Learning Partnerships
Current Projects






European Librarian Learning Approach - 'ELLA'  http://ellaprojecteurope.blogspot.co.uk

Point Europa are the Coordinators for ELLA. The main objectives of the project are to; collect best practices, analyse the current and changing uses of libraries and cultural institutions in our countries, learn about current training and analyse if improvements could be made in training that is available.

Working with partners from Sweden, Corsica, Spain and Hungary, we will research whether training is available for those involved in this sector. We are interested in finding out about the training available to enable staff or volunteers to adapt to the needs of specific groups of users including; migrants, elderly, disabled, younger people, and to enhance their participation in the libraries, as well as to promote libraries as inclusive community spaces.

Working with partners from Sweden, Corsica, Spain and Hungary, we will research whether training is available for those involved in this sector. We are interested in finding out about the training available to enable staff or volunteers to adapt to the needs of specific groups of users including; migrants, elderly, disabled, younger people, and to enhance their participation in the libraries, as well as to promote libraries as inclusive community spaces.

Due to social changes like migration, increases in population age, more access by disabled and younger people, libraries and cultural institutions are required to adapt to and increase the ease of access to a more diverse set of users. Some institutions across Europe have identified problems responding to the need for this wider community use and adapting to these changes especially with regard to training for staff.

Project Start Date: 1st September 2012
Project End Date: 31st July 2014

Project Agreement Number: 2012-1-IT1-LEO04-02929 2

Otesha Skills  http://www.otesha.fr
Otesha is the name of a bike tour project initiated by Canadian young people to promote sustainable consumption. Point Europa are partners on the project working with Pistes Solidaires, who are the French Project Coordinators, and organisations from Germany and Spain to expand the initiative in Europe through many different projects.

The aims of Otesha Skills are to:

  • Establish close cooperation between NGOs, social workers, training centres, etc involved at different levels in Education for Sustainable Development ('ESD').
  • Collect their expertise in order to improve the quality of the training offered to social, youth and community workers to incorporate ESD into their training approaches, methods and activities.
  • Use the European meetings as a tool to have direct contact with different examples of ESD on and Pan European scale. This will give ideas in order to implement the Training tool-kit.
  • We would like participants from our local area to be involved and to learn from the European meetings; we will involve participants from local training colleges, schools, youth centres, and those involved in community organisations or projects that focus on education and sustainable development principles - renewable energy, recycling, environmental care initiatives, sustainable transport.
    Project Start Date: 1st September 2012
    Project End Date: 31st July 2014

    Project Agreement Number: 2012-1-FR1-LEO04-35594 10

    Newel  http://leonewel.wordpress.com
    Point Europa are Coordinators of the NEWEL project, a Leonardo Partnership project which will look at alternative employment routes: cooperatives, social enterprises, part-time and job-share, home working. There are a huge range of options and ideas across Europe; we want to help our staff and learners to see these real examples for themselves, to gain motivation and ideas for new ways to create employment, and for new training and learning opportunities. Working with partners from Denmark, The Netherlands, Hungary and Spain, there will be visits to workplaces, discussions with advisors, sharing of ideas about successful opportunities. The project will help us to answer questions such as: What training do people need? How can we offer this training in our centres? How can individuals gain motivation for the training and what support do they need?

    We want to include planning and discussion about future mobility work between the partners, for learners interested in developing their skills in the alternatives to employment - through work placements and professional exchanges.

    Results: To send 3 learners and 9 staff to different partners throughout this project. Produce a simple guidebook that will summarise the learning and new ideas gained, a basic publicity and information leaflet in all partner languages to explain the project, Multi-language website for information and dissemination of results, local networks "catalogues" of relevant organisations in each country. A Report on the training needs and opportunities in each partner county; portfolios of learning by the individual participants. Lastly a NEWEL handbook - a synthesis for the whole partnership on the learning and ideas generated by the project.

    Project Start Date: 1st August 2011
    Project End Date: 31st July 2013

    Project Agreement Number:2011-1-GB2-LEO04-05359




    Past Projects



    Maven  http://maven2011.wordpress.com
    Point Europa is the Coordinator of the Leonardo Learning Partnership Maven created to promote improved access to Vocational Education and Training by the migrant and minority community. We are working with partners from Italy, Spain, Hungary, Austria, France and Poland to capture the experience, ideas and recommendations of minority/migrant learners in our VET systems, share the experiences within local groups by mobility visits to other partner countries and use this information to raise new awareness among training providers and support agencies about what works and what does not work within these groups.

    Results: 12 mobilities and a My Story publication
    Project Start Date: 1st August 2010
    Project End Date: 31st July 2012


    Camet  http://llpcamet.wordpress.com
    Point Europa is the Coordinator of the Leonardo Learning Partnership CAMET created to focus on the subject of new media / new technology as a tool in childcare work. Working with partners from Czech Republic, France, Spain and Austria, the project aims to explore ways to build local networks in each partner country, to analyse existing work and bring in the new ideas from MPC. To organise international exchange visits, to provide new learning opportunities, build new contacts, and share best practice across the partnership. Find ways to actively create additional activities in the childcare settings, providing enrichment of the day-to-day work and new hands-on experience for staff and trainees. The project will identify and promote additional vocational training opportunities in each area, to motivate participants (whether they travel to other partners or not) to take up VET as a way to develop professionally.

    Results: 12 mobilities over length of project focusing on vocational training for childcare workers / professionals within the field of ICT.
    Project Start Date: 1st August 2010
    Project End Date: 31st July 2012


    Consilium  http://consiliumproject.wordpress.com
    Point Europa is the Coordinator of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project created to develop new adult training skills and opportunities in the field of Intergenerational Mentoring. This is the coordination of older people, generally retired, to provide one-to-one mentoring with disadvantaged children.
    Intergenerational Mentoring can provide a bridge between the needs of the children and the older people, and offer valuable additional support for society as a whole.
    With partners from Germany, Spain, Sicily and Bulgaria the project will enable mentors (the older people themselves) to visit similar projects in the partner countries, to learn about methods, gain new ideas, and share their own experience. Motivate the participants to take responsibility for their own learning, by promoting full inclusion by the older people in the project's design and operation. Actively promote the training/learning opportunities in each partner area, by producing a "catalogue" of the possibilities, and providing the support needed to access them.

    Results: 12 mobilities over the length of the project, focusing on "older" people and mentoring of younger, disadvantaged children. Project guidebook that will summarise the learning and the new ideas of the participants.
    Project Start Date: 1st August 2010
    Project End Date: 31st July 2012


    You Can We Can  
    Point Europa have been working with partners from Spain and Turkey in a Grundtvig Learning Partnership called You Can We Can which aims to give unemployed people and migrants a manual on how to find different job opportunities, different courses, and learning and development opportunities to enable them to gain work experience. This will be done through sharing participants experiences and comparing different training approaches and by exploring training and education projects on employment and employability and inclusion and collecting good practices.

    Results: 12 mobilities, Web site, creation of a manual to help unemployed find courses, workshops and back to work training.
    Project Start Date: 1st August 2010
    Project End Date: 31st July 2012