Tell us about your partnerships
Papilio has many partners, because the German kindergarten structure is very complex. For more details, go to www.papilio.de/partner_unsere-partner.php. Our main partners are:
> Financial backers: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stiftung Wohlfahrtspflege, Auridis GmbH, Porticus, Barmer GEK (in NRW, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bavaria), AOK Hessen, Toto-Lotto Hamburg.
> Scientific assistance: Prof. Herbert Scheithauer, Freie Universität Berlin.
> Various ministries and authorities at federal, state and regional level
> Augsburger Puppenkiste, Germany's best-known puppet theater
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
Three areas are particularly important in achieving our goals: funding, expansion and communication.
There are 7 staff and 2 volunteers at the Papilio head office. By 2017 it is planned to increase our staff to 14.
We also have the assistance of 6 freelancers in the areas of finance, science, IT, PR and data management. They are particularly important to Papilio because most of them have been working with us since the project was launched in 2003.
Papilio is represented by 157 trainers working in their particular regions. They are mostly employed by local partners, not by Papilio e.V.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
The main requirement is for staff who are basically three people in one: they need to combine social know-how with an ability to achieve business goals and higher than average levels of motivation. We have found from experience that social is often interpreted as "nice, easy, relaxed", but as a result there is a real lack of professionalism. Most people know nothing about social entrepreneurship.