Core goals of the project are supporting educators of the target group in involving seniors, implementing the education model for transfering international learning experience, gathering relevant data for senior learning.
Duration of the project is 34 months and has started in September 2019. The kick off meeting took place and was hosted by the Turkish partner, efficient management meetings afterwards took place in Ostrava and Katowice. In december 2020 the online meeting was organised to discuss upcoming steps. In January 2021 there was another online meeting held, mainly for the key experts.
The EliCCon-project want to raise awareness about the rich cultural diversity of europe and its high value for our common life. The focus was on the lived cultural heritage: the values, the traditions, customs and habits. The project partners from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom made photo reportages of interesting examples of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in their country, especially in their region. Also photo reportages from Switzerland were made.
The result was a comprehensive e-book with all photo reports from the project. You can download this unique collection of living cultural heritage free of charge HERE
This strategic partnership has been created to achieve the objective of equipping youth workers and young participants with new knowledge and tools for them to start developing innovative and sustainable projects in a collaborative way; this will also promote entrepreneurship and social inclusion among local citizens.
This a a great chance for an international partnership.
So let us start.
The aim of their stay was to improve practical skills and specific vocational competences, seeking for correspondence between students’ skills and requirements of today, as well as to educate and improve specific vocational competences and self-reliance of vocational training students and motivate their European citizenship.
It is our pleasure to host such a nice, well-behaved, smart and easygoing group of students! We wish all the best to their future and hope to see them in Ostrava, again!
The whole ALVIT team was very excited to host and arrange a fantastic not only working, but also cultural experience in Ostrava for 6 learners of carpentery, and decorating from Siauliai VET Centre.
The aim of their stay was to extend their practical, professional skills, to acquire first work experience and to get an impression of work and life in the different European country, as well as to educate and improve specific vocational competences and self-reliance of vocational training students and motivate their European citizenship. Project was implemented by ECVET principles.
It was our pleasure to host such a nice, well-behaved, smart and easygoing group of students! We wish all the best to their future and hope to see them in Ostrava, again!
The group of students was devided into two independent units during August, September, and October 2016. Besides gaining skills and getting expertised proffesionally, students were organised a profuse number of technical and specialized visits, as for instance University and Vocational school visits or company excursions. Students got as well familiarized with the beautiful nature of The Czech Republic, its capital, and were organised a large number of leisure time activities. It was a true pleasure to host such a hardworking and well behaved group of students!
We wish them the very best and hope to see them any time soon!
These 6 students were devided into 2 groups of 4 and 2 students whereas they worked at 2 different car services. Excpet of their practice in workshops, they were trained in the manipuliting forklifts.
The group also enjoyed many free time activities such as playing lasergame, tour in Beskydy Mountains, visiting an open day in Dolní oblast Vítkovice and many others. Receiving very positive feedback towards their work from both car services was a great point for us, as well as for students and their teachers.
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We offered and organised also the social program out of which by far the most favourite one was playing lasergame. Students had also much fun visiting the Science and Technology museum where they spent some hours. Students were also very excited about participating on the table tennis tournament, climbing indoor wall and trying to keep balance whilst walking on the rope.
We enjoyed the time spent with these hardworking students, who willingly dedicated their free time to work and their tasks.
We wish these young people all the best in their future!
Students enjoyed the daytrip to Nydek in order to visit a building that is in the process of becoming a senior house in a beautiful nature surroundings. The company Revolt is in charge of installing the solar system and heat pumps here and was so kind to introduce these technologies to the group. Visiting the photovoltaic powerplant in Palačov was just as enhancing experience, since this sort of power plant was not something students have been familiarized with before.
Besides visiting different sorts of power plants the group was also hosted in the Institut of Environmental Technology, Technical University of Ostrava where it was given a full presentation of its activities and shown new technologies. Technical University of Ostrava hosted 3 more events organised for students focused on the topic of hybrid technologies.Students were also given an egnlish language course where they had possibility to increase their knowledge in a foreign language.
In order to keep balance between studying new technologies, foreign language, and leisure activities, the group had loads of possibilities to attend sport and relax events:such as footbal match, table tennis tournament, hiking in the mountains, swimming, laser game, visiting museums, ZOO and many more.
This lovely group of students worked individually at different placements. There were students interested in wood desing, tourism, geology, pre-school education, photography editing, and administrative. Students were well behaved, hardworking, and determined to get as much experience as possible. Indeed, the hard work payed off! After shifts, students were invited to visit many attractive excursions. The ones that definitely count as unforgettable, was the visit of Car Race in Brno Circuit, visiting the NATO Exhibition, and many others. Students also enjoyed sport trainings along with accompany of a staff member, cooked, prepared and organised a lovely evening including 3-course dinner, where they invited the whole ALVIT team.
We wish all the best to these active young people in their different paths of profession!!!
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However, the intership was not only about overcoming the language barrier, first of all, it was about educating. Students of Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi from Tokat, Turkey were of different divisions. There were students of ICT, automechanics or electrotechnics and also several carpenters.
We believe students enjoyed their time in Ostrava and will remeber this time for many many years. Their own words:" Çok teşekkür ederim!!" only prove we are right.
More pictures in the album album
Students were enjoying everyday of their 3weeks long intership either from behind their laptops as well as outside during the paintball game or running the race of RainbowRun. The lovely smiles from their faces did not disappear even after a very difficult trip to Lysá Hora.
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After the official program and study visits we all enjoyed trip to Krakow, Prague or to ZOO and acuapark.
We wish to the teachers and students a very safe flight and trip back home and we also hope they will embrance all the experience and knowledge they have gaind whilst the stay in Ostrava. Album album
They have both work and cultural programme every day. It is great opportunity for them to meet new country, culture and traditions.
With our PIC number we are now ready for the electronic administration of EU-funded projects in the Education, Audio-visual, Culture, Citizenship and Volunteering Participant Portal under the new EU programmes:
- Creative Europe
- Europe for Citizens
- EU Aid Volunteers
The European Institute for Local Development holds the role of the secretariat of the European Network for Local Development.
Every Network Member has the opportunity to participate in the projects and initiatives of the European Network for Local Development. The aim of our Networking activities is the exchange of knowledge and expertise and the joint participation in European and National projects and Initiatives.
Curretly we are very intensively working on a new European Union project ERASMUS+, which combines all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries).
19 November, the program was approved by the European Parliament, during the month of December should be approved by the Council (Member States) and the ERASMUS+ program itself will be launched in January 2014. At the same time, the quality and relevance of Europe's education, training and youth systems will be increased through support for the professional development of education staff and youth workers and through cooperation between the worlds of education and work. Student and apprentice mobility also boosts workers' mobility between member states; people who have already studied or trained in another country are more likely to want to work abroad in future.
The budget of this program for the period 2014-2020 is 14.7 billion € and overall participating in the project is 4 million people.
We are together with our partners from Scotland, Croatia, Poland and Germany preparing a memorandum of recognition of learning outcomes during international mobility.
Conecting point is Ecology and it is being developer with the help of ECOLAV project. For more information please visit our pages. Clic on the ECOLAV banner on the left side.
This project is supported by a Ministery of Education, AJŠA, ACERT and National Europass centrum in the Czech Republic.
Students experienced real working life. All participants were motivated and engaged so that the placement company and also we appreciated their performance.
It was a pleasure hosting so friendly and nice people and we are happy, that we can be a part of so important moment in their lifes.
In our educational and relaxation centre ASIAN RELAX CLUB, we started Thai language courses with native speakers in a very authentic environment, which is inspirative also for your studying.
In April 2013 the organization ALVIT-innovation and education Ltd. was the receiving organization for 18 beneficiaries from Alytus Vocational Training Centre within the Leonardo da Vinci project entitled “Mobility traineeship – improvement of professional competences” .
The students from Lithuania were trained in the field of electrical engineering as well as mechanical engineering and attended a two-week placement in these sectors in Ostrava city. Objectives were to extend their practical, professional skills, to acquire first work experiences and to get an impression about work and life in another European country. The students were given a guided tour through Ostrava and thus they learned about the main sights of the city, its history and current developments and gained some insights into Czech traditions and culture.
The teachers from Estonia Mr. Ain Luik and Mr. Egon Haidak were trained in the regional car leading company Auto Heller s.r.o. (www.autoheller.cz)
The training program was developed according the profession, experience and specialization of teachers. They worked in different workshops of famous car producers as Audi, Volkswagen, Škoda and Seat. They had an opportunity to work in different teams and experience different working and team systems.
They had a chance to experience these activities: braking system, Prevents wheel locking during full braking, ESP – electronic stability control, Electronic differential shutter, ASR – anti-slip regulation, Automatically regulates the extent of the slip on one or more driving wheels during start-up or acceleration, Key-free unlocking, Automatic unlocking and locking of the doors without having to take the key out of the pocket. Škoda vehicles are also equipped with key-free engine start-up using the start/stop button, Bi-xenon headlights, Central locking, Rain sensor, Electrically heated windshield, Tyre pressure control, Informs the driver of the pressure loss in the tyres, Swivelling headlamps, Cruise control, Parking sensors and many others.
ALVIT company organized international senior picture exhibition in Havířov. This action was undertaken with the support of EU Grundtvig partnership project. The purpose of the exhibition was to activate seniors all around Europe and support them in active life. Part of the exhibition is an international completion. The presentation of the project activities you can download down here.
Another Mobility project started 4 weeks ago. Two graduates from Italian city Rimini were on 3 months long intership in Czech companies. Enrico worked in an international company called Tebodin which deals with projects and engineering and consulting activities in civil engineering. Alexandra worked on different projects and events for two NGOs. Both of them spent their free time mostly in a community of international (Erasmus) students.
"Ostrava is such a beautiful city with amazing people and we are happy about our internship. Thanks for all!" Alexandra and Enriko.
"It has been a pleasure coming to the Czech Republic to work and it has been great meeting you. We have had a fantastic time and learned new things.
Thanks for making it the best experience we have had. Kat and Steven :)"
Nineteen experts from 6 countries visited two new created training rooms in the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci BEST project. You can see more in the picture gallery: Deník
A training about multiculturalism in English with Rika Matsumoto took place during the days of the 16th and 17th of March 2012. It was free of charge for active trainers from Moravian-Silesian region.
Educational event for all sole traders and small enterprises in Moravian–Silesian Region.
Topics: business, accounting and taxes, where and how to get grants or how to increase your revenues. Day: 15.3.2012 (15-18:00) Where: Hotel Imperial, Ostrava. Price: 500Kč. Registration needed in advance at email@example.com
Soufflearning: Effective training for small companies in the workplace The participation of SMEs in advanced training and qualification is below average. One of the reasons is that a SME usually can’t afford to send the few staff they have to external seminars. On the other side training institutes usually offer trainings which are literally a bit far away from the real everyday business.
Therefore a training concept for SMEs besides considering company’s requests has to be tailored to the necessities of the staff that needs to be trained. By Soufflearning the trainers or coaches will come into the company or organisation and they will partner them in developing a custom tailored training concept. Based on some experiences in Germany this transfer project is going to initiate cooperative networks of vocational training institutes, trainers and SMEs.
By means of workshops, conferences and this website (with forum provided best practice, funding possibilities and guidelines for the implementation of the SME oriented training concept will be introduced and imparted to relevant stakeholders.
The methods of Soufflearning were developed and tested in a regional project in North Rhine-Westphalia (2005-2007) and will be transferred now to partner organisations in France, the Czech Republic, Italy and in the Upper Lusatia region in Germany. The SMEs participating in pilot trainings shall improve their cost effectiveness and operating results by updating and enhancing staff proficiency. Staff’s disposition to engage in further training and to continue VET shall be increased and the involved processual trainers will attain additional professional and social competences. The experiences made will be presented to relevant stakeholders with the aim to continue with trainings in SMEs with additional training institutes after the end of the project. Thus also collaborative sub-networks on a national level between SMEs, VET institutes and trainers will be established to disseminate the Soufflearning training concept.
Target groups and users of Soufflearning for further education in SMEs will be the providers of qualification and training, professional associations, businesses and employees and other stakeholders in the vocational training. Selected training institutions and stakeholders in professional education in the participating countries will become acquainted with Soufflearning and how to implement it in their daily training and education practice.
The Soufflearning concept is designed more as a “pull” system than a “push” system. It is based on voluntary participation of education providers, companies and stakeholders, which need to be persuaded of its relevance and benefits.
The validation of the project and the Soufflearning concept will be guaranteed by Alvit. Alvit will supervise the design and control of the concept and promote the adaptation into national systems. The implementation at the national level is the task of each of the national partner organisations.
The BEST Project (“Best Enterprise System for Training“) is funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. The aim is to transfer a best practice called the 'Gdansk Model', found operating successfully at Państwowe Szkoły Budownictwa, a vocational school located in Gdansk, Poland.
The BEST Project transfers the innovative Gdansk-Model to vocational schools in Estonia, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain, but our consortium also involves partnering institutions from Finland, Poland and Germany. The model is adapted to partner country systems thereby becoming the BEST Model that exemplifies a successful pattern for partnership between VET institutions and enterprises.
This model gives a clear demonstration on how to cultivate, develop, and maintain a strong working partnership with enterprises for the purpose of equipping students with skills relevant to the changing market.