PRINT aims to support the exchange of good practices to build a systemic-integrated model to support disadvantaged adults. In the European Social Policy context, the term “disadvantaged” refers to a particular group of people with inadequate learning resources due to limited or restricted access to learning provisions. Ensuring that European citizens keep developing their knowledge, skills and competence throughout their lives is essential for employment, competitiveness and innovation, and for each individual to develop and shape their life. This is the challenge for adult education: being able to promote and support lifelong learning for everyone, above all for people in disadvantaged situations. This approach has to be systemic and consider the person as a whole, since very often the adult education organizations tend to tackle just a single aspect of the disadvantage. The role which adult education can play in supporting an ameliorated society is well documented, but it is important to keep innovative: it must deploy the best practice to fulfil its inclusive mission. To reach this main aim, the project involves 6 adult organizations from Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Latvia that will promote the exchange of good practices they have already developed in intercultural learning, digital learning, intergenerational learning, promotion of employability, active participation and supervision with the intention of creating a systemic-integrated model to work with disadvantaged adults. This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ project of the European Union.
- Kick-Off Meeting (Online) – 24th February 2021
- Short-term joint staff training event “Supporting Intergenerational Learning” – Pernik, Bulgaria, 27-31 August 2021
- Short-term joint staff training event “Promoting Employability” – Padova, Italy, 24-28 October 2021
- Short-term joint staff training event “Becoming a supervisor in adult education”
- Short-term joint staff training event “Providing supervision in adult education” – Riga, Latvia,19-23 January 2022
- Short-term joint staff training event “Supporting disadvantaged young adult to active participation” – Athens, Greece, 5-9 April 2022
- Mid-term Project Transnational Meeting – Bucharest, Romania 1-4 June 2022
- Short-term joint staff training event “Exploring intercultural learning and promoting migrants’ social inclusion” – Cascais, Portugal 10-14 July 2022
- Short-term joint staff training event “Digital learning to overcome barriers” – Bucharest, Romania 8-12 September 2022
- Short-term joint staff training event “Creating a Systemic-Integrated Model to work with disadvantaged adults” – Porto Novo, Portugal 7-12 October 2022
- Closing Project Management Meeting – Udine, Italy 8-11 December 2022
Associazione Work in Progress
(Project Coordinator – Italy): Work in Progress – Padova is a non-profit organization based in Padova (Italy) that promotes non-formal learning, training courses and mobility in Europe. From its very beginning, Work in Progress has been very active at European level. Our main focus is learning to learn, employability, empowerment and social inclusion.
Associação Animam Viventem
Project Partner – Portugal): Associação Animam Viventem, which uses the motto Vida+Viva, is a non-profit association based in the municipality of Cascais – Portugal, established in January 2012. Identifying the local needs, we promote the WELL-BEING of the population by CONNECTING people to social solutions, DEVELOPING core skills and EMPOWERING them to become active citizens, contributing to a balanced and sustainable Social Development .
Hellenic Youth Participation
Project Partner – Greece): Hellenic Youth Participation (HYP) is a social cooperative in Athens (Greece), established in 2014. Hellenic Youth Participation is a pioneering education and empowerment organization that connects citizens locally, nationally and internationally towards social change.
(Project Partner – Latvia): C Modulis is an organization based in Latvia. C Modulis aims to promote social responsibility into society, develop and support social inclusion processes, promote social dialogue between individuals, professional and public groups to achieve common mutual aims, promote and support professional growth and personality development and promote a culture and a practice of supervision in education.
Association for Cultural, Economic, Heuristic and Linguistic Cooperation
(Project Partner – Bulgaria): Association for Cultural, Economic, Heuristic and Linguistic Cooperation (AKSELS) is an NGO, established in 2012 in Pernik, Bulgaria. AKSELS works mainly in the small villages in Bulgaria and pays special attention to preservation and strengthening of intergenerational links, cultural traditions, raising environmental awareness and promoting lifelong learning.
Association for Social Economy and Lifelong Learning
(Project Partner – Romania):
The aim of the Association for Social Economy and Lifelong Learning (A.S.E.L. RO) is to preserve, study and promote the common social interests of its members, in the context of public service. Our General Goal is to develop the Social Economy and implement innovative lifelong learning activities.
More specifically, the specific objectives of the Association for Social Economy and Lifelong Learning are the following: First and foremost is to promote innovation and education at all levels. Secondly, we are dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices. That was the main reason that we had the chance to be involved with the PRINT Project and Good Practices. Another ASEL RO goal is to develop research, expertise, and innovation and to promote actions to support innovation in enterprises for their modernization and development. Last but not least, is to update and inform members on developments in National, European and International level.
Konstantinos Symeonidis has studied physical education in the Democritus University
of Thrace, Greece. He has experience as a participant and as an instructor of non-formal education, as well as project management. He is continually active in EU projects developments and he has participated in various seminars and conferences regarding sports, social inclusion and youth entrepreneurship. He speaks English fluently. Stylianos-Sotirios Vasileiou has graduated from the Department of International and European studies – University of Macedonia, Greece. He participated in many national and EU projects, he has experience as non-formal learning trainer, while he has great experience in project management. He speaks English fluently.