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Abif – Austria: is an independent social science research and consulting institute with a clear focus on practical application of research. In 1999, scientists of different disciplines founded abif with the goal of creating an interdisciplinary network for conducting high-quality research based on a multi-methodological approach. The topics we cover concentrate on labour market and qualification trends, guidance and job matching, labour and health as well as other social issues.

Our projects focus on research, evaluation, vocational information, methods, curricula and networks. ABIF co-operates in several LdV and Erasmus+ projects within the scope of European partnerships, mostly focussing on vocational guidance, job placement and quality in VET (examples:,,,

Rinova Ltd – UK: is a social enterprise that specialises in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of Skills, Learning and VET programmes, with a specialism in terms of the interface between VET, Employment and Employability, Enterprise and Cultural Learning.

Rinova co-ordinates a VET Consortium of London-based training organisations (FE Colleges, NGOs and non-profit organisations, independent and private providers, enterprise agencies).

Rinova is an employee owned company with social objectives. Its leading staff bring some 25 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in the UK and Europe, and an extensive portfolio of project work in relation to quality assurance, evaluation and EU transnational projects.

15billion – UK: is an organisation committed to ‘transforming young futures’ and helping young people make the most of their lives.

We support young people into education, employment and training using innovative methods, programmes and tools that empower and enable young people to actively pursue sustainable career pathways. In addition, we provide independent information, advice and guidance to help young people aged 16 – 24 make informed choices.

Our staff work within schools, colleges and local community settings to ensure our services are accessible to all young people. We develop basic skills, offer vocation and pre-employability courses and signpost young people to appropriate apprenticeships, employment and learning opportunities. Young People are all individuals and as such no two people are the same and therefore our method of working is solution focussed and individualised.

In addition to delivering services directly to young people, we provide data management and tracking analysis services for service providers and support and facilitate organisations across the public, private and third sectors to work in partnership to develop and deliver innovative programmes across London.

Noloc – Netherlands:  is the Dutch professional association for career guidance practitioners. The 2,800+ members are working as career counsellors, job coaches, reintegration specialists, outplacement specialists or guidance counsellors. Noloc is a not for profit association whose activities are financed by membership fees.
Noloc’s aim is to promote the quality of career guidance in general and of career guidance practitioners in particular. Noloc does so by offering all kinds of professionalization activities to its members, like professional development meetings, facilities for intervision and supervision, issuing a quarterly magazine on career counseling, and the yearly Noloc congress (attracting over 800 career practitioners). The issuing of the Noloc quality mark contributes to the establishment of objective quality standards for career practitioners. Over 1,500 career guidance practitioners have been Noloc certified. Currently, Noloc is working towards a national quality standard for career practitioners in the Netherlands.
On a sector and national level, Noloc is playing an increasingly important role in policy issues on career guidance. Careers are in transition, since the importance of jobs is fading and the importance of careers emerges. Career guidance and career guidance professionals are important beacons of light in facilitating this transition for both organizations and individuals. Noloc is providing this role of beacon of light towards it members, the profession in general, clients, organizations, policy makers, education and the academic world.

Znanie Association – Bulgaria: is an NGO, established in 1990, with priorities in education and training. Over the last 25 years, more than 70,000 people have been trained by Znanie in language and IT courses for young people and adults, VET courses for adults, and in seminars on a range of topics.

INFODEF – Spain: The Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training, is an independent centre for research, development, and innovation, whose missions is to design and carry out projects that contribute to the achievement of sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture, and innovation.

Spoleczna Akademia Nauk (SAN) – Poland: The UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES is one of the most experienced and largest private universities in Poland with more than 25 years of experience. It offers education on undergraduate, graduate, MBA and PhD levels in major cities in Poland and in the branch campus in London. We offer also the opportunity to finish an American Master degree program with Clark University (USA). In the educational rankings, published by the influential national magazines the University is placed very high. There are 25 departments, including Culture Studies, Educational Science, Psychology and Sociology that will contribute their experience to this project.

SAN provides high-quality education to students from all over the world. Their offer also includes MBA and PhD studies and a unique American Master’s degree program in cooperation with Clark University. Their goal is to equip students and graduates with specialist knowledge and practical skills needed in the 21st century’s labour market, both at the local and international levels. The intellectual and personal growth of students is enhanced by a wide variety of educational programs and extracurricular activities. They believe that intellectual growth must be accompanied by the development of values, the cultivation of responsible independence, and the appreciation of a range of perspectives. The university maintains a national and international character, attracting high-caliber students and faculty from all quarters of the globe.


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