Biz-Training, the courses of ‘ARTCademy’ Erasmus + Project for artisans and crafts

Biz-Training, the training course’s pack of ARTCademy, are now fully available online. ARTCademy is an ambitious Erasmus + project that has been implemented by a consortium made up of 9 partners from 7 European countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain).

The aim and objectives of this project are to maintain and enhance the craftsmanship and work of artisans as an element of European cultural, artistic and economic heritage. To this end, it is important to keep alive and protect the work of craftsmen by facilitating the economic and commercial feasibility of their craft companies -individual, micro and SMEs, competitive in most cases, and by providing them with knowledge and tools to adjust into new European and global markets. The courses are free access and they available in 7 languages, namely English, Spanish, Slovakian, Polish, Italian, Greek and Romanian.

Biz-Training covers 4 thematic areas directly related to the handicrafts needs and to their adjustments to the current competitive economic market, and it includes 12 courses, with 3 levels (basic, intermediate and advanced):

  • Art-Startup Toolkit
  • Strategy for Art-Startups & Art-Preneurs & Art-Firms
  • Digital Skills
  • Management for Success

All training materials are completely free and accessible from this link:

http://www.artcademy.eu/training_it.php?lang=IT

For further information about ARTCademy and other IDP initiatives:

www.artcademy.eu

IDP website: https://idpeuropa.com/

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Coronavirus: EU Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak

As of tomorrow and throughout the weekend, the Commission will host the pan-European #EUvsVirus Hackathon, under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. The hackathon, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU Member States, will connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe to develop innovative solutions aimed at fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Commissioner Gabriel said: “The #EUvsVirus Hackathon is a great example of the European cooperative spirit I so admire. When times get tough we come together, work together and we will beat this virus together for everyone. I thank all those that have given their free time, boundless energy and expertise to make this a reality. Tomorrow is just the beginning – the solutions will be the true reward.” Together with Commissioner Gabriel, interventions at the opening ceremony tomorrow are foreseen at highest level from representatives of EU Institutions, namely Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions, and Cristian-Silviu Bușoi, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ITRE at the European Parliament. Over 12,000 participants have registered to the hackathon, which is structured around several categories of problems that need short-term solutions in relation to coronavirus health and life, business continuity, remote working and education, social and political cohesion, digital finance and other challenges. All 27 EU Member States are taking part as well as other countries. The winning solutions will be invited to join a European Innovation Council COVID Platform, which will be launched here on 27 April, to facilitate connections with end users, such as hospitals, and provide access to investors, foundations and other funding opportunities from across the EU. Participants can still register on the EUvsVirus Hackathon website. The event will be streamed live on this webpage. The Commission is committing hundreds of millions of Euros in research and innovation actions to develop vaccines, new treatments, diagnostic tests and medical systems to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More information is available here(For more information: Johannes Bahrke – Tel: +32 229 58615; Marietta Grammenou – Tel.: +32 2 29 83583)

Pan-European Hackathon to develop innovative solutions to overcome societal challenges related to coronavirus

The European Commission and EU member states have launched a call for participation in a pan-European Hackathon to connect innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to coronavirus.  The Hackathon, led by the European Innovation Council, will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and is structured around categories of problems that need short-term solutions in relation to coronavirus health and life, business continuity, remote working and education, social & political cohesion, digital finance and an open category for other challenges. Feel empowered to get creative!

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel said:

This pan-European hackathon is an example of how Europe can come together in times of crisis.  It’s inspiring to witness this show of solidarity by our community of innovators. Our most talented minds will do their best to find solutions to coronavirus and support our citizens. This is European innovation in action.

All 27 EU Member States are taking part as well as Norway, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The winning solutions will be invited to join a European Innovation Council Platform that will facilitate connections with end users (e.g. hospitals) and provide access to investors, foundations and other funding opportunities from across the European Commission.

Can you hack it? Register now on the EUvsVirus Hackathon website  to be part of the solution!

IDP participates in the EU Vs Virus Hackathon

IDP European Consultants registered to take part in the hackathon organised by the UE Innovation Council to develop prototypes and solutions for technical, political and social issues in the context of the Coronavirus crisis.

 

Participants will brainstorm and identify options to move forward and cope with challenges grouped in 5 categories:

  1. Health & Medicine
  2. Business Continuity
  3. Social Cohesion
  4. Protection of Risk Groups
  5. Education

Anyone can participate and contribute to finding solutions. Join us and contribute to Europe’s resilience!

 

Check out how you can play a role and see you there

https://euvsvirus.org/faq/

 

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The IDEA OER Platform is online

The OER (Open Educational Resources) platform of the IDEA project (Inspiring Digital Entrepreneurship and Awareness in HE) is officially online at the link: https://www.ideadigital.eu/

Within the platform it will be possible to consult the contents of the project including the results and tools developed during the implementation, in particular the IDEA training, the main result of the project.

IDEA is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission developed by 9 partners from 7 European countries (Croatia, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Spain, Slovakia and Romania) with the aim of providing two types of digital skills needed to increase the effectiveness of CVs and the chances of success of HE students, and that are therefore a priority in the field of Higher Education (HE): Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship.

The Platform is edited by the Spanish partner IWS (Internet Web Solutions) and will be constantly updated with contributions from the entire IDEA Consortium for the duration of the project.

The website is available in 7 languages (Croatian, English, Polish, Spanish, Slovak and Romanian).

IDP makes a substantial contribution to IDEA thanks to its high level of expertise in the field of employment and competitiveness as a VET provider and almost thirty years of experience as a VET provider at European level.
 

EntreComp Implementation: the ECI website is officially online

The ECI Website is now online on http://www.entre-comp.eu/ providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. The platform will contain all the Project deliverables, outputs and most importantly, the training contents targeted to the operationalization of the “EntreComp Framework” by developing implementation tools and training content for the European VET systems.

 

ECI is managed by 8 Partners from 6 countries, i.e. Germany, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Romania, and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The Project’s aim is to improve chances for professional success of VET students with different backgrounds by developing entrepreneurial and business management skills.

 

The very user-friendly Platform has been built by the Belgian partner, IHF (Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl) and will be constantly updated by the partnership as a whole during the project implementation.

 

ECI Website is available in six languages (English, German, Greek, Italian, Polish and Romanian) and is composed by multiple sections freely available to all navigators.

 

HOME: the section hosts the “big picture” of the project highlighting the six competences selected and further developed by the Consortium:

  • Creativity: Develop creative and purposeful ideas
  • Ethical and sustainable thinking: Assess the consequences & impact of ideas, opportunities and actions
  • Self-awareness and self-efficacy: Believe in yourself and keep developing
  • Mobilizing others: Inspire, enthuse and get others on board
  • Taking the initiative: Go for it
  • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk: Make decisions dealing with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk

PROJECTS: contains several background information about the project – needs and gaps directly addressed by ECI Consortium, envisioned results and expected impacts.

 

PARTNERS: as the tag implies, within the Partners section each organisation is properly valorised.

 

MODEL: this section contains a much broader contextualisation of the project and its main objectives. It serves as a clear, direct and straightforward showcase of the results expected by the project and its background research.

 

TRAINING: after the finalisation phase of Intellectual Output 3 (Training tools and Contents), this section will host the educational means and tools provided by all partners.

 

NEWS: to remain always updated with ECI latest developments…

 

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

Digital Entrepreneurship for Employability Paths: the DEEP Website is Online

The DEEP Website is now online on https://project-deep.eu/ providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. The platform will contain all the Project deliverables and outputs, in particular the training contents to empower VET students by nurturing their digital entrepreneurial skills and talent for enhanced employability and entrepreneurship.

DEEP is managed by  7 Partners from 6 countries, i.e. Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. The Project’s aim is to improve chances for professional success of VET students with different backgrounds by developing not only their entrepreneurial skills (or knowledge), but also their digital skills.

The very user-friendly Platform  has been built by the Spanish partner, IWS (Internet Web Solutions, Malaga) and will be costantly updated by the partnership as a whole during the project implementation.

The DEEP Website will be available in six languages (Bulgarian, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese) contains specific sections for each Intellectual Output such as:

  • MAPPING, to take track of the digital entrepreneurship dynamics in the countries involved in DEEP
  • TRAINING, the main DEEP result in the Tool-kit format comprised of guidelines, case studies, best practices and lessons learned etc.
  • PARTNERS SECTION, to discover each project partner
  • NEWS, to be always updated about DEEP development
  • COMMUNITY to involve as many Associated Partners as possible and spread the word about DEEP to users and beneficiaries

In DEEP, 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.   

For further information on DEEP and other IDP initiatives:

IDP website: idpeuropa.com 

bruxelles@idpeurope.com 

Facebook: IDP Bruxelles 

IDP LinkedIn: IDP European Consultants

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IDP in Berlin (DE) for the Kick Off Meeting of TOUR2INCLUDE, an Erasmus+ Project.

foto KOM On November 14th, IDP was in Berlin (DE) for the Kick Off Meeting of TOUR2INCLUDE – Migrants’ Integration into Tourism-Related Professions – a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 6 Partners from 3 European countries, i.e. Germany, Greece and Italy. Considering the fact that secure jobs are one of the most efficient ways for migrants’ successful integration in EU society, Tour2Include’s goal is to establish innovative approach supporting low-skilled migrants willing to work in the Tourism Sector. In doing so, the project focuses on targeted training opportunities set to offer better career perspectives to migrants thus avoiding undeclared work and marginalization. After each Partner’s introduction, Project monitoring and reporting plus financial management were discussed. Moreover, dissemination activities were also brought to discussion for the upstreaming of the project in EU settings, specifically handled by IDP. Other than dissemination activities, 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 training modules, developing training materials and content. In addition, IDP brings into the project its consolidated experience in international project management and reporting and will also collaborate with the Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation and monitoring of the project.   For further information on TOUR2INCLUDE and IDP’s initiatives: IDP website: idpeuropa.com bruxelles@idpeurope.com Facebook: IDP Bruxelles IDP LinkedIn: IDP European Consultants   logo

IDP in Brussels for the Kick-Off Meeting of DEEP, a Project co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme.

foto 2 IDP On November 13th, 2019, IDP was in Brussels for the Kick Off Meeting of DEEP –  Digital Entrepreneurship for Employability Paths – a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission which gathers 7 Partners from 6 countries, i.e. Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. foto 1 IDP DEEP’s objective is to improve professional success chances of VET students with different backgrounds by developing both their entrepreneurship and digital skills, not be treated separately but in an interdisciplinary manner. VET educator will be provided with the necessary tools and knowledge to help their students effectively acquire those skills. At the meeting, Polish Partner CASE and Belgian partner IHF started off by giving a project overview, followed by Partners’ introduction. Mapping and stock taking of Digital Entrepreneurship dynamics were discussed as well as E-learning training material for Students, the future OER platform available in 6 languages plus Dissemination and Visibility via future Multiplier Events. In DEEP, 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.   For further information on DEEP and other IDP initiatives: IDP website: idpeuropa.com bruxelles@idpeurope.com Facebook: IDP Bruxelles IDP LinkedIn: IDP European Consultants logo

IDP at the EUROCONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL FORUM: Bridging the Gap between Consumers and Businesses in the Digital age – Brussels (BE)

foto 2 forum On November 12, IDP attended the first Euroconsumers International Forum – Bridging the gap between consumers and businesses in the digital age – which brought together leading market players, thinkers of the digital world and top consumerists in an informal format, able to set the mood for an out-of-the-box reflection. With an audience of 250 in attendance, including a wide range of high-level EU decision makers, members of the European Parliament, industry, entrepreneurs, researchers and key representatives of the consumerist world and academia from all over Europe in order to address some of the most pressing issues concerning the development of a more sustainable digital value chain. foto 1 Forum For further info on events organised or attended by IDP: IDP website: idpeuropa.com bruxelles@idpeurope.com Facebook: IDP Bruxelles IDP LinkedIn: IDP European Consultants   idp
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