Open Distance Learning Training Centre

JUNE 2009

ECO-SME+ is a Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation project, which is being developed in the framework of EU Lifelong Learning Programme that aims to strengthen the role of education and training within the Lisbon process not only to promote competitiveness but also sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. Why? Because the proposed activities deal with three basic themes and stakeholders to achieve that goal: environmental management systems, e-learning and SMEs. The Project is based on the necessity of improving the low levels of participation in adult learning as well as reinforcing sustainable development. “ECO-SME+” wants to eliminate as many barriers as possible in order to increase number of SMEs that implement EMAS and tools to support individuals undertaking self-directed learning.

Please visit the website http://www.ifionline.com/ecosme/

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The goal of the MEKUS project is to create a comprehensive and innovative training plan to meet the specific needs of the agro-industrial sector in Europe. The training plan will include useful and practical material such as policies, systems, tools and case studies which will equip managers of SMEs with the skills and competencies needed to implement best practice environmental management systems. The project team has a strong industrial focus and comprises representatives form research and development centres, universities, consulting organisations, as well as owner managers of European SMEs representing 7 European regions in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Slovakia and Ireland.

Please view the website http://www.fue.es/MEKUS/index.asp

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Migrants+ aims at training trainers, mediators and support staff on how to assess basic skills and competences of adult emigrants and their learning needs by using a software tool and also at developing lifelong learning opportunities for adult migrants.

The results of the project will be a software tool that can detect learning needs in basic skills such as numeracy, ict, use of internet, communication skills, human relations, occupational health and will propose individualised training curricula. New tests and curricula will also be developed in the subject of literacy, legislation (civil rights, employment laws and social security) and knowledge of the hosting country culture. Finally, in the framework of the project two transnational training of trainers will take place and the software tool will be piloted by migrants in Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey and UK. All results will be available in 8 languages (EL, FR, CZ, DE, IT, PL, TR, UK).

Please view the website http://www.migrantsplus.info