Monday, 27 September 2021 11:50

INSPIRING CREATIVITY FOR CREATIVE EUROPE

INSPIRING CREATIVITY FOR CREATIVE EUROPE

Start: 01-06-2021 - End: 31-05-2023
Project Reference: 2020-1-TR01-KA227-ADU-098179
EU Grant: 116931 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Partnerships for Creativity

Project Summary

Cultural and creative sectors (CCS) are all sectors whose activities are based on cultural values and/or artistic and other creative expressions which include architecture, archives, libraries and museums, artistic crafts, audiovisual (including film, television, video games ,product design, fashion and multimedia), tangible and intangible cultural heritage, design, festivals, music, literature, performing arts, publishing, radio and visual arts. Undoubtedly the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) play an important role not only for the European economy but also as part of a wider cultural and historical understanding of the European development.

The creative industries frequently require a combination of highly specialized knowledge combined with transferable, generic skills. The demand for skilled creative workers is strong and rapidly evolving, both in cultural and creative sectors and other sectors of the economy. And there is a big challenge is related to the mismatch between the skills needed by employers and self-employed creatives and the skills provided by education and training providers.

The project aims to create a sustainable and efficient education program for low skilled adult learners involved in the creative industries and it addresses a gap in cultural and creative industries where there is low emphasis on the use of new digital technologies, creating and design skills, marketing skills and support skills. In our Project we mainly focus on the skills of cultural industries (film making, multimedia, book press publishing),skills of creative industries and activities such as fashion, graphic, social media and product design; and advertising; and ICT.

The target group of the Project;

  • - unemployed/newly graduated adults
  • - unemployed adults who lost their jobs in covid-19 pandemic situation
  • - low skilled adults in creative industries
  • - freelance creative workers

The objectives of the Project;

  • - Develop skills and competences of adults who aim to improve their chances of employment or performing better in their current employment for future working and employability,
  • - Strengthen local, national and international collaboration and innovation in arts, cultural and creative learning
  • - To improve the achievement and recognition of creative skills through by e-assessment for adult education
  • - To enhance collaboration between education providers, universities, cultural organisations, SMEs in creative sector, civil society SMEs in creative sector, civil society organizations, creative workers and volunteers
  • - To design, develop and deliver a Creative Skillset MOOC to give the adults opportunity of having distance learning especially Covid-19 pandemic situation
  • - To provide added value in employability and local development through supporting the creative economy

In short term results;it will mainly adress the skills needs of Cultural-creative sectors and develop the training models,In long term results; it will maximize the impact of cultural and creative industries in local development and employment.The creative economy relies on creative talent as the primary source of value. The demand for skilled creative workers is strong and rapidly evolving, both in cultural and creative sectors and other sectors of the economy.

Our project will also provide training and development activity to offer a solution to skills gaps or recruitment difficulties and to reap these job creation benefits.The adults/unemployed adults/creative workser will have opportunity to gain skills and competences in creative sectors,to be employed or develop their works.Although the ones who stayed at home during the covid19 pandemic ,will have chance to have training,develop their creativity and have experience in creative works. The project will produce tangible and intangible results to contribute develop creative skills in recovering unemployment.

Target Group of the Project:

Coordinator:

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan Universitesi - Turkey

Partners:

    Association Hexagonale de l'Innovation Sociale et de l'Education - Italy
  • METANU REKLAM ORGANİZASYON DANIŞMANLIK VE TİCARET LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ - Turkey
  • Asociación para la promoción del empleo y la cohesión social "Asociación Creativa" - Spain
  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:06

Problem based learning / Inquiry Based Learning

Problem based learning / Inquiry Based Learning

Start: 01-09-2020 - End: 31-08-2022
Project Reference: 2020-1-EL01-KA104-078282
EU Grant: 8795 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Adult education staff mobility

Project Summary

The Thessaly Development Center, is a certified training provider by EOPPEP, provides and supports organized learning activities aimed at adults and VETs aimed at enriching knowledge, developing and improving skills and abilities, developing a person's personality and capacity of active citizenship, and to alleviate educational and social inequalities.

In the ever-changing post-industrial society, adults go through short or long periods of unemployment, change careers several times in their professional lives, and are called upon to continually upgrade their knowledge and skills. The benefits of adult education and lifelong learning generally cover all areas of an individual's activities as they help him / her to fulfill all his / her personal, social, family, professional roles.

Recognizing the importance of training and adult education and the complex and difficult role of the trainer, our organization decided to submit a mobility plan within ERASMUS+. The purpose of the proposed project is to train 7 trainers of our organization in the Prague-based ITC training organization with extensive experience in training programs, modern methodologies, learning models and practices followed in adult education and counseling. As in our country there are no specialized seminars on the training of trainers in the field of modern adult learning methods (such as problem solving learning - PBL), the proposed project comes to complement the training of teachers and equip them with necessary tools for integrating modern teaching methods and counseling into the educational process that should be followed.

The ITC Host Partner has many years of experience (18 years) in the field of adult education and training and is a member of the Czech Science Management Committee. It is a pioneer in new innovative learning models and methodologies such as personalized learning, differentiated learning, reversed learning, problem solving learning, project based learning, game based learning, gamification etc.

With the proposed plan, our organization will acquire a highly qualified and internationally recognized adult trainer human resources (through the acquisition of ECVET) with training in problem model learning through problem solving. This will create all the necessary conditions for adult support and integration or reintegration into the labor market. The implementation of the project is mainly concerned with the attendance of a specialized and mixed project (theory, workshop) training seminar on modern methodologies and practices followed in adult education and mainly problem solving learning (PBL).

Target Group of the Project:

Coordinator:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
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Monday, 25 January 2021 16:07

Digit@l Literacy Portal

Digit@l Literacy Portal

Start: 31-12-2020 - End: 30-12-2022
Project Reference: 2020-1-TR01-KA204-093446
EU Grant: 172480 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

Today's students and adults can text messages, send or receive e-mails, learn what they are curious about instantly, do all kinds of shopping, follow newspapers, watch movies, videos, enjoy music, read electronic books or take notes and write different texts via computers or smartphones. All these developments have made it inevitable for people to have competencies in the field of information and communication technologies. The concept of digital literacy, whose use has become more widespread with European Union policy documents, is also included in Union policy and strategies. Europe 2020 Strategy Document, basically, consists of three main axes. These have been identified as “smart growth” within the scope of an information and innovation based economy. The basis of smart growth strategies is formed of making maximum benefit of information and communication technologies with education, vocational education and lifelong learning priorities.Therefore, new methods and curricula have been developed in terms of training methods to inform stakeholders through effective training, raise their awareness and correct their professional habits. Although there are many studies on these issues, there is no effective source for digital literacy that stakeholders can use to find all the necessary information.

In accordance with the EU 2020 targets and in order to meet these needs, our project aims to create an e-learning platform to provide individuals, who take part in every field of life like social, business and communication such opportunities to access correct and reliable information, analyse, question, evaluate and obtain information and documents and to teach them methods and techniques of digital literacy skills as a requirement of their personal responsibilities.

The target groups of the project were determined as institutions working in the field of information technologies, teachers, academic staff, personnel working in the institutions and the organizations, individuals with disabilities, university students, families and the public.

The project will create a resource on use of digital literacy can coexist. In addition, an E-learning platform will be set up to promote professional development and develop ICT skills in line with the EU 2020 objectives. The training modules will be used primarily for the staff training of the partners, and also for institutions working in the field of information technologies, teachers, academic staff, personnel working in the institutions and the organizations, individuals with disabilities, university students, families and the public in need.

Widely influential organizations from Turkey, Spain, Croatia, UK, Sweden, Greece which have high expertise in their fields and experience in project implementation, have come together for this project. The project outputs will be prepared in in the language of each partner, in English and Turkish Thanks to the wide realm of authority of the partners, they will be used in digital literacy training across 6 countries. Dissemination activities will also be carried out for non-partner countries. The training modules offered on the web platform will serve broadly regardless of the limit.

The aim of this new training model is to; Create a curriculum that will be used for many years, Ensure that ICT Adult Training reaches international standards,Deliver digital literacy adult training to more people via ICT technologies by using less time and fewer resources, Increase ICT skills of digital literacy stakeholders. Establish an easily accessible training resource in digital literacy adult training, Increase adult training and the competences of adult trainers,Establish an information network with institutions from EU member countries, Create a good example for similar works

The nine modules to be prepared within the scope of our project will consist of twelve topics. These are : 1-Digital Literacy and Information Literacy 2- Cyber Security and Digital Footprints 3-Cyberbullying, 4-Technology ,Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills 5-Educational Web Tools 6-Ethical Use of Digital Resources 7-Digital Citizenship8- MOOCs and Free Online Learning Platforms 9-Digital Literacy for PWD (People With Disabilities)

The short-term effects of the project;The Digital Literacy stakeholders will meet with the philosophy of lifelong learning,Project will contribute to the improving of digital literacy skills,Internationalization of the participating organizations will be assured,A new training model will be established in digital literacy adult training,A new curriculum will be established with international standards for digital literacy adult training,ICT stakeholders will be able to reach the accurate information easily.

The long-term effects of the project;The project will be a good example for similar works,it will contribute to gain digital literacy skills, and to improving digital literacy skills more consciously,to the widespread use of ICT.

Target Group of the Project:

Coordinator:

  • Bilecik Valiligi - Turkey

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
  • INERCIA DIGITAL SL - Spain
  • Be - Creative association - Sweden
  • BILECIK IL MILLI EGITIM MUDURLUGU - Turkey
  • Agencija za ruralni razvoj Zadarske zupanije - Croatia
  • BILECIK UNIVERSITESI - Turkey
  • UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
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Social Entrepreneurship for Community Empowerment

Start: 01-09-2020 - End: 31-08-2022
Project Reference: 2020-1-UK01-KA204-078880
EU Grant: 266694 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

The imperative of Social Entrepreneurship is to drive social change, and it is that potential payoff, with its lasting, transformational benefit to society, that sets the field and its practitioners apart from other ventures. It is an approach in which individuals or groups develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

Social entrepreneurship can contribute significantly towards achieving the objective of the Europe 2020 strategy: building smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, by fostering employment and social cohesion and it can also contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Social Economy in the EU is made up of 2 million enterprises, representing 10% of all European enterprises, and employ over 14 million paid employees (the equivalent of 6.5% of the working population in the EU). Each country has different approaches, and takes different pathways towards social entrepreneurship.

Social enterprises create jobs, provide socially innovative services and goods, facilitate social inclusion and promote a more sustainable economy. Social enterprises also tend to be better integrated within the communities they serve and where their social impact is felt.

Despite its growing importance, there is a paucity of Adult Educators with the competence to support its uptake, particularly amongst low-skilled and low-qualified adults; and a lack of high quality learning materials on social enterprise for them to use.

In preparing for this project, our partnership undertook a survey using Google forms across the 6 partner countries (UK, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Austria and Turkey) with a total sample of 292 social entrepreneurs/unemployed adults, in order to better understand the needs and expectations our target groups. The survey asked about knowledge and skill requirements for social entrepreneurship. 71% of respondents identified an urgent need for training/learning processes to develop the skills and competences needed for effective social entrepreneurship, 14% of adults said they don't need any support, and 15% of adults were unsure. Based on the results of this survey and our desk research, we identified a clear need for the provision of innovative developmental support for adults aspiring to become social entrepreneurs.

Although we appreciate that the potential benefits offered by social entrepreneurship are clear to many, the actual definition of what social entrepreneurs do to drive social change is less clear. Education plays a significant role in developing positive attitudes towards social entrepreneurship and can help to foster understanding of its specific functioning and role in society. Indeed, through education, people can learn how social enterprises work and contribute both to social and economic outcomes.

The project is designed to create innovative open source training interventions and materials that integrate tools and methods for developing effective social entrepreneurship primarily through self-employment.

Its purpose is to provide a learning model and high quality learning materials for use by adult educators working with aspiring social entrepreneurs in order to contribute to the success of their social enterprises.

Our main objective is to enhance the employability of adults and their position in the labour market, developing their competencies and skills for social entrepreneurship through digital tools and game based learning.

The project aims are to:

  • Raise awareness of social entrepreneurship among adults and promote its concepts in self-employment
  • Offer Adult Educators new approaches to the development of social entrepreneurship competence, including through provision of practical resources: a training manual, MOOC, digital tools and a board game, that focus on the development of the soft skills essential for the formation of an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Support adult educators, trainers and other experts in gaining the specific competence required for the provision of high quality education in social entrepreneurship for adults

The 6 experienced project partners will deliver a learning model and high quality learning materials for use by adult educators with aspiring and new social entrepreneurs. It will produce the following tangible outputs:

  • 1 Training Manual for Adult Educators working with social entrepreneurs (teaching materials, lesson plans, practical tools)
  • 1 MOOC: Social Entrepreneurship Education for Social Entrepreneurs.
  • 1 Board Game for Social Entrepreneurs
  • 6 Local Training Interventions (150 aspiring social entrepreneurs)
  • 6 Local Piloting and Evaluation Reports
  • 6 Multiplier Events

The project will add value to the social entrepreneurship model for each partner country. In the project, our objectives are raising awareness in social entrepreneurship, providing support to the social enterprises and potential social entrepreneurs through the innovative tools.

Target Group of the Project: Educators / parents

Coordinator:

  • APRICOT TRAINING MANAGEMENT LTD - United Kingdom

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
  • INSTALOFI LEVANTE SL - Spain
  • VIENNA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS - Austria
  • EUROPOS SOCIALINIS VERSLUMO UGDYMO IR INOVATYVIU STUDIJU INSTITUTAS - Lithuania
  • Aydin Valiligi - Turkey
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Innovative tools for trainers in order to empower NEETs

Start: 01-10-2019 - End: 30-09-2021
Project Reference: 2019-1-EL01-KA104-061985
EU Grant: 14968 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Adult education staff mobility

Project Summary

Developmental Center of Thessaly, is a certified training provider by EOPPEP, provides and supports organized learning activities aimed at VET and adults aiming at enhancing knowledge, developing and improving skills and competences, developing personality and active personality citizens, as well as the mitigation of cultural and social inequalities. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the education of NEETs and members of vulnerable social groups.

The major economic and social changes of recent decades, and in particular the widespread, multilevel crisis that is underway, have the effect of seriously affecting the smooth integration of young people into the new social conditions that are shaping. The term NEET is linked to the concept of social exclusion, since people belonging to NEETs are considered vulnerable to long-term unemployment and social exclusion. Education and training generally contribute to preventing this phenomenon by providing all the basic education and initial vocational training necessary for the smooth transition of members of vulnerable social groups into the labor market and, on the other hand, to tackle unemployment and social integration of NEETs.

Our organization, aware of the importance of training and education of NEETs and of the complex and difficult task of the trainer, has decided to submit a mobility plan under ERASMUS +. The aim of the proposed project is to train 8 trainers of our organization in the modern methodologies and practices that are followed in the education and counseling/mentroring of NEETs. As in our country there are no specialized seminars on the training of NEETs training instructors, the proposed project complements the training of teachers and provides them with the necessary tools for incorporating modern teaching methods and counseling to the training to be followed with regard to NEETs.

With the proposed project, our organization will acquire a VET trainer human resource with a high level and internationally recognized (through ECVET acquisition) NEETs training. This will create all the necessary conditions for supporting NEETs and their reintegration into the labor market.

The implementation of the project concerns mainly the follow-up of a specialized and mixed (theory, practice, placement) training seminar (1 week, 25 hours) in the modern methodologies and practices used in the training of NEETs. The seminar consists of both theoretical and observational observation in structures and institutions dealing with NEETs and VET training. The participants will have the opportunity to experience the application of the knowledge and skills acquired during their theoretical training.

Website:

Coordinator:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
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Building Entrepreneurial Capacity for Migrants Through Online Learning

Start: 14-10-2019 - End: 13-10-2021
Project Reference: 2019-1-TR01-KA204-077633
EU Grant: 182245 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

The main objective of the project is to provide professional training for refugees, leading to better employment opportunities and living conditions. Through developing the abilities of refugee trainers and acquiring knowledge of intermediary organizations catering to the needs of the refugee community, the integration of refugees will be fast-tracked into the labour market or the start-up of a business, while promoting the development of innovative and effective mechanisms ensuring employment.

Between 2015 and 2016, the countries of Europe and those bordering Syria, experienced an influx of more than 5 million Syrian refugees. Enabling migrants to become entrepreneurs lessens the effects of the crisis and facilitates social inclusion. Governments have been supporting refugees and integrating them into national health, education, employment and social services. However, this is not enough for integration into the labour market necessary for social-economic development.

Migrants face many challenges establishing and managing entrepreneurship in their host countries.

These are interlinked and stem from –

  • limited host-country capital
  • lack of understanding local labour markets
  • lack of local business regulatory frameworks
  • difficulties accessing local business networks
  • lack of start-up capital and business facilities
  • lack of language and cultural awareness
  • lack of training programs

Our project partnership consists of 7 partners, three local institutions - Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality(KMM), Kahramanmaraş Sütçü Imam University (KSU), Kahramanmaraş Provincial Directorate of National Education, and four from Europe - International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development (CEIPES), Anaptyxiako Kentro Thessalias (AKETH), Fonix AS, Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaftgemeinnuetzige GmbH (Wisamar),

Our strategic partnerships aim to support the development of adult learning and building entrepreneurial capacity for migrants, transfer of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at the European level.

Five international project meetings will be held, with the final meeting aimed at the effective and efficient management of the project and the follow-up of project activities and budget monitoring.

A needs analysis of the current refugee situation will be made by intermediary organizations working together with each partner. Analysis reports will also include how to develop the capacity of intermediary organizations to support the employment or the entrepreneurship of refugees. In addition, entrepreneurship, business planning, the legal aspects of setting up a company and the employee hiring process will receive focus.

Online training sessions and F2F workshops will be arranged for trainers in Italy as well as F2F training for the target groups included in the project. The online training and F2F workshop will include video lessons on the e-learning platform for trainers; sharing the approach and lessons taught during the workshop for trainers; practical tools and examples for refugees such as business planning, the legal aspects of setting up a company and hiring employees. Entrepreneurship training activities addressing the development of employers and entrepreneurs will be given by the Public Education Centre and Kahramanmaraş Municipality Vocational Education Directorate (KAMEK). Furthermore, the web portal will be developed for trainers.

All work-based learning programs for refugees through apprenticeships or those provided by refugee and intermediary organizations will be put together into one resource. An information campaign with supporting activities will be arranged to increase awareness about the benefits of hiring refugees.

The general and specific objectives of the project that will be realized are -

  • train the trainers to increase migrant entrepreneurship
  • support the creation, improvement and distribution of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs
  • identify potential entrepreneurs among migrants
  • raise awareness about entrepreneurship within migrant communities
  • develop sustainable multi-level partnership models integrating refugees into the job market
  • value awareness of social inclusion through entrepreneurship
  • empower disadvantaged groups among migrants by developing business skills and competencies

Website:

Coordinator:

  • Kahramanmaras Metropolitan Municipality - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • Kahramanmaras Il Milli Egitim Mudurlugu - TURKEY
  • WISAMAR BILDUNGSGESELLSCHAFT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH - GERMANY
  • FONIX AS - NORWAY
  • CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE - ITALY
  • KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITESI - TURKEY
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Integration of Young Adults into Labor Market through Cultural Heritage

Start: - End:
Project Reference: 2019-1-LT01-KA204-060482
EU Grant:
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

It is difficult for young adults to find jobs, because they often lack of experience, it is difficult to integrate into continuously changing life and work environment. Project “Integration of Young Adults into the Labor Market Through Cultural Heritage” will help in getting to know the most important places or traditions of other countries, provide young adults with the necessary information for integration, self-confidence, inspire and motivate them and strengthen the competences for collaboration. For example, while knowing the cultural history and traditions of other country, the project participant would easier integrate into the cultural and social context of other country, will get a job or will create a job place by himself. The main objectives of the project is to empower entrepreneurship and social dialogue through cultural knowledge and to help forming a strategy of creative thinking, while creating new work places.

For this project three objects of cultural heritage are chosen: old-towns, traditional songs and dances, traditional food. The project team is going to promote the cultural values of each country, demonstrate what kind of jobs can be found or created in every area and field of the project. All the project activities will be included into a cognitive, entertaining, educational video about historical places and history of the towns with interactive exercises to develop cultural competencies and social dialogue with questions and possible answers, as well as a collection of traditional music examples (songs and dances) – an interactive video tool for learning with questions and answers, a video about traditional meal with tasks for learners, and a competition "I virtually create an attractive work place" will be organized.

The project participants will widen up the knowledge of English language, necessary for a communication and development of social dialogue, as well as they will know more about various traditions of EU countries (songs, dances, culinary heritage), necessary for an original creation of new work places. They will also learn to develop thinking design, for a creation of a work place and interior, will develop possibilities to evaluate own competences.

During this project four international mobilities are going to take place:

  • a kick-off meeting in Lithuania, which is meant for refining project‘s activities, deciding on what results are wanted, excluding the strongest sides of our partners, foreseeing the good experience and ways to share it;
  • an international meeting in Sweden „Intercultural competence acceptance and evaluation“, which is needed for a team to create and work out instruments to evaluate competence, decide if that instrument works with project participants;
  • an international meeting „Entrepreneurship promotion in an intercultural space and virtuality“ in Greece is for the creation of virtual products and their presentation. The products will be tested during the mobility, so that the project teams could continue creating and perfecting their products;
  • an international meeting „Virtual entrepreneurship and social dialogue“ in Portugal will open up an opportunity to practically try out a business model when meeting local learners. The aim of the 4th transnational meeting is the dissemination of work places and use of the cultural events for young adults searching for a job in the European country.

Alongside with the international meetings, the Austrian partner will organize a one-week joint staff training event. The participants will be those representing their partner country, responsible for the project, adult educators and project executive team. The transnational meetings are necessary for the exchange of good practices and innovations, for implementation of activities, making the project video and executing the website, monitoring and evaluating project quality and impact on the adult learners.

Employment of young adults will be achieved through a non-traditional path (arts, food, architecture, songs) and new technologies (while making a video, creating and monitoring a website, creating a virtual work place, communicating). While knowing the cultural history and traditions of other country, the project participant would easier integrate into the cultural and social context of other country.

Website:

Coordinator:

  • Alytus music school - LITHUANIA

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • Previform - PORTUGAL
  • European Center of Entrepreneurship Competence & Excellence - AUSTRIA
  • Sverigefinska folkhögskolan - SWEDEN
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Linguistic and Maths skills through music - a key to creativity of integrated European societies

Start: 01-10-2018 - End: 30-09-2020
Project Reference: 2018-1-PL01-KA204-050792
EU Grant: 80628 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

We want to become a modern society that looks for new ways of self- improvement. We are sure that it will be possible thanks to implementing the project "Linguistic and mathematical skills through music - the key to the creativity of integrated European Societies" in cooperation with partners from Turkey, Spain and Greece. An international cooperation will support a promotion of common European values such as social integration, tolerance, intercultural understanding. The project is interdisciplinary and multi-faceted, referring primarily to music, mathematics and foreign languages. It will allow the adults to build activity structures as a form of non-formal education - a choir in adult education through the development of mathematical, linguistic and musical skills that will strengthen the competences necessary in the labor market. The participants will be people at different age from 18 to 50+, 60+ and more, employed, unemployed or retired and also with special needs. They have one common feature - openess to new challenges. Thy are people who want to change their attitude to life and get rid of stereotypes through getting to know the other countries' culture and who want to perform their skills during local, regional or international events and pass their knowledge, experience at local and international events.

Adult education, lifelong learning, talent development, civic integration ideas in our project which relate to educational value of European cultural heritage will include the organisation of educational visits and workshops for different target groups i.e. theme meetings on songs and music with musicians or music teachers, concerts in the local, regional, national and internaThe project activities are planned to fulfill the objectives which are coherent with the Erasmus plus priorities. Our objectives will be to develop skills and qualifications in the field of communication in English through the use of musical activity in the adult learning process aimed at stimulating, developing creativity and cooperation skills in the task group, to improve knowledge of other countries’ cultures as well as organizational, economic and legal conditions affecting education, to build non-formal education structures in adult education by acquiring new competences: mathematics, language and music, which will strengthen the competences necessary in the labor market of the modern world, to learn the methods and techniques of adult education used in the countries, elaborate good practices, transfer and popularize experiences, to increase the adults' experience in international cooperation, acquiring both organizational and project management skills. We will fulfill our goals through various forms of activities. Each partner organization will organize a schedule of Cyclic meetings to work in two spheres - musical and lingual:

  • cyclic meetings of the choir, concerts in the environment, organizing and promoting cultural events
  • dance classes: regional dances, ethnic dances - occasionally during partner meetings, getting to know the culture
  • discussion panels on adult education - exchange of experiences,
  • elaborating a publication,
  • theme meetings on songs with "flowers" in different languages, "Meetings with music" - when listeners will learn English through translation the words and singing. During the cyclic meetings the participants will train musical hearing, memory, diction and development of intonation-emission sensitivity. They will develop the skills of artistic performing of choral songs, prepare the team to performance in front of the audience, select the songs, learn vocabulary by translating lines of songs. The participants will be active organizers of events, performances, meetings as well as creators of articles, newsletters and other dissemination materials.

At local level the desired impact is to make people, families and citizens become more confident with other cultures, overcome stereotyps and prejudices. It will be important to share the project so that everyone can benefit from the gained experience . At regional level it is expected the cooperation with the authorities to work together in a wider common purpose , illustrating the best practices gained and improving the quality of education. To a wider European level it is expected to contribute to the development of a first quality longlife learning and make the realization of a permanent european context stronger.

We expect that the project will have an impact primarily on the local community, but also regional, national and European community in particular. We envisage that this project will have an impact within each partner organisation, region or country that the partners operate in and throughout the EU via the identification and analysis of the differences and similarities that leads to the recognition of common models, protocols, guidelines, structures, mechanisms, policies, processes.

Website:

Coordinator:

  • Gmina Gniewkowo - POLAND

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • ESCUELA OFICIAL DE IDIOMAS RONDA - SPAIN
  • Talas Sehit Resul Erdal Aydemir Halk Egitim Merkezi Ve Aksam Sanat Okulu - TURKEY
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Friday, 12 July 2019 14:34

USE OR LOSE

USE OR LOSE

Start: 15-10-2018 - End: 14-04-2020
Project Reference: 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059710
EU Grant: 94165 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

The elderly population is increasing all over the world, especially in European countries. The most important reasons for this are technological developments in the field of health over the last 20 years, the development of healthier living conditions, the increase in education and the development of health services. With significantly declining mortality rates, people live longer and there is an overall decline in birth rates in developed countries.

Depending on the stress of daily life, Alzheimer's disease, especially in those 65 years and older, is rapidly increasing on a global scale. Direct treatment of Alzheimer's disease is not possible. During the onset of the disease, various exercises, cognative, social and cultural activities are all precautionary measures that can be taken to slow the progression of the disease. Cognative activities that exercise thinking and memory skills have positive effects on psychology and the general over all improvement in people’s performance

The USE IT OR LOSE IT project aims to prevent and draw attention to Alzheimer's disease by developing innovative practices and implementing co-operative initiatives, mutual learning and exchnage experiences to promote cooperation at the European level. Specific Objectives of the project;

  • Prevention and awareness of Alzheimer’s and the early onset of the disease.
  • To İncrease awarness and draw attention to Alzheimer's disease at local, national and international level.
  • Creating an activity book (occupational therapy guide) for local and Europe-wide usage to assist in the improvement of memory in Altzheimer’s patients and those with early onset dementia.
  • To establish co-operation and partnership at the European level.

Within the scope of the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Program, it is aimed to establish a guidebook for occupational therapy and treatment of Alzheimer's patients and their families. It will be a guide for patients with the onset of Alzheimer's outlining what activities can be performed to combat the disease, beneficial nutrition, what care and responsibilities the family can provide and which social activities will be effective in combating Alzheimer's. The guidebook will be translated in several languages, primarily English ,the languages of the partners moreover Arabic for Syrian refugees. The activities in the guidebook will be used in the occupational therapy rooms of local nursing homes which belong to our institution that provide services for the elderly directed by an occupational therapist. Furthermore, Partners will use this guidebook in Europe.

Our Project partners are Kahramanmaras Family and Social Policies Provincial Directorate, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam Health Services University, Alzheimer Bulgaria Association (Bulgaria) , SSW Collegium Balticum(Polond), Anaptyxıako Kentro Thessalıas (Greece), International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development (Italy)

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Coordinator:

  • Kahramanmaras Metropolitan Municipality - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITESI - TURKEY
  • Kahramanmaras Aile Calisma ve Sosyal Hizmetler il Müdürlügü - TURKEY
  • CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE - ITALY
  • гражданско сдружение Алцхаймер България - BULGARIA
  • Szczecinska Szkola Wyzsza Collegium Balticum - POLAND
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Friday, 12 July 2019 14:25

Immigrant Friendly Cities

Immigrant Friendly Cities

Start: 03-09-2018 - End: 02-09-2020 Project Reference: 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059285 EU Grant: 163238 EUR Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Summary

The digital age offers local governments unprecedented possibilities to engage with residents in novel ways. Cities across the globe are using digital tools, such as web portals and applications (apps), to improve access to public services, enhance responsiveness, better understand the needs of the populations they serve, and provide platforms for deeper civic engagement.

Research has shown that disadvantaged groups, including immigrants and minorities, are high users of smartphones and social media, and could theoretically be reached through these tools. Newly arrived immigrants are some of the most vulnerable in society and are often in need of support settling in and connecting to information about local services and jobs. However, these groups are often thought to be digitally, as well as socially excluded, and the move by governments to online platforms could exacerbate existing barriers to accessing public services. Furthermore, these groups may lack the necessary digital skills and host-country language ability to take full advantage of digital government services.

Based on interviews with city officials, local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academics, business practitioners, and experts on immigration and digital inclusion, the article analyzes city efforts to capitalize on the new opportunities offered by digital technology to reach immigrant communities, and explores the efforts of municipal governments to ensure that no one is left out of these technological shifts.Cities serve as epicenters for immigration and hubs of innovation in digital governance; some have developed digital-inclusion strategies aimed at reducing the digital divide and thus helping integration efforts.

In this way,our project aims to create permanent information services for immigrants by developing web platforms, mobile Apps and online trainings for immigrant advisors. The need to develop immigrant information services exists because in many cases people have a lack of information when moving into a new country or a new city about how to proceed with residence permits, social security issues, jobsearch etc. and even about what services are available. For this purpose the project will produce a web platfarm as a OER for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in 6 languages and a mobile APP for refugees.So there will be information services in the nearby area which genuinely work and are organized in co-operation between different public authorities.Adult education trainers will also improve their competences by offering new ways of learning, as a result of the cooperation and exchange of experiences at international level.As education is considered indispensable to integration there is an increasing need to prepare all adult education providers ,immigrant advisors and officers in public authorities in the most affected EU countries to initiate relevant programmes with the newly arrived migrants and refugees. Additionally, the project aimed at developing and growing the multicultural skills of these staff by organizing MOOC(Massive open online course) on the web platform.The objective of the Partnership is to propose and implement ways for better managing the integration of migrants and refugees considering in particular cities’ challenges and needs.Increasing the supply of and encouraging individuals’ engagement in adult learning as a means of strengthening social inclusion and active participation in the community and society, and improving access to adult learning for migrants, Roma and disadvantaged groups, as well as learning provision for refugees and people seeking asylum, including host country-language learning, where appropriate.Totally 450 refugees/newly arrived immigrants will join the surveys and workshops as a participants.And totally 80 staff will join the MOOC to develop their cskills and competences in refugee integration.

By the end of the project,public authorities will create a web based platforms,APP and they will train their staff.So the refugees/immigrants should have public guidance services by using digital tools.A learning model will be developed with digital tools and fostering respect and understanding for diversity, intercultural competencies and values

Refugees and newly arrived migrants will communicate with others beyond one’s own group, to move about independently,or thus helping them to adapt to a place of arrival easily, efficiently and effectively.

Newly settled migrants and refugees are equipped with functional and practical language skills to carry out simple tasks required of them during their first few months in-country.

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Coordinator:

  • Aydin Il Goc Idaresi Mudurlugu - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • Sosyal Etki ve Yenilikci Egitim Dernegi - TURKEY
  • PRO IFALL AB - SWEDEN
  • wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH - GERMANY
  • Fønix AS - NORWAY
  • CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE - ITALY
  • Aydin Valiligi - TURKEY
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