Project Lifelong Learning 2009-2011

LEONARDO LIFELONG LEARNING


Lifelong Learning - Education and Training. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained.


 

                                 Leonardo da Vinci Learning Partnership 

                         Lifelong Learning challenges and opportunities 

                      2009-1-LV1-LEO04-00233-2 / 01.08.2009 31.07.2011 

                      Partner´s good practice and common networking  

                                                 A project outline

  

 






 
 

Common editors:

  Gmina Liszki, Liszki 230, PL 32-060 Liszki

  Huset Venture Syddanmark, Plantagevej 73, DK 6270 Tonder

  coneed eG Bildungswerk, Bahnhofstraße 18, D 26160 Bad Zwischenahn

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This brochure reflects the views only of the editors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained.







C o n t e n t s



LEONARDO LIFELONG LEARNING

Project description
Project description

Partnership
Partnership

Existing experience with the partnership, the silence partners and the future network
Gmina Liszki
Gimnazjumim Liszki
Promenol S.A., Liszki
Huset Venture Syddanmark
LAFS
Rejsby Europaeiske Efterskole
Tonder Competence Centre
Reva Tonder
EUC Syd
Malpils tautskola
Notranjski Ekoloski Center
coneed eG Bildungswerk
Bürgerschule Augustfehn
LEB Niedersachsen e.V.


Networking finds innovative ways in the whole project time
Networking
University fair
Education competition
Survey / Questionnaire
Parliament members visit project


The cooperation vocational education / companies is important
The cooperation
Network with the University Oldenburg
Report on regional meeting LEB Lower Saxony
Cross border
Labour market, social assistance
Visit in Tonder and Krakow


Newspapers follow the project development
Newspapers
Newspaper Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
Newspaper Liszki, Poland
Newspaper Tonder, Denmark


Results and continue networking, more informations
Results and continue networking
More informations




Project description

 

Project description

 

The main objectives are:

- to develop cooperation between VET institutions, enterprises, and other social partners with the aim to increase employability and quality of life in rural regions

- to make life long learning more attractive, support active citizenship, equal opportunities and social cohesion.

 

Subjects:

- role and possibilities of rural municipalities, NG0´s and other social partners in life long lerarning

- creative ways and methods in life long learning

- Improvement of professional, language and social competencies of life long learning staff and trainess

- social work and local development

- develop contacts between the sectors education, companies, public authorities and local society

 

Measures:
- exchange and transfer of experience and good practice in life long learning, social work and local development of rural regions

- active cooperation between all partner institutions and social partners (project meetings, exchange of information, regular electronic newsletters etc.)

- exchange and training of staff and trainees involved in project activities
- common work at creating of useful and transferable project products and outcomes (project final conference, summarise of examples of good practice translated in all partner languages in form of CD, DVD and in websites of all partners.

 


Partnership

 

Partnership

 

PL Gmina Liszki www.liszki.gmina.pl

Community Liszki is located near Kraków. Municipality Council Liszki is local public authority that is responsible for the education development, inclusive life long learning. In the project is informative and organisational support planned from the municipality council and cooperation with the municipality education specialists. Gmina Liszki has 12 schools, culture house. Experiences about work life will be transmitted in other countries.

 


DK Huset Venture Syddanmark www.hv-syd.dk

Huset Venture Syddanmark is a socio-economic foundation specialised in developing re-schooling and life-long-learning programmes and courses for handicapped, people with special needs, and other marginalised groups. Huset Venture Syddanmark is based on a productional unit and an educational unit, in which the participants are involved in the various programmes and courses in a combination of internal practical (VET) learning, social skills training, and external practical labour market experience/training.
Huset Venture Syddanmark is part of the national network and innovative think-tank Huset Venture Denmark working for new ideas of socio-economic character in the field of creating jobs and educational programmes and promoting equal rights for marginalised groups and people with special needs.

 


D coneed eG Bildungswerk www.coneed.eu

Education (general and vocational) company, co-operative structure, members from several countries in Europe. Main partners are from Germany, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia. Main objectives (1) Adult education in the rural area. Connecting rural communities in Europe to support international education contacts, (2) Management of international traineeships and employment assistance for first work places in European countries and (3) Support common projects of small municipalities and groups in rural Europe to strong their relations to urban centre.

 

Silent partners

Silent partners are associations, local and regional authorities, companies etc., which have a corresponding position in the partnership. Nevertheless those partners are very important to create a real innovative and effective project, special in the sense (1) to reach with the project activities a wider audience, (2) to include a lot of innovative possibilities which only can added by those partners and (3) to secure, that the work on the project topics can go on when two years period finished and use all chances to realize advantageous project results on different levels in different connections. In this project the following silent partners from quite different sectors of social and economic life and including other countries outside the partnership join the project:

DK:      LAFS Landsforeningen af Fleks- og Skânejobbere   www.lafs.dk

PL:      Gimnazjumim Sw.Jana Kantego w Liszkach www.gimnazjum-liszki.pl

PL:      Promerol S.A.-Enterprise  www.promerol.com.pl 

LV:      Malpils tautskola  http://www.malpils.lv/pub/?id=158

SI:       Notranjski Ekoloski Center NEC  www.nec-cerknica.si

D:        LEB Niedersachsen www.nds.leb.de

 

 


Gmina Liszki

 

Existing experience within the partnership, the silent partners and the further network

 

Gmina Liszki

In the Municipality Gmina Liszki live about 16.000 inhabitants and it is located near Krakow in the south of Poland. The municipality is responsible for education development and lifelong learning. There are 12 smaller villages in the area and at all places there is a active social live in associations and local communities. A lot of social and administrative topics are regulated by the district office in Krakow. The municipality wants - may be by using the Leonardo Project - to create a special way in support education, social needs, employment of the inhabitants. All the team members from Gmina Liszki work in the municipality office.

 


Gimnazjumim Liszki

 

Gimnazjumim Sw.Jana Kantego w Liszkach, Liszki

The school exists since 1999, in 2003 they could move into a new building with 16 classrooms= a real nice place for learning!  In the school there are for example lessons in the foreign languages English and German, different kind of arts and extra-curricular activities.

The students in the gimnazjumim are assisted by a psychologist, a reliable teacher and a student ombudsman. In the project the school gives information about experiences in career guidance and about cooperation educational institutions, society and labour market

In 2006 2008 the school participated in EU Comenius Project with the UK, Germany, Latvia and Romania. Beside learning other teaching methods (teachesr) or foreign languages (students) a main objective was, to get more awareness of international nature protection- special grassland in Europe and the influence by human beings.

 


Promenol S.A., Liszki

 

Promerol S.A.- Enterprise, Liszki

Promerol is founded in 1952 and located in Municipality Liszki. They offer modern steel constructions and solutions for water engineering. The enterprise and its employees work on a high level, always looking for innovative improvements, to do the best for the customers. The company is dealing with all the problems in vocational education and employability in the countryside. The current situation in (vocational) school system is the reason for more and more activities to educate the new employees in the own company. Sometimes they work together with other training companies, which send their staff to Promerol S.A. for Training on the job . Promerol S.A. stands for private education solutions, very near to the current needs of labour market.

In the Leonardo project we use the experience of this enterprise about topical needs of labour market. Here we get a impression of innovative pathways, how training on the job casn be organized.

 

 


Huset Venture Syddanmark

 

Huset Venture Syddanmark

The House of Venture in the south of Denmark is a unique social-economic enterprise with a highly social responsibility - an enterprise which functions on ordinary market terms. We see the resources, not the limits in people who can t function by normal standards. We experience an extraordinary daily life because 80 to 90 percent of our employees are in flex- and sheltered jobs. Many of our employees bring with them a great deal of experience and skills from earlier jobs, but they have had to slow down the tempo in their working life, because of an illness or accident.

The products that The House of Venture South of Denmark offers, in the different departments, is of a high standard and can be of help to a variety of trades who are becoming busier every day. We have, among others, our own sowing-workshop. More so, The House of Venture South of Denmark has a large trainee enterprise.

 


LAFS

 

LAFS Landsforeningen af Fleks- og Skânejobbere

LAFS is founded in October 2001, in 2008 there are 2500 members who work within this growing community. Training courses, providing advice and guidance, personal assistance are offered by this community. One goal is, to assist unemployed in getting a (flexible) job / using different kinds of premature pension possibilities, or in general that members use all possibilities to organize their living and working circumstances in accordance to all personal and official advice and support offers. Assistants from LAFS accompany all these activities, to find the best solution for each person. Therefore LAFS needs a lot of contacts with job centres, trade unions, politicians and others. All this supports the members in their inclusion in social- and economy society and in using their opportunities.

 


Rejsby Europaeiske Efterskole

 

Rejsby Europaeiske Efterskole

In 2008 there are 260 efterskoles in Denmark with about 26.000 students. The schools run under individual topics of education offers = so the students can choose what main subjects they want to learn. The schools are boarding schools, so the pupils in the age from 14 to 18 learn, beside the school education, a lot about common social life and to organize themselves out of home.

 


Tonder Competence Centre

 

Tonder Competence centre

For the unemployed citizens in Tonder, if they are not insured against unemployment, they are sent to the competence center. The competence centre helps them find a way out of unemployment and also helps them if other things are in the way of them finding work. The Tonder competence center includes office-, education-, and training areas. Also people are educated in IT technologies and learn, how to offer and sell products.

 


Tonder Competence Centre. Visiting Tonder Competence Centre and have dialogue with engaged participants.





Reva Tonder

 
 

Reva Tonder

The institution does the work of examining the rest ability of work . If a person has been through serious illness, accident or psychological problems and is no longer able to work fulltime, the Danish system needs a test to determine how much the person can still work, in order to find out the right way to support this person for the further personal and professional opportunities.

 
 

EUC Syd

 

EUC Syd

The vocational school in the south of Denmark has 4 departments. The one in Tonder offer education in mechanic, locomotive, welding, chimney sweep, bakery, pastry, cooking and more. For example in Tonder there is a special class, going through a newly developed line of education. The development of this education is a cooperation between EUC Syd, Tonder Business School, Tonder competence centre and Huset Venture Syddanmark.

 


Malpils tautskola

 

Malpils tautskola

NGO Malpils Folkschool (founded 2001) is working on development life long learning and for international contacts between education institutions, NGO´s and other social partners.Current activities are courses, seminars, exhibitions, events and projects with partners on local, regional and international level. There are experiences in working within EU Grundtvig, Leonardo and Comenius exchange programs. Since 2004 there are different co-operations with LEB Niedersachsen, since 2007 Malpils is member in the coneed eG education cooperative (also member in the advisory board).

 
 

Notranjski Ekoloski Center

 

Notranjski Ekoloski Center

NEC is a non-governmental organization which operates as a competence center for project management, entrepreneurship and sustainable development in Slovenia. Rural development, new job creation, management one stop shop offices and young project managers training are main topics which they work on. In this Leonardo Project the aims of Rural Heritage Interpretation , as a special kind of natural protection/cultural entrepreneurship, is main input from NEC into the ongoing project.

 


coneed eG Bildungswerk

 

coneed eG Bildungswerk

Three topics are relevant for education company activities:

(1) Education and self-improvement: The resources of knowledge, health and employability are bound to persons, not places. Organization of learning-processes and employment opportunities, furthermore their synchronisation to both own and social needs. This shall be enabled by coneed on an international and individual basis.

(2) Human ressource management: coneed eG offers human resource management for companies and associations, qualification measures, internships and learn working phase  in the countries of the European Union, accompaniment of the career entry in-country and abroad.

(3) Social and economic issues: Local education and service offers are an engine for movement to develop directly all the different possibilities of rural and / or small communities. coneed eG will particularly offer services in the areas of (social-) economy, health and culture. This is done by future-oriented networking between economic and cultural centers on national as well as European level.

 


Bürgerschule Augustfehn

 

Bürgerschule Augustfehn

The Freizeit- und Kulturkreis offers adult education in the premises of the citzen school Augustfehn. Today the citizen school has developed for a meeting place for people from the whole region by the activities of this association. The Freizeit- und Kulturkreis operates with

the municipality office, the tourist association in the municipality Apen, and the Ländliche

Erwachsenenbildung Niedersachsen. The local and regional development is supported in the

Sense  of Agenda 21 topics.

 


LEB Niedersachsen e.V.

 

LEB Niedersachsen e.V.

The LEB as a nonprofit association in the federal state Lower Saxony offers education and assistance  to support lifelong learning, to promote cultural life, to support disadvantaged groups and to strengthen vocational education and training. It is pointed out, to work directly with groups and associations, which are involved in planning, implementation and evaluation of educational projects. LEB has a good connection to the coneed eG Bildungswerk, we work together on many topics (assistance, advisory and in common projects) and main cooperative aims follows from further international LEB projects.

 





Networking


 

Networking finds innovative ways in the whole project time

 


University fair


 

University fair

Project presentation on university fair, University of applied sciences Emden

In the end of October 2009 the coneed eG Bildungswerk uses the possibility to present the current Leonardo project on the university fair in Emden. Many students uses the chance, to get in contact to the project and to be informed about the international exchange activities. Especially they are interested in practical training for social workers, e.g. in the field pre-primarily education or general social work. Even there was extensive discussion with interested people from the university staff.

 


Education competition

 

Education competition

Gmina Liszki participates in a competition about international education activities. A article in the newspaper Ziemia Lisiecka from March 2010 informs about the good result of Gmina Liszki in this competition in the region Malopolski. The article presents the good local network between the actors and the chances to get in contact to interested European communities. So it´s a WIN WIN Situation for everybody!  Author Pawel Mis is member in the Leonardo Liszki project team







Survey / Questionnaire

 

Survey / Questionnaire

One objective of the partnership is, to develop cooperation between VET institutions, enterprises and other social partners with the aim to increase employability and quality of life in rural regions.  To know more about  the current situation and experiences in the local network the coneed eG Bildungswerk starts a inquiry in may 2010.

 



 

Outline of the results:

 

>Participants in the network even work with social institutions, with associations and vocational training institutions. Often trainees, retraining people and job seekers get advice. The improvement of the personal situation, of employment and quality of life always plays an important role. Personal contact is important for the direct effect of the activities. (Music-) cultural work and senior support activities are important. Universities are involved in the commitment for for education and employment.

>Lifelong learning must be good for job and personally position. People, which are interested in adult education are also engaged in general social cohesion. Many network partners work with honorary active people. Work and personal (social) skills increase the quality of life in rural  areas.

>About the work of the institutions everybody can use a variety of information, at least in the relevant field of work and partnerships. There is a lot of staff training, meetings, exchange of experience and innovative community events. Employees and members can share their own skills. On international level experiences will be present to a wider audience in common project work.

> It is motivated, to work more on honorary base and to profit from it personally = to increase own positive view on life and what it´s necessary to do! Culture, music and international exchange are often considered as attractive options for the own person.
>Social and community involvement is often directly related to education. Adult education can be a strong motive for a active society, so in special work with older employees, elderly persons and for children. In training programs there are often topics in the field of social integration.





Parliament members visit project

 

Parliament members visit the project

 

On the 1st June 2010 the lower Saxony state parliament committee for science and culture visited the common activities of coneed eG Bildungswerk and Municipality Malpils in Latvia. First topic was the presentation of Malpils Folkschool with its education work / language courses / cultural work. Second topic was the international cooperation, how to develop practical ways of vocational education exchange. Socio - economic development in rural regions were be discussed with the members of the parliament. In this frame, the committee members were also informed about the current activities in the ongoing EU Leonardo project Lifelong learning , coneed eG is the German partner in this project.

 
 

Project visit. coneed eG Bildungswerk members and the lower saxony state parliament committee for science and culture gathered in Malpils, Latvia.





The cooperation

 

The cooperation vocational education / companies is important

 

On the second project meeting in Liszki/Poland (June 2010) the project team visits the company "Promerol" - a company producing construction steel - aluminum as well as dealing with the maintenance of water supply and sewerage in the Municipality of Liszki. Managing director Jan Pyla spoke about the company's mission, its history and structure. He also shared with us his observations on obtaining the rank of workers trained to perform a specific occupation (welder, machinist, turner). We were able to observe the daily work in Promerol and the technical aspects of the work done there.






Network with the University Oldenburg

 

Network with the university Oldenburg

 

Seminar 1.01.443 im Sommersemester 2010:

Bildungs- und Sozialmanagement

Mo 18-20; Raum A 06 5-531 für alle u.a. regulären 2-stündigen Sitzungstermine;

zusätzlich 1 Sitzungstermin in Kompaktform am Freitag, 09.07.2010

 

Education management is the topic in a seminar in the university Oldenburg. The seminar covers basic aspects of the strategic and operational management in the education institutions, like how they organize their offers in the middle between (1) support individual necessary education, (2) economy demands and (3) socio economic priorities.

On 21nd June 2010 the ongoing Leonardo project for promotion of education, regional development and economic success has been presented in this seminar. The Leonardo Project Life Long Learning was the main point in the seminar, it was a chance to discuss new ways in managing international vocational training and how to include it in individual pathways of life. The students gets the offer, to take part in project activities, e.g. for a traineeship.

 
 




Report on regional meeting LEB Lower Saxony

 

Report about current Leonardo activities on regional meeting LEB Lower Saxony 

 

The Central Region of LEB Lower Saxony organized a Europe seminar in Goslar on 10. /11. September 2010. Heinz-Jürgen Ahlers (Board of directors coneed eG) was invited to report and discuss the various activities of the international cooperative coneed eG. Following basic information about project activities on European Level, the current Leonardo - Partnership with Poland and Denmark was the main topic. The contents of the project and the importance, to know more about adult / vocational education in European countries were explained in detail. It was also pointed out, how important it is, to practice the necessary discussion about project topics with other interested parties. In this frame, the "silent" partner LEB Lower Saxony has a quite important part in the ongoing project. As a spontaneous reaction, many participants in the seminar wanted to be personally informed about project activities = they ordered the project newsletter!

Other speakers in this meeting were Gesine Meißner, Member of the European Parliament and Dr. Jan Arning from the Lower Saxony State Chancellery.

 







Cross border

 

Cross Border Region Sonderjylland - Schleswig: People / work mobility / learn from each other and contact to project partners

 

On the 3rd project meeting in Tonder (Sept.2010), Peter Hansen from the Euroregion office Padborg informs the project team about the common regional work since 1997 in the border region. A lot of activities on both sides of the border were managed since this time, e.g. youth and culture activities, folk meetings, language education in Danish and German. Another important topic is, to inform about economy development and job opportunities in the region and how to solve problems, e.g. if somebody from Germany wants to work in Denmark or vice-versa. It´s was a interesting dialogue with Peter Hansen and so it´s no surprise starting from this first contact on the project meeting that the region will send one member to a minority language workshop in June 2010 to the project partner coneed eG in Bad Zwischenahn.

 


Peter Hansen from office Sonderjylland Schleswig informs about the Euroregion.





Labour market, social assistance

 

Labour market, social assistance

 

On the 4th project meeting in Bad Zwischenahn  28.March 2011 01. April 2011 it was main topic to visit social-vocational projects in the region Ammerland/Wesermarsch/Oldenburg: At first the team visited the social vocational education projects of LEB Lower Saxony in Neuenkruge and Oldenburg. This are mainly projects to find pathways for participants to get a job in the first labour market.



 

During the visit in the district Wesermarsch the team got information about social and training companies work: The manager of Social youth company Meyershof presented his experience to work with young people in many different activities, all with the aim of preparing the young for the life as adults. To deal with technical education which is wanted by the labour market is main work in the training company Zeit und Service GmbH . Here the activities were direct focussed on the needs of the market, so with social inclusion everything has to be ok. The visits presented the Leonardo team a wide audience of activities in vocational education. And it was clarified, that mostly such programmes must be add by social offers, to give assistance to the whole person.

 

 


Visit in Tonder and Krakow

 

Visit in Tønder and Krakow

 

The polish partner has showed interest in the concept of Huset Venture, and therefore a second visit in Tønder was arranged for the polish partner, directly following the visit in Bad Z. This visit included a visit in Århus to Huset Venture Midtjylland, and a talk about what is needed to examine the possibilities of creating something in Liszki. This was in good connection with the new project, which is agreed in Bad Zwischenahn.

An understanding of the polish law is needed, and therefore a visit was arranged where the Danish went to Liszki to get a little insight into this area. Conclusions on this subject was that there is definitely a possibility to create a socioeconomic business, especially since Poland is well established with social economy and has the legal set up for establishing this. The Polish partner will now look into this closer and investigate a possible area of business, suitable for Liszki. The Danish partner is looking closer at the polish definition and understanding of social economy, as it seems that they are further ahead in this than Denmark and therefore there may be valuable experience and knowledge for the Danish partner.






Newspapers


 

Newspapers follow the project development


Newspaper Bad Zwischenahn, Germany


D: 30.10.2009 Nordwest-Zeitung Oldenburg
 





Newspaper Liszki, Poland

 

PL: June /July 2010 / Ziema Lisiecka czerwiec / lipiec 2010






Newspaper Tonder, Denmark

 

DK: 22.09.2010  Jydske Vestkysten






Results and continue networking

Results and continue networking

 

Decisions for future on the project meeting in Bad Zwischenahn

The project had, since the beginning, a focus on the possibilities for continuing working together, if the group worked well. The group agreed, that the partners have had a good relationship and that they have something to offer each other. Therefore it was a point on the program in Bad Zwischenahn to discuss future possibilities and to this discussion was invited the Leader of LEB Project Office, Hans Deimann, who introduced the group for a possible project in a European social program. This was well received in the group and an agreement was made to investigate further into this and to make a common application to be send in later in 2011, for a new project to start in 2012.

 

In the agreement it´s declared, that the LEB Niedersachsen - Bildungsstätte Bad Zwischenahn (also a member of the education cooperative coned eG Bildungswerk) will inform the partners continuously and also coordinate application process for financial support, when it is necessary. The focus on the new project will be: creating social economic business in the partner countries and assisting each other in this process.

 






The partnership achieved the objectives 

The using of the project results in further professional life of the project participants will ensure improving of the quality of the social work and lifelong learning in all involved institutions, including local and regional silent partners in each partner country. The obtained informative materials will be able to be used by all interested persons and institutions.

The project results strengthen the opportunities, to make lifelong learning offers more attractive and interesting. For all involved people in the Leonardo Partnership the traditional views on the previous methods and tools of LLL changed. So it´s an important result, that the teaching-learning process is more oriented to the real life;   

Another outcome is, that learners and staff and all those, who are in contact with the partnership, are more motivated to learn foreign languages and improve their professional competences on modern and creative way. This will be (one) good base for further engagement on European level.

 


More informations

 

More information?

Here you can reach the participants of the partnership:   

 

PL:      Gmina Liszki                                   www.liszki.gmina.pl

DK:     Huset Venture Syddanmark          www.hv-syd.dk

D:         coneed eG Bildungswerk              www.coneed.eu


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