KA1 - STAFF MOBILITY

Within the framework of the KA1 of the Erasmus+ Programme, we are glad to offer a wide range of training courses aimed to the professional, social and cultural development of the staff working in any kind of organisation.

And to foster its key-role in boosting students learning and progress, towards the full development of the local community.

Our trainings are available in different places of Italy (Rome, Milan, Calabria, etc), as well as in London (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Madrid (Spain), Frankfurt (Germany), Utrecht (Netherlands) and Valletta (Malta)

 

CALENDAR OF NEXT SESSIONS

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EU PROJECT DESIGN AND PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT: A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

  1. Familiarise with the 2014-2020 EU financial framework and Programmes
  2. Focus on objectives, methodologies, conditions and best-pratices of Erasmus+, Horizon2020, SME instrument, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, EaSI, Life, etc
  3. Provide advice and guidance on how to write a successful proposal and plan your project so as to exploit available EU funding opportunities
  4. Familiarise with principles, powerful techniques, tips and tools on successful project planning and effective project cycle management (PCM)
  5. Provide advice on how to manage effectively your project and to apply monitoring, evaluation and controlling tools
  6. Familiarise with successful dissemination/promotion and exploitation principles of European projects.

 

By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:

  • identify the proper EU funding opportunity in the European Union
  • plan a project effectively and write a good proposal using Project Cycle Management tools
  • manage effectively a European funded project using Project Cycle Management tools
  • avoid mistakes in financial reporting that cost budget loss
  • apply good examples and avoid bad ones on project planning and management of European related projects.

Day 1: EU Funding

  • Presentation of the course and team-building
  • Europe 2020 Strategy and 2014-2020 EU financial framework
  • Basic principles on funding from the European Union as essential info for your project planning
  • Overlook of the main funding opportunities and Programmes for all sectors: direct and indirect funds
  • Fundamental Concepts on EC projects

Day 2: Project design&management. Start

  • From problems to strategies: SWOT analysis, GOPP methodology, The Problem Tree
  • From problems to strategies: the Logical Framework Approach
  • Life Cycle of European Projects, from the birth to the death of a project
  • Effective tools, techniques and tips for writing good proposals
  • Familiarise with the content of an application form for requesting funding from EC
  • Laboratory of PCM: step-by-step process and guidance in writing your proposal

Day 3: Project design&management. Organisational and financial issues

  • Project Cycle Management (PCM): techniques, tools, methodology
  • Why some proposals succeed and the others fail in receiving funding
  • Understanding project management principles, jargon terms
  • Best practice case-studies in project planning of European projects
  • Financial Management of European Projects funded by the EC
  • Laboratory of PCM: step-by-step process and guidance in writing your proposal

Day 4: Project desing&management. Evaluation and dissemination

  • Roles, tasks and responsibilities in managing your project
  • Evaluation for improving the performance: principles, techniques, tools
  • Project outcomes: management and quality standards
  • Dissemination principles in your project: techniques tools
  • Laboratory of PCM: step-by-step process and guidance in writing your proposal

Day 5: A new beginning

  • Laboratory of PCM: presentation and analysis of proposals
  • General recapitulation
  • What’s next? Strategy and tools to follow up
  • Course Evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

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NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AT SCHOOL. METHODS AND TOOLS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS LEARNING

  1. Understanding non-formal education principles, methods and tools
  2. Learning from best practice and case-histories
  3. Checking how to transfer non-formal education to formal contexts in order to foster motivation, participation and self-entrepreneurship of students
  4. Familiarise with principles, powerful techniques, tips and tools on successful project planning and effective project cycle management (PCM)

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • Informal, formal and non-formal education: understandings and conceptualisation
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2

  • How to foster motivation, participation and self-entrepreneurship of students
  • Non-formal education and Erasmus+: overview and best practices
  • Practical workshop of outdoor and indoor non-formal methods and tools

Day 3

  • Practical workshops of outdoor and indoor non-formal methods and tools: energizers and team-building, theatre, storytelling and video-making performances, roleplaying and team games, simulation games, problem solving, educational and interactive workshops, brainstorming experiences, outdoor activities, etc

Day 4

  • Practical workshops of non-formal methods and tools: energizers and team-building, theatre, storytelling and video-making performances, roleplaying and team games, simulation games, problem solving, educational and interactive workshops, brainstorming experiences, outdoor activities, etc

Day 5

  • Laboratory of project design and project cycle management (PCM) for education
  • An overview of the best practices around Europe
  • Farewell party

Day 6

  • Laboratory of project design and PCM for education: conclusions and presentations
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications

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INTERACTIVE ICT-BASED AND WEB TOOLS FOR AN EFFERCTIVE BLENDED, FLIPPED AND COOPERATIVE LEARNING

  1. Become aware of key issues related to digital literacy in education
  2. Reflect, discuss and review on blended, flipped and cooperative teaching and learning by integrating technology and web tools
  3. Getting inspired by best practices on how ICT can enhance students motivation, participation, entrepreneurship and learning
  4. Improve digital skills by working with a range of interesting tools, software and programmes for teaching and learning
  5. Design and develop concrete teaching projects (multimedia contents, resources and blended lessons) to be applied in classroom

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • How and why to integrate ICTs, digital and web tools in teaching? An interactive introduction
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2: How to create multimedia teaching contents

  • Flipped classroom and cooperative learning in Europe: features and best practices
  • Video-making for learning
  • Video-editing for learning
  • Create a presentation
  • Summarize your learning contents
  • Laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance in creating your contents

Day 3: How to create a blended lesson

  • Blended learning and e-learning in Europe: features and best practices
  • Create a blended lesson
  • How to use e-learning platforms
  • Digital Storytelling in Europe: features and best practices
  • Laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance in creating your lesson

Day 4: IWB and social media

  • Interactive White Board (IWB): how to get the most of it?
  • How to turn a tablet into an IWB
  • The basics of web design
  • Creating your learning blog
  • Overview on social media
  • Laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance in creating your learning blog

Day 5: A new beginning

  • Collaborative web tools
  • Gamification for teaching in Europe: features and best practices
  • Websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning: an overview
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

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SELF-ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL ECONOMY, TOURISM AND CULTURE: PLANNING YOUR BUSINESS

  1. Analysing features and trends and identifying opportunities in the contemporary society and in specific fields such as: social economy, tourism, art and culture
  2. Learning from best practice and case-histories
  3. Stimulating self-entrepreneurship and creativity of participants
  4. Assisted writing of an effective individual and realistic business plan

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • Tourism art and culture: features, trends, best-practices and opportunities
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2:

  • Social economy: features, trends, best-practices and opportunities
  • Creative brainstorming to get inspired
  • Laboratory of business planning

Day 3-4:

  • Creative brainstorming to get inspired
  • Laboratory of business planning
  • Best practices around: study visits and meeting with successful self-entrepreneurs

Day 5: A new beginning

  • Laboratory of business planning: conclusions and presentations
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

ITALIAN COOKING AND UNESCO MEDITERRANEAN DIET: AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE!

  1. Discovering and learning Italian traditional cooking and UNESCO Mediterranean diet: features, flavours, ingredients, products, recipes, social and cultural values
  2. Learning/improving practical skills, techniques, procedures of cooking and realising a full Italian menu
  3. Reflect on health, well-being and sustainability
  4. Stimulating professional and business cooperation

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • Cultural visit of the city centre
  • Laboratory of Tasting

Day 2

  • Italian cooking and UNESCO Mediterranean diet: features, social and cultural values
  • Visit to local quality food companies
  • Laboratory of Tasting
  • Laboratory of Cooking
  • Common meal: enjoying together what we prepared during the day!

Day 3-4

  • Laboratory of Cooking
  • Excursion (to the river, with bath!; to the beach; up the mountain; to medieval villages)
  • Common meal: enjoying together what we prepared during the day!

Day 5: A new beginning

  • Laboratory of Cooking
  • Excursion (to the river, with bath!; to the beach; up the mountain; to medieval villages;)
  • Common meal: enjoying together what we prepared during the day!
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

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QUALITY FOOD INDUSTRY, SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND AGRITOURISM: AN AMAZING STUDY VISIT

  1. Discovering and learning features, values and key-factors of Italian quality food industry, farming and agritourism
  2. Learning about organisation, management and marketing of successful companies
  3. Reflect on health, environment and sustainability
  4. Stimulating professional and business cooperation

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • Farming, food industry and agritourism in Italy: features, values and key-factors
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2-3-4-5

  • Visit to local quality food companies and meeting with managers, experts and workers
  • Visit to sustainable farming companies with managers, experts and workers
  • Visit to successful agritourism companies with managers, experts and workers

Day 6: A new beginning

  • Laboratory of Cooking and lunch together!
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

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MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING OF ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HERITAGE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURIST DESTINATIONS AND COMPANIES

  1. Analysing features and trends of tourism markets related to culture and nature, including food and agro-industry
  2. Learning efficient and effective techniques and methodologies of sustainable and effective management and marketing of cultural and environmental heritage
  3. Learning from Italian and international best practice and case-histories
  4. Stimulating innovative ideas for a sustainable development of tourist destinations and companies and food
  5. Drafting a strategic plan for tourist destinations and tourist and food companies

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2:

  • Cultural tourism market: features, trends, best-practices and opportunities
  • Environmental tourism market: features, trends, best-practices and opportunities

Day 3-4-5:

  • Laboratory of business planning for destinations or companies (up to participants needs)
  • Creative brainstorming to get inspired

Day 6: A new beginning

  • Laboratory of business planning: conclusion and presentations
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AT SCHOOL: CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE METHODS AND TOOLS

  1. Become aware of key issues related to entrepreneurship education at school
  2. Getting inspired by best practices on how enhancing students entrepreneurial skills, motivation, participation and learning
  3. Understanding and acquiring creative methods and tools for implementing an effective entrepreneurship education at school
  4. Design and develop concrete teaching projects to be applied in learning curriculum and classroom

Day 1: Welcome

  • Presentation of the course and participants
  • Brainstorming and team building
  • What is entrepreneurship education? An interactive introduction
  • Cultural visit of the city centre

Day 2: Entrepreneurship education, part I

  • Entrepreneurship education at school in Europe: strategies, features and best practices
  • Entrepreneurship for STEM learning: methods and tools for teaching
  • Entrepreneurship as financial literacy: methods and tools for teaching
  • Entrepreneurship as creative problem solving: methods and tools for teaching

Day 3: Entrepreneurship education, part II

  • Entrepreneurship as creative thinking: methods and tools for teaching
  • Entrepreneurship as decision-making: methods and tools for teaching
  • Entrepreneurship as leadership: methods and tools for teaching
  • Entrepreneurship as active citizenship: methods and tools for teaching

Day 4: Entrepreneurship education, part III

  • Flipped, cooperative and blended learning in Europe: features and best practices
  • Entrepreneurship education through ICT based and web tools: best practices, methods and tools
  • Websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning: an overview
  • Entrepreneurship as social inclusion: methods and tools for teaching

Day 5: A new beginning

  • Entrepreneurship education through non-formal learning: best practices, methods and tools
  • Entrepreneurship as employability: methods and tools for teaching
  • Planning the follow up: future projects together
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing of official course certifications

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

These training courses are addressed to any staff working with any task (educational, managerial, administrative, etc) in any public or private organisation active in the field of education, training and youth. For example, such organisations can be:

  • an adult education school/institute/centre;
  • a school/institute/educational centre;
  • a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
  • a public body at local, regional or national level;
  • a public or private, small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
  • a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
  • a cultural organisation, library, museum;
  • a higher education institution (including those providing educational opportunities for adults);
  • an establishment for adult learners with special needs;
  • a research institute;
  • a foundation;
  • a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services.

METHODOLOGY

Based on formal, informal and non formal learning, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of problems and thoughts of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for studying, reflecting and working. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:

  • face-to-face lessons
  • benchmarking
  • team-building and team-working
  • best practice case-studies
  • project working
  • practical laboratory
  • driven simulations
  • role-play
  • focus-group
  • daily evaluation through self and group assessment.

PREPARATION

After the confirmation and before starting, where necessary, we will provide one guidebook and some other documents in pdf format and an online “Library of Tools” to start getting involved in topics and subjects which will be taught. Also, we ask participants to fulfil a questionnaire in order to let us understand their previous knowledge and experience and their specific needs related to the topics of our training course.

FOLLOW UP

All seminar participants are expected to maintain access and communication with the rest of their colleagues as well as with the trainers and participate in virtual discussions through the blog, facebook group and e-mail. Trainers will also be available for any further questions for a period of 5 months after the end of the course, both through the web and through individual Skype calls. By means of these tools, we aim to get an effective follow up and to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and sharing views and opinions for unlimited time.

TRAINERS

The event is supported by an international team of experts in project management of European projects. The coordinator and main trainer is Alessandro Gariano: freelance project designer and project manager, expert of EU Programmes and Project Cycle Management; Manager of Enjoy Italy, active in European funds for culture, non formal learning, adult education and local development (see here under).

Trainer of teachers and for educational organisations (50+ in-services trainings provided and 200+ trainees attended), as well youth trainer (20+ trainings provided and 500+ youth trainers attended).

Graduated in Tourist Destinations Management, with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

TRAINING INSTITUTION

Enjoy Italy is a young SME aiming to animate, stimulate and support local sustainable development of its territory and communities. It has been founded by some dynamic, passionate and diverse young people with few but solid values: ecology, responsibility, culture, inclusion, sharing, lifelong learning, and civic awareness. And a vivid passion for our land. Two are the specific areas of its action:

  • Education and training: provision of tools and opportunities for a personal, social, cultural and professional growth. For responsible citizens
  • Destination Management and Local Development: assistance to publican private entities in developing vision and goals, providing advice and services during the entire life cycle of a project. For sustainable destinations.

The company has got some relevant experience in the design and management of different projects within several EU Programmes as well as in the training field, both at national and international level.

DAILY TIMETABLE

9.00-13:00 or 14-18 : class/laboratory

13-13.45 or 18-18.45: individual counselling

13.45-14.00 or 18.45-19: daily evaluation

afterwards: leisure activities (optional).

 

N.B. The total number of hours per day is 5. Different timetable on request.

MAIN LANGUAGE USED

English. (Other spoken languages: French, Italian, Spanish).

CERTIFICATIONS

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with the Europass Mobility Certificate, together with a certificate of attendance. Both documents will be provided in double language.

DATES AND PLACES

Period and venue can be freely chosen by the sending organisation, upon request and after checking our availability. Our places are the following:

  • Belgium: Bruxelles
  • Germany: Frankfurt – Dusseldorf – Baden-Baden (Black Forrest)
  • Italy: Milano – Roma –Napoli – Bologna – Catania – Matera (European Capital of Culture 2019) – Sicily – Calabria: Lamezia Terme – Tropea – Le Castella – Badolato – Miglierina
  • Netherlands: Utrhect

PARTICIPATION FEE

As stated in the official Erasmus+ Programme guide, the participation fee covers the following services and is calculated as follows:

  • Course fee: € 70 x number of training days (e.g.: € 350 for 5 days)
  • Organisational support: professional preparation; monitoring and support during mobility; validation of learning outcomes: € 70,00.

Starting from 4 participants per group, the participation fee is reduced of the 7%.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us (check how here under). We will be delighted to find out the best solution for you. Together.

HOW TO JOIN US

Of course you can participate in one of our trainings counting on your budget.

Otherwhise you (your organisation, as mentioned at page 6) can apply for funding to the Erasmus+ Programme, through the Key Action 1. Either for Adult education or School education staff mobility. Next deadline is 2nd of February 2016.

But be aware that being approved is extremely hard, due to the low budget for this measure. Hence, only the best applications will be financed.

To download the application form and the Programme guide and to find out more, please visit the official website, available from this link: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/adult-learning/index_en.htm

We offer free guidance during your project design and bid writing. Just ask for it!