EEO Group S.A participated in the kick-off meeting of the new Erasmus+, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training Project Cultural Mediators in the Postal Sector. The kick off meeting was hosted in the headquarters of the National Centre of Social Research on 13th of December.
This project aims to provide a solution establishing a multicultural environment within the post offices and design a joint curricula, aiming at training post employees to deliver services within this multicultural environment. In any sense, immigrants in a foreign country find it difficult to live with diversity, to transact and to do business with “unknown” people in unfamiliar environments. This misunderstanding usually exists within local citizens and is generated by the lack of knowledge of the “other”.
During the project meeting partners discussed and analyzed the project management, the intellectual outputs and the dissemination and communication plan. The Coordinator of the project is the National Centre for Social Research and the partners are ELTA, KEK ELTA, Posta Romana, ICI and Eurofed from Romania, PostEurop (Umbrella Organization).
EEO Group S.A was represented by its Project Manager Mrs. Elena Damianou.
The Department of EU projects of AKMI S.A participated in the Monitoring Meeting of KA3 – Support for Policy Reform VET-Business Partnerships on Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships (Call for proposals EACEA 40/2016) which was hosted in EACEA on the 14th of December 2018. AKMI S.A has been involved in numerous KA3 Projects due to its expertise in the field of Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships.
During the meeting the participants and the representatives from EACEA discussed and analyzed the project's overview and the project and contractual management. In the World Café time the following 3 topics were covered:
Furthermore, bilateral meetings were conducted with the project and financial officers to ensure the effective project implementation.
AKMI S.A as a game changer in the field of VET projects was represented by the Head of European Department Mr. Theodoros Grassos and the financial manager Mrs. Victoria Topalides.
EEO Group S.A participated in the Kick Off Meeting in Brussels, on 8th of December regarding the project "Training on Entrepreneurial Skills for EU Start-ups"-TESEUS, under the “Erasmus+ Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.
TESEUS is about “operationalizing” the intangible “entrepreneurial education” in IVET into Firm Creation. Thus, the project aims to introduce mechanisms of Firm Creation and Business Incubation in IVET and to promote the entrepreneurial spirit.
The lead partner of the project is Liceul Tehnologic Petricani/LTP from Romania and the meeting was hosted in the offices of IHF/Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires from Belgium. The other projects partners are Comenius University/UK BA from Slovakia, IAL/Innovazione Apprendimento Lavoro from Italy, Community Development Institute/CDI from FYROM, Italian Development Partners/IDP from Italy and Internet Web Solutions SL/IWS from Spain.
EEO Group S.A was represented by its Consultant Mr. Nikos Aggelis.
EEO Group S.A organized and hosted in its headquarters the 3rd Meeting of the Erasmus+, Key Action 2, AXESS Project, on 13th of December 2018. AXESS is the concrete answer to specific needs in the field of upskilling adults, with focus on Digital Skills for low skilled adult women. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance employability of women through developed and more proactive social and civic engagement. In today´s world this is firmly linked with the level of digital skills.
During the meeting partners had a constructive discussion, covering all the aspects of project implementation. EEO Group S.A as the leader of the Intellectual Output 3 “AXESS Content in 7 languages” presented, through its Consultant Mr. Georgios Koulouris, the progress in the development of training modules. Partners highlighted the good quality of the content and they analyzed the next steps of the translation in partner’s languages.
Furthermore, Intellectual Output 4 “AXESS Pilot and Validation” was analyzed in a thorough way from CDI and the dissemination plan from IHF. AINova (leader organization) had the management of the meeting and emphasized on the time management, administrative issues, multiplier events and reporting of project.
EEO Group S.A was represented by their Consultants Mr. Georgios Koulouris and Mrs. Ira Skalida.
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EEO Group S.A participated in the 5th Monitoring Committee of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V.A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020, which took place in Xanthi on 4th of December 2018.
The main topic of discussion was the approval of program progress and entrepreneurship in the cross-border area. EEO Group S.A participated as an evaluator and presented the mid-term findings.
The Development Director of EEO Group S.A Theodoros Grassos made a 20-minute presentation in which the program progress was confirmed at the level of contracting and absorption.
AKMI Group of Companies successfully participated on 23rd November 2018 in the Kick-off meeting of KA3-Support for Policy Reform Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training, as having been granted as Project Coordinator the NewPost Project under Joint Qualifications call. AKMI Group of Companies was represented by Mr. Theodoros Grassos Development Director and the Project Managers, Mrs. Eleni Damianou and Mrs. Giorina Maratsi.
NewPost Project aims to establish a strong partnership between the partners with a clear intention to provide a new approach towards the needed ICT and soft skills which are necessary for the postal sector, a vibrant economic sector in Europe. For this reason, partners will provide a JOINT VET Curricula for the Postal Sector with a strong WBL program to support the prosperous development of the sector.
During the Kick-off meeting the Coordinators of the successfully submitted projects had the opportunity to get informed about the effective Project Management, the VET policy updates and the financial management of their projects. Furthermore, the Coordinators had the opportunity to network with other partners from all over Europe and discuss bilaterally with EACEA’s representatives the challenges of their projects.
During the “World café” workshops, partners were given the floor to discuss on 4 priority topics:
Mrs. Giorina Maratsi from AKMI SA, due to her experience in co-funded European projects as a proposal writer and project manager, was appointed as a rapporteur and coordinated the 4th topic “How will the project contribute to increasing VET learners employability, and thus making VET more attractive?”. Under this topic it was discussed the importance of effective cooperation structures among stakeholders, market representatives, policy makers, professors and in-company trainers in order to become co-shapers in curricula design and therefore increase the attractiveness of VET provision by delivering industry-based knowledge.
More information on NewPost Project you can find here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/597876-EPP-1-2018-1-EL-EPPKA3-VET-JQ