The Consortium is composed of internationally recognized institutions active in the field of management education and enterprises' support and some of them have already collaborated in the past in LdV projects:
Polish Foundation of Opportunities Industrialization Centers "OIC Poland" - Poland
OIC Poland Foundation, from 1991 acting for economic and social progress in the south-eastern Poland, belongs to the leading group of training organisations at the Lublin region market.
The main aim of the OIC Poland Foundation is prevention of unemployment and fostering economic development by implementation of the educational and counselling programmes, targeted at a great scale at SMEs in the region has been attained through two basic streams:
- unique enterprises (courses, seminars, conferences, counselling, complex projects) addressed to SME owners, professionals, certain underprivileged groups in the community (women, inhabitant of rural areas ,the unemployed, etc.), aiming at creation of employment and self-employment opportunities, dissemination of knowledge and good practices and human resources development.
- commercial offers of training services both for individuals interested in acquiring new skills and companies and institutions ordering tailored training for their employees.
ISTUD Foundation - Italy
ISTUD is the first independent business school in Italy which operates in Europe in the field of executive education and management research. It was founded in 1970 through the initiative of Assolombarda and a group of Italian and multinational companies. As internationally recognized business school, it has followed the evolution of contemporary management, significantly contributing to the diffusion of a modern "management culture" based on corporate social responsibility, multiculturalism, gender equality, professional upright and value production. In the attempt to cope with the organizational cultural shift, ISTUD has developed training projects which aim at supporting the entrepreneurial class in shifting traditional organizational culture towards a multicultural and multidisciplinary mindset. ISTUD is also member of important international networks, as EFMD and EABIS, and has managed several international projects funded by EU and other donors (the World Bank, IFC, ETF).
G. G. Eurosuccess Consulting LTD - Cyprus
Eurosuccess Consulting is a dynamic team of young scientists which provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of modern Cyprus enterprises - with a particular focus on SMEs - especially on matters like innovation and technology. Since its foundation, Eurosuccess has identified the need for creating links between the Cyprus economy and the wider European market and has put great emphasis on the exploitation of the potentials created by the accession of Cyprus in the European Union.
Currently, Eurosuccess offers a variety of services to the Public as well as to the Private sector and has also started to actively participate in international projects, through a well-established network of partners based on the intense past experience of its founder.
Eurosuccess aims at a constant improvement of its services as well as at the development of its team in order to enhance its scientific expertise.
CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA INVATARII PERMANENTE - Romania
The Centre for Promoting Lifelong Learning – CPIP is a nongovernmental and non-profit institution, active in the educational and social field. Our institution aims to promote the culture of lifelong learning throughout the active involvement of all community members in developing a coherent strategy for implementing the concept and practice of “learning throughout life”. In this context, LLL is no longer a mere aspect in the education and training system, but it’s cornerstone, basic ground for future pathways.
Consequents to this philosophy, we intend to channel our entire activity towards creating a viable alternative in developing lifelong learning community. Our activities are to provide information and counselling services for: career guidance, development and orientation. Developing specific programs meant to facilitate the transmission of our values in multi-ethnic, multilingual and multicultural communities. Implementing programs in social and educational aspects.
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
University of Aveiro is a young university, founded in 1973, with over 15000 full-time students (graduate and postgraduate). The University has a strong research profile, a unique model of governance (16 Departments, 4 Polytechnic Schools and various training centres), acting as a regional network for education and training promoting strong links with the surrounding community and was a pioneer in launching degrees in new subject areas.
Since 2012, the University of Aveiro organized short programmes on social innovation, called "Social Innovation Workshops" that put working together people from social organizations, city council employees and academics, in order to find solutions to social challenges. It involves a diverse group of participants, a multidisciplinary teaching team (teachers from management, social sciences and design) and a methodology guided by the principles of design thinking.
Currently, the University of Aveiro collaborates in the SEFORIS (Social Enterprise as FORce for more Inclusive and Innovative Societies) research project that seeks to understand the potential of social enterprise in the EU and beyond to improve social inclusiveness of society through greater stakeholder engagement, promotion of civic capitalism and changes to social service provision.