Skillman sets a crucial partnership with iTech

In June 2021, the Skillman Alliance strengthened its cooperation with ITECH (VET School ITECH Elbinsel Wilhelmsburg) by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding. This new cooperation is aimed at establishing a mutually beneficial collaboration with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development and promotion of both parties’ activities. ITECH provides high-quality VET in dual…

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Gender equality in sports and toolkits that help support it

Despite the positive developments in recent decades and the fact that formal equality does exist in most European countries, gender inequalities still persist in many aspects of the sports world, from doing sport to coaching or administration, media representation, and at all levels – in grassroots sport as well as in elite sport. Progress remains…

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Skillman Alliance welcomes new partner Nkey

In June 2021, the Skillman Alliance strengthened its cooperation with NKey srl a highly qualified Italian ICT company with experience in research and development of integrated systems and services for business innovation. Since 2010, Nkey has been actively participating in European Projects developed within the Erasmus+ programme. This participation also led to the “VIRAL for Local…

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Feminine versus Masculine sports: the role of stereotypes and parents in children’s choice of sport or athletics

The role of sex stereotypes and gender roles in the sex differences observed in sport and exercise has been extensively investigated in sport psychology, with past studies showing that stereotypes are internalized into the self during the socialization process.  When we talk about children at a young age (2-6 years) who have not yet developed…

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Let’s talk about gender: equality among youth workers and youth organizations

Youth initiatives can play an impressive role in responding to gender inequality and gender-based violence. With their work, they can influence societies at different levels from the empowerment and support for young people by the promotion and shearing of the correct information to promotion, supporting changes in law and state policies.  However, youth organizations that…

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Gender equality at work: the EYE program is a huge opportunity for young entrepreneurs

  The EU Commission defines “Gender Equality” as promoting equal economic independence for women and men, closing the gender pay gap, advancing gender balance in decision making, ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality beyond the EU. The topic is so crucial for the EU that a strategy (2020-2025)  to achieve a Union of Equality was proposed by…

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The European Commission announced an action plan 2020-2025 – TOWARDS A GENDER-EQUAL EUROPE

The European Union is a global leader in gender equality: 14 of the top 20 countries worldwide on gender equality are the EU Member States. Thanks to robust equal treatment legislation and jurisprudence, efforts to mainstream the gender perspectives into different policy areas, and laws to address particular inequalities, the EU has made significant progress…

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Video interview with Janis Hermanis (KABADA project)

Janis Hermanis, the coordinator of the Erasmus+ KABADA project, was interviewed by Skillman and shared valuable information about the online digital tool that is being developed under the umbrella of the project and that will change the lives of many entrepreneurs in the near future. Janis clarified many aspects of the Kabada tool, already anticipating…

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Skillman focus: What is gender equality and why it is important

Gender Equality: what do you personally know about it? 21st century: hundreds of conventions, thousands of bills (or shall we say recommendations?) about gender equality are being put in place, but have we really achieved the purpose? If we only take into consideration the European context, the Gender Equality Index score has increased by only…

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Free download of the book “Powering a learning society during an age of disruption”: by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra

The newly published book “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” is now available on both ADB and Springer websites as follows: ADB: https://www.adb.org/publications/powering-learning-society-during-age-disruption Springer: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-0983-1#toc Press release by ADB: https://www.adb.org/news/promoting-learning-society-key-equitable-education-amid-covid-19-adb-book It is an open access book and can thus be downloaded for free by anyone. Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz wrote a Foreword to the…

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SKILLMAN ALLIANCE RENEWS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH EDUKERRON INTERNATIONAL

“Skillman” was launched in 2014 and received the European Commission support in 2015 in the field of education and training. In its specific field of intervention, it is currently becoming the largest EU multilateral network combining a solid knowledge of skills needs and training practices with a well organised systemic and sector-related information system. The network…

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“Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption”: the new book by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra that has a special mention for Skillman

Undoubtedly, this is an age of disruption. This newly edited volume by Sungsup Ra, Shanti Jagannathan, and Rupert Maclean titled “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” critically discusses the roles and benefits of encouraging and actively promoting effective lifelong learning societies during a time of all-pervasive change. This change is occurring within…

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The Skillman Alliance reiterates its partnership with DITES

In May 2021, the Skillman Alliance reiterated its collaboration with the DITES partner (Digital Technologies, Education and Society)”, through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding on the European ECOLHE project.    DITES is a public research center based in Italy, aimed at providing a space for research and experimentation within the “Link Campus…

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Register for the Skillman training on “Unboxing the Multiannual Financial Framework – Cohesion & Rural Development Funds”

Dear members and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the upcoming training on “Unboxing the multiannual financial framework – cohesion & rural development funds”. Background and focus: On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual…

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EAPRIL Conference “Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0” in November 2021

EAPRIL (the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning), an active partner of the SKillman alliance, will be hosting its main annual Conference, on the topic of “Learning in the age of Industry 4.0” on November 24-26, 2021, in Kufstein (Tyrol), Austria. The event aims at addressing the changing goals of our lifelong learners.…

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Skillman set crucial partnerships at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair

Skillman had a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair on April 21-22, 2021. The objective of the fair was the development of partnerships among participating institutions, which may lead to solutions for the implementation of future-focused skills development initiatives. Participants had the opportunity to learn from experts, share their experiences with others, interact with participants…

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Skillman interviews Claudio Galli from Kohler and Rossella Brindani from Cis Training School

The Skillman online interview with Claudio Galli, Director Human Resources Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Kohler, and Rossella Brindani, International Departments Manager at Cis business training school, was recently carried out and published on the Skillman official Youtube account. The interview tackled a number of topics related to skills development, green and digital transformation, micro-learning…

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