The Innovation Ecosystems for Vocational Education and Training (InEcVET) project brings together a diverse range of partner organisations from around Europe. The consortium comprises 8 full implementing partners and 2 specialist support partners. Partners have been selected in pairs with 2 organisations from Ireland, Cyprus, Portugal and Romania who will work in teams to develop the proposed innovation ecosystem with support from a specialist technical partner from Finland and a specialist media production partner from Ireland. The project will run for a period of 24 months beginning in November 2015. InEcVET is funded under the Forward Looking Cooperation Projects measure of the Erasmus+ Programme.
A brief introduction to each of the 10 project partners is presented below.
Future In Perspective Limited
Future In Perspective Limited (fipl) is a private company working in the field of adult education, e-learning, digital media and social inclusion. The company focusses its work in 4 main areas namely; conducting research and analysis in the fields of education, business development and support, migrant integration, social inclusion, and rural development with a special focus on participatory action research; designing and implementing evaluation frameworks and conducting quality assurance audits and assessments; multi-media design and training, the development of media rich learning tools, resources and environments, and audio-visual production; with a particular emphasis on developing self-directed learning pathways fipl encourages the educational development of “Free Agent Learners” affording target group members the opportunity to develop their key competences in blended learning environments; developing overarching branding concepts and promotional campaigns for the community and voluntary sector and education providers to attract reluctant learners to lifelong learning. The company generally works with organisations addressing the needs of those for whom traditional education and second chance education has failed.