LEADER - LOCAL ACTION GROUP (LAG) SARCIDANO – BARBAGIA DI SEULO (Sardinia – Italy)
LEADER - LOCAL ACTION GROUP (LAG) SARCIDANO – BARBAGIA DI SEULO (Sardinia – Italy)
The LAG Sarcidano-Barbagia di Seulo is a public and private foundation, which promotes local development processes aiming at enhancing and boosting local peculiarities and resources in the Sarcidano and Barbagia of Seulo area (central Sardinia). This purpose is in line with the implementation of the Local Development Plan (LDP) funded by 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme for Sardinia.
The LAG area includes several municipalities: Escolca, Esterzili, Gergei, Isili, Mandas, Nurallao, Nuragus, Nurri, Orroli, Sadali, Serri, Seulo, Villanova Tulo.
The LAG Sarcidano Barbagia di Seulo works in several fields:
• Rural development. Promotion of different kinds of associations to support the establishment of networks and to enhance small incomes and informal economies. • Management of European, national and regional grants • Technical support to local and rural development actions • Technical support to production activities operators • Promoting rural tourism. To propel tourism activities in rural areas by developing services aiming at promoting and improving tourism supply quality in the rural area. • Improving local products production, processing and marketing • Promotion of local cultural identity • Promotion and support to vocational training of local public and private operators. • Management and coordination of cultural, religious, and artistic local resources in order to promote the local heritage in a perspective of tourism supply improvement • Management and coordination of environment resources particularly focusing on protected areas (rivers, lagoons, forestry). The objective is to promote both the environmental heritage and local biodiversity in a perspective of tourism supply improvement
TECNOMARCHE S.C.A.R.L - Science and Technology Park of the Marche Region - Italy
History TecnoMarche is the Science and Technology Park (PST) of the Marche Region. Founded in July 23th 1994 by Federazione Regionale degli Industriali e della Finanziaria Regionale delle Marche, PST has been officially recognized as “Research Organisation” under EU Commission Law 2006/C 323/01. Activities: • R&D projects • Commissioned R&D projects • Standard Technologies Services • Innovation and technology transfer projects • Professional training • Local development projects
Laboratories and Services:
• Specialised Industrial Research Laboratory for the Manufacturing sector, accredited by the Italian Ministry for University and Research. The laboratory is made of:
• ET Lab – Electronic and New Technologies Unit • IT Lab – Information and Communication Technology Unit • P3 Lab – Design, Process and Production Technology Unit
• The “Material Point”: exhibition centre on new materials in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Macerata. Recently, a new structure has been opened in Porto S. Elpidio in collaboration with the Province of Fermo. It supports the matching of innovation technologies and materials demand and supply, designed for companies, design studios, as well as universities, schools and students interested in promoting and developing product innovation and upgrading on innovative materials and their possible uses.
Fields of technology intervention:
• Home automation/domotic system and Ambient Assisted Living • Digital platform for promoting goods Made in Italy • New goods derived from innovative materials and processes
• Manufacturing (shoe, textile, furniture, automotive, shipbuilding, avionics) • Information & Technology • Creative business • Start-ups
Human resources Now, 25 design researchers with scientific and technology profile work in PTS. Over the past three years, the lab has involved about 70 design researchers thus contributing in launching new job pathways into SMEs. About 200 young researchers have worked on research projects.
Relations with companies: In the last 7 years, PST has worked with more than 700 regional companies, mainly SMEs.
Contacts Pstmarche, Polo di Ascoli Piceno: Zona Servizi Collettivi – Marino del Tronto, 63100 (AP) Tel. +39 0736 343644 Fax. +39 0736 338238 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pstmarche, Sant’ Elpidio a Mare Presso Scuola di Formazione Professionale; Via Prati, 3 Tel. + 39 0734 859485 Web site: www.pstmarche.it
ITABIA - ITALIAN BIOMASS ASSOCIATION - Italy
ITABIA (Italian Biomass Association) is a not for profit Association founded in 1985 with the aim of promoting the diffusion of efficient and environmentally sound biomass production and conversion systems for energy and industrial purposes. The term biomass includes both cultivated and residual vegetable materials, as well as municipal and industrial organic wastes. Most of ITABIA’s activities concerns the transfer of knowledge to public and private bodies, research centres, manufacturers, agro-forestry entrepreneurs, etc.
ITABIA has established an efficient net of key persons and bodies able to support the actions and giving help for the achievement of expected results. In fact, ITABIA’s membership is composed of about one hundred specialists coming from scientific institutions, public bodies and industries with special interest in biomass sector.
ITABIA has the capacity of establishing and coordinating national teams having the tasks of defining strategies, and implementing action plans. From the operational point of view, ITABIA usually organizes seminars, workshops, meetings where all the results attained by other partners, as well as information coming from other sources, are disseminated. Special means are currently utilized like ITABI@NET (an electronic newsletter for ITABIA’s members) and the WEB site.
ITABIA’s experience covers a wide range of topics from biomass production, to biomass recovery and utilization. ITABIA has been actively participating in several international networks - most of them promoted and financed by the European Commission - together with different stakeholders in order to face problems from different point of view (see below for a list of networks).
Actually, ITABIA is collaborating with the Italian Ministry for Agriculture and Forest Policy and with the Ministry for the Environment and Territory for implementing National Programmes and Action Plans for the deployment of biomass energy.
ITABIA promoted the foundation of the European Association for Biomass (AEBIOM).
ITABIA - Italian Biomass Association Via Venafro, 5 - 00182 – Roma - Italy Tel. +39 06 7021118 Fax +39 06 70304833
IPSAR – STATE VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (Sardinia – Italy)
The Vocational School for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSAA) was born in 1960 and it has been the first high school in Tortolì (Province of Ogliastra). Today, it represents a benchmark for the overall rural sector because it trains young people towards a successfully access into the forest and farm sectors management. At a later stage, the school has been affiliated to the Vocational Training Institute for Hospitality and Food Services (IPSAR) in order to enhance young entrepreneurship and farming start-ups in innovative sectors, such as quality production, farm holiday supply and renewable energies.
The Institute (IPSAR+IPSAA) includes a wide range of students coming from several Sardinian areas thanks to its boarding house.
The Institute’s training courses intend to provide expertise and enhance student’s awareness about the need of cultural and professional skills for a successful action in both working tourism business and new start-ups. Training methodology includes regular lessons, laboratories and work-based learning in local, national and foreign companies.
The school hosts: • An Educational restaurant available on reservation. Its main feature is to offer a detailed menu with ingredients and preparation techniques description for all suggested dishes • A Farm business • A Boarding house for students. It provides accommodation services and support to all educational activities. • Laboratories for practicing food and bakery making, tourism reception, diet nutrition, computer science and languages
Sardinian Forest Institute – SFI was founded in 1999. It manages 220.000 hectares of forest in the overall regional territory. The reforestation, the fire prevention, the attention for the wild fauna and its livestock are the main means for the protection of the Sardinian woodland and fauna. Education, environment information and the promotion of history and cultural values of the regional forestry heritage are the main SFI’s activities. Its objective is to contribute to4 enhancing an accurate environment protection culture at local level. The institute promotes activities aiming at fighting climate change in order to innovate the politics for the forestry heritage management, energy and environment saving. The main functions are: • Management of the overall farming, forests and woodlands heritage granted by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and other public and private entities. The Sardinian Forest Institute will take care of its supervision, management, and improvement, according to forest arrangement plans. • Fighting against forest parasites • Fire prevention campaign implementation according to Fire Prevention Regional Plan even outside SFI concerned areas • Realization of silviculture actions • Plant nursery and all other activities aiming at heritage protection, promotion and valorisation • Promotion of farming, rural tourism and all other activities needed to a best goods and resources use • Management of wild fauna farming and rescue centres • Testing and applied research • Studies and researches aiming at developing sustainable productive and recreational activities linked to forest management • Improving parks and other community facilities in order to let people enjoy public areas
Alexandria University is the second largest university in Egypt, after Cairo University, and the oldest university in the country. It held part of the ancient Library of Alexandria, which was one of the largest libraries in the world. Recently, it has been placed in the top 100 among the world’s most reputable universities (which includes also BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). In fact, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014, Alessandria University was ranked in 93th place. Alexandria University’s mission is to contribute to society development through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. As pioneer of innovation, it provides students with an accessible, adaptable and challenging learning environment. In addition, it helps to create the suitable conditions to develop the scientific research in order to meet local and international needs. As academic institution, Alexandria University considers the intellectual and personal growth of individual as a central goal. The university's programs are designed to increase students’ knowledge and to provide them with appropriate jobs. In addition, the University aims at fostering the sense of community by creating citizens with sense of responsibility. Many scholars and researchers from Alexandria University have received important international awards, such as the Nobel Prize and the State Merit Award for Scientific Excellence, and other honours by Arab and international institutions.
Alexandria University was established in 1938 as a separate branch of Fouad I University. At the beginning, it was constituted by the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Law. Then, in 1941, the Faculty of Engineering was established. In 1942, in order to develop the fields of research and to improve the quality of the education, the University of Alexandria became a separate entity with four additional Faculties: Science, Commerce, Medicine and Agriculture. In 1952, it became "Alexandria University". Since then, the University has witnessed a significant growth in several fields: the number of faculties and high institutes have increased to 22. Some examples of them are:
•Faculty of Nursing, 1954 (formerly, High Institute of Nursing) •Faculty of Pharmacy, 1956 •High Institute of Public Health, 1963 •Faculty of Education, 1969 •Faculty of Dentistry, 1971 •Medical Research Institute, 1971 •Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 1974 •Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, 1983 •Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, 1983
Alexandria University supervised the establishment of four faculties in the Nile Delta: Faculty of Medicine (1962), Faculty of Science (1969) in Tanta (currently Tanta University) and the Faculties of Education and Agriculture (1969) in Kafr-Elsheikh (currently Kafr-Elsheikh University). Seven other faculties were established in Damanhour, the capital of Behera Governorate: the Faculty of Education (1980), the Faculties of Arts, Agriculture and Commerce (1983), the Faculties of Science, Veterinary Medicine and Nursing (2007). In 1989, the faculties and institutes affiliated to Helwan University and located in Alexandria joined Alexandria University thanks to a Presidential Decree. A Faculty of Basic Education was also established in 1991, together with other faculties, such as the Faculty of Tourism & Hotels and the faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Nursing in Marsa-Matrouh Governorate, located 300 Km west of Alexandria. In 1998, two Faculties affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Education joined Alexandria University: Kindergarten Teachers Training and Specific Education. In addition, in 1960, Alexandria University established in Beirut, Lebanon, the Beirut Arab University, which is run by administrative cadres from Alexandria University. Recently, Alexandria University is working on the establishment of a branch in Juba, in the South of Sudan, and in N'djamena, in Tchad.
Birthplace of the alphabets and meeting point of civilizations, Beirut enjoys a special geographic location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This location distinguishes the city from a cultural, economic, commercial and academic perspective; hence, it is the chosen centre for various institutions, including universities, which are the best projection of the city's distinctive historical background.
Beirut Arab University (BAU), located in the heart of Beirut, is a centre of culture and enlightenment. Since its establishment in 1960, BAU has been committed to offer outstanding educational programs and to provide students with a large offer of educational programs, which aims at developing leadership skills, instilling the concept of social responsibility and respecting the multicultural understanding. The University promotes a stimulating academic atmosphere for its academic staff to ensure excellence in research. In addition, it supports the dissemination of its outcomes to address community needs, both nationally and internationally. BAU relies on the high quality of its professional staff to deliver efficiencies and innovations and to achieve the strategic goals of the university.
BAU, founded in 1960, by the Lebanese El-Bir and Ihsan society is a Lebanese private institution for higher education. Currently, the University consists of the following 10 faculties:
• Faculty of Arts • Faculty of Law & Political Science • Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration • Faculty of Architectural Engineering • Faculty of Engineering • Faculty of Science • Faculty of Pharmacy • Faculty of Medicine • Faculty of Dentistry • Faculty of Health Sciences
Beirut Site Tareek El Jadida TEL: +961 1 300110 FAX: +961 1 818402 Debbieh Site Debbieh Main Road TEL: +961 7 985990 FAX: +961 7 985070 Tripoli Campus Corniche El-Mina TEL: +961 6 218400 FAX: +961 6 222800 Bekaa Site Taanayel Area TEL: +961 8 543051 FAX: +961 8 544051 P.O. Box 11-5020 Riad El Solh 11072809 - Beirut, Lebanon
The Ministry of Agriculture is المسؤولةresponsible عنfor صياغةالإطارthe strategic management of the overall Lebanese agricultural sector from natural resources (lands, water, forests, fauna, etc.) to develop rural areas by enhancing the benefit coming from local products and resources. Politics and practical programmes implementation, legal and legislative framework definition as well as securing infrastructures, will facilitate investments, production and marketing, thus allowing the development of this sector. The Ministry is in charge of laws, decrees and decisions issue in collaboration with other ministries, general الأخرىdepartments, العاموالمنظمات العربية والإقليمية والدولية والجهات غير الحكومية والقطاع الخاص.Arab organizations, regional, international and non-governmental organizations and private sector. It also works for ensuring the Lebanese agricultural interests in all regional, Arab and international conventions involving Lebanon.
Founded by the General Union for Arab and Italian Chambers of Commerce, the Italian – Arab Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit association aiming at promoting and developing the economic relations and cooperation between Italy and Arab Countries. The Chamber is the unique Italian organization officially recognized by the League of Arab States: (Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Comoros, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen). The Council of Economy Ministries of Arab States gave to the Chamber an exclusively mandate for the endorsement of export documents in the countries where it is required. The General Union and the Federation of the Arab Chambers of Commerce take part to the Chamber Board of Directors and they both have institutional relations with the Chamber. The Chamber works with the Italian Foreign Ministry, Italian Institute for Foreign Commerce (ICE), Simest, Invitalia, Confindustria and all other trade associations and chambers of commerce, public and private farms, SMEs, banks chambers of commerce, entities and associations. The Chamber website (www.cameraitaloaraba.org) offers information and database focused on fostering relations, exchange and economy cooperation between Italy and Arab countries.
The Chamber’s work and the relations with the Arab countries economy sectors are the core of the overall Chamber’s activities and services offered to its members.
The Chamber of Commerce of Nuoro (Sardinia – Italy) is a “public body working for the local enterprises system by looking after its development in the local economy”. In the same way as other Italian Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Nuoro is an independent entity provided with a statute and a programme of activities that it realizes exclusively. Its main activities are: • Keeping of specific registers as national law requires • Support to start-up and businesses implementation • Promoting local economies and areas to improve competitiveness and facilitate SMEs access to financing • Creation of local economy observatories and economy information dissemination • Support to the companies internationalization process in order to promote the Italian business system abroad • Promotion of innovation and technology transfer to businesses by information and IT services • Establishment of the arbitration commission to solve disputes among enterprises, consumers and other users • Drafting of contract templates among enterprises, their association and other consumer protection associations • Promotion of control checks on unjust contract clauses; control checks on goods and legal metrology; goods certificate of origin releases • Collection of uses and customs • Cooperation with universities, education institutions in the field of work-related learning and vocational guidance