Summary of the project
The project FAMET aims to target and tackle the the various and urgent needs of migrants on a European scale answering directly the horizontal priorities. It fosters the migrant entrepreneurial spirit through education and qualification procedures taking into account the human capital towards
entrepreneurship as a parameter for economic stability and development. The project addresses marginalized and discriminated individuals into providing equal rights for education and development (at a personal and professional level). The FAMET project is the answer to migrants in need in terms of social exclusion. Inclusive training and enhancement of skills and competences is to raise productivity at local, regional, national and EU level.
The project aims for equal societies with active members promoting creativity and innovation as components of social impact. As migration channels raise and fast moving societies tend to marginalize people the need for inclusive mindsets and enhancement of skills and competences is considered to be mandatory. Furthermore migration patterns affect the economic development of each country and the EU as a whole (D. Stefane, O. Selin, 2018).
With migration rates being high for both skilled and unskilled persons the project foresees training paths developed with personalized features addressing those who wish to start up a business as well as migrants who already run a business that is at stake. The human capital and its development constitutes the fundamental roots of Lifelong Learning.
FAMET aims to be a powerful and practical tool towards high quality learning opportunities that on a personalized level taking into consideration the profile of the user.
Furthemore, migrants and refuges who already run a business will be able to benefit from the project outcomes managing to sustain and make their business profitable while overcoming barriers and obstacles.
The first Intellectual Output of the project targets on outlining the state of the art in terms of migrants and refugees needs. Extensive and to the point research will be carried out in the field of starting up a business as a migrant or refugee while complementing the needs and the paths of those who have already initiated one in the partner countries in order to be an ally in making it sustainable -overcoming barriers and potential obstacles that they might face. IO1 will be the substantial basis for the following Intellectual Oututs of the project.
The training programme of the project aims to tackle the needs of migrants and refugees who want to start up a business or have started up a business within the last 3 years. The output offers an elearning training programme that will be personalized to the end user based on their competences,interests and educational lacks. The training may be available also taking into account personalized piece of information as far as the devotion time of the learner/user is concerned. Modular and part time learning will be offered to the user prior to the course beginning. Additionally, the user preferences will be asked so that the training and qualification procedure covers a highly personalized path that covers lacking areas of education and knowledge. The user will register and assess their skills and capacities so that he/she can declare the areas of focus. The user will be leaded to the training path automatically taking into consideration the mode of training that the project offers.
The multilingual professional training will be comprehensive covering the needs of the end users. For those who wish to start up a business the areas that will be covered include major entrepreneurial start up areas in six modules with relevant sub units. The units will be able to stand on their own as well as being combined so that the training is complete on the user preferences leading to the relevant certification.
For those who already run a business there will be six additional modules and relevant subunits in a more advanced level taking into consideration that these parties have aleady started up their business but need further enhancement. The purpose of creating additional educational material is to provide adequate and high end training on migrants profiles.
The Career Kit addresses migrants and refugees who wish to start up a business or those who have already initiated one within the last 3 years.The goals of the Career Kit (CK) are bi-fold.
It aims to provide counseling, empowerment and guidance from experienced entrepreneurs on self empowerment & self-motivation, practical information based on their expertise and experience on how to build their curriculum vitae, how to seek for job opportunities, how to depict their business plan and how to overcome obstacles in the initial phase of running a business. The CK will be developed through the mentoring process from aspiring successful entrepreneurs to the project consortium eventually concluding to the project end users.
The added value of exchanging ideas and experiences will be inserted while facing challenging situations.Aiming to ensure the high quality of the output each partner organization will conduct a focus group with aspiring experienced entrepreneurs (those who are profitable and have managed to run a business for over three years) collecting the necessary piece of information based on pre-defined questions that will be outlined from P3 as the output leader.
The Kit will provide practical guidelines and elements of support to the target group. The interactive character using audiovisual elements will be available on the Online Social Tool.Additionally, it will be also available as a summary pdf so that it constitutes a practical tool./p>
The online social tool, an actual Recourse Center, of the project is a virtual online platform with highly
interactive features that will not only include all the project outcomes and outputs but also allow the
end users to interact and consult any time. The web platform will be structured in a user-friendly path
ensuring the easy navigation to all outputs.
The Online Social Tool (OST) will be an ally to the project end users:
-in order to benefit from the project guidebook gaining useful and practical information information as
described in IO1.
-assisting them to access to the interactive e-modules (available in all partner languages)
-enabling the certification procedure
-incorporating end users interactivities
-navigating them through the certification process based on their profile. Through the online social
tool of the project the end user will be given the opportunity to be certified based on his/her level and
preference verifying the knowledge possessed through our e-learning modules. The certification
procedure will include an assessing procedure of the end user.
-navigating through the migrants career kit (also available in all partner languages). Self assessment
tools will be incorporated too
Aalborg Universitet-applicant Copenhagen, Denmark
Aalborg University (AAU) was founded in 1974. Education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and technical and health sciences are offered at AAU. AAU awards Bachelors, Master’s, Ph.D. and Doctoral degrees in various fields within the different programmes, institutes and centres. 20,729 students are enrolled at AAU. 13% of enrolled AAU students are international students from European countries, the Americas, Oceania, Asia and Africa.
Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (www.cmi.aau.dk) is a center under the Electronic Systems Department at Aalborg University. The Center is based in Copenhagen. CMI researches techno-economic relationships in the development of ICT services and infrastructure.
CMI has a scientific staff of 13 persons and about 17 Ph.Ds. CMI offers BSc. and MSc programs in computer engineering from a market/innovation perspective.175 students enrol in programmes offered by CMI, 50% of whom are foreign students from Europe, Asia and Africa.
AAU is characterised by Problem Based Learning (PBL). The AAU PBL model is recognized internationally and UNESCO has placed its only Danish chair in PBL at Aalborg University. At CMI, PBL is the foundation for BSc and MSc students’ study activities in terms of a 15 ECTS group project
each semester and it also shapes the approach to how Ph.D. students’ develop their projects. CMI is also involved in EU projects and other Erasmus+ projects. The current ERASMUS+ projects include the Active Digital Learning Environments In Schools (ADLES), DCLead and PWs@PhDs.The university is involved in more than 1000 international partnerships and collaboration aimed at promoting research and mobility among staff and students. As a research unit, CMI is currently part of an EU Interreg projects and some Erasmus+ projects. The center has been part of EU FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 projects. Cross-cultural communications is facilitated in our pedagogical approach
via Problem Based Learning (PBL).
Crossing Borders-applicant- Copenhagen, Denmark
Crossing Borders (CB) is a non-profit, non-partisan civil society organisation. The vision of CB is a world in peace with itself in which diversity is celebrated. The mission is to create dialogue space toward such a world and to build the capacity of youth, media workers and educators realise the above vision. The overall goal is to enable people with different backgrounds to learn to live together on equal terms. Crossing Borders started as a project in 1999 in Denmark in support of meaningful dialogue between the conflict parties in the Middle East. In response to increased activities and demands for the CB concept and services, it was transformed, in 2004, into a dynamic organisation with activities in Denmark and abroad.
Ke.Di.Vi.M2 KAINOTOMIA – partner, Larisa, Greece
KAINOTOMIA provide business consultancy to companies & supporting services and consulting support services to trainees to facilitate their (re) entrance into the labour market. KAINOTOMIA has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise regarding training in contemporary fields, matching them with those that have a high demand in job’s market, in order to develop trainees’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards their integration in the labour market.KAINOTOMIA has been participating in co funded national projects under the name of “local development plans and entrepreneurship for unemployed based on specific local needs and growth potential”.
MARKEUT SKILLS (MEUS)-partner-,Picassent Valencia, Spain
MEUS is a private organisation based in Valencia, Spain, aimed at bettering people´s capacities in their environment, both at professional and private levels. Thus, it focuses on skills development of the individuals at each stage of their life, from school to adult education.
In line with the European strategy related to education, MEUS works on the development of new training materials and methodologies adapted to different target and market needs, so improving the integration on the labour market. It also encourage the development of new business projects, offering assessment and training to entrepreneurs, supporting them in being creative, innovative and successful in their initiatives.
MEUS explores and promotes sustainable business models, seeking for the implementation of best practices of CSR. MEUS strongly supports new and growing sectors of the economy, and is attentive in the societal changes, this is why we are particularly engaged in issues such as the green economy
(and green skills), the orange economy (culture), ICT, adaptation to the aging population and new demographic features generating higher demand in person services, etc.
Danmar Computers, Rszezow Poland-partner
Danmar Computers LLC is a private company operating in the field of Information Technology and providing vocational training in this field. Danmar has an extensive experience in developing modern Web and mobile applications that are used for educational purposes. Danmar also has long-term experience of carrying out European projects within which company’s R&D staff conducts research and prepares trainings tailored to the needs of various learners.
EURO-NET is a not for profit association that is member or associated member of 58 international
networks (5 of them are EU networks: EUROPE DIRECT, EUROGUIDANCE, EURODESK, SOLVIT
and EBN-EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK).
EURO-NET has 71 own antennas in 23 different countries in Europe.
EURO-NET gives to children, young people and adults these services:
– information and project development center
– organization of training courses, exchanges and cultural, artistic or sport activities
– sector study, research
– counseling, crisis support and prevention
– e-learning, networking, partnerships, training courses and workshops
– publications, newspapers and web sites.It has realized more than 410 European projects, especially with Youth and Youth in Action,
Socrates, Leonardo, LLP, Progress, Daphne, Life, E-Aid, Culture, Creative Europe, Erasmus Plus
(KA1, KA2 and KA3), Representation in Italy of E.C., European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe,