1st Primary School of Rafina
The 1st Primary School of Rafina has an over 80 years history and, as its name suggests, is placed in the center of the city of Rafina, Athens. Educational innovation is school’s key characteristic. Over the years it consistently initiates cutting-edge, project – based educational programmes, in the fields of culture, environment, science and Information Communication Technologies. The school has a long experience of developing online educational materials, both for teachers and pupils
CSI - CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION LTD
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional and global contexts. CSI is working closely to address market, social, economic and cultural challenges with governments, local administrative agencies, non for profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, educators, VET Trainers, social entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology Developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives and project and provide for sustainable growth. The areas of expertise are in the fields of Vocational Education and Training, labour market, rural sustainable development, education and e-learning, social entrepreneurship, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, and training.
SRC- Spectrum Research Centre CLG
Spectrum Research Centre (SRC) was established in 2017, as a not-for-profit research centre with a focus on education innovation in response to needs identified in rural communities in Ireland. We are funded through a range of EU funds and adopt a research-led approach to the testing of solutions to persistent problems at community level. We actively support young academics to bring their research to life to test and realise social, economic, and cultural impact across our stakeholder network in the Northeast region of Ireland.
JAITEK TECNOLOGÍA Y FORMACIÓN SL
Jaitek is a Spanish company specialized in ICT training together with technical developments and implementations in educational institutions (of all educational levels) throughout Spain, both in presence and eLearning.
The company provides consulting, implements and validates eLearning environments. Here we deal with both the Instructional Design of courses and the customization of eLearning Platforms. We are experienced in all sorts of training: eLearning, blended learning and presence, giving customized solutions, technical support, and preparation of training resources (these could be SCORM compliant) for using in any kind of devices and collaboration in the development of teaching units for on-line training.
At Jaitek we are aware that today’s society demands companies and professionals who are constantly training and growing. Companies adapted to their time and adaptable to the many changes that are occurring and will occur in the future.
For this reason, we understand technologies as a means of facing up to the new demands of the environment. We bet on technologies not only as work tools but also as tools for change and adaptation.
In other words, ICTs should not serve to separate groups, but to bring together and improve their possibilities of access to training, learning and professional performance.
UPIT - UNIVERSITATEA DIN PITESTI
University of Piteşti (UPIT) is a state university situated in the Southern part of Romania, in the Argeş County (120 kilometers from Bucharest). It is a comprehensive university and has around 10,000 students. UPIT provides educational, training and research services, being an intellectual and academic community accredited by national and international quality agencies.
The areas in which the university is active are: education & training; scientific & applicative research; guidance & counseling; professional orientation; international cooperation in different fields; publishing activities.
University of Piteşti has about 700 staffs (academic and non-academic personnel). Its structure is composed of 6 faculties providing Bachelor, Master and PhD study programmes (www.upit.ro). The faculties are organized in departments. Beside faculties and departments, UPIT has also specialized units (Research Institute, Business and Technological Transfer Incubator, Institute for Training and Performance, Center for International Cooperation). It has previously participated and continues to be currently involved in a large number of transnational researches, mobility or strategic partnership projects (see www.cppdd.ro ). UPIT represents a strong educational factor for the SMEs in the region, which usually search its support in solving their economical, technological or managing problems. UPIT has also developed a collaborative network of partners which interconnects the university with the main employers and the local economic agents in the region.
Proportional Message supports people with disadvantaged backgrounds through the development of humanistic education values, representing a way of enhancing the integral development of the individual, both personally and collectively. We aim to contribute in the creation of educational environments, practices and research where the social, emotional and cognitive areas can be developed, to fulfil human potential. Our target groups are marginalised communities, elderly people, adults and families, as well people with disabilities. We develop activities aimed at meeting their needs, with a view to acquiring or deepening knowledge and skills. The intervention of Proportional Message is based on the belief that lifelong learning is a continuous process that must encompass all the dimensions of the individual and the practical knowledge acquired by all means. The access to quality education throughout life is a fundamental right to facilitate citizenship competences and the fully participation in society by all people. Our association commits to have an active role on the global challenges of poverty, social and labour inequalities, education, environment, peace and civic engagement, by promoting campaigning and awareness raising through civil society. Also, we cooperate with local and national organisations in promoting initiatives to defend the rights and interests of Portuguese employers and employees, contributing to a constructive debate of ideas and needs of all interested parties.
CO&SO -CONSORZIO PER LA COOPERAZIONE E LA SOLIDARIETA'-CONSORZIO DI COOPERATIVE SOCIALI-SOCIETA' COOPERATTIVA SOCIALE
CO&SO is a consortium located in Florence which includes 24 cooperatives working in the social, educational and cultural field. CO&SO has 42 permanent employees who provide services to the associated. The main services are: administration, monitoring the calls and as a consequence submitting projects most on public procurement aimed at providing services in the different social fields, offering European opportunities in order to promote innovation in the cooperatives in terms of improving employees’ competences and services, quality certification, communication. CO&SO is also a Training Agency accredited by Tuscany Regional Authority to develop training both funded or on demand and more than half of its training services (both face-to-face, online and blended) is provided to disadvantaged target groups.
CO&SO operates in various areas of interest:
Housing, Culture and Tourism, Education, Training, Social inclusion, Job insertion, Health and care, Green
In CO&SO there is also a dedicated department just working on European projects planning and management with very skilled staff who has more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Furthermore, since 2021 CO&SO, in accordance with the European Green Policy, has started planning new green oriented activities by participating, as Coordinator or partner, in EU projects aimed at supporting the environment through the improvement of the Green skills of the VET Institutes and VET Teachers, promoting digital marketing in Small and Medium Enterprises; developing the Circular Economy based on the recycling of waste.Other GREEN activities involve the associated cooperatives of CO&SO. In particular, it refers to the COLTIBIO Consortium, an organic agricultural reality, which through the concept of “social agriculture” develops an activity supported by the local community that produces and at the same time pursues the common good through sustainable practices from an economic and environmental point of view. COLTIBIO wants to experiment a new way of doing agriculture, with new processes with low environmental impact and new forms of knowledge transfer, such as the exchange of experiences between generations