LIVERUR – Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas

LIVERUR – Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas

Objectives LIVERUR aims at expanding an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs (LL) among the rural regions. LIVERUR project identifies Living Labs as innovative business models that are currently developing in rural areas and it will: undertake...
WELCOME – Welcome to Universities and Higher education

WELCOME – Welcome to Universities and Higher education

WELCOME – Welcome to Universities and Higher education

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contact

  • To improve and extend the offer of high quality learning opportunities so to make it easier for refugees to access higher education
  • To achieve transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications to facilitate learning, employability and labour mobility
  • To focus on adult education institutions, which undertake important work in terms of determining
    competences, qualifications and providing guidance before people start studying, as well as on Higher
    Education Institutions and universities of applied sciences, which can cooperate with adult education
    institutions to shape access and transition to tertiary education.


Intensive programmes for teaching staff through study laboratories – study visits to share and learn from
good practice projects, combined with discussions of actions and methodologies at partner organisations:

  • VNB: competence checks, qualification, guidance in AMIF, the Open University of Lower Saxony
    and Kiron University
  • uniT: creative and artistic work in the study spaces (guidance, competence portfolios), Austrian
    universities’ project for refugees and asylum seekers (More) and the work at FH Joanneum University
    of Applied Sciences
  • CESIE: Creative and artistic approach to own work in mentoring, competence checks,
    qualifications and guidance. Cooperation projects with the University of Palermo
  • CARDET: Expertise in e-learning; cooperation projects with the University of Nicosia
  • VIFIN: Expertise in designing online language courses. Vifin also cooperates with Vejle
    Municipality, Danish Universities and companies for a SMART U (smart-u.dk), where it is possible
    for municipal employees and residents to take an online university degree or training course.

  • WELCOME Study Laboratories. The visits are integrated into the work of the consortium partners and
    distributed to important stakeholders on a political and administrative level
  • WELCOME Learning materials

  • Coordinator: uniT – Verein für Kultur an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria)
  • VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration (Denmark)
  • VNB – Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V. (Germany)
  • CARDET Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology Ltd (Cyprus)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/10/2016 – 30/09/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for ADULT education

Contact: CESIE: giulia.tarantino@cesie.org

https://welcometouniversities.wordpress.com/


ALdia – Accessible Learning design, implementation and accreditation

ALdia – Accessible Learning design, implementation and accreditation

ALdia – Accessible Learning design, implementation and accreditation

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To define disabled student needs in both higher education and VET sectors
  • To promote diversity within the educational environment and create social bonds between persons with and without disabilities
  • To develop and field-test an innovative, flexible, Massive Open Online Course for higher education lecturers and VET trainers
  • To validate the acquired expertise through certification that will be based on the ECVET principles, thus facilitating its use across Europe
  • To generate genuine and sustainable improvements in the education and training system and policies

  • Developing collaborative teaching and learning pedagogies. These will be used in two respects:
  1. the ALdia training methodology and practice will be using all the collaborative learning techniques available for distance learning
  2. the accessible learning design that will be taught by the ALdia training will incorporate, where appropriate, collaborative teaching techniques
  • Creating synergies and encourage cooperation between education providers at all levels, in order to have a multiplier effect in Europe and beyond
  • Providing evidence for policy-making that supports the development of learning environments that foster equity and inclusion

  • Innovative, comprehensive and sustainable framework that will promote the equal access of disabled students and trainees to University education and vocational training
  • Flexible, massive open online course (MOOC) for higher education and VET education professionals
  • ALdia training methodology and practice

  • Coordinator: Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
  • University of Piraeus Research Center (Greece)
  • Fondo Formacion Euskadi SLL – (Spain)
  • Four Elements (Greece)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/12/2015 – 31/05/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action (KA3): Support for policy reform, Prospective Initiatives Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects

Contact: CESIE: francesca.vacanti@cesie.org


RIDE – Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

RIDE – Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

RIDE – Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To provide a means for youth work educators, trainers and practitioners to develop both products and processes that will support further the development of youth work practice that is inclusive, diverse and which promotes equality of opportunity
  • To produce a network of partners and thus a community of practice across the partners involved in the project in order to develop knowledge and skills related to develop quality youth work practice

  • Researching which of the following domains, from the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the Field of Youth, prevent young people from taking part in employment, formal and non-formal education, trans-national mobility, democratic process and society at large, i.e. disability, health problems, educational difficulties, cultural differences, economic, social obstacles and geographical obstacles
  • Researching how youth practitioners/organisations are seeking to make their services more inclusive, and what policies, approaches and methods are they seeking to use/adopt
  • Researching what extra support are youth work projects/organisations seeking to put in place for those who may be marginalised and encounter challenges
  • Identifying specific education and training programmes that seek to encourage inclusion, equality and diversity across: young people; student youth practitioners; and youth workers/youth professionals

  • Needs analysis report – to assess the relevant issues of inclusivity, diversity and equality in EU and Italy.
  • Principles and approaches report – to explore the rationale in each partner county as to why those involved in youth work should adopt an approach which is inclusive, diverse and equal.
  • Good practice directory – sharing examples of good practice so that projects developing such an approach can discuss common issues.
  • Practice resource – reference to current resources available to youth practitioners and further resources produced so that youth practitioners will feel further equipped to tackle challenges that prevent approaches based on inclusion, diversity and equality.
  • Resource for educators and trainers – to support work for youth work students and current practitioners.

  • Coordinator: University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
  • University of Trnava (Slovakia)
  • Akdeniz University (Turkey)
  • Mreža mladih Hrvatske (Croatia)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/11/2015 – 01/11/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of YOUTH

Contact: CESIE: cecile.grusova@cesie.org


WECE – We All Count Europe

WECE – We All Count Europe

Objectives To increase political efficacy in local communities by providing training to decision makers on how to foster participation and dealing with the risks of open online discussion, and to young people – with special focus on young people in risk of...
Employskills – The Development and Enhancement of Employability Skills for Young University Graduates of Cyprus

Employskills – The Development and Enhancement of Employability Skills for Young University Graduates of Cyprus

Employskills – The Development and Enhancement of Employability Skills for Young University Graduates of Cyprus

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To support graduates in improving their competitiveness and in acquiring new soft skills relevant to accede to world of work
  • To facilitate personal development through exposure to professional environments
  • To increase applicants’ professional and employability skills
  • To bridge the gap between qualifications gained through education and employer needs

  • Training on Project Cycle Management, Time Management and Executive/Business Plan
  • Training on European Framework of Competences and in particular on development of Key Competence
  • Use of innovative methodologies in the team-building and in team-working
  • Meeting youth local entrepreneurs and learn about their experience and enterprise’s working plan

  • 20 Cypriot youths in a 2 weeks training programme at CESIE (Palermo, 15th – 28th June 2014)

  • Coordinator: GrantXpert Consulting Ltd (Cyprus)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/06/2014 – 31/08/2014

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci – People available in Labour Market (PLM)

Contact:

CESIE: stefania.giambelluca@cesie.org