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SEAL CYPRUS

Cyprus.

SEAL CYPRUS is a non-profit organisation located in Nicosia. SEAL CYPRUS stands for Cyprus Organisation for Sustainable Education & Active Learning.

We support competence development of individuals by offering customised education, training and career resource solutions. We assist the capacity building of organisations by offering training in leadership, project management and dissemination strategies.

SEAL CYPRUS achieves excellence by:

  • Developing and delivering state-of-the-art training and coaching.
  • Building strategic partnerships to address the learning needs of individuals and organisations.
  • Implementing international projects granted by European Programmes.
  • Attracting, developing and retaining dedicated and skilled trainers & adult educators.

With participatory teaching and learning methods, we motivate and empower youth and adult learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.

Starting from the needs of the learners, we provide blended learning solutions based on accurate scientific ground. We use a wide range of innovative interactive educational methods to provide open and distance learning, non- formal education, e-learning and on the job training.

We are working with individuals, non-profit organisations, and public sector entities.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Training for Competence DevelopmentWith participatory teaching and learning methods, we motivate and empower youth and adult learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.Starting from the needs of the learners, we provide blended learning solutions based on scientific ground. We use awide range of innovative interactive educational methods to provide open and distance learning, non- formal education, e-learning and on-the-job training.

 

Educational curriculaWe are developing educational curricula for short training courses for youth workers but also for Strategic Partnerships. For our Strategic Partnership ARTSQUAD, we have created a full suite of modules for a Train-the-Trainer Curriculum.The objective was to support youth professionals working with disadvantaged youth to use Digital Media, Storytelling,Drama and Music in their work with the youth.For our Strategic Partnership CURSOR, we have developed an In-service Training Programme Handbook. The handbookwill be used by youth professionals to support young learners in their career planning endeavours with the use of digital tools.

ResearchWe are using research to identify the needs and preferences of the key target groups of our project. Needs analysis and state-of-the-art are part of many of our projects. We have profiled the “Youth Trainers in Cyprus”. In 2017, we led research in Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, and Romania to present an overview of the structure of youth work, to identify the training provision available for youth trainers and youth workers engaging with young disadvantaged people, and to evaluate the quality and availability of resources for youth workers. In 2018 we have researched the “Best practices in the design of blended learning curricula and e-learning environments in career guidance of the young people, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities” in Cyprus, Romania, Ireland, and Poland.In 2019, we have led a needs analysis on Entrepreneurship Education, and a Research on market needs on job profiles, skills and attitudes in Cyprus, Italy, Greece, and Portugal.

Digital tools in training and youth work

SEAL CYPRUS has a team of versatile professionals that can undertake the digital part of an educational project. We build powerful and scalable web apps that are custom made using agile development processes leveraging the latest web technologies. We are flexible in our approach and diverse in our skillset. Each project is different, and we treat it as such.

The advantage of our organisation is that we can pilot our digital tool with diverse target groups of young people, youth workers, youth trainers/ facilitators, and adult educators.For our Strategic Partnerships TRACES, we are creating a series of animation video to support young people manage their digital and social media presence.

Dissemination and VisibilitySEAL CYPRUS has substantial experience in communication and dissemination strategies. We provide training to other organisations on Dissemination and Exploitation.Standardised proceduresIn SEAL CYPRUS, we value efficiency. By following standardised procedures in all the managerial aspects of our projects, we are capable to focus on the quality of the intellectual outputs.

SEAL CYPRUS has experience as a coordinator in three Erasmus+ KA2 “Strategic Partnerships for Youth.”(1) “TRACES- Supporting youth to manage their digital & social media presence” (2019- 2021). With this project, we are developing Digital and Social Media Literacy Curriculum Resources, In-service Training Handbook, Collaborative online Learning Database, E-learning Portal, Library of Case Studies, Guidelines for Youth Workers working with Digital Media.(2) "CURSOR- Crafting Career Roadmaps" (2018- 2020). We have developed a Training Handbook and digital tools for youth workers to use in their work to support young people with fewer opportunities in Career Planning. The digital tools are aiming in building career management competences.(3) “ARTSQUAD” (2017- 2019). After researching blended learning opportunities in Cyprus, Ireland, Estonia and Romania, we developed a Training Curriculum and digital tools for youth professionals and school teachers who wish to use Digital Media, Storytelling, Drama and Music.“EXEMPLAR- Young Migrant Integration Leaders” (Adult Education- 2018- 2020) coordinated by JUGEND- UND KULTURPROJEKT E.V. (Germany).“Forest Schools and Bushcraft Practices” (2019- 2022) coordinated by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs (U.K).“Young Female Entrepreneurs Program” (2019- 2021) coordinated by Autokreacja (Poland).“FEMME- Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindset in Migrants through Education” (2019- 2021) coordinated by Centre Interculturel du Développement.“Strategic partnership to develop open educational resources for teaching digital citizenship” coordinated by Asociația TEAM 4 Excellence.We are also partnering in a Capacity Building (Western Balkans Youth Window projects) titled “Promoting Equality through Gender-sensitive Journalism” and in the Europe for Citizens project “Debating the Future of Europe and Challenging Euroscepticism: A Journey into Media Literacy to Fight Eurosceptic Narratives”.SEAL CYPRUS is leading a 10-partner consortium in the project “DARE- Day One Alliance for Employment” (2019-2022) with the support of 1.2 million Euros from the EEA and Norway Grants/ Fund for Youth Employment. DARE is aiming at strengthening transnational cooperation to address European challenges in the area of youth employment.

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