December 2nd, 2020. IDP European Consultants took part in the online meeting of CITIES BY HEART, an Erasmus+ project which brings together six Partners from six countries, i.e. Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The idea of CITIES BY HEART is to promote a type of “zero kilometre” tourism; within the actors are the citizens having a familial or individual migration path, without considering if they are newly arrived or settled in the neighbourhood since several generations.
Despite the containment measures due to pandemic, the project activities are being carried out successfully without relevant postponements. The partners re-scheduled the working plan in accordance with the various protocols of the different countries.
The meeting was an excellent opportunity to take stock of the overall implementation of CITIES BY HEART (activities, achieved results, dissemination efforts etc.). In particular, all the relevant achievements have been made available online on the project’s website.
The project is involved in a social inclusion aim through the concept of its own training offer. It includes a first peer training phase: youth workers, stakeholders of the multicultural and disadvantaged territories, associations, or social centres managers. Then, in a second phase, it plans skills transfer to the young disadvantaged European citizens having also a personal path linked to the migration and facing integration issues in the labour market.
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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