Project New Life

Development of the Project New Life: Reshaping Life in a Generous Country (2017-2019), a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in Adult Education. This project aims to promote education solutions tailored to the needs of refugee women concerning foreign languages (particularly, host countries' languages). It is centered in the digital possibilities for language learning, namely the use of e-learning and m-learning. The Project New Life is coordinated by the Turkish Regional Directorate of Education of Çukurova, based in Adana, Turkey, a region where the presence of refugees is very relevant. The partnership is made by Institutions from 4 European Countries, as follows (beyond the coordinators): University of Çukurova, Turkey; Megider (a NGO), Turkey; DIAN (a SME), Greece; Across Limits Ltd (a SME), Malta and APLOAD Lda (a SME), Portugal. In order to have further details about this project please feel free to visit the project’s website at: .





Project T-Box

Development of the Project T-Box (2017-2019), a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership of School Education. In Portugal, APLOAD has a strategic partner, Agrupamento de Escolas Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, an important group of Schools in the Municipality of Maia. The complete European Partnership is made by Schools and other Institutions of 5 European Countries, Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland, Spain and Portugal. The Project Coordinator is the Secondary School 119 “Academician Mihail Arnaudov” in cooperation with “Know and Can Association”, both located in Sofia, Bulgaria. This project is developing a tools’ box aimed to support School teachers in motivating their students when in a classroom context. The T-Box will be edited both in physical and digital versions, this last one also through a mobile application. Beyond all the regular tasks within this project, APLOAD - Evaluation and Social Planning is also responsible for the coordination of the Portuguese share of tasks and for the monitoring and evaluation of the whole project (national and international dimensions). In order to have further details about this project, please feel free to contact us by email: .





Project Free to Choose

Development of the project Free to Choose (2017-2019), co-funded by the European Programme Rights, Equality and Citizenship - DG Justice and Consumers of the European Commission. This project intends to fight gender stereotypes near youngsters in transition phases of their lives, within School and/or the Labour Market. Free to Choose has three main phases: in a first moment the partnership develops a social research on gender stereotypes, in a second moment it conceives a game aimed to be used and played by youngsters in educational contexts while embracing the project’s main theme (fight gender stereotypes); in a third moment the game is experimented and tested it’s effectiveness. This last moment is under the responsibility of APLOAD - Evaluation and Social Planning. The partnership of Free to Choose is made by Social Cooperative ITACA Onlus, the coordinator (NGO, Italy), Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia (Regional Government, Italy), Instituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali Friuli Venezia Giulia - IRES FVG (NGO, Italy), UNIMORE - Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (University, Italy), Universitat de València (University, Spain), Opcionate (NGO, Spain), MIGS - Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (NGO, Cyprus) MCBIT (NGO, Slovenia), Zavod Nefiks (NGO, Slovenia) and APLOAD Lda (company, Portugal). In order to have further details about this project, please visit its website at:





Project SupportAbility

Development of the Project 'SupportAbility - Supporting European SMEs in the Employment of People Living with Disability or with a History of Mental Illness: a Pilot Development in the Furniture Manufacturing Industries” (2016-2019), a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership (Key-Action 2). It is coordinated by BFM - British Furniture Manufacturers Limited, an association of stakeholders of the wood and furniture sector active for more than 65 years in the United Kingdom. The partnership is composed as well by Searchlighter (United Kingdom), Sinopspastik Çocuklar Dernegi (Turkey), CETEM - Asociación Empresarial de Investigación Centro Tecnologico del Mueble y la Madera de la Regiuon de Murcia (Spain), PROFEMADERA - Asociación de Profesores de Formación Profesional en Madera y Mueble (Spain) and APLOAD - Evaluation and Social Planning (Portugal). The project is based in the research and support about the employment for people living with disability, with a particular look over the wood and furniture related companies. It is developing 5 main outputs: a report about the situation in focus within the participating countries, a repository of documents of relevance under this issue, a database for the public access to those documents, a training course curriculum aiming to target employers and peers of workers living with disability and, finally, a e-learning course applying that curriculum. APLOAD’s responsibility and participation in this project is cross-cutting all those dimensions as well as the direct coordination of the e-learning course provision. In order to have further details about this project, please visit its website:





Project Better e-Learning for All

APLOAD developed the project 'Better e-Learning for All' ('Better-E') (2015-2017). Better-E was a project funded by Erasmus+ Programme in the scope of Key-Action 2, Strategic Partnerships of Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. The project was coordinated by Çukurova University, from Adana, Turkey. Additional partners from Turkey were involved in the project, namely Firat University, from Elazig, and the Non Governmental Organization MEGIDER, from Mersin. The partnership included as well the University of Ferrara, in Italy and the companies DIAN, from Greece and Searchlighter, from the UK. The Portuguese partners were the University of Minho and APLOAD. The main objective of the project was the promotion of e-Learning near training provider NGOs acting under Education of Adults and targeting 'hard-to-reach' groups. Further information about this project may be found here:





Evaluation of the Local Development Strategy of Terras Dentro (NGO for Rural Development)

Evaluation of the Local Development Strategy of Terras Dentro (NGO for Rural Development) (2014) in the scope of the National Programme for Rural Development PRODER 2007/2013, Subprogramme 3. Additional informations about this Programme may be obtained in the websites PRODER and Terras Dentro.




Project e-Portefolio

APLOAD was a partner organization of "e-Portfolio System as a Source for Employment of Prospective VET Graduates" (2013-2015). This was a project of transfer of a previously released innovation under Education, Online Education and web-based didactics. The Co-ordination of the "e-Portfolio" Project was under the responsibility of Çukurova University, in Adana, Turkey. Additional partners from Turkey were involved in the Project, the Universities of Firat and Nigde and a media producer company. The Partnership also involved organisations from Spain, Hungary, Poland and our company APLOAD, from Portugal. The Project was co-funded by the European Union under the former Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation. For additional details please visit:





Project Hands 4 Future

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project "H4F - Hands 4 Future - Future Stands in Youth Hands" (2013-2014), Youth in Action Programme. This was a Development project under Youth issues, coordinated by Terras Dentro - Associação para o Desenvolvimento Integrado (Alcáçovas, Portugal) and participated by organizations from Sofia (Bulgaria), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Mindelo (Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde) and Água Grande (Sao Tome and Principe). APLOAD was responsible for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project in those territories and for locally tracking the best practices for further reporting to participants and funders. The H4F Project had a training character and achieved significant impacts near the targeted youngsters of the 5 countries and 3 continents involved.




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