Project Partners
  Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Slovakia (Coordinator)

RDA SP is a public organisation belonging to Slovak integrated network of RDAs. It operates on the territory of Bratislava Region and cooperates with public, SMEs and NGO sectors in Slovakia and similar bodies from EU and third countries. Main activities relate to VET in the LLL context, consultancy and support service for elaboration of socio-economic strategies, project management and tailor-made VET training. Focus is put on VET, community development, partnership, empowerment of stakeholders, VET valorisation in SMEs, decision-makers, VET schools, as well as SME associations, chambers and social partners.

Website: www.rrasenec-pezinok.sk

  abif – Analysis, Consulting and Interdisciplinary Research, Austria

The social research institute abif has been carrying out application-oriented projects and high quality basic research in an interdisciplinary network since 1999. Abif and its interdisciplinary staff of 8 employees and 3 freelancers provide expertise in the following areas: labour market; world of work; further education. Abif relies on a profound experience in evaluating projects as an evaluator, but also of labour market policy measures. Abif has also expertise in methods used for trainings in the labour market context and vocational orientation and compiles handbooks for counsellors as well as information for people in vocational orientation helping them to choose an education.

Website: www.abif.at

  Prof. D-r Asen Zlatarov Vocational school of Tourism Burgas, Bulgaria

Prof. D-r Asen Zlatarov Vocational school of Tourism was established in 1959 as a place of VET education with main focus on meeting the labour market needs for skills, knowledge and competencies by the labour force in the T&H sector. The School is one of the oldest educational establishments in Bulgaria having proven record in VET area as one of the best in Bulgaria.The school prepares personnel for the tourist industry and the food processing industry: cooks, waiters, bartenders, bakers and confectioners. The VET School is a wanted partner by the employers in the tourist's guild, as evidenced by our ten-year co-operation with the Regional Chamber of Tourism in Burgas Region. In this respect, the Prof. D-r Asen Zlatarov Vocational school of Tourism represents a bridge between the Vocational education and training and labour market need for skilled employees as the School is dealing directly with Employers´ associations and getting information and requests for improvement of learning process from “first hand”,i.e. directly from employers operational in the Tourism and Hospitality sector..

Website: www.pgtbs.com

  Croatian Employers Association, Croatia

Croatian Employers Association (HUP) was established in 1993 as a voluntary, non-profit and independent employers' association that protects and promotes the rights and interests of its members. HUP since 1994 as the sole representative of the representative employers participating in the Economic and Social Council at the national level as the highest form of tripartitinog social dialogue in Croatia. HUP as an independent representative of the employer, the entry into force of the 1996 Labour Act , gets a legitimate right to collective bargaining and collective agreements. HUP is a strong and independent voice for employers and entrepreneurs. By establishing regional offices in Rijeka, Osijek and Split, organized a strong network of entrepreneurs that covers all counties. 29 sectoral associations CEA represents the specific interests of different industries.

Website: www.hup.hr

  Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Croatia

The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CCC) is an independent professional business organization of tradesmen and craftsmen. Its members are tradesman and craftsmen who perform a trade/craft business on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. Membership in the CCC is mandatory. The tasks of the CCC are the following: promoting trades and crafts, representing tradesmen and craftsmen’s interests before state authorities and in the forming of economic policies, providing state authorities with opinions and suggestions when passing regulations concerning trades and crafts, assisting tradesmen and craftsmen in establishing and operating a trade/craft business, performance of other tasks stipulated by the law and legislative documents of the CCC. Within the tasks stipulated by the Law on Trades and Crafts, CCC pays special attention to the education of its human resources, particularly by conducting regular education on the secondary school level and retraining and upgrading of tradesmen and potential tradesmen in the form of lifelong education.

Website: www.hok.hr

  Economic College "Ion Ghica"  Targoviste, Romania

The Economic College "Ion Ghica",  recommended by its mission and its objectives as "European school", awarded by the Ministry of Education and Research of Romania, is at the same time:
- Resources Centre for professional training in the Services Domain;
- Resources Centre in the project "Networks Partners in VET";
- Continuous Professional Training Supplier – 12 qualifications in the “Services Domain”;
- ECDL (European Computer Driving License) Evaluation Centre with accreditation;
The College has experience in implementing projects aimed at professional and technical vocational education
- The College is highly interested in effective engagement of employers in the whole process of VET improvement, particularly at QARFVETPartner in Quality Assurance Group for National Education and Vocational Training (GNAC), a group which brings together specialists from national institutions with responsibilities in evaluating the quality of education and training.

Website: colegiuleconomictargoviste.wordpress.com

  YESIDEF - Federation of the Catering Industry Employers in Turkey, Turkey

YESIDEF is the only official association representing the catering employers in Turkey. YESIDEF was established in 2005 by the gathering of the catering employers’ associations in Turkey. It’s now acting as the umbrella organisation for the whole catering industry in the country. YESIDEF’s members are the key employers´ associations in 6 cities and the members of these associations are the actual catering companies employing large number of employees, majority of who are young people. YESIDEF is currently representing more than 500 catering companies (employers). YESIDEF activities are aiming to strengthen the catering industry as supply for T&H sector, specifically to strengthen catering companies by increasing their understanding of quality, hygiene, productivity, sustainability and ethics in order to raise their competitiveness to EU standards. Due to the remaining demand of skilled human resources, YESIDEF established a “Training Committee” and signed a protocol with the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in Turkey to contribute to the development of the food & beverage education in VET high schools.

Website: www.yesidef.com

  Erenkoy Zihnipasa Public Education Centre, Turkey

Erenkoy Zihnipasa Public Education Centre is a nonprofit, mass education institution  which gives education to the people left or graduated from formal education. In accordance with the local requirements and the national occupational standards, courses in the field of vocational and technical training leading to certification can be opened by our VET school. Vocational education and training courses are arranged for those people who do not have the required qualification in order to find an appropriate employment, who wish to change their career and those who wish to advance the profession’s interests, abilities and qualifications needed by the sector. In this respect specific attention is given to specialised VET courses which are aiming at acquisition of skills and knowledge for executing jobs in the T&H sector.

Website: zihnipasahem.meb.k12.tr

  Slovak Chamber of Crafts (SZK), Slovakia

SZK was established in compliance with Act126/1998 Collection of Slovak Law as independent institution. Article 3 of the Act is the legal basis for its activities. SZK fulfils the following tasks: protect and support members´ interests (SME and self-employed persons) and for this it organises professional education, VET, symposia and seminars at all levels. SZK also provides support and consultation services to stakeholders  in different professions and prepares standpoints and strategic materials for the central state administration bodies in the area of its competencies. In this respect, the SZK closely cooperates with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family and Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

Website: www.szk.sk

  Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Created in 1987, the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor contributes to the improvement and strengthening of the innovation capacity of enterprises and public organizations of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. It offers a large scale of services as the development of tools, methods, labels, certifications, standards, transfer and value analysis. The CRP Henri Tudor's training department is an essential actor in the innovation chain by fostering best-practices, valorisation and dissemination activities in Luxembourg and the Greater Region.

Website: www.tudor.lu

  Rinova Ltd, United Kingdom

Rinova Ltd is a social enterprise that specialises in the design, development and implementation of innovative partnership projects in the following fields:
• Employment
• Skills and Learning
• Arts & Culture
• Social Action and Enterprise.
The staff at Rinova bring some 25 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in the UK and Europe and an extensive portfolio of project work in relation to learning design, training, quality assurance, evaluation, with an emphasis on innovation.  
Rinova co-ordinates the Rinova Consortium (see www.rinova.co.uk/rinova-consortium), a unique network of employability & skills organisations who are working together to create new opportunities for young people – with an emphasis on creative and imaginative provision in the arts, creative industries, sport, health, leisure, tourism & hospitality sectors. Its consortium has extensive reach with employers in these growing job sectors.

Website: www.rinova.co.uk

  Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESOR), Macedonia

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESOR) is a Macedonian nongovernmental and nonprofit association for building and promoting of sustainable, knowledge-based economy and continuous economic and social development. Its main pillars of intervention are: building of functional labor market institutions both public and private, fostering inclusive labor market at national and regional level, improving of life and work conditions, creation of new jobs, stimulation of the education and lifelong learning.
CESOR mission is to contribute to the Republic of Macedonia and Sothe East Europe integration and sustainable social and economic development through research, education, professional support, and advocacy campaigns. CESOR vision is that of an inclusive, integrated, and economically empowered South East Europe, place in which knowledge acts as catalyst for change, cooperation, and stable social and economic development.

Website: www.cesor.eu