Life and Job Skills for Successful Europeans (2017-19)

LJSSE (Life and Job Skills for Successful Europeans) ist der Name unseres neuen Erasmus Projekts, das die SchülerInnen vom BG Dornbirn mit jenen aus Ierapetra (Kreta/Griechenland), Larnaka (Zypern), Massa (Italien), Faro (Portugal) und Teneriffa (Spanien) verbindet. Das Projekt dauert von September 2017 bis August 2019 und befasst sich mit den Kompetenzen und notwendigen Fähigkeiten von Jugendlichen, um mit Erfolg in die Arbeitswelt eintreten zu können.

 

 

 

 

Life and Job Skills for successful Europeans (LJSSE)

Life and Job Skills for successful Europeans (LJSSE) was a European project in which six partners from Greece, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Austria and Spain participated. The main objective of the project “Life and Job Skills for successful Europeans” was to establish a knowledge alliance which could allow us to share practices in the field of developing and improving skills and key personal competences of learners such us: 

 

wish initiative and responsibility, persistence in achieving goals, perception - learning speed, common sense, Self-test - resistance to pressure and stress, confidence, flexibility – adaptability ,effectiveness, results orientation class - diligence / attention to detail, creativity / innovation cooperation, willingness - disposal, determination consistency - conscience, responsibility - professionalism positive spirit, optimism - excitement, interpersonal sensitivity, giving special emphasis to the aid of the Information and Communication Technologies.

 

The main objectives achieved were:

  • Promotion of dialogue, respect, participation, knowledge and decision making among countries in the European Union;
  • Better understanding and responsiveness to social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • Development and improvement of skills and key personal competences;
  • Providence of necessary knowledge and skills to search and find appropriate careers according to skills and talents,
  • Team work sharing information with other educational institutions;
  • Establishment of collaborative learning strategies and entrepreneurship among students and teachers;
  • Increase in English competency as a common language in the European Union & other languages.
  • Improvement at the level of digital competence.

 

Most of the participating schools or the teachers being involved in the project had previous experience in the organization of European projects or have participated in the former Comenius partnerships.

 

Life and job skills for successful Europeans (LJSSE) was a project that in many ways promoted and ensured a European awareness and togetherness, that was only achievable by cooperating, communicating, sharing and working with other students coming from different educational contexts, different cultures and, in fact, different realities within the European “family” of countries. This project allowed our institutions and our people to make contact with a multicultural European reality where different languages are spoken with different traditions, but where we all share a common principle and same life values, as we all belong to the same community.

 

The establishment of such a knowledge alliance in which six diverse partners were involved empowered us to accomplish the desired objectives, since it allowed our students to observe for themselves other learning environments and especially other cultures.

 

By sharing ideas, practices and experiences around the topic of life and job skills, we could develop and reinforce a network which our whole educational community would take advantage of, since it created positive and long lasting effects upon those directly and indirectly involved, from our students to our teaching staff, as well as the students' families, our administrative staff and, what was more, the municipalities where our institutions are located.

 

The ages of the students directly involved in the project were from 14 to 17 years old. The students' exchange enabled them to see for themselves how similar and how different we all are in this European family. The exchanges also had a motivational impact on our students and provided an opportunity to the ones coming from low income families to visit and and get in touch with other European cultures.

 

LJSSE was a project designed by professional educators who understand the needs of the next generation and feel that it was necessary to empower our young students to be successful in tomorrow’s competitive world. Life skills are a must in the 21st century no matter what anyone decides to perceive in their future personal and/or professional encounters.

 

During our project 6 TPM & 3 LTTA Meetings were performed. About 6000 benefited from or were targeted by the activities organised by the project.

 

Over 110 students and 40 teachers partipated in as well. Synergies between LJSSE and other related projects will be created in order to increase stakeholders' awareness of how to strengthen students to obtain life and job skills. Our project has open access for all materials produced in the following links:

 

Website: http://erasmusplus.gym-kokkinochoria-amm.schools.ac.cy

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