Second CReBUS Workshop

CrebusSantander1The second workshop of CReBUS project was implemented in Santander on the 5th of October 2012. This initiative was presented to a group of 25 females who are also taking part in a training course related to Innovative Innovation Management in the enterprise

CReBUS (creating business) is a European project that started in November 2010. It is promoted by the University of Bucharest and coordinated by IREA (Romanian Institute for Adult Education). In addition, there are some other organizations that participate in it, namely: University of Latvia, the Italian organization CSCS, Bit – media from Austria and the Slovak University of Agriculture together with DOCUMENTA in Spain.

Along these two years of project life, it has been created a formative system through the use of web 2.0 resources in order to promote the development of entrepreneurship competences among students and young graduates. This training system has followed the methodology called eMentorship, consisting of a personal counseling to transfer best practices and experiences to the entrepreneurs.


CERF: Key Competences in Adult Education

Documenta's experts finalized in London the development of an innovative training methodology that integrates Key Competences defined in the European Reference Framework.

CerfLondresDuring the 13th and 14th September, Documenta, European Institute for Training and Development, attended the transnational meeting CERF project in order to discuss and finalize the development of a comprehensive methodological approach in the teaching and training of Key Competencies oriented to disadvantaged groups.

The relevance of this training package lies in the novelty of the proposal that uses an innovative approach to teaching these skills focused on student and on the development of their potential and capabilities. We propose a combination of inductive and deductive methods in an open development framework, to ensure interactive assimilation of content through its practice and providing the variety of student profiles.

The efectivenes of the methodology and training contents will be tested by both, trainers and end users.


ISABEL: The Budapest Experience


The ISABEL project (Interactive Social Media for Integration Skills Bartering Empowerment Informal Learning) Final Meeting and Final Conference took place in Budapest, Hungary, between the 17TH and 19TH of September.

This project seeks to employ innovative practices like citizen journalism in order to strengthen groups and communities both at social and territorial level. In doing so, social and intercultural links are strengthened, promoting communication among communities, making possible personal and collective growth and letting people know that their voices will be heard through a “Network of community reporters”.


Learning to Manage Innovation in SMEs, a New Job Opportunity

IGMAtallerSDR1In the framework of the European project of Innovation Management Agents (INMA), this week begins the training course of innovation management in SMEs organized by the Municipality of Santander and Documenta, European Institute for Training and Development. INMA pilot training is aimed primarily at highly qualified women, who due to the oversupply caused by the crisis, hare now working in jobs below their qualifications or unemployed.

The main objective of INMA European project is to adjust and transfer to other countries the European professional profile of “Innovation Agent” created in 2005 to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs, mainly by promoting the acquisition and adequate use of innovations and new technologies. INMA project also aims to promote the participation of women in the field of innovation, currently occupied mostly by men.