Spanish Multiplier Event


On June 24, the Regional Employment and Training Service presented the ICARO project at the Archivo Region from Murcia. The event was attended by more than a hundred professionals related to training for employment in order to transfer the need to train the long-term unemployed in 'soft skills'. The national seminar was the perfect occasion to introduce the tools and resources to the local community of professionals working on career counselling, human resources but also to adult learners, the main target audience. One of the main tools presented was the online platform "From Home to Work" which facilitates the acquisition of [...]

Spanish Multiplier Event2019-07-16T11:27:59+00:00

German Multiplier event


On June 18, the Hamburger Volkshochschule organised ICARO project national dissemination multiplier event. The event was attended by around 30 participants from different organisations were present: State Departments, chambers, AE providers, labour unions, job agency representatives and district representatives. The main discussions revolved around the need for Soft Skills in a changing and digitalized world of work (introduced by Jana Kappel, Chamber of Commerce Hamburg)  and the introduction to the ICARO project ICARO by Heike Kölln-Prisner. Following this, participants had the opportunity to discover the online the platform "From Home to Work ( “Soft skills für den Job)”  and to carry out a  [...]

German Multiplier event2019-07-16T11:38:47+00:00

It’s never too late to learn – Final Conference in Brussels


The Final Conference of ICARO – Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult Learners (Project no: 2017-1-ES01-KA202-038271) “From Home to Work” took place on 12 June at the European Committee of the Regions. The event was co-organised by the Belgian partner EfVET and the Murcia Region Office in Brussels. The event was opened by Thomas Wobben (Committee of the Regions, Director Commission for Social policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC). He stressed the importance of bringing the EU policies into the ground, local and regional contexts. Though, he recognised, the adult education, is not on the top of the agenda at the [...]

It’s never too late to learn – Final Conference in Brussels2019-07-16T11:33:44+00:00

From home to work: Germany


The pilot course “From Home to work” started in Hamburg (Germany) on 13 March and it will last for 10-12 weeks. The training is coordinated by the German partner "Hamburger Volkshochshule". This training is addressed to unemployed adult learners. to improve their employability thanks to Soft skills. VHS - Deutschsprachkurs There are 47 participants and they are all foreigners, coming from various countries including the EU area but as well as from Asia/Arabia. They all have German language comprehension on the level of B2, in fact, they are in the progress of finishing their B2-exams in German soon.  They will have [...]

From home to work: Germany2019-07-10T14:04:06+00:00

Training programme for Adult staff: open for applications


ICARO project opens the procedure to select the volunteers to be trained on soft-skills for adult educators.  Following the project’s application, five professionals will be involved in training of adult people or long-term unemployed. They will be selected by the national partners in their home countries ( Servicio Regional de Empleo y Formacion de Murcia; KEK Tehnikes Sholes Epimelitriou Irakleiou; Socialiniu Inovaciju Fondas and Hamburger Volkschoschschule).   The 5 days-training will take place in November in Hamburg. The training will be focused on: Existing good practices On line teaching environments and tools Explanation on different training modules to be delivered later with [...]

Training programme for Adult staff: open for applications2019-07-10T14:04:07+00:00

Building an innovative curriculum on soft-skills for adult learners in Europe


The project “Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult learners” (ICARO) is funded by the European Union programme, Erasmus +, and aims to design a customised, bespoke training course for adult learners with low skills to assist their (re)integration into the labour market. The project consists of a consortium of partner organisations from six European countries – Spain, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania and Ireland. ICARO will run for two years from November 2017 to August 2019. This article was originally published at Adult and Community Education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) "Adult Education Community Newsletter - Winter 2018" - see the original publication  [...]

Building an innovative curriculum on soft-skills for adult learners in Europe2019-07-10T14:04:07+00:00

Bringing soft-skills for adults to LLLP Conference


The Annual Conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform on “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education” took place at the crossroads of Bulgarian and Austrian Presidencies of the Council of the EU last July in Vienna. EfVET partners had the opportunity to introduced ICARO project at the Gallery Walk, a spot dedicated to the dissemination of EU projects.  Europe needs to place a greater focus on its citizens’ transversal skills, as described in the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, to increase their employability, but also and especially, to make socially included and active citizens. However, skills and competences in Europe are only recognized [...]

Bringing soft-skills for adults to LLLP Conference2019-07-10T14:04:07+00:00

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