On 26.11.2020 eight partner organisations from three countries – Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy – met for their first transnational project meeting in our new Erasmus project “BECOMING”. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this meeting was completely online.
After a virtual “speed dating”, that helped to get to know each other, the partners discussed and agreed upon the first tasks in the project.
“Being in continuous innovation and growing” is the title of our new project within the Erasmus+-program. Together with seven other institutions from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, we will develop and test materials and methods for the promotion of lifelong learning.
Our project „Familienwerkstatt Schwerin“ (family workshop Schwerin) has received the notice of funding within the framework of the model program “Akti(F) – Active for families and their children“. This project is financed by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs within the framework of the European Social Fund for the period from March 2020 to December 2022.
The aim of the programme is to improve the living situation and social participation of families and children. The joint project of RegioVision GmbH Schwerin and Anker Sozialarbeit Gemeinnützige GmbH will realize the objectives of the federal programme in Schwerin.
The project is aimed at families with children under the age of 18 who receive benefits in accordance with the Second or the Twelfth Book of the German Social Code (including supplementary benefits), parents who receive or are entitled to child supplements, single parents, the long-term unemployed and persons with disabilities. The participating families have the opportunity to try out their practical skills in various areas, to communicate with their children at work and to create something together. Based on the experiences and abilities of the participants, an individual competence assessment is carried out and based on the results each participant receives a personal integration plan with the aim of starting a job or vocational education.
Even if it is difficult these days to focus on anything not related to Corona, there are still some other stories to tell. In February our MobiPro-project was successfully completed. We interviewed Samuel Mourreo, who graduated as an industrial mechanic.
When you came to Germany three years ago: what was your first thought?
I am arriving in a whole new place that is completely different from everything I knew before.
What do you like most about Schwerin?
It’s a bit complicated to say. But I think what I liked most was the opportunity to start a new life.
What are you missing here in Germany?
Germany and Spain are like night and day, so I miss the Spanish way of life most.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to study here and improve my skills and knowledge.