Critical Curation and Collaboration in Learning: Cur8
Even before the ravages of COVID-19 there was an urgent need for teaching and learning professionals to develop critical digital literacy skills and competences in order to be able to seize the potential for applying digital technologies in enhancing and innovating learning.
The Cur8 project’s goal is to increase educators’ and trainers’ use of these technologies through the application of critical digital literacy skills, learning content curation and collaborative learning techniques. In order to support this, the project will develop a Train-the-Trainer Format, a Toolbox and a Learning Experience Platform.
The project is co-ordinated by Apricot (UK), with partners from Austria (die Berater), Bulgaria (CATRO), Sweden (Folkuniversitetet i Uppsala) and 2 partners from Germany (BUPNET and blinc).
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2020-1-UK01-KA202-079257
Social Entrepreneurship for Community Empowerment: SECE
The imperative of Social Enterprise is to drive social change. It can bring about smart, sustainable and inclusive growth – by fostering employment and social cohesion. In these, and so many other ways, Social Enterprise has significant potential to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The SECE project seeks to enhance the employability of adults, and their position in the labour market, by developing their competencies and skills for social entrepreneurship. It will provide a learning model and high quality learning materials, including digital tools and game based learning, for use by adult educators working with aspiring or new social entrepreneurs in order to contribute to the success of their social enterprises.
The project is co-ordinated by Apricot (UK), with partners from Turkey (Aydin Valiligi), Spain (FyG Consultores), Greece (AKETH-DCT), Lithuania (European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute) and Austria (Vienna Association of Education Volunteers).
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2020-1-UK01-KA204-078880
Digitalisation Experts in Adult Education: DEAL
During the ongoing global pandemic, which arrived with us in 2020, many adult education and training institutions have found themselves faced with the need to provide alternatives to face to face delivery methods. This has presented challenges to the educators, learners and providers of educational design and validations alike.
The main objective of the DEAL project relates to improvement of digital literacy and digital teaching skills of adult education professionals in formal, informal and non-formal settings. Through the definition, development and validation of a set of relevant competences, the project will produce a programme to support these educators - not only to develop their own skills and become innovators within their institutions, but to further develop the skills of their adult learners and, at the same time, improve their own position in the labour market.
The DEAL project is co-ordinated by blinc (blended learning institutions' cooperative, Germany), with partners from the UK (Apricot), Sweden (FU-Uppsala), Italy (Centro Libenter), Slovakia (CVNO), the Netherlands (PLATO) and Germany (VHS Kassel).
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2020-1-DE02-KA204-007676
With the increasing move to online provision of governmental services and commercial transactions, including internet banking and retail, the question arises as to the extent these activities will remain available to access face-to-face. This raises implications for the digitally excluded – people who lack the skills to be able navigate the online world and take advantage of these e-Services.
The My e-Start project is co-ordinated by the Landkreis Kassel, regional public authority (Germany), with partners from the UK (Apricot), Germany, Cyprus, Austria and Bulgaria. In order to support digital inclusion, the consortium will produce a high-quality learning offer which develops the basic skills necessary to use the most common e-Government and e-Commerce services. It will focus on the needs of the most digitally excluded, particularly those aged over 65 and adults with lower education or training backgrounds.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2020-1-DE02-KA204-007410
Supporting marginalised young adults to enter the labour market through an innovative Career Mentoring Model: ENTER
Whilst some young adults fare remarkably well, many still struggle to find a path to employment, economic security and well-being. Too many have not had the same opportunity as their peers for exposure to career preparation options, such as mentoring. They may find themselves playing, at best, a passive role in their own career-planning process.
The ENTER project will support adult educators in their application of an innovative career mentoring programme. It will support adult educators to extend their services, as mentors, in order to benefit the career development and aspirations of their marginalised, young adult mentees.
The project is coordinated by EUROTRACKS (France), with partners from the UK (Apricot), Lithuania (Asociacija MINTIES BITĖS), Iceland (Step by Step), Cyprus (StandO Ltd), Bulgaria (APW) and Slovenia (CDI Univerzum).
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2020-1FR01-KA204-079859
Intercultural Care in the Social and Healthcare Sector: I-CARE
Social Care and Health Care professionals play a fundamental role in the lives of a culturally diverse group of clients and patients. Communication and interaction between employees in this sector and the people they help is greatly influenced by their ability to deal with this cultural diversity.
Intercultural competences are an essential element of professional care in the Health and Social Care sector. However, vocational education and training for people working in this sector often do not fully address how to manage cultural diversity.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Vocational Education and Training project, number: 2019-1-UK01-KA202-061433
The next 10 years are the decade for delivery for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A collection of 17 global objectives, the SDGs are designed as a roadmap to a peaceful, equitable and just society - a universal framework for more sustainable ways of living and operating.
Whilst governments around the world have the ultimate responsibility for delivering these goals, they can’t be achieved without the support of the business.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061538
Attentive Parental Education for wise being and co-being in changing times (APRICOT)
The APRICOT for Parents project supports teachers who want to assist parents and grandparents to mediate their children’s digital literacy and safety when at home.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation project, number: 2019-1-LT01-KA204-060481. Read More..
The resources and materials created in this project are available in English, Lithuanian, Spanish and German. They are free of charge so that teachers, trainers, parents and grandparents can use them to work with either in training activities or, with their children, as a family. The aim is to help children, parents and grandparents to approach the digital world in a critical and constructive way.
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European companies are increasingly aware of their responsibilities towards society, the environment and climate. At the same time more and more employees want to show how, and why, they care about sustainability in our world.
The Time4Society (T4S) Europe project addresses both committed organisations and their staff - to become active in these fields and to participate in activities for communities and to give Time for Society.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2018-1-DE02-KA204-005162
No Alternative Facts
Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Digital Literacy.
Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2018-1-UK01-KA204-047931
Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative | Working On
As life expectancy in the EU increases people face lengthy periods of retirement, with proportionally less pension provision, unless they stay economically active for longer. Longer working lives raises key challenges for employers and for prospective older workers alike.
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Vocational Education project, number: 2018-1-UK01-KA202-048092
MENTOR: Career-mentoring for transition success to work life
Coordinated by VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras (Lithuania) with partners from UK, Sweden, The Republic of Macedonia, Spain and Turkey, the MENTOR project aims to support adult educators by developing innovative Career-focused mentoring methodologies for fostering the inclusion and employability of disadvantaged adult learners (unemployed, low skilled, needing to change occupational field, and so on).
An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation in Adult Education project, number: 2018-1-LT01-KA204-047032