Institut de Formation et Recherche en Travail Social
As vocational training centre and also a private school, IFRTS is delivering Master I and II degrees in social work. The Institute develops its expertise in implementing information activities, training, and research in the fields of social work, medical-social and health. It is accredited by Rectorship, Regional Directorate of Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion (DRJSCS) and Regional Council of Corsica for organising trainings.
Civiform is a social cooperative registered with the regional administration (Regione FVG). It manages training activities financed through regional funding and through the European Social Fund. It strives to help young people and adults enter or re-enter the job market and to assist employed people in updating their skills. A confirmation of the level of attention given to the quality of the service offered, is the ISO 9001:2008 certification obtained by the centre. An area of 75.000 m2, dozens of training rooms and labs, a residential centre which can host up to 180 people, a canteen, recreational rooms and sport facilities, a team of 120 staff with numerous external consultants: these are the figures for Civiform, the “training town” located within Cividale del Friuli.
Petru Maior University of Tîrgu Mureș (UPM), part of Romania’s education system, is a state institution for higher education and vocational training created in 1961 with a tradition of 56 years which educates over 4000 students at present supported by 287 employees. It has been created as a result of the need of specialists in Mures region.
Inside UPM operates the Continuous Education Centre oriented on development of activities related to the classical educational programs through complex initial and continuing vocational training, as a vocational training institute at tertiary level, which has an important mission: to contribute to the initial and continuous training of specialists in various fields demanded by the labour market.
UPM has more than 20 years of experience in implementing EU funded projects, including projects in the field of lifelong learning and development of educational technologies e-learning/b-learning/m-learning. UPM is also accredited with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020.
Danmar Computers LLC is a private company operating in the field of Information Technology and providing vocational training in this field. Danmar has an extensive experience in developing modern Web and mobile applications that are used for educational purposes. Danmar also has long-term experience of carrying out European projects within which company’s R&D staff conducts research and prepares trainings tailored to the needs of various learners. During 15 years, Danmar has successfully implemented over 50 projects within Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Progress and recently Erasmus+. In many of these projects Danmar was responsible for designing and coordinating dissemination strategies. Danmar Computers is the developer and provider of AdminProject (adminproject.eu), the on-line system for management of European projects. All activities of the company are based on wide and well-established cooperation network, both on national and international levels. The national networks include training and counselling institutions, universities, schools, non-governmental organisations as well as private sector companies. International network include partners of various profiles coming from every European Union’s country. Danmar Computer’s mission is the promotion of life-long education and assurance of equal access to education for everyone with the use of modern technology.
ISON Psychometrica is a Consulting, Counseling & Publishing House established in 1991 in Athens offering services in Greece, Cyprus and the Balcans. Adapting effectively to the specific demands of every type of Organization, ISON offers services to multinational and national, private and public Organizations of all kinds. Acting as a Systemic Consultant, it specializes in Organization, Restructuring, Assessment and Development of Human Potential and in European Projects as well. The company is market maker in Career Counseling, Psychometric Testing, HR management, Research and specialized training. ISON has developed a substantial ability to be efficient in very different settings by combining the results of the most recent research with the deep understanding of the contemporary international and local business environment. According to the particular circumstances, it offers realistic, practical and effective solutions.
Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. is one of the largest adult education centres in Bavaria, Germany with more than 70 employees, 300 freelancers, 30 sites and a special focus on adult education. The permanent team includes a multi-professional team ranging from teachers, sociologists to social workers and other professions. The VHS Cham is a member of the Bavarian and German Adult Education Associations. VHS Cham provides the adult education courses which focus not only on specific knowledge and skills, but also development of the social skills and health prevention. Courses in adult education training, languages, health, social/life, culture, social integration courses and projects, courses for the subsequent acquisition of formal graduation for young adults, courses leading to the Chamber of Trade approved graduation and ICT courses for the different levels of knowledge offer a wide variety of training for the acquisition of key competences for different target groups in the society. VHS Cham has a long term experience of course development (yearly more than 1.250 learning events for more than 21.000 participants) and experienced in organising courses for specific groups: seniors, 50+ learners, adults, migrants, refugees, young learners, among them young drop outs, NEETs, and learners with learning difficulties. VHS Cham works in several EU wide programmes and has a European-wide network of various partner institutions, both public and private, ranging from universities to NGOs.
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (www.best.at) was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.
The institute offers training facilities for up to 13,000 students per year. The innovative training programmes for different target groups include own pedagogic and didactic approaches and materials, especially for social integration, empowerment, self-reflection and motivation, as well as ICT based methods which are constantly being updated.
As one of the first training institutes in Austria, BEST has become a certified provider of the ECDL European Computer Driving Licence, EBCL European Business Competence Licence and ECo-C European Communication Certificate, and offers respective trainings and exams. Since 2008 BEST is an official CERTNÖ Training Centre certified by Danube University Krems and approved by the Lower Austria Government. Since 2012 BEST has also the “wien-cert“, the quality certification for adult education.
Within its International Projects Department, BEST shows long experience of cooperation in more than 180 European projects, both as coordinator and partner. The institute disposes of a network of more than 250 international organisations, both public and private, from different sectors, and is focused on networking, exchange of experience and practices, peer learning, research and development of innovation, knowledge management, personal and professional development.