01 December 2017
Published by Rebecca Stewart 01 December 2017
Skills to Maximize Inclusion through Interpretation and Mediation is a KA2 Strategic Partnership for Vocational Education and Training co-funded by Erasmus+. The project is led by Dacorum CVS (UK) and brings together partners from Bulgaria (Runi Center), Germany (Iberika), Greece (Active Citizens Partnership), Italy (CSC Danilo Dolci) and Sweden (SwIdeas). Central to all initiatives to create community cohesion and harmony is the role of the interpreter and cultural mediator, who form an important role in bridging the divide between the public sector, civil society and the individual migrant and refugee. SMIIM aims to help reduce the social barriers and economic obstacles faced by immigrants or refugees. Providing interpreters and cultural mediators with improved training means they are better placed to reduce communication barriers and draw public services and citizens closer together. Over a period of two years (2017-2019), the project will produce training materials to support students studying interpreting who find themselves at the forefront of problems involving social isolation among immigrants. The project will improve training provision for learners in the field of Interpreting and Cultural Mediation. We will start by conducting an initial research into the provision of public service interpreting and mediation in each partner country. This will be followed by the creation of a web portal with training materials, videos and a speech repository to enable learners to practice their speech and pronunciation with their peer learners. A manual and two training activities will complement the portal, and a badge system will be created to recognise learner achievement.
01 October 2017
SCOUT is KA2 Strategic Partnership for Vocational Education and Training co-funded by Erasmus +. The project is led by the German Institute for Adult Education Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) in cooperation with Career Development and Integration (DEFOIN) (Spain), LjudskauniverzaVelenje (Slovenia), DAFNI (Greece), Ibisacam (Austria) and SwIdeas (Sweden). SCOUT aims to improve the recognition of qualifications and competences of newcomers by developing and test a set of tools to assess and document those skills. Based on needs analysis and with the guidance of counselors the programme will ease participants’ way into employment, education or training that is best suited to their competences. The project will develop a toolkit, curriculum and manual based on an existing model called ProfilPass and train counselors in this. The PP-system is based on the fact that people learn mostly in informal environments like the life experiences, voluntary work and through coping with challenges of their lives. It assumes that all human beings have competences and that all competences are valuable regardless where they have been acquired. This method was developed in the European funded TOI project "Knowing interests showing skills" (KISS 2013-15) coordinated by DIE.
01 October 2017
“Coaching for Change Revision” aims to build youth workers competence through developing coaching techniques to address issues such as combating extremism, issues of conflict, intolerance, xenophobia, inability to think critically and a lack of intercultural competence in general. The overall objective is to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators. The project is implemented in cooperation with partner organisations from Luxembourg, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Hungry, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and the Russian Federation. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+
01 February 2017
Published by Rebecca Stewart 01 February 2017
Richness in Diversity is a partnership between SwIdeas (Sweden), Youth Union of People with Initiative (Portugal) and Crossing Borders (Denmark) co-funded by ERASMUS+. The project aims to develop new diversity perspectives and strategies for social inclusion among the partner organisations and to build the capacity of young immigrants from diverse backgrounds in diversity and project management. The partners will compile an e-booklet on best practices for project management focusing on diversity and integration. This will be put it into practice through the training and mentorship of youth participants to develop a collaborative project that addresses the obstacles young immigrants face in European societies today. The project aims to create a more positive image of immigration in Europe and empower youth to actively challenge the difficulties they face as immigrants.
01 January 2017
Published by Rebecca Stewart 01 January 2017
MigraSCOPE is an EU co-funded project led by the Institute of Baltic Studies (Estonia), in partnership with the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), Peace Institute (Slovenia), Municipal Training Centre of the Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Centre for Cultural and General Studies of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Inclusive Works (Netherlands) and Swideas (Sweden). MigraSCOPE aims to increase access to work and foster integration in the workplace for migrants through capacity building of both employers and migrants. Firstly, the project aims to build the capacity of migrants by developing skills for finding and keeping a job. Secondly, the project aims to build the capacity of employers and other stakeholders, by increasing their know-how for the better management of diversity, by challenging existing attitudes, and by creating incentives for introducing better integration practices through the exchange of experiences and transnational work-shadowing study-visits.
01 June 2016
Published by Rebecca Stewart 01 June 2016
The Eco-Entrepreneurship Knowledge Resource Hub (Eco-Hub) project empowers young people, who aspire to be sustainable entrepreneurs. The main objectives of this project are to educate young people, between the ages of 16-30 with a diverse educational background and skills, in eco-entrepreneurship and social responsibility. In addition to fostering the inclusion and employability of young people including NEETs. Through this, the project contributes to the development of a more sustainable and dynamic eco-entrepreneurship sector. The Eco-hub is a 2-year Nordic project co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme. The project is a collaboration between the leading NGO Crossing Borders (Denmark), the school Kalevan Lukio (Finland) and SwIdeas (Sweden). Through this project, the partners support and promote the development of small-scale Eco-entrepreneurial projects initiated by the local youth in the three partnering countries. As part of this, the project will establish close ties between successful eco-entrepreneurs and the aspiring young entrepreneurs. Moreover, the project boosts the eco-entrepreneurial capacity of young people by providing an incubator in Humlebæk – Denmark.