Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions from Center-Eastern Europe, being the university with the oldest academic tradition in Romania (1581). It is the largest Romanian university, with 21 faculties, approximately 45.000 students and 3.000 permanent university staff, situated at the confluence of the Eastern and Western cultures. BBU is the leader among the universities in Romania according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – known as the Shanghai Ranking of universities- the oldest and the most prestigious international ranking of universities considering the indicators of excellence, education, and research. Also, BBU is in the first position in the country, according to other University meta-ranking, such as Center for World University Ranking (CWUR), World Universities Ranking al Times Higher Education (THE-WUR),
University Ranking of Academic Performance (URAP) and US News Best Global Universities. BBU-DPH focuses on scientific and educational activity on the submission and implementation of projects for the research-development-innovation, capacity building and mobility on different subdomains of public health, medicine, and social and economic sciences.

At present, BBU is the coordinator of an Erasmus Mundus project – Special ICT Infrastructure for Smart Place, and partner in the other five Erasmus Mundus projects, proving strong abilities and experience in academic cooperation mechanisms and capacity building projects. BBU offers the first Bachelor program in Public Health taught in English from Romania and Central and Eastern Europe (Department of Public Health). BBU also offers Master Programs in Health Management and Policy and Public Health and is one of the most active research centers in the field of Public Health from Central and Eastern Europe, which provides numerous possibilities of practice in the over 25 research studies that are being implemented. Further, BBU, represented by the Department of Public Health, was a partner in a 2010 TEMPUS program Masters Programmes in Public Health and Social Services (MPPHSS), coordinated by the University of Cumbria and focusing on Eastern European countries.

University of Porto (PT)

University of Porto (PT)

The University

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto is a leading teaching and scientific research institution in Portugal, currently ranked among the top 150 European universities in some of the most important international rankings of Higher Education.

Combining quality teaching, focused on individual vocations and market needs, with the status of Portugal’s largest scientific “cradle”, the University of Porto is an institution committed to translating the talent and innovation that populate its 14 faculties, a business school, and over 50 research centers into added value for society. Here, the richest academic community in Portugal moves, the result of the meeting of the best students in the country with a highly qualified teaching and scientific staff and a growing number of international students, teachers, and researchers. All this is in a set of university centers strongly integrated in the city and equipped with infrastructures that ensure the best academic, scientific, social, and cultural experience.

Our Partner institutes

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) was created in 1976/77 at the University of Porto and is the school where teaching and research in the fields of Psychology & Education Sciences is carried out. Nowadays nearly 1500 students attend FPCE’s courses (undergraduate, master & doctoral) and over 1200 participants per year come to FPCEUP for their highly reputed continuous education and professional training opportunities. FPCEUP has a significant involvement in education and training in areas such as education, justice, health, central and local public administration, socio-cultural work, corporations, among others. FPCEUP is also very actively engaged in R&D activities mainly through research centres funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology that have been very positively evaluated by international committees. Internationalization plays also an important goal in FPCEUP, not only by the increasing number of projects and protocols established with national and international entities but also by an increasing exchange flow of students, professors, and researchers. For example, the doctoral program of education is an international program in cooperation with the State University of Rio de Janeiro. With almost 30 years of activity, FPCEUP is committed to high level quality education and research and the promotion of an institutional culture that is concerned with well-being and social justice.

Competences Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing

The Competences Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing of U.Porto (Porto4Ageing) holds the mission of promoting, transversally to U.Porto, the quality and multidisciplinary of training, research, development and innovation activities carried out in the field of active and healthy aging. Moreover, Porto4Ageing is a consortium that brings together over 100 organizations, representing different stakeholders – regional governments, health and care providers, academia and research, industry and civil society – and building upon the quadruple helix approach. The Porto4Ageing alliance is committed to promoting local convergence and improving the health innovation ecosystem while reducing and overcoming existing bottlenecks.
It is doing so by promoting joint work for high impact, thus bridging the gap between public and private actions and instruments and, ultimately, facilitating knowledge exchanges and scaling up of results. Porto4Ageing is enrolled in several national and European projects in the field of healthy aging and management of chronic diseases, including SKILLS4ADHERENCE, FAIR4HEALTH, and SHAPES, between others.


Associacao Juvenil da Ilha Terceira (AJITER. PT)

Associacao Juvenil da Ilha Terceira (AJITER. PT)

Youth Association of Terceira Island – AJITER, is a non-profit institution that was started in April 2003, starting with the essential objective of promoting and strengthening youth associations in the Azorean community, as an innovative way to promote the integration of integration into the community. it is inserted in, and fight against generalized indifference that, at times, is very harmful to our youth.

Since then, there has been a lot of work developed, we have had social and community intervention in the most varied areas of relevance to youth, from education for citizenship, through education for health, prevention of risk behaviour, solidarity, combating social exclusion, sports, promoting access to the new information society, enhancing the historical and cultural heritage of Terceira Island, among many others.

Contact: Décio Santos

Bildungszentrum Sankt Bernhard (AT)

Bildungszentrum Sankt Bernhard (AT)

Bildungszentrum Sankt Bernhard is a renowned educational institution with a 45-year history that reflects societal changes from the post-war era to the present. Established in 1973, it distinguished itself by focusing on areas such as the “Third World,” ecology, alternative living, and Franciscan spirituality. The center fostered the formation of self-help groups, initiated “Third World shops,” and offered courses on hospice care.

Its mission was to inspire individuals to advocate for a just world driven by grounded spirituality. The institution expanded its offerings to include personal development, life coaching, culture, creativity, and health. As a state-recognized and supported educational institution, it hosts approximately 12,000 participants annually in about 700 events.


In 2012, a commemorative publication traced the historical roots of “Bildungszentrum Sankt Bernhard” from its predecessor organizations to its present-day form.



TU Wien is located in Vienna, in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For 200 years now, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

The mission of TU Wien is “technology for people”. The University has eightfaculties and is led by the Rector and four Vice Rectors. The TU Wien places great emphasis on the inclusion of students in research programmes, considering this an important criterion encouraging new generations of scientists. Development works in almost all areas of technology is encouraged, first, by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at the TU Wien itself, and, secondly, within the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners. The TU Wien has sharpened its research profile <> by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres.


Contact person Prof. Felix Breitenecker
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Ecological Future Education (LV)

Ecological Future Education

Ecological Future Education (hereinafter – EFE) is a Non-Profit private organisation that has been created to promote a sustainable development mindset in everyday life.
EFE aims to help introduce a new learning and thinking method which would promote environmental awareness as an interesting adventure where everyone participates, thus making the world a better place.

The objective is to inform youth about environmental issues, and daily habit awareness, to improve young people’s skills and competencies concerning green thinking, and to raise social responsibility.

Target groups – social risk groups, young people with destructive problems, adults, and young people. EFE provides training for educators, trainers, and youth workers.


Challedu (GR)


Challedu pioneers new models of learning, inclusion, and engagement. Its team consists of educators, teachers, experts, and game designers and designs playful experiences and games with the aim to transform every activity into an irresistible experience. The scope is to unlock the transformative power of people as seekers and solvers of complex problems, risk-takers, inventors, and visionaries. Our work also empowers creativity, fantasy, inclusion, and empathy.


Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL)

Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych

Our main goal is Lifelong Learning promoting – developing of one’s abilities, predispositions, and interests – both in personal and professional life. Based on our international contacts, we are using international good practices in adult learning. We are promoting and supporting vocational and personal development through culture and art (professional as well as unprofessional), active democracy, and educational mobilities in the EU. We work with intergenerational groups, including both the seniors (Third Age Universities among others) and the youth and youth workers (Eurodesk). Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives was founded in April 2011 in Bielsko-Biała (South of Poland, Silesian Voivodship).