participation and growth. CESIE involves people, society, the private and public sector to research and test educational methodologies that respond to social needs. The NGO has a strong expertise in the field of social engagement: the team is active in the field of employability promotion and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups (e.g., people with a migrant background and from ethnic minorities, disabled people, people living in socio-cultural disadvantage, etc.) on a daily basis. Finally, CESIE has expertise in management and coordination of several projects focusing on innovative methodologies to increase civic, social, cultural and economic participation. As such, CESIE can count on solid networks of youth organisations and policy-makers, both at local and EU level. The coOPERATOR project is managed by the Higher Education and Research Unit.