3 Public authorities in the educational sector, 6 Universities and 4 research Organisations and from 7 European countries are collaborating to contribute to the shift towards a comprehensive teaching profession policy that spans all stages of teaching careers.


Public Authorities

The Directorate-General for School Administration and Management (DGAE) ensures the implementation of policy measures for the management and development of human resources within the Ministry of Education. DGAE cooperates with the Minister’s Office and the Secretariat of Education in making legislation concerning continuous professional development, teacher performance evaluation and also promoting teacher training in Portuguese schools.

Website link  http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/os-ministerios/ministerio-da-educacao-e-ciencia.as

The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport strives for the development of a responsible society of knowledge. It creates conditions for the development of socially responsible and content generations. Together with other stakeholders, the Ministry helps in creating an inclusive, egalitarian, sustainable and creative society of lifelong learning, promotes the involvement of young people, and encourages participation in sporting activities.

Website link https://www.gov.si/en/state-authorities/ministries/ministry-of-education-science-and-sport/

The IEP was established in 2011 with Public Law 3966 (Government Gazette Α΄ 118/24-05-2011). It is a Public Entity under Private Law supervised by the Ministry of Education Religious Affairs. IEP is located in Athens, Greece.

IEP provides support to Minister of Education and Religious Affairs on issues regarding primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, transition from secondary to higher education, teacher training, student dropout and early school leaving.

Co-operation with I.E.P. is required for every relevant initiative or action taken by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs departments or the agencies supervised by it.

I.E.P. deals with scientific research and study of the issues mentioned above, and provides ongoing scientific and technical support on relevant educational policy planning and implementation.


Universities

Instituto de Educação (IE) of the School of Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)

The Instituto de Educação (IE) is the School of Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) dedicated to research, teaching, and intervention in the public sphere, in the field of education and training. We promote the best university education, providing our students with the right conditions to learn and act in different contexts of education and training, in public services, in companies and in the third sector. Our educational offer is increasingly aimed at a variety of publics, from young people beginning their studies in the 1st cycle, to those seeking new skills during their professional careers, particularly through post-graduate training. Research is our driving activity, and we respond to the contemporary challenges of education and innovation by producing diagnostic and prospective knowledge, directed at public policy and action.

We privilege research focused on the challenges of differentiation, modernisation, and improvement of educational offers, and on political, social and cultural processes, of change in education. We intervene primarily in Portuguese society, in multiple fields of education, while engaging intensely in academic and cooperation networks within Europe and in Portuguese speaking countries, from where we are receiving an ever-expanding contingent of post-graduate students.

We work hard to be ‘a voice in public action’, achieving powerful presence in the spaces where education is thought about, discussed, deliberated, and implemented, and a ‘leading school’, in education and in research, in both national and international contexts.

Website link http://www.ie.ulisboa.pt/

University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has approximately 41,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies.

Website link https://www.uni-lj.si/university/

The University of the Peloponnese (www.uop.gr) was founded in 2000 (Presidential Decree 13/2000). The seat of the University is in Tripolis. The University is being developed at the level of complete Faculties in the five capitals of the Prefectures in the Region of Peloponnese. The mission of the establishment and operation of the University of the Peloponnese, is the creative contribution to the development of higher education in Greece with high quality standards, that correspond to the content of studies, research and teaching requirements of a modern University with a National, European and International scope.

Website link https://dsep.uop.gr

Founded in 1743, Friedrich – Alexander – University Erlangen – Nuremberg (FAU) is one of the largest research universities in Germany with 39.000 students. The five faculties cover the entire spectrum of modern academic disciplines – from humanities, social sciences and theology to medicine, law, economics, sciences and engineering. The Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) is the competence center for digital education of the FAU and as a research institute part of the Faculty of Philosophy. An interdisciplinary team of around 30 scientists from the humanities and technology sciences research and develop on the subject of digital, media-supported learning across the entire lifespan, from schoolchildren to senior citizens. In a large network of European and national partners, ILI realizes relevant projects and offers services, consulting and know-how transfer.

Website link https://www.ili.fau.de/en/

LUM Giuseppe Degennaro University, established in 2000, is one of the most recognizable Universities in southern Italy, providing high-quality, superior education in economics, management and law. Within the Department of Management activities, LUM University offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs. It also features an international PhD program focused on sustainable development topics, entitled “Economics and Management of Sustainability and Innovation”. LUM is also a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – SDSN.

Website link https://www.lum.it/

On 21 May 1997, the Catalan Parliament approve the Law for Recognition of the University of Vic (UVic). And, on 30 January 2014, the university becames the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (Uvic-UCC). Uvic-UCC is established in the centre of Catalonia with campuses in Vic, Manresa, Granollers and Barcelona. However, it forms a knowledge network that goes beyond a specific geographic area and has international reach. Uvic-UCC emerged from a regional and citizens’ initiative to continue with a university tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. UVic-UCC is a public university under private management. It provides a public service in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in its fields of expertise. The Uvic-UCC has 18,000 students, half of whom study official bachelor’s degrees (40), master’s degrees (20) and doctorates (10 programmes) and the other half do lifelong learning courses. The university has 14 chairs and 30 research groups recognised by the Catalan government. The members of the university participating in the LOOP project belong to the Faculty of Education and two recognised research groups with a long track record in projects and international publications.

Website link https://www.uvic.cat/en


Research Organisations

INOVA+ is a Portuguese innovation services provider specialized in education and training and research and technological Development. Our mission is to provide the knowledge, management capacity, partnerships and technical and financial support needed to ensure successful innovation projects to our customers. With 20+ years’ experience, INOVA+ employs more than 85 consultants based in different locations, works with a wide network of partners, including Universities, schools and other education providers; Research Centres, Municipalities and public authorities, etc.

Website link https://inova.business/en/

IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both the private and public sectors. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies of a wide variety of sectors. It co-operates with more than 800 institutes all through Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields. IDEC has extensive experience in European projects, either as coordinator or as a partner from different European programs and Initiatives. IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres and has been accredited as a lifelong learning center. The main areas of expertise are management consulting, quality management, certification, design of training contents based on ECVET, software and multimedia development, internet applications, distance learning, e-business, and e-commerce.

Website link https://idec.gr/

Casa do Professor (as “Teacher’s home”) is a non-governmental association, born on 1979, with public utility status since 1999 and gold medal of merit in 2006. In 2018, with the commitment of Excellence won two stars, from the European Foundation for Quality Management, a distinction conferred by the Portuguese Quality Association and so it became the first association to obtain this international recognition.

Casa do Professor supports teachers at all levels of education and also their protocoled 50 clusters of schools, by promoting socially oriented initiatives, scientific training, cultural and recreational activities. The association purposes to dignify teachers, reinforcing the nobility of their profession, which is why it seeks to streamline activities with a professional and social intervention and cultural dynamics. The mission is only achieved by cross-sectorial approach obtained with their hundred partners, from different areas of knowledge. All the activities are assumed with high professionalism and deep commitment, so the teacher always feels respected, cherished and happy.

Website link https://casadoprofessor.pt/

NGO from Zadar, Croatia with the aim to encourage, promote and develop critical thinking in children, youth and adults, through argumentation and communication skills. Supporting informal education, Association provides innovative and accessible ways of learning, promotes and develops volunteering and international cooperation of NGOs and other institutions, and raises the level of awareness of the need to apply the philosophy in practice in order to develop civil society. Association organizes seminars, lectures, conferences and public forums in the field of education, and develops open educational resources, manuals, handbooks, and educational methodologies on local, national, and European level.

Website link https://www.petit-philosophy.com/


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