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GIP-FCIP de l’académie de Caen – department of the head- office of State Education  Normandy. It enables public educational institutions, initial or ongoing, to develop projects, mostly with EU funding under  Interreg , ESF and Erasmus + projects.

The main expertise of the GIP-FCIP regards training design and organization particularly in adult training as part of the GRETA network, and social responsibility of organisations (equal opportunities diversity, gender equality, sustainable development).

In 2014 the GRETA network trained 16500 people in 165 training sites, it provides courses for unemployed people, blue and white collar employees in various trades particularly engineering and industry trades . GIP FCIP will act as an umbrella organization for the  technical and vocational high schools as well as secondary schools both at initial and ongoing training and education.

GRETA network has been awarded the quality label GRETA+, AFNOR BPX50-762. It is the unique network in France to have this award for the overall service it provides at regional level;

Website: www.ac-caen.fr

Contact: nadine.norgeot-veron@ac-caen.fr

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Communicotool by TEXDEV SAS – company, specialized in software editing for handicapped persons, which has been created in November 2012 in Caen, France. Their expertise is therefore a cross between development, ergonomics and software accessibility for handicapped people. Their specific competencies are rigorously linked to the language and of course linguistics, as far as the oral communication is concerned.

They design “non verbal communication” storage media in order to ease everyday life and education and/or rehabilitation of people suffering language disorders. They can find solutions by means of software developed for mainstream touchscreen tablet computers, improved by their expertise regarding software ergonomics for handicapped people, for the patients but also for the professionals likely to use them.

Their expertise is therefore at the convergence  between their knowledge of disability and its specific needs, and their competency to devise software offers able to meet these needs.

Website: www.communicotool.com

Contact: frederic@communicotool.com

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OÜ KEERUB –  enterprise engaged in job marketing and social sector, founded in 2003 and is dealing with different job market services, trainings and social services in Tallin, Estonia.

OÜ Keerub grew out of the activities of OÜ Puhastusekspert, most of the team of OÜ Keerub, has also worked from OÜ Puhastusekspert and has experience in teaching and training people with different special needs. For example, OÜ Puhastusekspert has received recognition of Act of the year from Unemployment Insurance Fund of Estonia for effectively teaching and training people with special needs in cleaning service field. For the training of people with special needs, specific teaching materials were developed, they were partially digital, including different training videos. The development of the study-materials (http://www.innove.ee/et/kutseharidus/oppematerjalid#koduteenindus) was supported by ESF.

The content of OÜ Keerub services involve teaching different coping skills, aiding unemployed to re-enter or enter job market, conduct job practises and working clubs, helping people with intellectual and psychological disabilities to find work and support working in frames of protected work service and also providing individual counselling to find work.  OÜ Keerub is also involved in different procurements providing help and comfort for youth and women. OÜ Keerub is the provider of support service for young people leaving foster-care and guardianship in terms of starting their independent life, the service takes place over, the service is provided by OÜ Keerub in 11 counties out of 15. From the beginning of the year 2017, OÜ Keerub also provides twenty-for hour availability of women support centre in Lääne-Viru County. The women support services include crisis counselling, counselling by case basis, psychological and juridical counselling, psychotherapy and temporary secure accommodation. All services are conducted by the professionals of the field working in or with collaboration of OÜ Keerub. The organisation is also responsible for the homeless centre in Rakvere.

The client base of OÜ Keerub consists of people with different social backgrounds: unemployed, homeless, adult learners with psychological and/or/comorbid with intellectual disabilities, young adults leaving foster-care and guardianship to start their independent life and women who are victims of gender-based violence.

Website: http://www.keerub.eu

Contact: helge@puhastusekspert.ee

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Asociatia Institutul pentru Parteneriat Social Bucovina –  non-governmental Organization founded in 2011, non profitable, with aims to support the sustainable development of communities in the North East of Romania, South –West of Ukraine and entire Republic of Moldova through learning partnerships projects and organizing continuing training programs for Adults. Founding members: AREAS – Romania, AREAC – Ukraine,  AREAP – Republic of Moldova,  Die Querdenker Austria, KULT-ART, Romania

The Objectives of the organization are :

– to develop programs to facilitate intercultural learning, cross-border cooperation and exchange of experience

– to support rural youth and adults, immigrants, minorities and persons with disabilities to ensure access to all forms of learning;

– the regional and community development by conducting training courses, evaluation of competencies sessions organizing certification process, facilitating access without discrimination to all members of the community

Institutul Bucovina provides several services such as:

  1. organizing thematic training courses,
  2.  providing TOT services for 11 EBC communities (Economy Based on Knowledge ) – regional network
  3.  writing and implementing projects
  4.  organizing thematic workshops, seminars, conferences, campaigns etc
  5.  providing authorized social services and research services in social economy, ethnography, sociology, community development
  6.  offering non formal trainings: languages, communication, human resources management, project management, vocational counseling
  7.  evaluation for European certification on ICT and PBS.

Website: www.bucovinainstitute.org

Contact: bucovina.institute@gmail.com

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ACCES MAN by STAR NAV is a French SME specialist in extraction of geometric data by image processing. Situated in lower Normandie, France, near CAEN, the team of STARNAV is composed of 4 doctors or engineers in physics and computer science.

They develop innovative systems designed for handicapped persons. Those products are proposed under the brand “access-man” and it is possible to get additional information or to test our applications visiting www.access-man.com.

STARNAV designed :

– Head Pilot which is a software developed to allow human- machine interaction without contact, through image processing. The user moves the cursor by moving the head. He generates a click by keeping at the same position during a specific delay.

– PICTOCOM  which allows a handicapped person to communicate or to control its automation environment by selecting pictograms. It is possible to access those pictograms by touching a pad, by head pilot, by voice recognition, by sequence interruption with a switch.

Those technologies can be adapted to several applications, specifically in education.

Website: www.starnav.fr

Contact: georges.lamy-au-rousseau@starnav.fr

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Plymouth & District Mind – an incorporated mental health charity operating in Plymouth, UK since 1984. They support over 1,500 people each year through our Recovery College (psycho-educational courses; 1-to-1s; peer support groups; social activities; skills development; job coaching; volunteering) and deliver mental health awareness courses such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Promoting Wellbeing in the Workplace across Devon and Cornwall.  They are campaigners against stigma and discrimination and run a programme of school based assemblies and small group workshops to tackle this issue.

In January 2013 PADM opened its “Plymouth Recovery College” to facilitate inclusion of disadvantaged participants who are willing to attend a “recovery college” but shy away from going to a mental health centre. The aim of the Recovery College is to help people move forward in their journey, fulfill their potential and attain a better quality of life. PADM provides services to an average of 400 disadvantaged, carers and support workers, per month.

PADM delivers training  to 35 local businesses (large and small) with 12 employers (100+ employees) retaining its training services on an annual basis.

PADM has developed and provides level 1 mental health training for young people – nationally accredited; level 3 mental health training locally accredited (NOCN) – this was then transferred and accredited at level 3 in Slovenia, Greece, Lithuania and level 6 in Poland. Plymouth Mind is a British Council, NOCN, APT and City and Guilds approved centre for vocational training in mental health. Accredited  training provider for Mental Health First Aid England; accredited provider for ASIST training.

Website: www.plymouthmind.com

Contact: info@plymouthmind.com

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