The consortium has been formed considering partners’ experience in the project subject area and corresponding activities, as well as the relevance of Respecting and Valuing Otherness and Diversity themes in the partners’ context with all partners coming from countries which are the external borders of the EU.
Prosveta Foundation-Sofia – Bulgaria (Coordinator)
Center of non formal education AENAO – Greece
Institute Polytechnic of Santarem – Portugal
Center for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” – Italy
Funding institution: Erasmus+Key Activity 2:
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic Partnerships for school education
Fondacia Prosveta – Sofia
Prosveta Sofia Foundation is a non-government non-profit organization. It was founded in 2007 as a legal entity with non-profit public benefit. Its mission is to support the modernization of Bulgarian education and work to improve its quality. It supports the implementation of leading European and world standards in Bulgarian school education through various initiatives.
Prosveta Sofia Foundation has extensive experience in conducting training and awareness seminars. For its seven years of existence it has organized more than 250 workshops with teachers on current educational problems concerning the teaching and learning process in pre-school and primary school, as well as the implementation of modern methodological approaches in teaching basic subjects taught from 5th to 12th grades. It has organized a number of workshops with school principals on implementing delegated budgets, on topics related to effective ways of constituting working school boards, to building and supporting the credibility of public schools in local communities, etc.
Prosveta-Sofia Foundation has been subcontracted by the Ministry of Education to run a number of projects after tight competition procedures of open tenders in a couple of projects under Human Resources Development Operational Programme:
“Analytical and information support of the approbation of inspection model of Education” project, 2012-2014, BG051PO001-3.2.05 involving:
– Analysis and evaluation of the set system of criteria and indicators to evaluate the achieved quality of education as suggested in state educational standard for inspection;
– Analysis and evaluation of the planned draft for state educational standard inspection methodology, methods and tools in carrying out the inspection.
“Creation of test tasks for ongoing review and assessment of learning outcomes of illiterate and poorly literate persons over the age of 16 who are involved in literacy courses and courses to master the learning content for 5, 6 and 7. grades” project, 2012-2013, BG051PO001-4.3-01
“Development of topics including interactive exercises of career guidance to students” project, 2013 – 2014, BG051PO001-4.3.02. The subject of the project is the development of 80 topics with interactive exercises for career guidance of students from 5 to 12 grades. 10 topics with interactive exercises have been developed for each grade that are tailored to the stages of career development of students.
The experts and associates we work with are experienced in providing teacher trainings and designing educational contents for all school education stages, as well as designing scripts for multimedia objects which are being outsourced to multimedia companies.
Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” (CSC) – Italy
Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” is based on the experience of social and educational work carried out by Danilo Dolci and his collaborators, which started in Eastern Sicily back in 1952. The Centre stemmed from the need of offering the local communities a reality committed to practically solve the local problems, developing a creative space in which fostering awareness and bottom-up planning were the center of the action, paving the way for a real change.
Since the beginning, the main focus of the Center were non-violent education practices as well as the development of a methodology – the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach – able to ease creative development at school and in the local territory.
At present, Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” is a non-profit association involving young people and adults, which mainly acts through projects in the educational field carried out in cooperation with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups both at local and international level.
Aenao – Greece
The N.G.O Α.Ε.Ν.Α.Ο was established in 2006 in Thessaloniki in order to promote health, on its wide sense, and to encourage the dialogue between science, culture and religion. It occupies a group of scientists- volunteers and is coordinated by experienced scientists.
AENAO aims to:
- Promote health by creating networks and implementing projects based on non-formal education and learning by experience methodology.
- Inform the community on issues regarding science in the broad sense, culture, religion and education.
- Undertake national and international collaboration with reliable agents, in order to exchange experience and best practices.
- Design programs that encourage social cohesion, protect the human rights and respect the environment.
- Empower women to take initiatives and improve their socio-economic status.
- Empower young people, enhance and build their personal skills.
- Inform society on innovative programs and activities.
- Organize campaigns and initiatives that benefit the society.
AENAO’s educational material in the field of health promotion (project “Addicted to life” dealing with smoking prevention) won the first award and has been recommended for the school curriculum.
Additionally, the projects “Captain Cook” dealing with healthy lifestyle and “Crash test revised”, dealing with conflict management became “best practices”.
AENAO is an active member of “Healthy Network”, “ORESTIS” and Anna Lindh foundation.
AENAO has great experience in local, national and international projects. The topics are explored by learning by doing methodology and non-formal education.
In 2008 AENAO, in a pilot project, introduced non-formal education in the university settings. The project had very positive impact among the university students and non-formal education was adopted as strategic in MSc degrees.
AENAO cooperates with schools, youth clubs, municipalities, health centers and local authorities and implements projects that arise from the needs’ assessment of the target groups.
IPSantarém – Portugal
The Polytechnic Institute of Santarém is an institution of public higher education (tertiary level) that began its activity in 1979 and consists of the following Schools: Agriculture, Sports, Education, Management and Technology and Health.
The Higher School of Education of Santarém (ESES) was created by Decree-Law No. 513-T/79 of 26 December as the organic unity of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and is an institution of tertiary level, aimed at teaching, research, service to community and collaboration with national and foreign activities of common interest.
Attended by 696 students, is currently operating the degrees of First Cycle of Basic Education, Childhood Education, Social Education, Cultural Animation and Community Education, Education and Communication Multimedia and Visual Arts and Multimedia.
The ESES is also focusing on training courses in order to meet the professional, civic and cultural needs that are felt throughout life, in society. Our school promotes innovative practices for teachers of all educational levels in several areas, e.g. Arts; ICT; Multimedia, inter-cultural communication among other
The ESES have got previous experience from Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus + projects and many other European and domestic programmes. The school community considers that involvement in Erasmus + programmes provides a chance to develop products and acquire experiences that broaden horizons, develop the mind and allow involved parties to become true European citizens with an understanding of other cultures and education systems.
Schools Group Alexandre Herculano – Santarém, Portugal
Alexandre Herculano Schools Group was established in the academic year 2001/2002. This grouping is an organizational unit with its own board of directors and management that encompasses educational establishments and teaching preschool levels, 1st, 2nd and 3rd public basic education cycles.
The grouping favors sequential course of students in their area and adopted the name chosen for the seat school, old Preparatory School # 1 of Santarém, founded in 1987. Its name is a deserved tribute to the great Portuguese writer Alexandre Herculano, great historian and scholar of the Portuguese Language and Culture, one of the most important thinkers of the nineteenth century and one of the outstanding personalities of the entire history of the Portuguese culture. The choice of name intended to recognize the merit of this personality which is a local landmark, cultural, and historical.
In addition to the headquarters of the school, the group comprises three pre-school establishments, 5 schools of 1st cycle and 3 schools of 1st cycle with integrated pre-school, a total of 12 establishments spread over a geographical area somewhat dispersed, comprising about 1500 students.
Schools Group of Entroncamento – Entroncamento, Portugal
The Schools Group of Entroncamento was established on 3 July 2012 and resulted from the merger of two organizational units: Alpha grouping and Secondary School with Entroncamento 3rd cycle. Is headquartered in Secondary School with Entroncamento 3rd cycle and consists of the Escola EB 2.3 Ruy D’Andrade, three schools of the 1st cycle (EB Green Zone, the Lime Tree EB, EB Antonio Gideon and school # 2) and by 3 Kindergartens (JI Sophia de Mello Breyner; Green Zone JI and JI Antonio Gideon).
The school park has been renovated and was built Ruy School d’Andrade, the Basic School António Gideon and Kindergarten Sophia de Mello Breyner. The Basic School of the Green Zone was subject to rehabilitation and construction of a new pavilion and a playground. All establishments have specific spaces for monitoring / support to students with special educational needs. It is a reference group for students Blind and Low Vision, and the Early Childhood Intervention and has two teaching units structured for students with autism spectrum. All Basic Schools and Kindergartens provide to their students, respectively, curriculum enrichment activities and activities of the family support component.
School Ruy d’Andrade – is attended by 654 students spread over two levels of education, the 2nd cycle of 411 students spread over nine classes of 5 years and 9 classes in the 6th grade; the 3rd cycle of 243 students spread over 4 classes of 7th grade, 4 classes of 8 years and 3 classes in 9th grade. To the 3rd cycle level, 18 students attending the 2nd year of a vocational course of 2 years. It has a structured teaching unit for students with autism spectrum, a room for blind students and low vision, a psychology office, biology labs, Physics, Chemistry; Technological Education rooms, Visual Arts, Music; library, auditorium with 150 seats, cafeteria, bar and stationery / reproduction. It also has several working offices for teachers, service enclosures to parents / guardians, the coordination office, the staff room, the class of directors room and a sports pavilion.
Secondary school – is frequented by 1112 spread over two levels of education, the 3rd cycle with 456 students spread over eight classes of Year 7, 8 classes of 8ºano, 6 classes of 9th grade and secondary school with 656 students, and 454 courses humanistic scientific, spread over 19 classes and 202 students of professional courses spread over 11 classes. The school offers all variations of humanistic science courses and professional courses Psychosocial Support, Support for Sport Management, Health Assistant, Trade and Management and Programming Information Systems
Has a development room for students with special educational needs, a psychology office, office of professional courses, biology labs, physics, chemistry and computer science; Technological Education rooms, Visual Education, library, two auditoriums, dining room, two bars and stationery / reproduction. It also has a room of the Association of Parents / Students Association, one teacher for workspace, the staff room, the class of directors room containing spaces of service to parents / guardians, the club room and projects, a radio and television studio and a sports pavilion.