Coordinator:

ERCC, Education, Research and Consultancy Centre, Klaipeda, LITHUANIA

Viešoji įstaiga “Švietimo, tyrimų ir konsultacijų centras”

http://www.ercc.lt/

Contact person Julija Šešeika This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director Renata Baltrimiene This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PARTNERS:


1) RCI, Research and Consultancy Institute Ltd, Limassol, CYPRUS

Contact person Lambros Kaikitis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cristos Giannoulis , Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2) TCAIC, Tartu Consumer Advice and Information Centre, Tartu, ESTONIA

Tartu Tarbijanõustamis- ja Infokeskus

www.tartutarbija.ee

Contact person Tiiu Müürsepp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director Tiiu Müürsepp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

3) Generation Europe, o. s, Praha, Czech Republic

http://www.generation-europe.cz/

Contact person Lenka Petýrková This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director Petr Jakubíček This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4) Zemgale NGO support centre , Jelgava, LATVIA

Biedriba “Zemgales nevalstiko organizaciju atbalsta centrs”

http://www.zemgalei.lv/

 Contact person Uldis Dumins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chairperson Uldis Dumins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The purpose of project is to enable consumers’ protection organizations with little or no previous experience of research to gain a basic understanding of qualitative research and the potential for this type of research in consumers’ organizations.

 

The tasks of project:

  • To provide consumers’ organizations with basic understanding of qualitative research.
  • To equip consumers’ organizations with sufficient information to appreciate how qualitative research is undertaken.
  • To enable consumers’ organizations to consider the appropriateness of a qualitative approach to their chosen field of investigation.
  • To carry out 1 local qualitative research in the field of urgent problems of consumers in each partner country.
  • To compose Compendium consisted of carried out local qualitative researches as practical handbook for consumers’ organizations.
  • To create Methodology of Qualitative Research for consumers’ organizations explaining how to conduct qualitative research.
  • To publish “Methodology and Compendium of Qualitative Research for Consumers’ Organizations” (book and CD), which includes methodical aspects of qualitative research and Compendium of carried out local qualitative researches.
  • To publish project’s leaflet.
  • To create project’s website.
  • To exchange experience among partners in the field of consumers’ protection, conducting researches and adult education.

 

 Kick off meeting in Klaipeda, Lithuania   29.-31.01.2009

 

ERCC,  the Co-ordinator presented project in order to understand the context of project and relevance of its results to our society. Consumers’ organisations introduced themselves and situations in their countries, expressed their expectations regarding project’s results and impact on consumers’ organisations. Partners clearly defined their duties and tasks in project.

ERCC and RCI conducted one- day seminar providing consumers’ organisations with basic knowledge about qualitative research


Participants:

1. Research & Consultancy Institute (Cyprus)

  • Christos Giannoulis


2. Generation Europe (Czech Republic)

  • Marie Rimanova


3. Zemgale NGO Center (Latvia)

  • Uldis Dumins
  • Baiba Dumina
  • Dace Kupca


4. Tartu Tarbijanoustamis – ja Infokeskus (Estonia)

  • Tiiu Müürsepp
  • Valli Murel
  • Jüri Rünkla
  • Edvin Aedma


5. Education, Research & Consultancy Center (Lithuania)

  • Julija Šešeika
  • Renata Baltrimienė


 Important decisions made during the meeting:


  1. It was decided not to create project’s website, because after end of the project website won’t be useful. Partners have suggested to place all information about project on their organizations’ websites.
  2. It was decided to create only electronic version of leaflet and send it to interested institutions in each country by e-mail.
  3. It was decided to postpone trainings about qualitative research in each partner country, because participants felt they need additional seminar about qualitative research. Partner from Cyprus (RCI) will hold practical seminar during second meeting of partners in Limassol. After this meeting each partner will provide local seminars for interested persons and institutions.
  4. It was decided to prepae handbook for consumers’ organizations about qualitative research after second meeting in Cyprus.
  5. It was decided all important mails to send all partners, not only for coordinator.
No. Task Deadline Partners responsible
1

To place information about project in organization’s website:

-          short description of project

-          information about 1st meeting in Klaipeda

-          fotogallery

-          logo of organizations-project partners

-          contact information of partners

useful links
1 March, 2009 All partners
2 To create electronic version of leaflet 15 March, 2009 Estonian partner
3 To send leaflet by e-mail for interested institutions/organizations 20 March, 2009 All partners
4 To prepare surveys of consumers’ protection systems in partner countries and place these surveys into organizations’ websites 1 June, 2009 All partners
5 To prepare the theme of local qualitative research and drafts of questionnaires For 2nd meeting in Cyprus All partners


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