Motivation and Information
1) “Peer to Peer” concepts on mobility information
The best way to reach a young person is within or by their own peergroup – Eurodesk Poland established 2016 the euroclasses initiative to inform secondary school pupils about their chances in Europe via ready-made info-sessions. Eurodesk Germany developed out of this a peer to peer learning concept called “Fernwehlotsen” for young people interested in the field of mobility. Another examples of peer to peer education is the network EuroApprentices, that has been set up following the initiative EuroPeers. The National Agency Education for Europe has started EuroApprentices as a pilot in 2017 together with the National Agencies of five countries. Learn more about these creative concepts on mobility information and discuss further cooperation ideas in this workshop.
(Dawid Wójcicki – Eurodesk Poland, Robert Helm-Pleuger – Eurodesk Germany, Kristin Wilkens – NA BIBB, EuroApprentices)
2) A Network Cooperation concept “Navigator2017”: a thematic day on employability
In line with the activities of Europass, Euroguidance, EURES and Eurodesk the NAVIGATOR aims at connecting mobility related knowledge and good practice which are present in the fields of employment, youth, education, training and career orientation. The primary target group of the thematic day was stakeholders and experts of employment, education, youth and career guidance, who are responsible to provide support for learning and employment mobility. Besides the NAVIGATOR other examples of cooperation of the networks in Hungary are presented. We will discuss the transferability of the formats and exchange ideas of cooperation.
(Anett Arany – Europass Hungary, Zsófia Bertalan – Eurodesk Hungary)
3) Information and motivation campaigns on mobility and mobility networks
All four networks are working in the field of information and thrive to engage citizens into European awareness especially through a mobility experience. One of the biggest challenges we have to cope is: how to reach a maximum number in mobility interested, or potentially interested, people? The other challenge is how to inform mobility participants about all the benefits they can gain from various EU networks. One solution is EU-wide information and motivation campaigns. In this workshop, we will have a closer look at different campaigns run by our networks but we also would like to work on the idea of a joint campaign on learning mobility within our four networks.
(Zsolt Marton – Eurodesk Brussels Link, Sigita Remeikiene – Europass Lithuania)
Training and Qualification
4) Qualifying and Certification Models
How to qualify information workers, recognise the competences gained throughout the years and increase both quality and motivation? One way is to establish a competence framework, together with creative assessment and certification methods to assess and recognise such professional development. In this workshop, we will have a closer look at existing qualifying and certification models within our four networks and discuss the idea of a central coordination around what is common to our networks and how to better recognise the “youth information worker” profession at European and national level.
(Audrey Frith – Eurodesk Brussels Link, Giovanni Maccioni – Eurodesk Italy)
5) E-ways for competence development of guidance professionals
Guidance professionals are catalysts in encouraging individuals to seize opportunities for learning mobility abroad. How can the international dimension in guidance be supported through ICT tools? The Euroguidance centers of Estonia and Sweden offer an insight into the use of ICT for the competence development of guidance professionals. Various methods for distance learning are presented, and the workshop will open up for mutual exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of ICT in the context of guidance and mobility.
(Nina Ahlroos – Euroguidance Sweden, Margit Rammo – Euroguidance Estonia)
6) MOOCs as a format for large-scale training and qualification
In this workshop you will learn about the concept and implementation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a format for Adult Education. The Workshop will be based on the experiences of the so far biggest MOOC in Adult Education in the German speaking world, the so called EBmooc, which has been developed and evaluated by a team around workshop leader Dr. Birgit Aschemann (CONEDU/Austria). We will discuss how the format could be used within our networks as a format for training and qualification or as a format directed at endusers.
(Alexandra Enzi – Europass Österreich, Karin Kulmer – Conedu Austria)
7) Guide my way – a European guidance concept for international mobility of the youth
The goal of international career guidance is to help young people to make a proper career choice and to support them as they progress in their planning of moving abroad. The Guidance Concept Guide My W@y focuses on a practice-orientated and systematic elaboration of career guidance methods. It has been realized by the active involvement of the target group of EURES/EUROGUIDANCE and other counsellors. Following a presentation of the concept, single modules will be discussed in smaller groups.
(Prof. Dr. Florian Kreutzer – University of Applied Sciences of the Federal Employment Agency of Germany)
8) Virtual vs. personal guidance – finding the right balance
In this workshop we will present and discuss different ways of addressing and advising clients (e.g. textchat, videochat, European Online Job Days etc.). Further, we want to explore the advantages of innovative, online tools and how they can help advisors in the guidance process. At the same time, we will take a look at the limits of online guidance and the importance of personal guidance.
(Jeanette von Zelewski – EURES Germany, Dominic Erfkamp – Euroguidance Germany)
9) Working for the European Union public administration – Developing interculturality and identity capitals
Did you know that there are altogether some 50.000 European citizens working for the European Union institutions? Out of them around 6.500 are employed by the decentralized EU agencies located across the member states. The main motives for people to work for the EU public administration are professional achievement, career development, social networks, cultural orientation and interests, and esteem- and status-building. Growing to one’s professional potential while working in an international environment attracts many. This workshop will explore and discuss the development of interculturality and identity capitals in relation to careers within the EU services.
(Mika Launikari – Euroguidance Finland)
10) The employers’ view on mobility chances
This workshop highlights how employers see the qualifications that foreigners bring into a German company as well as what they expect from sending employees abroad. Besides a representative of an SME we welcome an employee of a German craft chamber who will share his / her experience. Which skills and competences do people acquire through an experience abroad and how does it translate into added value for the company? How can certifying processes meet the expectations of employers regarding these acquired skills and competences?
(Dr. Lena Sundheimer – EURES Germany, Martina Sommer – Handwerkskammer Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Stade)
11) Online badges – a creative tool for the certification of mobility experiences
Some partners from the Eurodesk and the Europass network are using open badges already for a couple of years. The system of online badges can be used in non-formal or formal learning situations and mobility experiences.
In this workshop we will learn what open badges are, and how they are already used in some interesting projects. We will cover how to create an open badge system and have a look at existing open badge certification processes. We will sketch how they could be applied within the new Europass and we will discuss if a joint open badge structure could be created for our four networks.
(Johannes Bergunder – Eurodesk Magdeburg (Germany), Dik van der Wal – Europass Netherlands, Erik van den Broek – Europass Netherlands)