KEKAPER

KEKAPER-REGION OF CRETE-LIFELONG LEARNING, EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT-DEVELOPMENT DIRECTION RETHYMNO REGIONAL UNIT-REGION OF CRETE
(Coordinator)

The Region of Crete is a second grade local self government authority and offers services for the benefit of the citizens. It consists of six (6) General Directorates and 36 Directorates that aim at the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of the Island.

The Region of Crete designs, plans and implements policies at regional level in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social cohesion of the territory, taking into account national and European policies.

The Region of Crete has a great experience in implementing national and European projects. Under this scope, several actions of information, promotion and diffusion of knowledge have been carried out, while some of the projects were brought into effect in co-operation with other bodies, even from abroad.

The Lifelong Learning, Education and Employment Department (LLEE), has established a significant number of national and European projects both in frame of European Initiatives and adult education and training with different target groups.

Lifelong Learning, Education and Employment Department, municipalities and other organization of Regional Unit of Rethymno, have already started a cooperative plan for educational need’s research, exchange aspects, education and training of people in rural areas according to the current demand of
the regional labor market. KEKAPER as VET provider has been certified at following thematic fields: Environment, Health & Welfare, Culture & Sport, Pedagogical, Finance and Administration, ICT, Travel & Service, Agricultural and Technical & Logistics

Followers of training programs are: migrants, unemployed and self-employed, employees, unemployed women, vulnerable groups of populations, people in poverty, single parent families and other categories (teachers, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, etc)

Our educational actions are focused on Vocational training programs, European Initiatives – Programs (Lifelong Learning Program, EQUAL, INTERREG, SEE, ERASMUS+, etc) and holistic Integrated Interventions.

EELI

European Education and Learning Institute

The European Education and Learning Institute -EELI- is a Lifelong Learning Center/ Level 1 (KDVM 1), certified by EOPPEP (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance).

EELI offers services in a wide range of educational and training programmes; we aim to actively contribute to the lifelong learning of people of all ages and strengthen cooperation in education throughout Europe. We deeply embrace the idea that people just never stop learning and through our work and international network, EELI promotes research, regional development and cohesion, the development of transnational partnerships, and programmes to upgrade professional qualifications.

EELI designs and manages educational programmes: assisting stakeholders to work together, develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches; we develop and test training curricula and materials, and we organise seminars, workshops and training activities for educators, trainers, teachers, professionals, the unemployed and young workers.

CEIPES

Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo

CEIPES – International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development is an International non-profit association founded in Palermo in 2007 and with antennas in other 8 European countries.

We believe that education and development are fundamental values to achieve peace and dignity for all human beings. Each individual and community has the potential to fulfill its rights. CEIPES acts as a facilitator for activating the community, through an educational approach in order to create and transform energy and resources. This process is necessary for both individual and social development.

The mission of CEIPES is to foster and support the sustainable development of local communities and individuals’ empowerment through education and training, human rights and international cooperation.

Objectives:

  1. To promote non formal education as a fundamental tool in the education of youth and adults and
    as complementary to formal education.
  2. To promote personal and community development through learning mobilities
  3. To create new innovative tools and methodologies to develop useful strategies in the field of education through the cooperation with public and private entities at local and international level.
  4. To promote study, research and innovation, both methodological and technological, with the aim of giving scientific support to the the specific activities carried on by our association
  5. To encourage intercultural dialogue with the objective of fostering mutual understanding and respect between individuals from different cultures
  6. To promote peace, nonviolence and human rights as a fundamental tool reach a world of equality and solidarity in which all human beings can access to their fundamental rights.

Local and international networks CEIPES works at local, European and international level in synergy with more than 100 organisations, bodies and institutions with the objective of improving methodologies and technologies in the field of education, developing innovative strategies and participatory tools in the work with youth and adults, in the field of education and research through local and international cooperation.

At local level CEIPES coordinates the CEIPES Network, which is based in Sicily and counts more than 40 members among organisations, public and private bodies. The aim of the network is to promote the cooperation among different stakeholder at local level and to facilitate the access to European opportunities, such as learning mobilities and European cooperation.

At European and international level CEIPES works has a strong cooperation with more than 50 NGOs, universities, research centers and public bodies. The common pursued by all the partners is to realize a positive change, to facilitate the social cohesion in the respect of human rights and the active participation of all individuals for their full personal and collective fulfillment.

Area of intervention and target groups CEIPES is working in different areas of intervention and with different target groups. Each sector is developing specific projects with the support of professional teams that pay detailed attention to the quality of the service and activities carried out.

The main topics we are addressing at the moment are:

  • ICT innovation and STEAM
  • Health, Food, Sport and Outdoor Education
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Local development and social inclusion
  • Human rights Education and raising awareness, advocacy and anti – discrimination
  • Art, Culture and Creativity
  • Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change
  • Capacity building of third sector organizations, educational institutes and public sector

Our activities, depending on the area of intervention, are addressed to: young people, adults, migrants, disadvantaged youth and NEET, women, educators, teachers and students, members of public institutions, unemployed.

ETIC

School of Technologies, Innovation and Creation

ETIC is a group of schools that provides VET, HND and Technical education in the areas of image and communication: animation, video, sound, music, production, communication and journalism, graphic design, web, photography, multimedia and acting.

ETIC – School of Technologies, Innovation and Creation is our technical school and provides one-year courses, recognised by the Ministry of Labour and two-year courses – HND (Higher National Diploma) level 5, certified by PEARSON BTEC – the biggest worldwide certification organization of study programs.

These courses aim at providing or enlarging technical expertise and students, most of them already working in the chosen area, are required to have accomplished secondary education.

EPI – Professional School of Image is our VET school, and provides 3-year courses, fully recognised by the Ministry of Education and corresponding to secondary education.
After having successfully accomplished the course, students may choose either to take in a high degree in a University or begin their professional (technical) career.

ETIC

School of Technologies, Innovation and Creation

KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.

Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology. For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities.

The Department of Building Lifecycle Management – BLM at KIT was spun off from the Institute for Industrial Building Construction (ifib) in early 2010 in the wake of the restructuring of the architecture faculty.

In research and teaching, the BLM focuses on the influence of information technologies on design, construction and use processes. The development, application and transfer of integrative computer-assisted planning and cooperation methods – in the sense of integrated building lifecycle management (BLM) – and the development and application of corresponding data models and IT tools are key departmental approaches.

The targets, firstly, are the development of methods and tools to increase project and process quality as well as planning efficiency, and, secondly, with respect to sustainable, goal- and requirement-oriented planning to improve the quality of the product or design object itself over its entire lifecycle.

The interdisciplinary employee structure of the BLM enables the coupling of integrative systemic approaches with detailed specialist knowledge.

UNINETTUNO

Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO

International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, established with the decree in April, 15th 2005 by the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, is born from NETTUNO – Network for the University Everywhere, a Consortium of 43 Italian and foreign universities which provided, since 1992, distance university courses to thousands of students using Sat-TV and Internet technologies applied to distance education.

Today UNINETTUNO has six Faculties (Engineering, Economics, Literature, Psychology, Communication Sciences and Law), about 15000 students enrolled, coming from 140 different countries of the world; Uninettuno provide courses in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Arabic, Greek) through the UNINETTUNO e-learning platform, based on the Rector Prof. Maria Amata Garito research activities and pedagogical model and developed by UNINETTUNO researchers and developers.

The involvement in applied research on teaching and learning technologies makes NETTUNO Consortium and then UNINETTUNO pioneers in integrating new technologies in day-by-day course delivering activities; in 1999 NETTUNO already provided about 5000 hours of videolecture in ondemand web streaming, while YouTube will be launched only in February, 2005. In 2006, UNINETTUNO platform already provided next-to-come hyped services such as Virtual Classrooms, using a chat-integrated live-streaming service developed by UNINETTUNO itself, a learning analytics module and a virtual reality environment for flipped classroom activities (using the UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge on Second Life).

UNINETTUNO has a strong track record in European projects having as main outputs, or as one of the main tasks, wide-range studies, inventories, analysis focused on open, online, flexible, technology enhanced learning, usually aiming at producing best-practice, guidelines, handbooks. These studies ranged from business models analysis (USBM – University Strategies and Business Models for Lifelong Learning in Higher Education, funded by Lifelong Learning programme), to quality assurance approaches (E-xcellance +: cross sectoral valorisation, funded by Lifelong Learning programme), to pedagogical and organizational models (Re.ViCA – Reviewing Reviewing (traces of) European Virtual Campuses is a project funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme, lasted from 2007 to 2009, aiming at providing an inventory and systematic review of crossinstitutional Virtual Campus initiatives), and covered European and International institutions. Being members of international association such as ICDE and EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities), active partnerships for EU-funded projects, and the agreements signed with several HEIs from all over the world (list available at http://www.uninettunouniversity.net/en/accordi-internazionali.aspx), will assure UNINETTUNO capacity to carry on the requested data collection activity in the proper way and respecting the envisaged timeframe.

WSEI Lublin

WYŻSZA SZKOŁA EKONOMII I INNOWACJI W LUBLINIE

The mission of WSEI is to prepare the highly qualified professionals, who will be able to meet European standards and who then reinforce the human resources potential and enhance the capacity of local government institutions in terms of public finance management, strategic planning or absorption and management of EU funds. In the context of economic development of the region those mentioned areas of activities are the key challenges that the public and private sector is to face in the next few years.

We strongly believe that educational activity of our University will bring an immense impact on the development of career opportunities for our students for the benefit of Lublin Region. We are very proud of the position that WSEI has achieved over the years. We cannot think about those achievements without mentioning the people who contributed to create its structures from the beginning and are doing it nowadays.

We owe our success mainly to a high level of education, which combines academic knowledge with a close relationship and practice of socio-economic life, which is very rare among higher schools. The high level of educational process is maintained by a diligently selected didactic staff with proper academic degrees and necessary academic experience. A great part of the staff has also significant practical experience derived from their non-academic activity. Such an excellent team is a guarantee of a high level of education relating to economic realities of our region, meeting the EU requirements.

Inercia Digital

Founded in 2010, Inercia Digital is an innovative Andalusian organisation specialising in training and innovation in digital skills at an international level.
We are a VET (Vocational Education and Training) centre officially accredited by our regional government and our main area of expertise is fostering digital and entrepreneurial skills, which we make accessible through our Virtual Campus, approved by the Regional Government of Andalusia as a Virtual Training Centre for Employment (# 66044).

Inercia Digital has extensive experience participating in innovative European educational projects and was appointed a new member of the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” of the European Commission in 2017. We’re also the proud recipients of the Certificate of Compliance AENOR EA0043 as a Young Innovative Enterprise in 2015.

Based on our area of expertise, over the last few years we have created and run several websites and e-learning platforms for education institutions/providers (such as schools, adult education centres, VET, etc.), in order to help them integrate ICT in their daily activities, whilst also leading extensive training programmes on digital competences, web tools, e-learning, virtual opportunities and collaborative learning.

Our mission is to drive training and innovation in digital skills across Europe, for educational institutions as well as professionals, for the labour market and for all European citizens in general.