Connected Learning: Second Partner Meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Connected Learning: Second Partner Meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

From October 3rd till October 4th, CGE team members Ammalia Podlaszewska and Zafar Saydaliev have visited a partner organisation @Еuni Partners Association, which hosted the second transnational meeting of the project “Promoting Quality Digital Youth Work through the Creation and Mapping of Connected Learning Pathways in Europe: an innovative way to reach marginalized young people”.

#InCaseYouMissed: Connected Learning aims to create an on-line tool in the form of an interactive and dynamic portal backed up by a mobile app which will map out learning opportunities provided in formal, non-formal and informal learning for young people.

On the second meeting several topics were discussed, among which are the ways to secure and validate training opportunities (open badges for validation of the learning?), digital training packages accompanying the training methodology, some IOs such as “Toolkit on creating Digital Learning Routes and synergies” (at national and European level).

The project consortium remains the same:
University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Association “Euni Partners”, Bulgaria 
Emphasys Centre, Cyprus 
ВУДУТЕК ООД, Bulgaria 
Hälsinglands Utbildningsförbund, Sweden 
European Digital Learning Network, Italy 
– and us, CGE Culture Goes Europe – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V., Germany.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2 – Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

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SmaF II: Dare 2 Dream! – Call for Participants

SmaF II: Dare 2 Dream! – Call for Participants

We are inviting you to apply for our upcoming project “Show me a Future II: Dare 2 Dream!” and its youth exchanges.

A project is made in cooperation between Culture goes Europe (CGE): Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. (Germany), Associazione Culturale Strauss – Arcistrauss (Italy), United Societies of Balkans (Greece) , Asociatia Tinerilor cu Initiativa Civica – ATIC (Romania) and Mtü EstYES (Estonia).

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BUILDING BRIDGES PODCAST: Episode 1

BUILDING BRIDGES PODCAST: Episode 1

The first episode of Building Bridges Podcast is now available for listeners! This week Duarte Lacerda had an interview with Markus Rebitschek – an experienced youth worker, founder of CGE Culture Goes Europe, now team member of Europäische Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstätte Weimar. The interview turned out to be an engaging conversation, during which Markus told us how he started as youth project organiser, what inspires him, about the choices he have made, and how he sees the future of youth work. He also answered the questions asked by our followers.

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Global warming: Local perspective from Erfurt – Panel Discussion Report

Global warming: Local perspective from Erfurt – Panel Discussion Report

The issue of global climate change is perceived as something that affects the whole planet, but is quite often overlooked when it comes to its impact on a particular area. This can make us underestimate the specific effects that it has on our city, region, and hence – lead to believe that it is something that happens far away and that input of every single person and community efforts won’t influence anything. We wanted to bring more attention to it.

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Connected Learning: Kick-Off Meeting in Belfast, Ireland

Connected Learning: Kick-Off Meeting in Belfast, Ireland

On May 15th-16th, 2019 CGE Erfurt e.V. representative, Grisha Grigori Grigoriev, took part in the Kick-Off Meeting of the project “Promoting Quality Digital Youth Work through the Creation-Mapping of Connected Learning Routes in Europe: An innovative Way to Reach out to Marginalized Young People” – or shortly “Connected Learning”. The meeting was hosted by the applicant organisation University of Ulster, Belfast, UK.

“Connected Learning” 🗺 innovates to create an on-line tool in the form of an interactive and dynamic portal backed up by a mobile app which will map out learning opportunities provided in Formal, Non-Formal and Informal Learning for Young People. The #learningroutes of a city or region will be presented in an interactive map for easy access by Young People while providing the opportunity to people with fewer opportunities or marginalized to identify learning opportunities anywhere they are in an easy and intuitive way.

The project consortium is the following:
University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland; 
Association “Euni Partners”, Bulgaria; 
Emphasys Centre, Cyprus; 
ВУДУТЕК ООД, Bulgaria; 
Hälsinglands Utbildningsförbund, Sweden; 
European Digital Learning Network, Italy; 
– and us, CGE Culture Goes Europe – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V., Germany.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2 – Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

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ROBOTIK Know How! – Youth Exchange Report

ROBOTIK Know How! – Youth Exchange Report

CGE had yet another Youth Exchange running last week, this time focused in robotics and programming. Featuring participants from 3 countries, it comprised a full week of fun and games, used to learn new skills and bridge cultural gaps. It was filled with great moments and laid the foundations for future activities. Do you want to know more?

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Culture Goes Digital: Training Course in Cyprus

Culture Goes Digital: Training Course in Cyprus

It’s not often that you get the opportunity to learn from the best on how to teach robotic skills to young children. It is even less often, though, that you get to do it while visiting a new, lovely, hot country in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. That was exactly  the case of Culture Goes Digital last training course in Cyprus: giving 6 adults the opportunity of expanding their knowledge on robotics. Do you want to know more about their experience?

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HiER SPIELEN WIR! – Bringing the Neighbourhood Together

HiER SPIELEN WIR! – Bringing the Neighbourhood Together

Last Sunday, CGE and our Greek Fellow Mariana Anthropelou joined forces to bring local families together for an interactive day of play in Erfurt. The event was the first in a series that seeks to foster neighborhood cohesion through the creation of collaborative playgrounds and is part of our ongoing collaboration with START! Create Cultural Change – a capacity building and fellowship program for aspiring cultural managers in Greece. Continue reading

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