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Partners
The project partnership involves various organizations, representing different European countries.
University of Turku
University of Turku
Finland
FI-20014 Turun yliopisto
Finland
Web site: www.utu.fi/en
University of Turku (UTU) is a multidisciplinary scientific university, where expertise of seven faculties ranges from humanities to mathematics and natural sciences, and business. The university is recognized for the quality of teaching, research and excellent student support services. With its 21000 students and 3500 employees University of Turku is one of the major universities in Finland.
 At the University of Turku the BIG GAME project is coordinated by ARD (Areal Research and Development) unit of Brahea Centre, which is an expert, service, and collaboration unit bridging the academic research and the society, and participating actively in national and international projects. The unit employs 20 experts of various fields working on the university’s third mission: continuous learning, digital technology, knowledge transfer, and social engagement. A group of experts are specialized particularly in institutional development, modernization of higher education, curriculum development, and contributing to the wider objectives of continuous learning from VET to HE. This way, the Centre fosters the dialogue and sustainable cooperation between different levels of education and the working life and works to increase the employability of graduates by improving the match between labor market supply and demand.
 The Centre has a strong collaboration with private sector partners in different fields serving as a portal between the academia and the business sector as well as offering new research ideas, technology and knowledge transfer, education and training. Most recent national and international development projects are situated in the area of competency-based approach, assessment, and recognition of prior learning, as well as working life relevance in curriculum, degree design in different disciplines, and development of learning environments based on digital technology, creativity, and entrepreneurial mindset.
 
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Tartu Finnish School
Tartu Finnish School
Estonia
Tartu
Web site: www.tfk.tartu.ee
 
The history of the school dates back to September 1957, when it commenced its operations in two study buildings: the former school building on Kesk Street and the one on Salme Street. Under the esteemed leadership of Vello Saage from 1959 to 1977, the school published its first almanac, TIPA-TAPA, which became a hallmark of the institution. Over the years, Vello Saage oversaw various literary classes, school theatres, and speech choirs, enriching students' experiences with literature days and trips. In 1967, the introduction of student photography, spearheaded by physics teacher Vello Punning, marked a significant milestone until 1997. The school's curriculum expanded over time, encompassing Finnish language classes and collaboration with institutions like the Finnish Institute and Embassy. Noteworthy initiatives include the Vello Saage poetry competition, the Friendship Schools in Europe programme with Forssa Gymnasium, and the introduction of a re-creation management training course in 2005. Subsequent years witnessed the incorporation of literature and media and nature studies, alongside Spanish as a fourth foreign language. The school's commitment to research culminated in the publication of students' research works in 2012. Transitioning into Tartu Forselius School in 2013, the institution underwent transformative leadership under Jüri Sasi and Kristi Mumm, ushering in innovative educational models like the "Ahhaalik" school in collaboration with AHHAA Science Centre and the University of Tartu.

Tartu Environmental Education Centre
Tartu Environmental Education Centre
Estonia
The foundation was established in place of the popular nature hobby school in Tartu: The House of Young Naturalists (active since 1953). The new organisation was necessary because of the old one (The House of Young Naturalists) didn’t match into new system of non-formal education. The concept and expectations for new organisation were bigger than it could be possible within an old hobby school.
Ths school’s objevives are:
nature and environmental training of children, young people and adults.
offering possibilities for nature and environmental hobbies.
dissemination of environmental information.
promotion of a sustainable lifestyle.

Tõrvandi Koo
Tõrvandi Koo
Estonia
Tartu maakond
Web site: www.torvandi.edu.ee
Tõrvandi School in Tartu, Estonia, is an educational institution dedicated to nurturing young minds and fostering a dynamic learning environment. Situated in the surroundings of Tartu, the school prides itself on its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and community engagement. With modern facilities and dedicated faculty, Tõrvandi School offers a comprehensive curriculum that caters to the diverse needs and interests of its students. From rigorous academic programs to extracurricular activities, the school provides ample opportunities for holistic development and growth. With a focus on instilling values of responsibility, respect, and lifelong learning, Tõrvandi School stands as a beacon of education in the region, preparing students to become confident, compassionate, and engaged members of society.

EU-Track
EU-Track
Italy
Viale Europa 95, 04019
Terracina (LT)
Web site: www.eu-track.eu
EU-Track is a Multidisciplinary Research and Development Center composed of researchers with different backgrounds, mainly geotechnical engineering, nanotechnology and robotics, education-pedagogy, sociology, science education in STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
The strength of our Scientific Committee stands in the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach combining the academic-scientific and entrepreneurial aspects aimed to the implementation of research activities.
Thanks to our international network including universities, research institutes, business companies, public authorities, training centers both in Europe and in Asia, we strongly promote research and training activities for teachers, young people and professionals focused on innovation and labor market needs.
 
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Pixel
Pixel
Italy
Via Luigi Lanzi 12
Firenze (FI)
Web Site: www.pixel-online.net
Pixel is an education and training institution based in Florence (Italy). Pixel was founded in 1999. Pixel’s mission is to promote an innovative approach to education, training and culture, this is done mostly by trying to exploit the best potential of ICT for education and training. Pixel has a permanent staff of 15 people and a network of about 100 external professionals and trainers that cooperate with them on specific activities.
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I.C. MARIA MONTESSORI
I.C. MARIA MONTESSORI
Italy
Via dei Volsci, 12
04019 Terracina (LT)
Italia
Web site: www.icmontessoriterracina.edu.it
“Maria Montessori” Institute is a public school located in Terracina, in the center of Italy. The school welcomes around 1,300 students aged 3 to 13.
The educational offer of the Institute constantly aims to improve the skills of students and staff through an interdisciplinary and extraterritorial approach to knowledge and skills. STEM, environmental sustainability, artistic expression and inclusion represent the distinctive aspects of the school curriculum, also developed through European Erasmus + projects."
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EuroEd Foundation
EuroEd Foundation
Romania
Str. Florilor 1C
Iasi (IS)
Web Site: www.euroed.ro/en/euroed-iasi
EuroEd Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Iasi, Romania. Set up in 1992 with the support of the British Council Romania and the Soros Foundation, it covers different fields of activity such as educational projects, lifelong learning and training, citizenship, human rights, public policies, law, youth, culture and regional development. 
EuroEd Foundation promotes ongoing education and training of children, youth and adults, aiming at making the most of the human potential, seen as a multilateral resource of knowledge, skills, competencies and ideas for sustainable development.
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Lyseo Peruskoulu Joensuu
Lyseo Peruskoulu Joensuu
Finland
Länsikatu 15, 80110
Joensuu, Finland
Web Site: www.joensuu.fi
 
Lyseo upper secondary school is located in the heart of the city Joensuu in eastern Finland. There are about. 450 students aged 13 - 16 and 45 teachers. We have three types of special classes: music, sport and english. The students come mainly from the city centre and Noljakka, which is a vital district of Joensuu, but also from other municipalities (specially special class students). 

The main group of teachers in this project have wide knowledge of education and we represent versatile science subjects, as well as social sciences and crafts. We are eager to learn and improve teaching and learning processes as a STEM- approach, we have experience on various erasmus projects, international cooperation, and we have wide knowledge of climate change. Many of us work as a digital tutor-teacher and our ICT- competences are vast

Tallinn University
Tallinn University
Estonia
Narva mnt. 25, Tallinn 10120
+372 640 9101
Web site: www.tlu.ee/en
Tallinn University is a public research university in Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2005 following a merger of several higher education institutions and research institutes, Tallinn University is the youngest and third largest public university in the country. The university has a student population of ca. 8,000 in full-time studies, over 10% of whom are international students. TU has a track record of research and project work in the areas of game design, game-based learning, and educational technology and is home to the international Digital Learning Games MSc — one of the only programs in the world that focus specifically on creating games for use in education.
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Tartu International School MTÜ
Tartu International School MTÜ
Estonia
J. Liivi 2d, 50409 Tartu
Website: istartu.ee
Tartu International School MTÜ is an NGO located in the city of Tartu, Estonia. Founded in 2001, the organization runs two educational institutions: Tartu International School and Tartu International Kindergarten. The school and kindergarten are accredited to teach students from age 2 to 15 and to deliver the International Baccalaureate Organization´s Primary Years Programme (PYP). Innovation, sustainability and cooperation are the core values of Tartu International School.
The curriculum, methodology, learning environment and use of ICT provide students with a balanced learning experience, which allows them to make connections between studies and the real world. Tartu International School is represented by a body of staff with expertise across many sectors of education. We aim to share this expertise by working on a range of activities with external groups and organizations.
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