The INCLUDE Consortium is made up of 6 partners from 5 EU Member States:
IRS is a wholly independent, non-profit cooperative company that has consolidated its presence in the national and European research market since 1973. Thanks to its participation into well-known international research centres networks and its close relationship with the academic environment IRS brings a significant point of view into the scientific debate as well as continual innovation and update in research and study methodology.
Management Consultancy firm which particularly centres its tasks on the promotion of Innovation and Cooperation as key factors in the development of organisations. The company is a business project integrated in the social economy. Iniciativas Innovadoras has a wide experience in managing EU projects within Lifelong Learning Programme and other programmes (Territorial Cooperation, 6th & 7th Framework Programme, ERDF and ESF Innovative Actions) either participating as partners (technical and/or coordinating tasks) or supporting the participation of public and/or private entities and organizations. It was previously involved in LILAMA project partnership as the Coordinating Organization, carrying out the general Network management and playing the role of Technical Secretariat.
APOF-IL Counselling and Vocational Training Agency for the Province of Potenza, was set up in 2004, it has 5 branches on the provincial territory, a staff of about 100 expert trainers, vocational counsellors, coordinators, and a number of freelance collaborators. It acts in the fields of counselling, vocational training, lifelong learning, social inclusion, and active labour market policies in accordance with the orientation of the Province of Potenza and coherently with the Basilicata Region annual plans. Apofil also collaborates with public bodies and institutions according to the needs of the territory and the demands from users. Its main activities and services focus on the promotion of inclusion of disadvantaged people, prisoners, immigrants and early school leavers, apprenticeships, active labour market policy projects for job seekers, support for trans-national actions and integration and collaboration among job centres, local vocational training system and education system.
The University of Bordeaux starts its official function as an entity on January 1st 2014 after having merged three composants: University of Bordeaux I, University of Bordeaux Segalen and University of Bordeaux IV Montesquieu. It has become the 3rd biggest University in France (Parisian region excluded) in terms of the student population. The new university gathers more than 45,000 students and 6000 academic and administrative staff . The laboratory Langues Cultures Éducation et Societés (LACES) is a collaborated transdisciplinary research center between the former University of Bordeaux Segalen (human sciences and health) and the former University of Bordeaux IV (law, economics, management). The LACES counts 140 members and is one of the biggest research centers in education in the South West of France. The members engaged in the INCLUDE project belong to internal teams focusing on language teaching and education (EADL) and comparative education studies (ERCEP3).
Vytautas Magnus University, established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania, boasting an exciting history, nurturing and continuing deep-rooted traditions, playing a leading role in not just Lithuanian, but also the entire Baltic and European intellectual and cultural sphere. The academic community of VMU is united by the idea of artes liberales, i.e. the classical university of liberal arts. Warm, honest interaction and liberal humanist spirit always follow and provide strength to the community.
Vytautas Magnus University, Social Welfare Institute, Social Work Competence Centre was established when Social Welfare Study Centre and Centre of Social integration were joined together. Its aims are to improve competence of social workers in Lithuania, to implement social research and to develop politics in the sphere of social welfare.
Social Work Competence Centre activities fall into the following main areas: Initiate and conduct of Lithuanian and international research, training, professional relationship counseling and social services development projects; To develop applied research in social work; To develop training and counseling: To provide a professional relationship counseling for organizations and their employees; To organize conferences and seminars; To collect and publish research material, together with other similar organizations.
Arcola Research LLP is an independent research organisation based in London, UK. It provides research, evaluation and consultancy services with a particular focus on technology evaluation, e-health, e-Inclusion and e-Learning. The staff have considerable experience, accumulated in over 15 year’s participation in EU funded Programmes, of co-ordinating large scale pan-European projects, including research, evaluation, RTD, support and co-ordination actions.