Cooperation throughout Europe

The project is carried out by experienced higher and vocational education and training institutions from different European countries.

Wroclaw University of Economics commences its activities in 1947 as a private, one-faculty College of Commercial Education. The University has four faculties: Economic Sciences, Management and Computer Sciences, Engineering and Economics and Regionals Economy and Tourism. Altogether it employs about 1600 people, including 880 academic teachers and 120 professors. The University is authorized to grant degrees, among them PhD and doctor habilitatus of economic science, organization and management. The University is ranked amongst the top Universities of Economics in Poland. It is an important center of education, science and research, and plays an important role in the international scientific community.

The company’s purpose, in France, on European and international level is to promote the social and professional inclusion of people with different backgrounds: the improvement and harmonization of skills, development of interaction between international institutions, public and private companies, promoting of professional mobility, as well as actions of engineering, training, innovation, consulting, translation, event-organization, and generally, all financial, commercial, industrial, securities and property, related directly or indirectly to the above mentioned purpose or to any similar or related purposes, such as facilitating its expansion or development. The aim of GUIMEL is the development of autonomy, empowerment, increasing professional and social skills. GUIMEL also participates in EU projects corresponding to the European qualification values.

CIAPE is the Italian Centre for Permanent Learning, a non profit private organisation. It exists as an Association of Learners to promote the development of a learning society through the provision of a quality and comprehensive system of adult learning and education which is accessible to and inclusive of all. CIAPE is the transnational coordinator of the “Quality Apprenticeships European Network”, a network involving businesses and VET organisations from 20 different countries in a European Network for the certification of learning outcomes deriving from apprenticeships experiences. CIAPE is a member of the CEDEFOP “European Qualifications Framework – Credit Transfer In VET” and of the “Quality Assurance in VET” communities. CIAPE implements research and training activities aimed at the development and validation of transversal skills as well as of the new skills required by the labour market.

One of the five public economics universities in Poland, the largest and oldest school of business in Silesia. Since the beginning, it has focused on education in modern economics and cooperation with business and public administration. It runs academically and practically oriented degree courses. Currently, more than 10,000 students pursue their education at the four faculties based in Katowice: Economics, Management, Finance and Insurance, Informatics and Communication, and at the Faculty of Business, Finance and Administration in Rybnik. The university consistently implements the internationalization strategy. Students take advantage of a variety of exchange programs and scholarships for studies and work placements in over 400 firms and almost 200 partner universities worldwide. The academic employer database offers approx. 1,500 jobs and nearly 700 job placements annually.

Offering professionals the chance to gain a state-recognised university degree without having to give up work or restrict their professional activity – this has been the objective of FOM University of Applied Sciences since its foundation in 1993. With more than 46,000 students, FOM is Germany's biggest private institute of higher education. It has been accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities, Germany's most important advisory body for science policy. FOM is supported by the non-profit Stiftung BildungsCentrum der Wirtschaft. Experienced lecturers from the academic world and industry give on-site lectures at 29 study centres throughout Germany.

Until 2017, the following partners were engaged in e-COMMA:

  • euproma GmbH & Co KG, Germany: until March 2017
  • Gazi Universitesi, Turkey: until July 2017


Contact persons

Wroclaw, Poland

Maciej Czarnecki, 

Gujan-Mestras, France 
Martine Gaury,

Rome, Italy
Enrico Messinese, 

Katowice, Poland
Agata Austen, 

Essen, Germany
Johanna Gelberg,

Co-funded by the European Union

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