Teachsport is actively involved in the improvement of education, learning opportunities and the recognition of qualifications in Europe. It has received EU funding for several projects in the last few years to develop new approaches.
Most of these projects have used Teachsport's educational experience to develop online courses and compare qualifications; all as a means of integrating disadvantaged youths.
ET-NEETs - Effective Training for NEETs
Project Duration: 2 years, 2014-2016.
Role in Project: Writer and Partner
Project Website: www.et-neets.eu
Project Code: 2014-1-UK01-KA204-000029
What is the problem the project is trying to solve?
Youth unemployment is one of the major challenges of EU employment policy as 12.9% of those aged 15–24 in the EU28 are currently not in employment, this equates to approximately 5.5 million young people being affected. These young adults are generally disproportionately affected by a lack of opportunities which has been accelerated through the recent economic crisis. They are often from disadvantaged backgrounds and are Not in Employment, Education or Training, in short called NEETs.
The project will work together with it Target Groups who currently offer training to NEETs and gather, analyse and produce data to support the development of a common framework for identifying indicators to measure successful training. The result will be effective and high quality training that will available for teachers and trainers to use when delivering training to NEETs.
Training programmes for NEETs incorporate a variety of elements to teach key competences and basic skills and are currently being designed and delivered by local governments, charities and NGOs. The project will produce a Web Platform which, for the first time, will bring together training organisations from all levels (locally, nationally and EU-wide) which enables them:
to organise exchange and,
to find methods of best practice.
It will also allow them:
to publish and evaluate their own methods, and,
will assist them to compare programs offered by other organisations using the web platforms Matrix software tool.
Training Materials for NEET Teachers
From its research into existing training programmes and their effectiveness the project team will run two Pilot training courses and finally design and produce a course for teachers and trainers of NEETs to use. These Training Materials for NEET Teachers (TMNT) will include elements, methods and techniques that have been tested and proved to be successful. The TMNT courses will promote mobility as a significant factor in delivering more effective results in this sector of adult education and especially for NEETs from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Final Project Conference
The project will end with a conference in London where stakeholders will be invited to attend where they will be presented with the work and results of the project.
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SPIN (Sport Partnership Inclusion & Network)
Project duration: 2 years, 2015-2016
Role in Project: Partner
Project Code: 2014-3140-31
The project "S.P.I.N. – Sport, partnerships, Inclusion and Network", funded under the Erasmus +, promotes the creation of collaborative partnerships within the sport.
The initiative provides for networking activities; identification and exchange of good practice; development/implementation of sporting activities of social inclusion aimed at young people in situations of social disadvantage and/or charge of juvenile justice services, to implement in Italy and abroad, in a business environment and sport can be viable through experimental both sea and mountains; in particular: sailing, canoeing, swimming, Nordic Walking, Orienteering, Karate, Soccer 5, archery, first aid course, leadership course in sports.
The project is also an occasion for reflection time to face the real risk of permanent exclusion for young people in situations of social disadvantage.
The project involves the construction of the following activities: • start/end Conferences;
• Transnational thematic groups in Italy and in Turkey;
• Informative workshops;
• Development of a Handbook of recommendations;
• Realization of courses (modules) on social inclusion through sport aimed at young people in situations of disadvantage.
The project is implemented by a partnership consisting of: • full partners • EURO, Coordinator (Italy) • UISP Sicilia (Italy) • F.I.S.O. Sicilia (Italy) • rowing clubs Trinacria (Italy) • Community Teachsport (United Kingdom) • Centre for Education (Spain) • PAOK BC Athletic Club (Greece) • FOPSIM Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion (Malta) • Curba de Cultura (Romania)
Associated partners (partial organisations involved in the project, but which are not considered part of the Consortium) • municipality of Palermo (Italy) • municipality of Alcamo (Italy) • Department of juvenile justice – DGM (Italy) • The Province Directorate of Youth and Sports in Denizli (Turkey) • A.S.T.E.R.I. (Greece)
Move Up to be Healthy & Happy
Project duration: 2 years, 2016-2017
Role in Project: Partner
Project Code: 2015-2907/001-001
The project “Move up to be healthy and happy” co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union was launched in January 2016. The project is the answer to diagnosed problems connected with children’s health, nutrition, physical and personal development, integration and assimilation. The best solutions that can help children in facing with their problems are to encourage them to do sports and show how to live healthy. The project includes a programme which appears in a comprehensive approach to children and their lives. The project will include not only children but also their teachers and parents who will get knowledge on how to ensure healthier life for children.
Project Move Up To Healthy and Happy was created for the youngest inhabitants of Gdynia and the partner countries, the initiative is primarily aimed at:
1. Prevention of civilization diseases of children by raising awareness about health.
2. The promotion of equality in sport (equal access to sport for the socially excluded, the obese, people with disabilities).
3. Promoting social inclusion (events for children from socially excluded).
4. Improved qualifications conducting physical education classes with the children.
5. The promotion of mass sports.
6. Strengthening of cooperation between institutions working in the field of sport.
7. The exchange of experience between partners.
Within two years, they have been planned such activities as:
- Innovative physical education classes for children and primary schools,
- Educational activities in the field of proper nutrition for children,
- Seminars for parents and teachers,
- Sports events for children, young people and parents,
- Setting up an Internet platform to exchange common experiences,
- Creating Handbook (handbook) for children.
All activities will be conducted simultaneously in 6 countries. Leader and coordinator of the project is to Gdynia Sports Centre , and partners:
City of Forte dei Marmi (Comune di Forte dei Marmi - CFdM), Italy
City Lousada (Município de Lousada - MdL), Portugal
Association Local Action Group Porolissum Napoca (Asociaţia Grupul de actiune locale Porolissum Napoca - LAG), Aghireşu, Romania
Community Teachsport (CT), London, United Kingdom
Beachclub Ládví os (Beachklub Ládví os - BL), Prague, Czech Republic
The Center of Sports Medicine - Gdynia, Poland
The initiative began with the beginning of the year 1 January 2016 year and take two years to December 31, 2017 year.
The project is co-financed by the EU program Erasmus +.
This project aims to help young job seekers get noticed and selected for interview by employers.
The Interview Champ App can be downloaded to any mobile device and will provide innovative training to help the user improve their presentation skills, create a video CV and perform better during job interviews.
This project is being implemented with the support of the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership program and brings together partners from UK, Spain, Greece, and Poland.
The project will run from October 2018 to March 2020.