It is a public and private owned non-profit consortium established in 2001 in Villa Montesca.Its main aim is to develop national and European projects in the fields of education, training and research. The history of Villa Montesca is intertwined with the history of education. Since 1901, following the European educational movement called “Scuole Nuove”, the owners of the Villa, the barons Leopoldo and Alice Franchetti, founded two schools in the rural regions of the Upper Tiber Valley: “Montesca” and “Rovigliano”. During a visit to the “Casa dei bambini” in Rome in 1909 they met Maria Montessori who at the time was a young doctor experimenting a new approach to teaching. Her work sparked their interest: she was invited to Villa Montesca where the “The scientific pedagogic method applied to child education at the Case dei Bambini” was devised. The paper was published in Città di Castello in 1909, and the same year Villa Montesca hosted the first course on science applied to pedagogy, and was dedicated to the barons Franchetti.Centro Studi Villa Montesca is a top centre for specific activities and research on new teaching methods in relation to didactics and the definition of formal and informal knowledge. It is an experimental workshop for pilot projects for primary and secondary school students, adults and young people with special educational needs.
|Colegiul Tehnic de Transporturi Iasi (Romania)
It is one of the 12 technical high schools of railway transports in Romania. Its students come from all over the N-E region. There are 850 students, 58 teachers, 34 auxiliary personnel. It was founded in April 1970. In the present, it offers courses in the electrotechnics, transports, electrocommunications, constructions, informatics fields, fixed electric traction equipment. The school offers 3 levels of training in the technical field: A. Vocational High School B. Trades and Arts SchoolC. Postgraduate School (auto mechanic foreman).School priorities• Lifelong learning – continuous learning• Developing students’ skills and competences in the context of their European social and professional insertion• Promoting activities that protect the environment• Promoting the education according to the European values, thus helping the students to become “European citizens”• Involving the parents in education• Promoting the education for a healthy life through sports• Reduce school drop• Stopping the phenomenon of violence through sport
It was established in 1837 and has a long tradition of learning. The main objective of its work is related to the creation of conditions for training and successful placement of students irrespective of their ethnic, religious and social backgrounds. In recent years it has implemented several national and international projects in this direction:• PHARE, “Improving the status and integration of minority groups at a disadvantage with a special focus on Roma” – BG 2005/017-353.01.03;• National Programme of Education “School-desirable territory of the students” – BG051PO001-4.2.03• EU Programme “Human Resources ” (Project “School Sports Olympiad”) – № BG051PO001/4.2-03/0383 etc.Since early 2011 it started working on a project STENCIL N 510177-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-COMENIUS-CNW.
It is a National Center for School Improvement, founded in 1969. From the start it has operated as a not for profit support organization for schools, teachers, principals, school boards, as well as local and national authorities. The principal aim of APS is to enhance education improvement in schools. APS is a non-governmental agency that runs school improvement projects that differ in size and scope for elementary, secondary, vocational and higher education. APS operates as consultant for school boards and local authorities to help them develop and implement educational policy.APS Foundation today employs approximately 180 educational experts with a wide variety of professionalbackgrounds. Over 60% of the staff members have been actively involved in teaching.The staff is active as teacher, trainer, education consultant, evaluator, curriculum developer, interim manager, and resource provider. Projects APS is involved in range in size from one school, one subject, short term to national, large scale, long term.
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.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece)
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.
Vilnius Roma Community Centre was founded in July 2001 as a result if implementing the State Programme of Roma Integration to Lithuanian Society for 2000-2004. It is public institution and its aim is to help Roma community living in Kirtimai camp to integrate to Lithuanian society. Special attention is paid on children and teenagers.Special measures are taken to strengthen community initiatives. RCC coordinates its activities in dependence of the needs of Roma community. Wide spectre of social services is offered. Great efforts are taken to involve Roma to society life.One of the ways is to organise physical trainings and sport competitions for youngsters of different age. These kinds of sport are popular: football, basketball, bodybuilding, single combat, gymnastics etc. RCC has no conditions for sport events, for these purposes we rent premises or engage the coaches.
Aliberti Editore (Italy)
Aliberti was established in 2001 by a group of young professionals and is today one of the 80 Italian main publishers. The company is active both locally – in the region of Emilia-Romagna - and at national level also thanks to its partnership with which has a widespread distribution network. Aliberti publishes around 90 new titles every year covering fiction, non fiction, current affairs and “general” reading.“Aliberti kids” publishes children’s books from all over the world translated into Italian.Aliberti also collaborates with the University of Modena and Reggio holding courses on Management and Communication in Publishing.