Erasmus+ Thematic Seminar in VET 2015

Erasmus+ Thematic Seminar in VET 2015

Erasmus+ Thematic Seminar in Vocational Education and Training:
‘Enhancing the Quality of Projects through Transnational Cooperation’

Dublin, Ireland | 17–19 November 2015


Click below to view or download the workshop outcomes:

KA1 Workshop – Creating and implementing a quality European Development Plan
European Development Plan Template

KA1 Workshop – Quality in mobility and the VET Mobility Charter
European Internationalisation Strategy in Erasmus+ Charters

KA2 Workshop – Quality Management in Strategic Partnerships
Tips for Quality Management_15_12_15

KA2 Workshop – Sharing Experience and Good Practice in Teaching, Training, Learning Activities
TTL Guidelines_Final_15_12_15

Click to view or download the presentations given at the TCA:

Overall TCA Slides

KA1: Creating and implementing a quality European Development Plan
Moderator: Tore Kjærgård, Norwegian Centre for Cooperation in International Education
European Develpment Plan – Hordaland Council

KA1: Quality in mobility and the VET Mobility Charter
Moderator: Elva Duggan, Léargas
Quality in Mobility and the VET Mobility Charter

National Agency meeting:
Entrepreneurs – There is a plus from Erasmus+

Ralfs Spade, State Education Development Agency, Latvia


Welcome! On this page you will find all the information you need to prepare for the TCA. If you haven’t already If you have any queries, please contact swallace@leargas.ie.

Where?
The seminar will be in the Grand Hotel, Malahide – a seaside town in north County Dublin. It is approximately 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 45 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Grand Hotel
Malahide, County Dublin, K36 XT65, Ireland

T: +353 (0) 1 845 0000
F: +353 (0) 1 845 0987
E: sales@thegrand.ie

The hotel has free WiFi throughout. Guests are free to use the Swimming Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Gym and Aerobics Room between 6.30am and 9.45pm. Please bring a swimsuit if you would like to use these facilities!

You will be asked to provide a credit card on check-in, for use against any extra expenses such as food/drinks ordered to your room.

When?
The seminar starts with dinner on Tuesday 17 November at 7.00pm, and ends on Thursday 19 November at 3.45pm. You can check into the hotel from 3.00pm.

NATIONAL AGENCY STAFF PLEASE NOTE: You should arrive on the evening of 16 November, in time for the Preparation Meeting on 17 November.

Getting there
The best way to get to the hotel from Dublin Airport is by taxi. The journey lasts 15-20 minutes and costs approximately €20. Taxi ranks are located just outside each terminal building.

Fee & Events
The seminar fee includes:
• Two day contact seminar including materials
• Two nights’ accommodation at Grand Hotel Malahide (17 & 18 November 2015)
• All meals during the seminar
• Social activities.

The welcome dinner on 17 November will be in the hotel’s Coast Restaurant. Dinner on 18 November will be in the Brazen Head Bar and Restaurant in Dublin city centre. This dinner will form part of our Cultural Evening and will include Irish music and Irish story telling.

Weather
The weather in Ireland in November is usually quite changeable, and can range from dry and sunny to wet and windy. The average temperature is around 8-10 degrees, so warm clothing is advised (especially if you would like take a walk along the coastline near the hotel or into the local village!).

PROGRAMME

Tuesday 17 November
19.00–22.00 Welcome dinner

Wednesday 18 November
08:30–09:30 Registration
09:30–09:45 Welcome – Jim Mullin, Léargas/Aims and objectives – Siobhán Wallace, Léargas
09.45–10.00 What makes a good quality project? – Paul Guest, Orientra Consulting
10:00–12:30 (coffee break 11.15-11.30) Morning Workshops (running concurrently)

  • KA1: Creating and implementing a quality European Development Plan – Moderator Tore Kjærgård, Norwegian Centre for Cooperation in International Education (Norwegian NA), with presentation from Hordaland County Council, Norway
  • KA2: Sharing experience and good practice in teaching, training, and learning activities – Moderator Siobhán Wallace, Léargas

12:30–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:00 Networking and project carousel
14:00–15:30 Afternoon workshops (running concurrently)

  • KA1 Workshop: Quality in mobility and the VET Mobility Charter
    Moderator: Elva Duggan, Léargas
  • KA2 Workshop: Quality management in Strategic Partnerships
    Moderator: Paul Guest, Orientra Consulting

15:30–15:45 Coffee break
15:45–16:00 Day 1 wrap-up: Brief feedback from workshops
16:00–16:30 Moderator preparation
17:10–22:00 Dinner and cultural night

Thursday 19 November:
09:00–09:15 Aims and objectives for day 2 – Paul Guest, Orientra Counsulting
09:15–10:45 Workshop 1 (KA1 & KA2)

  • Assessment and validation of learning outcomes
    Moderators: Siobhán Wallace, Léargas and Tuula Oikarainen, CIMO (Finnish NA)

10:45–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–12:45 Workshop 2 (KA1 & KA2)

  • Impact and dissemination in Erasmus+
    Moderators: Margrét Jóhannsdóttir, The Icelandic Centre for Research (Icelandic NA) and Carina Hammar, Swedish Council for Higher Education (Swedish NA)

12:45–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Plenary: Summary of ideas and practical guides
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