Title European VET solution for eInclusion Facilitators
Project Number 504584-LLP-1-2009-ES-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text Innovative brand new VET solution in order to help European countries to cope with the common challenge of eInclusion by supporting the vocational training of Facilitators in a diversity of contexts.
Last years a growing attention towards eInclusion policies (i2010, Riga Declaration) has been registered, considering ICT/Internet as vehicle for personal development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employability. Over the last 10-15 years a great number of NGOs have activated several networks of Public Internet Centres (PICs) throughout Europe in an attempt to reduce the Digital Divide by promoting eSkills, effort recently recognised in the EU Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference (Vienna, 2008). Their staff/volunteer eInclusion Facilitators (social/cultural animators, ICT trainers, guidance experts, on-demand assistants) are the promoters of disadvantaged users’ engagement and their link to local context, so the investment in their “training is essentially the key factor for successful implementation” (Rissola, 2007).
Starting from this scenario, the partnership (made up by well experienced large NGOs and VET research, university & consultancy organisations) proposes to develop an innovative brand new VET solution in order to help European countries to cope with the common challenge of eInclusion, by supporting the vocational training of Facilitators in a diversity of contexts (local/regional PICs networks maintained by NGOs/public administration, civic centres, libraries, adult schools, etc).
Specifically, the project intends to:
* design a certifiable training curriculum for eInclusion Facilitators, focused on development of key competences of users at risk (e/civic/interpersonal/learning-to-learn) for their empowerment in a Knowledge Society
* build up a new supportive e-learning environment inspired in Web 2.0 (ning, blogs, wikis) and user-centred didactics (constructivism, learning-by-doing)
* test, assess and reshape both, launch and implement them in partner NGOs and beyond (Exploitation strategy)
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Other Service Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
description of new occupation profiles
program or curricula
open and distance learning
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
A proposal for a common training curriculum for e-facilitators.
Online platform - Elearning
- content modules
- interactive applications (web 2.0)
- proposal for certification