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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 [...]

Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion organises the yearly conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. The conference will focus on children and young people with disability under the theme: “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Presentations and discussions will be on the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, including personal testimonies and on inclusive education, an opening door for equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in work and society. Commissioner Thyssen will announce the winners of the 2016 Access City Award, (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) on 8 December as well as two special mentions on access to work and accessible smart cities, at a special ceremony during the conference. As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum. PhoenixKM will attend this [...]

Erasmus+ training – from an idea to a proposal

Sakarya Technopark entrance PhoenixKM staff organised an Erasmus+ interactive training workshop on 18 November 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey at the local “Sakarya Teknokent”. The training consisted of: Why to apply for EU funding? • Horizon 2020 • Erasmus+ How to apply for Erasmus + funding? • How to select appropriate sub-measure? • Understanding the formalities Getting from an idea to a proposal • How to justify your idea? • How to identify and select partners? • What could be intellectual output? Practical workshop: • How to complete an Erasmus+ application eform? • Questions and answers Working groups: • Suggestion of possible ideas for projects by participatants • Assessment of proposal ideas by our experts More than 40 participants attended this training and several proposal concepts were worked out for a submission in 2016. If interested in participating in a similar training in your country, please contact [...]

Successful DigiPlace4all training sessions

DigiPlace4all Belgium We are glad to announce the successful usage of the Digiplace4all portal by our user community. People with disabilities face significant barriers to access training in digital literacy which is essential for education and employment. Furthermore, the traditional model of delivering digital literacy skills to people with disabilities through the provision of centre-based training is becoming unsustainable, due to a massive increase in the demand for digital skills and rapid changes in online and mobile technologies. DigiPlace4all aims to help people with disabilities build digital literacy skills needed to transition from VET centre training to mainstream education and employment. The created online community is based on a peer support model, promoted and sustained by Digital Inclusion Champions. Start date: 01/10/2013 Duration: 24 months DigiPlace4All is an outcome of the DICE project website. It has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained [...]

PhoenixKM presents at CAVA 2016

Presenting the “Setting up my Inclusive Business” session at Monteria, University of Córdoba, 22 June 2015 CAVA 2016 (International Conference of Adaptive and Accessible Virtual Learning Environment) has been launched and will be hosted by Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco, Cartagena de Indias on 26-29 July, 2016. I most likely will attend again as keynote, and if possible also (hopefully) organise a new training event in Monteria at University of Córdoba. This will take place in cooperation with the global initiative on inclusive learning. – Karel Van [...]

Free strategic entrepreneurship training

As part of our involvement in the STeP project, we offer free access to the strategic entrepreneurship training platform. You can subscribe for the course (available also in Dutch with Dutch audio). STeP targets to develop an innovative and integrated online training programme and platform on Strategic Development, ensuring vocational education for stakeholders of SMEs throughout all sectoral activities via newest learning methods, and is going to be piloted in Turkey, France and Belgium in 2015. Click on the language to enter the learning platform: English Türkçe Français Dutch Following modules are provided: Module 1. Introduction to Strategy Training e-Learning Platform Module 2. Policies, Initiatives and Legal Framework on Strategic Development Module 3. Components of Strategy Development Module 4. Environmental Analysis for SMEs Module 5. Formulation of Strategy Module 6. Strategy Implementation Module 7. Strategic Leadership Module 8. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Strategy Module 9. Social Business Strategy Module 10. Performance Measurement/Management and Strategy TRAINEE: Evaluation questionnaire STeP (Strategy Training e-Platform) is a transfer of innovation project and is funded by the EU within the scope of the Life Long Learning and specifically the Leonardo da Vinci Program. It was transferred from the Agreement No 142823-LLP-1-2008-1-AT-LEONARDO-LMP project, named as [...]

Event – Caring for people with disabilities and older people: challenges, opportunities and (mobile/online) training solutions

On 1 December 2015, the final M-CARE conference will be organised in Brussels, Belgium at VLEVA premises. The event “Caring for people with disabilities and older people: challenges, opportunities and (mobile/online) training solutions” will focus on the importance of good quality personal caregiving (PCG) for people with disabilities and older people. Focus will be on caring in a broader perspective, and how M-CARE’s (mobile/online) training solutions contribute to successful PCGs. You can register [...]
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