From 13th to 17th January, Media Partners will host in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) the third transnational meeting of the Up-skilling Europe project. There, the organisation will be joined by delegates from the other five partners of the project: the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain), Interactive English Language School (United Kingdom), SIKXGNL (Greece), Stowarzyszenie Wiosna (Poland) and Cantiere Giovani (Italy).
Since the start of the project in September 2014, the six project partners have been working on the development of five toolkits to provide training to adults at risk of social exclusion on the basic and transversal skills necessary to improve their employability. The five toolkits include a set of innovative educational and training methods, tools and materials based on the principles of Active Learning.
During the months of October, November and December, three pilots have been organised in the cities of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain), Krakow (Poland) and Frattamaggiore (Italy) to test the toolkits with the target group: adults at risk of social exclusion. 72 adult learners and 16 trainers have participated in the pilots. The feedback received from the adult learners and the trainers during the testing of the five toolkits will be presented during the meeting in Cluj- Napoca. Based on the results of the testing, the project partners will establish the necessary improvements before the final publication of the toolkits. The toolkits will be published in July 2016 in six European languages (English, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish) on the project website for free use and re-purposing by any interested party as OER (Open Educational Resources).
This project, co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will be a stepping stone towards a fully inclusive European society where every European citizen has access to high quality education and employment.