Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Strategic Partnerships
Field: Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Main objective of the Project: Development of Innovation
Project Start Date: 18-12-2017
Project End Date: 17-12-2019 (24 months)
Description of the Project (Augmented Basic Skills for Social Cohesion and Welfare)
Education is widely accepted as "the process of nurturing the personality of the person" and "investment in human resources". Education involves the creation of behavioral changes, that is to say, current learning, not only in the case of formal education, but also in non formal and informal education. One of the most important skills that individuals need to have in order to be able to exist and improve their living conditions in today's technology and information age is life-long learning. It is not possible to fit learning into limited time and physical environments or to set an end for learning.

Lifelong learning is a skill that individuals have to have in order to keep their lives on good terms. Individuals with this ability can access any kind of opportunity that they meet in their lives. The European Union refers to lifelong learning as "all of the educational activities aimed at developing knowledge, skills and competences". Lifelong learning is also an important element in ensuring active citizenship, social cohesion and equal opportunity. On the basis of active citizenship and social integration take place developed social skills.

Social skills are the most important and functional skills for individuals to live effectively and independently in society. It is very important to have social skills, to establish positive relationships, to maintain these relationships and to get positive feedback among people for the individuals. Scientific and technological developments and transformations in information and communication technologies have transformed the 21st century to information age. In the 21st century, the importance of investing in the development of education and human resources has increased for economic and social development.

The Educational studies have been accelerated to offer quality educational activites to children, youth and adults in order to gain the knowledge, value and skills needed in 21. Century. Investment in education, training and human resources is the key in national and international development strategies. It is emphasized that qualified individuals who emerge with increasing quality of education will bring social integration and prosperity, growth and development together.
It is pointed out the potential contribution of education and training for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the European 2020 strategy. The development and augmentation of qualified education will be facilitated by the increase of international cooperation

Our project includes interactive e-learning modules based on informal and non formal teaching techniques that enable adults to improve their social and adaptation skills, to change their attitudes and behaviors both in personal development and participation in balanced social and cultural development. The educationals activities are well planned, programmed and sustained in our Project. The interactive content is based on current events, includes real-life tasks, supported with videos, and animations.

Our Project will address the following mutually reinforcing goals:

  • - To increase the number of adults with knowledge, good manners, social skills and competence to contribute to social welfare and harmony,
  • - To give the opportunity to adults to improve their attitude, understanding and trait for their own self-actualization needs,
  • - To develop democratic life consciousness through individual and social development and to contribute to social change
  • - To develop and increase the awareness of European values in education by providing equal and accessible opportunities to all adults,
  • - To contribute to the development of adults’ basic digital competencies.
Our project has been prepared to ensure that individuals from all walks of life especially for disadvantaged groups (disability, inadequate income, inadequate education, geographical barriers, cultural barriers, immigrants, refugees, etc.) to be able to access equal educational opportunities.

The social changes brought by the globalization have taken social relations to international dimensions. Cultural interactions among people, cultures and countries have driven forward such a life which is based on multicultural social skills and harmony around the world. For this reason, our Project is prepared in a structure that includes partnership at international level.

In addition, our Project includes international partnership to support mutual exchanges for educational cooperation at international level, remove obstacles, encourage innovation in education and contribute to common educational policy areas.