In September 2020, the Spanish Erasmus+ National Agency – SEPIE communicated the approval of the BOOST – Global competence for advancing social inclusion and career path of vulnerable women proposal, under the KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for adult education.
With a focus on fostering global competence, BOOST has a strategic interest in targeting women, current facing vulnerability due to their migrant background and cultural differences, but also targets those professionals whom are working in the field, such as trainers, career counsellors, social workers, intercultural mediators. Both target-groups will be engaged first in MOOC sessions for building global competence, and then women will apply global competence through WebQuests. BOOST will also will equip the professionals with bespoke coaching tools to better support to these women in advancing their social inclusion and career path, by using global competence to cope with challenges they face every day.
To achieve its objectives, BOOST will develop:
- A multilingual MOOC offering a flexible microlearning path on global competence for both target groups, women and professionals
- A set of WebQuests, offering inquiry-oriented learning activities, to boost the practice of global competence among women
- A bespoke programme to equip professionals in providing coaching support to vulnerable women in advancing their social inclusion and career path, by using global competence to cope with challenges they face every day. The programme will include a coaching scheme, a step-by-step guidance and recommendations, and a toolkit to support the coaching cycles. This coaching programme can be used across countries, regardless of age, background, ethnicity
BOOST will be co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission and will be implemented between 2020/22. The project brings together 8 partners from 8 countries (Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey).
In the Project, IHF asbl brings its expertise and experience as a key social player in international and European projects. In particular, IHF asbl ensures the “European Dimension” of the Project as it carries out all the technical tasks from a “European Perspective”, i.e. carrying out analysis of relevant EU policies and initiatives, extrapolating EU relevant case studies, lessons learned and best practices.
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