Partenalia participated last 6 of November in the kick-off meeting of the IGTraining Project which took place in Innsbruck (Austria). The European network was represented by the Technical secretariat, the Project coordinator and the new member of Partenalia staff in charge of the project.
The overall objective of the project is to improve the employability and the position on the labour market of the older people (50+) by including them in the lifelong learning process. It makes a significant contribution to the Europe 2020 strategy, promoting the increase of the employment rate and the inclusion in the life-long learning of the population aged 20-64.
The consortium will develop the project for 2 years and counts on organizations from Bulgaria, Austria, Italy Portugal and Turkey with broad European experience in the fields of training, employment, migration, youth, active aging, adult education as well as intercultural relations and social responsibility.
The first IGTraining project coordination meeting was useful to clarify the stages and operating assignments to achieve a new approach to intergenerational learning at the workplace. In that respect one innovative train-the-trainer course for people 50+ will be developed, proving them with the skills for intergenerational transfer of knowledge.
Partenalia will carry out the communication and dissemination strategies to promote the project results and find best practices to be tested and implemented within their member’s territories.
The challenging dissemination strategy presented by Partenalia in Innsbruck consists of one raising awareness campaign which contains the set-up of an internet platform, the regular issue of newsletters, press releases and leaflets; the planning of national info days in each country partner; and the organization of the final conference in Brussels by the end of the project (September 2015).
Thanks to Partenalia the project results will be disseminated directly to the maximum number of stakeholders within 9 EU countries and throughout the EU by the online platform.
Each partner organization is going to test the results of the training courses and use them along with the information from the observations of the on the job training programmes in order to generate good practices and case studies to be able to promote the idea of more structured intergenerational learning at the workplace.
Summing up, the train-the-trainers skills acquired by the people 50+ throughout the project will improve their training skills and give them an additional merit in the eyes of their employers by allowing them to be successful on-the-job training and mentor.
The second coordination meeting will take place in Ancona (Italy) on 8-9 April 2014.