Documenta Tests a Specialized Curriculum in Social and Civic Competences for Groups at Risk of Social Exclusion

On Tuesday 18 December took place the ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop of CERF European project which invited the community of experts in different user profiles to evaluate the methodology and content

CERFTallerSdr2Trainers and guidance practitioners from various entities (Santander City Council, Red Cross Cantabria, Cantabrian Association for Combating Unemployment (Brumas Workshops), IFES Cantabria, Gypsy Secretariat Foundation, Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre or The German Centre) participated in the conference organized by Documenta and held in CASYC, to test the curriculum and trainers package on Civic and Social Skills developed within the project CERF (Certification Standard For European Reference Framework Key Competences).

The aim is to develop a complete training package in Competences that will improve employability, or maintaining employment in disadvantaged groups. Through past experience it has been found that the development of Key Competences defined in the European Reference Framework help this goal. Within the project underway training packages in the following Competences:

  • KC2 Communication in Foreign Languages.
  • KC4 Digital Competence.
  • KC& Social and Civic Competences.
  • KC7 Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship.
  • KC8 Cultural Awareness and Expression.

The curriculum developed by Documenta in KC6 aims to develop Social Skills through the development of Soft Skills (Teamwork, Assertiveness, Active Listening, Proactivity, Emotional Intelligence, etc.), and Civic Skills through awareness of the student as an Individual, Social and Political Being.


Training of Facilitators – IGMA Project

IGMA TimisoaraPartners of IGMA project had a meeting in Timisoara (Romania) on the 14th and 15th December 2012 in order to carry out a training workshop in which they trained the facilitators who are going to organize the upcoming pilot sessions.

IGMA project –EU Integration Agent, Innovative Guidance Methodology for Integration of Low skilled Immigrants into Adult Education– is developing an innovative method aimed to integrate immigrants. This method is characterized by its flexibility and adaptability to each particular case as well as the networking among all the implied organizations.

During the meeting in Romania, the project partners were trained in order to be able to adapt and apply this methodology in their countries. They used the Sweden case (where the method has already been implemented) as a reference point to adjust the methodology.

Like Project: Study Visit to Cafe Dromedario

Documenta organizes a successful study tour to Café Dromedario Cantabria, to analyze and exchange with LIKE European project partners, the enterprises point of view regarding age management at work. Like European project promotes the implementation of innovative age management concepts according to the current aging workforce situation. Likewise, the project encourages enterprises to maintain older workforce and ensure the transference of elder workers knowledge and know-how to younger workers.


INMA PROJECT: Training and Labour Employment of Qualified Women as Manager of Innovation

INMAconferenciaThe partnership between public and private entities in investigating new ways to promote development is critical in the current situation, economic and social, living Europe and the rest of the world. The INMA European project, focusing on the formation and incorporation of women into the business world and to any other area as managers of innovation, extends and strengthens the initiatives undertaken by the various partners involved: Documenta, European Institute Studies for Training and Development and project sponsor, Santander City Council through its Development Agency, Dimitra (Greece), The West Pomeranian Business School (Poland) and Intelligent and Responsible Territory Management, GTIR (Spain).

Nearing completion, the project held last November 30 its Final Conference in the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, attended by the Councillor for Employment and Enterprise Development Gema Díaz Domínguez, Director of the Employment Service of Cantabria Maria Angeles Sopeña, representatives of the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare of the Government of Cantabria, Ms. Amaya Fernández Development Agency of the City of Santander, President of Documenta D. Javier Farto and experts from different European organizations involved.

The exchange of experiences from different agents and areas focused the day, which analyzed both the current situation and future prospects and drivers of change. Also completed with a summary and first assessment of the different face-to-face and virtual training courses for qualified women and unemployed conducted in Spain (Santander), Poland and Greece, which will soon begin their internship in companies. In Santander, 5 of the 25 students selected (45 requests) just entering the labor market.