INOVA+ is a Portuguese leading company in the promotion and management of international projects of Innovation, Education & Training and Research & Technological Development. The company’s mission is to provide the knowledge, management capacity, partnerships, technical and financial support to ensure successful innovation projects to its customers. INOVA+ has participated in over 100 European projects of a large range of programs, including. Horizon 2020 and its predecessors, Erasmus+ and its predecessors, AAL, CIP, Creative Europe, among others. INOVA+ has coordinated over 30 projects and has also a dedicated administrative/financial department to support the project management and financial reporting.

Aretés is an Italian private research and planning center. Since 1999, he has developed a specific expertise in research, designing and communication, proposing participative intervention methods and solutions characterized by the logic of innovation. In recent years, Aretés has been working in innovative projects, implementing and disseminating a new way of thinking about “digital” as a tool for everyday work, making new digital products available, strengthening the methodological and professional skills of educators and teachers. It is currently working on several European projects on these topics: gender stereotypes and behavioral change, training and guidance for disadvantaged adults, critical and responsible use of smartphones by young people, social innovation, etc.

Rijeka Development Agency PORIN Ltd. represents the integrated activities for the entire regional development in the City of Rijeka and the wider region. It was established to provide systematic support in launching and further development of the City of Rijeka and its economic entities. RDA PORIN promotes and implements projects of regional economic development and creates high-quality business climate, promoting regional potentials in order to further the growth and development of the region and economic subjects through planning and management of sustainable development and cooperation with domestic and foreign investors. The basic determinants of RDA PORIN are encouraging and developing economic activities in the region, especially in areas with unused natural and economic resources, technological development, increase in competitiveness, and improvement of adaptability of the economic entities to the global market, increasing exports, attracting foreign investment, etc.

EVM defines itself as an entity with a “spirit of change”, which designs and executes its projects from the commitment to provide value and generate impact on the welfare of people, making this premise the basis of their relationships. Since its inception in 2008, EVM did not want to be a common company. The majority of the work team that began this journey was formed by people with experience in public administration who decided to bet for a change of the public from the private. The figure of the “company” not only allowed a greater degree of flexibility in a context of economic crisis but, more importantly, facilitated the capitalization of knowledge of the team and allocate part of the business benefit to generate real social innovation. We seek practicality, but without losing imagination and creativity in the design of our solutions, challenging and pushing our clients to question everything pre-established to obtain results that generate real impact on their organizations and their own clients.

Foundation Knowledge Centre PRO WORK promotes the career development of people with a (significant) distance to the labor market and/or society in general. For skilled workers, youngsters and others who need coaching, training and counseling in a wide variety of sectors and topics, national and international. PRO WORK operates in sectors like ICT, sustainability, environment, economy, health care and technology associated with sheltered employment, entrepreneurship, talent development of youngsters, unemployment and generation gaps.

The Adult Education Institution Dante is a competitive, modern, and efficient institution that has been carrying out adult education programmes in Rijeka, Croatia, for 31 years. Dante attracts numerous generations of adult learners by offering quality educational programmes that respond to the needs of modern society and contribute to the development of adult education at the local, regional, and European level. The Institution closely cooperates with state institutions. In addition, Dante has considerable experience in international cooperation and partnerships, having participated in the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, and the European Social Fund. Has been awarded the 2020 Erasmus accreditation in the field of adult education, vocational education and training, and school education for the period 2021-2027. Dante is also a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and has hosted and organized numerous international meetings, training events, and conferences related to adult education.

Future In Perspective is a private company based in the border region of Ireland specialising in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation. Through our work on national and EU funded projects, we have engaged and supported local youth groups, migrant communities, older persons, and individuals who have been absent from education to re-engage with service providers and mainstream education and training offerings. We have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. In addition, we have collaborated with young people and adults to deliver a range of diverse programmes in the areas of media production and career management – supporting the next generation of creative individuals to build and sustain successful careers in the sector. We have a core staff of 12 highly skilled experts in complementary disciplines that include project management, media production and design, instructional design and e-learning, youth development and research and general administration. Our core team is supplemented by a panel of part-time experts from Ireland and Europe.