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The project MIGOBI is a partnership of nine European partners in VET, adult education and higher education who want to contribute to Europe 2020 goals by:

- developing an open, flexible, interactive and engaging learning module on developing and experiencing entrepreneurial spirit in intercultural learning settings combining approaches used in adult education (open processes, learner centred) and approaches used in VET (outcome oriented, efficient). This module is designed to facilitate exchange between different learners on their values and attitudes concerning entrepreneurship and to encourage practical entrepreneurial experiences. This module will be available as open educational resource and will be usable in blended learning and face-to-face setting. It shall be so easily adaptable that tailored learning opportunities for different learners are made possible facilitating up-skilling processes of low skilled adults. It will be possible to include this module in many different VET and adult education settings benefitting both systems.  In order to facilitate European recognition it will be aligned to European transparency instruments (ECVET / EQF).

- addressing the challenge of enabling teachers and trainers in adult education and VET to implement educational spirit as a transversal approach in various training settings and while teaching various subjects. A train-the-trainer course will be developed and tested both in European and in national settings with 140 trainers. All resources developed for this course will be open educational resources.

The module will be implemented with 90 learners coming from different areas in life (VET learners, adult learners, migrants, jobless young people) during the projects lifetime.

Organisations involved:

- MEH, United Kingdom

- BFI OOE, Austria

- VHS OOE, Austria



- AHE, Poland

- ISQ, Portugal

- ALPS, France

- ABF, Sweden

For more information contact Stacey Robinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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SAMIN is a Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project which will enhance vocational support to migrants through the documentation of innovative projects. The project will collate three examples of support available to migrants in each partner country (France, UK, Austria, Italy, Germany and Holland) to access the labour market, which will form a gap analysis.  The project will produce a methodological handbook for practitioners to enhance the support available for migrants to access the labour market.  Following on from this the partnership will engage with stakeholders to provide round table events and seminars to produce a capacity building manual.    


More info : http://www.saminvet.eu/



New Microsoft Word Document-page0001Motive is an Erasmus +  project funded by European Union which recognise that adult learning makes an important contibution to social inclusion, active ctizenship and can upskill/reskill those afected by unemployment. MOTIVE  does this by developing a training methodology which enables adult learners to develop a personal pathway through finding their own Community Resilience Employability Development Opportunity (CREDO) they will discover motivation to become active citizens in their own community and to learn new skills and competencies through informal and non formal learning. MOTIVE will develop training course and learning course which support adult learners to become Community Learning Champions in their own community and support other adult learners to access and engage with their own CREDO and learning opportunities and validate this learning with use of validation tools.

By creating a personal pathway for individuals Motive will develop resources which can be used within community education to support people to become active citizens and develop/improve competencies and skills which enable them to move onto further education or employment. The project will develop resources, processes and guidelines which enable the Community Learning Manager to support the Community Learning Champions successfully. The resources will also enable learners to map out areas of the lives in terms of WORK (represented by how much time they are in paid employment), LEARNING (represented by the time spent in informal, non formal, or formal education), PLAY (how much time is spent doing leisure activities, and GIVING (represented by voluntary work) which in turn will support them to develop a personal action plan about which area of their life they would like to develop further. Thus the resources and training materials developed will enable practitioners and learners to develop skills and competencies within each sphere of their lives i.e. personal, social, and vocational.

The project will also develop an impact assessment based on tools and resources. This impact will use "3 way thinking" methodology which enables individual learners to assess the impact of their personal path and CREDO in terms of the impact that it has on themselves, the organisation will be working with, and the community as a whole. 

MOTIVE involve a Consortium of 6 organisations from 5 European countries : 

Project Coordinator

- Merseyside Expanding Horizons, United Kingdom

Partner organisations

- Associazione Formazione 80, Italy

- Socialiniu inovaciju fondas,  Lithuania

- Windmills Limited, United Kingdom

- Verein Multikuturell, Austria

- CEMEA Rhone-Alpes, France 

For more information: contact Joe Hemington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out more about this exciting project or to get involved go to the project website


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Senior Pass

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Senior pass is a two year Project funded by the GRUNDTVIG Programme under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.

The aim of the SENIORPASS project is to facilitate the professional and social development of seniors in our society and give them the means to find an active role in society and possibly the labour market.  

It is recognized that senior citizens possess a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience, however this is this is still not fully appreciated as an asset by businesses and society in general.

SENIORPASS will provide training and learning courses specially designed to assist unemployed older workers in the recognition and enhancement of knowledge, expertise and skills.

More than a classic learning cycle, SENIORPASS is both a learning and development path and a concrete and innovative tool, which will enable older member s of society to develop new skills, highlight existing skills, and regain confidence in order to find an active role in society.

SP aims to create an innovative space where methods of non-formal and informal education will allow the redevelopment and upgrading of skills by developing their own "e-portfolio", identifying their skills and enhancing their individual transferable personal and professional experiences.

The e-portfolio will be the first European dimension tool, created specifically for senior people to recognise their learning and development path. They will, firstly, be able to present their experience and skills to potential employers, and secondly, gain new skills in ICT by creating this portfolio. Therefore, they will experience non-formal education (learning by doing).

Each partner will work with a group of seniors to help them identify and develop their skills and competences through the SENIORPASS process. Some seniors will also undertake learning mobilities in partner countries to further enhance their skills and experience.

The Partners in the senior pass project are :

-      Pistes Solidaires (France)

-      Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom)

-      Dacorum CVS (United Kingdom)

-      CEMA del Mezzogiorno onlus (Italy)

-      Gulbene Municipality Council (Latvia)

-      Gesellschaft für Europabildung (Germany)

If you are interested in participating in SENIORPASS please contact Joe Hemington at Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              Tel :     0151 330 0552

or visit the project website




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