Soon second transnational meeting of the Up-skilling Europe project

From 24th to 27th September, Cantiere Giovani will host in Frattamaggiore (Italy) the second transnational meeting of the Up-skilling Europe project. There, they will be joined by delegates from the other five partners of the project: the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain), Interactive English Language School (United Kingdom), SIKXGNL (Greece), Stowarzyszenie Wiosna (Poland) and Media Partners (Romania).

Since the start of the project in September 2014, the six partner organisations have been working on the development of five toolkits to provide training to adults at risk of social exclusion on the basic and transversal skills necessary to improve their employability. The five toolkits include a set of innovative educational and training methods, tools and materials based on the principles of Active Learning.

Last June, the five toolkits were validated by the trainers from the six partners during the transnational training event which took place in Krakow (Poland). Based on the results of this first validation of the toolkits, the partners agreed on implementing some improvements which will now be evaluated during the meeting in Frattamaggiore.

During this meeting, the partners will also prepare for the next activity of the project, the second validation of the toolkits involving real beneficiaries: adults at risk of social exclusion. The validation activities will take place during the next months in three pilots located in the cities of Krakow (Poland), Frattamaggiore (Italy) and Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The results of the validation of the toolkits with real beneficiaries will be very useful for the partners to ensure that the toolkits meet the needs of the target group and deliver the desired learning outcomes. The toolkits will then be deployed in six European languages (English, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish) on the project website for free use and re-purposing by any interested party as OER (Open Educational Resources).

This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards a fully inclusive European society where every European citizen has access to high quality education and employment.

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