COORDINATING INSTITUTION :
43 Films ASBL - www.43films.be
The association 43 FILMS was founded in April 2004 to create, produce and promote cultural events and audio-visual programmes expressing today's cultures. The aim is to make these projects liveable, find financing and give access to artists, ideas, films in non-conventional places and create a different relationship with the spectator. Book publishing is the next objective of this association.
Stephanie Lippens produces documentaries and promotes short films (www.shortescape.com). firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Iweins gained her experience in fim distribution at CDC United Network. email@example.com
PARTNERS - FASTEN SEAT BELTS 1 :
Centro Regional das Beiras Universidade Catolica Portuguesa PT
Name of partner: Filomena Capucho - http://www.crb.ucp.pt
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL is:
- An academic community that helps defend and develop the human being and his/her cultural heritage through research, teaching and services
- A major presence in the Portuguese university world, characterized by a Christian vision of mankind and making a specific contribution to all areas of knowledge
UCP is recognized by the Portuguese State as a free, autonomous university institution of public utility. UCP was founded in 1967 and gained official recognition in 1971.
Since its foundation, it has made a significant contribution to the development of higher education in Portugal. Over the years the Portuguese Catholic University has established its position through its high quality teaching, demanding training programmes, the prestige of its lecturers, and the many leading managers, lawyers, officials, businessmen it has taught and who have been successful both in Portugal and internationally.
Teaching at UCP - which has awarded degrees to around 20,000 students over the past 35 years - aims to combine academic excellence and education in human values.
UCP has a regional structure. Although it is just one university, it is made up of four major regional centres: Beiras, Braga, Lisbon (the headquarters) and Oporto.
Department of Regional Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Name of partner: Violeta Kaledaite - http://www.vdu.lt
Expertise: Department of Regional Studies organizes Lithuanian language and Culture courses for foreigners both intensive and non-intensive; International Lithuanian language and culture summer/ winter course, also EILC Lithuanian language courses for Socrates/Erasmus students. The Department has acquired considerable expertise in teaching Lithuanian as a foreign language, in developing teaching and culture promotional materials, and in organizing local and international methodological seminars and conferences. Regional Studies department is responsible for MA Baltic Region studies and non-degree Baltic Studies for local and foreign students and those who are interested in the Baltic sea region area (culture, languages, politics, economics, history, social life).
Name of partner: Arnaud Blanpain - www.studiobuzz.be
Sound studio specialized in audio post-production for audiovisual productions. Buzz does production management, voice casting, voice recording, voice coaching, sound design, music composition and soud mixes in accordance with each specific media / support.
Kulturring in Berlin
Name of partner: Lucy Hottmann - http://www.kulturring.org/ - http://www.speechbubbles.net/
The Kulturring is a non-profit organisation across Berlin supporting local culture in its widest sense. This includes many local artists, exhibitions, school projects, training for the unemployed, a chamber orchestra, festivals and publications. Its educational branch is involved in European projects in the area of language acquisition and awareness and also media education.
Name of partner: Marie-Antoinette Barbier - http://www.mablingua.be
Crash courses for an active command of the language you need
Our focus :
Maximum progress for each Euro invested in lessons, through:
-Educational approach designed to match individual students level and own learning pace;
-Lessons planning adapted to the professional and social linguistic needs of students around their topics of interest;
-Ongoing assessment of the students level, their progress and of the teachers performance.
MAB Lingua approach of language learning is based on the following principles:
- Determination of a teaching programme after an initial free assessmentof the students level, perceived learning strengths as well as his or her goals.
- Lessons of 45 minutes, on the students site (home or office), individually or in small groups (in the latter case, the school must determine first the students commonality of goals and levels).
-Educational method designed to overcome beginners inhibitions through an active role of the student;
- Conversational topics and media used in the lessons are adapted to each student or group of students (newspaper and magazine articles, video, role playing etc.)
- The teaching plan includes a progressive support of grammatical and vocabulary knowledge, fundamental for the mastering of the language and the individual future progress of the student.
- strict selection of professors based not only on their command of the language but also on their ability to carry the school philosophy and commitment.
Our commitment is based on our experience in bringing up to level :- people with significant social responsibility and -public figures in the communication area in a minimum of time.
Name of partner: Damien Aresta & Pierre Smeets - www.pleaseletmedesign.com
pleaseletmedesign is a duo of young graphic designers comprising Pierre Smeets (b. 1981) and Damien Aresta (b. 1979). They set up their own graphic design studio in 2004 after graduating from Saint-Luc Higher School of Arts in Liège (Belgium) and spending almost a full year in ERG (Graphic Research School) in Brussels (Belgium). The projects of pleaseletmedesign range from graphic design, books, posters, identities and stationery to exhibition design, signage, titles sequences, and website in cultural sectors as diverse as music, architecture, cinema and advertising.
Samanyolu Schools (Ozel Samanyolu Lisesi ve Fen Lisesi)
Name of partner: Hakan Aycicek - http://www.samanyolu.k12.tr
Electronic-School'' and Samanyolu
Our aims in establishing an Education Portal are as follows:
* To provide students, teachers and parents to interact and communicate throughout the day.
* Give a chance to students and teachers to share information and documents between them.
* When the need may arise to help the students with the Guidance and Counselling Service.
* With the help of the portal to form the basis of an E-School which is developing as a requirement in our era.
PARTNERS - FASTEN SEAT BELTS 2 :
Name of partner: Sandrine Marsal - http://www.airfrance.com/
Air France is one of the world's largest airlines. Air France is based in Paris, France, and is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM Group. It operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 185 destinations in 83 countries. Its global hub is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Prior to the merger with KLM, Air France was France's primary national flag carrier, employing 71,654 people in March 2004. By March 2007, the airline employed 102,422 staff.
The company's corporate headquarters which was at first in Paris downtown moved to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle north of Paris by CDG Airport. This is where the headquarters of Air France-KLM is now. Between April 2001 and March 2002 the airline carried 43.3mn passengers and had total revenues of € 12.53bn. Air France's regional airline subsidiary operates the majority of its regional domestic and European scheduled services with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Air France is also accredited by IATA with the IATA Operations Safety
Guest Production (see above)
Kulturring in Berlin (see above)
MAB LINGUA (see above)
Pleaseletmedesign (see above)
Name of partner: Vanessa Everts www.vanessaeverts.com
Vanessa Everts is a writer and editor in film, television and other media.
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Name of partner: Dr. Alexander Fedotoff - www.confuciusinstituteofsofia.hit.bg
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. Although organized educational activities in Bulgaria date back to the second half of the ninth century, when Kliment and Naum, students and associates of Cyril and Methodius, founded schools of public education in Ohrid and Preslav with the support of the Bulgarian king Boris I, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” was established in 1888 in order “to offer higher education and prepare teachers for high schools.” The first class was made up of 43 students, all of them men. There was only one Faculty of History and Philology, with three specialties: history, Slavic philology and philosophy with pedagogy. In 1998, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” celebrated its 110th anniversary as a fully developed academic institution with European and world-wide prestige. It currently boasts 17 faculties and offers more than 100 degree courses in the humanities and sciences. Among these faculties one should mention in particular the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology as an actual proscenium of foreign languages, cultures and area studies education programs.
The history of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology is inseparable from that of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. At present, the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology comprises 10 departments and 19 specialties (degree courses) on BA, MA and Dr. level, and as such is the largest faculty at Sofia University. This faculty is a unique national centre of non-Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. The faculty’s academic staff numbers more than 200 full-time and as many part-time lecturers, whose efforts focus on a variety of basic research in applied areas.
In 1986, the Center of Asian Languages and Cultures was established as a part of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology. Currently, with eight specialties (majors) in Turkish, Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, Korean and Armenian Studies, the Center has grown into the largest academic institution of Oriental Studies in Southeastern Europe. These majors are structured in the form of four Departments, as follows: Department of East Asian Studies (Korean, Chinese and Japanese), Department of Classical Oriental Studies (Indian, Iranian and Armenian), Department of Arab and Semitic Studies and Department of Turkish and Altaic Studies.