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Doga Schools, founded in 2002, has got 8 campuses in Istanbul, comprising 39 schools from kindergarden to Upper Secondary level, 15000 students, 1000 staff members. The aim of Doga ("nature" in Turkish) schools is to provide an individual development for pupils in a way that is multi-directional, participative, creative and sensitive. The love for nature, the idea to learn with nature is at the center.

Doga schools gives also great importance to integrate ICT. All classes are equipped with smartboards. "DOGA online" is a virtual library enabling teachers and pupils to follow curriculum subjects online. "E-HOMEWORK" offers pupils facilities to do their homework interactively/online, it is used also for preparing projects, and exams. Parents and teachers can check pupils acitivities.

"E-Doga" enables parents to reach information like the time schedule of their children, teachers, schedules/results of exams etc. "E-Doga" is used to form an educational triangle pupils - teachers - parents.

Fondazione Idis-Citta della Scienza is a non-profit making organization which operates in Naples since 1987 and plays a leading role in the dissemination of scientific knowledge, technological innovation and research on education. The science centre has became, for the quality it proposes, the contents, the high interactivity, the dimension (10.000 sq.m) and the innovation of technologies and exhibition areas, the first interactive science museum in Italy (about 350,000 visitors per year) and has received important awards at European level: Micheletti Prize in 2005 for the best scientific museum of the EMYA and the Descartes Prize for Science Communication in 2006. Among the high number of activities developed on the theme of school education it have to be mentioned: the Legality&Science project - developed with Italian Police - devoted to diffuse awareness and prevention culture of legality among students; the PENCIL-Permanent European resource Centre for Informal Learning (EC FP6).

Sirma Media is the leading BG publisher of multimedia knowledge – e-encyclopedias, dictionaries, e-lessons, educational games, web based knowledge portals and language tools. Sirma Media has significant experience with design, software development, support and maintenance of multimedia knowledge products and services, most of them commissioned by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. Sirma Media products are licensed to all 3 000 Bulgarian schools are actively used in the learning process within the frames of the current state curriculum. Sirma Media develops and organizes qualification teacher training courses.

Sirma Media is part of Sirma Group Holding, which is one of the top 3 software companies in BG, more than 400 people highly qualified staff. Through one of its companies - Ontotext (research & development laboratory for knowledge processing) the holding is the most active Bulgarian participant in 5th & 6th European Research and Development framework programs.

The Educational Research and Evaluation Group (ERE) of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) is a small research team based in Heraklion, Crete, Greece; with research concerns in the areas of: Technology enhanced learning - focus on pedagogical effectiveness of various learning approaches (experimental, situated, adaptive, exemplary learning), organization of teaching / learning and self-evaluation. Considered and studied are also diverse theories of organizing learning amongst which is the Multiple Intelligence Theory; Teachers professional development -focus on pedagogical applications of ICT and the pedagogy of the discipline of specific orientations;Life-long learning -focus on the use of new technologies in formal and informal learning settings; Socio-economic research-focus on the implications of ICT use in the learning process and organizational change.

Center for Creative Training Association (CCTA) is a non-profit association, established with the aim to work for public benefit in the field of educatio.& aims to contribute to the positive change in the field of education and training - a change to practical education which effectively masters key competencies and helps learners to enhance their potential for successful social and professional realization & addresses its work mainly to the young people in the school age. It develops programs for out of school activities which offer balanced and comprehensive development of the personality of the youngsters, encourages free communication and creative approach to the knowledge.In addition to the work with young people also offers wide number of teacher training prgs, aimed at dissemination of interactive methods and innovative approaches in teaching. In 2009 CCTA started developing a network of partner-schools in BG, which currently has more than 40active members & continues to expand.

Valahia University Targoviste is a State University, founded in 1992. Its structure comprises 8 Faculties (long-term courses of 3 or 4 years). The University proposes 28 licence's degree specializations, 26 Master's degree courses, doctoral studies (in History, Materials Science and Economics), teacher training courses and distance / lifelong learning courses. 12,000 students attend all forms of study, guided by 350 teachers. As an organizer of teacher training / distance learning courses, together with the experience gained in Socrates-Comenius projects (as coordinators and partners), the university staff involved gained an important experience on working with virtual instrumentation, collaborating platforms and web-sharing instruments.