The Project

The "BRIDGES" Erasmus KA2 Project

 


According to the Common political priorities

- Europe 2020 targets: Employment; - Objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy:

Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; Improving the quality and efficienty of education and training; Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.

- According also to the Priorities for the School sector:

Improve the attainment of basic skills; Improve the professionalism of teaching;

 

 The topic of this project will be : Employment after School in Europe

 In these years the whole Europe, our countries and our home cities have been involved in a job crisis never known before andespecially young peoples have great difficulty in finding a job.

This project promotes key competences in an international work oriented framework.

In the project are involved a French school from Rillieux la Pape, a Greek school from Katerini, a Turkish school from Nazilli, aRomanian school from Baia Mare and an Italian school from Formia.

All participants will be able to recognize similarities and differences in the several schooling systems, professions and everyday lifeand will be given the tools to work in all European countries.

In our project students will be able to recognize the competences required in other countries for the same profession. This kind ofexperience can help students to remove the barriers and open the boundaries through an effective knowledge about other countries’ professional work..... 

 

The first action was to open an eTwinning project called "Monopoly", and a google site where all partner countries are involved.

In preparation of the project, in each school involved in the project there will be done in September a 20 hour English course forstudents involved in the project and in October a 20 hour training course will take place focused on how to create a company.

Besides, in September, teachers and students will create on line their Europass Curriculum Vitae and their language Passport.

In the project we will have 2 transnational meetings and six meetings with students (in which learning, teaching or training activitieswill be carried out).

Both transnational meetings will be in Formia (in Sept. 2014 and in Sept. 2015). Each school will be represented in every meeting bytwo teachers. They will have to do a detailed activities’ plan during the first meeting and to revise the project and prepare the selfassessment questionnaire during the second.

The most important action to carry out will be a competition among grouped students.

Our idea is to show the partners the job possibilities in the different countries in order to give students the necessary competences which could allow them to find a work there or to create a brand new company. Students will be grouped and, according to their hobbies or their ideas, they will make a competition in which they have to create a new company, (or enterprise, or cooperative), specifying the focus, the name, the type of organization, the social status, the budged needed and so on.. The best idea will be rewarded. The topic of the competition will be different in each meeting, and each host partner school will decide it.

To give to students these competences, one meeting in each country will be needed. Six students and two teachers will take part to each one.

In each meeting there will be two seminars: a first one in which a host country's job consultant will explain to the foreign students and teachers his country's job problems and opportunities and a second one in which a host country's job consultant will explain to the foreign students and teachers the employment rules in his country.

Also during the project a multi-language lexicon will be worked out : in each meeting common words will be translated from the English language into the host partner's language and all foreign students will learn them. So during the meetings students will have the opportunity to work in multinational groups, speak English, learn some key words and expressions of other languages.

As dissemination of results at the end of each meeting, each host country will have a final ceremony in which already performed activities and results will be shown to all the host school students, to their families, and to the invited local authorities, local TV and newspapers.

The most important project activities and results will be shown in the web site of the project, and in the web sites of the schools involved in the project too.

There will be an affective evaluation of the project activities and its results, through the application of pre and post questionnaires.

After the first year, participant students and teachers will also be given a questionnaire of self-assessment. So it will be possible to see the weak parts and make some changes in the plan for the following activities.