E-PODS – onlinE PrOfessional Development in Second chance Education

E-PODS – onlinE PrOfessional Development in Second chance Education

Objectives To promote European integration of professional development of teachers and trainers in second chance education To set up an organic and growing database connecting tools, schools, teachers, trainers and beneficiaries Results User-driven European trainers...
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/


SymfoS – Symbols for Success

SymfoS – Symbols for Success

Objectives To trigger substantial improvements in the education and career guidance system for disadvantaged youth in Europe by implementing an innovative counselling method using sets of symbols To provide an effective support in motivation and goal setting for young...
STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and the competitiveness of European SMES
  • To foster start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises by creating transnational networks and thus exchange of experience and good practice
  • To facilitate exchange of experiences, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs through periods spent at SMEs of experienced entrepreneurs in another country, empowering SMEs from all European countries to become more competitive and to support the growth of their companies internationallyThe project targets the following business sectors: Social Economic Sector | Research and Development | ICT and Hi-Tech | Training and consulting | Renewable energies

  • Providing on-the-job-training for 70 New Entrepreneurs (NE) with firm intention to set up a business
  • Supporting 62 Host Entrepreneurs (HE) who want to expand their business or enter other European markets
  • Building on capacity and support of 62 business relationships involving 132 entrepreneurs from different EU countries and from several business sectors
  • Promotional activities of the EYE programme around Europe
  • Enrolling at least 240 NEs and HEs as potential participants to be involved in the mobility exchanges

  • Acquisition of new competences (linguistic, intercultural, technical, management and financial ones)
  • Direct knowledge of another country’s working methods and of the transnational dimension of the SMEs
  • Development of communication channels and transnational networks
  • Improvement of the performance of the SMEs both in terms of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Investment in ideas sharing, generation and development, stimulating social innovation
  • Capacity to maintain the natural links with the local territory, having at the same time an European level overview of SMEs’ situation,

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Cambre of Commerce Italo-Slovacca – CCIS (Slovakia)
  • ADICE – Association for the Development of Citizen and European Initiatives (France)
  • BIC – North East Business & Innovation Centre Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, BCC (Spain)
  • ANJE – Portuguese Association for Young Entrepreneurs (Portugal)
  • BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2018

DG of reference: DG GROWTH, COSMEErasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Contact: CESIE: rita.quisillo@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


WAPPY – What’s APP Youth!

WAPPY – What’s APP Youth!

WAPPY – What’s APP Youth!

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To develop the capacity of youth workers in creating programmes for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) platforms through mobile applications
  • To increase knowledge of youth workers on new ICT realities
  • To identify support needed by new youth work approaches
  • To establish multi-stakeholder cooperation among education, employment and technology sectors

  • What’s APP Youth Workers Training on ICT- Mobile Applications
  • Local activities for youth workers and young people on Mobile Application and Entrepreneurship
  • Conference about results of local activities implementation
  • Final Evaluation Meeting

  • Coordinator: Pistes-Solidaires (France)
  • Semper Avanti Stowarzyszenie (Poland)
  • YSDA Inc. – Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly Inc. (Philippines)
  • FSL India – Field Services and intercultural Learning India (India)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/10/2015 – 31/08/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, Key Activity 2 – Capacity Building in the field of youth

Contact: CESIE: partnership@cesie.org

www.wappy-project.eu


Healthy Diversity

Healthy Diversity

HEAD – Healthy Diversity

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To improve the capacity of health professionals and institutions in meeting the needs of a culturally diverse patient group, thereby reducing the barriers to accessing services and alleviating different forms of discrimination with the health sector.
  • To develop transcultural competences of health professionals as well as the development of health institutions’ capacity to handle diversity
  • To develop methods of empowering patients with diverse needs
  • To reduce linguistic barriers and to promote intercultural awareness and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity
  • To offer innovative ICT based training tools to address cultural diversity in the health sector

  • Mapping how diversity affects health’ professionals work by identifying critical incidents through interviews and group sessions with health professionals
  • Collecting and mapping the relevant international literature of medical anthropology as an introductory material for health professionals interested in intercultural issues
  • Selecting, adapting, transferring and disseminating good practices from diversity management and intercultural communication within the healthcare sector to healthcare institutions
  • Developing a curriculum and set of training modules for healthcare professionals
  • Teaching, training activities
  • Setting up an online free platform for health professionals to share all outputs in a user-friendly manner for the autonomous self-training of health professionals and to open all resources to relevant groups
  • Implementing a series of multiplier events and blended mobility for health professionals

  • Manual of analysed critical incidents in health
  • Medical Anthropology Reader
  • Guide to Collaborative Best Practice in health and diversity
  • Healthy diversity course curriculum for health professionals
  • Open Online Course “Healthy Diversity”

  • Coordinator: Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership (United Kingdom)
  • Artemisszio Foundation (Hungary)
  • Elan Interculturel (France)
  • mhtconsult ApS (Denmark)
  • Universitaet Wien (Austria)
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of VET

Contact: CESIE: noemi.deluca@cesie.org

healthydiversity.eu


CAPE – Careers Advice and Pathways to Employment

CAPE – Careers Advice and Pathways to Employment

CAPE – Careers Advice and Pathways to Employment

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To support and improve careers advice and guidance given to young people at risk of Early School leaving (ESL)
  • To enable young people to develop career management skills and make better career choices
  • To improve dialogue and activity with enterprises from across Europe and across sectors (VET, second chance and informal learning)
  • To ensure teachers, trainers and counsellors to have the necessary knowledge and skills to support young people to develop Career Management Skills (CMS)

  • Establishing of employer forums and networks, encouraging VET providers and second chance schools to bring together education providers and enterprises
  • Conducting research on existing good practices and training needs analysis of teachers and trainers
  • Developing a train the trainer programme, with 4 training events across Europe, and tested among the partnership
  • Gathering and sharing of good practices in employer engagement from across Europe
  • Training events for teaching staffs to improve links with employers and develop learning resources

  • Literature Review Report on existing careers guidance practices in schools and VET providers
  • Needs Analysis report on the education and training needs of the target groups: teachers and trainers, young people at risk of ESL, employers
  • Guide to Good Practice in Careers Advice for NEETs
  • Train the Trainer Programme and e-Learning Platform
  • Trainers’ Handbook
  • Careers Curriculum Framework
  • Handbook of Teaching and Learning Resources
  • Guide to Effective Employer Engagement

  • Coordinator: Stowarzyszenie Profilaktyczno-Wychowawcze Fenix (Poland)
  • Stichting EURICON (The Netherlands)
  • EfVET – European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (The Netherlands)
  • Scoala Gimnaziala Nr 5 Piatra Neamt (Romania)
  • CECE Madrid, Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza (Spain)
  • ANESPO – Associação Nacional de Escolas Profissionais (Portugal)
  • Intercollege Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • FSZK – Fogyatékos Személyek Esélyegyenlöségéért Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/09/2015 – 01/09/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of VET

Contact: CESIE: stefania.giambelluca@cesie.org


STEP BY STEP – Step by step commitments for energy saving

STEP BY STEP – Step by step commitments for energy saving

Objectives To improve households’ knowledge about energy saving behaviours and energy-efficient products To motivate households to commit to energy-saving actions To encourage community-based interactions between households likely to invest in high quality renewable...
SPAcE – Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments

SPAcE – Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments

Objectives To share current good (evidenced based) practice of the implementation and promotion of an Urban Active Environment (UActivE) to increase population (community) physical activity levels To establish working groups in five EU member states to develop an...
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