InTeaM4IEd is implemented in Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Netherlands by six institutions :
Crocetti-Cerulli Higher Education Institute, Italy
I.I.S. «V. CROCETTI – V. CERULLI» is one of the most important school in the province of Teramo and in the whole region. It is divided into three different types of schools: I.T.T. «V. CERULLI» is a 5-year technical-technological school, where students can choose among the following specializations: Electronics and Electrotechnics; Mechanics and Mechatronics for Robotics; Computer Science; Telecommunication. I.P.S.I.A. «R. PAGLIACCETTI» is a 5-year crafts and industry vocational school, where students can choose among the following specializations: Mechatronics and Technical Assistance; Beauty Care – Aesthetics. I.P.S.E.d.O.C. “V. CROCETTI” is a 5-year hotel management vocational school, where students can choose among the following specializations: Tourist welcoming; Marketing and Commerce; Cooking; Pastry and bakery; Waiting staff (restaurant and bar service). The 3 schools have many special needs students and many other students that are not native speakers, in particular in the two vocational schools and they are about 10% of the school population. In particular, there are 87 students with certified disabilities, 75 with specific evolutive disorders and 26 with socio-economic and linguistic disadvantages and behavioural/relational/psycho-emotional difficulties.For this reason, there are many inclusive projects and activities, both for special need students and not native speakers. The 3 Institutes have always aimed at offering flexible curricula in order to promote synergies and partnerships with local and international stakeholders, while offering students innovative and practice-based activities promoting transversal skills, active citizenship and social inclusion. All 3 schools strongly believe in the relevance of a practice-based education and promote exchanges and cooperation with the outside society, in order to give students the possibility to come into contact with the labour market (e.g. national, regional and local governments, business associations and entrepreneurs, promoters of programs, trainers, school teachers, academics and students).
Contact person: Tina D’Alessandro
ASOC.FRESS is a private non-profit association oriented to the research and conduct of studies of a social and health nature of European scope based in Barcelona. Founded in August 2020 in reaction of COVID19 start by a team of specialist technicians with extensive experience in the social, health and education sector with the collaboration of other sponsorships, donations and legacies, who work to provide a wide range of innovative ideas and solutions with the aim of promoting and improve the present social and health reality through participation in research, education and training, social and health services and establishments, social responsibility and guarantee of healthcare ethics as well as quality compliance. Keeping in mind the great importance of networking and the high degree of social internationalization in all areas, FRESS also works and values with the network of organizations and professionals that collaborate jointly at European and international level. The main purposes are:
Improve social and health care.
Develop personal and professional skills of management, intervention, and support teams to promote the improvement of social and health services and establishments.
Value the network of organizations and collaborating professionals at European and international level, in four thematic areas:
- Education and training.
- Social and health services and establishments.
- Social responsibility and guarantee of healthcare ethics.
Contact person: Imma Miralles, President
CRES Center for Research and European Studies – future business, Italy
The Knowledge Triangle represents the synthesis of Lisbon Strategy on the process of building an economy in European Union based on Knowledge and that is moving forward to Europe 2020. It indicates the role and the effectiveness of the interaction between the Knowledge pillars, namely: Education and Training, Research, Innovation as fundamental to build an economy able to let the EU compete with other worldwide economies.
Considering the necessity of developing new ideas on methodology and training trying, at the same time, to keep a focus on innovation processes, in accordance with targets identified by European Commission for the period 2021-2027, 10 Organizations from 8 different European Countries (DE, ES, EL, IT, MT, PT, SE, RU) – on January 25 2019 – signed the Constitutive Act of the new European Association “Centre for Research and European Studies – future business” named briefly CRES-fb.
Promoters and Founding Members have valuable experience and specific expertise for an innovative development perspective of “future business”. CRES-fb includes several actors from across Europe who are joining forces to develop and implement studies, research and EU projects in the field of Sustainable development and social and economic growth; Education, training and social inclusion; ICT and technological/digital innovation; Quality Assurance to enhance and valorise the professional network of its members and thus promoting active citizenship across Europe.
So far CRES brings together 29 organizations from 15 different European countries.
In order to develop expertise and new organizational dynamics and to strengthen cooperation between its Members, CRES aims to:
- Encourage the exchange of experience, knowledge and information
- Promote Quality Assurance within Vocational Education and Training
- Promote the implementation and development of innovative organisational solutions for enterprises
- Offer professional collaboration at national and international level
- Promote and disseminate EU project results and other initiatives through its members’ network
- Organize and participate in conferences, workshops, seminars, meetings and study visits.
CRES vision is to make quality lifelong learning, education and training reality for everyone in order to enhance economic growth and social inclusion and to boost employability opportunities across Europe. The mission looks to strengthen the cooperation among the Members and to make Lifelong learning, education and training an opportunity to enhance economic growth and social inclusion, in line with the market needs.
Contact person: Alessia Spatafora, Managing Director
Society for the Promotion of Educational Establishments, Portugal
SPEL is a society of teachers and psychologists formed in 1990, which created a network of schools that focus on the support of vulnerable communities – circa 2/3 of the SPEL students/trainees are under risk of socio-economic exclusion. Its aim is to boost the socio-economic condition of children, youngsters and adults from these communities by teaching/training and by coaching, which is achieved by applying innovative psycho-socio-pedagogic approaches for the transfer of skills highly valued in the labour market. The main principle of action of SPEL is the innovation of the psycho-pedagogic approaches to support the students/trainees and the engagement of all school staff in providing case-to-case solutions to the problems of the students. SPEL covers all age groups, being active both in adult education, education of youth and of children. Concerning these last two groups, SPEL has expertise also in the education of people with disabilities, through its partner institution “CerciVar”, which is focused on the education of children and youngsters with disabilities and with learning disorders.
Among the departments of SPEL’s schools, the following are highlighted:
– Office of Psychology and Career Guidance (SPO) – composed by educational and clinical psychologists, it does individual psychological support to the most psychologically-vulnerable students, provides guidance for the transition to the labour market and organizes school events on relevant educational topics, like empowerment, motivation, etc.
– Office of Employability – It is a sub-office of the SPO that cooperates closely with the directors of each VET degree. It follows a supports the alumni of the school in the first 5 years after they completed their degree in the school.
– Office of Social Support – It is composed by teachers of the school, that collect donations from the school staff and apply them to discretely support the most economically vulnerable students (ex. to purchase school equipment, to purchase winter clothes, etc)
– Office for Better Living – It is composed of teachers and psychologists from the schools and does school events to address health-related issues, like eating habits, sports, sexuality, addictions, etc.
MILITOS Consulting SA, Greece
Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique, dynamic, and innovative 360 consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience, and many distinctions in the provision of integrated and ground-breaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including Skills Empowerment, Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Entrepreneurship Education, Communication, Community Building and Awareness Measures, Event Management, Social Innovation, Culture, etc.
With a track record of 60 EU-funded projects and activities, as leader or partner, Militos has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. Militos has expertise in the conceptualisation, development, and operation of new and sustainable entrepreneurship schemes, train-the-trainer methodologies across all areas, interactive e-learning tools, etc. Militos holds extensive experience and expertise in mobilising communities, building and activating networks, designing, managing and implementing demanding events and largescale campaigns and is well known for the smart, inventive, high aesthetic and quality material it produces (logos, leaflets, banners, website mockups, vortals, videolands, online games, teasers for social media, interactive blogs, etc).
FOUNDATION FOR GENERAL SECONDARY, VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, Netherlands
Friesland College is a Regional Training Centre (ROC) for Vocational Upper Secondary education (VET, EQF level 1-4) and adult education. Every year about 9,000 students take a course: 7,500 follow a VET course which lasts three to four years, and 1,500 follow short-term courses which can last from a few days to six months to one year. Friesland College has a staff of approximately 1200 (teachers and supporting staff). Friesland College is an open educational institution with respect for all religions and cultures in society. The college is involved with and listens to its students; has a passion for teaching and is innovative. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses, facilities and activities. These are provided throughout the province of Friesland (in the north of the Netherlands) at several locations, the largest two are in Leeuwarden and Heerenveen. We aim to offer students practical learning experience in real life settings (workplace driven learning) and opportunities to develop professional skills and reflective powers, thus encouraging them to take the initiative and become effective learners. All students are stimulated to have an experience abroad, in Europe but also in developing countries such as Indonesia, where they train young people in their profession and teach them entrepreneurship so that they can start their own business. The main idea behind our educational approach is that we want students to ‘act’ and ‘reflect’ on their activities and experiences.