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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SUCCESS – Capacity Building Programme for Public Service Sports Administrators

  • Organisation: Sport Malta (formerly known as KMS - Kunsill Malti Ghall-iSport)
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: September 2013 to June 2015
  • Scope: Malta based project

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

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: European Social Fund

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): This proposed Capacity Building Programme equipped Maltese Public Officials with a skills-set for optimal administration of publicly-funded Sports resources, management of projects that address issues relating to the development of social dialogue, meet new good governance requirements, and develop competencies to operate within EU forums effectively. It strengthened the institutional and administrative capacity of the Beneficiary in its roles as regulator and provider of services in the Sport and Active Leisure sector to support local sports from grassroots to elite level, as a means of promoting social cohesion. The project included a Concept of national visit / placement abroad during a week for 40 participants.

Target: Maltese Public Officials

Main results: A total of 40 participants from the course carried out a training visit abroad to gain experience from another working environment, monitor the way sport is organised and increase the network of contacts. These national visits took place in Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Factors of success: Using the European wide network of the partner organisation to find out the more suitable host organisation + fully fledged targeted support (accommodation, transportation, etc) and programme (specific area of interest) of mobility.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: https://investinginyourfuture.gov.mt/project/public-administration/success-capacity-building-programme-for-public-service-sports-administrators-kunsill-malti-ghall-isport-46170127

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„ Plateforme Insertion Professionnalisation Mobilités Rhône Alpes “

  • Organisation: Accompanying local centres (Missions locales) in Rhône-Alpes
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: Since 2012
  • Scope: French based project

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

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Co-financed by the French government, the Région Rhône-Alpes Auvergne and the European Commission through Erasmus+

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): The IPM platform accompanies young people followed by the Local Missions of the Region Rhône-Alpes in the implementation of their international mobility projects. It offers a personalized support for every young person who wants to live an international mobility experience. To facilitate his/her journey, the young will be advised in its efforts by a single contact (Counsellor Mobility). The mobility counsellor give every young person a clear information and the support necessary for the proper conduct of international mobility project he/she wants to implement.

Target: Young unemployed people aged 18-25 with low or no qualifications and followed by the Local Missions of the Region Rhône-Alpes

Main results: -

Factors of success: -

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: www.plateforme-ipm.fr/ / Thierry Farre, coordinator for the IPM, Mail: ipm@ml-st-etienne.org

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Empower yourself – Valorise toi

  • Organisation: Scouts et Guides de France
  • Theme: Non formal and informal learning
  • When: Since 2010
  • Scope: European

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): A self-assessment tool of acquired skills in the framework of volunteering in ‘Scouts et Guides de France’ which It aims at helping individuals to realize how good they are in different situations encountered in Scouting environment and how to translate this experience into the language of employers, thus enabling them to increase their chances on the labour market – by performing better during the job interviews, letters of intent etc. Besides that, the material helps with starting to design personal development plan.
This tool guides young adults from the Scouting movement in assessing the 5 competence areas (skills) that are typically developed in the Scouting context: ‐ Organizational skills ‐ Responsibility, sense of initiative and analytical skills ‐ Relationship skills ‐ Intercultural skills ‐ Technical and artistic skills After this step the tool guides its user into a deeper analysis of the assessed skills and supports the user in putting them into perspective (e.g. career choice or educational objective). Finally, the tool provides hints on how to translate the assessed skills into a more professional language, preparing the user for the situation of a job interview.

Target: Scout leaders.

Main results: Self-assessment toll available in 7 languages: French, English, Spanish, Danish, Serbian, Polish, and Czech + a series of workshops to disseminate the tool worldwide + more than 30,000 person have used it just in France

Factors of success: Providing a pragmatical and easy way for young peapole to translate teh skills acuqired to teh language of the employers

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: Documentation: https://www.scout.org/sites/default/files/library_files/empower_yourself.pdf , Articleon the initiative: http://euroscoutinfo.com/2012/02/27/how-to-translate-your-scouting-skills-to-the-language-of-employers/

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CAPIVAL – Capitalising on Validpack

  • Organisation: IREA - Romanian Institute for Adult Education Romania
  • Theme: Non formal and informal learning
  • When: 2010 - 2012
  • Scope: European project (Romania, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Latvia)

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

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Lifelong learning Programme of the European Commission

Context: -

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): It intends to exploit the Validpack instrument by extending its use to over 20 European countries.
The instrument provides users with validation of informal and non-formal psycho-pedagogical competencies of adult educators.
It is a unique and innovative package of validation instruments that creates a framework for the documentation and evaluation of trainers’ competences, no matter whether they have been acquired in a formal, non-formal or informal learning context.
It is organised around three main validation steps: self-evaluation, external evaluation and consolidation.

Target: Adult educators.

Main results: Evaluator’s guide + Handbook (EN, IT) + Info-pack + Toolkit

Factors of success: -

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: Project website: http://www.capival.eu/validpack; Documentation: http://www.irea.ro/en/images/publications/capival.pdf

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Contribution of sport to emplyability

“Jobs dans la ville” – Jobs in the city

  • Organisation: Sport dans la Ville
  • Theme: Contribution of Sport to Employability
  • When: Since 2010
  • Scope: French project

Type of approach: General employability programme using sport as a component to attract participant (sport as a lure) / A sport programme including specific learning objectives to develop employability (sport as a learning tool)

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: -

Context: Created 18 years ago, Sport dans la Ville is the leading association for integration through sport in France. All programs put in place by Sport dans la Ville, help promote social and professional integration of 4,500 young people enrolled in the association, by actively participating in their progression and personal development.

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Based on its field work, Sport dans la Ville created the programme “Job dans la ville” to accompany each young person from 14 years on the way to training and employment. The programme is offering dedicated and tailor made support to young people in their choice of orientation and in building their career plans. It especially aims to allow the young people to get access to on-the-job experience, study visits, as well as mentoring and workshops preparing them to the professional world.

Target: Young person from 14 years from disadvantaged area

Main results: In 2016, 750 young people were enrolled in the programme. 82% of the youth enrolled in “Jobs dans la Ville” get access to training or business activity.

Factors of success: Combination of various and complementary approach: individuals support, mentoring, professional visits, on-the-job experience, specific training + Involvement of the local private companies + Continuity of action and support throughout the life of the accompanied young people (from 7 to 25 years old) is a critical success factor.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.sportdanslaville.com/nos-programmes/job-dans-la-ville/

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AWICO – Assessment of Wider Competences

  • Organisation: Erwachsenenbildung Liechtenstein
  • Theme: Non Formal and Informal Learning
  • When: 2009 - 2011
  • Scope: European project (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, Bulgaria)

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

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation training programme

Context: -

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): AWICO is a computer-based test to assess key skills within the areas of personal skills, communication, teamwork, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
This test was developed scientifically and tested in practice by a project group from five countries (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, and Bulgaria).
The test was specially developed for people who either have no recognised education, or have completed basic vocational training but have not done any further training for a long time.

Target: Low-skilled people

Main results: A computer-based test to assess key skills

Factors of success: -

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.awico.li/no_cache/home.html

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