Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Do you do any volunteer work?
Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge.

Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Continue reading

Three things against fake news

We reported on the training course carried out in February 2020 in Göttingen by the partners of the No Alternative Facts project. Unfortunately, participation in the course was limited to the partner organisations. But we are happy to say that all elements developed by the partnership will be made available to all interested parties through the No Alternative Facts Platform. On the platform you can find three things aimed to promote critical digital literacy:

  1. The No Alternative Facts Gamification Environment
  2. The No Alternative Facts Toolbox of Resources
  3. The No Alternative Facts Modular Learning Programme

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LEVEL5 and No Alternative Facts

Also in the framework of the No Alternative Facts project we will make use of LEVEL5 – our validation system that has been developed and used in many different projects and learning settings to validate social, personal and organisational competence acquired in non-formal and informal learning. In the context of the project involved trainers will be able to assess and document the development of their competence in terms of promoting critical digital literacy among their learners and managing required changes. Continue reading

SASSI – Learning projects

Currently, all partners are implementing a learning project related to any of the course topics to apply in practice the newly aquired knowledge … and maybe to bring about change in the corporate culture.
Currently, in BUPNET we look at how we can make our own further education more innovative by including mobility – also abroad – as an option. We are fortunate enough to have funds available for this. So it will be “off to Europe”.
If you are interested in exploring innovative work experience incl. mobility as a means to update competences or to discover new ones, you should check on our SASSI Hub.

SASSI – Hub

We are glad to announce that all modules that were provided during our training course in Matosinhos are now available on our SASSI-Hub.
The modules are:

  • Module 1: Longer working lives
  • Module 2: Career pathways for older employees
  • Module 3: Career review
  • Module 4: Workplace mobility for career revitalisation
  • Module 5: Career management for older employees
  • Module 6: Building capacity – the learning project
  • Module 7: Competence validation with LEVEL5

Besides the modules you can also find further reading, articles, case studies and examples of successful career changes in later life.
Interested? Register today: https://mahara.vita-eu.org/ and choose “SASSI – Working on” in the list of institutions.

VIM – How the pilots went

We have successfully concluded the VIM national pilots and have written up our reports.
In total, 55 educators piloted the small training units in all countries involving all in all 488 migrants and refugees from different countries of origin. The pilot tests took place in various contexts, mainly in language courses, but also during welcoming sessions, workshops and multiplier events.

In general, the feedback from the educators in terms of the relevance and usability of the VIM small training units was very positive. Continue reading

VIM – Newsletter 5

The fifth newsletter tells about the final conference that took place in Athens as well as about the findings and results of the national pilots that involved all in all 55 educators and 500 migrants and refugees in the partner countries. Their feedback was gathered by means of questionnaires and direct talks – We are happy to announce that is was very positive. Read more in our newsletter.

Job Bridge – Partner meeting in Rome

The second partner meeting took place on 07./08.10.2019 in Rome. The main purpose was to define the topics of the training course for volunteering facilitators and to set up the curriculum for the three-day course that will take place in February 2020 in Göttingen.

The main topics that are considered relevant are: Continue reading