ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

SOCIAL INCLUSION SOCIAL INNOVATION

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPOWERMENT 

CAREER GUIDANCE VOCATIONAL SKILLS   

AUTISM-VR: SOCIAL INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM SYNDROME THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY

The project ‘Social Inclusion of People with Autism Spectrum Syndrome through Virtual Reality’ aims to develop tools with the purpose of enhancing social inclusion of people with autism spectrum syndrome, using virtual reality. This project will develop VR tools that through simulated everyday situations will train and enhance the social skills of adults with ASD and improve their ability to navigate standard situations. 

VALOR: VALORISATION OF ANCIENT FARMING TECHNIQUES IN RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

The increasing loss of agricultural genetic diversity has stimulated the initiative of VALOR Alliance to safeguard ancient cereal, horticultural and legume varieties. Totally 135 farmers joined a pilot network, committed themselves to safeguarding the varieties at risk of extinction and have been awarded the role of Park ‘guardian farmers’. The VALOR Alliance will jointly design curricula, an education program and common modules – including e-modules – between Alliance members from different countries, disciplines and economic sectors (public/private), and will ensure the relevance towards the needs of the labour market considered of resilient and sustainable farming, demonstratively applied in protected areas of the Parks allied within VALOR,- representing a broad segment of the target market of VALOR. The project is founded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances programme ( 2019-2022)

mentorNET: MENTORING BY EXTENDED NETWORKS TO ORGANISE VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

mentorNET is working across and beyond the partner organisations' countries to establish a network of migrant organisations and the mentors they are supporting. MentorNET builds on the work of previous projects and is designed to deliver knowledge and information concerning, among others, best practice about sustainable network organisational structures and a mentoring MOOC that helps people wishing to become volunteer mentor to migrants.

YOUTH2UNITE: EMPOWERING YOUTH TO UNITE AND STAND UP AGAINST HATE AND VIOLENCE

Youth2Unite has been developed as a result of the rising incidences of hate crime – physical and online – which are occurring across Europe and which are gaining momentum. Aimed at equipping youth workers with the tools to help identify and combat hate crime behaviours in young people, Youth2Unite will encourage a change in attitude in young people and encourage them to consider the impact of their physical or online attacks and to become, instead, active agents for change.

PROM-PAR: PROMOTING MIGRANTS’ DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION AND INTEGRATION

The efficacy of the social inclusion process in EU member states for asylum sSeekers and beneficiaries of International Protection, is questioned because of the perceived decline in civic engagement, and in the target group’s capacity to organize themselves and participate in the social daily life. This challenge is what the PROM PAR project is aiming to meet. The project team will work on developing an effective civic education training system, to equip the target group with knowledge such as virtues, norms and critical thinking. This in order to strengthen their autonomy, self-efficacy and self-confidence, and consequently the participation in civic life of the target group. This will be done through an open online education resource containing modules on civic education topics aimed at both newly arrived and settled asylum seekers/beneficiaries of international protection.

THINK GLOBAL, ENTREPRENEUR LOCAL

The goal of the project is to empower students who will see themselves as young innovators and change-makers who can make a difference in creative ways and launch their own initiatives. The project aims to l increase the competences of direct participants in supporting and initiating projects and programs using the various aspects of social entrepreneurship education. Students are expected to discover new forms of being creative and finding entrepreneurial solutions for solving social problems and improve their communication skills. The teachers are expected to enrich their pedagogical knowledge, skills and knowledge for teaching social entrepreneurship in their classes, 

WORKABLE: DEVELOPING COMPETENCES OF ADULT EDUCATORS TO SUPPORT THE EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen capacities of adult educators/mentors working with persons with mental disabilities (PMD) to offer supportive, tailored and effective support to PMD to gain autonomy, self-confidence and enter the labour market. The main objective concerns the development of training modules and mentoring methods in job coaching for people with mental disabilities. Furthermore, it aims at launching the workABLE platform which will gather the realised training modules and will offer a track of task-based mentoring support for adult educators having completed the modules which can support real life work on training-on the job. The project will lay the foundation for the definition of educational contents and learning outcomes in order to upgrade these modules, after the project completion, into a new VET Curriculum. The project is founded by Erasmus+ programme ( 2019-2021)

SEEDS: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPOWERING DEVELOPMENT IN PRESCHOOLS

SEEDS is a European project funded by the European fund Erasmus+. The main goal of the project is to develop pedagogical methods for preschool education, to support early learning of relevant skills like entrepreneurial mindsets, digital media and to insure social inclusion of all children in this learning. SEEDS aims to equip children from an early age, with the seeds for the development of an entrepreneurial compass in interplay with digital media. This compass starts from the individual as a citizen and builds on their particular skills and competences to enhance the four points of the compass; critical reflection, collaboration, co-creation and agency.

D-LEARNING: DESIGN THINKING AS A MEANS TO INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN ADULT LEARNING

The project aims primarily (a) To raise awareness on the Design Thinking methodology, which provides a solution-based approach to solving problems, by understanding the human needs involved, re-framing the problem in human centric ways, creating ideas in brainstorming sessions and adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing in a five-step ideation process, and (b) to transfer and adapt the approach of Design Thinking in the needs of adult learning institutions

WORK-VR: PILOTING VIRTUAL REALITY FOR LANGUAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF EMPLOYABILITY

Work-VR uses an online e-training platform for imparting work-related language and culture skills, coupled with an immersive Virtual Reality. WORK-VR primarily aims to better equip the users for the labor market through an increased level of linguistic, cultural and digital knowledge; to provide VET students with an innovative learning method; and to support and enhance the learning of trade-specific vocabularies within the sectors of health, service and construction.​ Work-VR is funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme (2018-2020)

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