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SENIORS GO DIGITAL

Promoting inclusive strategies for disadvantaged seniors

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Duration: September 2017-February 2020

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The world population is aging causing changes in the society as whole. Aging is a global phenomenon. Senior citizens represent an important and ever growing part of our European population, economy and society. Irrespective of the current economic crisis, this poses manifold questions as to how member states can best ensure that these citizens are socially included, actively engaged and can fully enjoy all their rights. Although many senior citizens enjoy good health, aging often brings difficulties preventing older citizens from accessing goods and services and living independently. Ensuring accessibility for all is both a question of fundamental rights and crucial to making the most of the potential that senior citizens have in social and economic terms. Adult learning provides a means of up skilling or re-skilling those affected by unemployment and age, as well as makes an important contribution to social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development.

The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth acknowledges LLL and skills development as key elements in response to the current economic crisis, to demographic aging and to the broader economic and social strategy of the EU. The economic crisis has highlighted the major role which adult learning can play in achieving the Europe 2020 targets, by enabling adults – in particular the low-skilled, senior citizens and older workers – to improve their ability to adapt to changes in the labor market, the family and the society.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

HÄLSINGLANDS UTBILDNINGSFÖRBUND, Sweden

CP.: Klas Tallvid

Website: www.hufb.se

Partners:

  • Acli Provinciale di Rimini

CP.: Valentina Grazia

Website: www.aclirimini.it

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

  • National Center for scientific research “Demokritos”

CP.: Athanasios Drigas

Website: www.demokritos.gr

  • Sdruzhenie Yuni Partners

CP.: Ilina Yakova

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ESKILLS4ALL

A digital skills tool kit for low skilled adults focusing on women re-entering the labour market 

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Duration: October 2017-March 2020

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The current project comes to support the efforts of Member States to offer high quality opportunities to low-skilled, unemployed men and women to upgrade their digital and employability skills, so that they can be better empowered to re-enter work, address skills mismatches and exclusion, while promoting the digital agenda for Europe.
The direct target group is adults with a focus on women (low-skilled, long-term unemployed) who will first record their current digital skills (through self-assessment), second acquire or upgrade their digital skills related to employability in order to bridge the skills gap and meet the digital needs of the labour market and third validate their new digital skills through the open badges.

The indirect target group is Adult Educators, leaders and providers of Adult Education, as all products to be developed will be provided open for use for the benefit of adults. Surely the Adult Educators will also be supported in their efforts to raise the quality of Adult Learning thus increasing participation to meet the ET2020 Target of 15%.

Based on the above, the e-SKILLS4ALL project focuses on low-skilled unemployed adults with a focus on women heavily affected by the recent crisis and adult education organisations and their staff. While it is more than likely that the proposed products to be developed will be relevant to learners of all ages the project is specifically targeting the unemployed and will ensure that the learning tools are customized to suit the learning needs and learning preferences of this target group. A significant emphasis will be placed on developing the digital and employability skills. From partner experience it appears that the majority of long-term unemployed are less likely to have good ICT skills which are essential in almost all employments today, whereas the Digital Initiatives reinforce the need of all to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today’s job market and society.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Civic Computing Limited, United Kingdom

CP.: Grigoris Rouchotas

Website: www.civicuk.com

Partners:

  • Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est

CP.: Ana Roxana

Website: www.adrnordest.ro

  • Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg Asbl

CP.: Marina Andrieu-Thiriet

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  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

  • EUROPEAN YOUTH4MEDIA NETWORK EV

CP.: Agnes Horvath

Website: www.youth4med.com

  • N.G.O. CIVIS PLUS

CP.: Sophia Karka

Website: www.civisplus.gr

FORGET ME-NOT

Forget-me-not

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Duration: October 2017-September 2019

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This project takes that concept and develops a technological model, which exploits the greater opportunity to capture memories in different ways. The platform which can be used on a laptop, phone or tablet, will enable the carer, family and friends and the patient to record memories vocally, to upload pictures, text and video. The aim is to encourage the patient to talk and remember, to try as long as possible to keep the brain active and to stimulate the patient. For the carer, particularly the visiting carer, it provides a focus to their visit.

The initial impact will be a demonstration of improved training provision for VET and CVET learners in the field of dementia care, acquired new core and sector-specific skills for the professional carers, but ultimately an improved treatment of dementia sufferers through reminiscence and namely:
• Improvement in cognition, mood, and functional ability.
• Reduction in the symptoms of depression.
• Reduction in the strain experienced by carers and relatives.
This is the ultimate goal of this project, to improve the well-being of dementia sufferers through improved training provision for carers and use of modern tools.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

edEUcation ltd, United Kingdom

CP.: Viktor Markov

Website: www.edeucation.com

Partners:

  • WBS TRAINING SCHULEN gGmbH

CP.: Elisa Streller

Website:  www.wbs-berufsfachschulen.de

  • UDAF DE LA CHARENTE

CP.: Christine Granet

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  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides Website:  www.emphasyscentre.com

  • English Unlimited Sp.zo.o

CP.: Małgorzata Szwaj

Website: www.eu.com.pl

DIAL

Digital Acquisition through intergenerational learning 

Project Code: 2017-1-LV01-KA204-035455

Website: https://www.dialproject.eu

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DIALproject/ErasmusPlus

Duration: September 2017-August 2019

Project Description:

An innovative up-skilling pathway programme based on intergenerational and LLL opportunities where grandparents (mainly adults over 55+) acquire essential digital competences, as defined in the Digital Competence Reference Framework of the EC (2016), with the involvement of their grandchildren thus supporting in a systemic way active ageing, e-access, social inclusion, e-participation and personal development.

The direct target group is grandparents (seniors 60+) who will acquire essential digital skills that will enable active aging, participation and access to the e-world: use of social media and communication platforms, use of smart phones and tablets, use of on-line services eetc.

The indirect target group is grandchildren who will benefit from their involvement and participation in the intergenerational learning opportunities and will share their digital competences with their grandparents in order to support them to keep in touch with the e-world.

Indirect target groups are Adult Providers, Associations and Authorities (NGOs, Municipalities, and Authorities etc.) who will benefit from the development of strategies for offering LLL opportunities to seniors and from the ICT Training for digital acquisition, up-skilling and re-skilling to be offered.

Grandparents and grandchildren will be provided with the opportunity to VALIDATE their DIGITAL SKILLS gained in the professional training to be offered, so that VISIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RECOGNITION AND  TRASFERABILITY of competences is achieved. Non-formal ICT providers and official validation bodies (stakeholders) will be invited to participate offering guidance and support.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Project NET, Latvia Iveta Cirule www.projectfund.net

Partners:

  • RUTIS

CP.: Giselle Janeiro Website:  www.rutis.pt

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides Website:  www.emphasyscentre.com

  • Sistem de Jenerasyon Dernegi, S&G

CP.: Bledi Cami Website: www.systemandgeneration.com/en

GoDigital

Integrating mobile learning and upgrading teachers’ digital skills: A tool kit for effective strategies in primary school 

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Duration: September 2017-February 2020

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The GODIGITAL project comes to promote the above as it aims to design, develop, pilot-test and evaluate a complete tool kit to support primary schools to develop their schools digital development plan in order to upgrade the digital competences of the teachers and as a consequence the digital literacy of the students. It aims to produce 6 Intellectual Outputs which will pilot-tested and reviewed in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

The project aims mainly:
to develop, implement and evaluate a COMPLETE TOOL KIT which will support primary school teachers to design their DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN for upgrading current teaching and learning opportunities, through the use of mobile learning and technology (i.e. interactive board, mobile devices etc.), as well as and e-tools (i.e. DOJO, EDMONTO, CODEDOJO) in ensuring better learning outcomes, enabling communication, participation and social inclusion of all children.

The direct target group of Primary School Teachers who will upgrade their digital competences and use of technology in their teaching methods. The indirect group of primary students who will benefit from digitally literate teachers. The implementation of the project at a transnational level is essential, therefore the consortium contain 6 partners from 5 different countries.. There is geographical representation, as well as a mixture of expertise and experiences.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Spoleczna Akademia Nauk, Poland

CP.: Marta Kędzia

Website: www.swspiz.pl

Partners:

  • Regional Directorate of primary and secondary education of Crete

CP.: Vasilis Manassakis

Website: http://kritis.pde.sch.gr/

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

  • Scuole Paritarie dell’Istituto delle Maestre Pie dell’Addolorata

CP.: Pradarelli Sabrina

Website: www.mpda.it

  • Euni Partners

CP.: Ilina Yakova

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  • Fundacja Publica Fides

CP.: Figlewicz Renata

Website: www.publicafides.org

PFP

Personal Finance Programme 

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Duration: September 2017-August 2019

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Personal finance programme is a modular curriculum aimed at students aged 14 – 21. The project will produce and pilot a training course on how young people can manage their money and be aware of the various opportunities and threats throughout their lives in relation to money. We will do this by conducting research in each country to establish what information already exists, whom it is aimed at, and what levels of access and awareness there are in relation to the topic. Along with this we will conduct primary research to accurately establish the specific needs of the target group. We will then develop a training programme (curricula) which is modular format to teach students how to manage their money. The training course will be supported by a series of 10 instructional videos which will allow the course to be accessed remotely as an e-learning option. Additionally we will produce a series of worksheets which will make up a workbook, which will allow students to work remotely and complementary to the training course and the instructional videos.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Lancaster Royal Grammar School, United Kingdom

CP.: Catherine Mossop

Website: www.lrgs.org.uk

Partners:

  • Istituto Europeo Studi Superiori

CP.: Fabio Morsiani

Website: www.iess.it

  • DHE Solutions

CP.: David Evans

Website: www.dhesolutions.co.uk

  • TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

CP.: Minna Van Nunen

Website: www.uta.fi

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

ROBOVET4ALL

Bridging the skills gap: Strategies for the promotion of digital, coding and robotic skills for social inclusion, equality and access

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Duration: October 2017-March 2020

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ROBOTICS is an effective, fascinating and motivating way to introduce students to coding which integrates all STEM fields: mechanical, electrical, engineering, computer science, technology, maths and science, while promoting other employability skills needed such as problem solving, group work, leadership, creativity and initiative.
Based on the above the ROBOVET4ALL project aims to promote both the upgrade of VET curricula, but also to ensure social inclusion, access and participation of disadvantaged learners while fighting disparities in learning outcomes, through the design, development and evaluation of a complete tool kit and educational pack for developing, implementing and monitoring various strategies aiming to promote coding/robotics skills in VET schools, based on the creation of partnerships/synergies between the schools, stakeholders and the labour market by:
- Utilizing the non-working school time (i.e. after school, summertime) available in a constructive way to set up ROBOVET LABORATORIES/CLUBS for students in order to ensure inclusion and access
- Introducing the open badges as a method to validate and award the coding skills acquired by both the VET trainers and Students thus achieving transferability, credibility and transparency of the non-formal learning and permeability in formal education through the digital profiles of participants to be available on-line.
- Creating transnational cooperation between partners for the organisation of robotic competitions which will boost students interest and creativity, for other events such as KA1 Learning Mobility for students and VET trainers thus ensuring sustainability and exploitation products and results.

Based on the above the direct target group  is VET students with fewer opportunities, whereas the indirect target group is VET trainers, whose profiles will be upgraded and strengthened.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany

CP.: Dirk Lange

Website: www.uni-hannover.de

Partners:

  • 2 EK Peiraia

CP.: Theodoros Tsapakidis

Website: 2sek-peiraia.att.sch.gr

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

  • Civic Computing Limited

CP.: Grigoris Rouchotas

Website: www.civicuk.com

  • Fundatia Centrul pentru Dezvoltarea Intreprinderilor Mici si Mijlocii Maramures

CP.: Radu Big

Website: www.cdimm.org

  • CYPRUS COMPUTER SOCIETY

CP.: Andreas Loutsios

Website: www.ccs.org.cy

  • Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg Asbl

CP.: Marina Andrieu-Thiriet

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  • INSTITUTO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA “MARÍA MOLINER”

CP.: Enrique Cuesta Albertos

Website: www.iesmariamoliner.com

DC4JOBS

Digital Competences for new jobs: Young People fight unemployment

 

Project Code: 2017-1-DE04-KA205-015273

Website: www.dc4jobs.eu 

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Duration: September 2017-August 2019

 

Project Description:

The DC4JOBS project comes to join the efforts of MS to promote the digital literacy among young people and fight skills mis-matches and young unemployment. It proposes to introduce a transparent, multi-regulated and multi-assessed process, based on an interactive and dynamic platform to be developed, for young people with fewer opportunities in order to up-grade, up-skill or re-skill their digital competences to meet the needs of labour market and bridge the gap related to skills mismatches between education and training and the world of work.

The direct target group is YOUNG PEOPLE 16-24 yrs with a specific focus on young people with fewer opportunities (including NEETs, young people at risk of marginalization and young people with a migrant background, including newly arrived immigrants and young refugees, early school leavers etc.) who will acquire or upgrade their digital skills related to employability, whereas the indirect target group is the labour market, who will benefit from digitally literate young people through the provision of high quality non-formal learning, as well as the various organisations whose members will be educated and well equipped to fight unemployment.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

CFE Erfurt e.V., Germany

CP.: Zafar Saydaliev

Website: www.cge-erfurt.org

Partners:

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

  • Euroed

CP.: Andreea Corina

Website: www.euroed.ro

  • Clictic S.L.

CP.: Miguel Caneda Barreiro

Website: www.clictic.es

  • LV-Ogre Municipality

CP.: Rinalds Rudzitis

Website: www.ogresnovads.lv

  • Breakthrough

CP.: Sandra van de Kraak

Website: www.breakthrough-projects.org

  • Arbeitskreis Ostviertel e.V.

CP.: Arndt Selders

Website: www.bennohaus.info

Summer School Info Day

The Info Day for the participants of the Summer  Coding and Robotics School took place on the 22nd of June 2017.