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Industry Watch Group Ltd

Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 944 62 25

Industry Watch Group is a consulting company specializing in economic policy research with significant experience in the area of education and labor market, and in management and coordination of international projects. As consulting boutique Industry Watch provides customized products depending on the concrete needs of information and know-how, which include:

– for policy makers - sound analyses of economic and social problems and policy recommendations;
– for companies customized research and strategic economic consulting;
– for foreign investors and international institutions background information, professional insights, macroeconomic and industry forecasting, etc.
– for media - background information and analysis on current economic and social policy issues

Hellenic Regional Development Center

Ellas (Greece)
Tel: 2610-223579

The Hellenic Regional Development Center (HRDC) is a NGO established in 1992.

HRDC is an initiative addressed to universities, enterprises and social actors. It forms a Training Partnership and operates as a social player in collaboration with regional governmental authorities and administration offices in the areas of Social Cohesion, VET, New Technologies, Transfer of Innovation, Regional Development.

The HRDC headquarters are located in Patras, Greece while the HRDC network also includes numerous Virtual Centers distributed across the country.

HRDC holds strong collaborations with international organizations and regulatory authorities, supported by its backbone broadband infrastructure.
HRDC maintains under these relations, participations in innovative activities taking place in and outside Europe.

Agenzia per lo Sviluppo Empolese Valdelsa

Italy
Tel: +39/057176650

For S.a.s. di Paolo Tubino e c.

Italy
Tel: +39 010 541565

FOR SAS was born in 2006 as a spin-off of consultant services carried out since 1998 by its founders.

The company works in the Lifelong Learning sector by providing Italian firms with its training services, training needs analysis. It supplies professional support and coaching for enterprises management.

Its mission is to back the venture enterprises that look out to the market through training assessment, and to encourage the realization of company projects. FOR SAS is engaged indeed to promote the financial company resources and develop competences and professionalism within the enterprises.

The company counts on good partnerships with local, national and international partners, in order to support the business demands, and enlarge the horizons of job opportunities and training.

FORSAS is engaged since 2010 in Lifelong Learning Program projects both as coordinator and as project partner and takes part in several relevant European network for dissemination and the promotion of training quality within SMEs.

VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras

Lithuania
Tel: +370 41 386066

NGO Centre for Social Innovations (VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras, lith.) was established in 2008 for the purpose to promote, create, develop and implement innovative social initiatives, and satisfy interests those social groups who have fewer opportunities and as organisation of such profile grow, develop and become regional leader.

Social innovations - new social ideas, thoughts, decisions, strategies, concepts, models, methods of work, activities. Their goal - the strengthening of public welfare, effective solving of social challenges and problems as well as inducement and facilitation of positive social changes.

The goals of the Centre:
– Information, non-formal education and training for professionals, volunteers, social partners, various social groups and public on the most relevant social problems’ issues;
– Promotion and active participation in social initiatives facilitating various innovative solutions of social integration for socially vulnerable groups, strengthening their self-involvement in decision making processes and active social participation.
– Creation, development, implementation and evaluation of social innovation solutions in regional, national and international context;
– Implementation of various scientific and practical activities for development of solutions for social innovation.

The Centre works in close partnership with local, national and international partners, interested organisations, public authorities and various social groups in order to support and promote the solutions for social welfare of those who are in the most relevant need, in Lithuania and EU.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação

Portugal
Tel: +351 22 607 64 00

SPI is an active centre of national and international networks connected to the innovation sector.

In addition to its headquarters in Portugal, the company has offices in the USA and China, which enable the development of contacts with key institutions worldwide.

SPI conducts activities under the following areas: Consulting, R&D and Training. Regarding the Training area, SPI has experience in using different training methodologies for various target groups, developing training plans and materials, supervising/evaluating training courses and assessing the impact of training programmes, among others.

SPI has an excellent track-record of participation in projects co-funded by community programmes, with recognized quality of tasks performed.

IPA SA Research Institute

Romania
Tel: +4021 3180051

Apricot Training Management Ltd

UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 845 201 2595

Apricot is an independent not-for-profit company that assists companies, organisations and individuals to grow through learning, training and development. Working with a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations, we design and deliver training, employment, outplacement and enterprise services.

We have a talented multi-disciplinary team which believes in working with you to bring fresh innovative ideas to your business. We offer a complete training management service from research and options appraisal through to implementation and evaluation.

Our advice and support is based on extensive experience and expertise. We will work with you to provide practical solutions to your specific needs.

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