OPENDOOR

Erasmus+

ABOUT PROJECT

Unemployment affects many people in every country-member of the European Union, although in a varying degree depending on a country. But in all of them, without exception, youth is the hardest hit segment of the population. Free mobility within Europe does not necessarily ease the problem, as migrants often encounter additional barriers to employment like the lack of language skills or cultural differences.

“Open the Door to Europe” (Project number: 2014-1-ESO-1-KA204-004738) is the initiative called to address these issues. Co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the Project has the following objectives in reaching this goal:

  • Improve the quality of adult education and training by promoting the access of the parties involved in adult education - both teachers/trainers and students - to innovative teaching tools and learning materials.
  • Provide teachers with the necessary tools to improve the foreign language competence of the target audiences, which are:
    • young people, both unemployed in search of a job and university graduates in search of a better job in multinational companies;
    • newly arrived immigrants in the need of social and labour inclusion; and
    • academic and administrative staff seeking a higher position in their jobs.

Foster the cooperation between organisations active in the field of adult non-formal and informal education and civil society from different European countries. We have pulled together robust resources and created a platform capable of supporting the Project of such scale. It consists of:

  1. Game-based language courses in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Latvian, Polish, and Turkish based on job relevant linguistic materials within social/daily life situations.
  2. Methodology and teaching tools/workshops for teachers helping them refine their teaching skills within the adult education system.
  3. “Melting Pot”, or an e-chat portal for students, connecting them with native speakers of the language they are learning.
  4. Resource Library for teachers and students consisting of linguistic materials, intercultural information, and employment resources sections.

PARTNERS

This partnership has been formed by organizations with different educational and social expertise in the field of formal and non-formal education of adults, which brings about diversity of approaches and experiences in foreign language teaching.