Skills Up - Skilling up educators for today and tomorrow's labour market

Erasmus +


Duration 24 months: 2016 – 2018


Coordinator: Plunges suaugusiuju svietimo centras (Lithuania)


Partners: Balkanplan (Bulgaria), ostra grevie Folkhogskola (Sweden), European University Cyprus (Cyprus)


The knowledge, skills and attitudes of each of Europe‘s 6 million teachers are of great importance. The quality of their teaching has a direct effect upon learner‘s attainment. The demands made on educators/teachers, which is our target group, are increasing andchanging. They are called on to play a key role in modernizing education. To do that, they need to develop their own knowledge and skills. Our project's main objective is retaining older teachers/trainers, who is our target group, in employment through the provision of appropriate educational opportunities supported by innovative learning methods.

The project will create and propose:

-         Open Multilingual collaborative platform with Digital and Soft skills courses consisting of 6 modules each for study in English,

-         Lithuanian, French, Greek, Swedish, Bulgarian for 60 hours;

-         a set of lesson scenarios or lesson plans compiled in e-book (50 lesson samples);

-         innovative informal training program for professional development of elderly educators, applicable at European level;

-         State of the Art Report about informal digital and soft skills training for educators in partner countries;

-         National and international pilot trainings in soft and digital skills


Expected results and impact is visible improvement of educators' professional competence, intellectual thinking, practical, transferable skills: the ability to plan & deliver trainings using ICT tools creatively responding to the changes of the modern world; increasing educators' motivation of using languages and ICT in communication and obtaining international experience in professional development; new and modern cooperation between the organizations which can lead to new projects of cooperation in non-formal education for disadvantaged groups.





Kickoff Meeting in Plunge, Lithuania

24 – 25 November, 2016


Next meeting : 13th and 14 th of June 2017 in Malmö