Good practices

EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM ALL OVER EUROPE

WITH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT/CONTRIBUTION AS A KEY DIMENSION

In this section you will discover some good and inspiring practices from all over Europe directly linked with the field of work of EOSE and/or where skills development is central: Labour market research, Learning mobility, Non formal and informal learning, Contribution of sport to employability, Inclusion and integration through sport

We hope you fill find what you are looking for. This section is not meant to be exhaustive however should you know about an initiative that should be listed, please feel free to let us know using the Contact form.

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The EUG 2016 Volunteers Programme

  • Organisation: European Universities Games Zagreb - Rijeka 2016
  • Theme: Non Formal and Informal Learning
  • When: July 2016
  • Scope: -

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & assessment of skills

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: -

Context: -

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): The EUG 2016 Volunteers Programme is developed to equip young people with knowledge, skills and competences that will improve their employability and career prospects, learning performance, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, leave positive and long lasting effects on volunteers and organizations involved and create long lasting legacy.
On the basis of the Recommendation for the recognition of extracurricular activities, together with University of Rijeka, one of the main project partners, a document entitled “Planning, Organizing and Recognition of extracurricular activities through ECTS: How to identify, valorize and quantify results of informal and non-formal learning through ECTS” has been prepared. Following above mentioned, University of Rijeka and EUG 2016 are launching open course for students who will take part in Games as volunteers. The engagement of volunteers-students from the University of Rijeka during the EUG2016 will be evaluated by ECTS credits within the scope of the open course.

Target: Volunteers at the European Universities Games.

Main results: The guideline ““Planning, Organizing and Recognition of extracurricular activities through ECTS: How to identify, valorize and quantify results of informal and non-formal learning through ECTS”, An open course for volunteers at the University of Rijeka + Volunteers will be awarded with ECTS credits for their participation in EUG 2016.

Factors of success: Cooperation between a University and a sport organisation + concrete approach to validate the learnings acquired through volunteer experience at an event.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: www.eug2016.com

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Mobility in Fencing

  • Organisation: Lithuanian Fencing Federation
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: June 2016
  • Scope: Lithuanian based project

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Context: 11 national sport federations submitted applications to Lithuanian National Olympic Committee for the support from IOC Olympic Solidarity Fund. 4 federations were selected by the Committee and recommended to the IOC. 2 federations were funded: Track-and-Field Athletics and Fencing. The Lithuanian Fencing Federation (LFF) project was based on coaches mobility.

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): The project aimed to improve the professional competences of the coaches (different levels) in Lithuania. It consisted in funding a visiting coach – Maltre Hugues Leseur (France), promoted by International Fencing Federation (FIE) in charge of animating a 10 days training programme (8 hours per day: 4+1+4) which was a mix of theoretical seminars and practical sessions.

Target: Lithuanian coaches and athletes in Fencing and modern pentathlon of the Lithuanian Fencing Federation (LFF)

Main results: Quantitative measures: increase of the number coaches and athletes + Qualitative measures: competence and experience + Increase the level of participation (5 clubs: Vilnius (2), Kaunas (2), Klaipeda (1) + Rise the level of competitiveness among athletes + International co-operation: 2011 (6 coaches); 2013 (4 coaches)

Factors of success: Willingness to share expertise + Use of the well-established framework of the Olympic Solidarity (in terms of funds but also recognition of the skills acquired)

Barriers overcome: Language

Website/contact: http://fechtavimas.lt/

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Going to Europe Guide – Guide Destination Europe

  • Organisation: Institutions and expert networks – Eurodesk France in cooperation with Centre régional information jeunesse Rhône-Alpes (CRIJ) et l’Espace Info Jeunes (EIJ) d’Auvergne.
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: Feb 2014
  • Scope: French project

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): A guide to easily obtain information on all the possibilities, devices and programs youth people can access to live an experience rich in discoveries and new knowledge. Tips, reliable addresses, places resources are present in this booklet. Destination Europe is a practical tool for setting reference points from the start of the project until the return: addresses, advice, leads to follow, websites, mobile devices. It provides detailed and comprehensive information on the numerous international mobility opportunities available: from study, do an internship, live a volunteering experience, engage in international solidarity, finding a job abroad.

Target: Young people from the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region.

Main results: -

Factors of success: Cooperation between relevant and knowledgeable organisations – accessible digested information to answer practical need of the target group.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: Download the Guide

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inclusion trhough sport

Welcome to Sport

  • Organisation: Sport movement – German Olympic Sport Confederation
  • Theme: Inclusion and integration through sport
  • When: 2016
  • Scope: German project

Funding: Commisisoner for Migration, Integration and refugees supported the scheme with €435000 and the International Olympic Committee with € 54300 (through the Emergency Refugee Aid fund)

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Running until the end of 2016, the project brings together 13 regional sport confederations under the federal programme titled “Integration through Sport”. The sport and activities on offer are geared to the sporting needs and experience of refugees and include cricket, swimming, boxing, cycling, dancing and women’ football, while exercise instructors and trainers will be on hand to help.
It provides assistance in two ways: first, it welcomes refugees in their new home and offers them the opportunity to play sports at the club; secondly, this project supports the many volunteers in sports club.
“Integration through Sport” not only supports clubs financially but also offers advice and qualification measures for staff members.

Target: Refugees and migrants

Main results: -

Factors of success: Support in terms of training on intercultural learning for the volunteers who will welcome the refugees in the clubs to create and strengthen this welcoming culture.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: Article: http://www.beyondsport.org/articles/refugees-welcomed-with-sport-by-german-olympic-body/, Documentation: http://www.integration-durch-sport.de/fileadmin/fm-dosb/arbeitsfelder/ids/images/2014/Flyer_Programm_ENGLISCH.pdf /

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“Sport for Integration” – Initiative Sport für Integration

  • Organisation: Sport movement - National Olympic Committee of Austria
  • Theme: Inclusion and integration through sport
  • Where: 2016
  • Scope: Austrian project

Funding: 131 500 euros from the Refugee Aid Fund of the International Olympic Committee

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): In the location of the five Austrian Olympic Centers (Dornbirn, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg) all sport programmes were taken into consideration, sport clubs were contacted and first pilot projects initiated. In practice his means to build up appropriate structures in practical steps without overwhelming either the refugees or the local people.
The end aim is to bring back a certain normality and daily routine to the lives of asylum seekers and of recognised refugees through sport. The offer range from mass to competition sport.

Target: Refugees and asylum seekers.

Main results: Survey directly conducted in refugees facilities to identify their sport wish + specific arrangement to get access to sport activities on a daily basis for free in exchange of a social activity defined by the respective clubs + development of new session in particular swimming.

Factors of success: Cooperation and coordinated approach to reach out all those affected.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.sportservice-v.at/oeoc-initiative-sport-fuer-integration/

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We welcome young refugees

  • Organisation: Sport movement – Kraainem Football Club
  • Theme: Inclusion and integration through sport
  • When: Sept 2015 - May 2016
  • Scope: Belgium project

Funding: Support from ENGIE (private company), the Football + Foundation (from the Belgium Football Federation) and the King Baudouin Foundation.

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): With its Academy, based in Brussels, the Kraainem-based amateur club Kraainem FC deployed all its experience and resources to welcome 2O young asylum seekers (between 14 and 17 years old) per week, in order to provide them with clothing, food, language courses and football practices. Kraainem FC also helps collect football material for newly arrived refugees. The project is run in partnership with the Fedasil Refugee Center from Woluwe Saint –Pierre (in Brussels) which brings the refugees to the Academy every day.

Target: Refugees and migrants

Main results: Over 300 children and teenagers from 42 countries benefit from the club’s activities.

Factors of success: Close cooperation between all the key stakeholders: the refugee centers, local elected officials (this is actively supported by Kraainem authority) and associations ( sporting , cultural, educational … ) from the local civil society.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact:

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