LISTEN – Survey on storystelling

“Storytelling is understood to be live oral telling of stories, engaging directly with listeners to create a shared experience. Storying … is one of the most fundamental ways of making meaning and thus pervades all aspects of learning, regardless of age.” (M. Hamilton and M. Weiss, 2005)

The LISTEN team has launched a survey about storytelling as method in education, especially for working with refugees and other involuntary migrants. Your answers will help us to define the needs of educators and care takers as a basis for our work in this project. Find the survey in all partner languages here.

SASSI … and the winners are

During the final conference of the SASSI project, held on 18 May and hosted by Drenthe College in Meppel, two organizations have been awarded the SASSI award. These are: Leer Werk Centrum from the Netherlands and Vzdelávací inštitút COOP from Slovakia. Both showed their strong commitment in applying workforce development initiatives for older workers.

REST – Your experience with employing refugees and migrants

REST (Refugee Employment Support and Training)  is a European project aiming at enhancing competences in enterprises and organisations to employ and to successfully interact with refugees. REST intends to support employers, human resources managers, in-company trainers and supervisors when it comes to the employment, integration and in-house training of refugees.

At this stage we would like to gather experience with and ideas on possible barriers for employing refugees. For this purpose we have set up a multilingual survey that won’t take you more than 5 minutes. Please find the survey here.

EELLSS – Save the date!

The EELLSS consortium will organise a final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event will bring together all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects. The event will take place in the German partner school Wilhelmsgymnasium on day 1 and in the premises of the Landkreis Kassel on day 2. We will organise a fair where partner school will present their learning projects and findings. We will soon publish the agenda here.

Exernal guests are very much welcome!

SASSI – Final conference ahead

The SASSI consortium is organising its final conference which will take place on May18th, 2017, in Drenthe College, Drenthe, Netherlands.
The SASSI partners will introduce the SASSI methodology of providing age-sensitive training and professional development for updating and upskilling the ageing workforce and will present the results of the piloting phase during which all partners have implemented the SASSI methodology in their training or corporate contexts.

Find the conference programme here.

EELLSS Award – Open for submission!

The EELLSS team is inviting European school students (14-19 years old) to submit projects, concepts or ideas on practical and problem based soil projects in European schools. You can describe a project that has already been carried out or is still in the planning process. You can also describe a concept or idea that could potentially be carried out if you had the chance to do so.

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SASSI – Newsletter 4

We have announced the SASSI award for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce in our last post – actually the award is still open for submissions!

In addition, you can not only apply for the SASSI award but use the same type of information for applying for the SASSI label. The SASSI label is given to those organisations that have implemented age-responsive strategies for their mature employees. So you can actually catch two birds with one stone – take part in the award and maybe win a trip to the Netherland and get the SASSI label. Read more about it our fourth Please also read our newsletter.

SASSI Award – Still open for submission!

The SASSI Award is still open for submission!

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.

Don’t miss your chance to present your innovative strategy to an interested European audience and discover the beautiful region of Drenthe – also called the Venice of the Netherlands. Find all details here.

LISTEN Kick-off Meeting

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.

VALLEY – Final conference and award winners

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.