CATRO – Bulgaria – Project leader


CATRO Bulgaria is part of the leading Austrian consultancy company for human resource management – CATRO Personalberatung. Thanks to our partners – the consulting company for lifelong learning, education and training , dieBerater® – and the market research MAKAM Research, we are able to draw on the expertise and knowledge of specialists with international experience and to offer our clients cutting-edge know-how in all areas related to human resources management and development.

Our four main areas in Bulgaria are:

  • Search and Selection of high qualified professionals and executives in various economic sectors;
  • Training and Development of employees’ potential through tailor-made solutions, incl. individual and team coaching;
  • Organizational consultancy for HR process optimization, performance improvement and higher employees’ motivation and engagement;
  • EU project consultancy, incl. research, preparation and implementation of EU funded projects in different fields: education and training, entrepreneurship and innovation, competitiveness etc.

The root of our success – and our clients’ – is the sheer inspiration that we bring into every project we work on.

We seize the ever-changing challenges of the business world and help our clients turn these challenges into competitive advantages – advantages for their staff, advantages for their organisation, and advantages for their customers.

Guided by this mission, we are able to support and inspire our clients in their continuous growth and development.

SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação – (SPI),
Porto – Portugal – Core partner


SPI is a knowledge management oriented company with the mission to manage projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities. SPI provides services in Training, Consulting and R&D. SPI has a permanent staff of nearly 65 consultants in 7 offices worldwide.

SPI is accredited by DGERT with recognized capacity to conduct a range of training activities. SPI has experience in using different training methodologies for various target groups and applies innovative pedagogical approaches, including e-Learning. SPI has experience in developing training plans, identifying/selecting training resources, developing didactic materials, supervising and evaluating training courses and assessing the impact of training programs, exploiting project results, dissemination, etc.

SPI has an excellent track-record of participation in community co-funded projects with recognized Quality and has developed e-Learning courses in various national and international projects.

die Berater Slovensko, s.r.o. – Core partner


Die Berater is a training and consulting company with 10 people in Bratislava and about 350 employees in the international group with more than 70 training centers in Europe. Die Berater Slovakia provide an extensive range of corporate consultancy. The company coaches managers and staff and specializes in soft skills, language and IT trainings.  Die Berater Slovakia services are aimed at private individuals, national and international companies and organisations in all sectors and of any size, and the public sector, ministries, the European Commission and the entire education system. The company also works with international partners on educational projects.

Bildung und Projekt Netzwerk GmbH – BUPNET
GmbH – Core partner


BUPNET, founded in 1985, is an adult education provider accredited by the TÜV CERT according to the quality management standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. BUPNET’s mission is the promotion of innovation in education and training. BUPNET has successfully completed several training courses in various sectors (waste management, renewable energies, social and healthcare, tourism, economy, ICT, inclusion, communication etc.) both in the framework of European and national funded projects.

In 2001 BUPNET developed its own multilingual eLearning and collaboration platform that has been integral part of an awarded LIFE Environment project and various other EU- and national projects. BUPNET has considerable experience in (the coordination of) European projects on the theme of education, training and eLearning and possesses well-founded knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses, chances and limits of the “new ways of learning“ – especially regarding necessary specific blended learning didactics.

The Business Institute, Sofia – Core partner


The Business Institute is a business skills development catalyst. We deliver training solutions, develop and employ methodologies and tools in the areas of corporate management, entrepreneuship and innovation.

The Business Institute is the representative of the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute for Bulgaria. It implements and localizes for the Bulgarian market methodologies of Stanford University, Cornell University, Harvard University, INSEAD, Business Model Generation, etc.

The team of the Business Institute consists of experienced practitioners – ex-managers and current managers, entrepreneurs and experts – all of them with vast practical experience.

State Enterprise „Bulgarian-German Center for
Vocational Training” – BGCPO – Core partner

BGCPO was established in 2011. It inherited the good traditions of three successful Bulgarian-German projects on vocational training of adults (1992-2010), within which five Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Centres – Pazardzhik, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Smolyan and Tsarevo were constructed and put into operation and which have a significant contribution to the development of the vocational training for adults in Bulgaria.

The DBBZ State Enterprise main activities involve: providing vocational training of unemployed and the employed over the age of 16 with acquiring a vocational qualification degree or qualification in a part of a profession, key competences training and vocational guidance. Training sessions are held to improve the methodological qualification of trainers of adults, including trainers in enterprises. Innovative practices in the field of vocational training with a view to their subsequent implementation in the system of adult education are tested within various projects. DBBZ State Enterprise is licensed by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) to provide training in 74 professions.

DBBZ State Enterprise offers high quality training oriented to modern European models and best practices. The trainings are conducted by highly qualified trainers with excellent professional and methodological competence and in various forms.