BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (Austria) was founded in 1987 as an independent vocational qualification institute. Its main activities comprise adult education, vocational qualification, guidance of unemployed people and training of key qualifications for re-integration into the labour market. The institute offers training facilities for up to 16.000 learners per year. The training methods for different target groups include own pedagogic and didactic methods, especially for integration and motivation, as well as e-Learning based trainings which are constantly being updated. As one of the first training institutes in Austria, BEST has become a certified Eco-C-centre (European Communication Certificate) and provides respective trainings and tests. Within its International Projects Department, BEST shows long experience of cooperation more than 110 European projects, both as coordinator and partner. The institute is focused on exchange of experience and practice, as well as joint development with European partners. Contact details: Mag. Karin Kronika, M.A.