Multiplier Event Ethicsboard!


On 4th October, took place in Funchal, Madeira, the first multiplier event of Ethicsboard, one of the most important projects supported by European Projects Association asbl.

Innovation in teaching, collaboration among schools and local entities, global opportunity platforms for young people were the main issues of the Seminar.

During the event, a space was dedicated to the presentation of  “Talented Europe” from one of our project managers Frèdèric Fabre, to an audience of teachers and students.
Through his speech, Frédéric analysed different Talented Europe’ key points:

First of all, he explained the current situation about labour market, highlighting the problems and the importance of reducing Youth Unemployment.

Secondly, he described the Talented Europe Project, talking about the objectives, the strategies and the current Network – composed by more than 320 students, 116 companies and 65 educational institutions.

Finally, he concentrated on the regional level, mentioning the investments allocated to the Youth Employment Initiative from Europe through the European Social Fund.

The main objectives of this speech were two:

  1. To develop and disseminate our project to the main stakeholders, namely students and teachers.
  2. To creare a synergy, a spirit of cooperation between these two innovative projects : Talented Europe and Ethicsboard.

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#TransitionToWork


On 10th October, we attended to one of the most interesting event organised during this #EuropeanWeekofRegionsandCities:  “ Collective impact for young people’s #TransitionToWork.

This session – really quite close to our project –  analyzed the concept of Youth Unemployment, examining in particular the Young peoples’ transition from education to employment.

The main subject of the program was the “ StartNet project “, a project that presented innovative examples from different regions to inspire practitioners and policy-makers using #CollectiveImpact, as a successful method for young peoples’ #TransitionToWork.

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What are “soft skills”?


fullsizeoutput_4“Soft Skills” is a term that all of us hear every day;

But what does it means?

What are the differences with the “Hard Skills”?

Why are they important?

In this article we are going to understand the meaning of those terms.

First of all, we need to define the notion of Hard Skills: The Hard skills are the ability that we learn through education, training programs, certifications etc. They concern skills that generally are easily quantifiable and measurable.

For example, an hard skill for a software engineer might be computer programming.

The Hard Skills are the first factors that your potential boss notes during an interview. Even so, they are not the only ones: there are others elements that your boss will analyze, that could be more important than all your education and all your certifications, the soft skills.

Soft Skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, communication abilities. Such abilities are necessary to obtain the job and especially to maintain it!

For your principal, is it better an employee over-prepared but that practically
isn’t capable to carry out his job, or an employee less prepared but full of soft skills, smart, understanding, charismatic?

Obviously, these abilities are much harder to measure and evaluate, but above all… to gain.

They also include: attitude, creative thinking, teamwork, networking, decision making etc.

All skills that nobody learns at school, that do not depend on education, but that are at the same time key issues in order to be competitive in the labour market.

Do you have soft skills?

Have a look in our online platform, in section “ complete your profile “ you will find a full list of abilities that could describe yourself.

 

Last multiplier event: “European Talented Initiatives – challenges and opportunities”


30710264_1745623945496834_826667525285609472_nOn 11th April, EPA – European Projects Association asbl organized its most exciting event in the first half of 2018 “European Talented Initiatives – challenges and opportunities”.

In collaboration with ALDE, the event has been organized at the European Parliament by EPA’s Secretary General Frederic Fabre, and facilitated by Out Of The Box International CEO Marko Paunović, within the framework of Erasmus+ co-funded project ‘Talented Europe’.

“European Talented Initiatives – challenges and opportunities” event has been dedicated to discussing how the regional perspective could influence success of young talented people in Europe, and how regional development funds along with other EU funding mechanisms could approach this issue, during which, our speakers Ivan JAKOVCIC, Sergio DELGADO QUINTERO, Marko PAUNOVIC, Louis DELCART, Marcin PODGORSKI, Diana FILIP, and Peter BAUR shared their project findings.

Moreover, to engage both panellists and participants into discussion, the event has been used to introduce findings of the project ‘’Talented Europe’’, during which Marko Paunović presented three winners of the “Out Of The Box” awards to honor innovative ideas promoting the European dream. All recommendations discussed and given throughout the event are now currently being incorporated into a report “New ways to support Talent around Europe’’, with the purpose of providing fresh ideas on how political actors could address youth issues in the light of European Parliamentary elections in 2019.

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#TalentedEurope #OutOfTheBox #EPA #OTBawards #Erasmus+

Sixth transnational meeting in Brussels


The 10th and the 12th April 2018 took place in Brussels the sixth Transnational meeting of Talented Europe.

The said meeting was hosted by the European Projects Association in its headquarters. All the other partners were attending: CIFP Cesar Manrique-Alumnos, IES Puerto de la Cruz, Technical University of Košice and the Out of the Box International.

During this meeting, the partners have been debating on the project’s evolution, the Dissemination plan, the recruitment analyses, the Social Networks strategies and other key points of the above project like the budget. This has enabled them to review and re-adapt their strategies in order to ensure the maximum performance of Talented Europe.29983505_1743856342320343_1355363563395673869_o

European Talented Initiatives in a regional perspective – challenges and opportunities. Panel in Bruxelles


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On the 11 April, EPA – European Projects Association will host the panel “European Talented Initiatives in a regional perspective – challenges and opportunities”.

The event, held in the European Parliament, is dedicated to discuss how the regional perspective could influence the success of talented people with innovative ideas in the European context.

After the introduction notes, by MEP Ivan JAKOVCIC of ALDE Croatia, Sergio DELGADO QUINTERO head of studies of IES Puerto de la Cruz and Frederic FABRE Secretary general of European Projects Association Asbl will present the findings of the the project Talented Europe.

Then there will be a discussion about how Funding young talents at a regional level can be a tool to broaden their employment possibilities”, with the participation of Louis DELCART, head of department of Regional Development of the European Academy of the Regions, Marcin PODGORSKI Director at Regional Office of Lodzkie in Brussels, and Representatives of the European Commission.  

The recommendations discussed during the event will be incorporated into a report “New ways to support Talent around Europe” providing a fresh idea on how political actors could address this their daily work especially in the light of European Parliamentary elections in 2019.

Awards…

The event will also be the occasion to present the 3 winners ofthe “Out Of The Box” awards, aimed to reward innovative ideas promoting the European dream.

#TalentedEurope #OutOfTheBox #EPA #otbawards #Erasmus+

Talented Europe, Brussels Carrier Day Participation



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Great public success for the Career Day in Brussels attended by Talented Europe!

Crowded stands of students, undergraduates, and graduates for the Career Day. An event attended by:

1)      Companies, with internships and full-time positions in various sectors, including marketing and sales, e-commerce, consumer goods, food & beverage, banks and financial institutions, insurance, tax advice, no profit.

2)      Universities delegations, for who was interested in continuing the course of studies to Masters Degree and/or Ph.D.’s

3)      International and Local students

The Career Day of Brussels is the most important meeting point between the Universities and the world of work. Two days of intensive orientation, debates, workshops, and discussions with private companies and European Institutions delegates thanks to which graduate and undergraduate students of the University can focus on the best paths to define and achieve their professional goals. As well Universities delegations, for who was interested in continuing the study paths to Masters Degree and PhD’s. Some of the most popular and highly valued Universities from all over Europe available for one-to-one meetings. It was thanks to these meetings that Talented Europe Team presented the idea of the platform and created new partnerships with some of the most important Universities in Europe.

Participants, in addition of being involved in the exhibition space, took part in different seminars. The students were also able to participate in various “training” activities. We hold one of the seminars and informed the students about the Talented Europe online platform and the advantages of using it. Talented Europe team presented the Universities network part of our platform and the companies involved. More than 50 leading companies register from all over Europe, that are willing to hire young motivated talented students.

Foster the awareness of students (graduates and undergraduates) about their skills and competencies; to understand in which areas they can be applied and, above all, to transform them into transversal, technical/professional skills and help them find their real talent. After the presentation, we replied to the different questions from by the students, who were enthusiast about the opportunities presented. Specific dissemination material was distributed to the Universities, Companies, and students.

At the end of these 2 days activities, we are happy about the enthusiasm transmitted to the students and for the extension of our Universities network!

Talented Europe’s Blog has been updated.


Over the last several months, we have been working on our Erasmus+ KA2 project’s blog, Talented Europe. The main outcome of the project is a multiplatform application, online/onphone ‘app’. Our goal is to match top students to job and internship opportunities across Europe.

Now, after all of the hard work and hours spent in gathering information, we are pleased to announce that Talented Europe’s blog has been updated. In fact, you can now be informed of all stages of the project and about the past and upcoming transnational meetings and events.

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Talented Europe Multiplier Event in Tenerife

TALENTED EUROPE MULTIPLIER EVENT, SANTA CRUZ, TENERIFE


On April 6, 2017 Talented Europe Multiplier Event in Tenerifewas organised in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Talented Europe multiplier event that was aimed at disseminating and publicizing the project ‘Erasmus+ 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016176’ and also to share the intellectual outputs of the project with a wider audience was. The Multiplier event dubbed ‘Talented Europe Tenerife’ was hosted and organised by CIFP Cesar Manrique and IES Puerto de la Cruz at the Auditorium of Tenerife “Adan Martin”. All the partners involved into the said project were attending this event. We are here talking about: European Projects Association – EPA, IES Puerto de la Cruz, Technical University of Košice and the University of Bedfordshire.

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4TH TRANSNATIONAL MEETING HELD IN SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE


The 4th transnational meeting for the Talented Europe project (Erasmus+ 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016176) was held at the Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional (CIFP) César Manrique in SantaTransnational Meeting held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruz de Tenerife, Spain on the 4th and 5th April, 2017.

The main objective of the meeting was to review undertakings and to develop strategies for the next phase of the on-going Talented Europe project, an Erasmus Plus sponsored project which aims at connecting students to employers across Europe with endorsement of their universities and increasing their employability opportunities.

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