Name: ALTERNATIVE SAFETY NETS
Early school leavers (ESL) and persons having dropped-out of school are among the main target groups facing the risk of marginalization, mainly by having fewer opportunities of entering the labour market not only because of their low level of typical skills, but also for psychosocial reasons related to having dropped out of school. On the other hand, digital technologies are key drivers of innovation, growth and job creation. Even though ICT and social media are utilized also by low-skilled and lowqualified adults, they tend to demonstrate a lower level of understanding of the broader implications that their online activity has on their professional life. It should be also mentioned that vocational training programmes for unemployed adults tend to focus on developing certain “basic” ICT skills, which usually include the use of a personal computer and how to use the most commonly used software packages, without focusing on more “advanced” skills, like the use of social media.
In this regard, the overall objective of this project is to maximise the impact and contribution of alternative education or other equivalent institutions for adult education both in terms of increasing the quality of courses provided and also in facilitating the access of their attendants to the labour market through developing media literacy competences and digital skills for job search purposes.
• To enhance media literacy competences and digital skills of adults having dropped out of the education system and attending alternative educational institutions through innovative learning tools;
• To encourage educators in alternative education or other equivalent institutions for adults to extend their media literacy and digital skills by understanding their significance and contribution to the advancement of the learners, both from an educational and a professional scope of view;
• To attract adults having dropped out of school to complete their secondary education by attending alternative educational institutions for adults through effective outreach strategy
Programme: ERASMUS+; KA2-Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; KA204- Strategic partnership for adult education
Duration: 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2021
BESIKTAS ILCE MILLI EGITIM
MUDURLUGU - Turkey;
SYMPLEXIS – Greece;
GS GESELLSCHAFT MBH – Austria;
KNOW AND CAN ASSOCIATION - Bulgaria;
PROJECTS SL - Spain;
AB CALISMALARI MERKEZI
DERNEGI – Turkey;