International cooperation. How to start it well? FEEL INVITED TO THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE! Kraków, Poland, 21 – 22 of September 2020**
It is our pleasure to invite all interested in international cooperation and lifelong learning to the international conference valorising the key outcomes of the “First-time international projects realisers support network” project.
The Conference will take place 21 - 22 of September 2020 at The Guest House of the Tyniec Abbey in Tyniec (next to Kraków). The conference starts at 1 pm September 21st and ends at 3 pm September 22nd.
The aim of the conference is to capitalise the 2 – year long cooperation of five civil society organisations from five European countries: Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Denmark.
During the conference the following main outcomes of the project will be presented and discussed:
- The Multilateral Survey Report on good practices and success stories at supporting international projects managers in the adult education civil society organisations.
- The Multilateral Research Report on key competences of international project managers in the adult education civil society.
- The ‘SUPPORT PORTAL’ for the first time international projects realisers.
- The mentoring and e-mentoring system for the first-time international project realisers.
- The training course curricula and open educational resources for the first time international projects realisers.
Last but not least, during the conference, a network of civil society organizations representing the adult education sector – The FIRST Network - will be presented. The aim of the FIRST Network will be to contribute to strengthening the capacity of these organizations to work internationally, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world.
To register to the conference, please fill in the form available here: Register to the conference!
Registrations to the conference will be opened by August 15th, 23:59 CET.
If you would like to participate in the conference, but are unable to join us in Kraków, we offer you the possibility to participate actively online. To register to the conference online, please fill in the form available here: Register to the conference online!
** In case if the epidemic situation caused by Covid-19 in Europe worsens, the conference may take place online only.
NEW FAIE'S PROJECT: “Boost Social Inclusion in Amateur Arts and Voluntary Culture” [Acronym: BOOST]
Title: “Boost Social Inclusion in Amateur Arts and Voluntary Culture”
During the last years, an increased European interest in the potential of amateur arts and voluntary culture in fostering social inclusion can be witnessed. This is reflected in a range of publications and projects focussing on this interconnection (Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe report 2018; European Commission 2018; European Research Partnership on Cultural and Creative Spillovers 2019; Matarasso 2018; Culture Action Europe 2018).
Based on this data, own research, and results of the former Erasmus+ project BRIDGING, the rationale behind this new project is that amateur arts and voluntary culture enhances social inclusion. Many learning providers in the field know for the potential of their work to support social inclusion. Yet, how this can be done and what categories and practical questions need to be considered when working on this objective is often unclear.
The project BOOST aims at empowering learning providers in the sector of amateur arts and voluntary culture to contribute to social inclusion.
The overall aim is to support lifelong learning providers in the sector of amateur arts, voluntary culture, and heritage to work more consciously and systematic in promoting societal benefits.
On the basis of further research, the project team aims to design, develop and test a Benchmark Tool allowing the learning providers to diagnose the social inclusiveness of their activities and make plans for possible improvements. The Benchmark Tool will be accompanied by Practice Methodes for social inclusion that would directly support an organisation’s development in social inclusion according to the result of its self-assessment.
What is more, a The Manual for the use of the Benchmark Tool and the Practice Methods will be developed so that other learning providers can easily use the Benchmark Tool and the Practice Methods.
Period of realisation: September 2020 – December 2022.
The project partners:
Kulturelle Samrad i Danmark (DK), www.kulturellesamraad.dk(Coordinator)
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund (DK), www.interfolk.dk
Voluntary Creativity Company (IR), undefined
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL), www.fundacjaaie.eu
EDUCULT - Denken und Handeln im Kulturbereich Verein (AT), www.educult.at
Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti (SI), www.jskd.si
Co-financing: Erasmus Plus, KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for adult education.
NEW FAIE’S PROJECT: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGERS COMPETENCES RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (AER-V)!
The main challenge the project addresses is little support available for recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences of international project managers active in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the adult education sector, acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.
The overall aim is to support recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences of international project managers active in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the adult education sector, acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.
The direct target group of the project includes the members, workers, co-workers, educators and volunteers of the Third Sector adult education organisations (i.e. Civil Society Organisations, including informal groups, Non-governmental organisations and other non-profit organisations).
The project flow is based on several transnational meetings aiming at good practices and experiences exchange. The project also includes a short-term joint staff training event - Structured Democratic Dialogue Co-laboratory.
As a result there will be recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning developed.
AER-V is an element of a long-term strategic plan of the project core partners, aiming at delivering sustainable support for international cooperation of the adult learning sector CSOs.
Related project: “The first-time international projects managers support network”.
Period of realisation: December 2019 – December 2021.
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL), www.fundacjaaie.eu (Leader)
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT), http://www.cooss.it/it/
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund (DK), www.interfolk.dk
EDUCULT - DENKEN UND HANDELN IN KULTUR UND BILDUNG (AT), www.educult.at
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
INSTITOUTO NEUROEPISTIMON KAI TECHNOLOGIAS KYPROU/ Future Worlds Centre (CY), www.futureworldscenter.org
Co-funding: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA2 Exchange of Good Practices.
WHAT ARE THE KEY COMPETENCES OF AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER? WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION? RESEARCH DONE – LEARN THE RESULTS!
The Partnership of the “First-time international project realisers support network” finalised the research stage of the project in August 2019. You may now learn the results of the international research in the fields of: success stories and challenges in the field of international projects realisation and the key competences for international projects managers active in the civil society organisations, adult education sector.
Feel invited to read the reports!
The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire and interviews. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning.
The research reports are available in 6 languages: Polish, Italian, Hungarian, Danish, German and English.
The research results constitute basis for designing the following offer, dedicated to first-time international project managers and management bodies of the organisations interested in initiating international, partnership cooperation:
1. National and international training courses.
2. Mentoring and e-mentoring system.
3. Internet portal gathering all the relevant information concerning international projects management in one place.
3. International Support Network.
The offer will be available, beginning from the autumn 2019 – by summer 2020. The recruitments will be announced separately.
Interested in taking part?
FIRST-TIME INTERNATIONAL PROJECT REALISERS NETWORK – take part in an open on-line research!
Would you like to cooperate internationally in the wide field of education? Are you already cooperating with international partners? Or are you managind an organisation/institution running international cooperation? Or just planning to start it?
Take part in an open, international on-line survey!
The ERASMUS+ project “First-time international project realisers support network” aims at delivering and sustaining a support portal that gathers all the information essential for international project managers and third sector adult education organisations planning to incorporate international cooperation into their strategies. The project’s other purpose is to establish a European network supporting the initiation, planning and realisation of partnerships as well as European cooperation in the field of life-long learning.
Your participation in this survey is an important contribution to reach these aims!
Your answers are treated anonymously and your IP address will not be saved. Answering the questions takes about 15 minutes.
The research is being realised in Poland, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Hungary. You may fill in the survey in English, Polish, Danish, German, Italian and Hungarian.
Many thanks in advance!
"ABOUT EUROPE - CREATIVELY. To live – to learn – to be socially and politically active – to work. International conference in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, January 25th, 2019.
The day of 25th of January 2019 there will be an international conference "ABOUT EUROPE - CREATIVELY. To live – to learn – to be socially and politically active – to work" taking place in Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
The aim of the conference is to present the offer of the MyEUPortal, which aim is to gather and organize (under one internet address) information from across Europe to help people better understand the rights they have as EU citizens when living in EU countries other than their own, making the information useful and universally accessible.
http://www.myeuportal.eu/ [the portal will be accessible for testing at the beginning of January 2019]
The conference programme, in English, is available HERE.
Planning to be around Bielsko-Biała January 25th? Please feel invited! Translation into English will be ensured.