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Forschungsinstitut Betriebliche Bildung (f-bb)
Logo: f-bbThe Forschungsinstitut Betriebliche Bildung (f-bb)/Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Nuremberg (Germany) supports the modernisation of systems of occupational training with practically-orientated research. Working closely with public and private sector clients, it develops occupational training strategies that are fit for the future, and also conducts research into the suitability of these measures for specific work settings.

The f-bb is and has been involved in many projects concerning the topics ECVET, Europass, NQR development, EQARF and quality assurance in VET for many years. The f-bb as the biggest non-governmental research institute in the field of vocational education and training in Germany has a strong network and will be able to valorise the results of the project in Germany as well as across Europe.


Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung
Logo: Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschungöibf is a scientific, non-profit, independent research institute founded in 1970. It manages and carries out research and development in various areas of VET. Areas of special expertise include the dual system and the vocational school system in Austria, continuing VET, equal opportunities in education and training, gender mainstreaming, and quality assurance and development in VET, research and development activities in the area of quality assurance and evaluation. Quality in education and training is one of the central foci of öibf. öibf was the coordinator of the LdV projects “Peer Review in initial VET”, “Peer Review Extended” and “Peer Review Extended 2” (www.peer-review-education.net) and partner in the LdV project "Peer Review Impact"; It is also actively supporting national implementation of Peer Review within the Austrian quality initiative for initial VET “QIBB”.
bfz o.p.s.

Logo: bfz o.p.s. The bfz works in 5 administrative districts throughout the Czech Republic. Main activities include the realization of retraining and continuing vocational training courses, implementation and test of research projects, company trainings, integration of unemployed people/ those seeking employment into employment or employment services. In year 2012 the bfz provided for about 3500 people.

Fundación Tripartita para la Formación en el Empleo
Logo: Fundación Tripartita The Fundación Tripartita para la Formación en el Empleo is a national body belonging to the Spanish public sector in charge of promoting and managing the execution of public policies in the field of continuing vocational training (CVT) in Spain. It was created on the basis of social dialogue and its board of trustees is composed of the Spanish employment public administration and the most representative employers' and trade union organizations. It is involved in funding and disseminating CVT programs for workers and in associated research, especially sectorial and target groups’ training needs, learning tools and methodologies, evaluation plans, guidance and support schemes, fostering of accreditation and recognition processes, amongst others. At international level, it also operates as partner and collaborates with bodies and organizations such as the European Commission (D.G. Education and Culture, Cedefop), OIT-CINTERFOR, OECD and other European and Latin American fellow organizations.
Coleg Cambria
Logo: Coleg Cambria

Two of the most successful Colleges in the country, Yale College of Wrexham and Deeside College joined forces to create Coleg Cambria - Cambria College in English. Both Yale and Deeside have been the joint highest performing Colleges in Wales over recent years and since the merger Cambria College serves over 27,000 students through a team of 1,600 staff. Cambria is the classical name for Wales, being the Latinised form of the Welsh name Cymru (Wales).
Cambria College consists of six well equipped sites; Deeside, Yale Grove Park, Yale Bersham Road, Wrexham Training, Llysfasi and Northop. The college offers a wide range of courses from Further Education to HNC’s and Foundation Degrees for full and part time students, apprentices and part time community learners. Coleg Cambria continues to work in partnership with over 1000 employers and has global links covering four continents.

ECAP Consulenze
Logo. ECAP Consulenze

ECAP Consultancy s.r.l. is a ten years experienced company of consulting in formative researching and innovation. Its main fields of expertise are vocational training innovation, project management, needs analysis, competencies certification and validation, project evaluation, promotion and strengthening of entrepreneurship and network services with added value, through the Geie Eunetz and the structured participation in other European networks. It has been founded by Fondazione ECAP Suisse, a nonprofit body for vocational training, professional upgrading and research.

Advisory partners

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG
Logo: Brose

Brose is a partner to the international automobile industry and deliver mechatronic systems and electric drives to about 80 automotive manufacturers and more than 30 suppliers. Approximately 22,000 employees work for Brose at 57 locations in 23 countries (among them Spain, the UK and the Czech Republic) on all major automotive markets worldwide.
Currently, Brose is the fourth-largest family-owned company among the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide.
Offering apprentice positions to young people has a long tradition: Around 260 young people are currently training at the training locations or qualifying through the dual education system, the ideal combination of theory and practice.
Brose took part in the EDGE-project of f-bb to orientate apprenticeship towards learning outcomes. They were engaged in the development of learning units in the field of mechatronics.


Logo: AudiAUDI AG design, engineer, manufacture and distribute premium automobiles and motorcycles. The company is part of the Volkswagen Group and is headquartered in Ingolstadt (Germany). Audi vehicles are produced in 19 production facilities in 13 countries, among them in Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium). With more than 1,6 million vehicles sold (in 2013) Audi is one of the biggest companies in the automobile sector in Germany. In 2013 Audi had more than 71,000 employees worldwide. The company offers places in more than 20 training occupations, in 2013 there were more than 2,500 trainees.

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