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Partner 1: Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen, BE, coordinator

The landcommanderij Alden Biesen is a state cultural centre, conference and seminar centre, part of the ministry of culture, based in a castle with a historic European mission. The centre organizes and runs national and international courses, seminars, conferences and in service training days for teachers and trainers on European issues, citizenship, self-evaluation, project management and ICT and on European citizenship issues for adult learners.

Contact: Guy Tilkin

Partner 2: PLATO, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leiden, NL

PLATO stands for Platform Opleiding Onderwijs Organisatie (Platform Training Education and Organisation). PLATO is a centre for educational research and development both in regular education and in corporate training. During a series of years the centre has gained experience and expertise in research and development of training programmes, training materials and other educational arrangements in the field of management, self-evaluation and civic education. Plato develops courses, programmes and learning environments for local authorities, schools, adult education institutions, organizations and companies. They work as consultants together with content experts to develop optimal programmes based on modern views on constructivist learning and powerful learning environments.

Contact: Jaap Van Lakerveld
Contact: Selma van der Haar

Partner 3: Soros International House, Vilnius, LT

SIH is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993. The main activities of Soros International House include foreign language teaching (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, French) to adults and younger learners, preparation for international Cambridge Examinations and American Admission tests, local and international Teacher- training programs and summer camps for YL. Soros International House participates in many international projects in Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Teacher-training and Language Teaching research. Evaluation is of great importance and is an ongoing practice in the institution. Setting up the institution as a learning organization is part of its policy.

Contact: Daiva Malinauskiene

Partner 4: Kwasimodo, Brussels, BE

Kwasimodo is a non-profit organisation, supported by the Ministry of the Flemish Community. Its aim is to promote and further total quality management in the social and cultural organisations in Flanders. Kwasimodo has developed specialised and very users-friendly tools for TQM in this sector. Besides this, Kwasimodo is also developing training and consultancy schemes for professionals and volunteers. Specialist in integral quality care, management models, non formal and socio-cultural sector.

Contact: Anita Caals

Partner 5: Fundacja Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, Warsaw, PL

The Centre for Citizenship Education is a non-governmental educational foundation, established in 1994. In 1996 the Centre for Citizenship Education started the implementation of programs devoted to the improvement of the quality of functioning of the system of education. The first one of them was the project called Educational Policy of Territorial Self-governments (POST). In 1999, in cooperation with the Polish-American Freedom Fund, CCE started "The Learning Schools Club". This program involves a nationwide network of schools that jointly defines what it means to be a good school and support each other in improving the quality of school operation. The goal of this program is to popularize the model of continuous school improvement, a concept based on school independence and the responsibility of teams of teachers.

Contact: Kasia Batko

Partner 6: ISIS Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur, Frankfurt am Main, DE

ISIS is a private social science research institute with experience in the field of socio-political planning, mainly concerning seniors, women and the promotion of volunteering. In the field of adult education the centre provides non-formal education via seminars and workshops, e.g.: workshops for volunteers and NGOs, seminars for representatives of local, regional and national governments and the conceptualisation of qualification measures for older persons working in senior councils. ISIS also monitors qualification measures offered by providers of adult education, e.g. in the framework of qualification programmes for volunteers. In the course of pilot programme evaluation the centre also applies approaches of self-assessment and self-evaluation by service providers.

Contact: Karl Mingot

Partner 7: The Bauer-Messner EvaluierungsKEG, Graz, AT

The Bauer-Messner EvaluierungsKEG offers consultancy, training and evaluation within an educational context. Areas of expertise cover organisation development and process consultancy based on systems theory, school development, external evaluation and training for self-evaluation. Concepts for evaluation are tailored to the needs of the institution/project with a focus on social processes. B-M E also does external evaluation and process consultancy of innovation in individual institutions and of government initiatives in Austria. The organization focuses on evaluation work in fields where it is important to introduce a sustainable culture of self-evaluation that ensures learning is fed back into the process.

Contact: Christa Bauer
Contact: Angelika Petrovic

Partner 8: Centre for Flexible Learning, Söderhamn SE

CFL is a centre for all types of formal adult and flexible/distance education in Söderhamn. CFL is a part of the NITUS-network, a joint non profit organisation for providing college education and other levels of adult education through local study centres. At the CFL different kinds of evaluation methods, according to different types of education are applied. The centre is also involved in Investors in People, an English quality assurance method which improves the internal processes within the organization and makes the employees take part in the organizations goals and strategies.

Contact: Tove Elvelid

Partner 9: Akdeniz University Center for Continuous Education (AKUNSEM), Antalya, TR.

The Akdeniz University Centre for Continuous Education (AKUNSEM) was founded 3.5 years ago. It is a body linked to the university, formed to regulate, support and standardize the adult education programs offered by different schools and faculties of the university. The Centre offers both formal (certificate) and informal (seminars and courses) adult education. The university has launched a TQM program all over the campus last year. The centre is currently developing TQM policies for the university. These policies will be relevant for all the units and activities of the university.

Contact: Gunsiray Kosun
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