Presentation of the BEQUEL project consortium

13/03/2022

Get to know the consortium of the BEQUEL project. Six partners from five countries are working together on the BEQUEL project to assist VET providers in their quality assurance practices in e-learning initiatives.

  • The Technical University of Košice, Slovakia, is coordinating the project. Their Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling (FMMR) has been implementing distance education and online education since 2018. The Department of Materials and Quality Engineering has long-standing experiences in the field of quality assurance at universities, benchmarking and VET. In addition to teaching, the department members are currently also developing online study materials and consulting in the field of Learning Management System for the entire faculty.
  • Q-IMPULZ, the Slovak Association for Quality, Innovation and Design, is a non-governmental non-for-profit training and research organisation. Among their areas of work are educational and training activities, the preparation of surveys, studies, and analyses to support the development and improvement of quality, as well as the offer of advisory and consultancy services in the field of quality engineering and management. Besides, Q-IMPULZ has already participated in several projects related to VET quality.
  • IDEC is a training consulting company located in Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation, and development of ICT solutions for both the private and public sector. For over a decade, the company has been dealing with the topic of quality assurance and improvement of VET and has coordinated and participated in various related European projects. Moreover, IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres.
  • CIOFS-FP is an Italian non-profit association dedicated to VET. Their services include the provision of training pathways and workshops, research on education and/or employment, and the development and implementation of national and European projects. CIOFS-FP has set up benchmarking activities to ensure high quality education and training at their VET centres. These centres coped with the effects of the pandemic by transforming the eLearning activities carried out in some classes into a systemic approach to digital education.
  • eucen is an international non-governmental not-for-profit association with currently over 160 members in 36 different countries. By promoting flexible learning pathways for adults, development of LLL throughout universities and recognition of prior learning, lifewide and lifelong, eucen promotes bridges between universities and the world of VET. The association is member of the VET4EU2 Advisory Board group. Moreover, eucen has coordinated and participated in a number of European projects related to VET and quality in e-learning.
  • Txorrieri is a High School for Science and Technology and Vocational Education and Training in the Basque Region of Spain. It has strong links on the regional and European level and a strongly embedded culture of quality. The school is committed to implementing a Total Quality Management System based upon the European Foundation for Quality Management model (EFQM) as a way of assessing continuous improvement. Txorriero is experienced with European projects, two of which were aimed at improving quality in VET centres.