ECOLOG (2019-2021)

ECOLOG – Eco-responsible Citizen via Location-sensitive
Game-based training

Website: www.eco-responsible.training

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic Partnerships in adult education
2019-1-BG01-KA204-062480

Start date: 01 November 2019
Duration: 24 months

Partnership

  • P1: MUNICIPALITY OF ZLATOGRAD – Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • P2: EcologyKM Ltd. – Bulgaria
  • P3: EUFORA PC. – Greece
  • P4: G.M EUROCY INNOVATIONS LTD – CYPRUS
  • P5: Voluntary unit Plovdiv 112 – Bulgaria
  • P6: SoftQNR D.O.O. – SERBIA

Aims and objectives

  • Significantly increase the awareness of municipality citizens about the dimensions of ecological behaviour and its importance to their quality of life, boost their skills and competencies related to implementing ecological behaviour and achieve their engagement in building cooperative ecological sensitivity.
  • Actively involve the local authorities, social partners, small-medium enterprises, vocational education providers, general education stakeholders, as well as visitors, in online informal learning experience with clear learning objectives.
  • Create and integrate state-of-the-art mobile learning technologies for the uninterrupted delivery of the eco-responsible learning resources.
  • Implement attractive open education resources (OER), based on sound understanding of the domain of required skills and the profile of target stakeholders.
  • Achieve the engagement of authorities and enterprises in offering tangible motivations for citizens to demonstrate ecological skills and subsequently ecological behaviour.
  • Achieve the engagement of formal/informal education providers and other social partners in the take-up of the EcoLOG outputs and their transfer through sustainable local ecosystems

Target groups

  • Young, older and senior adults
  • Local/Regional/National VET providers active in fields around ecological sensitivity/responsibility
  • Officers of municipality/local organisation
  • Policy makers in education and environmental sustainability

Outcomes

  • IO1: Game scenario authoring system and collection of indicative VR eco-responsibility learning scenarios
  • IO2: Informal learning curriculum, learning material and adoption handbook
  • IO3: Web/Mobile learning portal for eco-responsible citizens

SOS SCHOOL (2019-2021)

SOS SCHOOL – Inclusive responsible responsive teachers – European training course for school teachers (and students) on emergency management and first aid through civic engagement

Website: www.sosschool.eu

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic partnership for development of innovation in school education
2019-1-EL01-KA201-062450

Start date: 01 November 2019
Duration: 24 months

Partnership

  • P1: directorate OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, KARDITSA – Greece (project coordinator)
  • P2: Voluntary unit Plovdiv 112 – Bulgaria
  • P3: EcologyKM Ltd. – Bulgaria
  • P4: EUFORA PC. – Greece
  • P5: ISTANBUL PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF NATIONAL EDUCATION – Turkey

Aims and objectives

  • This project aims to create awareness among European school children about the risks caused by disasters and emergencies, their prevention and the most important measures to put in place in case some of them occurs.
  • Children are one of the most vulnerable target groups, especially children from underprivileged backgrounds (roma, immigrants, socio-economic problems, etc.).
  • Through this project, the partners will develop and implement an European training course for school children that will run in the context of a SOS school campaign that will be organised in each participating European school.
  • The participation of the parents, families, school staff and the local communities will also be promoted.

Target groups

  • School staff: teachers, headmasters, administrative staff, pedagogists, etc.
  • Students from primary and secondary schools
  • Parents and families
  • Local communities: local authorities, fire brigades, hospitals, social workers, NGOs working with deprived communities, etc.
  • European community as a whole

Outcomes

  • SOS SCHOOL training programme for teachers, children and school personnel
  • A mobile and online wizard training application for emergency response training in various situations (incl. videos), and a self-assessment stress test (level of preparedness)

RAEST (2018-2020)

RAEST – Resilient Affordable Eco-School Training

Website: www.ecoschooltraining.eu

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic partnership for development of innovation in school education
2018-1-BG01-KA201-047856

Start date: 01 November 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitza, Bulgaria
  • PRIVATE SCHOOL “SUN RAY“, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • EUFORA CHIOS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND SERVICES, Vouno Chios, Greece
  • KOTSIRAS ANASTASIOS (NURBS), Athens, Greece
  • OAED – European Education Consultancy and Coaching Services, Istanbul, Turkey
  • ZAMS – Zavod Antona Martina Slomska, Maribor, Slovenia

Aims and objectives

Provision of training to teachers in order to:

  • Introduce affordable ecology training in the existing curriculums (e.g. could be added to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses, or provide it as extra-curricular activity);
  • Engage the youth of today to protect the climate of tomorrow;
  • Ensure young people have the power to be the change for sustainability that our world needs by engaging them in fun, action-oriented and socially responsible learning.

Target groups

  • School teachers of primary education
  • School networks of primary education

Beneficiaries

  • Students of primary education
  • Student bodies of primary education
  • Society as a whole

Outcomes

  • IO1: Affordable ecology benchmarking methodology and tools for schools
  • IO2: ABC guide and training material
  • IO3: “Affordable ecology” portal with interactive teaching tools, as well as tool to generate an own project idea, including a video library with “best tips towards affordable school ecology”
  • IO4: Smart app with 25 ecology related affordable best and good practices illustrated via range of attractive 3D animations/videos

ECO AGRI (2018-2020)

ECO AGRI – Adult training course for small farmers on ecological and urban agriculture

Website: www.eco-urban-agri.eu

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic partnership for development of innovation in adult education
2018-1-BG01-KA204-047888

Start date: 03 December 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • UNIVERSITY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
  • EUFORA, Vuono Chios, Greece
  • CANAKKALE ONSEKIZ MART UNIVERSITESI, Canakkale, Turkey

Aims and objectives

  • to develop a training curriculum, educational videos and training course for adults (18+) who are interested to explore the ecological urban agriculture either to produce their own food, to sell the production to a small outdoor market or as part of their activities during their spare time/hobby.

Target groups

  • Adults (low skilled, low qualified, NEETs, people with disabilities)
  • Existing urban agriculture small farmers
  • Adult educators
  • Adult training centers
  • Lifelong learning centers

Outcomes

  • Educative Awareness videos on ecological and urban agriculture development
  • Training curriculum and training course on ecological and urban agriculture for small farmers
  • Interactive mobile application for urban eco-farmers

ECOFAR (2018 – 2020)

ECOFAR – Development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills of young eco-farmers via joint VET curricula, enhanced qualification profile, assessment standard and sustainable cooperation synergies

Website: www.ecofarm-manager.eu

Call: EACEA/27/2017
Key Action 3: Dedicated VET tools, sub-action: Joint qualifications in VET
597256-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-EPPKA3-VET-JQ

Start date: 01 October 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • National Vocational School for Veterinary Medicine “Ivan Pavlov”, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • Ecology KM, Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
  • National Agency for VET, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • CPI – Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training, Slovenia
  • Cannakale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • KOCAELİ İL MİLLÎ EĞİTİM MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ, Turkey
  • EUFORA, Greece

Aims and objectives

  • to increase the employability of young eco-farmer entrepreneurs by provision of dedicated extended VET curricula for management of eco-farm enterprises.
    to develop highly skilled, qualified workforce;
  • to deliver tangible and sustainable outcomes in establishing a joint VET qualification in the field of eco-farmer entrepreneurship and management including better transparency, comparability and recognition of those qualifications;
  • to support joint developments of curricula and assessment standard in the field of management and entrepreneurship for young learners in VET in Europe and strengthen overall its quality, relevance and attractiveness;
  • to be implemented as part of the work-based learning and a mobility component, addressing ECVET learning outcomes and proper recognition and validation of the learning achievements;
  • to cover skills mismatch and shortages as well as the need for higher level skills at sectoral level of eco farming management and entrepreneurship.

Target groups

  • VET learners (aged 16-29) – eco-farmers
  • Existing eco-farmers
  • Young entrepreneurs in the eco-farming sector
  • VET trainers & educators
  • VET centers who are providing further training / (pre-) qualification
  • SMEs active in eco-farming fields
  • Policy makers in the field of policy reform in VET

Outcomes

  • Enhanced occupational profile / state educational standard for the specialty / profession of veterinary technician / eco-farmer
  • Joint qualification curricula for acquisition and further enhancement of managerial and entrepreneurial competences by young entrepreneurs
  • Online collaborative learning portal and mobile app

TIERef (2018 – 2021)

TIERef – Towards Inclusive Education For Refugee Children

Website: www.teachref.eu

Erasmus+ programme
Key Action 3: Support for policy reform – Social inclusion through education, training and youth
Project No: 592142-EPP-1-2017-1-TR-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN

Start date: 01/01/2018
Duration: 36 months

This project will deliver tools that will enable schools and policy makers to better face these challenges in addressing the needs of migrant children, and especially then refugee children, and effectively reduce attrition in education among this target group of migrant children with a refugee background. While European countries have implemented a host of different policies aimed at closing the “native-immigrant” educational gap, the consistency in these policies is not obvious , hence the need for sharing good/best practices.  Using a range of innovative tools, the project aims to strengthen schools (primary and secondary education) in all partner countries and beyond in their education of migrant children (with a refugee background):

  • database of good/best practices in 3 domains (guidance, assessing, validation) in all partner languages + English: guidance towards good quality education with best practices models collected via European platform/study; assessing pupils’ knowledge via non-intrusive yet efficient manner (guidance), validation of prior learning for pupils
  • database of usable and shareable learning material to facilitate inclusive education for migrant children in all partner languages + English
  • online collaborative exchange portal and resource repository concept towards inclusive education in all partner languages + English
  • introducing peer support learning as innovative method to foster inclusive education
  • online tool for assessment methodology for refugee students’ prior knowledge & recognition and validation of the learning outcomes gained during the learning process
  • white papers towards inclusive education for migrant children, based on the project’s outcomes and results.