Act for Grants CIC in partnership with KUNGÄLVS KOMMUN Sweden elevate the International Project "+ Employability"

+ Employability

Project summary

The "+ Employability" project is a KA1 mobility of youth workers under the Erasmus+ program, revolving around a Training course and a Follow-up seminar which focuses on enhanced competencies of youth-workers working with youth in the field of employability and personal development.

+ Employability aims to cultivate and enhance competencies of youth-workers in their work linked to employability, preferably in the context of  Erasmus+ programme. The project has the following objectives:

- to improve competencies of participants in using Erasmus+ as a tool for increasing employability

- to improve knowledge of participants in the use of NFE approaches and methods to enhance transversal skills for young people's employability

- to improve competences of trainees in designing and implementing educational activities focusing on increase of cognitive skills for increasing employability

- to strengthen skills of participants in conducting projects involving young people with fewer opportunities and multicultural groups;

- to share good practices among partner organisations and improve the quality of youth work in the field of employability

During the 10 days of activities, structured in 2 international meetings, 20 youth workers, youth leaders, public body representatives and project managers from various countries will contribute in the creation of new NFE material, methods, approaches, focused on youth empowerment and development of employability skills on young people which will be collected during the training course and shared online afterwards.

All the activities will be based on active participation and non formal education methods such as focus group, brainstorming, simulation, role games with the aim to facilitate group dynamics, learning and sharing of best practices. Participants will contribute in the creation of adapted NFE material, methods, approaches, focused on youth empowerment and development of employability.

Countries involved: Italy, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, U.K., Cyprus, Greece.

The implementation period of this project is 01.01.2019 – 31.10.2019.

This project "+ Employability" is Co-funded by Erasmus + Programme.

"The + " project is a KA1 mobility of youth workers under the Erasmus+ program, revolving around a Training course which focuses on enhanced competencies of youth workers, in general.

"The Plus " aims to cultivate and enhance competencies of youth workers and their work linked to the Erasmus+ programme. The project has the following objectives:

 

- Increasing the competence of youth workers to work in multicultural contexts

- Improving participants' competence in using NFE in implementing educational activities

- increase the skills of youth workers in youth work with fewer opportunities

- Increasing the participants' competence to use Erasmus + as a community development tool

- increasing the capacity of partner organisations to work in the youth field

- Providing a context for exchanging experience and exchanging best practice in the youth field.

 

During the 7 days of activities 20 youth workers, youth leaders, public body representatives and project managers from various countries will be part of a common setting for building strong competencies in order to obtain high quality in the implementation of future projects under Erasmus+.

The project is built on 2 learning pillars: Non formal education and Erasmus+. During these 2 modules we will build up on previous experience and go in depth into the themes.

Based on non-formal education tools and methods, participants will undergo a complete process of identifying quality aspects, improve and synchronise with partners.

            This project is coordinated by the Kungalvs Kommun of Sweden. The activity took place in Sirmione, Italy and the hosting partner is Associazione Sabbeen Group.

Countries involved: Italy, Romania, U.K., Greece, Cyprus, Latvia, Sweden, Estonia.

Act for Grants in partnership with Cultura Democratica  launch the International Project:

“Generation Europe: young policy makers” in Rome, Italy

What: meeting “Generation Europe: young policy makers”

When: 11.3-14.3.2019,

Where: Rome,Italy

Host Organization:  CULTURA DEMOCRATICA

Cultura Democratica is a social promotion association, composed exclusively by youth, operating in Italy since 2009. Their activities are focused on events, workshops, thematic seminars, studies and research promoting dialogue between youth and Italian and European decision makers.

About the project:

SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES:

“Generation Europe: young policy makers” involves 12 international organisations and 60 participants, 48 young people and 12 decision makers/experts, who will meet during 2 days of meetings in Rome through 10 thematic tables to produce 10 legislative proposals on:
1. European Union
2. Education
3. Terrorism
4. Cyber security
5. Sports
6. Culture
7. Lobbying and political communication
8. Economic Development
9. Environment and Ecology
10. Erasmus Plus and young
– “Generation Europe: young policy makers” aims to introduce and develop “young European decision makers” who participate pro-actively in democratic life as stakeholders and representatives of youth policies. During the project “young future European decision makers”
will have the opportunity to express themselves and propose European legislative initiatives to improve their skills, attitudes and transversal competences. The project aims also to create moments of aggregation and decision making places to encourage legislative innovation among
youth policies, as they are able to increase, improve and update the legislation through a better regulation on youth issues.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

– 30% of participants within 12 months from the end of the project will be actively engage in the democratic and social life of their country, through social promotion associations, non-profit or non-profit associations, other associations, voluntary work, party registration, membership in committees students, membership in trade unions.
– 25% of participants within 12 months of the end of the project will take part in other Erasmus Plus initiatives or actively collaborate with the partner organisations involved.
– 80% of the participants will regularly vote in elections to the European Parliament, exercising European citizenship and demonstrating European civic sense.
– 10% of participants within 12 months of the end of the project will promote a local event or an activity for the dissemination of their own proposal, and they will continue to conduct actions for the promotion and support of the proposed law.
– 45% of participants within 6 months, will insert a positive self-assessment in their CVs with respect to English speaking and writing skills, and also will also attach or insert their Youth Pass in their professional presentation.

PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS: 

-The Generation EU project will involve 60 participants from the countries of the organisations partner. Each partner will select 5 participants, each of whom will choose 4 motivated young people interested in the themes of the project and a decision maker/expert is active in the promotion of youth policies at European or national level.
– A decision maker/expert characteristics:
local/regional administrators, local/regional officials, political communication experts, experts in political science, experts in the rule of law, experts in European policies, experts on the functioning, European
officials who hold positions of public utility, experts in economic policies, European experts, international relations experts, experts in the fields of education, sport, culture and finally, experts in cultural mediation.

This project is Co-funded by Erasmus + Programme.

Act for Grants CIC in partnership with KUNGÄLVS KOMMUN Sweden elevate the International Project "Level UP"

Level UP

The "Level up" project is a KA1 mobility of youth workers under the Erasmus+ program, revolving around a Training course which was focus mainly on enhanced competencies of youth-workers, in general.

The project aims to cultivate and enhance competencies of youth-workers and their work linked to the Erasmus+ programme. The project has the following objectives:

 

  • to cultivate and enhance the competencies of 20 youth-workers in working with disadvantaged categories of youth
  • to build strong competences in non formal education of 20 youth-workers in Erasmus+ youth projects
  • to increase competences of 20 youth-workers in using Erasmus+ programme as a tool for inclusion and youth empowerment
  • to provide the adequate setting for sharing experience and ideas of common interest amongst youth-workers

 

During the 7 days of activities 20 youth workers, youth leaders, public body representatives and project managers from various countries will be part of a common setting for building strong competencies in order to obtain high quality in the implementation of future projects under Erasmus+.

Based on non formal education tools and methods, participants took an undergo a complete process of identifying quality aspects, improve and synchronise with partners.

This project "Level UP" is Co-funded by Erasmus + Programme.

Act for Grants CIC in partnership with Podkrepa Confederation of Labor Bulgaria launched the International Project "Re: Integrative Re: Action"

Re: Integrative Re: Action

This project aims to create innovative models for communication and collaboration between trade unionists, employers and experts - to improve the quality level social dialogue and industrial relations in general.

The expertise of our partners, the Institute for Economic Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the capacity of three non-governmental organizations for field work and specific vulnerable groups - Act for Grants CIC (Great Britain), Conversas Associação Internacional (Portugal) and National Association "Bulgarian Small people "(Bulgaria) - which will complement our ideas with new constructive layers.

Our goal is to create an instrument that will overcome the difficulties faced by individuals and informal groups for active citizenship in solving specific social and public issues. The initiator and leading partner of this project is KP Podkrepa Confederation of Labor Bulgaria.

The structures of the Confederation on the ground and its branch organizations meet the problems of people from various social strata and become the center of comparison of positions and interests. This project aims to launch a new type of communication and collaboration, which - not least - to solve some of the problems of the newly formed groups of employees working through electronic platforms, under crowdfunging conditions, in enterprises for temporary work, remote, home.

More details: http://podkrepa.org/news/конфедерацията-на-труда-подкрепа/

This project "Re: Integrative Re: Action" is Co-funded by Erasmus + Programme.

Homogeneous

“Homogeneous“ project was implemented by the Act For Grants CIC, in London, for a period of 15 months.

The main goal of the project was to organize an international training course in which were involved 45 Youth leaders, youth workers and NGO representatives coming from 14 different countries across Europe like: UK, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey.

The training course ensured personal, professional and organisational development, support and helped to foster the creation of new partnerships and projects for the partners involved. The international training course took place in the wonderful rural area of London- UK near the countryside, for 9-day, 02-10.09. 2017, and was based on non formal education, learning-by-doing methods and inter cultural dialogue and communication that was conducted by using an interactive and participatory approach.

MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE COURSE
To develop a common understanding of the concept of leadership and explore instruments for its promotion among groups of young people in civil society

To explore the concept of entrepreneurship and sustainable social initiatives, and to see how it applies to the participants at professional and personal level.
To encourage exchange of good practices related to innovative youth projects tackling refugees crisis
To generate new project ideas and build new partnerships across UK, Malta, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey
building up competences of the participants and the partner organizations in relevant areas of management for related to youth projects.
supporting process and development: how be a good learner and how to be creative
action planning for sustainable future development
* at personal and professional level (as entrepreneurs and active European citizens)
* at organisational level, to ensure sustainability in initiatives and development
* at international partnership level, via future joint actions and projects

More details: http://homogeneous.eu

This project is Co-funded by Erasmus + Programme.