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Social inclusion

The traditional methods of promoting educational courses are not always the most effective ways to reach potential adult learners. Therefore, alternative advertising routes should be considered for promoting adult/further education courses. The following Irish Independent article highlights how two e-learners, Kathleena and Emma, became involved with An Cosán Virtual Community College through High Hopes, a choir made up of people affected by homelessness. 



Thanks to the "On-the-Job Training Program" of the Turkish Employment Organization, young people are provided with learning by reinforcing their occupational knowledge and seeing work and production processes personally.

 The On-the-Job Training Program is a program in which the unemployed registered by the Turkish Employment Agency will gain experience and experience in the professions they receive theoretical training, and will develop their professional qualifications in order to ensure compliance with the working environment.

SociSDG, under the name Social Innovation & Inclusion of Sustainable Development Goals - sociSDG, is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership focused on nine socially-oriented Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

•No poverty
•Zero hunger
•Good health and well-being
•Quality education
•Gender Equality
•Decent work and economic growth
•Reduced inequalities
•Sustainable cities and communities
•Responsible consumption and production.

Since 2009, Aproximar has been investing in the creation of a mentoring model to support disadvantaged person to improve their social, personal and professional competences and to create conditions to increase their employability. This investment has reached PENDULUM model and MPATH project. Until January 2019, Aproximar will be dedicated in developing technical-pedagogical competences of own staff:

"Migrants in Europe: Promoting Inclusion, Tolerance and Dialogue" is a KA1 staff mobility project promoted by Itaka training and financed by the Erasmus+ Italian National Agency. The project coordianted by Itaka trianing is implemented with a national consortium of other 6 Italian organizations: DEMOSTENE Centro Studi; Associazione Integrazioni Calabria; Liceo Tommaso Campanella; Sifi - Social Innovation for Inclusion; Insieme Coop. Sociale Onlus; Associazione La Mimosa; and Kairos Europe the UK training provider.
Results of the European Erasmus + project Math-GAMES on motivational teaching in the field of mathematical basic education - This innovative teaching material is intended for all lecturers who are active in the area of ​​basic education (especially in the area of ​​arithmetic learning). The focus is on the use of games to teach individual topics of mathematical basic education with more motivation.

The current European crisis of refugees and migrants has created a new challenges to the adult education system as in many European countries ther is a rather small range of adult educators, who have sufficient professional competencies to work with this challenging target group of learners. 

The Employee Support Programme within the People & Standards Division is organising a number of awareness raising events to commemorate World Mental Health Day in October. In line with this year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health - mental health in the workplace – these events will address various themes to ensure that all stakeholders are involved to have the necessary information and tools to help employees and increase the mental wellbeing within the Public Service. Public employees are highly encouraged to participate in these events.