PC IMPRESS

YEAR: 2014 - 2017

INTERNATIONAL

PARTNERS: ADICE (FR), Fundacja VCC (PL), STEP Stage within European Programmes (ES), Centro Studi ed iniziative Europeo (IT), Stichting Kenniscentrum Pro Work (NL).


MOTIVATION: PC IMPRESS is a project about International mobility. International mobility is now considered all over Europe as a new non-formal education opportunity for people to gain new personal and professional skills, new experiences for people. It is seen as a very good and important non-formal education experience for people (overall for people with fewer opportunity) to promote their social and professional carrier. Various programs of international mobility are now existing (thanks to institutional supports at local, national and European level) which is a proof of the importance of these opportunities in our Global world Society. But still there is a real lack of tools and methods to help people to capitalize and to promote such international experience after their return.

PURPOSE: Increase concrete values like (soft) skills, open mind, self-confidence and more by mobility experience of people with fewer opportunities (unemployed, immigrants etc) to increase their chances on the existing labour market.

RESULTS:

  •  Practices, tools exchanges: First, all the European partners share their existing tools, methods to capitalize and promote the international mobility project of beneficiaries in each European country involved in the consortium;

  •  Realization of several concrete tools that can be used by the beneficiaries (participants of international mobility projects) and non formal education workers;

  •  List of existing tools and methods in the field of Capitalization and promotion of International Mobility project in Europe (in the 5 involved countries);

  •  Skills portfolio for the participant to capitalize all the competencies and knowledge learnt and developed during the international mobility project and to analysis the evolution between before and after the international mobility project;

  •  Innovative IT capitalization tool of the needs and attempts of labour market (to match them with the attempts of beneficiaries coming back from international mobility project);

  •  Online platform to share capitalisation and promotion tools and methods between non-formal education workers (and other local, national and European organizations/institutions linked to social inclusion, employment and international mobility);

  •  Framework for capitalization and promotion interviews (for the non-formal education workers after the return of a beneficiary from an international Mobility project);

  •  Practical guide on capitalization and promotion to be used by the non-formal education worker after international mobility project of his (her) beneficiary.

More info?

 

PC IMPRESS DOWNLOAD AREA:

-Skills Portfolio

- Guide for evaluation and

capitalization meetings

with participants
after their mobility

- European key competences

 and labour market

ARTICLES:

 

Article 1

List of existing tools

A mobility experience is the best way to grow personally and professionally. In fact, volunteering or work experience abroad has added values, as it takes place in a different cultural context, pushing you against your boundaries and limits and allowing you to understand how to overcome them and to empower your abilities. Moreover, a mobility experience abroad is also a good chance to take the time to understand yourself and to think about personal and professional perspectives and future.

 

The PC IMPRESS "List of existing tools and methods for capitalization" after a mobility gathers all the European tools about capitalization, and is directed to organizations working in the field of international cooperation.

It is available in Dutch, English, Italian, Polish, Spanish and French via the download area above.

Article 2

European key competences and labour market

Do you participate in international mobilities for (young) adults as a sending or hosting organisation? Or do you plan to go on a mobility as a participant yourself? Then you might be interested in this 'Employer Expectation study’ where you will find the results of surveys carried out via consultation with 100 employers across 5 countries (France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Netherlands). The aim of this survey was to gain better understanding of employers’ expectations regarding key skills.

The employers gave their opinion on different transferable skills: willingness to learn, perseverance, difficulty, tolerance and flexibility, self-control, professional behaviour, project management, teamwork, cultural sensitivity, communication in first language/foreign language

You can find the outcome of the study on the online ‘Your Competences’ platform: https://yourcompetences.com/en/employer-expectations/ or download via the dowload area above.


The ‘Your Competences’ platform is an output of the Erasmus+ PC IMPRESS project. Project partners (PRO WORK, ADICE, CESIE, STEP, VCC) have developed this innovative platform that can support participants and project managers during mobility experiences such as EVS, Erasmus+ KA1 exchanges, internships and more!

 

Article 3

Toolbox

Do you participate in international mobilities for (young) adults as a sending or hosting organisation? Or do you plan to go on a mobility as a participant yourself? Then the ‘Toolbox’ might help you during mobility projects! You could find a breakdown of three periods, 'before', 'during' and 'after' of the mobility and for every period you can find different tools.

The Toolbox refers to the following tools that can support during a mobility project:
• Links to language tests that evaluate the language skills of participants;
• A link to the available evaluation and value assessment tools for the acquired and developed skills during a mobility project;
• And a guide for an evaluation and valuation interview where participants can be part of after returning from a mobility.

You can find the ‘Toolbox’ on the online ‘Your Competences’ platform: https://yourcompetences.com/en/employer-expectations/

The ‘Your Competences’ platform is an output of the Erasmus+ PC IMPRESS project. Project partners (PRO WORK, ADICE, CESIE, STEP, VCC) have developed this innovative platform that can support participants and project managers during mobility experiences such as EVS, Erasmus+ KA1 exchanges, internships and more!

Article 4

Online platform for capitalization and promotion of International mobility project

The online platform is where the relevant methodologies, useful tools, materials, information and documents collected in every Intellectual Output are included. This mobility experience capitalization platform will be used by the projects Managers and participants involved in a mobility abroad. The main aim is to help them to capitalise and promote the skills gained by the participant at their return from a European mobility Programme.

The objective is to support the project manager and the participants in the capitalization and valorisation of their skills gained in an international mobility project. The on line platform will facilitate the whole process.

The Mobility experience capitalisation platform are divided as follows:

  • With one click on “Read more +”, you will be able to access presentations of the project and its various partners.

  • Description of the 8 key competences in the European Union. These Keys will allow the participant to evaluate their skills in different situations (during an interview or designing their CV)

  • Skills lexicon: Key verbs associated to skills that will help the participant to build he/she CV or prepare a job interview

  • Create the SKILLS PORTFOLIO. The Skills portfolio allows the stakeholders involved in a mobility project to evaluate and capitalise their skills before, during and after their international mobility abroad

  • Tools for showcasing international mobility: allows the stakeholders the access to all the documents created in a project and thus helps the project manager to provide support to their participants in terms of capitalising their skills.

  • Toolbox: where the participants and the project managers will find links to language test, links to the available tools for evaluating and capitalising skills and a guide to the evaluation and capitalisation interviews

  • Upon return from mobility: In this section there is a presentation of the evaluation

  • Employer expectations:  In this section, there are the results of surveys carried out via consultation with 100 employers across 5 countries (France, Italy, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands).

Article 5

SKILLS Portfolio

The SKILLS Portfolio is created to serve as a framework for self-assessment, career planning, and preparation for job interviews. Organizations working in international mobility’s, employers, job agencies, training centres, and participants who have already participated in a mobility project after their return from an international mobility.

It is designed to help young people taking part in international mobility projects, which will record skills developed during mobility program. It is a personal record of accomplishments that should reflect true abilities, skills and accomplishments.

Most of the participants never categorize what they know in terms of knowledge and skills. School and university graduates absorb a lot of information that is not integrated with knowledge and competencies gained through work and life experience. It is very important for the participant to know how to present and to explain the skills in their job prospects, job interviews and future career opportunities.

The skills portfolio consists of the description of the abilities in each of the skill areas. You give responses to statements that show your competences. You are also invited to give concrete examples of how you acquired this competence, whether during previous experiences or during your mobility project. The aim is to make you think about concrete examples that you could provide for instance during a job interview to justify your skills and valorise your mobility project. Documents are divided: before mobility, during mobility, after mobility and skills glossary.

Article 6

Practical guide for capitalization and promotion

This tool is a practical guide that includes all the created tools within the PC IMPRESS project and the explanation about how to use them properly. The guide describes the methods, tools and framework for non-formal education project managers to support mobility participants, after their return from an international mobility project, to help them to capitalize and promote perfectly their experience and to facilitate their professional and personal inclusion. This guide is useful for all the organizations working on mobility programmes and providing pedagogical support to their participants.

 

It is especially created for the project managers, who tutor the participants in an international mobility programme, this guide will help them find easily the way to access to the tools, methodologies and documents created in the PC IMPRESS project and that allows them to provide support to their participants, to capitalize and promote the skills acquired abroad.

 

This guide also addresses the participants themselves and will help them focus on the different tools, to improve and valorise their skills and identify the ones required by the labour market.

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