Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:03

Work First Then Contest


Start: 01-12-2018 - End: 30-11-2019 Project Reference: 2018-1-TR01-KA102-053373 Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: VET learner and staff mobility

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to learn coding, robotics and arduiono and to can learn to the children easily. Five teachers from the kindergarten were attended to the course in the premises of Anaptixiako Kentro Thessalias from 8/4/2019 till 16/4/2019.


  • Ali Tunaboylu Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi - TURKEY


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Τrainers' skills development addressed to vulnerable and socially excluded groups

Start: 01-07-2016 - End: 30-06-2017 Project Reference: 2016-1-EL01-KA102-022782 EU Grant: 22710 EUR Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: VET learner and staff mobility

Project Summary

Developmental Centre of Thessaly is a certified provider of VET training by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), provide and support structured learning activities that are addressed to VET and adults and aim to enrich knowledge, to develop and improve skills and competencies, to the development of individual's personality and the sense of active civic, and to reduce the cultural and social inequalities. Particular emphasis is given to the importance of education of members of vulnerable social groups.The term "vulnerable groups" is closely connected to the concept of social exclusion, since people who are members of these groups are considered as vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion. Education and training in general contribute not only to the prevention of social exclusion by providing main education and the necessary initial professional training that is required for the smooth transition of members of vulnerable groups in the labor market, but also to tackling unemployment and to the social integration of members of vulnerable social groups.Our organization, perceiving the importance of additional training and education of members of vulnerable social groups and the complex and challenging role of the instructor, decided to submit a plan under the ERASMUS+ program and the Action KA1 VET education staff mobility. The objective of the proposed project is to train 10 VET educators, staff of the organization, in modern methodologies and practices in education of members of vulnerable social groups.Since in our country specialized seminars that are related to the training of VET educators in the field of education of members of vulnerable social groups are not conducted, the proposed project will complement the training of teachers and will provide them with the necessary tools for the integration of modern teaching methods in the educational process that should be followed in the field of socially vulnerable groups’ education.Through the proposed project, our organization will acquire a labor force of VET educators with high quality and internationally recognized (through ECVET acquisition) training in the field of education of members of vulnerable social groups. In this way all the necessary conditions related to the support of socially vulnerable groups and tackling social exclusion will be created.The proposed project mainly concerns the implementation of a specialized and structured training seminar (2 weeks, 50 hours) concerning modern methodologies and practices in education of members of vulnerable social groups. The seminar is consisted of both theoretical and observation period (job observation) in institutions that deal with vulnerable social groups and VET training. The participants will have the opportunity to observe the practical application of the knowledge and skills they acquired during their theoretical training.




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Monday, 08 July 2019 14:57

Equality in practice and work

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

Project Summary

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


  • IBD Solutions 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
  • Tsirogiannis E. Kouklas K. & SIA OE - GREECE
  • Koutsikos Panagiotis - GREECE
  • VSI "Profesiju spektras" - LITHUANIA
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Friday, 03 May 2019 14:59


Employability and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and IT Industry

Start: 01-10-2014 - End: 30-09-2016
Project Reference: 2014-1-RO01-KA102-000557
EU Grant: 91578 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: VET learner and staff mobility

Project Summary

A successful labour market integration and more mobility of young people are key to unleashing all young people’s potential and achieving the objective of the 75% employment target for the population (20-64 years) sets by the Europe 2020 strategy.Being located in the rural area which has a touristic potential but also a lack of competitive knowledge in IT, Professional Foundation initiated an activity of mobility in the Hospitality Industry and IT domain. The project aims at increasing the employability and entrepreneurship of 28 VET students (some might be under 18 years old, so they need an accompaning teacher on each flow) and VET newly-graduates who have more difficulties in finding a job, through an experience abroad that enriched them with new working skills, together with a cultural heritage that they gained through living and working in a foreign country. The training for each participant was related to their profile and needs.This was determined at different stages: participants were individually interviewed at the promoting organisation, and there were more encounters in order to understand thoroughly the participant’s needs and expectations. Participants were contacted by the receiving organisations before their departure, in order to discuss about the training schedule. Following that the participants and the receiving organisation agreed on the work placement.

Specific Objectives (professional ones)

1.Provide specialisations to pursue a career in the sectors of Hospitality and IT industry;

2.Foster the acquisition of multidisciplinary and transversal methods, tools and skills that could be applied to entrepreneurship in Hospitality and IT industry;

3.Offer participants the possibility of acquiring new professional skills and specific knowledge aimed at the creation and running of micro-enterprises and to be competitive in the European labour market.

4.Ensure a better recognition of competencies gained abroad through formal, non-formal and informal education by applying the ECVET system.

The training content was as follows:

E+HIT followed three stages : Preparation, Implementation of mobility activities and Follow-up.(3 ECVET credits & Europass Certificates)

Week 1: Departure of the participants, met and greeted at the hotel Ntinas, the receiving organisation, welcoming of the participants, induction, and intensive language course (The language course continued , but only in the evenings or week ends, as the participants were occupied with their work placements).

Induction in the host organisation. Meeting the tutor and staff of the organisation. Overview of the organisation and all its departments; Reading all the relevant documents, included those related to health and safety regulations; general assistance; office support. The trainee was assigned basic tasks in order to get familiar with the activities carried out in the organisation.

Weeks 2-3: The trainee was fully integrated in the organisation. He/she gained confidence and some autonomy, s/he was assigned tasks that he/she was able to carry out independently, obviously under the supervision of their own tutor. Depending on the size of the organisation, he/she was assigned to one specific department, depending on his/her skills and training needs.

Week 4: The trainee was involved in more and more challenging tasks and their level of autonomy increased.

The trainee finished any remaining projects or Prepare a Work-In-Progress document for all unfinished and continuing projects for takeover purposes. The trainee also prepared a feedback document on his/her experience to give to the intermediary organisation for monitoring purposes. The host organisation prepared a reference letter for the trainee, while the receiving organisation prepared all the necessary documents . At the end of the 4th week the trainees left their accommodation and they left by coach back to Romania.The Mutual Trust agreement called Memorandum of Understanding signed before the commencing of the placement, recognised each other as competent authority to provide evaluation of Units of Learning Outcomes and stated the quality standards for the evaluation, assumed the recognition by the sending institution of the evaluation done in the host country by assessing : the Learning Agreement, the Personal Transcript and the Learning Units. Finally, knowledge, skills and competences acquired during the stay abroad were recognized in the home country by officially attesting achieved knowledge, skills and competence and, if appropriate, by awarding the respective amount of ECVET points to the mobile learner (3 points). The employers offered someone the chance to gain practical experience in the field, and trained them in a multicultural environment, thus gaining practical experience in an intercultural communication. Nowadays this is a matter of great importance, given the multiculturality of many cities.



  • Fundatia Professional - ROMANIA


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