Mímir-símenntun is a center of life long learning in Reykjavík, Iceland. It was established in 2002 and today there are 22 people on staff, 150 contractors (teachers and instructors) and total of 3.000 students, there of 1.300 immigrants. The organization provides diverse courses, vocational training, career guidance and recognition of both non-formal and informal learning. The main target group consists of people in the labor market that have neither formal vocational training nor matriculation examination, groups with risk of social exclusion and immigrants. The main goal of Mímir is to improve peoples’ skills and strengthen their situation in the labor market and the society in general. Our main customers are individuals, labor unions, private companies and public organizations such as the Directorate of Labor. Most courses are structured in accordance with the needs of working people as well as conditions in the national economy at any given time. The center puts emphasis on cooperation with the labor market as well as development of diverse education offers. Mímir works in accordance with a quality system and quality control, developed by The Icelandic Education and Training Service Center.
Ustanova za obrazovanje odraslih Dante
Adult Education Institution Dante deals with performing foreign language learning programs. The Institution started working in 1991 as the company Dante d.o.o., and in 2009 it changed its internal structure by becoming a public institution which implements verified foreign language learning programs approved by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. A total of 25 years of continuous work made the institution recognizable and acknowledged not just in the city of Rijeka, but also in the wider local and regional community. Since we started participating in LLL programs, we have established cooperation with almost every country in the EU. At the moment we are teaching four languages in the Institution: English, German, Italian and Croatian for foreigners, and there are about 300 adult attendees. The Institution currently employs 10 employees, some of whom are on full-time basis and some on part-time basis. Since 2010 we have actively participated in LLL programs, especially Grundtvig subprogramme, while in the period from 2010 to 2015 we signed more than 30 contracts with AMPEU - the Croatian National Agency concerning most of the activities that the Grundtvig subprogramme offered and thus we realized more than 145 mobilities for the purposes of education, professional training and cooperation with other European institutions. Also, our Institution has been the host for five Grundtvig assistants. We have realized four Grundtvig education partnerships, one of which was coordinated by our Institution. In 2012 we started with a project in which we actively included persons older than 50 with the purpose of promoting life-long learning, and thus we stimulated them to participate in educational programs in our Institution. The Institution was the organizer of professional training "Learning and Teaching: Interaction Through Senses" which was published in the Grundtvig training database. As the first applicant from Croatia, we performed professional trainings in three cycles, which were highly graded by attendees from England, Turkey, Spain, Estonia, Croatia, Germany, Belgium and Norway. In 2011, the Institution received the award by AMPEU and the European Commission for raising the level of competence of learning foreign languages. Today we have 4 active projects in Erasmus+ programmes, both in KA1 and KA2. On the basis of our long-term work, number of attendees, participation in EU projects and evaluations by our associates and attendees, we consider ourselves as excellent foreign language teachers. We believe that the mentioned activities are well-established and by observing the current needs of the society, as well as the Institution’s development strategy, we concluded that we would like to expand our educational offer with various programs and trainings, such as training social and communicational skills, entrepreneurship, management, sustainable development and teacher professional development. Our employees are included in the projectsnand are expected to develop professionally and gain knowledge, skills and views important for the development and improvement of competences we already mentioned.They are expected to develop further into trainers for certain programmes.
International Language School
The International Language School (from now on ILS) is a member of the AIF Associazione Italiana Formatori (Italian Training Personnel Association). It has been working in the field of language training for 30 years. Since its foundation (1985), it has been continuously committed to research and improvement of operating processes in language training and communication. It is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. ILS is an authorized examination centre of Cambridge University ESOL examinations as well as for delivering of Cambridge examination at all levels and "Teachers Award Teaching Knowledge Tests" (TKT modules).ILS is the official centre representative in Italy of the certification body TELC (The European Language Certificates, European language certification), member of the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). ILS is an international examination centre for:
Cambridge Examination Centre;
Examination Centre of Institute of Linguists Educational Trust of London for translation Certification;
Trinity College of London Examination Centre;
Member of AIF – Associazione Italiana Formatori (Italian Trainers’ Association);
Member of GAELA (Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations), a prestigious world association which members,
among others, are the British Council, EQUALS, AAIEP (USA) and many other Countries;
Member of FELCA (The Federation of Education and Language Consulting);
Member of ICC (International Conference Centre).
Regarding to the certificates listed above, for the ‘Progetto Lingue 2000’, the ILS signed the memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in 2001, and in 2002 signed a framework agreement with the CRUI (Conference of Italian University Chancellors) for the ‘Campus One’ project. The language skill levels adopted by our mother-tongue teachers are those stated in the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe (from now on CEFR). Since 1985, the ILS has provided regular language training and updating courses for teachers of the State Schools. Examples include the courses organized under a convention with IRRSAE Lazio (The second language in elementary schools with reference to continuity with infant school and multiracial classes’ and ‘Multicultural didactic paths: training requirements and integration strategies’). The first course aimed at training teachers in English language pronunciation didactics and Italian language teachers for multiracial classes and involved approximately 800 elementary school teachers. The other course, originating in the need to create intercultural training courses for teachers, involved approximately 200 middle school teachers throughout the Italian region of Lazio. In 2013 ILS has won a CLIL pilot project which has been implemented in public schools in different places in Italy. ILS has been delivering professional and punctual language training in Rome, Milan and all other cities on the National territory for clients like Eni Corporate University, Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato, Enav, Ania, Alitalia, Terna, GRTN, Mercedes and General Motors.
ILS has been providing effective didactic offer for 30 years and designed and developed language training programs based on the analysis of language needs.
Our courses are structured and implemented in the following way:
- Analysis of previous linguistic knowledge and present language needs of the student
- Definition of the training program which is designed to achieve the linguistic levels required
- Implementation and monitoring of teaching activities
- Evaluation and certification of the results achieved
- Analysis of customer satisfaction.
Kristiansund opplæringssenter is an educational institution dealing with adult learners. We are giving courses in Basic skills and teach Norwegian language and Social science to migrants. At the time we have about 270 participants and 18 teachers in classes coverering all levels from under A1 to B3 as described by the European framework. Many of our participants have specific needs, as a great part of them are refugees. We also teach illiterates.
The work on this project will be carried out a group very experienced teachers. Our teachers are well qualified and have a long and wide experiences in teaching Norwegian language foreign speakers. One of our main goals is to introduce our learners to the cultural, social and working life to Norway. Our organization has its own coordinator working on establishing and superviseing work practices by local employers for a number of our participants.
Hanen is an organization for welfare and tourist businesses on farms all over Norway. By now app 400 farms are members. The main idea is to use the resources in the farm for new purposes – tourism, food, health and welfare are key words. In this project the focus on farms being active in the work of integrating immigrants to our society is most relevant.
Stephansstift Zentrum für Erwachsenenbildung
The residential adult education center Stephansstift Zentrum für Erwachsenenbildung gem. GmbH (ZEB) is a nonprofit establishment. It is part of the entrepreneurial group Stephansstift for several social services, education and training in social fields of work. Stephansstift Foundation was created in 1869 as an independent protestant foundation in Hannover, Germany. Today Stephansstift is part of the enterprise group Dachstiftung Diakonie with more than 2500 employees. From the very beginning, it focused on education and training.
The center for adult education (ZEB) continues the education traditions of Stephansstift and the residential Folk High School Movement from Scandinavia (Grundtvig). It offers adult and further education in the fields of personal development, social work (professional and voluntary work), health, management and communication skills and intercultural encounters.
Due to the increased demand for German classes Stephansstift ZEB organizes different levels of courses for German and also seminars for volunteers who work with refugees.
CEPA San Ildefonso - La Granja
CEPA San Ildefonso - La Granja is a Public Adults Education School under the regional Education Department of the Community of Castilla y León.
CEPA San Ildefonso-La Granja headquartes is located in Real Sitio de San Ildefonso (Segovia, Spain) but its staff of four teachers also covers the adults’ education needs in a wide area comprising different villages at the Segovia foothills of the Guadarrama National Park.
The School focuses on lifelong learning for adults. Its purpose is to provide adults with the opportunity to gain skills that will enable them to enhance their social life, work life, and family life. The aim is to provide flexible, personalized education.
The courses offered range from Adult Basic Education courses (Spanish as a second language, English as a foreign language, ICT and Culture courses) to courses devised to obtain the basic qualification: the Compulsory Secondary Education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria or ESO) as well as courses to access to VET. There are also volunteers helping with the classes for immigrants, the School Library and organizing different cultural activities.