Lead partner:
  BDF supports students, schools, start-up and experienced entrepreneurs to make the most of their innovative ideas.

BDF stimulates entrepreneurship and internationalisation in various ways. We organise road shows at VET colleges to promote our incubator to students. We opened up shared offices around the world to encourage SMEs from our region to enter international business through the Fryslân House concept.
  Business Development Friesland
Emmakade 59A
8921 AG Leeuwarden
The Netherlands


Contact person:
Mr. Frank Hiddink

T: 0031 58 845 8045
E: f.hiddink@bdfriesland.nl
Project partners:
Nordwin College is a Dutch centre for land based vocational education (VMBO and MBO GROEN).

Nordwin College presents itself as a “people’s organization”, in which the students and staff play the main roles. In a pleasant learning and working environment our staff beavers away to achieve the best results by working together with its students. It happens naturally with a modern approach in which the use of media as a tool is a must. Our staff is really committed to our students and is well-informed about their social environment and experiences.

Nordwin College
Jansoniusstraat 2a
8934 BM Leeuwarden
The Netherlands


Contact person:
Mr. Eibert van Engelen

T: 0031 58 284 65 00
E: e.vanengelen@nordwincollege.nl 


BFW is one of Germany's major vocational training institutions and comprises 300 vocational training centres nation-wide and over 60,000 participants per year.

Some 2200 vocational trainers, teachers, social teachers, structural and qualifying advisers and administrators work for BFW.

BFW is involved in many European projects, this enables us to continuously test and develop new approaches to vocational training and to integrate them in our BFW training scope.

BFW, Competence Center EUROPA
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
69120 Heidelberg


Contact person:
Ms. Veronika Ostrogonac

T: 0049 6221 5025 730
E: veronika.ostrogonac@bfw.EU.com


The Ministry is responsible for the execution of the Educational Actions and Programmes, the implementation of the academic and school activities as well as the management of all teaching and professional staff and the regulation of the levels, grades and special teaching methods.

It sets the educational curricula in the region and contributes to establish interconnection with Parents’ Associations in order to promote family involvement in education.

The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura
C/ Santa Julia 5
06800 Mérida


Contact persons:
Ana María López de Ayala Sánchez
Annabelle Favreaux

T: +34 924 00 40 08
E: atd16@edu.juntaex.es
E: annabelle.favreau@gpex.es


Salpaus Further Education is a regional college providing vocational education and training, staff development services and general upper-secondary education in the Lahti region (Finland).

The objectives are: to strengthen relations and increase interaction with working life; to anticipate training needs; to organise preparatory training for curriculum based and competence-based qualifications recognise individual needs and draw up individual study plans; and to contribute to the advancement of regional working life skills.

Salpaus Further Education
Teinintie 4
15200 Lahti


Contact person:
Mr. Markku Tyni

T: 00358 44 708 0999
E: markku.tyni@salpaus.fi

The TRANSFER Association was established in 1997 as a joint initiative of experts with experience in EU programmes in the field of education and training. TRANSFER has 23 full members and extensive links with all key national stakeholders in the area of education, training and public administration.

The main aim of TRANSFER is to stimulate activities focused on improving the quality and attractiveness of vocational education. TRANSFER exchanges experiences on trends and developments in continuing education and training both on a local and international level.
TRANSFER Association
Wielowiejska 28
04-884 Warsaw


Contact person:
Ms. Joanna Długokecka

T: 0048 6044 33 673
E: jdlugokecka@stowarzyszenie-transfer.pl

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RESIST - Retaining Students in School Together - project code 2010-1-NL1-LEO05-02655. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission through the Leonardo da Vinci - Lifelong Learning Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.