New Projects

T4T

"Sustainable Tools 4 Trainers" is Nordplus Adult 16 months project for six organisations from Iceland,

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland who made consortium with the aim to collaborate and develop

"Tools for Trainers in Sustainable Training material for Tourism" as adult education in tourism field is one

of their main interest and work during the few last years.

SAFE

The project SAFE is targeted to the people 50+ and the challenges they have

to face while competing in the labour market. Partnering organizations from the 5 Nord/Baltic region

countries identified and agreed on the problems could be solved by partnership in Nordplus adult

programme. Project activities will combine analysis of the current situation of the people 50+ in each

country to meet the needs of the labour market with the innovative training program. Self-empowering

by identifying and developing professional and personal skills, entrepreneurial and ICT skills will be

trained in it.

SMILE

The SMILE network consists of 20 partner organizations from 15 European countries. In the coming three years the partners will join their efforts to identify areas and target groups that can benefit from the promotion and learning of less widely used and taught languages. The partners will discuss and exchange ideas on current national and European policies in the field of language learning and will perform a research on existing good practices and methodologies for promotion of less widely used and taught languages.

What are the outcomes?

The results from the research will be presented through National Reports and will be available via the project website. These National Reports will be later used as a basis for development of a Situational Analysis providing information about the needs related to language learning and solutions for meeting them through non-traditional methodologies.

During the third year Recommendation Papers will be developed providing strategies, opportunities and methodologies for promotion of linguistic diversity and learning of less widely used and taught languages on European level.

For more information please contact either

IFES
Calle MartŪn el Humano, 1 – Entresuelo
46008 – Valencia – Spain
Tel: +34 96 382 53 62
Email: fernando.benavente@valencia.ifes.es

or visit†http://www.smile-network.eu

SENIORS ON-LINE PROJECT

During the lifetime of the project the partnership will develop an interactive learning programme for the development of both English language and ICT skills by organizing face-to face lessons as well as using different ICT tools. In that way the seniors will be engaged in using modern information technologies and learning the language at the same time. Consequently, the participants will develop their communicative skills – oral and writing – on certain topics of everyday life and learn to use such tools as Skype, e-mail, video editing programme, etc. 
The main project activities will be the following:
1. Developing an interactive learning programme;
2. Forming the groups of learners;
3. Implementing the teaching programme:
On a local level: 
- Face-to-face lessons for seniors with teachers 
- On-line meetings with teachers;
- Creating short videos on the chosen topic.
On an international level: 
- On-line meetings with newly gained friends from other Nordic/Baltic countries;
- Face to face workshop for seniors involved in the project 
4. Partner meetings to discuss the progress of the project.
5. Cross- cultural “Get-together” as the final event of the project for presenting results and products

-Target group is seniors with some IT skills and corresponding to A2 level of English. 
-Results: E-book (downloadable version) with language and ICT skills teaching/developing methodology based on attractive animation and a short film, documenting seniors’ involvement in the project.

Main partner

Soros International House (LT, Other)

Contact(s): Malinauskiene, Daiva (daiva@sih.lt)

Other partners: Biedrība Eurofortis (LV, NGO)

Teadmine ja Tarkus O‹ / Tallinn Language Centre (EE, Private Enterprise)

Anmiro Oy (FI, Private Enterprise)

Earlier Projects:

TAKE CARE

The aims of the Take Care Project:

-help migrants to improve their knowledge about health matters in host country language

-make health †care more accessible for migrants and improve their intergration

-create an European wide network of associated partners such as migrant communities, (volunteer) organisations supporting the integration and welfare of migrants, adult educational institutes, health care providers in order to facilitate them with innovative learning materials and methods and motivate them to exploit further the project products approaching migrants as final beneficaries

-contribute to intercultural communication

The main product of the project will be a multifunctional Healthcare Language Guide

Dr Jukka Kallio is † the external evaluator of the Take Care project.†

For futher information on the project please visit http://www.takecareproject.eu/

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TRACON

Tracon was a trasnational project involving 9 partners from 5 countries in Europe (Greece, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Italy). It was a lifelong learning programme project which started its action on November 2011 and lasted until the end of December 2013.

The subject of Tracon project was the training of school teachers in order to help their students become ‘smart' and rational consumers in modern societies.

Please visit†http://tracon-project.eu

We were the external evaluator of the Tracon project.

INNOREG - Development of Innovative Business Models for Ensuring Competitiveness

The project concentrated on raising the region’s scientific-technical potential, competence and reputation via elaboration and implementation of new business models and development of cross-border collaboration.

†Main objectives of the project were:

  • †increase of innovation, quality awareness and competitiveness of the Central-Baltic Sea Region;
  • support to the companies in the region in the field of mechanical engineering and mechatronics by creating new approach and model that through new business structures enables to react flexibly to the processes taking place in the society and organize innovative and high-level production.

†The project was directed to solve joint sectoral problems in Finland and in Estonia.

Please visit†http://www.ttu.ee/innoreg

E-NLL network

The E-NLL network united 26 organisations from 14 European countries, interested to support senior citizens in their lifelong learning activities.

The E-NLL network was

  • focusing on ageing population and its particular learning needs
  • building models for inclusion of elderly people in lifelong learning through offering models for learning, mobility and volunteering
  • encouraging cooperation between senior education providers

Please visit† http://www.enll.eu

†EUROPAPRENEUR -† A TRANSFER OF INNOVATION PROJECT

The objective was to transfer the elements of the innovative entrepreneur diploma - national competence based qualifications for entrepreneurs developed in Finland to European partner countries and to develop entrepreneurship training (training of nascent entrepreneurs) in Finland further through the impulse from the partner countries.

Please visit†http://europapreneur.net††and http://europapreneur.info, where you can find entrepreneurship training toolkit in English, Slovenian, Flemish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch††††


†IDOL††

†The project† created an integrated European system of identifying, assessing and recognizing vocational competence-based qualifications of International Development Officer (IDO).

Please visit http://idolearn.net