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Westum Educational Develop through InterNational Exchange
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Westum is a non-profit association concisit of 35 learning centers / adult education centers in collaboration in the west part of Sweden (Region Halland and Västra Götalands regionen). In this Erasmus + KA1 Mobility project We are thirteen municipality adult education centers that has chosen to participate. We will work in a consotium. Participants in the consortium are municipality Essunga, Färgelanda, Borås, Lidköping, Uddevalla, Kunskapsförbundet Väst i Trollhättan/Vänersborg, Sotenäs, Strömstad, Alingsås, Orust, Varberg, Skövde and Alingsås. The project is structured on the basis of our consortium experiences, needs and international experiance. Each participant has made an identification of their organization's current skills and their needs and from there, the project has been built up. Three overall main objectives has been identified that will be included i all mobilities: Internationalization, which is about new methods and best practices and new trends in their profession. Cultural understanding and integration that includes new knowledge about differencultures, create better integration. ECVET- increase the knowledge of ECVET in consortiet and learn how the host organization works with ECVET. In addition to these, each mobility has to includes within at least one of the following areas of our chosen focusareas of the project: Health and social care. It includes both supervisors, staff and students. The focus of the staff is to increased knowledge of validation and increase their profession knowledge, new ICT knowledge and new culturall understandning, Hotel Restaurant and Tourism. This includes staff supervisors and students and will have focused on the link between school and work, as well as specific knowledge in the profession. Renewable energy and technology. This includes a initiative to start a network with women in technologt work. This will be done in collaboration with SKF's Erasmus + application. ICT integration and development within specific and unique vocational educations and training. This includes vocational that are niche and unique but very important. By grouping them based on ICT focus, we believe that this group will grow and devided in common and new focus areas in futures. Connection between SFI and vocational training. Staff who work with integration in their professional work will work shadow to get new skills and new methods to better take advantage of the skills and be able to do a smoother validation, educational and integration for imigrants into theiworking life. Each mobility / participant must be included and contribute within at least one focus area. This will be in addition to their own organizational, professional and individual training plans. The need to participate in the project is common in the consortium, and its from the common needs that the main objectives and focusarea has been chosen. The project is structure that each member of the consortium have a responsibility of one of our common focusarea. They are responsible for information, preparation, monitoring and dissemination within their area. In each consortium there is one contactperson that will be resnonsibly to Westum. Westums ways to cooperate in a regional consortium, will increase the value both for individuals, but also in a local, regional and international perspective. Westum is coordinating and manages the administrative, which gives small adult educations centers the possibility to participate. This project enables for all adult education to participate without previous international experience or project technical knowledge. This provides a unique internationalization with regional followup for selected vocational training. Within this consortium, the participants who are most relevant for objectives and focusarea will be selected. We want to lift our partners in regional perspective to share them in other forms of cooperation within the region. Westums way to work in this project is innovative, with a strong added value in a geographic and industy comprising cooperation. The project will developed the participants personal and professional skills and share them in a regional perspectiv and follow up. The project will make more people involved in the community and increased knowledge about EU, and EU-project. They will have a greater employability, both national and internationally. Overall we are a consortium of 13 adult education / learning center for 120 mobilities for staff and learners that will carry out over 200 mobilities during a period of 24 month.
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