SYN­ER­GY - Har­nes­sing the Lear­ning As­sets Wi­thin the SME Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty



SYNERGY ist ein 24 monatiges ERASMUS+ Projekt. Es ist in die Aktion ´Strategic Partnerships´ mit dem Fokus auf Berufsbildung (Vocational Education and Training – VET) eingebettet ist. Die Umsetzung erfolgt als ein international ausgerichtetes Projekt im EU-Bildungsprogramm.

In SYNERGY kooperieren sieben Institutionen aus sieben Ländern: Finnland, Griechenland, Irland, Italien, Rumänien, Zypern und Deutschland. Die Partnerschaft beinhaltet Universitäten, Forschungseinrichtungen, Berufsbildungsanbieter, regionale Bildungsentwicklungsinstitutionen sowie einen Technikpartner.

The objectives of SYNERGY are: (1) To support the development of a culture of learning within the micro-enterprise sector cultivating positive attitudes towards learning among micro-enterprise owners by ensuring that learning materials developed are relevant to their needs and appropriate to their learning preferences; (2) To support the continuous professional development of vocational education staff by providing a bespoke in-service training program that builds their knowledge and understanding of the business world and supports their work in non-traditional blended learning environments (3) To create a sense of community animating micro-enterprise owners and education service providers towards a common set of educational goals and objectives ensuring that service provision is tailored to address the needs of local businesses; (4) To design and implement a series of cost-effective, flexible, bespoke peer-to-peer learning micro-social networks to considerably increase the range and accessibility of educational services and supports; (5) To provide a suite of bespoke media-rich learning resources that address specific skill needs within the micro-enterprise sector identified through research with the target group; (6) To promote inter-cultural awareness and grow the potential for international business development for micro-enterprises by linking the on-line learning communities created in the different Member States.