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27-09-2021

MATCHMAKING in the field of education/lifelong learning, October 8th 2021 - feel invited!

Feel invited to the second virtual matchmaking event organised by the FIRST Network! The event is expected to gather participants from Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal and more. Participants from any European country are welcomed.

Time and place: Friday, October 8th, 10.00 - 11.30 CET; Zoom

The aims of the event is facilitating the European cooperation in the field of culture/arts/cultural heritage through creating a platform for experiences exchange and new partnerships building and/or preparing to designing successful application for Erasmus+ small scale grant.

Addressees: Representatives of organisations/institutions/enterprises/informal groups related to education, interested in European cooperation in the field of culture/arts/cultural heritage.
We especially invite beginners in European cooperation.

Draft programme: At the first part of the event you would learn some good practices related to European cooperation in the field of education/lifelong learning - specific projects examples. You would also learn You would also learn about one of the possibilities to co-finance European cooperation in this field – Erasmus+, small scale partnerships (just 2 partners needed….)

The second part of the event will take place in 'breakout rooms' - smaller international groups. There you would have the possibility to present your project idea, exchange experiences, initiate new partnership(s), build your European network or just listen to the discussion if you chose so...

The detailed programme is available HERE.

Registration: The registration to the event will be opened by October 7th, 23:59 CET. The participation is limited to 40 persons. while registering - please tell us about your particular interests in the subject - we'll do our best to assign you to the group of similiar interests. The registration form is available HERE.

 

24-09-2021

IN SEPTEMBER WE ARE GOING TO A CRAFTS COURSE TO NORWAY.

For five days, 27.09.2021 – 1.10.2021, the whole FAIE team is attending a course „Handicrafts for lifelong learning” in Norway. We are going with the managers and educators of our two Partners in education – the Zawierciański Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku and the Seniors Club run by the Caritas Diecezji Bielsko-Żywieckiej. We would be 10 persons in total.

The host organisation is the Norwegian expert in preserving and keeping the immaterial cultural heritage – the Norges Husflidslag.

In the course programme there is, among others: wool embroidery, small looms, ribbons making, jewelry of aspen wood, decorating with self-hardening clay. To move a bit – folk dance workshops.

We are learning how to make the senior adults’ education more attractive, more fun, more motivating to lifelong learning.

Project: “The languages of creativity. Good practices for the golden age educators”.

Co-financing: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA1, Educational Mobilities.

 

16-08-2021

FOR AUGUST – GOING TO JOB-SHADOWING IN SLOVENIA! FOCUS: CULTUR/ARTS/EDUCATION.

For a week, 19 – 25 of August, the whole FAIE team is going to job-shadow the cultural/artistic/educational activities in Slovenia. We are going with our two partners in education – the Association of Local Activities Spichlerz and the Podkultura Association. We would be 10 persons in total.

Our host-organisation will be JSKD - Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities – a national umbrella for artistic/cultural/creative activities in Slovenia.

We are starting at a double-international theatre-film-music festival: Future Telling 3 + Festival Vizije in Koper. Then moving to Ljubljana to meet the JSKD team in their headquarters.

All the mobility participants are all working in the field of adult learning (adult education). We are all searching for new knowledge, inspiration and contacts in Europe.

For the foto/film-diary – feel free to see our FB page:)

Project: "Co-creation as a leverage for Lifelong learning".

Co-financing: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA1, Educational Mobilities.

 

16-04-2021

MATCHMAKING around CULTURE/ARTS/HERITAGE, June 25th - feel ivited to join the event!

Feel invited to the first virtual matchmaking event organised by the FIRST Network! The event is expected to gather participants from Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Iceland and Portugal.

Time and place: Friday, June 25th, 11.00 - 12.30 CET; Zoom

The aim of the event is facilitating the European cooperation in the field of culture/arts/cultural heritage through creating a platform for experiences exchange and new partnerships building.

Addressees: Representatives of organisations/institutions/enterprises/informal groups related to education, interested in European cooperation in the field of culture/arts/cultural heritage.
We invite both experienced international projects realisers and beginners in the field of European cooperation.

Draft programme: At the first part of the event you would learn some good practices related to European cooperation in the field of arts/culture/heritage - specific projects examples. You would also learn about one of the possibilities to co-finance European cooperation in this field - the Creative Europe Programme.

The second part of the event will take place in 'breakout rooms' - smaller international groups. There you would have the possibility to present your project idea, exchange experiences, initiate new partnership(s), build your European network or just listen to the discussion if you chose so...

The detailed programme is available HERE.

Registration: The registration to the event will be opened by June 22nd, 23:59 CET. The participation is limited to 40 persons. while registering - please tell us about your particular interests in the subject - we'll do our best to assign you to the group of similiar interests. The registration form is available HERE.

 

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31-05-2021
FEEL INVITED TO GET INSPIRED! Read the report “Encouraging inclusive culture. Baseline Report of the EU project BOOST”.

What could be the success factors and challenges for promoting societal benefits – such as social inclusion, social cohesion, active citizenship - through cultural and artistic activities?

Read the summaries of the 30 interviews conducted in 5 EU countries: Poland, Austria, Denmark, Slovenia and Ireland. We have spoken to the animators, leaders and managers of culture/arts/cultural heritage field organisations working with theatre, dance, choirs, visual arts, orchestras, running culture centres and museums, organising music festivals, promoting crafts and the craftsmen…

Some of them are specialised in working with people with fewer opportunities – as those with disabilities, of a migrant background, living on rural/sparsely populated areas, in the situation of homelessness...
Some of them – perform for the ‘general’ public, just do their best to be inclusive.

The aim of the baseline survey was to identify the pre-conditions, success factors and main barriers of social benefit promotion in amateur arts and voluntary culture activities in order to define categories and levels that need to be considered in a benchmarking system – the tool supporting inclusivity the BOOST team intents to design and test.

The report is available in English HERE

 

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27-04-2021

SUMMARY – THE PREPARATORY MEETINGS FAIE - ÅPENHET (NO)

We have found an interesting potential partner in Norway, we got the financial support for the preparatory visit and we have planned a meeting in a beautiful Norway together.

Due to the pandemic situation in the EU we have re-scheduled the meeting several times; we have even prolonged the period of the project realisation.

At the end we decided to meet online… During several meetings we have learnt about our organisations, priorities, activities, expertise and strengths. We have also discussed some ideas for the future project cooperation.

The result: We have a new, interesting partner and new, interesting cooperation plansJ

Co-financing: The European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA FM) and Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.


15-04-2021

ONE MORE YEAR TO LEARN: How to effectively work on the verge of education and culture.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU it was impossible for us to meet our Host-Partners from Slovenia, Denmark and The Netherlands. We didn’t really want do it virtually. Fortunately, our mobility project got prolonged by a year – by May 2022.

Projekt: "Co-creation as a leverage for Lifelong learning".

Co-financing: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA1, Educational Mobilities.



International cooperation. How to start it well? FEEL INVITED TO THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE! Kraków, Poland, 21 – 22 of September 2020**

It is our pleasure to invite all interested in international cooperation and lifelong learning to the international conference valorising the key outcomes of the “First-time international projects realisers support network” project.

The Conference will take place 21 - 22 of September 2020 at The Guest House of the Tyniec Abbey in Tyniec (next to Kraków). The conference starts at 1 pm September 21st and ends at 3 pm September 22nd.

The aim of the conference is   to capitalise the 2 – year long cooperation of five civil society organisations from five European countries: Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Denmark.

During the conference the following main outcomes of the project will be presented and discussed:
- The
Multilateral Survey Report on good practices and success stories at supporting international projects managers in the adult education civil society organisations.
- The Multilateral Research Report on key competences of international project managers in the adult education civil society.
- The ‘SUPPORT PORTAL’ for the first time international projects realisers.
- The mentoring and e-mentoring system for the first-time international project realisers.
- The training course curricula and open educational resources for the first time international projects realisers.

Last but not least, during the conference, a network of civil society organizations representing the adult education sector – The FIRST Network - will be presented.   The aim of the FIRST Network will be to contribute to strengthening the capacity of these organizations to work internationally, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world.

The conference programme

To register to the conference, please fill in the form available here: Register to the conference!
Registrations to the conference will be opened by August 15th, 23:59 CET.

If you would like to participate in the conference, but are unable to join us in Kraków, we offer you the possibility to participate actively online. To register to the conference online, please fill in the form available here: Register to the conference online!

** In case if the epidemic situation caused by Covid-19 in Europe worsens, the conference may take place online only.

 

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NEW FAIE'S PROJECT: “Boost Social Inclusion in Amateur Arts and Voluntary Culture” [Acronym: BOOST]

Title: “Boost Social Inclusion in Amateur Arts and Voluntary Culture”

Short description:
During the last years, an increased European interest in the potential of amateur arts and voluntary culture in fostering social inclusion can be witnessed. This is reflected in a range of publications and projects focussing on this interconnection (Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe report 2018; European Commission 2018; European Research Partnership on Cultural and Creative Spillovers 2019; Matarasso 2018; Culture Action Europe 2018).

Based on this data, own research, and results of the former Erasmus+ project BRIDGING, the rationale behind this new project is that amateur arts and voluntary culture enhances social inclusion. Many learning providers in the field know for the potential of their work to support social inclusion. Yet, how this can be done and what categories and practical questions need to be considered when working on this objective is often unclear.

The project BOOST aims at empowering learning providers in the sector of amateur arts and voluntary culture to contribute to social inclusion.
The overall aim is to
support lifelong learning providers in the sector of amateur arts, voluntary culture, and heritage to work more consciously and systematic in promoting societal benefits.

On the basis of further research, the project team aims to design, develop and test a Benchmark Tool allowing the learning providers to diagnose the social inclusiveness of their activities and make plans for possible improvements. The Benchmark Tool will be accompanied by Practice Methodes for social inclusion that would directly support an organisation’s development in social inclusion according to the result of its self-assessment.
What is more, a The Manual for the use of the Benchmark Tool and the Practice Methods will be developed so that other learning providers can easily use the Benchmark Tool and the Practice Methods.

Period of realisation: September 2020 – December 2022.

The project partners:
Kulturelle Samrad i Danmark (DK), www.kulturellesamraad.dk(Coordinator)
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund (DK), www.interfolk.dk
Voluntary Creativity Company (IR), undefined
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL), www.fundacjaaie.eu
EDUCULT - Denken und Handeln im Kulturbereich Verein (AT), www.educult.at
Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti (SI), www.jskd.si

The BOOST webpage/more information: https://boostparticipation.eu/

Co-financing: Erasmus Plus, KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for adult education.

 

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PREPARATORY VISIT TO NORWAY – WE GOT THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT!

Our aim is to widen our partnership cycle and invite to cooperation a new, competent partner from  one of the EEA countries. Thanks to new inspirations and cooperation we hope to work even better and even more effective in the field of promoting and supporting lifelong learning.

If only the pandemic situation in EU gets better – we hope to meet in person in the beautiful Norway.

Co-financing: The European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA FM) and Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.

 

07-12-2020
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NEW FAIE’S PROJECT! E4All. More attractive and inclusive education for all generations

Short description:
The main challenge E4All addresses is little support available for the adult education providers at designing attractive and inclusive intergenerational education.

The project focuses on supporting adult educators at joining various generations of adult learners in a common educational process that allows learning from each other, learning with each other and learning about each other.

Among the current trends and topics of interest in education addressed by the project, important both for the young and the senior generation of learners are: language learning, taking part in educational mobilities & Erasmus Programme, EU citizenship rights, digital competences & critical thinking, responding to environmental and climate-change challenges, making education more personalised and attractive to the learners.

The project proposed is an element of a long-term strategic plan of the project Partners, aiming at delivering new solutions and tools supporting intergenerational education in the frame of future, common initiatives. The cooperation is concluded with outlining the Exit Strategy for possible follow-up initiatives.

The overall aim is to support the adult educators at designing, delivering and promoting more attractive and inclusive education for all generations of adult learners.

Period of realisation: December 2020 – November 2022

The project Partners:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, PL (Coordinator), www.fundacjaaie.eu
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Madrid-Villaverde, ES, www.eoivillaverde.com
Challedu, GR, undefined
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EDUVITA E.T.S., IT,  www.eduvita.it
European Initiative for Education, AT, www.advanced-training.net
Ecological Future Education, LV,  www.efe.lv 

Co-funding: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA2 Exchange of Good Practices.

 

NEW FAIE’S PROJECT: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGERS COMPETENCES RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (AER-V)!

Short description:
The main challenge the project addresses is little support available for recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences of international project managers active in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the adult education sector, acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.

The overall aim is to support recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences of international project managers active in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the adult education sector, acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.

The direct target group of the project includes the members, workers, co-workers, educators and volunteers of the Third Sector adult education organisations (i.e. Civil Society Organisations, including informal groups, Non-governmental organisations and other non-profit organisations).

The project flow is based on several transnational meetings aiming at good practices and experiences exchange. The project also includes a short-term joint staff training event - Structured Democratic Dialogue Co-laboratory.
As a result there will be recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning developed.
AER-V is an element of a long-term strategic plan of the project core partners, aiming at delivering sustainable support for international cooperation of the adult learning sector CSOs.

Related project: “The first-time international projects managers support network”.

Period of realisation: December 2019 – December 2021.

Project partners:
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL), www.fundacjaaie.eu (Leader)
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT),
http://www.cooss.it/it/
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund (DK), www.interfolk.dk
EDUCULT - DENKEN UND HANDELN IN KULTUR UND BILDUNG (AT), www.educult.at
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
INSTITOUTO NEUROEPISTIMON KAI TECHNOLOGIAS KYPROU/ Future Worlds Centre (CY), www.futureworldscenter.org


Co-funding: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA2 Exchange of Good Practices.

 

NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UE! The new FAIE’s project: "Co-creation as a leverage for Lifelong learning".

Short description:
In order to facilitate the synergy effect – and in order to maximise peer-to-peer learning – we have invited to cooperation two other organisations, sharing similar educational goals. FAIE – as the most experienced in international cooperation, having a wide network of European Partners – became the leader of the educational consortium.

The main aim of the project is to raise the level of knowledge and skills of the consortium members in the field of solutions, models and forms of supporting, promoting and organizing non-formal and informal adult education process on the verge of education and culture.

We plan to reach this aim through 3 educational mobilities – two job-shadowing sessions and one course/training session. There will be 10 adult educators and organisation’s managers participating in each of these educational experiences.

Period of realisation: November 2019 – May 2021

The Consortium Members:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (Leader), www.fundacjaaie.eu
Stowarzyszenie Dzialań Lokalnych Spichlerz, undefined
Stowarzyszenie Podkultura, undefined

Receiving Partners:
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund, DK, www.interfolk.dk
Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti, SI, www.jskd.si
St.Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst, NL, www.lkca.nl

Co-financing: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2014-2020), KA1, Educational Mobilities.



WHAT ARE THE KEY COMPETENCES OF AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER? WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION? RESEARCH DONE – LEARN THE RESULTS!

The Partnership of the “First-time international project realisers support network” finalised the research stage of the project in August 2019. You may now learn the results of the international research in the fields of: success stories and challenges in the field of international projects realisation and the key competences for international projects managers active in the civil society organisations, adult education sector.

Feel invited to read the reports!

·        “Successes and challenges. Report I on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.”

·        “Key competences and needs for support. Report II on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.”

The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire and interviews. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning.

The research reports are available in 6 languages: Polish, Italian, Hungarian, Danish, German and English.

The research results constitute basis for designing the following offer, dedicated to first-time international project managers and management bodies of the organisations  interested in initiating international, partnership cooperation:
1. National and international training courses.
2. Mentoring and e-mentoring system.
3. Internet portal gathering all the relevant information concerning international projects management in one place.
3. International Support Network.

The offer will be available, beginning from the autumn 2019 – by summer 2020. The recruitments will be announced separately.

Interested in taking part?

You may already write to the project Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn the recruitment criteria and other details.

 

FIRST-TIME INTERNATIONAL PROJECT REALISERS NETWORK – take part in an open on-line research!

Would you like to cooperate internationally in the wide field of education? Are you already cooperating with international partners? Or are you managind an organisation/institution running international cooperation? Or just planning to start it?
Take part in an open, international on-line survey!

https://educult.limequery.org/235477

The ERASMUS+ project “First-time international project realisers support network” aims at delivering and sustaining a support portal that gathers all the information essential for international project managers and third sector adult education organisations planning to incorporate international cooperation into their strategies. The project’s other purpose is to establish a European network supporting the initiation, planning and realisation of partnerships as well as European cooperation in the field of life-long learning.

Your participation in this survey is an important contribution to reach these aims!

Your answers are treated anonymously and your IP address will not be saved. Answering the questions takes about 15 minutes.

The research is being realised in Poland, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Hungary. You may fill in the survey in English, Polish, Danish, German, Italian and Hungarian.

Many thanks in advance!

For further questions please contact EDUCULT/Vienna (www.educult.at) at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.