With more than 4000 students and 1500 employees FH JOANNEUM is a young University of Applied Sciences. With its highly specialized degree programmes in the areas of international business and technology, information engineering, mobility, media and design, social services and public health, FH JOANNEUM is one of Austria's leading Universities of Applied Sciences. The degree programmes are offered at university level and aim at a professional training on a scientific basis.
Further, FH JOANNEUM already participated in a high number of EU projects in which it acted as coordinator and as partner. The university has well developed R&D centres, which work - in cooperation with international partners - on a multitude of projects. The R&D centre of the department of International Management has extensive experience in EU projects. The research activities of the research centre are widespread and range from Development of Training Materials, Social Media, and Internationalization through Regional Development, Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Competences to Quality Management in Higher Education and Labour Market Policy Instruments.
Burgas Free University
Burgas Free University /BFU/ is one of the first non-state universities in Bulgaria, established in the biggest industrial and cultural centre in the south-eastern region of Bulgaria. Burgas Free University is a system of centers and departments. The students receive training in the following Faculties: Faculty of Law; Faculty of Business Studies; Faculty of Informatics and Technical Sciences and Faculty of Humanitarian Sciences.
The University provides both staff and students with a stimulating and demanding academic environment and offers high quality training and solid foundation for future career development. It enjoys a reputation for its achievements in implementing modern curricula, as well as being an innovator in the modern academic history of Bulgaria.
One of the priorities of BFU is to improve the quality of the training systems through development of innovative contents, methods and procedures taking into account the feedback and demand of the labor market and business organizations.
BFU is a pioneer in introducing new forms of training and this is a main priority for our academic community to be further developed and improved in the future. An emphasis is made on the alternative ways of education connected with new information technologies. Another aspect of our efforts is directed to the vocational training, continuous education and life-long learning.
Campus 02 Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft
CAMPUS 02 is a University of applied Sciences with strong connections to the regional economy. The educational focus is on the extra-occupational training for working professionals on academic level.
Beeing a university for economy with the “Chamber of Commerce” as a main shareholder, all degree programs content entrepreneurship as an essential part of the training. Students at CAMPUS 02 are enabled to take responsibility for their special departments and are prepared for business situations and problems.
The fields of study are Automation Technology, Information Technologies & Business Informatics, Financial Accounting & Management, International Marketing & Sales Management.
As one very specific additional field of study CAMPUS 02 provides degree programs in innovation management. This means that within the R&D activities at the department of innovation management methods and instruments for innovation processes are permanently improved and especially adapted to SME requirements.
Anita Ulz, MSc
DIMITRA Education and Consulting
DIMITRA Education & Consulting is one of the largest Vocational Education & Training Organizations with Training Centers in five cities in Greece. DIMITRA holds extensive experience and unique competencies in producing innovative and participative tools and methodologies for VET. Through our activities such as training, research, innovation transfer and development of international collaborations we work towards the promotion of social inclusion, educational, cultural, scientific and economic growth. Our organization has been distinguished for its excellence participating in several national and European projects developing Quality Assurance systems and practices for VET.
Vaso Anastasopoulou, Deputy Director of Development & International Projects Dept
European Center for Quality Ltd
European Center for Quality was established in 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria. During its 16 years of professional experience, the company has grown into one of the leading consultancy companies for European-funded projects in Bulgaria.
European Center for Quality specializes in 4 main fields:
- Management consulting in the field of EU-funded projects.
- Design and delivery of training programmes for business entities and employees.
- Implementation of various initiatives linking the worlds of business and innovation with the education and training sectors.
- Development and implementation of international standards for quality management such as ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 18001, ISO 50001
As a company possessing varied expertise and strong creative potential, ECQ became involved in various international projects focused on transnational cooperation for the development of social and educational innovations.
ECQ works in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard. ECQ is also an official signatory to the “Code of Ethics for EU project management”.
Margarita Vassileva, Senior Expert “EU project and programmes”
Bianka Ivanova, Senior Expert “EU project and programmes”
Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía S.L.
EUSA is a private university center affiliated with the University of Seville and owned by the Chamber of Commerce of Seville. The University Center is part of the Campus Formativo of the Chamber of Commerce, which brings together Nuevas Profesiones (NP), the Vocational Studies School (degrees in 13 areas), Escuela de Negocios, the Graduate Business School ( 17 Master Degrees) and EUSA University Center, our Undergraduate School.
EUSA University Center has more than 50 years of experience in the VET and higher education sector. It was the second tourism school created in Spain. EUSA offers official ECTS accredited Bachelor Degrees in Audiovisual Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Tourism and Journalism. All of our bachelor programs are worth 240 ECTS credits and have 4 years of duration. EUSA also offers a five-year double Bachelor Degree in Audiovisual Communication & Journalism that is worth 372 credits.
Charles Paillusson - Project and Outreach Coordinator
Jaime Cabanas - Project Coordinator
International Consulting and Mobility Agency
NCOMA is a training agency based in Seville (Spain) with a large experience in the development and coordination of European projects funded within the framework of EU programmes, especially in the fields of education, training and mobility (Erasmus+) and research (Horizon2020). Our activity is devoted to the knowledge transfer at EU level and to the development of projects targeting groups at risk of exclusion or with special difficulties to enter the labour market, such as young people, women or migrants.
As a project partner and coordinator, we have assumed several roles and responsibilities throughout the past almost 15 years, including the development of research activities, training activities and materials, the coordination of dissemination, quality control, sustainability and exploitation activities, as well as overall management and coordination. INCOMA has also worked in the technical assistance of projects within the fields of Education and Training and is a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation (Euro-Mediterranean region) and of the WINGS network for female entrepreneurship.
Our main areas of expertise include: mobility; vocational training; employment, labour inclusion and the promotion of equal opportunities; entrepreneurship; intercultural competences; and languages.
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS (UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY)
The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984 and has elected the first Rectorate Board in 1998. Its administrative and academic centre is in the city of Volos. In order to serve the needs of the region of Thessaly, its first Departments were based on agricultural, educational and technological sciences. In its initial phase of organization and operation there have been eight Departments, seven of them in Volos and one, the School of Medicine, in Larissa. Since 1984 and onwards the University of Thessaly has been gradually growing with new Departments in the four biggest cities of the region of Thessaly, Volos, Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa. Its present academic structure consists of sixteen (16) Departments, four (4) Faculties and they were all founded by the end of 2000-01.
The main mission of the University of Thessaly is the promotion of scientific knowledge through research and the contribution to the cultural and economic development of the local community and wider society. It is known for its excellent research performance and outstanding scientific achievements, in accordance with the international standards. The excellent equipped Laboratories of the different Departments and Research Units have a number of well trained researchers to support them. The members of the academic and research staff participate in European research networks and numerous innovative research projects in the EC.