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2° ENNE Newsletter April 2020
Dear Reader,

right now everyone is at home due to COVID-19 pandemic, a completely new situation for all living generations that is changing our lifestyle in many European countries and in the rest of the world as well. Someone is able to work in smart mode directly from home, but others instead had to stop working. Many teachers are trying the best to continue teaching online, thanks to the support of the digital tools available.
Big communication companies, increasing the speed of the Internet Connection at home, offer free subscriptions to use their services such as translations app, TV series, e-books,  platforms to help students or teachers, and many others that you can find in this Newsletter.

ENNE Project goes on and this second Newsletter could be considered as a special edition to keep in touch with all of you by sharing some solutions to improve your digital skills, benefiting at the same time from all the digital tools available for free.

Every month we will share the most relevant news, events and resources in the field of VET, including information about our network members and any other organisation that wants to share its good practices in the field of VET!

We are ready to go and you... you could be part of it!
Click here if you want to join our community!

Yours,
ENNE Project Team

WHAT'S ON ENNE PROJECT

ENNE Project goes on during this moment where most of us are concerned due to Covid-19. Although everything is changing, this situation can offer new opportunities to improve our collaboration, knowledge and connections. 

The ENNE Project had to modify something to comply with current regulations that require to stay at home and go out only if strictly necessary.

KEEP LEARNING!

FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of education and training institutions all over the world, several initiatives have been taken to ensure continuity of the learning and teaching through this period. For this reason the European Commission launched an online survey (from 18th till 25th of March) to capture the variety of initiatives that have been undertaken.
The results:

  • Many online courses/learning modules is available, but they are mostly NOT VET specific, so  there is a strong call for the Commision and national public authorities to create a database with existing resources to be shared for free around Europe;
  • The highest number of examples was provided by stakeholders is from Spain (as you can see from the map).

LEARNING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT DURING COVID-19: THE DISCUSSION IS OPENED

How to maintain continued learning and skills building for students and workers in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic? The platform Skill for Employment has opened a discussion to glean insights into innovative practices in education and training, particularly those that are embracing technology to promote skills development. Follow the instructions and give your contribution to the discussion!


ONLINE EVENTS 

 

FROM OUR NETWORKS!

Portugal:
Education during Corona Crisis


The most important goal right now is to prevent the spread of the virus, therefore we were asked to stay at home, protect ourselves and others and follow the instructions of the National Health Services.
Germany:
VET during the Corona Crisis


Decisive for the situation of VET students during the corona crisis in Germany is the dual VET systemAll schools in Germany are closed right now, including the VET schools.
Belgium, covid-19:
How we deal with you


We are not (yet) in complete containment, but we have been recommended to stay home as much as possible. The government has therefore taken the decision to close establishments and provide telework to certain sectors.
Bulgaria:
How is the coronavirus affecting the schools?


Bulgaria is one of the countries that introduced a strategic set of measures for limiting the coronavirus spread as soon as the first cases occurred in early March. 
Italy:
Resouces for students and teachers, during Coronavirus closures


I.S.S. “G. Penna” (Northern Italy) is making use of numerous online resources that learners can access to turn the coronavirus home isolation into a great learning experience. 
Italy:
Online Education: New challenges in crisis situation


Online Education, the experience of Upper Secondary Technical Vocational Institute ” F. Scarpellini” (Italy), as a consequence of the current health emergency for the Coronavirus.

ENHANCING VET IN EUROPE!


9-13 November 2020
European Vocational Skills Week  


2020 is the Fifth Anniversary of the European Vocational Skills Week. We will be paying particular attention to two issues high on the agenda of the new European Commission – green and digital. Look out formore information that we hope you can use to help spread the VET message again.
If you register your event before 30 June, you may win an invitation to attend sessions during the European events of the Week in Berlin.



UNESCO: distance learning solutions

 

 
UNESCO created a long list of online platforms, resources or applications to provide student learning, help parents, support teachers and schools during this moment. All Governments in Europe recommanding to stay at home but many digital tools can provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages. 

RESOURCES & REPORTS


GRANTS & CONTESTS

FROM OTHER NETWORKS!

How to make progress in VET? You can use SOLITY to seld-assess!

#SOLITY stands for “VET SOcial utiLITY Monitor”, the project has developed a #benchmarking tool allowing all European VET providers to increase their impact and improve their quality and performances at many levels.

 

PARTNERS

EGInA Srl, based in Italy, it is a private consultancy and training agency, operating in the field of EU projects and grants.
 
European Center for Quality Ltd., based in Bulgaria, it gives highly professional consultancy help to its clients thanks to its qualified and experienced employees and using the rich international experience and know-how of its partners.
 
Arts & Skills is based in Portugal, it is a private consultancy and training organization, operating also as a Hosting and Intermediary Organization in the field of European Mobility Programmes.
Wisamar is based in Germany, it is an accredited, non-profit education provider, acting in further education and training, integration, project management and EU Mobility.
 
Belerasm, based in Belgium, it is a platform focussed on mobility projects within the exchange programme Erasmus +, which fosters cooperation on education and training between EU and non-EU countries. 
 
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