The Project Consortium


The project consortium comprises VET colleges, universities, and organizations from BE, DK, UK, EL, IT, RO and TR, all involved in language teaching. The DK, UK, and RO partners worked in the POOLS project. The UK partner was the coordinator of the POOLS project.



P O – UNIVERSITATEA DIN PITESTI – Facultatea de Ştiinţe ale Educaţiei - RO

Facultatea de Stiinte ale Educatiei (The Faculty of Educational Sciences) is a department of The University of Pitesti. The faculty trains primary school teachers and lower secondary school teachers of Foreign languages (English and French),  Pre and Primary School Pedagogy, Manager Assistant and Secretariate, Romanian Language for Foreign Students, Master courses of Foreign Languages Didactics, and Educational Management. The staff includes experienced teachers of foreign languages, English and French and teachers of Romanian having a long and rich experience and expertise in teaching Romanian as a foreign language. We were partners in Tempus, Scorates, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtwig projects. 



P.1 - European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training - BE

The European Forum for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EFVET)(constituted under Dutch and Belgian law) is a network of practitioner VET institutions throughout the European Member States, Candidate and Pre‐Accession countries. Its primary purpose is twofold: a) To promote European wide co‐operation and a sharing of good examples of practice amongst Vocational Education and Training institutions. b) Works closely with the European Commission at a strategic policy level as part of the Single Transparency Framework currently being developed. EfVET is represented on the EC Objectives working groups as part of the EUCIS Platform for Lifelong Learningin association with EVTA and other European Organisations. In addition it provides a service to individual institutions across Europe such as newsletters web site links, information services and project dissemination opportunities through its annual conference.



P.2 - SDE College Syddansk Erhvervsskole (South Danish Vocational College), DK

International department manager: Ole Bech Kristensen 0045 6312 6510 mail:


SDE is one of the largest technical colleges in Denmark. The college has 5,000 FTE students and the number of staff is about 830. The college consists of a vocational school, a senior high school and an academy of higher education. The vocational school covers ninebranches (production, IT, transport, logistics, construction, media, health, service and service industry). The students of the VET‐school have a diverse cultural and educational background due to an allocation of different nationalities, ethnic minorities, different cultures,in the area. SDE has already done a lot in order to integrate students with different backgrounds into vocational education e.g. mentor arrangements, flexible training models, cooperation with other schools, parents, enterprises and social partners. Further, the college has carried out comprehensive competence development of teachers and managers. Since 1992, the college has participated in a large number of national and international projects. 



P.3 - CSCS (Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”), IT

CSCS is a vocational training provider with experience on the integration of new technologies in teaching practices,
accredited by Italian Government  and operating with a Quality Assurance System in the following sectors: Initial vocational education; Apprenticeship; Continuous training for companies and professionals; Vocational guidance and orientation. CSCS is the National Coordinator for Italy of EFVET, the European Forum of Vocational Education and Training, ensuring a wide dissemination of the project outcomes, throughout Italy and Europe (for more information about EFVET, CSCS manage electronic newsletters and ensures the cooperation with a strong network of partners, ranging from vocational training bodies, association of companies, unions. CSCS is active in the field of student and staff mobility, with its division, aimed at  supporting European educational providers to effectively plan and implement work placements in Italy.




CVT Georgiki Anaptixi is a non-profit organization founded in 1995. The Center performs a range of activities in the field of Agricultural, Finance and Administration, Computers, Health and Social Care, Culture, Pedagogics, Tourism and Services, Technical and Transport, and Environment: organizing and implementing programs of continuous non-formal vocational training, in-company training, distance learning education and other related activities. CVT has a long experience in European Projects.Besides the central offices in Larissa, there are branches in Lamia and Grevena. Its aims are: to provide excellent vocational training, to reduce unemployment rates and encourage job creation, to eliminate all kinds of discrimination, to promote international and European integration, to strengthen the links between the primary and secondary sectors of the industry and education. With its previous experience in VET and its European project will contribute dynamic to this program.


P.5 – ÖZEL MARMARA ANADOLU MESLEK LISESI (Marmara Private Anatolian Vocational High School), TR

Marmara Private Anatolian Vocational High School is a co-educational High School with grades from 9th year through 12th grade.It is located on the biggest education campus which is situated in the outskirts of İstanbul .Marmara Private Anatolian Vocational High School is specialised in Mass Media Vocational Education and within this frame it has partnership agreements with TRT ( Turkish Radio Television Corporation= Turkey's National State TV & Radio Channel) and the most outstanding Private Satellite TV Broadcasting companies in which its students have the chance to practise their vocational trainings.In addition to this, the school is keen to develop its expertise in the area of Mass Media Vocational Education. English teachers working within this institution are heavily exposed to English Language Teaching workshops and seminars so as to sharpen their skills and relate their knowledge and experience to ESP studies considering Mass Media Vocational Education.



P.6 - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UK

SMO, as Scotland’s Gaelic college, has a specific and unique role in relation to that language, including teaching of and through Gaelic at both FE and HE levels, encompasses a wide range of cultural roles and responsibilities. The college is a member of the UHI Millennium Institute. Partnership working is therefore key to the college’s existing modus operandi and aspirations for future growth. SMO was the promoter of the preceding POOLS project, and worked closely both with the community partners to successfully overtake all the project outcomes. At local level this entailed collaboration with training providers involved in both Gaelic and ESOL provision. One result was the 2007 European Award for Languages for the bilingual “Scottish Island Voices” online video package, produced as part of POOLS. The college has specific competence in online materials development and computer‐assisted language learning in a collaborative setting.

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