innovative digital language learning for the healthcare sector

The IDEAL project will bridge the gap between recognized language skill deficits and current VET training/teaching/counselling methods in the healthcare sector. It will do this by developing an innovative online language learning approach, consisting of learning videos and an interactive glossary, which will be a part of a digital learning platform, and secondly, a teacher’s handbook with practical and methodological guidelines for the best usage of the videos, glossary and other materials collected. Additionally, it aims to offer digital learning tools to students and trainees in neighbouring countries so that they can improve their German language skills and enter the healthcare sector.

The project aims to contribute to raising the practical skill level of VET trainers/teachers/counsellors, and improve German language skills and labour market integration of trainees in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, it seeks to promote the use of iinnovative digital learning tools for language proficiency and skills training, and transfer knowledge in this area among countries. Finally, the project aims to contribute to better employability for people from partner countries wishing to train/work in the healthcare sector in German-speaking countries.

consortium: DATEY (Germany), UUGOT.IT (Austria), UNIVERSITY OF PECS (Hungary), TOPCOACH (Slovakia).

implementation period: 01.05.2022 – 31.03.2024


Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia


User friendly, digital secured personal data and privacy platform

SOTERIA aims to drive a paradigm shift on data protection and enable active participation of citizens to their own security, privacy and personal data protection. SOTERIA will develop and test in 3 large-scale real-world use cases, a citizen-driven and citizen-centric, cost-effective, marketable service to enable citizens to control their private personal data easily and securely. Led by an SME, this project will develop, using a user-driven and user-centric design, a revolutionary tool, uniquely combining, in a user-friendly manner, a high-level identification tool with a decentralised secured data storage platform, to enable all citizens, whatever their gender, age or ICT skills, to fully protect and control their personal data while also gaining enhanced awareness on potential privacy risks. SOTERIA solution will be tested and validated through 3 realworld large-scale use-cases, involving 6,500 European citizens, targeting 3 applications which usefulness has been highlighted during COVID-19 pandemic: e-learning, e-voting and e-health.

This 3-year transdisciplinary project from both SSH and technology angles, will develop an innovative solution based on: a secured access interface relying on high-level identification, a smart platform processing data to transmit only the minimum personal data required, a secured data storage platform (decentralized architecture) under the full control of the citizen, an educational tool to raise awareness of citizens developed using a citizen-driven and citizen-centric approach. The technologies developed will i) empower citizens to monitor and audit their personal data; ii) restore trust on privacy, security and personal data protection of citizens in digital services; iii) be fully compliant to GDPR regulation and apply strictly the data minimization principle; iv) ensure cybersecurity.

Further information about SOTERIA here.


implementation period: 01.10.2021 – 30.09.2024

Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania


Transnational knowledge exchange between trainers

The objective of EUpTrain is to create a transnational network between Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Romania in order to share Europe-wide knowledge between organisations specialised in adult education through exchange of experts and the development of a sustainable handbook comprising transnational good practices and methods for trainers working with low-skilled adults. The target group of this project are trainers of low-skilled adults, with at least 2 years of working experience (certified language trainers AND a) trainers in adult education OR b) trainers in cultural integration and orientation OR c) trainers for basic skills).

The results of EUpTrain will be a handbook (translated into 8 languages) containing the results of knowledge-exchange activities, specifically a collection of concrete examples of international best practice examples and methodologies for trainers working with low-skilled adults. This varied collection of best practices and methodologies is making the project results valuable for other European countries as well. The handbook will be accessible online and free of charge for all partners and other organisations. Through the dissemination of the handbook, trainers who work with low-skilled adults in all of Europe who are not participating in this project, will also benefit from the project results and will be able to increase their knowledge and expertise. Additionally, the creation of a transnational network between the partner organisations will ensure the sustainability of the project results. The overall aim of the project is to promote networking and synergy-creation on European level and to increase the knowledge exchange and the collaboration of trainers working with low-skilled adults and of organisations in the field of adult education in Europe.

Further information about EUpTrain here

consortium: ÖJAB (Austria), CEIPES (Italy), Asociatia Centrului de Cercetare di Formare a Universitatii de Nord Baia Mare (Romania), Dayana (Bulgaria), WIFI Hungaria (Hungary), Aproximar (Portugal), AKMI (Greece)

implementation period: 01.09.2020 – 28.02.2022

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Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Greece


Trainers for plant protection in organic farming

TOPPlant project is funded under the Erasmus+ KA202 – strategic partnership for vocational education and it is currently in implementation. TOPPlant is dealing with the topic of organic farming which is more than just production without the use of chemicals, it is the cultivation of foods while incorporating the results of present developments in agricultural science.

Producing organically is undoubtfully different from conventional production methods, as it is practiced on a controlled field while applying pre-specified rules as well as documenting all stages of production. To become successful in the field of organic farming professional knowledge and practical experience are of outmost importance.

TOPPlant supports the development of cooperative agricultural production in different regions, especially by means of intensive counselling in biological plant protection, production techniques and quality management. Understanding and exploring the challenges organic farmers face forms the building block of TOPPlant trainings. In turn, various learning techniques are implemented so that suitable and diverse learning opportunities are presented to the farmers. Ultimately, TOPPlant contributes to a better and healthier environment, by encouraging sustainable and clean agriculture.

More information about the TOPPlant here.

consortium: Nemzeti agrarkutatasi es innovacios kozpot (Hungary), Biotehniski center Naklo (Slovenia), biohelp (Austria), Sveuciliste u Zagrebu (Croatia)

implementation period: 01.11.2020 – 31.10.2022

Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia