By Josette Combes
An Erasmus project following the previous one focusing on the inclusion of SSE in initial and vocational training programmes brings together several RIPESS Europe members: CRIES (Romania), DOCKS (Greece), MES (France), Solidarius (Italy), Technet (Germany) under the coordination of APDES (Portugal) and with the contribution of RIPESS Europe. The first transnational meeting took place in Timisoara hosted by CRIES. European projects are also subject to budgetary restrictions at the initiative of the Portuguese Agency. The meeting was largely dedicated to adjusting the program initially planned to the cuts made in the budget.
The project will run for three years. Its objectives are as follows:
- Provide curricula to strengthen the skills of trainers in programmes to integrate young people without jobs or qualifications.
- Propose SSE as a social-cultural, interdisciplinary innovation that provides employment opportunities, especially for those furthest from it.
- Raise awareness of SSE as a sector that provides employment and an interesting sector in terms of professional and human investment, starting by raising awareness of initial and continuing vocational education, within a local development framework.
Each partner will need to find territories of partners/stakeholders/locally from different macro-regions, which are available to get involved in the project in order to experiment with the modules and participate in their dissemination.
In its final year, the project will produce transmission and communication tools, including a video, with the aim of promoting and disseminating the approach on a European scale**.
Joint projects are an excellent support for intercooperation between members and for strengthening actions in the territories through the circulation of knowledge and skills present in the organizations of each country.
(** For your information, the recommended bibliographies for each of the IVET modules iof the first period are now available on socioeco.org