Chamber of Commerce of Granada (Spain)
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Granada is a public law corporation that promotes and defends the general interests of the industry, commerce, tourism and navigation of its circunscription.
For the above mentioned reasons, it is a body of consultive nature and collaborates with different public bodies. The institution, by means of its corporate activity and as mentioned in the law 3/1993, regulating the status of the Chamber of Commerce,safeguards the interests of the province, improving the economic environment of Granada city and province. The chamber offers activities and services that promote the management of companies, technical assistance, training, internationalisation, employment opportunities for professionals and ultimately, actions oriented towards the economic promotion of companies and the development of entrepreneurs and new enterprises. Since 2003, the Chamber of Commerce of Granada has managed and developed EU cooperation projects with a transnational character and in the last years has been specifically working in the field of transversal competences, analysing and promoting the role of such competences for employability of individuals and competitiveness of businesses.
Contact person/s: Ms. Isabel Contreras Ocaña
Full postal address: C/ Luis Amador 26, 18014 Granada - Spain
T. +34 958536152 - Extension 258
F. +34 958536292
Berufsfoerderungsinstitut Oberoesterreich/BFI OÖ (Austria)
BFI OÖ is an Upper Austrian vocational training institution that meets the new requirements of labour in 21st century.
It has become a market leader in all forms of re-entry into the job market, second-chance education and vocational qualification in health, social and other service jobs.
An integrated spectrum of education and training covering all qualification levels – including university degrees – for both professional and occupational applications affords a significant edge to both single participants in training courses or seminars and to organizations, companies or special interest groups.
More than 8.000 opportunities in 22 communities at 30 locations in Upper Austria with offers for the most diverse target groups:
- Private customers (second chance education, study at BFI)
- Health, Services and Social affairs, EDP and IT
- Social competence/Leadership
- The economy & management
- Customized company training sessions
- Job market policy training and education
Contact person/s: Ms. Gabriele Winkler
Full postal address: Muldenstrasse 5, 4020 Linz, Austria
T. +43 0732 6922 6221
Militos Consulting S.A. (Greece)
Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique, dynamic and innovative 360° consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience and many successes and distinctions in the provision of integrated and groundbreaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including 360° Information and Awareness Measures, Campaigning and Event Management, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Tourism, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Culture, etc..
Militos has extensive experience and expertise in mobilising communities, building and activating networks, managing demanding events and large-scale campaigns, designing smart, inventive, high aesthetic and quality promotional material, being the first choice as Communication and Dissemination Consultant for enterprises and (European) bodies. Within the last 5 years, Militos has organised more than 140 multidimensional events with more than 37.000 participants, having received many distinctions for the quality, impact and innovative content of its services and communication activities, including, most recently, 2 european awards (DG AGRI).
With a track record of over 40 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. An expert in business consulting, mentoring, skills empowerment, VET and interactive e-learning tools and mobile applications across professional sectors, Militos has already implemented or is currently implementing many related EU projects such as I-Skills on innovation skills, IncuVET on entrepreneurship education, Farm inc. on marketing and branding of agricultural products, Taxistars on online training of taxi drivers, etc. and is supporting the innovative Mellon-Skills Accelerator for personalised skills empowerment of the unemployed.
Contact person/s: Ms. Christina Frentzou
Full postal address: Acharnon 335, 111 45, Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 6772129
T. +30 210 6772116
PAIZ Konsulting Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
PAIZ Konsulting Sp. z o.o. has been providing training and consulting services for medium and large companies since 1993.
To this day almost 10 000 employees from over 900 companies from all over Poland and other European countries participated in its open and in company trainings.
PAIZ trainers and consultants have extensive experience in needs assessment, training and workshop design and delivery as well as impact assessment. They designed and conducted in company trainings for over 100 companies in the following subject areas: sales and customer care, managerial skills, interpersonal skills, telemarketing, negotiation skills, human resource management and development, time management, train the trainer, quality management.
PAIZ is a partner and sole representative in Poland of the international training company WILSON LEARNING www.wilsonlearning.com, operating in 31 countries worldwide. PAIZ is also a partner and sole representative in Poland of the international training company Barnes and Conti www.barnesconti.com
PAIZ has significant experience (since 1993) in administering grants from USAID (for organizational development and development of SME support activities), World Bank (money for SME Support Center, trainings and advisory services for SME), British Know How Fund Polish-British Enterprise Project (for entrepreneurship development), and most current from European Structural Fund (for human resource development). Experience includes writing proposals, project administration, designing and running trainings and workshops; conducting TNA; designing TNA instruments and evaluation instruments; organizing conferences and seminars. PAIZ has also gained experience in implementing projects under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Contact person/s: Mr. Rafal Wach
Full postal address: ul. Polnocna 129, 20-818 Lublin, Poland
T. +48 815345159
T. +48 815347150
European Vocational Training Association/EVTA (Belgium)
EVTA is the European Vocational Training Association, one of Europe’s largest European networks for VET with more than 20 members in about 18 different European countries. EVTA has more than 15 years’ experiences in European projects and works mainly in the field of Lifelong learning, with specific topics as: quality assurance in VET, innovation in education, employability, qualifications development, ECVET implementation, mobility of learners and workers, entrepreneurship, anticipating restructuring processes, training of trainers and labour market involvement in vocational education and training. EVTA has set up in 2012 the "EVTA ecosystem". This ecosystem consists of 4 pillars: education, employment, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Other activities developed by the network:
- Representing VET providers at EU level, providing inputs from their side and lobbying for their demands;
- Actively participating in technical working group on VET issues created by the EU Institutions;
- Organising thematic conferences and workshops for EVTA members and relevant stakeholders on the topics of human resources and labour market demands;
- Cooperating with other VET networks and other EU associations engaged on VET and social inclusion;
- Taking part in EU high level events, signing joint declaration under the Bruges Communiqué and the Riga Declaration.
With its strategic placement and experience, EVTA plays an important role in providing expertise, advices and ensuring the dissemination of VET current issues.
Contact person/s: Ms. Giulia Meschino
Full postal address: Rue de la Loi 93-97, Brussels, Belgium
T. +32 2 6445891
University of Padua (Italy)
The University of Padua, founded in 1222, is one of the oldest and largest in Italy, counting more than 70,000 enrolled students, 6,000 teachers, 8 Schools, and more than 2,500 technicians and administrative units.
The Career Service of the University of Padua, founded in 1997, is a central office and its aim is to guide students and new graduates in the professional world and manage internships, trainings in Italy and abroad, EU Programmes, such as Erasmus Student Placements, Leonardo da Vinci, and others. It works jointly with firms, private and public institutions and professional associations. The office counts 20 staff employees and is organised in 4 main sections:
- Jobs and internships in Italy/abroad;
- Career Guidance (professional guidance, F2F meetings, events to present job opportunities in specific areas, seminars, fairs, company presentations, etc.);
- Observatory on the local labour market that examines employers’ needs for academic competences and monitors the quality of graduates' jobs and new trends in the local job market;
- Counselling on careers
Recently the Career Service of the University of Padua has been greatly involved in the identification of methodologies aimed at the recognition of qualifications as well as in projects on virtual mobility for traineeships and skills portfolio.
Contact person/s: Ms. Gilda Rota, Career Service Manager
Full postal address: Riviera Tito Livio 6, 35122 Padova, Italy
T. +39 0498273069
F. +39 0498273524