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Inishowen Development Partnership

Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) is one of 49 Local Development Companies in the Republic of Ireland. It is a publicly funded, not-for profit company with charitable status, limited by guarantee. IDP works closely with a wide range of community, business, public, statutory, and voluntary partners. IDP has successfully delivered rural development and social inclusion programmes and initiatives on behalf of the European Union and the Irish Government for over 25 years, playing a critical role in combating social exclusion, poverty, and unemployment both through the range of programmes currently delivered and through the brokerage and agency role performed at local level.   

Our Vision is to be an innovative community leader for Inishowen, empowering its people, promoting our place, and advocating for progress. This is being achieved by promoting community-led, sustainable local development built upon the values of integrity, connectedness, innovation, and inclusivity.

Instagram: @inishdevelopmentpartnership
Twitter: @IDPInishowenDev  
Linkedin: inishowen-development-partnership    



IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. The services offered span from training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation, and development of ICT solutions for the private and public sectors.  

IDEC is an accredited lifelong learning center and organises in-service training courses for teachers and trainers, study visits, and informal learning activities for students in initial education and training and provides training courses and work placements for students in vocational training and people in the labor market. 

IDEC has a long-standing experience in European projects, where it has been involved for around 30 years. We have worked under different programs and on different policies, especially in the area of Education and Quality: EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning, and in national reforms of education and training systems.



Eurodimensions is dedicated to advancing education through the exploration of European lifelong learning initiatives and their positive impact on training and educational pathways. We possess deep understanding in areas such as entrepreneurship, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), quality management, and the design of training materials. We have cultivated a strong collaborative network from diverse backgrounds, including European universities, chambers of commerce, NGOs, and incubators. We are actively participating in various Erasmus proposals, further demonstrating our commitment to fostering educational excellence.


business development friesland

Business Development Friesland (BDF) from the Netherlands prepares, develops, designs, and provides practical education to help people and organisations to grow. We take own initiative to do so and we get frequently requested by businesses, schools, universities or governments to support them in their efforts. BDF forms the link between business, education and government and supports organisation in realizing their economic, international and social ambitions.  

BDF has been involved in the development of a variety of innovative trainings and since the recent development in remote education, has become an expert in applying digital methods and approaches in new and existing business models. E.g. BDF is involved in European projects aiming to help micro entrepreneurs in retail, tourism and hospitality sector to increase competitiveness by supporting the development of their knowledge and skills, and is currently elaborating several training opportunities for established retailers. Furthermore, BDF has provided trainings for youngsters to explore a career path in entrepreneurship, however, is also experienced in consulting existing companies to improve their business model, adapted to the current trends of digitalisation and sustainability. 

Twitter: @BDFriesland



EOLAS S.L. offers services and support to enterprises, organisations and entities in 3 main areas, for a wide range of demands and needs from support for projects, business development and consulting to innovation.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTANCY: As a result from experience in business development and a track record as exploitation expert, we provide a wide range of services and support, in all phases of business creation, development and growth. Not only for established companies, but also for start-ups, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations (e.g. NGOs), and for the traditional, digital and circular/collaborative economy. We apply innovative approaches and methods such as storytelling, co-creation and creativity techniques.

INNOVATION: Thanks to a proven track record as innovation and quality manager and reviewer of innovative (EU-funded) projects, we are in an ideal position to support you in the envisaging, designing and implementation of innovation processes in all types of organisations and in different contexts, such as: Social innovation; Educational innovation; Product & service innovation; Collaborative innovation and Training for innovation. Co-creation, creativity techniques, narrative techniques and knowledge generation and management are only a few of the methods we apply in our aim of making you more innovative and reach a higher and more long-lasting impact.

PROJECTS/SUPPORT: Based upon our long-standing and extensive experience in projects, we offer services and support to all enterprises, organisations and entities with demands in the field of the design and management of projects. The services range from the definition of strategies to obtain funding and grants (international, European, national and regional), accompanying the whole process, the conceptual and design phase up to the management and closing of the project. Specific focus is on Project management, Innovation management, Exploitation, Impact evaluation, Risk management, Quality management and Dissemination.

• EOLAS Manon van Leeuwen
• EOLAS Paula Matías
• EOLAS’s page (@eolaseurope)

University of Turku

The University of Turku is a multi-disciplinary, international research university with 20,000 students and 3,400 staff members. The Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) is part of the Brahea Centre, which is one of the five independent units of the University of Turku.

The CMS improves the societal effect of research results, the realization of the principle of lifelong learning, and the university’s interaction with its operational environment. It specialises in maritime and logistics related research and education projects and services, including coastal and maritime tourism related issues, and eLearning. It leads and takes part in various international development, education and research projects, which are aiming, for example, at blue growth, smart and green transport solutions, maritime safety aspects, and transparent, uniform quality of maritime vocational education and training that meets the needs of the industry. The CMS leads and contributes actively to the thematic entity of the Sea and Maritime Studies, which is one of the strategic entities of the University of Turku.

The Centre for Maritime Studies has a large network related to coastal and maritime affairs. It has offices in the Southwest coast of Finland, in the heart of the maritime towns of Turku, Rauma and Pori, right next to the exceptional Archipelago and Bothnian Seas.

Facebook: @UniTurkuMKK 
Twitter: @UniTurkuMKK
Linkedin: @UniTurkuMKK

turku university of applied sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku UAS) is a higher education institution of 13,000 experts, researchers, students, faculty members and teaching professionals. We create solutions for a better tomorrow – both regionally and globally.
Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. As a significant regional actor, we harbour close ties to businesses and municipalities in Southwest Finland. Turku UAS is the fourth largest technical university in Finland. Students are sought after experts, with 99 % employment within five years of graduating. Joined our Team in 2024.

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