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NIOMNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (NIOM), Poland

NIOM is a first class research institute (according to classification of research institutes by the Polish Ministry of Science), which employs almost 400 full time staff. The Institute’s capacity to conduct quality research is best reflected by staff members’ research interest, their previous achievements and proofs of their continuous professional development. In the field of NIOM’s interest lie issues of public health, environmental health and widely understood workers’ health. The Institute comprises of 11 Departments, 2 Clinics, and several management and research supporting units. NIOM has also three centers of excellence/competence in its structure: EPIMOL, CHEMBIOTEST and HEARLOSS. In addition, from mid-1970s, NIOM acts as a WHO Collaborating Centre and in 2008 was granted the status of WHO Leading Institution in Integrated Workplace Health Management. Moreover, NIOM is a proud beneficiary of such international prizes as:

  • the Crystal Brussels Prize in the category of the Best Research Institute (in 2006),
  • the World Health Organization’s Kuwait State Prize (in 2009, for outstanding contribution to the field of health promotion research).

NIOM’s international experience arises from realization of numerous projects (in total well over 120, counting from 1999) within – inter alia – INCO Copernicus Programme, EU Framework Programmes (5th, 6th, and 7th), projects funded by EU DG SANCO, EU DG Education and Culture, EU DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, IARC and NCI Projects, or EEA Norway Grants.

NIOM provides background research and expertise to the Ministry of Health and serves as an advisory body to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and numerous governmental agencies, including State Sanitary Inspectorate and State Labour Inspectorate, and also to local administration, trade unions and industry. The multidisciplinary nature of the research performed at NIOM makes it possible to solve complex problems of the work environment and workers’ health.


Prolepsis Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis, Greece

Prolepsis, a civil non for profit organization, was established in 1990 in Athens. With a strong belief in health being a fundamental right, Prolepsis has undertaken a leading role in the field of public health, by designing and implementing initiatives on various health issues and in different sectors (e.g. education, workplace) targeting a wide range of audiences, such as children and adolescents, women, migrants, and the elderly, and different types of occupational groups, such as health professionals, as well as policy makers, other NGOs and decision makers.

As a coordinator or a partner Prolepsis has participated in approximately 40 EU co-funded and numerous national projects implementing research, applied and educational initiatives, aiming at health promotion and education of the public, policy change and tackling health inequalities.

Its human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary experienced team of physicians, health promotion and communication specialists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists and economists, each of which undertake distinct roles in the Institute’s projects. Moreover, the Institute encourages interdisciplinary and international co-operation, creating networks of collaboration not only in Greece but also in Member-States of the European Union, Eastern European Countries and the USA.

Currently, Prolepsis participates in 5 EU co-funded projects. On a national level, for the 5th consecutive year Prolepsis runs the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program, a large-scale program that has provided so far 11 million free meals to over 80.000 students of underprivileged areas in Greece, while at the same time promoting healthy nutrition. Furthermore, it has undertaken and completed the Development and Wide Dissemination of the General and Special National Dietary Guidelines – “EF Dia…Trofin”.

Technische-Universität-Dresden Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

The Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, is one of eleven universities of excellence in Gerrmany and with about 37.000 students one of the largest universities in Eastern Germany. The Medical Faculty at the Technische Universität Dresden has the largest hospital structure in Saxony (Germany), comprising 43 hospitals. Together with its teaching hospitals and professional network Carus Consilum Sachsen, it comprises another 19 hospitals and 1.470 physicians in the region of eastern Saxony, covering about 2.3 million patients. Close bonds with the University of Technology Dresden enable research, learning and teaching.

The Research Association Public Health is part of the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus. The Research Association Public Health is dedicated to a transdisciplinary research approach. The Research Association Public Health has long lasting experiences in generating public health know-how with scientific focus, but also for policy development, and is an expert in the field of lifestyle intervention and training programmes. The Research Association Public Health has been been main grantholder, coordinator and partner in various European (DG Sanco, DG Research, Interreg IVB), national (German Research Ministry BMBF), and regional (Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs) projects within the field of public health research.

Universidad-de-La-Laguna Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

The University of La Laguna, the oldest in the Canary Islands, has more than 200 years of history and is an institution open to the world. With over 23,000 students, more than 1,800 lecturers and 800 administrative and ancillary staff offers a high quality catalogue of degrees and research programmes ranging from all the humanities to the positive sciences. Its main activities are educational and research activities, meeting the objectives of the European Higher Education Area, helping graduates in the labor market and fostering the economic development of the Canary Islands region.

Recently recognized as a European Regional Campus of International Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education, it has at the same time huge ties with Latin America and Africa being a university in the north Atlantic region stretching over 3 continents.

Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) was established by law in December 2003, and enrolled its first students in September 2007. It is a new, public, and independent University and has set high values concerning its academic character, legal status, organizational and administrative structure; it’s characterized by its high level procedure for staff selection, and its relationship with the state.

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research centers and laboratories.

CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research in all the academic fields of the University’s six Faculties:

  1. Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management
  2. Management and Economics
  3. Communication and Media Studies
  4. Health Sciences
  5. Fine and Applied Arts
  6. Engineering and Technology

CARDET-Cyprus Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology LTD-CARDET, Cyprus

CARDET is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, research and development organization based in Cyprus with partners around the world, which recently entered into a strategic partnership with one of the best universities in the world, YALE University. CARDET is becoming one of the leading institutions in the Mediterranean region for research and development in education, innovation, Information Communication Technologies, and social justice. The CARDET team strives to offer the highest quality research and development capabilities and educational opportunities to benefit society.

CARDET brings together an international team of experienced professionals with extensive global expertise in educational capacity building, educational technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, learning design, e-learning and leadership for educational reform.

CARDET has collaborated with education and entrepreneurial institutions, Ministries, and corporations in Asia, Europe, and the USA. The CARDET team successfully completed more than 130 projects in more than 40 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the US Department of Education, Microsoft, The Commonwealth of Learning, the UNDP and several Ministries. CARDET has a team of 30 employees (full-time and part-time).

The majority of the team members hold graduate degrees (Masters and/or PhD) in areas like business, HR, education, research, instructional design, multimedia development, and evaluation. The financial management of the organization is supervised by the Director of Finance who works closely with a full time accountant and the administration team at CARDET and the individual Project managers involved in projects. Furthermore, we follow all the standards for financial management under the guidance and support of PKF, an international accounting and audit firm, which conducts all the project and organization audits for CARDET. CARDET is ISO 9001:2000 certified for quality in education, research and development.