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.

PRACTICE – Kick-off Meeting

The PRACTICE project – Preventing Radicalism through Critical Thinking Competences aims to develop EU-wide continuing professional development (CPD) programme for teachers focussing on promotion of social, civic and intercultural competences and critical thinking of secondary school students.

PRACTICE addresses current challenges and needs of preventing radicalisation in school and of supporting opportunities for teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in this area, by developing, testing and disseminating an innovative approach, using participatory methods collaborative process, that involve 7 partner organisations and 35 schools at local, national and EU level.

On the 22-23 November 2018 the partnership meet for the first time in Palermo, Italy and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.

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.

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

INTENT – Job shadowing in England

Für meine Arbeit in den EU-Projekten wollte ich unbedingt meine Englischkenntnisse aufbessern, und was liegt näher, als dies in England zu tun? Da kam mir die Möglichkeit gerade Recht, im Rahmen von Projekt INTENT ein dreiwöchiges Job Shadowing bei unserer Partnerorganisation Community Action Dacorum (CAD) in Hemel Hempstead zu machen.

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INTENT – O-tones

One of our staff members, S., 52-years old, female, went for 3,5 weeks to the Marseille-based Eurocircle Association that is an organisation that has been working in the field of youth international mobility, non-formal education, intercultural dialogue, social and professional inclusion, citizenship and diversity for more than 25 years and is thus an expert in dealing with diverse groups of learners. With its experience with European and international programmes and activities there was a lot to learn from them in terms of relevant approaches on how to involve these target groups in various informal and non-formal learning activities.

After her return, she wrote: Continue reading

SASSI … and the winners are

During the final conference of the SASSI project, held on 18 May and hosted by Drenthe College in Meppel, two organizations have been awarded the SASSI award. These are: Leer Werk Centrum from the Netherlands and Vzdelávací inštitút COOP from Slovakia. Both showed their strong commitment in applying workforce development initiatives for older workers.

INTENT – BUPNET staff goes Europe

BUPNET was successful in applying for funds for their continous professional develpoment of their staff. The KA1 project entitled INTENT – Intercultural competences and development for new target groups is funded within the framework of the EU Erasmus+ education programme and offers our employees and teaching staff the opportunity to gain new impulses and ideas for improving their own practice and to extend their practical competences in during teaching or learning stays in other European countries. In the next months our staff members will go abroad and either be involved in job shadowing activites or in training courses. The team is very much looking forward to this experience!