Newsletter 1

Project presentation, First transnational face-to-face meeting and Train the Trainers

December, 2022

University of Alicante + FUNDEUN

Welcome to the first newsletter of the UnInLeCo project (University and Business Inclusive Digital Learning Coaches). This project is coordinated by the University of Alicante under the Erasmus + programme (Key Action 2 - Partnerships for Cooperation), from March 2022 to February 2024.

UnInLeCo aims to create a permanent support partnership that increases the digital readiness of disadvantaged risk groups, as well as the professionals working with them, to further develop their digital competences and to foster a favourable attitude towards learning in digital environments, by building and maintaining a social support system.

The international consortium carrying out this project is composed of the University of Alicante as coordinator, South East European University of the Republic of North Macedonia, International School for Social and Business Studies of Slovenia, Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung- ISOB in Germany and FUNDEUN.

The intellectual outputs of the project will mainly result in the creation of an open training platform that will focus on the following targets: teachers of children at risk of social exclusion, staff working with refugees of the war in Ukraine, workers interacting with elderly people, counsellors working with rural women entrepreneurs and volunteers working with refugees.

On 21, 22 and 23 November, the Slovenian partner (ISSBS) hosted the 1st Transnational Meeting and Train the Trainers of the project in the city of Piran. The meeting, which was the first to be held in person in the context of the project, took place on the premises of the local EMUNI University. During the meeting, the partners were able to work face to face on the most important aspects of UNINLECO's management and task coordination.

During the training sessions (Train the Trainers), which took place over the course of three days, a group of professionals from the third sector and members of the consortium organisations actively worked on the most relevant training aspects to be developed for future training interventions, with the main focus put on the participants and future trainers of interested participants.

The ISSBS coordinator welcomed the group and informed all attendees about the most important aspects of the city of Piran, including some of its history and its belonging to the Kingdom of Venice. The attendees enjoyed a tour of the campus after the training sessions, and prior to the meeting topics that focused on the management and next steps in the implementation of the project.