Projects Selected in 2015

1. CRAFTSMANSHIP+ Fostering a new and Competitive Approach to Crafts and Semi-industrial High Added-value Sectors

The project aims at promoting new and creative businesses in traditional crafts and semi-industrial business areas – e.g. wooden work, semi-industrial textiles, semi-industrial metalwork, semi-industrial glass manufacture, semi-industrial, etc. - anchored on high added-value production techniques, by offering an innovative learning solution for the younger adults entering the labour market and for the existing ‘makers’ (generically the persons that develop a craft or a semi-industrial activity). This project is jointly coordinated by the University of Aveiro, Portugal and Advancis Business Services, Lda., Portugal

2. Imprinting an ecological compensation reasoning on society by means of young citizens - IMPRINT

IMPRINT+ aims at the promotion, at a transnational level, of an ecological reasoning based on the changing power of local community and on the participation, empowerment and entrepreneurship of young European citizens. A training methodology involving both students and educators is being implemented, stressing the concept that each person has an ecological footprint that should be (over)compensated, if the ecological, social and economical balance is to be achieved. As a result of the training of youngsters and educators, and of a strong IT-based dissemination strategy, the project achieves the engagement of a much wider audience.This project is coordinated by the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

3. From theory to action  - ActYouth EU

The ActYouth project is fostering the employability and innovative potential of young people (students & graduates) by upgrading and developing their competencies for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial attitudes and other transversal competencies necessary for successful entering the labour market. This project coordinated by G.G. EUROSUCCESS CONSULTING LTD – EUROS, Cyprus.

4. KOINOS - European Portfolio of Plurilingual Literacy Practices

The cornerstone of this project revolves around KOINOS ("common " in ancient Greek), the European e-portfolio for multilingualism for coexistence. With the term KOINOS we wish to exceed the latent oxymoron that exists in the minds of Europeans between linguistic diversity and coexistence. The KOINOS project consists of three core elements: traveling suitcases for reading to promote multi-literacy, a map for building linguistic lifestories of a community and a proactive dossier compiling the experiences of multilingualism in a specific local community. Along with these three elements a guide to effective and efficient use of e-portfolio as well as a catalog of best practices, the fruit of experimentation in the field. This project is coordinated by the Instituto Municipal de Educación de Barcelona [IMEB], Catalonia, Spain.

5. LAOS-Learning Agreement online tool

Within the process of organising credit mobility, students and higher education staff members must conclude trilateral Learning Agreements that are the basis for the recognition of academic qualifications obtained abroad. As identified by the PRIME survey, conducted by the Erasmus Student Network in 2010-11, the Learning Agreements are a cornerstone and at the same time one main obstacle to the smooth organisation of credit mobility. The interlocutors are indeed not clearly defined, the information needed to build the agreements rarely available online and the possibility that students change their learning agreement after their arrival at the receiving HEIs lies at 75%. In the same survey, some LLP National Agencies suggested building an online tool to prepare, approve and revise Learning Agreements in an online environment and this is what this project is achieving. The project is coordinated by the European University Foundation, Luxembourg.

6. Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences – AACLifeSci

This project adapts the study programmes in the participating Universities to the needs of health services in the area of the use of AAC techniques in omics through an exchange of experiences at European level. The rapid development of civilizational diseases is the main reason for the increase of morbidity and mortality in Europe and quantitative/qualitative research into identifying biomarkers of civilization diseases in the context of omics, addressed by this project, is one of the possible remidies. Omics are disciplines that explain the biological bases of an organisms functioning through characterisation/quantification of pools of biological molecules. A single compounds are ineffective biomarkers, omics give new opportunities for a more detailed understanding of diseases. This improves efficiency and monitoring, and leads to personalized therapies. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (AAC), an instrumental basis for all pharmaceutical/biomedical examinations allows to apply the premises of omics in practice. This project is coordinated by the Medical University of Białystok, Poland.

7. MIND SAFETY: Safety matters!

"Mind Safety- safety matters" aims to establish an interface between teacher education, formal and non formal contexts in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). This Strategic Partnership includes partners representing different and complementary fields of expertise and previous experience with schools, in their respective countries. By supporting teacher education, Mind Safety, is helping education professionals to expand skills, and providing the right tools to deal with OSH issues at school. It intends to involve them in the construction of knowledge and in the sharing of best practices, which simultaneously improves the quality of the teaching and learning processes and incresases the knowledge of young people to protect their health and quality of life. This project is coordinated by the Portuguese Health and Safety Authority.

Strategy for Change

Strategy for Change is establishing a transnational training programme to prepare students for carrying out effective social innovation projects in the local community. Social Innovation is defined as ‘new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations’(Grisolia and Ferragina, 2015). The global field of social innovation is growing exponentially. All over the world there are organisations and institutions incorporating social innovation into strategies to combat societal problems such as ageing and poverty. However, while universities are often actively engaged in researching this phenomenon, and some courses have been developed in areas such as social enterprise, there are few specific initiatives that proactively involve students in social innovation programmes within their local communities. This project seeks to develop a more formalised, transnational, extracurricular training programme that will incorporate the most advanced processes developed in embedding social innovation. This project is coordinated by the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

9. EUCERMAT-European Ceramic Materials

The European Ceramic Materials (EUCERMAT) project is making a significant contribution to changing common perceptions about ceramics materials in Europe. For a long time, ceramic materials were simply associated with diffusion materials mainly employed as building materials.This erroneous image is one of the main problems for recruiting students in the field of Ceramic Materials education. To overcome this situation, EUCERMAT is implementing a new methodology based on a relevant functioning of the knowledge triangle in the domain of ceramic materials. To make itpossible, a consortium of academics (universities and research centres)

and industrials (from start-up to multinational groups), already working together at national level in close partnership, was composed. Each of the national ‘‘active cell’’ is connected to the others thanks to this strategic partnership, creating a common space where the interaction between research, education and innovation is optimized. This project is coordinated by Université de Limoges, France.

10. Engineer for the Future (Engine4F)

Engine4F addresses a common European need related to the lack of qualified staff within technical and engineering professional areas, especially women. A report by the OECD’s Global Science Forum shows that, as a proportion of all enrolments, enrolments in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) areas have been falling for a prolonged period across much of the developed world including most regions in Europe.  Supply and demand need to grow together and Engine4F centres on this key concept and on how we can couple both elements together in a programme for growth, therefore meeting the priorities defined in Europe 2020 Strategy related to the importance of orienting our actions towards the future, in order to achieve economic growth and sustainability. It also intends, indirectly and in the future, to increase labour market relevance of VET courses, specially attracting girls into more technical VET areas so that a balance of gender is also achieved. This project is coordinated by AEVA - Association for Education and Promotion of the Aveiro Region, Portugal.

última atualização a 16-06-2017
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