Keys to Giving Back (K2GB) aims to tackle the challenge of promoting an active ageingpopulation to allow for social cohesion and higher productivity, in particular for the newly retired, allowing them to successfully transfer their years of experience and knowledge to a younger generation of associations, businesses and entrepreneurs. However, transferring knowledge and know-how does not always come naturally and can be frustrating to those who don't have prior teaching or coaching experience. Therefore, through K2GB, we will focus on developing teaching methods for those interested in passing on their competences.
Partner will develop research in the domain of intergenerational exchange in their region. They will identify the target organisations and potential areas of implementation in their respective geographical areas, identify the training needs of each target organisation and measure the potential impact of dissemination. A survey will be created based on the target organisations’ needs, to identify the difficulties seniors have in transferring their skills in each partner country. The survey will then be distributed to organisations working in the domain of intergenerational exchange and transfer of knowledge by the partner organisations. The results of this survey will be correlated by the partners, and a summary will be created and distributed between the participating intergenerational organisations.
Impetus on Learning Mobilities
A member of each organisation that answered the survey will be selected to take part in a European Learning Mobility Exchange (ELME). An observation sheet will be created by the project coordinator based on the survey results and will be given to mobility participants. These participants will then undertake exchanges of good practices.
For each ELME, the participants will attend an observation/job-shadowing with their counterpart organisations in the partner countries. Therefore, there will be as many mobilities as there are partner countries. During these exchanges, the participants will look at the different best practices currently present which encourage active ageing and intergenerational solidarity in their respective geographical area. The observation sheet will be completed, and the partners will compile an inventory of European best practiceswill be gathered from this and will form part of the final materials developed during this project.
After the two ELME, the partners will meet for the final Transnational Project Meeting. The aim will be to collect all observation sheets from the participants and to complete the K2GB toolkit and European inventory of best practices in intergenerational learning. The toolkit will first be distributed to the participants’ organisations and they will test the toolkitwithin their structure under the partner’s supervision. This will allow us to measure the efficiency of the kit and adapt it if necessary before distributing it further. The tool kit will, then be distributed through many channels including the network of each of the partners and it will also be available for download on the K2GB website to increase the impact of this tool and to encourage wider use and dissemination.
An online feedback form will be created to measure the success of this tool kit and an online community will be created to facilitate discussion and exchange on the tool kit application.
Fostering the digital sphere for women activation in VET
İstanbul Avrupa Araştırmaları Derneği (IAAD), with ECVET and EUROPASS expertise generates project O2VET taking stock from K2GB key findings and building upon its results. O2VET aim at generating a Joint VET Qualification (JVQ) for Computer System Technician (as identified on the ESCO catalogue, Latvia) because it is currently missing between the present proposal partners’ countries. O2VET follows recommendations from The Digital Agenda for Europe and from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
O2VET will be developed with a focus on transferability to other countries, and when applicable to other sector’s skills frameworks (for instance models for sustainable cooperation structures). Digital skills are a key priority (EU) and a transversal set of competences across the pilot sectors targeted by the “Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills”. The Gothenburg Social Summit (17.11.17) highlighted the need to address skills challenges related to the Digital Economy and Society. The pervasive characteristics of the Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) sector sustain the relevance of a value chain approach for Education and Training in this sector.
K2GB project consortium
Beneficiary/coordinator: France (Bordeaux), Association Jupiter. Co-Beneficiaries/partners: Turkey (Istanbul), İstanbul Avrupa Araştırmaları Derneği (IAAD), Portugal (Arcos de Valdevez), Escola Profissional do Alto Lima (EPRALIMA), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), International Labour Association (ILA)