University of Ulster (Project Coordinator)
The University of Ulster is a leading UK University based in Northern Ireland. The application will be managed from within Ulster Business School working in conjunction with the University’s International Development Department. Within International Development the UNESCO, Centre was established formally in February 2001 and was marked by the visit of the Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura and the NI Minister for Further and Higher Education, Dr Sean Farren. The Centre is a recognised research centre within the University and received significant funding from Atlantic Philanthropies to support research and development work in education for pluralism, human rights and democracy. This project supports strategic development within the University with Government ministers in Belfast, Dublin and London backing an initiative by the University of Ulster that puts international development at the heart of its day-to-day life.
Fast Track into IT (FIT)
FIT is an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments, national education and training agencies, third level institutions and regional & local development organisations. FIT’s mission is to build an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast-track to marketable technical skills for those at risk of long term unemployment. FIT is a registered charity and not for profit organisation established in 1999. The initiative develops and promotes technology-based programmes and career development opportunities for job seekers who have become detached from the labour market in an increasingly knowledge-based economy. FIT programmes have gained international acclaim based on the quality and number of FIT graduates progressing to employment, further education and career advancement. In 2010 over 3,500 job seekers will commence FIT skills for employment programmes and 4,000 people will complete FIT digital literacy courses.
European Centre for Quality
European Centre for Quality Ltd. is a modern consulting company working in the field of EU projects and programmes. European Centre for Quality Ltd. actively participates in and coordinates projects in different European programmes and has rich experience in the field of Leonardo da Vinci programme projects. ECQ bring previous relevant expertise in Interactive personal training and enhancement of employment competences – JobTool. Reinforcing the links between education and working life and improving students’ career orientation: Lesco. Cross Culture Learning and Teaching in Vocational Education and Training –CCLVET. Evaluation and Recognition of Non-formal and Informal Learning- EARNFILE. Ethics Competence As Education. Good Practice for Dissemination and Valorization for Education Projects in Europe- DiVa.
University of Deusto
The University of Deusto (UD) is a 125 year non-profit university, remarkable for its capacity to combine a number of contrasting elements: local roots and global challenges, historical awareness and concerns for the future, leadership engagement and social commitment, intellectual rigor and experienced based learning, competition and cooperation, tradition and innovation, recently, Spanish Ministries of Science and Technology, and Education selected UD as one of the 18 universities accredited to become an International Campus of Excellence in 2015, out of 51 applicant universities, due UD’s level of internationalisation aimed at promoting global citizenship; its teaching excellence; its leadership in joint European degree and research programmes. UD had over 380 cooperation agreements with universities and research centres from around the globe, receiving and sending out annually over 1000 students and academic and administrative staff from and to the EU and the rest of the world.