Pixel

Introduction

Who We Are

Pixel is an international education and training institution with almost 20 years of experience in international cooperation and European project management.

Established in Florence (Italy) in January 1999, Pixel is engaged in constant improvement in the quality of the services performed. Pixel obtained quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001. Pixel is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and by the Tuscany Regional Government.

15 people work as full-time staff at Pixel, also over 100 external experts and trainers cooperate with Pixel.

Pixel has specific expertise and long experience in the following areas:

  • Organization of international education and training initiatives
  • Direct submission and management of European projects
  • Organization of international events and conferences in the field of education
  • Organization of international study visits, mobility and exchanges
  • Transnational Networking and Partnerships

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1) Organization of international education and training initiatives

Since 1999, Pixel organizes and deliver international in-service training courses on different topics such as European cooperation, new technologies for education, innovative educational methodologies, language learning etc. Some of these courses have been delivered in over 40 editions so far. An average of 300 participants, from all over the world, attend Pixel international courses every year. The international courses organized are addressed to school teachers, head of schools, university lecturers, trainers, researchers, public officers, managers of education and training organizations etc. Since 2011 Pixel also organizes the international Master on European Project Planning and Management that has now reached its 7th edition.

2) Direct submission and management of European projects

Since 1999, Pixel was/is involved in 98 European projects funded by the European Commission in the framework of the following Programs:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Socrates ODL
  • Socrates. Sub Programs: Minerva, Grundtvig, Lingua
  • eLearning
  • Lifelong Learning. Sub Programs: Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig and KA1, KA2, KA3, KA4 Transversal Programs
  • Justice
  • Erasmus+, KA2-Strategic Partnerships and Sport

The thematic areas addressed by the European projects in which Pixel is involved are:

  • Innovation in Education – 18 projects implemented
  • Prevention of Early School Leaving – 9 Projects
  • Language Teaching and Learning – 14 Projects
  • Science Education and Research – 14 Projects
  • History Education and Research – 5 Projects
  • Fine Arts and Research – 4 Projects
  • Promotion of Employment and Entrepreneurship - 7 Projects
  • Social Inclusion – 7 Projects
  • Health – 7 Projects
  • Safety, Justice and Human Rights – 3 projects
  • Support and Innovation Services for SMEs – 4 projects
  • Other areas – 6 Projects

Pixel also coordinated and managed over 30 projects funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). These projects focused on: in-company training; training for youth to support their access to the labor market; equal opportunities.

3) Organization of international events and conferences in the field of education

Since 2001, Pixel organizes international conferences in the field of higher education and research. Three of them are organized on a yearly basis. The first one is entitled: The Future of Education and it is held in Florence, every year, in June. The second international conference is entitled: ICT for Language Learning and it is held in Florence, yearly, in November. The third international conference is entitled: New Perspectives in Science Education and it is held in Florence, yearly, in March. About 250 participants attend each of the events representing over 50 countries in the five continents.

4) Organization of international study visits, mobility and exchanges

Since 2004, Pixel has organized and managed several international mobility initiatives acting as host /intermediary organization in the framework of the European mobility programs. The mobility initiatives were organized for groups of students as well as for groups of experts from all European countries. The mobility initiatives organized focused on several subject areas such as tourism management, quality management, enterprise management, the organization of vocational training initiatives, innovation in vocational education, new technologies, data processing, business administration, accountancy, agriculture and forestry, etc.

5) Transnational Networking

Pixel has developed international partnerships with over 500 organizations worldwide. Pixel’s transnational partners are:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Schools
  • VET Organizations
  • Adult Education Institutions
  • Public Authorities (Ministries, Regional bodies)
  • Research centers
  • Cultural institutions
  • Hospitals

Pixel was also the transnational coordinator or a member of some European networks, for example, NELLIP (Network of European Language Label Initiatives and Projects); Chemistry Is (Network for the promotion of Chemistry Education), etc.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

International Master in European Project Planning and Management

Campus Full time 5 months October 2019 Italy Florence

The objective of the Master in European Project Planning and Management is to provide participants with the skills to successfully work in the field of international cooperation, through the use of European funding programs. [+]

A Truly International Program

Since the first edition of the master, organized in 2012, 150 graduate students of 40 nationalities, worldwide, attended the master course.

The involved lecturers come from 8 European countries.

Internships are organized in 20 different countries throughout Europe.

Objectives

The objective of the Master in European Project Planning and Management is to provide participants with the skills to successfully work in the field of international cooperation, through the use of European funding programs.

Target Groups

The Master is addressed to students graduate in any discipline from all over the world.

Teaching Program

The program has a total duration of 5 months (800 hours). It is organized into two main modules: ... [-]