Language School Bertolt Brecht is established in 1970. It is one of the leading language schools with acknowledged reputation for excellence in teaching German, English and French. It is a member of the Cambridge Language Schools Association and is an authorised preparation centre for Cambridge ESOL exams FCE and CAE. It also provides a German diploma which is internationally recognised. There are currently 1 067 students and 77 members of staff.
Language School Bertolt Brecht is a socio-cultural organisation which is a source of spiritual, intellectual, moral and social development of the students. The educational process is conducted in a way which creates environment contributing to encouraging students to reveal their potential and achieve high academic results by participating in various classroom and extra-curricular activities.
The main priorities in the school curriculum are foreign languages and IT, which comply with the European requirements and criteria for quality, with the purpose of ensuring fulfilling realisation of the students in a highly competitive economic and technological environment. This has been achieved by implementing contemporary and innovative educational methods, stimulating good initiatives among students and teachers and creating positive relationships based on effective communication and advanced knowledge.
The majority of the language teachers have participated in foreign exchange programmes in a number of countries, including Germany, the UK, France, Austria and the USA. Some of them have received prestigious national and international awards which acknowledge their high level of professionalism and specialist skills. A range of subjects in the school curriculum, such as History, Biology, Physics and Chemistry are taught in foreign languages. This international project would highly enhance students’ skills and knowledge and give them the opportunity to apply what they have learnt into a perspective. It would also present them with the chance to communicate and exchange experiences with students from different countries from all over Europe.
The Centre for Sustainability and Economic Growth (CSEG) is a non-profit association which aims to stimulate the sustainable economic development at local level in various sectors like industry, education, tourism, energy, civil society, etc. CSEG participates in the development and improvement of the regulatory framework at local level, prepares analyses, studies and expert evaluations in the field of industrial policy, environmental and industrial issues, tax and social policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It performs training activities in the field of ECO-products and production of ECO-products, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources (RES), environment protection, and sustainable mobility, and other fields of activities.
Among main priorities of CSEG are: training of municipal staff, teachers, mentors, SMEs managers and staff, capacity building on different issues like ECO-production, energy efficiency, RES, protection of environment, etc.
Together with the training activities, CSEG participates also in different EU projects and initiatives, and carries out specific awareness raising campaign in the field of environment protection, ECO-products, rational use of energy, sustainable mobility, etc.
Ludbreg is one of the most important regional centers in the area of Varaždin County and beyond. Its advantages are excellent position, good traffic connections, secure and well-equipped transport infrastructure and a rich cultural and traditional heritage. Ludbreg is a town located in the northwest of Croatia, in Podravina, in the east of Varaždin County, at the crossroads of picturesque hills of Kalnik above the tiny plain of Podravina.
As it is at the door of Zagorje, due to its good geographic position, the Ludbreg region offers its inhabitants and visitors the best of both regions. Archaeological remains demonstrate that Ludbreg has been rooting its roots since the pre-Roman period and throughout history has had a significant role in this area as a traffic, trade, craft and religious center, and today it is the “center of the world” not only for its inhabitants, but for numerous tourists who visit it daily.
In addition to its cultural and traditional values, Ludbreg is also an economic-entrepreneurial center. The development of the city is based on profitable investments in the development of small and medium entrepreneurship and in the economic sector. Great importance is also given to investment in human capital development, social services, introduction of innovative and creative solutions, ICT tools and raising the quality of life of all citizens of Ludbreg.
The Heritage Private School was founded in 1987 is set in landscaped grounds and presents an impressive sight in the hills along the main Limassol to Troodos road. The school currently has 1200 enrolled students from 55 countries. There is interaction between different nations and cultures as vital in the modern world. Students at the Heritage are encouraged to respect each other’s cultures and the Cypriot culture in which they are living. The aims of the school are to develop better education and skills, and to help students to reach their full potential and achieve their goals, and become well-rounded, responsible, international citizens. ICT is incorporated throughout the school and the use of devices, particularly iPads and laptops, is now common, especially with Years 5-9 who are participating in the 1-1 iPad programme. The school encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities, such as the Erasmus+ projects. This year we are involved in 7 Erasmus+ projects. Some of the extra-curricular activities that our school is involved with are the Formula 1 in Schools Competition where students design and manufacture a miniature car out of the official F1 Model Block which are powered by CO2 using CAD/CAM design tools, the European Youth Parliament (EYP), where our students discuss and debate current topics in a parliamentary setting, some Heritage students were selected to participate at a European level, the Junior Achievement Mini Company Programme, where students set up their own company for one academic year, therefore experiencing how a business functions and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. The school also has many fund raising events which raise money for charity such as Pancake Day. Students are actively involved in volunteering events as well as cultural events such as the Russian Spring Concert embracing the school’s international aspect. The School is committed to a rigorous academic programme leading to University entrance. High standards of achievement, effort and examination success are strongly encouraged. Curriculum at the school is carefully developed by taking into consideration our multi-cultural student body. The Heritage Private School is accredited by the British Council UK for “outstanding development of the international dimensions in the curriculum”. The Heritage Private school is a worldwide recognised examination centre of Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations also is a DELF examination center for Limassol and the Goethe exams. Many students continue to study in the World’s leading universities.
Association for support of economic development - Local action group
Kochani, North Macedonia
The Association for support of economic development-Local action group-Kochani has been legally registered in 2011. It has been formed under LEADER + programme rules and its founding participants are representatives from public, business and NGO sector in municipality of Kochani. Its mission is to support the economic development in the municipality of Kochani in all possible ways that might emerge as a result of the possibilities offered at the area of donor organizations, institutions as well as business sector. As the LEADER + programme has not been fully established in Republic of Macedonia the Association continues working according its Statute, vision, mission and goals. It has 24 members, which are active in the Association and work in different areas and levels during the project application process. There are no regular paid staff in the association, and for each project we choose a team according to hers/his competences.
The Association has conducted the following projects:
- “Social marketing champagne for raising the awareness among youth about energy efficiency”, financed by UNDP, municipality of Kochani and municipality of Probishtip.
- “Solar electric and heat energy to reduced CO2 from kindergarten”, financed by GEF PMG Macedonia and municipality of Kochani.
- “Presenting the municipality of Kochani at the AGROFUD fair in Skopje, Eco-ethno Macedonia Manifestation”, financed by municipality of Kochani.
- The Association has conducted four seminars entitled as “Improvement of the work of the Public utility enterprises in Macedonia” with a goal to present to the Directors of the Public utility enterprises in Macedonia a new, better ways important for their work and new and better products available in our country.
Under ERASMUS+ programme we conducted the project “We grow up with eco resources” from September 2015 until December 2017. This project is partnership between Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Another Erasmus+ programme project was the project with title “Health Y” and it is a partnership of six countries, namely Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Latvia, Slovakia and Poland. This project was conducted in June 2016.
The ongoing projects under ERAZMUS+ Program are:
“Augmented Reality Education Module - Development and implementation of innovative ICT - based educational tool in STEM orientated school subjects"- Acronym-AR EDU. It is a partnership between Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia. It is going to be implemented from 01.11.2018 to 31.10.2020.
"Eco gardens in our kindergartens" Acronym -ECO KIDS, a partnership between Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia. It is going to be implemented from 01.11.2018 to 31.10.2020.
“A career counseling conceptual model for increasing of ICT entrepreneurship skills of VET secondary schools students, ACRONYM: 21st Century entrepreneurship. It is going to be implemented from 01.11.2019 to 31.10.2021.
Implementation of Virtual reality based learning methodology in secondary schools: ACRONYM: VR EDUCATION. It is going to be implemented from 01.11.2019 to 31.10.2021.
SOU "Ljupco Santov" is a secondary school situated in the town Kocani, in the east part of Macedonia. It educates students in comprehensive knowledge and economic skills. The school has graduated students who became successful on state level and abroad. The school is a three storey building with 18 classrooms, specialized classrooms for music, art, computer studies, accounting, multi media center, dance studio, gym, vast playground and a big library with a huge collection of books.
The school is attended by approximately 600 students. The teaching staff (60 employees) teaches the students with utmost care, guide them with their assessment and other preparations and help them in times of need. Beside the regular syllabus, the school also organizes numerous extra-curricular activities where students present their abilities and skills to the public. The school’s basketball team, football team and futsal team (indoor football) continually win competitions on local and national level. The school choir and orchestra are recognized by their town and the school anthem which is composed by our music teachers. The students also take part in international art contests and in national and international contests in English, French, German language, math, chemistry, physics and they have won many awards. Students and teachers from our school are also very active in other fields The students also take part in international art contests and win awards.. That’s why they organize a lot of humanitarian actions and charity events to help people in need. Our students are also very active in the organization Red Cross.The school also has an ecological-committee composed of the school staff and students. Their goal is to increase the ecological awareness in the community and to promote the idea of healthy environment.
The school also has an excellent collaboration with the state and international organizations such as Peace Corps, USAID which organize activities to promote the idea of co-existence, mutual respect and understanding of multi-ethnic communities.
Our school is currently a partner in another Erasmus+ KA2 projects. Teachers in our school have had multiple eTwinning projects that have been awarded the National and European Quality Label. Our school is eTwinning school.A teacher in our school is an eTvinning ambassador for our country. We are experienced in international projects and enthusiastic in exchanging our experiences with others while accepting new ways of teaching. But we as teachers do need to understand that, if we want our students to have great achievements locally and globally we should constantly improve our teaching skills and methods. And I do believe that this project could bring us a step closer to our common goal and that is to gain knowledge and practical skills on themes that are relevant for the European youth.
Key persons involved in this project have experience in 10 Erasmus+ KA201, KA219 and KA229 projects.
High school Ludbreg was founded in 2013. Over the past seven years of its existence, it has become recognizable and preferred for enrollment in our region. We provide a four-year grammar school educational programme as well as four- and three-year vocational programmes in the fields of Economics and Trade, Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture and Food Industry. We also offer specialized classes and education for students with disabilities. Students can take part in various elective classes, advanced classes, remedial classes, extra-curricular activities, preparation classes for school competitions, sports club, and so on.
The school currently has 217 students from the ages 15 to 19 and employs 54 qualified members of administrative, teaching and technical staff. Our mission is to prepare the students for their future faculty education as well as the labour market. Our students can take the state Matura Exam after they finish their education and many of them participate in different competitions.
Lunar j.d.o.o. Ludbreg, Croatia is extended reality company. On our opinion being top XR company requires to constantly look at how to use new technologies to make people better. To make people feel better. By using virtual, augmented and mixed reality we are on our way to achieve this goal. Sometimes it is important to make our own roads instead of following existing ones. The same is with the trends in new technology. It is also important to pass the torch and to share this knowledge. Therefore we are organizing events and conferences mostly in highschools where we act as the career advisors. On the business level we are appearing as the speakers on the major XR events in Europe and worldwide. Future is exciting.
Magnetar Ltd is an International and National Project Development and Implementation Company based in Limassol, Cyprus.
Our main activities revolve around national and EU co-funded projects in numerous sectors of economy and development. Magnetar staff has a multiyear experience in co-funded projects and all services connected to EU Programs.
Magnetar searches for and exploits National, International and especially EU funds implementing projects mainly in the following areas:
* Entrepreneurship and Innovation
* Engineering research
* Energy and Resources Management
* Sustainable and Green Development
* Sustainable and Green Transport and Mobility
* Maritime and Blue Growth
* Information and Communications Technologies
* Capacity Building and Trainings