Title Wings2Fly Project
Project Number LLP-LDV/TOI/2007/PT/10
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
All Men are born entrepreneurs. Society and culture make entrepreneurship disappear. – Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Wings2fly Project - Developing the entrepreneurial attitude of adult people with special needs.
Summary The Wings2Fly is based, conceptually, on the renewed Lisbon Strategy that addresses two Key issues: to promote an entrepreneurial culture and ensure inclusive labour markets for disadvantaged people, on one side. On the other on the i2010 Initiative, following eEurope Initiatives, considering e-Inclusion as a mean to “prevent the risks of 'digital exclusion'”, namely through e-Learning.
Based on the 2 main ideas deriving from the conceptual framework defined, entrepreneurial culture to promote active citizenship (attitude) in citizens with special needs and e-Inclusion (e-Learning), it was created an overview analysis.
Citizens with special needs – in order to create a common definition, it was selected the definition proposed by EU-SILC “Disability is the full or partial inability to engage in economic activity or to lead a normal life due to a physical or mental impairment that is likely to be either permanent or to persist beyond a minimum prescribed period.” Based on this definitions, around 44.6 million people aged between 16 and 64 consider themselves to have a longstanding health problem or disability (LSHPD- Long-Standing Health Problem or Disability), representing around 16% of the overall EU working age population.
The Project Wings2Fly, co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme, 2007-2013, Leonardo da Vinci, Multilateral Projects Transfer of Innovation, aims at developing an entrepreneurial attitude in adults with special needs, promoting the use of ICT in a blended learning approach to sustain their active citizenship, “contributing to shaping society in a fully inclusive way.”
It also aims at transferring the innovative outcomes of Asas para Voar project, co-financed by POS-C, in Portugal to 4 different countries: Greece, Italy, Romania and United Kingdom.
The project has as its operational objectives:
1. Build a consensus on Entrepreneurial attitude definition for people with special needs
2. Analyze and adapt tutoring methodology and e-Learning content
3. Train the e-Tutors (fully online) responsible for Wings2Fly pilot implementation
4. Wings2Fly Pilot Course implementation using a blended learning methodology
5. Evaluate and certificate the pilot course
6. Disseminate and exploit the project results
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
Wings2Fly Pilot Course
The Wings2Fly project aims to develop an entrepreneurial attitude in adults with special needs, promoting the use of ICT in a blended learning approach to sustain their active citizenship, “contributing to shaping society in a fully inclusive way.”
If you feel that you need to change in Individual and professional terms, please, join our pilot!
In the beginning of the Wings2Fly Pilot you will be asked to define your Individual Management Plan that may vary along our pilot, as you may discover other competences, attitudes that you never consider.
Duration: 188 hours
Methodology: The course will be delivered using a blended learning approach (face-to face and distance learning)