Universidad de Alicante – University of Alicante
The University of Alicante (UA) was founded in 1979. Being one of the youngest universities in Spain, the UA is also considered one of the most innovative and fastest developing in the whole country. More than 30000 national & 3000 international students are enrolled in 7 Faculties offering more than 50 degrees in all fields of study.
The University has more than 70 departments and over 100 research groups in areas of social sciences & law, experimental sciences, technology, humanities, education & health. Its particular field of interest lies within the context of international cooperation, promotion of innovation culture, strengthening of technology knowledge transfer and improvement of innovation support services and the training of university management staff to aid the integration of countries in transition and develop their international status and networks.
The University of Alicante, conscious of the role that it plays in today’s society that is integrated, has committed to structuring a University social responsibility model based on principles and values that have been sharing across all University activities. These values and principles are summarized in the establishment of policies for the defence of human rights, sustainable development, the defence of the environment, equality and policies of social commitment, which shall be part of each teaching, research activity. The School of Business offers a Master degrees and 4 specialised courses to the public in aspects on immigration, public policies, intercultural cooperation, integration and development. It has established agreements with various institutions in the region, which provide internship opportunities for the students in putting theories into practices. In particular, the Master programme cooperates with the “Local Government of Solidarity and Citizenship”.
The UA was a partner at UNIMIG Project “Migration and Higher Education: Developing Skills and Capacity” with the objective to transfer skills and competences in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies in the ENPI East region, specifically in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
EUROTRAINING EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATION
ΕUROTraining Educational Organization is a Certified Vocational Training Center, by the National Certification Center, with code number 11011005. ΚΕΚ ΕUROTraining founded in 2000 and specialized in the field of continual vocational training in the following sectors: Finance and Management, Informatics, Tourism and Agricultural profesions. Its aim is to satisfy the needs of enterprises, bodies and organizations in both public and private sector.
European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
EfVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and practitioners. EfVET aims to:
- promote quality and innovation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training throughout Europe;
- develop collaboration, mutual co-operation and sharing of good practice;
- to encourage co-operation in vocational learning at European level;
- give VET institutes a platform of influence in EU policy.
EfVET has over 210 members in almost all the EU member states. It is able to reach out to over 1500 VET institutions across Europe. This European network also has direct links to other European organisations including Lifelong Learning Platform, EAEA, and CSR Europe.
The Landkreis Kassel is one of the five counties in northern Hesse. It is both responsible administrative authority as well as policy and decision maker. The Landkreis Kassel has a substantial experience in hosting trainees in various Erasmus+ Programmes.
The Erasmus+ project “Superman” about the inclusion of psychically handicapped people in supermarkets has been
certified by the European Union as “very successful project”. The Landkreis Kassel is engaged in an e-health-project (in the Program LEADER) with a partner region in France. Starting in October 2015 the Landkreis helps a region in the Republic of Moldova to establish an environmental planning.
The Landkreis Kassel is responsible for all tasks combined with caring and integration of refugees in their region.The Landkreis runs over 45 homes for refugees and has built up a network of voluntarily engaged people to support the refugees. The Landkreis uses own staff, to bring refugees into the regional labour market.
Folkuniversitetet Kursverksamheten vid Lunds Universitetet
Folkuniversitetet is an adult educational association that offers a wide range of adult education all over Sweden. It is an association of five foundations: the university extensions attached to the Universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Lund and Umeå. We have a broad open educational program in a variety of subjects; we also run upper secondary schools, schools in higher vocational education, courses for seniors and training, labour market education and further education and training for working life. Folkuniversitetet is independent of all political, religious and commercial interests.
International cooperation, pedagogic development, democracy and focus on the individual are central values for us. We have given important contributions to development of Swedish education and training, for example evening gymnasiums, language centres, Swedish for immigrants, college and ICT-based education. Visions and ideas for better learning methods are developed and tested in project groups, often in international cooperation. Coaching, mentorship, validation, entrepreneurship, learning in working life, empowerment and active guidance based on individual needs are examples of areas we are developing, and implementing to our own organisation.
National Organisation for the Certification of Quah3fications and Vocational Guidance
EOPPEP is the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance, an all-encompassing statutory body investing on better quality and more efficient & reliable lifelong learning services in Greece. EOPPEP’s mission is geared towards linking VET with labour market needs, upgrading people’s occupational qualifications, reinforcing their employment perspectives and strengthening social cohesion. It corresponds to the pressing need of creating and maintaining a holistic and interrelated policy framework for the development of lifelong learning and certification of qualifications in Greece, linking with the open market and responding to the needs of the citizens, a central issue in EU policy.
More specifically, EOPPEP develops the regulatory framework for the certification of qualifications, the learning outcomes of non-formal and informal learning, in response to labour market needs and priorities and in liaison with nationally accredited inputs (by EOPPEP), i.e. training providers, trainers, occupational profiles and training curricula standards. Additionally, EOPPEP is responsible for the development of the Hellenic Qualifications Framework (HQF) and its referencing to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) under the supervision and coordination of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. HQF is a unique tool for the classification of qualifications acquired upon completion of a learning process, i.e. the titles of study a citizen holds, and their referencing to the levels of EQF. Furthermore, EOPPEP is the National EUROPASS Centre for Greece since 2005.
It provides support on Europass CV and coordinates Europass documents in Greece, aiming at the promotion of transparency of professional qualifications and skills, as well as mobility in Europe for educational and/or professional purposes. Moreover, EOPPEP is the National Contact Point for ECVET in Greece. It is also the National Reference Point for Quality Assurance in VET and represents Greece in the European network for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET), as well as it acts as the National Euroguidance Centre of Greece, member of the Euroguidance Network since 2000.
Antonios A. Glaros
Head of Communications & Development Division EOPPEP
Head of Communication Department
die Berater Unternehmensberatungs GmbH
“die Berater” Unternehmensberatungs GmbH focuses on adult education vocational training and human resources development. Founded in 1998 by Martin Röhsner, die Berater® now employs 350 people in over 40 locations throughout Austria, with additional centres in Slovakia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria.
Our services are aimed at private individuals, national and international companies and organisations in all sectors and of any size, as well as the public sector. die Berater’s main fields of activities are: Adult education, Outplacement and EU Projects and project consultancy.
Christoph Grandits, MA
University of Bologna
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.
The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and is considered to be the oldest university in Western Europe. Nowadays, it still remains one of the most important higher education institution across Europe with around 85.000 enrolled students, 11 Schools, 33 research departments, 6000 employees. The University of Bologna is among the most internationalised Italian universities.
Regularly enrolled foreign students are around 6000, while another 2000 arrives every year on international mobility programmes such as Erasmus+ and Overseas. The academic offer is composed of around 200 Bachelor and MA programmes and around 40 PhD Programmes.
UNIBO has long-term and strong relationships with other universities, networks and organizations to carry out cooperation projects in and for developing countries. The aim of all internationalization programs is to enhance academic, cultural and human exchange with a view to creating a world community based on knowledge and mutual understanding concepts which are the cornerstones of University life.
Ana Pavlovic, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna
Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)
ÖJAB – Österreichische Jungarbeiterbewegung
ÖJAB (Österreichische JungArbeiterBewegung / Austrian Young Workers Movement) is a generation-connecting youth organisation, independent of any political party or religious obligation.
As a non-profit organisation, it offers 4,700 places to stay for students, pupils, apprentices, young workers, senior citizens and refugees in a total of 30 ÖJAB-houses nationwide, thus making it one of the largest residency organisations in Austria. At present almost 4,200 young people, 470 senior citizens and 100 refugees are staying in 24 student hostels and youth residences, in three senior citizens’ residences and nursing homes, in two intergenerational residences and in an intercultural hostel.
In addition to the work carried out in the residences and hostels, ÖJAB is widely engaged in a variety of education projects. Therefore, for many years, BPI of ÖJAB (institute for professional training and devel¬opment of ÖJAB) successfully carries out various qualification measures, trainings and courses in order to foster and train socially and economically disadvantaged young and adults, migrants, refugees as well as people with special needs. BPI of ÖJAB qualifies about 1.000 young people and adults for the labour market every year. BPI of ÖJAB focuses primarily on technical and language vocational training in Mödling (Lower Austria) and Vienna for both young people and adults alike. This includes i.e. competence checks, competence center, courses funded by Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and youth college.