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Successful focus groups for refugee project

In the context of the “Training for teachers how to cope with refugee children in their class” project (REFUGEEClassAssistance4Teachers, 2016-1-TR01-KA201-034527), we are surveying the challenges teachers face when they have children in their class with a refugee background. An online survey as well as several focus groups have been organised in Belgium in December 2016. Interested participants can still submit their feedback via the online form. This questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes of your [...]

Accessible Izmir 2016 Congress

Karel Van Isacker, CEO of PhoenixKM, will be keynote speaker at the Accessible Izmir 2016 Congress on 2-3-4-5 November 2016 in Izmir, Turkey. His keynote “Universal Design in a Diverse World” (Auditorium Hall 1, 11:30-12:30) will address the world of accessibility applied to the overall design world from a practical experience point of view. In the context of inclusive design, Mr. Van Isacker has been teaching Inclusive Design as invited expert/lecturer at Thomas More Hogeschool (Belgium) in the context of the “Community Service Engineers” education, as well as invited expert at the University of Cordoba, Monteria [...]

2 new Erasmus+ projects for PhoenixKM

Our project team has a long tradition in working successfully together with Turkish universities, especially in the creation of socially oriented project proposals. Recently, 2 new projects have been approved for funding by the Turkish national agency, which had been written by our team, in cooperation with Turkish academics. Training For Teachers How To Cope With Refugee Children In Their Class – 2016-1-TR01-KA201-034527 (01.09.2016 – 30.08.2019) Specialised Ecvet Training Of Caregivers For People With Cerebral Palsy – 2016-1-TR01-KA202-035094 (01.09.2016 – 30.08.2019) Both projects will be trialled in Flanders with respective stakeholders. Kick-off meetings will take place in Ankara, Turkey later this [...]

NAO Challenge 2015-2016

NAO Challenge 2015-2016 PhoenixKM’s CEO has been invited as jury member to the NAO Challenge 2015-2016 event in Bologna, Italy on 7 May 2016 at the Opificio Golinelli. This opportunity will be used to disseminate also ISG project aims and objectives. The NAO Challenge is an annual competition co-organized by Aldebaran (the company that developed the humanoid robot NAO and that produces [...]

Tendencias Tecnológicas Para La Educación y Atención a la Diversidad e Inclusión

Audience during presentation by PhoenixKM Karel Van Isacker presented at the “INTERNATIONAL FORUM (ETEP-D) V: Tendencias Tecnológicas Para La Educación y Atención a la Diversidad e Inclusión” on 31 March 2016 at the “Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco”, Colombia. His presentation “OERs in Europe – Pathway to inclusion” addressed the status of OERs in Europe and how accessibility needs to be [...]

Intelligent Serious Games for Social and Cognitive Competence – survey

ISG logo The 3-year project “Intelligent Serious Games for Social and Cognitive Competence – 2015-1-TR01-KA201-022247” targets children & youth with disabilities, teaching them on creativity and social competencies, using serious desktop and mobile games. In order to better define our work, we kindly invite you to contribute by completing your national questionnaire: Slovenia: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-SL Hungaria: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-HU Bulgaria: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-BG Belgium: https://nl.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-NL Turkish: https://tr.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-TR Other countries: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISG-EN All outcomes of this project will be freely available in Slovenian, Turkish, Dutch, Bulgarian, English, and Hungarian at the end of the project (August 2018). Kind regards, Project [...]

Promoting our work on Bulgarian National TV

BNT interview with Karel Van Isacker PhoenixKM’s CEO Karel Van Isacker was interviewed by Bulgarian National TV during an event on 21 December 2015 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, while promoting the work of PhoenixKM in the context of the M-CARE, ACAD2, SGSCC, DICE, etc. projects, highlighting the excellent cooperation with Bulgarian partners. The broadcast took place on 23 December 2015 and can be watched again here (starts at [...]

Youth and Social Media: Changing the World of Jobs and Skills

PhoenixKM will attend the “Youth and Social Media: Changing the World of Jobs and Skills” event presented by Tata Consultancy Services and taking place on January 26, 2016 in Brussels. How are social media changing the way young people look for jobs? How should companies adapt? Should schools and universities train students in using social media? Can jobseekers and employers be matched up if they don’t have a strong social media presence? When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 – Registration begins at 6:00 PM. Event from 6:30 PM to 7:50 PM Where: Residence Palace, Polak Room, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 [...]
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