BaskEUball Project – Basket Change Maker: Play, Include, and Educate

The “Basket Change Maker: Play, Include, and Educate” (BaskEUball) objective is to respond to
the vulnerability and social exclusion situation of children aged 6 to 12 who study in multicultural
schools in Europe.
The project aims to use basketball as a powerful tool to promote inclusion and democratic
values as the practice of sport becomes a generator of opportunities for everyone, not just from
the sport but also for children’s academic, personal and collective development. In other words,
curricular learning and the development of life skills for all children.
In this sense, the project will implement active methods that connect the practice of sports and
the creative use of art and technology to develop lifelong learning and skills for both children
and teachers, as well as the entire educational community involved in the project.
The project involves partners from three different countries where basketball is strongly rooted
(Spain, Lithuania and Greece); for example, in Lithuania, it is considered a “second religion”. In
each country, a school, a basketball club, and a university (or educational organisation) are
involved as partners.
Each year, the project will select a group of girls and boys from vulnerable communities,
integrate them into different basketball teams (inclusion) and provide them with training
following the school project. It’s about working together in school and extracurricular basketball
to provide integral education in and out of school hours. It’s about getting basketball into school
and, at the same time, getting school into extracurricular activities. It’s all about educating the
In this process, a European network of children and educators will be created by using the
Internet and ICT not only to interconnect and engage in cultural exchanges but also to co-create
The project will involve at least 3250 children and 275 educators. The results will include a
program of extracurricular activities, a guide to integrating these activities into the school
curriculum, training materials and methods for teachers and coaches, and a report explaining
the know-how for replication.

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Μια κοινότητα είναι γεμάτη από μνήμες. Μνήμες ανθρώπων, μνήμες γεύσεων, μνήμες παραδόσεων. Μνήμες ατομικές και μνήμες συλλογικές. Πώς μπορούμε να αξιοποιήσουμε και να αναδείξουμε αυτές τις μνήμες;

Το ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα MEMORY ( έρχεται στο Ηράκλειο με τη συμμετοχή κοινοτήτων από το Περού, το Βιετνάμ, την Ιταλία και την Ελλάδα (Φορτέτσα, Ηράκλειο) !!!

Η Action Synergy Ηρακλείου και ο Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Φορτέτσας σας καλούν να συμμετέχετε!

Την Τετάρτη 2 Νοεμβρίου 2022, από τις 18.00 μέχρι τις 20.30, στo Πολύκεντρο Νεολαίας Δήμου Ηρακλείου (Ανδρογέως 2) θα γίνει παρουσίαση της μεθόδου και των εργαλείων του προγράμματος. Οι συμμετέχοντες θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να δουν πώς αυτά τα εργαλεία έχουν εφαρμοστεί σε διαφορετικές κοινότητες στο Περού, το Βιετνάμ, την Ιταλία αλλά και στην Κρήτη. Θα έχουν επίσης την ευκαιρία να γνωρίσουν νέους ανθρώπους από αυτές τις χώρες αλλά και να δουν πώς μπορούν να εφαρμόσουν τις μεθόδους αυτές στις δικές τους κοινότητες.

Εάν επιθυμείτε να λάβετε συμμετοχή παρακαλώ συμπληρώστε την παρακάτω φόρμα:

Μπορείτε επίσης να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή στο τηλέφωνο 2810342779 καθημερινά 12.00-14.00 και 17.00-19.00. Παράλληλα, την Τετάρτη 2 Νοεμβρίου, στις 11.00 στη Λότζια, στον εξωτερικό χώρο θα παρουσιαστεί μια έκθεση με φωτογραφίες και πολιτισμικές εκδηλώσεις από το Περού, το Βιετνάμ, την Ιταλία και την Ελλάδα.

Οι θέσεις συμμετοχής είναι περιορισμένες.

Well – youth project

The focus is on providing support resources to address the well-being of unemployed young people, disrupted by the pandemic crisis of COVID-19, by developing skills and competencies to combat social stress, anxiety due to lack of work, developing financial education skills for efficient and optimal management of financial resources, developing the ability to know how to manage time to face all social challenges, strengthening the ability to interact/communicate with others and actively participate in the life of society. Doing so intends to provide youths with the necessary tools and competencies to develop their well-being/mental health and innovative solutions to face new risks and challenges, both in personal, educational, and professional contexts.

The project is also aimed at youth workers who are also facing these pandemic challenges of their target group, so we want to create a methodology adapted to the new pandemic and digital context that offers optimal solutions to facilitate quality education & social inclusion has given the new standards in all educational contexts: formal, informal& non-formal. The new methodological and curriculum design and component for career guidance that the Well-Youth project aims to develop takes into account all these motivating aspects for youth: the curriculum adapted to the hybrid environment with a dedicated strategy (teaching methods, form of organization, tools, and support materials) in order to create a new educational climate adapted to the current requirements of society and focused on finding optimal solutions to support the well-being and mental health of unemployed youth affected by COVID-19.

The LEADEXT project began in Poland

The first meeting if the LEADEXT project was organised in Radom, Poland at the 7th and 8th of April 2022. The kick-off meeting was hosted by the Radom Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the participation of partners from Poland, Denmark and Greece.

The city of Radom, around 100 klm from Warsaw is known for its history and its tradition in metalurgy. Many important metalurgic companies are concentrated in the region and we had the chance to visit, Azz, one of the most important of them, and discuss their strategy for recruitment and development of employees in the welding industry.

The aim of the LEADEXT project is to train specialists working in Vocational Education in order to develop the relations between VET and the enterprises.

Kick-off Meeting of CSR2VET in Lund

The kick-off meeting of the CSR2VET project was organised on the 28th of February 2022 in Lund, Sweden. We were hosted by the coordinator of the project, Mobilising Expertise in Ideon Science Park in order to start working on the project, define the project objectives and activities and organise the work for the first intellectual output, the handbook CSR from A to Z which will examine what the VET sector does (and doesn’t) in relation with Corporate Social Responsibility, why it should (or shouldn’t) bother and how their involvement in these issues may affect their training and teaching.