16 Nov 2015

Cantiere Giovani (Italy) hosts the second transnational meeting of the “Up-skilling Europe” project

Between 24th to 27th September took place the second transnational meeting of the “Up-skilling Europe” project in Frattamaggiore (Italy) during which the six partner organisations continued their work on improving the employability of adults at risk of social exclusion.

Since the start of the project in September 2014, professionals from the social, education and employment sector have worked together to develop innovative educational materials, in the form of five toolkits. These toolkits provide adults at risk of social exclusion with the basic and transversal skills necessary to improve their employability: social entrepreneurship, English, ICT, lifelong learning, and learning mobility.

During the first part of this meeting, the partners revised the improvements brought by each partner to the toolkits since the training event in Krakow (June 2015). The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the planning of the validation of the toolkits involving real beneficiaries: adults at risk of social exclusion. The validation activities will take place during the next months in three pilots located in the cities of Krakow (Poland), Frattamaggiore (Italy) and Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The results of the validation of the toolkits with real beneficiaries will be very useful for the partners to ensure that the toolkits meet the needs of the target group and deliver the desired learning outcomes.

This project is the result of the cooperation of: Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council (Spain) as Coordinating Organisation, Interactive English Language School (United Kingdom) and SIKXGNL (Greece) as organisations specialised in language teaching, Media Partners (Romania) as a private company specialised in social entrepreneurship, and Stowarzyszenie Wiosna (Poland) and Cantiere Giovani (Italy) as social sector organisations. It is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, and it will be a stepping stone towards a fully inclusive European society where every European citizen has access to high quality education and employment.