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Foster Access to Vet Mobility for
Youngsters with SEN

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Programme: Erasmus + KA2

Project number: 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007790

Duration: 01/10/2019 – 30/09/2021

Lead Partner: FORTES Impresa Sociale (Italy)

Partners: 

• European Association for Innovation and Growth (Bulgaria)

• Institute Perspectives (Bulgaria)

• AFORMAC (France)

• Obra Social y Montede Piedad de Madrid (Spain)

• North West Academy of English Limited (Ireland)

• SEMPER AVANTI (Poland)

Qualo training & mobility, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Having an experience abroad is a common dream of many students in Europe. The Erasmus Plus program offers the opportunity to travel around Europe and discover new places and new cultures. Experiences abroad are gratifying and provide young people with skills useful for their future. Students with disabilities would like to have the same opportunities of their peers. Even though the Erasmus Plus program is open to all, students with special needs may find some barriers in accessing to mobility opportunities.

The general objective of the project is to foster the participation to VET mobility opportunities for youngsters with special needs, easing their transition to the labour market and their social integration. Besides this general objective, the project pursues two specific objectives.

Specific objectives: The first one is to establish or reinforce cooperation among VET providers from other European countries in order to exchange experiences. The second one is to develop local partnerships among learning institutions, businesses and intermediary bodies and raise awareness on topics such as social inclusion, non-discrimination and equity.

Target group: youngsters aged 16-20 with special needs already enrolled in educational or training paths. Our project will focus on the first two categories, which are: learners with disabilities, namely students with disabilities or impairments viewed in medical terms as organic disorders attributable to organic pathologies and learners with difficulties, namely students with behavioral or emotional disorders, or specific difficulties in learning.

Agriculture for Youth

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Programme: Erasmus + KA1

Project number: 2019-2-TR01-KA105-078745

Duration: 01/08/2019 – 31/01/2021

Lead Partner: Entrepreneurship for Everyone and Innovation Association (Turkey)

Partners: 

• European Association for Innovation and Growth (Bulgaria)

• Academy of Entrepreneurship Astiki Etaireia  (Greece)

• ORGANOSI GI (Greece)

• OVER (Latvia)

• Teknik Tarım (Turkey)

 
PROJECT SUMMARY: In today’s world, an innovative approach to agriculture and the development of individuals who are involved in agricultural activities can be effectively achieved by the active use of technology. Especially for young farmers, using efficient and innovative production methods, to enable them reaching new national and international market opportunities, studying innovative practices in agriculture and transferring innovation from developed countries so that they can take advantage of technology effectively as a remarkable local development model.

The general objective  is to introduce employment opportunities to unemployed young people in the field of agriculture and to gain new skills to increase their employability and entrepreneurship in this field.

Specific objectives:

• To Include 45 unemployed young people between the ages of 18 and 30 from 4 countries;
• To make unemployed youth aware of employment and entrepreneurship; opportunities in agriculture.
• To develop skills of youth to increase their entrepreneurship in agriculture;
• To ensuring the exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices through individuals or experts in this field;
• To ensure that young people get inspired by successful entrepreneurs and have the self-confidence to create change
• To inform the participants about the Erasmus + Program and learn how to benefit from employment and entrepreneurship supports;
• To ensuring cultural change among young people in 4 countries and breaking down possible prejudices.

Target group:

•  18-30 aged youth with economic obstacles;
• 25-30 aged youth who want to be agriculture entrepreneur;
• 25-30 aged people who are agriculture entrepreneurs;
• 18-30 aged refugee or immigrant woman (if possible)

Innovative Keys for Social Entrepreneurship: Piloting for VET Providers Readiness Innovative practices in a digital era

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Programme: Erasmus + KA2

Project number: 2020-1-BG01-KA226-VET-095173

Duration: 04/04/2021 – 03/04/2023

Lead Partner: European Association for Innovation and Growth  (Bulgaria)

Partners: 

Aris – professional training and research center (Italy)
Universitat Jaume I de Castellón  (Spain)
Ankara Directorate of National Education  (Turkey)
National Agency for Microcredit  (Italy)
Bulgarian-German VET Center – (Bulgaria)
Associated partner:
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Bulgaria)
PROJECT FRAMEWORK:
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of education and training institutions all over the world, several initiatives have been taken to ensure continuity of the learning and teaching through this period. To capture the variety of initiatives that have been undertaken, the European Commission launched an online survey. The survey has been opened on 18th March 2020. For what can be observed a vast number of online courses/learning modules is available. However they are mostly NOT VET specific.
General objectives:
IKSE project will focus on building capacity to implement online, blended, and distance teaching and learning; to develop digital pedagogical competences of VET Actors, Professionals and End Users enabling them to deliver high quality inclusive digital education. Moreover, it will support them in using high-quality digital content such as innovative online resources and tools in the field of Social Entrepreneurship.
Specific objectives:
In first place, to deploy innovative digital tools and methods to deliver quality and inclusive education through online/virtual means, including blended teaching, training and learning. In second place, to support learners, teachers and trainers in adapting to online/ distance learning. In third place, to promote safer and more responsible use of digital technology. And fourthly, to define how to best incorporate digital online technology into subject-specific teaching, training and learning, including work-based learning.
Target groups:
  • Key VET Actors
  • E-learning Designers
  • Trainers /Teachers/ Educators, Tutors
  • VET Providers and Education Institutions
  • Public Bodies Responsible for VET and Education
  • SE Managers and Entrepreneurs
    • Experienced
    • Newcomers
  • Trainers / educators operating in this field
  • Business Developers (also operating within the Incubators and Accelerator Systems)
  • Public Bodies Responsible for SE diffusion and development

Expected results:

  • Toolbox
  • E- learning Training Course for E-learning Designers and VET Key Actors
  • Piloting the System: 4 Drivers for Social Entrepreneurship Key Competencies
  • E-Learning Platform Set Up and Learning Materials Production
  • Roadmap and Policy Recommendation

Take Part: in viaggio per l'Europa per scambiare e creare un nuovo modello formativo per favorire la partecipazione e il welfare aziendale

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Programme: Erasmus + K2

Project number: 2020-1-IT01-KA202-008393

Duration: 1/12/2020 – 31/05/2-23

Lead Partner: National Association for Industry and Tertiary (Italy)

Partners:  European Association for Innovation and Growth (Bulgaria)

Diesis Coop (Belgium)

Der Paritatische (Germany)

LUMSA (Italy)

PROJECT FRAMEWORK: 

The crisis scenario of the western capitalist system and the important elements of economic critics, mainly deriving from two prevalent factors such as the concentration of wealth in the hands of an ever decreasing number of people and the reduction in the number of companies, flanked by the growing presence of oligopolies, together with an employment and wage crisis and an inadequacy of the Western countries “employment policies in addressing such a renewed framework, reiterates the important issues of workers” participation in the management and profit of the company and the concomitant theme of the development of welfare within the companies themselves.
In such a context, characterized by the limited competences of the European Union in terms of employment and social policies that remain in the hands of national governments, it is important to verify the legal framework of legislative reference of the Member States of the European Union to try to develop a comparison, and to be able to know the good practices promoted both at institutional level and at company level by the European companies.
In the various European countries, good practices in favor of employees’ participation and for the improvement of welfare policy are implemented by some companies with positive results in terms of productivity of the companies. However, the partner organizations have highlighted a lack of knowledge of welfare policies and the lack of skills to apply good practices as a problem to be addressed, in order to foster integrated business development, enhancing their ability to respond to changed context.

OBJECTIVES:

In this context, the project aims to support business development and employment growth through a 

training course aimed at employers, staff active in the human resources sector and responsible for corporate welfare and aimed at acquiring skills to ensure greater productivity of companies, reconciling it with the desire to enhance workers’ well-being. To reach this purpose, the project proposes to:
– Carry out an activity of knowledge and collection of the normative and procedural systems of European institutions and business actors on the two identified themes, examining how policies that encourage workers’ participation and welfare development can help companies to be competitive;
– Create and test an educational program, aimed at training employers, staff active in the field of human resources and responsible for corporate welfare, enabling them to acquire skills to apply good practices in their own context;
– Concretely train participants through a process that involves the combination of a theoretical and practical phase and aimed at multiplying the results obtained with the contexts of origin;
– Product and publish guidelines that give normative references and contain an integrated collection of good practices aimed at encouraging a greater participation and the improvement of company welfare.