CIVIFORM is a social cooperative registered with the regional administration (Regione FVG). It manages training activities financed through regional funding and through the European Social Fund. It strives to help young people and adults enter or re-enter the job market and to assist employed people in updating their skills. A confirmation of the level of attention given to the quality of the service offered, is the ISO 9001:2008 certification obtained by the centre. An area of 75.000 mq, dozens of training rooms and labs, a residential centre which can host up to 180 people, a canteen, recreational rooms and sport facilities, a team of 120 staff with numerous external consultants: these are the figures for Civiform, the “training town” located within Cividale del Friuli.
Established in 1955 by EFA - Ente Friulano Assistenza, the Centre provided professional courses for electricians and mechanics and then expanded with courses in sectors such as construction, carpentry, food, graphic design, tourism, hotel management and, in 2009, health & beauty. Training has then widened its horizons to incorporate activities tailored to a broader and more varied audience, without losing sight of its original humanitarian values. Today, it offers three-year courses to young people wanting to learn a trade and rapidly enter the job market, to become Electrical System Technicians, Graphic Designers, Restaurant and Bar waiters, Cook, Bakers, Pastry cooks and Ice cream makers, Hair dressers and Beauticians. Civiform offers adults many training opportunities to meet a range of needs: fast track basic qualifications to quickly learn a trade/profession, post-diploma courses and IFTS courses for higher technical training including company work placement, specialised post graduate short courses, professional development courses as well as courses for those interested at an amateur level, professional orientation courses, apprenticeship courses and courses for those who have been affected by companies economic crises. Civiform pays particular attention to the new forms of poverty, to psyco-physical disadvantages and to immigration, with training courses and programmes to enter the job market specifically tailored to the most disadvantaged categories. Following careful analysis of the labour market, it also creates work experience programmes and works together with businesses to identify funding sources and to design tailor made training programmes. In addition to this, Civiform takes part in numerous research and training programmes and in collaborative and exchange programmes at both national and international level.
Identifying signs of change and the needs of the local economy and then translate these needs into appropriate training programmes: this in short is Civiform’s answer to the continuous challenges of the labour market, focusing on the quality of the service offered, on the diversification of the offer and on networking with companies, institutions and local authorities operating at local, national and international level.

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REGIONE AUTONOMA FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA is a public regional authority established by the constitutional law n. 1/1963.
With reference to its own territorial area, Regione FVG has primary legislative competence in vocational training. ‘Direzione Centrale Lavoro Formazione, Commercio e Pari Opportunità’ is a Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia department with the following competences:
a) promotion of the development of innovative methodologies supporting the activities related to the enhancing of employment and vocational training, by ensuring a proper coordination;
b) coordination of labor, professions and equal opportunities linking all the activities of the regional institutional players;
c) programming all the initiatives related to its own fields of competence financed by ESF, national and regional funds, by ensuring the realization of a proper control and management system of the initiatives themselves ;
d) planning, implementation, monitoring and coordination of vocational training initiatives in relation to the school activities;
e) providing for the realization of regulations and programmes; promoting and supporting equality and settlement actions as well as the tools necessary to prevent and remove discrimination from public and private activities in accordance with the principles mentioned in European and national programmes in relation to equal opportunity policies.

SCF is a no-profit organisation joining together 45 organisations managing about 100 VET centres distributed in 10 regions in the North, Centre and South of Italy. SCF works primarily to offer a representative support and an effective coordinating action to all associates, with a specific interest on methodologies, evaluation, innovation and transfer of best practices. SCF is recognised by the Ministry of Labour as a national training association, according to the Law n.40/87. This implies a national financing fixed each year by the Government, according to a set of indicators. SCF is also registered to the National Register for Research Institutes (n. H18907U) and is certified by CSQA under UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 standards.
In 2012, its turnover related to activities done was 1.423.434 Euros. In the same year, all SCF’s members realised more than 13millions hours of initial and continuing training (data sent to the Ministry of Labour) for about 23,500 young and adult trainees and 1,600 staff people involved. Main activities of associated partners concern: counselling, vocational training for young people aged 14-17 still in compulsory education, for adults, for workers and unemployed people, targeted programmes for the disabled and the disadvantaged groups (counselling, support, training and activation measures), apprenticeships, work-experiences, activation measures, employment services, alphabetisation for migrants, cultural mediation and so on.

Main activities of SCF can be divided into 3 areas according to the source of financing: 1) Activities under Law 40/87. This area includes: * Researches on topics related to members’ activities, target groups, issues. * Conferences and seminars: many and different themes are targeted in a year but are mostly linked with on-going activities and funded projects. * Staff Training events: 2 or 3 intensive residential 3-days training sessions take place for SCF associated members’ staff each year, normally in summer time, on subjects related to the different areas of our work. SCF also promotes each year other 2-3 training courses at the local or regional level using the resources of its inter-professional fund (Fonder). 2) EU funded projects. Some of the latest projects are listed below, but SCF has been participating, as promoter or partner, in a number of EU projects financed by LLP (Grundtvig and Leonardo), Daphne III, Progress, IPA Adriatic, AGIS, and Tempus thus creating a network of partners in: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Albania, Cyprus and Turkey. From 2001, SCF has promoted foreign mobility for almost 1,100 people, of which almost 650 young people in IVET, 158 young graduates, and about 300 VET professionals. As part of the activities of transnational mobility, SCF signed strategic agreements with the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Galician Regional Government and since 2010 SCF has welcomed about 80 people (PLM mobility) from those 2 Spanish regions. Since 2013, SCF has been actively involved (through its national funds) in the development and testing of ECVET tools; a Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed by 11 Italian and EU partners, and the application of Learning Agreements started in January 2014 and will continue all along the year for about 100 participants in mobility. 3) ESF funded projects. SCF has regional accreditations in Veneto and Sicilia and therefore implements actions at the regional level too. Particularly, SCF has been promoting, since 2009, labour services and activation measures for people suffering the economic crisis in the Veneto region. SCF is also partner of “PRO Telejob” an ESF funded project in Romania promoted by the Provincial Employment Agency in Teleorm.

At the national level, SCF is member of the following networks/associations: - CONFAP, which traditionally find a common inspiration in the Christian social doctrine and represents more than 350 VET centres nationwide. - OPEN Consortium (regrouping 7 organisations) that promotes social and working re-inclusion of juvenile and adult offenders and ex-offenders. - C’entro working in the socio-assistance and health sector through both education, rehabilitation and assistance services.

At the EU level, SCF is member of CEC regrouping 21 members representing about 850 organisations (VET centres, public social services, social companies, training companies etc.) based in 14 EU States. SCF’s organisation: every three years, the Assembly -made of all the associated members- elects the Executive Council, the President (legal representative) and some members of the Board of Statutory Auditors (two of them are nominated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labour). The Executive Council nominates the national director.

ETUDES ET CHANTIERS CORSICA (ECC) is a non-profit association (Law 1901) founded in 1995, and based in Corsica.
This association explores and develops local economic initiatives promoting integration through economic activities, training and education of men and women, youth and adults, whether in rural and/or urban areas. It deals with : integration through economic activity, training projects for young people and adults, job accompaniment for jobseekers, - territorial projects in rural areas linked to city policy, sending and hosting volunteers in young volunteers international work camps.
Our teams use the “learning by doing” as an alternative to dropping out of school organising camp based on sharing values, solidarity and respect of the others/differences using an effective pedagogy, the active and concrete participation by everyone in transforming living spaces.

CJD is a large, nationwide organization for youth, education and social work. Every year CJD offers orientation and future prospects to 155.000 adolescents and young adults. More than 9500 employees in over 150 locations offer support and teach skills providing education.
The main aim of CJD Frechen is the vocational and social rehabilitation of youngsters and young adults in the region around Cologne. Most of the participants are learning handicapped and in risk of social exclusion. Most of the 250 young adults currently doing a vocational training live in the CJD Frechen boarding home during a two or three years vocational training. The goal is the officially acknowledged final examination. Next to the vocational training, CJD Frechen is having a youth welfare for youth younger than 18 and offers a kind of orientation year, for youth who haven’t started with a vocational training yet. Furthermore, a daily-care for children younger than three years old, a daily-care for elderly people and a driving license-school are located in the CJD Frechen. Especially for the people living in the boarding home several leisure activities are offered in the area of sport and creativity.
Due to the increasing demand in the region and in cooperation with the Municipalities of Frechen and Cologne and organizations receiving Unaccompanied Minors at a first step, CJD Frechen included a group of Unaccompanied Minors in its youth welfare.
The vocational school is located on the campus as well. The teaching contents are taught practically in workshops and theoretically in school. There is a strong emphasize on supporting the trainees in an individual way. Additional to adapted framework conditions like e.g. learning in small classes a team of pedagogues, psychologists and social workers supports each participant individually. The trainees are also trained in social competences, especially teamwork and communication. There are four key competences, which are anchored in the guidelines of CJD: sports, religious-, musical- and political sciences.
Amongst others CJD is cooperating with the following institutions: - Politics in the Province Bergheim, City of Cologne, Region North-Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Republic of Germany. - The social, youth and health administration on each level in the country. - Employers and Enterprises - The National agency of labour with local and regional departments. - Universities and High Schools in the province and city - Psychologists, hospitals and other important stakeholders in the German Public Health System
Target groups. The rehabilitation program is primarily aimed at young people who have left special schools for educationally handicapped people or from a junior high school who, due to their special needs, are not able to find or complete any training vacancy on the general training market. Reason for this lack often are learning handicaps or/combined with mental health problems. To support them the best way, an experienced team of instructors, teachers, social education workers and psychologists accompanies and supports the rehabilitation process.

The BFI OÖ is an Upper Austrian vocational education institute which is oriented along the labour market requirements of the 21st century. The BFI OÖ is distinguished by its position as market leader in all forms of returning to work, second chance education as well as healthcare and social services qualifications. Comprehensive range of education. A comprehensive range of education that covers the whole range of qualifications at different levels, right up to academic certificates, offers a distinct advantage for individual participants at courses and seminars, as well as for companies, organisations or stakeholders.
More than 5.600 courses for private customers in 22 municipalities at 30 locations in Upper Austria, with offers for various target groups:
Vocational Training offers:
Private customers: - Second chance education. Study at BFI (as a correspondence o degree course of study at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg) -Health, Services and Social affairs, EDP and IT; -Social competence/Leadership; -Languages; -Engineering/Traffic/Logistics; -The economy & management
Customized company training sessions
Job market policy training and education
Project initiatives for integration & empowerment
Academies in the social and health fields
Metal centres - Metal technology apprenticeship The BFI Upper Austria’s metal centres were established in light of the increasing lack of skilled experts within the metalworking industry. The participants are enrolled by the national employment service. The apprenticeship is in the field of metal engineering. The course’s modular structure allows for ongoing entries, which means there is a constant stream of qualified personnel being created. Currently, there are metal centres in Attnang-Puchheim, Braunau, Gmunden, Gunskirchen und Steyr. Due to the high percentage of migrants, the BFI metal centres have developed into a driving force for regional integration. Production Schools of the BFI Upper Austria - The target group for the production schools are young people and young adults aged 15 to 25, who have had little or no success in finding work or education. Production schools give the participants the opportunity to find a positive approach to work and learning. The principal step is for the young people to learn to accept the structure of an ordered working life. The BFI OÖ currently runs seven production schools in Gmunden, Leonding, Mattighofen, Ried/I., Steyr and Wels. They are funded by the State of Upper Austria, the Upper Austrian employment service (AMS) and the municipal councils of each location.

IOŠ PULA, Croatia, is a public regular vocational secondary school (VET) situated in western Croatian region of Istria on the Adriatic Sea. Istria is the most successful Croatian region which  develops tourism, shipbuilding, industry and agriculture. 

IOŠ students are young people between 15 and 18 years and adults in many programs of vocational education. School offers 3-years vocational programs in fields of civil engineering, shipbuilding, mechanical and electrical engineering with tradition that last more than 65 years.

Main goal is to give quality education and expert vocational training to children and to prepare them immediately for workplace. Practical training is been performed in a cooperation with industry, SME-s, crafts and others enterprises in our county. Beside to expert education school is participating in EU projects since 2006. Today, school has 150 regular students and 30 teachers and trainers.

The ISTRIAN REGION includes a large part of Istria - the largest Adriatic peninsula- and the county is a unit of regional self-government whose territory represents a natural, historical, traffic, economy, social, and self-governing unit; it is established for reasons of performing works of regional interest. It is governed by the county prefect and three deputy prefects.
The representative body is the Regional Assembly with 41 councillors. Administrative bodies of the Istrian Region are administrative departments and Region's services established for the performance of works in the self-governing domain of the Region. Currently, there are 11 administrative departments which are located in different cities in Istria in accordance with principle of decentralization.
The administrative departments are equipped with standard office equipment, like computers, printers, faxes; while some have specific equipment following the area of their work. The Region of Istria has 173 employees, 123 have some degree of university education. The staff is well trained and involved in permanent education for generation and implementation of international projects.

IES Valle de Aller comes from the merger of the School of Vocational Training (inaugurated in 1969, and the regular Educational System. It provides Secondary Education, Bachillerato and VET training courses in the field of Professional Cooking and Hospitality. It is situated in Moreda de Aller, in the south part of Asturias. It is mainly a mining area affected by the crisis of coal industry. Not long ago, there were tree important coal pits: San Antonio, Santiago and San Jorge. Nowadays only one pit is still working: Aller pit. As a consequence of this, early retirements (being 44 years old) have taken place. The result is that many early retired people has moved out to other areas in Asturias causing a decreasing of population I Aller Valley. In 1992, there were two High Schools with 1,500 students. Today, there is only a High Secondary School with 321 students. At the same time, more of the borough is a uniquely beautiful mountainous area providing incomparable features of interest to tourists, this is why the school also offers Vocational Training on Cooking. IES Valle de Aller has had some experiences in European projects since 20 years ago. There have always been good results among our students, with the promotion of the idea of European cooperation and being in touch with different types of teaching, knowing other cultures and exchanging information among both teachers and students. IES Valle de Aller has also developed other projects at school such as: - THE LIBRARY PROJECT: - THE SCHOOL MEDIATION PROJECT: - THE HEALTH PROJECT: - THE NEW TECNOLOGIES PROJECT - THE SELF-ASSESMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

MEDICAL SCHOOL PULA has been established in 1956. In the year 1993. Medical school Pula begins program for Nurse / Medical technician. The year 1996. was important for the school because it gets approval for the schooling program - Paramedic. In the year 2008. school also got another approval for the schooling program for Physiotherapists. In the year 2010. school approved five – year qualification program for education of students in profession Nurse / Medical technician.
School has 54 employees and educates 305 students in two educational programs: Nurse / Medical technician and Physiotherapist technician. Classes attend 305 students distributed in 12 different class departments. Every year school participates under the organization of Agency for vocational education and adult education with different types of projects in National meetings of medical schools in Croatia. Our school runes two health care projects in Istria region “Moving to health” and “Palliative care”, cooperates and carries out activities with various organizations and presents the results of projects activities in other school meetings.
In the year 2012. school was partner in project Enhancing the School Curricula with the aim of promoting the Healthy Lifestyle (Grant scheme: Modernization of school curricula in VET schools in line with the changing needs of the labor market/economy 2012. – 2014.), and currently is partner of project „DROP – APP: give voice to youngsters trough new technologies to fight drop – out“, 2014. – 2017. within Erasmus + program, key activity 2.
Participating as a partner in European projects school is collecting experience and aims to get the higher level of quality for their students