Via Luigi Lanzi, 12, Firenze, Italia
Pixel is an international education and training institution with specific expertise in European cooperation and international project management.
Pixel promotes internationalization and European Cooperation in the fields of Education, Research and Culture.
Pixel was established in Florence (Italy) in 1999 and has significant experience in the following areas:
- Direct submission as coordinator or partner of European Projects.
Pixel successfully coordinated and managed 130 European projects. Some of the European programmes that funded the projects in which Pixel was and is involved are: Socrates ODL; Socrates Minerva, Socrates Grundtvig, Socrates Lingua, eLearning, Leonardo da Vinci, Safer Internet Programme, Lifelong Learning (Sub Programmes: Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig and KA1, KA2, KA3, KA4 Transversal Programmes), Justice Programme, Erasmus+ (Strategic Partnerships, Capacity Building, Knowledge Alliances).
Several among the European projects coordinated by Pixel, as well as projects where Pixel was the partner in charge of quality assurance, were given an Excellent / Best Practice rating by the European Commission.
Pixel has supported several institutions in the planning and management of European projects.
- Organization of international education and training initiatives.
Pixel organize and deliver international in-service training courses on topics such as: European cooperation, new technologies for education, language learning etc. Some of these courses have been delivered in over 35 editions so far. An average of 300 participants from all over the world attend Pixel's course 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.
- Organization of international study visits, mobility and exchanges.
Pixel has organized and managed several international mobility initiatives 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, organization of vocational training initiatives, innovation in vocational education, new technologies, business administration, accountancy, etc.
- Organization of international conferences in the field of education.
Pixel organizes international conferences. 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 higher 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.
At European level, Pixel has developed cooperative agreements and partnerships with around 500 institutions. Pixel's European partners are: ministries, universities, schools, regions, provinces, municipalities, training institutions, research centres, cultural institutions, schools, hospitals etc. in over 30 different European countries. Pixel is also coordinator or member of the following European networks: NELLIP (Network of European Language Label Initiatives and Projects) ; MEDEA Network (for innovation in the use of media in education); Chemistry Is All Around Us (Network for the promotion of Chemistry Education) ; JCN (Justice Cooperation Network).
Pixel is engaged in a constant improvement in the quality of the services performed. Pixel obtained quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. Pixel is accredited as an in-service education and training organization by the Italian Ministry of Education. Pixel is accredited as a training agency by the Tuscany Regional Government.
Pixel has 15 people working as full time staff, also over 100 external experts and trainers cooperate with Pixel.
Pixel's office is in Florence (Italy) near the city centre. The office is 250 square metres. There are three classrooms, fully equipped with portable PCs, interactive whiteboard, computer projector, whiteboard etc.
More information on Pixel can be found at: http://www.pixel-online.net and at http://europlan.pixel-online.org