IME-2016: Conference results

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International Conference on Anti-Bullying Practices

The DAISSy research group (http://daissy.eap.gr) of the Hellenic Open University organizes the International Conference on Anti-Bullying Practices on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, during hours 9.30 – 17.00 at the AMALIA HOTEL, 10 Amalias Av., Athens (located opposite to the National Gardens).

The conference is organized in the context of the transnational project «SONET-BULL – Using ICT networking tools with peer learning and crowdsourcing to train school communities to counter student bullying» (http://www.sonetbull.eu/), which is coordinated by HOU.

The Conference will present the project main outcomes: training outline, educational material, learning objects and online peer-learning results, as recorded on the platform, through individual or group projects. Emphasis will be given to the presentation of best practices and educational activities such as those implemented by teachers – members of the Network. The Conference will also discuss contemporary anti-bullying approaches and theories, as well as the exploitation prospects of project results.

The Conference is addressed to members of the educational community (directors of schools, teachers, parents), managers responsible for planning and implementation of educational policies (at Regional offices and School Divisions, School Counselors, persons responsible for scientific and educational guidance), mental health specialists, students and researchers in humanities fields and generally to any person interested in the issue of school bullying.

You can find more information about the conference here.

Download the programme of the conference here!


International Conference IME-2016: Intercultural Mediation in contemporary Europe: challenges and possibilities

Hellenic Open University, with the support of Olympic Training and Consulting (project co-ordinator), organizes the international conference “Intercultural Mediation in contemporary Europe: challenges and possibilities”, in the context of multi-lateral project “TIME: Training Intercultural Mediators for a Multi-cultural Europe” (http://www.mediation-time.eu). The conference will take place on September 8 & 9 2016, in the Airotel Stratos Vassilikos hotel, 114 Michalakopoulou str., Athens, Hellas.

The conference is the third in a series of events organized by the DAISSy research group  of the Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr) during the past years. It is addressed to researchers and practitioners of IM and associated disciplines, including among others social workers and researchers who interact with immigrants, members of immigrant communities, personnel of educational institutions, training centers, NGOs and voluntary organizations, employees of public administration and local authorities.

The conference will promote exploitation of the results of project TIME (Training Intercultural Mediators for a Multicultural Europe), which was funded under Erasmus+, aiming to identify and discuss challenges, explore possibilities, exchange knowledge on practices and interventions and present successful IM policies.

You can find more information about the conference here.

Download the programme of the conference here!


Hellenic Conference on Innovating STEM Education

University of Athens, Greece

In recent years, there has been a focus on promoting the uptake of STEM subjects in schools. This has been driven by the need to ensure that young people gain the knowledge and skills essential to help them participate in a society in which mathematics, science and technology are increasingly important. Nevertheless, reform efforts, including curriculum development have treated the STEM subjects mostly in isolation. Recognizing that education within the individual STEM disciplines has great value and that efforts to improve discipline-centered teaching and learning should continue, this conference considers the potential benefits—and challenges—of an explicit focus on integration. In order to prepare students to address the problems of our society, it is necessary to provide students with opportunities to understand the problems through rich, engaging, and powerful experiences that integrate the disciplines of STEM.

The conference provides a platform for dissemination of best practice in teaching and learning in Greece, and will inspire and empower STEM educators to improve teaching quality, to Increase engagement in STEM education and career pathways, to connect students with real life industry relevancy, and to drive creativity, inquiry based learning, problem-solving & project based learning.

Read more information about the HiSTEM2016 Conference here


Final Conference of eCult Skills project organised by HOU with great success!

With great success were fulfilled the operations of the International Conference “Digital Challenges for Mecult1useum Experts” organized by the Hellenic Open University in 22th September 2015 at the Gate Athens Hotel in Athens.

Website: http://ecultskills-conference.eap.gr/

The Conference was organized in the context of the eCult Skills project: http://ecultskills.eu/ which investigates the emergence of new job roles as a result of the latest ICT developments and their adoption by the museums, and aims to present project outcomes and discuss possible exploitation routes.

The conference gathered scholars, museum professionals, museum representatives, organizations and networks, and ICT researchers and engineers creating a forum to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans on the interplay between Culture and Technology.

At the beginning of the Conference was attended many officials gave a welcome speech such as Dr. Jenny Albani, the Vice President of the Hellenic Committee of ICOM/ Directorate of  Museums, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Mrs. Lila de Chaves, the President of Heritage & Museums/ member of the Board of Trustees of European Museum Forum and Dr. Vasileios Dagdillelis, the President of National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance in Greece.

The conference contained three sessions and workshops. The first Session entitled “Outcomes and the impact of the eCult Skills Project” were presented the research results from the participant countries of the project. In the second Session  with the title “Museums in the digital era” we had museum representatives from different and diverse museums (national, foreign, small-sized, university museum, public or private) portraying their own perspective, through case studies, showing applications, DB, installations and educational programmes based on the new technologies. In the third session divided at two basic groups of speakers we had the opportunity to host universities/ academics and VET institutions that presented the currently provided study programmes/ curricula/ skills needed for the museum expert. The ICT experts testified their experience from collaborating with museums underlying the demanded qualifications regarding ICT and Culture.  In addition to the sessions, in the final workshops a fruitful discussion was developed among partners of the Project, audience and speakers aiming at the evaluation of the job role profiles and the evaluation of the exploitation potential of the project outcomes.

It is noteworthy that entries surpassed all expectations of the organizing committee and 150 participants flocked to the conference venue. The participants in their assessment expressed the most enthusiastic comments on the selection of the speakers, the themes, the space and the logistical organization. To all participants were issued a handbag with material of hardcopies and cd of the Conference Proceedings.

The content and the themes of the Conference were received ample recognition of the presence and contribution of  prominent professors, museum employees, ICT experts, Researchers and Boarding members in national & international committees while the papers showed great scientific interest.


Newsletter European Web Site on Integration – Greece (July-September 2015)


July-September 2015 Ιούλιος-Σεπτέμβριος 2015
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Good Practices Καλές πρακτικές
Greece: Training cultural mediators with social networking software (SONETOR)The SONETOR project aims to assist Cultural Mediators working with immigrants by providing them an online training platform. This platform aims to facilitate the up-skilling and re-skilling of Cultural Mediators. Read more.“AGREE – Agricultural job Rights to End foreign workers Exploitation” project aims at creating a new culture of work against all forms of exploitation and lawlessness through the promotion of the rights and opportunities of redemption. Read more. Ελλάδα: SONETOR, «Κατάρτιση διαπολιτισμικών μεσολαβητών αξιοποιώντας το νέο λογισμικό Κοινωνικής Δικτύωσης»Το SONETOR στοχεύει στην ενίσχυση των γνώσεων, των δεξιοτήτων και των ικανοτήτων των Πολιτισμικών Διαμεσολαβητών στην δουλειά τους με τους μετανάστες, μέσω της ανάπτυξης καινοτόμου περιεχόμενου και προγραμμάτων Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης και Εκπαίδευσης. Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ.Το πρόγραμμα «ΑGREE – Δικαιώματα στις αγροτικές εργασίες με στόχο να σταματήσει η εκμετάλλευση των αλλοδαπών εργατών» στοχεύει στη δημιουργία και προώθηση μιας νέας κουλτούρας εργασίας εναντίον όλων των μορφών εκμετάλλευσης και ανομίας. Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ
Latest documents Βιβλιοθήκη
Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In. This joint publication by the OECD and the European Commission presents the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the outcomes for immigrants and their children in five areas: employment, education and skills, social inclusion, civic engagement and social cohesion. Read more. MIPEX 2015: International Key Findings. Integration policies in the 38 MIPEX countries are ambivalent about equal rights and opportunities for immigrants. Scoring 52/100, integration policies in these developed democracies create obstacles for immigrants to fully participate in economic, social and democratic life. Read More.  “IRMA – Governing the irregular migration: States, Actors, Intermediaries” Final PublicationsHow do migration control policies affect the plans and actions of prospective (and actual) irregular migrants? And why some policies are more successful than others? These are the central questions addressed by the IRMA Case studies, the Comparative report, the Policy paper and the maps of Migratory routes. Read more. Δείκτες ένταξης των μεταναστών 2015
Η κοινή έκθεση του ΟΟΣΑ και της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής παρουσιάζει την πρώτη ευρεία διεθνή σύγκριση από όλα τα κράτη-μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και τις χώρες του ΟΟΣΑ σχετικά με τα αποτελέσματα που αφορούν τους μετανάστες και τα παιδιά τους.Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ…MIPEX 2015 Τα σημαντικότερα αποτελέσματα από τη διεθνή έρευνα Οι περισσότερες πολιτικές σχετικά με την αγορά εργασίας επικεντρώνονται στην παροχή βοήθειας στους μετανάστες να βρουν θέσεις εργασίας – οι περισσότερες το κάνουν μετά από διάρκεια παραμονής 10+ χρόνια, αλλά συχνά οι θέσεις εργασίας είναι χαμηλότερης ποιότητας ή με μισθούς κάτω από το όριο…Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ… «IRMA Διακυβέρνηση της μη-νόμιμης μετανάστευσης: Κράτη, Δρώντες και Μεσάζοντες» Μελέτες περιπτώσεωνΠώς οι πολιτικές ελέγχου επηρεάζουν τα σχέδια και τις ενέργειες των μελλοντικών (και των υπαρχόντων) μεταναστών; Και γιατί ορισμένες πολιτικές είναι πιο επιτυχημένες από άλλες; Αυτά είναι και τα κεντρικά ζητήματα, που εξετάζονται από το ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα IRMA. Εδώ μπορείτε να δείτε τις μελέτες περιπτώσεων, την συγκριτική ερευνητική έκθεση και  τηχαρτογράφηση μεταναστευτικών διαδρομών.
News Ειδήσεις
New Eurostat statistics on the acquisition of citizenshipAccording to Eurostat data extracted in May 2015, nearly one million people obtained citizenship of an EU-28 Member State in 2013, an increase of 20 % compared with 2012. Read more. Τα στατιστικά της Eurostat σχετικά με την ιθαγένειαΣύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία της Eurostat μέχρι το Μάιο 2015, σχεδόν ένα εκατομμύριο άτομα έχουν αποκτήσει ιθαγένεια σε κάποιο από τα 28 κράτη-μέλη της ΕΕ, το οποίο δείχνει αύξηση της τάξης του 20%. Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ…
Call for applications Προκηρύξεις
Call for Proposals 2015: Education for Intercultural Citizenship and Intercultural Artistic Co-ProductionsThis call aims at supporting projects on the fields of Education for Intercultural Citizenship and Intercultural Artistic Co-Productions. Deadline to apply: 1st November 2015. Read more. Προκήρυξη 2015: Εκπαίδευση στην διαπολιτισμικότητα και τις Καλλιτεχνικές συνεργίεςΟι δικαιούχοι που μπορούν να καταθέσουν προτάσεις είναι μόνο οι οργανώσεις-μέλη του δικτύου ALF National Network. Προθεσμία κατάθεσης: 1 Νοεμβρίου 2015.Διαβάστε περισσότερα εδώ.
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International Workshop on “The Role and Prospects of Cultural Mediation”

In contemporary societies, native populations live side by side with migrant populations and ethnic minorities. As a result, conflicts and social exclusion may arise, thus calling for the implementation of conflict resolution measures. Cultural mediation is a form of mediation between two or more disputing parties that are presumed as having different cultures which, in a way, are responsible for conflict creation.

The workshop is organized by the Hellenic Open University in the context of the European Project TIPS, T – Learning to Improve Professional Skills for intercultural dialogue which is funded under the Leonardo da Vinci programme. The aims of the workshop are to discuss the vital role and the prospects of Cultural Mediators in a pluralistic Europe, to identify the competences that professional Cultural Mediators must develop and describe their educational and training needs, to research the potential of applying information and communication technology in training Cultural Mediators and to present the achievements and the progress of project TIPS.

The event is open and participation is free of cost. A certificate of attendance will be given to registered participants. The official language of the event is English and there is the ability to attend online via the internet, through the TIPS project website (http://www.forcom.it/tipsproject).

A photo exhibition titled “Snapshots of a “limited” life” will be organized in the context of the workshop.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs Spyridoula Kouna, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kouna@eap.gr, tel. +30 2610.367402
Mrs Konstantina Polimeropoulou, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kopo@eap.gr

9 October 2009
Astir Hotel, Patras, Greece

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PIN Project: First Roundtable in Greece

The Educational Content, Methodology and Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab) of the Greek Open University, organizes on March 16, 2011, in Patras, the first meeting(roundtable) for the ProInterNet project in which we invite you to participate and which will be discussed along with other actors (companies, educational institutions, etc.)existing needs / future needs of employers regarding the skills of their employees to online jobs, improvements / upgrades of educational programs to meet market requirements.

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Career EU 2011 Conference

Career Guidance Counselors and other experts are invited to make presentations and submit papers on their experience in the themes below. Workshops and Sessions within the conference are also invited to discuss specific topics and to draw up concrete suggestions, which can contribute to the improvement of Career Guidance Counselling.


Talking about «Trends in Telecommunications: Bridging Technologies and Advanced Services» in a local workshop

eCoMeT Lab has presented «Pervasive Computing in education and new fields of employment» at the workshop entitled “Trends in Telecommunications: Bridging Technologies and Advanced Services”. The workshop was organized by the Greek Department of FITCE, together with the corresponding Italian Department of FITCE, http://www.fitce.gr/ at the University of Patras, on 12 October 2012.