Digital competences, project management, youth work – where is the connection? Erasmus+ project “Culture Goes Digital”, implemented by CGE Erfurt in Germany with the cooperation of IT and education center Emphasys in Cyprus, - here is the answer.
In the middle of July CGE team, Haytham Mones, Aleksandra Polivana and Rene Winter went for job shadowing to Emphasys for 2 weeks, aiming to get insights about successful project management, administration, digital competences and organization. By meeting Emphasys’ professionals, people who are involved in every phase of projects, Haytham, Aleksandra and Rene got to know the essentials of the business model in Cyprus and Nicosia in particular.
Emphasys has diversified structure, which includes two main activities: certification, exams and training courses in programming, coding and robotics for private sector, and European projects for individual mobility, as well as research based projects under Erasmus+ programme. The idea of combining profitable and non-profitable directions, well-managing balanced financial and organisational coordination, could bring valuable experience for youth organisations. CGE Erfurt, for example, already has this possibility of learning out of the best practices, by attending project management training courses and improving skills and competences of its members. Job shadowing, as an advanced method, is giving even more opportunities to look behind the scene.
First week for Haytham, Aleksandra and Rene has come to an end. The team has decided to enjoy astonishing culture of Cyprus, feeling the atmosphere of summer and discussing plans, aims and expectations for the next week of their job shadowing.