From the Hungarian side the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) was the head of consortium, responsible for management, researching and dissemination activities. The Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities non-profit Ltd (FSZK) embodies the practitioners’ aspect and the non-governmental expertise in the project and has a leading responsibility in realizing the experimentation pilot projects. Expanzió Ltd. is in charge of leading the pilot evaluation.
Pilot was organized in Slovenia and Serbia besides Hungary. The Slovenian partner was The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI) is highly reputed governmental institution active in the development of new methodical and didactical concepts, modern education tools. It was also responsible for the quality assurance of the project. Serbians were represented by The Education Forum (EF) which is an expert group (think-tank) made up of specialists coming from diverse educational backgrounds (psychology, pedagogy, economics, medicine, sociology, agriculture, etc. – around 30 members, and many associates) all working on various aspects of education. It is a non-governmental organization established in the 2000. EF was the chief partner for foreign institutions in the preparations for changes in Serbia’s education system after 2000. They were involved in research activities too.
There were ‘critical friends’ in the project that share their good practices and very practical ideas concerning any difficulties occur during the project cycle. The Danish organization is Youth Guidance Center UU-Nord which is an educational consulting company supporting students from year 8 up to 18 in the public and private schools. IJzee Management Consultants represents the expertise of school leadership from the Netherland. It had a consultancy role as well in the project.
The associated partners carry high added value to the Consortium. The FP7 Reducing Early School Leaving (RESL.eu) project leader (University of Antwerp) enriches the research WP with their partial results. The European Parents Association (EPA) provides the view of the parents. E2C-Europe supported conducting the survey of dropped out students and the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (OFI) supports the research works.