Evidence-based results on trends and dynamics of Adult Learning: IDP European Consultants joined the second Transnational Project Meeting of LEAP

June 30, 2021

IDP European Consultants joined the second transnational meeting of LEAP (Local Adult Education Policy), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from six countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The main objective of the meeting was to present the progress achieved in the Intellectual Output 2: the literature review, country reports, tools and good practices, and surveys, including a detailed analysis from each Partner. IO2 is composed of primary and secondary research. In particular, Partners focused on the review of policy papers, studies, research, articles and other relevant sources and resources.

The results presented by the Partners corroborate the relevancy of the project. In fact, a lack of information from local policy makers regarding European policies in the domain of Adult Education (AE) and LLL (Life Long Learning) was found.

The Partnership also started to discuss the Intellectual Output 3, sharing recommendations for future implementation.

A brief review of Dissemination and Quality Assurance considerations followed.

The LEAP project responds to the need to increase adult participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning set out at local, national and EU level. Given the evidence of a disconnect between the macro level of policy (EU dimension) and the micro level (local/regional dimension), LEAP directly targets local decision-makers and the technical staff of local authorities to ensure they are aware of the importance of AE and that they are prepared to draft impactful local AE policies. To increase policy effectiveness, however, the project encourages cooperation with the wider AE ecosystem and thus also targets the full range of stakeholders involved in AE, such as education providers, learning centres, cultural centres, and the civil society.

The LEAP Website is now online at https://leap2local.eu, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. Users can access LEAP’s OER Platform and its multilanguage results for free, no sort of log-in credentials are required.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Supporting and Boosting the Competitiveness of EU Young Farmers: IDP European Consultants joined the second Transnational Project Meeting of YOUNG FARMERS

On June 28, 2021, IDP European Consultants joined the second transnational meeting of YOUNG FARMERS (Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training for Young Farmers), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from five different countries (Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and Spain). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The main aim of the meeting was the presentation of the literature review, country reports, tools and good practices, and surveys, including a detailed analysis from each Partner. During the first phase of YOUNG FARMERS implementation, Partners focused on the review of policy papers, studies, research, articles and other relevant sources and resources.

The Partnership also discussed the implementation of courses (ten in total) under Intellectual Output 3.

IDP will cover two modules:

1) Project Management in the EntreComp Framework (3.2)

The topics examined are: Project lifecycle, Good Practices for Risk Management, Monitoring and Quality Assurance, Impact evaluation

2) Green Management: Ethical and Sustainable thinking according to the EntreComp Framework

The topics examined are: sustainability, CSR, green and eco-friendliness, social report, impact assessment

The content of the training will address three main areas:

  • Challenges and opportunities for farming in Digital Era
  • Entrepreneurship, Business Competitiveness and e-marketing
  • Internationalisation and e-commerce

Figure 1. Areas and competences of the EntreComp conceptual model.

All YOUNG FARMERS results will available in multilingual versions, free of charge and without restrictions through the dedicated OER platform.

The Project’s Website is now online at https://www.young-farmers.eu/, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results.

YOUNG FARMERS’ objective is to enhance the opportunities for EU young farmers to adopt and exploit digital entrepreneurship models so to valorise their businesses with new competitive solutions.

While young farmers represent the economic bulk of European rural areas – territories that make up from 40% to 80% of every European nation – numerous EU reports identify the need of a strong entrepreneurial and risk management training (as well as new technologies) from which rural entrepreneurs can benefit in terms of new and more innovative models for business competitiveness.

The financial and long-term sustainability of their business is by several key factors: lack of entrepreneurial training; overall lack of digital and ICT competences; the competitive pressure represented by big industrial value chain.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Website: https://www.young-farmers.eu/

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Enhance Soft Skills to Nurture Competitiveness and Employability: IDP European Consultants joined the second Transnational Project Meeting of ESSENCE

On June 24, 2021, IDP European Consultants joined the second transnational meeting of ESSENCE, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from seven different countries (Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Poland, and Spain). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The main aim of the meeting was the presentation of  the literature review, country reports, tools and good practices, and surveys, including a detailed analysis from each Partner. Indeed, during the first phase of ESSENCE implementation, Partners focused on the review of policy papers, studies, research, articles and other relevant sources and resources. The main objective of the research phase was to understand and analyse soft skills and their connection with employability roles, definitions, regulatory frameworks, quantitative and qualitative indicators and all the relevant trends useful to describe this phenomenon.

The project management and methodology involve the development of personalized project management, quality assurance and dissemination plans, monitoring/evaluation tools. Thanks to the presence of Partners with a high level of experience and multiplication potential, the project will benefit from increased visibility and impact at national and European level.

ESSENCE’s objective is to improve employability opportunities for HE students leveraging on soft skills development. The objective is to maximize their engagement in the labour market offering professional development paths through training and education on soft and “intangible” skills. ESSENCE develops and deploys a flexible and permeable learning pathway: users can access and exploit the training “on-demand” and “on a need basis” to enhance their soft skills literacy and professional self-empowerment.

The ESSENCE Website is now online at http://projectessence.eu/, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Website: http://projectessence.eu/

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CITIES BY HEART is approaching its final phase: Training and employability opportunities for migrants in the tourism sector

June 25, 2021

IDP European Consultants took part in the Closing Meeting of CITIES BY HEART, a unique journey in the heart of cities, an Erasmus+ Project of the European Commission which brings together six Partners from six countries, i.e. Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The objective of the project is twofold: to create a link between the residents of these urban areas to avoid communal conflicts and to trigger an economic dynamic to respond to the precariousness of the inhabitants of disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

CITIES BY HEART embraces ambitious goals of social inclusion through the very concept and design of its training offer. It includes a first phase of training “peers”: socio-educational facilitators, actors of multicultural and disadvantaged territories, heads of social centers or associations. Then, in a second phase, it includes a transfer of skills to young underprivileged European citizens who also have a personal background in relation to immigration and encounter problems of integration into the labor market.

Throughout the previous months, Partners selected and trained a small cohort of adult migrants (i.e. seniors) willing to experience a new training opportunity as tourist guide.

Seniors accompanied a selected group of “Visitors” around urban areas of touristic relevance as if they were experiencing the city with their own eyes and memories. Visitors were selected based on specific profiles as identified by Partners during proposal.

Each Visitor’s profile was unique in its own way so as to enlarge as much as possible the range of cultural and social backgrounds tackled by the project:

  • Slow traveller: a curious traveller who wants to get off the beaten path
  • Green traveller: a local who wishes to learn more about his/her own city
  • Neighbour: a person who shares the same migratory background of project’s targets
  • Academic: a person with an academic background in urban diversity and intercultural communication
  • Innovator: a tourism professional curious to see how the project plays out

With the help of Partners, Seniors proceeded to transfer their knowledge to another selected group of young migrants (i.e. Juniors) in charge of replicating the experience after developing a tourist itinerary on their own.

During the meeting, Partners exchanged considerations on what achieved so far, impacts and tangible results, further ways to sustain the uptake and validation of the project. Before the conclusion of the project, Partners will engage Juniors even further as targets of individual and F2F coaching sessions to better train them on job-hunting and skills for employability.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Project’s website: https://citiesbyheart.aeva.eu/ 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/citiesbyhearteuproject

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Enhancing SMEs’ Resilience After Lock Down: IDP European Consultants joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of ESMERALD

On June 23, 2021, IDP European Consultants joined the Kick-Off Meeting of ESMERALD, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from six countries (Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Poland, and Spain). The KOM was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 is transforming the world and no socio-economic models from the past can give examples, lessons learned and solutions to move forward.

The impact on the economy is unknown, but it’s going to be huge. The most vulnerable are the Small/Medium Enterprises: a March 27 OECD Report (“COVID & SME Policy Responses”) indicated that the impact on EU SMEs is already strong. A survey of Polish SMEs shows:

30% of SMEs feared a decrease in sales and worker availability in the next 3 months;

40% experienced increased costs and reduced sales;

27.5% already having cash flow problems.

Post-pandemic EU economy will be uncertain and volatile: neither the entrepreneurship support nor the VET systems will be ready to cope with the challenge and provide suitable and operational guidance, tools and training in response to the crisis.

SMEs will need innovative and relevant training that will take into account the renovated risks and will empower them to face the new challenges as well as to reap the benefits stemming from new opportunities. SMEs will need new skills, competences and operational tools to better operate (or simply operate) in a new business environment.

In such context, ESMERALD provides tangible and timely training solutions to those needs as it will:

  1. Develop an OER platform to deliver the ESMERALD training to SMEs and VET providers in eLearning and blended modalities;
  2. Take stock of the actual impact of COVID-19 on the real economy, map the specific impact on SMEs, screen policy and industry response to pinpoint the specific needs of SMEs in post-pandemic economy;
  3. Develop the ESMERALD training on innovative business models and entrepreneurial skills and competences for SMEs to strive in post-pandemic economy. The training will be made available for FREE and Open Access in six languages to enhance replicability, sustainability and impact;
  4. Develop guidelines to promote the adoption and use of ESMERALD in all entrepreneurship support and VET systems possible across the EU;
  5. Advance evidence-based policy making for SME resilience with the ESMERALD Manifesto as a policy input for decision makers.

During the meeting, Partners introduced themselves in turn. Then the Consortium as a whole discussed about the overall project implementation schedule, defining timelines and respective duties in the following months. The ESMERALD official website will represent a repository of project’s outputs, results, news and contacts. A mapping activity will follow in order to identify the main trends, issues, best practices and policy support systems in the countries represented in the Consortium. This mapping activity will culminate in a final report on the state of the art about COVID-19’s impact on micro and SMEs and will represent the basis for the development of training courses and tools.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Valorising and Nurturing Entrepreneurial Education across Europe: IDP European Consultants joined the fourth Transnational Project Meeting of ECI

June 18, 2021

The ECI Partnership met online for the fourth Transnational Project Meeting of ECI (EntreComp Implementation), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together eight Partners from six different countries (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, and Romania). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Consortium opened the meeting by reflecting on the project; specifically, the tasks performed and the time schedule. Then, Partners presented the main findings, illustrating the progress achieved in the development of the Intellectual Outputs. Financial management issues were also analyzed. Finally, the Partnership took stock of the situation regarding the next deadlines.

The Partnership is pleased to inform that the training content is finally available online in all languages represented by the Consortium (English, German, Italian, Greek, Romanian, and Polish) and it is free for consultation (http://entre-comp.eu/training.php).

The development of the training modules kick-started during summer 2020; Partners invested energies, times and efforts to comply with time schedule and quali/quantitative standards as discussed and foreseen during proposal. The design of the modules in terms of content, structure, and learning outcomes has been facilitated by a series of monthly brainstorming sessions in which Partners had the opportunity to validate their ideas and have meaningful exchanges of views with their colleagues.

All training materials are EQF- and ESCO-compliant – a cross-referencing in which Partners invested several months of close collaboration (please check the “Model” section for further references). The emerged results allowed Partners to finalise a common methodology that provides for common understanding and shared guidelines upon all IO3-related activities.

The final Output consists in six training modules, each of which focusing on a specific EntreComp competence as highlighted by the framework. The material is organised as follows:

For a more comprehensive understanding of the subject, each training module is subdivided into further didactic units, at the end of which there is a short self-assessment sheet. The training modules come with a short document (the so called “training fiche”) that summarises key concepts and main takeaways.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

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Website: http://entre-comp.eu/


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Enhance Soft Skills to Nurture Competitiveness and Employability: The ESSENCE website is available online

The ESSENCE project intends to improve employability opportunities for HE students by stimulating soft skills development. The project objective is to maximize their engagement in the labour market by offering professional development paths that go beyond formal HE training. In order to meet the expectations of entrepreneurs and recruiters connected with the most desirable soft skills, the courses will be based on the demand-driven employers’ perspective.

The ESSENCE Website is now online at http://projectessence.eu/, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. The platform will contain all the Project’s information, deliverables and outputs.

The OER Platform, developed by IWS (Internet Web Solutions), will be constantly updated by the partnership as a whole during the project implementation.

ESSENCE Website is available in seven languages (English, Polish, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Bulgarian, and Spanish) and is composed of multiple sections freely available to all navigators.

The main sections of the website are the following:

HOME: the section introduces users to the ESSENCE platform by highlighting the four main results of the Project:

  • OER Platform
  • Mapping
  • Toolkit
  • Guidelines

PROJECT:  The ESSENCE project intends to improve employability opportunities for HE students by stimulating soft skills development. The project objective is to maximize their engagement in the labour market by offering professional development paths that go beyond formal HE training. In order to meet the expectations of entrepreneurs and recruiters connected with the most desirable soft skills, the courses will be based on the demand-driven employers’ perspective.

PARTNERS: Describes the Partners involved in the ESSENCE Project.

OER PLATFORM: The ESSENCE project will create its own OER platform which will be translated into seven languages to reach different international target groups: students, trainers and teachers who specialize in employment, business consultants with solid experience in the area of HR and PR, entrepreneurs and managing directors.

MAPPING: Intellectual Output 2 intends to link soft skills with employability. Mapping the most desirable soft skills among employers within the EU countries. This will be done by analyzing the sources and basic research (100 questionnaires distributed among the private sector and business associations) and then identifying the 4-5 most wanted soft skills among job applicants. The ESSENCE project is a specific response to the needs of the labour market, which are in line with the interests of university students, HR specialists and employers.

TOOLKIT: Intellectual Output 3 responds to the needs specified in the application by filling the educational gap among candidates present in the labour market. The state-of-the-art analysis shows that there is a need to provide operational and user-friendly training resources for future managers who may be excluded from the labour market due to a lack of adequately developed soft skills.

Guidelines: Intellectual Output 4 consists of two components: guidelines for the use of the project’s results and the results beyond the scope of the partnership, including geographic scope. The guidelines will aim to mainstream project materials and sustain their dissemination after Erasmus+ co-financing ends, and a soft skills manifesto aimed at universities to increase student employability and empower them in the business community and organizational environment.

GLOSSARY: Will define and explain the main terms related to Soft skills development.

NEWS: To remain always updated with ESSENCE latest developments.

ASSOCIATES: in order to involve as many Associated Partners as possible and spread the word about ESSENCE to end-users, targets, general public and ultimate beneficiaries.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

ESSENCE is managed by eight Partners from seven countries (i.e., Poland, Croatia, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, and Spain), representing different backgrounds, and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

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http://projectessence.eu/ 

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Global competence for advancing social inclusion and career paths of vulnerable women: IDP European Consultants joined the second online Meeting of BOOST

On May 25th 2021, IDP European Consultants joined the second transnational meeting of BOOST, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together eight Partners from eight countries (Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Belgium, and Poland). The meeting, originally planned in Portugal, was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The main aim of the meeting was to take stock of the didactic content developed as part of IO1 “BOOST Global Competence MOOC” and the presentation of IO2 “BOOST Coaching Programme”, a bespoke programme to equip professionals in providing coaching support to vulnerable women and advancing their social inclusion and career paths.

In addition, the meeting was dedicated to define the next steps and actions. Specifically, dissemination activities were brought to discussion for the mainstreaming of the project in EU settings.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

BOOST has the objective of fostering global competence for advancing social inclusion and career paths of vulnerable women. Within such context, BOOST is devoted to these women, currently facing vulnerability due to their migrant background and cultural differences, but also targets those professionals whom are working in the field, such as trainers, career counsellors, social workers, intercultural mediators. Through a bespoke coaching programme, BOOST aims to equip these professionals with a toolkit so they can better support these women to use global competence to cope with challenges they face every day.

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BOOST Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BOOST-106067664670734

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Shaping the lives of women through the development of global competences – exciting new project, BOOST takes on this challenge!

Global transformation is a constant in our lives, as emerging economic, digital, cultural, environmental forces, and global diseases (such as Covid-19) shape our lives and increase intercultural encounters. To cope with this complex environment, it is urgent to foster global competence and equip all, not only the adults of tomorrow, but also the adults of today, with the necessary know-how and tools to use global competence.

Twenty-first century citizens live in an interconnected, diverse, and rapidly changing world. The result of globalisation has made us have to work, educate ourselves, interact and share with others, from diverse backgrounds and cultures. In the globalised world of today, improving our understanding of beliefs, cultures, customs, languages, religions, and visions different from ours, is essential.

In today’s world, it is important that we all have the ability to become globally competent citizens. However, this opportunity is also influenced by a wavering notion of (in-)equality. This is why it is important, now more than ever to offer support and assistance to vulnerable women across Europe. The BOOST project looks to address this and provide opportunities to shape the lives of women so that they can continue to grow and develop to their full potential.

Speaking at the launch of the Project, Ms. Guadalupe Murillo, Manager with Solidaridad Sin Fronteras who are leading the project, stated that “BOOST looks to empower and motivate women to develop their full potential and generate a concrete impact through an effective and self-sustainable training programme. It is an exciting and far-reaching initiative that could have significant opportunities for transfer right across Europe.”

Therefore, the BOOST project will provide tailored training programmes for women through the BOOST MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and promote a comprehensive approach to global competence with tailored coaching tools for professionals working in this field, such as trainers, career counsellors, and intercultural mediators. All of the resources and materials will be freely available for widespread use across Europe in Spring 2022.

BOOST is a new project, funded under the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme that focuses on fostering global competence development among vulnerable women in order to advance their social inclusion and career paths.

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of VET and adult education services. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of the Project carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content.

BOOST will be developed by a team of organisations from Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Poland, Ireland, and Turkey from September 2020 until August 2022.
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Tour2Include: Migrants’ integration into tourism-related professions

Educational paths for Migrants’ empowerment and upskilling

Tour2Include is an international project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission which aims to establish innovative approach supporting low-skilled migrants willing to work in the Tourism Sector to acquire the necessary and typical soft skills. In doing so, the project focuses on targeted training opportunities set to offer better career perspectives to migrants, thus avoiding undeclared work and marginalization.

On the 15th of April 2021, the Tour2Include Consortium gathered together for the third transnational meeting and had this opportunity to take stock about project implementation and further development.

After a brief welcome and introduction by Social Impact, partners moved on by (re)discussing key outcomes emerged from the assessment of Migrants’ qualification and training needs. Concluded in October 2020 and formally led by Italian partner CESIE, the aforementioned task has been carried out at national level by all organisations (for a total of three country reports) and identified several training and upskilling needs that can be broken down in three main clusters:


Based on these results, partners brainstormed on the structure of a reliable training programme that is consistent, reliable, relatable, and most importantly, able to tackle and narrow the skill mismatches of migrants. After collecting inputs from all partners, the Greek organisation AKMI shared the content foreseen as training material. In total the partnership produced 5 training modules focusing on:

  • General Soft Skills
  • Intercultural Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Tourism-related Skills
  • Digital Skills (Basic Applications of Computer and Web Literacy)

Each module is designed in further sub-units (i.e., didactic units), each of which focusing on a specific segment of the topic. During the meeting, partners reviewed the Learning Outcomes expected from each training module (assuring their consistency with targets’ needs and their legitimacy in consideration of the overall scope of the project) and the overall structure of the material in terms of content, visuals, and aesthetics.

Now partners will deep dive into the consolidation of the Glossary and Cultural Profile Snapshots, two documents foreseen as further teaching and learning support material.

The concept of a Glossary stems from the idea to propose a section for learners providing them with a sort of summary of key takeaways (i.e. a dictionary of learning outcomes); while the idea for a Cultural Profile Snapshot comes from the opportunity to offer learners essential information related to tourism and culture of the hosting country (represented by the consortium).

Later on, the Italian partner IDP shared with the consortium the results that partners are achieving in terms of communication and project awareness overall. The dissemination activities (i.e., formal mainstreaming of project’s activities, results, and deliverables) are extremely relevant because they enhance the visibility of the project at international level, its “grip effect” on relevant stakeholders and further opportunities for impact.

IDP European Consultants is the leader in Dissemination. We take care of monitoring the outreach of the project and suggest to the partners any strategies to improve their communication strategy. Since the beginning of the project, we have shared the dissemination plan, and all monitoring tools.

For more information about the project, please visit: https://socialimpact.eu/tour2include

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