“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+

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.

 

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 in ManriKe FM radio


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Talented Europe is one of the projects in which the CIFP César Manrique participates, it consists in connecting European students and entrepreneurs.

In this interview, Héctor Barrios, one of the coordinators of the project, explains perfectly what the program consists in, its benefits, the advantages it offers in terms of students mobility throughout Europe and the search for the best jobs and employees within the continent.

In the hands of Ruth Meyer, listen to what this project consists in and get involved in this European adventure.

The complete interview and the explanatory slips sound already in the daily programming of ManriKeFM, the educational radio of the CIFP César Manrique.

Talented Europe presentation at La Laguna University


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Last Thursday, 14th December, within the Info Week organized by the Vice President Office for Internationalization of La Laguna University, different informative lectures were given to students on mobility and Erasmus for the coming 2018/19 academic year. Regarding these talks, the presentation of the Talented Europe project (platform for young- people employment), took place in the Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Journalism. This presentation was made by one of the project coordinators, Héctor Barrios, Computer Department professor in CIFP César Manrique.

Talented Europe has as main objectives to facilitate and promote the incorporation into the labour market of talented young Europeans and offer companies the opportunity to integrate these young people into their projects and business plans. Hector explained how it works and the possibility of registering them in both web support and apps, which are already available for mobile devices. Talented Europe will allow them to contact talented students from educational institutions across Europe with companies and employers.

This project was born in 2015 and was presented as an Erasmus + KA203 project (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education) together with several European partners. It is coordinated by professors from CIFP César Manrique Information Technology( IT) Department,  in collaboration with the teaching staff from Telesforo Bravo and Puerto de la Cruz high schools. It was selected in its announcement by the SEPIE (Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education) and is the only approved project coordinated by a vocational training center in Spain.

Talented Europe Referees Auto-Registration


Do you know recent graduates who are looking for a job and are interested in being part of Talented Europe platform?  Do you want to be their referee?

Talented Europe offers a showcase with a ranking of the best students in Europe. A simple idea which joins employers and students. The meeting point of excellence.

In Talented Europe web platform, a referee is an academic figure in charge of assessing whether or not a certain student, who is registered on the Talented Europe platform, is talented.

As referee you can see the student’s whole profile and you could to check his/her personal skills, professional skills, studies, etc.

After checking the information, you would have the option to mark the student as Refereed or Not Refereed, or in other words as talented or not talented.

At this moment you can promote the employability of young Europeans, being part of the referees group of Talented Europe application. You only have to use the new functionality which will allow you  to register automatically into the platform.

Now the process of being a referee is really simple.

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Multiplier Event Košice – what we offer


This Thursday, on 12 October 2017, the Technical University will host the third multiplier event within the TALENTED EUROPE project. It will be a meeting point for all three sides involved in the project:

  • COMPANIES. With this project, they can find the talented work force they are looking for.
  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, whose first aim is to ensure employability of their under/graduates at the highest possible level.
  • STUDENTS. All of them want to find a good and suitable job.

There will be around 60-70 participants from all of the above-mentioned categories. Upon registration, all participants will receive promotional products which we are preparing right now, as you can see in the photo 🙂

Promotional products for participants.
Promotional products for participants

After the introduction by the University representatives and project members from the Department of Languages, you will have the pleasure of listening to our project partners and presenters.

To kick off, Spanish project coordinators will present the project, its web platform and mobile phone application at 09:30. They will concentrate on the benefits of the project. They are very good at it and really enthusiastic!

After the break, you will have a chance to listen to our first speaker, Lucia Duchyňová. She has experience in areas of human resources, recruitment, business development and  business coaching. Her presentation is called “MAGENTA, not just a color“. Lucia will come to the ME as a representative of T-Systems Slovakia – the company she works for.  T-Systems is a major employer of young university graduates in the Košice region.

We will be delighted to introduce our second speaker, Petra Bajusová. She is a holder of Six Sigma Black Belt certificate and is experienced in project consultancy  and lean methodology. Petra will attend our multiplier event as a representative of iGrow Network. Her talk is called “Lean as a tool of success“.

After a short coffee break with some refreshments for all involved, our third speaker will be Peter Šipoš. He specializes in management, information technology, accounting and financial analysis. Peter´s talk will be called “The integrity of the personality“ and he will focus on connections between education and work using his own life and work experience.

Our last speaker will be Mariana Račková, a university teacher and assistant professor. She specializes in social psychology, creativity and personality psychology. Her talk is called “We ARE ABLE TO do it…but WHY?“ and it will be led in Slovak language. Mariana  represents the Technical University of Košice, which is one of the biggest universities in Slovakia.

These will be followed by a workshop for the participants. This will be a chance for our audience to register at the Talented Europe platform website, as well as download and install the mobile app. Talented Europe will make you connected!

You will also have a chance to evaluate the whole meeting by filling out our questionnaires. Your feedback is very important for us and will be much appreciated.

Afterwards, the icing on the cake will come 🙂 You will be free to enjoy the lunch prepared for our participants, speakers, and project partners while (we hope) having a nice talk with one another about what you have learned about the project.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Košice!

 

#Erasmus #Youth #‎Employability

Talented Europe Next Meeting in Košice


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Members of the project partner from Technical University of Košice are busy preparing  the next get-together of all the Talented Europe project partners and supporters in Košice, Slovakia, in October 2017. The meeting will be aimed at promoting the project outcomes to students, companies, and educational institutions.

The 5th Transnational Meeting, where we will officially welcome our new partner, Belgian Out of the Box International, into our project team, will take place on Tuesday&Wednesday, 1011 October 2017.  It will be held on the academic campus of the University.

On Thursday 12 October 2017, the Technical University of Košice will host the third Multiplier Event. It will serve as a meeting place for companies, students, and educational institutions. With Talented Europe,

  • companies will be able to promote their business and attract talented work force,
  • students will have a chance to find a good job,
  • educational institutions will find a way how to enhance the future career of their undergraduates and graduates.

All of this can be done simply by using the Talented Europe platform. The speakers will give presentations and run workshops about various work-related and job-related issues such as human resources, obstacles in finding a good job, what (not) to do at a job interview and many other interesting topics. Our Spanish project coordinators from Tenerife will give a talk about the project platform. They will also present our newly-launched mobile phone app, its advantages and process of registration.

We are currently working on agenda drafts, Multiplier event outline and general management of the meeting in Slovakia. We will keep you updated with the details very soon 🙂

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Talented Europe was showed in “eComputing” conference


TE_eComputingLast 3rd of July there was a conference called eComputing at IES Puerto de la Cruz – Telesforo Bravo. The conference covered different topics related to the Computing Teaching in vocational training institutions all around Spain. In fact, part of the audience came from Mainland.

This conference was former promoted by Institut Obert de Catalunya. This time, in Tenerife, we counted on David Vargas’ collaboration, a computing teacher of IES Puerto de la Cruz, who organized everything in collaboration with Joan Carles Pérez (from Institut Obert de Catalunya).

Furthermore, the conference was economically supported by the Administrative Office of Vocational Trainings of the Regional Educational Government of Canary Islands. Even, it could be introduced by Manuel Jorge, head of the aforementioned Administrative Office.

As part of the official agenda, Sergio Delgado Quintero (from IES Puerto de la Cruz) showed the main aspects of the project Talented Europe, explaining the different intellectual outputs, the meetings that have been taken, the aims and future of the project. Actually there were a lot of questions regarding the use cases of the web application. This is quite important for us since it proves a big interest of the audience. Sergio Delgado encouraged the listeners to sign up into the application and to promote the project within their own educational institutions.