The consortium components are active since many years in their respective areas of interest which cover all the project different facets: later life studies, intergenerational learning, educational provisions and recognitions of learning outcomes, entrepreneurship and adult education as a whole. Also Europe is well represented from a geographical point of view: South (Italy, Malta) Continental Europe (Germany, Slovenia) East (Hungary).
INRCA (Istituto Nazionale di Ricovero e Cura per Anziani) is a national public organisation in charge of providing health care to older people by means of its hospital and residential care facilities and carrying out research on elder care and ageing related issues, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Health. These tasks are carried out mainly through its interdisciplinary Research Department, which includes different centres specialised on clinical, technological, socio-economic and biological research. Thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of INRCA’s mission, its research activity ranges from promoting well-being in older people and their family carers, on the one hand, to implementing and monitoring support services and policies addressing the needs of the older population, especially if frail and disabled, on the other hand INRCA has coordination experience in relevant European projects. Coordinator of the project, responsible for the Quality and leader of IO2.
AWO BERLIN SPREE-WHULE e.V.
The Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) Berlin Spree-Wuhle is a local social welfare organization in Berlin with a a general affiliation with the national and state bodies of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO). The AWO stems from a social democratic tradition and was founded in 1919. The AWO Spree-Wuhle was founded in 1990 and currently has over 200 employees and provides a wide range of social services ranging from day-care, youth-work, services for the disabled, services for older people, counseling and integration services for immigrants. Currently there are 4 areas of focus: 1. Integration Management, 2. Intercultural Aging and Community Services, 3. Early Childhood Education in the Family, 4. Formal and Informal Educational Opportunities.
MNKSZ – MAGYAR NOI KARRIERFEJLESZTESI SZOVETSEG
MNKSZ is a non-governmental organization to help promote women’s equality by working with and fostering the cooperation between organizations dealing with women’s issues, by taking an active role in the formulation of a common platform and helping to promote equal opportunities for women active in all major sectors of life. The MNKSZ aims to advance the dialogue between the legislature, the government, the corporate and non-profit spheres, higher education, and all potential stakeholders of MNKSZ in order to meet economic, social, cultural and educational challenges. In realizing its objectives, MNKSZ endeavors to adopt all positive foreign best practices within a Hungarian framework, while at the same time it hopes to present exemplary Hungarian practices abroad by utilizing its network within the European Union and the United Nations. Leader of the IO1 and responsible for the dissemination.
UPI – LJUDSKA UNIVERZA ŽALEC
UPI – ljudska univerza Žalec (UPI Žalec) is a public, non-profit institution for education and training of adults in the Savinja Valley region. Founded in June 1975 by the Municipality of Žalec (at present, six communities are founders) it has seen a great development of its education programs, guidance and counselling services.
Today UPI Žalec offers a diverse range of formal and non-formal education programs, provides quality guidance and counselling services and is involved in various projects.
Its activities are:
- Formal education programmes for adults;
- Non-formal education programmes: language courses, computer courses, general literacy courses, national vocational qualification trainings, courses on integration of immigrants, courses and workshops for health, personal growth, study circles etc.;
- Guidance and Counselling and other learning-supporting activities;
- Project Work.
UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
The University of Malta was born from the founding of the Collegium Melitense by the Jesuits in 1592. The College was raised to University status by Grand Master Manoel Pinto de Fonseca in 1769. Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning: Faculty of Education (IAL). The University has been involved as coordinator and partner in numerous EU-funded projects under various Programmes including FP5/6/7, Lifelong Learning Programme, Culture 2000, Tempus and various other international and regional programmes and initiatives. The University is also represented in a number of European and international University networks and groups. The research in Education conducted by the Faculty of Education is extensive and it has shown its commitment towards Inclusive Education since the early 90’s . The University of Malta is represented by the Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning (DIAL) and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation (CEBI).
CA’ FOSCARI UNIVERSITY OF VENICE
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. The CISRE (International Center for Studies on Educational Research and Advanced Training) is part of this University. It bear on key aspects of innovation in teaching, evaluation of school systems, training and the job market, ECTS systems, recognition of informal and non-formal learning in training profession, certifying competences, intercultural and intergenerational education and diversity management, educational cooperation. The key interest of the group is to develop action research–through transformative interventions on social reality- on the issue of intergenerational and intercultural experiences as a mean of inclusion, knowledge and new competences diffusion. Leader of IO3.