Being a parent seems to be an obstacle for employment and it causes often dropouts at work, especially for mothers . At the same time to become parents forces people to acquire precious skills that are required in the job market. Being a parent is, for instance: leadership, problem solving, time management, scheduling skills, money management and much more.

According to Eurostat as of July 2018, an 8,3% of active people in EU is unemployed, with Italy having a 10,9% unemployment rate, 15,2% in Spain, 6,2% in Sweden, 5,6% in Slovenia, 3,9% in Malta and 3,6% in Hungary.

Among the youth (aged under 25) the rate of unemployment in EU is at 15,2%, being 32,6% in Italy, 34,1% in Spain, 5,5% in Malta, 10% in Slovenia, 15,8% in Sweden and 9,9% Hungary.

This project we are doing is a work with innovative objectives in the field. It is envisaged to make a platform where the use of coding and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in our project will be more attractive to teachers and students, and that teachers and students in vocational education on an international scale can share their work with each other. Such a platform is not yet available. From this point of view, our project is a size that can cover a significant deficiency.

In this project, we aimed to minimize the loss of material and time and to use classroom (ICT) and coding effectively. Another important goal of this project is to accelerate the flow of professional knowledge among the boundaries and contribute to the internationalization of education by providing continuous cooperation with teachers and students in preschool education in different European countries.

“Developing Farmers’ Digital Skills” Erasmus+ KA2: Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education

The project is the result of a strong partnership with different European and Turkish organisations. The main goal is to bring farmers a digital knowledge that allows them to be part of contemporary technological trends linked to smartphones, computer and other tools. Farmers will discover how technology could be easy and useful for them and their businesses.

Traditions, habits and values are the backbone of our societies. People usually consider the place where their enculturation took place as their home. They identify with their societies and the latter gives them security and the standard they are living. Europeans are faced with the task of creating a synergy of cultures, of seeing their own culture as a valuable part of a unique community in the context of other cultures. “United in diversity” – that is the declared motto of the EU and a guiding principle of this unique community of nations. To get closer to this goal, people in Europe must come closer. They can do that by learning from each other about their lived cultural heritage: the values, the traditions, customs and habits. The more this takes place, the more fears and prejudices against other cultures can be reduced and valuable synergies can arise. It is like the host, who welcomes the stranger friendly and with curiosity, perhaps to hear things that improve one’s life or give advice that may be useful to the other. At the same time, this requires to consider not only european lived heritage, but also cultures from non-european countries, that are practiced in Europe and the change of cultures in the course of time. 

The project teams from Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and UK will analyse the traditional values and customs in their society and present them with photography, films and other artistic means to the other project teams and target groups outside the project. The exchange between the countries is of particular value. Because people have a certain idea of strangers, which makes it easier for them to classify them. These are stereotypes that are mostly inconsistent with reality. Through the mutual exchange of information about the lived cultural heritage of the respective countries stereotypes can be reduced. The exchange of cultures contributes significantly to the fight against nationalism and xenophobia. Therefore, the project has a high social and educational value.

Most experts agree that over the next few decades, the world will undergo potentially dangerous changes in climate, which will have a significant impact on almost every aspect of our environment, economies and societies, and also, the built environment. It is widely known that buildings construction contribute to Climate change. But the main issue is that, how are we going to deal with the direct and indirect impacts of changes in climate on building and construction technology. Construction projects around the world have a significant impact on our environment, both on a local and a global scale. Every stage of the construction process has a measurable environmental impact: the mining processes used to source materials, the transportation of these materials to the building site from sources around the world, the construction process itself and the waste removal and disposal process that follows the completion of the project. With a rapidly developing global economy, it is crucial that we understand how the construction projects we undertake impact the environment and how we can measure and reduce that impact in the future. As the effects of climate change are felt across the world and with the construction industry is responsible for as much as 40 percent of man-made carbon emissions, both governments and individuals are beginning to take the task of building eco friendly houses much more seriously. Fuelled by increased demand a new industry of eco friendly home building has grown up and a whole host of technological innovations have created an arsenal of eco friendly building materials and techniques. From wind turbines, to solar panels, to high efficiency lighting, ultra efficient insulation, glazing, water conservation, plumbing, recycling and much more.

Digital literacy and 21st century skills play a crucial role, because all young people will have to have technological and digital skills & a flexible approach at work for the future and in everyday life.
Therefor, the development and promoting quality of disability youth work is crucial for inclusion in socio-economical environments and promoting digital empowerment allowing greater synergies across all fields of actions concerning young people with special focus on autonomy, participation with active citizenship, notably for those at risk of social exclusion by enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, sense of initiative and promoting entrepreneurship education.
We will empower the marginalised young people to take charge of their own life. They will learn new technical skills like vlogging, but also intra/entrepreneurial skills & coaching techniques to make them more employable in the future and put ideas into practice, it will also empower them to become active EU citizens & tackling challenges of discrimination and poverty through the aid of culture and vlogging and developed this into sustainability by promoting diversity, common values of freedom, enhancing critical thinking, media literacy & strengthening their sense of initiatives. We will create two training pathways : Disability Youth Worker and Digital Enterprise.

This project will also promote quality youth work by developing youth workers/trainers to engage with marginalised young people & strengthen cross-sectorial cooperation. They will be able to offer education provision to marginalised young people, that is seen as relevant to their personal development & incorporate new learning methods. It will attract young marginalised people to be involved in education and training as learner. The trainers will enjoy developing practical learning activities as the young people will develop skills and develop sustainable & innovative ideas with new technology. This type of project is only workable in association with partners who have the relevant skills and experiences.
This project develops a new approach to strengthen the education and training paths of youth worker by developing the capability to design, resource and facilitate entrepreneurial workshops & citizenship skill development with modern media usage like vlogging and coaching methodology that are attractive & educational for young people. The youth workers will gain skills and competencies in innovative training skills for empowering young people and promote active citizenship within young people across different cultures.
We will also use Youthpass certification & the EQAVET system which will promote high quality of youth work & training paths.

Even though 3D printers have been around for almost 30 years, the recent rise of low-cost printers has led some to proclaim the onset of a new industrial revolution. Schools and libraries all over the world are bringing these powerful tools to students in classrooms and dedicated “makerspaces” where they are accompanied by other fabrication tools. For example, China is putting 3D printers in each of its 400,000 elementary schools. In the U.S., are adding 3D printers into schools at a good rate, particularly into CAD programs, but also into traditional art and social studies classrooms and even business programs.

If 3D printing is starting a new industrial revolution, it is well on its way to revolutionizing teaching and learning as well. The result of bringing these tools into classrooms is a rekindling of the powerful pedagogy of hands-on learning. As 3D-VET project demonstrates, 3D printing leverages hands-on learning to deepen our educational approach to traditional educational subjects.

Media and information literacy in adult education” Erasmus+ strategic partnership project general objective is to exchange good practices and test innovative methods in media and information literacy. This will increase ability to think critically about the content people receive through social media. Partnership aims at increasing users’ awareness of the truthfulness of online content while at the same time promoting more responsible use of the Internet.

Due to the fact that children’s textile products may be unsafe in the customs departments of the European Union, RAPEX (Rapid Alert System) notification is made and the products exported return from the customs. This situation prevents the competitiveness and growth especially for SMEs trying to export to the European Union Common Market in the children’s clothing sector and negatively reflects the principle of free movement of goods targeted in European Union Economic Policies.

The main objective of the project is to equip youth workers from the participating organisations with the tools and knowledge to be able to train other youth workers and support young people in the development of new and innovative social entrepreneurial activities.