Projects - Past and Present

Lifelong-Learning-European-Experience

EE-PPP

Introduction 

The Grundtvig programme is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. It supports individuals and organisations involved in non-vocational adult education to participate in European training activities and projects.

 

The Lifelong Learning Skills and Communities (LLSC) department within Sheffield City Council has been part of a successful application to be part of a Europe-wide consortium to focus on Volunteering as Reinsertion into Education (VOLARE).


   

Aims

The VOLARE Project seeks to give young people, between the ages of 18 and 25, who have left education early with low qualifications, alternative opportunities of reinsertion into education.

Europe-wide Transnational Partners

 

  • Second Chance School. Gijón City Council, Spain
  • Volkshochschule Aachen, Germany
  • Il Laboratorio Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, Italy
  • Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council, Latvia
  • Doncaster College, England
  • CARITAS Archidiecezji Gdanskiej, Poland.

 

The project will take place between 1st August 2013 and 31st July 2015.

 

The project will be developed in two phases: the first one, “Discover your city and its resources“, will help the students become more knowledgeable about and aware of the existing NGOs in each city. The young people will: learn the about management and organization of these NGOs, visit the different resources and understand the different kinds of volunteering and the basic skills required to be volunteer. The international mobilities of the first phase will be related to mutual learning, broadening cultural horizons and information exchanges.

 

The second phase of the project “Improve your city: Participate!” will aid the students in learning about their own capacities. Pilot volunteering activities in the different schools and a campaign to raise the awareness about the participation of the young people in volunteering activities will be organised. The international mobilities of the second phase will be related to the launching of a volunteer activity.

 

At the end of the project a digital teacher handbook will be created with resources and examples of how to promote key competences through voluntary activities and active citizenship in non-formal education.


The VOLARE project has the following work packages:

WP1. COORDINATION

Responsible: The Second Chance School of Gijón City Council.
Tasks:
-Safeguard the project implementation
-Develop the planning of the activities and project monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with all project partners
-Support and encourage the project partners to guarantee the accomplishment of their responsibilities within the project

 

WP2. COMMUNICATION

Responsible: Volkshochschule Aachen and Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council.
Tasks:
-Develop a Communication Plan with the internal communication planning (using Skype meeting) as well as the development of a project blog that will be fed by the students and teachers.

 

WP3. DISCOVER YOUR CITY AND ITS RESOURCES

Responsible: Doncaster College, Sheffield City Council and CARITAS Archidiecezji Gdanskiej.
It entails local activities in each school and two mobilities. The first will be organised by the two British partners (Doncaster and Sheffield) and the second by the school in Poland. They will be related to mutual learning, broadening cultural horizons and information exchanges about volunteering.

 

WP4. IMPROVE YOUR CITY, PARTICIPATE!

It includes a teachers meeting to evaluate the first phase of the project and to plan the second, organised by Riga City Council.
Il Laboratorio Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus from Genova and the Second Chance School of Gijón City Council will be responsible of this WP and the organisation of two mobilities that will be related to the launching of a volunteer activity. The guest students and teachers will take part in the volunteering activity during the mobility.

 

WP5. EVALUATION

Lead by the Second Chance School of Gijón City Council in close collaboration with the project partners. The aim is to describe and evaluate the achievement of the foreseen project objectives and the impact of the project actions.


WP6. DISSEMINATION

Finally, the Second Chance School of Gijón City Council will be responsible for the dissemination together with all project partners as each partner will be responsible for the dissemination in their area.


Planned mobilities 

A “mobility” is one trip abroad by one person. Only transnational mobility (i.e. travel abroad) counts for the calculation of the minimum mobility numbers.
Number of mobilities = 12

Proposed schedule of mobilities:

 

1 x Gijon, Spain - October 2013 (Project lead meeting – for identified project manager)
4 x Sopot, Poland – June 2014 (Second Student mobility – to feature one trainer/mentor and 3 young people)
1 x Riga, Latvia – October 2014 (Project Lead meeting – for identified project manager)
4 x Genova, Italy – May 2015 (Third Student mobility - to feature one trainer/mentor and 3 young people)
2 x Gijon, Spain – Final Dissemination event - for identified project manager and trainer/mentor. N.b. the budget will be assessed on an ongoing basis and it may allow for a further mobility for a younger person.


Sheffield City Council & Doncaster College hosted the first transnational student mobility during the week commencing Monday 19th May 2014.

 

CARITAS Archidiecezji Gdanskiej, Poland hosted the second transnational student mobility during the week commencing Monday 9th June 2014.


Contact: Robert Walker – 07876137232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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SHEFFIELD COMMUNITY NETWORK

 

Sheffield Community Network is a programme of work to ensure that new digital opportunities extend into disadvantaged communities through social enterprise and the creation of facilities for digital access and participation. The project is a collaboration between Voluntary and Community organisations, Social Enterprises and Sheffield City Council. Beneficiaries of the project sought to build upon the opportunities presented by the digital world to develop successful small business and social enterprise ideas.

 

The creation and development of Digital Media Centres gives a physical presence for the project in socio-economically challenged areas of Sheffield. Alongside these strands of activity there is also a range of support available to assist with growth including; the Virtual Community Network and freely available Intellectual Property. Sheffield Community Network project is supported financially by the European Union.

 

The project has attracted £2.3 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe's support for the region's economic development through the 2007-2013 Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

 

Visit the official SCN website at http://sheffieldcommunity.net

 

 

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