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.
Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology
Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology (CARDET) is one of the leading research and development centres in the eastern Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in research, evaluation, entrepreneurship, employability development, professional capacity building, youth empowerment, design thinking, innovation, education and human resource development. We follow a systemic and systematic process in thoroughly planning and executing projects. CARDET is ISO 9001 certified for quality in management, research, and education services. We have developed and implemented lifelong learning projects and conducted large scale evaluations of education programs around the world. Our team has developed and offers approved courses to SMEs in Cyprus and which are approved and supported by the Cyprus Human Development Authority. CARDET is affiliated to the University of Nicosia in Cyprus; YALE University, USA; and the International Council of Educational Media.