Motive 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 :
- Merseyside Expanding Horizons, United Kingdom
- Associazione Formazione 80, Italy
- Socialiniu inovaciju fondas, Lithuania
- Windmills Limited, United Kingdom
- Verein Multikuturell, Austria
- CEMEA Rhone-Alpes, France
To find out more about this exciting project or to get involved go to the project website
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.
or visit the project website
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/
Youth Support System - Sub action 4.3 – Support to Youth Workers’ Mobility
PRoMOTE: New Perspectives Through Mobility and Exchange
Merseyside Expanding Horizons is the coordinator of a new European project funded under the Youth in Action programme sub-action 4.3 that will support the mobility of Youth Workers in Europe.
The 12 month project called PRoMOTE: New Perspectives Through Mobility and Exchange involves the exchange of 2 youth workers from the UK and Italy. MEH is working in partnership with Italian non-profit organisation CSC Danilo Dolci - Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” to support the bilateral exchange. For 6 months a youth worker from MEH in Liverpool is currently working in Italy for CSC Danilo Dolci and MEH is currently hosting a youth worker from CSC Danilo Dolci in Italy. Both youth workers will work at local and European level in the delivery of projects within the youth field. The placements in the UK and Italy will provide the opportunity for both youth workers to experience a new intercultural experience whilst gaining new skills in youth work.
Objectives of PRoMOTE are:
- Give youth workers the opportunity to experience a different working reality in anothercountry
- Gain a better understanding of the European dimension of youth work
- Improve youth workers' professional, intercultural and language competences
- Promote the exchange of experiences and approaches to youth work and non-formal education in Europe
- Contribute to develop stronger and better quality partnerships between youth organisations across Europe.
- Strengthen the quality and the role of youth work in Europe
The expected results will concern the two youth workers, the two hosting organisations and the local communities
- The two youth workers will a) improve personal skills (social and intercultural) 2) improve and obtain professional skills (linguistic and communication, non.formal and creative working methods) 3) increase knowledge and management of EU youth programmes 4) create a professional network contacts 5) grow awareness about active citizenship and his role for the community development.
- MEH and CSC Danilo Dolci will 1) strengthen collaboration with each other and increase their network 2) exchange good practices 3) have new input and ideas for new projects.
- The local community will have positive effects from the project by 1) raising awareness on active and European citizenship 2) knowing more about EU opportunities, especially in the youth field.
For more information about our partner CSC Danilo Dolci - Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” click here
For more information about the Youth in Action Programme 2007-2013 click here
To read about our previous 4.3 project YALIM - Youth Active Learning in Moving click here