EU Projects

EU Projects & LMETB

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LMETB have a strong record of innovative practice in our schools and centres of education with some gaining international recognition for innovation in education. LMETB work both nationally and locally in partnership with all schools, agencies and organisations to provide a collaborative and coherent program of educational opportunities for students at all levels.

LMETB has extensive experience of coordinating and participating in numerous EU and nationally funded projects addressing the needs of students. The budget for LMETB for the coming year is estimated to be in excess of €100m. The successful delivery of these projects has demonstrated its capacity to engage with an extensive number of learners within the county and also its ability to deliver projects within budget and within a specified time-frame.

Examples of projects include;

Online Resources for Special Education Needs: Piloting first online learning classroom and resources for students, teachers and parents of those with SEN. This aims to facilitate learning in a variety of rural, urban and cultural settings.

Lifelong Readers: A European Reading Promotion Framework for Primary School Librarians, Educators, and Administrators.

Happy Days: The ‘Happy Days Project’, a Comenius funded European project with the aim of devising an encompassing strategy for European schools by which the best possible environments possible to mitigate against poor mental health might be created. The project was developed in conjunction with second level schools, centres of education, educational policy makers and relevant health service personnel.

Futeur: The FutEur project aimed to identify best practice to support education. The project analysed best practice for the development of digital competence for migrants/low skilled workers and early school leavers. It identified resources, methodologies and philosophies which informed previous lifelong learning programmes, and transfered the results of those projects to enable them to be mainstreamed within member states.

ESSE: The ESSE Project aims to support “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth through the reduction in rates of early school-leaving” across Europe. With all member states working towards the target of less than 10% early school leaving by the year 2020 in these very challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to facilitate the sharing of best practice across Europe.

SciFiEd: SciFiEd aims to provide teachers with tools, training, and guidance that will assist them in enhancing their teaching, making science more attractive to students, connecting it with real-life issues such as the environment, and providing girls and other marginalised groups access to science. The central project idea is to achieve this by incorporating Science Fiction in science teaching.

ALDO: The ALDO (Adults with a Learning Disability, Observatory of Best Practise) project will instigate a series of European research studies to identify successful educational projects in the area ICT in education and training of disabled people.

SELFIE: The rationale behind the SELFIE project is based on the belief that we now need to consider career planning as a subject instead of career guidance as a service; a subject with curriculum resources at different levels, with required learning outcomes and an assessment framework to measure attainment.

ARíS: The ARIS project acknowledges that long-term unemployment is at record levels across the European Union and the task of finding new employment is extremely difficult as ‘old jobs’ now require ‘new’ skills. This project is about promoting and developing the concept of an ‘encore career’ where long-term unemployed persons in their prime working age (35 to 50 years old) can access re-training opportunities to add new skills that are appropriate to the knowledge intensive economy and help re-launch their careers at a higher skilled, more sustainable level.

 

For further information about Louth & Meath Education and Training Board EU Projects please contact Ms Imelda Prunty iprunty@lmetb.ie

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