SASSI – Working on – Kick-off meeting

On 20./21. September 2018  the SASSI consortium met in Loughborough, UK, for the first partner meeting. The meeting aimed to set the ground for the future project develoment works. As SASSI – Working on is a follow-up project of the SASSI project the purpose of this meeting was also to analyse the elements that can be built on and those that will have to be developed anew.
SASSI-Working on aims at exploiting the innovation expressed in the previous project in terms of age-sensitive training to create innovative later career guidance methodologies.

As a first step the partners agreed to review the National and Comparative Needs Analysis Reports produced in the SASSI project, and to undertake targeted research to gain a more detailed understanding of the situation for Career Guidance/Career Management for older people in each country. Also it seems necessary to gather data on approaches and programmes that are put in place in the partner countries in order to find ways for coping with the increasing retirement age, as this is no longer something which can be ignored.

SASSI-Working On

We are pleased to announce that the follow-up project of the project SASSI was approved by the National Agency in UK.

SASSI-Working On will exploit and further develop the products develped in the previous project in terms of age-sensitive training to create innovative later career guidance methodologies. It intends to extend and enhance the access to age-sensitive careers advice, skills updating and work experience opportunities for older workers, and develop innovative approaches to guidance for older workers and job seekers.

The approach on promoting and validating the competences of C-VET providers, trainers, HR professionals and line managers in providing age-sensitive approaches to career management/advice initiated in SASSI will be further customised and applied.

EMPROVE – Final conference

The final conference on 19.09.2018 in Dublin was a great event. There were at least 70 external guests representing many different help and support centres in the field of domestic violence as well as training providers and the police.

The conference was a great opportunity to celebrate the successful project and gave room for presenting the outputs . Continue reading

INTENT – Job shadowing in London

Jobshadowing in London – Schülerförderung mal anders

Im Rahmen unseres KA1 Projekte INTENT hatte ich die Möglichkeit ein 2,5 wöchiges Jobshadowing bei einer spannenden gemeinnützigen Organisation in London. Jobshadowing bedeutet, dass ich den Kollegen dort über die Schulter geschaut habe und mich von deren Projekten und ihrer Arbeit inspirieren lassen durfte. Meine Gastgeber waren 15billion ebp – eine Organisation im Osten Londons, die Schulen im Stadtteil Borough of Newham dabei unterstützt, SchüleInnen auf den Übergang in die Berufswelt vorzubereiten. Dies ist im Borough of Newham von besonderer Bedeutung, da es einer der einzigen beiden Stadteile von London ist, in denen ethnische Minderheiten die Bevölkerungsmehrheit stellen. Continue reading

Health Points – Gamified but how?

In the framework of our KA1 project training course in Palermo the Health Points projects was presented as an example of making use of gamified elements in a Moodle environment.

13 educators from adult education and universities worked together on exemplary training activities on health prevention for young disadvantaged people with the aim to become familiar with opportunities that Moodle offers in terms of interactivity and the use of gamified elements. They developed for example an interactive video on eating and drinking habits, a map with food and alimentary traditions at global level, a memory on celebraties that have abused of drugs or alcohol to show the effects of the abuse … . This was very revealing and inspiring and helped enormously to develop subsequently the learning units for the Health Points project.

EMPROVE – Save the Date

The EMPROVE team is happy to invite you to the final conference in Dublin on 19.09.2018 hosted by our Irish partners Exchange House Ireland.

The conference will give an insight in all the project activities and outcomes and will be a  great opportunity to network with European partners, professionals and experts from the field. Two special guests are announced – both survivors of domestic violence – who had the courage to break the silence and talk about their domestic violence experience. Please find the agenda here.

 

LISTEN Award – Submit a story

The LISTEN team invites you to enter the LISTEN award with a story – fictional or real. The story can be a memory, a self-created story, a fairytale, legend or myth.

The stories should reflect the idea of LISTEN aimed to promote intercultural storytelling with refugees and migrant as we believe that a story can build bridges and create mutual understanding between different cultures.

With your permission your story will become part of our LISTEN collection of (life) stories.

Find out more about the award here.

Health Points – Website online

The Health Points team announces that its website is now online. It will give you all background information on the project and deliver regular updates on the project’s current development.

Based on the user consultations and the former Health Box project, the team is currently developing the interactive game addressing disadvantaged young adults with the aim to promote their health literacy, healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.

Find out more on the Health Points website.

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.

EMPROVE – Partner Meeting in Göttingen

The EMPROVE team is currently in Germany (April 2018), reviewing the feedback from testing the EMPROVE innovative platform in six EU countries … the official public launch of the platform is approaching!
The platform offers various missions to support women survivors of domestic violence to empower them by supporting them in reflecting on their strenghts and values. The platform is based on the theory of gamification and uses gamified elements aimed to engage the DV survivors in a long-term journey of empowerment. The platform combines solving different online or live missions and achievements, in addition to the face-to-face sessions with a counsellor, using also the power of the own self-confidence.
If you want to try out the platform, please contact the EMPROVE team at info@bupnet.de