Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal)

ipleiriaPolytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL)

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), is a public higher education institution in Portugal, in service to society, destined to produce and diffuse knowledge, create, transmit and diffuse culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. It promotes the effective mobility of students and graduates, both nationally and internationally, namely in the European higher education space, in the community of Portuguese-speaking countries and Macau.

The IPL participates in society-related activities, namely of diffusion and transfer of knowledge, as well as the economic valuation of the scientific knowledge.


Instytut Rozwoju Zasobów Ludzkich (Poland)

Instytut Rozwoju Zasobów LudzkichIHRDInstitute for Human Resources Development (IHRD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization located in Lublin, eastern Poland with the mission is promote and support education and sustainable development of labour market.

It is supported by the local authorities and by the Council of Europe. Through its programmes and activities, IHRD pursues the development of the intercultural dimension in the field of education and culture. This is also involved in developing a range of actions related to tackling the exclusion experienced by social groups.  In an international and national level it pursues the climate of tolerance and inter-national communication.

IHRD runs an education centre for adults – HomeCollege – Language and Vocational Training Centre, where various courses are offered: languages, ICT, civic education, etc. Target group are students at risk of social exclusion and with difficulty in access to unpaid education, e.g. inhabitants of remote villages, seniors, long-term unemployed, etc. IHRD co-operates with local governments, training institutions and NGOs. It has built also a wide network of partners from different regions of Poland and from other European countries, including institutions, NGOs and professionals.


Valkeakoski Lifelong Learning Centre (Finland)

Valkeakoski Lifelong Learning Centre


Valkeakoski-opisto is a public lifelong learning centre that offers a wide variety of courses for people of different ages, from children to senior citizens.  The centre consists of a liberal adult education centre, a personnel training unit and art schools for children and youngsters.  The courses in adult education range from foreign languages and ICT to fine art, handicraft, music, dance, cooking, and health education.  We arrange public lectures and open university courses in cooperation with Finnish universities. In total, we offer 51,200 teaching hours annually to approximately 10,000 students.

Valkeakoski-opisto operates in three municipalities in the region. Additionally, personnel training is offered in the entire Southern Pirkanmaa region.The region has been affected by recent global economic crises and its unemployment rate is currently above the national average. The local population is aging rapidly. There is also an emerging immigrant population.

Confartigianato Formazione C.N.I.P.A. Umbria (Italy)

Logo CNIPA UMBRIAConfartigianato Formazione CNIPA Umbria – IT belong to Confartigianato which is a National association of small and medium-sized trades (more than 510.000 SMEs associated in Italy). We work in sector of VET since 1985.Quality Certified  9001:2008 Sector EA37 and Accredited by the Regione Umbria – ITALY as a training centre, we develops courses (40/50 for year with over then 500 students), projects and researches within the educational/training field and business field. Working in cooperation with schools, other VET organisations, universities and non-profit organisations, public administrations , SMEs. The main areas of action by CNIPA Umbria are the following:

  • Detection of training needs and research
  • ICT training
  • Re qualification and continuous/lifelong learning
  • Access to employment
  • Youth training
  • Trainers’ training
  • Training placement, Apprenticeship and Vocational Planning
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Training for women
  • Business creation and second generation businesses


Porsgrunn Adult Education Centre (Norway)

Porsgrunn Adult Education CentrePorsgrunn Adult Education Centre

Porsgrunn Adult Education Centre is a public education institution which offers education to different target groups:

  • Training immigrants in Norwegian language
  • Primary school / Generally secondary education for adults, both Norwegians and immigrants
  • In close cooperation with the labour office: Arrange Special courses which combine language training, social skills, and working practice. Goal: getting immigrants into work.
  • Disabled people, both physical and psychological.

We have 27 years experience in the field of working with migration and integration in the south of Norway, and also in working with disadvantaged groups. Our organisation  has long experience in using different methodologies for training immigrants in the Norwegian language, making training-plans for immigrants that includes assessing the skills and abilities and suggestions for how to act to get a job (what kind of education is necessary, the identification of training needs and gaps, what trades are in need of workers and so on). As an organiser of several courses for immigrants, contenting language training combined with working practise, we are well known with immigrants as a group, their needs and their wishes.



Afyonkarahisar Halk Eğitim Merkezi ve Akşam Sanat Okulu (Turkey)

Institution building that was used as a public house until 1960, since the year 1961 was transferred to the People’s Education Centre has continued to serve there until 12/29/2009. Where the service continued until 12/29/2009.
New service building is made from the date of 12/29/2009, the service is going on here.
All of the building along with land 3771.97 m2 and 976.5 m2-based building, basement +3 floors are comprised of a normal times, lapalı the total area 4882.5 m2.
14 classrooms, two computer labs in two administrative staff room 1 room, 1 servant room, 1 library, 1 multi-purpose hall continues as a service.
Formal education system had never dropped out, or stages or individuals at any level of the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes alongside or outside of formal education to give them, their interests, desires and capabilities in line with economic, social and cultural development provider, quality, time and a variety of levels with a life-long education, manufacturing, guidance and implementation activities for the purpose of establishment of our center’s studies.
In addition, recent changes to the Ministry for Public Instruction Schools of all business and operations were transferred to our center. Center directors and staff of the former Education Services Centre in this regard has been assigned, this field transactions conducted through competent and experienced staff.



Centro de Educación Permanente Miguel Hernández – Torredonjimeno (Spain)









Naturaleza: Los Centros de Educación Permanente, dependientes de la Consejería de de Educación, son Centros docentes públicos que podrán impartir los Planes Educativos y Acciones Comunitarias.


  • Apoyo a su desarrollo cultural, familiar, comunitario y social.
  • Adquirir, completar o ampliar la formación básica para la consecución del correspondiente título académico y posibilitar el acceso a estudios posteriores.
  • Atender a las necesidades educativas específicas de los grupos sociales desfavorecidos.
  • Facilitar la incorporación al mundo laboral y a su contexto social.
  • La alfabetización digital.
  • El aprendizaje de idiomas.
  • La atención a la interculturalidad.
  • La reincorporación de los jóvenes a la formación y a la adquisición de nuevas competencias.


Nature: Permanent Education Centres, dependent from the Education Autonomous Council, are State Teaching Centres which can develop Educational Plans and Community Actions.


  • Support cultural, familiar, community and social development.
  • Acquire, complete or extend basic formation to attain the corresponding academic qualification and to allow further studies.
  • To pay attention to specific educational needs of disfavored social groups.
  • To facilitate the entry in the labor world and its social context.
  • Basic ICT and digital training.
  • Foreign language learning.
  • Attention to multiculturality.
  • Reincorporation of young people to formation and to the acquisition of new competences.