Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

Bellow you can find a list of Strategic Partnership projects that we are currently participating.

Non-Formal education is being more and more used inside and outside of youth work, and the search for methods and tools that any trainer or youth worker can use, is increasing. There are already some toolboxes like the ones by SALTO, but those platforms are very text-based in describing the methods and tools. Responding to the growing trend and preference of learners to watch video tutorials for acquiring new competences, as well as to bring in an innovative and sustainable approach in the training of trainers and educators, this strategic partnership project aims at producing video tutorials on methods and considerations in non-formal education.

In the big picture, we want to contribute to quality in youth work and education by providing an efficient, innovative and open tool for the development of competences of trainers and educators.

AIM
Our main aim is to:
-> Promote non-formal education and raise the quality and impact in education and youth work by providing free access to visual learning tools of methods and exercises to youth workers, educators and other people interested, so it can be used to design and facilitate group activities for young people and other learners.
OBJECTIVES
1) Enrich the offer of free tools which contribute to the professional development of facilitators and trainers.
2) Support new trainers and facilitators by presenting in visual way methods and exercises of NFE.
3) Use ICT tools to facilitate learning competences of non-formal education methods and exercises
4) Increase the level of digital competence among youth workers and educations and encourage them to use more digital tools in their work
5) Promote non-formal education by creating, developing and promoting explanatory videos
6) Provide free online access to non-formal education methods

This project is supported by Erasmus +, approved under reference number 2017-3-AT02-KA205-002002

The appraisal of the professional development of trainers takes new steps in Europe. We seek for new ways to assess our professional competencies and support the development of practices to achieve better recognition of people working in the training field, and to contribute to the overall quality and impact in youth work training.

AppRaiser is a KA2 Strategic Partnership, coordinated by the International Youth Work Trainers Guild, in Germany.

AppRaiser will enable the creation and offer of new web solutions for a professional development appraisal which will be adapted to the needs and practices of trainers. After registering to the AppRaiser virtual environment, trainers wishing to carry out a (self-) assessment of their professional competences and practices will find tools and guidelines to perform a self-assessment, collect feedback from their participants, trainer colleagues and training service contractors. Theses virtual spaces will also have tools to support the planning and monitoring of trainers’ professional development.

More info click here.

This project is supported by Erasmus +, under the reference number reference number 2017-1-DE04-205-015134

The Future Labs project supports the development of digital youth work, creativity and self-expression in social inclusion. New tools are constantly needed in order to support youth’s participation in society, active citizenship, critical thinking and social inclusion.

“Digital media and new technologies are now mainstreamed in youth culture. Young people do not perceive their online and offline worlds as separate entities and fluidly inhabit both worlds simultaneously.” (Screenagers study report 2016)

Many youth workers, trainers and educators struggle with the ways how to approach these topics. They try to find ways to how to adapt to the new situation. 

Future Labs increases the quality of international youth work practices by creating an innovative eco-system. It allows organizations and individuals to discover innovative approaches and methods. It shows how to apply them to emerging issues in Europe and especially in the countries involved in the consortium.

Future Labs’ objectives are:

  1. To increase the ability of youth work to address pressing contemporary issues in Europe. It does it by capacitating youth workers with innovative curricula, e-handbook and other outputs. Their purpose is to share best practices about advanced social and digital tools useful for working with modern youth.  
  2. To strengthen a long-term strategic cooperation between three relevant sectors in education in order to support social inclusion and the needs described above. Sectors are : formal education (Humak University of Applied Sciences), a small company (Team Mais), youth centres and NGOs working in the field of youth work and youth policy all over Europe.
  3. To disseminate effectively this new knowledge and learning outcomes, non-formal work methods in partner countries via video tutorials, flipchart magazine, online platform. 

Project will increase the ability of youth work to address pressing contemporary issues in Europe by capacitating youth workers with innovative curricula, e-handbook and other outputs, whose purpose is to share best practices about advanced social and digital tools useful for working with modern youth.

Find more info and updates on our official website: http://futurelabs.humak.fi/ 

Future Labs is a KA2 Strategic Partnership funded under Erasmus Plus programme, under reference number2017-1-FI01-KA205-034603 and coordinated by Humak  University of Applied Sciences, in Finland.

 

In Europe youth workers need methods, tools, procedures and guidelines to deal with hate speech and to manage and solve conflicts in sustainable way in their work. In particular they are looking concrete tools for working with youth that use hateful language in youth spaces and concrete methods for hate speech transformation with youngsters with extremist attitudes.

The objective of this project is to collect existing best practices and develop concrete means and tools to tackle hate speech in youth work. The project will increase awareness, information and know-how about hate speech and related phenomena. The project will develop and share concrete means and measures to tackle hate speech in youth work, and build the capacity of youth workers to implement anti hate speech actions in their work. Through the transformative approach to tackling hate speech, the project promotes constructive participation in the society.

This project was supported by Erasmus + programme under reference number 2017-1-FI01-KA205-034627

Strong young minds is a strategic partnership project focused on innovation in education, proposed and designed by five organisations from Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Romania, from the fields of mental health and education, supported by the Erasmus + program of the European Commission.
The main purpose of the project is to create tools and resources for mental health education from the participant countries and to multiply the results among youth workers and educators at local, national and European level.

The project produced 4 Intellectual Outputs:
• a training curriculum
• a handbook
• a board game
• a series of videos

It’s now on the final stage where last details of each output are being finalised. Soon we will publish all of the outputs and results.

This project was supported by Erasmus + programme under reference number 2016-2-IS02-KA205-001661

Bellow you can find a list of Strategic Partnership projects that are finished.

Learning Map was a long term project implemented by 4 partners from different backgrounds and countries. Ha Moment from Portugal, dedicated to non-formal education for adults. Badgecraft from Lithuania, a technical partner dedicated to the use and accessibility of Open digital Badges as a tool for recognition of competences. UPB from Germany, an university that also works with adult education and VET schools. Pina from Slovenia, expert in communication and media development, and also working with Adult Education.

With this project we worked towards and contributed as organizations to meet the benchmarks and priorities delimited by EU, by creating and developing a tool which tracks the learning process in all educational fields and provides a better way to present training offers and what the learners can gain with it.

You can check more details about this project by clicking here.

This project was supported by Erasmus + programme under reference number 2016-1-PT01-KA204-022846

SK.IN was a project aimed to share and develop educators’ competences and learning methods for skills development and inclusion, addressed especially to low-skills learners or to those with obstacles in education and inclusion in society and job market.

The project arises from the needs of the involved organizations, shared in the planning phase of the project, regarding the development of the key-competences for these learners and improved competences for educators to motivate the learning process and results achievement.

The project used innovate online tools -Open digital badges- to motivate learners and make them aware of their “learning to learn” competence in lifelong learning view.

More info click here.

This project was supported by Erasmus + programme under reference number 2016-1-IT02-KA204-024423

SK.IN project was awarded with the prize EAEA Grundtvig Award 2018 for European projects.
More info here:
 https://eaea.org/2018/07/13/eaea-grundtvig-award-winner-inclusion-active-listening/