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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

With the experience gained from a three-year pilot project in which we built up inclusive struc­tures in inter­na­tional volun­teering, we invite partic­i­pants to learn from good examples of how to make volun­teering programmes acces­sible to all, regardless of whether someone has a disability or not. In ten steps, all phases of the inclusive volunteer placement process are taken into consid­er­ation: Beginning with the inclusive target group approach and the organ­i­sa­tional planning of the volunteer placement to the commu­ni­cation with the project partner abroad and the inclusive training design up to the promotion of the peer-to-peer-approach.

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

EURES-Germany (ZAV-Bonn) and EURES-Austria (AMS-Salzburg State) teamed up with a Job-Centre in Lower Saxony (City of Hamelin) to help a small group of long-term job seekers find jobs in Austria´s tourism sector. The aim of the workshop is to demon­strate the necessary pre-selection for recruitment in local Job-Centres and to discuss the main goal of the project, namely integration into the job market on a long term basis to help i.e. job seekers with educa­tional challenges and giving them a perspective in the future.

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

 

Dinamo

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 

Euro-Quest

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

EMOL5G 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.