European digital decade: goals for 2030

On 9 March 2021, the Commission presented a vision and outlook for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. This vision for the EU’s digital decade is built around four cardinal points: Skills, Infrastructure, Business, and Government. The objectives specifically for these four cardinal points can be summarised as follows: Skills ICT practitioners: 20 million + gender…

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Unboxing the MFF Session II — Accessing Direct Grant Funding Programmes

The training will start in2021/09/22 14:30:00 (September 24th, 10:30/12:30 CET) 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 Financial Framework (MFF), its long-term budget for 2021-2027. Together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, the MFF represents an unprecedented €1.8…

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Adaptive expertise

The webinar was hosted on (September 9th, 14:00/15:00 CET) Background and focus:  Classroom situations around the world are becoming more and more diverse due to factors such as migration, multiculturalism, and inclusion. In order for educators to increase their output quality, these challenges should be addressed within a classroom and environmental context.  Many educators still…

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs global

Some days ago we introduced the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme aimed at facilitating business exchanges between New Entrepreneurs and experienced Host Entrepreneurs in Europe. Would you instead like to do an experience with an entrepreneur from Singapore? From 2018 it is possible to establish a business-to-business exchange in Singapore, Israel, and some USA states.…

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: a huge opportunity at hand

Today, we will introduce a European mobility scheme for entrepreneurs, called Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, initiated by the European Commission in 2009. The programme aims to offer opportunities to aspiring or newly established entrepreneurs to go abroad within Europe to develop their entrepreneurial competencies in running a small business with an experienced entrepreneur, for a…

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Here is a successful story of students’ mobility in Italy

Last spring, the Italy Mobility team (that manages students’ mobility programs in Pistoia, Italy) had the pleasure of welcoming two new groups from Fundacion Benefico Docente Ciudad de los Muchachos (Spain). For the fifth year in a row, Jaime González, the Erasmus+ project coordinator at Ciudad de los Muchachos, has chosen Pistoia as the destination…

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Why is VET mobility so successful in Italy?

Since their introduction in 1987, European Mobility programmes have been very successful. Among the different kinds of Erasmus Plus projects, we can find vocational education and training VET mobilities. The purpose of these activities funded by Erasmus+ is to provide learning opportunities to individuals and to support internationalization and institutional development of VET providers and…

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Tailor-made upskilling for the Factory of the Future

The webinar was held on (July 15th, 15:00/16:00 CET) Background and focus:  The H2020 project FIT4FoF identifies new skills and job profiles for Industry 4.0 and develops a unique educational and training framework tailor-made to all relevant actors, including the shop-floor workforce. During this event, we learned from several project partners  about the approach to…

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FREASCO: free from sexism and sexual harassment at school

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world, affecting individuals everywhere, with consequences that reach beyond the individual and can affect entire families and communities. Humanitarian crises and situations of fragility more broadly can exacerbate exposure to different forms of GBV. GBV interventions refer to core crisis programming…

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How educational institutions can tackle GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Gender-based violence is a continuum, whose foundations can be found in everyday attitudes and behaviours that are often left unchallenged. It describes the violence that targets individuals or groups on the basis of their gender. This includes physical, mental, or sexual harm as well as the threat of this harm and coercion. “Sexual violence”, “violence…

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Why addressing GBVH(Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment) is important in the education sector

In a truly democratic society, there should be no place for any kind of discrimination or violence.  Gender education should be considered at all levels, at all annual groups and curricula to improve education in this subject. GBVH that occurs in educational institutions on a systematic basis has long-term impacts on students’ learning, health, wellbeing,…

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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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