Projuven coordinated the staff mobility of KA2 “eSkills for Volunteers” in Torremolinos, Spain

The short staff mobility part of the KA2 Project “eSkills for Volunteers”, took place from 23rd of June to 29th of June, 2017 in Torremolinos, Metropolitan Area of Malaga. The training was hosted by Asociación Projuven, coordinator of the project.

Asociación PROJUVEN has welcomed 16 youth workers/leaders and volunteers from Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain interested in the field of digital education and willing to know more about the opportunity that digital skills could offer for their professional and personal development. All participants were active member of the project partners. Understanding the Digital Skills Gap was one of the priority of the mobility, that’s why we have focused to empower youth workers and volunteers to fully exploit all the potentials of digital education and digital skills.

During the staff training we have discussed topics in the form of four workshops such as Project Management, Digital Marketing Basis, Programming and web development, and the importance of Social Media. The participants had an opportunity to learn how to manage a project, using GANT Chart, RoadMap, to create website using wordpress, to develop their own idea about successful business and to present it using their digital skills. The workshops presented the topic of every e-Learning module (Intellectual Output 1) of the project. The participants were invited to join the online learning courses which will be publish in October, 2017.

During the last day of the project participants had a chance to visit Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía (Technology Park of Andalusia–PTA) where is based Andalucía Emprende. The Andalucía Emprende Foundation exists under the auspices of the Junta de Andalucía’s Consejería de Economía y Conocimiento (Department of Economy and Knowledge), and has the mission of providing the best services to promote entrepreneurial initiative and business development in order to contribute to a more dynamic regional economy and Andalusia society. In the facilities of Andalucía Emprende, the project participants had the opportunity to came into contact with the entrepreneurship reality of Andalucía and learn more about the services promoted by the centre such as creation, coaching and support to young start-ups and cooperatives.

Overall, the mobility achieved its expected outcomes. The training reinforced ICT digital knowledge and uniform the basis of work of ICT-active organisations, improving the quality of awareness, raising activities and also encouraging young talents to mastering their digital skills in their non-profit and civil society job. In addition, the mobility gave to participants the chance to discover the host territory, to exchange cultures, typical food of each country, dances and traditions through an intercultural night.

The short staff mobility ended up with release of the Youthpass and certification of the KA2 Project “eSkills for Volunteers”.

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