Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Do you do any volunteer work? Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge. Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Regardless of whether you offer digital tutoring and homework, establish a support network in your neighbourhood or work for a helpline, you are…

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T4SD – Launch of the research

The first active phase – the research phase – has begun. In recent months, the partnership has developed a research grid that will cover various areas such as desk research, a survey and interviews with potential companies. The main focus will be to first conduct an analysis of the current situation in the field of CSR training and professional development in the area of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and then to develop a training course that covers these requirements in…

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The start of PITCH

Start for PITCH – A slightly different version of a kickoff meeting The new project PITCH – promotion and implementation of training on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity in higher education – has been launched. The central focus of the project is the acquisition and validation of competences related to entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. This is particularly important in view of the fact that these have not yet been thoroughly integrated into European higher education, either in the curricula or in…

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VESVET Video animation based on LEVEL5

In VESVET we create tools to promote VET students to develop entrepreneurial competences to succeed in professional life. Among those tools that are currently developed are small animated video clips that exemplify the application of an entrepreneurial sub-competence in a concrete work situation, all based on the LEVEL5 competence framework. You can check out the first version here. Successivley we will produce further videos for additional competences and also a game for VET students posing them with the challenge of…

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I-CARE has started

In the last days of January the I-CARE consortium met for the first meeting of the project. I-CARE stands for Intercultural Care in the Social and Healthcare Sector and aims to promote intercultural skills of care workers to ease their interaction with clients with migration background. For this purpose a number of tools will be developed, among them an intercultural learning App for care workers. The meeting was hosted by BUPNET in Göttingen, where our partners from UK, Austria, Greece,…

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T4S – There will be an APP

The T4S SDG Explorer APP After several discussions and meetings, the T4S team decided to develop and create an APP that is beneficial for the employees and is a kind of simple guide to social responsibility – with a focus on the SDGs. But to keep the usability on a broader spectrum, we decided to make the APP usable not only for smartphones but also for browsers. Accordingly, the development will take some time and further meetings regarding the content…

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DATALIT – Kickoff Meeting

The Datalit project – A joint research project to spread Data Literacy at the interface of higher education and business – aims to create the basis for the integration of data literacy as a transversal theme in potentially all university courses by identifying and developing common curricula and innovative teaching and learning approaches. Based on a 4-step approach (blended learning, development of training resources, piloting of methodology and validated competences in relation to data literacy), the project focuses on three…

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Dedalus – Kickoff in Palermo

The Dedalus project – DEveloping DAta Literacy courses for University Students – aims to equip students with the necessary skills to meet future digital challenges and create added value for the companies and industries in which they will be employed. At the same time, by providing CPD qualifications for university professionals, it will develop the digital literacy skills of educators and enable them to transfer these skills into their practice. The kick-off meeting was hosted by the CNR (Italian National…

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T4SD – Kickoff

T4SD – Time 4 Sustainable Development In January 2020, the T4SD project had its official kick-off meeting in Loughborough, UK. With a similar focus as the T4S project, the follow-up project T4SD aims to support organisations and companies with regard to the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the improvement of CSR commitment towards them. The team from 6 European nations will develop new methods and contents in the following 2 years, make them available and support companies in the…

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Seasons Greetings 2020

Dear all, Happy New Year to all of you! Since 2011 we have sent out Seasons Greetings to our friends and project and network partners. If you read the introductory flashbacks of the last three years  you may get the impression that they become increasingly pessimistic as far as major societal, political and environmental developments are concerned. So, where do we go and what should we do in the next decade? Today I read an interesting interview with a German…

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