The University of Information Technology and Management (UITM; Polish abbreviation: WSIZ) is one of the biggest private universities in Poland. UITM is a non-profit institution and has been listed at the top of many national independent ranking surveys for the past nine years. The University offers studies in English (majors: International Management, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Aviation Management) and in Polish (majors: Economics, Public Administration, Journalism and Public Relations, Tourism and Recreation, Information Technology, Public Health, International Relations and National Security). The current number of students nears 8000, including more than 300 internationals: China, India, Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Moldavia, USA, Brazil and other countries.
Life Academy (formerly Pre-Retirement Association) trains trainers in life planning and runs postgraduate programmes in Life and Retirement Planning validated by Kingston University. Life Academy has significant expertise in developing, implementing and disseminating action research and demonstration projects. In areas including strategies for 50+ working, age management, financial literacy and planning, life planning and training professionals in facilitation skills. It works with a wide range of intermediaries and partners at local, national and international levels. It has worked on European projects for over 20 years and has very positive working relationships with partners in Austria, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Poland. It has also undertaken specific projects nationally and transnationally on 50+ working, advice and guidance, life planning including for the UK Department for Work and Pensions and EU Leonardo da Vinci.
3. INTEVAL Limited
INTEVAL was established in 2005 to further work developed by the Combating Social Exclusion Group at the University of Surrey. Nicholas Walters, the Executive Director of INTEVAL, has been working on social inclusion for over 20 years. He took early retirement and set up INTEVAL to develop interests in research and particularly in evaluation. He is continuing some of his research interests in the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrey and the Department of Education at the Nottingham. INTEVAL has been working on the assessment and accreditation of informal and non-formal learning, and currently on the identity and expectations of second generation migrants in Newham, with the Social Demography and Population Department at the Wyszynski University in Warsaw. INTEVAL is currently a partner in the Grundtvig “SLIC” project concerned with the recognition of older learning and combines practice and theory, with sound understanding of policy.
CMT Prooptiki Ltd is a consultancy firm that offers services in the fields of Public Health and Social Policy, Local and Regional Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Training and Human Resources, Multimedia and Communication. CMT Prooptiki has a permanent collaboration with the NGO 50+ Hellas, on issues of research, training and EU networking in the fields of employment, active ageing, healthcare, social and work integration and discrimination regarding older citizens and aiming at the improvement in their quality of life. CMT Prooptiki ltd has wide experience in EU funded projects and is capable in terms of management, research and dissemination to make an effective contribution to any EU projects. Previous relevant projects to the proposal are PEFETE “Pan-European Network for the Education of the elderly” (Gruntdvig), “Health, Ageing and Education" (Quality of Life), “Intergenerational Portfolio Management” (LdV).
Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón (CREA), is a non-profit employers organisation located in the Autonomous Community of Aragon, Spain. CREA represents more than 30.000 enterprises through its associates made up by territorial and multisectorial businesses associations as well as biggest local companies operating in the region; offering a wide range of services to our associates and other targets. Main activities are focused on: Training & employment services and guidance to different targets; Labour advice and insertion; Environment, advice on health and safety measures for companies; and Elaboration of economical studies. CREA has been leading and collaborating on quite a lot of European Programmes, from Leonardo Da Vinci, Adapt, Special call for tenders from Employment DG, Actis, Al-Invest programmes…etc, so they have a large experience in transnational collaboration which allows them to deal efficiently any new development.
The Elephant Learning in Diversity is expert in strategy and innovation in adult learning and social change. They have expertise in a) introductions, workshops and presentations about innovation, lifelong learning, project development and the knowledge society b) consultancy about policy development and - implementation of innovation in adult learning in a globalised world c) realisation of train the trainer seminars and workshops d) developing communities to create, share, and use lifelong learning knowledge. The Elephant Learning in Diversity is involved in many national and international network contacts with organisations who show good practices of adult learning and who are willing to contribute to European lifelong learning projects. Jumbo Klercq, its general director/ shareholder, has been involved in many European LLL-projects as PEFETE (Pan- European Forum for Education of The Elderly), LACE (Learning Active Citizenship in Europe), IPM (Intergenerational Portfolio Management) and many others.