WUS Austria - News http://www.wus-austria.org WUS Austria - News WUS Austria 150 50 http://www.wus-austria.org http://www.wus-austria.org/images/print_pg.jpg WUS Austria participated in the annual event of the International Consulting Alliance Valencia, 24-27 April 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/548.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/548.htmlValencia. The 5th annual event of the International Consulting Alliance (ICA) took place in April in Valencia and it gathered around 80 participants from all over the world. During this event the technical and local members as well as the top experts had the chance to get to know each other and to discuss their current and potential cooperation, the upcoming calls and trends in the area of development cooperation.




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Valencia. The 5th annual event of the International Consulting Alliance (ICA) took place in April in Valencia and it gathered around 80 participants from all over the world. During this event the technical and local members as well as the top experts had the chance to get to know each other and to discuss their current and potential cooperation, the upcoming calls and trends in the area of development cooperation.

This 4-day event in the picturesque Valencia provided the opportunity - through presentations, workshops and bilateral meetings - for exchange of knowledge and experience among the members, as well as development of new partnerships.

 

Photo courtesy of International Consulting Alliance www.icaworld.net. 

 

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HERAS - SOCIAL DIMENSION SMALL GRANT SCHEME - INITIAL WORKSHOP FOR GRANTEEShttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/549.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/549.htmlPrishtina. 14 participants took part in the initial workshop for grantees of the Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme today. The workshop aimed at introducing grantees to the HERAS project and the Social Dimension of Higher Education; to establish a network among grantees and familiarize grantees with all projects accepted under this scheme and to familiarize grantees with reporting requirements.


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Prishtina. 14 participants took part in the initial workshop for grantees of the Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme today. The workshop aimed at introducing grantees to the HERAS project and the Social Dimension of Higher Education; to establish a network among grantees and familiarize grantees with all projects accepted under this scheme and to familiarize grantees with reporting requirements.

In line with the goals of the Social Dimension of Higher Education of the Bologna Process, this Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme aims to foster access, participation and successful completion of higher education for persons from underrepresented/marginalized groups. The selected projects are covering thematic areas such as mentoring and career guidance for students from underrepresented groups, outreach to potential students through working with schools, combatting of existing stereotypes that hamper access to education for all, targeted support and empowerment of female students from minority communities and fostering access to higher education for persons with disabilities. The 10 selected projects are being implemented by groups of students, CSOs and public universities in the period between May and December 2018.

Results and good practices from the implementation of these project will be presented in a public dissemination event in early 2019.

 

For further information about the project click here.

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Focus group interviews for project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/550.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/550.html

WUS Austria conducted a focus group interview with 10 sport trainers as one of the activities for the project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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WUS Austria conducted a focus group interview with 10 sport trainers as one of the activities for the project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The purpose of the focus group was to gather relevant information regarding the current situation of Violence and Exclusion in their surrounding and how it can be prevented through Sport. The information learned in the focus group will be used for the development of a pilot training programme specifically designed for the coaches on the topic of preventing violence and exclusion through Sport.

For more information about the project please visit: https://www.wus-austria.org/project/0/125.html

Travnik and Tuzla/BiH. Representatives from WUS Austria and SAFAA (State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan/Armenia) conducted joint monitoring visits to partner country universities of the INCLUSION project in Tuzla and Travnik from September 16-20, 2018. The purpose of the visits was to take stock of project implementation, to discuss existing challenges and to formulate recommendations as feasible. 

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Travnik and Tuzla/BiH. Representatives from WUS Austria and SAFAA (State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan/Armenia) conducted joint monitoring visits to partner country universities of the INCLUSION project in Tuzla and Travnik from September 16-20, 2018. The purpose of the visits was to take stock of project implementation, to discuss existing challenges and to formulate recommendations as feasible. During the monitoring visit interviews and focus group discussions took place with representatives from university management, teaching staff and students including from underrepresented/vulnerable groups (such as persons with disabilities, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, minorities and others).

 

The monitoring visit was organised in the framework of the Erasmus+ Project - Development and Implementation of Social Dimension Strategies in Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina through Cross-regional Peer Learning/INCLUSION”. The INCLUSION project is coordinated by SAFAA and aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders on the field of higher education in Armenia and BiH in contributing to the implementation of social dimension (SD) strategies.

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CULTURWB: Strengthening Capacities for Tourism in the Western Balkans, Conference and Consortium Meeting, October 18-19, 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/553.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/553.htmlSarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina. Chinese inbound and outbound tourism is increasing continuously! A Chinese travel philosophy says: one trip equals reading 10.000 books – Chinese do not make tourism to relax, reports China expert Prof. Arlt, providing new perspectives in tourism at the international Conference for cultural tourism and cultural heritages in Sarajevo this October.  

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Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina. Chinese inbound and outbound tourism is increasing continuously! A Chinese travel philosophy says: one trip equals reading 10.000 books – Chinese do not make tourism to relax, reports China expert Prof. Arlt, providing new perspectives in tourism at the international Conference for cultural tourism and cultural heritages in Sarajevo this October.  The international conference with the topic “Cultural Diversity: the Common Heritage of Humanity” was organized by Prof. Dino Mujkic together with the CULTURWB team and powered by the EU Erasmus plus program. Key note speakers together with the audience were discussing the right balance between the public and private sector in financing tourism initiatives and questioning the need for authenticity when promoting tourist destinations. Tourism is about creating a story, about development of a product not about the truth or telling authentic stories, so Prof. Friedl, FH Joanneum. Make people believe, that they are living a myth!

The conference was followed by a consortium meeting of the CULTURWB partners, which focused on the status quo of the work packages and the upcoming activities.

 

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CULTURWB - Dissemination conference of the Erasmus+ project „Strengthening Capacities for Tourism Changes in Western Balkan in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from June 19 – 21, 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/554.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/554.htmlThe first Dissemination Conference of the project took place at the Cultural Center in Mostar. The event was covered by three TV media houses and numerous online newspapers. After the conference key speakers and audience were discussing under the moderation of Dino Mujkic and Miroslav Mujkic the results of the Life Long Learning course 

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The first Dissemination Conference of the project took place at the Cultural Center in Mostar. The event was covered by three TV media houses and numerous online newspapers. After the conference key speakers and audience were discussing under the moderation of Dino Mujkic and Miroslav Mujkic the results of the Life Long Learning course developed by the international CULTURWB project consortium, a joint program powered by Erasmus+ with partners from the European Union and from the Western Balkan region to support capacities for tourism changes. Also subject of the dissemination conference was the future CULTURWB Network, a platform that will provide stakeholders from the industry, EU-partners, students and labor force access to information about Western Balkan cultural tourism. All partners were looking forward to the new network.

 

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INCLUSION monitoring visit to Yerevan, October 22-26, 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/555.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/555.html

Yerevan/Armenia. Representatives from WUS Austria and SAFAA (State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan/Armenia) conducted joint monitoring visits to partner country universities of the INCLUSION project in Yerevan from October 22-26, 2018. The purpose of the visits was to take stock of project implementation, to discuss existing challenges and to formulate recommendations as feasible. During the monitoring visit interviews and focus group discussions took place with representatives from university management, teaching staff and students including from underrepresented/vulnerable groups (such as persons with disabilities, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and others).

 

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Yerevan/Armenia. Representatives from WUS Austria and SAFAA (State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan/Armenia) conducted joint monitoring visits to partner country universities of the INCLUSION project in Yerevan from October 22-26, 2018. The purpose of the visits was to take stock of project implementation, to discuss existing challenges and to formulate recommendations as feasible. During the monitoring visit interviews and focus group discussions took place with representatives from university management, teaching staff and students including from underrepresented/vulnerable groups (such as persons with disabilities, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and others).

 

The monitoring visit was organised in the framework of the Erasmus+ Project - Development and Implementation of Social Dimension Strategies in Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina through Cross-regional Peer Learning/INCLUSION”. The INCLUSION project is coordinated by SAFAA and aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders on the field of higher education in Armenia and BiH in contributing to the implementation of social dimension (SD) strategies.

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SAVE - Sport Against Violence and Exclusionhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/556.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/556.html

Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sarajevo hosted the second partners meeting from the 1st to the 4th October 2018 for the Erasmus+ Sport project: SAVE - Sport Against Violence and Exclusion.  

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Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sarajevo hosted the second partners meeting from the 1st to the 4th October 2018 for the Erasmus+ Sport project: SAVE - Sport Against Violence and Exclusion.  During the meeting findings of the Needs Assessment, Desk Research and Field research were presented and upcoming activities discussed. Colleagues from University of Split explained in more detail the methodology and procedure to be used in the upcoming activity Field Research.

 

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InterCap project – First International Conferencehttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/557.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/557.html

Vilnius, Lithuania - beginning of October our colleagues Louise Sperl and Nataša Tadić participated at the first International Conference of the InterCap project: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION: WAYS FORWARD held at Vilniaus universitetas / Vilnius University in Lithuania. At the conference, our colleagues held a workshop on Participatory Theatre Methods for Global Learning with reference to Theatre for Living.


 

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Vilnius, Lithuania - beginning of October our colleagues Louise Sperl and Nataša Tadić participated at the first International Conference of the InterCap project: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION: WAYS FORWARD held at Vilniaus universitetas / Vilnius University in Lithuania. At the conference, our colleagues held a workshop on Participatory Theatre Methods for Global Learning with reference to Theatre for Living.

The conference was opened with an introductory speech on the topic 'International migration and sustainable development: policies and practices' by our project partner from Lithuania Dr. Karolis Žibas, Director of Diversity Development Group: click to see video

For all those who are interested in the content of the conference, all key note speeches can be viewed at: click to see video 

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Das Projekt InterCap – nachhaltige Entwicklung und SDGs im Unterrichthttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/558.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/558.html

Online Module für LehrerInnen zu partizipativen Bildungsmethoden

Hauptziel des Projektes ist die Erarbeitung von online Modulen für die LehrerInnenausbildung zu ausgewählten partizipativen Bildungsmethoden. Mit Hilfe dieser Methoden sollen Themen wie Migration, nachhaltige Entwicklung und SDGs auf innovative Art und Weise im Unterricht verankert werden.  ]]>
09.11.18News

Online Module für LehrerInnen zu partizipativen Bildungsmethoden

 

Hauptziel des Projektes ist die Erarbeitung von online Modulen für die LehrerInnenausbildung zu ausgewählten partizipativen Bildungsmethoden. Mit Hilfe dieser Methoden sollen Themen wie Migration, nachhaltige Entwicklung und SDGs auf innovative Art und Weise im Unterricht verankert werden.

 

Das InterCap Projekt (https://www.developtogether.eu) wird aus EU Fördermitteln (EuropeAid) finanziert und von 13 Organisationen aus 12 verschiedenen EU-Ländern implementiert. Für die Durchführung der Aktivitäten in Österreich ist WUS Austria, eine NGO aus Graz mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung im Hochschulbereich (http://www.wus-austria.org/content/28/15.html) zuständig.

 

Module zu folgenden partizipativen Bildungsmethoden sollen im Rahmen des Projekts erarbeitet werden:

1. Philosophy for Children (P4C): Fokus auf Denken, Argumentation, Infragestellung und globale Bürgerschaft;

2. Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE): Schaffen von Räumen für kritisches Denken und Diskussion über globale Themen; sowie

3.  Theatre for Living (T4L): Aufbau eines Dialogs über komplexe Themen unter Verwendung der kraftvollen, symbolischen und emotionalen Sprache des Theaters.

 

Die Online Module werden Anfang 2019 verfügbar sein und basieren auf den Resultaten einer Bedarfsanalyse (12 nationale sowie ein regionaler Teil), die unter https://www.developtogether.eu/de/news/58-audit-completed-de abrufbar ist.

 

Online Plattform – Vernetzung von Akteuren aus dem Bildungsbereich in 12 EU Ländern

 

Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen, sich bei der Projektplattform unter https://www.developtogether.eu/en/cb-registration zu registrieren, wo weitere Informationen zum Projekt erhältlich sind und ein Austausch mit LehrerInnen aus 12 Ländern der EU möglich ist.

 

Bevorstehende Aktivitäten

 

2019 werden in Österreich Trainings für LehrerInnen in Zusammenarbeit mit der KPH Graz angeboten. Mehr Informationen dazu in den kommenden Newslettern bzw. auf der WUS Austria Webseite:  www.wus-austria.org