ASEV -Â Agenzia per lo Sviluppo Empolese Valdelsa
26 founders including municipalities and social partners of the Empolese Valdelsa district with mixed public private capital created ASEV in 2002. Its main mission is to promote the economic, cultural and social development of the Empolese-Valdelsa area. Its activities include the planning and managing of vocational training courses, educational, vocational and professional guidance, courses and activities relating to university education and services to promote employment. ASEV also cooperates with local public employment services, and with local schools in education activities and teachersâ€™ training. In 2003 ASEV established an intercultural centre http://www.centrointerculturale.it/that organises courses of Italian as second language, training of teachers in intercultural issues, welcoming projects for migrants, field research on immigration and mediation of intercultural conflicts. ASEV has 20 employees and a turnover (2008) of over 3 million euro. Via delle Fiascaie, 12 – 50053 Empoli(FI) (+39) 0571 76650 info*asev.it www.asev.it
Public Institution College of Social Sciences (CSS)
The College of Social Sciences (CSS) was established in 1994. The CSS is second biggest private college in Lithuania and has gained the reputation of an advanced institution both among the local community and the regional business sector. The CSS employs over 60 academic and non-academic staff members. About 2500 students study at the CSS. The main objective of the CSS is to educate qualified specialists to be able to work on their own in a wide variety of business, service and social spheres. The CSS provides teaching services for employees of enterprises, has gained expertise in the execution of national and international projects concerning development of new study methodologies and didactics and carrying out research activities on the research subject areas. CSS has got experience in carrying out research in many subject areas such as employment markets, disadvantaged groups, women, adult learners, unemployed people and third country citizenâ€™s adaptation and integration in Lithuanian society. It has developed cooperation with educational institutions in the academic sphere and maintains close relations with business sector enterprises through arrangement of training. The College of Social Sciences works in the following sectors: -Education and training, Consulting services, Scientific research, Project management, Counselling and professional orientation. The college has gained experience in execution of national and international projects and strives to adapt a European dimension to all of its activities. CSS participates in international projects under Lifelong Learning, INTERREG, BSR, Nordplus programs, Structural Funds. Nemuno str. 2, LT-91199 KlaipÄ—da +370 46 397077 info*smk.lt www.smk.lt
Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. (VHS Cham)
VHS Cham is a registered non-profit association in the Upper Palatinate (Bavaria), which operates on a regional level and engages 47 fulltime employees plus about 250 freelancers. It provides courses in the fields of social life, vocational counselling and training, languages, health protection and cultural programmes. Furthermore, VHS Cham carries out vocational preparation courses and the state-run Vocational Schools for Geriatric Nursing and Physical Therapy. VHS Cham has a lot of experience in course development with a particular focus on language and culture (136 courses and 1280 participants per year) and features experience in organising language courses for groups like young adults, senior learners and people from rural areas. Migrants especially benefit from the various German integration courses, which help them to cope with life in Germany and gain better professional prospects. Another great part of the activities is directed at young deprived people, especially the unemployed, where they get the chance to get new qualifications and are provided vocational information as well as training. VHS Cham also works in several EU wide programmes and has therefore a European-wide network of various partner institutions, like the Bavarian Adult Education Centre Association (BVV), the Institute for International Cooperation of the DE Adult Education Association (IIZ/DVV) and the DE Institute for Adult Education. Pfarrer-Seidl Str. Pfarrer-Seidl Str. 1 â€“ 93413 Cham, Germany (+49) 99 71850140 info*vhs-cham.de www.vhs-cham.de
Instituto de FormaciĂłn Integral, S.L.U. (IFI)
Instituto de FormaciĂłn Integral, S.L.U. is a private company, set up by a staff (more than 150 employees) with a lot of experience in the field of training and in the provision of consultancy services in training, labour risks prevention, quality, new technologies and development of national and European projects. In the field of unregulated, continuous and occupational training, IFI offers more than 200 training courses per year, directed at enterprises, employers associations, trade unions, organisations and individual workers within the entire territory of Spain and in the following fields: business administration and management, human resources, business for social responsibility, maintenance and manufacture, logistics, commerce, marketing, quality, environment, NTICs, design and multimedia, office automation, languages, as well as courses for specific areas, such as agri-food, property, socio-sanitary, cleaning and legal sectors. Moreover, IFI, as a result of its wide-ranging experience in training courses, has carried out consultancy and related projects, characterized by personalized customer service, individual monitoring and permanent attention and care of the more relevant aspects. IFI has a wide experience in European projects: Life Long Learning Programme (Leonardo Transfer of Innovation, Development of Innovation, Networks and Partnership, Grundtvig Partnership and Multilateral, Transversal Programme (KA2) and Erasmus), Community Initiative EQUAL, etc. Calle AlcalĂˇ, 21 â€“ 3Âş derecha â€“ 28014 Madrid (+34) 915 31 21 00 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ifi.com.es
University for Foreigners of Siena (UNISTRASI)
The University for Foreigners of Siena is a public University (tertiary level) that offers a variety of courses and undertakes scientific research on the diffusion of Italian language and culture. Various research programmes and publications are produced by the university teaching staff in the fields of language teaching methodology, intercultural studies, Italian linguistics and language teaching, in particular ICT for language teaching (video, audio, computer materials). The DITALS centre is a research and service centre of the university for foreigners of Siena devoted to the promotion, creation, implementation and dissemination of the DITALS Certification in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language. Among the operative skills requested there is the ability to create didactic modules on written and audiovisual texts. This subject is also presented in training courses for prospective teachers of Italian as a foreign language both in Italy and abroad. Piazza Carlo Rosselli, 27-28 â€“ 53100 Siena (+39) 0577240 315 /311 /316 /100 /111 email@example.com http://ditals.unistrasi.it www.unistrasi.it
AINTEK A.E. (IDEC)
IDEC is a training and consultancy company based in Piraeus, Greece. Clients of IDEC are SMEs, larger Greek companies, Entrepreneurs Associations, universities and chambers of commerce/industry, non-profit organisations etc. Our personnel consist mainly of engineers with post-graduate certificates and long-term industrial experience. The main areas of activities are training and management consulting, ISO-9001, software and multimedia development, internet applications, distance learning, e-business, e-commerce, telecommunications and networks. IDEC has extensive experience in European projects in the field of education and vocational training and is the coordinator of the FIL and Migrants+ projects. In this project IDEC will present its former experience on the initiatives targeting the increase of migrantsâ€™ vocational skills, such as IDECâ€™s involvement in the FIL and MIGRANTS+ projects.Â Iroon Polytechniou Avenue, 96 – 18536 Piraeus (Greece) (+30) 210 4286227 firstname.lastname@example.org www.idec.gr
Silesian University in Opava (SUO)
The university provides education in business administration together with languages. Key activities of the staff are teaching, research, preparing new syllabi and language materials etc. Professional English, German, Spanish, Russian and French are taught as well as Czech as a second language. In the department, there are five language teachers who are qualified to teach Czech (out of 20 teachers). Na Rybnicku – 74601 Opava, Czech Republic (420) 553 684 111 rektorat*slu.cz www.slu.cz
Translex (t/a The Language Institute)
Translex is an education and translation service provider based in Galway, Ireland. In its Language Institute Translex has taught twelve European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages to adults of all ages. It also conducts Spanish language classes for children and provides teacher training for teachers of foreign languages. Translex also manages a translation and interpreting service which to date has provided translations for more than thirty languages. Translex’s teachers have substantial experience in the development of teaching materials. We regularly hold cultural evenings and art exhibitions in our Institute to celebrate the diversity in our community and to encourage friendship between the local population and the recently arrived.58 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland +353 91566759 www.translex.ie
ADPI â€“ Association pour le DĂ©veloppement et la PĂ©dagogie de lâ€™Individualisation
ADPI is a French association created in 1995, based in Paris, which trains and professionalizes young adult migrants ; helps disabled workers (and especially the hearing impaired) find work ; provides examination training for hospital staff and facilities services staff.
Our specificity is to deal with French language learning with this kind of public in great difficulty. The pedagogy we use is called Gattegno Pedagogy also called â€śReading in coloursâ€ť. Indeed, we work with colour charts. The aim of this pedagogy is to subordinate teaching to learning. We also work with different Gattegno software specialized in the learning of writing and reading.
Our objective is to work on the one hand in the field of linguistic competences and on the other hand, on socio-professional projects.
Staff : 15 full-time (training and administrative) /2 part-time (secretarial) / + 10 to 20 non-permanent staff
Number of students : over 300 per year ; between 15 and 20Â courses organized per year.