APLOAD participated in the 3rd transnational meeting of the Strategic Partnership Better-e ("Better e-Learning for All"), in Athens, Greece, 31st/Oct and 1st/Nov. Representatives of all partners were present (Çukurova University, Firat University, University of Minho, University of Ferrara, Searchlighter, DIAN, MEGIDER). The meeting allowed partners to progress on the main project's outputs, namely, the e-learning platform foreseen for use by NGOs and two experimental e-learning courses to test the platform.
'SupportAbility' Project, Erasmus+
APLOAD is part of an International Partnership recently approved under Erasmus+ Programme, domain of Vocational Education and Training, aiming to address the gap in resources that currently stops SMEs being full contributors to the aims of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The core aim of the 'SupportAbility' project is to provide resources to ensure that people living with disability can secure long-term employment through SMEs being able to supply the support they require from within the workplace.
The project is focusing the Furniture industry sector. The Partnership is coordinated by BFM Ltd (www.bfm.org.uk), United Kingdom, and includes the organizations Searchlighter Services Ltd (www.searchlighter.org), United Kingdom, Sinopspastik Cocuklar Dernegi, Turkey, CETEM - Asociacion Empresarial de Investigation Centro Tecnologico del Mueble y la Madera de la Region de Murcia (www.cetem.es), Spain and Profemadera - Asociación de Profesores de Formación Profesional en Madera y Mueble (www.profemadera.es), Spain.
'Better e-Learning for All' Project, Erasmus+
APLOAD is part of an International Partnership recently approved under Erasmus+ Programme in the domain of e-Learning applied to the Education of Adults. The Partnership is coordinated by Çukurova University, in Adana, Turkey, and includes other organizations from several countries, namely, Firat University (Eladzig, Turkey), Association Megider (Tarsus, Turkey), Ferrara University (Italy), the companies DIAN (Athens, Greece) and Searchlighter (Bristol, United Kingdom), as well as the University of Minho (Portugal). Additional information, namely about the foreseen outputs to be produced, will be soon provided.
Structure Plan for Porto Maritime Shore
APLOAD, in a consortium with Biodesign (www.biodesign.pt) and Aqualogus (www.aqualogus.pt), is developing a Structure Plan for Porto Maritime Shore. The proposal submitted by this consortium for the development of the Structure Plan was the winner in the international competition launched by the public company for Water Management, Águas do Porto, EM, in 2014.
'e-Portfolio' Project, Lifelong Learning Programme
APLOAD is part of an International Partnership recently approved under Lifelong Learning Programme for the development of the Project 'e-Portfolio - System as a Source for Employment of Prospective VET Graduates', coordinated by Adana Vocational School of Higher Education, Çukurova University, Turkey. The partnership is composed as well by the organisations Szamalk Post-Secondary Vocational School (Hungary), Sea Teach S.L. (Spain), Firat University (Turkey), AvivaPoland Vocational Training and Human Resources (Poland), Nidge University (Turkey) and Dalya Agency Advertisement (Turkey).