Career Skills kick-off meeting in Sofia

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The Business Foundation for Education had the pleasure to host the kick-off meeting of the Career Skills Project, which took place in Sofia, on January 14th-15th. 

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The project is being implemented in partnership with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research with the University of Jyvaskyla, Réseau International des Cités des Métiers – France, VHS Cham – Germany, the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, and Aspire-Igen group – UK.

Together, we will launch a European Career Skills Platform, which will help people understand, assess and upgrade their career management competencies and find support in an online map of career services.

- In 2020 the partners will elaborate the Career Skills Catalogue and conduct research to collect feedback and resources. The Career Skills platform and the Career Service Map will be launched. The results will be presented in seminars for policy actors.
- In 2021 we will develop the Career Management Skills online course, produce a promotional video and organize trainings of trainers in all partner countries.
- In 2022 the consortium will conduct information campaign, assess the project impact and present the findings and outcomes of the project during the final events.


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The 3-year Forward Looking Cooperation Project is co-funded with the support of the European Commission.

For more information, check our website and our Facebook page


Level Up meeting in Hungary

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The fifth meeting of the Level Up project took place on December 3-rd и 4-th in Bekescsaba, Hungary, kindly hosted by the Government Office of Békés County.

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The main project output is an innovative mobile application for career guidance of students, aiming to stimulate their interest towards vocational education and traning pathways, thus addressing the labour market mismatches. Currently, the second version of the game is being piloted with young people. It can be downloaded and tested here:

In the next few months the partners will integrate in the game various labour market useful resources and information, which will support the career decision making process with the support of career professionals and by players alone. 

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The Leve Up partnership involves Aspire-international (UK) - coordinator, the Business Foundation for Education (Bulgaria), Cork Institute of Technology - CIT (Ireland), Sataedu (Finland), Government Office of Békés County (Hungary), Internationale Projekte - Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. (Germany) and Caped Koala Studios (UK).

Level Up Hungary discussion

For nore information about the project, please check its website and Facebook page   

Тhis project has been funded with the support of the European Commission. No: 2017-1-UK01-KA202-036643

Gender+ project meeting in Slovenia

The Gender+ project partners have now returned from their third meeting in Slovenia, hosted by LUNG - Ljudska univerza Nova Gorica.
In the next months the 6 organizations will continue to collaborate on the design and content of the Benchmarking Tool - its piloting will begin in early 2020. 

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So far the consortium has conducted a research into gender inclusion good practices and current developments in their countries and elaborated a Gender+ Charter, which is available on the project website

Recently BFE organized a multiplier event to promote the project results to a group of career guidance practitioners and trainers. 

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This project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project No: 2018-1-UK01-KA202-048039. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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