The fourth transnational meeting of EXPERTISE has taken place from the 28th to the 31st of October 2018. The town of Póvoa de Varzim has hosted two representatives of each partner country and organisation in order to participate in this Erasmus+ initiative. The main objective of the meeting was to get know better Proandi and its practice to work with young people. In order to continue with the project approach of training youth workers and professionals through the exchange of good practices at transnational level, this activity allowed the Portuguese partner of the project to share its expertise on tools for young people education. According to this, attendees interacted with students of Proandi and together have discussed terms such as what is an emotion, the importance of emotional intelligence in different environments, etc. as base of the good practice shared by the hosting organisation. The main goal of this practice was to apply one tool which could allow the evaluation of emotions and know how to manage them in a work environment. This tool is called Mood Meter and it is used to recognize and understand our emotions and those of others in terms of energy and pleasantness. It can be applied in multiple areas and adapted according to the working target groups. Beside the work on this practice, the partners’ representatives have worked on the administration and bureaucracy issues of the project, as well as on fixing the dates for the two and last meetings of the project.
EXPERTISE, a new European initiative to exchange good practices for employment focused on young people
Organisations from 6 different countries will work together on this transnational project focused on providing interpersonal and intrapersonal skills for the labour market to young people.
From the 13th to the 16th of December of 2017 the first transnational meeting (M1) of EXPERTISE will take place. Two representatives of each partner country and partner organisation will meet in Logroño (Spain) in order to start with the exchange of good practices of this European project.
“EXPERTISE: Exchange of practices to educate, recognise and train inclusive skills for employment” is a 24-month strategic partnership at international level that will be implemented between the 01/09/2017 and the 31/08/2019 thanks to the support of the Key Action 2 of the European Commission and its Erasmus+ programme. Coordinated by the Paula Montal school of Logroño (Spain) in cooperation with ASPECT (Bulgaria), ACP (Greece), VsIEduplius (Lithuania), WSBiNoZ (Poland) and PROANDI (Portugal), this initiative aims to overcome the needs that trainers and educators of young people with fewer opportunities currently face to provide them those interpersonal skills and intrapersonal competences required to guarantee their social inclusion and facilitate their jump from the training and education field to the labour market. Thanks to an interactive work between education bodies, private training entities and non-profit organisations, EXPERTISE will allow to create a cooperation framework to make possible an exchange of good practices at European level related to the training of youth for employability but focused on the self-analysis and active empowerment of its beneficiaries. In order to make this possible, the project will carry out six transnational meetings (one on each partner country) with the objective of allowing their attendees to get to know the training programmes on employability of youth on risk of exclusion of the partner organisations, promote the interaction among their teams towards their professional development and discover their most successful methodologies on the mentioned field that will be replicated and tested afterwards by the staff and beneficiaries of all the project partners on their countries.
International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.