Monday, 20 June 2022 20:16

EVENT POSTPONED BY SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022. If you wish to be directly invited to the event, please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will notify you as soon as the meeting date/time will be set.

Feel invited to the virtual exchange of experiences and networking 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: Thursday, June 30th, 14.00 - 15.30 CET; Zoom

The aims of the event are: 
- Exchange of experiences and good practices concerning working with the youth/young adults.
- Networking and possible matchmaking for common projects dedicated to the youth/youth workers.

Addressees: Representatives of organisations/institutions/enterprises/informal groups related to education, interested in European cooperation in the field of education/lifelong learning & youth work.

The programme: At the first part of the event you would learn some good practices related to working with the youth and young adults - some specific projects examples, good practices - in the field of arts education, eco-community buildng, possibilities of upgrading competences in the EU with EU co-financing.

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

The detailed programme of the meeting is available HERE.

Registration: The registration to the event will be opened by June 29th, 23:59 CET. The participation is limited to 32 persons. While registering - please choose the topic that interests you most while registrating to the event. The registration form is available HERE.

Monday, 07 February 2022 15:38

The title: ”EUropean NETworking as a method for further training and exchange of ideas in the lifelong learning sector” [EU NET].

Short description:
The main challenge EU NET addresses is lower than possible level of European networking of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) active in the lifelong learning, adult education sector.

The project Partners identified the reasons of this situation in the two main areas: Firstly -  the lack of proper/affordable legal and formal solutions supporting networking accessible for the non-profit and/or not-for-profit CSOs. Secondly - the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-education in the field of European level cooperation and networking of the adult learning CSOs.

The overall aim of the EU NET initiative is to support the European level networking of the Civil Society Organisations active in the lifelong learning sector.

This support would be offered in two forms:

  1. Designing, developing and disseminating the Toolkit on European Project Management for the Civil Society Organisations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The toolkit is to be an interactive handbook for self-directed learning and upgrading competences in the field. It would be delivered in two parts:
    Part 1: Project planning and designing.
    Part 2: Realising, monitoring & evaluating the project.

  2. Conducting European level research and legal analysis, and designing and developing the Recommendations for European Networking of the Civil Society Organizations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector – proposing new ways of networking available and affordable for non-profit and not-for profit CSOs.

We shall widely invite to test/review these solutions!
(If interested to take part in the testing/reviewing, please contact the EU NET coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We shall inform you directly when the testing begins!)

The EU NET continues and builds on the conclusions from the two preceding projects, initiated and coordinated by FAIE: The “First-time international projects realisers support network”, realized in the period 2018 – 2022 and the “Recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning", realized in the period 2019 – 2022.

EU NET 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.

The period of realisation: February 2022 – May 2023.

The project partners:
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych, PL (Coordinator), www.fundacjaaie.eu
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT), http://www.cooss.it/it/
Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest, Hungary, http://www.bknsz.hu/
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
Húsavík Academic Center (IS), www.hac.is

Co-financing: The European Union.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 23:25

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 education/lifelong learning 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 education/lifelong learning.
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.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 16:21

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, Portugal and more. Participants from any European country are welcomed.

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 23rd, 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.

Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:06

We have the pleasure to announce that new FIRST Network Members were admitted in April 2021.

The new FIRST Network Members are:

COMMIT, Austria, https://www.commit.at/veranstaltungen
Simbiosofia Consulting and Training, Italy, www.simbiosofia
Rightchallenge, Portugal, https://rightchallenge.org
Strangers Become Friends, Austria, https://www.fremdewerdenfreunde.at/
Carpathian Foundation – Hungary, https://karpatokalapitvany.hu/
The NGO Network for International Project Work, Denmark, www.ngo-netvaerk.dk
Húsavík Academic Center (HAC), Island, https://hac.is/

The virtual welcome meeting, where all the present FIRST Network Members could meet for the first time, took place May 28th.

Welcome on board!

Currently the FIRST Network in built by 11 organisations from 7 EU countries.

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 17:36

Project title: "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 challenge was named during the realisation of the related project - “The first-time international projects managers support network”.

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.

Monday, 04 January 2021 14:27

The "First-time international projects realisers support network" (1stTIPPM) project was concluded in December 2020.

All the project resulta are available at this Portal as well as on the Erasmus+ Projects Results Platform.

The works of the 1stTIPPM Partners are continued twofolds:
1. Through the activities of the FIRST Network, founded in December 2020.
The FIRST Network is an international network of civil society organizations operating in the area of adult liberal education (lifelong learning). The Mission of the FIRST Network is strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and entities active in the adult education sector to operate in the international arena, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world.

2. Through the complementary project, "Recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning" (AER-V).

 

Friday, 04 December 2020 13:58

We have the pleasure to announce that, with the date of 4th of December 2020, the five project partners of the "First-time international projects realisers support network" project accepted the final shape of the Memorandum of Understanding founding the international FIRST Network. The word 'FIRST' is the acronym of  First International Realisation Support Team Network.
The mission of the FIRST Network is strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and entities active in the adult education sector to operate in the international arena, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world. The goals and planned activities of the Network are described in the Memorandum of Understanding.

The FIRST Network is open for new members, that can become the civil society organisations and entities active in the field of liberal adult education/lifelong learning. If interested in getting involved in the FIRST Network activities, please contact one of the founding members:

Poland:

Agnieszka Dadak: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Italia:

Lorenza Lupini: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Magyarország:

Marianna Labancz: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Danmark:

Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Österreich:

Aron Weigl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Friday, 04 December 2020 09:29

The aim of this handbook for interested in international cooperation is firstly,  to review the basics of andragogy, adult education methods and, secondly - giving real, practical examples on organising European level, international trainings supporting international cooperation. How to plan, design and deliver international training for first-time international projects realisers? What should it contain? What methods could be used? What possible training programmes realised? And especially - how to turn a training into an online form? Feel invited to get inspired by the Polish, Hungarian, Danish, Austrian and Italian experiences!

The Compendium is now available in English. Soon it will be also available in Polish, Italian, Hungarian, German and Danish.

Read/download the handbook here: "Compendium of training courses curricula II.Handbook on international pilot trainings for the first time international projects realisers"

Friday, 23 October 2020 11:00

The Mentoring Report is the main result of the fourth activity of 1st TIP-PM consortium: it is a collection of "Guidelines and scenario for implementation mentoring and e-mentoring systems supporting international cooperation initiation and developing in the 3rd sector adult learning organisations".

The general aim is to deliver ready-to-use mentoring programmes, both for the adult education organisations managers and first-time international project managers.

The Mentoring Report is now translated and available for the consultation and download in English and also in Austrian, Danish, English, Hungarian, Italian and Polish.

Feel free to read and dowload them!

English Austrian (in German) Danish Hungarian Italian Polish