Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University (ALKU) was established on 2015 as a new state university in Alanya. ALKU aims to provide qualified higher education and an international learning environment with its four faculties (Business, Engineering, Medicine, Education), three graduate schools (Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences) and three vocational schools, all of which together offer variety of programs for associate, bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. degrees, as well as specialization in medicine, for approximately 7,000 students from nearly 40 different countries. ALKU has been constantly evolving rapidly since its establishment and there will soon be new faculties with many programs to be opened in the fields of tourism, sports, fine arts, conservatory, health sciences, and dentistry.
ANFFAS Pordenone is a non for profit voluntary association born in 1969 thanks to the commitment of 20 families who felt that the Association could better represent and promote the rights of the people with special needs.
Since 1994 Anffas Pordenone runs the “Giulio Locatelli” Centre, residential and semi-residential community for 70 people with profound special needs. The principal aims are to give a non independent person physical, emotional and relational support based on his real needs. In Anffas the focus of the social action is exclusively “the person”; each project and each activity respond to that specific “person” and they are aimed to the social inclusion and integration. We try to offer our guests the chance to develop or maintain their basic skills.
The European Voluntary Service and the local voluntary service are important elements to upkeep the quality life for the guests at the “Giulio Locatelli” ANFFAS Centre. From the interaction between the worker/volunteer and our guests depends the important learning process.
On the International level ANFFAS ONLUS PORDENONE has started its involvement within European Voluntary Service in 1997 being part of the ENVOL network only dealing with young people with fewer opportunities, since then we have hosted 151 volunteers and sent abroad 143.
The Trebnje Center for Education and Culture is a public organization, established by the Trebnje municipality to promote and develop an adult education. Organization has two units: Gallery for naïve art and Adult education center. Gallery for naïve art was established 1970 and collections consists of paintings and sculptures that were produced by more than 280 artists from all over the world. http://www.galerijatrebnje.si/sl. Adult education center (www.ciktrebnje.si) offer a comprehensive range of education programmes: from elementary school for adults to secondary education programmes, as well numerous non-formal education programmes (general education, training and courses).
The main sphere of activities:
– primary education for adults
– participants of vocational and technical education in the areas of economics, catering, commerce, administration, tourism and pre-school education
– Courses: language courses, Slovene for foreigners, computer literacy, accounting and bookkeeping courses, assistant chef, home care nurse
– Third age University for the retired population
– Intergenerational learning center providing different programs where we engage older people and our students, young and children from the local area in teaching and learning together
– National and multilateral projects.
Digital StoryLab is the Copenhagen Center for Digital Storytelling. Digital Storylab is a specialized digital storytelling company in Denmark with leading expertise in the development, planning, implementation & production of digital stories.
We work with authentic voices and stories in every aspect of companies, organizations, institutions and communities through insight, participatory methods, media creation & production. We work with video diaries, production, storytelling, facilitation of workshops and much more.
KPEDU – Keski-Pohjanmaan koulutusyhtymä (The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia) consists of a vocational unit and an adult education unit. Kpedu arranges vocational upper secondary education for young and adults. The main campus is situated in Kokkola. In addition to vocational education, our adult education unit includes a folk high school (Keski-Pohjanmaan kansanopisto) which offers non-formal adult education in dance, theatre, photography, education for disabled adults and adult immigrants. Our educational activities include also competence-based qualifications, additional and further education and various short courses. International activities are one of our important priorities.
Responsible for this project will be Keski-Pohjanmaan Kansanopisto. Our organisation has been active in developing education possibilities for adults with learning disabilities for recent five years. During that time, we have managed to create a new well-functioning and pedagogically qualified education in our region. Both students and families have been highly satisfied with our results. Our education has become very well-known locally, regionally and at the times even nationally and internationally through different events, projects and newsletters. Keski-Pohjanmaan kansanopisto offer also education in Finnish language and culture for immigrants with basic knowledge in reading and writing. The basic aim is to strengthen student’s language skills so they manage to continue the studies at a higher level or find work. We are a flexible and innovative adult education institution with passion for adults with fewer opportunities.
The Reykjavik Academy (RA) is a coalition of independent scholars and an interdisciplinary research center, funded in part by the Icelandic ministry of culture and education and the City of Reykjavik, as well as individual grants from domestic and international agencies. The RA scholars represent many different areas of interest within the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to Icelandic history, culture and society.
The International Labour Contact Net is a non-governmental organisation established and working in Lithuania. The organization seeks to improve equal opportunities (employment, occupation, and learning) for socially excluded groups of people, including people with disabilities. Our usual activities include: bringing together grassroots and civil society groups as well as government and business sector representatives , both employers and employees, to address our target group employment issues and issues of concern to local communities; networking with various organizations in Lithuania and abroad; developing new tools and methods for more efficient work with the disabled; creating volunteering opportunities for adults; facilitating experience exchange among regional and foreign NGOs. Our specific expertise covers: elimination of informal and illegal labour; developing core competencies (literacy skills, IT skills etc.) of unemployed target group representatives; provision of support to communities and NGOs; consulting local government representatives on issues of employment of socially disadvantaged groups; serving as experts for foreign partners; development guides and other information and pedagogical tools for people working with the disabled, etc.