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Final Conference: Other Projects' Takes - FREE

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Co-organiser FREE projects's take on their contribution to Web 2.0 for social inclusion

Co-organiser FREE projects's take on their contribution to Web 2.0 for social inclusion

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  • 1. LINKS-UP Final Conference Web 2.0 for social inclusion: Bridging Practices and Policies
  • 2. Contents
    • FREE – Fostering Return to Employment through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity
    • FREE and Social Inclusion
  • 3. www.spi.pt/free FREE is a 2 years project that started October 2009 and will end in September 2011, coordinated by SPI. The project is founded by the Lifelong Learning Portuguese National Agency, sub-program Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation. 1. The FREE project
  • 4. www.spi.pt/free The FREE project is made up of a partnership of 6 partners across Europe. SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (PT) EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network (UK) NVF - National Training Fund - Guidance Services Support Unit (CZ) Castlereagh Entreprises (UK) HRDC - Hellenic Reginal Development Center (GR) Inveslan (ES) 1. The FREE project
  • 5. www.spi.pt/free FREE – Fostering Return to Employment through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity - is seeking to provide counsellors, tutors, trainers and other professionals working with unemployed individuals , with a web-based interactive tool designed to improve their hard and soft skills. This will allow them to provide a better service when dealing with those who are unemployed, especially age groups <25 and >45 with lower qualifications. 1. Project objectives
  • 6.
    • Measure the needs of the target groups through an analysis of the entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation skills to be promoted;
    • Adapt and complete the interactive tool of a former project: EVEC;
    • Develop a web-based Interactive and multilingual tool that integrates different types of resources;
    • Develop a support handbook for users;
    • Disseminate and exploit the project results.
    www.spi.pt/free 1. Strategic objectives
  • 7. Target group Counsellors, tutors, trainers and other professionals working with unemployed people Beneficiaries Unemployed individuals with lower qualifications in age groups <25 and >45 www.spi.pt/free 1. FREE’s target group
  • 8. 1. The interactive tool www.facebook.com/freeproject
    • The FREE tool will provide four main instruments to the target groups:
    • Materials on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation through which the development of hard skills for the target groups and beneficiaries will be possible;
    • A guidance methodology in relation to entrepreneurship and techniques to help the target groups promote creativity and innovation among the beneficiaries;
    • Provision of business tools (such as business plans, etc.);
    • Success cases (case studies) of unemployed people who created their own businesses.
  • 9. 1. The interactive tool http://www.spi.pt/free/interactive_tool/
  • 10. http://www.spi.pt/free/interactive_tool/ 1. The interactive tool
  • 11.
    • FREE foster employment through entrepreneurship
    • FREE aims to provide opportunities for people at risk for being socially excluded (as unemployed)
    • FREE promotes learning through life and up-skilling people
    • FREE inspires social inclusion for the most vulnerable groups in today’s society: young and senior people
    • FREE tries to educate the people dealing with these vulnerable groups  so they can educate the people at risk for social exclusion
    www.facebook.com/freeproject 2. Free and social inclusion
  • 12. www.facebook.com/freeproject 2. Free and social inclusion
    • FREE is another inspiring example of how the Web 2.0 can positively contribute to better the situation for vulnerable groups in our society.
    • Endless possibilities of reaching people at risk now – using the Web 2.0.
    • The good that the Web 2.0 and e-learning courses can do – we are only seeing the beginning!
  • 13. SPI: Mette Christensen - [email_address]

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