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The SASSI project consortium has been chosen to provide a diverse range of expertise from like-minded professional organisations. Each partner in the consortium has been chosen for their specialist areas of expertise, understanding of education and training, and also for their access to VET trainers and employers of older workers. The consortium consists of partners from the UK (Apricot Training Management); Germany (BUPNET: Bildung und Project Netzwerk and BLINC: Blended Learning Institutions Cooperative); Austria (die Berater Unternehmensberatungs); Slovakia (CVNO: Centrum vzdelávania neziskových organizácií); Portugal (Inovamais - Serviços de Consultadoria Em Inovação Tecnológica, S.A.); Netherlands (Drenthe College)

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Apricot is an independent not-for-profit company that assists companies, organisations and individuals to grow through learning, training and development. Working with a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations, Apricot designs and delivers training, employability, outplacement and enterprise services. The company has a talented multi-disciplinary team which believes in working with individuals and organisation to bring fresh innovative ideas to the workplace.

Limehurst House, Bridge Street
Loughborough, LE11 1NH, UK
Contact: Hilary Hale
Email: hilary[a]
Tel:  +44 1509 643380

Bildung und Project Netzwerk GMBH (BUPNET) bupnet
Bildung und Project Netzwerk (BUPNET) is an Adult Education provider with extensive experience in supporting adult learners from all sectors in Germany. Established in 1985 as a provider of adult education in the fields of project management, vocational training and counselling, BUPNET has a strong multi-disciplinary team which develops and implements innovative training and consultancy projects locally, nationally and across Europe. The main focus of these projects is:
  • the job security and career development of employees mainly small and medium enterprises and the consequent promotion of businesses
  • the professional reintegration of jobseekers
  • the development and testing of innovative educational approaches and methods
With a strong commitment to supporting continuing Professional Education they have helped many thousands of people to successfully meet the demands of a constantly changing world of work. BUPNET has an extensive network of cooperation partners eg chambers and associations, universities, municipalities and professional institutions both within Germany and across Europe.

Am Leinekanal, 4,
37073 Göttingen, GERMANY
Contact: Sabine Wiemann
Email: swiemann[a]
Tel: +49(0)551 54707-47

Blended Learning Institutions' Cooperative (blinc)blinc_white
Founded in 2005, the Blended Learning Institutions' Cooperative is a network of organisations that have previously been involved in EU-funded LIFE and e-learning projects in the health, social and environmental sectors. By 2015, blinc was made up of more than 30 organisations and individuals from 22 European countries. blinc is dedicated to enhancing the exchange between educationalist and academic researcher and offers a platform for sharing know-how and experience including evaluation, valorisation and networking.  The network provides expert support in the fields of:
  • training and organisational development
  • networking and
  • evaluation (both internal and external)

Am 150 Gen. Register Göttingen, Bertheaustr 10,
37075 Göttingen, GERMANY

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die Berater is an Adult Education provider which focuses on vocational training and human resource development.  It has over 50 centres in Austria and also centres in Slovakia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. With a broad portfolio in further education and training die Berater is amongst the largest private educational institutes in Austria. die Berater supports more than 20,000 learners per year many of them on job orientation and vocational qualification programmes delivered on behalf of the Austrian employment service.

Wipplingerstrasse 32/24-26,
1010 Vienna (region AT13 – Vienna), AUSTRIA
Contact: Franziska Steffen
Email: f.steffen[a]
Tel:  +43/1/5324545-0
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Centrum vzdelávania neziskových organizácií  - CVNO cvno_logo-01
CVNO is an educational and consulting organisation with 18 years of experience in the areas of project management for Human Resource Development.  The organisation has particular expertise in the analysis of educational and training needs, HRD policy formation and the mentoring and coaching of managers. CNVOs  services are used by domestic and foreign NGOs, entrepreneurs, businesses and  a range of public sector organisations including Government Ministries, job centres, schools, colleges and universities.

Žltý Piesok 12,
Banská Bystrica,, SLOVAKIA
Contact: Maroš Chmelík
Tel: +421 910 324 396
Email: maros[a]

INOVA+ - Innovation Services, S.A. (INOVA+)
Inova+ is a leading Portuguese company in the promotion and management of international projects of Innovation, Education and Training, and Research and Technological Development.  The company seeks to transform ideas into innovation, delivering effective and sustainable solutions in cooperation with its partners. Our mission is to promote and manage international cooperation projects and to provide the knowledge, management capacity, technical and financial support needed to ensure successful accomplishments in several fields, namely Education and Training. With a team of more than 40 consultants based in offices all over Europe, Inova+ has extensive experience in the design and development of training materials assessment processes, Human Resource Management, Information and Communication Management and Entrepreneurship.
Rua Afonso Cordeiro 567, 4450-309 Matosinho, PORTUGAL Contact: Ana Solange Leal Email: ana.leal[a] Tel:  +441509643380 Web:

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Drenthe College is a vocational college situated in the northern part of Holland (Drenthe). It has approximately 8,500 students and is based on three main locations in Assen, Emmen and Meppel. The college has three different vocational clusters: Technology, Health and Welfare and Business, Leisure and Gastronomy. In addition to its wide range of vocational programmes the college also provides support for internships and employability support for job-seekers.

Stadionplein 5,
7800 AD Emmen, Drenthe, NETHERLANDS
Contact: Patrick Stadman or Lambert Smit
Email: p.stadman[a] or l.smit01[a]>
Tel:  +31(0)88 1884254