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Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon was founded in 1972 as one of Portugal’s first modern universities, with the central aim of studying labour and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world. Since its establishment, the university has expanded its disciplinary reach into four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal, producing, disseminating, and transferring knowledge to society, according with the highest international standards.

Hellenic Open University (HOU) is a Public University founded by the Greek Government in 1992 and fully operational since 1997. Its prime mission is to offer university level education using distance learning methodology and to develop the appropriate material and teaching methods.

Odisee is an institution for higher education in Belgium that offers a Bachelor programme in Pre-primary Education (2,5-5 years). The Faculty of Teacher Education has ample experience with practice-oriented research in collaboration with schools, clustered around four core themes: (1) diversity and inclusion, (2) language stimulation in young children, (3) the education of science and technology, and (4) open learning communities.

The University of Warsaw (UW) is the largest university in Poland and a leading research centre in the country. UW provides a wide range of studies in humanities, and social, exact and natural sciences, and individual interdisciplinary studies, 27 English-language programmes and 29 programmes of study run jointly with universities from abroad.

The Polytechnic Institute of Porto is the largest Portuguese polytechnic institution. Its School of Education offers a range of undergraduate and master programs, namely in the field of Teacher Education and Social Education, as well as a wide range of continuing education programs.

APEI is a non-profit professional association of early childhood education professionals, created in 1981. It supports professional development, innovation, and research initiatives. It also has a strong advocacy role in the early childhood education field.