Steiner Johane

The Greta du Velay is a public training organisation, managed under the supervision of Lycée Lafayette and gathering
21 educational institutions under the wing of the Ministry of Education (secondary schools, high schools and colleges). Around 70% of the activity consists in preparing qualified workers for companies and supporting their continuous learning
processes (analysis of needs, delivery of training, evaluation and follow up). Courses are organised in response to the local
and regional needs and to the demand of funders through call for projects. A variety of sectors are concerned such as
hospitality, cooking, industry (automation tools, maintenance, leatherwork…) and tertiary sectors (management, languages,
computing…). Courses can target the preparation of national diplomas or only the development of competences.
The other domain of activity consists in supporting the vocational inclusion of target groups such as young unemployed,
early school leavers, low skilled adults, migrants, through the development of basic skills (key competences, transversal
competences, digital literacy…), orientation and practices in companies, so that they are able to choose a career and
become employed.

Prof. Dr. S. Alev SÖYLEMEZ

Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University has the advantage of being born from Gazi University, one of Turkiye’s earliest and biggest educational institutions. Accordingly, Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences has continued its activities with the same highly qualified academic staff and physical facilities since it was opened in 1955.

With nine faculties, three vocational schools, three colleges and a conservatory, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University is Turkey’s youngest but the most experienced higher education institution.

Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University is committed to significantly contributing to Turkish academic life as a research university specialising in social and administrative sciences.

Grecu Liliana

INCSMPS is a research self-financed Romanian institution, participating to the competitions by submitting the project proposals on the National and International research programmes. It has as object of activity: research and development in the field of social and humanist sciences, which fall into: CAEN code 7320, UNESCO code 5802.01. The institute’s main object of activity is to „carry out studies and research with theoretical-applicative character in fields of national interest regarding the human resources management, social development and social protection in Romania” The institute’s research activity is developed around 8 main thematic areas:

1. Family Policies, Social Assistance and Social Insurances,Labour Market and Employment Policies,
2. Human Capital Development, Training and Lifelong Learning,
3. Labour Market and Employment Policies,Labour Market’s Dynamics,
4. Labour Market’s Dynamics,
5. Equal Opportunities and Labour Market Vulnerabilities,
6. School-To-Work Transition and Mobility,
7. Social Inclusion, Poverty and Social Cohesion,
8. Wage Policies, Industrial Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Apart from the research activity in social and humanist sciences (NACE code 7220 – UNESCO code 5302.02), INCSMPS carries out other related activities, such as training or specialized consultancy. Based on a supple organizational structure, appropriate for “management by objectives” and “project management” approaches, the research activity is carried out in interdisciplinary teams (including researchers with different backgrounds and expertise: psychology, economy, sociology, pedagogy, etc).
As National Research Institute, INCSMPS is an organization in coordination of Romanian Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, which means that is is closely involved in the providing scientific arguments, information and data, to the decisions makers, for developing and implement the strategies and programmes.

Seda Naz Gunday

self-Learn is planned to be an innovative, extendible, and expandable mobile tool allowing the self-determination of the state of literacies/illiteracies of adults (level of their low-skilledness) and offering them upskilling to the next level and finally furnishing them with self-assessment mechanism aiming the valuation of their perception for seeing results of their upskilling efforts and in parallel, their self-development rates.

Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal

CTCP is a private, non-profit research institute and VET provider, founded in 1986, with more than 500 private companies as members, employs 65 engineers, senior specialists, technicians and trainers and works with approximately 30 external consultants/trainers in a regular basis. CTCP has premises in S. João da Madeira (near Porto) and Felgueiras, the North of Portugal, the two largest industrial area of Footwear in Portugal. CTCP aims at supporting all companies of the Footwear and Fashion cluster which is represented by 1900 SMEs.

The most relevant CTCP’s activities are: Quality Control Laboratory, Consultancy, Training, Marketing and Promotion, Research and Development, Health & Safety, Environment, Business Intelligence, Studies and comparative Research, Design and Prototyping, Gab Lab, Digital manufactuing and i4.0. In the field of training/employment CTCP is certified for providing Training by the Portuguese Government and offers more than 5.000 training hours per year of vocational and non-vocational training through classical training, work-based learning, training-action, e-learning, among other models and services, to more than 1500 people from low skilled to specialists in a regular basis.

CTCP has a wide experience in promoting, coordinating and collaborating with innovative projects, at national and international level in the field of R&D and Training/Employment, piloting innovative and green and digital solutions.

Elena Maria Barbos

The Association Produs in BN is a Romanian NGO located in Bistrita-Nasaud County. It was set up in 2015 in order to meet the local needs, taking the development opportunities mentioned in the “Regional Development Strategy”. It counts 15 public bodies & public organizations as associate members.
One of our main goals is to support the integrated local sustainable development.
– To identify the needs of people for a better living or for being able to set up/ grow small businesses in the field of agriculture/ food production & crafts;
– To conceive & implement community development programmes;
– To set up, develop and promote learning programmes for upskilling/ reskilling/ specialization/ perfecting in various domains meant to contribute to the sustainable development of the community;
– To organize different events such as: promoting events, conferences, seminars, fairs, reunions etc. in the fields of interest.
Since 2021 the Association Produs in BN was selected as one of the 24 organizations in Romania to host European Commission’s EUROPE DIRECT Information Center with the mission to bring the European Union closer to people on the ground and help facilitate their participation in debates on the future of the EU, being ready to ensure adequate communication on EU policies, programmes and priorities and to proactively engage with citizens and stakeholders so that they feel more involved in the European project. Consequently, Produs in BN is part of the European network of so-called “local communication offices” of the European Commission, being able to disseminate information on a large scale.

Helena Oliveira

CINFU is the Professional Training Center for the Foundry Industry in Portugal.
It promotes the qualification of workers in the sector and those who intend to enter it.
It provides value-added technical services for the foundry and related sectors.


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Yuverta is an agricultural education organisation with schools in the western, central and southern parts of the Netherlands1. It is the largest (pre) Vocational Education & Training and Lifelong Learning provider in Europe in the blue-green domain. The name Yuverta refers to “you”, “juve” (youth), and “vert” (green).