Boosting Employability and Entrepreneurship via Centres of Learning and Co-operative Creativity

Host Organisation: G.M EuroCy Innovations Ltd
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: FILOKALIA, NGO PA 2: G.E. English Centre Private Ins
Project Budget: 261.720,00 €
IDEK Funding: 183.204,00 €

The EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility clearly emphasised that investing in people is key to economic Ɵtute Ltd growth in the EU . Since 2011, Member States have been advised to implement prevention policy initiatives and measures towards improving skills and overcoming the challenges related to school-to-work transitions. One of the measures to address skills mismatches has been the strengthening of the links between education and labour market, involving companies and social partners in the development of curricula and training content and methods to ensure catching up with the changing needs of the economy. Moreover, many EU countries strive to provide more opportunities to young people, ranging from improving the quality of the early childhood education, supporting children at risk of exclusion, equipping teachers with appropriate education and training to work effectively with young persons, etc. Recognising the above challenge and opportunity, the B2ECloC project aims to develop a “Learning and Co-Creativity Product Package” (L2CP), so as to: i) increase the hard and soft employability skills of children, i.e., soft skills related to team working, behaviour, problem solving, etc., and hard skills on specific subject areas widely recognised as key skills in approaching the labour market (e.g., ICT, digital games, machine programming and service robots); ii) implement courses based on an innovative learning methodology thus achieving higher self-motivation and engagement of children. The implemented methodology will value several qualities like team trust-building, significant degree of experimentalism, importance of positive relationships between teachers and children, flexible organisation of the time and work, learning outside the classroom; iii) offer validation and accreditation of learning outcomes, by applying for becoming an accredited education package by education authorities, first in Cyprus and then in other countries with potential customers.