Here you can find information about all project partners of E.A.S.I.P. COMP.
Volda University College (VUC) was originally founded over 150 years ago, as the first teacher training college in rural Norway. VUC is located on the West coast of Norway, in the town of Volda. With its 4,500 students and 350 staff / faculty members, VUC is the largest institution of higher education between Bergen and Trondheim. The University College has four faculties: media and journalism, humanities and education, social science and history, as well as arts and physical education. It offers one PhD program (joint degree with Molde University College), eight Master’s programs, more than 30 Bachelor’s programs, and about 450 courses / modules. The studies offered are varied and include among others: media and communication, general and pre-school education, social sciences, social work, public planning and administration, as well as literature, linguistics, math and science, history, arts and crafts, outdoor life and physical education, music, and drama and theater. Volda University College is known across Norway especially for its study programs in the fields of media & journalism and teacher training. VUC collaborates with over 140 universities and research institutions worldwide, through student exchange, research cooperation, staff exchange and more.
STEP Institute is an innovative private non-profit organization that is dealing with people development. STEP is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The heart of the organization represents a core team of interdisciplinary experts, who work along with different external trainers and experts. STEP’s members are educated in the fields of psychology, economy and sociology, so they can address complex challenges through integrated approach. With project activities and trainings STEP’s team help to bridge the differences between education and work, business and public sector, scientific approach and practical experience, start – ups and big organizations.
Mission of STEP Institute is to empower people for better functioning in work environment through innovative methods. It helps people to discover and nurture their talents, develop professional and soft skills (communication, emotional intelligence, stress management, growth mindset, mentoring, coaching etc.) and realize entrepreneurial ideas into marketable solutions. On the other side it helps organizations to realize their potential by engaging its employees, developing new skills with train – the – trainer approach and enabling effective collaboration through team coaching sessions.
- Professional development. Primary focus is development of basic competencies and social skills (like emotional intelligence, teamwork) for schools, organizations and private companies. Workshops, trainings, e-learning, individual coaching and peer coaching are the most common methods.
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Cooperation in designing entrepreneurship’s trainings, workshops and curriculums. Interactive approach includes tools like design thinking, business modelling, lean start-up and rapid prototyping.
- Social inclusion. In this area institute deals with challenges of unemployed people and young people who are about to enter labour market. It aims to increase their employability with combination of trainings, individual/team support and mentoring.
- Personnel and work psychology. In this broad area focus is on the selection process, assessments of learning and training needs, evaluation of acquired competencies and career guidance methods.
- Quantitative and qualitative research. Academic background and experience in marketing research is useful when designing evaluation of specific project activities and results. Another STEP’s strong point is qualitative research, especially focus groups and in-depth interviews.
Ilmiofuturo di ilmiolavoro srl is an innovative start up running in the field of lifelong learning system since 2014. It aims to support people in their own personal and professional growth. In the today complexity where rules and roles change continuously, ilmiofuturo supports people in reaching a proper condition of personal self-fulfilment. What get ilmiofuturo passionate and inspired is working for a World of “autonomous and connected people”, fulfilled people able to imagine and create the World they wish. People as key-players in the society of awareness.
Ilmiofuturo offers customised learning solutions on soft skills by getting in participants “activation and inspiration” essential qualities to caught opportunities and to surf in the complexity.
Ilmiofuturo uses a transdisciplinary approach that combines integrating several learning methods such as Problem-based learning (PBL), Self-Directed Learning (SDL), Competency-Based Educational (CBE), Experience-Based Learning(EBL).
The University of Genova is one of the most ancient among the European large universities. It was founded in 1933, but its history can be traced back several centuries (14th century).
UNIGE is a public institution provided with scientific, educational, organizational and financial autonomy and it is involved in the building of a European area for research and advanced professional training.
It operates in accordance with the principles of the Constitution of the Italian Republic and of Magna Charta subscribed by European Universities in 1988. With its 126 Degrees, more than 55 Postgraduate Schools, and 26 Masters, UNIGE provides a truly multi-disciplinary teaching offer to more than 30.000 students, and nearly 2.800 international students. UNIGE counts 22 Departments, 27 PhD courses, 55 Specialisation Schools, an Integrated Library System, 12 Research and Service Centres, and 2 Centres of Excellence. The staff consists in 1255 academics, 401 postdocs, 1399 laboratory technicians and administrative personnel. UNIGE has a strong participation in the most important EU and international research and cooperation Programmes. Discoveries, inventions, advances achieved by research activities are successfully commercialized. The University of Genova is currently involved in 44 active projects under H2020 projects (116 projects in FP7), over 68 projects funded under Interreg, LIFE (25 projects since 1999) and other international funding instruments (over 25 Erasmus Plus KA2 Knowledge Alliance, Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building).
Thanks to the activities of the team of geographers, psychologists, sociologists, pedagogues, linguist, philosophers and anthropologists, the Department of Educational Sciences (DISFOR) promotes research and educational activities in the areas of education and training in a wide-ranging epistemological framework that is centred on the study of the individual and of society. DISFOR is engaged in many European scientific programmes in different fields. The staff has been cooperating with other European and extra-European countries in order to promote the cultural exchange and develop knowledge and best practices for teaching.
Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Training (HHSVTE) is a unit at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (HH). Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system with approximately 10 500 students and 700 employees. It is privately run, but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. HH’s fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.
Haaga-Helia’s research, development and innovation (RDI) activities are built around its fields of education and divided into three categories; vocational learning, ICT (information communication technologies) and new business solutions. Haaga-Helia aims at working close to the world of work and our research is applied to its character.
Laurea University of Applied Sciences operates in southern Finland at six different campuses. There are about 7800 students, 500 staff members and more than 24 000 alumni in our community. At the moment we have six different Barchelor’s Programmes 1) Nursing, 2) Social Services, 3) Business Information Technology, 4) Safety, Security and Risk Management, 5) Service Business Management, and 6) Restaurant Entrepreneurship and three Master’s programmes 1) Service Innovation and Design, 2) Global Health and Crisis Management, and 3) Leading Transformational Change.
At Laurea, studies, RDI activities and regional development are carried out in cooperation with different participants, including a variety of social actors, sectors and international partners. Cooperation is based on equality, with everyone being able to produce new knowledge and understanding. Learning and practical work go hand in hand at Laurea. Real-world assignments, such as projects and development work, are a key element in all our fields of study. During their studies, Laurea’s students get numerous opportunities to build their future jointly with potential employers. Thanks to the close study-time cooperation with employers, the employment rate of our students is excellent. Of Laurea’s graduates, 93.7% find employment within a year of graduation.
The University of Primorska Universita’ del Litorale (UP) was established in 2003 as a third national university in Slovenia. Its objectives are to generate and to transmit new knowledge based on research and innovations, and to contribute to the sustainable development of local and wider Central European, South-Eastern European and Mediterranean area.
The proposed action will be implemented by the Faculty of Management (FM). FM, established in 1995, is a public higher education institution for education and research in the field of social sciences, with special focus on economics, finance and business management. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. Study programmes are internationally comparable and encourage student mobility and flexibility through programmes of international co-operation with different higher education institutions. At the moment the faculty enrols 488 undergraduate and 190 postgraduate students. FM is actively engaged in scientific and research activities in the field of economics, finance, law and management. In addition to education and research, the basic activities of the faculty also include providing consultancy to companies and other organisations, publishing of international scientific journals and books, and organisation of international conferences.
Sunnmøre Business Garden provides business counselling in R&D, entrepreneurship and innovation for businesses in Møre and Romsdal county and other parts of Norway within the creative industry. These industries are; film, video, animation, TV, radio, software, computer games, art, theatre, music, design, fashion, art handicraft, literature, architecture, advertising, photography, newspapers and journalism.
Sunnmøre Business Garden takes part in SIVA‘s Business Garden program, which gives SBG’s collaboration partners up to 75 % discount on our services. 12 out of 42 businesses in our development-plan are located in the shared office space in Volda. We can help with developing your business both if you are a Startup or in a developmental phase.
The Business Garden works with business development on your behalf – practical, tangible and results-oriented. We are part of a large national network and know what is needed and how it works, both if you are a startup business or if you need to develop an existing one. Contact us and find out how we can help.
Do you need services in the fields of film, animation, design, visualization or marketing communication? We have many creative industry companies within the business garden who can realize your needs. Contact us and we will find a match for you.
The Business Garden has a broad network and can be a good partner in conjunction with development of businesses. We can connect your business to the state-funded R&D program, and the financial support schemes which Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway operates.