Centre for the innovation and development of education and technology

Castellón, Spain

The Centre for the innovation and development of education and technology (from now on CIDET) is a training and consultancy consortium focused on adult learning and educational technology. CIDET is set in the city of Castellón (Spain) but works with cooperation with partners throughout the whole country and abroad.

Our main area of expertise is the use of technology on education from two perspectives:

  1. the technology as a subject and teaching content not only for adult learners, but also for multipliers (experts, trainers, teachers, facilitators, managers)
  2. the technology as a tool and methodology for: learning other subjects and attitudes (as languages, health, culture, tolerance, entrepreneurship…) in other contexts (in classrooms, self-learning, volunteers, in rural areas…), needs (senior citizens, people in risk of exclusion, disabled, immigrants,….) and models (non-formal, informal, collaborative, intergenerational, serious games,…)

As a consultancy and guidance consortium, the main strengths of CIDET are the expertise and knowledge that could be applied for develop and create learning environments, research and innovation of specific and tailored-made pedagogical approaches, the quality assessment, improvement of already existing learning programmes, offer of training courses and design and finally the implementation other activities and materials that can be useful for dissemination and exploitation of the results.

Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa

Częstochowa, Poland

Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa (also referred as AJD) in Czestochowa is a public university, with it history that traces back to 1971. At present, the University comprises 4 faculties: the Faculty of Philology and History, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Pedagogy, the Faculty of Art and two inter-faculty teaching units: the Language Study Centre and the Physical Education and Sports Centre. At present, Jan Dlugosz University offers more than 40 fields of study of:

  • first cycle programmes (graduate studies) with bachelor’s and engineer’s degrees.
  • second cycle programmes (graduate studies) with master’s degrees, as well as engineer’s degrees.
  • third cycle (PhD) programmes: in Chemistry, Physics, History, Literary Studies, Linguistics and Arts.

JDU is involved in popularisation of education in its various forms among elderly people. About 650 students – retired members of our community attend different courses of study offered by the University of Third Age.

Our Alma Mater has long and extensive tradition in cooperation with with foreign academic centres. So far, we have concluded multiple agreements concerning cooperation with different centres of science and research worldwide. The cooperation has resulted in exchange programmes for students and academic staff. We implement bilateral agreements and jointly finance research projects whose results can be applied in practice by both civil and engineering and military industries.

Academics can publish all the results of their research in Jan Dlugosz University Publishing House, which is recognised not only regionally and nationally, but also on an international scale. Its representatives take part in the most iportant book-fairs in Poland and Europe. The house provides publications devoted to different fields of study.

Stichting PRIME

Den Helder, Holland

Prime Holland is a non profit foundation focused on education in the field of tourism, social media and innovation on entrepreneurship.

Prime Holland has written and run several projects focused on the tourism sector operating through different Eu projects, Fifth frame program, Grundtvig, LEO TOI. Primer Holland is a member of different organisations and it has extensive networks of partners in the field of tourism sector with whom they cooperate in developing educational tourism programs in Uruguay and Brasil. The expertise of this partner is in the Training programme development covering different innovative methodologies applied to tourism service development such as Lego Serious Play, Design thinking, Business Model Canvas, Gamification, Responsive Web and Big Data. It has experience in MOOC design, training the hospitality sector in improving their booking system and manage negative comments on the services. It has managed international dissemination and design branding campaigns and also created thematic maps on user experience.

GZS CPU

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Institute for Business Education (www.cpu.si). The mission of CPU is to supply business with high-quality, modern and applicable knowledge enriched with national and international experiences and good business practice examples according to the “practice to practice” principle. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Institute for Business Education is one the education and trainer providers for adults with longest tradition and experience in development, organisation and implementation of of professional and technical seminars, training courses, workshops, short- and long-term courses and other events for the needs of business subjects. Orientation towards actual education, training and competencies demands on the labour market enabled us to become one of the largest education and training providers for adults in Slovenia.

This institute has 25 years of experiences as a professional institution for carrying out public and other forms of education and training. Knowledge years of experiences of our staff and cooperation with domestic and foreign experts enable us to develop and provide high-quality short-time and tailor-made education and training programmes.

TREBAG Property and Projectmanagement Ltd

Nagykovácsi, Hungary

TREBAG was established in 1989 as a joint venture (Hungarian-German) company. In 1994, it became a private Hungarian company. The activities of TREBAG have a multidisciplinary character ranging from project foundation to the implementation of results and dissemination. The scope of these activities includes: non-formal education, management consultancy, quality management consultancy, dissemination and demonstration activities, implementation of technology transfer and innovation chain management and organization and management of various R&D projects.

Trebag was promoter of the Leonardo-project that product won the 1st prize on the eFestival in Hungary in 2005 and the European Seal of Excellence in Multimedia prize on the CEEBIT in 2006. Trebag has experience in European projects and transnational cooperation. Trebag has practice in the adult training, organized special training for the facilitator for the elderly persons.

Also in 2011 Trebag became a member of the European Living Lab Network, therefore promoting living lab activities in the community of Nagykovácsi.