Who did it?

Virolai E.M.S.A. – Virolai E.M.S.A. (Catalonia, Spain)

Virolai is an affiliated school of Barcelona, inclusive, open, and respectful of the different views on life, which continually reflects, learns, and improves in response to the new challenges that it encounters. In addition, its goal is educational excellence; that is, to offer the best education to students and their families.  It uses a system of learning based on effort and student involvement in classroom strategies working globaly and following PBL methodology through interdisciplinarity, the connection between different curricular areas, and through work in real, everyday situations. Tutoring is one of the pillars of its educational project. Through the work of self-knowledge, acceptance, and personal improvement and tutorial partnership are essential for empowering and accompanying all the students in their personal growth.

Kiviõli 1. Keskkool – Kiviõli I High School (Estonia)

Kiviõli I High School is a public school for the whole variety of children from 1st
grade to 12th. Our school could be described as a youthful and energetic school. We have
approximately 40 teachers with a culture of trying new ways of teaching. There are 340 students in our school with a high number active organizers and participants of different student projects. The students also actively attend different workgroups and organize events in our school. The school is actively engaging the principles of the initiative “Enterprising School”.2016 Kiviõli 1. Keskkool was awarded as Entrepreneurial School of Europe and 2017 school got gold level recognition. Our school main idea is that subjects must be taught integrated and teaching must have connection with everyday life.

Vilniaus Žemynos gimnazija – Vilnius Žemynos Gymnasium (Lithuania)

Vilnius Žemynos Gymnasium is an educational institution providing general basic and secondary education and giving an opportunity to study under the programme of secondary education. The Gymnasium is a two-step purified four-year educational institution. The subject choice system in the Gymnasium is dedicated to developing mathematical, linguistic, social, economic, communication, information, art, sports and creative skills. For deeper learning and covering the gaps of knowledge, additional modules are offered: Lithuanian, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Information Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, CLIL, Engeneering and others. In addition, you can choose to study a third foreign language (Japanese, Italian, French, Turkish, German, Russian) and modules of drawing, design and programming. There are some non-formal education circles in the gymnasium. There are 74 teachers working at the gymnasium and 781 students.

Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació – Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (Catalonia, Spain)

FCRi is a publicly funded, privately managed non-profit organisation founded in 1986. We act as an expert agent bridging the communication gap between those who generate knowledge and society at large, with a special focus on young people. We promote and facilitate fluid and effective communication between society and the Catalan system of research and innovation and the productive fabric with the aim of increasing the interest of the public and businesses in science and technology. Our main areas of action are: Science and School: We promote an interest in science in schools and among young people, disseminating research to the citizenship and the productive fabric. Science and Society: We disseminate research and innovation to society to promote scientific culture and scientific-technical vocations.

Sihtasutus Omanäolise Kooli Arenduskeskus – Sihtasutus Omanäolise Kooli Arenduskeskus (Estonia)

Sihtasutus Omanäolise Kooli Arenduskeskus is an organisation that supports education improvement in Estonia. Its scope is nationwide and its areas of activity may include the following:
• Undertaking development projects in schools;
• Developing methodologies for education related trainings, organising and carrying out trainings and supervisions;
• Collecting, organising and spreading school development related information. Publishing and marketing its publications;
• Applying for funds from private and legal persons in Estonia and outside;
• Promoting giving support to school development activities.

There currently are 14 paid staff members. Yearly, the organisation approximately trains 700 people. In addition, the organisation runs a number of youth related development projects. The organisation was founded in 1997

Asociacija „Žinių ekonomikos forumas“ – Knowledge Economy Forum (Lithuania) (Coordinator)

Knowledge Economy Forum (KEF) is a professional non-profit, located in Vilnius, Lithuania with more than 50 members representing research, innovation and education areas. Forum acts as a think-tank / debate platform for country’s societal and economical progress in the areas of knowledge society, innovation and education. The forum is open to all ideas that promote the growth of the priority area of Lithuania – the knowledge economy – and invites the society to jointly develop a modern technology and knowledge based country’s future.