The Face Value project had the final meeting in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in July 2016, and the training course materials are now ready for use, after having tested and adjusted it according to local needs. Plovdiv is Europe’s oldest city and will be the European Capital of culture in 2019.
The materials are available in English, Serbian, Bulgarian, Latvian, Turkish on the project website;
The Face Value project has now released the training modules in several languages. A pedagogical report with tips on how to link the teaching in line with the EQF system is also ready. These materials can be found on the project website.
In April 2016 the Lighthouse team with Victoria Hansen from RSBDF met in Athens to go through the web platform and system for supporting career paths for migrants. In connection with this the team visited housings for refugees in Athens area. They were placed in many very different places, especially older hotels. The standard was surprisingly good as far as we could judge, so Greece did a good job with these.
In medio april the IHEM project team (Innovative Health Educational Module for staff in health care and NGO settings) met for the third time in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in order to harmonize the training modules for healthcare staff which has been developed the recent months.
The MEAL project team has just received confirmation that the MEAL project has been accepted for presentation at the GOWELL 2016- EAI International Conference on Games for WELL – being in BUDAPEST, Hungary 14-16 th June 2016.
The EAI Games fOr WELL-Being conference builds upon the increasing relevance of applied gaming approaches, gamification techniques and game-related technologies and devices for health and wellbeing management and recovering. Traditional approaches, albeit efficient, often falls short in engaging the individual and in fostering her interest in actually following a treatment or prevention. The adoption of gaming-related techniques in situations where health and well-being are involved can push individuals to engage willingly in activities to improve their lifestyle as well as in participating to prevention programs or treatments.
The MEAL project has launched a promo video that will be used in further exploitation of the MEAL products after the project has ended. The team had the final conference and dissemination meeting in Valencia at the end of January 2016. www.mealproject.eu
or watch it on YOUTUBE
The paper entitled “Validation of a serious game designed to teach Nutrition Education to children:
Pick it!” will be presented at the ISRII 8th Scientific Meeting 7. – 9. April, 2016 in Seattle, USA;
“Technologies for a digital world: Improving health across the lifespan”
Link to the congress;
Optimising appearance-related psychosocial care in European settings
Appearance-related concerns are prevalent among patients and are associated with a range of negative physical and psychosocial outcomes, yet many health professionals across Europe report that they are often ill-equipped to provide adequate support. Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research examine the impact of two projects aiming to identify training needs to optimise psychosocial care for patients
Gaskin E, Persson M, Williamson H.
Article can be found here;
For interested teachers and trainers all developed materials are available for free download here :
Available in English, German, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese
The TELLE kickoff was a huge success. 17 teachers from Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland and 10 teachers from Norway met to get to know each other and conduct workshops.
Here some pictures from the first ice breaker where the staff were making pizzas in pairs together
A new Erasmus+ project is starting its activities in December 2015.
Improving the long-term outcomes in children with congenital anomalies by implementing an Innovative Health Educational Module for staff in health care and NGO settings.
Erasmus + project number : 2015-1-SE01-KA202-012291
The aim is to conduct research on current situation in partner countries and make pedagocical training material for short term staff training courses for health professionals working with congenital anomalies.
The IHEM consortium had the first gathering in Malmø, at Lund University, Cleft Centre, hosted and coached by professor Henry Svensson (http://www.lu.se/lucat/user/plas-hsv).
The Telle- teacher exchange program has published the official blog of the project, where all materials, lesson plans and outputs will be available.
The Lighthouse model web site is now online at
The training school took place in Msida, Malta between 9 November – 11 November 2015, and RSBDF was present with lecturer focusing on vocational education
The training school addressed the following topics via lectures, reflective exercises and group work during the 3 days.
- The psychology of Appearance
- Who are the marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups in Europe?
- The impact of belonging to a disadvantaged group on childhood, adolescence & adulthood
- The social and cultural impact in relation to marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups
- How do we reach these groups in our different fields of specialities – education, vocational training, public health, medical settings
- How do we assess appearance dissatisfaction in marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups?
- Research methods and methodological challenges
- Data collection methods & response formats
- Case studies based upon clinical and observational experiences
The TELLE project holds its first teacher training in Stavanger between 25-29 november 2015. The topics covered is Video editing, photo editing, social media, Viking jewellery, chocolate praline making, laser engraver production for youth enterprise, beer brewing, sausage making, language learning, TANDEM learning etc.
17 teachers from Finland, Germany, Estonia and Iceland will visit Stavanger.
The project is ending this month, and partners & multipliers were gathered to review the project and look into sustainability issues.
The conference was held on 29th of October 2015 at Tradium in Randers, Denmark and had 30 participants from 12 countries. Project’s final event was organized to share project’s results and attract key experts and researchers from countries not involved in the MIRROR project.
The conference started with the overview of the project given by Ms. Olga Fagerland, the representative of Møllehagen, the project coordinator. Following the Managing Director at Tradium, Mr. Tage Andersen, held an introductory speech about the importance of the issues the project addresses for their school and today’s society in general. The key words from his speech are “We want our student to be happy”.
See also : http://www.mirrorproject.eu/news?id1=1616
The Connect-VET team successfully conducted a roundtable at the 24th EFVET conference in Paphos, Cyprus.
Anne Matilainen presented the project to a keen bunch of spectators and it ended with fruitful discussions on ideas and opportunities for cooperation between VET and businesses.
The project is in its last months and all developed materials will be available for download on project website.
The Connect-VET project will have its final conference and round table at the 24th international EfVET conference in Paphos, Cyprus. The conference attracts VET trainers and staff from all over Europe.
We will be presenting our cooperation models and look at further development of our project idea.