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THREE 2016
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project THREE 2016 will be carried out by a consortium including 5 Secondary school (four VET institutes, and one focused on Foreign Language and Arts), and representative of working life- chambers of commerce, trade union, enterprise- and a training provider. The consortium is coordinated by IIS J.F. Kennedy.The project will involve 110 students of the penultimate year before the diploma; the mobility will be of 5 weeks, in summer 2017, heading to France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom. Before the departure, the participants will receive accurate preparation activities. The preparation will be completed abroad, where, during the first week, the participants will be given a language and cultural training, together with introductory lectures to the internship, which will consist in 4 weeks full-time work placements in different companies according to their professional profile.The project is set in a geographical context which is called the Bassa Padovana area, in the South part of the Venetian region, which is characterized by an economy that is continuously suffering from the shortage of job occupation due to the financial and economic crisis. What is more, really radical historical and cultural conditionings and the permanence of genre and ethnic stereotypes make difficult to change behaviours and organization models of small enterprises and limit the necessary innovation processes.In this context, the project offered the young people important formative opportunities by means of the mobility activities that helped them to improve the relationships with the other, either at genre or culture of origin levels, to perceive the difference as a resource , not only as a limit. Together with the enhancement of linguistic and professional “tools”, the project highlighted the intercultural consciousness as one of the essential competences to start up a revival processes which might favour the employment linked to the potential touristic attractiveness of the territory.The touristic offer can be innovative if it is gifted also on a human level personalisation, which requires the operators to master some competences to be improved through the transnational mobility. These competences concern some soft skills such as ability to have an open vision towards society, relational skills, self-entrepreneurship, flexibility personal organisation as well as specific technical skills. The professional profiles involved are related to Tourism and other linked sectors: services (marketing and administration, information technology, restaurants and hotel accommodation), agri-food and environment management.The common goals to the different professional profiles are aimed at the acquisition or enhancement of the following skills:1-To interact by using Foreign languages 2- To positively face new cultural contexts, 3- To adapt to unfamiliar situations, to be flexible, mindful and interested towards new experiences and to live them as a learning opportunity 4-To practise personal autonomy by means of daily training of self-organization and of stress management5- To build-up constructive relationships and to take charge of responsibilities at work 6- To acquire or develop some professional skills The mobility is integrated in the sending school curriculum and it is recognised as equivalent to the school-work Alternance (work based learning); therefore, the application of ECVET procedures in organizing and implementing the work experience abroad will enable the recognition of credits. The participants will also receive the Europass Mobility Document, the Certificate of Competencies, in addition to the other certifications foreseen, which will enrich the personal portfolio for entering the labour market.The continuity with the previous Project editions strengthens the collaboration of the members of the national and international partnership, and it improves the shared practices applied to organize, manage and evaluate the mobility. This continuity is also a condition for the success of the Mobility experience, whose impact will be measured by a follow-up Observatory of the sending schools in the three years after the conclusion of the Project. The project is supported also in this edition by relevant local stakeholders. Its realization contributes to strengthen the existing relationships between the schools, the territory and local business, which are the place where many students will soon spend the mobility experience results.

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