Summary of the project
The Covid-19 outbreak has caused disruptive changes on personal, social, and professional levels. This situation along with restrictive measures set by governments for pandemic prevention resulted in psychological and mental challenges for every person. In this context, individuals experience high levels of anxiety, stress, depression, uncertainty about what the future holds, and also lack of motivation.
Therefore, the FINER, a 24-month project, is developed focusing on providing theoretical knowledge, tools, and best practices to foster both young adults and young adults with fewer opportunities, but also adult educators to maintain their well-being as a means of handling difficult situations and finding their way through difficult situations. The FINER project corresponds to the necessity for motivating adults, especially the young ones, to search or create opportunities in the time of crisis, follow a more optimistic perspective, assess already acquired resources or generate new ones, and, finally, find their passion and go for it. For adult educators, the FINER project is also expected to foster their professional capacity both on theoretical and practical levels.
The FINER project has the following target groups:
-Young adults (18-26 years old)
The FINER project objectives are:
– raise awareness among young adults and adult educators, and stakeholders in the themes of the project regarding the well-being
– enhance the well-being of young adults through the use of the innovative project results
– provide adult educators with the tools for empowering psychologically young adults and also provide young adults with the steps to change their lives, through the guidance of adult educators
– connect young adults and adult educators with several organizations operating in relevant professional fields
– develop and provide complete and comprehensive material and tools for young people to gain knowledge on the matter of well-being
– develop and provide assistive tools for adult educators, so as to contribute to the improvement of young adults’ well-being.
The Well-being Ebook will have both online and offline formats and consist of two Chapters: “About Wellbeing” & “Key Factors for our Well-Being”. The Well-being Ebook is mainly addressed to young adults, with or without socioeconomic and geographical difficulties, mental health issues, visual, hearing, and physical impairments interested in improving their personal well-being, and consequently their psychological mental health. Additionally, this Ebook will provide young adults with tips and know-how for improving their well-being. Finally, it will help adult educators and front-line workers in the field of well-being, to expand their knowledge and skills.
The Target Finder Toolkit will help adult educators enhance the adaptability of young adults and enable them to redirect and redesign their lives in the new COVID-19 context. It will be composed of two methodological parts with material on how to be adaptable and agile in the rapidly changing world on redesigning and redirecting life goals, along with quizzes and assessment tools for discovering the level of readiness of young adults, with an option to for adult educators to create quizzes on their own, based on the target audience needs. It is mainly addressed to adult educators, active in fields related to the relevant themes to be used as a tool for improving the well-being of young adults.
The Online 3D Mall will be a virtual environment that will offer opportunities to explore different paths for improving their well-being. It will provide its users with virtual “walks” to get inspired and follow their own path by selecting the preferred corners where there will be animated videos, interactive quizzes with their results, podcasts, case studies, best practices, and additional resources which comprise hyperlinks to free to use materials developed in the previous PRs but also to materials developed by other EU projects. Each corner includes stimuli, ideas, best practices, tips, and hints on enhancing young adults with and without fewer opportunities for well-being. Finally, there will also be a mapping part, an interactive online map, which includes a great number of initiatives of organizations active in empowering young adults in each partner country.
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – applicant partner, Germany
JKPeV was founded in 2004 with the aim to provide opportunities for young people and adults focusing on disadvantaged groups to develop their soft and professional skills, digital and ICT skills, and stimulate their creativity and entrepreneurial skills through different forms of art, digital media and non-formal learning methods. JKPeV is dedicated to promoting EU citizenship and the active participation of EU citizens. JKPeV organizes international projects, events, and training for young people, adults, emerging artists, young entrepreneurs, young people with fewer opportunities, trainers, and youth workers on-site and abroad with a focus on assisting the cultural enrichment of the local and regional community while also promoting the cultural diversity of the European Union.
KAINOTOMIA LLC2 – partner, Greece
“KAINOTOMIA” is a level two Lifelong Learning Centre (K.DI.VI.M2) in Greece, which is active in the field of Vocational Education and Training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuing vocational training programmes for unemployed people, teachers of all levels of education, higher education students, employees/self-employed and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and society in general, through innovative programmes. “KAINOTOMIA” provides consultancy services to enterprises and support and advisory services to trainees to facilitate their (re)entry into the labour market. “KAINOTOMIA” has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise in training in modern fields, combining them with those that are in high demand in the labour market in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of trainees for their integration into the labour market. Furthermore, “KAINOTOMIA” participates in co-funded national programmes called “local development and entrepreneurship projects for unemployed people based on specific local needs and development potential”.
The Rural Hub CLG – partner, Ireland
The Rural Hub was established in 2012 as an association for education, training, and rural development in Ireland, working within the rural economy and society in Ireland. It has experience in Erasmus+ projects, aiming to bridge the educational gap between urban and rural learners by bringing diversity and innovation to the education offered in rural towns and villages. The Rural Hub provides a wide range of community development courses for local residents to support greater community involvement and enhanced social inclusion, targeting to limit the growing isolation by achieving the integration of migrant communities with the host communities and vice versa.
Università degli Studi di Torino – partner, Italy
The University of Torino (UniTo), one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities, promotes culture and produces research, innovation, training, and employment. UniTo is open to international research and training, organizes courses in all disciplines, has a remarkable research tradition in traditional subjects, while currently is branching out into important modern sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts, and communication sciences. UniTo is deeply involved at an international level, through the participation in international projects, the establishment of joint educational courses, and the subscription of formal cooperation agreements with universities and institutions all around the world. Finally, in the last years, UniTo has been fostering the strengthening of its internationalization policy through the promotion of mobility projects.
Cellock Ltd – partner, Cyprus
Cellock, based in Cyprus, is a leading Information Technology, research and development SME, founded in 2003, and currently operates in the fields of software development, IoT, artificial intelligence, and wearables. Cellock has many years of experience in software and hardware development and a highly skilled technical workforce, serving clients in diversified business verticals like agriculture, telecommunication operators, and government organizations. Cellock participates in EU and national research proposals since 2004 and has collaborated with universities and research and development departments around the world, as a scientific/technical coordinator since it has established experience in the industrial domain for various multinational, technical projects. Cellock owns a portfolio of IP including two US patents and one trademark. Cellock has developed all the current technologies and prototypes in-house and owns all the background IP.
Südwind Verein für Entwicklungspolitik und globale Gerechtigkeit – partner, Austria
Südwind is working in development education and awareness-raising for 41 years. With a headquarter in Vienna and 7 regional offices in the provinces (ca 50 staff) it reaches out to local actors all over Austria. Südwind applies the unique international development expertise it has acquired to both its teaching and youth work, particularly „Global Citizenship Education“, and its awareness-raising and campaigning. Südwind is committed to environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable development as well as global justice.
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