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BUPNET GmbH, Goettingen, Germany

BUPNET, founded in 1985, is an adult education provider and has as its mission the promotion of innovation in education and training. BUPNET has successfully completed several training courses in various sectors both in the framework of European and national funded projects. In 2001, BUPNET developed its own multilingual eLearning and collaboration platform that has been integral part of an awarded LIFE Environment project and various other EU- and national projects. BUPNET has considerable experience in European projects on the theme of education, training and eLearning and was involved in the development and delivery of three Grundtvig training courses with an international audience.

Landkreis Kassel, Klimaanpassungsakademie, Germany

The Landkreis Kassel is one of five counties in the northern part of the federal state of Hesse. It is both responsible administrative authority and policy maker. The Landkreis Kassel (regional authority of the county) has already initiated and implemented various projects on climate change and CO2 savings. Avoidance of emissions and climate protection have been strongly pronounced during the processes of Local Agenda 21, the initiatives of the municipalities of the climate alliance and other initiatives for environmental protection. The LKK has been intensively collaborating with all regional schools on the issue of environmental protection and climate change issues.

Universität Kassel, Germany

The University of Kassel, founded in 1971, is the newest university in the state of Hesse. At present, it has about 18,000 students. The number of staff is more than 2,120, including 327 professors, approximately 900 other academic staff, and about 1,100 technical and administrative staff. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes is offered in the following fields of study: humanities and social sciences, economics and business, natural sciences, engineering sciences, architecture, urban planning and landscape planning, international agriculture and environmental protection and fine arts. Interdisciplinary research is a priority for the University of Kassel. This includes research cooperation and dialogue and collaborative development projects with institutions from all over the world.

die Berater, Vienna, Austria

die Berater offer educational seminars and training courses for individuals, organisations, and enterprises from soft skills to languages and information technologies. Their main aims are to motivate and qualify customers to make full use of their potentials in the economy, at the labour market and in their personal lives. Around 23.000 people participate in die Berater’s programmes per year- many of them in job orientation and vocational qualification programmes. Contents and methodologies, including blended learning, are tailor-made according to the needs of customers. In die Berater’s corporate culture fair play, respect tolerance and social responsibility are central values.

Duca degli Abruzzi, Elmas, Cagliari, Italy

The agricultural technical and vocational secondary school "Duca degli Abruzzi" was founded in 1885. Till 1996, the school was located in the heart of Cagliari, the Sardinian capital, being for more than 100 years the reference point for all studies related to agriculture and environment. In 1996, it moved to a larger complex surrounded by 34 ha of agrarian land in the surroundings of Cagliari. Own products (wine, oil, honey, olives, vegetables etc.) are sold in the school-owned shop. The institute has about 400 students, who can take different graduations: agrarian technician, professional for agriculture and environment.
Duca degli Abruzzi was actively involved in the JEM! project and introduced an environmental management system based on EMAS.

Kossuth Zsuzsanna Vocational Technical Secondary School

Kossuth Zsuzsanna Vocational Technical Secondary School was founded in 1990. The school is administered by the Local Government of Dabas. Nevertheless, the school is autonomous as far as decisions regarding the organisation, functioning and budget are concerned.
The number of students is almost 1000 and altogether 67 people as teaching staff. As for the teaching fields, the school covers the following ones: vocational education and remedial vocational training.
The school has a special team of seven people who develop 3D/4D projects. They create interactive learning objects for education and demonstration purposes.

Värmdö Gymnasium, Stockholm, Sweden

Värmdö Gymnasium (VGY) is a public general secondary school. Its aims are:  education for the future, student empowerment, internationalisation, exciting education and personal development.
VGY provides education within natural sciences, social sciences, and aesthetics.
VGY has always had a main focus on sustainable development resulting in a broad methodological and technical experience. Sustainability and climate change adaptation is a central part of the curriculum in the special field of nature. The school wants to give their students a global and holistic view on questions regarding environmental development. This is achieved by international exchange programmes and interdisciplinary school projects.

Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey

The mission of the METU is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. The major aim of the Faculty is to train teachers and educators qualified to teach at every educational level. The theoretical as well as applied courses that the Faculty offers enable prospective teachers to become professionals who are constantly in touch with recent scientific and technological developments and who have the willingness and capacity to apply these developments to their own teaching activities. The programmes of study and the instructional philosophy reflect the need to develop the full range of students’ competencies, interests, and needs within a flexible, humanistic, democratic and participatory academic environment.