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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

Pixel

Name of the organisation: Pixel
Address: Via Luigi Lanzi 12
50134 Firenze
Italia
Tel: 0039 055 48 97 00
Fax: 0039 055 462 88 73
Web site: www.pixel-online.net
Name of the contact person: Elisabetta Delle Donne
Function: President
Tel: +39 055 48 97 00
Fax: +39 055 462 88 73
E-mail: [email protected]
Type of organisation:
  • Training
  • NGO
Fields of action:
  • SMEs
  • Youth
  • Universities
  • Public Authorities
  • Equal opportunities
  • Schools
  • Unemployed
Description of the organization Pixel is an education and training institution based in Florence (Italy).

Pixel was founded in 1999. Pixel's mission is to promote an innovative approach to education, training and culture, this is done mostly by trying to exploit the best potential of ICT for education and training.

Pixel training offer focuses on the following main areas: - information and communication technologies (e.g. new technologies for education; ebusiness etc.); - business administration (e.g. quality issues; marketing etc.) - language learning (e.g. Italian for art; English for tourism etc.). - school education (e.g. art, history, languages, science, mathematics etc.) - tourism management (e.g. quality for tourism; marketing of tourism; ICT for tourism etc)

Pixel training offer is addressed to: - Enterprises. Focusing in particular on enterprises operating in the tourism sector. Training for workers willing to upgrade their skills. - School. Training for teachers willing to upgrade their skills. - Universities. Training for teachers willing to upgrade their skills. - Training organisations. Training for trainers willing to upgrade their skills. - Public Bodies. Training public officers willing to upgrade their skills. - Private Users. Training post diploma students willing to enter the labour market. - Private Users. Training women willing to enter the labour market.

Pixel trains around 300 people each year. Of those: - 40% are workers going through in-company training. Most of them operate in tourism businesses. - 40% are in-service teachers and trainers. Most of them teach in secondary schools. - 10% are public officers from city councils, county councils and ministries. - 10% are post diploma students

Pixel has a permanent staff of 15 people and a network of about 100 external professionals and trainers that cooperate with them on specific activities.

Pixel has developed strong co-operation agreements and partnerships, all over Europe, with training organisations, educational establishments, research and development centres, public authorities etc.

Pixel has significant experience in the field of European cooperation and transnational collaboration. Pixel has been / is currently involved in about 40 projects financed by the European Commission in the framework of the following programmes: Socrates ODL; Socrates Minerva; Socrates Grundtvig; Socrates Lingua; Socrates Comenius; Leonardo da Vinci; eLearning; Lifelong Learning. Of those projects: 14 were developed in the field of teachers' training; 8 were developed on the field of language learning; 6 focused on research on education and training; 6 were developed in the field of training for youth; 3 were developed in the social field; 2 were developed in the field of in-company training.

Pixel is/was the promoter and / or coordinator of the following European projects: - MultimediArt (89989-It-2001- Socrates Minerva) - Art-Net (2003-4722/001-001 Elearning); - Edurobot (110036-It-2003- Socrates Minerva) - European Languages For Secretaries (Leonardo da Vinci 2003-I-03-Bf-La-154168) - Language eTeachers Tools (Leonardo da Vinci) - Multimedia History Memorial (Socrates Comenius 2.1) - The Learning Game (Socrates Comenius 2.1) - School Inclusion (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius) - Michelangelo (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Comenius) - History Online (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Erasmus) - Els @ Work (Life Long Learning Sub-Programme Leonardo da Vinci)

Pixel has coordinated / is coordinating over 40 training projects at regional level, funded by the European Social Fund. Of those projects: 22 were developed in the field of in-company training; 10 were developed in the field of training for youth to support their entrance in the labour market; 8 were developed on the field of equal opportunities.

Pixel quality system was certified compliance with the standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. Pixel is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education with legislative act of 25/7/2006. Pixel is accredited by the Tuscan Regional County with legislative act number 1722 of 25/3/2003. Pixel is accredited by the Ministry of Health and in this role provides officially recognised qualifications for those working in the medical sector.

More information about Pixel's expertise can be found on Pixel web site at http://www.pixel-online.net.
Experience in previous projects PIXEL's current and past projects are focused on the following topics:

1. TEACHERS TRAINING

European Programme "Socrates Open and Distance Learning" : project "Arte", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote the use of distance learning to promote knowledge about contemporary European art. In the framework of the project a CD-ROM on contemporary art in Europe was created.

European Programme "Socrates Open and Distance Learning": project "ODL networking in Europe", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project carries out an investigation on the application of Distance Training in professional teaching and training systems in five European countries with the aim of identifying the efficiency of Distance Training compared to more traditional training systems.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "Kid-Net"; funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to create a network between the nurseries of three European nations (Italy, Belgium and Spain) in order to experiment and test an on-line course for language learning.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "EUR-EAU Action", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project, promoted by IN.FOR.EF (Belgium) aims to experiment the use of technology in distance learning in the learning sectors of chemistry and biology at secondary school level.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "MultimediArt", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote the use of multimedia and new technologies in the art creation process. Around 40 art schools from 9 European countries are involved.

European Programme "Socrates Comenius": project "Mankind Memorial", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote the knowledge of contemporary history and in particular the Second World War, by means of cooperative analysis of war documents by the schools involved.

European "Safer Internet" Programme : project "Poesia", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote the safe use of the Internet in schools creating a software which filters unsuitable contents for young students. European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "Je Parle donc J'Ecris", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project is addressed to students with learning disabilities and aims to experiment with a methodology for learning French using Alfonic.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "Edu Robot", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to train students from technical schools on an efficient use of the methodologies used for transnational collaboration in the research sector, focusing in particular, on the sector of robotics. There are 10project partners from 7 European countries. European Programme "eLearning": project "Art-Net", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture).The project aims to develop a multimedia platform for the exchange of didactic material for the teaching and learning of artistic subjects. There are 11 project partners from 8 European countries.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "Citizen E", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of this project is to promote cooperation in the field of ODL and ICT in post primary education, promoting an understanding among teachers and students of the technical and pedagogical implications of ICT.

European Programme "Socrates Minerva": project "Climatic", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote transnational cooperation between schools in the field of science teaching.

European Socrates Grundtvig Programme "EMMA", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to create a network of teachers of mathematics to promote the sharing of methodologies and approaches.

European Programme "Socrates Comenius": "MHM Multimedia History Memorial", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project, promoted by Pixel, aims to spread the knowledge of contemporary history through a comparative analysis of the different national media sources.

European Programme "Socrates Comenius": "The Learning Game", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project, promoted by Pixel, aims to implement e-learning solutions and methods in a teaching and learning context that make full use of the most advanced interactive and multimedia solutions, therefore including videogames.

2. LANGUAGE LEARNING European Leonardo Programme: project "CATT: Computer Aided Teachers Training", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). In the framework of the project a CD-ROM aimed at trainers and language teachers was created in order to train them to use new technologies in language teaching.

European Socrates Lingua Programme: project "eLancenet" funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to create a database of language learning products available on the European market, with particular attention to lesser widely spoken languages.

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "ELS", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of the project is to create a language training portal for the learning of 4 foreign languages. It is specifically addressed to secretaries and administrative assistants working in businesses and Public and Private bodies. There are 13 project partners from 9 European countries. European Learning and Linguistic Diversity Programme: project "EURO INCLUSION", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project's objective is to create a transeuropean network for cooperation and exchange between individuals in the foreign language teaching sector.

European programme Socrates Grundtvig: "COLLT" funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of this project is to help teachers overcome their difficulties in the use of ICT for cross-national collaborative communication. European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project: "LeTS" funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of the project is to create a training package addressed to trainers to give them the tools for the development of e-learning based language teaching tools.

3. IN COMPANY TRAINING SERVICES

European Leonardo Programme: project "Orientacion Hacias los Nuevos Empleos", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project, promoted by the Centro Regional Empresarios de Aragon (Spain), aims to define the professional profiles, that are increasingly requested by companies at European level in the sector of new technologies.

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "EINET", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to promote strategies for sustaining entrepreneurship, by promoting new approaches.

European eLearning Programme: project "CREATEL", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project aims to create a thematic portal for small businesses, based on the themes linked to knowledge management.

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "Forestur", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The project is developing a training portal addressed to tourist operators working in the rural areas (agritourism)

ESF projects for the creation of a distance course on ICT for the tourist sector (TIC project)

ESF project for the training of tourism operators on the topic of quality for the tourist sector (QTF project; QTL project; FutAgrit project)

4. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

European Socrates Grundtvig Programme : project "Employing Women Potential", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). This project foresees the training of women who are successfully returning or (entering) the work market in order to equip them with the skills to enable them to become mentors for other women.

ESF project to train women on management of new technologies (LEI project)

ESF project to train women as web designers (Donna 2000 project)

5. DISABILITY

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "INCLUSIVE PRACTICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of the project is to carry out research and comparative analysis at European level of the services and available for disabled individuals and the effectiveness of these services.

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "EDUCARE" ", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of the project is to create a training package addressed to those who take care of the elderly.

6. YOUTH

European Leonardo da Vinci Programme: project "YO - PRO", funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). The aim of this project is to develop a model for the vocational training of youth workers and leaders
Contact person's experience Elisabetta Delle Donne is the president of Pixel an education and training agency, based in Florence (Italy), accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and by the Tuscany County Council. Pixel also has a certified quality system according to the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Elisabetta Delle Donne graduated in Political Sciences - International Affairs from the University of Florence. She started working in the field of transnational cooperation funded by the European Commission a few months after her University graduation.

From 1993 to 1995 she worked as a European project manager in a public organisation created by the Tuscan universities for the promotion and management of European projects. There she started writing her first European projects application and managing European projects in the field of education and training.

From 1996 to 2000 she worked for a consortium of training companies coordinating the European Project Planning and Management team.

At the beginning of 1999 she created Pixel and since then she has been its president. She coordinates the Pixel staff of 12 full time project coordinators and administrative employees and about 100 external consultants who collaborate with them on specific projects.

So far Elisabetta Delle Donne has been involved as project planner and/or manager in more than 50 projects funded by the European Commission mostly in the field of education and training and has developed partnerships with more than 400 bodies, including universities, public authorities, training organisations, schools, research centres etc. operating throughout Europe.

Elisabetta Delle Donne is often invited as a speaker or expert at International conferences.

She is also the main trainer in the international seminar "European Project Planning and Management" which has now reached its 14th Edition.

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15 November 2012

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