Asociacion De Innovacion Formaciony Empleo Para El Desarrollo Sostenible
AIFED is a local organization that works in the areas of training, culture and employment in Granada, Spain. We defend the rights of teachers.
AIFED participates with other local, regional, national and international agencies in the organization of cultural activities and training for innovation and access to employment.
Our association develops programs and work activities and support for employment, we promote the development and promotion of volunteer programs, we support the incorporation of e-learning to education and professional training.
We also try to bring citizens closer to the European institutions through our participation in European programs.
1. Coordinator of MUZEUM project in AIFED
ELENA MILEA DAFINA: Journalist (University of Bucharest). Expert in communication and Ue project.
2. “Singing and Making Melody in your Heart” Envoy of hope Mikis Theodorakis
Our idea was reflected in a 2-year schedule of the Project, divided also in four (4) semesters. Previously, the Committee had to answer the most crucial question: what does the entire European and much more the global community have in common, that already preexists in any local or regional environment and so it could be directly accessible? How any local cultural tradition could be the entrance to the history and culture of the whole humanity? Which monuments or historical figures of our Greco-Roman and Christian world could be presented as symbols of universal values? As the European school community living in the postmodern age do, we need to rediscover, share and rethink of our ancient, medieval and modern heritage? However, we are looking for the meeting point of all cultures, the simplest international language. It is no other than the Art itself.
Our schedule consists of four (4) major Semesters, each of which has its distinct requirements and goals. During a Semester, teachers and students will have to conclude a specific program (courses, workshops, educational programs etc.), which is to be presented afterwards through a festival and a scientific conference. All programs are addressed directly to the involved school’s community, but also to the broader community through the mass media and social media.
3. ELBLAG SENIOR EDUCATORS
The project entitled “Elbląg educators for seniors” is aimed at both seniors and instructors who develop and implement for them a cultural and educational offer.
Our goal is to expand the program that is directed to older people, by original and innovative proposals, and activities within the senior activity club. We also want to create a senior volunteering network in Elbląg that will gradually expand to the whole region. All activities will be realized at the process of exchanging of good practices in cooperation with institutions from three partner countries – Spain, Italy and Germany.
In the first phase of the implementation of the project, a group of instructors, seniors and management staff from institutions from partner countries will participate.
The result of project activities is to encourage older people to take part in activities offered by local institutions, and to maximize their involvement in activities for the benefit of their own community with using their knowledge and skills. By reaching out to people who have not made use of outdoor forms of spending time, we want to motivate seniors to act, and thus prevent their feeling of rejection, marginalization and exclusion.
To achieve the intended goals, a part of the project activities was directed to educators who prepare an offer for the elderly. We would like to broaden the competences and knowledge of animators, providing them the ability to work in an international team and introduce them to new trends in senior education.
As part of the project in each of the partner countries there will be workshops that are going to last for several days. Educators from the involved institutions will share their experience and knowledge in the field of senior volunteering, matching and conducting non-standard classes using original work techniques that relate to the culture and traditions of a given country.
During the last day of the workshops, the instructors who are visiting in each country will conduct demonstration classes for a group of seniors, which are going to be observed by animators from the host institution. Thanks to this, they will learn about the application of the discussed forms of work in practice.
4. Gardening Techniques in Europe (GATE)
It is an interdisciplinary project with the main focus on gardening training, and specifically onteaching senior citizens on gardening techniques. This training and lessons in gardening field provides seniors learners with various means, styles, techniques, traditional and modern trends of gardening for different occasions (flowers, vegetables, herbs etc.) A network between the two partners will be established in order to create new learning opportunities in this field. Trainees will act later as trainers for other trainees. The target group: mainly seniors over 50, socially excluded and/or other residents of socially disadvantaged regions, unemployed, disabled, seniors. A research of the best methods, styles, techniques will be conducted and produced in Power Point Presentations, E- Album with gardens, video films, leaflets and other products.
This project has mobility’s will act as practice after trainings. Dissemination activities will be crucial, as all organizations help to attract new trainees in order to create new groups.
The project is establishing partnership between European organizations that can impact on local authorities to improve or change their policy in seniors sector by shoving examples of good practice on international level.