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The Partnership decided to face the challenge to organise the European pilot courses (that were supposed to take part in Budapest, Hungary, at the turn of March and April 2020) - in an online form.
The European pilot courses "How to plan, develop and realise international projects" will take part 22th - 30th of June 2020.
The courses will be divided into 3 independent sessions and the opening and evaluation sessions:
1) Opening session: Monday, June 22nd, 15.30 – 17.00
2) Course 1: Planning & Designing the project: June 23rd - 24th (Tuesday – Wednesday).
3) Course 2: Coordinating & Running the project: June 25th – 26th (Thursday – Friday).
4) Course 3: Monitoring & Evaluating the project: June 29th (Monday)
5) Summary/Evaluation session: Tuesday, June 30th, 15.30 – 17.00.
We do recommend the participants to take part in all 3 main courses sessions. There will be also the possibility to take part in 1 or 2 chosen course sessions. Each course session includes the morning and the afternoon session. In the morning, there will be online lectures followed by the questions & answers sessions.The trainers would give the participants workshop assignments to complete. In the afternoons, the trainers are available for the courses paticipants for any support: answering additional questions/consult/advise/support at delivering the course assignment. To deliver the course assignments the participants may work individually, still there will be also a possibility to work in an international teams offered - in order to get a glimpse of how the international cooperation may look like in practice.
The European courses participant will be:
Group A: Management bodies members of the civil society organisations, working in the lifelong learning area, interested in initiating international cooperation,
Grupa B: Persons, who would like to work as international projects managers for civil society organisations in the lifelong learning area,
invited by the five partner organisations from Poland, Italy, Austria, Denmark and Hungary.
The courses are dedicated to the first-time international projects realisers (beginners in the field).
The language of the course will be English.
"How to plan, develop and realise international projects" is a closed training course - which means that in order to participate you need to be invited by one of the five organisations realising the project.
1. Info package - practical information package concerning the organisation and course of the training courses.
2. The training programmes::
2a. Group A: "How to plan, develop and realise international projects. The management body member perspective".
2b. Group B: "How to plan, develop and realise international projects. The international project manager perspective".
There were ten organisations representatives from five partner countries invited to take part in testing the mentoring process designed to support the first-time international projects realisers in planning and developing their first international projects.
The mentoring pilots were realised between October 2019 and May 2020, in all the five partner countries: Poland, Italy, Denmark, Austria and Hungary.
The experiences and guidelines for those, who would like to implement mentoring systems in their organisations are described in the report, "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 of this report is to deliver ready-to-use mentoring programmes, both for the adult education organisations managers and first-time international project managers.
The Guidelines and mentoring scenarios will be available in English and in 5 national languages of the partnership: Polish, Italian, German, Danish and Hungarian.
The aim of the national pilot training courses was to develop and test courses programmes for the two respective groups:
1. The first-time international project managers active in the 3rd sector adult learning organisations,
2. The managers/management bodies members in adult learning organisations planning to realise international cooperation.
The pilot training courses were realised, for the two abovementioned groups, in all five partner countries:
- The training courses in Italy took place between 5th and 17th of December 2019 in Ancona. The courses were organised by Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa, Italy.
- The training courses in Hungary took part 17th of January 2020 and 31st of January 2020 in Erdőkertes. The courses were organised by Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest, Hungary.
- The training courses in Poland took part 7th - 8th of February 2020 in Kraków. The courses were organised by Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, Poland.
- The training courses in Austria took part 28th - 29th of February 2020 in Vienna. The courses were organised by EDUCULT - Institute of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management, Austria.
- The training courses in Denmark took part 29th of February – 1st of March in Copenhagen. The courses were organised by Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund, Denmark.
At the moment the Partnership is working on the National Courses Curricula Compendium - a handbook, which will describe the process of preparation of the courses, courses programmes, challenges and solutions, lessons learned. The handbook is to be useful for all interested in planning and designing training courses dedicated to the first-time international projects realisers. The handbook will be ready - and presented on this webpage - in September 2020.
The Curricula will be available in English and in 5 national languages of the partnership: Polish, Italian, German, Danish and Hungarian.
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.
The UIA serves two main purposes: to maintain and provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities; and to support and facilitate the work of international associations through training and networking opportunities.
The UIA is best known for the:
Visit the Join page to find out about how to join UIA.
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation promoting the cooperation between societies of Friends of museums throughout the world, in order to enhance the value of museums and encourage the safeguard of our cultural heritage.
Friends and volunteers of museums pursue noble objectives in cultural development. They bring to museums their support, their knowledge, their experience and their competence. In so doing, they contribute to the advancement both of museums and of museology. Their commitment is the voluntary expression of a solidarity that actively engages their role as citizens in the community.
As members of the museum community, and at the heart of the museum’s public, friends and volunteers constitute a privileged audience, able to represent the public’s interests to the best advantage of museum institutions.Visit the Join page to find out about how to join WFFM
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) unites local, regional and national networks across the European Union. The ENCC is a community of 54 members that represents over 5,000 cultural centers from at least 24 countries. All ENCC members are active in the cultural field and share the same values: cultural equality - interculturalism - cultural democratisation - active citizenship through participation in cultural activities. By joining the ENCC, they are all willing to network as well as to exchange information, knowledge and best practices with the other members. ENCC priority is to empower the more than 5,000 cultural centers that it represents, as well as their communities through actions linked to capacity building, networking and advocacy.
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One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts. Founded in 2008 it includes today more than 40 national and regional umbrellas and associations from EU member states and programme countries. Amateo sees active participation in the arts as a core value for a free and open society as enshrined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Active participation in arts and cultural activities empowers individuals to freely express themselves and promotes cultural cohesion, social inclusion and active citizenship with an added value for humanistic and democratic values.
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On 5 September 2017 the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation adopted the Generation 2030 program. The program will facilitate co-operation on the challenges faced jointly by the Nordic countries in achieving the UN's Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The program has been developed based on the study Sustainable Development Action - the Nordic Way (2017) and on discussions with a wide range of Nordic stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, and youth organizations. The study points to the huge potential for Nordic co-operation in relation to the agenda and confirms that there are already many links between the Nordic Council of Ministers' current activities, the sustainability strategy “A Good Life in a Sustainable Nordic Region”, and Agenda 2030 Nordic generation 2030
Through the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) search engine, you can search for partners by country, type of activity, type of organization or by keywords. The platform is especially useful for organisations interested in partnership cooperation in the field of adult education, lifelong learning: https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/partner-search
After creating an EPALE account, you will be also able to add your organisation to thebase, as interested in partnership cooperation in the field.
EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe - is a multilingual, open membership community of adult learning professionals, including adult educators and trainers, guidance and support staff, researchers and academics, and policymakers. EPALE is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
It was created for promoting more and better learning opportunities for all adults.
You will find thee, among others: Numerous articles written by practitioners in adult learning, updated information about the EU policy concerning adult learning, communities of practice, blog, calender of events, Partner Search tool. After creating a user account, you may also contribute with content - taking part in discussions, announcing project events, joining communities of practice...
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