DATALIT – Data Literacy

Nowadays data literacy is widely considered a critical skill to have in the 21st century. It can be defined as the ability to read, work with, analyse, and argue with data, in order to derive meaningful information and knowledge. In the data economy, making sense of data is no longer a must-have skill for data scientist or technology experts only, but it is becoming an essential ability for all workers and a competence that facilitates their employability.

Despite its relevance in labour market and society in general, data analysis is still not included in many university courses, as it is usually part of computer science, engineering and math courses’ curricula

The project DATALIT aims at:

  • Offering to university students across different Faculties, the opportunity to reach a suitable level of data knowledge that they can use and apply appropriately and diversely throughout their personal and professional lives, and possibly to use as sound basis for further and more specialised training in data literacy and science.
  • Narrowing the gap between business and academia and to put European enterprises in direct contact with potential future employees or business partners properly trained to understand and exploit data effectively.

To reach these objectives, the project aims at laying the ground for the integration of data literacy as transversal topic in potentially all university courses, by identifying and developing common syllabus and innovative teaching and learning approaches

  • 12/2019– 11/2021
  • Co-funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+
  • Consortium of 14 partners from 4 Programme EU Countries (Italy, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania), 1 Non-EU Programme Country (Serbia) and 1 Partner Country from Western Balkans (Albania)
  • project website: https://datalit.pa.itd.cnr.it/en/https://datalit.pa.itd.cnr.it/en/

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

I-CARE – Ready for an interview?

The project partners are currently searching for interview partners that would be ready to share their experience and expertise in terms of intercultural care in the social and healthcare sector. Specifically, we are interested in finding out how the sitution actually looks like in practice: are there sufficient offers on intercultural topics, do employees feel secure in this area, what are the challenges, what are the benefits of intercultural teams on the one hand and interculturally trained personnel on the other hand? The interviews will help us to define the need of intercultural competences in the social and healthcare sector and develop training and services that respond to this need.
If you work in the social and healthcare sector or are involved in training please send us an e-mail to info@bupnet.eu

I-CARE Kick-off in January

In the last days of January we met for the first meeting of the project I-CARE. I-CARE stands for Intercultural Care in the Social and Healthcare Sector and aims to promote intercultural skills of care workers to ease their interaction with clients with migration background. For this purpose a number of tools will be developed, among them an intercultural learning App for care workers.

The meeting was hosted by BUPNET in Göttingen, where our partners 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.

No Alternative Facts – Training Course

The training course designed in the framework of No alternative Facts project took place last week in Göttingen, Germany. On 18th of February BUPNET, as a partner, hosted the event in its premises and welcomed in total 21 participants who attended the 3-day course. The project “No alternative facts” addresses the challenge of processing information in a growing globalised world, in an adult education context, through this innovative train-the-trainer format which succeeded in: Continue reading

Job Bridge – Training Course

We are pleased to announce that the Job Bridge training course for trainers and multipliers was successfully carried out on February 11th to 13th in the premises of the BUPNET in Göttingen, Germany. The course lasted 18 hours in total and included 22 participants from all partner countries. The course aimed to enable the participants to implement competence-oriented approaches with volunteers and validate competences acquired in the voluntary activities. All main course contents are available on the Job Bridge online platform. Continue reading

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.