Vienna Association of Education Volunteers, Austria

Vienna Association of Educational Volunteers (V.A.E.V.) is a non-profit making, non-political organisation, which aims at empowering people, promoting peace and tolerance among young people through assisting people in acquiring knowledge and developing their skills and competences.

VAEV’s main aim is to provide community-based educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people; train them committed to peace, democracy and inclusion; contribute to nonviolent processes of conflict transformation in the Europe by providing competences, skills development.

VAEV promotes training and implementation of systems relevant to the support of the young people.

It cooperates with social sector organizations to promote policy changes and improvements to services. The scope of the association is to provide flexible non-formal education programs in various fields within the framework of lifelong learning.

Directoraty of Primary Education of Thesproatia, Greece

The Directorate of Primary Education represents the Greek Ministry of Education in Thesprotia and it supervises 66 schools, both pre-primary and primary, two of which are exclusively for children with special needs. It is responsible, as delegated from the Department of Education, for most aspects of local education provision, including meeting the needs of local schools, improving them when needed and teacher training.

The staff consists of 15 people, both teachers and administrative employees. There are 450 teachers of various areas of expertise in total and about 2800 students (4-12 years old) attend.