The Consortium consists of HEIs involved in vocational education and training design and delivery, organisations with sector experience and SMEs. Partners are involved through a common desire to have a resource they can use, which complements their existing VET related services.

University of Gloucestershire – UK
The University of Gloucestershire has over 9000 students studying a wide range of courses from undergraduate to postgraduate and is a VET provider for a range of professional courses including those for play practitioners. Programmes relevant to this proposal include courses and modules and short courses in play and playwork. The playwork team have 22 years of experience delivering a range of play training projects both nationally and internationally. The project is being led by Leonie Burton and Karen Benjamin.

Tokium (C.A.Gonzaga Unip. Lda) – Portugal
Tokium is a specialist ICT development and education/business whose scope of work covers areas such as mobile applications, web marketing, web CRM/ERP, web development, investigation, modelling and development of information systems. They work with both regional and national clients across Portugal and has staff with good recent experience of developing e-support structures within EU projects across transnational partnerships. Project delivery is being led by Claudio Gonzaga.

CESIE – Italy
CESIE was established in 2001, inspired by sociologist DaniloDolci (1924-1997), as a non-profit EU NGO. It promotes social innovation and development through innovative education at local, EU and international levels. Its objectives are to: promote intercultural dialogue; support social inclusion and equal opportunities; facilitate lifelong learning; and stimulate networking. CESIE has experience of European cooperation including educational, formative, cultural and research projects with a range of stakeholders and target groups, and the delivery of innovative vocational training. Project delivery is being led by Vito La Fata and EmanuelaSalvo.

Rogers Személyközpontú Oktatásért Alapítvány – Hungary
Rogers Foundation for Person-Centered Education was founded in 2005. Its main goal is to introduce a person-centred approach to education in order to develop a positive and mentally free environment for learners. Rogers Foundation has much expertise of training for adults and children. Rogers Foundation conducts basic research, learning theory and teaching methodology research. Project delivery is being led by Virag Suhajda.

Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci – Czech Republic
Palacky University is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic. At present the university consists of eight faculties with 24,000 students. The Faculty of Physical Culture plays an important role in the education of P.E. teachers, scientific researchers, and other P.E. specialists in the Czech Republic. It aims to prepare qualified teachers of physical education for all types of schools, and to train experts for the out-of-school physical activities of children and young people. Project delivery is being led by Julie Wittmannova.

Dumlupinar University Kutahya Vocational High School of Social Science – Turkey
The Dumlupinar University was established in 1993 as a public university. The University has 10 faculties and 11 Vocational High Schools, and has approximately 35,000 students studying a wide range of courses from associate to postgraduate. Kutahya Vocational High School of Social Science is part of Dumlupinar University and has 3,000 students. The School provides formal and informal education to the students at European level. The School is an umbrella organisation for the informal education activities in Turkey. Project delivery is being led by NaciDogrul and GunselDogrul.

Hafelekar Consultancy Ltd – Austria
Hafelekar was founded in 2001. It combines expertise in managerial, social and educational sciences. Hafelekar is mainly engaged in consulting, research, studies, surveys, evaluation, validation of informal and non-formal learning, development of (ICT) training models, curricula design, analysis of training needs, vocational orientation, career guidance, process management, EU-funded projects and innovative technology projects. A close cooperation exists with the University of Innsbruck in the area of qualitative social research. Hafelekar is integrated in a dense network of VET and related institutions and bodies. Project delivery is being led by Paul Schober and Karin Lackner