Nurturing Intangible Cultural Heritage for Entrepreneurship: the NICHE proposal has been approved!

On 8th July the Icelandic Centre for Research (Erasmus+ National Agency in Iceland – education and sports) communicated the approval of the NICHE – Nurturing Intangible Cultural Heritage for Entrepreneurship proposal, under the KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for VET.

NICHE aims at enhancing entrepreneurship in the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) sector by developing innovative training for the underserved cohort of professionals (and prospective ones) who operate in ICH to promote entrepreneurial initiatives in the sector, enhance its competitiveness and sustain its growth.

ICH is more important for the EU economy than the entire automotive sector: over 300,000 people work in the EU cultural heritage sector. Almost 8 million jobs in the EU are indirectly linked to heritage (tourism, interpretation, security). For each direct job, the heritage sector produces 26.7 indirect jobs. This compares with 6.3 indirect jobs created for each direct job in the car industry.

In this context, Partners will carry out a series of well-defined activities that will lead to the production of tangible and operational results, and develop:

  1. EQF compliant professional profile of ICH professional
  2. Training courses based on innovative topics for the ICH sector, such as management, fundraising, multifunctional work, Digital Cultural Heritage
  3. A pan-EU Open Educational Resource that becomes the focal point for ICH professionals to widen and deepen their skills and competences to be more competitive and respond to the demand of a fast evolving and growing market

NICHE will be co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission and will last 24 months between 2020/22. The project has been submitted and will be implemented by a partnership of nine organisations from seven European countries (Iceland, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden).

In the NICHE project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private provider of educational services in self-empowerment and business management, entrepreneurship and competitiveness. IDP builds on its consolidated experience and proven track record of more than 25 years of experience at international and European levels. In addition, IDP brings into the project its consolidated experience in international project management and reporting, gained in more than 25 years of experience in large collaborative projects. IDP will also collaborate with the Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation and monitoring of the project.

For further information on NICHE and other IDP European Consultants initiatives:

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IDP participated in the DELSA Online Meetings

Over the last few weeks, IDP took part in the online meetings of the DELSA project. Due to the Covid pandemic, the meetings moved to online mode on the basis of an agenda developed and shared jointly by all partners.
During the meetings the partners discussed about Project Management details such as the need to carry out the subsequent meetings in online mode due to the uncertainty related to the covid-19 emergency, and the development of the validation plan for the project to define specific programs, activities and tools (e.g. model of modules to collect feedback from users) for testing and validation activities.
The DELSA Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. DELSA involves a Consortium of 8 partners across 6 countries (Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Spain), in which IRL are the Lead Partner. There are also two other Irish Partners in the Project – Longford Women’s Link and NUI Maynooth.
DELSA – Digital Empowerment for Digitally Upskilling Adults – is designed to address the clearly identified need (in Ireland and across Europe) to provide immediate and concrete training and educational resources for adults to advance their digital competencies and skills.
The project has developed online resources and are currently testing and validating these online and through Zoom.
If you are interested in taking part in either of these training modules, please log on to http://www.digitaldelsa.eu/training.php where you can also provide feedback on all the courses.

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SOCIAL EDUCATION FOR DIGITAL TARDIVES: IDP gathered the Transnational Virtual Meeting of CLICK CLEVER, an Erasmus+ Project

On June 16th, 8 Partners from 5 European countries (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, and Spain) gathered online for the project management meeting of CLICK CLEVER, a project cofounded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission. The meeting, scheduled in Athens, has been taken in online mode due to the COVID pandemic restrictions.

CLICK CLEVER features free online and face-to-face training modules to make “digital immigrants” able to live in relational environments, such as social networks, and to think critically about contents they receive through social media.

During the online meeting, based on a shared agenda agreed by all partners, the Consortium focused on validation activities in order to implement the CLICK CLEVER training courses directly to the target group and get back specific feedback that will allow to further develop the training contents. Furthermore, partners defined new dissemination strategies that will allow the Consortium to organise Multiplier Events in different formats.

IDP is a consulting and training company specialised in EU funding established in 1996 by professionals working since 1991 in Brussels in the frame of EU policies and EU funding programmes, providing 25 years of direct experience in EU funding. With offices in Italy and Brussels, IDP has a proven track record in the development, submission and management of EU funded international collaborative projects in a wide range of thematic areas such as innovation, finance, entrepreneurship and education.

DESI 2020: IMPROVE YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS WITH IDP ONLINE COURSES

Last week, the European Commission published the 2020 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI 2020), which from 2014 summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.

Despite over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance, data on digital literacy and the use of human capital in the digital transformation process are still worrying, in particular for Italy which has a worsening in several parameters, especially in human capital where it ranks last in the european ranking.

In this context, IDP is pleased to provide training courses from its projects co-funded by the Erasmus Plus programme of the European Commission which are focused on the improvement of digital skills related to entrepreneurship, internationalisation and inclusiveness . The contents, open, free and multilingual  will be further developed in the coming months. (see the list below)

Adult Education

CLICK CLEVER – Social Education for Digital Tardives and Digital Immigrants

DELSA – Digital Empowerment for Digitally Upskilling Adults

School Education

SLIDE – School Internationalisation & Development

Vocational Education and Training

ARTCademy – Arts & Traditional Crafts Academy: DIGITAL SKILLS

DEEP – Digital Entrepreneurship for Employability Paths

EIDE – Emotional Intelligence & Digital Entrepreneurship

SOLOPRENEUR – Self-Employability in Remote Regions Of Europe: ICT TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR SOLOPRENEURSHIP

SUSTAIN IT – Sustainable Tourism Innovative Training:ICT TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Higher Education

IDEA – Inspiring Digital Entrepreneurship and Awareness in HE

 

The Project Meeting of Tour2Include was held online

On 11th June 2020 the Tour2Include Consortium held the 2nd Project Management Meeting. Due to COVID restriction, the meeting, originally planned in Pescara – Italy, took place in online mode on the basis of a detailed agenda shared and agreed by all partners.

 

At the meeting partners focused on the results of Mapping activities on Tourism-related professions where low-skilled migrants are mostly occupied and each organisation presented a snapshot of their Country report. Furthermore, the online meeting was very important to define next steps and actions. The partners organised the activities and timeline of IO2 “Delivery of a Prior Learning Assessment Approach”. This output aims at developing and implementing a prior learning assessment approach, enabling career guidance professionals and migrants themselves to assess their already existent skills. In addition, the meeting was dedicated to Project monitoring and reporting plus some specific aspects of financial management. Moreover, dissemination activities were also brought to discussion for the upstreaming of the project in EU settings.

 

Tour2Include is a project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission: it aims to establish an innovative approach with the intention to support low-skilled migrants who would like to work in the Tourism Sector to acquire the necessary typical and soft skills. Taking into consideration that, according to Eurostat, 7% of the total workforce in Tourism comes from third, non-EU, countries (2016 data), the project focuses on targeted training opportunities which will offer better career perspectives to migrants away from undeclared work and marginalization.

 

In the Project, IDP brings its consolidated experience and expertise as a private VET provider of entrepreneurship training, ranging from SME development to micro entrepreneurship for growth and competitiveness. IDP has 25 years of experience in international and cross-border collaboration in the field of promotion of entrepreneurship and employability. IDP have greatly contributed 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. Furthermore, IDP will contribute to structuring training modules, developing training materials and content. In addition, IDP brings into the project its consolidated experience in international project management and reporting. IDP will also collaborate with the Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation and monitoring of the project.

For further information on TOUR2INCLUDE and IDP’s initiatives:

General Information on Tour2Include: https://socialimpact.eu/tour2include

IDP website: idpeuropa.com

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IDP participated in the SUSTAIN IT Skypecall

On June 8th IDP took part in the Skypecall of the SUSTAIN IT project. Due to the Covid pandemic, the meeting has been realised in online mode on the basis of an agenda developed and shared jointly by all partners.

During the meeting the partners discussed about Project Management details such as the need to carry out the subsequent meetings in online mode due to the uncertainty related to the covid-19 emergency, and the development of the validation plan to define specific programs, activities and tools (e.g. model of modules to collect feedback from users) for testing and validation activities.

In SUSTAINIT project IDP is responsible for the definition of training across the “entrepreneurship dimension” with particular emphasis on the elements of sustainable tourism business and and contributes to the definition of project management and Test and Validation activities

SUSTAINIT  is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 8 Partners from 6 countries (Iceland, Ireland, Cyprus, Belgium, Italy, Spain).

The objective of SUSTAINIT is to enhance the competitiveness of the sustainable tourism sector by developing and delivering innovative, concrete and actionable training to tourism sector’s operators (current and prospective).

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Online il Questionario di DIVERSITY!

IDP European Consultants è attualmente coinvolta nell’implementazione di DIVERSITY, un progetto finanziato dal programma Erasmus +.

L’obiettivo del progetto è quello di rafforzare il livello di inclusività degli istituti di istruzione degli adulti, sviluppando risorse di formazione che consentano di fornire un’istruzione più diversificata e che non si limiti all’approccio emergenziale.

Allo stato attuale, i partner del progetto sono in fase di somministrazione di un breve questionario orientato ad analizzare se, quanto e come il settore dell’istruzione degli adulti diversifichi i suoi servizi per venire incontro alle esigenze di categorie sensibili come i migranti.

Per fare ciò, vi invitiamo a compilare un breve questionario

Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zPVUFDW7hUa72YYh_YBVyVd051YUyf1AiB2McHRmYXdUREFCTzQzS1BXS01KRDUzMkNGNURRVFNOQi4u

La compilazione del questionario non richiede più di 10 minuti

Le risposte fornite rimarranno anonime e i risultati dell’indagine saranno accessibili solo alle organizzazioni del partenariato.

Vi saremmo grati se riusciste a condividerlo con altre organizzazioni di vostra conoscenza, anche loro operanti nel settore dell’Educazione per Adulti.

Grazie per la collaborazione,

IDP TEAM

IDP took part to the CITIES BY HEART’s Project Management Call

IDP took part to the monthly project management online call of CITIES BY HEART, in order to monitor the state of implementation of project activities and results. The main aim of the online call was to check the level of development of the training courses on “how to become an intercultural guide”. Furthermore, the partners agreed on the layout of the public platform that will be available online in the following months and defined the dissemination strategies that the Consortium will undertake to tackle the issues coming from the COVID pandemic. Next step of the implementation foresees the mapping of Urban Routes and Excursion Programs in Europe that will culminate in a final report at EU level.

CITIES BY HEART is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 6 Partners from 6 countries (Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal).

The goal of CITIES BY HEART Project is to promote a type of responsible tourism “at zero kilometre” in which protagonists are citizens with a family or individual migratory path (whether new entrants or settled in the neighbourhood for several generations) original they want to share. The objective 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.

IDP organizes, manages and provides specialized high quality teaching and learning services for adults. In addition to serving private sectors, IDP offers services to institutional clients from national and regional governments. In CITIES BY HEART, IDP will also contribute by sharing its experience and practice with other partners regarding good project management, financial management and internal quality control.

For further information on CITIES BY HEART and other IDP initiatives:

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https://www.facebook.com/citiesbyhearteuproject

 

IDP participated in the Solopreneur Online Meeting

IDP took part in the online meeting of the SOLOPRENEUR project. Due to the Covid pandemic, the meeting has been realised in online mode on the basis of an agenda developed and shared jointly by all partners.

During the meeting the partners discussed about Project Management details such as the need to carry out out the subsequent meetings in online mode due to the uncertainty related to the covid-19 emergency, and the conclusion of the activities related to development  ‘SOLOPRENEUR Training Tools’ in 6 different languages.

IDP has greatly contributed to the technical and operational activities of EU projects: in SOLOPRENEUR, it will carry out analytical and stock-taking activities of the Italian VET ecosystem in relations to self-employability and provide training materials and modules.

SOLOPRENEUR  is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 6 Partners from 6 countries (France, Iceland, Spain, Cyprus, Belgium, Italy). SOLOPRENEUR is devoted to job seekers from parts of Europe whose remoteness exacerbates the issue of underemployment and to those who want to start their own business fostering their access to the EU job market.

For further information on IDP:
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IDP took part in the Transnational Virtual Meeting of DIVERSITY, an Erasmus+ Project.

On May 28th and 29th IDP joined the 2nd Transnational Virtual Meeting of DIVERSITY, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 7 Partners from 6 countries, i.e. Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy. The meeting, originally planned in Maynooth, IE, has been realised in online mode due to the COVID related restrictions.

DIVERSITY – Including Migrants through Organisational Development and Programme Planning in Adult Education –  aims at:

  • Accompany the EU Adult Education system in the mentality shift from focusing on migrants as very specific target groups and preparing them for integration into the society
  • Raising awareness for migration related diversity, its challenges and its opportunities (referring to cultural and pedagogical but equally to economic aspects) with managers and planners in AE as well as policy makers
  • Equipping managers and planners with the skills needed to open AE providers to migrants as a regular target group

At the meeting, Partners drafted different questionnaires for different target groups in order to assess the readiness level of Adult Education providers in intercepting migrants’ needs and requirements based on their linguistic, cultural and social diversities. The questionnaires will be used for interviews and to be filled out by stakeholders themselves.

IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of DIVERSITY, carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian Adult Education ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content. In addition, IDP brings into the project its consolidated experience in international project management and reporting. IDP will also collaborate with the Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation and monitoring of the project.

For further information on DIVERSITY and other IDP initiatives:

DIVERSITY Website: https://www.aewb-nds.de/themen/eu-programme/diversity/

IDP Website: https://idpeuropa.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/idp-european-consultants/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idp.bruxelles/

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