Intermediate Meeting Report
eSkills for Volunteers
Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth
Project Coordinator: Asociación PROJUVEN
Associazione di Promozione Sociale Futuro Digitale (Italy)
Associação Intercultural Amigos da Mobilidade (Portugal)
Asociatia GEYC (Romania)
Meeting Venue: Piazzetta Meroli, 87010 Terranova da Sibari, Italy (Futuro Digitale office)
Date: Terranova da Sibari, 26/05/2017
Meeting Agenda: From 9.30 am to 20.00 pm
9.30 am – 13.00 am: Workshop on Microcredit to New Entrepreneurs and Dissemination eSkills for Volunteers
The Intermediate meeting of eSkills for Volunteers held in Italy has undergone a change considering the participation at Workshop on Microcredit to New Entrepreneurs to foster the young entrepreneurship promoted by BCC Mediocrati, Arcidiocesi Rossano-Cariati and Progetto Policoro.
During the workshop, Chiara Manna spoke about the Erasmus+ Programme and its priorities, based on socio-economic context of Europe, where there are more than 6 million of unemployed youth. Erasmus+ is an important opportunity for young people who want to participate and be more active to the democratic life and into the labour market. She spoke about the projects that Futuro Digitale is working on and, in particular, spoke about eSkills for Volunteers and introduced the Intermediate Meeting, inviting the representatives of partnership.
Lunch Break: From 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
2.00 – 2. 30 pm: Checking the project progress and the state of art.
Partners discussed the results of each national work on best practices on ICT volunteering, volunteers’ questionnaire results, respecting of project GANTT chart deadlines and local dissemination activities implemented.
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm: E-learning Platform
The introduction of Antonio Gallo, president of Futuro Digitale, about Google Classroom, the main tool to use for the e-learning course of eSkills for Volunteers. He showed how to use it, the properties, advantages and key elements to know, how to upload documents, links, images, videos, etc., how administrators of course and students can use it and attach their own homework. This is relevant in order to implement the project website and training content on the platform.
During the meeting Futuro Digitale created already the subdomain of eSkills account in order to add the email of participants using @e-volunteers.eu on Google Classroom.
4.30am – 6.30 pm: Explanation Contents of E-learning modules
At that time, the consortium decided that each module will be approximately 25 pages plus quizzes per each module of e-learning course, in order to guarantee a greater interest of youth on it.
Further, GEYC and Mobility Friends, with the partnership, spoke about their module that have to implement. Considering that Social Media skills and Digital Marketing are quite similar, they decided to change the structure and contents on the same topic as follow:
- Mobility Friends will write its module on technical features of Social Media and Digital Marketing (scheduling, targeting, posting, how Facebook works –pages vs groups- photos, videos, email marketing, design newsletter, google tools);
- GEYC will write its module on strategy of Social Media and Digital Marketing (how to use and what is their impact, evaluation of impact, order the posts about the organisation, etc)
The new order of modules will be as follow:
- Project management – PROJUVEN
- Programming and web development – FUTURO DIGITALE
- Digital Marketing Basis – MOBILITY FRIENDS
- Digital Marketing Strategy – GEYC
Each module will include an interview of digital entrepreneurs.
The deadline of this module will be:
- 15th September 2017: delivery date of draft
- 16th-22th September 2017: check week of modules
- 22th-29th September 2017: Overseeing and revision of draft
- 30th September 2017: Official delivery date
Further on 1st of September the partnership will launch the call for participants and the e-learning course will be available from 1st of October to 15th of December 2017.
Futuro Digitale will prepare within 15th of August the Google Module in order to collect the request and application of participants interested to attend the e-learning course. The module will include: Name, Surname, Nationality Country of residence, range of age, email. The Italian partner will check the application and reply to participants 1 time per week.
Projuven will send to participants a reminder in order to promote and encourage participants to follow the e-learning course and complete the modules.
Geyc will prepare a promotional post in order to share on the website and Facebook page of eSkills for Voluteers and will prepare it each first of month.
Mobility Friends will design and deliver the certificate of attendance to the e-learning course. They will propose a draft on the last meeting held in Romania and will deliver it at the end of January 2018.
The quiz of each module will consist in a multiple choice test and each partner will check the answers of participants related to their own module
6.30pm – 7.00 pm: coffee break
7.00 – 7.30 pm: Creation of a European report (IO2)
Gabriel Brezoiu (GEYC) responsible of IO2 will prepare a draft of the milestones to follow for the implementation of IO “Creation of a European report on management of volunteers in the field of digital education”. GEYC will send the draft before the last meeting, in order to discuss and give suggestions and idea on it.
About the contents of e-learning courses and all session of the short-term joint staff training events for June 2017, the consortium decided that each group will prepare workshop related to the topic of e-learning module and will share their job during the training week and the group will follow the order of e-learning module as guide to implement the workshop.
The date of the final project meeting that will take place in Bucharest (Romania) organized by GEYC will be 10th-12th December 2017.
About the dissemination events, each partner will collect the main information of participants, such as: Name, Surname, Email and Signature. In this way, the partner can send them a certificate of attendance to the dissemination event on eSkills for Volunteers
7.30 pm- 8.00 pm: Closing Meeting
- Release of Certificate of Attendance to project participants.