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WBL Accelerator (10/2018 - 09/2020)

Work-based Learning (WBL) is a crucial component of VET education in Europe, but educational institutions and businesses use very different concepts and languages in their approaches. In order to foster cooperation between education and businesses, a bridge is necessary that builds effective links between VET schools and companies. A third party (e.g. NGOs, associations, local organisations) could mediate this process by helping the different actors “to speak a common language”.

The main aim of the WBL Accelerator project is the improvement of the quality of WBL in VET systems in Europe through a business value and perspective based programme for WBL responsibles in companies. an

The following detailed aims and outputs which will be available and achieved on the completion of the WBL accelerator project:

1) Implementation of an explorative research study to identify in detail the needs and requirements at the target group for the planned training programme. The study will implement core focus groups (also relevant for dissemination and exploitation reasons) with companies and the WBL staff there, VET experts and VET learners to define the knowledge and fields needed to bridge the gap between WBL and VET in future. 

2) Development of a modular and fragmentised training programme for WBL responsible staff in companies and businesses about VET pedagogics, European VET standards, European VET methodologies and instruments etc. The training programme will be divided into several (about 20) small learning chunks which makes it possible to reflect the different WBL realities and competence needs in the different European countries. The whole training programme shall have a total duration of about 80 - 100 learning hours. A Learning, teaching, and training activity (LTTA) is planned as well as a pilot phase in each partner country.

3) Development of a handbook for WBL staff in companies showing modern WBL planning on the basis of European WBL principles and practical exercises.

 

 

 

ViRAL Skills (10/2018 - 09/2020)

The trend of digitalisation has entered all levels of public and private life, including education and training. However, adult education seems to stay behind the state of the art in utilising digitalisation for its own purposes. The ViRAL Skills project aims not only at catching up the adult education sector with more progressive sectors in education, but to go even a step further and integrate Virtual Reality (VR) features in the education of adults and especially in the utilisation of these technological benefits for low-skilled or low-qualified learners.

Therefore, it is crucially important that adult educators and education managers gain awareness, knowledge and new competences required to use VR in their daily work. Therefore, the main objectives of ViRAL Skills are the following:

1. Implementation of an investigative research about the available and emerging VR technologies (hardware and software) and its analysis for the adult learning process as well the necessary competences needed for successful application (IO1: ViRAL Skills Survey of VR applications).

2. Development of a web-based compendium of available hardware and software, their potentials for learning, pros and cons in the sense of a learning materials library for adult educators with a specific focus on the education of low-skilled and low-qualified learner (IO2: ViRAL Skills Compendium including the ViRAL Skills E-Thek).

3. Development of a training programme for adult educators (working with low-skilled and low-qualified learners) to raise awareness and gain the necessary knowhow and competences at the technological, content, methodological/didactical as well as the personal levels; the training will be implemented through transnational (LTTA) as well as through national pilot training (IO3: ViRAL Skills Training Programme).

 

 

 

CreO (10/2018 - 09/2020)

CreO stands for "The Cultural and Creative Occupations: New Opportunities in the Traditional Industries". The aim of the project partnership is to foster innovation by increasingly motivating vocational students of cultural and creative industries (CCI) to seek connections and collaborations with traditional technical occupations.

The potential of VET networks and their closeness to companies should be used to mobilise the talents and capacities of young CCI students. Furthermore, the collaboration between VET and companies should be promoted to strengthen work-based learning (WBL). The networking of vocational trades of the cultural and creative branches with sectors outside this area, such as manufacturing technology should also lead to an increased participation of women in technological occupational fields.

The CreO project will achieve the following results:

1) CreO Training Curriculum for vocational trainers in the cultural and creative sector
The curriculum will inform teachers in these sectors about the opportunities of their students in other sectors besides the creative industries. The detailed description of the training contains all information required for the execution of the activity, including the materials. Graduates of the training will be able to teach their students the new skills and abilities in line with current industry development.

2) CreO WBL Guide for Companies
The CreO training content for companies is aimed at mentors, managers and HR managers of companies in dealing with CCI students. This training will help companies to implement work-based training for students in the creative and cultural industries by providing all the information needed to develop work-based learning activities within the organisation.

 

 

 

Exemplar (09/2018 - 09/2020)

The aim of the project "Exemplar - Young Migrant Integration Leaders" is to promote "bridging" between native and immigrant groups. 

As a first step, the project will develop further training measures for adult education trainers as well as for employees of organisations that support migrants locally, in order to enable them to lead tailor-made integration training programmes. In these programmes, young migrants will be empowered to act as integration leaders within their migration communities. 

In a second step, a curriculum for integration leaders and a toolbox with resources, which can be used by young members of the migrant communities, will be developed. This will support migrants in developing a greater appreciation of both their own cultural heritage and the heritage of their host country in Europe, thus creating greater social cohesion. 

For further information, please find us on Facebook, visit our website or contact karin.hebenstreit(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

 

SIDE (03/2017 - 02/2019)

The SIDE project (Supporting Innovative models for Deaf youth Empowerment) intends to develop a blended model for learning based on visual languages for the acquisition of basic, transversal and professional competences by deaf young people that can support the transition from education to work. In order to improve employment situation for youth deaf we need educational and vocational programmes which are accessible and valorize the talents of deaf people. This approach will support creative discovery and problem based learning as well using a multiple communication approach. The project focuses on elaborating and experimenting a model for blended learning addressed to deaf youth, including “real” non formal training activities (outdoor training, coaching, Impro-theatre) and “virtual” training activities based on professional didactic modules developed through videos and sign language in a virtual learning environment.
Please contact carina.maas(at)auxilium.co.at for more information or visit us directly at our website or at Facebook!

 

 

 

Space 4 Cocreate (10/2016 - 09/2018)

The objective of SPACE 4 COCREATE – Open and Innovative Spaces for Collaborative Working Between VET Providers and Business Organisations are to create and open model, methodology and tools based on the innovation models, addressed to the VET centre professionals (teachers, mentors, guiders…). The project will develop innovation projects with companies through young VET teams to strengthen the connection/relation between VET providers and the business actors (education and employment). Thereby synergies between education and business world are supported, giving VET students the possibility to work on the real projects, cases etc., coming from the companies inside the VET workshops, labs etc.

The main outputs will be a SPACE 4 COCREATE MODEL (Open Innovation model) to develop applied innovation projects with companies and young VET teams. It will define a better way to collaborate between VET Systems and Employment, how to improve synergies between Education, Research and Innovation fields. Furthermore a SPACE 4 COCREATE TOOL BOX will be developed, containing methodologies, tools and resources to favor the conceptualization, design, implementation and validation of applied innovation projects addressed to VET Centres, involving both VET and Business Sector.

For further information please contact carina.maas(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

 

 
ECVET goes Business (10/2015 - 09/2017)

With the ECVET goes Business project it is aimed to develop an approach to make ECVET and other European transparency instruments relevant for regular human resource (HR) processes of companies. A focus is put on providing materials and information in a format and language companies can use and understand. Within the ECVET goes Business project an HR management handbook will be developed which embeds ECVET and European transparency instruments into regular HR development processes. A related short trainings course will support in how to include ECVET and European transparency instruments in the daily routine of companies.
For further information please see www.ecvetgoesbusiness.eu, follow us on Facebook or contact carina.maas(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

 
REMO (10/2014 - 09/2016)

The aim of the REMO project is to foster regional exchange and improve the quality of working mobility. Therefore, an online platform and a network will be developed which allows everyone involved in vocational education and training (VET) to be informed, inform and connect/interact with each other to plan and implement mobility actions (learning and working mobility). For learners, VET organisations and the world of work the online platform will allow the planning, organisation and implementation of VET mobility.
For further information please see www.remoproject.eu, follow us on Facebook or contact georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

 

Skills#EU – Learning Mobility -Opening European minds (01/2016 - 12/2017)

Skills#EU builds on the existing enthusiasm of trainees taking part in a placement abroad to equip them with the skills necessary to activate their European citizenship. The program Erasmus+ provides opportunities for young people to gain essential skills for their personal and professional development. Young Europeans shall become 'infected' by the European idea.

The overall aim of Skills#EU is to develop and pilot a blended-learning training programme for young trainees that accompanies them before, during and after their mobility experience and equips them with the means to activate their full EU citizenship, to develop key competences, and to fulfill their educational potential in the field of social and civic competences, cultural awareness and expression.

For further information please see www.yourskills.eu, follow us on Facebook or contact carina.maas@auxilium.at.

 

 

 

 

OpenPROF (09/2014 - 09/2016)

The Erasmus+ project addresses key innovations in training of teachers and trainers, as well as adult educators: open educational resource (OER) and open curriculum development and licensing, open collaboration, as well as designing curriculum for diverse target groups including the mode of work-based learning.
The projects aim is to foster open and international professional collaboration for innovation by training teachers, trainers and adult educators to openly collaborate in the development of on-line innovative curriculum designing using open educational resources.

For further information please see www.openprof.eu, follow us on Facebook or contact office(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

PINE-D (01/2015 - 06/2016)

Participation approaches for mentally disabled persons IN the democratic life othe European Union: Discussion, involvement, engagement (PINE-D) is aiming to involve people with mental and complex forms of disability, helping them express their views on Europe and specific topics. Through discussing and identifying ways for participation in debate and reflections by modern means of communication tailored to the target group (e.g. easy to read and understand language, parallel illustration of spoken contexts, all forms of augmentative and alternative communication AAC) we will be able to improve the conditions for participation in Europe.
For further information please see www.pine-d.eu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or contact office(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

M_APP (01/2014 - 12/2015)

Travel broadens the mind! We are all familiar with this well known phrase – but how do we know that it’s really true?
Within the M_APP project, an app for smartphones and tablet PCs for documenting the enhancement of knowledge, experiences and skills during transnational mobilities is developed. As well a recognition and accreditation procedure for the two key competences learning to learn competences and social and civic competences, which are especially acquired during stays abroad, is generated.
For further information please see www.mapp-project.eu
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KIM (01/2013 - 12/2014)

Funded through the European Union’s Programme for Lifelong Learning the KIM project mainly aimed to improvet and promote the social inclusion and gender equality of migrants in European countries. In times of dramatically reduced public expenditure of European countries especially for social matters, the inclusion and support of migrants is facing considerable challenges. However this situation leads to a double burden. Migrants receive less support and are less able to help themselves and integrate into society. Therefore in the long run, the dramatic cuts in social expenditure and reduced services and support will have a considerable negative impact on societies and lead to enormous problems. Nevertheless at the moment migrants are lacking possibilities for inclusion and especially gaining the important key competences and skills for better integration into labour market and society in general.
For further information please see www.kimllp.eu or contact georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

CompInt! (01/11/ 2011 - 31/10/2013)

European companies are facing a rapidly globalising and highly competitive world. There are specific competencies required to internationalise successfully. Alongside financial and production requirements, knowledge (markets, business partners, legal) and competencies (interpersonal relations and negotiations, cultural awareness, languages,… ) are needed for successful internationalisation. The Comp Int! project seeks to support companies with a game!  The game we are developing benchmarks the readiness of the player and generates awareness and knowledge when entering foreign markets.
For more information please
contact georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at
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Stamp to Europe (01/2011 - 12/2012)

The Austrian and German project partners targeted 2011 to evidence the advantages of and potential for transnational collaboration at a local level and to actively engage with as many municipalities as possible in the target regions Styria (AT) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE). As a result the participating municipalities became familiar with the EU programme Europe for Citizens and with the principle of town twinning projects. Thanks to EU fundings European town twinning projects can be created, revitalised or continued. Project activities included a series of events relating to the support programme Europe for Citizens and the application and realisation of twinning agreements as well as a "Flying Project Office" offering free consultation concerning the evaluation of project ideas and complete filling in the application made by experts visiting municipalities in person.
For more information please contact office
@auxilium.co.atoffice(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

V-3DAS (01/2011 - 08/2012)

This project aimed to sustain innovation in the agricultural sector, in terms of professional development, updating competences and knowledge and also technology transfer. These three elements support the training of a new generation of farmers who are able to act as entrepreneurs.
For more information please see
www.v3das.com or contact office(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

PM4ESD (10/2009 - 09/2011)

Project management and sustainable development - these are the twin elements PM4ESD is based on. It was an initiative financed by the European Commission, managed by a public-private partnership and aimed at establisingh an international methodology for project management in two key sectors of sustainable development: tourism and culture.
For more information please see www.pm4esd.eu or contact office(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

ProECEU (10/2009 - 09/2011)

Promoting Women's Enterprising Competences in Europe: this project devised a work plan aiming to qualify women working in the Assistance Services to dependant people and to valorise their role by promoting entrepreneurship, particularly amongts women who have specific difficulties in accessing the labour market: immigrant women and women who are entering the labour market following several years to look children and family.
For more information please see www.proeceu.net or contact office(at)auxilium.co.at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C4C (LLP/Key Activity 1/Policy Cooperation and Innovation; 01/2009-12/2010)

C4C (European Research on Competences for Competitiveness) is an EU project which aimed to survey both the demand and supply of qualified technical employees in the labour market of 6 EU countries. With the aid of a comparative study, the project partners gathered comparable data. After analysing the data obtained, the project partners gave recommendations on how the VET system can correspond more closely to the needs of the labour market. The suggestions to regional policy makers as well as the results of the comparative study will be part of a publication. Auxilium is responsible for the project's quality assurance and the evaluation.

 

 

elp-Desk (LLP/Key Activity 2/Sprachen; 01/09-12/10)

The ELP-Desk project aimed to promote and raise awareness of the significance, application and value of the European Language Passport and, in particular, to disseminate its use across the European Union. The project activities included the prototyping and realisation of hardware and software resources and multi-media artefacts to promote and support the ELP.
Website: www.elp-desk.eu

 

 

Beyond Signs in the City (LLP/Key Activity 2/Languages; 11/08-10/10)

Beyond Signs in the City targeted at raising the awareness of different languages through their visual representations (alphabet and symbols that appear in a city’s signs). The following cities participated in the project: Dobrich (BG), Bad Radkersburg (AT), Barcelona/Alcala de Henares (ES), Gdansk (PL), Birgu (MT), Nafplio (GR), Miercurea Ciuc (RO) and Izmir (TR).
Website: www.signsinthecity.net

 

 

 

E-EdUcAteED (LLP/Grundtvig; 11/2008-10/2010)

The project E-EdUcAtED aimed to develope an e-learning course that raises awareness of European issues among secondary school teachers, tutors in adult education and vocational trainers. The project was coordinated by AINova (SK); the partners involved were EIPA (LUX), EUROPEUM (CZ), CECE (ES), Auxilium (AT), SREP (RO) and WSHE (PL).
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/eeducated

 

 

LearnINC (LLP/eonardo da Vinci; 11/2008-10/2010)

LearnINC aimed at developing a new solution for VET (Vocational Education and Training) in order to help European countries cope with the common challenge of sustainable urban revitalisation. The pilot areas comprised Genoa (IT), Kalamata (EL), Istanbul (TR), Barcelona (ES), Graz (AT), Warszawa (PL) and Cluj-Napoca (RO).
Website: www.learninc.eu

 

 

AESAEC (LLP/Grundtvig; 10/2008-09/2010)

AESAEC (Active European Seniors for Active European Citizenship) was an EU project designed and submitted by Auxilium. Main objective is the development of a project management course, which enables senior citizens (60+) to implement own EU projects in the area of European Citizenship and Senior Mobility. Auxilium was the promoter of this project and as such had the overall responsiblility for all content development as well as formal activities.
Contact: michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at
Website: http://www.aesaec.eu

 

 

Youth and Violence (LLP/Grundtvig; 08/2008-07/2010)

From August 2008 to July 2010, 9 partners from 8 European countries exchanged experiences and work on the different forms and causes of violence and how the public handles the increasing problem that occurs in many European countries. Furthermore the partnership aimed to find preventive measures to be carried out by people and organisations that work with young people or even have influence on them. Thereby the project focus was on innovative approaches that had already been implemented in different partner countries and their results in order to develop a best practice collection everyone dealing with this topic from the perspective of general adult education could benefit from.
Contact:
georg.muellner@auxilium.co.at
Website:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youth_violence

 

 

LAbObs (LLP/Grundtvig; 10/2007-09/2009)

The objective of the Learning Ability Observation (LAbObs) project was promoting empowerment to all adults who wish to further their education during their life. To pursue this aim it is necessary to start by recognising different educational experiences, thus increasing the number of people involved in non-formal education and promoting specific tools (such as study circles and RERS). It is necessary also to identify a set of indicators through research, analysis and exchange among the involved countries, as a reference for the application of these tools and the formal recognition of non-formal educational experiences.
Contact: georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at
Website: www.labobs.eu

 

 

TIPS (LLP/Leonardo da Vinci; 11/2007-10/2009)

The T-learning to Improve Professional Skills  (TIPS) project aimed at realising a pilot training course for cultural mediators based on t-learning methodology. Cultural mediator’s main needs consist of developing skills and competences to realise an effective “communication bridge” with immigrants, overcoming language difficulties and personal behaviour constraints (e.g negative experiences, culture, uses). Continuous and updated training, especially on the job training, and information support should be ensured for these professionals, which play a key role in today's global society.  The ICT element provides this flexible and tailored support development as a new learning opportunity.

 

 

Europe at Work (AT; Grundtvig - 10/2006-09/2008)

The Europe at Work (EAW) project's main objective was to increase positive attitudes towards the EU as well as towards an Active European Citizenship amongst blue-collar workers. Through a workplace-based training concept, the partnership developed means and instruments to introduce European Citizenship directly to companies. All products were developed in EN, DE, ES and MT and successfully tested. The final report of this Auxilium coordinated project was evaluated by the European Commission and it achieved 100% achievements at all levels of the evaluation!
Contact: michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

IWOLTE (SE; Leonardo da Vinci - 10/2006-092008)

The main objective of the How to be a Teacher in Vocational Training (IWOLTE) project was the development of a concept modernising the vocational and pedagogic education in relevant sectors. Crucial elements of the concept are the close cooperation between training organisations, trade and econonomy as well as the strict involvement of the most relevant target groups, trainers and supervisors in vocational training.
Contact: georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at
Website: www.iwolte.se

 

 

MeditopEU (HU; Leonardo da Vinci - 10/2006-09/2008)

MeditopEU presented innovation transfer from the previous LdV project Promotion of Advanced Educational Innovations for Training of Paediatricians (PEDITOP), which developed the PEDITOP Education Software ©. This software offers services and support in training and course management with high flexibility and an advanced content management system. The package includes instruments for self-evaluation and assessment.
Website: http://www.meditopeu.com

 

 

SPD (DK; Grundtvig - 10/2006-09/2008)

The Strengthening Participative Democracy (SPD) project is based on the irritation and threat many people feel as a consequence of the increasing globalisation and modernisation of society and life in general. As one option to face and overcome this situation, the project introduced successful examples of active citizenship and public/social engagements at the local/regional level. These were starting points for new citizenship activities and engagements. The partnership included partners from DK, AT, DE, EE, ES und NO.
Contact: michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

What Makes Telelearning Female (AT; Grundtvig - 08/2006-07/2008)

In this project, organisations from mostly rural areas in Europe met to exchange experiences and best practice in connection with tele/E-Learning and tele/E-working, with a special focus on key factors  mainly relevant to women.
Contact: georg.muellner(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

ECEU (ES; Leonardo da Vinci - 10/2005-09/2007)

The Enterprising Competence – European Union (ECEU) project developed a competence catalogue for female entrepreneurs. In several modules, key competences such as general management and development, international communication and networking, marketing etc. were identified and training was provided. The training programme was successfully tested in pilots all over Europe. The partnership consisted of 15 organisations from ES, AT, CZ, DE, DK, FR, GR, IT, PT and UK.
Contact: 
michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at
Website: www.eceu.net

 

 

 

Innoprevent (DE; Leonardo da Vini - 10/05-09/08)

The Innoprevent project investigated key competences in medical assistance professions. Based on the definition and documentation of 7 identified key factors a training programme was developed and successfully tested by partners from AT, DE, BG, EE, ES, FI, IT and UK.
Contact:
michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at

 

 

Straßenkinderprojekt "Mama Copil" in Rumänien

The charity organisation Caritas Graz started some years ago to build up the children's home "Mama Copil" for street children and orphans in the city of Timisoara (RO). Main aim of the project is to provide children with a home-like place, where they can live, learn and grow-up in a peaceful and protected environment. They are able to attend the local schools as well as to join several vocational training courses. Since 2005, Auxilium supports this project by financing pedagogical and psychological supervision activities. If you are interested in this project or - even better - would also like to support it please contact us or speak directly to the experts at Caritas Graz.
Contact:
michael.schwaiger(at)auxilium.co.at