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Last updated: 23 Oct 2006

Partners

 
1 Vox, National Institute for Adult Learning Norway
2 CREA-UB, Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities at the University of Barcelona. Spain
3 The University of Professional Education, Utrecht The Netherlands
4 Norwegian Center for Mathematics Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology / School of Teacher Education, Malmö University Norway
5 The Danish University of Education Denmark
6 National Center for Mathematics Education (NCM)  Sweden
7 Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA) Latvia 
8 University of Linz; Institut for Didaktics of Mathematics Austria
  9   ERGON KEK – Vocational Training Centre Greece
10 Pixel Association Italy
11 FIATEST - Romanian consultancy, vocational training and Human Resources Development Company. Romania
12 NEGOCIA - business school belonging to Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry France
13 SLOVENIAN INSTITUTE FOR ADULT EDUCATION  Slovenia
14 The German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) Germany
15 Hungarian Folk High School Society Hungary
16 The LLU+ , London South Bank University United Kingdom
17 VOCB - The Flemish support and development agency for adult basic education Belgium
 
     

Assocociated partners

 
  01   Monash University Australia
  02   Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung SVEB
 
Switzerland
 

 

 

 

 

Institution 1

logo VOX

National Institute for Adult Learning

Pboks 6139 Etterstad
0602 Oslo 
Norway

 

Project coordinator: Ellen Gard, Hanne Christensen and Svein Kvalø

Legal representative: Graciela Sbertoli

 


Tel

+47 23 38 13 00

Fax

+47 23 38 13 01

E-mails

Ellen.Gard at vox.no, graciela.sbertoli at vox.no

URL

www.vox.no


VOX, the Norwegian Institute for Adult Education, is a national institute for adult learning which co-operates with trade organizations, universities and colleges, public and private educators and the social partners. It has been established by the Norwegian government as a central tool for the implementation of its newly launched Competence Reform, a national plan which targets adults both within and outside the working life.

VOX has an extensive experience in international co-operation, particularly in European projects under the Socrates, Leonardo, eContent and Telematics (now IST) programmes and is currently coordinating several international projects. VOX has a strong tradition for being a resource center for marginalized groups in Norway, such as adults with reading and writing difficulties, and certain groups of adult immigrants.

ROLE IN/CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT:

* General coordination
* Pedagogical expertise in on-line role-play
* Networking expertise and expertise in training of trainers
* Capacity for dissemination

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Institution 2

 

CREA - Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities

University of Barcelona
CREA – UB
Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron, 171-173
Edifici de Llevant, pl. 0, desptx. 12-13
08035 Barcelona

Spain 

Contact person: Javier Díez-Palomar

 


Tel

+34 93 403 45 49

Fax

+34 93 403 45 62

E-mails

crea at ub.edu

URL

http://www.pcb.ub.es/crea


CREA (Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities) of the University of Barcelona, is made up of professors, researchers and professionals from different disciplines: anthropology, biology, communications, economics, mathematics education, engineering, history, pedagogy, political sciences, psychology, sociology, and more.

Our objectives are:
  • To study current society, including the structures and processes that create and reproduce social inequalities, as well as the social practices that contribute to overcoming them.
  • To analyse sexism, racism ageism and policies aimed at overcoming them.
  • To train professionals of maximum excellence in teaching and research, who come from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages and social classes.
  • To contribute to the incorporation of our country's university life in the international scientific community.

    And our characteristics are:

    Interdisciplinary: we belong to over ten areas of knowledge.
    Multicultural: our families are from different cultures and from four continents.
    Open: different ideologies, religions, lifestyles, sexual orientations, etc.
    Excellence: intensive dedication working on projects in the international scientific community.
    Transparency: all of our information is at everyone's disposal.
    Promotion: training and opening opportunities for students
    Dialogue: present in all the spaces of the research centre. At a physical level through participation in the seminar "with a book in the hand" like in the daily working of the research centre. At a virtual level through participation in internal forum and soon from a public forum.

    For more information, you can see our web page: http://www.pcb.ub.edu/crea

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Institution 3

 

TheUniversity of Professional Education, Utrecht (HvU),

3584 BA
UTRECHT
The Netherlands

 

Contact person: Mieke van Groenestijn

 


Tel

+31 30 25 47 352

Fax

+31 30 258 64 48

E-mails

mieke.vangroenestijn at hvu.nl

URL

www.hvu.nl


 

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Institution 4

Norwegian Center for Mathematics Education

N-7034 TRONDHEIM
 
Norway

 

Contact person: Tine Wedege

 


Tel

+47 73551125

Fax

+47 73 55 11 40

E-mails

Tine.Wedege at lut.mah.se

URL

www.matematikksenteret.no


Norwegian Centre for Mathematics Education (www.matematikksenteret.no) is situated on the campus of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, www.ntnu.no. The main task of the centre is to direct and coordinate the development of innovative and improved ways of working with mathematics education in Norway. The Centre is also engaged in promoting better learning strategies in teaching from pre-school to university level, as well as in teacher training in Norway.

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Institution 5

 

The Danish University of Education

Copenhagen

Denmark

 

Contact person: Lena Lindenskov

 


Tel

+45 8888 9686

Fax

+45 8888 9001

E-mails

lenali at dpu.dk

URL

www.dpu.dk


The Danish University of Education is a modern postgraduate university that conducts research and offers research-based postgraduate programmes within the entire field of educational studies. We thus contribute to enhancing the overall quality of research and training in education, learning and competence development. The Danish University of Education is one of Denmark’s youngest. The University was established on 1 July 2000 by the merger of the Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, the Danish National Institute for Educational Research, the Danish School of Advanced Pedagogy and the Danish National Centre for Technology-Supported Learning. Today the University has 400 permanent staff and collaborates with a number of public and private players in Denmark and abroad. Approximately 4,000 are enrolled in our programmes, making the Danish University of Education the largest university in Europe within its field.

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Institution 6

National Center for Mathematics Education, NCM.

405 30 Göteborg
 
Sweden

 

Contact person: Lars Gustafsson

 


Tel

004631-773 22 06

Fax

004631 773 22 00

E-mails

lars.gustafsson at ncm.gu.se

URL

http://ncm.gu.se/


The Swedish government decided to establish a national resource center for mathematics education at Göteborg University with effect from January 1st, 1999. NCM will co-ordinate, support, develop and implement the contributions which promote Swedish mathematics education from pre-school to university college.
Among those working with different projects of NCM, are people with experience from the national school curriculum, syllabus and test development work, national and international assessment and conference activities, national and local research and competence development projects, IT and distance learning, teacher training and supplementary education, text book production for both teachers and students, working in pre-school, pre-school classes, all the levels of the nine-year compulsory school, upper secondary school, adult education and as remedial teachers. In addition, there are researchers in mathematics, mathematics education, pedagogy, psychology and ethnology participating in different projects.
Further information on NCM is available from the web site http://ncm.gu.se where there is also an English access point.

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Institution 7

Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA)

Merkela iela 11 RIGA, LV-1050

Latvia

 

Contact person: Ilze Gabrane

 


Tel

+371 7222411

Fax

+ 371 7222411

E-mails

ilze at laea.lv

URL

http://www.laea.lv/


LAEA was founded on December 14, 1993 with support from Latvia's Ministry of Education and Science and Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association.
The highest decision making body of LAEA is the General Assembly of its members. The General Assembly elects the Council, the Chairperson of the Association, who is also in charge of duties of chairing the Council, and the Audit Committee, for a two-year term. The Council manages activities of the Association in between general meetings.
Since 1995 LAEA is a member organisation of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), and since 1997 – of the European Adult Education Research Association (ESREA) and the European Prison Education Association.
The aim of LAEA is to promote development of non-formal adult education systems and to participate in lifelong learning policy making, thereby promoting the development of a civic, democratic and open society in Latvia.
Since its establishment LAEA has gained valuable experience in organising various activities on local and national levels. LAEA has created a co-operation network of adult education providers from all towns and districts of Latvia, prepared trainers, carried out researches, elaborated and approved training programmes, training and methodological materials.

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Institution 8

 

Johannes Kepler University - Linz

A - 4040 LINZ

Austria

 

Contact person: Jürgen Maaß

 


Tel

0732/2468/9182

Fax

0732/2468/9188

E-mails

juergen.maasz at jku.at

URL

http://www.uni-linz.ac.at/


 

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Institution 9

ERGON KEK – Vocational Training Centre

11521 ATHENS

Greece

 

Contact person: Margarita Defingou

 


Tel

+30210 6461482

Fax

+30210 6461597

E-mails

ergonkek at otenet.gr

URL

www.ergonkek.gr


ERGON K.E.K. is a Vocational Training Center, based in Athens and offering training programmes in all parts of the Country, in the fields of the:
  • Management and Economy
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Technical Professions and Transport
  • Environmental studies
  • Agriculture and farming
  • Cultural and athletic professions
  • Health and care professions
  • Educational / pedagogic professions
  • Training of Trainers and Educational Studies

ERGON K.E.K., was founded in January 1995. It is a civic non-profit organisation. Its Board of Directors is consisted of scientists with great experience in training projects, and particularly in vocational training. Among the training personnel involved in different projects, there are more than 120 University graduates - many with masters or doctorate degrees. ERGON K.E.K. employs 35 people on a permanent basis (scientific and administrative personnel).ERGON K.E.K. is accredited by the National Accreditation Center for continuing Vocational Training (EKEPIS):
This experience covers:

  • 10 - year presence (1995-2005) in the field of professional training
  • Over 1.000.000 teaching hours
  • Over 6.000 people trained

ERGON K.E.K. has:
P implemented 475 training programmes, funded by the European Social Fund – ESF and the Greek Ministry of Employment and Social Protection
39 participations in European Initiatives and transnational programmes, funded by the European Commission, such as LEONARDO DA VINCI, ADAPT, SOCRATES, EQUAL, NOW, INTEGRA, YOUTHSTART, and ARTICLE 6 by ESF etc, having established transnational cooperations with relevant European Institutions.

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Institution 10

PIXEL - No - Profit organisation for the promotion of innovation in Education and Training Sector

50141 FIRENZE
 
Italy

 

Contact persons: Elisabetta Delle Donne, Anna Dalrymple

 


Tel

+39-055-43 69 760

Fax

+39-055-43 69 737

E-mails

Eli at pixel-online.net

URL

http://www.pixel-online.net


Pixel is a Private No-Profit education and training organisation based in Florence, in the Italian region of Tuscany. Its mission is to promote an innovative approach to education, training and culture, this is done mostly by trying to exploit the best potential of ICT for education and training.

Pixel training offer focuses on three main areas: new technologies for education; art and history; tourism management and language learning. Pixel has delivered and is currently delivering several in service teachers training initiatives addressed to secondary school teachers in the field of ICT for education; art and new technologies; foreign languages; European cooperation.

Pixel has developed strong co-operation agreements and partnerships, all over Europe, with training organisations, educational establishments, research and development centres, public authorities etc.

Pixel has significant experience in the field of European cooperation and transnational collaboration. Pixel has been / is currently involved in 28 projects financed by the European Commission in the framework of the following programmes: Socrates ODL; Socrates Minerva; Socrates Grundtvig; Socrates Lingua; Socrates Comenius; Leonardo da Vinci; eLearning. Of these projects: 13 were developed in the field of teachers’ training; 5 were developed on the field of language learning; 5 focused on research on education and training; 4 were developed in the field of training for youth; 1 was developed in the field of in-company training.

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Institution 11

FIATEST

Sector 1 BUCHAREST
 
Romania

 

Contact person: Simona Gatu

 


Tel

+4021-3121347

Fax

+4021-3122106

E-mails

carmen at fiatest.ro

URL

http://www.fiatest.ro/


FIATEST was founded in 1990 as training and consultancy company, especially for quality management and human resources development. During the 16 years of activity, FIATEST developed continuously its fields of activity and its personnel skills. The main objective of all efforts is to improve the training and consultancy services by integrating new methods and techniques in the standard offer and developing e-training support for its customers.

Our team is now consists of Language Teachers, Engineers (specialized in IT, Quality Management, Mechanics), Economists, Psychologists, all having the same main aim: improve the training services by integrating new information, methods and techniques in the standard offer and by developing e-training support for our customers.

Also, FiaTest has been running more than 30 projects in the field of Adult education, developing training materials and methodologies for specific fields, related to management systems and management tools. The projects have been financed by the European Commission (Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates, Phare) or by the Romanian Government – trough the National Plan for Research and Development.

The European projects that FIATEST has been involved and is currently involved as a partner are:

  • Socrates projects: EDAD - European Educational Advisor; COMTRAIN - Computer training for less educated people; LET’S BUILD IN EUROPE - Methodologies of distance learning applied to education for building technicians; SWITCHED ON ADULTS; SITCOM – Simulation Games for girls in order to promote their access to technical education, Forward – Network for adults with reading and writing difficulties; EMMA – network for adults with numeracy difficulties, Forward Trainer
  • Leonardo da Vinci projects: European BIQ (Blind people in qualification); DISTRANET (Distance Training Dissemination Network), NEWTASK (New managerial tasks: the concept of “Shop-floor supervisors as intrapreneurs”: a strategic game); INNOMAN - Development of non-formal vocational training accreditation system for innovation managers certification; LAB-SEL - Thematic virtual laboratories: innovative methodology to support training inside a Local Economic System; E-TUTORS TransNet, SIDAE

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Institution 12

NEGOCIA

75838 PARIS

France

 

Contact person: Corinne Hahn

 


Tel

(33) 1 44 09 31 96

Fax

+33 1 44 09 35 99

E-mails

chahn at negocia.fr

URL

http://www.negocia.fr/


An International Academic Center for Sales, Marketing and Business Negotiation, NEGOCIA trains 1300 students and 3000 professionals in continuing education,(tailor-made programs,
part-time programs).

Sixty permanent faculty are joined by 500 regular visiting lecturers from the business community to provide students with a thoroughly modern and up-to-date, constantly evolving curriculum.

Located within the city of Paris, a major center of world trade and commerce, NEGOCIA offers ultramodern facilities including a multimedia resource center and an independent study lab.

Furthermore, NEGOCIA has established strong alliances with corporate market leaders, including Alcatel, Bosch, Carrefour, Cegetel, France Telecom, Galeries Lafayette, IBM, Kingfisher, LVMH, l?Oréal, Otis, Renault, XEROX, Yves Saint-Laurent, Vivendi, and Whirlpool.

NEGOCIA has international links with 40 partner Universities
in 18 countries.

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Institution  13

SIAE, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education

Smartinska 134a

LJUBLJANA
 
Slovenia  

Contact person: Ana Ileršič

 


Tel

+386 1 5842 560

Fax

+386 1 5245 881

E-mails

ana.ilersic at acs.si

URL

http://www.acs.si/


The Slovenian Institute for Adult Education has specific expertise in the field of adult literacy education and training of literacy teachers. From 1991 on SIAE has been developing:
  • adult literacy programmes on a national level for different target groups (e.g. undereducated unemployed, low educated parents of school age children)
  • training programmes for teachers, trainers and counsellors in adult literacy education
  • monitoring and evaluation methodology in literacy provision

SIAE conducted a number of small scale researches on needs for adult literacy education, and in 1998 SIAE carried out national survey on adult literacy as a part of International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). In 1993 an expertise called Strategy on raising literacy levels of adults in Slovenia by the year 2010 has been created by SIAE.

SIAE has been taking part as a partner in several EU project concerning adult literacy:

  • Phare Lien: Basic Education as a Path Back Into Society (1998–2000)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: European Certificate in Basic Skills (2002-2004)
  • Grundtvig 1: Promoting Social Inclusion Through Basic Skills Learning (2002-2005)
  • Grundtvig 1: Key-Pal (2004-2006)
  • Grundtvig 1: Mathematic in Action (2004-2007)

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Institution 14

Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung

DIE, German Institute for Adult Education

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 38
D-53 113 Bonn

Germany

 

Contact person: Monika Tröster

 


Tel

+ 49 228 3294-306

Fax

+ 49 228 3294-399

E-mails

troester at die-bonn.de

URL

http://www.die-bonn.de/


The German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) is an institution of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and is jointly funded by the Federal government and the German Länder. In its capacity as a service institute, it acts as a go-between for research and the field of practice in the area of adult education.
The DIE
· helps establish the foundations for research and theory in the area of adult education
· disseminates research results and carries out application-oriented research
· develops innovative educational strategies and qualitative standards
· supports development of the profession and provides consulting services relating to organisational development processes
· analyses structural change in the field of adult education
· provides consulting in the areas of research, policy-making and the field of practice
represents German adult education internationally, supporting the transfer of knowledge and know-how.

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Institution 15

 

MNT HFHSS - Hungarian Folk High School Society

1088 BUDAPEST 
Hungary

 

Contact person: Katalin Varga

 


Tel

( +)36 1 411 14 59

Fax

+ 36 1 4111460

E-mails

mnt at nepfoiskola.hu; katalinv at nepfoiskola.hu

URL

http://www.nepfoiskola.hu/


Founded in 1988 the Hungarian Folk High School Society (HFHSS) is a non-profit making national adult learning umbrella organisation of high priority recognised by the Adult Education Act of 101/2001.

HFHSS operates through 16 regional folk high school centres and has a membership of 146 organisations. The activities of folk high schools in Hungary are diverse ranging from local history, arts and crafts through specialised training for the unemployed including youth, Roma and agricultural workers, community development, active citizenship training, EU studies and basic skills training for functional illiterate adults to computer skills and foreign language teaching.
HFHSS and its member organisations have developed extensive co-operation with adult learning organisations in neighbouring countries and EU member states. HFHSS is a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults.

The main priority areas of HFHSS:
  • Foundation of folk high schools and development of folk high school activities
  • Guidance on issues related to the professional and financial management of lifelong learning
  • Assistance in designing adult learning programmes
  • Training and further training adult learning tutors, staff members at all levels
  • Promoting learning partnerships
  • Basic skills education
  • Active citizenship

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Institution 16

 

LLU+, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

SE1 0AA LONDON
 
England

 

Contact person: David Kaye

 


Tel

+44 (0)20 7815 6290

Fax

+44 (0)20 7815 6296

E-mails

david.m.kaye at btopenworld.com

URL

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/lluplus/


 

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Institution 17

 

VOCB - The Flemish support and development agency for adult basic education

Kardinaal Mercierplein 1 - 2800 MECHELEN

Belgium

 

Contact person: Lief Houben

 


Tel

+32(0)15 44 65 00

Fax

+32(015 44 65 01

E-mails

lief.houben at cbe-antw.be

URL

http://www.vocb.be


VOCB is responsible for providing guidance and support to the adult basic education centres and to provide additional training for educational staff at those centres. VOCB stimulates and supports innovation in the field of adult education by means of development projects. VOCB also acts as a meetingpoint for international contacts.

VOCB publishes the adult basic education magazine Van A tot Z [From A to Z], and also reports on teaching materials. In Wablieft [Pardon?] VOCB publishes a newspaper for adults with little reading experience.

In addition to the previous VOCB also has an information centre and a library containing an extensive collection of teaching material, background literature and policy information concerning basic and adult education.
VOCB is member of ERDI (European Research and Development Institutes), a European network of national institutes working on research and development within adult education.
VOCB has it’s own projects on numeracy: ‘Finding and reaching students for maths’ (2001-2004), Euro for adult basic education (1999), and participates in European projects: ALMAB , ALNET and EMMA

Lief Houben, Open School Antwerpen, Vredestraat 93, 2600 Berchem, Belgium.

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Associated partner 1

 


 

Monash University

Org. Unit: Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education, Faculty of Education

Contact person: Gail FitzSimons (Post Doctoral Research Fellow)

 


Tel

+61 3 990 59159

Fax  
E-mails

Gail.FitzSimons at Education.monash.edu.au

URL  

Monash University - Vision and strategy
The focus of our work is learning and development - the learning and development of individuals of all ages, and of organisations and communities. We are committed to advancing the public interest through high quality innovative and ethical research, teaching and community service that takes seriously the complexity of the local and global horizons of a public university. To this end, we will create and pursue opportunities that strengthen and sustain a vibrant intellectual community.
Our vision is of: 1) Graduates drawn from diverse communities who are capable, ethical citizens of the world, recognised for their knowledge, intellectual engagement and professional skill, and their innovation and flexibility. 2) Research practice and scholarly output that is recognized locally and internationally for its originality, rigour and impartiality, and advice and services that inform and lead professional practice, public debate and policy, and community action. 3) An environment – intellectual, social, physical and web – that challenges, enthuses and supports all to learn and excel and which sustains productive working relations characterised by parity of respect, contribution and recognition.

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Associated partner 2

 


 

The Swiss Association for Adult Learning (SVEB)

Contact person: Bernhard Graemiger

 


Tel

+41 44 311 64 55

Fax

+41 44 311 64 59

E-mails

bernhard.graemiger at alice.ch

URL

www.alice.ch


The Swiss Association for Adult Learning (SVEB) is the national umbrella organization representing about 185 associations and 250 small and medium institutions as well as individuals active in adult learning. SVEB is a non-profit organization. Our main task is the promotion of adult learning in Swiss educational policies and legislation.

SVEB is member of the EAEA and participates in several Grundtvig projects.

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