MAC-Team is the European Multi Actors Cooperation network.
"Multi Actors" means that MAC-Team originates or participates to projects in which all the stakeholders of a problem or a topic are involved at a stage or another stage of the project in order to find appropriate solutions.
It also supports Open Innovation and Quadruple Helix approaches.

"aisbl" stands for international not-for-profit association, which is a legal structure under the Belgian law.
The MAC-Team aisbl is the result of a long term informal network started at the end of the 80's via collaborations in European projects. The first "MAC" project effectively using the acronym "MAC" in its name was approved in 1995.
Since, many "MAC" projects have been implemented. The legal structure as such was created in 2005.

The MAC-Team website simply presents the statutes of the international not-for-profit association. MAC-Team's activities are more visible via the websites of the various projects it participates in, as for instance:
- www.label-pro-rh.eu : towards a professional label for job profiles in the Human Resources function.
- www.social-economy-training.eu : training solutions and its transfer mechanisms for Managers in the Social Economy
- www.hermes-osr.eu : labellised training solution on Social Responsibility towards Human Resources and Managers in SMEs.
- www.responsible-practices.eu : towards more responsible purchasing practices in the supply chain (textile/garments).
- www.afi-mac.net : to help business incubators accompanying start-up managers to become real entrepreneurs.
- www.food-mac.com : the European agro-food network supported by the European Leonardo da Vinci programme.
- www.oeno-mac.eu : innovative vocational training and decision-making tools for actors "from the grape to the glass".
- www.agro-net.eu : Vocational Education Training basic curricula in agro and rural business development.
- www.mac-ssiim.com : training on informal mangement of intellectual property for SME managers.
- www.dairy-farm.eu : training on dairy farm diversification and rural business development.
- www.eue-net.org : European University-Enterprise cooperation network, supported by ERASMUS programme.
- www.q-planet.org : Q-PlanNet - Quality Placements Network - for quality assurance for European wide comparable placements.
- www.wikiskills.eu : Transversal Lifelong Learning project on the Wiki culture and new applied, collaborative and participative learning models.
- www.tutor-certification.eu : CERTITUDE Leonardo da Vinci European project to deliver a Tutor skills certificate (ISO alined)

The role of MAC-Team in the project:
- coordination and administration at partner level
- participation in the organisation of the first event of the project - workshop and meeting
- participation in the 5 thematic workshops, presenting case studies/best practices
- contribution to the synthesis after the presentations of each workshop in cooperation with the host partner
- contribution to the preparation of the synthesis study on internships and their accreditation possibilities
- participation in the evaluation and quality assurance activities of the project (lead partner: Hungary)
- participation in the dissemination tasks - website, press, etc. (lead partner: Romania).


MAC-Team contacts for the PEST-Partnership for Exchange of experience in Student on-the-job Training project:
MAC-Team website: www.mac-team.eu
Yves Boisselier - yb [-at-] mac-team,eu
Pascal Echardour - pe [-at-] mac-team,eu