In the face of the current climate crisis, tomorrow’s jobs require skills that meet the demands of the green and digital transformation. Investments in greening VET are considered a cornerstone of the process as they can have positive impacts on several levels: They improve the employability of workers and the productivity of enterprises as they reflect current and future labour market needs; they support sustainable lifestyles and increase awareness and motivation to develop a green culture; Weiterlesen
COVID-19 has catalyzed the shift to hybrid and full-time remote working. In PROSPER we believe this transformation is to be welcomed: when effectively managed, remote working brings innumerable benefits to companies and staff including greater autonomy, flexibility and productivity. However, the large-scale move to remote working presents many challenges, in particular new management skills are required to supervise staff virtually. Weiterlesen
During 2020 and 2021 Europe has gone through an extremely uncertain time with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has given rise to a wide array of conspiracy theories related to the pandemic, for example, that the pandemic is a hoax, that the virus was created in a laboratory and that vaccination against Covid-19 is a cover-up for microchipping people. Weiterlesen
Care4Carers has been formed as a strategic partnership to strengthen the position of family carers on the labour market developing individually tailored supporting offers for the target group to: Weiterlesen
Europe’s future economic competitiveness and prosperity depend crucially on its ability to fully utilise its labour resources including through the extension of employment periods over the life course. In addition, demographic ageing is one of the driving forces behind the Europe 2020 employment target to increase labour force participation across the EU. For social support systems to remain viable as Europe’s population ages, more people need to work and stay in work for longer over their lifetimes. To achieve this the adoption of appropriate, age-sensitive policies and practices that enable and encourage older workers to remain in or re-enter the labour market must be achieved. Weiterlesen
In recent years, significant progress has been made in understanding climate change, its causes and consequences, but there is also a huge flow of misinformation designed to confuse the public and generate doubt about the existence of climate change. Media and social media became the vehicle of the main fake news. The majority of youngsters are becoming more aware of the climate crises and consider the fight against climate chance a crucial task to address. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to counter climate myths with scientific facts. This enables them to spread truthful information and attitudes about our climate among older people. Weiterlesen
Nach einer durch die Pandemie bedingten Verlängerung und einer Pause in der Zwischenzeit geht das Projekt BG2D nun langsam zu Ende. Das finale Treffen ist für den 29.09.2021 geplant. Es wurden einige vorbildliche Vorgehensweisen zur Verringerung der digitalen Kluft für Senioren gefunden, und das Weißbuch wird im Moment zusammengestellt. Durch die Covid-19 Situation hat sich auch der Blick auf die Vermittlung von digitalen Kenntnissen für Senioren deutlich geändert – es gibt einen erhöhten Bedarf und stark erhöhte Aufmerksamkeit für diese Problematik. Weiterlesen
The pandemic of COVID-19 has a significant impact on the mental health of the European population. Social restrictions, a sense of uncertainty for the future and the spread of terrifying news have affected youth, increasing their level of anxiety, stress and depression. In particular, youth living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other mental health disorders experienced a greater increase of anxiety because of an abrupt change in their daily routine, the difficulty of access to therapy and special education services. In most cases, parents have become their only caregivers. Weiterlesen
We live in a tech-driven world where school plays a strategic role in preparing the younger generation to the new digital and technological society. From the schoolteachers’ point of view there are two main challenges to face: to spread relevant digital competences among learners and teachers and, to transform learning and teaching approaches in order to include data literacy competences in school curricula.
Despite the increased role of digital curation tools and platforms in the daily life of social network users, little attention has been paid to the competencies and dispositions that Educators and Trainers (and adult learners) need to develop in order to effectively use digital technologies to curate learning content for themselves and others. Adult Educators are increasingly confronted with the challenge of creating and managing digital content to enhance learning effectiveness.
The IMAGES (I Manage and Empower My Skills) project aims to support managers of third sector not-for-profit organisations to identify their skills and further development needs, and provide them with opportunities to develop their competences in a way that is useful to their organisation, as well as create opportunities to transfer their competences from one EU Member State to another.
An increasing number of European countries is implementing online civic and commercial services to enable easier, cheaper and faster administrative operations for citizens. The future trend is obvious: the demand of such services will increase and so will the implementation by governments and businesses. Even though e-Government and e-Commerce offer many benefits, using such services requires a certain amount of digital skills and know-how, which some people lack.
Engaging Youth with Urban Gardening Activities
Community urban gardens are operated jointly and through volunteer commitment, offering a space where social inclusion, community spirit, learning and solidarity can be strengthened. They provide an opportunity for creative activities, contributions to the community, Weiterlesen