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.