In December 2017, project partners met for the first time at the kick-off meeting in Vienna where they planned the upcoming research and debated the needs of stakeholders in the European labour markets. In the first months of 2018, COME IN partners will conduct the transnational research and interviews with employers and experts exploring their attitudes toward employment and work integration of refugees and learning more about their training needs.
For more details on the project and infos on our survey please have a look at our first newsletter
The LISTEN survey focused on assessing the status storytelling has among adult educators. It asked for interests and experiences with storytelling applied in educational contexts and expored the learning needs of the target groups addressed.
Another topic we asked for was in how far the idea to use radio as medium to give refugees a voice is perceived suitable and attractive to be applied with refugees.
The results show that storytelling is far more wide spread as method of education than one would initially think. Also there is great appreciation and motivation of educators to learn more about the LISTEN approach.
A summary of the results can be viewed here: LISTEN_summary survey results.
Help us get a better understanding of the professional development needs of mature learners and workers.
As part of the SASSI project we are looking at the development needs of mature learners and workers – particularly in the light of the raising of the pension age and the expectation that we keep working for longer. If you are over 50 years of age and consider yourself to be active in the labour market (because you are working or as an active job seeker), we would like to hear your views on this subject.
We would be grateful if you would help us by completing this questionnaire (it is available in several languages) and letting us know what you think. The questionnaire is easy to fill in and won’t take you more than 5 minutes.
Please click here (available in English, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Slovak).
On 18./19. November 2015 the VALLEY partners met for the second transnational meeting in Palermo.
The meeting was dedicated to drawing conclusions from the previous research and stocktaking phase as basis for the development of the VALLEY validation approach for assessing and evidencing competence developments in volunteering activities.
The VALLEY project team has launched an online survey addressing both volunteering organisations and volunteers.
With the help of the surveys the team wants to get a deeper insight in the competences that can be acquired during volunteering services and if and how these are assessed and recognised.
If you work in the volunteering sector, please fill in the questionnaire for volunteering organisers. The questionnaire is available in German, English, French, Italian and Romanian: Survey for volunteering organisers
If you have worked or are currently working as a volunteer, please fill in the survey for (ex)volunteers. The questionnaire is available in German, English, French, Italian and Romanian: Survey for (ex)volunteers
This questionnaire will become part of the broader PROMOTE survey, which will employ qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the awareness about existing methods as well as demand for validation of entrepreneurship, civic and learning to learn competences gained during mobility. This multiple-choice questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.
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Link: PROMOTE Online-Survey
EILEEN has successfully concluded the first big task and finished the EILEEN study on intercultural competences that was carried out to obtain a detailed view of interculturality in the workplace throughout Europe. The perceptions, interest and available tools regarding interculturality were investigated in a total of nine participating countries. Subsequently, a quantitative questionnaire gave insight into the perceptions in each of the regions concerning the intercultural momentum, i.e. the perception of the own behavioural pattern as well as of those from other regions we meet in professional practices.
In early May the VALLEY (Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering) partners came together in Göttingen to set up the plan for putting the goals of VALLEY into practice. The first steps focus on assessing the field of volunteering opportunities for youths and the practices in terms of validation of competences that young people acquire during their volunteering experiences. For this purpose an online survey will be launched in the middle of June that addresses young volunteers as well as volunteering organisations to ask for their experiences and needs. The survey is backed by an extensive internet research to deepen the findings. Based on these research results the VALLEY team will customise the offers that are to be developed in the coming two years.
The PROVIDE team invites all VET professionals to take part in our online survey. With the survey the PROVIDE team intends to get an insight into the work and learning context of VET professionals and into the competences that are needed to adapt to changing conditions and requirements. By responding you will have the chance – if you want – to participate in the European training course that will be organised in early 2015.
The online survey is available in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French and German and can be accessed here.
On the 28th and 29th of April the second transnational meeting of the project team took place in Slovakia, Bratislava.
The main discussion points at the two-day meeting were: Wrap up of desk research & primary research activities: discussion of the issues and findings, and the development of draft train-the-trainer course and online tool box.
The research activities showed and confirmed that entrepreneurship has become an area of focus in the partner countries and at European level. However, there are still barriers in all countries that have to be faced. These are among others: the lack of inclusion of entrepreneurship related topics in the vocational education and training systems (VET), the partially ineffective teaching methods and the missing bridge to practice. Continue reading