Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - EU-SELF project - “Social and Emotional Skills Development in Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe” (2019-1-BG01-KA201-062593)
Nowadays there is no doubt that social and emotional skills (SES) are the key elements of human development. Research findings and official reports provide enough evidence that if children are not attaining minimal SES at around six years of age, they are likely to be at risk in the next stages of their development. Well-developed SES in children contribute to academic success, improve learning conditions, are a powerful tool for empowering children for a better future, for a happier and more productive life, but also they are an irreplaceable tool for prevention of social exclusion, aggression and bulling, school dropout, different types of risk behaviours, psychopathology, unemployment, etc. Deficits in SES lead to poor academic results, may lead to problems with social adaptation or serious psychopathology, substance abuse problems, challenges finding employment, etc. Supporting SES development in early years not only increases children’s chances of success in school, work, and life but it has a great indirect impact on their families, teachers, and the society as whole. The EU-SELF project team is committed to contribute to the key EU priorities: (prevention of ESL (Europe2020), Recommendation 23/4/2008 (European Parliament and Council, C(2008)/C111/01); Communication COM (EC, COM(2011- 66def) ECEC: Providing All Children with the Best Start); EC Communication on Europe 2020 Strategy (COM(2010) 2020); EC’s Proposal for key principles of a Quality Framework for ECEC (EU ECEC QF) (COM(2018) 271 final); EC Recommendation for Quality in ECEC (2018); ERF on Key Competences (2018/C 189/01), Health 2020, etc.), by creating an innovative approach that integrates the academic knowledge in the field of SES with the early childhood educational practises. The team will suggest and plan the new approach by relying on the knowledge alliance between HEIs and ECEC providers and will produce the following results: -an innovative and Europe-wide digital platform, containing reliable, professional and up-to-date, interactive content regarding the state of SES assessment, development and interventions of early and preschool children. It will serve simultaneously as SES information and resource hub, and as well as a tool for communication and exchange of information between ECEC providers, educators, researchers, stakeholders, experts from different countries supporting the achievement of key priorities in the EU. This tool will have sustainable long-term impact. It will boost the field of development of key competences for early and preschool children, children’s social inclusion, redaction of early school dropout, which is in line with the new challenges of the today’s Europe. The platform will be open assess and it will be available after the project ends. -a thorough, sophisticated, scientific literature analysis of the state of SES assessment, development and interventions of early and preschool children for most of the European countries (47) and oversees. The information will be uploaded in the platform and published in 2-volume book. -qualitative study findings regarding teachers and parents’ understanding and attitudes on children’s SES in each partner country. General and national reports will be published. -publications of good practices in European countries and oversees, -analysis of the educational context in the partner countries, -case studies of the practices in the partner countries, -a glossary of main concepts regarding SES. -overviews of key topics regarding SES. The project will reach out various target groups, whose feedback will contribute to its impact and sustainability. Those will be: researchers, teachers, educators, ECEC providers, kindergarten principals, parents, professionals, experts, stakeholders, decision-making bodies, local authorities, EU bodies, etc. EU-SELF project outputs will have enormous long-term impact and sustainability through the following: -digital platform-it will last after the project life cycle and will be assessable worldwide -research study–the findings will contribute to other research and applied projects in other countries, it’s a strong continuation to the findings of OECD studies (2015, 2018), its methodology can be applied in other countries -publications -collection of key findings, topics and analysis, free use -publications of lessons learned by linking knowledge and real practice. The team expects that the above contributions will boost the field of development of key competences for early and preschool children, their social inclusion, reduce the children’s dropout from school, increase the quality of ECEC providers, etc., which respond to the new challenges of the today’s European Union. We view EU-SELF project as a solid foundation and our first step towards a more ambitious aim-development of a programme for SES development in early and preschool children in Europe. EU-SELF project is financed by Erasmus+ programme (KA201), 2019.

EU SELF Project Flyer.pdf
EU SELF Project Leaflet.pdf
EU SELF Project Overview.pdf

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "FULL LIFE" project (2019-IT 02-KA204- 062207)
Persons with disabilities are entitled to live independently in their communities, to make their own choices and to play an active role in society. Every person deserves sufficient standards of protection for the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights on the basis of inclusion, equality and nondiscrimination. The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society, in line with EU Commission's European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), European Charter of Fundamental Rights, Lisbon Treaty, and forms part of the Europe 2020 Strategy. It is expected that, by 2020, approximately 120 million Europeans will have a disability, but still the EU-level indicators show a clear gap with the rest of the population. Access to labour market remains one of the main challenges for people with disabilities, such as the linked high early school leaving rate for disabled people (around the double compared to persons without disabilities). Support for housing autonomy is largely insufficient, missing a European commonly agreed definition of ‘institutions’ or ‘community based services’, separation from families and local communities is often imposed, and is limited the right to choose and control daily life, including sphere of family, friendship and love, professional career, free time etc. There is also a big gap between the EU countries on approaches and set up and running of services for persons with disabilities and in life quality, contrary to the principle of equal rights for all EU citizens. FULL LIFE contributes to the EU Strategy 2010-2020 goals, especially on PARTICIPATION, EQUALITY, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION and TRAINING, SOCIAL PROTECTION promoting deinstitutionalization thanks to 7 short trainings, 2 Transnational Project Meetings, study visits, exchange of good practices, comparison between systems, contexts and services, discussion among professionals, involvement of public representatives and decision makers, both during trainings in each country, a Final Publication including the project results, the dissemination of project outputs and a Recommendation delivered to European decision bodies. It promotes the cooperation among different institutions and professionals working in the inclusion of people with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities: government agencies, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, associations, in order to give a “transversal” response to a complex problem, involving professional figures and bodies with different skills and mission. FULL LIFE involves around 200 participants, workers in the project partner organizations: coordinators, managers, educators, support staff, social workers, psychologists, job coaches, work insertion tutors, life coaches and other professional figures involved in the project topic. It promotes the improvement of quality of services and policies for inclusion of disabled people at local and EU level, the professionalism of social workers, raises awareness and increases the sensitivity to the topic, carries out a lobbying action to accelerate and improve the better policies for autonomy and full exercise of rights, and promotes the birth of new initiatives to achieve the objectives of the EU strategy, and also explores and highlights how persons with physical, intellectual disability and with mental health problems experience autonomy, inclusion, participation in their lives across project countries. The project partnership is composed of organizations representing 7 European countries (6 Members states and 1 candidate): Réseau d'Entreprises Sociales (Belgium), Institut de l'entreprise et de l'innovation sociale (France), Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary), Socent Network (Ireland), ARCA Cooperativa Sociale (Italy), Associação Nova Aurora na Reabilitação e Reintegração Psicossocial (Portugal), Caritas Šabac Udruženje (Serbia). All these organizations, with different professional profiles and missions, work with the common aim of promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities and building a more inclusive and equal European Union.
1st meeting in Florence - webpage of Arca
Article in Gazzettino del Chianti
Article on the website of Legacoop Sociali Toscana
Article in
FULL LIFE project on Arca's website

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "READ – Ready to Read" project (2019-1-HU01-KA201-061099)
European Pillar of Social Rights (COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on key competences for lifelong learning 2018/C 189/01): everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning that develops key competences and basic skills, to maintain and acquire skills that allow full participation in society, personal fulfilment and development, employability, social inclusion and active citizenship. EC supports the development of key competences from early age (, European Commission Education and Training Monitor 2016. Fostering of literacy competences plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and reducing economic and social disparities. Quality ECE lays the foundations for later success in life in terms of education, well-being, employability, and social integration, and is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 5 of the partner countries the average % of early leavers is higher than the EU one. Only Belgium and the enlargement country Bosnia and Herzegovina has better scores. At least 4 of partner countries (no data from BiH) have scores below the OECD average in Pisa 2019 Reading test. READ project fully meets the needs of the EU relating to modernizing and improving the quality of early education, increasing key competences, and professional development of teachers and educators, also thanks to international cooperation and exchange of good practices. READ project contributes to the achievement of the EU goals by aiming to the followings: - spreading models, best practices, methodologies, tools and experiences in fostering of literacy competences in children in pre-school age - strengthening strategies for continuity between pre-school and school literacy preparation - increasing the EU networking and cooperation between ECE providers in 7 countries - reinforcing public and private partnership strategies at European level - encouraging the dialogue between educational and institutional decision-makers in the partner countries - delivering to local and EU level managers a recommendation on priorities related to the development of key reading. Partnership organizations: from 7 EU countries (6 members and 1 enlargement country): Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. (H), Mesezene Egyesület (H), Erasmushogeschool (B), Kindergaten 37 Valshebstvo (BG), ARCA Cooperativa Sociale (I), Centro Social de Soutelo (P), Montessori IQ Kutak (BiH), Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Satu Mare (RO). Direct beneficiaries: pre-schools/primary schools (for children aged 5/6), managers, coordinators, educators, teachers. Trainings: approx. 150 participants involved, in their countries or abroad. Methodology based on mutual learning between partners and exchange of good practices through short-term joint staff training activites, 1 each partner country with 2 participants per partner, observation by job shadowing of the development activities of literacy competences for pre-school age children, and of the reading activities in primary school first year, 2 transnational project meeting, self-learning. Trainings will be a useful occasion to collect several data about: - local/regional/national level research: legal and financial framework, social, cultural and educational contexts, strategies, policies, involved sectors (public and/or private); - literacy competence survey: questionnaires (5 educators, 5 teachers, 5 parents); - methodology tools: impact evaluation; - observation reports (based on observational criteria). A Final Publication (and Recommendations) will be edited, accessible free of charge in pdf version, in English and a summary in partner countries’ languages. They will be will be disseminated more times in public events in each partner country at different level, and in dissemination actions at EU level. Impacts: -participants: prof. development, acquirement and development key competences, skills and attitude, lifelong learning, foreign languages learning, mobility experiences - organizations: improvement company strategies, methodologies, activities, importing models and good practices from others, improvement quality education services provided allows them to respond more adequately to the needs of the target group, cooperation between different kind of organizations , organizational ability to permanently train employees - target group (children, families): a quality preschool, knowledge of families about existing services and of their rights, to stimulate their, less probability of early leaving of education and/or training, active engagement in the development of literacy competences and related policies -territorial level: increased knowledge on the issues, strengthened networking: partners, stakeholders, public decision-making bodies, stimulate pro-activity of public admin.. In addition of benefits indicated, partnership is aiming to use project results to develop a more effective method in preforming literacy competence topic provided to educators, in a future project.
READ project on Arca's website

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - ReSolution Project "Innovative education and training to develop (re)mobilisation of people far away from employment" (2019-1FR01-KA204-062931)
CONTEXT In the European Union (EU), people far away from employment constitute a heterogeneous group in the population, aged from 15 to 64 and their socio-professional integration remains a major issue. In the same way, a large number of structures of occupational integration and training in Europe point out the fact that the public far from labour market is increasingly difficult to mobilise because highly disconnected from the network services able to support them. The project partners from 5 countries of the European Union encounter these same problems in yet different environments : in France, calls for projects on the identification of «invisible» audiences are launched by the state while few innovations on the subject have been recorded. In Italy and Spain, the limited use of socio-professional information spaces by the public questions as well as the volatility of young people with difficulty of integration. In Belgium, people who are distant from employment remain difficult to mobilize, especially in the Brussels and Wallonia regions. In Hungary, the context of economic recovery induces strong recruitment needs in enterprises while a large proportion of the population (Roma) is unemployed and difficult to mobilise. OBJECTIVES The ReSolution partners propose to implement a transnational cooperation project on innovative training schemes for a positive (re)mobilization of people far away from employment. The objectives are the followings : - Enable professionals to acquire new approaches/practices in terms of (re)mobilisation of the public, transferable in the countries involved and in other non-project countries; - Strengthening cooperation between training and socio-professional integration actors. For this purpose, the project proposes the development of several free digital resources for insertion professionals. The subject treated in these digital resources will be : identification methods of publics far away from labour market and innovation in positive remobilisation. PROFILE AND NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS - 40 referents, experts and insertion professionals mobilized to build tools within the 7 resolution partner structures; - 100 professionals from other integration structures mobilized to test the tools; - 225 managers of structures, integration networks, professionals and funders informed of the results of the project; ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY Four intellectual productions will be produced through an open access digital platform: a toolbox of innovative practices in the area of positive remobilization of people away from employment; a training tutorial ; a dedicated MOOC; an evaluation report providing recommendations for using the created tools. The construction of the tools will be based on internal and external testing. For the external testing phase, they will be carried out by insertion professionals not directly involved in the project, as well as members of the international network Cités des Métiers. The dissemination of intellectual productions will take place through five national mid-term events, an international seminar and a final conference in Brussels. EXPECTED RESULTS AND IMPACTS The use of the project tools by at least 20 structures of social and occupational integration 2- A minimum of 80% of professionals expressing new skills as a result of the tools testing 3- 8 indirect funding actors in integration field informed and open to support the tools dissemination. 4- Transnational collaboration between committed and post-project partners Overall, the expected impact of the project is the appropriation of the created digital platform by more equipped national and European integration networks and integration professionals on issues of public mobilization. LONG-TERM BENEFITS The long-term benefits sought are: an adaptation of the integration training offer, with new and easily accessible online content; People far away from employment better addressed and connected to existing offerings in each country.
Resolution project webpage
Newsletter ReSolution project December 2019

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "FINE! - Food and Nutrition In ECEC" project (2018-1-HU01-KA201-047760)
The overall objective of the FINE! project is to contribute to achieve the goals of EU food safety policy, Health 2020 Framework, European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015–WHO, Childhood Obesity Action Plan 2014, referring also to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Good nutrition is a focal point for the growth of children, especially in the 0/3 age range, is a key to sustainable development (Goal 2/2015 SDGs) and to an active and healthy life. Food and nutrition are important from many points of view: -Health and prevention of diseases and obesity, connected with the costs reduction of medical expenses and reducing health inequities; -Proper physical and mental development; -Reducing Food Waste and Recycling: around 89 million tons - 80 kg per capita - of food are wasted annually in EU, the associated costs estimated is 143 billion euro. In school canteens, 20 to 50% of the prepared food is waste: preschools could rethink their canteen and recycle leftovers models; -Lunch time is a social, relational activity and an intercultural tool, showing the diversity as an enriching value, with a positive impact on children. Providing nutritional  training to preschools staff is important, because they bear a great responsibility in ensuring that children understand the importance of good nutrition and can benefit from it; providing healthy option, healthy food choices and correct portion sizes: teachers, catering staff, school managers and healthcare providers must cooperate to create a healthy school environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity. They also have a key role in nutrition and healthy lifestyle education of parents and families, including related issues with specific focus on lower socio-economic groups. The direct beneficiaries are preschools (for children aged 0/6) and their staff including managers, coordinators, educators, teachers, kitchen staff, support staff. There are about 150 participants involved in the Training Activities, in their countries or abroad. The FINE! project aims to: - stimulate awareness, knowledge, skills of participants on the main issues of nutrition and health of children, social-relational aspects of food in childhood, role of preschools in children's development and their successful lives; - motivate to the respect for the environment; - motivate preschools managers to implement strategies for the modernization and improvement of canteen system, food education, food waste prevention and recycling; - build up a dialogue on healthy nutrition in early childhood education among organizations, decision-making bodies, beneficiaries including families; - increase the European dimension of partners and participants, including foreign language learning; - share the innovative and successful experiences among partnership; - spread EU action plans, strategies, resources and materials and best practices; - improve cooperation and networking at European level between early childhood providers. The project methodology is based on mutual learning between partners and exchange of good practices, thanks to 5 Short-term Training Activities, one in each partner country (Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria and Croatia), 2 Transnational project meetings, self-learning. Each training includes study visits in nurseries and kindergarten; observation; presentation and comparison of national canteen models, diets, national and local policies for food education and nutrition, obesity prevention; nutritional support strategies for disadvantaged children; prevention of food waste and recycling rules and strategies; exchange of best practices; professional meetings and seminars; workshops; professional discussion between professionals. The project outcomes are collected in a Final Publication and in a RECIPE BOOK, a collection of the best healthy, balanced, tasty and appetizing recipes for children. The Recipe Book, such as the project outcomes, will be disseminated thanks to press-conferences, public events in each partner country, and dissemination actions at European level.  Expected impacts: -on participants: the growth of knowledge on children's nutrition, increased EU dimension, motivation, open mind; -on participant organizations: the improvement of companies' strategies, methodologies, activities, importing new ideas in their strategic plan; adopting FINE! training outcomes in daily activities, improvement of quality of early childhood services; -on the target group (children and families): a healthier and quality preschool, knowledge of families on children's nutritional needs, healthy recipes that they can cook at home; -at territorial level: increased knowledge on the issues, strengthened network among partner organizations, their stakeholders and public decision-making bodies, to stimulate the debate on project issues and to stimulate the pro-activity of public administration.
Project partners:
Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. - Budapest
Arca Cooperative Sociale – Tuscany, Italy - webpage of FINE! project
Centro Social Soutelo - Rio Tinto, Portugal
Kindergarten 37 Valshebstvo – Sofia, Bulgaria
Kindergarten Srčeko – Vratišinec, Croatia
JEB Nurseries of Józsefváros – Budapest, Hungary
Dissemination activities:
Article in local Hungarian newspaper about the training in Budapest
Facebook group of FINE! project open to public 
Article about the training in Florence on the website of Legacoop Sociali Toscana   
Summary of the training in Florence on Arca's website 
6th Klett International Simposium for Principals  European Tenders on 30 November 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Article in local newspaper MEĐIMURJE, 28.10.2019. Croatia - "FOOD IS POWER": about the changes introduced in the menu and in the food preparation using the good practices exchanged in the frame of FINE! project
Article in the national Bulgarian newspaper of teachers "Teacher's Deed" on FINE! project
Erasmus+ Day in Sofia, 10 October 2019 - dissemination of FINE! project 
Erasmus+ Day in Sofia, 11 October 2019 - dissemination of FINE! project  
Good practice from Italy of cooking without waste: Arca actively participates in the “Buon Fine” project by Unicoop, for the withdrawal of good products that can no longer be sold (because they are nearing expiry or due to defects in the packaging) and for its subsequent re-distribution for solidarity purposes 
Good practice from Italy of cooking the surpluses: “Cuciniamo le eccedenze” project aiming to collect food surpluses (in particular fresh products: fruit, vegetables, meat, bread) from participating distributors to deliver them regenerated with solidarity 

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "I.ECEC - Intercultural Early Childhood Education and Care: Curriculum Design for Professionals" (2018-1-HU01-KA201-047763)
The overall objectives are to contribute to the improvement of the social inclusion of disadvantaged children, to prevent and reduce the Early School Leaving (ESL), to improve the high quality and inclusivity of Early Childhood Education providers and the knowledge and competences of the educational workers. Reducing Early Leaving from Education and Training is an essential objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy, and EU Member States have committed to reduce the proportion of early leavers to less than 10 % by 2020. Eurydice/Cedefop Report 2014 - Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training in Europe: Strategies, Policies and Measures shows that students with disadvantaged backgrounds, at risk of social exclusion, such as migrant background, asylum seekers/recognised refugees, ethnic minority, socio-economic circumstances, are more prone to ESL than other groups. In ESL there are also relevant factors related to the education and training system: educational approaches and teaching methods do not pay sufficient attention to the needs of these children, as well as ethnic discrimination in some educational institutions may further impede students’ chances of success in school (Luciak, 2004).A positive factor that can lower the risk of ESL is the access in high quality early childhood education and care: the preschool education has the highest returns in terms of results and social adaptation of children, and plays a crucial role to ensure equal opportunities to all children at the entrance of the school and the development of the necessary skills to achieve good learning outcomes .Non-participation in Early Childhood Education (ECEC) and difficulties in accessing high quality education all have an impact on the attainment of migrant students (European Commission, 2013b). This project aims to contribute to increase the quality of ECEC institution and strengthening the profile of the ECEC teachers, to achieve to a more inclusive and supportive ECEC with special attention to children from vulnerable groups, to combating social exclusion, reducing poverty and combating early school leaving. I.ECEC project aims to improve the intercultural knowledge and skills of the ECEC educational workers, and the quality of ECEC services, starting from the Context and Training Needs Analysis carried out in the frame of the ERASMUS+ KA2 MECEC+: a comparative analysis on Early Childhood Education in 3 EU countries, focusing on the training needs of educators. I.ECEC proposes an innovative Intercultural Early Childhood Education model and curriculum for educators and ECEC providers, applicable to university courses, in order to answer actual needs of children and their families, as well as ECEC providers, in this historical key moment in Europe. The project develops thanks to knowledge alliance and cooperation between Higher Education Institutions and companies, public and private, which share and develop knowledge, good practices, methodologies to achieve the common goal of improvement of the quality and inclusion of early childhood educational services. Project outcomes have an important impact both on the future higher education institutions' teaching programs, and on the professional performance of the nursery educators in their daily routines. The transnational collaboration is valuable because there is a challenge at European level, due to the changes in the European population, to which State Member are asked to answer with high quality and effectiveness, in order to build a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies in all Europe. These issues have been addressed in different Member States using different methods and tools, which are shared and implemented within the project, ensuring an enrichment at partners level, and at local and European level. The expected intellectual outputs are: intercultural curriculum and educational model, Open Educational Resources to share learning outcomes at European level thanks to an online platform; and Double Degree involving partners’ Higher Education Institutions. The methodology used in I.ECEC includes 4 Short-term Training Activities; 6 Transnational Project Meetings; OER in online platform, Final Publication and Guide for Users production. Participants involved in design, implementation, testing, evaluation of impact and validation of I.O. are managers, coordinators, educators, staff of ECEC provider partner organizations and teachers, researchers, PHD and students of Higher Educational partner Institutions. The participants involved as learners are educators of partner companies. The research staff is composed by around 30 professionals in 3 partner countries; about 50 educators are directly involved in the testing of the curriculum, which more than 500 Early Childhood Education professionals from the partner organizations will benefit from.
Project partners:
Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. - project coordinator - Budapest, Hungary
University of Florence - Florence, Italy
Erasmus Hogeschool - Bruxelles, Belgium
University of ELTE - Budapest, Hungary
Arca Cooperative Sociale – Tuscany,Italy
JEB Nurseries of Józsefváros - Budapest, Hungary
I.ECEC project in ACIG convention 2019
Meeting in Bruxelles - article on ELTE website
I.ECEC project on EhB's website
Training held by ELTE in Hungary for JEB educators - news on ELTE webpage
Article in local journal on the training for JEB educators

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “TOPIC - TOscana Professioni Infermieristiche in Chianti” project (2018-1-HU01-KA102-047442)
The members of the consortium are: Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. (Coordinator), Kanizsay Dorottya Catholic High School and Healthcare Secondary and Vocational School, MSZC Ferenczi Sándor Healthcare Vocational School, Kaposvári SZC Szigeti-Gyula János Healthcare Secondary and Vocational School. Galileo and the consortium members have already successfully collaborated in previous projects, and the TOPIC project is pursuing good practices implemented under these projects by combining the already partner sending schools and their competences into a consortium, designing student and staff mobilities in the healthcare and social field. The consortium cooperation has been established between a consortium leader proficient in the management of international networks and implementation of international projects, and three schools representing the healthcare and social vocational education of three Hungarian regions, with a view to developing competences, exchanging good practices and experiences between the VET sector and the world of work, thereby modernizing the training offering of schools, approaching training and the world of work. The host partner is the Arca Cooperativa Sociale in Florence, Italy, which represents all aspects of the social sector: it manages social, educational and healthcare services in Tuscany and has successfully hosted European mobilities several times. The specific objectives of the TOPIC project are: - 40 nurse nurse practitioner (NTR: 54 723 02) and social worker and nurse practicioner (NTR: 34 762 01) students and freshly graduated students from the three sending schools, doing a professional internship at nursing homes for the elderly managed by Arca, in Tuscany: 4 long-term ErasmusPro student mobility (3.5 months), 36 short-term student mobility (5-week); the aim is for future nurses and social nurses to complement their experience gained in the home vocational training with work experiences achieved in another European country, within their own field of expertise, in a modern institution providing high level services and modern equipment, and to develop their professional, personal and language competencies; -Mobility of 12 VET staff in a study visit in Tuscany: job shadowing / observation activities at Arca's facilities, with the aim of developing their professional knowledge.

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - “Vita da favola” – “Fairy tales life” project (2018-2-IT03-KA205-014431)
The intent of this STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP is to build an inclusive approach for formal and non formal education based on story-telling through a specific practice (Fairy Tale Life cards) created and developed by Stranaidea at local level and then recognized by the Italian Erasmus + National Agency as a tool to be developed at disseminated at European Level. The tool includes the use of a deck of cards to make up stories, inspired by the Propp cards and studies, made about the identification of structures and elements recurring in the stories and tales, where diversity and different type of disadvantages are a factor to be given to the characters. Starting from the elaboration of famous fairy tales, then cards can be used to look at the modern world through a creative look and a new reinterpretation. It is also possible to create with the learners new types of cards and new cards of the types existing in the deck. This project aims at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Paris Declaration. General objectives: - Fostering the inclusion of disadvantages learners, including persons with a migrant background, while preventing and combating discriminatory practices; - Preventing and combating any form of discrimination and segregation in education; - Supporting teachers and educators in handling conflicts and dealing with diversity; - Creating inclusive and democratic learning environments. Specific objectives: - Encouraging the dialogue and collaboration among formal and non – formal education through training, testing, evaluating and developing together a good practice; - Upscale and disseminate the Fairy Tale Cards Practice thanks to the contribution of educators, youth workers, teachers and students at different levels ; - Promote a comfortable and stimulating learning environment in which facilitate the encounter with the different individuality, going to bring out the experiences of each student, beyond the disadvantage declared or recognized; - Strengthening the student’s ability to think critically, revise the world where they live to a constructive, imaginative and inclusive point of view. Partner organisations: STRANAIDEA S.C.S. IMPRESA SOCIALE ONLUS – coordinator (Italy), Association YES (Netherlands), ASSOCIATION "Humana People to People in Latvia", GALILEO PROGETTI (Hungary).

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "AMTCC - Apprentissage en milieu de travail des compétences clés de l'UE" project (2018-1-FR01-KA204-048166)
The ERASMUS+ project "AMTCC", work-based learning of UE key competences, is originating from the 2009 European Directive which identifies eight key competences which are absolutely necessary for any European citizen to find a job and to be socially included. Some adults did not acquire these competences at school and don't have them, what impedes or prevents them from finding or keeping a job; thus, they run a severe risk of social and vocational exclusion. The work environment can be convenient for the least qualified and skilled people, who are the target group of this project, to develop them, and more particularly the basic skills: oral and written communication, skills in mathematics and digital competence, and some horizontal skills like “learning to learn" and the "social and civic skills". The project aims at exchanging training practices in  the middle to improve them. This project gathers four participants: a Belgian network of social enterprises, a Hungarian social enterprise, a Portuguese association which is also a training organization dedicated to organizations of the Social Economy, the Third Sector and a French network of social enterprises. All project members have developed in their country professional methods to develop these skills helping the social and professional integration of the target-group people. During this project, every partner will identify the key skills developed by the organizations of its country, as well as the best practices of training in these skills and those who can be improved. Organizations arranging best practices of training will train their partners; to do so, they will receive them in their country and organize visits to display their innovative and exemplary practices. They will help their partners to fix implementation difficulties in their country’s organizations. All these exchanges will help to provide a practical guide that can be used by quite different organizations. The project ends by dissemination activities and broad communication at National and European levels. The phases and the activities of the project are planned and the missions are distributed between the various partners. The expected results and impacts of this project will be: -  Developing the basic and key skills of the target- group people; -  Identifying these skills in order to foster their recognition and to help their training in the workplace; - Identifying informal and not formal learning situations that help the development of these skills; - Identifying strategies of information and motivation of the least qualified and skilled people so they can develop or improve these skills; - Developing and spreading training methods and tools in these skills; - Identifying the activities encouraging the development of social skills. The project aims at improving the training practices of key skills in the workplace to develop the employability of the target group and foster their social integration. It also intends to spread these practices to other organizations and aims at a better consideration of these practices by the life-long learning system of every country involved in the project and to other countries in EU. It also aims at improving life-long learning policies within other EU countries so that they better apply to the least qualified and skilled people.
Presentation of French host training organization - Atelier Chantier D'Insertion De Roujan

European Solidarity Corps program - Volunteering in Madrid (2018-1-ES02-KA125-011065; 2019-1-ES02-ESC11-012901)
Within the framework of these projects, each year a volunteer from Hungary (sending organization: Galileo Progetti) participates in Fundación Altius's social activities in Madrid for 12 months, together with other volunteers from different countries. The project aims to facilitate the mobility of young people and to encourage international exchanges between EU citizens.

Erasmus+ EVS European Voluntary Service and ESC European Solidarity Corps - "STRANA EVS IDEA" project
(2016-1-IT03-KA105-008061; 2017-1- IT03-KA105- 010726; 2017-IT-3-KA105-012633; 2019-1-IT03-ESC11-015582)
In this project yearly one/two volunteer from Hungary (sending organization: Galileo Progetti) will be engaged in the social activities of Stranaidea SCS Impresa Sociale Onlus cooperative, in Turin together with other volunteers from different countries. The goal of the project is to promote youth mobility and encourage international exchanges among EU citizens.
Report from a Hungarian volunteer in Turin 2018-19.
One year in Turin - video

European Solidarity Corps – Volunteering – “Think Green” project (2019-1-BG01-ESC11-062184)
This short-term team volunteering project was realized in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps program in the village of Mladen, Bulgaria, and hosted by AKSELS, with the aim to raise young people’s awareness of protecting environment, uniting the energy and skills of 15 volunteers from European countries, among them one volunteer from Hungary sent by Galileo Progetti.
Think Green project - Volunteer's Project Report
Think Green project - video

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “ED.IT - Educazione della prima infanzia in Italia” (2018-1-HU01-KA102-047362)
EDIT – Early Childhood Education in Italy is an Erasmus+ KA1 transnational mobility project for students and staff in vocational training (VET). The project focuses on the Multicultural Education of Children aged between 0 and 3 (ECEC – Early Child Education and Care), and it is connected with the goals and actions of the Erasmus+ KA2 “MECEC+” project, in which the coordinator and the host institution are partners, whose goal is to modernize and improve the professional training of young children’s educator’s quality in perspective of multiculturality and inclusion. The Multicultural Education of Children aged between 0 and 3 is indeed an extremely current and important argument for the society and the European Union: the inclusion of immigrants, ethnic minorities like Roma and their children, especially by education, is one of the priorities of the policy makers of the EU. The preschool educational services is an important weapon to prevent failures in school and to help the social inclusion, not only of the children, but of their parents also. The European researches in this field shows that nowadays how important is to create occasions which help the cohesiveness and the social equality, the protection and the promotion of the rights of childhood and equal opportunities, the fight against poverty. The training of young children’s educators has to follow the changes going on in society, in order to give to the actual and future professionals competences adequate not only to manage groups of ethnically and culturally mixed children the best possible way, but even to guarantee the precocious education to achieve it’s assignment (to give to every children and their families equal opportunities and competences to have a successful life in school and at work as well). EDIT’s goal is to offer training to the staff’s members and the students (OKJ code: 54 761 02) of the organizations of the consortium (the VET school ’Ferenczi Sándor’ of Miskolc, the VET school ’Kossuth Zsuzsa’ of Szeged, and the Hungarian National Nursery Association - “Magyar Bölcsödék Egyesülete” – of Budapest), to focus the attention on this theme and to develop the competences of the actual and future educators. The activities envisaged to reach these goals are: -preparatory activities in Hungary ; -transnational mobility of staff – professional study visits and jobshadowing for 6 members of the staff; -short-lasting transnational mobility for 12 students (4 weeks) ; -long- lasting transnational mobility for 4 students and neo-graduates (6 months). The transnational mobilities are done in multicultural nurseries in Italy, thanks to the host organization “Cooperativa Sociale ARCA” in Florence, leader in the management of services for childhood and in the field of multiculturality and inclusion. The expected consequences are the growth of the partecipants’ and stakeholders’ interest and awareness in the fundamental importance of the education in the first years of life and in the importance of this education for the creation of a more fair society, and the modernization of trainings for the students and the update of the professionals in this perspective.
ED.IT project - video

Every year since 2017, fresh graduated young person from Turin participate in a 12-week internship program in Budapest. These young people, according to their curriculum and professional aspirations, carry out an internship at different Hungarian enterprises, having the possibility to implement what they have learnt at school so they can approach the world of work in an international context. The project has the purpose to enrich the relational and adaptability skills of the young participants, projecting them in new life and professional situations, with the direct field experience in a foreign country. In the project also a Hungarian cultural and/or linguistic training is foreseen; in this way intending to promote the interest for a new country, overcoming stereotypes and prejudices, to foster the birth of a European generation.

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “EDUCHILD” project (2017-1-HU01-KA102-035581)
The EDUCHILD - Education in Multicultural Context for Early Childhood is a mobility project for students and staff in vocational training. The project focuses on the multicultural education of children aged 0-3 years (ECEC – Early Child Education and Care), and it is connected with the goals and actions of the Erasmus+ KA2 “MECEC+” project in which the coordinator Galileo Progetti and the host institution Arca Cooperativa Sociale are partners, whose goal is to modernize and improve the quality of the professional training of early childhood educator’s in perspective of multiculturalism and inclusion. The multicultural education of children aged 0-3 is indeed an extremely current and important argument for the society and the European Union. The training of early childhood educator’s has to follow the changes going on in the society, in order to give to the actual and future professionals adequate competences not only to manage groups of ethnically and culturally mixed children the best possible way, but even to guarantee that precocious education gives every children and their families equal opportunities and competences for a successful life in school and at work as well. The goal of the EDUCHILD project is to offer training to the staff members and the students of the organizations of the consortium (MSZC Ferenczi Sándor Egészségügyi Szakgimnáziuma - secondary and vocational school; Magyar Bölcsődék Egyesülete - Hungarian national nursery association), to focus the attention on this theme and to develop the competences of the actual and future educators. The mobility includes 5-week and 8-month internships for 10 future early childhood educators and study visits for 6 staff members in Italy, at the créche facilities of ARCA cooperative of Florence, leader in the management of services for childhood and in the field of multiculturalism and inclusion.
EDUCHILD project video
host organization - Arca Cooperativa Sociale

Erasmus+ EVS European Voluntary Service - "Step by Step for social inclusion" project (2017-3-IT03-KA105-012324) and European Solidarity Corps - "Ready for Corps in Biella" (2018-IT03-ESC11-015087)
In these projects each year a volunteer from Hungary (sending organization: Galileo Progetti) is engaged in the activities of social cooperatives in Biella, Italy for 9 months, together with other volunteers from different countries. The goal of the project is to promote youth mobility and encourage international exchanges among EU citizens.

CEI Central European Initiative Cooperation Activity Program – "THE AUTONOMY PATHS"
Mutual Learning Seminar on accompaniment for social and work integration of disadvantaged people, in particular people with mental, physical and psychosocial disabilities in 17 European countries, co-financed by the CEI Central European Initiative and Arca Cooperativa Sociale.
The Autonomy Paths - Best Practices Collection
The Autonomy Paths - Mutual Learning Seminar - photos

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "MECEC+" project (2016-1-HU01-KA201-022945)
The goal of the project „Multicultural Early Childhood Education - MECEC+” is to realize a compared analysis on early childhood education and care in three countries (Italy, Tuscany - Hungary, Budapest region - Spain, Catalonia) through the analysis of skills, educators’ training and studies, systems and regulations reference, and the observation of educational services for children. The partner organizations are: Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft., coordinator; ELTE University of Budapest; Józsefvárosi Egyesített Bölcsödék of Budapest; Arca Cooperativa Sociale; University of Florence; Serveis a les persones - ENCIS. The overall objective in the long term is to contribute to improving the inclusion of disadvantaged children for the development of their skills, for guaranteeing equal opportunity at the entrance of the school, and the necessary skills to achieve good learning outcomes: the preschool education has the highest returns in terms of results and social adaptation of children. The children considered at risk of social exclusion in this project are in particular cultural minorities (ROM) and immigrants, and children at risk of poverty or below the threshold of poverty.
MECEC+ webpage - Arca Cooperative Sociale - Firenze
MECEC+ project - nursery visit in Budapest
MECEC+ project - international training activity
MECEC+ project - article in Hungarian professional journal
ARCA - Guidelines for the education and the care of the young children
ELTE TÓK - Budapest, Hungary
University of Florence - Florence, Italy
Serveis a les persones ENCÍS - Barcelona, Spain
Józsefvárosi Egyesített Bölcsődék - Budapest, Hungary
MECEC+ Spain Catalonia Report Need Analysis
MECEC+ Italy Report Need Analysis
MECEC+ Hungary Report Need Analysis
MECEC+ Questionnaire
MECEC+ training materials - ECEC in Finland
MECEC+ training materials - Eurochild
MECEC+ training materials - Khetanipe
MECEC+ training materials - Working together to turn the tide
MECEC+ Final Publication - Italian version
MECEC+ Final Publication - Spanish version
MECEC+ Final Publication - Hungarian version
Encouraging intercultural attitudes and practices in contemporary ECEC services. Insights from A research conducted in Italy, Spain, and Hungary

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "PRESS" project (2016-1-HU01-KA202-023003)
With "Europe 2020", the EU has set a number of goals to be achieved by 2020 in the fields of education, employment and social inclusion. In particular, the aims of the „PRESS - PRomoting European Social economy Strategies and social entrepreneurship for inclusion of disadvantaged women in labour market” project are to fight against poverty and social exclusion, especially of disadvantaged women, with attention to young Roma women. PRESS involves direct and indirect beneficiaries: public administrators, decision makers, professionals of entities from other partner countries. The countries involved are: Hungary, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Italy. The partner organizations are: Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft., coordinator; ENSIE – European Network of Social Integration Enterprises; FAEDEI - Faedei Federación de Asociaciones Empresariales de Empresas de Insercion; A3S – Associação para o Empreendedorismo Social e a Sustentabilidade do Terceiro Sector; ACT Group; Ulisse Cooperativa Sociale Onlus; RES – Réseau d'Entreprises Sociales. The project intends to achieve the objectives by using models, best practices, methodologies, public/private partnership strategies at European level for the inclusion of disadvantaged women. In particular the project wants to encourage the dialogue between social enterprises and decision-makers in the partner countries. According to the EU Commission, social enterprises and those working for inclusive social economy play a key role in promoting social cohesion and reducing economic and social disparities.
FB group/Press Project
2nd National WISE conference in Croatia
Study visit in Italy
PRESS project - glossary
PRESS project - final publication: The social economy and the pattern of work integration social enterprises as a tool for work insertion of the disadvantaged

Erasmus+ KA1 International Mobility: Traineeship
Through the Erasmus+ traineeship programme 2017-2018, a student of political science at the University of Valencia in Spain, carried out a 4-month traineeship at Galileo. Gaining work experience, mobility experience and the acquisition-improvement of a second language are the main objectives of the Erasmus Traineeship programme, as they are essential to move in a globalized society, and the acquired competences and experiences during the traineeship can increase the trainees' future employability.

Erasmus+ KA1 International Mobility - Traineeship – "Bet for jobs” project
The program has promoted the activation of a two-month traineeship for trainees sent by the University of Calabria and the University of Tuscia (Italy). The Erasmus students have the opportunity to acquire specific skills and a better understanding of the socio-economic culture of the host country, with the ultimate aim of encouraging the mobility of young workers throughout Europe.

Erasmus+ EVS European Voluntary Service - "SVE-risterio" project (2016-3-IT03-KA105-009682)
In the frame of the project two young volunteers from Hungary (sending organization: Galileo Progetti) participated in the preparation and organization of programs organized under the Macerata Opera Festival, together with volunteers from other European countries.
Sferisterio Opera Festival - Macerata

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “M.I.T.O.” project (2016-1-HU01-KA102-022482)
The project M.I.T.O. lasts 12 months and starts in August 2016. It involves Hungary and Italy (Tuscany region) and four organizations: Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. of Budapest, coordinator; BVHSZC Kanizsay Dorottya Szakképző Iskolája of Budapest, secondary and vocational school; MSZC Ferenczi Sándor Egészségügyi Szakgimnáziuma of Miskolc, secondary and vocational School; ARCA Social Cooperative of Florence, host institution. The mobility includes: a 5-week internship for 18 Hungarian nurse, social worker and nurse practitioners in facilities for the elderly, accompanied by six Hungarian teachers; a study visit in Tuscany for 6 Hungarian teachers; a visit to Hungary for 3 operators of the host organization. The project allows students and teachers to exchange experiences and best practices, to learn about different cultures, thus giving a European perspective to the partners, to the participants and to the training offer of the educational institutions. The M.I.T.O project intends to bring to the fore the mobility as a tool for the development of skills.
M.I.T.O. project - video
M.I.T.O. project - article
M.I.T.O. project - Borsod Online

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “C.I.E.” project (2016-1-HU01-KA102-022728)
The project C.I.E. - Competencies of Inclusive Education - is a project regarding the mobility in the work, in particular in the field of early childhood education, which aims to develop key competencies of future childhood educators by following the principles of inclusive education, in line with European directives. Students and teachers take part in a training process that ends with a period of mobility in Italy/Germany. Duration: 12 months (early September 2016). The project involves: 3 countries (Italy, Hungary, Germany); 6 organizations (Galileo Progetti Nonprofit Kft. of Budapest, coordinator; Örökmozgó Köszhasznú Egyesület of Budapest, association; BVHSZC Raoul Wallenberg Szakközépiskolája of Budapest, secondary and vocational school; Miskolci Szakképzési Centrum Ferenczi Sándor Egészségügyi Szakközépiskolája, secondary and vocational school; Formazione80, based in Turin, in Italy, host organization; Fortschritt GmbH, based in Niederpöcking, in Germany, host organization); 18 Hungarian students of "Early Childhood Education" of Wallenberg school and Ferenczi school, in mobility for 5 weeks at nurseries in Piedmont and in Bavaria; 8 Hungarian teachers in a study visit in the Italian and German partner organizations; 2 accompanying teachers of students.

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - "JobCoach+” project (2015-1- BE01-KA202- 013226)
The European project JobCoach+ aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of the strategies of job placement of disadvantaged people by strengthening the skills and professionalism of work integration social enterprises and professionals who work on this issue, disseminating good practice and successful methodologies at the European and national levels. In the job integration processes, the Jobcoach is a key figure in the strategy to combat social exclusion, and it is important that professionals and social enterprises have high professional competences and quality standards related to this profile. It is therefore necessary to provide training for current and future generations on this specific profile. The project involves collaboration between work integration social enterprises networks and university in 5 European countries (Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Spain and Hungary) for the creation of an ad hoc complete, high-level, modern and effective training, standardized at European level for jobcoach professionals. It is also the objective of the project to include the professional figure of Jobcach in the database of the professions ESCO (European Skills / Competences, qualifications and Occupations - ESCO ), to ensure the highest standards of quality and homogeneity of professional services at European level. The project aims to carry out: - Researches: existing good practices, existing criteria of jobcoaching, existing training courses, necessary training needs and competences, legal context, financial context, general and specific social context, in the partner countries; - 5 National forums with stakeholders (multiplier events) for dissemination and analysis of the related needs; -Development of European jobcoach training course: a European level module (common for all) and national, specific modules: with guidelines to align them; - Training for trainers: courses (common and specific) for 10 trainers from partner countries, on-line streaming courses for external interested people; - Pilot course: courses for 10 participants of each partner countries; - 3 months pilot project for 2 of the newly trained job coaches of each partner countries; - Start up of national or regional accreditation processes of training courses; - Request of inclusion of European job coach professional in the list of ESCO database; - Awarness raising of local, regional and European level stakeholders and policy makers to support job integration; - Integration of new training courses in training activity of VETs and universities; - Diffusion and free availability of learning outcomes; - 4 National and 1 European level conferences of dissemination; - Follow-up after the project for evaluation of the effectivenes of the impact and sustainability.
JobCoach+ project - Training for trainers

Erasmus+ KA1 VET – International Mobility – “INFINITO” project
The goal is to provide professional training in Italy to 18 student nurses and social workers coming from a small town in southern Hungary, thanks to a 5-week internship at modern and high level facilities for elderly and disabled in Tuscany.

Europe for Citizens Action 4 - European Active Memory – “In Memo” project
The project aims to give importance to the abuses committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes systematically on people with disabilities, and to commemorate the memory of the victims. The objective is also to create a methodological manual and provide tools for educators to train young people on these events, educating for peace and tolerance.
In Memo - In Memoriam of the Invisible Victims - video

PROGRESS European Program – „RESPEC” project
Facilitate the identification, exchange, dissemination and transfer of good practices and successful experiences in the field of Social Economy, in particular social enterprises of employment, with the aim of allowing the creation of employment for people experiencing or at risk of social exclusion, the provision and development of their skills, the promotion of their integration into the labour market.

LdV – Lifelong Learning Programme – “All inclusive” - Partnership for strengthening social inclusion project
The aim of the project is to get to know and exhange the inclusive methods, best practices of integration applied with infants living with disabilities and adults leaving formal education and/or with reduced capacity of work in other European partner countries.

LdV – International Mobility - „FAN” – Training for kindergarten teachers project
The objective is to train 16 kindergarten teachers from Hungary on pedagogical methods of ARCA and CEPISS and promote the integration of disabled children in Hungary.

LdV – International Mobility - „E.SZ.SZ.O.” – Training for nurses and social workers project
The goal is to provide professional training in Italy to 16 student nurses and social workers coming from a small town in southern Hungary, thanks to a 5-week internship at modern and high level facilities for elderly and disabled in Tuscany.

LdV – International Mobility– „EPIC” – Professional Experience in Chianti project
The goal is to provide professional training in Italy to 12 student nurses and social workers in a small town in southern Hungary, thanks to a 5-week internship at facilities for the elderly and disabled modern and upscale in Greve in Chianti and Panzano.

Europe for Citizens Action 4 - European Active Memory – “The Other Side of Memory” project
The project aims to collect testimonies and preserve the memory of the violence and suffering caused by Nazism and Stalinism in Europe.

LdV TOI - Transfer of Innovation –„C A S. O.” Case Manager adaptation project
The goal of the project is the transfer of the CASE MANAGER’s profession from Italy to Hungary and Bulgaria, expert of the disadvantaged people’s integration and reintegration into the labour market, and the adaptation of this professional figure to national contexts.    

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