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2 inno - Do innovation now!

is a new EU project to support your company implementing Innovations.

 

 

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IMPULSE

is the first nationwide program of support for the creative industries

 

 

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GABEK Approach

provides a number of analysis steps in order to collect unordered knowledge and systematize it.

 

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ARTPAD -
Achieving Resilience Through Play and Drama


 

ARTPAD stands for Achieving Resilience Through Play and Drama

The ARTPAD project is a three year Erasmus+, Eurpopean funded project lead by Playwork Partnerships and the Drama team at the University of Gloucestershire. The project is a partnership of 5 EU countries.

The Project

ARTPAD aims to support the engagement and resilience of participants from disadvantaged backgrounds in formal and non–formal education to help prevent early school leaving. The 5 project partners will work co-operatively to disseminate, develop and extend the expertise and international reach of their practice. The programme will cover 3 complimentary aspects:

 1. Understanding resilience and children’s development and behaviour through Play.

 2. Drama techniques for engagement with learning

 3. Drama and Play to build social understanding and behaviour

 

Project Duration:

September 2015 till August 2018

 

Website: www.artpadproject.eu

 Project leaflet: ARTPAD-folder

 

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.

  

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SymfoS -
Symbols for Success


 

SymfoS - Symbols for Success project promotes an innovative education and career guidance method addressed to young disadvantaged people based on sets of symbols.  

 

Very often the traditional counselling methods are aimed at young people who have advanced writing and reading skills and are already supported by a strong social system. These kinds of interventions can be ineffective with young people who, for various reasons, find difficulties in expressing in words their situation, their needs and their goals for the future. Working with symbols is an opportunity for them to use a universal language to do it.

 

 

What are SymfoS aims? On one hand, SymfoS aims to support young people who encounter difficulties in finding their own pathway within the education system and labour market to set their own goals for their future. On the other hand aims to provide educational guidance and professional operators a holistic method that improves the overall quality of counselling.

Project duration

September 2016 till February 2019

  

Website: www.symfos.eu

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13502960

  

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Innovation is frequently marketed as a driver of growth for the whole economy as well as the key issue for enterprises seeking to enhance their competitiveness. But why is it often so difficult for a business to successfully put innovation in to practice?

 

 

 

The principal reason is that it´s always a risk finding the right ideas, developing them into products and services before attempting a success launch into the market. If you run a small or medium sized business, you know that you must constantly renew but you do not always have the resources, the know-how or the willingness to take this risk.

 

2inno.eu has been developed to address this problem. The programme has been designed for the owner/manager or management teams of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enables even the smallest businesses to introduce and implement practical innovation processes. The 2inno methodology – outlined below – has been jointly developed by 6 project partner institutions across Europe:-

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A business that participates in the 2Inno programme will be assigned their own dedicated 2Inno coach. The business will participate in two inital ‘Innovation Audit‘ workshops at which an in-depth review of its competitiveness will be completed to determine how well positioned it is to respond to marketplace challenges and to develop appropriate solutions.

 


Following these workhops, innovative transfer projects will be defined, implemented and monitored. Short training modules will be delivered to key management personnel throughout the process. This provides the basis for the creation of an innovation strategy that will help build a long-term competitive advantage for the business.

 

Project Features

  • Multilingual innovation web-platform:
  • Toolbox ‘2inno innovation tools’
  • Training sessions in ‘Innovation Management‘

 

Project Duration

October 2013 until September 2015

 

Website: www.2inno.eu

 

Project Partners

 

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DAYPLOT

Diagnosis and actions for young people looking for a better future


 

This project aims to help disadvantaged young people by elucidating and interpreting the recent recommendation of the EU Parliament and Council which stresses the 8 key competencies for lifelong learning.

The direct target of the project is the group of professionals working with these young people such as: Practitioners in School, University and/or Labour guidance; Career Guidance Practitioners, Agencies and of the Employment Centers; trainers and teacher of the VET sector. The indirect targetgroup are the young people with disadvantage condition (particularly the NEETs and the new arriving refugees, migrants or asylum seekers entering or looking for a VET opportunity), then all the organisations involved in the specific topic (VET schools and institutes; Public Administrations dealing directly with the young and with education, labour and reception policies; trade unions; enterprises, etc.)

The concrete aim of the project is to build with and to offer to the direct target a useful tool kit to help the young people with disadvantage condition aging from 18 to 29 years with specific training, education, on-the-job activities in order to facilitate their entrance in the more appropriate VET channel to strengthen their competencies and/or in the labour market.

Throughout the project’s lifecycle, a comparison of the existing best practices on the topic of key competencies development will be promoted and a specific MOOC platform (Massive Online Open Courses) will be planned, tested and launched to support competencies assessment and their development to enhance training and/or employment opportunities for the disadvantaged young. An original diagnosis tool kit based on innovative frameworks, including gamification and survey will allow the Practitioners and teachers to map the soft and professional skills of the young people and to assess their level.

At this stage the Practitioners and teachers will help young people to write their first EU curriculum, then, using the modules on the platform (also multimedia), they will help them to decide how to overcome the existing gaps selecting the right training or apprenticeship opportunity/ies. At the end the Practitioners and teachers will be able to assess again the skills and competences and, accordingly, to rewrite the CV. On the platform an innovative section will be targeted to match enterprises and workers, so the Practitioners will be able, with the young people, to point out the more promising working opportunities for the future professional inclusion.

 

Project Duration:

September 2016 till Oktober 2018

 

Website: www.dayplot.eu

 

Project Partners

  • Antares srl - Rome (Italy)
  • EULAB Consulting - Rome (Italy)
  • GEMS Ltd. - Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • WRI - AFI Oslo and Akershus University - Work Research Institute - Oslo (Norway)
  • Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung – St. Pölten (Austria) http://www.hafelekar.at
  • CRIA - Barcelona (Spain) 

 

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logo viperVIPER - Volunteers in Playwork


 The aim of Viper is to transfer a volunteer training course to improve the quality and reach of vocational education and training for adults thinking about working with children. Through collaboration the Consortium will incorporate EU best practice to support children’s play across Europe and transfer this training programme and volunteering model to become an EU recognised training course.

 

The envisaged impact is the unique provision of an accredited EU training resource which will result in a more competent, knowledgeable, better trained, and coordinated volunteer play workforce across Europe, and increased levels of active citizenship and volunteering.

 

The Consortium consists of HEIs involved in vocational education and training design and delivery, organisations with sector experience and SMEs. Partners are involved through a common desire to have a resource they can use, which complements their existing VET related services.

 

 

Results:

  • To adapt, develop and blend a play training course for volunteers which aims to support learners in gaining skills to improve their chances of employment through the acquisition of social and civic competences.
  • To support training providers and organizations with the resources and training to deliver ‘Volunteers in Play – a route to employment’ (level 2) course
  • To support learners to access volunteering opportunities within the childcare and out of school childcare sector, further to undertaking the ‘Volunteer in Play’ course.

 

 

Project duration

October 2013 until September 2015

 

Website: www.viperproject.eu 

 

Project Partners

 

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