Who we are

Casa da Imagem

Casa da Imagem (House of Image) (CI-FML) is an artistic and educational centre, where media and visual literacy can be learned and explored by the community. CI-FML is part of a Foundation, Fundação Manuel Leão, a private, non-profit entity with public interest status, and is, therefore, committed in pursuing its goals and mandate. The Foundation organises its activities and initiatives in Vila Nova de Gaia since 1996 and its main purpose is the promotion of public good through the educational, cultural, artistic and socio-charitable domains. It was from the intersection of the two central pillars of the Fundação Manuel Leão, education and art, that Casa da Imagem emerged in 2011, offering a space of education and artistic activities, initiatives and endeavours.

António Fernandes de Sá Group of Schools

The António Fernandes de Sá Group of Schools is located in the parish of Oliveira do Douro, in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, near the south bank of the Douro River, and includes 5 school buildings. The educational offer covers Pre-School Education and Basic Education (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles): Escola Básica Escultor Fernandes de Sá (2nd and 3rd cycles); Escola Básica do Outeiro (1st cycle); Escola Básica Manuel António Pina (Pre-School and 1st cycle); Escola Básica de Gervide (Pre-School and 1st cycle) and Jardim de Infância da Formigosa (Pre-School).

The school population is characterised by the cultural and social differences that are structuring the region. If on the one hand the low schooling of families and the consequent low expectation of schooling characterises a part of the local population, on the other hand there is a new influx of population, as a result of the supply of new housing, in the border area with the city of Gaia, with privileged access both to the centre of Gaia and to the centre of Porto.

There are around 1420 students, from 3 to 16 years old, currently attending the different schools. The schools that make up the Agrupamento are inclusive, serving children and young people with special educational needs of a permanent nature (e.g. Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Trisomy 21), children from ethnic minorities (Gypsy ethnicity), refugee children, immigrants from various backgrounds and also ex-emigrants (children who have emigrated with their parents or were born outside the country and have started to return).

Gabrovo Municipality

The strategic goal of the Municipality is the conduction of policies which turn Gabrovo into a modern European city, protecting its traditional crafts and cultural heritage. One of the main priorities is the attraction and investment of European funds for solving problems in infrastructure, raising the quality of life, social, cultural, tourist and urban environment.

Gabrovo is among the district centres in Bulgaria with very well-defined industrial profile. Traditionally, the manufacturing has had more than 60% share of the overall production value in the city. Half of the employed in the private sector, as well as more than half of the value added in the local economy are concentrated in the processing industry.

Gabrovo is often referred to as the city of the first things. In Europe and around the world we are known for our sense of humour, thriftiness, entrepreneurship and ingenuity. These emblematic qualities turned us into a Capital of Humour, with typical city anecdotes translated into German, English, French, Russian and even Japanese, that have been travelling for years around the world. As of 2017 Gabrovo is designated by UNESCO for Creative City of Crafts and folk arts and is a member of Agenda 21 as a Pilot City.

Launceston College

Launceston College is larger than the average-sized state secondary school providing education for young people aged 11 to 18 years. It is situated in north Cornwall and is part of a multi-academy trust; it is directly funded from central government and is a not-for-profit organisation. It serves the town and surrounding rural villages. Most students are from a white British background, although there are a growing number of students from a range of other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is higher than average. Provision for students who have profound and multiple learning difficulties is offered in an on-site specialist unit. For others who are at risk of permanent exclusion there is an off-site centre. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is below average but rising. The College holds many other awards including being an International School. Adventure learning is an important part of college life and is provided through a variety of extra-curricular activities.


MyDocumenta is an innovative Spanish SME focused on ICT and Education Culture. They are specialized in the development of a Life-Long Learning eportfolio ecosystem, multimedia web-based platform, online interactivity and digital tools for collaborative creation, among which the Portabily tool.

They also have expertise in the production and organization of exhibitions, training programs (online/onsite), dissemination programs and social participation campaigns.

Furthermore, through their cultural organization, KTON y CIA, they have also had successful projects with museums, cultural and educational organisations, such as the Joan Miró Foundation, Picasso Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, La Pedrera (Caixa Catalunya Foundation), Teatre Lliure and they have also been responsible for the creation of online projects for the Spanish theatre group “La Fura dels Baus”. From 2011-15 they created an online course Discover Journalism with Rosa Maria Calaf, a course for schools of all levels and general public with more than 7.000 participants around the world.

Nezihe Derya Baltalı Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi

Nezihe Derya Baltalı Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, is a school located in Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey. It was founded in 2001, as one of the peer science and art centers in Turkey. It is a governamental institution that provides supplementary education to the gifted and its students are aged between 8-18. The school has 560 students both in arts and general intellectual ability. Nezihe Derya Baltalı Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi carries out a project-based education and curriculum special to these pupils individually or in small groups of max 8. Following contemporary trends and changes in education, all its teachers continuously work on their professional and personal development, visiting and organizing numerous seminars, trainings, presentations, participating in the preparation of various projects and competitions in the country, with the aim of providing high quality and more creative services to those for whom this institution exists, the students. For the same reason, the school is equipped with modern teaching and support tools, both in IT lab and in cabinets for: mathematics, biology, geography, chemistry, physics, informatics and robotics. There is a multimedia classroom, a festive hall, a media library, and the modernization of the other classrooms follows. We have interactive boards in all classrooms. We strive to enrich life in school with various creative and imaginative contents of educational, cultural, humanitarian and entertainment character. The school does this through the realization of numerous sections, extra-curricular activities, national and international projects, participation in eTwinning projects that got National and European Quality Labels etc.