The overall objective of the project Alternative Safety Nets (Proy. Numb. 2019-1-TR01-KA204-075635) is to maximise the impact and contribution of alternative education or other equivalent institutions for adult education both in terms of increasing
the quality of courses provided and also in facilitating the access of their attendants to the labour
market through developing media literacy competences and digital skills for job search purposes.
Specific project objectives include:
• To enhance media literacy competences and digital skills of adults having dropped out of the education system and attending alternative educational institutions through innovative learning tools;
• To encourage educators in alternative education or other equivalent institutions for adults to extend their media literacy and digital skills by understanding their significance and contribution to the advancement of the learners, both from an educational and a professional scope of view;
• To attract adults having dropped out of school to complete their secondary education by attending alternative educational institutions for adults through effective outreach strategy.
The main target group of the project is educators in alternative educational institutions for adults who haven’t completed secondary education. Adults with low typical skills who haven’t completed the secondary education will be the final project beneficiaries and will be actively involved in the main
project activities. The project will also target institutions and stakeholders active in adult education.
The main activities of the project include: a) the development of a capacity building methodology for educators of alternative education institutions for adults based on the existing web-based professional profiling methodologies & practices, as well as on the special needs of low-skilled
middle-aged adults who haven’t completed the secondary education; b) the development and pilot testing of an online capacity building platform; and c) the promotion of this methodology and tool together with a comprehensive manual and accompanied by proposals for updating the existing curricula for adult education.
It should also be noted that the impact of the project will follow high sustainability standards, since the online platform (which is the main tool developed by the project) will remain functional and accessible after the end of the project, together with the proposals for updating the curricula and the manual for the educator.