Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange
The Coordinator of the Project is the Institute for Didactics of Democracy of the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. The university was funded in 1831, nowadays it has 21,000 students and 4,700 staff members. Didactics of Democracy describes the scientific examination of a “learning democracy”. Students who will become teachers for civic education are enrolled here. Active citizenship it the focal point of teaching and researching. The Institute has a strong record of developing educational tools, curricula and teaching material.
Platon Secondary School, Greece
Mr. Evangelos Kapetis
PLATON is a private school in Greece with a long experience in EU projects and its staff can produce teaching material conventional or based in e-learning platforms. Through the research department the participation of PLATON in EU programs of design, implementation and assessment of innovative methods and materials is pursued. The research department actively involves itself in the design of advanced educational materials, both conventional and electronic in order to enhance teaching and learning. The tools developed within the framework of educational programmes are the result of cooperation and joint efforts amongst specialists from a variety of academic fields, with a major focus on ICT, teaching and learning studies.
Pixel Associazione Culturale, Italy
Mr. Giovanni Caruso
Pixel is a NonProfit Organisation in Italy and functions as an international education and training centre with a specific expertise in EU cooperation and project management. Pixel obtained quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. It is accredited as an in-service education and training organization by the Ministry of Education. At EU level, Pixel has developed cooperative agreements and partnerships with over 500 institutions cooperating and has coordinated and managed over 30 projects funded by the ESF. Pixel has great experience in the area of Early School Leaving. The run, among others, these projects: "School Safety Net project", the "Stay@School project", the "School Inclusion project" and the "Stay In project".
Ingenious Knowledge, Germany
Mr. Rasmus Pechuel
Ingenious Knowledge is a SME enterprise in Germany that has been active in both adult and younger learners’ education, working in close partnerships with universities and schools. The company has a heavy focus on IT-solutions and is currently involved in various activities such as developing new e-learning tools for VET, game-based learning tools, mobile apps in cooperation with Deutsche Bank and the University of Paderborn. It has also great experience with EU projects.
Emphasys Centre, Cyprus
Mr Athos Charalambides
The Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) functions as a Centre for Education, ICT Training and Research and a non-formal learning provider. It is accredited by the Cyprus Ministry of Education as a private educational centre specialising in ICT training for students (VET) and for adults. It is also accredited by the ECDL Foundation and the CEPIS and by the Cambridge International Examination Board. The Research Centre is actively involved in the area of EU projects and cooperates closely with several organizations, research centres, schools, both in Cyprus and in the E.U. for the development and implementation of various projects through ESL and LLP, such as the GRANKIT project. Its involvement in providing non-formal learning skills has been a motive for the writing up of this proposal.
Fundatia EuroEd, Rumania
Prof. Dr. Anca Colibaba
EuroEd is a non- profit organization set up in 1992 and located in Iasi, Romania. It delivers services to all age categories and developed a series of programmes, including language courses (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Romanian), international training courses for language teachers. EuroEd’s relevant experience lies with co-ordinating and participating in EU funded projects, as well as strategies and methodologies of cooperation at local, regional, national and trans-national level. In addition, EuroEd coordinated and implemented over 25 national and international educational projects (educational management, teacher training, professional development of various categories of professionals etc) since 1995. It is accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education and by the Ministry of Labour and is part of the national educational system in the Life Long Learning section. It is a member of the Quest Association which is an associate member of Equals.
EuroEd received 4 international awards in the last 5 years for the quality of its projects: 3 European Label Awards and a Worldaware distinction. Two of the projects led by EuroEd were selected by the EU Commission as examples of best practices in its collection called LINGO.