Koena is a French social enterprise whose mission is to generalize Digital Accessibility to empower people with disabilities, especially through professional training.
In the context of its research and development program, Koena is developing tools for professionals who are looking to provide online services in compliance with digital accessibility laws in France and in Europe while advancing their corporate social responsibility.
Koena allows digital content creators to connect with those who use their content, via a mediation platform that gives people with disabilities the opportunity to become inclusion ambassadors, providing invaluable assistance to organizations working on accessibility improvements.
In order to implement digital accessibility and create better standards, Koena participates in Erasmus research programs with various partners (universities, NGO, associations) from various countries.
Citizens In Power (CIP) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization from Cyprus that addresses the needs and demands of people through their involvement in social and civic life, by simultaneously providing them innovative material and free trainings related with a variety of fields, such as education (including on-line education), inclusion, entrepreneurship and business, culture, labour market and lifelong learning.
CIP mainly aims at the development of education, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning in Cyprus and abroad. To achieve these targets CIP has an ongoing collaboration with the leading universities, schools, NGOs and research organizations in Cyprus for the development of projects, trainings and educational material. CIP retains a valuable network of professional trainers and educational experts experienced in both formal and non-formal education.
Morningside Montessori Elementary Private School was founded in 2017 and is the first Elementary in Cyprus to follow the Montessori Method. The language of instruction is in English and children have the opportunity to learn Greek and Turkish as well. Morningside Montessori Elementary is a non-profit company with founding members from the fields of Montessori education, developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, peace education, architecture, and business administration.
Morningside is the first school in Cyprus that promotes sustainable changes through innovative, non-mainstream teaching that enhance values of peace, reconciliation, ecology and humanism, under the guiding principles of the Montessori method. This is achieved through a non-mainstream learning environment where Montessori education creates the future problem-solvers and leaders of our world. Morningside’s learning environment is not bound within the classroom, is hands-on and child directed. The target is to educate the whole child through a comprehensive Montessori education that cultivates self-directed action, flexible thinking, creativity, and non-standardized models of problem-solving.
Morningside focuses on each individual child, by providing individualized learning, as described by the Montessori method. Additionally, we strive to include children with atypical development, visible and invisible disabilities, and children who belong to minority groups in Cyprus. Everyone is included and participates in the same environment, alongside each other. This mirrors the ideal society where disability is treated with respect and embraced with love, and where equity is more essential than equality.
Apart from the provision of innovative educational services, the school strives to have a significant impact in the sector of educational research. The school was founded by two academics with a long-standing experience in research and European projects. Although the school, as a legal entity, currently has no record of experience in managing European projects, the founders of the school have an extensive experience in the coordination and management of European projects.
TransMedia Catalonia is an interdisciplinary research group at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
TransMedia Catalonia aims to research audiovisual translation (dubbing, subtitling, voice-over, etc.) and media accessibility (subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, respeaking, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language) in various genres, platforms and supports. After an initial period devoted to descriptive research, its focus is now on user testing and technological implementation.
Monumenta is an urban, non-profit company whose goal is to protect the natural and architectural heritage of Greece and Cyprus. It was founded in 2006 with a mission of conducting research and educational programs, interventions for the protection of monuments and historical buildings, and information activities (guided tours, public debates, electronic journals, and book publishing). In the framework of the project of recording, documenting, and promoting the buildings of the period 1830-1940, which the company has been implementing since 2013, all the surviving buildings of Athens have been recorded, including those which were demolished, while hundreds of oral testimonies and evidence have been collected, thus creating a valuable documentation repository of buildings.
The 22nd Elementary School of Athens is a Greek public school located in the area of Kato Patissia, at 50 Nicosia Street. The school runs seven morning classes with about 160 students and four full-day classes. The school’s population is made up of students from varying ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Teachers’ Association consists of 20 teachers and special education teachers.
Our school, as a miniature of society, is also open to it, seeking the cultivation of skills through national and international projects which have already been implemented throughout the years. The projects the school participates in are usually within the general objectives of the school, including those aimed at developing higher order thinking skills as well as the personal development of the students via offering different kinds of lesson contents for meeting each student’s personal interests. Through the implementation of various programs, we seek to achieve, on the one hand, the promotion of cultural values with the ultimate goal of cultivating respect and appreciation for cultural heritage and, on the other hand, the acceptance of diversity. With their participation in the programs, children are given the opportunity to experience the know-how across schools from different parts of the world.
The school is very active in local and national projects from varying fields (including cultural heritage) but wishes to advance its know-how, educational material, and expertise via a European, strategic partnership.
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