Below you can see the current projects that edEUcation is involved in. For past projects please click here. edEUcation is interested in new partnerships in its fields of expertise and is looking forward to get involved in new projects under Erasmus+ or any other funding programmes in the field of education. No matter the outcomes of Brexit, we are still keen on working with partners in the EU and other programme countries, bringing our knowledge and skills to develop innovation and share good practice in school education, adult training and youth work. If you are looking for a partner, please visit the contact page to get in touch and we can discuss our potential partnership in detail.

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OPENITUP
This 30-month Erasmus+ KA204 project aims to extend and develop educators’ competences in the effective teaching of literacy, digital and entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable groups of adult learners, by making use of effective new tools and technologies.


The project is complementary to the Erasmus+ project “Open the Door to Europe”- www.opendoortoeurope.eu , finalised in 2016, strengthening furthermore language competences (moving on to BI-B2 levels) and the entrepreneurial skills and aiming to equip adult learners with the skills that are needed to turn their business ideas into successful startups.

“OpenITup” is an opportunity for both educators and adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be self-employed, a very challenging goal that seems almost impossible without basic skills, such as literacy and -in the world of global digitalization – digital skills as well as basic knowledge of entrepreneurship concepts.
The main products and intellectual outputs developed under this project, available for all on the open platform are:
-    an E-course “Start Your Own Business” in English, Bulgarian, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Turkish. Available for adult learners and educators.
-    A Tool-KIT for educators with an ICT (innovation – communication-technology) approach, including ICT skills upgrading materials and teaching resources in the field of entrepreneurship.
-    webinars for educators with teaching and learning tools, mostly ICT and digital tools.
-    videos about start-ups in Europe, which provide practical and illustrative relevant information about how the ideas of the different businesses were born; problems faced and how they were dealt with; lessons learnt, etc.)

“OpenITup” is coordinated by DomSpain and developed transnationally, together with partners from Bulgaria (Nikanor), Germany (Wisamar), Greece (IDEC), Italy (Les Cultures), Poland (Collegium Balticum), Turkey (Usak University) and the United Kingdom (edEUcation) in order to create enriching synergies of approaches, methods and tools used by adult educators around Europe and reflect them on the projects’ open educational platform.
 

For more information please visit the project website.
Project ID Number: 2017-1-ES01-KA204-038085

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PRIMETECH
The PRIMETECH project addresses the need in EU policies for high quality teachers able to innovate using ICT and for improved data on their digital competence which can lead to inclusive education. 

According to the recent Survey of Schools: ICT in Education, two-thirds of teachers in the EU learn about ICT in their own time, and almost all are positive about ICT impact on students. Despite this readiness, the Survey revealed that teachers’ ICT use in lessons and confidence in their digital competency has to increase.

The PRIMETECH project aims to:
- create a Technology Enhanced Teaching Competence Code which will be used as the basis of the creation of the OPEN BADGES system to be used for the recognition and validation of teachers’ practices, knowledge and skills acquired.
- design and implement the PRIMETECH professional development programme for teachers with in-built ICT training offered both on-line and school-based, and constant monitoring and assessment procedures through a mentoring and peer assessment process offered in an open environment.
- design a dynamic, interactive and powerful tool eco-system-open platform which will provide e-learning, e-connectivity and e-communication functionalities accompanied with learning modules, training material, guides etc.

The direct target group of Teachers and the indirect group of primary students will benefit from the implementation of the project at a transnational level, as developing comprehensive professional programmes in the digital field cannot be achieved without the exchange of information, identification of good practices and complementarity of expertise.

The consortium of the project includes the following 6 partners: Coordinator: Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), Scoala Primara EuroEd (Romania), A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd (Cyprus), National Centre for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS” (Greece), BEFO-Biedriba Eurofortis (Latvia) and our own edEUcation Ltd. (UK).

For more information, please, visit the project website 
Project ID number: 2016-1-DE03-KA201-023041

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EUROPEAN VALUES
This two-year project, which is led by an outstanding UK Primary School, addresses the problem of integrating migrant children in the Primary sector into their local communities. It builds a partnership of six organisations from five countries, who bring complementary expertise and experience in dealing with issues relating to the integration of migrants, citizenship education and Primary practice.

The focus of this Strategic Partnership is to innovate through cooperative practice with the aim of developing a package of Values Education at a European level in order to:
- foster social inclusion, mutual understanding and respect among young people and communities
- accelerate the integration of children of newly arrived migrants into the learning environment
- minimise the risk of disengagement, marginalisation and even violent radicalisation
- address the objectives of the  Paris Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education
- develop networking to increase transnational working and sharing of ideas

The starting point is a study visit for to analyse best practice of the UK schools and develop a scheme of work, a training package and set of resources to be trialled in five countries before being made freely available across the EU. The partners involved represent particularly vulnerable regions, such as the Mediterranean, or challenging urban quarters.

The outputs of the project will be:
- An online platform hosting the project website, the community of interest, downloadable resources and case studies
- A model curriculum with exemplar lesson plans and resources
- A set of training modules and case studies and an online handbook to support the training
- An impact report incorporating policy recommendations
- A set of dissemination materials and seminars in 5 countries
- A final international conference to promote the curriculum, training resources and impact report

Although the lingua franca will be English, resources will also be developed in Greek, Italian, French and German. The initial impact will be a demonstration of improved integration and adoption of European values in 13 schools in 5 countries involving 650 pupils. The project will be supported by a study which will explore the methodologies adopted, the impact, further issues arising from the trials and a set of recommendations to be fed back to the Policy makers.

European Values is coordinated by Parkinson Lane Community Primary School (UK) and developed transnationally with partners from the UK – edEUcation ltd, Germany – Leibniz University Hannover,  Belgium – Nadwa, Greece - Directorate of Primary Education of Western Thessaloniki- and Italy – Regional School Inspectorate of Sicily.

For more information, please, visit the project website. Project ID number: 2017-1-UK01-KA201-036591


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TAO (Training Adults Online)
The TAO project is a response to the lack of adequately and fully trained educators, who would be competent to conduct online classes with mature adults (50+) using online tools. The aim of the project is to train educators of mature adults, providing them with various teaching techniques using the latest ICT technologies and equip them with a tool for self-learning.

The project partnership will develop a comprehensive training program for educators covering: teaching methodology for adults, the latest online adult learning tools with particular emphasis on the elderly, teaching foreign languages and other skills and competences online. Namely there will be a detailed training programme, a comprehensive guide for educators and an application for mobile devices providing easy access to training materials within few taps and swipes.

It is assumed that educators who are directly involved in this project, whether in the form of partnership training or dissemination training, will be fully trained and trained to work with adults, especially older people, who require a slightly different educational approach. 

With an increased motivation and awareness of mature adults of the value and importance of the lifelong learning process, we anticipate widened knowledge of older people about educational opportunities and subsequent development of essential basic skills of the elderly at a high level in the perspective of lifelong learning.

TAO is coordinated by English Unlimited (Poland) and developed transnationally with partners from Germany - Wisamar and WBS Training - and the United Kingdom – edEUcation ltd.

For more information, please, visit the project website.

Project ID number: 2017-1-PL01-KA204-038766

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Forget-me-not
One of the traditional strategies used to help people with dementia remember their lives is called Reminiscence where carers or family members put together a memory box containing photos, newspaper clippings or artefacts. These are then used as a source of conversation. A trans-European partnership led by the edEUcation ltd. has taken this strategy further by developing a technological approach to the memory box. Through the EU funded Erasmus+ programme, we have brought together partners from France, Germany, Poland and Cyprus to develop a platform to be used on computers or mobile devices, and a training package for carers and family members.

The project called Forget Me Not will enable carers and family members to upload photos, sound files, texts and videos onto a virtual secure memory box. This is a very exciting and innovative project. It will enable memories to be stored, recalled and updated, and also ensure that families can keep in touch. For example, imagine a sufferer has a grandchild living away, this tool will enable the grandchild to record their own memories from their younger days and share them on the platform.

The overall aim is to further develop an online platform and a methodology of work to be used by professional and informal carers of dementia sufferers and to develop and trial a set of training materials for carers.

The objectives of this project are to:
- enhance a prototype platform called MemoryStoria to be used as a multilingual tool in dementia care
- establish a baseline, create a comprehensive set of training tools (a training framework, 5 modules, 5 videos,  5 webinars)
- pilot, test, evaluate and refine the training resources in collaboration with our network of associated partners
- identify and use tools to evaluate impact in the short, medium and longer term
- disseminate the outcomes widely and build an online network of expertise

There will be also two training events for trainers of carers - one in Cyprus and one in Germany. Nearer the end of the project, all the partners will organise dedicated Multiplier events in all partner countries reaching 150 stakeholders from the care training, care providing, public and NGO sectors.

Forget-me-not is coordinated by the UK based edEUcation ltd. and developed transnationally with partners from Germany - WBS Schulen, France – UDAF de la Charente, Cyprus - Emphasys Centre and Poland – English Unlimited.

For more information, please, visit the project website.Project ID number: 2017-1-UK01-KA202-036686