P1 – MÉTODO ESTUDIOS CONSULTORES S.L.U.
MÉTODO is a Spanish-based international consulting company focused on advanced services in training, technology and social projects with 18 years of experience and more than 100 employees and collaborators in Europe and Latin America.
Our main expertise area is training for employment, especially through e-learning mode, on which we are pioneers and leaders in Spanish market, although we also provide other training modes such as blended learning or traditional classroom training.
Since our very beginning, we are constantly at the state of the art in the innovation in the training field, providing e-learning solutions, software development and apps and web development.
Finally, our team is also highly experienced in the design and implementation of projects related to social, labour and educational field, among many other areas, actively participating in numerous projects and bidding processes at national, European and International level, always under a pro-active approach and willing to create solutions for the different kinds of project challenges.
P2 – UNION OF PARISHES OF GONDOMAR (S. COSME), VALBOM E JOVIM
The União das Freguesias de Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom e Jovim (UFGVJ) is one of six Parishes within the Municipality of Gondomar, which in turn is one of the sixteen Municipalities of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, in the North of Portugal with a population around 50.000 habitants.
As a public entity, the Institution has many competences established by the government and developed a lot of projects related with entrepreneurship, employability, training, non-formal education for children, young people, adults and seniors. Works on various thematic projects such as, social inclusion, active ageing, disadvantage people, several projects related with local and national volunteering activities, culture, sport, environment, among others.
P3 – UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA – POSTGRADUATE CENTER
The University of Vienna is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. Thus, with more than 180 courses and about 94,000 students as well as staff of 9,500 employees, it is also the largest educational and scientific institution in Austria.
The university‘s Postgraduate Center offers a wide range of Advanced Postgraduate Programs. Established in 2008, the Postgraduate Center develops high quality postgraduate programs, ranging from master degrees and certificate programs to open learning formats. Students choose from about 50 master programs, continuing education courses and certificate courses in the fields of «Education and Social Care», «Health & Natural Sciences», «International Affairs and Business», «Communication and Media» and «Law».
The Postgraduate Center (PGC) is strongly engaged in knowledge transfer activities, connecting the university (scientists and students) to professionals from the business world, industry or the general public. The PGC actively promotes the involvement of society, public institutions as well as enterprises in the research process, provides higher qualification for the labor market and provides students the possibility to interact with practical fields. All these activities are beneficial for more social and economic innovation.
In addition, the PGC offers corporate programs targeted at the goals and specific needs of the labour market and respective organisations. All professional education programs of the University of Vienna are adjusted to the specific demands of professional life and aim at providing students with theoretical and practical access to the labour market. Students learn to understand how scientific disciplines are interconnected and how to work in an interdisciplinary way. The Postgraduate Center is also active in the Austrian and international discourse on lifelong learning, which includes developing new learning and teaching strategies, which are culturally sensitive, since 1/3 of our students come from abroad.
P4 – KAIROS EUROPE LIMITED
Kairos Europe is a London based organisation active in the field of education and Erasmus+. The company’s mission is to provide quality training opportunities for youths and adults in order to improve their knowledge and skills and enhance their career prospects in various working fields. We currently have a wide network of cooperation with companies and organisations active both nationally and internationally.
Our two main areas of focus are the provision of professional development courses and the implementation of European Projects, mainly under the Erasmus+ programme. We also have broad experience in other types of European programmes such as the former Grundtvig Partnerships and the Leonardo da Vinci Partnership.
Within our first area of activity we host teachers, students and graduates from all over Europe wishing to make a work experience in the UK in different vocational areas. We organise professional development courses funded by KA1 under the Erasmus+ Programme for people involved in education willing to acquire new competences (linguistic, technical and practical). Our courses cover topics such as digital classrooms, interculturalism, school management, art and sports in education, social inclusion and entrepreneurship. Throughout the years we have also provided languages courses to students, educators and teachers interested in improving their English.
Regarding our work in the field of Erasmus+, we have taken part in several international partnership projects with a particular focus on languages, IT, promotion of integration and equality, disadvantaged categories (migrants, unemployed, parents facing social and economic disadvantage) and entrepreneurship. We try constantly to bring together partners from around Europe to develop effective projects for sharing practices, discussing problems and finding new ideas and solutions to specific matters together. As a matter of fact, we are currently involved in more than 13 projects with partners from numerous European countries and always open to new projects and ideas.