It is a vocational training organisation, born in 2000 with 15 staff members, 3 offices in the Lazio region (Roma, Latina and Sora -FR-); it is accredited by Region Lazio and have got the Quality Standard ISO 9001. It main aims are: Support the employment and the economic growth in the region with vocational training & guidance and socio-economic Researches activities. It has a strong relation with the educational and productive system in the region and with the trade unions and the labour market.
Contact person: Dr. Pietro Ragni
Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – ASviS
The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) was established on February 3rd, 2016, upon the initiative of the Unipolis Foundation and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Its aim is to raise the awareness of the Italian society, economic stakeholders and institutions about the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to mobilize them in order to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Alliance already brings together over 180 of the most important civil society institutions and networks, such as: associations representing social partners (businesses, trade unions and third sector associations); networks of civil society associations pursuing specific Goals; associations of local public administrations; public and private universities and research centres; associations of stakeholders working in the fields of culture and information; foundations and networks of foundations; Italian organizations that are members of international networks dealing with the SDGs.
Contact person: Martina Alemanno
Barcelona Education Consortium
What is Barcelona Education Consortium? Cooperation between the Catalan Government and the City Council
Barcelona Education Consortium is a body established by the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council for the joint management of education in the city of Barcelona.
The Consortium oversees the integrated management of education in the city in accordance with the principles of proximity and effectiveness and the goal of improving standards of excellence and equality. The body is the sole interlocutor for the city’s state schools and publicly-funded private schools and a one-stop shop for attending to family’s needs as regards education.
The Education Consortium is committed to inclusive schooling and encouraging innovation and promoting networking based on the autonomy of schools and the optimization of public resources.
The priority lines of action in Education Consortium’s work plan in recent academic years have focused on increasing success rates at school and planning new strategies in the Barcelona Education Plan.
The general Consortium in academic numbers:
– 291 state schools: 5 nursery schools, 164 schools, 2 school institutes, 1 integrated music and dance schools, 62 secondary schools, 10 vocational training schools, 8 special schools, 6 official language schools, 5 art and music schools, 27 adult education centres;
– 14 educational services;
– 9.625 workers at schools;
– 8.322 teaching posts;
– 1.303 administrative and service personnel jobs;
– 140.615 pupils at state schools managed by the Consortium;
– Barcelona Education Consortium manages resources worth 1.000 million euros annually.
Barcelona Education Consortium and Barcelona City Council signed an agreement to work together through More Sustainable Schools Programme.
This programme first appeared in 2001 within the framework of Barcelona’s Citizen Commitment to Sustainability, as a way of contributing towards sustainability through education and recognising schools as agents of change in the city. It promotes the culture of sustainability, a culture under construction, which involves rethinking how we organise our society and our lives, so we can find solutions to enhance our quality of life and minimise the harmful impact we have on the environment and resources.
It is linked to new ways of seeing our common future and taking part in problem-solving (rethinking, experimenting and innovating).
That is why Barcelona City Council is encouraging the city’s schools to join this network, which is made up of 352 schools (2017-2018 school year) and which a total of 474 schools have taken part in throughout its 17-year history.
GEMS Northern Ireland Limited
GEMS Northern Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and registered charity/social enterprise organisation. Since our launch in 2002 we have developed and delivered best practice in employability/employment services. GEMS NI is recognised as delivering excellence in IAG and VET and our development of models of best practice in employability interventions that support long-term unemployed/economically inactive people and in particular marginalized and disadvantaged groups including lone parents, migrants, young people who are NEET, older people, people with disabilities and health conditions, who experience disadvantage in the labour market.GEMS NI is committed to bringing “people to jobs and jobs to people”. GEMS NI strives to promote social inclusion in the labour market and respects the client’s right to freedom of career choice and freely chosen employment choice within the constraints and realities of the labour market.
Contact person: Susan Russam
Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Dobrich
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Dobrich is an autonomous non-governmental organisation established to support local entrepreneurial activities and to enhance regional economic development and prosperity. The Chamber’s main goals include the encouragement of international trade and investment as well as serving as a reliable representative of its local members at the national and international level.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Dobrich offers its members and external clients a comprehensive portfolio of consultation and information services, including: trade register entries, certification of official documentation, information on investment, funding and partnership opportunities, access to international databases, a full package of business services for company missions, international fairs and company presentations, qualification seminars and courses, business planning, market research, specific contracts with foreign companies, legislative (national and European Union law) accounting consultations, translations and legislation services. Built on the foundations of the former Euro Info Centre, in 2008 the Dobrich Chamber became a regional node within the larger information and consultation network for enterprises established by the European Commission – the Enterprise Europe Network. Within this network the Chamber provides services on innovative development, business co-operation, and participation in national and international programmes to the North East planning region.
The 200 members of the chamber include: electrical and construction maintenance and repair companies, manufacturers of construction supplies, a college of technology, engineering and construction companies, agricultural equipment and machinery manufacturers, agricultural and food producers, touristic companies, etc. The Chamber supports innovation and research in these companies by providing free advice for its members as well as in the inclusion of databases for business cooperation.
Contact person: Vesselina Syoyanova
Liceo Scientifico Statale Augusto Righi
Augusto Righi is a government, Italian based high school, located in the historic Pinciana neighborhood in the center of Rome. Since it was founded in 1946, the school has met with so much success that has created satellite schools in different parts of the city that eventually developed their own autonomy. Still today, a large number of students choose to attend the Augusto Righi due to its reputation for academic excellence. Moreover, its central location makes the school available to students from both within and outside the city. The school population is of about 1300 students and 100 teachers.
The school curriculum provides a strong focus on mathematics and scientific subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics), reason why it is classified Liceo Scientifico (Scientific High School) in the Italian school system; it provides a solid grounding in social studies, though.
Although the school is Italian based, the school mission is pretty much steered by an international vision of a World to share and an environment to protect; during the last decade its educational programs have been looking across (and not within) the national borders, being convinced that the citizen of tomorrow will rather be a citizen of a united and protected one World of diversity, rather than a single representative of a small and closed National community.Augusto Righi boasts a solid international teaching experience, having been acquainted to a huge variety of educational strategies and developed its own, as well. This has been, in fact, the major key in the school educational policy. The school has partecipated in many students exchange programs so far, has cooperated with many MUN conferences that its students have been attending in Europe, USA and China, has gone through different educational experiences in Europe and USA.
The school has a wide experience in coordinating networks of schools, both nationally and internationally. Specifically, Augusto Righi is the head-school and coordinator of a network of 60 schools in Rome and Lazio and across the Country: DEURE (European Dimension of Education) network was established in 2001 to promote a transnational approach in teaching and learning.
Training courses for principals and teachers have been organized to make schools familiarize with the EU programs since the very beginning. An active exchange and a common project planning has produced effects of strong impact in the participating schools. Since it was established, DEURE network has been organizing innovative training courses on methodology and ICT, inclusion, European citizenship, taking part as a cohesive group in international meetings and workshops and, above all, in European projects. DEURE network connects teachers and students with learning opportunities and creative ideas to build up lasting relationships around the world, considering dissemination of best practices a continuous priority.
An international outlook and a focus on the European dimension has, in fact, been the major key in the network policy. A high percentage of Erasmus + projects have been submitted and approved during the past few years.
Augusto Righi facilitates an effective quality system control, based on a constant process of monitoring, taking into account and assessing all the staff and target group components. Surveys and interviews are conducted regularly to keep tracks of progress in teachers and students performances and in the school mission, also by pointing out strengths and weaknesses of the system as a whole. The school has been acknowledged by local authorities and decision-makers and Augusto Righi has been appointed as coordinator for the OCSE tests in the city of Rome.
Liceo Righi has also developed large expertise in organizing master classes, conferences and workshops at regional, national and international basis due to its strong and well established links with local and regional authorities and the three Universities of Rome.
An active cooperation with the Ministry of Education and USR Lazio has given the school the opportunity to secure a coordinating position for the selection of new school leaders and new secondary school teachers in the region.
Contact person: Sergio Foglietta
City of Turku
Turku is the oldest school city in Finland. As a bilingual city, Turku offers education in both Finnish and Swedish.
The City of Turku Education Division is responsible for the early childhood education, basic education, general upper secondary education,vocational education and adult education in Turku. The city has a total of 57,000 children and students.
The city’s education services provide learners of all ages with the means to develop as individuals based on their own strengths and goals.Two schools of Turku Education Division are taking part in Sudego. Puropelto lower secondary school has about 520 pupils and 50 teachers. The school has a special emphasis on communication studies and special classes for pupils with Asperger’s syndrome and other special needs and preparatory education for immigrant students.Turun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio is a general upper secondary school (high school)with a national, special educational task in science and a municipal specialized program emphasizing marine-oriented studies.
There is also a wide variety of school-based courses in the Visual Arts. There are about 700 students and 40 teachers in the school.
Contact person: Helena Mikkola