Partners

InnoGrowth-European Association for Innovation and Growth

is a Bulgarian registered non-profit association.
InnoGrowth operate as an innovation agency and strives to develop integrated support services in the fields of innovation, eco-sustainability, knowledge and technology transfer and training.

Aris – professional training and research

was founded in 1987 with the aim of delivering and design integrated project in the field of professional training, advanced research and counselling.
Main areas of expertise are:
– VET, coaching and  …

The Universitat Jaume I (UJI)

was established in 1991 to provide a unified identity to university faculties and schools operating in the area of Castellon. The service-orienteers of UJI enables students and lecturers to participate in a myriad of joint activities with society’s members.

The Italian National Agency for Microcredit

is a non-economic public body, which performs important functions in the field of microfinance at national and international level. Specifically, it works for the promotion, orientation, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring of microfinance instruments and initiatives promoted by the EU and the Italian government, both in Europe and in developing/transitioning countries, for economic and social development.

Ankara Directorate of National Education (ADNE)

is the second biggest local authority after the Ministry of National Education in Turkey (MoNE). It is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of all kinds of educational and training activities from pre-primary schools to high schools including all kinds of vocational, technical, and Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools from K12 to adult education in 25 districts of Ankara.

Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Centre“ (DP BGCPO)

combines five Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Centres, which have been established in the period 1993-2010 as the largest German investment in the field of adult vocational training in Bulgaria. Its functions are regulated in the Rules of Procedure, adopted by the Council of Ministers.

DP BGCPO is an important tool for implementing active labour market policies and contributing to solve those problems related to the qualification of the workforce.

DP BGCPO has a functioning internal quality assurance system for vocational training according to Ordinance 2 of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of 8.9.2015 and is certified under ISO 9001: 2015.

DP BGCPO is a pilot training institution in the framework of the adult vocational guidance and training system for the transfer of good practices and positive experiences. Moreover, it leads in the field of innovation related to training quality and attractiveness of adult learning process, linking training with business and placing emphasis on the practice – Article 60a, para. 3, item 2 of the EPA.

DP BGCPO has been a member of the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) since 1998.

Website: www.dp.bgcpo.bg

We boosts innovation and entrepreneurship and support the development of dynamic pan-European partnerships between leading universities, research labs and companies.
InnoGrowth works to facilitate purposeful cross-sector conversations that challenge and inspire people to use innovation to increase social impact.
Our goal is to enable the business to actively participate in the sustainable development of the civil sector, to be involved in civic causes, and to come up with more successful solutions that will reach more people.
We developing new ideas, services and models to better address social issues. It invites input from public and private actors, including civil society, to improve social services.
InnoGrowth offers enterprises a full range of services to facilitate market intelligence and to stimulate innovation.
The main services include the creation of networks; cooperation with enterprises, schools and universities in the field of vocational guidance; investor assistance; business consultancy, market analysis; benchmarking activities; training, seminars and conferences; communication services and press conferences; workshops and international matchmaking events; study tours, know-how exchange.
In field of distance and e- learning our effort is focused to:
– Promote policy and practice
– Promote research into the distance learning and improve it acceptance
– Promote quality of professional and ethical standards in distance learning
– Gather and communicate information about new developments in distance learning

– Create innovative and interactive e-learning courses.

Website: www.innogrowth.org

Main areas of expertise are:
– VET, coaching and mentoring aiming at improving managerial skills in the cooperative sector;
– studies and innovative courses aiming at improving individual skills and competencies, related to local development;
– Social inclusion thanks to active labour policies;
– Integrated and synergic actions at regional, national and European level;
– Specific actions aiming at curriculum development of new professionalism in the service sector.
ARIS is part of the National Digital Innovation Hub
Legacoop: RETE PICO 4.0

ARIS associates many social enterprises and cooperatives and act to share knowledge and know-how acquired by each, as a common value among its partners.
One of the main successful peculiarities of ARIS, is the ability to study, understand and tackle specific needs form cooperatives and enterprises, people who work for and territories they operate in.
In coherence with its mission, ARIS promotes in the field of:
– Vocational Education and Training:
– Qualification and professional training courses;
– Actions and projects funded by ESF (European Social Found)
– Actions and projects from European Direct access funding schemes
– Counseling and professional services in support of enterprises and cooperatives:
– Cooperative/Social enterprises Start-Up
– innovative organizational models
– Social Inclusion, labour integration and autonomous life development of people:
– Migrant, Asylum seekers and refugees;
– women
– people with disabilities

Website: www.arisformazione.it

The service-orienteers of UJI enables students and lecturers to participate in a myriad of joint activities with society’s members. Educational excellence is based on a model encouraging lifelong learning, integral education and social engagement based on sustainable and cooperative values, including peaceful, equitable, supportive relationships and respect for the environment. Social and cultural developments have allowed UJI to fulfil its internationalization. Internationalization activities focus on streamlined research and management processes, continuous quality and risk assessment, ethical positioning, quick adoption of advances in ICT.
The Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) was created with an inherently multidisciplinary vocation and its aim is to include all the fields involved and that are necessary in the research and development of image technologies. INIT’s main objectives in the areas of new imaging technologies are predominantly intended to be:
– To impulse, to promote and to develop a quality investigation to achieve get an excellence research concerning that is reference in the subjects, disciplines included within the institute’s competence.
– To be a centre of quality research and professional training in new imaging technologies that allows INIT and the Jaume I University to offer a relevant and distinguishing teaching.
– To promote the technology transfer to the social agents, business and institutions using a clear service vocation to the society that increases the connection and cohesion with the social environment.
– To encourage and to actively impulse actively initiatives that bring near and connect the university with the social and productive environment, such as the creation of technology-based enterprises.
– To promote the collaboration and joint activity execution with other institutes and research groups on to national and international level.

Website: www.init.uji.es / www.uji.es

The Agency’s mission is to support micro and small enterprises by providing ethical financial instruments, technical assistance, research, education, training and dissemination of good practices.
The Agency’s planning activity is characterised by:
– A wide action, which includes:
– the promotion, orientation and facilitation of microfinance instruments promoted by the European Union;
– the monitoring and assessment of microfinance initiatives;
– support and innovation of the legislative framework;
– the management and updating of the mandatory National List of microcredit tutors;
– capacity-building activities for the Public Administration, the private sector, the non-profit sector and other stakeholders;
– the engineering and development of financial models and instruments; the dissemination of the microfinance culture;
– financial education; the setting-up of Microcredit desks activated at local Italian Public Administrations;
– the creation of microfinance operator networks;
– A strong degree of transversality in terms of target beneficiaries, including individual in a state of absolute or relative poverty, with low or medium levels of education, but also people with a high level of specialisation, young, women, migrants, NEETs, people who left the labour market, ex-convicts, start uppers, professionals, etc.;
– A strong degree of transversality in terms of sectors: „traditional“ economy sectors, including crafts, commerce, services, culture and tourism, but also innovative and high-tech sectors such as the digital economy for innovative firms with growth potential, or the green economy;

Website: www.microcredito.gov.it

The organization has a range of duties mainly in 7 fields; entitled Management, Human Resources, Lifelong Learning, Finance, Research and Development, Planning and Statistics and Data Management, Measuring and Evaluation. All of the tasks of these departments are carried out by 24 affiliated units.
ADNE is also responsible of the education of refugees and migrant background students in Ankara, too. There are 4 Temporary Training Centers (TTCs) especially active for Syrian and refugee students in the province of Altındağ where Syrian families live intensively. The number of the students is changing daily but currently there are 900.000 students enrolled into the system in Turkey. ADNE has opened literacy, Turkish Language and vocational courses for adult immigrants and refugees (Syrians, Iraqi and Afghans) at Public Education Centers, as well.
With a collaboration of functional, multi-sectored and layered partnerships both at national and international levels such as MoNE, districts DNEs, UN and EC, ADNE arranges and/or take place in- wide range of scientific programs and activities to promote sustainable teaching, management and learning skills in many different key areas for fruitful educational outputs.

Website: www.ankara.meb.gov.tr

DP BGCPO is an important tool for implementing active labour market policies and contributing to solve those problems related to the qualification of the workforce.

DP BGCPO has a functioning internal quality assurance system for vocational training according to Ordinance 2 of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of 8.9.2015 and is certified under ISO 9001: 2015.

DP BGCPO is a pilot training institution in the framework of the adult vocational guidance and training system for the transfer of good practices and positive experiences. Moreover, it leads in the field of innovation related to training quality and attractiveness of adult learning process, linking training with business and placing emphasis on the practice – Article 60a, para. 3, item 2 of the EPA.

DP BGCPO has been a member of the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) since 1998.

Website: www.dp.bgcpo.bg