Training educators to implement Financial Literacy Courses for young adults at risk is an ERASMUS+ project that aims to train educators from different fields on how to carry out financial literacy courses for young adults at risk of social exclusion. This aim is based on the belief that training educators is the way to guarantee a higher number of young adults that will receive a quality financial education, in each of the partner countries. Facilitating at-risk youth with access to Financial Literacy is one of the tools to achieve social inclusion.
There are currently few projects, researches or studies on financial education that are especially focused on young adults at risk. This is a serious omission as young adults will soon have to make even more complex and critical financial decisions and they must be prepared to face new and changing economic environments. Financial Literacy continues to be especially low among young adults at risk (18-34 years) without compulsory education.
The National Strategies for Financial Education: OECD/INFE Policy Handbook (2015) mentions that effective financial education programs must focus on attitudes and skills. Most young adults are ill-equipped to deal with ever-increasing financial responsibility. That's the reason why the Guide for Educator will not only focus on Financial Literacy Courses but also on the possibility that Educators from varios fields can include Financial Literacy topics and contents in their classes and activities. The FinanceGO Project aims to train educators to offer Financial Literacy courses or classes to young adults at risk by developing a Guide for Educators and a Training Course. These two activities will give educators the tools needed to better serve young adults while applying a curriculum that is based on their own needs and expectations.
This project is a 24 month ERASMUS+ project that will be carried out from September 2017 until August 2019.
EmpoweringYou: empowerment of young EU citizens through a gamified virtual collaboration platform for political and civic participation
The objective of the project is to promote political and civic participation of young adults through play.
According to recent EU statistics, only 63% of young European citizens participate in elections, resulting in their political, civic and social exclusion at local, national and European level. In addition, there is a strong correlation between low educational level, unemployment, risk of poverty and active citizenship. Young people facing one or more of these disadvantages are more likely of suffering exclusion from democratic life.
We will develop an interactive game platform based on learning and exchange of ideas, combining non-formal education, networking and active community engagement, with the aim of promoting the political and civic participation of European citizenship at local, national and European level, developing civic engagement
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ScienceLit, Scientific literacy for all! (2016-2018)
ScienceLit project aims to bring science to adults, especially those who are in at-risk situation.
Scientific dialogic gatherings are a way to achieve some of the current European challenges in science, both institutions and civil society and adult education, especially in sectors with a low level of academic training, As these people have traditionally been excluded from the field of science and they would benefit from this knowledge in everyday life.
This project includes, first of all, dialogic scientific gatherings, an activity in which scientific works and articles are read, it is reflected, and through dialogue, a collective learning is created, so that the participants acquire scientific knowledge, as well as capacity for argument and mutual respect. Secondly, these sessions of scientific dialogue dialogues will be filmed to develop an interactive guide for educators who are interested in applying this action. Finally, a training course will be organized for professionals as educators.
EDUFIN: FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR YOUNG ADULTS AT RISK
The school has been in Europe since long time ago. We have participated and participate in different European projects. This allows us to exchange experiences, disseminate our model, create associative network and action shared with other countries.
The EDU-FIN (2014-2016) project aims to meet the real needs of young low-skilled adults – 18-34 years old without compulsory education – on financial education.
Nowadays financial markets are increasingly complex and for this reason citizenship needs to be informed and critical. This way they can make key decisions to improve different aspects of their life, not only from a financial optic.Financial education is closely related to the acquisition of basic skills promoted by the European population in order to achieve the 5 target objectives of the Europe2020 strategy.
Throughout the project a curriculum on financial education will be created, this program will be developed with the active participation of the beneficiaries themselves using the participatory process. The creation of this program is important because in the future it could be implemented in national education systems in Europe and thereby creates a new line of innovative and contemporary education. Studies show that the level of financial literacy is low in certain demographic groups such as young adults at risk and shockingly there are currently few projects that are specially focused on this issue.
ValidVol (Validation of Volunteers) has been launched to recognise and accredit learning and skills development of individuals working in the voluntary sector (accredited learning and development of skills which individuals gain through their work in the voluntary sector).
ValidVol is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme under the Grundtvig sub-programme and involves five European partner countries: Italy (UniTS), Spain (Agora), Greece (KMOP), Austria (BFI) and the United Kingdom (NWRC). It intends to contribute to the creation of systems, models and schemes which validate and clearly identify the key competences gained from their experience as volunteers.
The target group of ValidVol consists of senior volunteers aged over 50 who are involved in voluntary services and wish to reinforce their employability, because they are either retired, under employed or unemployed.
The project will look into the significant experiences of non-formal and informal learning through volunteering across Europe, and will motivate senior volunteers to be involved in further adult learning activities, which will facilitate or improve their employability.
The ultimate goal of the ValidVol project is to develop a system to validate the key competences acquired during senior volunteering.
We have participated in these projects:
CLAN: Contimuous Learning for Adultos Needs
(2007 - 2009) Lifelong Learning Programme. Grundtvig 1
The European project CLAN: Lifelong learning for adults develop a new method of learning for adults who can combine training with work and family life.
CE-AIDS: An e-learning environment for HIV / AIDS education
(2007-2009) Lifelong Learning Programme. Grundtvig 1
The project "E-AIDS: An educational virtual platform about AIDS is carrying out an integrated solution for the education of adult people in the field of the prevention of AIDS. According to the last surveys of the network “EUROHIV”, in 2005 there were 23.620 new cases diagnosed with this infecction only in the EU.
This project has been coordinated from Save the Children Romania and five organizations from five european countries (Romania, Spain, Italy, Poland i Czech Republic) have been involved. E-AIDS is a project funded by the European Commission (LLP, Grundtvig – Proyectes Multilaterals)
Además también hemos realizado los siguientes proyectos:
We also have carried out the next projects:
- (2003-2005) Minerva Action of Socrates Program. Title: ABE-CAMPUS (Virtual Adulto Basic Education Communities in Europa). Àgora participates as the coordinate committe of the project.
- (2002-2004) E-learning Action. Title: DIMELI (Dialogical Media Literacy) . Àgora participates as the coordinate committe of the project.
- (2003-2004) Grundtvig 1 Action of Socrates Program. Title: DERI (Interactive Relations and Development of Employability). ). Àgora participates as a member organization.
- (2003-2004) Grundtvig 1 Action of Socrates Program. Title: MOLIE (Mentoring On Line in Europe). Àgora participates as a partner.
- (2002-2004) Grundtvig 2 Action of Socrates Program. Title: Guidance AND COUNSELLING. Àgora participated as a member organization.
- (2001) Grundtvig 2 Action of Socrates Program. Title: CREATIVITY. Àgora participated as a member organization.
- (1999-2002) Grundtvig 1 Action of Socrates Program. Title: WAYTOEU: The way to the Unite Europe. Àgora participated as a member organization.
- (2000) Grundtvig 1 Action of Socrates Program. Title: Gatherings in the Cyberspace II. Àgora participated as the coordinate committe. Renovation of the project of the year before.
- (1999) Adult Education Action of Socrates Program. Title: Gatherings in the Cyberspace. Àgora participated as the coordinate committe of the project.
- (1998) Adult Education Action of Socrates Program. Title: BASIC II. Àgora participated as a member organization.
- (1997) Adult Education action of Socrates program. Title: BASIC. Àgora participated as a member organization.
To make all these projects Agora has been working with many organizations related to education across Europe. Some of them are: VUC Glamsbjerg. Denmark Fiatest Educational Center.Rumania, Vilinus Center.Lituania Adult Educational, Labour Centre of Békés Conty.Hungría, University of Veliko Turnovo. Bulgaria, Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven. Belgium, Multimedia Center Montaigne. University of Bordeaux.França, University of Ulm.ZAWIW. Germany, Scuola Media Statale "A. Manzoni". Italy, Leeds Metropolitan University School of Educatiion & Professional Development. UK etc.