Employment, Investments and Entrepreneurship in the European Union
SciFY participated in the conference: "Employment - Investing & Entrepreneurship in the EU" which took place on Tuesday 29/01 and where Vassilis Giannakopoulos spoke about the activities and the projects we are developing in SciFY such as ENSOED project in order to strengthen Youth Entrepreneurship, while sharing our experience:
The challenge: People with disabilities continue to be disproportionately excluded from the labour market Europe-wide.
Vocational education and training (VET) plays a crucial role, as it acts as the joint between school education and the working world.
The Solution: How information and communication technologies (ICT) can be helpful in making VET more inclusive and therefore in better preparing learners for the labour market is the content of our new ERASMUS+ project EICON. We just met experts from all around Europe to exchange good practice and to develop effective solutions.
Other similar meetings are scheduled in the coming months that will focus on specific topics and discuss how ICT can be supportive to raise an organisation’s inclusive capacity. This first meeting dealt with the pedagogy in VET organisations and with different teaching and learning approaches. Participants from six organisations from Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Greece and Germany exchanged effective practice and discussed first recommendations for teachers and managers of VET organisations.
Results and Impact: Draft results will soon be shared publicly so that educators around Europe can add their experiences and successful examples. Through this consultation process the results will be consolidated and more likely to fit to the different settings of VET organisations across Europe.
What's next: In our second meeting we will focus on technology and infrastructure.
Guilty or Innocent | Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?
To whom are they accountable?
Free entrance - Registration
On Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:00 pm, Oikomedia and The Caravan's Journal, invite you to Impact Hub Athens (Karaiskaki 28, 10554 Athens) for an event to answer: Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?
The central idea evolves around what we consider "public interest" and with this Mock Trial, show that we promote the idea of a stronger engagement of the media with the public to whom journalists "should" be accountable. In the current political climate, with lots of media distrust in many western democracies, journalists are seen as part of the political story rather than simply its narrators.
The discussion will be held in English
Registration: 11.30 a.m.
Light lunch will follow the discussion.
Follow the event on Facebook here: http://go.scify.gr/adf2018fb
SciFY is included in the inspiring practices in the EU Commission's Entrepreneurship Competence Framework guide to the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.
Why is this important? Because, as the guide says in the introduction, that is how we are changing the world around us: "The entrepreneurship competence is increasingly recognised as a competence for life, relevant to personal development and fulfilment, finding and progressing in employment, as well as initiating new ventures ranging from community campaigns, social enterprises to new start-up businesses."
See great initiatives from all across Europe here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/entrecomp-action-get-inspired-make-it-happen-user-guide-european-entrepreneurship-competence
One of the results of the EU project Q4ADHD that we are working on is to offer clear guidelines for teachers and schools. Take the self-assessment test and read how your school can be improved step by step. Plus, it's fpr free, check it out here: http://tools4adhd.eu/guidelines/
The project is funded by the ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, AGREEMENT NUMBER – 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023714
Just before the end of 2017 we installed at the Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea, our application: ICStudy, ehich allows to students with limited vision to see what it is written on the board and read their electronic books. Basically, to participate in class!
We discussed about the pilot and the future improvements. We want to thank one more time KEAT (Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea) that gives us the chance to achieve this goal: accessible education for all!