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LOGO COOP SEM Società cooperativa sociale


Marsciano, IT

SEM Social Cooperative is a non-profit company founded in 1998 by a group of ECEC operators and professionals with the aim to pursue the general interest of the community in the promotion of children's cultural and social development through the organization of education and care services able to really fulfilled the needs of children and working parents.

Currently, it operates, as a private ECEC provider, under an agreement with the municipalities of Marsciano and Monte Castello di Vibio, located in a rural area of Umbria region, with 3 nurseries with a total receptivity of approximately 85 children.

Since 2002, it has developed in partnership with FORMA.Azione, several vocational training courses addressing youth graduated aiming at becoming ECEC educators and carers as well as professionals already working in the sector.

Since 2007, SEM has been certified its quality management system in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001. It has also developed several projects in partnership with local policy-makers and relevant stakeholders, promoting activities in the territory aiming at increasing their involvement as community actors in facilitating children's education and social development.


Perugia, IT

FORMA.Azione is a VET provider founded in 1997. In 2003, it became an Accredited Regional Training Centre, and since 2002, FORMA.Azione is ISO 9001 Certified, for designing and provision of vocational training and Adult learning services.

FORMA.Azione's specific competences are in the Training Cycle (training needs analysis, designing, provision, administration and financial reporting, evaluation and review) and public funds scouting to apply for, as lead applicant and/or partner for other entities. Its most successful areas of work are: Quality Assurance in VET and Adult Learning, Media and Information Literacy, Digitalisation, Active Citizenship, Gender Equality, Career Guidance, Creative and Culture Industries (CCIs) and Early Childhood educators and carers professional training. It works with public funding at the national and European level, namely from Ministries of Culture, Social Policies, Family, ESF, EAFRD, ERASMUS+, RE-CERV, AMIF, and Interprofessional funds for re-skilling/up-skilling.

Since its beginning, more than 10500 learners have been trained towards different professional profiles and systems of competences and more than 600 teachers and trainers have provided their lessons.



Vilnius, LT

Lithuanian Education and Science Trade Union – LESTU (Lietuvos švietimo ir mokslo profesinė sąjunga – LŠMPS) is the largest trade union umbrella organisation for education employees trade unions in Lithuania with about 11 000 members and with over 25% unionization rate.

LESTU is the only education trade union organisation in Lithuania uniting workers in all fields of

education, ranging from pre-primary teachers to lecturers and researchers in universities and vocational school teachers. LESTU is politically independent and in dialogue with employers and is deeply committed to influencing the education policy formatted by the Government, Parliament.

At the state level, the LESTU via Parliamentary Education Council gives the recommendations to the government in all fields of education concerning design and implement the ECEC, general education, VET, HE and AL policies and initiatives.

LESTU has strong cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Science and the Qualifications and VET Development Centre, striving to ensure the developments of the Lithuanian lifelong learning system correspond to the needs of the economy as well as the society.


Belgrade, SRB

Pomoc deci (CYSO Children and Youth Support Organisation) is a Serbian NGO established as a local NGO in 2004. Prior to that, for a year and a half, it operated as a Serbian office of an American NGO Christian Children’s Fund Inc (now ChildFund International).

Their mission is to create an environment of hope and respect for children and youth, where they

have opportunities to achieve their full potential and to provide children, youth, parents, and communities with practical tools for a positive change. It is a developmental organization with rich experience in analyzing the situation in the field, and developing and executing long-term projects and programs. Since its establishment, Pomoc deci has been working together with other NGOs and developing their skills through a learning-by-doing approach.

Pomoc Deci has five main programmatic fields of work:

1. Improvement of the rights and education of ethnic minorities (Roma children, youth and their parents mainly);

2. Prevention of children and youth related violence;

3. Mobilisation and capacity building of local and minority NGOs;

4. Mobilisation of youth to become active change makers; 

5. Environment protection.

LOGO Pomoc deci
LOGO Universidade de Coimbra


Coimbra, PT

The University of Coimbra (UC) is a Portuguese public and autonomous institution of higher education created in 1290.


It comprises ten research and education units: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Economy, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, the European Judicial University Court and the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health.


The University of Coimbra is a unique university. It has more than 7 centuries of experience in the production and dissemination of knowledge, culture, science and technology, through science and technology, cutting-edge research and innovation in the most diverse areas of knowledge. It is an excellent choice for those who want a high-quality academic formation and a lifetime experience, which includes cultural activities, leisure and sports activities.


The UC has vast experience in developing projects in the fields of Early childhood education and care; inclusion, promotion of equality and non-discrimination; and training for teachers and other education stakeholders.


Alba Iulia, RO

The mission of the Kindergarten with Extended Program "Scufita Rosie" Alba Iulia, is to create a warm

and stimulating environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their talents and skills and be prepared intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally to integrate into the complex reality. Educating children in the spirit of respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms, human dignity, tolerance and the free exchange of views. Assuring parents that their children's education is pursued in a safe environment.

The teaching staff employed in the unit is permanently concerned with improving the teaching activity in order to ensure a quality education that benefits all children according to their wishes and skills. The unit is visible in the community not by geographical position or size, but by the quality of activities and by personalizing the actions carried out. At the centre of everyone's attention is the child and his/her needs for growth, socialization and education.

LOGO Gradunita Cu Program Prelungit Scufita Rosie
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