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2nd LTTA, Joint Staff Training Event, “Intercultural Issues in Transnational Projects”, 01-05 May 2017, Plymouth, UK

S.P.R.E.A.D. - Sharing good Practices foR European mobility Activities Development

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships

Project No: 2016-1-IT01-KA202 -005504

Project website: http://www.spread-project.eu/

Project duration: 24 months

The project S.P.R.E.A.D. , according to the principles and the recommendations of the Bruges Communiqué, wants to promoteinternationalization and transnational mobility in VET Institutes and organizations. To be integrated and systemic, mobility needs toinvolve different kind of actors. The staff of VET organizations, Institutes and SMEs express a strong willingness to further developtransnational cooperation activities and improve their kwowledge, competences and capacities in implementing and managingEuropean mobility projects. They wish to be aware of, adopt and apply successful methodologies and tools already experimented atEuropean level by organizations expert in the field. The objectives of the project are: upgrading the competences and skills of thestaff on specific and relevant issues related to mobility; developing and reinforcing European networks; increasing the capacity ofVET organization to operate transnationally; promoting work-based learning through mobility projects.

The project foresees therealization of six joint staff trainings events aimed at sharing and confronting tools, good practices and methodologies related tothe implementation and management of European mobility projects among organizations operating in the VET field. Theparticipants in joint staff training events will be 3 staff members from each partner organization. Each training event will be host bythe project Partner that has strong expertise in that particular topics.

The joint staff trainings events will be focused on the followingtopics, considered by the whole Partnership as relevant for mobility projects:

  1.  Competences of tutors and mentors;
  2. Interculturalissues in transnational projects;
  3. ECVET methodology and the validation and recognition of competences;
  4. ITCs tools for theimplementation and management of European projects ;
  5. Quality in mobility projects;
  6. Dissemination and exploitation ofresults.

After each staff training event, each project partner will organize, in its own Country, a local seminar aimed at spreading theknowledge acquired and the good practices shared at European level, among the staff of other VET organization and relevantstakeholders. The participants in the local seminars will be represented by the staff of VET Institutes and organizations, LocalAuthorities, SMEs, Associations, stakeholders already active in the field of European mobility projects, as well as newcomers wishingto start implementing these activities. For each seminar there will be at least 15 participants.

At the end of the project, a guide ofgood practices for the implementation of European mobility projects will be produced by the Partnership and it will be uploaded onthe project website as a free OER. The project will have the following impacts on the staff and the participants: acquisition of newprofessional competences and updating of the professional profile, improvement of the capacity of managing and implementingquality mobility projects; fostering the integration knowledge and implementation of new and innovative methods and practicesinto the daily working activities; increasing of the exchange of good practices, confrontations and cooperation with other Europeanprofessional operating in the VET sector, specifically in mobility activities.

The organizations involved will benefit of the integrationof new methods, procedures and practices into their daily activities, a more modern, dynamic and professional environment and abetter qualified staff

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