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The 4Civility Institute (Ireland) - PROMOTER
The 4Civility Institute (Ireland) is a not-for profit institute dedicated to civility, ethics, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, restorative justice, behavioral transition and other behavioral issues. The Institute has considerable expertise in Workplace Relationships which are crucial to the growth and sustainability of SMEs and the well-being of the staff. The 4Civility Institute (Ireland) provides best-practices skill sets, reporting tools and training in techniques to deal constructively with conflict in the workplace, to correct and build proper relationships and to move all participants to improve personally and professionally. The 4Civility Institute (Ireland) is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the United States and the UK. Currently the institute has 6 highly experienced and qualified staff members with a number of ‘expert associates’ that support the work of the Institute throughout the world. One recently appointed senior team member has over 40 years’ experience in running and managing International partnerships, including EU funded projects and the Institute offers support to NGOs throughout the world in their dealings with the European Union.
CONSORZIO FRIULI FORMAZIONE (Italy)
Consorzio Friuli Formazione is a no profit training institute, founded in 1995 by the University of Udine in partnership with other governmental and private sector bodies; besides it aims to offer to our territory a regional system of higher education by joining together the best human, cultural, professional, organizational and financial resources of Friuli Venezia Giulia. For over 20 years we offer research, consulting and training services for pre-employment in order to help people find a job or improve their job position; in addition CFF offers training intended to develop competences and skills for businesses in the public and private sector, as well as job training for professionals. Based on the extensive experience it has acquired over the years, our institute took a major role in the regional system of further education.
Greek Exporters Association (SEVE) (Greece)
SEVE was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization and is currently the largest association of exporting companies in Greece. SEVE represents 725 companies and business groups throughout the Greek territory. The membership base of SEVE includes 520 active and dynamic exporting companies with 41,000 employees and 8,5 billion euro export turnover, corresponding to 40% of the Greek exports. The membership base is also enlarged with indirect members of various local and sectoral enterprise organizations. SEVE’s mission is (i) to consolidate, protect and promote the professional, economic, social and ethical interests of its members. (II) to promote and support Greek products and services in foreign markets; (iii) to promote and support the development of international co-operation between Greek enterprises and those of other countries; (iv) to conduct market research in foreign countries; (v) to collect and disseminate information and statistical data in order to inform its members; (vi) to cooperate with organisations worldwide and (vii) to implement European programmes that sustain the economic interests of its members.
EUROPEAN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CO-OPERATION (ERFC) (Greece)
Aiming at EU Integration, with main priorities: (i) to promote innovation and economic development; (ii) to improve the competitiveness and employment in EU & Global space (Local productive systems; industrial districts; poles of innovation; poles of competitiveness; areas that show a significant innovation potential; local cultural systems); and (iii) to control the impact of human activity on the environment, enhance territorial resources and prevent risks (improve energy efficiency, protect and enhance sensitive territorial resources, prevent maritime risks and strengthen maritime safety).
EOLAS has extensive experience in projects from a wide range of different fields and has participated in many initiatives and projects over the last years. The most relevant ones related to are those related to business innovation, business development and digitalisation, as EOLAS can build upon the lessons learned and capitalise on the knowledge generated. In the field of digitalisation and digital skills, the most relevant ones are HIIT (instructional technology for HE) VET ONLINE (online teaching skills for VET teachers); TICON; TCC-VET and IDEAL (digital tools for VET teachers and adult educators respectively), and ESCOLA which addresses digital and creativity tools for HE lab-engineering teachers. In the field of business support and innovation: MyVA (business development for solo-entrepreneurs); LETZ RETAIL & LETZ RETAIL ONLINE (co-creation, co-design & co-working for small businesses) and PTWIST (plastic revaluing). EOLAS ideated CSS, a scan for SMEs to self-assess their circularity and learn how to improve their processes in this respect. EOLAS is founding member of the European Wide Network on Digital Learning (DLEARN), which has 29 members and a reach of 1,125 persons through its newsletter.