Transfer of Innovation
Current Projects


From November 2011 to October 2013, Point Europa worked with other european partners from Austria, Spain, Latvia, Germany and Iceland on a project called 'Garden'.

As a response to the increasing unemployment rates for young adults across Europe, GARDEN has developed a training package to deliver some of the basic 'employability' skills to our young people who have had negative experiences through school, and who most need help to find work.

Where this project stands out from other training packages is in the innovative delivery methods and approaches, which are based in the garden environment and NOT in the classroom. The products of the project are a 'GARDEN manual', a 'toolkit' and the 'GARDEN platform', where all products can be accessed for future use.

GARDEN materials are available for use via the project website

Or why not set up your own blog on the learning platform (registration required)

Project Start Date: November 2011
Project End Date: October 2013

Past Projects

Point Europa is the main promoter for project Intergen, on the topic of Intergenerational Mentoring. Together with partners from Sweden, Spain, Austria, Slovakia and Germany, we are developing a training package to give practical advice on how to recruit and train older people as volunteer mentors from the local community, to provide a one to one mentoring service to children. The mentors can then share their experiences and help recruit and train more mentors to carry on the work.
Project Start Date: September 2010
Project End Date: September 2012

The Inpro project will develop, test and establish trans-national vocational training in interprofessionality (multi- agency working) within child care. We are working with 7 European partners: 3 x Germany, 2 x Poland, Luxembourg and Austria.
Project Start Date:September 2010
Project End Date: September 2012

The KIFLI Project aims to provide a set of resources and materials which will promote physical activity among people over 50. The materials will show older people and trainers how to exercise and also inform them about what infrastructure is required, what equipment to use and the importance of regular exercise and a healthy life-style. Point Europa is working to develop a useful project that will create resources that are freely available to all. We are working with partners from Hungary, Denmark, Spain (2 organisations), Germany and Austria.
Project Start Date: December 2010
Project End Date: November 2012

The C-E.N.T.E.R. project (Competence, cooperation and communication in the C-E.N.T.E.R. of dissemination of EU project results) is funded by the transversal action "Key Activity 4 - Dissemination and Exploitation" within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme.

The project has the aim of developing tools and instruments in order to support EU project teams in the implementation of dissemination and exploitation activities by providing guidelines, good practice examples and by offering diverse activities for active dissemination and European exchange at transversal level.

The C-E.N.T.E.R. consortium is glad to announce the results of the C-ENTER Awards: on the basis of the success factors identified by the C-E.N.T.E.R. network, we acknowledge that the Projects below has successfully developed communication, visibility and the dissemination/exploitation of its activities and results during the project lifetime and beyond.

The winners are (projects in alphabetical order):

F4ESL - From Farm to Fork European Food Legislation:
MASS - Measuring and Assessing Soft Skills:
ValoDi - Valorisation of Diversity Skills:
Project Start Date: January 2010
Project End Date: December 2012

A project to develop new resources that support migrant-language basic training in the workplace. Point Europa was the main promoter of this very successful project, working with partners in 6 EU countries. The project ran from September 2009 to September 2011 and the full set of publications are now available free at the website.
Project Start Date: September 2009
Project End Date: September 2011

Media Playing Communities
A project that worked with children, families and childcare practitioners to encourage greater use of ICT within early years education. The project also involved intercultural exchange visits for learners

A project that developed innovative training material aimed at older people (working or retired) to help them retain mental flexibility.

Learning Lab for Integration
A project that created training opportunities for people with disabilities.

Creative trainer
A project that tested innovative training solutions, inspiring and involving young people in the creative process.

Child Oriented Catering
A project that created innovative training material to support healthy eating in the pre-school environment.
A project that created training material presenting strategies to encourage active citizenship for people in their mid or later life.
A project that created training solutions encouraging greater participation of ethnic minority groups to train for work in childcare.