Welcome to Quarter Mediation
Quarter Mediation is a company based in the Netherlands, with branches in Malta and Portugal. It organizes adult education courses at European level, under the available European Commission programmes and projects focused on education and culture.
Quarter Mediation areas of expertise are in both General Education and Vocational Education and Training.
Quarter Mediation has as its main aims to promote lifelong learning and to create a link between the education systems from different European countries (both general education and VET) and the European labour market.
With extensive experience and expertise in The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, Horison 2020 and the Erasmus + Programme, Quarter Mediation is coordinator and/or partner in a diverse range of projects and organizes European events and dissemination activities.
Quarter Mediation works both with individuals and institutions at European and international level and is appointed by the European Commission to support starters and experiemented entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.
Quarter Mediation cooperates with different organisations, such as the University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the Netherlands. An important part of this cooperation is the appointment of Quarter Mediation as part of the Honors Programme for the bachelor students enrolled at the Institute of Engineering. In this respect, students at the mentioned university can gain honours credits (one credit = 28 hours activities such as presentations, workshops, ice-breaking activities organised under the coordination of Quarter Mediation's experts) by assisting and working with Quarter Mediation in organising European training events.
In the period 2014-2020 Quarter Mediation is offering adult education courses under the avaliable European Commission programmes on education, training and culture (e.g. Erasmus + Programme; European Social Fund etc.), focused on the following topics: creativity in teaching and training; methods of fighting early school leaving; how to use non-formal methods of teaching in the formal education; Erasmus +. Project management; business communication; better classroom behaviour; climate change and human rights; reducing unemployment and developing entrepreneurial skills; interculture; leadership and communication in education; environment and sustainable development; new technologies versus traditional technologies; how to use music, art, drama, ICT and outdoor activities in education etc. The courses' design is based on the experience and expertise of Quarter Mediation in organising European training courses (e.g. Erasmus +, Comenius and Grundtvig in-service trainings, Leonardo da Vinci vocational education courses), as well as on the Europe 2020 objectives and on the development and needs of the systems of education in the different European countries. All the courses delivered by Quarter Mediation focus on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) - teaching subjects through using English as a foreign language.