AAU has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal development since its inception in 1974. It offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. AAU currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. Despite the fact that AAU is a fairly young university, it is already ranking amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world.
Since it was founded ABC has led the field of research in school and workplace bullying in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.
Accord International s.r.o. provides highly professional consulting and training services in the areas of education, culture, support to SMEs, regional development, sustainable development, social policies, employment policies, social integration and many others. One of key focus areas of our activities is enhancement of financial literacy for all age and social groups.
Anziani e Non Solo is a cooperative society working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on management of project and promotion of products and services in the field of welfare and social inclusion.
AOU Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona is a Public University Hospital part of the National/Regional Healthcare Service, being the largest hospital in Marche Region. The Neurorehabilitation Clinic of the Ancona University Hospital is an intensive hospital rehabilitation centre, integrated within the Department of Neurological Sciences. Its mission concerns both specialised rehabilitation assistance to individuals with severe brain injury, and the implementation of rehabilitation protocols in areas of disability (both neurological and post-surgical).
Gandalf is a Spanish non lucrative association that was born in 1987. It was emerged from the social necessities in our neighbourhood and people who collaborate in it are ready to bring something to the community as a social voluntary aim. All our work focusses on education and prevention of young-adults, although three years ago we began to work with children too.
MOVIENDOTE is a non-profit cultural association, formed by experienced people in the fields of education, social inclusion, employment and equal opportunities. People from different sectors of civil society who seek to join efforts to
find a new approach to social activities in order to promote a sense of responsibility for our own environment, and encourage and support people to take action that favour their social, labour and cultural inclusion. MOVIENDOTE has as its main objective the organization of activities (volunteering, training, education, talks, workshops, etc.) as a key means to promote active leisure and community work.
Ayas-Naima Ali Karatas is a multi-program highschool.
Athens Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by carers of people with dementia and health care professionals interested in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). It aims at promoting awareness, care and support for everyone in anyway related to the disease. The organization activities include memory clinics, non-pharmacological treatments for people with dementia, training, counselling and support for carers, training of doctors and other healthcare professionals, lectures on human memory and dementia for lay people, dementia screening and prevention programs in the community, publication of newsletters, factsheets and booklets and liaising with the community.
When August Horch designed its first sport vehicle named Audi Type A in 1910, he set a new benchmark with regard to innovation and quality for his competitors. Since 1995 August Horch Akademie sets the same benchmark for its products and services like his famous namesake. For the purpose of his tradition we continue today what was started over 100 years ago.
The Aula Permanente de Formación Abierta, is an initiative of the Universidad de Granada launched in the academic year 1994-1995 with the objective of meeting the educational demand of people over age 50.
BD Center Consulting – a private, dynamically developing firm that cooperates with non-governmental organizations, businesses and other institutions that are interested in issues concerning improvement of personnel qualifications.
Best Cybernetics is an independent engineering consulting company specializing in providing IT services and solutions. Founded in 1993 as an engineering company, Best Cybernetics has expanded its operations to include expert consulting in Information Technology and professional project management services. By providing professional service and customer-focused solutions Best Cybernetics has since become a leading provider in IT Consulting.
BDF operates within a large international network of companies, intermediaries, local governments and knowledge institutes. BDF cherishes start-up companies. Since its establishment in 2002, it actively supported over a 100 start-up companies during their first steps. Its strength is a proactive approach and 1 on 1 coaching.
Business Foundation for Education (BFE) is a Bulgarian non-government organization, established in 2005 to act in public interest. Its mission is to facilitate the development of civil society through initiatives that enhance human resource competitiveness and contribute to economic development and prosperity. To achieve its goals the Foundation implements a variety of initiatives in the fields of lifelong learning and career guidance, employment and social policy, vocational education and training.
The Business School PAR was founded in 2011 and is part of the tradition of professional education aimed at adults that began with the Business Academy Rijeka five years prior to that. Since its inception, PAR’s goal has been developing top educational programs and business consulting based on experience, realistic appreciations of economic needs, as well as continuous searches for new professional and scientific innovations and trends. Since 2011, BS PAR has also been conducting the accredited study program Business Management with the aim of educating young, modern, and entrepreneurially-oriented students, which came as a response to the need for future students who want a different type of education.
CCS Digital Education (CCSDE) was founded in 2013 with the mission propel the teaching-learning process into a new era, increasing its effectiveness through the use of ICT. The company offers to its clients integrated solutions and services with high added value, from conceptualisation, the design of content visualisation (storyboarding) and the development of applications to consulting services for the exploitation of digital media (digital marketing) and the design of targeted marketing campaigns for customer’s applications.
The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) was created more than 30 years ago as THE VOICE of the European footwear industry in Brussels. It gathers footwear national associations and federations of the European Union, representing approximately 87% of footwear production. Through the footwear national associations and federations, CEC aims at facilitating collaboration between all the categories of stakeholders of the supply chain: from the collection of materials and components to the more common objective of recycling.
The CFPIC was thought to provide the technical training necessary for economic growth. The main objective is to respond with quick solutions to the needs of industry in terms of training, contributing to the progress of Portuguese enterprise system by developing the skills and knowledge of human resources.
CIAPE is the Italian National Centre for Permanent Learning, a non-profit private organisation. CIAPE is an innovative organization, born with the aim to lead to success a constantly changing community. We believe that only lifelong learning guarantees the individual competitiveness in a global labour market. CIAPE carries out training activities to develop and validate soft skills, as well as competences required in the future labour market.
Centrul National de Dezvoltare a Invatamantului Profesional si Tehnic (CNDIPT) is a specialised body under the Ministry of National Education, a public institution with legal personality established by Government Decision in 1998.
CNDIPT proposes principles of educational policy, coordinates scientific innovation and development projects for VET, offers scientific coordination and develops methodologies for TVET curriculum, ensures development and operation of social partnership in VET at national, regional and local levels. CNDIPT, as regulatory body at national level, has the mission to develop qualifications, provide scientific and methodological coordination for development, implementation and review of training standards, curriculum and assessment for vocational and technical education; collaborates with social partners in order to ensure the link between education and national labour market needs.
CITEVE is a Technological Centre, non-for profit organization, settled in Portugal (Vila Nova de Famalicão), strongly connected to the world through international offices in Brazil, Tunisia, Pakistan, Chile and Mexico. CITEVE means textile knowledge and expertise along the textile & clothing value chain. From materials technology, across product and business management, to fashion and technical applications for high-tech markets. CITEVE service portfolio comprises Product and Material Testing, Product Designs, Engineering & Certification, Specialized Consulting and Training, Technology Development, Business and Innovation Management.
Civic Computing (CIVIC) was established in 2001, in Edinburgh, Scotland and is one of the largest suppliers of digital work to the Scottish Government. CIVIC is known for innovation in product development: we were first to develop a Java CMS over 10 years ago (Content Control), we were first to market a solution for compliance with EU legislation on Cookies (Cookie Control), and we recently launched on a new social media tool (Ffora) targeting mainly youngsters seeking personalised content.
COAT is supporting the application of technological aids in the field of disability. The main role is to integrate teams in sanitary or school context to develop the best ways to overcome impairments by use of technological solutions (low-tec and high-tech). In the past 5 years, COAT became the Umbria Region reference for the technological support for AAC solutions as they are applied to various type of pathologies/diagnosis. Into specific, COAT is the main regional reference for assistive solutions for ALS, SM, Stroke survivals, Cerebral Palsy.. persons living at their homes. Technical equipe is working in a domiciliary context asking the collaboration of the person and his/her family to decide best options during counseling meeting.
The Czech Footwear and Leather Association (CFLA or COKA in Czech) comprises approximately 55 companies and institutions concerned with manufacture, sale as well as research and testing of footwear, shoe materials and components in the territory of the Czech Republic. The association was created as a voluntary group. Therefore, it defends its members‘ interests, secures their co-ordinated and unified course of action and acts as a main guarantor of the Czech Republic‘s shoe and leather industries in negotiations with authorities. At present, the Czech Footwear and Leather Association is also an information centre for businessmen in the leather industry and a member of the European Confederation of the Shoe Retailers‘ Associations (CEDDEC) and of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC).
Colegiul National Pedagogic ”Stefan Velovan” is a prestigious 144-year-old school, with 110 teachers and 1700 students. There are philological, pedagogical high school classes and science-oriented classes. Our organization has expertise in following areas: dissemination and valorization, e-learning content de-velopment, interdisciplinary Training and research, blended learning, mentoring,testing the contents in pilot trainings.
Cordia was founded in 2007. The company cooperates with public, private and non-governmental organizations in Slovakia and European Union in the field of consultancy and assistance with preparation, management and realization international and national projects. It focuses mainly on the areas of cultural heritage, information technologies and education.
Cosmic Innovations (Coin), formerly know as FAVINOM Consultancies is a very dynamic consultancy offering a vast range of services bridging the gap between the commercial and public/EU funding ecosystems. Coin’s service provision ranges from business development and public funding acquisition to custom implementation, training and technology transfer.
COTANCE is the acronym that stands for the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community. It is the representative body of the European leather producing industry and the voice of European tanners at EU and international level. COTANCE aims the sustainable development of the leather sector in Europe and defends the interests of some 3,000 tanning installations across the continent employing directly about 30,000 people. Europe’s leather sector hosts the world’s technologically most advanced tanning industry ranking first at global level in terms of turnover, creativity and innovation, environmental performance and social accountability.
Creative Thinking Development – CRETHIDEV is a non profit company, not for benefit, which focuses on research, as well as development of studies and action plans for local communities, mainly in the fields of life-long learning, environmental protection, innovation, employment and local development, health, athletics and culture.
Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal – CTCP is a non-profit private organization founded in 1986 with the incorporation of a footwear quality control laboratory created in 1981. CTCP was created by Component and Leather Goods Manufacturers Association (APICCAPS) and two Governmental Institutes of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy(IAPMEI and INETI).
CTIC – The Portuguese Technological Centre for the Leather Industry was formally created in 1992, under the initiative of leather companies, the sector’s Association and also with a participation of the Portuguese State. CTIC provides scientific and technological support to the sector, assuming a predominant role in the implementation of new technologies and processes, in the research and development, and in the environment preservation, which leads the sector to the technical sophistication, innovation, process rationalization, cost reduction, productivity gains and differentiation.
CVO Antwerpen is one of the largest Adult Education Centre certified and funded by the Flemish Government. It organizes more than 950 courses per year clustered around: courses for immigrants, formal Vocational Education and Training at the level of secondary education, higher professional education, language courses, and entrepreneurial training courses.
Cyprus Stroke Association (CSA) was founded in 2009 and is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working towards the prevention of stroke in Cyprus and offering help and support to individuals who have suffered a stroke, their families and kin environment. CSA aims to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors and to inform and to educate the public on stroke and its related effects.
The Cyprus University of Technology was founded in Limassol in 2003 and consists of 6 faculties: Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Enviromental Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Faculty of Communication and Media Stucies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts and Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
The DEIS Department of Education Development is an academic Department of Education based in the School of Humanities in the Cork Institute of Technology. The department has a strong track record going back over 15 years in the development of technology-enhanced learning solutions and e-learning resources.
DFA governs and administrates the Historical Territory of Alava, leading, among others, the areas of “Economic Development and Territorial Balance” and “Promotion of Employment, Trade and Tourism”.
One of the ten axes of the “2015-2019 Strategic Plan” is the progress in the territorial balance, that means reducing the gap between urban and rural areas in economic development and opportunities. With this aim, DFA has established many strategic objectives and programs in order to support innovation and economic growth of rural areas, which represents 95% of Alava’s region.
Drosostalida is a social enterprise based in Athens, working with adults. Drosostalida, amongst other activities, designs and develops training programmes for vocational and adult training using different training design and delivery methodologies. Results derived from clients and research programmes are used to create social impact and social innovation.
The European Apparel and Textile Confederation, is the voice of the European textile and clothing industry and aims to create a favourable environment within the European Union for the manufacture of textile and clothing products. With its 177,684 EU companies employing still 1.7 million workers, this industry has reinvented itself through investment in innovation, creativity, advanced manufacturing technologies, market diversification and internationalisation. It grows again and creates manufacturing jobs while generating over €45 billion of world export income.
EuroPartnership Agency Ltd (EuroPA) is a training organisation specialising in a wide range of activities including the organisation and management of partnership and innovation projects funded by the European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programmes (2007-2013) and now under new Erasmus+ Programme. The projects EuroPA undertakes are all related to enhancing the academic and vocational education of individual learners and workers through the active engagement with European businesses, knowledge and technology transfer and trans-national collaboration.
The European Digital Learning Network – DLEARN – aims to embrace the challenges brought by the digital revolution in terms of digital skills mismatch, toward an inclusive digital society. The 47% of Europeans is not properly digitally skilled – yet in the near future 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills and numerous opportunities in terms of jobs that are going to shape the labour market. Our aims are characterized by 4 key-words: SHARE, CONNECT, MULTIPLY, ENHANCE. DLEARN is a collector of practices and ideas, gathering diverse organizations in Europe to reflect, think and trigger new initiatives, toward the valorisation and the enhancement of digital learning.
EPA has been the only EU-level organisation representing parents as a stakeholder group in education since its foundation in 1985. Through our 50+ member organisations we have a nearly full coverage of Europe as we have working contact with all EU-member states except for the Czech Republic and Greece, while we have members from some non-EU countries as well.
European Regional Framework for Co-operation (ERFC) is a Non-Government Organization, Not for Profit, aiming at EU Integration, with main priorities: to promote innovation and economic development; to improve the competitiveness and employment of EU & Global space (Local productive systems; industrial districts; poles of innovation; poles of competitiveness; areas that show a significant innovation potential; local cultural systems); to control the impact of human activity on the environment, enhance territorial resources and prevent risks (improve energy efficiency, protect and enhance sensitive territorial resources, prevent maritime risks and strengthen maritime safety).
EUPF is a Bulgarian non-profit organization active in the field of European cooperation in education and training, including vocational training, youth issues, lifelong learning and intercultural communication. EUPF puts forward and implements project initiatives on local, national and EU level fostering innovative approaches in all sectors through partnerships and networking, sharing experience and engagement of all stakeholders.
Since launch in 1999, Exponential Training & Assessment Ltd has enabled Managers, Coaches and Consultants from a wide variety of backgrounds, to gain internationally recognized qualifications.
Folkuniversitetet is an adult educational association that offers a wide range of adult education all over Sweden. Folkuniversitetet is an association of five foundations: the extra-mural departments attached to the Universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Lund and Umeå. Folkuniversitetet runs numerous internationally oriented activities such as language courses, courses abroad and projects with an international emphasis.
Fondazione Ikaros is a certified VET and job services provider, operating in the field of lifelong learning and received an Excellence Label in 2010 from Lombardy Region. Ikaros is active in the provision of a wide range of training activities, from education and training courses targeted at specific groups to continuing and tertiary training, as well as in providing labour market services, research end innovation activities, international co-operation.
Forum Pre Pomoc Starsim is a civic organization officially registered in March 2000. It provides care and support services for the elderly in order to protect their rights, promote their interests and help meet their needs.
The activities of MIS Foundation is oriented towards: transferring know-how between professionals, organisations representing public, private and social sectors; promoting inter-sectorial cooperation; improving and developing skills and competences of individuals and organisations; promoting entrepreneurship and innovation; supporting micro, small and medium enterprises as well as social enterprises; promoting experience management success stories exchange.
Foundation is active in the following fields: training; organizing and funding conferences, seminars and workshops; consulting and advisory services; national and international project management and implementation; research activities.
The State Foundation for Training in Employment (Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo, Fundae) is a not-for-profit foundation belonging to the public sector. It promotes training among employers and workers to respond to labour market needs and contribute to the development of a knowledge-based economy. Fundae is a tripartite organisation formed by the state and regional administrations, and the main employers´ and trade unions´ organisations. It acts as a partner and technical support agent of the Public State Employment Service (SEPE) and also supports the Ministry of Employment and Social Security in the vocational training for employment system.
Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship (FPE) is a private, non-profit foundation established in 1991. FPE provides training, consultancy and information services. As regional centre of the National SME Services Network (KSU) and Commune Information Centre (GCI) the Foundation provides information and consultancy services for the enterprises and people planning to start their own business. FPE has trained more than 33.000 people so far. Since 2008 FPE has been a centre of Enterprise Europe Network. FPE initiates activities aimed at developing innovation and cooperation between businesses and R&D centres, building knowledge-based economy and fostering European integration.
Governorship of Istanbul (ISTANBUL VALILIGI) is the highest administrative authority in the city with a number of approximately 300 civil servants and giving service in various fields. Governorship of Istanbul is represented by “Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Social Studies and Projects” and “EU and Foreign Affairs” in the projects. Governorship of Istanbul (GOI) has protocols with different institutions for the projects in Istanbul. It made out the following three points: to establish the necessary infrastructure, to prepare the City’s citizens for the E.U. citizenship, to make sure the citizens understand the process and implementations demanded by the E.U. which are binding for all E.U. member states.
Association ”H Foundation” is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation created in 1991. The mission of the association is to ensure equal opportunities to education and training for people with disabilities and for disadvantaged people. The association offers courses for professionals who are working with people with disabilities, for front desk operators who come into contact with people with disabilities and their parents, but also courses for parents who have children with disabilities. Over the time, H Foundation has developed and implemented many campaigns for the integration of children and youth with physical disabilities into the mainstream school and campaigns for the improvement of the accessibility for people with physical disabilities. The association uses the latest methods and techniques of teaching / learning, providing to its beneficiaries e-learning platforms and blending learning courses.
HAMTAL is a public vocational secondary school. The school is located in the city center of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It has been founded this year and received its first students. As a vocational school, there are departments of Food and Beverage Services, Accounting and Finance, Child Development and Training, Public Relationships and Organisation. The school has good physical facilities, a new building and laboratories for these departments. Child Development and Training Department has a separate building in the garden of the school to be used as a practice kindergarten for students.
Hellenic Management Association (HMA), which was established in 1962 is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to contribute to the promotion, dissemination and promulgation of modern management principles, methods and practices. HMA has members, both corporate – enterprises and organisations of the private and public sector – and individuals – medium and top-level executives, entrepreneurs, professors and students. Today HMA rates among the five largest Management Associations worldwide in terms of Membership and Activities.
The Hellenic Regional Development Center (HRDC) is a non-governmental organization established in 1992. Its goal is to promote innovation, training and regional development. HRDC is an initiative addressed to universities, enterprises and social actors. It forms a Training Partnership and operates as a social player in collaboration with regional governmental authorities and administration offices in the following areas: Social Cohesion, Vocational Education & Training, New Technologies, Transfer of Innovation and Regional Development.
ICOSICOS GmbH operates corpus-oriented with language technology and its applications. The acquisition of digital content its processing and use focus on mono- and bilingual lexica. The provision of ontologies for semantic markup of textual data and for textual analyses is a novel focus of activities.
The International Shoe Competence Center Pirmasens gGmbH or for short ISC Germany is a non-profit, private training and research centre for the leather and footwear industry from production to retail. ISC is based in Germany and operates on a global scale. It’s a central contact point for all matters relating to footwear production, footwear, leather goods, leather apparel, as well as the materials and the machines needed to manufacture these products and also marketing and sales.
The Instituto Navarro de Administración Publica conducts research work, study and advise on administrative matters, assessment of public policies and the quality of public services. It also is in charge of training and retraining of personnel of the government of Navarra.
The National Research & Development Institute for Textiles and Leather, Bucharest was established in 1996, by the merging of the Textile Research Institute with the Leather-Footwear Research Institute.
INCDTP develops RDI activities having a fundamental and applicative character, small and short series micro production, consultancy and technical assistance services: laboratory investigation and testing, quality management, certification and inspection, editing and publishing of specialty literature.
INESCOP is a service organisation for the footwear and related industries, formed by these companies themselves in order to collectively deal with the technological activities which are of sectorial interest and which cannot be carried out individually. Currently known as the Technological Institute for Footwear and Related Industries, INESCOP began its activities in 1971 and works as a non-profit making organisation, with more than 600 associated companies in the whole country.
INOVA +’s mission is to provide the knowledge, capacity management, partnerships and the technical and financial support needed to implement the projects of innovation of its customers, since companies in incubation until largest companies worldwide, contributing to sustainable development, progress technological and economic growth.
The Italian National Centre on Health and Science on Aging (INRCA) is the Italian leading Public Institute in gerontology and geriatrics dedicated to carry out an integrated and multi-disciplinary research on aging and care of the older population. Within INRCA, the Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing is devoted to gain an holistic understanding of the ageing process from a demographic, social, economic and political perspective.
IED is a Greek NGO committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancement of the spirit of entrepreneurship. By recognizing entrepreneurship as a crucial factor for the development and cohesion of societies, it develops research and provides innovative solutions that facilitate the growth of healthy entrepreneurship and promote employment.
The Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia (IBV) is a Technology Center that studies the behavior of people in their relation to the products, environments and services they use. The IBV offers a complete range of services and products to companies interested in differentiating themselves in particular markets through the incorporation of values resulting from the practice of advanced, sustainable, and rational ways of life, and, therefore, as a valuable and attractive social and cultural reference for citizens in any country aspiring to greater personal development.
Cis-IUL research engages in (a) the empirically-based development of theories and models and (b) the application of such theories to the analysis and solution of social, political and economic problems of Portuguese and European societies. Cis-IUL reaches out to society at three main levels: policymakers, community, and the entrepreneurial world.
Inveslan, began its activities in 2002 with the goal of strengthening business decisions of the entities it advises; making available to its customers solutions that anticipate the ever-changing labor market and to use the latest research techniques that allows us to detect the external necessity, thus deciding for the best possible solution.
IREA was established as a non-profit institution, as a pedagogic research institute in the field of adult and continuing education, aiming to provide scientific and methodological support for all adult education institutions in Romania and to establish the link between the academics and practitioners in adult learning area. Although as an independent research unit, IREA belongs to the the Department of Education Sciences, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara.
ISCET is a Polytechnic, created in September 1990 and offers degrees in Human Resources Management, Marketing and Advertising, Labour and Social Psychology, International Business Relations.
The Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) or Porto Superior Institute of Engineering is a public polytechnic higher learning and research institute of engineering, located in the city of Porto, Portugal. ISEP has eight departments and one section, with an emphasis on applied science and technology. Today, ISEP is one of the biggest and most known engineering schools of Portugal, with around 6,000 students and 500 faculty members.
The ISM University of Management and Economics continues the best traditions of management and economics studies.
ISMAI, Maia Institute of Higher Education, was officially recognised in 1991. At present, ISMAI has more than 4,000 students and offers a wide range of 1st cycle and 2nd cycle courses, as well as technological specialization courses, postgraduate courses and open courses. ISMAI’s mission is to provide excellence in student training in diverse scientific, technical and cultural fields so as to prepare them to an active working life and also to motivate them towards innovation and development.
IED is the International Higher Educational Network in Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management of creative industries. It offers undergraduate courses, advanced courses and Masters.
IVOC is the training centre for the Belgian ready-made clothing & upholstery companies.
IVOC is managed by the social partners. Its operation is funded by the companies within the sector. IVOC offers and finances a wide range of training courses, including both technical and general topics (Dutch or French-spoken, some in English), most of them in-company. Annually, IVOC supports the training of more than 3.000 employees from the Belgian clothing industry.
KaHo Sint-Lieven is a university college in Flanders with about 7000 students and more than 700 staff members. We offer bachelor and master study programmes in Gent, Aalst and Sint-Niklaas. The postgraduate course centre offers several short and longer postgraduate courses.
Founded in 1922, Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Kaunas University of Technology, KTU) is one of the largest and oldest technological university in Baltics. By integrating education, research, innovation and industry, KTU focuses its activities on the enhancement of the quality of human life, acceleration of statehood development, sustainable and innovative growth of the country.
KGK Partners is a company working mainly on social studies, training and EU projects.
University of Latvia integrates diverse fields of research and studies with creative initiative to provide the higher education of European standard, to cultivate the Latvian language and traditions of cultural cooperation.
Linköping University (LiU) is one of the larger academic institutions in Sweden, Northern Europe. LiU is innovative, highly ranked and known for close collaboration with business and society. With a stronghold in applied research, and with educational programmes mainly focusing on professional degrees such as engineering, medicine, management and teaching, an ongoing dialogue with industry and society has been pivotal for success. LiU is an experienced actor in European research projects and has well‐established processes for project management, project infrastructure, and administrative routines for EU projects.
Linnaeus University is one of Sweden’s newest higher education institutions, with around 31,000 students in 150 degree programmes. The Department of Health and Caring Sciences and the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (NKA) – a national centre of excellence commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs – are hosting a leading research team in the area of informal care and innovative technology-based solutions supporting older people and informal carers.
The University of Ljubljana possesses a rich tradition. It ranks as a very large university, with more than 51.000 graduate and postgraduate students Approximately 4000 higher education teachers are employed in the 3 arts academies and 23 faculties. The university was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of educational tradition, remaining the only Slovenian university for half a century.
TUL is a national public technical university. The main areas of science are computer science, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication, materials engineering, biomedical engineering, technologies and nanotechnologies applied in technique. The Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design pays a lot of attention paid to subjects concerning biomaterials, nanocomposites, wearable electronics or advanced human-friendly material technologies.
Lund University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. We tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The Faculty of Medicine is one of eight faculties at Lund University and the Department of Health Sciences is one of six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. The department encompasses education and research within health science in close collaboration with general health care, regional authorities and the surrounding society.
LUSOINFO Information Systems is a SME with experience in designing and developing educational multimedia and contents for basic and secondary education and integration of that material in learning environments. It is also responsible for English language training for basic education students in the city of Maia, Portugal. LUSOINFO has a long time expertise in the use of information and communication technologies in education.
MaiaInova – Association for Innovation and Development of the Municipality of Maia has the goal of promoting innovation and Economic, Social and Cultural Development through training and information, scientific and technological development, studies and projects.
MC 2020 is the result of more than 20 years of experience, challenges and learnings of an interdisciplinary team sharing a common passion: innovation in education. At MC2020 we work to bring value to learning spaces, researching, designing and developing a different training offer, inspired by innovative pedagogical approaches and methodologies: storytelling (including digital storytelling), problem-solving based training, gamification, game-based learning, etc. Looking to take advantage of the great potential offered by new technologies, we use applications, games, webseries, webminars, mobile learning.
The Local Action Group (GAL) Towards the Molise 2000 is a consortium company r.l. born in 1994 As one of the first attempts in Molise to promote integrated local development, in the logic of the investment and development “from below”. Its members are mostly municipalities in the province of Campobasso in addition to the major associations of agriculture, Crafts, cooperation, of SMEs.
No al Acoso Escolar Stop Bullying is an association which mission is to help people who suffer or have suffered from bullying. Formed by a group of 15 volunteers (psychologists, teachers, educators, lawyers, etc.) who serve and face inquiries pending on the organisation website. No al Acoso operates throughout Spain and South America.
NPO Robootika has been developing educational robotics in Estonia since 2008. Target groups for organization activities include pupils and teachers. NPO Robootika addresses as many pupils in schools as possible to introduce them the possibilities of robotics. Interested kids will develop their manual dexterity, engineering, problem-solving, teamwork and modelling skills. NPO Robootika is also responsible for organizing teacher trainings, robotics competitions and piloting and releasing learning materials for all school levels.
Opcalia is a state-registered organisation in charge of the collection and management of companies’ contributions regarding the vocational education and training of workers,
Among the business sectors covered by Opcalia, the department “Textiles-Fashion-Leathers” collects and manage the contributions of 8 sectors companies: Fashion/Clothing, Haute Couture, Textiles industry, Textiles services (dry-cleaning, industrial laundry), Shoe repairing, Tannery, Leather goods, Footwear, representing altogether 8 000 companies, and about 160 000 workers in France.
PIN s.c.r.l. Educational and Scientific Services for the University of Florence is a non-profit organisation with majority public share, created by the University of Florence and the main public and private stakeholders of the Prato area in 1992 to fill the gap between University and civil society, entrepreneurs and public institutions. PIN offers support to University research, Higher Education and vocational training in advanced sectors, through its research laboratories run by Professors and Researchers of the University of Florence. PIN is a research laboratory accredited by the Italian Minister as well as a VET provider accredited by Tuscany Region with important expertise in regional, national and international projects.
Founded in 1993, PIRIN-TEX is one of the major European clothing manufacturers. With its nearly 2500 employees it produces high-quality mens’ and ladies’ outerwear (suits, jackets, trousers, coats waistcoats, shirts) for some of the prominent global fashion brands. The production facilities of the company are located in the region of Gotse Delchev in southwestern Bulgaria. Beside its core activity, PIRIN-TEX is also active in various sustainability fields such as vocational training, waste management, energy and resource efficiency, constant improvement of the labour conditions, etc.
Point Europa is a not for profit organisation specializing in education and employment opportunities, vocational and non-vocational training, support and guidance, youth and community work. Our objective is to improve the economic and social situation of our area, which has high unemployment, insufficient public services and limited opportunities, through education and training. We work with disadvantaged groups towards social inclusion and to improve life opportunities.
Politecnico Calzaturiero is the heir of Riviera del Brenta footwear tradition, started in 1923 when the School of Arts and Jobs was created; the School is still active and has more than 150 students that study with the aim of becoming patternmakers. Our teachers are entrepreneurs, designers, modellers, engineers and industry consultants from the footwear sector. Politecnico Calzaturiero works in these areas: Specialized and Managerial Training, Advice Service for companies, Activities of Research and Technological Innovation; participation in projects.
Predif-ib develops training activities addressed to different target groups such as socio-medical technicians and university post-graduated linked to the personal autonomy promotion, three editions of the conference of Good practices in personal autonomy, workshops for the promotion of the health and the prevention of accidents and pathologies associated to the physical disability. Besides, the organization carries out different training measures related to job placement, employment search and the improvement of occupational and professional competencies. Nowadays, Predif-ib is running an Information Point of the “Incorpora” program (a job placement program aimed to persons from underprivileged sectors or at risk of social exclusion).
Red 21 is a company continously expanding, over 17 years experience dedicated to sales, distribution and CAD/CAM systems technical support for footwear industry.
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, SeAMK, is a multidisciplinary, regional institution of higher education. It is also an important and distinctive part of higher education in Finland. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences was one of the nine first polytechnics to be granted the status of a permanent polytechnic in 1996.
Senior Project Help was founded at the end of 2010 and aims to provision social and activation (not social) services for the elderly.
Singular Logic is currently the leading Software and Integrated IT Solutions Group in Greece. With a full understanding of the entire range of market requirements, we offer advanced and integrated IT systems as well as full support services, investing capacity and internal infrastructure.
Smebox AB provides seminars, training, conferences and projects for small and medium enterprises.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is a knowledge-management consultancy which is a reference in the Innovation and Science and Technology sectors. Both nationally and internationally, SPI provides a dynamic range of innovative activities, promoting creativity and development. SPI provides solutions to a diverse range of requests, seeing each client as a partner setting new challenges. SPI strives for a diverse and open culture, valuing different experiences, perspectives and contributions.
Established in 2009, Spin360’s mission is to support innovation and development strategies for enterprises and whole industrial sectors in the fields of employment, training, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility EcoDesign of processes and products and supply chain management. Utilizing market development analyses and distribution process improvement techniques, it helps organisations achieve sustainable manufacturing – while costs, environmental and negative social impact are minimized or eliminated.
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) is the only technological university in Estonia and the flagship of Estonian engineering and technical education. This is the place where synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences) is established. This is the place where new ideas are born.
Tallinn University Tallinn University (TU) is the third largest public university in Estonia. TU, founded in 2005 when a number of universities and academic institutes were consolidated into a single institution, is an innovative and academically enriching university. It is acknowledged both locally and
internationally for its role as a centre for research and education. TU incorporates 6 institutes and 2
colleges in which study and research are being conducted in five interdisciplinary focus fields: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance. The main objective of the university’s research and
development activities is to support the sustainable development of Estonia through research and its
application to academic partnership, including the preparation of intellectuals as well as the advancement of public dialogue in order to facilitate this partnership. The mission of the university is to become the promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia i.e. making research-based decisions in
order to improve the society in general and the well-being of its citizens.
TURKIYE AYAKKABI SEKTORU ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME ve EGITIM VAKFI was founded in 1997 by 100 leading companies in the sector and members of the sector, under the leadership of Turkish Footwear Industry Suppliers Association, Turkish Footwear Industry Association and Turkish Footwear Industry Federation. Its mission is to achieve sustainable competitive advantage in world markets for Turkey’s footwear industry, to provide communication between historical, cultural, natural and production resources and ensure educated human resources at every grade by opening education-training institutions and supporting existing ones. It’s an organization which creates employment opportunities mainly in regional handicrafts and supports R&D laboratories and institutions to produce new technologies by close monitoring, as well promotion and protection of products.
TASEV Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School is the biggest and the most comprehensive school in the field of footwear and good leather at the level of high school in Turkey. There are two branches at school: Shoe Modelist and Shoe Product. The school has the capacity of 500 students. It has a 100 student hostel in the campus. It is giving education at the national level with these features. Within the boundaries of the campus, there is a 2 year of higher school programme with the name of Footwear Design and Production of Istanbul University and also Tasev Foundation Research and Development Centre (R&D) and Footwear Testing Laboratory. The school is in a close relationship with the footwear industry and footwear-related industry due to this feature. It is also the most comprehensive school of the sector in equipment in Turkey. It is getting better and better on its education line with the help of TASEV Foundation.
“TDM 2000” is an independent no profit organization, that coordinates young people willing to cooperate in the voluntary sector, supporting them in developing personal and professional skills
through experiential learning and non-formal education. Main fields of interest: youth policy, entrepreneurship, human rights, democracy, intercultural learning, active citizenship, non-formal
education, international cooperation, local development and migration.
Tech4Care srl is an innovative Italian start-up and spin-out SME of the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy). Tech4Care is based in Ancona and was founded in December 2015 by a group of healthcare researchers wishing to facilitate the transfer of innovation from research projects to real practice. T4C staff is composed by an interdisciplinary group of 8 professionals from social sciences, engineering, and nursing with expertise and specific competence on health and technological research, development, practice and training.
The Technical University of Gabrovo is a state university conducting teaching for the academic degrees of Bachelor and Master in 18 degree courses and for the academic degree of Doctor in 31 degree courses.
The Technical University of Crete, one of Greece’s Higher Education Institutions, which places emphasis both on education and research, was established in 1977 in Chania Crete and admitted its first students in October 1984. Today, the Technical University of Crete comprises 5 academic engineering departments, the Department of Production Engineering and Management, the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, the Department of Environmental Engineering and the Department of Architectural Engineering, assisted in their curriculum by the Sciences Department, all of which have set very high objectives.
The Gheorghe Asachi Technical University is a public university located in Iaşi, Romania. It has the oldest tradition in Romania in engineering education and ranked the first among the technical institutions of higher education, and the forth among all universities in Romania, in the national research ranking compiled on the basis of Shanghai criteria.
The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984 and has elected the first Rectorate Board in 1998. Since 1984 and onwards the University of Thessaly has been gradually growing with new Departments in the four biggest cities of the region of Thessaly, Volos, Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa. Its present academic structure consists of sixteen departments, four faculties. Today the University of Thessaly has 9.647 undergraduate students, 1.471 postgraduate students and 1.148 PhD students.
Timan Slovak Ltd. is a consulting and training company founded in 1996.
ToGetPro is a legally established consortium, with its seats in Bergamo, Milan, Rome and Bologna (Italy). Its main activities are the design, the management and the implementation of European, national and regional projects, working in a holistic manner on the following topics: new technologies in didactics, training and counselling, e-learning, inclusive education, inclusive innovation, and innovation management. ToGetPro consortium consists on 5 Foundations (Fondazioni): Fondazione Ikaros, Fondazione Ecosistemi, Fondazione Et Labora, Fondazione ITS, Fondazione Pegaso. Fondazione Ikaros is a certified Vocational Education and Training Center and a Job Services Provider, operating in the field of lifelong learning.
COBOT is the sectoral training centre for the Belgian textile industry. The centre was established on.1984 on the initiative of the social partners.
The centre is funded through a compulsory contribution for education and training and its key activities are Employee training (Continuous detecting of training needs for all employees in the Belgian textile sector) and job market activities (Continuous detecting of staffing needs (jobs) in the Belgian textile sector).
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded in 1828 as the Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge, based in Preston. Amongst its programme portfolio of some 500 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes; and is already building new campuses in Cyprus and Thailand.
The Complutense University of Madrid is one of the oldest universities in the world. In the course of over seven centuries of history, Complutense has made some of the most enduring contributions to Western civilization. Currently, the Complutense University is the largest university in Spain and offers nearly 80 possible majors, 230 individual degrees, and 221 doctorate programs.
We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. Look at our courses and see how we’re preparing students for tomorrow’s world today.
Initially dedicated to the studies of medicine, humanities, theology and law, the past two decades have say an accelerated process of transformation and growth, incomparable to earlier periods. This significant effort has turned the University of Valencia into a modern, global university. It has become a leader in the application of new technologies, connected to important international scientific and teaching networks.
Over its twenty years of history, the Universidade de Vigo has established itself as a first-rate public university with a solid educational project focusing on the main technological, humanistic, scientific and legal and social areas of learning and a firm commitment to knowledge transfer and social development.
The University of Zaragoza or sometimes Saragossa University is located in the Aragon region of Spain. Founded in 1542, it is one of the oldest universities in Spain, with a history dating back to the Roman period. The university has over 40,000 students in its 22 faculties spread along the three provinces of Aragon, with teaching campuses and research centres in Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza..
Following the principles of the Portuguese Catholic University, the Porto Regional Centre essential objectives are to promote research and university studies, cultural development on an intellectual, artistic, moral, and spiritual level, to prepare professionals for society and continuing education.
Founded in 1973, the University of Minho received its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. Today, the University is recognized for competence and quality of teachers, for excellence in research, for the broad range of graduate and postgraduate education and the high level of interaction with other institutions. For these reasons, UMinho is a central actor in the region, an important reference for national and a recognized partner in European and global level. Located in Northern Portugal, the University has a campus in the city of Braga and the other in Guimarães.
The A3 Leather Innovation Center – University of Lleida (UdL) is a research group based at the Campus of the University of Igualada, and is the continuing entity of the R&D and technology transfer of A3 Chair in Leather, Fashion and Textile Innovation of the UPC in applied research in the leather, chemistry and biotechnology sectors, adding knowledge with more than 50 years of experience in the leather and tanning technology. A3 Center focuses on innovation, quality and the environment, and offers training, research, technology transfer and dissemination, with a cross-cutting approach, with a special emphasis on the sustainability of manufacturing processes and the application of new technologies and advanced materials. The activities of A3 Center are aimed at the entire value chain of the leather sector to incorporate innovative and sustainable leather articles in the market to improve the competitiveness of companies. A3 Center staff includes 10 PhD Researchers, 5 Researchers and 6 PhD students.
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology. With a focus on intellectual rigour, critical thinking, a cross-disciplinary approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges. The units of Textile engineering and Leather engineering participate in the project; these two units have more than 60 years of activity in their field.
The University of Bordeaux is an association of higher education institutions which current incarnation was established on March 2007. The group is the largest system of higher education schools in southwestern France.
The University was created in August 2006 following the merger between the University of Luton and DMU’s Bedford campus, and since that time we have achieved outstanding success. We are proud to be runner up for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards – a remarkable achievement.
Salford is an ambitious University, with its 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and its expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.
The University of Seville is a ’Public Law’ institution, founded in 1505 and the second biggest Spanish university by its number of students. Its academic offer includes more than 78 degrees in Bio-sanitary, Scientific, Technological, Humanistic and Social areas of study; 86 Doctorate programs, 86 official Master degrees and other 150 Masters, Expert and Advanced training courses endorsed by the University of Seville.
The University of Verona is a public university. The institution was founded in the fifties and in 1982 it was established as autonomous State University. It has about 25,000 students and 1,500 staff including lecturers, researchers, technical and administrative personnel.
The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. With 9,700 employees, 6,900 of who are academics, the University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria.
The University of Zagreb is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe and now consists 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programs and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia. It is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.
UPI-ljudska univerza Žalec (UPI Žalec) is a public, non-profit institution for education and training of adults in the Savinja Valley (Slovenia) with a 40-year-old tradition. UPI Žalec offers a diverse range of formal and non-formal education programs, provides guidance and counselling services and is involved in local, regional, national and international projects. It regularly employs 10 professionals and cooperates with cca. 100 outsourced teachers and professionals from various fields. Apart from providing education programs to adult in general, the organisation has in the past decade focused on providing trainings for vulnerable groups such as seniors, unemployed, low-qualified adults, NEETs, and migrants.
The WWU increasingly offers modular courses of study leading to bachelor and masters degrees. This not only makes international exchanges easier, but also ensures high-quality teaching which can compete with the world’s best.
WiTEC, the European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, was formed as a network in 1988 and after more than ten years of networking and project activities related to women and SET it established itself as a non-profit European association in May 2001. WiTEC is an European association with 29 years of history of promoting studies and activities related to empowering women in the field of technology, science and engineering (SET).
The Xunta de Galicia is the Regional Government of the autonomous community of Galicia in Spain.
Zivot 90’s mission is to improve the quality of life of society as a whole by contributing its humanitarian activities to the solution of specific problems, encountered by senior citizens, and to enable them to actively and sensibly spend time in their homes for as long as possible, and to navigate seniors through the “autumn leaves” so as their old age passes in a dignified manner.