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KA2 “Adult Education Through Sport”

KA2 – Partnerships for adult education

TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Adult Education Through Sport (aETS)

PROJECT DATES: 01/09/2019 – 28-02-2021

The “aETS” project is a 18 months Strategic Partnership organised by for organisations from Poland, the UK, Italy and Bulgaria. Project seeks to support adult educators, extending and developing the competences of educators  and other personnel who support adult learners and well as to promote open education and innovative practices in a digital era 

The project uses Education Through Sport (ETS) Methodology to support adult educators

The project pursues the following specific objectives: 

  • To build up competences of non formal adult education practitioners for using Education Through Sport (ETS) methodology 
  • To explore ETS methodology in terms of practical examples, promote and improve its use in adult education all around Europe 
  • To share best practices of using sport in adult education
  • To develop relevant innovative outputs referring to the ETS Methodology and enrich the range of already existing ones 
  • To enable the participants of the project, to act as multipliers of ETS approach within their local communities and thus foster its use around Europe and the world 
  • To create long term cross a sectorial collaboration among diverse entities with the aim of working  for support policy reforms in the field of adult education and sport at the local level 

In the framework of the project there will be 3 Intellectual Outputs created: 

  1. VR manual created (9 videos);
  2. ETS Toolbox12 new practical methods/exercises, using sport for educational purposes, out of the whole project 
  1. OER on ETS – smartphone app and online platform, gathering the outputs
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KA2 “New Upskilling Pathways for Adult Migrants In Craftsmanship”

KA204 – Partnerships for adult education

PROJECT DATES: 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2021

The project is a strategic partnership aimed at promoting up-skilling and re-skilling of adult migrants (18 to 35 years) facing social exclusion with basic craftsmanship skills in EU countries through an innovative educational format integrating transversal and entrepreneurial skills and an e-commerce platform to sell their traditional hand-crafted ethnic products.  

More than 2 years ago, the applicant, Mine Vaganti NGO, has started an integration path involving migrants at a local level in Sardinia intended to increase the value of differences. It led to this project, in which the applicant wants to test this upskilling path at EU level. Mine Vaganti NGO observed that large portions of adult migrants come to the EU with a set of valuable but unused craftsmanship skills. Upskilling adult migrants transversal and entrepreneurial skills will remove barriers to entry in the EU labour market. 

Upskilling adult migrants transversal and entrepreneurial skills will remove barriers to entry in the EU labour market. 

An analysis for the EU-28 population aged 25-54 shows that in 2017 just over one third (35.4 %) of non-EU-born migrants had successfully completed at most a lower secondary level of education. These results show a clear need for education, lifelong learning and upskilling for adult migrants (Eurostat, 2018).  As explained by Eurostat (2015), the working age of the migrant population (15 to 64 years) is 78% of the total and migrants in the EU are mostly in the 18 to 35 age range. Therefore, it could be an impacting workforce with a high employability potential. Obsolete working skills are one of the most important causes of social exclusion. NGOs already working with migrants will be at the core of the partnership and will engage the target group in project activities. 

Objectives/Goals 

  1. Promote the re-skilling or up-skilling of migrantsbasic, transversal and entrepreneurialcompetencies through a new upskilling path to give them the capacity to valorise their handicraft skills; 
  2. Valorise skills and competencies of crafts migrants in the e-commerce field; 
  3. Build capacity of self-entrepreneurship for a sustainable and independent life;
  4. Promote social inclusion of migrants in EU countries by empowering them to enter the job marketthrough newly acquired competencies. 

Target group: 

The general audience of migrants with obsolete skills and the social workers in the field of migrants integration, mostly at the local level of participating organizations, and the staff working in the field of migrants inclusion. 

Activities:

Transnational Project Meetings: 3 transnational project meetings are planned during the entire duration of the strategic partnership. 

Intellectual Outputs:

1. A tested and validated educational format to teach basic, transversal and entrepreneurial skills specifically applied to the field of craftsmanship; 

2. An e-commerce platform specifically dedicated to the selling of ethnical handicraft products to be used by crafts migrants that should be fully operative by the end of the project. Generated income will grant the sustainability of this project output; 

3. A comprehensive digital toolkit to support the e-commerce platform; Multiplier Events  5 National Events and a final international conference  

The multiplier events will aim to raise awareness at the local level about the potentiality of adult migrants craftspersons skills and how they can be used to re-integrate them in the labour market. 

The Ethnicraft final international conference will be aimed at stakeholders in the field of adult education coming from different sectors, such as training institutions, labour market stakeholders, organisations for active citizenship, policy-makers, public bodies, trade unions and other educational institutions. 

Learning, Teaching, Training Activities 

Blended mobility for adult learners directed at migrants craftspersons. It will be a training course during which the training format will be tested and validated. Basic skills, such as language, transversal skills and entrepreneurial skills will be taught to adult migrants by an NFE methodology. Trainees will get acquainted with practical learning instruments such as the management of real case scenarios and the drafting of a business plan. 

The project aims to create an e-commerce platform to sell their traditional hand-crafted ethnic products.

Expected results 

The project envisages to produce the following main results: 

  • A tested and validated educational format to teach basic, transversal and entrepreneurial skillsspecifically applied to the field of craftsmanship; 
  • An e-commerce platform specifically dedicated to the selling of ethnic handicraft products to beused by crafts migrants that should be fully operative by the end of the project. Generated income will grant the sustainability of this project output. 
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KA2 Youth “Work Based Learning – the entrance to the professional future”

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership in the youth sector

Work Based learning – the entrance to the professional future

PROJECT WEBSITE:  http://work-basedlearning.eu/

PROJECT DATES: 01/03/2019 – 01/08/2020

Organizations actively involved in the youth sector have specified various problems related to the stagnating youth unemployment tendency in Europe. Observing the official data and statistics since years and analyzing them, the project idea has been born and developed since a lack of professional/vocational competences in accordance with the needs of the labor market has been detected.

Moreover, problems connected with skills mismatch, as well as a lack of entrepreneurial spirit and life skills education are some of the issues identified and often faced by youth while trying to gain positions in the job market. Therefore, the necessity to react and provide solutions regarding those issues seems urgent because the transition from education to work becomes more and more difficult for the young people nowadays. As a committed organization within the field of international learning mobility, Horizon ProConsult Ltd has decided to undertake action in order to bring its contribution to the current situation.

Work Based Learning aims at creating youth-centered empowering environment for enabling young people to undergo WBL mobility

The partnership aims at offering and exchanging expertise in terms of creation of empowering environment for work based learning mobility, and thus will seek to provoke a long term impact for securing a positive future for the young people living in the EU community. The current project aims at creating youth-centered empowering environment for enabling young people to undergo WBL mobility and promotes holistic approach for fostering youth employability by bridging non-formal, formal education and labor market sectors, contributing to the creation of long term multi-level cross-sectorial networking and cooperation.

The following project objectives have been specified in view of bringing positive solutions to the described situation:

  • To build up competences of youth workers to become leaders of WBL empowering environment and to create strategies that promote WBL mobility as a complementary educational path in order to boost employability of young people
  • To foster cooperation exchange of knowledge and capacity development in the field of work based mobility between the partner countries
  • To create and reinforce synergies between formal and non formal educational sectors as well as labour market so as to set up a favouring environment for cross-sectorial cooperation in view of enhancing youth employability
  • To provide youth organizations with guidance and tools for bridging sectors in view of creation of empowering setting for work based learning
  • To create conditions and support the development of cross-sectorial networking on EU level thus set up a space for creation of new work based learning mobility opportunities and their accessibility for young people
  • To encourage the development of a multilevel cross-sectorial system that concretely fosters learning through other than formal educational means and especially through direct involvement in working practical assignments and activities

Activities foreseen:

– Kick-off Meeting – April 2018, Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria;

– Training seminar regarding building up competences and expertise of youth workers in terms of creation of empowering environment for WBL mobility opportunities – June 2019, Venue: Zaragoza, Spain;

– Local work phase – specific meetings with youth with fewer opportunities and NEETs and with Stakeholders;

– Mid-Term Evaluation Meeting – November 2019, Venue: Larissa, Greece

– Empowering seminar on how to support best implementation of WBL schemes, best practice sharing and drafting recommendations – Feb 2020, Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria;

– Final Evaluation Meeting – July 2020, Venue: Sassari, Italy.

You can find more information in this PDF about Work Based Learning

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