Coordinator: Asociatia de Dezvoltare Economico-Sociala – Romania
ADES (Association for Economic and Social Development) from Curtea de Arges, Romania, is a not-for-profit organization that became a legal entity (NGO) in June 1995. ADES’ mission is to create positive social and economic change in communities throughout Romania in a professional, ethical and responsible manner.
This mission is realized through the following goals: developing professional skills and increasing labor productivity, supporting SME development and expansion, as well as improving social and economic conditions in local communities.
Since 1995, ADES has successfully developed and implemented over 40 projects funded by the European Union (Phare, Structural Funds, Erasmus+), World Bank, US Embassy, European Business Development Program, Foundation for an Open Society, Charity Know How Fund etc. ADES has worked very closely with communities, funding sources, and implementing partners from Romania and from EU countries to implement socio-economic development projects. These partners have included Local Public Authorities, companies, NGOs, universities and schools.
Str. 1 Decembrie 1918, bl. F4, sc. A, ap. 3
Curtea de Arges-115300
E&D Knowledge Consulting – Portugal
E&D Knowledge Consulting is a consulting company specialized in the areas of innovation and knowledge management and capacity building for entrepreneurship and innovation. E&D main lines of consulting cover strategies, mentoring and training for:
- Developing innovation strategies and processes within organisations,
- Establishing culture for creativity and innovation,
- Development of skills required for innovation and creativity (ideation techniques, critical thinking, collaborative behaviours, innovative mind-set etc.),
- Business models for innovation and innovation of business models,
- Co-creation of innovation and knowledge (mechanisms, tools and strategies for collaborative innovation and knowledge transfer),
- Evaluation and monitoring of innovation abilities and needs for improvements.
E&D Knowledge Consulting provides customized for the needs of each customer solutions in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship that allow organisations to:
- Maximise performance,
- Increase innovative capacity,
- Diagnose their current market position and growth potential,
- Develop their knowledge base,
- Increase competitiveness and,
- Define sustainable development strategy for companies and other organisations.
In this way, E&D Knowledge Consulting aims to drive social and economic development through nurturing more innovative, skilled and engaged citizens, workers and leaders, and to support the creation and growth of innovation and market leaders. Our activities cover integrated workshops, mentoring and coaching, consulting and projects.
For more information about E&D Knowledge Consulting, please visit ed-knowledgeconsulting.com
Instalofi Levante S.L. - FyG Consultores (FYG) – Spain
Instalofi Levante S.L. – FyG Consultores (FYG) is a private, high-level training enter-prise, pioneers in co-creation with companies, adults and young people in the training on innovative concepts, business creation, employability basic skills, literacy and numeracy skills, entrepreneurship and soft & hard skills training. FyG acts actively as an education and training company promoting and enhancing the development of adults seeing for new opportunities and helping them to become more employable, facing different factors of exclusion: youngsters and adults with educational difficulties, unemployed with economic or social obstacles.
FyG Consultores has experience in running a wide range of trainings courses and mentoring pro-grammes for companies, entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, also with individuals from disad-vantage groups. It acts a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information providing services of job insertion and intermediation on the labour market for unemployed as: orientation, training, assessment and information.
Danmar Computers – Poland
Danmar Computers LLC is a private company operating in the field of Information Technology and providing vocational training in this field. Danmar has an extensive experience in developing modern Web and mobile applications that are used for educational purposes. Danmar also has long-term experience of carrying out European projects within which company’s R&D staff conducts research and prepares trainings tailored to the needs of various learners. During 18 years, Danmar has successfully implemented over 100 projects within Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Progress and recently Erasmus+.
In many of these projects Danmar was responsible for designing and coordinating dissemination strategies. Danmar Computers is the developer and provider of AdminProject (adminproject.eu), the on-line system for management of European projects. All activities of the company are based on wide and well-established cooperation network, both on national and international levels. The national networks include training and counselling institutions, universities, schools, non-governmental organisations as well as private sector companies. International network include partners of various profiles coming from every European Union’s country. Danmar Computer’s mission is the promotion of life-long education and assurance of equal access to education for everyone with the use of modern technology.
Universitatea Din Pitesti – Romania
University of Piteşti (UPIT) is a state university situated in the Southern part of Romania, in the Argeş County (120 kilometers from Bucharest). It is a comprehensive university and has around 10,000 students. UPIT provides educational, training and research services, being an intellectual and academic community accredited by national and international quality agencies.
The areas in which the university is active are: education & training; scientific & applicative research; guidance & counseling; professional orientation; international cooperation in different fields; publishing activities.
University of Piteşti has about 700 staffs (academic and non-academic personnel). Its structure is composed of 6 faculties providing Bachelor, Master and PhD study programmes (www.upit.ro). The faculties are organized in departments. Beside faculties and departments, UPIT has also specialized units (Research Institute, Business and Technological Transfer Incubator, Institute for Training and Performance, Center for International Cooperation). It has previously participated and continues to be currently involved in a large number of transnational researches, mobility or strategic partnership projects (see www.cppdd.ro). UPIT represents a strong educational factor for the SMEs in the region, which usually search its support in solving their economical, technological or managing problems. UPIT has also developed a collaborative network of partners which interconnects the university with the main employers and the local economic agents in the region.
Hanse – Parlament – Germany
The Hanse-Parlament is an association of 50 chambers of industry, commerce and crafts from 13 countries. The members represent more than 475,000 SMEs in the entire Baltic Sea region. The Hanse-Parlament is dedicated to strengthening the economic performance of the Baltic Sea region in general and promoting SMEs in particular. The improvement of vocational training in the EU is a particular priority. A powerful secretariat based in Hamburg serves as a service center, think tank and development department. With the involvement of SME representatives, the Hanse-Parlament is constantly developing new support measures, especially in the area of vocational training. It is testing the measures with individual partners and then transferring them to all members. The members receive training for the trainers as well as intensive implementation advice from the Hanse-Parlament. In this way, new demand-oriented support measures are developed and implemented permanently throughout the Baltic Sea region with a broad impact.
The Hanse-Parlament has been in existence since 1994, international cooperation is well established, and a high level of sustainability is achieved through the organization as an association. On the initiative of the Hanse-Parlament, the Baltic Sea Academy was founded in 2010, to which 17 universities from 9 Baltic Sea countries belong. The members of the Baltic Sea Academy carry out dual study programs as well as research and development tasks for SMEs. Together with the members of the Hanse-Parlament, they effectively shape knowledge and innovation transfer. The Baltic Sea Academy is a department of the Hanse-Parlament.