NEST  - Networking Europe through Skills Transfer

Networking Europe

through Skills Transfer



Project partners:

Associazione Volontari del Centro Internazionale Studenti Giorgio La Pira - ONLUS - Aplicant Organisation

  • Associazione Internazionale New Humanity (Italy)

  • Associazione "Azione per un Mondo Unito ONLUS" (AMU) (Italy)

  • AMU - Cooperação e Solidariedade Lusófona por um Mundo Unido (Portugal)

  • Action pour un Monde Uni (Luxemburg)

  • Starkmacher - Partner (Germany)

  • Uj Varos Alapitvany (Hungary)

  • Pontes (Czech Repulic)

  • Fundacion Igino Giordani (Spain)

Project Description


Goal of the project:

To improve, stimulate and implement the growth of professional skills of the staff, to strengthen the development of innovative processes and the external impact of one's organization with the goal of transferring approaches and methodologies to different social actors which operate on the same territory on which the organization operates, in order to let the external impact then become more and more tangible and concrete.

To develop innovative and creative practices, to use new digital and informatic tools in order to facilitate and increase sharing of experiences and best practices.

Description of activities

Management Meeting (A1 and A2) with the purpose of effective planning of the different activities foreseen video conferences per year (B2) as moments of sharing experiences of the different partners and with possibilities and difficulties they encounter in their own countries.

6 joint training events (C1 to C6) with the aim of improving management and design skills of the partners' staff, to increase knowledge of and exchange of good practices between partners, to go on study visits, to become acquainted with the knowledge of glottodiattics (language teaching) as the application and demonstration of how the indications received from the modern language teaching have been successfully applied in the reality of the adult education programme of Centre La Pira.

Methodology:

The project is based on an active methodology, non-formal, mainly following the "peer to peer" approach. All partners will play an active and central role in the achievement of the objectives. In the various activities that the project intends to carry out, each partner will have to give his or her own specific contribution in terms of expertise, cultural context, links and local opportunities, difficulties and problems it that they face, good practices implemented.

Results:

A rise and growth of staff skills, the development of new innovative processes, the increased ability to impact on the outside, to transfer approaches and methodologies to the various stakeholders of the territory.

Made of "products" increasingly accessible from the outside, tangible and which have an efficient impact on the outside.

Expected impacts:

On target Group-staff: to increase their technical capacity and develop a greater awareness of their active European citizenship.

The impact on partner organizations will be aimed at increasing the capacities to create "local" networks, to be more accessible from the outside, tangible and which have an effective and efficient impact on the outside.

Potential long-term benefits

Mainly we expect a major impact on the outside (local, regional and national level)

A strong opening impact able to trigger sharing processes and of elaborating new innovative proposals, transferable and tangible, for the territory of reference and in a glocal perspective. An impact which the actors of the project for the target group experienced. Such proposals being open and fully accessible, free of charge, can be shared afterwards by social and institutional actors, by the stakeholders and all those who may be interested in developing ideas and innovative proposals on the network.

Meetings

1° Meeting Scandicci (Italia)

Date: 15th - 19th February 2017
Language: Italian
Participants: European partners of NEST project
Responsible: Amilcare Pesci, Project Coordinator
Trainers: Amilcare Pesci
Organizer: Centro Internazionale Studenti Giorgio La Pira

Program

Presentation of the presents

  • Phase 1 - Design: method and style
    Phase 2 - The PCM
    Phase 3 - The Call
    Phase 4 - The search for financing
    Phase 5 - The formulation
    Phase 6 - The realization
    Phase 7 - Reporting
    PCM laboratory
    PCM laboratory (individual works)
    PCM laboratory (individual works)

    Restitution and analysis of individual work


2° Meeting Bad Urach (Germany)

Date: 22nd - 26th May 2017
Language: English

Participants: European partners of NEST project
Responsible: Mathias Kaps, Starkmacher e.V.

Angelika Barth, Trainer from LpB
Trainers: Ermanno Perotti, Starkmacher e.V.

Giovanni Zambon, Starkmacher e.V.
Organizer: Starkmacher e.V.

Program

How the European Union works

Project Design and its complexity

Fundamentals of Project Cycle Management - PCM

Project Design Simulation - Europe for Citizens
Europe 2020 a. Europe 2020 Strategy and Budget b. European Programs

Presentation of Group Works and Evaluation of the Simulation

Feedback and future cooperation




3° Meeting Budapest (Hungary)

Date: 9th  - 13th Septembre
Language: Italian

Participants: European partners of NEST project
Responsible: Agnes Reskovits
Trainers: Marco Provenzale
Organizer: UJ Varos Alapítvany

Program
INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE EU PROJECT:
Icebreaker activity: sharing the expectations of the participants
EU funding: policies - EU priorities and the 2020 strategic work framework

BASIC ASPECTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE EU PROJECT:
Sharing and comments of the plenarystrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit.

PARTNERSHIPS AND MANAGEMENT

Approach and procedures regarding project management: presentation of the preliminary project form shared between the partners as a working method of the network.
SPECIFIC SESSION DEDICATED TO EVS, EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE

FUTURE NETWORK PERSPECTIVES:
Evaluation of the training program
Identification of a shared work plan for 2018 (deadlines)
Presentation of the NEST platform

4° Meeting Luxembourg

Date: 2nd - 6th November 2017
Language: English
Participants: European partners of NEST project
Responsible: Christiane Stein
Trainers: Marco Provenzale
Organizer: Amu Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION TO EU PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Ice-breaking activity: sharing of the expectations of the participants

  • EU funding: policies - EU priority and 2020 strategy frame work
  • Find a topic on which to work to develop project proposals
  • Programs identified as areas of interest of the participating organizations: ERASMUS + (exchanges, educators mobility, capacity building, EVS, SPORT), Europe for citizens, REC Rights Equality and Citizenship (Intercultural Dialogue - Anti-Racism - Inter-religious Dialogue, minors, migrants).
  • For each project are briefly exposed: Reference agencies, goals, sites where to find the calls, an example of a form, an example of a project, recently selected project lists, compilation guidelines.

BASIC ASPECTS FOR THE EU PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Access Criteria (portal inscription, PIC code and validation, legal / administrative aspects).
  • Summary of the project cycle
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the network with respect to the project management
  • Comments and dialogue between the participants.
  • Plenary sharing and comments

PARTNERSHIPS AND MANAGEMENT


  • Approach and procedures with respect to the project management:
  • Working groups: to share the internal management of the project by identifying tasks / roles and distributing them among the different partners
  • Plenary and sharing: examples of European projects management will be presented.
  • SPECIFIC SESSION DEDICATED TO SVE, EUROPEAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE
  • introduction to international volunteering
  • EVS charter and distinction between coordinating - sending - receiving organization
  • EVS accreditation guidelines
  • Dialogue: Questions and answers.


5° Meeting Prague (Czech Republic)

Date: 22nd - 26th January 2018

Language: English
Participants European partners of
NEST project
Responsible Kateřina Hájková, Bibiána Šmehilová
Trainers Mathias Kaps, Starkmacher e.V.

Giovanni Zambon, Starkmacher e.V.
Organizer Pontes z.ú.

PRESENTATION OF PRESENTS (MK)
ERASMUS+ PROJECT (GZ)
Understanding one type of Erasmus+ Project after contract and Financing Phases of PCM

  • Presentation of Host-Spot Project
  • Documentation of Erasmus+
  • Mobility tool
  • Final report

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE (GZ)
Understanding the purpose and process of the Implementation Phase of PCM

  • The Implementation Phase
  • Monitoring Projects
  • Reporting on Progress

DAPHNE PROJECT (MK)
Understanding one type of big EU Project after contract and Financing Phases of PCM

  • Presentation of Daphne Project
  • Documentation
  • Ongoing finance documenta-tion
  • Final report
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management and Financial Reporting
  • INDICATORS - Quantitative re-port on Outputs and Delivera-bles:

Communication Strategies and dissemination of results (AF)

  • Helps to plan and improve your communication strategy and provides practical examples of communication tools and activities.

Dealing with Conflicts in the Im-plementation and Management (MK)

  • To dealing with conflict can assist project managers and other organization members to handle and effectively resolve conflicts which can lead to a more productive organization as a whole

EVALUATION PHASE (GZ)
Understanding the purpose and process of the Evaluation Phase of PCM
Understanding the purpose and
processes of the Mid-Term Re-view and the End-of-Term Re-view
Understanding the criteria used in evaluations

  • The Evaluation Phase
  • Types of Evaluation
  • Criteria for Evaluation
  • Evaluation Criteria & Logframe
  • PERSONAL EXERCISE