SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION
MEDS | Managers of European Smart Destinations
MEDS (Managers of European Smart Destinations) is funded through the Cooperation partnerships in Vocational education and training for the years 2022 to 2024 and aims to build on the key concepts and practices of the European Capitals of Smart Tourism, namely: Accessibility, Sustainability, Digitalisation, Cultural heritage & creativity and to help tourism recovery and resilience in European destinations, including small and peripheral areas, and contribute to making them evolve with a common purpose and a strong sense of place that is shared by visitors and residents.
The consortium is made up of representatives from Italy, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovenia, and Cyprus and is coordinated by DESTINATION MAKERS SRLS from Italy.
ENEU | Empowerneurship for Newcomers in Europe
ENEU (Empowerneurship for Newcomers in Europe) is funded through the Cooperation partnerships in Adult education for the years 2021 to 2024 and aims to make self-employment a viable option for migrants and displaced people in transition in Europe and also for those who wish to return to their country of origin. The main objectives of the project are: (1) to train the trainers in order to use the entrepreneurial tools and modules developed in the project, and (2) to develop the learning process by introducing and implementing a new innovative methodology: @Home in Transition.
The consortium is made up of representatives from Norway, Italy, Greece, Austria and Cyprus and is coordinated by Oslo International Hub AS from Norway.
CODA | Coding for Adults
CODA | Coding for Adults, is funded through Cooperation partnerships in adult education for the years 2021 to 2023 and aims to create a fun and easy to follow MOOC which is aimed at giving adult learners a wide array of coding skills and opening opportunities for them.
The consortium is made up of representatives from Cyprus and Aruba and is coordinated by Ingenious Knowledge GmbH from Germany.
VREurope | Combining language and culture learning with immersive historical and cultural experiences in Virtual Reality
VREurope: Combining language and culture learning with immersive historical and cultural experiences in Virtual Reality, is funded through Cooperation partnerships in youth for the years 2023 to 2026 and aims to create an online multiplayer, hybrid e-learning system that combines language, culture and history learning with a multiplayer Virtual Reality Simulation ( intended as social gaming), thereby providing a "flight simulator" experience for learning, which is available for self-study as well as blended learning across different ages and teaching institutions. VREurope primarily targets young learners aged 16 to 25, and educators.
The consortium is made up of representatives from France, Cyprus, Germany, and North Macedonia, and is coordinated by LudusXR Aps from Denmark.
DIGEMPLOY | Empowering Women, Migrants, and NEETs (WoMiN) to Join the Labor Market
Digemploy is an innovative project aimed at fostering inclusion and providing opportunities for women, migrants, and NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) in the labour market.
Through our hands-on and comprehensive approach, we seek to bridge the digital divide, promote inclusive literacy teaching, and support marginalized groups in their journey towards active participation in society and a positive insertion into the labour market. We want to support WoMiN on their journey into the labour market with tools that adapt to their needs.
1) To help WoMiN adapt to the digital transformation through the development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity.
2) Provide literacy tutors and educators to embed digital tools within standard literacy teaching to ensure literacy learning opportunities are responsive to digital needs, challenges and opportunities.
3) Raise awareness and support the EU in effective approaches to support marginalised groups in taking an active part in society and gain employment.
DigEmploy is an Erasmus+ program funded by the European Commission, and it is being implemented by a consortium formed by organizations from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Ireland and Spain
BETA | Bridges of Intergenerational Approach
BETA project aims to address to multi-faceted challenges posed by the phenomenon of population ageing that affects almost every developed country. Although seniors are a big part of the total population, they are largely marginalised and suffer from social exclusion and isolation; nevertheless, they can be an active part in the society with a significant contribution as a whole under the right conditions.
1.Increase seniors' social inclusion
2.Involve seniors in meaningful regular activities
3.Motivate seniors to stay active
4.Bridge the differences between generations
5. Create for older people the frame to transfer their knowledge - experiences to children
6.Provide seniors and children with lifelong learning opportunities via reverse mentoring
7.Cultivate seniors' with basic digital & English language competences to stay digitally fit
8.Break down restrictive perceptions, social barriers against ageism and age-related stereotypes
9. Strengthen ties of both generations with local community
10.Sustain social inclusion through digital education
Elderly people (aged +60) are the primary target group of the project, as they are most vulnerable to isolation and social exclusion, especially in the age of the dominance of new technology.
Children (ages 7-12) of creativity occupational centers and other structures of local municipalities which participate in intergenerational activities
BETA is s project funded by the Erasmus + program implemented by the European Commission. This partnership is coordinated by Open Up. Greek Scientific Association of Innovation, and Synthesis is working together with organizations from Greece, Ireland, Italy and Belgium
WHOW | Women Home Working
WHOW – Women Home Working, is funded through Erasmus+ for the years (Dec 2022 to Jan 2025), is a social project for young women to help them to enter the labour market in case of pregnancy and motherhood. It is especially aimed at teenage mothers (aged 16-25) who have had to interrupt their educational and/or professional development. WHOW is a long-term project with a virtual platform and educational tools for young women who want to return to work.
“WHOW” increases the possibility of professional opportunities for young women through training courses and assistance in administrative matters. During the courses the women not only get information about motherhood, means of financing, job opportunities, but they also complement their CV and exchange experience.
For the benefit of Young Mothers and Labour Market Specialists (VET providers, Career Counsellors, Career Coaches).
The consortium is made up of representatives from France, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, and Italy and is coordinated by GIP FIPAN organization from France.