RZESZOWSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU
REGIONALNEGO SPOLKA AKCYJNA - Coordinator
Rzeszów Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego SA was established by a notarial deed on May 31, 1993 in the form of a joint stock company. The goal of RARR S.A. is to conduct activities aimed at the comprehensive development of the Podkarpacie region by concentrating and mobilizing the potential of local communities as well as advisory and service activities in the processesof restructuring, opening and supporting economic ventures, promoting the region and acquiring foreign aid funds.
The area of RARR S.A.'s activity however, there is not only the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, as many projects implemented by the Agency have a supra-regional and even international scope.
RARR S.A. has a large human resources potential. It employs over 180 people, including lawyers, economists, sociologists,financiers, engineers and design specialists. They all have the necessary experience and knowledge needed to provide the services offered.
Within this scope of activities, RRDA has conduct in-depth analysis of special needs, monitor the current situation on the labour market, as well as developed dedicated handbooks and training programmes. RRDA also puts special emphasis on educational projects especially among the youth and elderly through various projects and trainings. RRDA is involved in development of skills and chances on the local labour market and especially those which have difficulties or are excluded and discriminated living in rural areas and having limited access to education etc. After having many international projects.
RRDA has gained required experience in financial and objective project flow. Rzeszów Regional Development Agency is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, which is currently the largest European network of institutions supporting the technological development of enterprises. The network supports companies in identifying potential business partners and developing foreign contacts for SMEs.
STIMMULI FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Stimmuli is a non-profit organisation envisioning to inspire future education and ignite positive change in society. To achieve its mission, the organisation designs and implements educational and empowerment projects that cultivate changemaking attitudes, inject entrepreneurial thinking and nudge behavioural shifts for more sustainable lifestyles. In more detail, Stimmuli’s work falls into the following categories:
Learning design and assessment. Stimmuli designs inclusive educational programmes and curriculum for equipping learners of all educational levels (from primary and secondary to higher and adult level education) with 21st century competencies (social, civic and entrepreneurial), fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and attitudes.
Stimmuli also brings expertise in the assessment of complex educational interventions with emphasis on competence progression by adopting evaluation methodologies inspired by the realist theories and tools.
Training and capacity building. Stimmuli develops tailored made material and programmes and delivers training and capacity building activities to individuals and organisations with the aim to provide them with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes for strengthening a culture of continuous social innovation. We work in a variety of fields and disciplines ranging from primary to higher education and adult education. In more detail, we develop and offer: Teacher’s professional development workshops, educational workshops and events, “Train the trainer” sessions as well as empowerment and youth development programs.
Social Research. Stimmuli carries out research on a variety of topics related to social innovation, education, (social) entrepreneurship and sustainable development by employing a mix of tools and approaches which usually take the following forms: State of the art analysis, Training needs analysis, Best practice research, Evaluation and Impact assessment,Research and policy design.
UNIWERSYTET PEDAGOGICZNY IM KOMISJI EDUKACJI
NARODOWEJ W KRAKOWIE
The Pedagogical University of Cracow (PUK) founded in 1946 is nowadays the largest and one of the oldest pedagogical universities in Poland. It has long been prized for a well deserved reputation. The achievements of numerous generations of the teaching staff and students (over 150 thousand graduates), as well as the efforts of the employees, who want to continue modern education responding to the challenges of the twenty-first century, as well as cooperation with the renowned academic institutions in Europe, have formed the present University. Since its foundation, the univeristy has been constantly expanding its educational offer, making it more attractive to meet the interests and needs of young people and of the current needs of the society. It functions according to the model of integrated education combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. The mission of the University is reinforced in scientific research and development according to the highest European standards in several dozen fields of studies. The variety of educational programmes on offer at the University – constantly being adapted to the needs of the labour market – is truly impressive. It includes dozens of fields of studies at the first and second degree levels, Ph.D. degree studies and postgraduate studies in five faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Education and Psychology and Faculty of Art. The 'SEgoesGreen' project is implemented by the Institute of Law, Economics and Administration.
UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA
The University of Macedonia (UOM) was established in its current form in 1990 and is located in Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. It is a State University under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. It is a dynamic institution with four faculties consisting of eight undergraduate academic departments covering thirty graduate programs in disciplines with a high demand in the labour market. About 16.000 undergraduate and 2.000 graduate students attend courses in the University of Macedonia. The University of Macedonia has implemented projects under most of the former Erasmus programme, former framework (FP7) and Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue programme as well as many European Territorial Cooperation Programme. Currently UoM participates as a coordinator or a beneficiary in projects under the Erasmus+ programme, as well as the Horizon 2020 programme. Τhe scientific team of the project belongs to the department of Business Administration which is conducting research and educating students on issues of decision-making and Business Administration analysis.
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education (CY)
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education is a pioneering organization which designs and implements research and educational projects with social impact. SYNTHESIS is Cyprus’ leader in social innovation and social entrepreneurship; it founded Hub Nicosia, a social innovation hub which houses and supports entrepreneurs and organizations with a social mission. In a world surrounded with conflict and exclusion of many forms, SYNTHESIS aspires to take part in actions that improve individual lives, enhance social inclusion, and contribute to a green and sustainable future, for the people and the planet.
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU
The University of Zagreb is the flagship educational institution in Croatia with 31 faculties, 3 art academies and various university centres and departments. As a comprehensive public Central European university, UNIZG offers education programmes in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate for more than 62,000 students. The University excels not only in teaching, but also in research, contributing with over 50 percent to the annual research output of Croatia. Being one of the constituent units of UNIZG, the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is participating within the project proposal as applicant/partner organisation. FEB was founded in 1920 and is the oldest institution of higher education in economics in this part of Europe. Currently, the FEB is the leading and largest institution of higher education, teaching entrepreneurship, business, management and economics in the region. FEB is the only universitylevel institution (faculty) in the Republic of Croatia that has been awarded AACSB Business Accreditation, for the period up to 2024 which has positioned FEB among the top 5% of higher education institutions in economics and business globally.
ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável
ZERO is an Environmental NGO working on a broad range of topics, divided into 5 areas of action: Climate Change, Energy and Mobility; Sustainable Communities and Circular Economy; Soil and Land Management; Water and Oceans;Biodiversity, Agriculture and Forestry. ZERO has several national and/or European projects in these areas and is active on lobbying and environmental awareness raising. Although it was founded only 6 years ago, it has currently one of the greatest media projections in national context.
Currently there are 17 paid staff at ZERO, 15 volunteers and more than 2500 members.