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Edumob - Education et mobilité en Europe
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Edumob is a project of educational mobility to adult advisors and facilitators of mobility in organizations working with young adults (Pistes-Solidaires, IJ network, EDIC and Mission Locale) of Aquitaine and particularly Southern Aquitaine. The objective is to strengthen and develop new skills for mobility operators and information / guidance and support for young people. Our partners are developing new and innovative approaches in terms of non-formal, informal and formal learning allowing this development. Participants will be immersed in the reality of the work of these partners to discover and test the practices and activities of these organizations. The aims are at different levels: - Appropriation of new working methods - Training to new tools - Awareness of the impact of mobility on a territory - Better assessment of impacts of mobility on organization and youth - Integration of new integration possibilities of mobility in the field of each - Developing skills strengthened in the reception, information guidance and monitoring of young adults. Adult education providers sometimes find that it is difficult to encourage adults back into training and into the workplace and our staff will learn new methods, approaches and tools that are used across Europe to increase the up take of adult education and training. They will be able to establish what approaches our European partners use to incentive and motivate people to undertake adult education training. Through the job shadowing and training activities within the project, our staff will be able to learn new skills, methods, techniques and approaches and cascade this learning through our organisation and consequently the impact and results will be used within the work they do with groups (young and adults) within our community. Edumob has been developed to involve three activity flows per host partner. We have developed this approach to ensure that the optimum results and benefits are achieved within the mobility time frame. - The first flow will involve two key members of staff who will travel to the partner organisation and will be fully immersed into the day to day activities of the host organisation and will be identifying new and innovative methodological and tools used. These 2 members of staff will return to Pistes-Solidaires following their mobility and will cascade their learning and knowledge to staff and community members. They will also be the "key" contact persons who will support and prepare the 2nd flow of 6 staff who will take part in the 2nd mobility to the same host partner. - The second flow of staff will be take part in a longer mobility and will develop the project further and develop their identified training needs in accordance with the Learning Plan. - The third flow is the final development of the project and will be for the two Key members of staff to complete their Learning Plan and professional development and to provide vital face to face evaluation with the partner of the project. Each host partner has specialist areas with specialist methods that they use to up-skill and re-skill their own staff as well as their adult learners. The training approaches and methods that they use are in some ways innovative and utilize techniques in the following areas; theatre, outdoor education activities (Forest School activities, Sports), Gardening, entrepreneurship, education for sustainable development and social inclusion. Our staff will be involved in the trainer activities within these areas. They will be able to learn new skills and develop existing skills from their European counterparts and will be empowered to utilise these tools and methods within their own work and community activities in France. The impacts of the project are twofold; firstly staff will develop their professional and personal competences and secondly they will gain knowledge that they will use in their own work in France. They will achieve this by; examination and observation of the strategic approaches adopted by our partner organizations in providing skills and training for adult learners; identifying current examples of successful best practice in relation to promoting adult learning in community contexts; investigating these contexts, including partnership aspects, in order to develop understanding of how Pistes-Solidaires may best plan for adult learners through an analysis of the attributes of successful practice and identification of inhibiting factors; examining the cultural, ideological and attitudinal factors which shape the responses of adults to further training and up-skilling in order to gain employment; assessing the resource implications of planning for adult learners; providing recommendations for policy and practice in adult education. Through transnational cooperation and partnership, the mutual benefits and impact Edumob will ensure a long lasting and sustainable legacy for future European cooperation projects.

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