Equality in practice and work
Start: 03-07-2016 - End: 02-11-2017 Project Reference: 2016-1-RO01-KA102-024162 EU Grant: 58571 EUR Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: VET learner and staff mobility
Starting from the identified need of "M. Kogalniceanu" Theoretical Highschool Snagov (LMK) to offer its students opportunities to develop professional skills in the European context, in the period between 3rd July and 2nd November 2017 it was implemented the project "Equality in practice and work" which offered three mobility flows, during two weeks, in three European countries, for 31 pupils enrolled at LMK, the qualification of Technician in Tourism.
The main purpose of the project was to create the necessary conditions for the development of professional competences at the level of the European labor market requirements for students enrolled in LMK qualification Technician in Tourism.The following objectives have been achieved: the development of linguistic, cultural, social and entrepreneurial skills for the 31 pupils who formed the target group, increasing employment opportunities on the European labor market among graduates student; Improving the practice of internships; gain experience on the implementation of Erasmus + projects by the project team; increasing the international dimension of LMK by developing educational partnerships at European level; increasing the motivation of students to choose the tourist profile. To achieve the objectives and to create the optimal conditions for the internships during the mobility flows we have collaborated with 16 partner organizations.
In the UK, the partner organization was Tellus Education Group, a training provider that provided practical training sessions to its partners. In Greece the partner ANAPTYXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - AKETH has identified and intermediated the collaboration with 8 organizations suitable for internships: To Tsikali; CAFIE FILION; HOTEL NTINAS; PANELLINION HOTEL; OUZERI O VASILIS; Koutsikos Panagiotis; RESTAURANT LADOFANARO; Tsirogiannis E. Kouklas K. and SIA OE. In Lithuania Europos Socialinis Verslumo Ugdymo The Ir Inovatyviu Studiju Institute was an intermediary partner and helped to add 5 new partners: Druskininkai Tourist and Business Information Center; VSI PROFESIJU SPEKTRAS GODA; AB Egles Sanatorija; Grand SPA Lietuva; UAB Drukininku Sveikatinimo Ir Poilsio Centras AQUA.
The target group was made up of 31 VET trainees, pupils enrolled at LMK SNAGOV in the X, XI, XII grade and XIII evening classes, technological branch, services profile, tourism field, the qualification of technician in tourism. The selection of students was made by a special committee approved in the board of directors. For each mobility flow, a separate selection stage was carried out. The participation to selection was free and the selection of the participants was done respecting the principle of equal opportunities and the principle of non-discrimination.
At the stage preceding the mobility flows, there were organized activities to manage the work team, to popularize the project, to select the participants, to draw up the LA Learning Agreements, to prepare the participants for mobility; negotiating and concluding contracts with all service providers in the project.
The activities during the mobility flows were: performing the internship 6 hours a day for 10 days according to LA; initial, intermediate and final assessment; monitoring throughout the internship; cultural activities; accommodation and organizing activities. The mobility flows were: Flow 1, United Kingdom, Plymouth, 20-31 March 2017, 7 students 12 grade Tourism and there was a monitoring visit; Flow 2 in Greece, Trikala, 8-19 May 2017, 16 students (8 -10th grade, 6 - 11th grade and 2- 13 Evening Classes Tourism), 2 accompanying teachers and a monitoring visit; Flow 3 Lithuania, Druskininkai, 8-19 May 2017, 8 students (6- 10th grade and 2 -11th grade Tourism), an accompanying teacher.
When returning from mobility, the individual final reports were completed by each participant, the learning outcomes were equated, dissemination activities, integration of results in current activity, impact assessment were carried out. Dissemination has taken place throughout the project period.
Outcomes and Impact: The 31 participating students have developed their linguistic, cultural, social and professional skills; have gained relevant and useful career experiences; completed the Europass CV with practical experience at European level; have received Europass Mobility certificates; have increased the chances of employment in the field of tourism on the European labor market among pupils; increased the quality of practical internships at LMK level; the managerial team's ability to manage partnerships at European level has been developed; increased the European dimension of the high school through collaboration with 16 partners from 3 European countries; has increased the attractiveness of vocational and technical education.
- Liceul Teoretic Mihail Kogalniceanu - ROMANIA
- ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
- EUROPOS SOCIALINIS VERSLUMO UGDYMO IR INOVATYVIU STUDIJU INSTITUTAS - LITHUANIA
- IBD Solutions Limited - UNITED KINGDOM
- TELLUS EDUCATION GROUP LIMITED - UNITED KINGDOM
- AB "Egles" Sanatorija - LITHUANIA
- Grand SPA Lietuva -LITHUANIA
- To TSIKALI_/ Papanikolaou I. - GREECE
- UAB Druskininku sveikatinimo ir poilsio centras AQUA - LITHUANIA
- Druskininkai tourism and business information centre - LITHUANIA
- CAFE FILION / Tegos Ath. - Hatzikyriakou M. G.P. - GREECE
- HOTEL NTINAS - SIANAVELIS D. XASIWTIS D. - GREECE
- PANELLINION HOTEL - E. & M. GEORGIOU - GREECE
- OUZERI O VASILIS / Aggoumis V. - GREECE
- Tsirogiannis E. Kouklas K. & SIA OE - GREECE
- Koutsikos Panagiotis - GREECE
- LADOFANARO RESTAURANT - GREECE
- VSI "Profesiju spektras" - LITHUANIA