Associated partners

Organisation Institution Role in the project
Ayuntamiento de Lliça del Vall Public Catalunya, Spain Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
Associació de Micro Pobles de Catalunya Public Vallfogona del Ripollés Catalunya, Spain Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
CALRE - Conferencia de Asambleas Legislativas Regionales Europeas - a través de la Asamblea Legislativa de la región de Umbria Public Perugia Italy Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
SAPIE (Sociedad para el aprendizaje y la educación basados en evidencia) Public Firenze Italy Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
SIPe.S. (Sociedad Italiana de Educación Especial) Public Milano Italy Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Umbria (Subdirección regional de Umbría del Ministerio de Educación) Public Perugia Italy Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
Universidad de Jyväskylä Instituto de Liderazgo Educativo Public Jyväskylä Finland Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling
Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Padres (FNAP Public Alba Iulia Rumania Support in staff schools’ involvement and dissemination activities
ENSEC - Red Europea de Competencias Sociales y Emocionales Public La Valletta Malta Support to dissemination activities and policy-making level upscaling

University of Perugia, applicant

http://unipg.it/

UNIPG is the project coordinator, responsible for strategic leadership and for actions related to project’s evaluation

University of Perugia was founded in 1308. Today research, education and consulting activities in the various disciplines are organized in 16 Departments, with about 23,500 students, 1,100 professors and researchers and 1,000 staff members. The University offers study programs also in two other Umbrian towns: Assisi and Terni. In recent years, the University has undertaken a broad renewal of its degree programs and curricula, which prepare students to meet the demands of the labour market and to satisfy the needs for innovation expressed by employers in private and public sectors.


Team

Annalisa Morganti

ECO IN Project Coordinator. She is Associate Professor of Special Education, Dean for the Primary Education degree course, Head of the specialization course for support teachers and Delegate Disability and Learning Disorders for the Department of Philosophy, Social and Human Sciences and Education at University of Perugia Her activities are mainly concerned with educational special needs, paying special attention to intellective disability, both in childhood and in the adult age, as well as to problems relating to learning and affective-emotional education. She cooperates at international level with a team devoting itself to social and emotional learning programs, known as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), as the Italian representative. She coordinated also the following projects: European Assessment Protocol for Children’s SEL Skills – EAP_SEL (527206-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP) and Evidence Based Education. European Strategic Model for School Inclusion – EBE-EUSMOSI (Erasmus Plus – 2014-1-IT02-KA201-003578).

Vito Isacchi

I’m Vito Isacchi from Bergamo, Italy. I’m a member of UNIPG Team and my role in ECO-IN is Project Manager for Networking. I’m teaching Art and Picture in the secondary school. I work and write for various art magazines. I have two master’s degrees: the first in Pedagogical advice and Coordination of training interventions, and the second in Archeology and Art history.

Alessia Signorelli

Activity Manager for the ECO IN UNIPG Team. She is a PhD Candidate and a teacher trainer. She’s been research fellow in Special Education, Technologies and Social -Emotional Learning at the Department of Philosophy, Human, Social and Education Sciences at the University of Perugia since 2015. She collaborated as researcher in the projects European Assessment Protocol for Children’s SEL Skills – EAP_SEL (527206-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP) and Evidence Based Education. European Strategic Model for School Inclusion – EBE-EUSMOSI (Erasmus Plus – 2014-1-IT02-KA201-003578).

Francesco Marsili

Communication Manager for the ECO-IN UNIPG Team. Currently he is a Ph.D student and since 2017 he is research fellow in Special and Inclusive Education at the Department of Philosophy, Human, Social and Education Sciences at the University of Perugia. He collaborated as researcher in the project Evidence Based Education. European Strategic Model for School Inclusion – EBE-EUSMOSI (Erasmus Plus – 2014-1-IT-02-KA201-003578). His research interests are mainly gifted education, special and inclusive education and methods for research synthesis with a focus on meta-analysis and systematic reviews. Since 2016 Francesco is a primary and pre-primary school teacher with a specialization as support teachers with experiences in public schools in Milan, Perugia and Turin.

FORMA.Azione has started is activity in 1997 as Association of Professionals and Consultants, specialized in Vocational Training Services. In 2005, thanks to the growth of its business, was turned into a LLC. It is an Accredited Regional Training Centre, mainly working with ESF (European Social Fund) funds; since 2003 and ISO 9001Certified since 2002, for designing and provision of vocational training and Adult learning services. It has developed strong relations with local public authorities, private companies, schools and other VET providers, by designing and providing training pathways, mostly financed by ESF, at local and regional level.

FORMA.Azione mission is: to create concrete opportunities for the professional and social development of the target groups, to improve access to training, in particular for low skilled workers, elderly people and women, to support career and individual guidance, to encourage self-consciousness in managing careers and active ageing, to promote women’s access to and participation in all levels of the labour market also by combating gender stereotypes in vocational training, career selection and professions. Since its beginning more than 9500 learners have been trained towards different professional profiles and systems of competences and around 500 teachers and trainers have provided their lessons.

Since 2016 it is member of EfVET network and at local level it is coordinating the Eurodesk Centre in Perugia together with the Municipality of Perugia and works to establish a local Stakeholders’ Round Table involving other services such as the 2 universities, EURES, schools and youth organisations.


Team

Sylvia Liuti

Since 1997 partner of FORMA.Azione. More than 20 years of experience in designing and managing of vocational training and adult learning services. Since 200, she is Responsible of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Systems and European Projects design and implementation. Professional expertise in Gender Policies and practices in the Labour Market, Public speaking, Human Resource management. In the last two years she has coordinated several EU funded projects. She is also trained as Peers and Peers’ Trainer. She is actually enrolled in the National Register of Peers established by the Italian EQAVET NRP. She is currently coordinating the Coalition of Positive Messengers project.

Adina Curta

Graduated in History and Art History and qualified diploma for Teaching History. Expert in European Projects designing and International Relations, mainly in the field of Youth and Active citizenship, as she is cooperating with the Umbria Regional Youth Forum. Thanks to her solid relationships with Romanian education institutions and Policy makers she has developed profitable cooperation activities with some Romanian schools and ECEC providers, among which those involved in SEQUENCES project.

Luigi Tomaiuoli

Since 1997 partner of FORMA.Azione. More than 20 years of experience in administrative and financing activities, having been responsible of hundreds of projects financial reporting, under different EU Funded programmes (ESF, ERDF, AMIF, JUST, LLL, ERASMUS +, etc.). He is also the Legal Representative of the company, contributing with specific competence in the field of administrative and legal issues. His active involvement in the project development ensures a constant adequacy of the planned activities to the financial and administrative rules and schemes of control.

Lithuanian Education Trade Union (LETU)

A modern, dynamic and politically independent organization created to effectively protect the social, economic and professional interests of its members and other educational staff at all levels – national, regional and institutional – and to influence education policy-making to address the needs of citizens of the Republic of Lithuania.

We believe that everyone feels safe, not only by being a member, but by being a member of the collective that defends them, and by building a community whose voice is heard by both employers and government, because they will see that we are solidarity and united, to achieve their intended goals than acting alone.

Our ambition – An educational community whose strength is based on communication, social partnership and the consolidation of social guarantees in collective agreements.

What kind of people do we offer it to?

For teachers, trainers, trainers, researchers, student support staff, librarians and non-teaching staff in educational institutions who want to build a civil society that is concerned not only with human responsibilities but also with rights and the social and economic well-being of everyone.

What and how do we do it?

We represent and defend the professional, labor, economic and social interests of educational staff and provide legal advice on labor relations. LESTU team consists of qualified professionals who carry out legal analysis and research, provide member education, staff development training, provide member training on a variety of topics, participate in and assist in the preparation of various levels of collective bargaining.


Team

Inga Puiša

Project manager, quality assurance expert. Since 2009 is working as the Lithuanian education trade union (LESTU) as an expert on project management, adult learning, gender equality and validation of non-formal learning.

Eglė Žukauskaitė

Communication manager, since 2012 is working in the Lithuanian education and science trade union (LESTU). Has experience working as an Lithuanian representative in the European trade union committee for education (ETUCE) in the areas of youth policy, trade unions renewal, equality, collective bargaining and Central and Eastern European Network.

Tatjana Babrauskienė

Tatjana Babrauskiene is acting as the trade union VET/AL Expert at national and international level. She is a member of Refernet LT. At European level Tatjana participates as an external VET/AL expert of the European trade union confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) in numerous international activities. She is a country representative and member of ETUC Education and training Working group, member of ETUCE experts' group, and its representative to ET 2020 Working groups on AL and VET.

ISJ ALBA COUNTY SCHOOL INSPECTORATE-ROMANIA

http://isjalba.ro/

Alba County School Inspectorate, subordinated to the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, is an institution with 40 employees, more specifically: 25 school inspectors and 15 administrative staff.

Alba County School Inspectorate is a school authority that promotes the educational strategy at  county level and has the role of inter-institutional coordination and strategic communication between the Ministry of Education and Research and the educational units. Alba County School Inspectorate coordinates a number of 144 school institutions, with a total number of 4000 teachers in Alba county.

Main responsabilities:

Alba County School Inspectorate’s role and main priority aim is to build a qualitative and modern school system that can offer equal possibilities to any child regardless his possibilities, origin or other peculiarities.

Management positions in Alba  County School Inspectorate are General School Inspector and 2 Deputy General School Inspectors.

The achievement of the proposed goals was facilitated by the successful implementation of some projects which received financial support through Erasmus+ programme,  POCU programme and SEE GRANTS. These projects had a great contribution towards: a) the attainment of an efficient, balanced, innovatory system that develops performance at all levels of education and training; b) the growth of efficiency regarding the educational process through an applied form of education that is centred on the child .This entire process of increasing the efficiency of the system is based on the spreading of inclusive education; c) The achievement of highly authentic partnerships between the school and the community, aiming to rise the insertion of teenagers on the employment market.


Team

Gabriela Marina

School inspector for extra-curricular activities. Alba County School Inspectorate. ECO-IN: Project Manager
Gabriela, is a school inspector for extra-curricular activities and coordinates the activities of the teachers responsible for extra-curricular activities in schools at county level. She attends various meetings/extra-curricular activities/competitions within his jurisdiction. Her role is to monitor and improve the quality of extracurricular education.

Alina Paula Miron

School inspector for European projects. Alba County School Inspectorate. ECO-IN: Trainer/Researcher. Alina, is a school inspector for European projects and coordinates the activities of the teachers responsible for European / Erasmus+ projects in schools at county level. She has experience in managing, monitoring and evaluating educational projects, including European/externally-funded projects. She coordinated and was involved in various projects: „A bridge between cultures-a method on the necessary policies and strategies for roma students and their parents inclusion in educational systems”-2014-1-ES01-KA201-004324, projects wich are co-financed by the European Social Fund through the operational programme Human Capital: ” FUTURE - education through second chance programs for a better future” POCU/665/6/23/136179, ”START IN MY CAREER!”-POCU/633/6/14/132752.

Victorița Avram

Adviser in the accounting department. Alba County School Inspectorate. ECO-IN: Financial Manager
Victorița works as financial responsible within Alba County School Inspectorate.
Main responsabilities:
- communication with the representatives of the educational institutions subordinated to Alba
County School Inspectorate;
-Collaborates with project teams and resolves all accounting issues;
-Prepares balance sheets and income statements.

University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”

University of Urbino, one  of the oldest Universities in Europe, has been founded in 1506. The strategic planning of the University focuses on a strong commitment in enhancing relations with public bodies to foster a better quality of teaching and research connected to its scientific expertise. University of Urbino is highly engaged in analysing and fostering scientific performance, also through professors’ recruitment policies aimed at the achievement of strategic research aims.

The Department of Humanities, which includes four research fields about  philosophy, pedagogy, psychology, and historical- artistic-literary studies,  manages research and didactics activities in the field of Human Sciences according to an interdisciplinary perspective. In the field of pedagogical research, the theme of social and educational inclusion is central and has been addressed both theoretically and via experimentations. University of Urbino takes care of the training of all players involved in the project (school heads, teachers, educators, psychologists, counsellors, policy makers and local officials) and therefore will support and supervise experimentation activities, due to its sound expertise in research methodologies in inclusive and special education.


Team

Stefano Pascoletti

I’m an adjunct professor for the University of Udine in the field of educational technologies and special teaching, Ph.d. in multimedia communication, I’m engaged in Italian and European research for the area of school inclusion and social emotional learning. I’m a member of various research groups at the University of Udine (lab. IncluDeRe), Urbino and Perugia (LIFElab). I’m affiliated to various scientific communities (SIPeS, Siped, ENSEC and SApIE). I published several volumes for the edu-tech and SEL area.

Federica Sisti

I’m a support teacher in primary school and an adjunct professor in “Special Didactics” at the University of Urbino, Department of Humanities, PhD in Pedagogy of Cognition. I have published several volumes in the field of children literature, in the courses of Literature for children
at the Primary Education Sciences University of Urbino and several scientific articles in the field of educational research in grade A scientific journals.

Giovanna Marani

PhD in pedagogy of cognition, I coordinate the internship structure of the Degree Course in Primary Education at the University of Urbino where I am an adjunct professor in mathematical logic. Prior to become a school principal, I worked as a teacher in nursery, primary and lower secondary school. I graduated in literature with an experimental thesis on mathematical logic activity and in pedagogy. I conducted experimental research and published monographs, essays and several articles on teaching and research.

Rossella D’Ugo

I’m a researcher in Experimental Pedagogy. I conduct my research work at the University of Urbino, where I teach Docimology and Experimental Pedagogy. My research is mainly oriented towards evaluation, self-evaluation methodologies and tools for promoting the quality of school and extra-curricular contexts, as well as towards the quality of the teaching practices of educators and teachers who work there.

MIRADA LOCAL SL –LIPA

https://miradalocal.cat/

Mirada Local is a medium-sized consulting and public affairs firm, specialized in offering assistance to city councils in the planning of institutional communication, public social policies, and citizen participation. It is also part of the Laboratorio de Investigación Prosocial Aplicada, connected to Autonomous University of Barcelona (LIPA NET has developed in its history more than 15 European projects in the field of applied prosociality).

Comprised of 10 professionals from various fields of social sciences, such as political science, journalism, sociology, social education and community dynamics, Mirada Local has participated during its 14 years of professional life in more than 70 projects focused on improving the levels of quality, transparency and social sensitivity in public policies of local governments. Among its achievements, there are several interventions in the school environment, most of them integrated into global local policy processes for young people. In addition, it should be emphasized that all those who participate in specific work in the classroom with students are oriented to gather opinions, needs and demands as the basis to develop policies for young people.

So far, social inclusion is one of the main axes with which Mirada Local works in the context of youth policy planning, always viewed from a comprehensive perspective that takes into account all the relevant issues that have a direct impact on young people and their capacities to achieve emancipation. The framework is based on a concept that encourages participatory, horizontal methods and recognition of diversity as a value.

The collaboration of MIRADA LOCAL-LIPA strengthens the prosocial intervention methodologies in the territory to:


Team

Robert Roche-Olivar

Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1972. Subjects: Psychology of the Couple and the Family, Prosocial Optimization, Quality Communication and Prosociality, Prosocial Optimization of Emotions, Attitudes and Values, and Development and Education Practicum (insertion of the psychologist in educational centers and social organizations). Since 1982 he has studied prosocial behaviors. Among the first introducers in the Spanish, Italian, Slovak and Czech languages ​​of the concept, study, optimization and dissemination of prosociality. Advisor to the Ministries of Argentina and Slovakia in the Ethics curricula for primary and secondary school. Author of 10 books and a hundred articles. Two of them with diffusion in all Argentine and Slovak schools. Advisor or promoter of programs in dozens of Prosocial Intervention Programs in Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Czechia, Croatia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia. He has taught more than one hundred courses, seminars or workshops in these countries.

Ignasi Roche-Vallès

Chief Executive Officer of MIRADA LOCAL. Expert in Youth policies design, Institutional communication strategies making, Abilities of relationship with public institutions, and local governments, and Press management. He has relevant experience in Communication strategies design. He has coordinated and promoted project communication plans in a large number of cities. He has written dozens of youth public plans for local administrations.

Pilar Escotorin-Soza

Ph.D in Communication Psychology. Degree in Social Communication. She is journalist and professor of Language and Hispanic Literature. She has worked as a secondary education teacher and as a professor at the university. She has a specialization in prosocial interpersonal communication. She has been a professor of Language Sciences in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, and of Developmental Psychology in the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She has developed research on dialogue strategies for the solution of conflicts in social organizations and, as an Advisor in Chile, Dominican Republic, Italy and Spain, has performed conferences and workshops about interpersonal communication and prosocial quality communication. She is co-
Director of the Laboratory of Applied Prosocial Investigation (LIPA NET).

Mayka Cirera-Amores

Phd.D and Master in Communication Psychology. Psychologist and professor of Evolutionary and Educational Psychology - Autonomous University of Barcelona. Specialized in prosocial leadership. She specialized in Interpersonal Communication at the University of Reading (England) and Intercultural Communication at the University of Technology of Sydney (Australia). At LIPA he has developed intervention plans in organizations to promote Quality Communication. She is co-
Director of the Laboratory of Applied Prosocial Investigation (LIPA NET).

Rosaura Delvalle-Santacruz

Specialist in counseling and prosocial coaching applied to interior design (Autonomous University of Barcelona and BAU, university design center). Degree in Philosophy. Coordinator Virtual training platform and personalized management of training processes. She has specialized in financial assistance for European projects and monitoring of training processes in virtual training. Her passion is to investigate the links between prosociality and interior architecture.

SOLIDAR Foundation for Humanitarian Development and European Cooperation

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Team

Andrei Frank

Andrei is SOLIDAR Foundation’s Education and Lifelong Learning Officer since February 2020. He contributes to implementation of projects aimed at Building inclusive Learning Societies where all members have an opportunity to participate in lifelong learning opportunities, while monitoring and responding to developments related to education and lifelong learning at EU and national level. Before, Andrei worked at the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE).

Elisa Gambardella

Elisa is SOLIDAR Foundation’s Education and Lifelong Learning Coordinator since January 2020, having originally joined SOLIDAR in 2018 as Political Advisor. She coordinates the implementation of activities aimed at Building inclusive Learning Societies and the advocacy strategy, drawn from members’ inputs provided through regular meetings and consultations. Before, she cooperated with think tanks in Rome and Brussels and she served in the Cabinet of the Italian Minister of Labour. She has shared her interests in Social Justice and EU integration also by authoring editorials and two books.

Ajeng Susanto

Ajeng is SOLIDAR Foundation’s finance and administration officer since October 2018. She contributes in monitoring operational budget account, identifying budget surplus or shortfalls, monitoring all expenditure is captured appropriately in the accounting system, providing input administrative, compaling roject contract and procurement activities. Before, Ajeng worked at Protection International Aisbl.