Title PROMETEUS – PROmoting Mobility Expertise of Teachers of EU Students
Project Number 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01950
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project has given a self-learning platform to create mobility projects in the areas of training and work.
The mobility within the education and vocational training sectors is one of the main objectives of the EU action.
Transnational mobility, in fact, may represent for many European citizens the opportunity through which acquire those competences which will allow them to access the labor market. Not all European countries foresee specific policies aimed at investing in this learning modality. Being not only a problem of resources, in order to reach the goal to guarantee more opportunities for everyone, it is necessary to improve the training programmes addressed to those professionals in charge of efficaciously promoting, managing and planning mobility experiences: teachers and trainers. Actually, on one side, they are asked to play new roles implying the acquisition of those skills necessary to create relationships and cooperation modalities with enterprises, local administrations, social parties; while on the other, they should also have to become facilitators of mobility interventions, since these ones are strictly linked to the growth and development of individuals.
PROMETEUS main aim was to transfer to teachers and trainers an e-learning training Model developed in a previous LLP-LDV project (OUT-IN) providing didactic contents, tools and materials concerned with all aspects related to the planning, managing and implementing a Mobility intervention. The national territories involved in the transfer action were Italy, France and Spain, where despite the rates of Young involved in mobility experiences are pretty high, the balance between mobility proposals presented and approved is still very low. Most of the times, in fact, good ideas are not supported by the right implementation conditions (e.g. partnerships dimension, full knowledge of administrative rules, poor knowledge of the “technical and proper language”, etc.) or proper know-how in planning a proposal. For these reasons and, so, in order to promote the quality increasing of mobility proposals, PROMETEUS had the purpose to support the training of teachers and trainers also through Project Work Labs and tutoring actions.
The partnership involved organisations representing Italy, France and Spain: three Italian Local Administrations (Provinces); the Italian technical assistance Agency supporting provinces at national level; one Managing consulting group; the largest Public Network for Adult Education in France and a Network of training centres in Spain.
PROMETEUS – PROmoting Mobility Expertise of Teachers of EU Students, iniziative co-funded within the Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci, was a “Transfer of Innovation” (TOI) project aimed at promoting the diffusion and transfer of methods and competences necessary to draft qualitative mobility actions and projects. PROMETEUS was addressed first to people working in the education and training system, to trainers, project managers who operate in post-school training contexts but also to public administrators, officers and organisations acting in the promotion of mobility exchange initiatives. PROMETEUS provided tools able to promote, plan and effectively manage the mobility opportunities made available through the national and European financial resources.
These opportunities, in a labour market more and more complex and competitive, can represent, if adequately included in a overall development framework of the different territories, a unique opportunity of growth and job inclusion of younger generations.
The project was based on an existing didactic tool, previously designed and tested within the OUT-IN Project: Organising, Using, Transfer INnovation whose main aim was to provide teachers and administrative personnel of secondary schools with knowledge and competences useful for the design and elaboration of actions of transnational mobility.
PROMETEUS, indeed, has adapted and extended contents and functions already developed with the OUT-IN Courseware, carrying out a sectorial and geographic transfer, both with respect to the target groups, no more circumscribed to the school system, than with respect to the geographical areas involved.
The project had a duration of 2 years (2011-2013) and involved partners from Italy, France and Spain. The Lead Partner was the Province of Sassari (Italy); partners: MCG Manager Consulting Group Soc. Coop. (Italy), Regional Province of Messina (Italy), Regional Province of Ragusa (Italy), TECLA Association (Italy), GRETA Lorraine Centre (France) e AFANIAS, Associaciòn Pro Personas con Discapacidad Intelectual (Spain).
- people working in the education and training system;
- project managers operating in post-school training contexts;
- public administrators and officers;
- organizations acting in the promotion of mobility exchange initiatives.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Recognition, transparency, certification
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Real Estate Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Mining and Quarrying
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information The principal product of the project has been the self-learning platform to create mobility projects. The other products (web site, newsletter, seminars, etc.) were useful to reach the final goal that consisted in the platform itself and in its use to start the creation of mobility projects. The platform has the character of longlasting use by the interested target.