Eurosuccess Consulting (Cyprus)
Eurosuccess Consulting is a Consulting and Training organization active in the field of project management, training & education and consulting services. Through a dynamic team of young scientists, it provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of various target groups and organizations, regarding their lifelong learning opportunities, in Cyprus and abroad.
Eurosuccess Consulting has been involved in more than eighty (80) Lifelong Learning, ERASMUS+, JUSTICE EU programmes, as well as National funded research Programmes (Research and Innovation Foundation) – in five of them as the coordinator. Eurosuccess Consulting has broad experience in the development of training and educational solutions (traditional training material, e-learning solutions and ICT tools for skills assessment). In addition, the organisation is active in various sectors: Vocational, Youth, Adults and School Education, and supports the development of various social groups, including vulnerable groups of the society such as people coming from the NEET group, prisoners and ex-offenders.
Furthermore, Eurosuccess Consulting is an accredited VET Center by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, the relevant public authority as regards training and education, as well as by the Aristotle Certification Training & Assessment (AcTA). Also, Eurosuccess is a member of the followings associations and fora: European Forum of Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), European Policy Network on Key Competences in School Education (KeyCoNet Network), European Network of Innovation for Inclusion, and European Working Group of Innovation Consultants.
VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI (Lithuania)
VsI EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI (EP) is non-governmental non-profit regional organisation researching, developing, organizing, providing, coordinating and supervising training in the field of non-formal education for various target groups as well as for professionals and volunteers.
Organisation seeks to:
- promote, develop and implement the principles of lifelong learning programme in the sphere of non-formal, social and professional skills development, improvement;
- create non-formal education programmes, competence development programmes for specialists working in the sphere of social integration and socialisation;
- organise training for teachers, workshops for children to ensure the development of 21st century skills;
- prepare, implement national as well as European Union funded projects in the sphere of digital education promotion, development as well as active participation in the process of knowledge-based, civil society creation, empowerment of people.
EDUPRO is working towards two main directions:
- EDUPRO carries out various training courses, seminars, conferences, meetings and other events (including practical activities) and provides services of information, counselling, mediating and educative activities to professionals and disadvantaged society groups to ensure their social and labour integration;
- Contributing to bringing different innovations, new work tools, technologies closer to the general education field, developing digital, media competences of adults and children to ensure their successful adaptation to the fast changing world and its demands.
In the educational activities there are involved adults of all ages, starting with professionals of social work, psychologists, teachers, trainers as well as entrepreneurs, communities, volunteers, etc. and ending with vulnerable and risk groups, e.g. long term unemployed, low skilled and low qualified people, families at risk, young people at risk, elderly, children at risk of early school leaving, etc.
EDUPRO is an organisation skilled in managing projects and we have a wide experience, gained over many years, of working on both Leonardo and Grundtvig and Erasmus+ projects.
The Association of Educational programmes OpenEurope is an NGO with the main office in Reus (Spain), offering directly informal and non-formal learning opportunities to young people and adults and helping them participate in European programmes. It also aims at promoting citizens participation in social projects and programmes at a local level (cultural integration, volunteering).
At this moment, the association has 2150 individual members, a network of 28 primary and secondary schools and kindergartens, a network of 6 NGOs and a municipal group of 8 city councils.
The organisation works at a local, national and international level organising many different activities for educators and learners, professionals in the fields of formal, non-formal and informal education and training. One of its main goals is to promote European mobility, targeting those who want to acquire knowledge about new ways of teaching and learning. OpenEurope offer training in different fields:
- Adult education: language courses, including conversational classes and preparation for Cambridge exams; cooking and dancing classes for learners of various ages
- School education: pedagogical assistance, extracurricular activities of foreign languages, creativity, theatre for school children; psychological support for teachers and school staff; classes of Catalan/Spanish for parents with immigrant background; mediation
- Community networking: project development and management for youth centres centres of the Tarragona province, trainings for volunteers and community workers.
OpenEurope has an Information and Communication Technologies department, which creates educational platforms, online courses and websites.
Trito Dimotiko Sxoleio Zografou School (Greece)
The 3rd Primary School of Zografou is a public Primary School in a suburb 5km away from the Greek capital centre. It numbers 281 pupils of 6-12 years of age and 41 members of teaching staff. It has got a long tradition in national and European projects and has gained the local community respect as a small but dynamic educational institution. Since it is located very close to the University of Athens, it hosts future Greek, English, French language and PE student teachers for their practicum period every year. The school implemented two Comenius multilateral projects (SEP Students’ Environment Parliament 2007-2009 and ABC The Art of Being a Child 2011-2013) and two Erasmus+KA1 projects (STEPS through Erasmus+ 2014-2015 and BASICS for Democracy 2018-2020) in the past. It is currently involved in a KA201 (UTOPIA 2019-2021), a project focusing on outdoor and community-based learning, a KA226 (DIGIPRO 2020-2022), a project on the topic of digital challenges and a KA229 (FREEDOM 2 LEARN 2) strategic partnership aiming at the study and integration of goals for sustainable development into teaching.
The 3rd Primary School of Zografou is an Erasmus+ accredited school (2020-1-EL01-KA120-SCH-094507) for the period 2021-2027. It has also run many e-Twinning projects and received National and European Quality Labels. It is a member of the Eco Schools community and showcases a dynamic profile on environmental, cultural and health projects.
Parents' Association of Primary Schools in Paphos (Cyprus)
The Paphos Parent’ s Associations of Primary Education, which represents all parents of the almost 8,000 primary students, was founded in 1968. The board of the confederation has 36 members. In collaboration with the MoEC, the Pancyprian Union of Greek Teachers (POED), local authorities and other organisations, it aims to contribute in the development of policies and decisions that promote the highest possible quality of education for all primary students in Cyprus. Its main goals are to support the advancement of effective educational development and to promote and advocate for the active involvement of parents as primary educators of their children (Ministry of Education and Culture, Founding Association Statute). When issues related to the education in general are discussed or improvement plans are made at the MoEC, at the House of Representatives and other committees, parents are represented by members of the board of the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents Associations of Primary Education.
Nowadays, each of the 43 public primary schools in Paphos has its own PA. The main aim of PAs is to provide in cooperation and coordination with the school the best possible education and school environment for the pupils. Its most important goals are to encourage communication and collaboration among school and families, and engage in activities, including fundraising, which support the infrastructure of schools and advance the education of the pupils attending the school (e.g. during most recent years, interactive boards, projector, laptops, tablets, etc.). PAs also organize seminars for parents and voluntarily assist school activities and events (Ministry of Education and Culture, Founding Association Statute).
There are six District Parents’ Associations (DPA), each one representing one of the six geographical/administration districts of the country. In turn, all District Parents’ associations are members of the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents Associations of Primary Education (PCPAPE) with two of their representatives participating in the General Secretariat of the Confederation. The Pancyprian Confederation of Parents Associations of Primary Education has been a full member of the Europeans Parents’ Association (EPA) for around two decades. Members of the Board of the Confederation attend the two annual meetings of EPA, representing all parents of pupils of primary education. The Pancyprian Confederation hosted the last meeting of EPA members in Paphos in April 2017. Parents’ representatives at the national level constitute a significant power-group and manage to influence the official educational policy, despite this not being officially guaranteed through any relevant national legislation.