Partners

University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)

Coordinator

The University of Gloucestershire (UOG) is a diverse, vibrant community of 9,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 postgraduate students, 40,000 alumni and 1,000 staff from all across the world. With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University offers its students a specialised and dynamic place to learn, grow and make lasting connections. UOG focuses on excellence in teaching, with a mission to enable its students to achieve their full potential through a rich and broad experience. UOG prides itself on building close relationships between students and staff, and on serving the wider community through promoting its economic, cultural and social wellbeing.

Adeela ahmed-Shafi

Adeela ahmed-Shafi

University of Gloucestershire

Her main areas are the psychology of learning. Adeela is especially interested in how learners who are disadvantaged and marginalised can access learning so they can reach their full potential.

Sian Templeton

Sian Templeton

University of Gloucestershire

Her main areas of research are Resilience in HE students, Emotional Literacy and understanding within school settings, Mental Health in Education.

Tristan Middleton

Tristan Middleton

University of Gloucestershire

His main areas of research are education, Special Educational Needs, Nurture Groups, practitioner resilience and narrative inquiry.

Rebecca Pritchard

Rebecca Pritchard

University of Gloucestershire

She has worked as an Educational Psychologist, with specialisms within the early years and autism. She has been involved in workforce development and supporting early years professionals.

Private Fachhochschule Dresden gGmbH (Germany)

The Fachhochschule Dresden – University of Applied Science (FHD) was founded in 2012 and established several study programmes.

Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Media Computer Science and Media Design, Business Administration, Tourism and Event Management, Nursing and Health Care Management as well as Social Pedagogy and Management, which is the most important study programme with approximately 400 students.

As the figures highlight, the study programme Social Pedagogy and Management is the most important programme at FHD – the students either work while they study in the social field, or undertake several practical trainings in-between. Each year some students have experience in the field of helping prisoners and other persons with their needs. Also included are courses about creative writing as a method of social work and research in social work and methods and theory of social work also as psychology.

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Knospe

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Knospe

FHD

Yvonne is professor for psychology and human resource management in social work and dean of the faculty for Social Sciences at the FHD. She is teaching developmental and social psychology, human resource management and leadership. Her main interests are personal resources, coping strategies in education and well-being.

Karsten König

Karsten König

FHD

Karsten is Lecturer in empirical research, quality assurance and social politics in the study program “Social Work and -Management” at the University of Applied Science in Dresden. His special interests are education and youth work. He also is experienced in European Projects on the work with young offenders and education. He managed the project “Betweet Ages” about long distance-walks with young offenders (http://www.betweenages-project.eu/results.html).

Fundacion Diagrama Intervencion Psicosocial (Spain)

Fundación Diagrama Intervención Psicosocial (FDIP) is a non-profit organisation that, since 1991, has been taking care of the needs of vulnerable people and people in social difficulties; always defending and promoting Human Rights. Its main objective is to promote the development of centres, programmes and research aimed to the prevention, treatment and integration of people in social difficulties or at social risk, especially children, families, young people, women and dependants.

Fundación Diagrama has over 2,600 employed professionals and more than 600 volunteers and collaborators, making a combined human team of 3,200 people, all of whom facilitate the work and enable the service provided by FDIP.

In addition, transversely, Fundación Diagrama Certified Quality Systems (ISO 9001 and ISO 158101), along with its Social Responsibility Policies and its Ethical Code, are the basis for each and every one of the accomplished actions.

Therefore, the Foundation’s work is conceived as a continuous development and improvement of a responsible, sustainable, transparent and externally audited management service.

FDIP carries out programmes, projects and initiatives based on a comprehensive and specialised perspective in the following intervention areas:

  • Socio-Educational;
  • Health & Care;
  • Professional Integration;
  • Research and Training;
  • International.
Raquel Jiménez Martos

Raquel Jiménez Martos

FDP

Raquel is a psychologist and has a postgraduate degree in Social Wellbeing and Inequalities with a specialisation in children and youth at social risk. She is currently enrolled in a Master´s degree in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization. She has extensive experience in coordinating and developing programmes for young people at risk in different institutions and NGOs. Furthermore, she has participated in the development of various juvenile justice research projects at both national and international levels.

Natalia García Guilabert

Natalia García Guilabert

FDP

Natalia is a criminologist, and has a Master’s in Methodology of Behavioural and Health Sciences and a Doctorate in Criminology. She has extensive research experience in developing and coordinating national and international research projects in various Criminology fields, such as juvenile delinquency, juvenile gangs, bullying, cybercriminality and recidivism risk assessment, among others. She has combined her research with academic work, teaching in various Spanish universities.

Jearni Ltd (United Kingdom)

Jearni helps individuals, teams and organisations become better at learning. It does this through unique Learning Power diagnostic tools and supporting people in authentic enquiry journeys which contribute measurably to data – inform local solutions and empower self-directed, resilient learners. ‘Learning Power’ is a term which describes this approach – resilient people are a pre-requisite for resilient practices at all levels of society.

Complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity are the three most important capabilities for thriving in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. These are not traditionally developed through legacy learning and development systems because they require real-world, purposeful contexts, the ability to work across silos, new measurement models and courageous leadership. Our vision is to use Learning Power and Authentic Enquiry to enhance these capabilities in individuals, teams and organisations across the world.

Dr Shaofu Huang

Dr Shaofu Huang

Jearni

Shaofu is a senior consultant at Jearni and he manages the operation of the learning journey platform. He is also a researcher based at the University of Bristol. Having joined the learning power research team since 2009, his core research area is in learning and infrastructure, with particular interests in a systemic understanding of the complex process of individual and collaborative learning, leading to the development of data and analytics models to support improvements.

CESIE (Italy)

CESIE is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.

Our MISSION is to promote growth through innovative and participative educational approaches.

Our objectives:

  • To improve lifelong education in Europe through transnational projects involving local communities
  • To promote sustainable development of neighboring regions and beyond through training and education
  • To foster progress and innovation in Higher Education and Research
  • To support learning mobility for people at all ages, across borders and sectors
  • To stimulate local growth by adapting international good practices and methods

As a European centre of Studies and Initiatives, the organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres believing in the cross-cutting of organisations cooperating within heterogeneous fields and sectors.

Cloé Saint-Nom

Cloé Saint-Nom

CESIE

Cloé Saint-Nom holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad del Salvador and a MSc in Global Development from University of Copenhagen. She works at the Youth Unit at CESIE as a project manager in projects which promote educational, training and mobility activities aimed at young people. Cloé has experience in working in the fields of intercultural education, human rights, socio-economic development and migration both in South America and in different EU countries. Thanks to her professional background, she has acquired competences in quality assurance and formal and informal education with minors, young people and adults. She is also an experienced mixed-methods researcher with focus on qualitative methods.

Giuseppe La Farina

Giuseppe La Farina

CESIE

Giuseppe La Farina is the Youth Unit coordinator at CESIE. He has vast experience in planning, managing and coordination of mobility, capacity building and education projects aimed at young people and professionals dealing with youth. He currently coordinates and supervises EU co-funded projects regarding several topics: mobility, gender equality, non-formal education, sports, social inclusion, integration of migrants and Roma people. For mobility projects, he is in charge to monitor the selection, implementation and follow up of youth exchange, training course, EVS and study visits. His experience spans through projects under Erasmus +, Youth in Action, and LLP programmes.