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Institut EuroSchola

1- Legal form

NGO founded according to the Czech law

2- General aim and the main mission of the institution

The organisation is one of the leading training organisations working in the east of the Czech Republic. We were founded in 2000 and currently employ more than 10 full-time workers, waist majority of them with completed academic degree. We also co-operate with a stable group of 20 lecturers we believe in.

  • Certified training provider-  Business incubator for the start-up companies in the ICT
  • Competence centre for cross-border cooperation
  • Organisation working with the EU funded projects
  • Initiators of innovative development projects in the field of human resources development
  • Members of the Adult Learning Association of the Czech Republic

3- Description of the role of the institution regarding cross-border issues

CB Training:

  • To improve cross-border cooperation through education and consulting with regard to public policy for schools, NGOs and public servants from CZ, PL and SK
  • To initiate the cross-border cooperation between other subjects, mostly schools, NGOs and public authorities
  • To develop tools and methods that can be used by other cross-border territories inEurope.

Our primary target groups are:

  • The schools, public servants, students and NGOs from triangle CZ, SK and PL
  • The labour offices employees and their clients, meaning the unemployed

In the CBC field we realise and offer:

  • Preparation and implementation of CBC projects
  • The course on creating CBC projects
  • Animation of CBC projects creation
  • The IT tools necessary for the CBC projects creation
  • The course and consultancy on the EGTC creation
  • Conferences on current issues of cross border cooperation
  • Tailor-made training session
  • Analytical works on demand (for example study comparing CBC on Franco-Belgian borders with CZ-SK-PL cooperation)
  • Publications
  • Exchange between civil servants
  • Support (counselling, studies, coaching) in cross-border projects
  • Moderation of cross-border meetings

4- Activities / References regarding cross border issues

Projects

Games Without Borders (2001 – 2008)

Informal cross-border education of young people from CZ, PL and later on also SK in high schools age (aged 15 – 19) with the help of cross-border competing in non-traditional disciplines, financed mostly from the PHARE CBC and INTERREG money. Cca 300 students trained

Cross-Border Education Academy (2006 – 2007)

The pilot testing of cross-border education for the following target groups: university students, teachers, public servants and representatives of NGOs from Czech and Polish part of Tesin Silesia. Cca 160 persons trained

Analysis on Joint Teachers´ Training Possibilities in Tesin Silesia (2006 – 2007)

The analysis on possibilities of joint teachers´ training for the mixed target groups of teachers from CZ and PL, cca 60 schools involved.

CBC Strategy of Tesin Silesia Region NGOs (2008 – 2009)

 The project helped to create the first cooperation strategy of Czech and Polish NGOs which crossed the borders. The strategy was developed and is currently being implemented. 27 NGOs and approximately 50 people took part in the process.

Business Without Borders (2008 – 2010)

The project aimed both at supporting the entrepreneurship spirit and culture of CBC between high-school students from Czech and Polish part of Tesin Silesia Region via interactive business-simulation game. Approximately 200 people took part in the project.

Cross-Border Education Academy for Public Servants (2009 – 2011)

This project aimed at increasing the level of CBC of Czech and Slovak public servants by the means of training in the fields of joint cross-border projects development, financing cross-border co-operation, soft-skills and the use of IT to cooperate beyond the borders.

Together for Innovations (2010 – 2012)

This project is trying to help creating joint cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship environment in Moravian-Silesian Region (CZ) and Žilina Region (SK). The main tools are cross-border trainings and consultancy.

It Is Time for Business (2010 – 2012)

This Czech-Slovak project builds on methodology and results of Business without Borders project and widespreads the know-how and approach also on the Czech-Slovak borders.

Connect to the Nature (2010 – 2012)

This project aims to make high-school students from CZ, PL and SK think jointly about the environmental issues and strengthen thus their cooperation beyond the borders.

 Consultancy and training for public authorities (not under our own projects)

Organisation of study visits for Czech, Polish and Slovak public authorities to the organisations responsible for CBC or training in cross-border matters, notably:

2007, 2008 – study visit to M.O.T. and Euro-Institute for the group of politicians and public servants from the Moravia-Silesia Region.
2008: Preparation of project deepening the cooperation of Silesian universities both in CZ and PL
2010 – study visit to EGTC Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and EGTC West Vlaanderen
2009 – 2011: Moderation of EGTC TRITIA creation, which included:

  • organisation of training on the EGTC in general and EGTC creation
  • leading, moderating and animating working sessions of the EGTC preparatory team
  • preparing 3 INTERREG IVA projects which now finance the creation of the EGTC
  • elaborating the study comparing the way the CBC is conducted in Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and CZ-PL-SK border region creating EGTC TRITIA
Conferences

Design and organisation of 6 conferences dedicated to the CBC issues.

Publications

2006: Compendium of Model CBC Projects Realised by Schools

Existing courses
  • How to Prepare the Cross-Border Project
  • Animation of the CBC Project Creation
  • Funding the CBC
  • How to Overcome Intercultural Barrier in Conducting CBC
  • Informal Learning as a Tool for CBC
  • EGTC Tool in the Current EU
  • The IT Tools for CBC
  • Simulation Business Games (online version)

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