Erasmus+ Projects

Project Name: ELEVATION - Raising the skills of adults on the margins of lifelong learning

Project coordinator: 

  • Callidus – Institute for Adult Education (Croatia)

Partners:

  • Osrodek Szkoleniowobadawczy INNEO (Poland)
  • Asociatia pentru Educatie si Dezvoltare Durabila (Romania)
  • Centre for advancement of research and development in educational technology Ltd. CARDET (Ciprus)
  • The Rural Hub (Ireland)
  • Rightchallenge – Associação (Portugal)

Total value of the project: 163.506,00 EUR, fully funded by the EU

Duration:  02.09.2019 – 01.09.2021

Summary: 

The aim of the project is to develop mini-educational resources for adults to acquire key competences. Project is aimed at underprivileged adults who did not show interest in participating in lifelong learning. The project seeks to develop and adapt new educational materials to re-engage the most vulnerable in the education process. New educational materials will cover popular topics such as art, culture, digital and social media, sports and various hobby activities.

The idea of ​​the project is to adapt these thematic frameworks to relevant educational disciplines in such a way that they are easily understandable and accessible to the marginalised target group so that they can become interested and involved in addressing such challenges. The aim of the project is not only to broaden the knowledge and general culture of the participants on the popular topics of today, but to increase the competences of the participants in other important educational disciplines through this everyday topic, even though they may not be aware at first of their newly acquired competences that can greatly help them in the long term, both privately and in business setting. 





Project Name: PIGGY BANK - A Family Learning Model to Promote Financial Literacy


Project coordinator: 

  • Reintegra, z.s., Czech Republic

Partners:

  • Future in Perspective Limited, Ireland
  • Center for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology Ltd. CARDET, Cyprus
  • AEVA - Associacao para a educacao e valorizacao da regiao de aveiro, Portugal
  • Asociación cultural y medioambiental Permacultura Cantabria, Spain
  • Callidus - Adult Education Institution, Croatia
    Total project value:  (fully funded by EU funds)

Total value of the project: 226.084,00 EUR, fully funded by the EU

Duration: 01.09.2019 – 30.09.2021

Summary: 

This project was designed to raise the level of financial literacy in all partner countries. The purpose of this project is to educate people financially so that, in the future, as few families as possible come into adverse financial situations and thus directly endanger the existence of themselves and their families. For many adults, the issue of financial status is the source of all the other problems, and in the long run, these problems can result in poor family relationships, broken friendships and relationships, and in the most extreme cases, even violence and suicide. The project primarily focuses on families using mobile technologies in their daily lives, as participants will be able to acquire essential financial literacy skills through smartphones. The target group of the project is not only adults with a lower level of financial literacy, but also children of different ages to better prepare themselves for all the financial challenges and pitfalls they will face through growing up and life.

Target audience:

  • Children between 6 and 12 years of age
  • Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18
  • Young people between 19 and 25 years of age
  • Parents and guardians
  • Educators

Activities

  • Project outputs:
    • development of a mobile application for project participants 
    • creation of a collection of 12 comics for young children to be translated into 6 partner languages
    • development of 12 educational materials in the form of the “Escape Room” challenge for the purpose of online learning for children aged 13 to 18 years
    • development of 12 educational materials in the form of "Webquest" assignments for young people aged 19 to 25 with the aim of learning about financial management, half of which will be positive scenarios and the other half will be negative financial activity scenarios so participants can learn good and poor financial management 
    • development of an educational program for parents and guardians to ensure the development of their own financial literacy and the ability to manage a new model of family learning
    • development of an educational program and manual as response to the educator's specific challenges  in order to maximize the utilization of new learning resources 
    • development of an online learning platform - a customized and fully mobile collaborative online learning environment that supports access from smartphones and tablets

 

 

 

Project Name: Zero Waste power in HoReCa

 

Project coordinator: 

  • Slava Raškaj Educational Centre Zagreb

Partners:

  • Galileo.it S.r.l., Italija
  • Callidus – Institute for adult education (Croatia)
  • Tourism and Catering School Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Granada, spain
  • Srednja šola za gostinstvo in turizem, Slovenia
  • Future In Perspective Limited, Ireland

Total value of the project: 208.858,00 EUR, fully funded by the EU

Duration:  1.11.2018. – 31.10.2020.

Summary: 

Zero Waste is a project aimed at finding solutions to the current issues of environmental pollution and the reuse of materials.
Zero Waste topics are linked to vocational education and the HoReCa industry through a series of activities. Three vocational catering schools, two adult education institutions and two private sector organisations from Croatia, Spain, Ireland, Slovenia and Italy are involved in the project.
Project Zero Waste topics focus on changes in the education and business process by selecting environmentally sustainable work models.
Project goals and outcomes:
  1. The main objective of the project is to incorporate the Zero Waste standards in the vocational education and HoReCa sectors through the use of digital tools., Tools for the implementation of the new learning and business models in the work process will be developed through the project activities:  Zero Waste digital educational tools, Zero Waste in HoReCa curriculum and Zero Waste evaluation tool.
  2. Curriculum design for implementing specific waste management practices in the HoReCa sector. The curriculum will include knowledge and specific instructions on how to organise work in a catering facility in a manner that protects the environment based on a Zero Waste standard.
  3. Digital Learning tool  - The goal is to support learning through individual acquisition of knowledge and use of ICT tools on Zero Waste in HoReCa curriculum. The tool is intended for all students in the vocational hospitality education process, as well as employees in the HoReCa sector.
  4. Evaluation Tool - Creating an IT standard tool for assessing the level of a Zero Waste business. The tool identifies and recognises the level of business compliance in accordance with the Zero Waste standards of business in the HoReCa sector.







Project Name:  Game of Phones: Webquest learning for NEETs

 

Project coordinator: 

  • Meath Partnership (Ireland)

Partners:

  • Callidus – Institute for adult education (Croatia)
  • FFE (Spain)
  • Storytellme (Portugal)
  • CARDET (Cyprus)
  • SVEB SFEA Self-financing Partner

Total value of the project: 174.404,00 EUR

Duration:  1.11.2018. – 31.10.2020.

Summary: 

Game of Phones is Erasmus+ project of Ireland, Croatia, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus, which aims to design and develop web-based content aimed at build skills and competencies that will help NEET's reintegration into education or employment. There are three main project outputs:

  1. Compendium of Webquest Resources
  2. In-service Training Programme and Handbook
  3. Online learning portal

The goal is to build a deeper knowledge and understanding about the origins and functioning of the EU, explore diversity and cultural identities in Europe and to promote multi-cultural and socio-economic dimensions of European societies and how national cultural identity is compatible with European identity. Some of the key skills that participants will develop are: critical thinking, problem solving, team work and the importance of communication.

 

Project Name:  Digital Media – A Bridge to Inclusion
DIME

 

Project coordinator: 

  • Ballybeen Women’s Centre (UK) – BWC

Partners:

  • Kas Halk Egitimi Merkezi (Turkey) – Kas HEM
  • The Rural Hub CLG (Ireland)
  • Cooperativa Sociale Prometeo onclus a Mutualita Prevalente (Italy) - Prometeo
  • Callidus d.o.o (Croatia) – Callidus
  • Osrodek Szkoleniowo-Badawczy INNEO (Poland)
  • INNOVENTUM OY (Finland)
  • Reintegra (Czech Republic)

Total value of the project:  EUR 296,324.00 

Co-financing of the European Union: in total

Duration: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2019

Summary:

"Digital Media - A Bridge to Inclusion" partner is the Erasmus+ partner project of Croatia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Finland and the United Kingdom with an aim to develop a training program for adult and young marginalized adults to help them develop the key digital competences and knowledge needed today in the labor market.

Together with our foreign partners, we have recognized the fact that digital media is an excellent way of transferring knowledge and developing key competencies, especially with marginalized groups of society. Informal education has become an effective way of acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies, and as support for institutional education can significantly contribute to strengthening these skills needed in the modern labor market.

As part of this project, all project partners will work with educators for adults and with communities in the education sector by providing them with training in order to build their skills as educators. Also, the project partner organization DIME will provide a number of innovative resources that teachers can use in their work with marginalized youth.

Learn more about the project at: https://dimeproject.eu

 

 

Project Name: Skill IT project, Erasmus+

Project coordinator: 

  • Ballybeen Women’s Centre (UK) – BWC

Partners:

  • Kas Halk Egitimi Merkezi (Turkey) – Kas HEM
  • Instituto De Formacion Y Estudios Sociales (Spain) – IFES
  • Aklub Centrum Vzdelavani A Poradenstvi (Czech Rep) – AKLUB
  • Callidus d.o.o (Croatia) – Callidus
  • Morfogennesis (Greece)
  • Cooperativa Sociale Prometeo onclus a Mutualita Prevalente (Italy) - Prometeo

Total value of the project:  EUR 260,500.00 

Co-financing of the European Union: in total

Duration: 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2018

Learn more about the project at:: http://skillinnovationtraining.com



Project name: Youthcoach Project, “My chance for the future”

 
Project Coordinator: AKLUB CENTRUM VZDELAVANI A PORADENSTVI, Czech Republic

Partners: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia (WIFI Croatia is partner representing Croatia)

Total value of the project:  276 810, 00 EUR

Co-financing of the European Union: in total

Duration: 1.9.2014 – 31.8.2016.

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Summary:
The Youthcoach project is a transnational European VET partnership which aims to transfer, adapt and implement innovative projects and products which

  1. Strengthen the partnerships between education and employment in initial VET
  2. Help reducing the high number of drop outs in VET
  3. Develop basic and transversal skills especially entrepreneurial skills with young VET learners and
  4. Validate skills and competences of these young learners in accordance with Europe 2020, ET 2020 and Erasmus + goals.

The project addresses VET dropout prevention from a multidimensional point of view, involving companies, VET organisations and VET teachers and trainers by focusing on capacity building in both VET teachers and trainers and young VET learners.
 

Where does the need for such a project come from?

Europe is facing a growing need of qualified employees on the one hand, on the other hand it desires to integrate youngsters who at present have no chance to get involved into working life in their home countries. Many industries lack qualified employees which fulfil the special needs of employers. At the same time countries in the south of the EU face a growing rate of young people without a real chance to find a job which is adequate to their education. The financial crisis still caused in some European states a high rate of unemployment especially of young people (youth unemployment rates in some partner countries: Italy: 42,4%, Slovenia 25%, Czech Republic 27%, Greece 60%, Spain: 56,1%).
Early school leaving is another big problem as young people without any formal qualification are left without chances (Italy 17.6%, Slovenia 17%, Greece 11,4%, Spain 23,5%).
Dropout produces high costs for the young people, society, companies and VET organisations.
The key issue in Europe is how to involve and keep young people in VET and to improve the cooperation between VET and the world of work.
 

Activities:

  • Need analysis of market for all country partners
  • Training of trainers for youth counselling
  • Development of a common " toolbox " that will serve as support in guiding young
  • Transnational workshop for trainers from all countries - Zagreb, February 2016, Spain July 2016.

Project goals:

  1. To transfer the concepts of Vocational Training Assistance (DE), Toolbox (CZ), Jugendcoaching (AT) and EBC*L Enterprise (SI) to other European countries
  2. To further develop a Youthcoach competence profile and a Youthcoach train the trainer course based on a study in all partner countries
  3. To develop a toolbox for youthcoaches including modules on
    1. Working with companies in bridging gabs between VET and the world of work
    2. Intercultural competences
    3. Personal development
    4. Promotion of competences related to entrepreneurship (EBCL)
  4. To implement the train the trainer course with 70 trainers in the partner countries

 
The Youthcoach expected results are:

  1. Competence profile of Youthcoaches to guide, aid and coach young people to prevent drop out of VET and to increase the cooperation between training organisations and companies
  2. Train the trainer course for Youthcoaches (EQF) based on the competence profile – curriculum, course design and implementation with 70 trainers
  3. Youthcoach toolbox with guidelines, methods, approaches to help Youthcoaches to develop transversal skills with young people, increase cooperation with companies and to guide and counsel young people to prevent dropout
  4. Promotion of exchange of experiences, further adaptations of the concept and transnational networking by integrating the local stakeholders of each partner in the project
  5. Youthcoach website with all products

 
The overall results of the project can be defined in:

  1. Increased knowledge and competences of the actors who deal with the different target groups in order to prevent drop-out from VET
  2. Transfer and implement of best practice in other European regions
  3. Promoting joint programs of public and private stakeholders to prevent drop-out from VET
  4. Enhance transnational cooperation and networking in this manner