Projects

Ongoing projects

VET Teacher Skills Portfolio

WEDEVET

Project Title: “Developing VET Teaching Skills – Leading the Success of Tomorrow’s Students” 
Funded under Erasmus+ programme: Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
Type of activity: KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training
Project number: 2019-1-LT01-KA202-060685
Project Acronym: WEDEVET
Project period is: 1/12/2019 – 28/2/2021, 15 Months

The success of Vocational Education and Training (VET) training outcomes is closely aligned with the quality of the teaching and training provided. Therefore, the VET teacher experience is the defining characteristic of the learning experience. The WEDEVET project aims to review the material, related to team building, leadership and influence skills competencies, adapt and to test it in the Practice Enterprise Education system environment.

Target Groups:

  • VET Teachers/Trainers working with PE methodology
  • VET Teachers
  • Other Stakeholders: VET schools, Colleges, HEIs, other institutions with Practice Enterprises

Project consortium:

Project Coordinator:

LIETUVOS IMITACINIŲ BENDROVIŲ ASOCIACIJA „LIBA“ (Lithuania)

Partners:

OULUN SEUDUN KOULUTUSKUNTAYHTYMA OSEKK (Finland)

EUROPEN-PEN INTERNATIONAL EV (Germany)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (Denmark)

Project Objectives:

  • review literature, best practices, development, and implementation of similar initiatives and programs and conduct a gap analysis and needs assessment to promote VET teachers skills with the use of Practice Enterprise.
  • develop material for VET Teachers, in order to foster the development of their competencies, to form the knowledge base-ground of team building, leadership and influence skills.
  • disseminate the created material to relevant multipliers and support its further promotion, implement online activities targeting the wider society in all partners countries, EU and worldwide through various channels.

Project Result:

The VET Teacher Skills Portfolio. The Guide for VET teachers and trainers on how to foster team building, leadership and influence skills and to be able to transfer these skills to students. The project will also work out the material for acquiring management competencies which most teachers may lack.


The Practice Enterprise in Higher Education Institutions

 

 

 

 

Project Title: “Inclusion of Innovative Work-Based-Learning and Business Partnerships in HEI Curricula Development” 
Funded under Erasmus+ programme: Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
Type of activity: KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education
Project number: 2019-1-LT01-KA203-060514
Project Acronym: HEIPNET
Project period is: 1/11/2019 – 31/12/2021, 26 Months

Project aim: To integrate and combine academic knowledge with practical experience in HEI curricula so that students are enabled to develop attributes and employability skills. The Practice Enterprise (PE) concept will be supported, promoted and scaled to curricula of HEIs in the EU and strong strategic links between Practice Enterprises and businesses will be built using work-based learning methodology.

Target groups:
The main project target group: 

  • Trainers/ teachers/practices organizers / HEIs;
  • HEI Students; 
  • Business representatives.

Other stakeholders: Practice Enterprise Central offices, other educational institutions, etc.

Project consortium:

Project Coordinator:

Vilniaus kolegija | University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)

Partners:

Universitaet Graz (Austria)

University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria)

Universita degli studi di Pavia (Italy)

Klaipėdos valstybinė kolegija (Lithuania)

Europen – Pen International EV (Germany)

Project objectives:

  1. To improve the PE curriculum/module by updating its content according to the needs of the labor market and the strategy of the educational institution.
  2. To develop a syllabus and manual of reference which can be used for new HE interested in implementing the PE concept and tools.
  3. To strengthen the partnership between universities, their PE and Business world.

Main results:

  1. A manual of reference which will be used for new HE interested in implementing the PE concept and tools.
  2. PE partnership with real business guide for PE trainers (set of innovative pedagogies) and students (set of recommendations, examples, etc.) and companies.
  3. Database for real business companies – online tool. The HEI database will be a new part of existing PE database and will be designed for HEI PEs and business mentors who are interested in engaging in educational-business partnerships. It will increase PE concept awareness and recognition among HEIs and across the business world.
  4. Recommendations for improvements PE module(s) /curricula of different study programs in HE.

 

  The Practice Enterprise for Leadership Skills Development

Erasmus+ K2 Project “Flexible Educational Tool For Leadership Development“ (FETLED)

FETLED project aims to review the material, related to leadership and management competences, adapt and test it in Practice Enterprise Education system environment.  The research work will be done – which core leadership competences could be developed focused on during the PE training. The catchy and engaging way for examining the nature of leadership competences, with great attention to awareness of socially responsible business. That comes from the fact that a people in VET training system are young people and they have less opportunities to gain knowledge in this field compared to those coming from Higher education system.  Also, PE methodology in VET schools can help to get the “Europe 2020 strategy“ objective related to early school leavers, it will help to decrease the number of dropouts, will have the effect of increase the attractive of VET school system, both to students and teachers.

Target groups:
Trainees, working in PE (VET students).
Project will also involve:
Trainers working with PE methodology (VET teachers).
Indirect target group:
Parents, VET schools.

Project Coordinator:

LIETUVOS IMITACINIŲ BENDROVIŲ ASOCIACIJA „LIBA“ (Lithuania)

Partners:

BULGARIAN CENTRE OF TRAINING FIRMS (Bulgaria)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INFORM-INSTITUT PER A LA FORMACIO DE JOVES VERS L’ADMINISTRACIO D’EMPRESES (Spain)

EUROPEN-PEN INTERNATIONAL EV (Germany)

Project lifetime: 2018-12-01 – 2020-01-31

Project objectives, with references to outputs and results, are to:

* review the literature, best practices, development and implementation of similar initiatives and programs and conduct gap analysis and needs assessment to promote entrepreneurship and leadership skills, with use of Practice Enterprise. 

* develop material for trainees, in order to foster the development of leadership competences, to form the knowledge base-ground of being socially responsible person, to improve level of skills for employability and new business creation.

*disseminate the created material to relevant multipliers and support its further promotion, implement online activities targeting the wider society in all partners countries, EU and worldwide through various channels.

Result: Practice Enterprise Leader SkillBox. The guidance for Trainee how to acquire leader abilities while working in the Practice Enterprise.

Project No. 2018-1-LT01-KA202-047026

Project Lifetime December 2018 – January 2020


The Practice Enterprise for Entrepreneurship Education for Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Erasmus+ K2 Project “Innovative method to promoting entrepreneurship education to teenagers” (IMPEET).

The aim of the project is to create a simulation practice enterprise model for 12-15 years old secondary school pupils to develop their entrepreneurial skills, social relationships, behavior, to increase motivation to learn and adapting seven INSPIRE preventive strategies against children’s violence.

 More about INSPIRE strategies:

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/inspire/en/

Tasks:

  • To familiarize secondary schools with the practice model of practice enterprise aimed at developing entrepreneurship skills for 12-15 aged pupils.
  •  To equip secondary schools with methodological-teaching material that would help to develop teenager’s entrepreneurial competences while studying and working in practice enterprise.
  • To enhance the adaptation and transfer of innovative aspects of project by providing practical examples of recommendations, strategies and implementation.

Project Coordinator: “ Simulith” centre, Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania.

Partners:

Kauno r. Garliavos Jonučių progimnazija, Lithuania
Europen – Pen International EV, Germany
Friedrich Frobel Schule, Germany 
Istituto Comprensivo Panfili Serafini-Lola Di Stefano Sulmona AQ, Italy
Istituto Don Calabria, Italy

Target groups:

  • 12-15 aged pupils
  • Teachers of secondary schools
  • Other interested persons and organizations (school community, pupils’ parents, network of practice enterprises, etc.)

Results

4 intellectual products will be created:

  • Practice Enterprise’s Competencies Framework
  • Handbook for Practice Enterprise Trainer in Secondary Education
  • Practice Kit for Student
  • Final Practice Enterprise Model for Students aged 12-15.

Project number: 2018-1-LT01-KA201-046977

Project lifetime: October 2018 – September 2020


Reducing Early School Leaving with Practice Enterprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erasmus+ K3 Project „Reducing Upper Secondary ESL with Practice Enterprise“ (RUSESL).  

Working Together to Reduce ESL

The project partners aim to study, design and create a Practice Enterprise model that will contribute to the development of social, ICT and entrepreneurial skills in upper secondary students of 16-19 years old with a high risk to be early school leavers. The outcomes of the project are to be applied on a European and international scale.

The proposal consists of an innovative educational path including the acquisition of language, ICT and social skills to help to increase the self-esteem of students and to and encourage teamwork and cooperation. Through the simulation of a real-world business environment, to increase management and administrative skills; build entrepreneurial mind-sets and stimulate innovation and creativity.

More information: https://www.rusesl.info/

The RUSESL project consortium consists of 9 partners from Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

Project Partners:

Project Coordinator
EUROPEN-PEN International e.V., Germany

Partners
Fundacio Inform, Spain
Istituto Don Calabria, Italy
Bulgarian Centre of Training Firms, Bulgaria
Lithuanian Practice Enterprise Association, Lithuania

School Partners
Escola Tècnico Professional Xavier, Spain
ITES Roberto Valturio, Italy
SOU Asen Zlatarov, Bulgaria 
Vilnius Tourism and Commerce School, Lithuania

Project No. 2018-1-LT01-KA202-047026

Project Lifetime January 2018 – January 2020