The Kick-Off-Meeting of LISTEN – Learning Intercultural Storytelling – was held on 27./28.02.2017 in Göttingen, Germany.
In good and inspiring atmosphere representatives of all seven partners out of six European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom – discussed ideas and objectives of the project. The Kick-Off-Meeting was a very good opportunity to meet and get to know the new partners and to reconnect with old partners.
The final VALLEY conference was held on February 16 and took place in the Villa Mediterranée in the old port area of Marseille.
In this final conference the resources, which were developed by the Erasmus+ project VALLEY to identify and to recognise skills and competences developed by young people during their volunteering experiences, and the validation methodology were presented.
SASSI Awards for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce
We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.
The SASSI Awards aim to highlight and celebrate this good practice. The Awards will be presented at the SASSI Conference in Meppel, Netherlands on 18th May 2017.
Winners will receive a grant for their travel and accommodation costs.
The VALLEY final conference will take place on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, from 12 h to 18 h in Marseille, France, in the premises of the Villa Méditerranée.
If you are interested in volunteering and the recognition of competences acquired therein, you should register now!
Please find the conference programme and registration tool here.
The GREEEN Guide on climate change education is now also available in all partner languages and in French. Please download your language version from the GREEEN website.
THe GREEEN project has come to an end – the network activities of the GREEEN Network carry on. Also we are glad to continue our successful collaboration with six partners of the GREEEN Network in the follow-up project EELLSS – European Experiential Learning Lab on Soil Science that aims to interlink natural sciences with “soils” as a practical, concrete and “living” lab and innovative learning field. Find out more on the EELLS website.
Today is the first day of our new 2-project funded under Erasmus+. The project aims at using the storytelling approach in a radio environment as a means of communication and a way of integrating refugees in the community. Storytelling has a great potential to attract and motivate people to learn, to connect with others and to express themselves. It offers a common approach to personal development and learning that has the potential to unite the different sectors in a community because of being interactive, immediate and very personal. Through storytelling, refugees will be motivated to express themselves and share their life story with the hosting community.
The main target group of LISTEN is the large professional category of training providers. They will be invited to join the project activities and to develop new professional competences and skills or expand the existing ones, in terms of tailored training methodologies for refugees. These new professional competences will be validated through a powerful and well known validation system called LEVEL5 that will be adapted to the specific learning patterns of LISTEN.
Final conference on 16.02.2017 in Marseille, France
Make a note in your calendar – The VALLEY team is organising the final conference which will include conclusions from the piloting phase, a panel discussion with experts from the field, workshops … and last but not least the award ceremony.
More details will be published soon!
The GREEEN Network proudly presents the GREEEN Guide that is meant to serve teachers and other education professionals as a source of inspiration for the integration of climate change related topics into educational programmes and school curricula in a creative and multi-disciplinary way. The guide does not repeat information that are available in many other sources on climate change but does very much focus on the GREEEN partners’ experience. It offers good practice examples on how climate change has been integrated into specific subjects or into extracurricular activities – all gathered by the GREEEN partner schools and all based on real experience – as well as examples of networking activities and presents the various offerings provided by the GREEEN Network.
You can download the guide in English from GREEEN website. The Guide is now being translated into all partner languages and French. These versions will be also made available on the website soon.
Successful training in Matosinhos
If you are interested in finding out how the course went and what we are doing next – have a look at our Newsletter nr 3.