Growing Apprenticeship Partnerships (SME GAP) focusses on 'building capacities of intermediary bodies' to support apprenticeships in SMEs, with partners in the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain.

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM

Activity is coordinated by the Centre for Enterprise at Manchester Met University, the entrepreneurship centre dedicated to 'putting knowledge to work', and the Apprenticeships Unit in the Business School. Manchester Met will lead the peer reviews to ensure consistency and enable knowledge to be turned into work. CfE is a practical deliverer of SME support with significant experience in driving partnerships across Europe.

AMADEUS ASSOCIATION, AUSTRIA

Amadeus Association based in Vienna is an NGO education agency and training institute offering vocational guidance, language training, professional seminars and high quality internship placements for young workers and graduates. With more than 18 years' experience in the LDV/Erasmus Plus and ESF programmes, AA cooperates with more than 280 SMEs in all economic sectors and hosts 700 participants from more than 30 countries worldwide each year for an average 3 months stay in Austria.

CONSORCIO PROVINCIAL DESARROLLO ECONOMICO DE CORDOBA, SPAIN

The Provincial Consortium for Economic Development of Cordoba is a public entity created in 1998 by Diputacion provincial of Cordoba (the provincial government) with the collaboration of the social and economic agents - trade unions UGT and CCOO, and the provincial entrepreneurs association CECO. The CPDE activities are aimed at promoting the conditions conductive to economic, competitive and sustainable development.

GREATER MANCHESTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, UNITED KINGDOM

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will provide direct partner input to assist in formal recommendations. It has a wide network of partner Chambers across EU including in Austria and Spain, which will add significant value in terms of dissemination (Salzburg, Barcelona). The Chamber is also responsible for chairing the Greater Manchester Stakeholder Forum to drive the activity in Manchester.