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AKSARAY UNIVERSITY is founded by the Law No 5467 issued on March 17th, 2006. Currently the university has about 23,000 students (1000 students are international students) and 820 academic staff both in central campus and other vocational schools in Güzelyurt, Şereflikoçhisar, Ortaköy and Eskil provinces. University has 11 faculties including; Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economy and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Science and Letters, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Faclty of Tourism, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Architecture and Design. 3 institutes for master and doctorate programmes; Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences. 7 Vocational Schools. There are also 12 Research and Application Center. According to the result of University Ranking by Academic Performance URAP 2016-2017 report Aksaray University get the first rank among the universities that is established after the year 2000, although the university itself established in 2006. These results are certificating the university’s scientific success. Internationalization, which is one of the major targets of fruitfulness and quality in Higher Education, has taken a considerable part in Aksaray University's objectives since its establishment. Aksaray University currently has 1000 international students from 22 different countries) within the framework of Aksaray University has a young and dynamic teaching staff profile having post-graduate degrees from different universities both in Europe and in the United States.

Gazi University (GU) is one of the few universities with history dating back to 1920s. Right after the declaration of the Turkish Republic, 'Teacher Training School' was established in 1926 by the directive of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In 1929, the name of the school was changed as 'Gazi Teacher Training School' and it served under this name for many years. In 1976, it was renamed as 'Gazi Education Institute ', which became Gazi University in 1982, by Turkish Law no. 2809. Combined under this new institution, Gazi Faculty of Education, which was previously Gazi Institute of Education; Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, previously Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculties of Dentistry and Pharmacology, which were known as Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacology; and Faculty of Communications, renamed from Schools of Journalism and Public Relations, continued education. Ankara Academy of State Engineering and Architecture also joined Gazi University, with the new name of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. When GU was first established, it had 9 faculties, 12 schools and 4 institutes, but the number of academic units has increased rapidly. Today, GU (TRANKARA02), with its 21 faculties, 16 vocational colleges, 48 research centers, a state conservatory and 7 institutes carry out research and education activities is one of the best 500 universities of the world, provides high quality education. Ranks 7th among 20 best preferred universities in the central enterance exam. Has more than 78000 students (over 5000 graduate students, over 1500 students from other nations including the Turkic states and their communities) and more than 4000 scholars/academic staff and has campuses in various places in Ankara. Four engineering departments have been accredited by the Engineering Evaluation Board. Social activities are popular in such a large university, and more than 120 student clubs/groups, alumni associations organize activities during the year. GU, together with Ankara and Hacettepe Universities have a joint-graduate program.

ORKON is an international engineering, training, consulting and project design organisation in Turkey. It works in infrastructure, water, environmental and transportation projects ; design the environmental, water & waste-water projects to Ministry of Hydraulics, Bank of Province & Municipalities and highways & state-roads projects to General Directorate of Highways in Turkey. In the scope of water & environmental projects, it is experienced in the design of water and waste water networks, water distribution lines, sewage collectors, drinking water and waste water treatment plants, storm and drainage projects & their electrical, mechanical & geological designs & projects.

Comparison of the systems are realized in the design of the projects and the projects to obtain the greener system suitable for the environment fulfilling the rules of the 3 principles of the engineering : economy, esthetic and safety are considered in these designs. It has a European Projects Unit in the company and this Unit deals with engineering European Vocational Training Projects. ORKON is a very active key player in the management & coordination of European projects & has high experience in writing, performing the European projects in the engineering field & manages the consortium fulfilling the project goals.

KALIENERGY aims to find the best solutions which fulfill latest technical and contractual standards in power supply industry and in all infrastructure sectors, which are economically and ecologically sound, socio-politically meaningful and which ensure long-term sustainability. In order to raise awareness on the carbon agenda, climate change and sustainability, both the national and international enterprises. With the wide range of services concerning energy, environment, health and safety and sustainability, KALI assists her clients in regulating their energy and emissions, developing projects, and sketching and performing enviromental friendly, sustainable solutions.

KALIENERGY has deep knowledge and experience in project management of EU funded TA & Supervision projects.

“INTELLECT” FOUNDATION is created with the core role to unify the efforts of people, professionally occupied with tuition, R & D and popularization activities in the field of biology and chemistry, ecology and their economic, societal, and legal aspects as well as application of ICT. Its mission is focused on education and training using digital technology to realize programmes for governmental and private companies in the areas of workforce development, business start-up and management, marketing, grant-writing, commercial and residential development. The Foundation is realizing its mission by bringing together experts in that field from Bulgarian and European Universities, research organizations, industry, and decision policy making institutions. ‘Intellect’ possesses scientific and research expertise in production, application and economic planning in the field of green biotechnology, eco-friendly food processing, ecology and bio-economics. It coordinates the activities of its members for targeted application of research achievements in practice; for integration of people who need updating/upgrading of their professional knowledge and skills in the corresponding educational structures; for creation of interest in young people towards professional career in the above mentioned areas. The Foundation team is deeply committed in undertaking research that asks big questions about what kind of teaching, learning and leadership promotes opportunity, achievement and social justice in the 21st century. By actively and creatively building the intellectual and practical capacities of policy makers, practitioners, students and the wider research community, ‘Intellect’ Foundation aims to create educational environments that enable future generations to thrive in a time of rapid local and global change. The experienced educators and trainers of ‘Intellect’ Foundation are members from all levels of education. They are able to provide an array of educational services including scientific lectures, e-Books, development of marketing materials, quality assurance issues, STEM services, vocational education, curriculum development, web development and new training techniques application as well as provision of VET with adults and youth. This partner can offer to the partnership expertise and competence in performing and ruling national projects and such, developed under various EU initiatives: TEMPUS, INCO-Copernicus, NATO, Socrates/Erasmus, LdV I, LdV II (BG/04/B/F/PP-166033; BG/05/B/F/PP-166054), and LLP–LdV-ToI 2009-1-BG1-LEO05-01607, 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05029 and 2013-1-ES1-LEO05- 66726

AELV is a non profit association. This association has as its mission the Exchange of individuals, mostly Young people, at EU and third countries, to promote training, support and technical expertise, artistic and Cultural activities, social and political awareness as well as putting them together with institutions, companies and other entities to encourage and support integration of these individuals in the labour market. AELV purpose is to promote awareness of a Europe of the people, based on training and knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting of activities consistent with the conservation of nature and the promotion of the sustainable development.Because we are convinced that the best strategy of preserving the nature and culture is promoting the sustainable development through the education. We are located at Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), although we develop our activities in whole Andalucía. AELV since its founding in 1998 by participating in the mobility program Leonardo da Vinci has been improving its management system in mobility programs, transfer of innovation and partnership, programs on both sending and receiving, participating in conferences and seminars as an example of good management and quality mobility programs. Our main purpose is the sustainable development, then we have participated in several project about friendly environment agriculture, building strong network of organization related agriculture and environment covering the expectation of the target group and the project.

SOKO Institute GmbH based in Bielefeld is an owner-managed company founded by Dr. Henry Puhe and his son Clemens Puhe in 1991. The SOKO Institute is a medium-sized social research institute mostly by primary empirical research on behalf of government departments, universities and other institutions. It operates successfully on a high scientific level since many years, performs quantitative and qualitative studies according to the rules of social research and evaluates the collected data. Priorities are labor market and social policy, education policy and the renewable energy sector. Moreover, SOKO is highly engaged in ethics as well as in environmental and health research headed by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Simon and Dr. Rainer Paslack. A special focus lies on sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In this area the SOKO Institute cooperates closely with CELLS (Centre for Ehics and Law in the Life Sciences) at the Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH) as well as with the IALS (International Academy of Life Sciences) at the Hannover Medical School (MHH).

The Associazione Diritti Umani - Sviluppo Umano

Human Rights - Human Development Association (established 1996) is a non-profit social promotion association (APS). The Association is currently composed of 10 people, specialist who have achieved academic qualifications and professional experience directly relevant in the field of human rights, democracy and sustainable human development. The Association aims at mainstreaming human rights, priniciples of democracy and human sustainable development throughout the agendas of Institutions as well as of civil society actors. It furnishes consultancy and guidance, education and research services to local authorities, NGOs, professional firms, voluntary groups, schools and companies. In its action the Association has privileged the collaboration with associations, groups of volunteering and third sector subjects active in the local, regional and national territory. The activities they are mainly made with the contribution of local and regional authorities, but positive experiences are been implemented with national bodies and with bank foundation. The organizational structure is composed by the President, the Executive Council composed of 3 members, including the Executive Director, and the Shareholders' Meeting.