ERASMUS+Opportunity 4: Initiatives for policy innovation

What is it?

In this ERASMUS+ opportunity, they are initiatives for policy innovation aiming at developing new policies or preparing their implementation.

What kind of activities?

  • Forward-looking for cooperation projects with the objective of stimulating innovative policy development.
  • European policy experimentation led by high level public authorities to experiment policy experimentation through field trials in several countries based on evaluation methods.

 

Opportunity 5: Comprehensive policy frameworks for continuing VET (Vocational education and training)

What is it?

This opportunity aims at supporting the development of public policies seeking to coordinate the provision of high quality, relevant and accessible continuing vocational education and training (CVET), ensuring an increase in the implementation of further training opportunities as part of comprehensive national, regional or local skills strategies.

The involvement of relevant National Authorities helps to ensuring that the projects contribute to a better understanding between the CVET training provisions and polices in place. The projects should demonstrate the efficiency of public authorities´ use of their steering role in defining the strategic priorities of national, regional or local skills policies and related CVET policies to create the basis for systemic reform.

What kind of activities?

This opportunity enhances activities aiming at supporting National Authorities´ effort to plan or implement policy intervention in CVET in order to secure the coherence and relevance of supply and significantly increase adults’ participation in learning. Projects may include activities such as feasibility studies, review of regulations and cost-benefit analysis on CVET, cooperation with other countries and exchange of good and innovative practices between countries, action plans and preparatory works to design and implement effective CVET interventions, research activities, forums, conferences, seminars and awareness-raising campaigns.

Whom is it addressed to?

To National Authorities in charge of CVET policies in each country of the Erasmus+ programme.ERASMUS+ Formacion Educacion Aprendizaje active involvement of national, regional or local stakeholders such as social partners, VET providers, individual companies and intermediary organizations will be an important element of the quality of the proposal.

Opportunity 6: Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships

What is it?

This opportunity enhances the submission of proposals which provide a support for small and medium sized companies offering apprenticeships, either newly engaging or substantially increasing their current supply of apprenticeships thereby supporting European projects that assist SMEs to engage in apprenticeships.

What kind of activities?

Activities such as building up capacities for intermediary bodies or using the supply chain of bigger companies to develop and set-up support structures for SMEs or activities including activities such as cooperation between the umbrella organization of existing European networks and organizations and their national members or affiliates for developing and setting up support structures for SMEs, particularly for those with no previous experience with apprentices.

Whom is it addressed to?

This action addresses to relevant intermediary bodies (such as chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, other professional organizations), relevant networks and organizations, relevant umbrella organizations at European level and their national members, VET providers and other stakeholders.


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From EMC, we encourage all of you to submit some projects under the different ERASMUS actions and to write us at info@euromconsulting.eu for receiving our help and support if needed.

Moreover, if you want to be informed on all different calls from European programs that finance projects related to the thematic of the ERASMUS+ PROGRAM or any other kind of calls for education and good practices, you can register you to our European observatory and find those calls which best fit with your organization or project in 2017.

Claire Annic – Trainee European funding consultant in EMC

ERASMUS+ERASMUS+: Civil cooperation in the field of youth and in the field of education and training

What is it?

These opportunities aim at bringing a structural support (i.e. operating grants) for:

  • The awareness of actors affected in European strategic programs in the fields of education, training and youth programs of specific action, as well as the strategy of the European Union for youth.
  • The increase in the commitment and cooperation of stakeholders affected by public authorities to set up strategies and reforms in the field of education and training as well as youth.
  • Encouraging the participation of organizations acting in the areas of education, training and youth.
  • Intensification of the participation of the actors contributing to actions and results dissemination of the strategy and program, as well as good practices among its members and beyond.

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portada webGOVeIN is a research project funded by Connecting Europe Facility programme, which aims to facilitate the adoption of the e-invoicing by public and private entities in the health sector. EMC will participate directly in the project by providing support for administrative and communication management.

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The Key Action 3 of ERASMUS+ is entitled: “Support for policy reform

The objective of this action of the ERASMUS+ program is to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of European policy agendas, in particular of the Europe 2020 strategy, the strategic framework for European cooperation in the field of education and training (ET 2020) and the EU strategy for youth.

Participating in this Key Action, the organizations will contribute to improve the quality of the education and training of the youth in Europe, will allow a transnational learning, set bases for the elaboration of cooperation politics and, finally, will establish networks in order to apply them.

Organizations will contribute to improve the participation of young people in political life through 6 opportunities:

  1. Structured dialogue.
  2. Civil society cooperation: youth.
  3. Civil society cooperation: education and training.
  4. Initiatives for policy innovation.
  5. Comprehensive policy frameworks for continuing Vocational Education and Training
  6. Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships

 

This post aims at explaining the first opportunity for the Key Action 3. You will find more information on the others key action in our next post.

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The Key Action 2 of the ERASMUS+ program is entitled: “COOPERATION FOR THE INNOVATION and THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES”

This action aims to foster opportunities for cooperation and exchange of good practices between companies and teaching organizations to modernize and strengthen the education, training and youth sector.

The Key Action 2 is intended for the development of the education sector, training and youth through five main activities:

  1. Promote strategic partnerships within the field of the education, training and youth.
  2. Promote knowledge alliances.
  3. Sector skills alliances
  4. Capacity building (higher education)
  5. Capacity building (youth)

This week, we are going to dedicate the post to the last three opportunities of key action 2 of the program. All the information about the two first opportunities can be found in the previous post.

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The Key Action 2 of the ERASMUS+ program is entitled: “COOPERATION FOR THE INNOVATION and THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES”

This action aims to foster opportunities for cooperation and exchange of good practices between companies and teaching organizations to modernize and strengthen the education, training and youth sector.

The Key Action 2 is intended for the development of the education sector, training and youth through five main activities:

  1. Promote strategic partnerships within the field of the education, training and youth.
  2. Promote knowledge alliances.
  3. Partnerships for sectoral competencies
  4. Development of capabilities for higher education
  5. The capacity for youth development

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What is the  ERASMUS + program ?

The ERASMUS + program is a program of the European Union for education, learning, youth, and sport. It aims to help young people who want to go abroad to study, to do internships in european companies or discover a new culture, getting new knowledges and experiences.  Young people who beneficiate from the ERASMUS + program get profesional and adaptation skills, which are very important  in the labour world . It also helps them to develop their open-mindedness  thanks to the knowledge of other languages and cultures and thus, helps them to understand the environment in which they live.

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SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

Taking advantage of the “European Mobility Week” is interesting to explain what is the mobility and why is spoken both lately of the mobility sustainable.

8 lecciones de movilidad para las ciudades del futuro

 

First of all clarify “What is mobility?”

For mobility it means all movements of people and goods, which are produced in a physical environment. When we talk about urban mobility we mean all shifts taking place in the city. These displacements are carried out in different means or systems of transport: car, public transport … but also walking and cycling. All with a clear goal: to bridge the gap that separates us from places where satisfy our desires or needs. Ie facilitate accessibility to certain places. So we could say that accessibility is the objective through pursues transport mobility.

Having explained the concept of Mobility and Accessibility, What is meaning of “sustainable mobility”?

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Augmented reality.

In recent times, especially since he left the Niantic company videogame Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality has begun to be in fashion in all the world, displacing even the Virtual Reality that ends not be a “reality “or rather, it does not reach an optimum level in terms of quality / price.

But do you really know what is augmented reality?

Augmented reality is to combine the real world with the virtual by a computer process, increasing the visual experience and improving the quality of communication.

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With this technology you can add visual information to reality, and create all kinds of interactive experiences: 3D product catalogs, virtual testers clothing, video games, clothing designs or rooms and more.

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Cloud Computing

To understand what is Cloud Computing, we can make the analogy with electrical power. When it started using electricity, a company needed to have a generator where it was to consume electricity. The company itself was responsible for installation and maintenance. Today you plug any device to the network, and you pay for what you have consumed.

Cloud Computing is the same concept. We no longer buy servers for our company, put a space, install multiple operating systems, platforms, applications, prepare it to service on Internet, keep it, acquire more capacity when they are small, backup … Instead there are companies that offer this infrastructure, and most importantly, with payment formats for use. If you consume fewer resources you pay less, if your company grows and you need more capacity, you pay more.

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