Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Italian organisation Cantiere Giovani hosts the second meeting of the SIVIM project in Frattamaggiore

Between 30th April and 5th May, took place the second meeting of the SIVIM project (Social Inclusion through Virtual International Mobility), held in Frattamaggiore (Italy) during which the three partner organisations continued their work on reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities.



The Coordinating Organisation (Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council) and its partners (Kulturatka and Cantiere Giovani) have been developing innovative educational materials, in the form of a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. Thanks to virtual activities, this Toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities.

During the meeting in Frattamaggiore, the project partners have relied on the feedback received after the workshops organised in Italy, Poland and Spain to decide on the final necessary improvements of the toolkit. The next step will be to implement the improvements during the upcoming months before the publication of the toolkit on the website of the project. It will then be freely available online for anyone who wishes to use it as Open Educational Resource.

This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Second meeting of the SIVIM project in Italy

Next 30th April, representatives from Spain and Poland will travel to the city of Frattamaggiore (Italy) for the second meeting of the SIVIM project. There, they will join the third member of the partnership to finalize their work on reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities.

Since the beginning of the project, the three project partners (Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council, Kulturatka and Cantiere Giovani) have been working together to develop innovative educational materials, in the form of a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. This toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities.

Each project partner has spent the last few months organising workshops to test the toolkit with young people who have never participated in any kind of transnational mobility activity. Thanks to those workshops, the project partners have collected valuable feedback from both youth workers and young people.

During the meeting in Frattamaggiore, the partnership will use this feedback to decide on the final necessary improvement of the toolkit. Once the improvements are implemented,  the toolkit will be made freely available online for anyone who wishes to use it as Open Educational Resource.

This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

SUCCESSFUL TRAINING OF TRAINERS OF THE SIVIM PROJECT

Between 21st and 28th October took place the training of trainers of the SIVIM project (Social Inclusion through Virtual International Mobility), held in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain) during which the three partner organisations continued their work on reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities.


Since the first meeting of the project in May, the three project partners (Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council, Kulturatka and Cantiere Giovani) have been working together to develop innovative educational materials, in the form of a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. This toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities.

During the training of trainers in Alcalá de Guadaíra, the participants were trained on the use of the toolkit. They also carried out a first validation to evaluate whether the toolkit meet the objectives of the project. The next step will be to apply the necessary improvements to the toolkit before the validation of the toolkit with young people.




This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.


Friday, 5 June 2015

THE COUNCILLOR FOR SOCIAL SERVICES OF ALCALÁ DE GUADAÍRA WELCOMES THE PARTNERS OF THE SIVIM PROJECT



Between  21st and 23rd of May, representatives of Kulturatka (Poland) and Cantiere Giovani (Italy) attended the first meeting of the SIVIM project (Social Inclusion through Virtual International Mobility), held in the Spanish city of Alcalá de Guadaíra. The project was inaugurated by Mariló Gutiérrez, Councillor for social services of the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra, who congratulated the representatives of each organisation for their commitment to reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities.

It order to achieve this objective, the Coordinating Organisation (Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council) and its partners (Kultratka and Cantiere Giovani) intend to develop innovative educational materials, in the form of a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. Thanks to virtual activities, this Toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities.

To do so, partners dedicated most of the meeting to the preparation of the content for the Toolkit: each organisation presented to the others their content proposals before sharing feedback and advice to help each other. The next step will be to finalise the development of the toolkit before the training event in October 2015 during which the future trainers will learn how to use correctly the educational materials.

This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Three European organisations join forces in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain) to provide virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people

Next 20th May, representatives from Italy and Poland will travel to the city of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain) for the first meeting of the SIVIM project. There, they will join the coordinating organisation (City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra) to work on reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities.

During the first phase of this eighteen months project, professionals from the social, education and employment sector will jointly develop innovative educational materials, in the form a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. Thanks to virtual activities, this Toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities.

The meeting in Alcalá de Guadaíra is a key part of this first phase as the partners will present their proposals for the innovative content of the toolkit. Once validated and developed, the project will move to the next phase: the testing of the toolkit during the workshops organised for young people from disadvantaged social groups.
This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Launching of the SIVIM project: Providing virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people

Learning mobility is the type of transnational mobility for the purpose of acquiring new skills. It is one of the fundamental ways in which young people can strengthen their future employability as well as their personal development (European Commission. Green Paper: Promoting the learning mobility of young people). The European Commision and the Member States of the EU have worked year after year to increase the number of learning mobility opportunities. Despite their efforts, there are still a large number of young people who do not have access to such opportunities for personal, economical, social and/or health reasons. In this context, the SIVIM project aims at reducing the inequalities faced by young people who cannot access learning mobility opportunities, in particular, young people from disadvantaged social groups. To this end, public administrations and youth organisations from three European countries (Spain, Italy and Poland) will create a Toolkit for Virtual Mobility in non-formal education. Thanks to virtual activities, this Toolkit will give to young people who cannot travel, the opportunity to develop similar competences to the ones gained by those taking part in transnational learning mobility activities. To achieve their aim, the project partners will take part in a series of activities at local and transnational level in order to develop, validate and disseminate the Toolkit for Virtual Mobility. This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards reducing the inequalities by giving virtual learning mobility opportunities to young people who cannot access transnational mobility opportunities.