1. Joining forces for inclusive student mobility
Joining forces for inclusive student mobility
In the Netherlands, inclusive student mobility is high on the list of priorities of various organisations. But how do you bring these ambitions and initiatives together to make a real difference? And how can we learn and benefit from existing international networks and interesting Erasmus+ projects (such as https://www.inclusivemobility.eu/ and https://ibelong.eu/)? We will walk attendees through our approach to increase the mobility of underrepresented students and to share experiences, tips, and tricks.
Karien Coppens, ECBO, Euroguidance Netherlands
Karien has a lot of experience with multidisciplinary (research)projects. She likes to work with different partners and from different angles on issues related to learning and development. With the underlying idea that combining expertise and experiences leads to development and/or sustainability. As a researcher Karien has experience with themes such as (educational) careers, transitions, inclusive education, and the use of data.
2. Making international volunteering services more inclusive
Making international volunteering services more inclusive
Kristofer Lengert, Servicestelle WeltWegWeiser/ Jugend Eine Welt, Austria
Kristofer Lengert is a Graduate Political Scientist and WeltWegWeisers Specialist Officer for Inclusion and Quality Development in international voluntary services. Before he joined the WeltWegWeiser-Team of Jugend Eine Welt at the beginning of 2018, he worked for NGOs and foundations in the areas of development cooperation, international solidarity and human rights.
3. Jobs without any borders
Jobs without any borders
Matthias Rauhut, EURES Germany / ZAV-Bonn, Germany
Matthias Rauhut is currently working as EURES-Advisor and job placement agent in the centralised placement office (ZAV-Bonn) in Germany since 2001. The main focus of his work is to advise about rules and regulations within the European labour market in the EURES network as well as ensuring the implementation of EURES services in Germany. He also helps interested job seekers from Germany to develop their careers or education in European and other countries.
Gerhard Bogensperger, euRes aUSTRIA / AMS SalZBURG
Gerhard Bogensperger has been working as a EURES Advisor since 1999 and also as EURES coordinator for the Salzburg Labour Market Service (AMS) since 2011. The main task of his work is the coordination of placement projects and the cooperation within the European labour market administrations in the EURES network, as well ensuring the implementation of EURES services in the Federal Province of Salzburg. EURES within the Salzburg Labour Market Service focuses on recruiting workers from the European Union and advising job seekers looking for employment in Europe.
4. Future Time Traveller — Digital Inclusion in Career Guidance for Generation Z
future time traveller
The future is now, and as the world is developing faster than ever before through technological advancements this has brought new possibilities to the world of career guidance and development. Digital innovations create opportunities to empower young people, improve society and grow economies. Individuals risk falling behind if they do not have the right skills to adapt and businesses will struggle to innovate and grow if they cannot find appropriately skilled workers. The Future Time Traveller project, a career game in 3D virtual world for exploring the future trends, jobs and skills, is committed to transforming the lives of Generation Z through career guidance that incorporates innovative and immersive games-based learning scenarios for preparing the next generation for the jobs of the future.
This ‘Innovation workshop’ will discuss the importance and potential of game-based career guidance in discovering the jobs of the future; the skills young people will need in an increasingly digitised world and how to incorporate such technology into your provision. It will include a demonstration of (with the option to try) the ‘Future Time traveller’ game we have developed which allows young people to explore the range of jobs that could exist in the Year 2050!
Felix J Prince Kankwamba, Aspire-international, Euroguidance UK
Felix J Prince Kankwamba works for Aspire igen in Bradford, the largest careers and training organisation in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Felix studied both his BA (Politics & Peace) and MA (Media Studies) in the city and just completed a MSc (Management with Marketing). Felix has a passion for young people having worked in alternative and higher Education for over 10 years, organising volunteering opportunities abroad and leading prison art courses.
5. Profiling Asylum Seekers’ and Refugees’ skills
profiling asylum seekers’ and refugees’ skills
“EU skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals” is addressed to an early recognition of prior life and work experiences of asylum seekers/refugees. This tool is being tested within FORWORK project (EASI programme) led by ANPAL (IT).
During the Workshop we would like to present the tool and to exchange views on how this mapping tool could be linked to the EUP Portfolio to better manage migrants’ work experience, education and training.
Monica Lippolis, Euroguidance Italy
Researcher at ANPAL, the Italian National Agency for Active Labour Policies. Expert in language training and educational design. Currently she is responsible for the National Contact Point Euroguidance Italy that provides information activities on transnational mobility and on the European networking. From 2000 to 2017, she coordinated Erasmus+ VET National Authority activities for the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies where she built her expertise in lifelong learning and the European Language Label. She coordinated the Europass and EQF National Contact Points and, was a full member of the Italian Working Group, which delivered the First National Reference Report to the EQF (2013).
Valeria Scalmato, EUROPASS Italy
Valeria Scalmato is currently in charge of Europass Italy, at ANPAL (National Agency for Active Labour Market Policies)- Italy. She worked on vocational training for youth and, in particular, on support measures for early school leaving. She is managing Forwork (Fostering Opportunities of Refugee WORKers), an EasI funded project, addressed to asylum seekers and refugees for their insertion in the labour market.
6. A Shared Learning Environment for Eures, Euroguidance, Eurodesk and Europass
A shared Learning Environment For Eures, Euroguidance, Eurodesk and Europass
At different workshops at the Learning by Leaving conferences in Cologne and Cagliari we discovered that our four networks have the following in common:
- We are all working in the field of mobility, either for study or for work,
- there is a lot to be learned about internationalisation,
- the necessary knowledge for the different networks overlaps quite a bit,
- all networks deal with regular personnel changes, which leads to regular need for training;
In Cagliari the idea was posted to share training materials in an open digital learning environment, containing study material, online assessment, and the possibility to reward and motivate learners (=ourselves!) with open badges.
In this workshop a first working version will be presented and you will have the opportunity to work with it.
The main goal of the workshop is to change ideas on how to take this initiative further.
Please bring laptop or tablet!
Peter Heeling, Europass Netherlands
Peter has been working for The National Europass centre of The Netherlands since 2013. He is responsible for digital platforms, content & design and marketing activities.
Erik van den Broek, Europass Netherlands
Erik has a background in IT and works for Europass since 2005. He is involved in projects around open badges and online learning.
7. DINAMO — A Distance Training on Mobility in Guidance
The workshop will introduce and discuss the e‑training tool DINAMO, including four modules to support and train guidance professionals:
1. The presentation of the challenges of mobility
2. The use of European tools that promote mobility (ECTS, Erasmus+, Europass, etc.)
3. Various forms that mobility can take throughout life
4. Development of mobility advice for guidance professionals.
Yvan Couallier, Euroguidance France
Yvan Couallier is a psychologist guidance advisor, engaged with the Euroguidance Network since 7 years. At the International Guidance Centre in Lyon, France, he helps students to manage their project abroad. He also trains professionals in the field of guidance, by using the online platform DINAMO.
8. Mobility for ALL – Tools to Make Mobility Programmes More Inclusive
Mobility for all
How can institutions make their mobility programmes more inclusive? In the workshop, obstacles and opportunities will be discussed. Experiences from Spanish beneficiary institutions will be shared with testimonials demonstrating how to overcome different kind of barriers and progress towards real inclusive programmes.Participants will have the opportunity to become acquainted with different tools used by the Spanish National Agency Erasmus+ that can help make programmes more inclusive and reflect society.
Angeles Fernández Melón, Europass Spain
Laura González Carrasco, Europass Spain
9. Euro-Quest — Promoting Educational Mobility Across Europe
The workshop will facilitate an open discussion about how all four of our networks (Europass, Eurodesk, Euroguidance, Eures) could work together to support inclusion in mobility, exploring current practice and future possibilities.
The following two examples will be presented:
“Euro-Quest”, developed by Euroguidance Ireland /NCGE, is a resource for Secondary Level students in Ireland. It is a new, free to use blended learning programme, designed for Transition Year students, promoting educational mobility across Europe.
The “Time to Move” Eurodesk Europe-wide campaign informs young people and those who work with them about opportunities to work, study, train and volunteer in Europe.
Orla Ní Cheallaigh, NCGE, Euroguidance Ireland
Orla Ní Cheallaigh is a Guidance Counsellor who holds the position of ‘Euroguidance Officer’ in NCGE. She has worked with young people in schools for 10 years as a guidance counsellor, programme co-ordinator, and language teacher.
Malgorzata Fiedot Davies, Eurodesk Ireland
Malgorzata Fiedot Davies has been working as the Eurodesk Ireland Coordinator with Léargas, the National Agency of Erasmus+, since 2003. She studied languages and literature and enjoys communicating, networking and creating links between people and organisations.
10. Inclusion of Underprivileged Groups in Mobility
Inclusion of Underprivileged Groups in mobility
Underprivileged groups experience many obstacles in mobility – sometimes invisible ones. The goal of this workshop is to experience and discuss such obstacles as well as to identify solutions to reduce them.
How can our networks contribute to a more inclusive mobility? Let’s find out!
Gabriela Kabotova, Euroguidance Czech Republic
Gabriela studied International development studies at the Palacky University in Olomouc. In her current work for the Euroguidance network she finds inspiration from her study and work experiences abroad in Finland, Spain or Netherlands. She has been a member of the Czech Euroguidance team for the past 3 years.
Dominique Droth, Euroguidance Germany
Dominique is member of the German Euroguidance Centre and trainer for Intercultural Awareness for the Federal Employment Agency of Germany.
He perceives himself as a true European and loves to travel around the world to experience new cultures.
11. EMOL — 5G-Ready Environment for International Europass Mobility Issuing
EMOL — 5G ready environment for International Europass mobility Issuing
Presentation of a new system for issuing Europass Mobility in Poland. Digitalization by developing online application for issuing the documents secured with a non-qualified electronic signature in terms to optimize the costs, time and human resources engaged.
The application launched on October 1, 2019. It allows you to carry out the entire process using a smartphone. The documents are confirmed with digitally secured emails without any inconvenience related to setting up an account for non-state hosting partners.
The final document is equipped with an intelligent code (QR) to be verified by each interested party: employer, HR specialist, headhunter, university, college, university and others. Everything designed and configured to support former participants of mobility projects on their future path, education and entering labor markets. During the workshop, participants will be able to see what the process of creating and obtaining a document looks like. Participants will learn about the assumptions and detailed system specifications.
piotr Głusiec , Europass Poland
Piotr Głusiec — a specialist in the team of the Polish National Europass Center operating within the structure of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System — National Agency of the Erasmus Program in Poland.
In addition to promotional and informational activities, he is responsible for handling the program as well as conducting presentations, workshops and trainings related to Europass.
12. Inclusion or Illusion? Reaching Disadvantaged youngsters
Inclusion or Illusion?
Reaching disadvantaged young people is challenging. We are exploring and identifying this issue from the perspective of the networks. After clarifying the theoretical concept, good practices and experiences will be introduced during practical workshops. By the end of the group work, it will be revealed: is it inclusion or illusion in practice?
Zsófia Bertalan (Eurodesk hungary)
is the national coordinator of Eurodesk Hungary since 2017 and works in the youth field for 11 years.
She is responsible for the coordination of a network of 30 local Eurodesk multipliers in Hungary. Currently, her main focus is capacity building of the Eurodesk network in youth information and to support youth outreach in rural areas. She holds an MA in Sociology.
Diána Baranyi (Europass Hungary)
has been working with Europass since June 2018. Her main responsibilities include communication with partners and multipliers, overseeing and providing information to ensure the smooth daily functioning of HU NEC.
She is also responsible for Erasmus+ VET communication related tasks at the National Agency. Previously she worked as a project assistant of Tempus Public Foundation’s Knowledge Management unit. She holds an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies and a BA in Andragogy.