“Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training”

TCA: Erasmus+ Cross-sectoral Contact Seminar

The Estonian Erasmus+ National Agency is organising a cross-sectoral contact seminar open to all Erasmus+ programme countries. The seminar will be held on September 17-20, 2017 in Tallinn when Estonia is holding the presidency of the EU Council.

Theme

Digital technologies are key drivers of innovation, growth and job creation in the global world. Not everybody however, has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to use digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way. According to studies 30% of all Europeans are digitally illiterate (older people, less educated youth, lower income families, migrants, at risk of social exclusion, etc.). The lack of digital competence of a large part of the EU population has dramatic repercussions on their employability perspective. In the EU 42% of people with no core computer skills are inactive in the labour market. Digital competence is becoming a must for employability and active citizenship, especially as it is expected that 90% of jobs in the near future will require ICT skills of some level.

Digital competence refers to the ability to use digital technologies. It involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology (IST) for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet.

One of the main challenges that require actions from educational sector is how to prepare the population to constantly keep updating digital competences in order to adapt in technologically diverse environment. Transnational collaboration and exchange of innovative ideas between European educational institutions through Erasmus+ programme is an opportunity for tackling these issues.

Aim

The overall idea of the contact seminar is to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new KA2 strategic partnerships on the issue of ICT and digital skills. The seminar will also give an opportunity to share experience and discover new approaches in the field with the special focus on creating cross sectoral and transversal collaborations between different sectors and organisations.

Target group

The seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education, vocational education and training, adult education and higher education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools, VET and higher education institutions, second chance schools, adult education centres, teacher training institutions, enterprises, research institutions and other organisations interested in the theme of the seminar and committed to develop Erasmus+ strategic partnership. We welcome up to 4 participants from each country, with a maximum of 70 delegates altogether.

Profile of participants: The seminar is open to participants within the fields of vocational education and training and adult education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools, VET and higher education institutions, second chance schools, adult education centres, teacher training institutions, enterprises, research institutions and other organisations interested in the theme of the seminar and committed to develop Erasmus+ strategic partnership.

Expected results: Contact seminar participants will find motivated partners with same interests and will draft good quality KA2 project proposals for the next Erasmus+ selection round.

Working language: English

Further information and agenda: will be available soon

Travel information: The seminar will start by dinner on the 17th of September and will finish by lunch on the 20th. The seminar will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in the city centre of Tallinn.

Event fee: The seminar fee includes accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, all meals and participation in cultural events. The seminar fee will be covered by the sending Erasmus+ National Agency.

More information: Contact seminar's website

Informationen für Bewerberinnen und Bewerber

Wer kann sich bewerben?

Bewerben können sich Interessierte, die in der Erwachsenenbildung oder Berufsbildung tätig sind, sofern folgende Voraussetzungen erfüllt sind:

  • Die Institution der Bewerberin/des Bewerbers ist neu im Programm Erasmus+ und  im Themenfeld des Kontaktseminars aktiv.
  • Die/der Interessierte ist im Themenbereich tätig und/oder arbeitet mit der relevanten Zielgruppe.
  • Es besteht darüber hinaus die Bereitschaft zum nächsten Antragstermin in der Leitaktion KA2 des Erasmus+ Programms einen Projektantrag einzureichen.

Kosten & Kostenerstattung

Die Kosten der Seminarteilnahme

  • Fahrtkosten,
  • Unterkunft & Verpflegung sowie
  • die Seminargebühren

werden aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union bezuschusst.

Die Erstattung der Fahrtkosten erfolgt nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme gegen Vorlage der Fahrtkostenbelege. Die NA bezuschusst auf der Basis der tatsächlich angefallenen Kosten, bis zu einer maximalen Höhe, die den Vorgaben für eine individuelle Mobilität im Erasmus+ Programm entspricht.

Für das internationale Kontaktseminar steht nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Plätzen für Teilnehmende aus Deutschland zur Verfügung. Bewerbungen werden mit Blick auf die Auswahlkriterien überprüft. Die Bewerber/-innen werden zeitnah darüber informiert, ob eine Teilnahme möglich ist oder nicht.

Bewerbungsschluss: 02.05.2017

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