The partnership is composed of five institutions who know perfectly the sector in their countries, and represent the interests of workers, firefighters and trainers.



Leader Partner

SGS TECNOS is a multinational company specialized in vocational training and work safety.

They are leaders in certification and regulation. They’re also a renowned training company with an important experience in technical assistance in the HSE (health and safety of work) and Environment. SGS TECNOS works to achieve an improvement in working conditions for employees and environmental conditions. Since 2005, SGS has a specific innovation department to carry out numerous national and international innovative projects where they can provide their expertise in training, security, health, certification, etc.

It has led the company to gain a mayor expertise as coordinator and leader for projects in R&D, innovation, risk management, HSE (health and safety of work) environment and training.

SGS has brought its experience in training towards public funded projects with the aim to improve the safety at work, energy efficiency, work quality and implementation of ITC. As vocational training is one of the core values of SGS work, the enterprise seeks to bring innovation to deliver trainings in the most innovative ways. To do so, they have developed training material in interactive videos, trainings based in serious games embedded in Apps, which permits to use big data to make analytics. They also publish their trainings ins public platforms, using OER’s and platforms such Moodle. SGS has become experts delivering trainings using e-learning tools.




General Workers Union

The General Workers’ Union of Malta (GWU) aims is to ensure acceptable living and working conditions for its members, which also reflects the ongoing progress in our society. The GWU promotes and safeguards its members rights according to the charter of workers’ rights and ensures the following:

1. Social justice and equal opportunities for everyone, so they may to a decent life;
2. Work for everyone with the opportunity to choose the work that best suites the individual without being hindered by any type of discrimination;
3. Work security and decent income;
4. Health and Safety at work;
5. Safeguarding and representing workers’ rights.

The National Council is the Union’s governing body, it’s made up of the Central Administration, Sections’ Secretaries and Section’s representatives. The Central Administration – the three-body Central Administration is made up of the President, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General. The GWU has over 35,000 members making it the largest Trade Union in the Maltese Islands. Members come from different sectors ranging from white to blue collar workers.

GWU’s affiliations the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) provide the necessary information and network for the industrial relations sector on a European and International level.




Baltic Education Technology Institute

BETI was founded in 2003 by an active team of professionals who have been working in the field of ICT and education technologies for more than 15 years. While implementing different activities in higher education and vocational training sectors the rich experience, knowledge and skills were accumulated in the field of ICT enhanced training, distance education methodology, learning technologies, multimedia production, development of web applications, etc.
The team has been actively participating in national and European initiatives, namely, Framework, Eureka, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Phare, UNESCO and others. The main aim of the Institute is to apply scientific, methodological and practical activities to encourage ICT based training and learning in order to balance smooth education, social and economic development.
BETI offers extracurricular training and comprehensive preparation for future studies by inviting pupils (10 to 19 years old) to study professions: robot programming, architecture, graphic and interior design, business management, programming and clothing design technologies or to develop computer literacy in beginners, junior and youth study programs.
In order to provide equal training opportunities for all pupils in regions, Vilnius Computer User’s Academy provides with distance learning programs: Young businessman e-school, Traditional painting and computer graphics technologies as well as Web technologies and design. More information about Vilnius Computer User’s Academy can be found in webpage




National firefighter academy

The National Fire Service School (Escola Nacional de Bombeiros- ENB) is a private non-profit organization owned by the National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) and the Confederation of the Portuguese Firefighters (LBP). ENB is recognized by the Portuguese Government as a public utility entity and the pedagogical authority for the Portuguese firefighters technical training.
Established on 4th of May 1995, ENB has more than two decades of experience on developing the skills and expertise of firefighters and other civil protection agents. ENB is based in Sintra and has two more national training centers, one specialized in forest fires, in Lousa, and other focused on industrial and urban incidents, in S. Joao da Madeira. At the regional level, the School has 38 Local Training Units strategically distributed and a network of 1800 local trainers that assure the training in the 436 Portuguese fire stations.
This know-how is properly recognized and certified at national and international level. ENB is a member of EFSCA (European Fire Service College’s Association), member of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and IFE (Institution of Fire Engineers) Affiliate. In 2016 ENB has trained 18.522 firefighters through 1.425 training courses in different technical areas related to firefighter activity. The school has 703 employees.




National Association of Private Forest Companies

ASEMFO is a national non-profit association of private forestry companies in Spain. It was founded in 1994 to represent and defend the interests of the private forestry sector and to coordinate relations between our members and public service organizations.

The association represents 85% of the forest private companies and contractors in Spain. These companies aim to protect, preserve and improve the natural environment. They work in the entire national territory

ASEMFO members have annual corporate budgets of 300,000 to 100,000,000 Euros. Together they create 75,000 jobs each year.

The main activities developed by our companies are reforestation, prevention and fighting of forest fires, protection of banks and riversides, restoration of forest hydrologic systems, fighting against erosion & desertification, restoration of degraded lands, management & exploitation of forest biomass, restoration of protected natural areas, creation of green areas and landscaping, etc….

During 25 years ASEMFO has developed numerous projects at local, national and European level related to the forestry sector, like companies competitiveness reports, forestry investment and employment studies, new technologies, training programs, job security and risk prevention manuals. All these studies and projects are available in<>.

ASEMFO has set up the Forest Fire Work Group with companies which participate in the fire prevention and firefighting systems in Spain. Many of them, with more than 30 years of experience in the sector, can provide a wide range of professional knowledge of the forest fire sector.