Smart Women is a strategic partnership among seven European organizations – Malta Communications Authority, Fundacion Dedalo (Spain), Cyprus Computer Society, Association “Langas į ateitį” (Lithuania), Telecentre Europe (Belgium), EOS Romania and LIKTA (Latvia), and focuses on activating women in e-commerce. The project will last for two years (2017-2018) and is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.
The European Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual campaign to engage people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit of the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs & public authorities, the campaign is organized each year in March by Telecentre Europe, a leading association for digital skills that represents member organisations in 32 European countries.
Youth Work HD is a strategic partnership among four European organizations – Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (Croatia), association „Langas į ateitį“ (Lithuania), Latvijas informācijas un komunikācijas tehnologijas association (Latvia) and European Grants International Academy (Italy), with the goal of using ICT for solving the pressing social problem – youth unemployment. The project will last for two years and is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.
E-Participation is citizens’ participation in policies and policy-making through the help of ICT tools – e.g. signing an online petition for saving a forest or commenting on your mayor’s proposal to renovate a school. EU has created online tools that everyone can use in all official EU languages. All you need is a computer and internet connection!
Seven European organizations have found the key to youth unemployment – they will conduct a research on the implementation of the Digital Agenda in the countries in which they operate and on the basis of research they will write the guidelines for decision-makers. Also, they will develop seven educational modules in the ICT field and after all educate 245 young people.
Employers often comment that people with the right skills are difficult to find. On the other hand, millions of people all over Europe are unemployed, desperate for an opportunity to work. Because of this paradox 7 countries consortium starts a new project for finding a solution to maintain this situation.
What can we do?
We have all heard about the “need to invest in people”, and nowhere is this more evident that with young people (ages 18 to 30) who have been unemployed for a long period of time. Instead of seeing them as the problem we believe that people are the solution to the lack of growth and competitiveness. Our plan is therefore to find motivated candidates amongst the unemployed and train them in a range of ICT and soft skills for job positions in private companies.
Recently the transfer of successful innovation was started to implement in Croatia, Latvia and Lithuania. This project is being coordinated by Spanish partners and the good practice from former project “e-Scouts – intergenerational learning circle for community” is being adapted to new countries.
This transfer of innovations project e–GUARDIAN (Development and certification of skills for European Educators focused on Safe ICT and Cyber threat prevention) is funded with the support from European Commision by Leonardo da Vinci programme which is a part of Lifelong Learning Programme.
Leonardo da Vinci programme is designed to promote and support cooperation between the EU States in the area of improvement of vocational training. The underlying goal of the programme is to bring together the institutions of different European States including the vocational training institutions of all levels, local authorities, employer organisations and other public organisations for the purpose of designing of the future vocational training policy.
This project aims to build a network of awareness on the need to facilitate the development of intercultural skills in volunteerism as a means to manage diversity and exclusion. Starting by analysing and quantifying the impact volunteerism has on traditionally socially excluded groups (social risk people, immigrants and minorities with integration difficulties) this project will explore training activities based in non-formal and informal educational methodologies as an inclusive tool.
The key objective is to engage these target groups in developing competences that will allow them not only to better integrate in their communities but also to act as active agents for social inclusion.