growMET: Project meeting in Giulianova

On the 8th and 9th November 2021, the partners of the Erasmus+ project “growMET” met in Giulianova/Italy.

It was the first project meeting that could be attended in person. The kick-off meeting in March 2021 had to be held virtually because of the pandemic restrictions. All the participants in this meeting agreed that it is very important to meet and exchange. Erasmus+ is a program designed to bring people from different European countries together to work on some meaningful tasks.

Since we are working on three intellectual outputs nearly simultaneously, we used the chance to discuss the progress on the different areas and to agree on the next steps of work. Digital education will be an important part of education in the future, even if the pandemic will be over someday. The inherent benefits of this kind of learning were discussed in detail. Now it will be up to the partners and the next project activities to get this message to all points of the educational triangle: students, teachers and parents.

On the final day of the meeting, we also agreed on the dates for our next activities within the project.

Special thanks go to ilmiolavoro for the organisation of this meeting and the Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie” in Giulianova for the hospitality and the extremely good coffee for the breaks!

BECOMING: Project meeting in Prague

On 4th and 5th November 2021, the partners from Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic met to exchange and agree on the state of the project and the next steps.

The preparatory tasks for the development of the first project outcome – a collection of vocational and career guidance services for low-skilled workers in SMEs – have been completed in the three participating countries and have produced interesting results. The very different labour markets in the countries also play a role. The presentation of the results led to intensive and lively discussions.

On the second day of the meeting, the participants agreed on the next concrete steps and an updated timetable. This includes the dates for the next project meetings and a workshop to test and disseminate the first project results in Prague next spring.

We thank the hosts from the INPRO Institute for their hospitality and the successful organisation of the meeting!

growMet: Workshop in Ljubljana

The first workshop of our Erasmus+ project “growMET” (Growth mindset in educational triangles) took place in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana last week.
Teachers from 5 countries – Slovenia, Italy, Romania, Germany and the Basque Country – dealt intensively with the methods and implications of the growth mindset theory.

The switch to a digital way of teaching, forced by the Corona pandemic, has often overwhelmed students, teachers and parents. Not only the use of technology and the often inadequate infrastructure have hindered teaching and learning, but also the almost complete lack of personal exchange.

In the workshop, we discussed and practised together ways of how motivating communication can also succeed in the digital space.

The results of the workshop are now being incorporated into an online training course, which our project will then make publicly available.

BECOMING: workshop in Rostock

On August 31, experts from the tourism industry met at the “Haus des Tourismus” in Rostock for a workshop on “Trend Analysis Tourism”. As part of the Erasmus+ project “BECOMING”, they discussed developments in the tourism industry in the coming years. Digitalization and sustainability, as well as demographic developments, pose new challenges for companies and their employees. New skills and competencies will be necessary and must be learned and practiced.

The results of the workshop are the basis for the next work steps.

The project “BECOMING” is funded by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus+ program.

growMET: successful consultation

On 28.06.2021 a virtual meeting of the project partners from the five participating countries took place to discuss the status of the work on the first project results. All partners have done their “homework” and conducted structured interviews with students and teachers and analyzed the results.

These will now be incorporated into the next phase of work, which will focus on the development of a hybrid course material for teachers.

In the workshop planned for the end of September in Ljubljana/Slovenia, these learning contents will be tested in practical use and then refined.

growMET: Kick-off meeting

Once again we had no choice but to implement our kick-off meeting for the new European project “groMET” in the virtual realm. 16 participants from Romania, Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Germany came together for the first time to get to know each other and to take the first steps in the project together.

Video calls have become quite familiar in the last year, but it is always a challenge to conduct such a first meeting in this way. All participants are hopeful that the next meeting, which is scheduled for November in Italy, will be held in person.

New Erasmus+ project

We are happy to announce the start of our new Erasmus+ project “Growth Mindset in Educational Triangles (growMET). For the next 24 months, we will work together with partners from Slovenia, Romania, Italy, Spain and Germany in the field of digital education.

More detailed informations can be found here.

Accreditation for Erasmus 2021-2027

Good news have reached us: we are now accredited for mobility activities under the Erasmus programme of the EU. Thus we will organise and implement individual internships for VET students and trainers in Europe.

We are very happy about this decision and do hope to implement the first activities in the fall of 2021.

BECOMING: First staff training completed

This week we completed the first international staff training in our project “BECOMING“. Originally planned as a five-day full-time training, we had to compress it to five online sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a necessary adaption phase – especially to the virtual group work – we were progressing quickly. Andrea Buonasperme (Roscioli Development/IT) was an excellent trainer. We learned to analyze important trends in the economy and society using the PESTEL method.

In a next step we deduced the most important skills and knowledge required in the jobs of the future. How will job profiles change in the next five to ten years? Which new job are emerging?

The tools and methods we learned in the training will now be used for the next step in the project: the development of career guidance and development services. All the partners will work together with small and medium enterprises (SME) in their region to identify the necessary changes for the ongoing transformations.