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CIRCULO Project

KA220-VET

Using agile learning platforms to infuse knowledge of the circular economy with entrepreneurship

The objectives of CIRCLE are to support VET providers to deliver high quality online education that underpins a bright and sustainable future for learners and the environment, presenting a range of tailored resources that develop circular knowledge infused with entrepreneurship. Led by GEINNOVA, the project team submits an application for funding as they collectively believe that a transnational approach is needed for the CIRCLE project, because the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, especially efforts to support young people and workers to acquire the key skills needed for the green and digital transitions and to access the labour market and secure future employment, is a European level challenge rather than a national issue.

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

1 – develop a set of learning resources in the form of Training Maps and toolkits to enable VET learners to acquire the necessary competences for the green and circular economy;

2 – fostering the entrepreneurial mindset of young people through a series of interactive learning resources that are benchmarked against the Ideas and Opportunities of the EntreComp Framework;

3 – create a new CPD TTT course for VET teachers/trainers to strengthen their competences to digitise learning offers and methods, while providing appropriate guidance and accompaniment measures;

4 – establish a facilitated Europe-wide online network among VET stakeholders to share good practices, build professional relationships and jointly create solutions to current labour market realities.

The partnership is composed of Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Germany, Portugal, France and Cyprus.  

Acronym: CIRCULO

Start date: 01-11-2021

Finish date: 01-11-2023 

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SuSTowns Project

INTERREG MED – EU

Enhancing the tourist attractiveness of small and fascinating villages

The INTERREG MED project “SUSTOWNS” – Enhancing SUStainable tourism attraction in small fascinating small TOWNS, has as its main objective to promote the rejuvenation of small fascinating tourist destinations in rural territories and islands, through the exchange of good practices and promoting the development of Sustainable Tourism Action Plans addressed to regional, national and international tourism authorities in the intervention area (MED).

SUSTOWNS focuses on three types of target groups:

1 – Second home owners – These are people with personal or family ties who, usually for work reasons, do not live in the territories concerned and only visit (especially during long holiday periods). The specific objective is to increase the frequency of visits from 1 or 2 times a year on average to 2 additional weekends a year in order to achieve a multiplier effect both on the local economy and on the visibility and strengthening of personal links with these municipalities.

2 – New residents – The objective with this public is to integrate them into the population and to introduce them to all the activities and possibilities offered by the territory in order, on the one hand, to reinforce their links with the population and, on the other hand, to provoke a pull effect.

3 – Pensioners – Attract them and make them residents, as they could find the ideal environment to enjoy a high quality of life.

To achieve this, the project is divided into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Identification of the people who make up each of the target groups and categorisation by interests.
  • Phase 2: Creation of direct communication channels with them.
  • Phase 3: Consolidation of monthly agendas of activities aligned with the identified interests.

The countries involved in the SusTowns project are Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Albania, Croatia and Portugal.

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Acronym: SuSTowns

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Re-Cultural Heritage Project

KA220-ADU

Reactivation of the cultural heritage: social and economic Development of rural areas

Re-Cultural Heritage seeks to improve community cohesion through educational pathways that support the personal development of teachers, citizens and minorities towards employment and integration into the labour market. In addition, it aims to build an economic development and employment strategy linked to quality tourism and to underline the role that a proper appreciation of cultural heritage can play in regional economic development.

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

1 – Improving employability skills to facilitate the opening up of youth work to cross-sectoral cooperation;

2 – To increase adults’ competences related to job profiles, especially in the social, tourism and artistic sectors;

3 – Ensure new approaches to better support competitiveness in order to fill the lack of employment opportunities, from these rural areas, which is pushing a whole generation into big cities or abroad;

4 – Creation of a network activity on education, entrepreneurship, leadership and equal opportunities;

5 – Improve practices to address the needs of vulnerable groups, with fewer opportunities, to address gaps in learning achievement caused by regional and socio-economic inequalities and to facilitate access to different labour markets;

6 -Increase employment opportunities by adapting them to the post-Covid-19 demand;

7 – Increase the sense of heritage and historical values, especially in rural areas, where heritage is not seen as a means that can be used for prosperity.

The partnership is composed of Spain, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia, Greece and Austria.  

Acronym: Re-Cultural Heritage

Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-11-2023 

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BEYOND CAPITAL Project

ERASMUS+ KA220

BEYOND CAPITAL offers advanced training for workers in social enterprises, cooperatives and non-profit organisations

The BEYOND CAPITAL project aims to reduce the risk of failure of social economy start-ups, the economy that works for people. The project supports early-stage social entrepreneurs and managers in developing sound financial planning and provides them with all the elements to create an effective finance function: internal finance, external finance, needs analysis, working capital management, income diversification and financial balance, financial planning and programming.

The project also disseminates in-depth knowledge on financial and banking market instruments that offer responses to the specific needs of social enterprises and non-profit organisations, such as social impact bonds and crowdfunding, for example.

The partnership of this project is composed of the Maltese Italian Chamber of Commerce (applicant organisation), SYNTHESIS (Cyprus), Malta Stock Exchange Institute Ltd (Malta), Gestión Estratégica e Innovación SL (Spain), Exeo Lab Srl (Italy), ECSF UG (Germany) and Cooperation Bancair pour l’Europe (Belgium).

Acronym: BEYOND CAPITAL

Start date: 01/11/2021

End date: 01/11/2023

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FORMER Project

KA210-YOU

Training migrants in the reality of entrepreneurship

The project focuses on the inclusion of youth and young adults with a migration background. This project aims to further advance this growth path, as the inclusion of migrants is of vital importance for the present and future economic and social stability of the European Union.

 

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

  1. Gain better knowledge about the barriers that migrants face when they want to become self-employed.
  2. Gather all the knowledge migrants need to set up their own business.
  3. Provide young migrants with personalised learning courses to strengthen their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
  4. Promote the territory by expanding the dissemination of its local products (both artisanal and gastronomic) to make them known locally and regionally, increasing productivity in rural areas.

FORMER responds to the needs of the following groups:

  1. young people or
  2. young adults from disadvantaged migrant backgrounds, aged 18-30.

The partnership of this project is composed of Life Learning Development LLD.e.V. (Germany), ULUSLARARARASI ARASTIRMA INOVASYON EGITIM VE GIRISIMCILIK DERNEGI (Turkey), INSTITUTO IKIGAI, ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA PARA EL EMPRENDIMIENTO Y EL DESARROLLO PERSONAL Y PROFESIONAL (SP), VAEV Research and Development Agency GmbH (Austria).

Acronym: FORMER

Start date: 01-03-2022

Finish date: 01-03-2023 

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SMART+CULTURE Project

KA210-YOU

Promoting smart and sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship among young people

The project aims at developing the entrepreneurial skills of young people (18-30 years old) and improving their knowledge about business opportunities in the agricultural sector by applying for EU funding for this sector. For this reason, the main objective is represented by:

TG1: Young farmers at risk of exclusion because of their socio-cultural background, or because they come from rural areas and need help to improve their skills to better take advantage of EU funding opportunities.

TG2: Young people with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to learn more about the new challenges and opportunities in the agricultural sector, who want to acquire new knowledge or who want to participate in the new EU funding opportunity for the same area.

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

1 – Promote agriculture and innovative solutions and opportunities that are strategic for the sustainable growth of our planet, with a special focus on rural development and sustainable agriculture;

2 – To foster young people’s sense of initiative and entrepreneurship by making the agricultural sector a real and attractive job opportunity, promoting the acquisition of relevant entrepreneurial skills and competences.

3 – Promote a better understanding of the situation of young people and of youth policies and funding in Europe to start new businesses, focusing on CAP funds.

The partnership is composed of Spain, Romania and Cyprus. 

Acronym: SMART+CULTURE

Start date: 01-03-2022

End date: 01-03-2023 

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Zero Waste Project

Zero Waste

KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education

Food waste is not only an ethical and economic problem, it also depletes the environment’s limited natural resources. The best way to prevent food waste is to educate, inspire and encourage the public, and especially the younger generation, to take action.

The main objective of the Zero Waste project is to ensure that school teachers are informed and educated, through useful training material, about the social, environmental and economic consequences of food waste and the best practices to reduce it. Teachers will have the possibility to include the food waste training material in their classroom to raise awareness and pass on the knowledge to their pupils.

The ultimate goal of this project is for both teachers and pupils (and consequently their families) to act as transmitters of a new way of life based on cyclical economy, proper management of daily food consumption and elimination of food waste under the motto “use wisely, reduce, recycle”.

The partnership is composed of Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Romania.

Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-11-2023

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UP-RURAL Project

ERASMUS+ KA220

Let’s green, digital and animate rural inclusive territories

The project targets people with socio-economic difficulties, especially the unemployed and vulnerable groups in rural communities.

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

1 – Tailor the partners’ educational offer to the needs of local communities by creating innovative, practical and digital curriculum and training materials for the occupation of “community policy developer”, which will include up-to-date and future skills: green and digital.

2 – To increase the capacity and readiness of partner organisations to manage the digital education approach through the development, teaching and assessment on the e-learning platform and the innovative use of digital tools, as well as to engage in the thematic “VET teacher mobility”.

3 – To train and certify 60 socio-economically disadvantaged people from rural areas as “community development agents” by piloting the course in all partner countries.

– Increase the employability potential and practical skills of 60 target students through their direct participation in the work-based approach to external mobility.

5 – Raise awareness of local communities on the opportunities offered by the transition to a green, sustainable and digital Europe, including the importance of the job of “EU policy promoter” in rural areas and transfer project results to stakeholders through active dissemination of project activities and results.

The partnership of this project is composed of Asociatia Grupul de Actiune Localanapoca Porolissum (Romania), SC EDUFOR srl (Romania), Exeo Lab Srl (Italy), Gestión Estratégica e Innovación SL (Spain), Ballyhoura Development CLG (Ireland), INNOVATION HIVE (Greece) and SYNTHESIS (Cyprus).

Acronym: UP-RURAL

Start date: 03/01/2021

Finish date: 03/01/2023

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Projects

R.E.Mind Project

KA220-VET

Strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset in the social economy

The REMIND project meets the priorities set by EU policy drivers such as ET2020, “Entrepreneurship in the EU and beyond”, “Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets through education and learning”, “Small Business Act for Europe”. At European level, lifelong learning objectives and priorities are underlined within key strategies and initiatives, such as the ET 2020 Strategic Framework and the Renewed European Agenda for VET Learning. REMIND takes into account the challenges of the “new normal” and aims to guide VET learners towards a successful entry into the world of work.

R.E.Mind addresses the needs of two main groups:

1) Vocational education and training students (15-19 years old).

2) Teachers/educators from partner countries.

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE:

1 – The RE.Mind project will help students acquire the knowledge, skills and tools to recognise entrepreneurship as a “process” rather than an “end point”. It therefore aims to define a solution to develop a conceptual shift from thinking of entrepreneurship as “how to run a business” to “how to develop a broad set of competences” applicable in all areas of life.

2 – The project has the ambition to transfer this new concept of entrepreneurship to school curricula by supporting teachers and educators in applying appropriate methods to identify, analyse and develop entrepreneurial skills in VET students.

3 – The project focuses on achieving the right mix of theoretical and practical components and removing the barriers between the worlds of business and education.

The partnership is composed of Norway, Spain, Austria, Greece, Italy and France.

Acronym: R.E.Mind

Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-04-2024

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e-ENTREPRENEUR Project

KA220-ADU

Training Digital entrepreneurs leading e-business

The lock-in and telecommuting imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected reality check for organisations of all sizes, and many companies went out of business or experienced survival problems. Organisations had to chart a new course for their business towards cloud computing and digital transformation, with the global health crisis serving as a driver to establish the value and flexibility of cloud computing.

With this in mind, the e-ENTREPRENEUR project is born with the main objective of training current and future e-entrepreneurs to incorporate e-business and cloud solutions into their own practices to achieve the common European goal of developing smart and inclusive growth based on knowledge and innovation and reaping the benefits of a digital single market.

The specific objectives of this project are:

1 – Broaden the dissemination and awareness of the use of cloud-based software among at least 1000 current or potential entrepreneurs, especially young people and women, in the partner countries and at European level, in order to foster the creation of new start-ups and increase the competitiveness of companies through the elaboration and dissemination of a creative handbook for digital entrepreneurs.

2 – Enrich partners’ training offers and increase the quality of adult education by developing innovative blended curricula and educational materials that respond to their needs in the field of digital entrepreneurship and help to integrate e-business.

3 – Increase the key competence in digital entrepreneurship of at least 50 entrepreneurs from vulnerable groups and at least 50 entrepreneurs through the provision of training in all partner countries.

4 – Strengthen partners’ capacities to introduce digitisation in education by implementing a common learning management system, developing and implementing e-learning courses and digital materials and improving peer-to-peer collaboration and self-assessment.

5 – Improve communication, exchange and flourishing of good practices between partners through active involvement of staff in all project activities.

Implementation:

The project will address these needs by developing and delivering blended learning sessions on cloud and open source software for business integration, expanding and developing digital skills, thus expanding the provision of high quality adult learning opportunities to improve their employment opportunities.

The countries involved in the e-ENTREPRENEUR project are Spain, Romania, Cyprus and France.

Acronym: e-ENTREPRENEUR

Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-11-2023

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