Title Perspectives - enhance and validate your skills for a better future
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-35864
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project "Perspectives " aimed the to set up a Competence Centre in each partner country. The Competence Centre was a place for support of the personal development of young disadvantaged people. The activities carried out in the competence centre consist of three elements: competence analysis, job application training and practical training. The methodology of these three elements varies according to its nature. The competence analysis is based on the self-reflection of competences gained in a formal, non-formal and informal way. The goal was to increase the self-esteem and motivation of the targeted from "looking for strengths, detect strengths to get aware of strengths as well as implement strengths purposeful".
Summary The main objectives of the project were the establishment of a Competence Centres in each country and the development of service offers according to the country specific needs. For the research and analysis of the current situation, each partner involved also educational experts, trainers, public and private organisations as well as enterprises. But the successful funktioning of such Competence Centres is not only depending on good services, which we developed during the project partnership, but it requires also good publicity and cooperations with local stakeholders -to be able to maintain the Competence Centre also after the project lifetime. Each partner organized many meetings with potential stakeholders and paid attention on the public communication regarding the aims and offers of the Competence Centre. Although in some of the countries as Turkey and Slovakia the idea of Competence Centre was new, these partners have reached thanks to their engagement support and interest of the public, vocational experts and enterprises. All other countries used the transferred concept from Germany and Hungary for the improvement of their services and for a more goal and need oriented application of new services developed in the Perspectives project. In general each partner used their organisational and management experiences gained in local, regional and european projects and maintained the challenges with great success.
Description Perspectives project aimed to strengthen the self-help capacity of disadvantaged youths (young people without school leaving certificate, unplaced applicants, drop-outs) between 15 and 25 years of age recognizing own potential, which is crucial requirement for a second-chance education or for entering the labour market. The consortium consited of eight European countries from Spain, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Italy and Greece. The geographically division between Central/East/East-South partner countries has allowed to make multi-layered comparisons with the focus on different socio-cultural aspects and analyses the social interaction of the target groups. This view has profound implications for teaching, schooling, and education (Tharp and Gallimore 1988).The project partners have had experiences in working with social disadvantaged people in their country, so the synergy of previous activities has been used in this project by passing the knowledge between eight countries, in order to create targeted measures by taking into account the national, regional and local specificities of the phenomenon (drop-outs, early school leavers) and reflect its effectiveness in an European context. The multilateral cooperation and the comparison of country specific outcomes gained within the project "Perspectives" gave this topic a high valuable European character. The following tangible and intangible products have been created within the project: Competence Centre, country specific concept for the Competence Centre, methodology of the guidance, training manual for the trainer of the Centre. Key skills, social and methodological competencies are strengthened and responsibility for their own education and life is awakened.
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