Project partners
Ludwig-Windthorst-Haus (LWH)

The Ludwig-Windthorst-Haus (LWH) is a competence center for teacher training called „Kompetenzzentrum für Lehrkräftebildung“ (KomZen) for the state of Lower Saxony and the Catholic Social Academy and a conference hotel of the Osnabrück diocese. As a non-profit institution of adult education, further education and training courses are offered in various event formats on educational, political, cultural, theological and health-related topics. One of the main focuses is the further education of teachers, school administrators and other persons working in the school service. In particular, current pedagogical findings as well as scientific and didactical discourses are taken up. Furthermore, KomZen sees itself as an active part of various networks in the field of education as well as a cooperation partner of (school) associations, trade unions and scientific transfer offices (research-practice).  The institution is well integrated in the region and works closely with educational policy committees and the responsible authorities. Every year, around 25,000 people take part in the courses offered by the center, between 4,000 and 5,000 of them in teacher training. As a seminar and conference center, the LWH has 88 modern single and multi-bed rooms and 14 seminar rooms.

LWH is the lead partner in the iREFLECT project, having previously successfully led the Erasmus+ projects DIGITeachEUrope and GANZerTAG. As the leading institution of a large Erasmus+ consortium "INNOVATION4U", schools from all over Lower Saxony are also enabled to participate in Erasmus+ trainings.

Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung Krefeld

The Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung (ZfsL) in Krefeld is one of 33 ZfsL in North Rhine-Westfalia. 

The ZfsL in Krefeld is an important institution for preparing future teachers during their teaching internship. Here, students are trained in a practical setting for their future roles as teachers. The ZfsL Krefeld works closely with schools in the region, providing aspiring teachers with the opportunity to gain teaching experience and train their pedagogical skills. In addition to practical training units, the center also offers guidance and support for aspiring teachers. Questions about lesson planning, dealing with difficult situations in the classroom, or personal development as a teacher can be discussed here. A reflective approach o one’s own development is a crucial competece that is applied at ZfsL Krefeld for further professional development. 

Moreover, there are also special programs to promote key competencies such as communication and teamwork. Therefore, the ZfsL Krefeld not only contributes to the practical education of teachers but also provides comprehensive supervision and support throughout the entire teaching internship.

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The Center of Excellence of Split-Dalmatia County

The Center of Excellence is an institution that promotes the education of potentially gifted students in the Split-Dalmatia County, with the aim of creating a framework for working with talented and gifted students in the Republic of Croatia. We also try to share what we have learned in this process with all the people who want to help excellent and gifted students to realize their full potential in their homeland, the EU and the world.

At the moment, we have over 120 mentors and more than 430 students in our "A" programs in mathematics, informatics, new technologies and natural sciences, and the entrepreneurship program has started to be implemented this school year.

The training of educational staff to work with potentially gifted students is also our primary interest, and the center organizes various educations and conferences in the field of working with the gifted, which are not only focused on the concept of giftedness, but also on teaching work methods for the purpose of improving the entire system.

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The German School of Athens (DSA)

The German School of Athens (DSA) was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest “German Schools Abroad” in the world. It is a private school supported by the Federal Republic of Germany in terms of personnel and finances, committed to the teaching of the German and Greek languages and German and Greek educational values. It is one of the oldest German schools abroad in the world and has been in existence since 1896. The DSA is a “Begegnungschule” (a school that facilitates encounters) and thus sees itself as a meeting place in Athens for all: Greeks, Germans, Austrians and Swiss, bicultural families and all those who have a special interest in the German and Greek language and culture. It is as common characteristic of German schools abroad that they not only teach German language and culture, but that they open themselves to the language and culture of the partner country by teaching students of German and other mother tongues together. 

Currently, 1,120 students from 15+ nations are learning under "one roof" from kindergarten (from age 3) to graduation, underlining the international and intercultural character of the school, in which almost one third of students have two citizenships. The school curricula are based on the standards of the German federal states. Starting in preschool, Modern Greek is taught in addition to German.  The DSA offers its graduates access to colleges, universities and apprenticeships through recognized German school degrees. At the DSA students usually strive for the common educational goal "German International Abitur" (DIA) in grade 12. However, the DSA offers its students all school qualifications recognized in Germany: in addition to the German International Abitur (DIA), the Mittlerer Bildungsabschluss (MSA) in grade 10 or the Hauptschulabschluss in grade 9.

The Educational and Cultural Services of City Oulu 

The Educational and Cultural Services of City Oulu is responsible for early childhood education, basic education and youth care, upper secondary and adult education, and also for leisure and cultural activities. A total of 5539 employees with different professions are employed in Educational and Cultural Services (ECS), most of them (4000 employees) in kindergartens and schools. In Oulu there are 12,000 children in early childhood education, 20,000 students in basic education, and 4,000 students in upper secondary education.

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The University of Valladolid 

The origins of the University of Valladolid (UVa) date back to the 13th century. Since then, this academic institution has grown and adapted to new times and is one of the most important universities in Spain.

UVa offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, including programs in science, humanities, engineering and architecture, etc. One of the main focuses of the Faculty of Humanities is teacher training, for which UVa offers a special master's degree program and which is taken annually by numerous students from all over Spain.

Furthermore, UVa has consolidated the overall number of points it achieved last year in various national and international rankings such as the Shanghai Ranking, the CYD Ranking or the U-Ranking.