Project Coordinator, Instituto Politecnico do Porto
The Porto Polytechnic (P.PORTO) is the largest and the most dynamic Polytechnic in the country, occupying the first position in the ranking of the Polytechnic and, in conjunction with major universities, is placed in the upper reaches of the ranking of National Higher Education. Its mission is to be the leader of Polytechnic subsystem in Portugal, taking its social responsibility in the presence of the community and society, in an international frame of reference, demanding for the excellence. It includes eight schools, which are the link between the three Campuses, 30 research centers, more than 18,700 students, 59 undergraduate degrees and 72 masters’ degrees and cover different areas: Engineering, Accounting and Administration; Education; Music and Performing Arts; Media Arts and Design; Hospitality and Tourism; Management and Technology, Health Sciences.
Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organisation, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional, and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non-for-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers, and Information Technology specialists. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and provide for sustainable growth. The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming. CSI draws know-how and skills from its wide network, which includes academic institutions, IT companies, public services, international organizations, start-ups, and public services.
Dekaplus Business Services LTD
DEKAPLUS is a vocational education and training organisation, primarily focusing on the development of competences and skills of SME management and first line staff. DEKAPLUS is a qualified and certified training centre since commencing its operations in 2006, and offers vocational short courses related to business development and sustainability. DEKAPLUS also has a dedicated department managing EU projects. It undertakes the role of the project writer, project leader or project partner, depending on the nature of the project. Since 2014, DEKAPLUS has been the contact point of the “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” Programme in Cyprus, assisting start-ups gain a concrete start. Furthermore, the organisation has extensive experience in participation in Erasmus+ Projects both as partner and coordinator.
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances. You can find more information in our video (https://youtu.be/0jcwPthMCPs).
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is the largest public University in Greece. The University’s particular triptych is specified as Interdisciplinarity, Internationalist and Intercultural Education. AUTH is one of the largest universities in Southeastern Europe and has more than 70.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 4.000 are international. AUTH has almost 2000 members of Academic Staff and 1015 members of all the other staff categories. It comprises 42 schools covering all scientific fields, 13 of which are involved in water research and related issues. AUTH actively participates in 48 research networks and over the last five years, AUTH has implemented more than 4500 Research and Technological Development Projects covering mainly the scientific areas of the environment, information technology, communications, industrial technologies, transport, biotechnology, biomedical technology and health, agriculture, forestry, fishin, education/langugage, history, heritage archaeology and social/economic sciences. AUTH is a founding member of the EPICUR Alliance, which leads the actions for the creation of the first European University and host of the UN SDSN Black Sea, supported by the UN SDSN Global. The team from AUTH has extensive experience in identifying and dealing with environmental problems, such as several types of environmental and ecological footprints and is responsible for the development and deployment of the Project’s footprint calculator
OECON Group Bulgaria
OECON GROUP Bulgaria is a consulting company, established in 2013, specialized in management consulting and offering unique services for creating a sustainable business and training services for Adult learners. OECON is highly experienced in organizing and implementing business plans and other business growth activities, especially with SMEs and micro-SMEs, as well as start-ups in their region. In this regard, they have initiated various commercial collaborations and they have taken part in a large number of implementations of European Programmes for financing private businesses in a wide range of sectors.
ETHNIC Sustainable Tourism Association
Ethnic is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 with the mission of promoting responsible and sustainable tourism as a tool to improve people’s quality of life, the development of the social economy and respect for the environment. We work to promote community-based tourism models that focuses on fostering local and sustainable development, social cohesion and environmental regeneration. Transform tourism towards SDG and Human Rights.