Our team is happy to announce the start of a joint project we will be implementing between October 2020 – October 2022 in cooperation and in partnership with Startklar Soziale Arbeit (DE), BEST (AT), LoPe (NO) and AFP Patronato San Vincenzo (IT).

The starting point of our joint effort is supporting adult trainers in the delivery of training to young adults in risk through design thinking methodology for civic engagement and participation. By equipping adult trainers with the adequate design thinking manual (IO1) and resource book (IO2) we aim at increasing the quality of training provided to disadvantaged young adults, so that they can successfully engage in community development initiatives. In that sense, our proposal is in direct link with one of the adult specific priorities of Erasmus+ programme for 2020, which emphasises on “extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel in effective teaching of low-qualified adults”.

The end-users of our project consortium are disadvantaged young adults, who face different obstacles towards achieving desired personal and professional development like low economic status, low qualification, unemployment, isolation due to minority and/or refugee background, mental and physical disabilities.

Our innovation proposed focuses on enriching the regular adult education processes, regardless of the thematic focus (key competences training, employment training, entrepreneurship training, etc.) with a design thinking methodology, which will allow engaging learners in a community focused learning process, based on active civic engagement and participation activities.

EU-Program:Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination:Startklar Soziale Arbeit gGmbH (Germany)
Duration:October 2020 – October 2022