Partners

Stichting IVN

IVN (Association for Environmental Education) is a Dutch NGO for environmental education (EE), where some 100 professionals and 18,000 volunteers throughout the Netherlands have a joint mission: to contribute to a sustainable society by involving people in nature and their environment.

The IVN expertise includes advice, training and products on environmental education and communication, education for sustainable development, raising awareness, participation and curriculum development. IVN has special expertise in EE themes such as energy, water, climate, nature and biodiversity.

IVN has been an active member of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) for the last 40 years.

IVN is responsible for the education and communication programmes of all 20 National Parks in the Netherlands. It cooperates across a diverse range of activities with local, provincial and national authorities, schools, other NGOs, institutes for nature and water management, and private-sector companies.

Quarter Mediation

Quarter Mediation is an adult education provider based in the Netherlands, with branches in Cyprus, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Turkey. It organizes Comenius and Grundtvig courses at European level, as well as courses at national level. Its areas of expertise are in both General Education and Vocational Education and Training.

Quarter Mediation has as its main aims to promote lifelong learning and to create a link between the education system (both general education and VET) and the labour market.

With extensive experience and expertise in The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 and the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, Quarter Mediation is a partner in a diverse range of projects, organizing events and promoting the image of different organizations and bodies.

Quarter Mediation works both with individuals (students, teachers, people in the labour market, decision makers in the field of education, VET specialists etc.) and institutions at local, national and international level (schools, universities, small, medium and large enterprises, associations, NGOs, municipal, regional and national authorities etc.).

Adastra Cymru Ltd

Adastra Cymru is a media production company based in Swansea in south-west Wales (UK). Founded in 1989, Adastra specialises in content creation and management, web and digital design and development, e-learning production, and developing and supporting UK and European projects.

FEIGHT is the fifth European project in which the company has participated as a partner since 2010. It has also played a major role as subcontractor in six Leonardo da Vinci projects. From 2005–2008 Adastra was co-leader of an €800,000 European Social Fund project in Wales.

As a private company with extensive experience of European and international working, Adastra Cymru brings knowledge of entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship and cultural diversity to this project.

Nazilli İlçe Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü

Nazilli İlçe Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü (NIMEM), a public body, is the directorate that governs the educational affairs of the Nazilli district. It provides both formal and non-formal education, including adult education, for a population of more than 160,000 and numerous organizations.

In accordance with the Turkish administrative system, the directorate is the administrator and coordinator of all educational institutions in the district. In the field of adult education and training, all institutions such as adult education centres, education centres for disabled people and VET schools are governed by NIMEM.

Nazilli and the surrounding region are especially susceptible to social exclusion and poverty. This is mainly because Nazilli is a major area of migration for people from the regions of Eastern and Central Anatolia.

NIMEM is responsible for developing strategies for reducing early school leaving and providing adult training for teachers working in the VET schools in the region.

Shalom Community

The Shalom Community was founded in 1986 to help young people in serious difficulty with drugs or alcohol to recover and return into society. Today there are some 130 girls and 150 boys who are guests in the Community. Twenty trainers, tutors and clerks help the director to organize all the activities.

Generally it takes about two years for the young people to reach a point where they are able to contribute some useful housework, help in the kitchen and the courtyard or take care of the domestic animals. Then all the young guests up to the age of 16, and all those wanting to take a high-school diploma, have to follow the same curriculum and take the same examinations as children in external schools. They study every day with 80–90 volunteer teachers inside the Community and at the end of each school year they have to pass final examinations in the schools where they entered their application forms. The teachers in the schools plan the annual programme of activities.

Darıca İlçe Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü

Darıca İlçe Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü (DIMEM) is an umbrella organization which manages all education activities in Darica, a multicultural area that is home to immigrants from different regions of Turkey.

DIMEM manages 50 schools in the area, including three VET upper secondary schools (with students aged from 14–18) and a public education centre. In the last two years, DIMEM’s Project Management group has directed and managed six local projects, a research project and a Grundtvig Learning Partnership. It has also organized a Grundtvig Workshop.

Additionally, DIMEM has been a partner in five national and international projects and has made a significant contribution to disseminating their activities and outputs. By participating in local, national and international projects with educational, social and cultural themes, DIMEM continues to improve the overall quality of all the educational institutions under its umbrella.

Effective Webdesign

Effective Webdesign, based in Zuidlaren, the Netherlands, is a company engaged in designing, maintaining and managing websites.

The services we offer are: Web design, Web hosting, Website management, Domain registration, Email, Backup

We build websites not only for Dutch companies but also European institutions. We have developed websites for various purposes such as magazines, education, blogs, transport organizations, charities and businesses.

Effective Webdesign builds websites using the Typo3 Content Management System, WordPress and PrestaShop.

IVAM UvA Ltd

IVAM Research and Consultancy on Sustainability

IVAM is a research and consultancy agency in the field of sustainability, originating from the Interfaculty Environmental Science Department (IVAM) of the University of Amsterdam. In 1993 IVAM became an independent unit within UvA Holding BV.

IVAM cooperates closely with clients to help them put their sustainable ambitions into practice. Our research and advice bring companies, governmental and social organizations further along the road to sustainability. Our research and advice provide a concrete and as far as possible quantitative interpretation of your sustainability ambitions.

The expertise of our employees is diverse. At IVAM, consultants are employed with scientific backgrounds ranging from industrial design, environmental chemistry and urban planning to physics, biology and psychology. In this way IVAM can develop the multidisciplinary approach that is necessary to address sustainability issues.

IVAM supports you in the following areas:
- Sustainable urban development
- Chain management (LCA)
- International corporate social responsibility
- Behaviour and policy studies
- Nanotechnology
- Chemical risks

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