Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca
CSFVM is a non-profit organisation that develops innovative educational initiatives and offers a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary research expertise and training activities, closely linked to the dynamics of a single European space for professional training, education, cultural and local development.
The Centre has an international reputation for excellence for research and training in the following areas: innovative teaching methods; information and communication technologies applied to teaching; education in the context of European integration and regional co-operation; training for trainers; co-operation in the field of education and culture on local, regional and European level. For these reasons, the Centre plays a key role in the field of education and culture at local level, especially for its experience in school management and evaluation of the teaching and learning processes; in the national management of interdisciplinary research and training in co-operation with the Universities; in the field of international research and vocational training.
Primo Circolo Didattico “San Filippo” Città di Castello
It is an Italian public state school composed of six pre-primary and six primary schools located in two different Municipalities: Città di Castello and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina (rural area). It is one of the first primary schools created in this area soon after the unification of Italy as a sovereign state (1861). Each year many foreign students enrol in the Primo Circolo Didattico. One of the six primary school is an International Primary School working in designing and developing a European and International Curriculum. The key-strategies of Primo Circolo Didattico San Filippo are: intercultural education; Italian language for immigrant children; knowledge of foreign languages, as tools for a global citizenship; Pro-sociality, proactive attitudes, European and global citizenship, intensive use of ICTs and videoconferences, art, music and sport activities, continuing teacher training, research and innovation.
Grup Scolar Tehnic de Transporturi Cai Ferate Iasi (Romania)
The Technical High School of Railway Transports was founded in April 1970. Currently the school offers courses in the electrotechnics, transports, telecommunication, constructions and informatics fields. The Technical High School of Railway Transports promotes a formative vocational education focusing on building up the students’ skills by using modern, active, formative and participative pedagogical methods. Its mission is to: offer conditions which enable students to fully develop their intellectual, social and professional skills according to their abilities, need and aspirations; to promote good academic and vocational training; to promote independent thinking in all the activities as well as creativity and responsibility; to develop students’ skills and competences in the context of their European social and professional insertion; to promote the education according to the European values, thus helping the students to become “European citizens”.
Association “Roditeli” (Bulgaria)
Representative parents organisation, focused on the institution of parentage and full personal development of children. Its activities are streamed into advocacy and lobbing on governmental and local levels for reforms in the policy of child care and education. It is national Coordinator of the National Network for Children, founded by UNICEF, and Coordinator of the national programme Fund for Support of Innovative Initiatives (FSII) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic. It has proactive initiatives for reform of the secondary education system of Bulgaria, and several projects for teacher training and informal education of students. Its main target is the school as a territory of life-long learning for students, parents and teachers. Association Roditeli works for these goals in a broad network of partners from education institutions and the civil society sector.
Spanish Confederation of Education Centre (Spain)
It is a non-profit employers´ and professional organization founded in 1977. It represents a wide educational sector in Spain from nursery school to university level. It has more than 400 initial and continuing vocational education and training institutions among its members. CECE has reached a national structure. Actually, Federations or Provincial Associations implement it in each Spanish province. It also has an automatic representation on those Federations. Main activities: coordination in the resolution of common problems; creating and maintaining services of common interest; supporting and promoting individual initiatives; organizing and encouraging lifelong learning activities; promoting the implementation of ICTs and innovation in education; fostering the quality of the members concerning training and management activities. Within CECE, the Educational Techniques Institute (ITE), created in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, provides in-service training for teachers and headmasters, courses, seminars, lectures and conferences.
Families for Life Long Learning (Malta)
Non-profit Organisation founded in 2009. It seeks to facilitate community cohesion whilst supporting the socio-economic growth. It aims at reducing social exclusion created by social and economic poverty, helps in building self-confidence in communities and in families. Provides access to training and promotes initiatives aimed at developing people’s skills and knowledge. It also builds and encourages partnerships within communities, sharing best practices in people’s roles in the community. Its primary agenda is to develop training programmes, projects and initiative to achieve the above objectives.
The Organisation aims at setting standards and high quality professional practices in the development of its training, initiatives and itineraries in Life Long Learning at local and European assessment level.
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of social sciences (Slovenia)
Established in 1961, the Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest members of the University of Ljubljana. The Faculty consists of four departments: Sociology, Political Science, Communication, and Cultural Studies, while research is conducted in 15 research centres. Internationalization is an essential component of the University and its members, respectively. The FSS participates in 26 international agreements signed by the University of Ljubljana, 50 Socrates-Erasmus agreements, and 6 international agreements with non-EU countries (USA, Argentina, Canada) signed by FSS. FSS conducts and/or participates as partner in 12 educational projects funded by European programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates-Erasmus (CD, TN), Tempus and Jean Monnet Action. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides a distinguished and creative academic setting with ample opportunities for prospective students to choose from a variety of specialized programs under expert faculty guidance.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Grecia)
It was founded in 1961. It is an educational organization of private law, officially recognized by the state, an institutional member of ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums), EDEN (European Distance Education Network) and of STEDE (Science Teacher Education Development in Europe) network. EA was the national representative of the Greek Ministry of Education in the International exhibition “Salon de l’education” that was held in November 2000 in Paris in the framework of the e-Learning Initiative of the European Commission. It was the first Greek educational organization, which applied ODL in secondary level education in the year of 1993.
EA school covers every degree of education from nursery to upper secondary being a pilot school emphasizing in foreign languages teaching, application of new technologies, extensive use of the laboratory in natural sciences teaching and research in education. Operating for 50 years in the educational sector, it is one of the greatest educational institutions in Greece.