What are the advantages of attending a transnational training course?
As Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. By attending a transnational training course, you will enrich your knowledge and skills in the field of your desire and you will have the opportunity to meet experienced trainers as well as participants from other countries. Apart from the exchange of good practices and the first-hand experience gained, you will, also, be able to get to know new cultures and challenge yourself on your linguistic and social skills. The European Union provides through the Erasmus+ Programme an amazing opportunity fully funded to improve your professional skills, upgrade the services provided at your own organization-school-Youth or Adult Centre working in the formal or non-formal learning context, as well as enrich tools and resources. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford.
What can my organisation (school, NGO etc.) gain from my participation?
The purpose of the mobility activities is to provide learning opportunities to individuals and to support the internalisation and institutional development of schools and other organisations. Specifically, through your participation the objectives are:To strengthen the European dimension of teaching and learning by:
- promoting values of inclusion and diversity, tolerance, and democratic participation
- promoting knowledge about shared European heritage and diversity
- supporting the development of professional networks across Europe
To increase the quality of teaching and learning in formal and non-formal learning settings by:
supporting the professional development of teachers, school leaders, professionals, youth workers etc.
- promoting the use of new technologies and innovative learning and teaching methods
- improving language learning and language diversity in schools
- supporting the sharing and transfer of best practices
To contribute to the creation of the European Education Area, promote the Green Deal, Digital Action Plan, Youth Agenda etc. by:
- building capacity of the various organisations to engage in cross-border exchanges and cooperation, and carry out high-quality mobility projects
- making learning mobility a realistic possibility for any learner
- fostering recognition of learning outcomes of learners and staff in mobility periods abroad
Why should I choose to attend a transnational training course at Emphasys Centre?
Emphasys Centre is an ICT training centre with more than 23 years of experience. Our staff has a plethora of academic backgrounds and experiences, therefore, we can provide courses and training in many fields. What brings us together as a team is our common aim to provide learning opportunities to everyone, despite their age, nationality, sex or any other social group. Moreover, we have modern and fully equipped teaching facilities in order to offer an engaging and interactive experience. You can have a look at our premises here.
Emphasys is fully equipped with modern facilities that include 2 lab rooms, big conference area, 8 offices and top of the range technology to support the needs of an IT training centre: such as interactive boards, 75 inches’ flat-screen TV, gaming laptops, tablets, Virtual Reality equipment (Oculus Rift S), Craftbot+ 3D Printer, a selection of robots (e.g. Edison, Lego Boost, Lego WeDo Lego Mindstorm, Arduino, Engino) etc.
Will I be provided with any material, tools or resources?
Emphasys Centre has developed a custom-made platform especially for the participants of the KA1 Mobility Courses in order to provide them with additional material, resources and tools relevant to the course of their choice. The platform includes teaching material, PowerPoint Presentations, educational games, gamified applications, assessment tools etc. Moreover, you will gain lifetime access to this platform as well as any future updates for the material. You can have a look at this link.
Will I need to bring my own laptop?
We can provide laptops or any other technical equipment needed in our classrooms as well as other premises that we may visit during the training course. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop.
Is English the only language possible for your training courses?
English and Greek are the official languages of our training courses. However, we can provide instant linguistic support in Greek, French and Spanish by our multilingual staff. If you wish to be provided with linguistic support, please let us know in advance.
What is the required level of English language acquisition to be able to attend the course?
In order to be able to actively participate and attend our training courses, you should either hold or have equivalent skills as the B2 level of the Common European Reference Framework for languages (CERF). The level B2 corresponds to the following linguistic competences:
• Understanding: Be able to understand the main ideas of standard speech or radio and TV programs as well as texts with everyday or job-related topics.
• Speaking: Be able to participate in discussions with native speakers with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity, especially for various topics related to my field of interest.
• Writing: Be able to write clear and detailed texts, essays or reports on various topics without significant struggles.
What is the duration of your courses?
We have planned interactive courses for a duration of six days / Each course has a six-day schedule but it can be flexible to five days. For more information on a specific course, please visit: erasmuscoursescyprus.com/courses
Do you provide any kind of certificate?
Of course we do. All our trainees are provided with a certificate of attendance as well as all the necessary Europass or Youthpass Mobility documents at the end of their course. For more information on the Europass Mobility documents, consult your National Europass Centre.
Can I have a tailored made training course?
We are flexible to hear your needs and requests and adapt them in our existing courses. We can also organize a targeted course to the needs of your school/organization/centre if there is a minimum number of participants. Please contact us for more information.
Show of interest
I found a course that I like. What should I do?
You should let us know. We will be more than happy to have you here with us! Enroll in the course of your desire by filling in the registration form and one of our staff members will come in contact with you to confirm your pre-registration. Please note that then, your organization should apply for the Erasmus+ KA1 funding in EU login. More information in regards to the steps to follow can be found here.
Can I express my interest in more than one course?
Of course, you can since the application is submitted by an organization. Therefore, you can choose different courses to be attended by several people from your organisation. Please check how many applications can be submitted by each organization and what are the aims of your organization in terms of the professional development of the staff.
Do I need to send any money at this point?
No, this is just a preparatory phase. Money needs to be transferred after the approval of your organisation’s application by the NA of your country.
Is there a deadline for expressing my interest in a course?
No, you can do so whenever you want to. However, there is a deadline for submitting your application for the Erasmus+ funding. The deadline for 2021 is the 11th of May 2021. You can contact us before that, in order to help you with your application form.