Glocal Factory designs and implements projects granted by the European Union and other public and private institutions, aimed at social inclusion, people and community empowerment, sustainable development.
We are currently engaged, together with other Italian and European partners, in implementing 15 transnational projects funded by the EU in the frame of the Erasmus Plus Programme:
Reviving Cultural Heritage
With the continuation of the Covid-19, urban and suburban green areas have gained new visibility, as an escape valve for many people. Hence, we need to rethink these lands in terms of social, cultural, and economic potential focusing on education and effective engagement of local administrators and communities.
Aimed at the revival of several cultural sectors, the capacity-building strategy foreseen by the Re-Cultural Heritage project will finally provide RURAL HERITAGE a second life as well as new job opportunities to the residents.
With this project, we would achieve the goals set by the European Union’s youth strategy for the period 2019-2027: promoting learning mobility for individuals and groups and cooperation, quality, inclusiveness and equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organizations and policies in the field of youth.
In addition, the project includes a strategy for inclusion and diversity, which helps to remove obstacles faced by different target groups in accessing such opportunities in Europe and beyond.
The need for an adapted type of web platform for young people with fewer opportunities has been identified, and accordingly to choose which business areas they would like to work in and for which areas they are most competent. The aim is to provide the same type of support to young people with fewer opportunities as other young people and to include them to be active in society and have their place in it and thus not be on the margins of society.
SOSUSK -Social and Sustainable skills for young NEET population
SOSUSK’s main goal is to assist young people, neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET) aged 18-29 in acquiring and developing entrepreneurial skills and competencies in the field of sustainable green and social entrepreneurship, as well as to promote youth employability and personal development. SOSUSK as a response to the corona virus pandemic will develop a new innovative online education tool which will facilitate the transition to the digital education. Thus, the project will encourage innovation and knowledge transfer across Europe in order to improve the quality of entrepreneurial training.
a) Good practices collection and analysis on innovative digital learning methods for green and social entrepreneurship
b) E-learning toolkit for green and social entrepreneurship
c) Web-based accelerator program
I.C.E. – Informal Civic Education
The ICE Project arises from the need to recreate “learning communities for adults” on Civic practices and themes. The grassroots associations, people’s homes and cultural centers for adults located throughout the territory in Italy, Spain, Austria, Cyprus and Germany, are historic meeting places for learning centers united by the themes of legality, social inclusion and democratic growth that the ICE Project wants to enhance by promoting new activities, in the contents and methods to be used, starting from civic and participatory themes with informal, innovative and inclusive activities.
It is proposed to:
1- develop a learning MODEL for adults on Civic Education issues.
2-use INFORMAL and interactive learning methodologies with and for the community.
3-create OERs multilingual civic education online training modules on basic skills of the macro themes of Justice, Environment, Health and Economy.
Green Steps – Green skills in adult education: A curriculum for the future
Through the Green Step project, the partnership aspires:
To enhance awareness of the need for future-oriented curricula and methodologies for non-formal adult education that address the environmental and climate challenges of today’s societies
To experiment with new approaches to learning for sustainability and validate them empirically
To test innovative practices that will transform adult educators and learners, especially learners with migrant background, to eco-conscious, true agents for change
To promote a flexible, local learning programme adapted to the learning needs of adults, including migrants, around the issues of environmental sustainability, climate change and behavioral transformation
To engage the wider adult education community, as well as local sustainability stakeholders to support learners’, especially migrant learners’, transition to greener economies and societies by equipping them with skills for green jobs and motivating them to adopt sustainable lifestyles.
ENEU – Empowerneurship for Newcomers in Europe
ENEU answers to the need of not existing enough entrepreneurial trainers with skills to train migrant entrepreneurs. It wants to address how to provide low skilled and low qualified adults to have access to upskilling opportunities built around the concept of an easily accessible pathway comprising three steps:
1. Skills assessment to identify existing skills and upskilling needs;
2. a tailor-made offer of learning and coaching, to enable to update skills and fill important deficits; and
3. the opportunity to have acquired knowledge and skills towards access to employment.
The main objective is to make self-employment a viable option for migrants and displaced people in transition in Europe and also for those who wish to return to their country of origin. the learning process will be developed by introducing and implementing a new methodology: @Home in Transition using digital devices and also face-to-face training/interaction with a trainer/mentor (in person or digital).
Individually, some members of “Glocal Factory” are involved in the implementation of other EU projects. Among them:
- PANDPAS – PRE AND POST ARRIVAL SCHEMES TO FACILITATE INCLUSION AND PREVENT XENOPHPOBIA AND RADICALIZATION, focused on refugees’ welcoming and first inclusion
- BELOW 10, focused on fighting against early school leaving
- AMARE – A Multicultural Approach to REsilience, focused on migrants involvement in civili protection activities