logo SymfoS YouthSymfoS for Youthcare


 

"SymfoS for Youth Care" develops an innovative counseling method based on the approach of symbol work. Its implementation in the youth care system would significantly improve the integration chances of disadvantaged young people (NEETS) in Europe. Due to a lack of integration in many areas of life, they are increasingly excluded from participation in society.

 

With the methodical approach of symbol work (developed by Wilfried Schneider) as an innovative counselling tool, the project aims to enable young people in youth welfare to effectively support disadvantaged young people. Innovative features are on the one hand the transfer of the previous method from vocational guidance to the youth welfare system in each partner country and on the other hand the extension of the SymfoS educational approach with web courses for initial training (Higher Education) at universities (Social Care).


In youth welfare, working with symbols offers young people an additional, universal language. In short, symbolic work means getting a person to reach out to themselves. Symbols are helpful in situations that are difficult or impossible to describe with other means of communication.

Project duration
September 2018 to August 2021

  

Website: https://www.symfos-youth.eu/

facebook: www.facebook/symfos

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8704665

  

project partners

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  

TeBeISi LogoTeBeISi - Partial Certification Information Security


 

The IT sector is characterized by short innovation and product cycles among developers and manufacturers. Due to constantly changing requirements in the IT sector, learning and recognition of informal skills is a decisive factor. The lack of certification opportunities leads to a lack of experts* in the field of information security.

This is why the "Betriebswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum für Fragen der mittelständischen Wirtschaft e. V." (Business Management Research Centre for Questions of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses) was initiated. (BF/M Bayreuth) initiated this European joint project.
The Europe-wide uniform assessment and recognition of informally acquired skills has enormous potential for combating the shortage of skilled workers in the field of information security.
 
Newly developed job profiles reflect the current needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. Based on this, a learning curriculum is being developed and previously acquired knowledge is recognised and validated.
 

 

project duration

September 2018 to August 2021

  

Website: https://www.tebeisi.eu/

facebook: www.facebook/tebeisi

 

  

project partner

 

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  

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SOCS - Introducing Strategic Organisation Counseling using Symbols for Visualization


 

SMEs (especially social enterprises), Start-Ups or young entrepreneurs are very often low budgeted and therefore do not have the financial means to develop and install tools and trainings to further develop their business and the competencies of their teams. It is usually impossible for them to hire an external counsellor to support them in their strategical plan.

 

Reflecting on this statement, Erasmus+ Programme has set the objective of fighting unemployment through training and education, that “EU businesses need to become more competitive through talent and innovation”. The project SOCS promotes building up on this goal by improving the learning provision tailored to the specific needs of SMEs, Start-ups and entrepreneurs, short people who have HR and organizational development tasks. “Overall, demand is growing for non-routine analytical skills and strategies involving creativity, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and entrepreneurship – all skills that help workers to maintain their employability and enterprises their resilience in the face of change.” (“A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth”, A G20 Training Strategy, INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE, GENEVA, NOVEMBER 2010) By focusing on developing the strategic, leadership, teamwork and HR management competences of the SME owners, managers and their teams, SOCS project will help them build competitiveness, grow and increase employment.

 

The aim of the SOCS project is to improve entrepreneurial practice by improving the skills of the responsible staff, especially those in charge in small organizations by the approach of symbol work. The innovation lies in visualization as a very precious technique to create new responses instead of only dealing and being pushed by day to day business. Symbols help to express preconscious attitudes and mental barriers, even blind spots and get more clearness about future actions.

During the two years project period, partners aim to identify the areas of interventions most needed by the targets (organizational counsellors, consultants, business owners, entrepreneurs, especially young entrepreneurs, organizational and human resources managers and students, technicians for organizational development and HR decisions in organizations, start-up founders), by finding the existing tools most adequate for use, adapt them if needed or to develop new tools based on symbol work, especially for the online versions of the tools for free use. 

 

Objectives

  • To develop leadership and HR skills of participants
  • To improve innovation management and innovation skills and adopting it as part of a day-to-day work to improve competitiveness
  • To improve managerial practice dealing with change and challenges
  • To develop self-assessment tools based on symbol work
  • To provide to the learners the possibility to choose between solutions for f2f training or online tools 

 

Project duration

November 2019 till October 2021

 

Website:socs-project.eu

 

Projekt Partners

 

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  

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KITE Fighters - Kids and Teachers Fighting for Inclusion 


 

The aim of the project is to assist pedagogues working with young people, with a focus on diversities, to strengthen social inclusion, and promote peer-to-peer communication and team building. Innovative methods and tools for teachers and students will be developed to prevent bullying situations and the escalation of conflicts at school:

 

 

 

1) Equip teachers with tools to enhance their capability to support students, promoting their mental health and emotional intelligence development.

2) Enable teachers to use creative and innovative methodologies as symbol work, storytelling, folk tales and other non-formal education approaches.

3) Support schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) and disadvantage and to offer quality education, enabling success for all students.

4) The main overall objective is to strengthen social inclusion skills of kids and teachers.

 

Objectives:

  • Development of the “KITE-FIGHTER TOOLKIT": a collection of different tools, games and exercises, which teachers can use. It will include storytelling, symbol work and folk tales exercises
  • Elaboration of a CURRICULUM and TRAINER’S GUIDE for a teacher training, to empower teachers to use the Kite-fighter toolkit techniques, and develop new professional and socio-emotional skills
  • Organization of MULTIPLIER EVENTS and ACTIVITIES as well as delivering a set of MINI-TRAINING EVENTS to empower local teachers and youth workers to use the KITE-fighter toolkit.

 

Project duration

September 2019 till April 2022

 

Website:https://kitefighters.eu

      

Project Partners

 

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  

Logo DigiVET DigiVET Digital Media for VET in SMEs: Online learning of digital media competences for SMEs


 

Digital media offers a new and effective way to engage employees who have low levels of qualifications in small SMEs in learning. In many countries the formal education level of employees is still weak and migration within and to Europe has led to an inflow of additional learners who lack the levels of language to engage in learning using traditional techniques. Digital media can help to overcome this barrier to learning by using more audio, video and visual material to support learning. However, many VET trainers and SMEs lack the competences needed to use digital media.

 

The objective of the project is to enhance the use of visual digital media in SMEs, to support the training of employees with low levels of qualifications. This will be done through the development of modular online learning programs about the use of visual digital media. The focus will be on visual material for the field of VET learning and shaped by guiding principles and concepts which were used, implemented and evaluated in Germany by ISOB and ‘SoWiBeFo e.V.’ (e.g. ‘Coaches for Digital Learning’ and ‘Media Pedagogy for Teachers’). The conceptual model for learning and the expertise generated from the projects will be used to develop similar material for VET trainers and facilitators of learning in small SMEs.

 

Objectives of DigiVET

  • VET trainers and facilitators in SMEs will acquire competences for digital learning in two steps:
  1. acquiring basic skills in digital visual media use
  2. using digital media in training of staff who have low levels of qualifications

 

  • A key feature of the project is the provision of support from trained coaches within the partner organizations, who will be available to support in-company trainers and facilitators as they introduce digital learning. In-company facilitators will work with the end recipients (low qualified staff as learners), digital and visual forms of workplace learning.
  • Final beneficiaries – Low qualified employees and employees with a lack of educational language skillsVisual media as instructional videos make learning independent, allow for repeating the content as needed, and can be designed to promote language proficiency at the same time

 

Project Duration

November 2019 bis Juni 2022

 

Website: 

 

Project Partners

  • University of Gloucestershire- Coordination
  • Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung, Austria
  • Mednarodna Fakulteta, Slowenia
  • Fundatia Pentru Promovarea, Romania
  • ISOB Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung, Germany
  • Gazi Universitesi, Turkey
  • Centro de Formacao Profissional, Portugal 

 

 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  

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