DEP Institut is specialised in social research, marketing, strategy consulting and educational and career guidance with more than 15 years of experience in the field of education,training and the world of work. In 1998 DEP Institut started EDUCAWEB (www.educaweb.com)-the most important Spanish website devoted to educational and career guidance and information. The main subjects of expertise of DEP Institut are: Education, Training, and Employment. DEP Institut has broad experience in the field and has done more than 100 research, projects focused on ICT guidance and skills, consultancy projects related to the training of adults, the needs of students, workers and job seekers in the ambit of formal and informal learning and other studies related to lifelong learning in general. DEP’s area of Career Guidance and Educational Projects brings to the project the following experiences: – Design and conceptualization of resources and academic and professional guidance for local administrations, institutions and educational centers (Diputació de Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Fundació Bancària La Caixa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, …). -Designs and leads training of professionals linked to the field of guidance, with teachers, municipal technicians, … -Carries out, annually, more than 200 talks, workshops and other activities for students of different educational levels. – Carries out personal guidance services for young people and adults. -It has its own guidance resources and tools, such as NEP.TU (Browser of studies and professions), deporienta.com or the Dossier d’Informació Acadèmica, an annual publication o the academic offer. In 2019 the area of Career Guidance and Educational Projects worked with: – 65 municipalities in Catalonia and 5 in other regions of Spain – 215 Schools – 745 activities – 30.210 users (mostly children and young adults) As part of the educational projects in which our organization participates, we work with schools and institutions that share the transformative will of education, committed to social and cultural challenges, which also works and educates through culture and arts as tools for change and transformation, always from an inclusive perspective. Some examples of similar projects specifically rellevent are the educational leisure event (eduteinment) City of Dreams, in which more than 20,000 children between 4 and 12 years old, play, discover the world of professions, but also explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), develop their own artistic creations, attend performances, plays or the management that our organization has made of the educational program of the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família. These projects transversally incorporated consciousness of environmental behaviours. DEP Institut has 13 staff members who are professionals in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Psychopedagogy, Pedagogy and IT
PROGRESSUS Research & Counselling IKE is a Greek startup company focusing on scientific transnational research and studies mainly in the fields of non-formal education, lifelong learning, career guidance, social inclusion, labour market integration and human resource development. PROGRESSUS research, counseling and training activities are targeted to children, adolescents, students and adults, including also NEETs, the unemployed, early school leavers, the disabled and other social vulnerable and marginalised groups. Areas of interest focus on soft skills development, skills needs identification, career planning, mentoring, social integration and entrepreneurship. Main mission and goals include the following: – Elaboration and application of specialized programs for children, youth and adults, so as to develop soft, transversal, social and civic competencies, – Application of modern methods and digital technologies for the development of career guidance and counseling, – Development of training material and further training provision to education, career guidance, mentoring and labour market integration specialists. – Promotion of transnational research and cooperation on the issues of individual work/personal life balance, behaviour and professional performance, for the benefit of people and the organizations they belong to or they work with. – Construction, validation, standardization and publication of psychometric instruments as well as the development of novel educational tools and methodologies for trainers, educators, psychologists and social scientists. PROGRESSUS team members include experts in psychology, pedagogy, philosophy, social sciences, economics and ICT, which are accordingly engaged in career counseling, social research, consulting and training, as well as tool creation activities. The approximate number of people that will benefit from the PROGRESSUS activities in the coming year is 1000 (including those reached by social media and web channels).
SCP An approved VET Training center by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) and has extensive technical and pedagogical training experience. SCP focuses on the fields of Technology, Computing, and Business; it offers Online or offline Instructor (iLT) training programs, which lead to certifications from global organizations. Therefore SCP training programs increase the training opportunities for students who can participate in our training through HRDA funding, especially unemployed persons who can participate in the training programs without any economic cost. SCP delivers Diplomas through our diplomas 2 level stage. When students complete both, they can progress and convert their diplomas to full computer degrees with additional studies. We achieve this through collaborations with European universities through Online studies in the fields of Technology, Computing, and Business. SCP offers another ICT program, named Innovation lab. This is a complete computer science training for younger ages; this program aims to help equip students from younger ages to understand and get hands-on experience in computing while not focusing on specific areas such as, e.g., robotics. With this program, we help minimize the technological gap we face nowadays from a younger age through interactive training and workshops, especially in our country. Erasmus footprint, since 2016, our center has been involved in European projects that deal with innovation and technology; our center helps in projects to analyze, design, and to produce either material or innovative ICT applications in the field of technology, applications such as Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (Vr). Alternatively, our center helps provide technological expertise and our extensive knowledge in Cybersecurity and ICT curriculum. SCP’s Technical ICT Services Apart from the training, our center, due to its nature, is close to the enterprise sector, from SMEs to big enterprises. Many organizations are looking for ways to train or provide their personnel with tools that can help provide more accurate results. Hence our training center, which is close to those technologies, works and delivers solutions in the technology sector such as computer gaming, training, or work-based related applications using technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Development (AI), Drone, and 3D printing, Learning management systems (LMS) SCP employs nine persons and has six subcontractors, with around 350 learners per year.
The União das Freguesias de Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom e Jovim [UFGVJ] is one of six Parishes within the Municipality of Gondomar with a population around 50.000 habitants, which in turn is one of the sixteen Municipalities of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, in the North of Portugal. As a public entity, the Institution has many competences established by the government and developed a lot of projects related with entrepreneurship, employment, training, nonformal education for all citizens – children, youngsters, adults and seniors, also on social inclusion, active ageing, disadvantage people, several projects related with local and national volunteering projects, culture, sport, environment & circular economy, among others. The UFGVJ, at moment, has 70 staff members, of whom 45 are from the board, i.e. public officials and 25 members are volunteers. From the different activities that we work with our local community through the Local Support Office for Employment and Entrepreneurship; Social and Community Intervention Unit; Local Development and Structural Funds Office & Innovation, Strategic Studies and Communication Office, we provide over all the year several types of activities for: a) 400 senior adult learners; b) between 800 and 1000 unemployed adults; c) and more than 600 youngsters in different types of activities such as sports, guidance and counseling; entrepreneurship, environment and circular economy activities to socio-cultural activities throughout the community. The UFGVJ region has activities from the primary, secondary and tertiary sector but what really the distinguishes us from others cities is the filigree work in gold. Gondomar is also known as the “Capital of Gold” and it’s artisans are well known by their activity worked in filigree.
THEMISTOKLIS Just on the anniversary of the Battle of Salamis on September 18 1955, a private school was founded and opened in Piraeus under the name “THEMISTOKLIS”. It starts its operation with 100 students, 4 teachers and Katerina Pavlakis. “THEMISTOCLIS” was moving steadily and upwards. It was being raised as a Church of Education and a School of Life. It housed and trained 300 students. September 18 marks the inauguration of the Gymnasium. The same year our Kindergarten was founded, the first kindergarten in Piraeus. The building facilities are expanding and all equipment is tripled. Today our school “Educational Organisation Themistoklis S.A.” is situated in Piraeus, the main port of Greece near Athens. It is a primary and secondary private school, which has 550 students and 28 teachers. We have students from other countries with different cultures. The motto of our school is “Culture – Education – Virtue”. In the frame of our work we work on programs about theatre, arts, protection of the environment. Our students’ families are very close to the school and help us in all our projects. They also organise every year a big charity bazaar. The aim of our organization is to support, across all sectors, awareness-raising about environmental and climate-change challenges. communicate with children, to teach them the moral, to help them to be interested in Environmental and climate change, to become active citizens. That is why we are interested food waste development programs. Education and education in our school is a soul deposit! We have visions, goals, plans, planning. We offer comprehensive, systematic, ascetic treatment. Every child has a mind, has a heart, has hands, can make a better self, a more beautiful world. We teach human values and apply them to everyday school life. We believe that the child, “grown up” and “laid”, is the future and the hope for the best. Our pedagogical and teaching work has no limits. Our goal is to transform our students into small teachers of themselves. Continuous training and updating of all outstanding associates with meetings, seminars, conferences, personal meetings. Our scientific training, hard work, sovereignty, consistency help the child to develop intellectually. Humanity, sweetness, imagination, kindness, honesty, acceptance, cheerful affection cultivate the child’s emotional maturity in a warm school family atmosphere. We know our subject matter in depth, have longing – zealous dreams, hold steering wheel and lead the THEMISTOCLIS boat on new paths, modern achievements, new visions, new designs, and planning. Themistoklis educational organisation has 28 teachers in the primary and secondary school. Seven of them are foreign teacher’s language with a lot of experience. Four of them teach English language, two are for French language, and one of them is for German language
Gem was founded in 1966 with the aim of addressing new educational concerns by a group of families who wanted to give answers to new social demands. A respecful, integrative school was born. Over the years, the school has grown in terms of facilities as well as number of students to what is today, an educational centre with a number of students that reaches almost a thousand. It covers education from kindergarten to 18 years old. Despite the growth it mantains the essence of its original essence but it also works to deal with new challenges and realities. And one of our biggest aims as a planet nowadays is to deal with climate change and sustainability. That is why we offer our students resources and skills to be able to find solutions to new problems.
PASCAL English School Lemesos is a private co-educational six-year English-medium secondary school whose graduates receive an Apolytirion (recognised national secondary school leaving qualification). It was founded in 2002 as a day school and is fully recognised by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. Pupils are admitted to Year 1 after succeeding in the entrance examinations. Year 1 corresponds to Year 7 of the UK educational system. As the school runs a six-year secondary programme, its pupils graduate having completed Year 12. Lower school pupils, Years 1-3, follow a broad curriculum consisting of 14 compulsory subjects. Upper school pupils, Years 4-6, study 6 core subjects plus 3 to 5 additional optional subjects. In addition to the school work, which is geared towards the Apolytirion, pupils may take the IGCSE, GCE AS and A Level/International A Level examinations in their optional subjects. The School is part of the largest and oldest coeducational organisations in Cyprus. Unlike other schools, it is internationally diverse with more than 35 nationalities. The School believes in the importance of extra-curricular activities, participating in numerous Pancyprian, European and international events and conferences (European Youth Parliament, Model United Nations, F1 for Schools, Duke Of Edinburgh/International Award, MERA, Mock Trials). It currently has approximately 413 pupils and 67 members of staff.
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Climate change, characterized by global warming and the escalating concentration of greenhouse gases, has dire consequences for our planet. Deforestation, driven by habitat loss and carbon emissions, contributes to the decline in biodiversity and exacerbates the impacts of climate change. Air pollution, including smog and health-related issues, further compounds the environmental challenges we face. Moreover, water scarcity, plastic pollution, and the loss of biodiversity result from human activities and disrupt ecosystems. To address these pressing issues, sustainable development, driven by renewable energy sources like solar and wind, and supported by international agreements such as the Paris Agreement, are essential. Conservation efforts and individual actions, such as energy reduction, recycling, and adopting sustainable transportation methods, play crucial roles in mitigating the effects of climate change and promoting a more environmentally conscious future.\r\n