The Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of the Region of Peloponnese resides in Tripolis, capital of the Regional Unit of Arcadia. Its activities can be summarized in the administration, supervision and guidance of all the bodies pertaining to education, within the Peloponnese Region, concerning Primary and Secondary Education. The Directorate is headed by the Regional Director and apart from Arcadia, where it resides, the Directorate also supervises the Regional Units of Argolida, Korinthia, Lakonia and Messinia. The number of school units under its jurisdiction amounts to 900 and the number of employees that fall under it, directly or indirectly, is about 9500. More specifically, the staff comprises of education executives, such as Coordinators of Educational Work and Headmasters of school units, educators and administrative employees. The Directorate has been actively involved in the materialization of Cultural, Health Education and Environmental Education programs, school competitions and educational meetings.
Computer Technology Institute and Press ‘Diophantus’ (CTI)
Computer Technology Institute and Press ‘Diophantus’ (CTI) is a research and technology organisation focusing on research and development in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Particular emphasis is placed on education, by developing and deploying conventional and digital media in education and lifelong learning; publishing printed and electronic educational materials; administrating and managing the Greek School Network; and supporting the organisation and operation of the electronic infrastructure of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and all educational units.
The National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway is the largest and oldest university based in the west of Ireland, employing in excess of 2,000 staff with a 17,000 strong student population. NUI Galway is a research-led University and has an overall ranking of 284th in the QS world university rankings for 2013 and 314 in the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2013/2014. Its research & teaching infrastructure is well established, of world calibre and strongly supported.
10th Primary School of Kalamata is located in the south of Kalamata, capital of Messinia. It is now the biggest school of Messinia, hosting almost 300 students and a faculty of 35, including specialties. Boasting the most modern and up-to-date facilities, such as large and spacious classrooms, a well-equipped Gym, Computer and Chemistry/Science labs, music and special education classrooms and a large playground sporting basketball/volleyball and kid games grounds and areas, our school is more than adept in adopting a wide range of modern and innovative undertakings and projects in line with up to date currents in modern educational theories and practices.
Donaghpatrick National School is a catholic, co-educational school from Junior Infants up to 6th class, under the patronage of the Archbishop and the Archdiocese of Tuam. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all pupils: cognitive, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, catered for through the curriculum and everyday life in our school. It provides a happy, safe and caring environment in a pleasant and inspiring atmosphere where each child is happy to learn, work and play. Donaghpatrick N.S. has a committed, dedicated and caring teaching staff whose aim is to enable and help every child under their care to reach their full potential.
Apostolos Varnavas Primary School
Apostolos Varnavas Primary School was founded in 1986. It is a public school (Grades 1 – 6) with 225 students and 20 teachers, three of whom constitute the management team. There are 12 classrooms, as well as an Art Classroom, a Home Economics Classroom, a Design & Technology Lab, a Computer Lab (which also functions as an English Classroom and a School Library), as well as a Multi-purpose Room. Each classroom is equipped with a computer (with internet access), an interactive board and a projector, while the Computer Lab is additionally equipped with 10 computers.
Las Chapas School is a private college located in the city of Marbella (Málaga) in the southern of Spain. It has 670 students, from 2 years old until 18 years old. Las Chapas School belongs to Attendis Group, an educational institution, which counts with 21 schools in the regions of Andalucía and Extremadura. Its schools stand up for the leading role of the family in the education, the personalized assistance, the quest for the academic excellence and the transmission of the human and Christian values to its students, such as solidarity, hard-working, generosity, community service, search for the truth and freedom. Furthermore the multilingual system, the new technologies and the sports also occupy an important position. Nowadays, the Attendis schools count with 12,000 students and more than 700 professionals compose its faculty staff.
Founded in 1985, Omega Technology is an experienced and well known IT provider company in Greece. The Company serves Greek public bodies, enterprises and other organizations with technology and services made possible by its 34 years of experience. Its solutions include e-learning, virtual reality applications, assisted living solutions, tailor-made applications for people with disabilities, as well as e-commerce applications, document and knowledge management systems. The company is also offering a broad range of management and services including consulting, research and development, digitization, annotation and preservation of content, hardware supply and technical support. The company’s research department is active in the R&D arena, in close cooperation with Academia and Research Institutes, running several R&D projects and market validation projects.
M.M.C Management Center Ltd has been founded in 2002 and provides training courses for Adult Learning and for VET. The training department uses specialised tools for the implementation of training needs analysis of different target groups as well as for the evaluation of the training results. Additionally, MMC uses specialised assessment tools developed by its research team. MMC has developed its own e-learning platforms for the development of key competences as well as for language learning. Additionally modern ICT and other methodological tools are often used during trainings. MMC has a vast experience in coordination of projects as it has already coordinated very big projects such as EQUAL, Leonardo DOI, Leonardo TOI and Key activity which proves that is can successfully coordinate this consortium also. Through its participation in several European projects MMC has participated in several transnational meetings and events, therefore its staff has developed its intercultural awareness and is able to work effectively in a European environment.
The Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centers (CECE)
The Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centers (CECE) is a non-profit employers´ and professional organization founded in 1977. It represents a wide educational sector in Spain from nursery school to university level. It has more than 5.000 Education and training centers among its members. CECE institutional roles are: the management of updating for educational agreements; the negotiation of the collective agreements for this sector; the representation of this sector in the collegiate boards with educational participation; institutional presence in the Spanish Employers Organization (CEOE) and in some international organizations in which it takes an active role as well as the relationship and contacts with Education Public Authorities. CECE is member of the international organizations: EFVET (European Forum for Technical and Vocational Education and Training), ESHA (European School Headmaster Association) and ECNAIS (European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools).