Summary of the project
The main aim of the project IDEA: “Interactive toolset supporting Development of Educators of Adults’ skills in Boosting Entrepreneurship among NEETs”, is to extend and develop competencies of educators of adults in the area of entrepreneurial skills (in non-formal settings) through providing them with guidance and motivation strategies and equipping with innovative solution – Interactive toolset for Educators of young adult people which will support the development of their skills needed for boosting entrepreneurship among NEETs. This toolset will allow Educators for assessing the skills of NEETs, propose them customized learning path and provide adapted training and in effect connect young adults and real-life entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses.
The project will directly involve educators of adults, particularly NEETs, in Greece, Italy, Spain and Poland. They will participate in various stages of the project taking part in research, contribute to the development of the report and toolset, test and evaluate it, participate in trainings. In addition to that, other participants from the area of adult education will be informed about the project results. Minimum of 300 stakeholders will take part in dedicated to the project multiplication events in all partner countries and others will be informed at different occasions and via internet. This number will be about 20000.
A mobile report about entrepreneurship teaching and entrepreneurial skills demand according to businesses. The mobile report will have a form of interactive resource which will allow for searching and filtering the
answers using various criteria (e.g. the user will be able to choose the skill and based on that the methods developing this skill will be presented, or search the skills that are the most demanded on the market by the entrepreneurs) and will reveal the most needed skills. It will be also available as mobile app for quick reference from any place via the phone. In addition, to make it more attractive, it will include tips for self-development for educators and NEETs.
The report will include results of two parallel studies:
1) Questionnaire research done by partners among educators of adults, especially NEETs. Partners will perform research which will deepen what was done in the preliminary research. This part of research will show current methods and approaches as well as the main skills being taught and developed.
2) Focus groups and interviews done by partners among the businesses. Partners will use the database they created in the preparation stage and will search for new contacts too. This part of research will identify what it really takes, what skills and attitudes are needed to be successful entrepreneur in today’s highly turbulent environment.
Interactive toolset supporting Development of Educators of Adults’ skills in Boosting Entrepreneurship among NEETs. Based on the outcomes of the research conducted within O1, an interactive toolset for educators of
adults will be created. The toolset will be built on the basis of the research phase (O1). It will be available as a web-based application that will enable access to training/teaching materials and resources on entrepreneurial skills. It is foreseen, that both groups (educators of adults and also young adults) will be able to use it.
The toolset will consist of the following parts:
1) Assessment tool – a tool for Educators which will allow them to check the level of skills of their learners. After series of tests, the Educators will receive the result – the customised learning path for given person or group. The assessment tool will be also possible to be used directly by NEETs as a
self-assessment tool in order to assess own entrepreneurial skills. If they do that, the tool will direct them to the training materials so they will be able to upskill themselves in the entrepreneurial skills sought by today’s enterpreneurs.
2) Training material (with separate sections for Educators and for NEETs).
For educators – allowing them to adjust their training programmes to match today’s’ complex labour market in the area of entrepreneurial skills. It will contain specific information on HOW (how the teaching should be organised, didactic notes), WHAT (what should be taught, the actual training
content).In addition, the toolset will enable educators to download relevant resources to be used for example during a stationary trainings. For NEETs – allowing them to learn entrepreneurial content. The content will contain theory, exercises and examples.
CENTRE OF RECHERCHÉ AND DEVELOPMENT OF SYROS – KENTRO EREUNAS KAI ANAPTYXIS IERAS MHTROPOLIS SYROU-applicant, Syros, Greece
“ KEA“ is a non profit organization NGO. KEA operates at local national and international level, materialising action programs financed by the
European Union and the Greek State, concerning social and economic integration, fighting exclusion, promoting equal opportunities and helping disadvantaged including immigrants integrate better into society as well as helping in gaining basic skills, including entrepreneurial. For many years it has supported various groups of young people, including unemployed and NEETs. The support included counselling and practical help in preparing CVs and motivation letters for those who were looking for jobs and business plans for those who wanted to open own business. KEA has wide cooperation
network both in Cyclades and in the whole country. It also has valuable international contacts that help in spreading information about the initiatives KEA is being involved in.
STOWARZYSZENIE CENTRUM WSPIERANIA EDUKACJI PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI-partner, Rzeszow, Poland
The Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Support (CEES) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 30.06.2004 by a group of entrepreneurs, teachers, social activists and IT specialists from Rzeszow, Poland. The CEES association works in the field of youth, cooperates with
businesses, universities, schools, enterprises and educational institutions operating as the associated partners. CEES has experience in organising a complex support for individuals at different stages of their lives, from childhood to elder age. It promotes entrepreneurship among young
people at school, as well as to those who already run their businesses. Since 2015, CEES is appointed as the Intermediary Organization for the centralised programme Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, coordinating and supporting in this respect both starters and experimented entrepreneurs from Poland. CEES association’s mission is to increase the quality of education
training at all levels and in all its forms, as well as to promote entrepreneurship in order to foster integration of any social group regardless of gender, age and ethnic origin. CEES has also competences in the IT area and experience in the creation of various IT solutions: websites, elearning
platforms and web applications. Since 2004, CEES works with young people providing various forms of support. Among others, it conducts research of training needs of youth, develops training programs and materials that answer these needs, creates tools facilitating education and carries out training.
Ke.Di.Vi.M2 KAINOTOMIA – partner, Larisa, Greece
KAINOTOMIA has extensive experience and unique competencies in both methodology development and production of practical solutions matching specific vocational and professional development needs. Our company has great experience in developing training methodology, tools and trainers package. We work towards the promotion of social inclusion, economic, and educational development through the development of innovative tools and methodologies, entrepreneurial skills, and economic knowledge. Kainotomia as a life-long learning center, has as main target group young people (18-35) especially low skilled youth such as NEETs and term unemployed people and works towards their social inclusion, economic, and educational development through the development of innovative tools and methodologies, entrepreneurial skills, and economic knowledge. Kainotomia
brings this experience and expertise on reaching out, support and activate young people with fewer opportunities through specialized trainings and counselling for personal and professional development. KAINOTOMIA has considering experience in the youth sector as a provider of training, new skills for personnel development.
MARKEUT SKILLS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA-partner, 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 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. MEUS promotes mobility of youth and adults, students and professionals as a way of learning from experiences in other
countries. In order to support individuals personal development, MEUS is also engaged in the development of initiatives in the field of active participation in society, bell-being, equality and solidarity, integration, and non-discrimination. It is engaged in sustainable development, and takes
into account environmental concerns as well as sustainable growth and local development as key element of its missions, promoting behavioral changes among society to adapt current needs (sustainable consumption, waste optimization, etc.).
CESIE-partners, Trappeto, Italy
CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It is a non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the pacifist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE links local, national and international
contexts and is committed to stimulating development and change in educational, cultural and economic spheres through the creation and use of innovative tools and methods. Our objectives:
To improve lifelong education in Europe through transnational projects involving local communities
To promote sustainable development of neighbouring regions and beyond through training and education
To foster progress and innovation in Higher Education and Research
To support learning mobility for people at all ages, across borders and sectors
To stimulate local growth by adapting international good practices and methods.
The organisation is divided into six Units which work together and manage activities in their specific fields: Higher Education and Research, Rights and Justice, Adult, Migration, School, Youth. The head office can be found in the city centre of Palermo with other offices in India, Nepal and Senegal. CESIE coordinates the CESIE Network which is composed of over 200 organizations throughout the world who share our mission and collaborate
Centrum Ksztalcenia EdukatorSp. z o.o.-partner, Rzeszów Poland
Centre for Education was established in 2012 and is a Not for Profit Association based in the Marina Cala D’or, Mallorca, Spain. Its team of professional educators and volunteers works toward the following aims and objectives: a) The promotion, research and the provision of training and education for children, youth and adults, especially NEETs b) The improvement of education and training opportunities in both content and method c) To increase the availability of education and training, to
increase entrepreneurship of young people d) To achieve more interest and success in education and training e) To improve the chances on employment, improve re-entry into education or self-employment and thus reduce unemployment and to remedy social problems. To fulfill these aims, Centre for Education provides education and training for youth and adults in various areas of education as well as researches and develops education and training methods to further promote new ideas and approaches.
Diciannove Società Cooperativa-partner, Genova Italy
Diciannove counts 10 associated members, plus various independent collaborators. It was established in 2005 as an ICT cooperative company focused to support organizations active in social issues, and it is nowadays active in north Italy, providing solutions to health and social department in
3 regional Health Dept. The management of projects both at local, regional and European level is part of the core bussiness as well, together with collaborations for educational and training centres to provide course in management of European project. Diciannove vision is to match the need of
innovative ICT solutions with free and open source software and social purposes. Diciannove recently developed in various social, consulting and management activities. All consulting and management services are certified ISO 9001:2008. Diciannove is also certified under Family Audit,
the Italian standard certification for work-life balance in management and servicesprovisions. Diciannove’s mission is to provide, using mainly free software, a dynamic and flexible approach to ICT and social needs, highly customized web solutions, dynamic applications, e-learning,
guaranteed data security, very high quality standards. In order to assure the reach of client’s goal, Diciannove provides the training for personnel intended to use the tools; providing also legal advice with a focus on privacy and information technology.
CENTRE FOR EDUCATION-partner, Cala D Or, Spain
Centre for Education was established in 2012 and is a Not for Profit Association based in the Marina Cala D’or, Mallorca, Spain. Its team of professional educators and volunteers works toward the following aims and objectives: a) The promotion, research and the provision of training and education for children, youth and adults, especially NEETs b) The improvement of education and training opportunities in both content and method c) To increase the availability of education and training, to increase entrepreneurship of young people d) To achieve more interest and success in education and training e) To improve the chances on employment, improve re-entry into education or selfemployment and thus reduce unemployment and to remedy social problems. To fulfill these aims, Centre for Education provides education and training for youth and adults in various areas of education as well as researches and develops education and training methods to further promote new ideas and approaches.
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