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KA2 ADULTS “ASE”

KA2: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

TITLE: Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship (“ASE”)

DURATION: 24 months and 10 days 

Partnership 

Coordinator: EUROPEAN PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (Belgium) 

NGO: MINE VAGANTI NGO (Italy) 

NGO: INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Greece) 

SME: “Horizont ProConsult” EOOD (Bulgaria) 

NGO: Piepildito sapnu istaba (Latvia) 

IHE: VISOKA POSLOVNA SKOLA PAR (Croatia) 

ASE (Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship) will address educators working with adult learners and will strive to foster social entrepreneurship education by creating a specialised and learner-driven Open Educational Resources (OER), dedicated to development of competences for creating social innovation, third sector entities and social enterprises. 

The planned learning activity will be a short-term jointstaff training event, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. The activity will last 7 days and will gather 2 partner representatives from each partner country. The event aims at equipping participants with competences for ending up the design and finalize training offers. It will be held through non-formal education methods and practical workshops. Team of experts from Latvian and Bulgarian partner organisations will facilitate the seminar, using various innovative workshops and methods in order to fully meet the planned activity objectives. 

• CONTEXT 

The need of educational opportunities on social entrepreneurship seems arising, since it is a way of providing solutions to social problems and at the same time is stimulating economic growth and new employment perspectives. In a time in which unemployment is rising everywhere in EU, empowering individuals with the competences to create their own job is pivotal. Therefore, based on the experience of the partners and their needs, on the relevance of the subject towards EU Policies, as well on the long term potential for cooperation with actors in diverse fields, the project ASE aims at fostering the development of transversal skills related to social entrepreneurship, by using innovative and learner-centered pedagogical approach. 

• OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT 

The specific project objectives set up by the promoters are: 
• To enhance entrepreneurial mind-sets among adults by strengthening the educational offer and providing opportunities for building skills in the field of social entrepreneurship; 
• To raise awareness about the existence of specific tools for development of a social start-up, such as the Social Business Model Canvas and numerous best practices in Europe that could be reproduced in other countries 
• To support social entrepreneurship education through the elaboration of an OER as tangible outcome, offering a specific guide for the development of the 3rd sector entities, in particular on initiating social enterprises and innovation 
• To raise competences, exchange and disseminate good practices related to social entrepreneurial education within adult educational entities and not only 
• To support quality improvements and extension of the offer of learning opportunities tailored to individual learners, thanks to establishing cross-sectorial cooperation among stakeholders 

MAIN ACTIVITIES 

– Research report on the existing legislation and tools for support of social entrepreneurship education in each country, 

– Educational Content for OER, 

– Development of online open educational resource (open educational materials for individual learners available in English language). 

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KA2 “LEAGUE FOR YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

KA2: Strategic Partnerships in the Youth Sector 

Duration: 24 months

Partnership 

Coordinator: EUROPEAN PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (Belgium) 

Partners: 

“Horizont ProConsult” EOOD (Bulgaria) 

–  MINE VAGANTI NGO (Italy) 

INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Greece) 

CENTRUL PENTRU EDUCATIE SI CONSULTANTA INSTRUMENTE STRUCTURALE (Romania) 

REGIONALNE CENTRUM WOLONTARIATU (Poland) 

ASOCIACION MUNDUS – UN MUNDO A TUS PIES (Spain) 

The project “League for Youth Entrepreneurship” aims at building competitive knowledge-based societies, through the development of young people’s entrepreneurial potential and creativity competencies. The project intends to offer a valuable solution against youth unemployment by creating specific paths for enhancing such abilities and building up youths’ entrepreneurial mindsets and capacities. The project will encourage cross-sectorial partnership and cooperation at international level, by linking the institutional environment of NGOs with educational institutions and other types of educational providers, in view of operating quality improvements in the fields of education, training and youth. 

The primary target group of the project are the young people, NEETs and those with fewer opportunities. Special emphasis will be placed on young people facing social, geographical and financial difficulties in order to involve them in local youth work events, in international activities and training programs. 

The KA2 Youth project “League for Youth Entrepreneurship” aims at building young people’s entrepreneurial potential and creativity competencies

The gap between education and employment widens, and the magnitude of change in the unemployment rates varies by youth educational attainment. While bound up with the legacy of the economic crisis the spill-over costs of the social failure in providing quality education, decent employment and social protection, could cause serious burden on the European society. The increased number of graduating students with formally recognised qualifications but poor opportunities for professional realisation in their field of competences has created a high percentage of unemployed young people. This project is aimed to address the issue of youth unemployment. 

The 24 months project will combine various local activities with international learning mobility opportunities for youth workers, staff members and youth as direct target groups. It will involve 7 partner institutions from 7 European countries. By aggregating their experience, knowledge and competencies, a powerful insight and constellation of resources will be procured, since the project will work on a trans-national issue, which needs to be addressed not only on national but also at European level.  

The project will operate a steady multi-stakeholder partnership and will deliver added value at European level at three performance areas: 
network building 
fostering mutual learning and harmonisation in and beyond Europe 
pooling international resources to provide for greater scope and outreach of the results achieved. The project proposal represents as well the next phase of development of youth support and institutions capability to meet the need of youth community for quality knowledge and career pathway opportunities. It will support reciprocal relationships and cross-sectoral collaboration, so as to bring focused range of educational and training services and relevant career development opportunities.  

Objectives:

Overall the objectives of the project are: 

• To promote entrepreneurial ideas through extra-curricular activities and courses in view of increasing innovation capacity and opportunistic mindset of potential youth entrepreneurs;  

• To embed innovative approach towards entrepreneurship in the field of education through mainstreaming the development of entrepreneurial awareness and behaviour; 

• To encourage youth to take part in entrepreneurial education in view of developing such mindsets and stimulate them to better engage in entrepreneurial actions  

• To enhance innovative and market-oriented entrepreneurial spirit among young people  

• To demonstrate the benefits of multidisciplinary and multiprofessional educational approaches by the development of intellectual outputs  

• To encourage the development of a multilevel cross-sectorial system that fosters entrepreneurial learning through other than formal educational means and especially through direct involvement of youth in entrepreneurial activities.

Main activities: 

– local actions 

– mobility activities 

– working on Production of deliverables 

O1. Preparation of training Module During  

O2. Edit of training Guide  

O3. Platform elaboration and launch. 

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KA1 ADULTS “INFER”

Associazione Cultirale Pitagora (ACP) is an organization composed of High Schools teacher employed in the secondary education school “Scuola Paritaria Pitagora” in Sassari. 

The organization works in the field of educational support and mentoring of young adults with educational difficulties aged 18+. The young Adults the organization’s staff work with are often characterized by disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds (NEETs, youngsters from poor urban suburbs and deprived rural areas in North Sardinia) as well as suffer from educational difficulties (poor record of educational attainment). These young Adults are no longer involved in the formal circuit of education (school leavers) and are supported by the organization by means of educational assistance and mentoring with a view to facilitating their reintegration in the school system. 

The specific organizational gap identified by the applicant is contextual to the unsatisfactory turnout in terms of educational involvement and retention of its audience of targets, emerging in the phase of evaluation of the results achieved in the applicant’s activities. The main reason underneath the identified uderperformance was the limited ability to establish an educational connection with the targets overcoming their peculiar educational constraints as well as of keeping them involved in a long-term perspective through the use of participatory educational approaches. 

ACP has initiated a process of regular participation in the opportunities of mobility and non formal learning guaranteed by the Erasmus Plus programme with a view to expanding its backpack of methodologies in the field of education through the acquisition of new methodologies grounded on the principles and approaches of Non Formal Education (NFE) as methods to maximize the involvement of its audience as well as the educational output of its activities by means of enacting a mutually reinforcing synergy between the formal and non formal educational approaches. 

The priority of ACP in this context pertains to both acquiring an enhanced understanding of NFE methods and developing a set of connections with established European organizations in possession of specific expertise in the field of innovative instruments of non formal learning, with a threefold objective: 

  1. Fostering the development of the capacities and operational variety of its staff of experienced educators, with a focus on Non Formal Education. 
  2. Establishing regular, long-term partnerships for the exchange ofknowledge and good practices aswell as the presentation of joint initiatives, thus extending the scope and outreach of ACP’s initiatives. 3. Acquisition of competences of project design and management in the field of specific interest of the organization within the Erasmus Plus programme, related to the educational support to the educational integration and, thereby to the social inclusion and employability of young Adults suffering from educational difficulties. 

Through the present project, ACP aims at delivering on the recalled priorities through developing the competences of its experienced staff in the use of NFE methodologies as instruments of inclusive educational support, as well as in the employment of the innovative method of Storytelling as a tool of enhancing reflection and ownership of the learning process by learners. Storytelling (whose scope includes also Digital Storytelling, that is, the application of Storytelling to digital and media instruments) is an ever increasingly employed unconventional methodology of support to the learning process using the immediateness of narratives as an instrument for facilitating the transmission of even complex sets of knowledge and competences to learners, at the same time favouring reflection, critical thinking and communication of knowledge through the use of the causeeffect structure characterizing narratives. 

The specific steps whereby the project envisages to deliver on the development needs of the organization are the following: 

1- Mobility of 5 trainers from ACP to Bulgaria, in the premises of the organization Champions Factory, for attending a Training Course on the use of Non Formal Education as a tool for fostering the acquisition of soft skills and transversal skills by disadvantaged young Adults. 

2- Mobility of 5 Trainers from ACP to Germany, in the premises of the organization Comparative Research Network to attend a Training Course on the use of Storytelling as an instrument of support to learning, reflection and communication of knowledge. 

3- Job Shadowing involving 2 members of ACP staff in the premises of the German partner CRN, focused on ecxhanging knowledge and good practices 

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SPORT “RINMAS”

Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnership

Project Title: Re(IN)novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-professional Female Teams

Project Dates: 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2022

“Re(IN)novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-professional Female Teams” (RINMSASFT) aims at strengthening managers of semi-professional female sport teams through an up-skill process related to marketing, communication and visibility strategies.

The project pursues the specific Erasmus Plus Collaborative Partnership priority related to promote and support good governance in sport with a specific focus on the major priority to foster and enhance gender equality in sport.

In the report made by the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men on “Discrimination against women and girls in sport” (2005) the section “Sponsors and funding” provides clear data and remarkable examples of the disparity regarding the minor matter expressed by managers towards female teams.

The main topic of the project is to improve good governance in sport

“During the five years from 1992 to 1997, the money paid into women’s sport by sponsors more than doubled, from 285 million to 600 million dollars. This represents progress, but the figures are still revealing in terms of what remains to be done. The total figure has now gone beyond one billion dollars, but sponsors pay 25 billion dollars a year into men’s sport. Yet without serious sponsors or adequate funding, women’s sport is not viable, as certain examples clearly sho2”

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SPORT “EHPARP”

Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships

Project title: Enhancing Health and Physical Activity Rates through Pentathlon (EHPARP)

Project dates: 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2022

Enhancing Health and Physical Activity Rates through Pentathlon (EHPARP) aims at employing Pentathlon as a tool of promoting health enhancing physical activity among the European youth and adult population as well as providing dual career opportunities to Athletes in the individual disciplines forming part of Pentahtlon practie who will be empowered as Coaches/Trainers in their disciplines and in comprehensive programmes of Pentathlon for an adult and a youth audience.

EHPARP aims to encourage participation in sport and physical activity especially by supporting Council Recom

The project is targeted at the following categories, as both direct and ultimate target groups:

  1. Young people aged 18-30 not practising Sport and motivated to approach physical activity and Sport practice through Pentatthlon.
  2. Adults aged 31-55 who are not taking part in Sport and in wish to approach Pentathlon as an instrument of physical activity and wellbeing/active ageing

EHPARP includes the following activities:

Activity 1: Research and selection of existing Athlete profiles for empowerment as Coaches and Trainers in the contet of Pentathlon programmes for young people and adults in all partner countries.

Activity 2: Production of a Training Format for the empowerment of Pentathlon Coaching/Training profiles by means of a combination of good practice research, identification of needs and inputs by selected Athletes in the context of local workshops.

Activity 3 : Local Piloting of the Format with selected Athletes.

Activity 4: Round of local workshops of Pentathlon practice with a target of young people and adults in gender-mixed and gender balanced group. The workshops will take place in each partner country with an audience of 30 young people aged 18-30 and 30 adults aged 31-55 per country.

Activity 5: Online platform with learning modules and simulations of online exercises for an audience of prospective Coaches and Trainers in Pentathlon, comprised of exercises and simulations. The platform will be compounded and connected to a specific APP for the measurement of users’ performance.

 

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SPORT “PARAdig”

Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships

Project title: Dual-Track Careers for Para-Athletes (PARAdig)

Project duration: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2021

It has for many years been a challenge for athletes in EU member states to combine their sports training, events and competitions with their need to receive an adequate education with a view to developing a sports career-end strategy for their subsequent employment, something informed by the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes. With the greater focus on inclusion of people with a disability to also take up sportsand the improvements to accesibility and the design of sports facilities, there are ever greater numbers of people with disabilities taking up sports. These athletes face the same problem of timetabling their dual pursuits, but they often have several additional obstacles to deal with, such as dependency on specialized means of transport, and the extra time needed for every change of activity for a para-athlete.

“Dual-Track Careers for Para-Athletes” carries on from where the EU guidelines on Dual careers for Athletes leaves off in 2013 – pointing up the many problems faced by athletes with a disability, the urge and mandate to be inclusive notwtihstanding. The partnership will conduct important grass-root research of the ecosystem around the athlete with a disability, to find ways to get the system working more optimally, seeking ways to support families in the long term, and reporting in detail on findings. The research will produce another output – the Handbook of Best Practices for professionals all over the EU. Finally, a dedicated Virtual Learning Platform to orient the athlete transitioning to the workplace will be created to teach him/her all the basics of the Business and Entrepreneurship world.

The impacts we seek through implementation of this action are to help talented and elite athletes with disability to be placed in the direct spotlight of enquiry, and to examine the interactions of thos agencies and institutions around them who are in a position to assist them to attain their goals.

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SPORT “PROPELLERS”

Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships

Project Title: Professional and Personal Experience through Lifeling Learning and Regular Sport (PROPELLERS)

Project duration: 01/01/2019 – 30/06/2021

The ‘Professional and Personal Experience through Lifelong Learning and Regular Sport’ (PROPELLERS) Partner Consortium is a mixture of complementary organisations (8 partners form 6 EU countries) who all joined for the purpose of forming an ambitious, long-lasting partnership which aims to work on the following objectives:

Deploying an innovative synergy between the fields of sport, physical activity, health, education, training and youth sector embodied in 4 intellectual Outputs and in local awareness-raising activities spanning 6 European Union countries streamlined by a partnership of 8 organizations with different profiles, target group, experience, expertise and practices.

Achieving a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in Sport participation, physical health and mental health across a variety of target groups (children, youngsters, adults and disadvantaged individuals) for laying the grounds of country-specific programmes of awareness -raising.

Promotion of the holistic view of health, raising awareness about the importance on the bio-psycho-social model of health through a “Comprehensive Booklet on Holistic Health and Education by Sport”.

Laying the grounds for the development of professional capacities in operators (Sport Coaches and Trainers) working in Education by Sport through a specific Format TC based on Education Through Sport methodologies applicable across the 6 projects countries and in Europe

Creating a dedicated project Web Platform integrating e-learning modules for the ultimate audience of targets as well as providing a networking architecture between organizers, targets and stakeholders.

The current collaborative partnership is planning to carry out several local, national and international activities during a really intensive 30 months.

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SPORT “LET’S INCLUDE”

Erasmus+ Sport Small Collaborative Partnership

Title of the Project: Leveraging Education Through Sport for INnovative Changes Leading to Unification of Disability and Education – Let’s Include.

Project Dates: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2021.

The project is a small collaborative partnership in the field of sport aimed to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities of disabled persons. Particularly, the project goal is to showcase talents and challenge steorotypes about disability in different contexts and mostly outside sport organisations, such as schools, NGOs and local communities. Disabled young people often struggle to integrate in their communities and, as a result, they feel impaired comparing to their peers. According to the European Health and Integration Survey (2012), disabled people aged from 15 to 44 years old in Europe are 8.5%. This statistics highlighted that young people with disabilities reported unfair treatment because of their disability. Moreover, young people and people in general affected by disabilities undergo other kinds of challenges related, to some extent, to social inclusion.

The project aims to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport

The applicant and the partners consider of the utmost importance the concept of “social inclusion in and through sport” that is in strong relationship with the Education Through Sport (ETS) methodology used by Mine Vaganti NGO in many projects. In ETS, sport elements are educational vehicles for improving social competences, soft skills and learning skills. Therefore, in ETS, sport can be a mean to educate to participation and it could be a vehicle for the promotion of a culture of inclusion of disabled persons.

The partners intend to realise a format of a one-day “Sport for Disability” Tournament designed for sport clubs at grassroots level, schools, NGOs and local communities in order to promote, foster and raise-awareness about the inclusion of disabled persons in and through sport.

The partners envisage to realise:

  1. Exchange of best practices
  2. Creation of a format training course
  3. Creation of a network of ambassadors
  4. Four “Sport for Disability” tournaments

Sport can be an effective mean to demonstrate the inner talents that every individual has behind its disability

 

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SPORT “DU MOTION”

Big Sport Collaborative Partnership Erasmus+

Project Title: DU MOTION (Dubrovnik Motion)

Duration: 30 months

The objective of the project is to foster informal education of volunteers how and in what way all the services in the organization of the sports international competition function. A similar model can be applied in domestic and local competitions only in a smaller format.

There will be developed 4 training modules: event management, logistics, service, Facility service (indoor and outdoor) and competition organization.

The education will be done by a group of expert/trainers, they will be lecturers (people who have experience in organizing sports events). After the training, volunteers will participate in sport competitions, domestic or international competitions.

The final event is in Dubrovnik in 2022 at the DU MOTION HALF MARATHON race. During the final sport event, the will be also Final sport conference. Five volunteers from each country will participate in the final event.

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SPORT “PAYAMOS”

Sports Collaborative Partnership of Erasmus+

Promotion of Physical Activity of the Youth through Active Mobility to School (PAYAMOS).

Scheduled meetings:

  • Meeting no.1: Kick-off meeting Berlin, hosted by TUB (February 2020)
  • Meeting no.2: Intermediate project meeting 1: Sassari, hosted by MVNGO, M6 (June 2020)
  • Meeting no.3: Intermediate project meeting 2: Thessaloniki, hosted by EGVE: M13 (January 2021)
  • Meeting no.4: Intermediate project meeting 3: Rijeka, hosted by RDSA, M18 (June 2021)
  • Meeting no.5: Final meeting: Rotterdam, hosted by EUR, M23 (November 2021)

The involved associations in this projects are: Technische Universitat Berlin (Germany) as coordinator, Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics BV (Netherlands), Cracow University of Technology (Poland), The Northern Greece Physical Education Teachers’ Association (Greece), Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy), Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities (Croatia) and Sports Ambassadors Association (Turkey)

You can find here more information about our sport section MVNGO sport branch and more information about the approved projects in Sport for Mine Vaganti in the Sport section of the website

Erasmus+ is the european program of youth, education, training and sport. You can find more information in this link.

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