Lead Partner (United Kingdom)
Stepping Stones NI Ltd.
Stepping Stones NI, is a company ltd by guarantee with charitable status in 1998 providing vocational training opportunities for adults with learning disabitlies in order to progress onto employment . Today the organisation is a leading service provider providing professional training and employment services for over 100 people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties, working in partnership with other organisations.
The Company’s vision is that people with learning disabilities are fully integrated and accepted within society. At Stepping Stones people with learning disabilities have the opportunity to develop their skills through its social enterprises in retail and catering.
The organisation has considerable expertise and competence in the delivery of its Vocational, Employment and Training services which have been funded through programmes such as-Big Lottery, Peace and European Social Fund.
Centre for Educational Research, University of Koblenz-Landau
The Centre for Educational Research (zepf) is the central research institute of the University of Koblenz-Landau, currently employing 31 researchers involved in basic-oriented as well as application-oriented research. All activities are allocated in the areas of innovation, prevention, intervention and evaluation and are mainly organised in national or European projects.
The zepf has to offer a broad experience both with the overall topics of school bullying and violence and the practical usage of ICT and the coordination of EU-funded projects. The zepf has coordinated the EU-funded projects ‘CyberTraining – A European training manual on cyberbullying’, ‘CyberTraining-4-Parents’, ‘AVC@SL V – the virtual Anti-Violence-Campus in Second Life’, ‘ABV4-Kids – the virtual Anti-Bullying-Village for kids’, to name a few.
Anti Bullying Centre – Trinity College Dublin
The Anti-Bullying Research & Resource Centre was set up by Dr Mona O’Moore in the Education Department of Trinity College Dublin and was opened in 1996.
The Anti-Bullying Centre was set up initially as an independent research body targeting the area of bullying, a course it continues to follow. The Resource side of their work, including their counselling and “victim support” aspects, evolved as a result of their research.
As researchers began to contact the centre about the Centre’s work, a resource library was set up to aid them in their work.
To assist them, they have a team of highly trained individuals. The Centres’ aims in regard to bullying remain:
- To conduct research into the multi-level and multi-factorial nature of bullying behaviour.
- The creation of greater awareness and understanding of bullying behaviour.
- The promotion of ways & means by which bullying behaviour may be prevented or reduced.
- The provision of advice, guidance, counselling & resource materials for researchers, parents, & orgs
Associação de Paralisia Cerebral de Coimbra
APCC is a private institution of social solidarity and a non profit making organisation, created in 1975, to face the needs of the people with disabilities and special needs. The APCC has taken over many services as Rehabilitation services which includes several Departments (Clinical , physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychology, social workers, etc), Kinder Garden and a School that belongs to the Ministry of Education, Vocational Education Training ( 29 courses), Occupational Activities, Volunteers Service, Residential Units, Job Placement, Accessibility consulting services and a Centre of New opportunities of Adults Education.
The APCC works with multidisciplinary teams in the services previously mentioned. With more than 300 collaborators: (Staff on contract permanent basis- 195, Services rendered – 153) and Volunteers (51). APCC has an Office dedicated for the Innovative Projects with more than 17 years of experience.
Fundación Laboral del Metal
FLM is a non profit org founded in 2004 to provide training activities and solutions for the metal industry in Cantabria, Spain. FLM carries out joint projects with government, trade and labour unions and designs bespoke education plans for companies and public orgs on new technologies and methodologies related to qualifications, skills updating and competences development.
FLM currently has 10 employees and 30 teachers who work with 1,200 students per year. It is part of the Metal Foundations Group, which in turn reaches more than 10,000 students per year. FLM is a signatory of the UN Global Pact on Social Responsibility, spurring the development of successful programs in relation to the employment of Vulnerable Groups. SinFLce 2006, FLM has run “Aprendiz”, a program funded by the government education authority offering training, apprenticeship and employment mentoring for Youth Immigrants/At risk Youth and since 2007 “MujerMetal”, which focuses on women at risk of social exclusion. Since 2009 FLM has developed a joint collaboration with AMPROS to foster the labor integration of intellectual disable people.
Asociación Cántabra en Favor de las Personas con Discapacidad Intelectual
AMPROS is a Cantabrian Association of families and people and with intellectual disabilities. It is a non-profit institution declared legally as of public utility since 1965 and is oriented to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout their life cycle. Apart of specific projects of labour social integration of people with intellectual disability, AMPROS develops awareness campaigns and promotes the rights of this group leading to daily social practices to help achieve social inclusion.
More than 1,000 people with intellectual disabilities receive its services
22 centers across Cantabria Territory Independent housing, Day Care Centres, Occupations Centres, 3 Companies formed by intelectual disable people in Catering, gardening, cleaning that provide products & services for the community, and employment centers .
Canice Consulting is an international consultancy operating in the fields of local and regional development, enterprise and employment development, and management and technical support to EU networks and programmes. Operating from Lisburn, staff have in-depth knowledge of EU policies and programmes and considerable experience of working within Northern Ireland, other regions of the UK and in other EU countries. With significant experience in training programme design, project management and SME development, the company has developed a particular specialism in online learning development and search engine optimisation techniques. As such, the company is ideally suited to the transfer and adaption of the training materials, as well as ensuring excellent visibility and page ranking, thereby returning well for any searches on bullying, training and related terms.