Call for proposals
The launching of the present call for proposals is part of the SOCRATES action "Observation of education systems, policies and innovation" and provides financial support to a series of activities aimed to improve and facilitate the exchange of information and experience in education among the countries participating in this community programme (projects should actively involve establishments from at least five countries taking part in Socrates and at least from one Member State).
The activities covered by this call for proposals are designed to fuel and support a debate at the policy level in the area of education on the priority themes defined each year in close co-operation with the Member States (represented within the Education Committee of the Council). WWW
Skill audit methodology
The aim of the work in this Equal project is to develop a skills audit methodology which is appropriate to use with asylum seekers and other migrants. The skills audit is the basis for identifying the learning, qualification and work experience requirements of individuals who may remain in the UK, in order for them to seek employment in the fields where they have experience and/or qualifications which were gained in third countries. The skills audit process also provides the basis for CVs and action plans for asylum seekers. More
Adult Education in Greece
In the past twenty years adult education activities have expanded greatly in most European countries, through a wide range of institutions. At the same time, certain -often conflicting- trends regarding the aims and teaching methods of training programs have become apparent. Since the mid-1990s the dominant aim of the official bodies of the European Union has been the enhancement of employability, competitiveness, social cohesion and active participation in civic life. Also, great emphasis has been placed on the development of active teaching and learning methods, of social and communication skills, and of the ability to learn.
In Greece, in the same period of time, training programs have increased dramatically, mainly due to the significant funding of the European Union. However, the country was ill prepared for such a large-scale venture. As a result, shortcomings in the quality and organization of training programs were unavoidable. Nevertheless, some important steps towards the modernization of the field have indeed been made.
EAEA and the Concrete Objectives Programme
We consider it to be a significant development that the Commission involved European stakeholders including among others the EAEA in the Concrete Objectives Programme through using the Open Method of Co-ordination. The EAEA is represented in 5 of the expert groups and has contributed to the joint work with a number of proposals.
Tacis Cross-Border Co-operation
The European Commission is seeking proposals for the following spheres of co-operation: Local Economic Development, Environment and Energy Efficiency, Social development and Administrative Reform in the eligible border regions of Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine with financial assistance from the Tacis Cross-Border Co-operation Small and Micro Project Facility programme of the European Communities.
The award of contracts is subject to the signature of the Financing Memorandum for AP CBC 2003.
The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site: http://europa. eu. int/comm/europeaid/c gi/frame12. pl
The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 2nd of April 2004 at 16h00 CET.