AER received another project ready to be submitted for the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean aims at combatting youth employment and addressing the needs of NEETs in their project proposal, called ‘Virtual Campus for Employability & Growth (V-CEG) in the non-financial business economy’.
Who can join the Consortium?
Eligible partners sought are from the following countries:
- Beneficiary states: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal.
- Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Consortium members may not participate in other projects under this Call.
They are looking for partners among all the eligible entities, especially:
- Regions, associations of regions and
- Social partners (employer associations, chambers of commerce and industry).
Who is in the Consortium?
The lead partner is the University of the Aegean (UAegean) which is a Network University of “academic ports of studies and research”, successfully established in 6 campuses spread across the Aegean Archipelago and offers a unique academic, environment to experience. It has established strong ties with several National, European and International Universities, Institutions, Organisations, Authorities and the Public. The Research Unit of the University since 1985 has implemented more than 2400 research projects for a total amount of 150 million Euros.
What is this project about?
The main objective is the development and piloting of a Virtual Campus for Employability & Growth (V-CEG) in the non-financial business economy. The non-financial business economy includes the sectors of industry, construction and distributive trades and services. Specifically, the V-CEG will be focused on:
- Enhancing the skills and competences of NEETs through the online delivery of a new modular training programme considering the specific needs of young people.
- Setting-up a work-based learning and apprenticeships scheme by involving social partners, companies, chambers and VET providers. Web 2.0 tools and popular modern social networking applications will be used to facilitate social interaction.
More specifically, the project aims to create educational resources for skills development, implement training activities, and promote work-based learning through apprenticeships in the non-financial business economy.
Therefore, the proposed activities are:
- Needs analysis,
- V-CEG design and development,
- Design and implement curricula, courses and modules, using digital and innovative technologies as appropriate,
- Set-up and strengthen work-based learning and apprenticeships in sectors of the non-financial business economy by facilitating cooperation between, social partners, companies, chambers and VET providers.
How to join?
It is important to note that the deadline for submitting the concept note is 1st of August. Hence, the deadline for your expression of interest to the AER Secretariat is 20th July.