PROYECTO EUROPA "JULIAN SANZ DEL RIO"
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
PROYECTO EUROPA is the project driven by the City Council of Soria as project coordinator. The City Council,aware of the importance of young people in the life and future of the city, has determined the need to focus on them. For this reason the city believes that it is essential to provide young people with quality training that is complemented with a formative stay in another EU country, and provide them with the skills and abilities necessary for personal enrichment and a professional future.
With this premise, this city has formed a consortium with four educational institutions of the city, to unite efforts of local youth and work together on this project. These institutions are:
- City Council of Soria
- School of Art and Design of Soria,
- CIFP La Merced;
- CIFP Pico Frentes;
- Virgen del EspinoSchool.
The Consortium created will offer 20 young people aged 18 to 30, who are doing the last cycle of middle grade vocational training, the possibility of a training period of three months in a host organisation of an EU country. Participants must be enrolled in one of the four institutions mentioned above. Some of the students will perform the internship abroad as part of their curriculum – FCT training in workplacement. For new graduates, they will have returned from the mobilities after a maximum of 12 months since obtaining their qualifications and must be selected during the final year of their Vocational Education Training in Spain. While all participants will perform an online language course through the tool of Erasmus + Program, the participants who go to Poland will attend a course of language training during the first week of their stay which runs concurrently with the work placement. The stays are organised in two flows and are scheduled between April and June for the first flow and between September and December for the second flow.
The project will have the support of international organisations which will help in the monitoring and management of the training in each one of the countries involved in the project: United Kingdom (Belfast), Ireland (Cork), Italy (Florence), Austria (Vienna), Poland (Krakow).
The main activities scheduled are:
- Publicity campaign for the project.
- Receiving of applications.
- Process of selection of candidates.
- Preparatory meetings, linguistic and work training before departure.
- In April and September 2016: Period of training stays. The duration will be three months, except in Portugal which will be three months and one week.
- Upon the return of participants, a welcome reception will be organised.
- Analysis of the evaluations of the program and work orientation course for the participants.
- Delivery of the final report.
The members of the consortium will work together. They will stay in telephone contact and through email and they will meet up regularly in order to study the course of the project, providing solutions to possible problems and be able to apply corrective actions when necessary.
The sending and receiving organisations will work together in producing some of the training programs adapted to each participant. The participants will be able to do an online interview with the tutors of the receiving organisations, via Skype.
The intermediary and receiving organisations will monitor and evaluate the participants and will ensure the compliance with all of the established agreements. There will be constant contact between the international organisations and the coordinator of the project.
The evaluation of the stays will include the questionnaires sent to the participants by email, the evaluations of the participants on the part of the international organisations, as well as the intern’s evaluations of the participating organisations.
The expected impact on the participants is related to the improvement in TICs and linguistic knowledge, better professionalism, better social skills and cultural knowledge, etc. Additionally, in the participating organisations the impact will be positive due to the enrichment which it provides to work with European organisations, being able to learn new methods from them which they will be able to apply to their own organisations.
Some of the long-term benefits will be: greater quality of the education system, development of the entrepreneurial culture, innovation in the different sectors, development of new technologies, increase in the awareness of European citizenship, etc.
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