“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 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.
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!
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.
After 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
Life is beautiful – This was again the motto of this third edition of our European award La VITA è bella!.
The six lucky winners were celebrated during the 7th REVEAL conference in Thessaloniki on 22./23.09.2016. Continue reading
On 09.09.16 during the final conference in Athens the winners of the EILEEN award were celebrated and presented their trophies and certificates. The main prize of the award was the trip to the final conference. The winners were given the opportunity to present their projects to the audience.
The three winners are:
- Swiss Approval Technische Bewertung S.A., Athens, Greece
- Intermobil – Intercultural competence training for SMEs hosting European mobilities, Erasmus+ Project, presented by FH JOANNEUM, Graz, Austria
- EasyDoesIT – A project idea, presented by G. Anna Rodriguez, Marseille, France
Find out more about their projects here.
Currently, the EILEEN award jury is making a pre-selection from the more than 50 projects, initiatives and ideas that have been submitted from all over Europe. At the end of this week the most promising candidates will be informed – they stand a good chance to be among the three winners of the EILEEN award.