VIC on EPALE

In May, the German National Agency invited the VIC team to contribute with an article to the EPALE’s thematic focus for June “Assessing adults’ skills”.
The article highlights major findings from the first research phase, gives an overview of the envisaged training course for adult educators, and explains the guiding principle for the further development work.
You can find our article here.

Health Points launched in London

The 2-year project Health Points funded under Erasmus+ was officially launched in the premises of the coordinator Rinova on the 30th and 31st January in London.

Health Points intends to develop a new, game-based resource to promote health and well-being for tutors and trainers who are working in a variety of educational contexts with young adults.There is a crucial need to improve health literacy among young adults, especially those who are from disadvantaged contexts. Much ill-health in adulthood has its roots in earlier life, and conditions such as diabetes and obesity can impact negatively on employability as well as life prospects more widely. Continue reading

What is EYE

It’s time for an update.

EYE stands for “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, a European funded exchange programme for entrepreneurs.
In order to support entrepreneurial diversity and synergy in Europe the European Commission funds exchanges between entrepreneurs.
New entrepreneurs (NE) have the opportunity to work over a period of 1 month up to 6 months with an experienced host entrepreneur (HE) in another European country. Both parts benefit of the exchange discussing their business ideas, sharing best practice examples and contacts. In a nutshell: They get a fantastic chance to learn from each other.

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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.

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.

SASSI – Train the trainers … the experience

Silver Sage_FinalAfter the preliminary phase the trainers eventually met in Matosinhos for the 5-day face-to-face training.
Trainers from UK, Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, and the Netherlands attended the course to find out more about the SASSI project and the SASSI approach to validate competences in terms of designing, delivering and evaluating age-responsive training.
It was an intense week, rich of exchanges, fruitful discussions and a lot of inspiration. Continue reading

VALLEY Award

Are you working with volunteers? Do you support them in validating their competences acquired, or do you have an innovative idea?

If you answer positively to these questions, the VALLEY European Award is for you !

Find out more here.

We will invite the best three projects to the Award Ceremony that will take place in Marseille (France) on Thursday 16th February, 2017. The conference will give you the opportunity to present your project or idea to an international audience of experts, volunteering organisations, and relevant entities/personalities in the field.