"European spirit" based on Europe's core values of dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, and respect for human rights.
European people - Creating an intercultural dialogue, an active exchange of views and opinions between our different cultures.
Languages can build bridges between people, giving us access to other countries and cultures, and enabling us to understand each other better.
The project idea of Skills#EU starts here by using the existing enthusiasm of the trainees to equip them with the skills necessary to activate their European citizenship. The program ERASMUS + provides opportunities for young people to gain essential skills for their personal and professional development. Young Europeans shall become "infected" by the European idea.
Once the young people take part in mobility experiences as part of their formal training, we will use this chance to raise their awareness as active European citizens and inform them about the possibilities to actively get involved in European activities. Although the mobilities are embedded in a formal context, the focus is not only placed on professional / technical "credits" acquired abroad but on actors as persons. This includes both the young people from different countries of origin, but also the trainers of receiving organisations in the host countries.
The overall aim of Skills#EU is to develop and pilot a blended-learning training programme for young trainees that accompanies them before, during and after their mobility experience and equips them with the means to activate their full EU citizenship, to develop key competences, and to fulfil their educational potential in the field of social and civic competences, cultural awareness and expression.
Before developing the training-programme, project partners perform a study among trainees and trainers. This is ensuring that the skills conveyed during the trainings do not only activate the trainees as European citizens, but, at the same time is equiping them with verifiable European skills and competences. This makes them develop a European perspective both in their professional and personal life and is preparing them for the challenges of a European labour market. After the study is completed, discussed among the project partners and reflected, the training concept is elaborated and piloted in the project partners' organisations. Trainers and trainees are profiting from a sophisticated blended learning concept combining online and offline elements.
All project material as well as guidlines referring to the respective methodologies are found on the Peers#EU web-portal which is hosting the blended learning processes, is providing trainees with additional relevant information about their stay abroad, and is connecting trainees among each other and is so helping them to develop a social environment before, during, and after their stay abroad.