Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM)

The Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) is a private state-approved University of Applied Sciences counting around 5 thousand students. Founded in Bielefeld in 2000 by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the FHM is nowadays one of the most successful private universities in Germany with 8 further campus across Germany. The unique feature of the FHM is a strong focus on the needs of German SMEs. We create and offer tailor-made educational services and research activities to boost SME innovation potentials and entrepreneurial spirit making them think outside the box!
Contact: Prof. Dr. Rulf Treidel


Centros Escolares de Ensino Profissional (CEPROF) which means "VET School Centres is an SME constituted in 1991 specifically for the creation of the Vocational School of Espinho one of the oldest VET schools in Portugal. This centre provides not only personalised vocational guidance and counselling by technicians of this Centre but also validation and certification of professional competences of people over 21 years old. In this process of validation and certification of professional competences the trainees are coached for the elaboration of a portfolio in which they show their professional competences, and are forward to further training to complement the missing competences. ESPE/CEPROF focuses mostly on the areas of Tourism, and  trainees attending can have their professional competences certified with a VET diploma until level 4, recognized by the Ministry of Education.
Contact: João Gonçalves


E.N.T.E.R. GmbH is a European Network with currently 248 member organisations from 34 different countries. Its main purpose is to provide a unique network structure for the best possible dissemination and sustainable use of EU project outcomes by connecting the supply of EU project results with the demand for innovative materials and products. E.N.T.E.R. members cover all sectors, target groups and geographic areas relevant to developing and mainstreaming European Union policies; they represent political decision makers, education and training organisations (particularly at VET and HE level), SMEs and entrepreneurs, regional development organisations, research organisations, chambers/unions and many others

Contact: Michael Schwaiger

Universitatea „Ștefan cel Mare” din Suceava

The Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava is located in the north-eastern part of Romania, in South Bukovina. All 10 faculties of USV provide 3-4-year undergraduate (around 46 academic fields) and 2-year master programmes (around 34 academic fields), as well as PhD training in 15 doctoral fields: The main objectives of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava are in accordance with the EU policies in the fields of education and research: to train highly qualified and competent professionals to face global competition, to harmoniously shape the students’ personalities, to encourage creativity and innovation to continuously develop scientific research, to permanently assess the scientific performance of the members of the academic community, as well as to constantly improve the educational and scientific research activities with a view to structural, qualitative and economically successful integration within the European area of higher education.

Contact: Carmen Chasovschi

Asociatia iaBucovina

iaBucovina is a non-profit association founded in 2012 in the north-eastern part of Romania, Bucovina. Its aim is to promote behaviours and best practices that support the preservation of intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Bucovina, Romania, and to raise society's awareness of it through various activities and events. The organisation is best known for the following events: Universal IA Day in Suceava (on the occasion of the celebration of La Blouse Roumaine - UNESCO Patrimony), Bucovina Brunch (gastronomic event), Clacă în Bucovina (rescue and revaluation of traditional houses).
The main objectives are to develop strategies for the promotion and preservation of crafts and traditional building techniques; ecological and environmental activities; ecological reconstruction and preservation of the built cultural heritage; attracting programmes and funding for the revival and preservation of the cultural and traditional heritage of the Bucovina region.
Contact: Magda Grădinariu –


Co&So is a consortium located in Florence which includes 40 cooperatives working in the social, educational and tourism field. Co&So provides services such administration,  support in public procurement  as well as support offering European opportunities in order to promote innovation in the cooperatives in terms of improving employees‘ competences and services, quality certification, communication. Co&So has 29 employees but all together the staff working in the associated cooperatives is approx. 3000 professionals. Co&So manage tourism services such as tourism info point in Florence, Pisa, Lago Maggiore, on the Tuscany coast and others, we also offer guided tour and we manage directly conferences and event to promote the company brand or products. Co&So is also accredited by Regione Toscana to provide training (both face-to-face, online and blended) for the staff of its cooperatives.

Contact: Zsofia Jobbagy

Centro Studi Turistici di Firenze

The Centro di Studi Turistici di Firenze is a non-profit association made up of public and private operators, created in 1975 by the Florence Tourist Board to carry out study and research activities on the various problems of tourism. In particular, it carries out surveys and studies on the economic problems of tourism, organizes study conferences and debates on regional, national and international issues of tourism policy, takes care of scientific and operational publications, represents a documentation and collection center of tourist literature. The Centro Studi represents a reference for Italian and international statistics and carries out consultancy functions for public administrations and private bodies. Since 2005, the Centro Studi Turistici has been a reference point for local Public Administrations for the research and investigation of the strengths of the territories for their tourism development, through the design of territorial tourism.

Contact: Sandro Billi


IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH is a service provider for Vocational Education and Training (VET) at regional, national and international level. As a 100% subsidiary company of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry we act as a service provider and partner for the Chamber of Commerce and their member companies as well as Chamber of Crafts, Ministries and other institutions who are promoting economic development. We have established a stable network to relevant enterprises, institutions, regional as well as national and international stakeholders and participants over the last years. Furthermore we are initiator, leader and active partner of different strategic VET partnerships at regional and national level. We are an active member in the German ECVET expert’s team

Contact: Hartmut Schäfer

GreenSign GmbH

GreenSign is the market leader in Germany as a sustainability seal for hotels. GreenSign enables hotels to commit to long-term corporate responsibility by optimizing their business processes, particularly in the areas of energy and environmental efficiency, quality management, addressing guests and strengthening employee satisfaction. This gives customers and guests the certainty that certified GreenSign hotels meet high quality requirements for sustainable business. GreenSign is established internationally with over 230 certified hotels in 14 countries.

Contact: Julian Reingraber