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PIXEL

 Pixel is an education and training institution based in Florence (Italy).

 Pixel was founded in 1999. Pixel’s mission is to promote an innovative approach to education, training and culture, this is done mostly by trying to exploit the best potential of ICT for education and training.

 Pixel carries out the following activities:

       -  European Project Planning and Management in the field of education, training, culture

       -  Delivery of in-service training  for  public authorities, universities, schools, research centres and private companies

       -  Support and advice for planning and management of transnational projects

       -  Research and development services to support education and training

       -  Organization of International Conferences in the fields of education, training and culture

 Pixel activities focus on  the following areas:

       -  European Cooperation in the fields of education, training  and culture

       -  Innovative Teaching in secondary schools

       -  E-learning

       -  Language Learning

       -  Marketing and Management

       -  Tourism

       -  Equal Opportunities

       -  Health

 Pixel has a permanent staff of 15 people and a network of about 100 external professionals and trainers  that cooperate with them on specific activities.

 Pixel has significant experience in In Service Training in the following areas:

 Training  for Public Administration.

 Pixel delivers training initiatives addressed to staff of  public authorities in 30 different European countries in the              following fields:

       -  European Cooperation, Project Planning, Project management.

 In Service Teachers Training 

 Pixel organizes  training events addressed to secondary school and university teachers of 30 different European countries in the following fields:

       -  ELearning; New Technologies for Teaching, Foreign Languages, Arts, Sciences, History, European Cooperation, Project Planning, Project Management.

 In CompanyTraining

 Pixel delivers training programs for managers and entrepreneurs in the areas of:

       -  Quality, Management, New Technologies, Information Technology, Foreign Languages, Tourism.

 Pixel has developed strong co-operation agreements and partnerships, all over Europe, with training organisations, educational establishments, research and development centres, public authorities etc.

 Pixel has significant experience in the field of European cooperation and transnational collaboration. Pixel has been / is currently involved in about 60 projects financed by the European Commission in the framework of the following programmes: Socrates ODL; Socrates Minerva; Socrates Grundtvig; Socrates Lingua; Socrates Comenius; Leonardo da Vinci; eLearning; Lifelong Learning.

 Of those projects: 14 were developed in the field of teachers’ training; 8 were developed on the field of language learning; 6 focused on research on  education and training; 6 were developed in the field of training for youth; 3 were developed in the social field; 2 were developed in the field of in-company training.

 Pixel is/was the promoter and / or  coordinator of the following European projects:

          MultimediArt  (89989-It-2001- Socrates Minerva)

          Art-Net  (2003-4722/001-001 Elearning);

          Edurobot  (110036-It-2003- Socrates Minerva)

          European Languages For Secretaries (Leonardo da Vinci 2003-I-03-Bf-La-154168)

          Language eTeachers Tools (Leonardo da Vinci)

          Multimedia History Memorial (Socrates Comenius 2.1)

          The Learning Game (Socrates Comenius 2.1)

          School Inclusion (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius)

          Michelangelo (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius)

          History Online (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Erasmus)

          Els @ Work (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Leonardo da Vinci)

          On Air (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius)

          Routes (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius)

          LeTS Go (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Leonardo da Vinci)

          Chemistry is All Around Us (Life Long Learning Subprogramme KA 1)

 Pixel has coordinated / is coordinating over 40 training projects at regional level,  funded by the European Social Fund.

 Of those projects: 22 were developed in the field of in-company training; 10  were developed in the field of training for youth to support their entrance in the labour market; 8 were developed on the field of equal opportunities.

 Pixel  quality system was certified compliance with the standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2000.

 Pixel is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education with legislative act of 25/7/2006.

 Pixel is accredited by the Tuscan Regional County with legislative act number 1722 of 25/3/2003.

 Pixel is accredited by the Ministry of Health and in this role provides officially recognised qualifications for those working in the medical sector.

 More information about Pixel’s expertise can be found on Pixel web site at

  http://www.pixel-online.net

ISIS Leonardo da Vinci

The technical Institute "Leonardo da Vinci" of Florence was set up by the municipal-ity of Florence in the year 1900 to train good technicians for the firms of the town.
For a century our school has been representing for its didactic - structural charac-teristics the point of reference for the economic and productive structure of the fol-lowing fields: Mechanics, Building, Electronics, Electrotechnics, Telecommunica-tions, Chemistry, Informatics, not only in the area of Florence but in all our region.

The school has two fields of training for students from 14 to 19 years: the Technical Institute and the Vocational Institute.
Some specializations of the Vocational Institute such as Graphics, Dental mechan-ics, Watchmakers, offer the only opportunity to form specific competencies in these sectors.
The Institute has always been able to bring itself up to date about some scientific technological innovations to offer the students the necessary preparation for the job market.
At the same time, the Institute takes care of the cultural global preparation in a way that the courses of studies can be continued at University level.

Periodically the students participate in stages of hands of training with local indus-tries: it exists a continuous contact between the Institute and these latter ones. Some classes are also engaged in different European Projects.

The Institute often organizes Conferences and meetings about scientific and techni-cal subjects, didactic and socially interesting innovations. A real pride of the Insti-tute is the Library that has 33000 volumes among which the nineteenth century fund of 3000 volumes and some publications of the eighteenth century.

The School is a Training Agency accredited by the Tuscan Regional County and in this role carries out training projects funded by the ESF for apprentices, unem-ployed, employed, women and Advanced Technical Educational Courses after Sec-ondary School Diploma (IFTS Courses).
It is certified Committed to Excellence in the framework of the quality model EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management

Connectis srl

Connectis is formed on the basis of operating in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. Connectis covers various IT areas and focuses on software development and computer systems, the creation and production of multimedia material and computerized advertising graphics. Particular attention is given to the use and to the diffusion of New Technologies based on Internet use. Commercial and educational software is produced by Connectis. The Connectis’ core business is the production of e-learning platforms.

SILabo - Laboratorio per la Società dell’Informazione Srl

SILABO’s corporate purpose is that of realising consultancy, research and training activities in all the sectors that focus on the organisational, economic and technological transformations aimed at the development and consolidation of a society based on knowledge and communication, as well as joining and supporting organisations and individual citizens in identifying, accessing and managing the resources and opportunities made available by the European Union and other International Initiatives, resulting from the needs deriving from economic and social integration processes.SILABO enters the marketplace bringing with it thirty years of experience of its founders in the most diverse sectors of technological and organisational innovation and of national and transnational social and cultural integration. An experience developed in the fields of Consultancy, Research and Training at the national, EU and international level.Business Advice to Enterprises and Public Administrations, base and applied Research for developing organisations, Training and Education for the new generations and adults, are the services offered by SILABO to its target audience. Integration between R&D and Training and Education constitutes the founding pillar of its company mission, which can be summarised in the goal of providing to anyone operating in the Information Society, be they citizens, private enterprises or public administrations, the cultural, professional, organisational, project design-execution tools, to be performed with full awareness and determination, as well as the certainty to be able to ride change obtaining the broadest and most significant results from it.SILABO knows all too well the issues and support dynamics to development of the European Union, for the wide experience of its founders in a wide array of Programmes and Community Initiatives.SILABO have specific skills in the areas of the: ICT, Research, Telework, e-Learning Technologies and Methodologies, Education and Training Methodologies.

Bildungswerk ver.di in Niedersachsen e. V.

Bildungswerk ver.di is an non-profit institution located in Lower Saxony (north-western part of Germany) for adult education an vocational training. It offers courses in Political Sience, Communication, Environment, Languages, Design and Training courses for Women.
We have a staff of 55 persons. We are cooperating with other educational organisations (e. g. Deutsche Angestellten Akademie, DAA) and teachers.
Ver.di is a big Trade Union for Services in Germany.

National University of Ireland Maynooth

NUI Maynooth is Ireland's second oldest university. It has over 5500 students studying humanities, education, natural science, computing, and electronic engineering.

The Language Centre at NUI Maynooth provides instruction for university students of French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, EFL and Irish. We also develop and deliver online materials for learners of Irish. The Centre has two language laboratories and a self-access language learning area that contains PCs and video stations for viewing satellite TV and pre-recorded programmes.

Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Humanities

KTU consists of 12 faculties, International Studies centre, a large number of institutes and research centres. Traditionally, research and experimental activities in the fields of physical, technological, and social sciences are being developed at the University. Research in biotechnology and humanities are also taking the beginning. KTU awards Bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor’s degrees as well as a professional qualification. In this project, KTU is represented by the Centre of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities. The Centre of Foreign Languages provides English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Lithuanian Studies courses to the university students. An integral part of foreign language learning and teaching is the application of ICT.

WSINF – The Academy of Information Technology

WSINF – WYŻSZA SZKOŁA INFORMATYKI W ŁODZI, POLAND (www.wsinf.edu.pl)
The College of Computer Science in Lodz is a Non-State Owned Higher Education Institution, which operates according to the rules and regulations of the Law concerning Higher Education from 12th September 1990.

The College of Computer Science was approved and validated by the Ministry of Education and Sports and entered the Register of the Non-State Owned Higher Education Institutions at number 108 in 1997.

It is one of the biggest independent Higher Education Institutions in the Łódź region, which educates and trains IT engineers and students in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Science and Econometrics, Pedagogy and Educational Studies, Computer Graphic Design, Artistic Graphics, Economy and Physical Education. In the nearest future we attend to introduce some business programmes like Political Sciences and Administration.

Currently, it educates over 7000 students in Łodź and in three divisions in Bydgoszcz, Włocławek and Opatówek. Its students have the possibility to obtain both bachelor and master degree.

It develops dynamically in order to give its students numerous possibilities of gaining valuable knowledge provided by respected scientists, academic teachers and experts. For their convenience it is introduced for example special system allowing poorly hearing students more comfortable participation in the classes. Another facility is the Sports Centre and easy access to training possibilities helps the students to win national and international championships.

CREA

Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón (CREA), is a non-profit employers organisation located in the Autonomous Community of Aragon, Spain.
CREA represents more than 30.000 enterprises through its associates made up by territorial and multisectorial businesses associations as well as biggest local companies operating in the region.
CREA provides a wide range of services from training & employment to specialised guidance at different business areas and addressed to different targets, carry out periodical socio-economical surveys, provide European information through an EIC (Euro Info Centre) hosted by the organisation, among other activities etc. through a multidisciplinary staff of aprox. 55 employees with different profiles.
The most active area, The Innovation, training and employment unit organises and provides more than 500 courses per year as well as 4 post-graduates on Euro-quality, Euro-marketing Health and Safety at Work, and Human Resources, addressed to employees (lifelong learning), unemployed (occupational training) and special training itineraries to targets with special exclusion risks, such as inmigrants, women, rural areas and youth, by means of all existing methodologies from in-class training to e-learning.
Other activities are focused on labour advice and intermediation for old students and with regional enterprises, in collaboration with the Regional Goverment, and special advisory boards to provide guidance on all business areas such as R&D, quality, environment, health and safety at work, New Technologies…etc

C.I.P.A.T. - Consorzio Istituti Professionali Associati Toscani -

CIPAT is a consortium of 41 schools, mainly Vocational and Technical Institutes.

 The Consortium was established in 2002  thanks to the initiative of 12  schools with the aim of cooperating to achieve

 1.                   the reduction of the dropping out rate with projects that integrate state upper education schools and  vocational training agencies under the framework of Tuscan regional laws and regulations. CIPAT was the Project Promoter of the “School Inclusion” Project No 134318- LLP-1-2071-IT-COMENIUS –CMP. An online Training Package for teachers on early school leaving issues with theoretical analysis and practical suggestions, written in English and in the partners’ languages, was the main result of the project. See http://schoolinclusion.pixel-online.org 

 2.                   the reform of Technical and Vocational Education curricula

 3.                   the organizational improvement and enhancement of professional skills  carrying out projects for the adoption of  quality management models (EFQM, CAF, BSC), which have included teachers’ training, exchange of didactic experiences and innovating teaching tools (bench-learning) in order to share and disseminate best practices.

 4.                   the promotion of projects and partnerships with public and private institutions at local, national and international level  

FASE.net

FASE.net is a training and consulting private centre officially acknowledged by public institutions like the regional government and office of employment a training provider. Key activities are vocational and continuous training centre, developer of multimedia didactic materials, specialized in languages and e-learning training centre. In www.optima.info FASE offers a variety of more than a hundred on-line courses in different professional areas, from management and administration, ICT, Hotel and Hospitality Management and many other professional areas. We virtual classroom displays an innovative method of learning where most of the courses are guided by a tutor.

 

 

 

TRANSFER Slovensko, s.r.o.

The company TRANSFER Slovensko was founded in 1994 as a Slovcak educational and consulting privat company. It is a currently one of the major educational and consulting privat company in Slovak scene. The companys purpose and mission is to provide an integradet system of human resources services by covering areas : educational programmes, training programmes, consulting oriented on human resources management systems and international projects. In  the educational process TRANSFER makes use of its own know –how in a distance learning systems of managers at all levels, the training programmes are directed on managerial skills in areas such communication, team building, leadership and motivation, personal and profesional development and etc.

TRANSFER  realize vocational education and training programmes in many international and slovak companies  as Volkswagen, Embraco, Plastic Omnium, Delphi, Johnson Controls and etc. Together with this componies TRANSFER prepare educational programmes and special education materials, special training programmes with tutors from this companies which are responsible for education. TRANSFER provide education for minorities, travelling people, imigrants in multicultural education, habits and other skills which they would needs in other cultural enviroment. 

Associazione Hermes

Associazione senza fini di lucro che si propone di sviluppare le tecnologie educative, interattive e multimediali, nonché promuovere e diffondere la conoscenza e l’uso dei moderni strumenti telematici ed informatici con particolare riferimento alle attività didattiche a vantaggio delle comunità didattiche in senso generalizzato dei territori di competenza.

Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione

The Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione - Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR/FacCom) is the oldest and largest Faculty of Communication Studies of the public Italian universities.
SUR/FacCom’s research mission is based on an interdisciplinary approach: semiotics, sociology, communication and new media studies, language studies, socio-psychological theories etc.
SUR/FacCom answers to the educational needs in this field as demonstrated by over 7000 enrolled students (2007).
SUR/FacCom offers courses: and Master’s Degree  in Communication Studies, a PhD course in Theory and Social Research.

 SUR/FacCom has obtained UNI EN ISO 9001 Certification.

 More specific information concerning SUR/FacCom can be found at the FacCom official website: http://www.comunicazione.uniroma1.it

COSEFI

COSEFI is the learning centre of the Industrial Association of Florence. It is a consortium, born in 2002 to provide learning services to the industries on our territory. The mission of COSEFI is to promote, project, organize and plan, initiatives in training, orientation and research.

 We valorize the potential coming from the integration between the Industrial entrepreneurial Association and the network of contacts with a plenty of experts, teachers, professionals and consultants on the market.

 COSEFI is a professional training centre, credited by Tuscany Region (cod.FI0111). We have a certified management system – ISO9001:2000 by Bureau Veritas since 2004.

 In 2008 COSEFI has planned and managed more than 150.000 hours of training, taylor made on  local industries’ needs.

International Certificate Conference e.V.

ICC – The European Language Network is  a non-government organisation with participatory status at the Council of Europe, whose mission is to promote and improve the learning and teaching of languages in post 16+ education and lifelong learning through joint developments and the good practice of its members. With 45 members in 18 countries, the ICC represents the field of language learning and teaching at a local and regional level through individuals, institutions and networks of members, at national level through involvement in national initiatives and government committees, and at an international level through activities and representations at the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other supra-national bodies.

 

The ICC achieves its aims through the following activities: contributing to policy making at intergovernmental level; acting as a consultant to national bodies, such as adult education associations and ministries; validating examinations of adult learners’ competence in foreign languages; running teacher certifications schemes; administering quality assurance schemes for courses, teaching materials and other products concerned with lifelong learning and languages; initiating and cooperating in internationally-funded projects; holding international and regional conferences; dissemination of appropriate materials through its website. The ICC is an international network for language learners, teachers and researchers. One of our major fields of work is the training and certification of teachers as a means of improving the quality of language teaching. The ICC is a recognised authority in training programmes for foreign language teachers in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning (VOLL), having run programmes of this nature for over 15 years, including many events related to Council of Europe workshops and Socrates teacher training programmes. Through its considerable experience in testing, examinations and provision of competence profiling in VOLL, the ICC will contribute its know-how, expertise and materials developed in ‘EUROLTA’ (European Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults) “ACCUEIL” (modular system of language tests for the hospitality industries) and EVoQ materials (European Vocational Qualifications languages – a system for certifying competence-based language skills gained at the workplace). The ICC has been involved in e-learning in a couple of EU projects ‘LANCELOT’, ‘EUROVOLT via VLE’ (Leonardo da Vinci) and developed online teaching material as well as a framework for teaching online.

 

EuroEd Foundation

EuroEd Foundation aims at supporting the reform processes of civic society by promoting high-quality standards in concordance with European Community requirements in the field of education, civil society, public policies, youth, law, culture, mass media, regional development. Through its initiatives, EuroEd Foundation intend to act as a regional catalyst for debating and developing regional and international projects which should facilitate exchange of ideas and experience in the field of democracy and European Integration.

 History

 EuroEd Foundation came into being as an organisation in 1992 with the support of the Soros Foundation and the British Council Romania. EuroEd Foundation is a non-profit organisation located in Iasi, Romania. Until 1995 our name was International House and our efforts were concentrated on offering language courses. In 1995 we became the International Language Centre and expanded our portfolio by founding the Kindergarten (1995) and the Primary School (1997). In 1998, also as a result of constantly growing services and addressability, we founded two more departments: the Regional Centre for Education and Communication, and the Centre for European Integration. Since 2000 our name is EuroEd Foundation, a symbol of our overall approach.

 Field of activity

 Education - education-oriented projects, life long learning, community integration, local, regional, national and international educational partnerships.

 Main activities:

 ·         Regional Centre for Education and Communication offers professional training and life long learning courses to various categories of professionals (teachers, librarians etc.), as well as consulting and testing in the field of human resources management.

 ·         International Language Centre offers English, French, Italian, Greek, German, Spanish courses (for both adults and children), training for international language certifications (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL), Romanian and customized language courses for business, medicine, sciences, technology and law.

 ·         Centre for European Integration promotes activities oriented towards public, social, juridical and cultural policies aiming at improving living standards, supporting the social categories at risk, defending human rights and strengthening regional cooperation.

 ·         EuroEd Kindergarten and Primary School offers schooling to children up to secondary education, applying the national curriculum and adding optional disciplines (foreign languages, computer skills, dancing, musical instruments, theatre, sports), as well as outdoor activities (trips, summer camps).

 Secondary activities

 Translation and interpreting, book sale, educational tourism.

 Affiliation and certifications

 Founder member of QUEST (The Romanian Association for Quality Language Services). QUEST is an associate member of EAQUALS (The European Association for Quality Language Services). The application of the QUEST Service Quality Inspection Scheme.

 Founder member of ELAN - pan-European association that promotes LWULT languages in Europe.

 Accredited member of FocusEd Association - an international association that promotes excellence, diversity and innovation in education.

 Accreditations

 ·         Ministry of Education, Research & Youth Accreditation for Kindergarten School No. 5418 – 23.09.08.

 ·         Ministry of Education, Research & Youth Accreditation for Primary School No. 5419 – 23.09.08.

 ·         Authorized by Education Development International to offer London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Qualifications.

 ·         Accredited by the Ministry of Labor, Family & Social Protection.

 ·         Authorized by the National Centre of Staff Training in Pre-University Education (CNFP) to deliver professional training to teachers.

 ·         Ongoing education programs authorized by the National Council for Adult Vocational Training (CNFPA) to deliver adult education.

 ·         University of Cambridge Accreditation for ESOL Preparation Courses.

 Prizes and awards

 ·         2001 - Worldaware Business Award, British Council, for the successful transfer of language competencies acquired through the teaching of English to other educational fields.

 ·         2002 - the European Label distinction, European Commission, for the successful implementation of the project Steps to the World

 ·         2004 - the European Label distinction, European Commission, for the successful implementation of the project eLanceNet

 ·         2007 the European Label distinction, European Commission, for the successful implementation of the project InterAct  

Leonardo Da Vinci

The LeTS project has been carried out with the support of the European community. The content of the project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Community or the Italian National Leonardo Agency, nor does it involve any responsibility on their part