Centro Provinciale Istruzione Adulti (ITALY)
The CENTRO PROVINCIALE ISTRUZIONE ADULTI is a statal school for adult education working in all the province of Taranto, a city with a big unemployment rate, that provides education to adults and to refugees in order, for example, to learn a foreign language or ICT competences and give the students more chance to find a job. Also, it offers education to adults that couldn’t study when they were young. They can have the middle school certificate. Furthermore, it offers education and Italian language courses to people coming from other countries. It offers also a first secondary school certificate to students that want to continue studying and get a secondary school diploma. Taranto, the town where the school is, is nowadays a “hub” where refugees come and stay untill they will know where to go. The most of them remain in the territory, but they have big problems in finding a job.
Iberika Education Group gGmbH
Iberika education group gGmbH, based in the centre of Berlin since 1996, is a private non-profit adult education provider with many years of experience in language teaching and European project management. Our main purpose is to promote education, international attitude and tolerance in all field of culture and in order to do this we organize and implement courses, seminars, workshops, meetings, exhibitions, performances and public discussions in areas of new teaching / learning methods, motivation strategies for trainers and learners as well as development and inclusion of extra-curricular aspects. One of our pillars is the development and implementation of new language tendencies and technology based curricula. Iberika education group gGmbH and its previous legal forms have been involved in European Projects since 2007 and our staff is familiar with development, implementation and dissemination of funded projects.
Instituto de Enseñanzas a Distancia de Andalucía (IEDA) (SPAIN)
IEDA is a distance learning institution located in Seville, Andalusia. It’s one of the biggest education centres in the region with more than 4,000 students. Its main objective is to provide education and official certificates for adults who cannot attend high schools due to family or work responsibilities. IEDA provides official certificates in Secondary Education, Higher Secondary, Languages, and Vocational Training. It promotes the use of new technologies in education with an active pedagogy based on the use of free digital contents and a task-based learning approach, with a flexible schedule to help students reach their goals.
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal)
The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), is a public higher education institution in Portugal, in service to society, destined to produce and diffuse knowledge, create, transmit and diffuse culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. It promotes the effective mobility of students and graduates, both nationally and internationally, namely in the European higher education space, in the community of Portuguese-speaking countries and Macau.
The IPL participates in society-related activities, namely of diffusion and transfer of knowledge, as well as the economic valuation of the scientific knowledge.
Miðstöð símenntunar á Suðurnesjum (Island)
Miðstöð símenntunar á Suðurnesjum (MSS) is a self-owned educational institution operated in the southwest of Iceland. It is founded by the local
communities, the labor unions, the Sudurnes Comprehensive College, key companies and the National Workers/Educational Association in Iceland. The main objective of MSS is to promote and assist in adult education in the community, with special attention to the increase of continuing education, increased personal skills and qualifications, as well as promoting general wellbeing of the population. The institution cooperates with schools at university level, private schools, specialized schools and individual instructors. It provides hobby courses, courses for unemployed people, courses for unskilled employees and continuing education for skilled personnel. MSS targets specially those who have not completed upper secondary level of education. Courses are prepared in cooperation with other educational institutions, companies, individuals and organizations.
Porsgrunn Voksenopplæringssenter –
Porsgrunn Adult Education Centre
Porsgrunn Adult Education Centre is a public education institution which offers education to different target groups. The activities are organized in 4 departments:
- Norwegian language: Training immigrants in Norwegian language
- Primary school / Generally secondary education for adults, both Norwegians and immigrants
- Bilingual department: Coordinates training for pupils from language minorities in primary and assigns schools, upon application, resources for special language. The Centre also coordinates bilingual assistance in kindergartens and assigns resources for this on application. One of the projects for bilingual department includes ICT in language stimulation. By being able to provide online bilingual professional support we can maintain the high academic standard of these services regardless variation in pupil basis.
- Disabled people, both physical and psychological.
We have 27 years of experience in the field of working with migration and integration in the south of Norway, and also in working with disadvantaged groups.
Our organisation has long experience in using different methodologies for training immigrants in the Norwegian language, making training-plans for immigrants that includes assessing the skills and abilities and suggestions for how to act to get a job (what kind of education is necessary, the identification of training needs and gaps, what trades are in need of workers and so on). As an organiser of several courses for immigrants, contenting language training combined with working practise, we are well known with immigrants as a group, their needs and their wishes.