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The BIG Enterprise Event

7th February 2013

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Have you ever thought of owning your own business? Maybe you already have one and you’re looking for your company to grow?

If you need advice, help or even a chat with experts in the know then we’ve got the event for you. And what’s more, we’re offering specially created hands on workshops, focussing on key issues such as marketing, finance and law – and it’s free!

This is one big event not to be missed…

To book onto our free workshops taking place throughout the event, please select the appropriate ticket on the Eventbrite pagehttp://thebigenterpriseevent.eventbrite.com/

Please note, some workshops run concurrently so please check the times before booking your place.

Workshop 1 (10:15-11:00) - What every NEW business needs to know…and maybe some established ones! (with Mitchell Charlesworth / Jackson & Canter)

Workshop 2 (10:15-11:00) - Marketing Made Easy (with Agent Marketing)

Workshop 3 (11:15-12:00) – Shared Growth (with Val Jones, CEO Social Enterprise North West)

Workshop 4 (11:15-12:00) - Interested in Public Services? Want to take control of your own destiny? (with TPP Law)

Workshop 5 (12:30-13:15) – Knowing & Growing (with Robert Looker, Knowing & Growing)

Workshop 6 (12:30-13:15) - The North West Fund (Richard Young, the North West Fund)

Workshop 7 (13:30-14:15) – Meet the Lenders (Big Issue Invest, Key Fund and others)


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Major news for Liverpool and it’s being supported by James Caan of The Dragon Den and Liverpool Council. New of type Credit Union partnership.

Riverside Credit Union and the Startup Loan Company have a big launch on 20th Feb 12 - 3pm in Old Swan's Mill Lane. The Mayor will be opening the event.

 The event, at noon, on the 20th Feb will be an opportunity for; Riverside, Lodge Lane & Norris Green credit unions’ to promote the business start-up loan scheme across the city. The launch will be short and consist of; a brief intro from the Credit Unions’, a talk from representatives from the start up scheme and then Mayor Joe Anderson. There will then be an opportunity for questions and networking. Lunch will be provided!


 If you know of any other organisation who would be interested in coming along on the day please share this information and ask them to pre-book (details below).

 A warm welcome awaits and it would be great to see you there.  The scheme will be open to Young People between 18 and 30 years of age and residing in Liverpool.

 Here are our contact details:

Riverside Credit Union - Business Start Up Loans

C/O The Joseph Lappin Centre, Mill Lane, L13 5TE

Phone - 0151 222 3507

Website -www.riversidecreditunion.co.uk/startupliverpool

Twitter - @LpoolStartUp

Facebook - Start Up Liverpool

Would be great if you could come along!!!

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ALCE, new Grundtvig Multilateral Project

ALCE – Appetite for Learning Comes with Eating

16 January 2013 - European Cooperation, News -

ALCE (Appetite for Learning Comes with Eating) is a two years Grundtvig Multilateral project under the LifeLong Learning Programme. It involves five partners: CESIE (Italy), MEH- Merseyside Expanding Horizons (England), VM-Verein Multikulturell (Austria), Elan Interculturell (France) and SIC- Senior Initiative Center (Lithuania).

The target groups ALCE fouses on, are:

native senior women over 60 years old
and young migrant women between 18 and 40 years old
ALCE main objectives are:

breaking social isolation of certain target groups suffering of multiple discrimination
developing the intercultural and intergenerational dialogue between the two target groups.
encouraging adult learning through the recognition and validation of the competences (literacy, civic, entrepreneurial) acquired by the target groups.

The learning phase will be based on exchange of food traditions and natural curative methods, cultural events, learning mobilities, creation of Book gathering traditional recipes and remedies and creation of pedagogical manual on innovative approaches to stimulating inter-generational and intercultural learning.

The 17th to 19th of January was the Kick-off meeting which was held in Palermo to give a concrete start to the project. The partners' coordinators met to start planning together the next steps for the implementation of the activities. At the same time training was held by the trainers from each organisation. They were directly involved in the exchange phase of food traditions and curative methods with the senior native and migrant young women.

For further information Maja Brkusanin, maja.brkusanin@cesie.org

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MEH Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

MEH would like to wish all our partners, funders and colleagues a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you all in 2013

Happy Holidays!


From everyone at MEH


Please note MEH office will be closed from 24th December and will re open on 2nd January 2013

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Grundtvig In Service Training Course for ETOS Project May 2013

TRAINING THE “OUTSIDERS” New training methodology and skill certification system addressed to disadvantaged people



27 - 31 MAY 2013


Objectives The aims of the project are:

• giving participants a new framework on basic skills training addressed to disadvantaged adults people (e.g. former prisoners, drug addicted people, disabled people, immigrants, etc.)
• to increase participant's knowledge on "on the job" training methodology addressed to adults, with particular focus on basic skills
• to increase participant's knowledge on adults informal, non formal and basic skill certification, according with the EQF (European Qualification Framework)
• Improving and increasing the cooperation between organizations involved in the field of disadvantaged adults education
• Exchanging experiences and good practices among people coming from different EU countries who are working in the same field.



The training methodology will be extremely practical. Participants will receive the necessary theoretical information concerning the training and certification methodologies and then they will be involved in role playing, case studies, discussions and working groups. During the course they will receive in itinere
evaluation questionnaires and teachers will clarify those aspects that might be more difficult or misunderstood. Each participant will have access to the ETOS project (Grundtvig) website where s/he can find further information and documents. At the end of the path each participant will be able in planning and organizing an "on the job" training course addressed to disadvantaged adults and to provide the necessary skill certification tools. The various training modules will incorporate a variety of situations and problems which are likely to be encountered in the real working situations.


Each participant has to read the methodology and skill certification handbooks prior to the beginning of the course. This preparatory document will be sent to each participant before the course starting so that they have sufficient time to prepare them in advance. Before the course starting each participant will receive also a presentation form, to be filled up and sent to the organizer; in this form they have to indicate their professional background and expectations about the course.


At the end of the path participants will plan and organize a training course for disadvantaged adults and provide the necessary skill certification tools. In the last course session a final evaluation questionnaire will be proposed and the evaluation's results will be sent to the agency. After the end of the course teachers will be at student's disposal for on-line help in training courses organization. They will help them in preparing the job descriptions, in delivering the training course and providing the final certification. The on - line help will be guarantee through Skype, drop box, e-mail. A mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences and, if possible, to propose new partnerships for future European Projects.


The attendance of course costs 1300 €, wich includes training, accommodation, breakfast and 1 lunch a day.


The following instructions are for your advantage:

1) As soon as possible, and in any case before the 30th of April 2013, you have to submit the form to your National LLP Agency in order to obtain the scholarship grant (please, look for all information, instructions and the application form, through you National LLP Agency; the list of the Agencies and their related websites are available on the web-page http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/national_en.htm)

2) When you receive the answer from you National LLP Agency, please send us an email immediately:

a) If the answer in negative your pre-registration request will be cancelled;

b) If the answer is positive, we will send you the instructions for the payment of the deposit (and later for the settlement) of the registration and accommodation fee. We reserve the right to cancel the IST Course in unlikely event of the number of participants is not reaching the 10 units minimum. If so, we will inform you immediately, so as to allow to use the LLP grant for another European course. Payments After having received a positive answer from your National LLP Agency you should immediately deposit a total amount of 300€ by bank transfer so to be definitely eligible to participate to the course. For this amount of money as well as for the whole fee, you will pay for you will be given a regular receipt. The remaining part of the fee has to be paid by 30th of April 2012 in order to obtain the final registration certificate. Bank transfer costs will be your liability.

To download the IST brochure please click here

Ask for the registration form: erika.grasso@formater.it


For more information about the ETOS project please visit: www.etosproject.eu

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