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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

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Final Conference: Other Projects' Takes - FREE

  1. 1. LINKS-UP Final Conference Web 2.0 for social inclusion: Bridging Practices and Policies
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>FREE – Fostering Return to Employment through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>FREE and Social Inclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. <ul><li>Measure the needs of the target groups through an analysis of the entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation skills to be promoted; </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt and complete the interactive tool of a former project: EVEC; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a web-based Interactive and multilingual tool that integrates different types of resources; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a support handbook for users; </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate and exploit the project results. </li></ul> 1. Strategic objectives
  7. 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 1. FREE’s target group
  8. 8. 1. The interactive tool <ul><li>The FREE tool will provide four main instruments to the target groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Materials on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation through which the development of hard skills for the target groups and beneficiaries will be possible; </li></ul><ul><li>A guidance methodology in relation to entrepreneurship and techniques to help the target groups promote creativity and innovation among the beneficiaries; </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of business tools (such as business plans, etc.); </li></ul><ul><li>Success cases (case studies) of unemployed people who created their own businesses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1. The interactive tool
  10. 10. 1. The interactive tool
  11. 11. <ul><li>FREE foster employment through entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>FREE aims to provide opportunities for people at risk for being socially excluded (as unemployed) </li></ul><ul><li>FREE promotes learning through life and up-skilling people </li></ul><ul><li>FREE inspires social inclusion for the most vulnerable groups in today’s society: young and senior people </li></ul><ul><li>FREE tries to educate the people dealing with these vulnerable groups  so they can educate the people at risk for social exclusion </li></ul> 2. Free and social inclusion
  12. 12. 2. Free and social inclusion <ul><li>FREE is another inspiring example of how the Web 2.0 can positively contribute to better the situation for vulnerable groups in our society. </li></ul><ul><li>Endless possibilities of reaching people at risk now – using the Web 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>The good that the Web 2.0 and e-learning courses can do – we are only seeing the beginning! </li></ul>
  13. 13. SPI: Mette Christensen - [email_address]